Saturday, September 4, 2010

September Give Away Contest

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Welcome to our September Give Away contest. Our Contest started on Saturday, September 4, 2010 and will run thru midnight on Sunday, September 19, 2010.

This month’s donation came from Kris of Journey Designs. Kris makes the most intriguing beads I have ever seen. She mixes dried flowers with polymer clay to make gorgeous beads with real flowers in them. She then uses these floral inspired beads in her work. Kris is able use her design process in her custom work. She can take the dried flowers from your wedding, anniversary, birthday or any special occasion and use them to make beads and rosaries that are deeply personal to each individual who purchases from her. Her work is also uniquely suited for gifts incorporating flowers that have a special meaning for the recipient of the gift. To learn more about Kris's unique design process, please see her Profile in her Etsy shop.

Kris’s donation for our September Give Away contest is a beautiful bracelet and earring set. In her own words, she describes her donation as a 7 1/2" bracelet which has an extension so it can fit up to 8". The handmade focal beads are 10mm and were made with Asters, and translucent polymer clay. Asters are the flower for the September birth month. There are 3, 8mm clear Czech glass beads and 2, 6mm clear Czech glass beads. The metal is all silver plated including the lobster claw closure and the cross charm. I have included coordinating earrings. Each earring has an 8mm Aster bead and 6mm clear Czech glass bead. The hook wire is silver plated and the earrings measure just under 1 1/2". If you are the lucky winner of this ensemble, I’m sure that Kris will be able to alter the bracelet to your requirements. The value of the bracelet and earrings is $38, so hurry and enter our contest today!
Open to US residents only. Entrants must be over 18 years of age.

Okay…here’s the scoop! The Etsy Rosary Guild is a group of artisans who make beautiful, hand crafted rosaries and jewelry and we are dedicated to using our art as a witness to our faith as well as using it to help support ourselves and are families. Naturally, we want to let the world in on what we are doing, so we have decided to have a monthly give away 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 are the rules. We hope it doesn’t end up being information overload. We’ve tried to make it as simple as possible.

To enter, first visit Kris’s shop and take a look at all the beautiful items she has made. Find your favorite item and come back and tell us about it in a comment on the blog. That’s it! You’re done…if you want to be.

Please leave your email address on each comment that you 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 Kris’s shop, here’s how you can do it.

Enter one (or more) of the member’s 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.


  • 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) and 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 Kris's Facebook Fans.

  • 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! So leave as many comments as you like. Just click on the word “Comments” at the bottom center of the post and you’re ready 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.






109 comments:

welcome to our wonderland said...

I like Flower Petal Bracelet with St Brigid's Cross

well I love the whole irish series, anything irish really :)

she makes such pretty stuff it was hard to pick just 1

welcome to our wonderland said...

I follow your blog

Amber said...

My favorite item from Kris's shop is the St Jude's Rosary Bracelet!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I'm now one of Kris's Facebook fans - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Brook Holden said...

I like the Flower Petal Pendant Necklace.
Brook Holden
brookt_99@yahoo.com

Brook Holden said...

I follow your blog.
Brook Holden
brookt_99@yahoo.com

Brook Holden said...

I like Child Birthday Bracelet with Initial Dangle featuring Swarovski Crystals and Pearls at Bead*Dazzle. My daughter would love it.
Brook Holden
brookt_99@yahoo.com

Jinx said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/49135519/flower-petal-pendant-necklace is what i adore the most in her shop! I love how elegant it is and it would look well with anything you put on. Casual or evening wear!

Ashley
sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com

Jinx said...

Etsy Rosary Guild Team has a new "like" on facebook!

Ashley
sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com
facebook.com/ashleybwomble

Jinx said...

Journey Designs has a new like on facebook as well :)

Ashley
sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com
facebook.com/ashleybwomble

clenna said...

I love Rose Petal Seven Bead Necklace

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

I'm a FB fan of The Etsy Rosary Guild Team
username: Clenna Lyons Emery

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

I'm a FB fan of The Etsy Rosary Guild Team
username: Clenna Lyons Emery

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

I follow

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

I'm a fan of Kris on FB.

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

From Ginger's Things: I love the Watercolor Hand Painted Hummingbird Treasure Box


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clenna said...

From Colonial pipe box: Love Is In the Air pink bracelet and earring set - love the pinks

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

From Freeman Crafts Fabrics: Blue Crocheted Party Hat is a hoot.


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clenna said...

From Ccheasty: Onyx and Sterling Rosary Bracelet


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clenna said...

From: Beaded Treasures and More: Jade and Striped Agate Pendant Necklace

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

From Bead*Dazzle Jewelry: Breast Cancer Awareness Sterling Silver Charm Affirmation Necklace

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

From Autumnal 66: Lucky Cat Maneki Neko Earrings

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

From Artexana: Love the lucia - aurora borealis, black, silver filigree dangle earrings

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

From 15Promises: Web Agate Handknotted Necklace and Earring Set

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

From Unbreakable Rosaries: Miraculous Medal Unbreakable Catholic Rosary

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clenna said...

From The Sparkle Therapist: Sterling Chainmaille Swarovski Dangles

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clenna said...

From Stephen Ball Designs: Shiny Squiggly Earrings

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From Purple Mercury cat: Gold Plated Sterling Silver

clenna said...

Bronze Pearl Rosary

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clenna said...

From The Sacred Bead2: Tiny Retablo Virgin Mary Handpainted Folk Art Pendant with Latin American Crosses

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jhitomi said...

I love the Seven Petal bead necklace, but everything is lovely.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

clenna said...

From Spiritual Arts: Small Black Cord Bookmark with Black Glass Bell Beads and Pewter Drops

clenna at aol dot com

clenna said...

From Serene Divine Jewelry: Jade Green Chip Frog Earrings Good Luck 2083

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jhitomi said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/37540314/one-adorable-pink-toileticking-bunny is adorable.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

following your blog (jhb)
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/42381813/mixed-jasper-and-tiger-eye-prayer-beads
this is a beautiful rosary.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

TopHat said...

I like the gray flower petal rosary!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

AmandaSue said...

I think the Flower Petal Bookmark is lovely. Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.

unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

jcsjcs said...

My favorite item from Kris' shop is the Flower Petal Bracelet with St Brigid's Cross.

libbylopez AT hotmail DOT com

TheCuttingEtch said...

i love the gray flower petal bookmark
thecuttingetch1 at yahoo dot com

Vicki S said...

I like the Flower Petal Rosary

sswpss at yahoo dot com

G-31 Toastmasters said...

Hi
My favorite from Kris's shop is the Alzheimer's Awareness rosary:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/32738965/alzheimers-awareness-rosary
I must admit it was a very difficult task to pick one favorite!
I can't say I follow your blog because I don't really follow blogs. I peek at a few favorites every now and again. I came to yours via "It's Still a Blessing" (Becky A). I peek at hers every now and then.
I am Esther Paris in Rhode Island
esther.p210 at gmail dot com
I make rosaries, too.

G-31 Toastmasters said...

My own blog is about making hats for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Head Start. So, I *would* add a part about your blog and your giveaway to my own blog except it wouldn't really fit. I hope you don't mind. Funny that I should have a blog but not be a blog follower. A little irony, I guess.
Esther Paris in RI
esther.p210 at gmail dot com

Kathleen H said...

I like the Flower Petal Key Ring the best. Everything in this shop is very beautiful.

Kathleen

JaMean said...

I really like the St. Jude's Rosary Bracelet. What a wonderful reminder to wear!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love all of the jewelry made by Kris! I am so excited I found this site.. I am getting married in June 2011 and can't wait to send in my flowers for a flower petal rosary & flower petal bracelet no.3! I think these will make beautiful heirlooms to pass on to our children :) Like I already said, I can't wait!

bmr2004 (at) yahoo.com

liz said...

Hi, My fav thingy there is http://www.etsy.com/listing/32738965/alzheimers-awareness-rosary

Contact me dear :)
liz_crowny@yahoo.com
pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

thankies for helding this sweet giveaway and have a lovely day :)

liz said...

What a great giveaway :) I would like to participate in it.
Anw i am totally follower through Google Friend Connect name liz.

Contact me dear :)
liz_crowny@yahoo.com
pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

thankies for helding this sweet giveaway and have a perfect day :)

liz said...

Hi, I already fan of journey designs in FB name doki doki co :)

Contact me here :)
liz_crowny@yahoo.com
pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

thankies for helding this sweet giveaway and have a perfect day :)

@ByHandGiveaways said...

I love this

http://www.etsy.com/listing/38168981/raku-copper-and-labradorite-bracelet

so pretty

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Carmilla said...

I like the gray flower petal bookmark

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Carmilla said...

I follow via GFC as Carmilla

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sandovalita said...

following you here via GFC!

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Dominique said...

I absolutely love the flower pedal rosary.

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Blair said...

I love the flower petal rosary!
blairandsteven AT yahoo DOT com

Amanda said...

I love the gray Flower Petal Rosary

Amanda_8210 at hotmail.com

Amanda said...

I liked the Etsy Rosary Guild Team on FB (Amanda Hair)

Amanda said...

I liked Kris on FB

Amanda said...

My favorite thing in The Sacred Bead 2's shop is the Victorian Coral Heirloom Rosary Necklace

mframe said...

From 15 promises I like the Our Lady of Charity Sterling Silver and Leopardskin Jasper Pocket Rosary
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mframe said...

From Artexana I like the rosa - tiny red rose black sparkly silver filigree earrings.
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mframe said...

From Autumnal66 I like the Cowgirl earrings.
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mframe said...

From Ave Maria Rosaries I like the Infant Baptism Rosary in Pink.
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mframe said...

From Bead*Dazzle I like Breast Cancer Awareness Sterling Silver Charm Affirmation Necklace.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From Beaded Treasures I like the Icicle Drop Earrings.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From Beads of Heaven I love the Pearl Rosary Bracelet.
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mframe said...

From CCheasty I like the Onyx and Sterling Rosary Bracelet.
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mframe said...

From Clay Rosaries by Sarah I like the Calla Lily Earings.
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mframe said...

From Colonial Pipe Box I like the Love Is In the Air pink braclet and earring set.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From Faith Beads I like the Pro-Life Rosary Bracelet in Rose Quartz.
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mframe said...

From FaithfulServantArts I like the The Blue Door.
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mframe said...

From Freeman Crafts Fabrics I like the Freeman Crafts Fabrics.
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mframe said...

From Freeman Crafts Fabrics I like the Pink Glass Rose Quartz Necklace.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From FullofGraceRosary I like Sterling Silver Long Lavender Swarovski Crystal Dangle Earrings.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From Ginger's Things I like Ruby Red Crystal One Decade Rosary Bracelet.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From Graceful Rosaries I like the Azurite Chrysocola Gemstone Bracelet with Bronze.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From HailHolyQueenRosarys I like the Blue Angels.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From Heart of Mary I like the Mousie Heart Bear eBook - Pattern and Instructions on How to Make Your Own.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From HeartbeadDesigns I like the Daisy Flower Earrings with Pink Crystals.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From HeartFelt Rosaries I like the Lapis and Sterling Silver Rosary Wire-wrapped Custom.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From Indylin - The Beaded Lady I like Autumn Jasper Anglican Prayerbeads.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From Jessie's Rosaries I like the 8mm Beautiful Mother of Pearl Chain Rosary.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From JewelsfromJules I like the Siberian Serpintine Swirl Earrings.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From JMB Jewels I like the PARADISE RED LAMPWORK SET, EARRINGS, NECKLACE AND BRACELET W/ CRYSTALS.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From JourneyDesigns I like the Triple Stack Flower Petal Earrings.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From Joyful Spirit Designs I like the Gila River rosary
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mframe said...

From Julianas Jammin I like the LARGE OPALITE PENDANT WITH AUSTRALIAN BLUE OPALS WIRE WRAPPED IN BRASS AND STERLING SILVER.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From julie harrison I like the Catholic Rosary - Job's Tears.
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mframe said...

From LaBellezzaPerlina I like the Crystals and Pearls - 5 decade Rosary.
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mframe said...

From LaDonaBoutique I like the Orange Faceted Crystal 14k Gold Filled Hoop Earrings.
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mframe said...

From Laude Arts and Gifts I like the Earrings Karen Sterling Silver Swarovski Crystal Pearl Flower.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From Lilies of the Valley I like the Lg Chaplet of St. Anne.
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mframe said...

From LittleFlowersGarden I like the Swarovski Salvation Bracelet.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From Magic Gagne I like the Bright Neon Pink Woggle - Boy or Cub Scout Neckerchief Slide.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From ManifestRosaries I like the Baby Girl Bracelet.
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mframe said...

From Mary's Children Rosaries I like the Contemporary Wire Wrapped Rosary Bracelet- Sterling Silver and Zebra Jasper.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From Mary's Rosary Garden I like the POPPY RED COLOR STONE DIVINE MERCY ROSARY.
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mframe said...

From Mary's Rose Garden I like the Handmade Sterling Silver and Semi Precious Light Amethyst Rosary Bracelet.
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mframe said...

From Melismatic Rosaries I like the Rosary Bracelet - Indicolite Swarovski, Czech Glass and Sterling.
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mframe said...

From ModHMary I like the Expecting Ma-Ma Religious Medal Bracelet.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From My GemStone Box I like the Neptune Blue Topaz Earrings.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From Mystical Rose Design I like the Elegant, Lovely and Practical, Black Toile Jewelry/Rosary Pouch With Hand Embroidered Ribbon Logo.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

From prayer bedes I like the Hamdmade Lampwork Glass 33 Bead Orthodox Chotki.
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myBlueLily said...

I love the Rose Petal Rosary Bracelet. So ethereal.

G-31 Toastmasters said...

OK OK all those comments coming to my inbox made me go look at the shop *AGAIN*. You know, it's truly hard to pick a favorite. Now I'm also eyeing this rosary:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/32682675/flower-petal-rosary

Esther Paris
esther.p210 at gmail.com

G-31 Toastmasters said...

Oh, almost forgot --- I came to this page via "It's Still A Blessing" blog.
http://itsstillablessing.blogspot.com/

Esther Paris
esther.p210 at gmail dot com

Janeen said...

I love the rose petal bracelet; beautiful!
jcgetz at gmail.com

Joanne said...

I love the Rose Petal Rosary Bracelet.
jobasko@comcast.net

Laude Arts and Gifts said...

Our September Give Away Contest is now over. Many thanks to the all of the people who entered our contest. If you did not win this month, please try again next month.