Sunday, October 26, 2008

To Give is Divine :: The Giveaway

First I would like to say thank you for the wonderful birthday wishes and the encouraging comments regarding the crafts. I really appreciate all the folks who choose to visit and read, hence the following post.

There was a time in my life, in those dark age years before knitting, when I fancied myself a bit of a jewelry creator. I loved the art of taking wire and twisting and shaping to create links, of choosing precious stones and other bits, of making something. Creating via craft is a very obvious theme in my life, throughout my life. It helps me channel many different emotions and energies. This was one medium I loved for many years, but that fell to the side when fiber came into the picture.
Bejeweled

A month ago or so, I was a bit surprised to find a tin of my old necklace creations during a clean out of the hole we call a master closet. Looking though them brought back the days when I made them. Most of the necklaces I found in that tin were made in Australia in 2004, during a long and lazy journey across half of that continent/country. I recall the places, the precision required, the joy in almost finishing one and starting the next. I am a believer that handmade items become imbued with the circumstances of their creation, so these are quite chock full of goodness.Long ago I put down the pliers, but the rediscovery of that time stamped in this way was nice.
Bejeweled

I doubt I will pick up the tools anytime soon with my little banshees in the house so I want to give a few of these away as a thank you to my readers, all that stop by and see the latest craft or latest crazy thing that has happened round here. I would love to send out a special little package to two of my readers, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post before Tuesday, October 28, 9 p.m. PST.
Bejeweled

A few things.
::All necklaces are made with genuine sterling silver wire and findings, semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls and one with a bit of wood bead I found in Australia.
::They are quite short (choker length) and a few might require a bit of lengthening using sterling silver chain not shown in the pictures.
::Thinking of posting the rest up to my Etsy shop after the giveaway. Any interest?
Bejeweled

Again, this is a way to say thanks; for reading, commenting, supporting, befriending. It is such an adventure, to find a new pathway in life via a medium I never thought could connect us all like this. Now, leave a comment so I can put you in the drawing. I will report the winners on Wednesday.

The title of the post is not meant to imply that I am divine. Just that it feels so good to give. Last week saw a few brown packages into the US postal system, entrusted to make their way to two other countries. I felt all giddy when I sent them. Isn't giving fun?

25 comments:

mona said...

ok,put me in the drawing as I am a fan of your talent and taste.
p.s. i have been looking forward to pictures of the twins halloween party this week-end.

Sereknitty said...

Pick me, pick me! I especially love the green choker, but they are all so lovely ... what a multi-talented woman you are :)

ikkinlala said...

Those are so pretty!

Sarah / Blue Garter said...

Wow, you're a talented and generous lady! Those are gorgeous, and they look the perfect length. The giving ball has come round to me, since I just received a beautiful skein of yarn in the mail from a blog reader - definitely time to pass along the international crafty good will! I raise a glass to you.

pinkurocks said...

I love giveaways! And how cool that you made them in Australia - I didn't know you had travelled there. You've probably seen more of Aus than I have!! Pinku used to host a number of swaps - I miss those times!!

Kelly said...

I love giving too, its sooo much fun to put together a package you KNOW that person will like and surprise them with it. Fun Fun!
Your necklaces are beautiful, i'm sure they will definately be snapped up on etsy!

toohotforturtle said...

Your creations are truly divine. Not only are they lovely, but they are infused with such good juju. Any winner will be a lucky winner.

LauraC said...

I did not know you have an etsy shop! Email me the shop name... can't find it on your blog. I will certainly be buying one of these.

Preeti said...

I love that you found these necklaces and were able to re-live precious memories of the time when you created them - all the way Down Under. They are all truly lovely!

Goddess in Progress said...

Lovely! Jewelry-making is one craft I never quite got into, but I really admire other people's work. The closest I came was making wine glass charms... :-)

ana martinez said...

They are so purty! You certainly have been busy. See you Tuesday!

Dawn Johnson said...

I can't resist the opportunity to have one of your beautiful creations! Thank you for the giveaway.

Nonnahs said...

Oh A, these are GORGEOUS! You know, I used to make jewelry, too. One of the other crafts that got cast aside for knitting. ;) I love these necklaces (choker length is the best)!

Kate said...

You are so truly gifted!

Maggie May said...

Oh beauties! Love the blue, you talented lady.

brook said...

heck yeah!you are a woman of many talents. and yes, your brother is too cute for his own good. come visit sb!!

Pork with Bones said...

Those are just lovely. I would be honored to have a piece with such a delightful memory associated with it.

Mike and Jill said...

I'm a new reader-and fellow twins mama-and I'm really enjoying reading! I started learning to knit while I was pregnant and am still working on it but enjoy it.

I'd love to be entered in your give away. Love the necklaces!
Jill

Threeundertwo said...

Those are just beautiful! Especially since they have a story attached to them. Much better than "I banged these out while watching 'Dancing With the Stars."

Count me in!

earthchick said...

Gorgeous!!! Thank you for letting me know about your drawing - I am so behind on blog-reading it is ridiculous. I would've gotten here eventually - but probably would've missed the deadline. Your stuff is gorgeous - definitely do an etsy shop!

And happy birthday, belated.

Claroux said...

Seriously - is there anything you CAN'T do??? You are simply amazing - and I'm not just saying that to score some bonus points *smile*. I've said it before and I'll say it again - you are amazing. A fantastic twin mama and a wonderfully talented woman! I'm also loving the giveaway idea. If only I could be as prolific as you - I would do the same! And I also have to agree....there is something about sending packages in the mail. Mail makes me very happy as well! You must email me your etsy shop address!!! Your creations will sell - no doubt about it!

annie said...

hey mamie, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I had already been to your site actually, just got dragged away by a little person... sometimes I think of you during the day, like: she's got two littel persons to care for! Such good work, with the boys and also your crafts. I love the little necklaces. Go open etsy! I'll advertise on my blog!:) regards from over the pond, annie

Tara said...

Your necklaces are stunning! Beautiful work!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

Oh my! I have been so behind! sorry!!! LOVE these little creations you have! You are so creative! what a fabulous giveaway!

The Adventures of Carrie, Brook, Finn and Reid said...

What beautiful necklaces, Mames! What is your Etsy shop name? I would love to purchase one of your fine pieces!