Monday, 17 September 2012

Giveaway time!

Until recently, I was not a big fan of Facebook. I don't really know why - something about how voyeuristic you can be with it, and in fact, the voyeuristic tendencies it brought out in me! For the last few years, I rarely used it, and often missed out on things because I went on it a couple of times a month at most. 

However, over the past few months, I've made a conscious effort to change that. It's sort of become like an extension of my blog, or a merging of my blog and the blogs of many of my jewellery making friends from all over the world. I really like that. I like that it's almost become a new thing altogether - not somewhere to check out how many kids someone I went to school with has, or what an amazing job someone I was at university has, just somewhere to check in with the jewellery making community. And I'm pretty good at keeping to that - not too much 'ex-stalking' or looking at friends-of-friends wedding snaps!

On my Facebook page, I recently hit 300 'Likes', which was actually pretty exciting! I promised a giveaway to celebrate but local-(ish) friend Lesley told me that the rules are pretty tricky on Facebook in terms of hosting a giveaway, so I've decided it's just safer to bypass all of that, and post it here instead. 

I also did a little mini-poll in some of the groups I'm in on Facebook, asking - jewellery or voucher to giveaway? I got a mixed response, and so here is the upshot - a special piece I've designed especially for this giveaway! 


But if you are the winner  and you'd prefer, you may choose an equivalent voucher (£25) for either of my shops. That way, everybody is happy! 


And just look what is on here...one of my very own, custom-made tags from Mamacita Beadworks. They arrived on Saturday, and I am in love.....

Look how very gorgeous they are! Teeny tiny perfection. Thank you D'Arsie! And along with my initials, Ra is also the Egyptian Sun God. Somehow, that rather pleases me. 

So, to enter this giveaway, just leave a comment here. You must either have your email turned on in your blogger profile, or leave me an email address though! And if you would like extra entries, you can blog, share on facebook, or tweet about this giveaway. Just don't forget to come back and leave a separate comment for each act of social media kindness you do. 

Giveaway will close on Sunday 23rd, 2pm (ish!) British Summer Time. 

Thank you so much to all my followers here, and all my likers on facebook! I so appreciate every single one of you. What a marvellous community to be part of. 

90 comments:

Lesley said...

Well tis a lovely bracelet and it would be rude not to now you've gone to the trouble to make it for me:)
Congratualtions on reaching 300 and I'm sure there will be many more!

Heidi Post said...

Congrats on your 300 likes! I too love keeping up with all the jewelry folks in one place on Facebook. The problem with that is it makes me worse at keeping up with blogger, and there are many blogs I subscribe to that I am nohow connected to on FB.

That's great that your initials are as cool as ye olde sun god. Mine (HP) are either sauce to you folks in the UK, or a computer/printer brand here in the US :P

I love your little birdie tags - they're so perfect!

Ailsa Jackson said...

Love the bracelet, the colours are fab! Your little songbird tags are fab - such a brilliant idea as well!

Marie Cramp said...

I love that bracelet! It's stunning! I got myself some of those little tags by D'Arsie too, she is amazing is she not? Congrats on your 300!!

Nadja Hönig said...

I'd love to be the one wearing your beautiful bracelet in the future ;-) Congrats to 300 fans!!!

SummersStudio said...

We are alike in our feelings about FB. I even deleted my first personal FB page a long time ago because I just didn't really get it and I wasted time and I felt very voyeuristic. But then I was invited into a few bead related groups and I am in love. It is so lovely to check in and chat with like minded people.

Congrats to 300 fans!

Marie Cramp said...

Just shared on Facebook for you too :)

Marie Cramp said...

Tweeted the giveaway! <3

Made by Jules said...

Ooh, count me in - shared on Facebook too! The brace
Et is gorgeous, and the little birds are too cute :-)

carol higgins said...

Love the color palette and the quirky mix of beads you've arranged!

Thanks for the opportunity...

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Aww, Rebecca! I'm so excited for you! 300 fans! YAY! You so deserve every single one, your work is incredible! And those wee little bird tags are perfect! <3 <3

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Posted on my FB <3 Jennifer Justman

SoulsFireDesigns said...

And shared on Twitter <3 http://songbeads.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/giveaway-time.html

Leigh Thow said...

Hello again, love this bracelet and all your others too! I got feedup of fb for a while as well, but all has been changed by none other than BeadSmitten and I am again addicted!!

Louise said...

Congratulations! Yet another beautiful bracelet. I sure would love to be in with a chance to win.

Louise said...

For a second chance I shared on my FB page :)
https://www.facebook.com/louise.turner.41

Leigh Thow said...

Shared on my facebook page too xx

Leigh Thow said...

and on my jewellery page - jewellrleigh xx

philosophicalgarlic said...

Beautiful bracelet! Have been in awe of your items ever since I saw you in Beads & Beyonds mag. Am honoured that you've liked me both on FB & Etsy. Would love a chance to own an item of yours :))

Yolanda M. said...

Lovely bracelet! I hear you on the FB feelings.... I didn't do anything with my account for 2-3 years... now, I'm there a lot. Thank you for the chance to win something so pretty!

bo hulley said...

It's a beautiful bracelet Rebecca, my fingers and everything else are crossed! x

bo hulley said...

Will share on my business page..

bo hulley said...

And my personal page! x

Alicia said...

Oh, beautiful bracelet! And the bird tags are the cuttest things ever.

Congratulations on the 300 Likes :)

Linda Y said...

Beautiful bracelet. Love the red, teal color combo.

Congrats on reaching 300.

Lesley said...

Shared on facebook.

Jo said...

Congratulations on your 300 likes! That is a gorgeous bracelet - and it would go beautifully with the earrings you made me!

Tamera Campbell said...

I love this fab bracelet...Love all your beautiful bracelets...wonderful choice of art beads !!

Whimsical Monkey said...

Yay!! Love the bracelet and your blog. :)

Patti Van said...

I love reading your blog..I don't comment as often as I should (shame on me). The bracelet is gorgeous...so generous of you. But my comment is mostly to tell you how much I adore those tiny bird markers! They arw so charming! Congratulations on your rise to fame and achieving such a wonderful milestone!

beadrecipes said...

Lovely bracelet Rebecca! And the new name tags are so cute! My email address (in case you can't find it on my blog) is melissa_trudinger at yahoo dot com

beadrecipes said...

And I just shared on FB.

Cilla said...

Congratulations on 300 likes!! Do you remember me? I bought the first thing in your Etsy shop. The blue and red bracelet is stunning and I would love to own it and wear it!
Cilla

Cilla said...

I just facebooked about the giveaway too!

Lea Avroch said...

Congrats on your 300 'likes'! That's awesome! Please include me in the giveaway. What a thrill it would be if I win.

freshbakeddesigns said...

Like you, I'm torn about the value of Facebook. That said, congrats on the # of likes. And I'd love a chance to win this sweet little bird charm bracelet. Such a happy piece of jewelry.

Lynda
lyndacarson@cox.net

Alessandra said...

The bracelet is gorgeous!!!
Congratulations for your success!!!
xxxx Alessandra

Emily said...

Congrats on the 300 likes! Your jewelry is so lovely, thank you for sharing your wonderful talent! :)

Sammy Jay said...

Such stunning jewellery x

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Love this bracelet would be a lovely one to win.

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

I shared your give away on my FB as well

lesleyleg said...

Just love all your beautiful creations.Your lovely giveaway will do though,won't be greedy haha.On a more sensible note your giveaway bracelet is fabbie.I just love the colours and textures.I'm sure they would suit my wrist beautifully heehee.
Anytime i go into Precious Sparkle Beads in Perth I just love oagling all your beauties especially the ones with the wee bird houses.
Just love your work.x

Kashmira Patel said...

Woohoo!! 300! Awesome!

Kashmira Patel said...

And shared the info on my FB :)

lesleyleg said...

Shared on F.B too...what would we do without it eh?

Lisa Cone - Inspired Adornments said...

Rebecca, your bracelet is so pretty! I hope i win, but regardless I'm going to sek out your facebook page.

kat said...

Congrats Rebecca on reaching 300!! All of your pieces are gorgeous and I would love to win this bracelet :0)

kat said...

Have shared on FB!

kat said...

And shared on twitter.

Barbara said...

Congratulations! ....and the birdy tags...well, they are just perfect!!!!

Shyme said...

Congratulation! You make so beautiful jewelry and the bird tag ir super cute!

Sammy Jay said...

And shared on twitter x

Sammy Jay said...

Have shared on Facebook :) x

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KraftyKaren said...

Really beautiful bracelet - I actually found your blog via Facebook,so find it a very useful place to be. Thanks for the opportunity to win a piece of your beautiful work. I am only just starting on my journey into jewellery making - hopefully in time I will have the confidence to be able to create something with your beautiful beads.

moonlitfantaseas said...

what a gorgeous bracelet! sure would love to win it!
normaturvey@yahoo.com

Karen Martinez said...

You have enticed me to subscribe and create. Thanks.

martinezkh@yahoo.com

Heidi said...

What a beautiful bracelet! Such an exciting way to celebrate your well earned 'likes'! I have no doubt that number will continue to grow. Congratulations!

Cassi Renee said...

The bracelet is gorgeous! I think giving away a piece of jewelry is a wonderful and intimate way of saying thank you.

Cassi Renee said...

I have also shared this on my blog!
http://cassisbeads.blogspot.com/2012/09/songbeads-giveaway.html

Christals Creations said...

300 thats great. Lovely bracelet too. :o)

Prządka said...

I don't like FB rather, but great congrats on your 300 likes! And by the way - I admire your singing jewelry:) - that's simply gorgeous.
Regards!
magoba555@gmail.com

Karen Martinez said...

just shared on facebook.

Like me back

https://www.facebook.com/FairiesMarket

Penny Neville said...

Congratulations on reaching 300, and the bracelet is beautiful. I love your tags from D'Arsie they are awesome! Crossing my fingers and toes!

graypeape said...

love at first sight! all my fingers & toes are crossed! congrats on reaching 300 likes on facebook (it is a guilty pleasure, isn't it?)

April, owlape@aol.com

graypeape said...

also shared on fb, & proud to be one of your 300+ likes :)

April, owlape@aol.com

Susan Lloyd said...

following your blog already!

Susan Lloyd said...

posted on fb

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Congrats on getting 300 likes on your FB page! I had the same attitude towards FB until I joined Creative Bead Chat several months ago-now I am on FB every day!

Love your birdie tags! I am still contemplating having D'Arsie create tags for me (the only hesitation is my budget). She does fantastic work!

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! Maybe I will see you in Facebook-land, ;)

Eve Smith said...

doing well with all your likes, I'm still hopeless at blogging and posting on my facebook, i really need to try harder, well done,

Ülle said...

I'm in love with this bracelet :)

Creative Atelier said...

I love this giveaway, is it open to your US blog followers as well? If so would love to enter!

Wanda said...

Love your bracelet !!!!!!!! Polka dots always make me happy! ..and yor little birdie tags are just adorable!
Congrats on reaching 300!

Alice said...

I feel the same about FB as you, and maybe remember to check it a couple times a month. I know I'm old school but I'd rather have a real conversation on the phone than FB. But I am recognizing the importance of it...sorta.

I love the piece you made for your giveaway and would love to win. Your tags are just darling! I'll bet you squeeled in delight when they arrived.

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I love the bracelet and your jewelry tags are adorable! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I shared on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/lucidmoonstudio/status/249146209850253312

:)

A Polymer Penchant said...

Congratulations! Sure is a pretty way to celebrate

scotknit said...

As you know, FB is not for me, but it's great if you know how to make the right use of it. Let us know when you get to 500: I'm sure it won't be long. Lovely bracelet, especially the turquoise/blue bead next to the big polkadot. Don't include me in the giveaway draw though, even though I love it! I'm still thrilled to have won the last auction. It's someone else's turn now.

Boot ~C said...

the hang tags are really fun, nice bonus on the whole sun god thing!, now I need to get away from this keyboard & go work on some earrings...

CraftyHope said...

Congrats on all the likes, though I'm not surprised.. .your jewelry is totally worth liking ;)
The hang tags are adorable and perfect for your jewelry. I can't wait to see all the ways you work them in!

CraftyHope said...

I shared the giveaway on Twitter (@CraftyHope)

CraftyHope said...

I shared the giveaway on my FB page!! (https://www.facebook.com/CraftyHopeJewelry)

Tamera Campbell said...

How many comments to be entered in the contest ?? Just wondering.....if multiple comments help your chances ?? L.O.V.E. your work !!

Sweettooth said...

Found your website from the soup blot and have perusing your posts because your jewelry is fabulous. Love your work and contests on 300for facenook.

Ann Ross said...

What a lovely bracelet. I love the little songbirds as well. Congratulations on reaching 300, I'm sure you will get many more. Keep up the good work
Ann x

Pips said...

Am I in time??? Hope so. I would love to win your beautiful bracelet. Congratulations on the 350 likes, and I am s
So happy to have got to know you, here's to the next 350 likes!!!

Chris Pellow Designs said...

OH!!! it is like having found Aladdin's cave! I landed here thanks to Pips jewellery's link on Facebook.
Love your blog, love your marvellous jewellery! Congratulations on the many likes and here's to a lot more!
Have a great weekend :)

Phyllis said...

Very pretty bracelet. I will have to check out the tags too.

Phyllis said...

Very pretty bracelet. I will have to check out the tags too.

cw whitedogjewelry said...

Beautiful bracelet! ...and, I love your little bird tags, that are wonderful.
Congrats on your 300, 'wishing you continued success

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