7.22.2009

{worthy wednesday} giveaway!

in this etsy community of known screen names and unknown faces, it's extra special for me to feature my "real life" dear friend, Rebecca. rebecca and i went to graduate school together to study the fine inklings and skills of art therapy. she was always one of those super friendly easy to talk to gals and we hit it off rather quickly. it wasn't until Christmas break of our final year though did we make an even deeper connection. whilst sitting in the barnes and nobles by NYU, she shared with me that she had chosen to re-dedicate her life to Christ. to this day, i still remember bursting with joy from within.

not only is rebecca awesomely sweet, kind and energetic - but she is truly an artist. in every sense of the word. she exudes 'art'. if you knew her, you'd know what i mean!

after opening up my etsy shop in jan '09 and loving & sharing "all things etsy", i'm so happy that my talented friend has opened up her etsy shop, rebeccabeersmiller, as well. she is very new to Etsy, so please show her some wonderful love and take a look around. if you love what you see, spread the word. or better yet, buy something! :D
a little bit about...
"I am a 32 year old artist, art therapist, art educator and clinician, as well as wife to a wonderful man and poet, David and cat mom to Nala. I have many, many interests and passions in life. High up there is my love for art, which has always been a defining part of my life and which I truly believe is a gift from God not to be underestimated. And because I believe that God is just, I believe strongly in working for justice, and that art, with its incredible power to move, inspire and heal, can be a great part of that."

"Currently, I work as an art therapist with teens with emotional and psychiatric disturbances, but really that's just a label. These are kids who have had bad- even horrific- things happen to them and now, rightly so, they're extremely angry and are acting out against the system and worldly authorities that failed to protect them. Jesus spoke passionately about the importance of society caring for and protecting its most vulnerable members, and so, in this way, I like to think about what I do as radical Kingdom work. As an artist and therapist, I hope that my passion and companioning will translate to them and help provide an outlet for self-expression and healing."
"I have to credit New York City, a place I love dearly and have called home for the last 10 years, for my latest venture into jewelry design. If it were not for my long commutes in this vast metropolis, I probably would not have the time to dream up and create my jewelry pieces!"

"My current jewelry work is rooted in my experiences as a knitter. Over time, I have challenged myself with different materials, which led to my current obsession with wire. The interesting thing about wire as media is that, though it can be bent, it essentially maintains a fixed tubular shape. However, in conjunction with more of itself it becomes a pliable form. It also has properties that make it hard to control and, in this way, working with this media is like an exercise in learning to let go."

"I started my Etsy site just a few months ago after friends and strangers on the train began commenting on my pieces and requesting to see more. I consider each of my jewelry creations as mini art pieces."
"Because another one of my passions is working towards justice and freedom for victims of sex abuse and trafficking, I donate a portion of my proceeds to Restore, a New York City non-profit that helps women escape enslavement from the sex trade. You can learn more about Restore's crucial work at Restore NYC.

{giveaway} Lady Chloe Bracelet
this beautiful bracelet is made with a thick gauge of brass, making it very sturdy, and tiny tortoise shell glass beads with celadon/black and itsy bitsy purple metallic seed beads. it attaches with a fancy gold plated triple barrel slide clasp. measures approximately 7" in circumference (which, how perfect!, is the average wrist size of a woman).

to enter:
for one entry, take a look in rebeccabeersmiller's shop and my shop. leave a comment telling us your favorite item from each shop. leave your contact info as you'll definitely want to be contacted if you're the winner!

for additional entries, follow my blog, become a fan of my FaceBook page (where you will be the first to learn of special discounts and updates), post about this giveaway on your blog, twitter about this giveaway or buy something from either of our shops. :) the last gains you 5 extra entries! make sure to leave a separate comment for each. there is no limit so enter as often as you wish!

since i will be away from 7/24-7/31 {in los cabos!!!!}, this giveaway will run til friday july 31st at 11.59pm (EST). that means more time for all of you! :) wonderful news, indeed.

{the winner} of the amazing Paco+Lupe bag chosen at random by random.org is k.ro! :) congrat's! i've informed the featured artist and she should be contacting you shortly. you are one lucky gal!

68 comments:

cornelia said...

fave item on rebeccabeersmiller - precious peacock pearl bracelet.

fave item on carollai -
summer breeze necklace

cornelia said...

=) just completed the purchase for the greek isle earrings! thanks, they look beautiful. hoping my friend will enjoy them.

oh yeah and my email for this and above haha ;)

corneliatsang@gmail.com

Calvin said...

Go Etsy! Go Rebecca!

ioh said...

hi guys! both your jewelry is so pretty, you're so talented! fell in love with rebecca's jewelry at the park, esp the knit wire and magnetic clasp. faves:

R: Custom Made Hand Knit Fine Silver Bracelet Cuff

C: The Grand Holiday Earrings


and i don't need to win, when i start working, would love to buy items and support you guys myself. go girls! -irene

ohirene@gmail.com

SiSi said...

My favorite from Rebecca's shop is Over-Sized Silver Simplicity Earrings.
From yours: bohemian summer earrings.

Thanks!
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Will also be blogging about your giveaway http://www.hmgiveaways.blogspot.com
and tweeting! I'm @hmgiveaways

burrito said...

Fave item from rebecca's shop: Disco Diva earrings

Fave item from Carollai's shop: afternoon dip earrings

apprently I'm in the mood for earrings!

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burrito said...

and I follow your blog!

Shelly said...

Love Rebecca's Sweet Caroline Bracelet and your The Olivia necklace

Shelly said...

tweeted - http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/2788130752

Lilly said...

From Rebeccabeersmiller: the Golden Light Ring is my favorite. It is so gorgeous!

From Carollai: pacific dusk . earrings. Beautiful!

Thanks a lot!
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Lilly said...

I am a follower.
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Lilly said...

I am a Facebook fan (Lilly Papers)
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amazoncat said...

my favourite from Rebecca's shop is the Golden Light Ring - stunning!

my favourite from your shop is the midnight cattleya necklace - very different.

I will go and add you to my facebook now and I'm watching your blog!

Thanks for such a lovely feature.

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Aik said...

I love the Divine Stone Earrings from Rebecca's shop and the sitting pretty . necklace from your shop.

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Aik said...

I'm a follower.

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Aik said...

I'm a Facebook fan.

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Aik said...

I put a link to you giveaway on my blog sidebar.

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Xenia said...

I love Rebecca's Queen Connecticut Ring and your heavenly bliss . earrings.

Thanks!
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Renee said...

Disco Diva earrings and Hoot Hoot necklace. Fun jewelry, ladies!

Roxy said...

Decadent Diamante Earrings and her royal highness . earrings

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Roxy said...

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alicia said...

OOO, the Queen Connecticut Bracelet and ring and the Her Highness earrings were all to die for!!!!
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daer0n said...

I like the Over-Sized Silver Simplicity Earrings from rebeccabeersmiller's shop & the midnight cattleya necklace from Carollai's shop.

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I will be blogging and tweeting your contest everyday :)

daer0n said...

I follow your blog.
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daer0n said...

I blogged:
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daer0n said...

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Fleur Avenue said...

A lovely giveaway needs to be shared, so I have post your giveaway on my blog over
http://fleuravenue.blogspot.com
love,
Brenda

Beth said...

Already following the blog - how could I not? hehe

Just Tweeted and became a Facebook fan (how was I not already? Sheesh!)

Favorite Items (ie the hard part):
Rebecca's shop - Les Perles Jolies Custom Bracelet - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25674961 (WOW!)
carollai's shop - sitting pretty necklace - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27844960

Beth said...

Oh! And you can get my at any of these place:

Blog: http://wildedesigns.blogspot.com
Shop: http://wildemoon.etsy.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/wildemoon

daer0n said...

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Cindy said...

Favorite from rebeccabeersmiller: Yankee Doodle Dandy Earrings http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24798036

Favorite from carollai: la dolce vita earrings http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25017731

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Cindy said...

I'm following your blog.

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daer0n said...

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daer0n said...

I blogged:
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

What a lovely giveaway. From Rebecca's shop, I liked:

Precious Peacock Pearl Bracelet

And in your shop, I liked:

summer breeze . lariat necklace


so pretty.
-lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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Belinda M said...

I like the Divine Stone Earrings from rebeccabeersmiller's shop and the sitting pretty necklace from carollai's shop


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Digital Misfit said...

I am so in love with Rebecca's Sweet Caroline Bracelet. Gorgeous!
Your sweet soul . necklace is also so beautiful, with the unexpected mustard bead adding a gentle burst of color to the lovely mint.

♥Heidi
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Digital Misfit said...

I am a Facebook fan :)

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CathyH said...

I love your night sky and stars earrings and the Heavenly Cosmos bracelet is amazing. thanks

CathyH said...

i follow now :)

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

blogged-

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-lauren
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daer0n said...

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MonkeyPig said...

Custom Made Hand Knit Fine Silver Bracelet Cuff on Rebecca's page is gorgeous.
And Bohemian Summer earrings (I want!!! lol) on Carollai's.

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el03ro said...

I love the Heavenly Cosmos bracelet. The jewellry is unusual and lovely.

TZel said...

I really like the Princess Paulina Earrings! Thanks!

Kara Rotella said...

I love the Precious Peacock Pearl Bracelet!!!!!

Kara Rotella said...

twittered @k9kreations

Kara Rotella said...

Posted your blog and giveaway on my site....

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Callie Ivy said...

rebecca's etsy: fire agate wire wrapped ring. that thing is huge!

your etsy: night sky and stars earrings

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Callie Ivy said...

I'm a follower

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Katie said...

My favorite from Rebecca's shop is: Decadent Diamonte Earrings

My favorite from Carollai is:
the olivia necklace

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daer0n said...

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Tuesday Girl said...

I just love the end of the earth necklace and copper cuff! so pretty.

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Jooled said...

Assymetrical Pearl Netting Necklace is my favorite- a lovely galaxy! Also appreciate her Fire Agate Wire Wrapped Ring too! Even though it's fire it's so nautical seeming, like a curled up snail or exotic underwater creature...
of mustardseed carollai's la dolce vita . earrings - I have green eyes & reddish hair & think these would be fun. I also love the rougher facted briolettes, sometimes more than the most refined ones. Really nice work from both shops.

Jooled said...

Jooled fanned your page on Facebook- nicely done, too, I might add!

daer0n said...

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Clarissa said...

I love your sitting pretty necklace. And Rebecca's Assymetrical Pearls are absolutely GORGEOUS.
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Clarissa said...

FB fan!

bwaybabe912 said...

From her shop I love the Over-Sized Silver Simplicity Earrings

From your shop I love the pacific dusk . earrings!

Cassie
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