Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Give Away Contest

August Give Away Prize

This month’s give away prize was donated by Debbie of 15 Promises Heritage Rosaries. Debbie focuses on constructing her rosaries and jewelry with the metals and gemstones written about in the Bible. She describes her items as “accessories for the soul”. What a fitting description. I love it! If you are interested in the origin of the name of her shop, you can find out about it in her blog, which BTW is one of the ways to enter our contest. Hint...hint...

The prize Debbie has donated for this month’s Give Away is the drop dead gorgeous rosary pictured above. In her own words she describes it as a traditional Catholic, five-decade rosary. It is comprised of semi-precious 6mm Chrysocolla for the Avé beads and wire wrapped 8mm Lapis Lazuli with small copper accents for the Pater beads. Construction is sterling silver Argentium wire with brass chain and a base metal St. Benedict center and Pardon crucifix. These are both double sided.

This rosary is a $65.00 value, so please don’t miss out on a chance to win. This month's Give Away contest will end on Sunday, August 15 at 12:00 midnight. Hurry! Don't delay.

Open to US residents only

Okay…here’s the scoop! The Etsy Rosary Guild is a group of artisans who make beautiful, hand crafted rosaries and jewelry. We are dedicated to using our art as a witness to our faith as well as using it to help support ourselves and our families. Naturally, we want to let the world in on what we are doing, so we have decided to have a monthly Give Away Contest as a means of advertising our creations. We started doing this in June and so far, our Give Aways have been enormously successful. We are hoping that you would like to get in on the action.

You can enter as many times as you wish…no purchase necessary. However, if you find that you would like to buy something, we won’t stop you! :)

Here's what you need to do. We hope it doesn’t end up being information overload. We’ve tried to make it as simple and as painless as possible.

To enter, first visit Debbie's shop and take a look at all the beautiful items she has created. Find your favorite item and come back here and tell us about it in a comment on this blog. That's it! You're done...if you want to be. :)

Please be sure leave your email address on each comment that you make in the form of JaneDoe (at) anywhere.com. That way we will be able to contact you if you are the lucky winner.

If you would like to make more entries after visiting Debbie’s shop, here’s how you can do it.


  • Enter one (or more) of the Guild Members' shops listed in the side bar on the right, find something you like and come back here and tell us about it in a comment on the blog. Remember that each comment counts as an entry, so make separate comments for each shop that you visit. That way you can rack up more entries. :) Don't be shy!

  • Sign up to follow our Blog. You probably want to do this anyway so that you can learn about all that we are doing and keep an eye out for our next Give Away. If you already follow our blog, (thank you) just leave your user ID in a comment.
  • Become a Facebook Fan of The Etsy Rosary Guild Team. Leave a comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook ID here in a separate comment.
  • Become one of Debbies Facebook Friends, come back here and tell us about it in a comment.
  • Sign up to follow Debbie’s blog, come back here and leave a comment about it. If you already follow her blog, just come back and post your user ID.
  • Blog about our give away on your blog…or anyone else’s :)… and come back here and put a link to the post in a comment.
  • Refer our Give Away Contest and our Blog to a friend. Ask them to leave a comment on the contest saying that “(your user ID) referred them. This will give them an entry and will give you yet another entry. Two for the price of one ain’t bad!

Just a reminder: Remember to leave your email address in the form of JaneDoe (at) anywhere.com. That way we can contact you if you are the lucky winner.

Also remember: Comments = Entries! Yaaaay! Please feel free to follow thru on one or more or all of the above suggestions. As I said before, Don't be Shy! Help yourself to as many entries/comments as you want. Just click on the word “Comments” at the bottom center of this post and you’re good to go.

Oh yes, this goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. Guild members are not eligible to win. While this bums most of us out completely, it means y’all get more chances to win. :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a look-see and thank you for entering.

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking through Debbie's shop, I have to agree, she has so many beautiful items it's so hard to pick one favorite.

But I had to choose the "Lepidolite and Sterling Silver Fleur de Lis Catholic Rosary". Following stone meanings, Lepidolite is a very relaxing stone, helping to relieve stress and draw in positive energy and repel the negative. Also if used with rose quartz it becomes a stone of reconciliation of love, which can be a powerful combination.

And also in general the craftsman ship of the piece is stunning!

My email by the way is fallen_centi@yahoo.com

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

I visited 15 Promises and my favorite item is the faceted amethyst and sterling silver Catholic lily rosary:)

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited artexana and my favorite piece was the marfa lights set.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited atalya designs and my favorite piece was the Mookaite handmade Saint rosary - infant/child of Prague

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited autumna166 and my favorite item was the crucifix, cross necklace with rose crystals, sterling silver

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited ave maria rosaries and my favorite piece was the full 5 decade rosary bracelet w/ black obsidian

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited beaded treasures and more and my favorite piece is the blue textured glass and freshwater pearl rosary.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited beads of heaven and my favorite piece was the christian prayer beads in rose quartz

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited christine's shoppe rosaries, soap and more and my favorite piece is the handmade semiprecious green fancy jasper and sterling Catholic five decade sacred heart/our sorrowful mother rosary.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited the colonial pipe box and my favorite piece is the love is in the air set.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited faith beads and my favorite piece is the St. Patrick Claddagh Rosary

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited faithful servant arts and love the pink ribbon rosary.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited freeman crafts fabrics and my favorite piece is the very light pink 5 decade rosary.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited full of grace rosary and loved the swarovski crystal rosary,

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited ginger's things and my favorite piece is the square cut goldstone handmade Catholic rosary

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited glory be rosaries and love the amber and gemstone sterling silver art nouveau rosary. beautiful.

Karen said...

There are so many beautiful rosaries on 15 Promises site. I really liked the rose quartz rosary and the St. Michael chaplet.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited Graceful Rosaries and i love the azurite chrysocola hand strung rosary with bronze.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited hail holy queen rosarys and i love the garnet red mary and baby Jesus rosary.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

i visited heart bead designs and i love the funky copper bracelet.

Julie said...

Simply Beautiful work Debbie!
I love this pocket rosary you created ~
http://www.etsy.com/listing/45650902/our-lady-of-charity-carved-coral-and

gardenjewels@rochester.rr.com

TopHat said...

I love the lapis lazuli turquoise bezel necklace!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

James said...

Hi, what lovely rosaries! thank you for making them, as I looked at Debbie's shop, My eye caught sight of my pick. the faceted turquoise rosary, absolutely gorgegous, anytime someone makes a lovely rosary it is giving glory to God.
Bonnie

Artfully yours, Linda said...

The rosaries are very beautiful, however the angel earring caught my eye and are my favorite. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful giveaway.

Lagartija said...

I visited Debbie's shop and although they are all gorgeous, I really like the Wirewrapped Lepidolite Catholic Pocket Rosary!

Thanks,

eallbright@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Debbie has made some beautiful items! I like the Malachite and Sterling Silver rosary, because I used to collect malachite. So pretty!

eringriswold (at) gmail (dot) com

SAUCY | f. | BABY said...

My fave item is the Blue Lace Agate and Bronze Catholic Rosary.

saucy.baby21[at]gmail[dot][com]

xo Nicole

Chip said...

I love the Botswana Agate and Bronze Catholic Rosary
chipdip2010(at)hotmail.com

Chip said...

I love the Blue Tigereye and Bronze (Man's) Rosary over at Graceful Rosaries.
chipdip2010(at)hotmail.com

Chip said...

I'm a fb fan of Etsy Rosary Guild Team - Jill Lear
chipdip2010(at)hotmail.com

Chip said...

I sent Debra a fb request - Jill Lear
chipdip2010(at)hotmail.com

Chip said...

I love the Green Line Quartz St. Therese Rosary from Purple Mercury Cat Studios.
chipdip2010(at)hotmail.com

jakiesmom said...

i'd love the sterling silver catholic rosary for my dad
nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

Audrey said...

Very pretty rosaries. I love the amethyst and silver rosary.
acg@gaggle.net

CallMePretty411@yahoo.com said...

My favorite item is the Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, and Sterling Silver Bezel Necklace. It's absolutely brilliant!

Ann said...

My favorite item is the Our Lady of Charity Carved Coral and Sterling Silver Pocket Rosary. It's lovely. I may order one because I like having my rosary near and this would fit in the pocket of my jeans very nicely for work.

Mrs. Marcus said...

I like the
"Crystal, Copper, and Bronze Catholic Rosary."

mrs dot marcus2 at yahoo dot com

JaMean said...

From Debbie's store I like her Amethyst and Sterling Silver Catholic Rosary. Beautiful use of my birthstone. :)

JaMean said...

From FaithBeads's Shop I like her Miraculous Mary Rosary in Rainbow Fluorite. Beautiful devotional to Our Mother Mary!

JaMean said...

From AveMariaRosaries I really like her Full 5-Decade Rosary Bracelet w/pink,blue,green glass. :)

JaMean said...

From autumnal66's shop, I love all her Rosary bracelets, but my favorites are the Amethyst Wrap and Rosary Wrap Bracelet with Swarovski Pearl, Sterling silver. :)

JaMean said...

From JewelsFromJules I like her Pretty and Pini rosary!

Ann said...

I visited Sarah at The Clay Rosary Girl blog and just love all her work. My favorite is her Immaculate Heart of Mary bead. My email is anndec12@yahoo.com

Ann said...

I visited A Bead 'n a prayer and found the Smoky Quartz and Blue Agate Rosary to be quite beautiful.
my email is anndec12@yahoo.com.

Ann said...

I wrote a post for my blog - A Mother's Minute - about the give away for the lovely rosary beads by Debbie of 15 Promises Heritage Rosaries. You can find the post here on my blog - http://amothersminute.blogspot.com/2010/08/check-out-this-awesome-give-away.html. My email is anndec12@yahoo.com

Shellie said...

My favorite item on Debbie's shop is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/20496156/sterling-silver-catholic-rosary. I became a fan on Facebook and hearted her Etsy shop. I too, am an Etsy seller and absolutely love religious medals and rosaries -- and especially sterling silver and vintage medals from France. Would love to win this rosary!

Jolee said...

Love the Full of Grace shop, esp the rosary with the garnet crystals. So lovely. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

At Deb's shop the rutilated quartz and bronze ST. Therese rosary is awesome! (sorry I got the order wrong, and entered another comment first!) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

follow your blog. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Laude Arts and Gifts said...

Our August Give Away contest is now over. Many thanks to the people who entered and to the people who worked behind the scenes to make it successful. Please check back with us next month for our September Give Away Contest which will start on Saturday, Sept 4 and will run thru Sunday, Sept 19.