5.24.2010

giving back...

I have mentioned what a lucky person I am. I've been winning things my whole life. Those closest to me will attest to the unending list of items, drawings, contests etc., that have announced my name as "THE WINNER".  It's always a delight, but truth be told, not so surprising anymore. It might genetic. My father wins even more often than I.

On our trip to Wisconsin a few weeks ago, we stopped at a roadside market in a tiny town for a bottle of water.  I asked Andrew Henry to get me a lottery ticket while he was inside. Thank you Wisconsin lottery for the $34 I won on your scratcher ticket!  Now I'm giving back to you - not the $34, you have to know that was gone before I came home.  At least $7 of it went towards that great panini maker.  I'm giving back with jewelry - either for yourself or to give as a gift.

I opened my Etsy shop in February, around the same time I started this blog. I've been delighted with how well it's going and I want to share my good fortune with ya'll. This necklace has been my best seller so I thought it would be the best thing to give away this month. It's the usual blog giveaway... 
  • Sign up to follow this blog by clicking the "follow" button over there on the left and leave me a comment letting me know you have.
  • Blog about the giveaway and you get another entry (send me the link and I'll put your name in again).
That's it folks. There will be 3 winners - each one will receive a necklace. The giveaway will run all week and I'll announce the winners with a big parade (or a blog post) on Friday.

Side note:  You always wonder about the people who buy your jewelry.  Is it a gift?  Is it for something special.  Will they like it?  This is a note I received from a lovely woman who recently ordered one of these necklaces.   This is the kind of thing that warms my heart and makes me feel good about the world...

"I am so excited about this necklace. It is for my little sister who I (sic) graduating high school. She has special needs and has lately talked about wanting to change the world. This necklace couldn't be more perfect for her! It will mean so much to my mother as well who wants the world for my sister, as do I. We believe she will make a huge impact on the people she meets. Thanks for making the most perfect necklace for my amazing little sister. "

GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!

30 comments:

MJM said...

What a sweet story!

Maria said...

tissue please! I hope she does!

Claire Kiefer said...

Yeah, that's pretty sweet, and the necklace is lovely! I will blog about it and get back to you . . .

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I am one of your followers and keeping fingers crossed on the giveaway!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Woo hoo! Of course I'm a follower! Would love to win that necklace, how clever! I feel like I'm on a winning streak, too... ;)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

What sweet post, Jeanette. Your jewelry is gorgeous! Off to visit your Etsy shop.
Wishing you a happy day! xx

Andrew H. said...

I'm a guy and even to me that is a very nice story...

Sarah Ann said...

I am a follower and I love this necklace!!

Mary Ann said...

such beautiful collection of homemade designers jewelries. love your post on ferns- found your blog thru inspired design. you do have a fun blog and will be your new follower! verbena cottage

Punctuation Mark said...

congrats and wish you tons of more good luck in the future!

dani said...

I purchased that necklace for a teacher that in total, my boys had for 4 years. She is an amazing woman who is changing the world by teaching middle school students to love all styles of music. She loved the necklace!

I love your blog Jeanette & am going to make sure all my friends know to check out your work.

ps - I get a TON of complements on the earrings with the boys initials/birth dates!

Hope Chella said...

Thanks for your sweet comment and I love me some nutella!!!! :) xx

Lady Ren said...

Haha- I am following- Number 38- but truth be told I was clicking over from the comment you left on my blog-(thank you) to follow you BEFORE I knew that I could win something- SO really I'm a winner already.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

What a beautiful necklace - and a giveaway, how exciting!

Beatnheart said...

Long time follower and yes i too want to be lucky and win that necklace!

KC said...

Having a little trouble signing in to get a google account. Wondering if all my past comments will make me eligible anyway???That necklace is really cute, don't know if I would keep it or give it away.

Twila said...

Wow that is an amazing story to hear back. I love that! It must have made you feel great! I will blog about it in my next post. Thanks for the info about the awesome fabric store. I will have to make my way out there one day!

Twila
blog.twilasvintageclothing.com
www.twilasvintageclothing.com

Mary Ann said...

hi jeanette! it is me again, just want tell you how delighted i am to see that you came by. thank you and have a great day! good luck to the winner including me! verbena cottage

Maria said...

I gave two of these necklaces to my sons teachers at the end of this school year - they LOVED them! You will NOT be disappointed if you win it! :-D

Jerilyn said...

At Tollipop's recommendation I am now a follower! Excited to find a great new blog. Necklace is simply lovely, by the way - I love that someone is giving it as a teacher gift. Perfect.

Debby Lee said...

Of course I'm a follower! Count me in! xo

Allison said...

I am the teacher that Dani wrote about earlier...such a thoughtful gift with such a great origin! I am going to order one for my sister-in-law who also teaches middle school music. Know that by designing and crafting such a simple but important message - you are changing the world!

AEK said...

New follower...found you via tollipop.com

Thanks for the giveaway!
Angie
angiedkelly at gmail dot com

Jeanette said...

Hi Allison (nice to "meet" you)! Thank you for all you do for our children. We all benefit from your dedication.

Lillian said...

Just added you to follow via Tollipop:) So excited to have found your blog!

Allison said...

I'm so pleased to have found your blog...I'm now a follower! (via tollipop.com)

Irit said...

I have just become a blog follower. :-)

Robin said...

I'm a new follower. It's a beautiful necklace. I'm off to check out your etsy shop

Beth said...

I am a new follower, who found you via tollipop.

Alison said...

I'd love to win!