Sunday, September 11, 2011

September Give Away Contest

Welcome to our September Give Away Contest.  This month's prize was donated by Kelly, owner of Mary's Garden on Etsy.   Her Etsy ID is Kadydid.   Kelly has donated a wonderful Irish Penal Rosary the value of which is $15.00.  She can describe it better than I can.   

This little chaplet could go by many names. It is a 'tenner', a pocket rosary, a one-decade rosary, and Irish Penal Rosary or, in the Irish, An Paidrin Beag (the Little Rosary). Whatever you choose to call it, it will serve your purpose!
I did design this 'tenner' as an Irish Penal Rosary. It is styled after the rosaries carried in Ireland in the Penal days in the 1600's, when it was illegal to be Catholic, and being caught with a rosary could mean fines, imprisonment or worse. This style of chaplet was easy to hide in a pocket or up a sleeve.
It is one decade with an Our Father bead. When saying the rosary, start by putting the ring on your thumb. For the next decade, put the ring on your forefinger, and so on. Even though there is no longer any need to hide it, it is still a convenient piece to carry.
The beads are 8mm, emerald green, Czech glass. The ring, crucifix and other metal findings are base metal and/or nickel silver. For the crucifix, I chose to use a Penal Crucifix. There are many Catholic/Christian symbols incorporated into this crucifix.

Our contest will run from September 12, 2011 thru Sunday September 25, 2011.  Please view the guidelines and enter as many times as you wish

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 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’ve tried to make it as simple as possible.

To enter, first visit Kelly'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 make in the form of JaneDoe (at)   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 Kelly'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.
  • Sign up to become one of Kelly's Face Book Fans.  Come back here and tell us about it.
  • Blog about our give away on your blog…or anyone else’s J… 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)   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.

Winner will be chosen by

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. 

Remember our contest ends on Sunday, September 25, 2011


Maria D. @ DownrightDomesticity said...

I think the Gilded Rose Bell Flower rosary is beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!
maria.the.uncommon at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...
is my favorite; it looks elegant with the pewter color.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

annc999 said...

I love the Natural Lapis Lazuli Rosary with Gold Pewter and Brass.

Anonymous said...

The Gilded Rose Bell flower rosary is stunning.


mubin said...

Love this giveaway, how I wish I win this

mubinster at gmail dot com

Shasaphire said...

I would like to win this for my dear 60 year old friend.. she'd cherish it

shasaphire at gmail dot com

Seetha said...

The rosary is beautiful..., pick me!!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful Rosary

Jenna said...

Just beautiful!

hines.jenna (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

My favourite is the Light Sapphire Crystal Rosary with Cloisonne Accents prateep dot aitha at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Nephrite Jade Rosary is splendid! My favourite of course!! satish.amirisetti at gmail dot com

sandyandcosmo said...

My favorite is the Ornate Celtic Gold and Green Czech Glass Rosary.

Jolee said...

love the Aqua Luster. So pretty! joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

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Jolee said...

Love the REligious Pendant Necklace at HeartBeads. Pretty. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Marty said...

My favorite is the Lapis Lazuli rosary. I love the rich color :)

Marty said...

My favorite item from 15promises is the Blue Web Agate necklace and earring set.

Marty said...

I LOVE the Full 5 rosary bracelet from Ave Maria Rosaries.

Marty said...

My favorite item from Autumnal is the 4 decade rosary wrap bracelet with Swarvorski pearl and sterling silver. So gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

The Nephrite Jade Rosary is an unusual and beautiful green. The center and crucifix are unique. It would be a steal at twice the price.
sunflower at shadowfire dot org