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Sunday, January 9, 2011

100th Blog= GIVEAWAY!

I'm super excited to announce that I'm celebrating my 100th blog by hosting my first giveaway! Juliea (Gypsy Jewels) was awesome enough to donate a $20 gift certificate for her Etsy shop, to the winner! Check out her blog and shop and you'll get an idea of why I love this chick so much. Her shop is great for anyone, but especially Moms! You can get some jewelry to gussy yourself up, nursing blankets, cookies, burp cloths and other goodies, all in one place!




Juliea and I met several years ago at Michigan Peace Fest and have been keeping in touch online and visting each other via road trips as often as we can. I am truely grateful that I met her and that she is a part of my life. Juliea is one inspirational woman, and after checking out her sites, I'm sure you'll agree.

I asked Juliea to answer a few questions, so you can get to know the woman behind the magic!



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Tell us a little about yourself.I was a misplaced child who had my first child right after turning 17. Soon after I met my now husband and started designing jewelry out of my desire to work with gemstones and have their energy with me all the time. Through the encouragement of others around me who insisted I had a talent for it, I began making pieces to sell. Eventually I sought out venues for selling my wares and loved the experience of meeting new people and traveling around Michigan.

Since then I have enjoyed the journey and value the fact that I can do what I love for a living. I am now a proud mother of 3 who has evolved into a Birth Doula with a passion to change the world. Currently my aspirations include adding more product to my Etsy shop including belly casting kits, birth jewelry, and herbal baths for postpartum mums.


When did you start designing jewelry? I started making jewelry in 1999 & selling it in 2001.

What have been your favorite things to create? I love necklaces. I never have a huge inventory of bracelets or earrings or anything. I'm always open to making matching things for people on request, but I am just never moved to making it. Necklaces are what I wear most and catch the most attention. I love the ones that make themselves, that I have visualized so well that they just get put together instantly and are AMAZING. It's all about balance.

What is your favorite item in your shop right now? I love the Wild Woman necklace. I'm really surprised it's still even in my shop because it really is such a fun necklace. It looks amazing on!

Why buy handmade? I pride myself on being unique so I have always loved buying/making handmade because I know that no one has anything just like it - and that whoever made it took great care and loved making it - and poured their own creative energies into it. When you DON'T buy handmade you are stuck with an item with almost no soul...and the energy it is carrying is probably a lot more negative than positive. It's no secret that most everything comes from other countries where they are paid pennies for their hard work...or on some factory belt line. I just think it's meaningless and I also strongly believe that every dollar we spend is a vote for the world we would like to live in. When you spend your money locally or on things that are handmade you are supporting the individual our your very own community.

Mmm... Mama Munchies!


 Now, for the giveaway!
*Can't wait to win? Purchase something from the Gypsy Jewels Etsy shop now, and get extra entries!*

Rules: 
  • You must complete the mandatory entry. All other entries are optional.
  • Include your e-mail when you comment, so I can have a way to reach you if you win!
  • Leave one seperate comment for each entry.
  • Giveaway open to US Residents only
  • The giveaway is open until 11:59 CST Friday, 1/28/11
  • The winner will be randomly chosen and notified via e-mail on 1/29. Winner has 48 hours to reply or another winner will be chosen.


Mandatory Entry: (No entries will count until this has been completed!)

Go to the Gypsy Jewels Etsy shop and tell me your favorite item, along with why you love it! (1 entry)

Extra Entries:

Follow my blog via GFC  (1 entry)
Follow Gypsy Jewels' blog using GFC (1)
Follow Juliea's other blog, Mothers of the Milky Way using GFC (1)
Heart  the Gypsy Jewels Etsy shop (1) - *Must leave your Etsy name for entry to be verified!
*Buy something from the Gypsy Jewels Etsy shop (5)
Blog about this giveaway (2) *Must include the link to your blog post!*



That's a total of a possible 12... count 'em, 12 entries!


GOOD LUCK!

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88 Comments:

At January 9, 2011 at 9:55 PM , Blogger Our Village is a Little Different said...

I found your blog through Lucy's hop, and now I follow. The link to the etsy shop wasn't working =(

I loved your friend's story and stopped by her blog, so I got there through her site. I loved the Labradorite Labyrinth Necklace. It's unusual, and beautiful.

 
At January 9, 2011 at 9:57 PM , Blogger Our Village is a Little Different said...

I follow gypsy jewels with GFC.

Brindamorr AT aol DOT com

 
At January 9, 2011 at 9:59 PM , Blogger Our Village is a Little Different said...

I'm following Milky way, too
Brindamorr AT aol DOT com.

 
At January 9, 2011 at 10:00 PM , Blogger Our Village is a Little Different said...

Happy 100th.

 
At January 10, 2011 at 7:39 AM , Blogger BEadECLECTIC said...

2nd comment for Our Village is a Little Different - two entried combined.

I loved the Labradorite Labyrinth Necklace. It's unusual, and beautiful.

 
At January 11, 2011 at 2:19 PM , Blogger jhitomi said...

I love the Grow Coral and Blackstone necklace because I've been obsessed with the Red and Black color combination; I love red dresses, black dresses and all red and black accesories.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

 
At January 11, 2011 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Charity U said...

My favorite item is the Silver Peacock necklace.

photographer4ever832[at]gmail[dot]com

 
At January 11, 2011 at 3:36 PM , Blogger Charity U said...

Entry one for blogging: http://giveawaysgalore82.blogspot.com/2011/01/20-gift-certificate.html

photographer4ever832[at]gmail[dot]com

 
At January 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM , Blogger Charity U said...

Entry two for blogging: http://giveawaysgalore82.blogspot.com/2011/01/20-gift-certificate.html

photographer4ever832[at]gmail[dot]com

 
At January 11, 2011 at 5:10 PM , Blogger Abby said...

Like the labryinth necklace! The combination of the gemstones is awesome, and I really like that pendant focal point.

thedarkside.angel at gmail.com

 
At January 11, 2011 at 6:13 PM , Blogger Apple Hu said...

I love the heartshaped pearl necklace because it stands out since it's big but the grey color is discreet. so nice!

tsumetokiba at gmail dot com

 
At January 11, 2011 at 6:48 PM , Blogger Vicki S said...

My fave is the Heart Shaped Pearl Necklace because I love pearls and well, this is just a bit "different" than regular pearl necklaces, which I like :)

sswpss at yahoo dot com

 
At January 11, 2011 at 7:47 PM , Blogger ohkeeka said...

I love the Saw Red Long Layering Necklace. The beads are just gorgeous--it would definitely be a great special occasions necklace, of which I have very few!

 
At January 11, 2011 at 7:47 PM , Blogger ohkeeka said...

I follow you on GFC!

 
At January 11, 2011 at 7:48 PM , Blogger ohkeeka said...

I follow Gypsy Jewels on GFC too.

 
At January 11, 2011 at 7:48 PM , Blogger ohkeeka said...

And I follow Mothers of the Milky Way on GFC!

 
At January 11, 2011 at 10:15 PM , Blogger wizardewu said...

I like the Unconditional Love Necklace. The colors of the necklace are very calming and tranquil feeling.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

 
At January 11, 2011 at 10:18 PM , Blogger wizardewu said...

I hearted the Gypsy Jewels Etsy shop.
Etsy name - wizardewu
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

 
At January 12, 2011 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Kathy Detweiler said...

I love the Silver Peacock Necklace because I'm a bird watcher and I think this would be perfect for me, thanks!

 
At January 12, 2011 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Kathy Detweiler said...

Following you on GFC as Kathy Detweiler

 
At January 12, 2011 at 10:50 AM , Blogger Kathy Detweiler said...

Following Gypsy Jewels' blog using GFC as Kathy Detweiler

 
At January 12, 2011 at 10:54 AM , Blogger Kathy Detweiler said...

Following Juliea's other blog, Mothers of the Milky Way using GFC As Kathy Detweiler

 
At January 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM , Blogger Kathy Detweiler said...

Hearted the Gypsy Jewels Etsy shop Etsy name kdet62

 
At January 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM , Blogger Ginger said...

I think the Saw Red necklace and the Unconditional Love Necklace are pretty! I like them because you could wear them dress up or casual with jeans:)
Thanks!!

cyclona66 at aol dot com

 
At January 12, 2011 at 1:46 PM , Blogger Ginger said...

I added Gypsy Jewels as a favorite on Etsy

cyclona66 at aol dot com

 
At January 12, 2011 at 3:32 PM , Blogger TopHat said...

I love the peacock necklace! I love peacocks so much they were the theme for our wedding!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

 
At January 12, 2011 at 6:55 PM , Blogger clenna said...

I love the Garnet and Hematite Black Faceted Necklace, Grow - Coral and Blackstone Necklace, Wild Woman, but my favorite is Silver Peacock Necklace.

I love it because it shows a peacock and when I was growing up there was a park nearby that raised peacocks. So this necklace reminded me of my childhood.

clenna at aol dot com

 
At January 12, 2011 at 6:56 PM , Blogger clenna said...

I Follow your blog via GFC

clenna at aol dot com

 
At January 12, 2011 at 6:56 PM , Blogger clenna said...

I Follow Gypsy Jewels' blog via Google.

clenna at aol dot com

 
At January 12, 2011 at 6:57 PM , Blogger clenna said...

I follow Mothers of the Milky Way using GFC

clenna at aol dot com

 
At January 12, 2011 at 6:57 PM , Blogger clenna said...

I Heart  the Gypsy Jewels Etsy shop

username: clenna

clenna at aol dot com

 
At January 13, 2011 at 12:05 PM , Blogger Brooke said...

I like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/65564123/memory-mama-black-stone-perfect-for

whitsend@live.com

 
At January 13, 2011 at 12:06 PM , Blogger Brooke said...

I'm following her blog with GFC!

whitsend@live.com

 
At January 13, 2011 at 12:07 PM , Blogger Brooke said...

I'm following her other blog. :)

whitsend@live.com

 
At January 13, 2011 at 12:08 PM , Blogger Brooke said...

I hearted her Etsy shop!

Username: StitchesOfThePast

whitsend@live.com

 
At January 13, 2011 at 12:08 PM , Blogger Brooke said...

I'm following your blog. :)

whitsend@live.com

 
At January 15, 2011 at 12:56 PM , Blogger KM said...

I love her Red layering necklace.
mrskmartin@gmail.com

 
At January 17, 2011 at 12:37 PM , Blogger Jacqueline said...

i love the silver peacock necklace bc i love peacocks! jmmccarr@gmail.com

 
At January 21, 2011 at 5:10 PM , Blogger Basia Marie said...

The Saw Red necklace is so pretty! I like her work.
-Basia :)

bozthefreak@hotmail.com

 
At January 23, 2011 at 3:36 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

OMG the "saw red' layering necklace is amazing -- it looks like a ton of peeps agree too! its fantastic!

xoxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

 
At January 23, 2011 at 3:37 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

following you! of course! =)

xoxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

 
At January 24, 2011 at 3:51 PM , Blogger Sheri said...

butterfly in chains! It's just beautiful. I love the multi layers and the color.

 
At January 24, 2011 at 4:37 PM , Blogger Mary Lee said...

So many pretty things I really love the Wild Woman Necklace because I love an animal print!!

maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At January 24, 2011 at 4:41 PM , Blogger Mary Lee said...

I follow Eclecticisms on GFC!

maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At January 24, 2011 at 4:42 PM , Blogger Mary Lee said...

I follow Gypsy Jewels on GFC!

maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At January 24, 2011 at 4:44 PM , Blogger Mary Lee said...

I hearted Gypsy Jewels on Etsy! MaryLeeByTheSea on Etsy.

maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At January 24, 2011 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Mary Lee said...

I follow Mothers of the Milky Way on GFC!

maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At January 24, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Blogger Julie D. said...

My favorite item is the silver peacock necklace, because I like jewelry that is a little different, and I haven't seen a necklace like that before.

jdawson02 at gmail dot com

 
At January 24, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Blogger Julie D. said...

I'm following your blog with GFC

jdawson02 at gmail dot com

 
At January 24, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Blogger Julie D. said...

I'm following Gypsy Jewels' blog with GFC.

jdawson02 at gmail dot com

 
At January 24, 2011 at 5:56 PM , Blogger slb3334 said...

The butterfly in chains necklace is beautiful.

slb3334@gmail.com

 
At January 24, 2011 at 10:51 PM , Blogger eclairre said...

Mama Munchies - ORGANIC Dark Chocolate Coconut Lactation Cookies is my favorite. They look so scrumptious lol

 
At January 25, 2011 at 9:23 AM , Blogger Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Butterfly In Chains Necklace because it is exceptionally unique!

 
At January 25, 2011 at 4:08 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

I like the Buddy Blanket and Burp Cloth SET - Oh, Bandanna because it's all boy!
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

 
At January 25, 2011 at 4:09 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

I follow with GFC.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

 
At January 25, 2011 at 4:10 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

I follow Gypsy Jewels with GFC.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

 
At January 25, 2011 at 4:11 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

I heart on etsy (kirbycolby)
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

 
At January 25, 2011 at 4:12 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

I follow Mothers of the Milky Way with GFC. Thank you!
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

 
At January 25, 2011 at 7:01 PM , Blogger trisha too said...

I really like the butterfly in chains necklace--the carnelian butterfly is beautiful, and she's accented it just right with bits of turquoise!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

 
At January 25, 2011 at 7:03 PM , Blogger trisha too said...

Gladly GFC following here (trisha too)

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

 
At January 25, 2011 at 7:04 PM , Blogger trisha too said...

GFC following Gypsy Jewels (trisha too)


trishatoo at hotmail dot com

 
At January 25, 2011 at 7:05 PM , Blogger trisha too said...

GFC following the Mothers (trisha too)

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

 
At January 25, 2011 at 7:06 PM , Blogger trisha too said...

hearted Gypsy Jewels shop (trishatoo)

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

 
At January 25, 2011 at 7:10 PM , Blogger trisha too said...

http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com/2010/12/do-you-ever.html

blogged!

 
At January 25, 2011 at 7:10 PM , Blogger trisha too said...

http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com/2010/12/do-you-ever.html

again, blogged!

:)

 
At January 25, 2011 at 7:13 PM , Blogger trisha too said...

http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com/2010/12/do-you-ever.html

again, you are blogged--borrowed a picture and linked you up!

:)

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

 
At January 26, 2011 at 8:13 AM , Blogger snowluvnferret said...

I love the color and style of the Native Dreamer - Red Coral and Hematite Necklace. It's the kind of necklace I can wear to work and also while riding my Harley

rugerpuppies at htomail dot com

 
At January 26, 2011 at 8:13 AM , Blogger snowluvnferret said...

Follow you on GFC

rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

 
At January 26, 2011 at 1:53 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

I love Mama's Munchies because that's just GENIOUS! I drank some bad tasting teas before to up my milk supply. It was rough! This would be SO easy!

babysbliss44@yahoo.com

 
At January 26, 2011 at 1:55 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

I follow your blog via GFC! :)

babysbliss44@yahoo.com

 
At January 26, 2011 at 1:56 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

I follow her blog to via GFC! :)

babysbliss44@yahoo.com

 
At January 26, 2011 at 1:57 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

I "hearted" her shop as rudy021

babysbliss44@yahoo.com

 
At January 26, 2011 at 3:45 PM , Blogger L. Fields said...

I love the bib clips~

lindsayfields at live dot com

 
At January 26, 2011 at 3:45 PM , Blogger L. Fields said...

Following your blog

lindsayfields at live dot com

 
At January 26, 2011 at 3:47 PM , Blogger L. Fields said...

Following The Mothers of the Milky Way

lindsayfields at live dot com

 
At January 26, 2011 at 3:47 PM , Blogger L. Fields said...

Following Gypsy Jewels blog

lindsayfields at live dot com

 
At January 26, 2011 at 3:48 PM , Blogger L. Fields said...

Added Gypsy Jewels to my Etsy Favorites

lindsayfields at live dot com

 
At January 27, 2011 at 2:22 AM , Blogger Cerena said...

i love the funky owls baby buddy blanket. I adore owls and I'd love my future daughter to have this! its beautiful! :)

Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com
Cerena Leigh

 
At January 27, 2011 at 1:22 PM , Blogger Chisum Crew said...

Saw Red - Long Layering Necklace is just lovely. It would go perfect with my jeans and black tee. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

 
At January 27, 2011 at 4:27 PM , Blogger cennywenny said...

I love the Grow - Coral and Blackstone Necklace, what a great Etsy shop!

kiwidragon117 at yahoo dot com

 
At January 27, 2011 at 4:28 PM , Blogger cennywenny said...

Glad to be a GFC follower and I look forward to reading more!

 
At January 28, 2011 at 3:55 AM , Blogger Marci J said...

I love the Native Dreamer - Red Coral and Hematite Necklace - I love the colors and detail!
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

 
At January 28, 2011 at 8:07 AM , Blogger Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/61600701/buddy-blanket-and-burp-cloth-set-oh I like this because
my best friend's daughter is having a baby boy-great shower gift
thanks for the giveaway
aunteegem@yahoo.com

 
At January 28, 2011 at 8:08 AM , Blogger Julie said...

heart shop as 321Gem
aunteegem@yaho.com

 
At January 28, 2011 at 8:09 AM , Blogger Julie said...

follow your blog as jelaws5
aunteegem@yahoo.com

 
At January 28, 2011 at 2:52 PM , Blogger Jennifer R said...

My favorite is the Garnet and Hematite Black Faceted Necklace. I have always love garnets and since they are my birthstone it makes me very happy.

 
At January 28, 2011 at 4:49 PM , Blogger susansmoaks said...

i love the Mama Munchies - ORGANIC Dark Chocolate Cranberry Lactation Cookies because they sound amazing and i am lactating
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

 
At January 28, 2011 at 9:59 PM , Blogger purango said...

The Unconditional Love Necklace is my favorite. I love the design and the colors. garrettsambo@aol.com

 

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