Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's a Giveaway!

And while I'm giving away jewelry, it isn't jewelry that I've made. Is that weird? hahahaha I'm weird that way.

My friend Dana of Dana's Jewelry Designs is an incredibly talented artisan who makes more than jewelry. She sews. She writes. She designs gem trees. She even knows how to play with Excel, making her a fellow geek. She is multi-faceted. We met at my soon to be old job and even though she got swept out with last year's icky layoffs, she has prospered and never slowed down. I still can't believe I know someone who wrote a book that is sold on Amazon!



She sent me some of her incredibly beautiful jewelry and one of her handmade jewelry pouches. I'm tempted to keep the pouch for myself...but I won't. I'll buy my own from her shop and let the winner of this giveaway have everything all in one adorably pretty little package.

So...on to the giveaway!


She generously sent me several pieces of jewelry, and even though we're friends all opinions here are 100% mine...no bias whatsoever (okay...well, no one is entirely unbiased right?).

I'm not a huge fan of wearing copper jewelry. I lean almost exclusively to wearing silver - both fine and sterling. Therefore I rarely work in copper, although I have soldered a few brass and copper pieces in the past. Her copper makes me want to change my mind though!


She does an excellent job of tying all these pieces together. Crystals and glass in very subtle shades (a little bit of pink and a little brown in the ring...the earrings have a pale brown...all the rest are crystal clear with rainbow shimmer) that will go with everything you own.

The winner will receive everything pictured here...
  • Copper Bangle Bracelet
  • Spiral Pendant Necklace
  • Spiral Earrings
  • Spiral "chandelier" Ring
  • Handcrafted Jewelry Pouch
How to enter??? Easy. You will get one entry each for the following...
  1. Leaving a comment here (you must either leave an e-mail address or have one easily accessible in your profile)
  2. Following my Fan Page on Facebook (if you already do then you're entered once automatically!)
  3. Write a post about this giveaway on your own blog and post a link here to let me know about it.
I'm not really sure how I'll pick the winner...probably put all the names into a spreadsheet, assign numbers, and use the random number generator to pick. That can be your comment...suggest how to pick the winner. ha!

::: Fine Print ::: For U.S. Residents ONLY. Sorry to my friends in Canada and other parts of the world. I luv ya but it's a pain to ship outside the U.S. and finding an extra 30-60 minutes to stand in line at the post office isn't high on my list of want to dos. :) ::::

UPDATE - Duh...I guess I should put an end date to this shouldn't I?!?! Just for fun let's make it my birthday...April 8! Get your comments, following, and blogs done by 5 p.m. Pacific that day. GOOD LUCK!!!

18 comments:

cindy said...

very cool giveaway! :D

cindyascott{at}yahoo.com

Tracy Peot said...

I have so many talented friends! You both create amazing pieces.
-Tracy

Dana said...

I am not entering for my own creations LOL, but wanted to thank you. I'll post on my blog tonight with a link back to yours. Thanks again. Cheers

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Oooo...a second chance at winning this :)

I'm in!

kimfdim@aol.com

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Okay...I'm a fan! I show as Lisa Smith-Sittniewski :)

You will have to wait for the weekend for the blog post, though!

Rosanne said...

I didn't think I liked copper until I saw these. Very pretty! I looked at her store and fell in love with the Gem Tree. I think I'd like to have one of those!

CastoCreations said...

Lisa...you've got time! =)

Thanks Tracy.

Rosanne...I'm not a big fan of copper either but these really are stunning in person - the pictures can never do them justice.

Good luck everyone! Keep spreading the word.

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Okay, Girlie! Got the blog post up!

http://alterityart.blogspot.com/2010/03/fabulous-fridaywrapping-up-week.html

玉苓 said...

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.............................................

Brandy said...

What a great giveaway, I would love to win.

bkwatts3 @ gmail.com

Kathryn said...

Beautiful! Please enter me :)

kathrynbaby2004@yahoo.com

Elaine said...

Wow, such beautiful jewelry! I'm always amazed by how talented people are =)

phoebe81@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

random.org is a great way to choose a winner. I think that's the link. Anyway, I'd love to win this beautiful copper jewelry!


Christie
ropp(dot)5@wright(dot)edu

Elaine said...

I blogged about your giveaway =)

http://hisgracemyweakness.wordpress.com/2010/04/06/casto-creations-giveaway/

Elaine said...

I became a fan on facebook.

phoebe81@gmail.com

carla said...

I love this jewelry!

cmarchut@gmail.com

goincrazixo said...

great giveaway!

CC Mommy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!