Sunday, May 31, 2009

Solange's Custom Jewelry Give Away

And the winner is:

MELISSA from
CONGRATULATIONS!!

Please come back tomorrow
for a brand new give away:
Soap and Lotion!!




Custom Jewelry by Solange is an amazing unique jewelry shop. Solange has been selling her jewelry on Etsy since December 2007 and lives in White Plains NY. Her shop offers beautiful earrings, bracelets, and pendants. She is having a sale right now - many of her pieces are 50% off!!! Solange also has a wonderful Blog.



#1-How did you decide on your shop name?
When I first opened a shop on etsy, My shop was named Solange's Custom Jewelry, but then my boyfriends father made a comment on how my name is so unique and putting that 's really changes the beauty of it, so he suggested I change it to it Custom Jewelry By Solange.

#2- When did you start crafting?
Ive been making jewelry ever since I was a little girl. My family and I would spent our summers at Pine Cone Camping Site and I would bring my jewelry which back then was made with shinny glass beads on fishing string, set up a table and sale on the camp grounds. Then in High School, we were obligated to pick an art elective and I decided to take jewelry, so I took that my 4 years of High School. I worked mostly with metals and clay and made some pretty cool creations that my mom still has. But when I went to college, I could never find the time to fit jewelry in my schedule, until winter break when I decided to take a class at an art workshop and learned how to incorporate Sterling Silver in my jewelry making.


#3-Are there other crafts you would like to try?
I would love to learn how to bead weave. I always look through jewelry books in barnes & nobles when I happen to be in there and admire the wonderful work and patience that goes into making these pieces. I already bought some weaving needles, now I just have to find a good and easy book that can teach me this skill...or a good teacher.


#4-What or who inspires you?
You know I always get asked this question and never can answer it. As weird as this might sound, the ideas just pop in my head at night. I've never drawn or sketched a design on paper. If I have an idea, I have to get all my beads out and start creating.


#5- Do you have a day job?
Yes. During the am hours, I'm usually at class. I recently changed my major to teaching, so I'm currently on the road to getting a BA for Early Childhood Education. Then in the afternoons, I work at the elementary school-after school program, next to my house, as a lead teacher for the kindergarten and first graders. But I'm in the process of looking for a summer job.


#6- What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
Hmm...this is a tough one, as Ive enjoyed all my pieces. I've recently started experimenting with wire and I've been making rings, pendants, hair pins and hoop earrings which I never used to. Even though all my wire work, takes a whole lot of patience and time, I'd have to say they've been my most enjoyable pieces thus far.

Solange is offering this beautiful pendant as the give away prize!! Its made out of Sterling Silver wire, hammered and swirled by her fingers, with pacific opal swarovski crystals and turquoise gemstones.



GIVE AWAY & RULES:
The rules are the same as always:

*Go to Solange's shop: Custom Jewelry by Solange
*pick your favorite item
*come back here and let me know what it is by leaving a link.

The draw will take place on Saturday, June 6 AM

~For 1 extra entry - blog about the give away, and leave the link here, in a seperate comment, so I can find it.
~For another entry - grab my button on the sidebar and add it to your blog, let me know.
~For an extra 5 entries - purchase something from Solange's shop - then leave a comment telling me what you purchased!
Good Luck Everyone!

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Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 3 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded to Solange. Thank-you for entering!!

112 comments:

  1. I loved this intricate hand wrapped ring:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23285155

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  2. I absolutely love the Enchated - Freshwater Pearls, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Chrysocolia, Sterling Silver Mutli Strand Necklace. It is so gorgeous and such a unique piece!

    Danielle
    danielle78@comcast.net

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  3. Midnight Madness - Midnight Sunsitara, Tanzanite, Sterling Silver Necklace - HALF OFF SALE - This is a beautiful necklace! I would love to win the contest! Also you can get free ads for your blog and shop at my site http://www.themoneywebusa.com
    Smiles, Liz of CeCe's Blankets

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  4. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16422030
    the squishy fish.

    um. the name is totally awesome. very fitting of the necklace!

    thanks for a great giveaway!

    wendiwinn on etsy.

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  5. The Minty Questions Necklace is beautiful! Great giveaway!

    I can be contacted on my blog. Thanks! :)

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  6. This one really stood out for me when I went to her shop-love anything minty:)
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16409499

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  7. I like this ring its gorgeous http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23052048

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  8. I love the sandy beaches keychain, the colors are beautiful, my favorites! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17202208

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  9. Nice feature and lovely jewelry, like the colors in these earrings

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20828386

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  10. I think this is such a beautiful color!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16572107

    Whitney
    autiekitten@gmail.com
    simoneshomebaked on Etsy

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  11. Its always hard to pick a favorite in Solange's shop, they are all so beautiful!! She's always been a fav. Ok, I have to pick one:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17446747
    Amythist it must be. Its always nice to learn more about your fellow etsyians!!

    melissa33brew@yahoo.com

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  12. I love the Rose Queen pendant.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23605573 Love that color.
    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
    http://KayzKreationz.etsy.com

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  13. such lovely jewelry!

    this necklace is my favorite:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17869974

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  14. the colours in these are amazing! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20827638

    gemini5757@hotmail.com

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  15. Great interview _ super Giveaway item! I love all her pieces, but my fave is The Squishy Fishy:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16422030

    It's so unique and unusual - love it!

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  16. Hi there! Thanks for allowing us to add our giveaways! Just one thing...I messed it up! Leave it up to me to do that...it's my specialty! LOL! I forgot to enter the end date and entered a whole new listing. Is it possible to erase the first one?
    Thanks!
    Thanita

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  17. Ok here's my favorite!!!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23399840

    Why is my favorite? Because it's so pretty and red. Red is my favorite color (and yellow...and green...and and and...)!

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  18. I like the Autumn Leaves necklace
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15814494

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  19. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22705950

    These hair pins are gorgeous. Great colour.

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  20. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16907443

    That would have to be my fav! Very cute!! I think the name change was right on the money... good advice from the boyfriend's dad!!!

    www.coastersandcards.blogspot.com

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  21. i really like the Pink Serenity - Rhodocrosite, Ruby Rose, Sterling Silver Hammered Swirl Pendant

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  22. I love the Ocean Treasures - Sterling Silver Earrings.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20827638

    JDSG

    lebizyb (at)q (dot) com

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  23. I have your button.

    JDSG

    lebizyb (at)q (dot) com

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  24. My favorite is this bright sunny frog necklace:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16242635

    But the giveaway pendant is so lovely! Like a starry sky...

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  25. Of course this would be my favourite:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17446747

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  26. I am enjoying your button everyday:)

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  27. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    My favourite item is the Passione - Amethyst Tanzanite Sterling Silver Earrings.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16572107

    Thank you!

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  28. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I added your button to my site - http://www.cancontests.com

    Thank you!

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  29. I like The Squishy Fishy - Lampwork, Seprentine, Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Crystals, Sterling Silver Necklace

    sherrygo at hotmail dot com

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  30. blogged http://anothercontest.blogspot.com/2009/06/solanges-custom-jewelry-giveaway.html

    sherrygo at hotmail dot com

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  31. banner right bar http://anothercontest.blogspot.com

    sherrygo at hotmail dot com

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  32. Devotion - Amethyst Slab, Violet, Tanzanite, Sterling Silver Hammered Swirly Pendant

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24848369

    ~Evelyn~
    eggyc@hotmail.com

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  33. This one looks great!

    Rosey Delight- Jade, Amethyst, Argentinian Rhondonite, Tanzanite and Paparadscha, Sterling Silver Necklace

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19143625

    aikychien@yahoo.com

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  34. I love the Circle of Love - Freshwater Pearls, Ruby, Black Diamond, Mother of Pearl, Sterling Silver Earrings.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20630890

    Snow
    snowfire_100@hotmail.com

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  35. I have your button.

    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com

    aikychien@yahoo.com

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  36. I saw orange and knew this is my fave http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20254244

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  37. I love these earrings: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16573796. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. Thank you so much everyone! All these comments are so sweet :0)

    Solange

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  39. i love Queen of Amethyst - Amethyst semiprecious, Violet, Tanzanite, White Crystals AB, Quartz Sterling Silver Necklace soo much!!!

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  40. lvoe the Circle of Love - Freshwater Pearls, Ruby, Black Diamond, Mother of Pearl, Sterling Silver Earrings!!

    glittergurl04 @hotmail.com

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  41. I like Goddes of Light - Handmade, Hammered, Freshwater Pearl, Crystals, Sterling SIlver Pendant.

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  42. Blogged:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/06/solanges-custom-jewelry-give-away.html

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  43. Button:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  44. Wow! Such gorgeous stuff!

    I really like her wire-wrapped pieces, especially the "Paradise - Handmade, Hammered Swirled Amethyst, Tanzanite, Violet Sterling Silver Chandelier Earrings". I love the color and the unique shape to them. It gives them great visual movement.

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  45. I love the necklaces: Stormy Waters and Goddes of Light and the earrings: Victoria .
    clenna@aol.com

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  46. I love the pink serenity necklace! Love her shop!
    kweight@byu.net

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  47. I have your blog button on my blog!

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  48. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19282869


    What a stunning piece.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  49. I love Mr Froggie!!!!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16242635

    Thanks!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  50. I LOVE http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19145376. The desciption is correct...stunning
    cspmom at gmail dot com

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  51. My favorite is Glowing Moon - Argentinian Rhondonite, Mother of Pearl, Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Crystals and Sterling SIlver. I love the color combination.

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  52. Love the Bombshell Necklace!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20234740

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  53. I love this necklace: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19145376

    So classy and beautiful, and the colours are amazing. :)

    My email: spammysauce@gmail.com

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  54. I love the sacred ring... it is beautiful!

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  55. hey im not entering i just wanted to say thanks for commenting on my blog and i love solanges work!

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  56. Definitely this:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25877763

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  57. Love the Unique Staircase - Amazonite, Freshwater Peals, Onyx, Mother of Pearl, Crystals, Sterling Silver Necklace.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  58. I really like this pink necklace:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24848690

    Jess

    jessicacook17@hotmail.com

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  59. The glowing moon earrings.

    ~Susan

    ahappyheartathome (at) gmail (dot) com

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  60. The "Pink Serenity Sterling Silver
    Hammered Swirl Pendant" is stunning!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  61. Look at these little mice! :

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22212327

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22698124

    This Under the Sea necklace is AMAZING!

    themeimlookingfor at yahoo dot com

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  63. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20630890

    I love this!

    audreyames@ymail.com
    audreyjoanne.blogspot.com

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  64. I grabbed your button!

    audreyjoanne.blogspot.com
    audreyames@ymail.com

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  65. This is just simply stunning!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23052048

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  66. these are gorgeous,
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16573796

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  67. I love the Chapel Pearl Earrings (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22258181)

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  68. Stormy Waters - Handmade Hammered, Freshwater Pearl, Black Diamond, Jet, Sterling Silver Pendant! So cute!

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  69. I love the hair accessories, especially Limoncello. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11785852

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  70. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24848690
    it's so pretty:)
    lovely shop too!

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  71. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24848369

    My son's birthstone AND it's a stunning piece!

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  72. I the the Honu necklace. I absolutely love turtles and this is just gorgeous!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23287550

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  73. I adore the Stormy Waters - Handmade Hammered, Freshwater Pearl, Black Diamond, Jet, Sterling Silver Pendant.

    It's magnificent!!!

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  74. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24848690

    I love pink so this is my favorite!

    lillyshay@hotmail.com

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  75. I have your button on my blog :)

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  76. I love the Queen of Amethyst necklace
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  77. Stormy Waters - Handmade Hammered, Freshwater Pearl, Black Diamond, Jet, Sterling Silver Pendant http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23534857 Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  78. Ooh, A Drop of Spring is just lovely! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20828386
    Beautiful stuff!
    Amy

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  79. I added your button to my blog :o)
    http://sewartsyblog.blogspot.com
    Amy

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  80. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24848369

    Is great, thank you!

    www.thatdesigngal.blogspot.com

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  81. hi heres a link to my favorite piece http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24848369 tina eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  82. I'd love to enter. I adore this piece http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23967988 (hope it came through alright). Thanks for offering the comp to international folk.

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  83. I love the rings!!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25975822

    Megan
    meganm2003@yahoo.com

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  84. I like the Goddess of Light and Stormy Waters pendants. I would also love a pair of matching earrings to go with the winning pendant!
    nhmummab@comcast.net

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  85. I really love the Tropicana - Jade, Freshwater Pearls, Jonquil, Peridot, Handmade and Hammered Chandelier Earrings
    (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23694805)
    What a gorgeous combo of colors (and I love the swirl shape). :)

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  86. I blogged about this: http://artemishi.blogspot.com/2009/06/handmade-jewelry-giveaway.html

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  87. I have your button on my blog!
    http://artemishi.blogspot.com

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  88. I love these earrings, the colours are so pretty, love lampwork beads!
    Please enter me in this giveaway, thanks.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20828386

    Reach me through my etsy shop
    kaleidaeclectics.etsy.com

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  89. I love Solange's use of color! But I especially admire the innovative design of this pearl and sterling silver ring : ) http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23052048

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  90. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25876672
    The Make a wish AAA Carnelian ring is so pretty.

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  91. I grabbed your blog button and I'm off to put it in my blog

    Melissa
    thingsinstuff
    melissa33brew@yahoo.com

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  92. I love this! I love red so this is the perfect piece! Its gorgeous!!!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23605573

    rhody

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  93. I just put your button on my blog too!

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  94. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15814494

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  95. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15814494

    this is my favoriteeee :o)

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  96. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15814494

    This is my most favorite piece of jewelery from Solange's shop :o)


    Kara

    Kara.lew@gmail.com

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  97. My fav is the Goddess of Light pendant! Beautiful!
    rainehicks@gmail.com

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23535755

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  98. Oh, I love the Rosey Delight- Jade, Amethyst, Argentinian Rhondonite, Tanzanite and Paparadscha, Sterling Silver Necklace - beautiful colors!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  99. I love this one!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25931541

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  100. My daughter would love the Sonrosada hair accessory in pink:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11785515

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  101. I have your button: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/

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  102. I like the Rosey Delight Necklace. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19143625

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  103. Hi!
    My favorite piece is the Romance by the Sea - Coral Sterling Silver Necklace. Such a pretty color!

    rachel(dot)n(dot)stephens(at)gmail(dot)com

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  104. These earrings are amazing!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20828386

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  105. I grabbed your button :D

    http://theeclecticelement.blogspot.com/2009/03/please-check-out-my-fellow-bloggers.html

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  106. I blogged about this:

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?saved&&suggest&note_id=94385242796

    (my account is set to friends only though so I don't know if you can view this.)

    rachel(dot)n(dot)stephens(at)gmail(dot)com

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  107. I love this keychain and its name "Sandy Beaches":
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17202208

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  108. These earrings are really pretty:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16573796

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  109. there's a ton of gorgeous items there, but I am still drawn to orange :) http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25876672

    quiltingdiva.etsy.com
    quiltingdiva@ymail.com

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  110. The autumn leaves necklace was especially attractive. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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Thank you for entering! Good Luck!!