Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Time to Celebrate! Give-away Drawing!

A big "Thank you" to all who recently joined us and to all who helped spread the word!    We just met/passed two goal-posts!

Our Blog now has 100 members.

The "Sharyl's Jewelry" Facebook page has just passed the 125 mark! 

These numbers may seem small to many, but but I can tell you that I'm so happy and proud to have reached each milestone.   We've really worked for it.   While I'm not saying we didn't have help and people who promoted us along the way, we've had no one major endorcement that brought us 50 people at once either.   We've inched our way here one-by-one.   I think our max has been about 10 new members after a push from someone or an event.    

The first couple were the most difficult.   I was SO GLAD when my first two people showed up!   I had been "talking to myself" for several weeks by then!   Then it was so thrilling to see the Friends box on the blog fill up to 10!  What joy!   And comments--well, lets face it, I still get excited over comments!   :-)

When I joined Facebook, quite a bit later, I started all over again trying to gather people who would be interested in what I had to offer there.   I'm pleased to see that group growing also!

So, enough talking, on with the prizes!!!  Let's celebrate!

  • You don't have to do much to get your name in the drawing, except to leave me a message that you would like to be included in the comment section of this entry.  
  • Deadline for entries:  Friday, Sept 14, 2012 midnight Central time!  
  • Each person responding that they want to be included will be included in the random drawing.
  • I will announce the winners, and you can get in touch with your address or email if you win.   (If you prefer to include that information as you enter the contest, you are welcome to do so.  I will not publish your comment, but you will be entered.)


Prize #1 :  

Shades of Turquoise Copper Earrings

Retail $18

Genuine copper wire earrings with a black wood bead and turquoise-hued beads of a variety of materials (stones, glass, and ceramic beads). The top part contain round beads measuring 5-10mm. The bottom dangle contains a rectangular tube bead and 2 small rondelles. The total length of the earrings (minus the earwire) is 9.5 cm. Wire and earwires are genuine bright copper.

 just love these colors and keep finding new ways to combine them and, in this case, stack them in long layers!


Prize #2:

Blue Bloom Earrings

Retail $15

Czech glass beads, gemstone nuggets, and shell beads in shades of blue and green remind me of the ocean!  Petal (or wave-like) bead caps make these earrings!  Earwires are Sterling Silver.


Prize #3:

$15 off at Sharyl's Jewelry

Option 1:   
You may pick out any item(s)  for a total of $15 or less.

Just let me know your selection(s) and I will pull from the store and ship to you for free.

Option 2:
If you want to make a larger purchase, I will deduct $15 from your purchase price.
Please make your selections, then send me a note through "Sharyl's Jewelry" at Artfire.
I will reserve the items for you, adjust prices and remove ALL shipping costs, 
then you can purchase. 
(Please do not make purchase first.)

Thanks again for all your support!

Best of luck to each of you! Let the fun begin!


Graphic Credits:

Photos of Jewelry:   "Sharyl's Jewelry"

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justin said...

How fun! Please enter my name in this giveaway!

aneri_masi said...

Very proud of you Sharyl!

BTW, who is the "we" you mention in the post? Is there a helper you have?

I'd certainly love to win something from here :)

Marla said...

I would love to win. Your work is stunning! <3

Unknown said...

Oooh -- enter me, please?

Moois van mie said...

count me in ! for number 2...

Janice said...

Please include me in your drawing. your work is beautiful

KayzKreationz said...

Sounds like you're really coming along out there. I'd love to be entered in your drawing. That first set of earrings is so great. I love the colors and the length.

Beti Horvath said...

I would love to be entered, thanks for sponsoring this give-away!

Lori Anderson said...

yay you!

Unknown said...

How wonderful for you! I would love to be included in your give away, thanks so much!

SueBeads said...

Congratulations Sharyl!

Unknown said...

I would love to win any of these! Thanks for the chance Sharyl!! You are awesome :D

Freestyle Elements said...

Love what you have in your shop (I've been peeking)! Please enter me in the giveaway, and thank you for the sweet prizes!

Gina Hockett

Gill said...

Hi I would love to be drawn for prize 3 as there are some really pretty pieces in your Artfire store I would love to treat myself to!
Thanks for the opportunity!

Sharyl said...

Wish I did have a helper, Kashmira! I think I often refer to the blog as "our" blog, because I've thought of it that way from the start. It was before the days of the mega-chat groups on Facebook and I really wanted a blog where people would interact a lot.

We do get some wonderful comments here and we've had some lovely features from participants. I should organize more of those again. But the FB groups have the advantage in format for doing that in an ongoing way!

Still, I think of this as "our" blog! Thanks for asking so I could share! --Sharyl

Sharyl said...

Started that message above several hours ago! ha! ... My thanks to all of you for your enthusiasm! What a nice day this has been!

This will be open until Friday night, then I'll hold the drawing and announce the winner by Sat. morning.

Continued best wishes to each of you! Thanks for being here! --Sharyl

Laren Dee Barton said...

You already know how much I love your style, Sharyl. Thanks for doing this drawing - hoping to win one of your pieces! Laren

Tanya said...

Congratulations! It's been fun on this side to watch your numbers grow as well. :) I would love a chance to win! Those earrings are beautiful and I still have my eye on a few things in your shop. :)

Natalie -- NKP Designs said...

Beautiful! All of them! I would love to win anyone of these!

Sharyl said...

Thank you all for entering! And, by the way, Pam you are also entered!

Others have until midnight tonight, Central time. I'll print the names and a family member will draw from a bowl. (Yep, we still do the old-fashioned way around here.) I'll announce the winners sometime between 12:30 tonight and 11am in the morning. More instructions for the winners will follow then.

Also, be watching for a "pre-announcement" regarding our beading packet challenge! --Sharyl

Sharyl said...

Time for entries for the drawing ended at midnight. Winners to be announced! Thanks! --Sharyl