Monday, August 9, 2010

Hello Monday and a Beautiful Giveaway!!!

I am delighted today as I am hosting my first Giveaway for my readers all around the world :-) Even if I say so myself...I do believe that this Giveaway is simply fabulous :-)

The talented lady who designed this piece is Joanna. She is based in Australia and runs a customized jewelry store on Etsy. I have bought an earring and a necklace from her and they both are stunning. I asked Joanna to tell me a little bit about herself and her designs. This is what she had to say "I have loved jewelry since I was young. My first gift from my parents was a beautiful handcrafted custom made necklace, which I loved. It led to a lifelong obsession for designing jewelry. I love the idea of creating something that is intimate and personal. Jewelry is a romantic piece of art. As a gift, it symbolizes two spirits connected, whether it be friends, sisters, families, or lovers. It is a sentimental piece and when the person wears it, they always think about the person who gave it to them". Joanna's description of her art is just as beautiful as her work......



This long peach earring features a peach chalcedony faceted briolette, champagne fresh water pearl and faceted garnet, all hand wrapped with gold wire, dangling in a long 16kt gold plated hypoallergenic kidney wire. The earring measures about 50 mm or 2 inches long.

Now for the fun part :-) To enter this Giveaway all you need to do is:


1. Become a follower of my blog on my sidebar and leave me a comment.

2. If you are already a follower, then just leave me a comment.

3. Announce this giveaway on your blog if you like and let me know in another comment. If you don't have a blog, please leave your email address in your comment.

This Giveaway is open to everyone!! I shall pick the winner on Sunday Aug 15th. Joanna will then ship the lucky winner the earrings from Australia!
Thanks again and Good luck!! Don't forget to stop by Joanna's Etsy store for some incredibly pretty jewelry.

76 comments:

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

Such beautiful work! Joanna, my daughter shares your name, as well as your love for jewellry:)...Lovely find, Anu!

Loui♥ said...

Hi Anu..
am a follower!!
would love winning those gorgeous earrings!!
warm hugs!
Loui♥

MindfulMeanderer said...

Hi anu, I've been a silent follower for over an year now!! :) what a fab giveaway.

Sudha said...

hey anu
this is simply gorgeous...cant wait to see who wins...and as ever...this is my blog post

http://adesignenthusiast.blogspot.com/2010/08/another-giveaway-my-dream-canvas.html

Sharon said...

These are beautiful and I love these colors. I am a follower of yours.

Sharon said...

Anu I shall post on my sidebar about your giveaway. It will be under my sweet little giveaway girl.

Teresa Hatfield said...

Love your blog! I think that the jewelry piece is beautiful!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

"Een sneller kloppend hart ♥" said...

Thank you so much for visiting me...how did you find me in this labyrinth of blogs! ;)
I would love to join this Give Away, what a gorgeous earrings, just beautiful and ofcourse I will mention your Give away on my blog!

Reagdrs, your new follower, Veronique

Lisa Holtzman said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog and comment! Love the earrings : )

Made to Mother said...

Wow, what gorgeous earrings. Joanna's description of her love for jewelry and what a gift of jewelry signifies is beautiful! I became a follower.

Made to Mother said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that I am going to post a link to here from my Facebook page. My friends love jewelry and giveaways!

Laura said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my page. I just had a quick scan of the beautiful pictures of your home and I'm jealous... I'll sit down with my cup of tea later and give your blog the attention it deserves! Meanwhile, I'll get back to the kiddies!
Lx

paperbird said...

I would love to participate in your giveaway- the earrings are so pretty. I have become a follower. Thank you so much and have a wonderful week.

Gaia said...

You say giveaway and I run!
I'0m a follower f your beautiful blog!
Have a wondeful rest of summer!

GB said...

I follow...these are drooliscious!
Here's hoping... :)

Vintage Home said...

,,,Thanks for dropping by!...i would love to be a follower!...And Garnet is my birthstone!...now off I go to see more of Joannes jewels!

Rustic and White said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog...as you could tell I am new to this whole world of blogging:o) I have added myself as a follower and love your site and the beautiful earings. I will definitely mention this on my site and may the best blogger win!!

Carrie

eshma said...

Me too ... :)
they are gorgeous..

Garry

Deepi's World said...

What a beautiful Giveaway!!..love it!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Anu,

Awesome find, looking forward for the draw...

thanks,
Sarita

Devi said...

Love it... absolutely!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Anu,

Sorry for repeating myself, but for some reason, I am unable to post my comment here, so trying my luck a third time...hope I will be able to...

Love your find and will look forward for Aug.15th draw...

thanks,
Sarita

Alison said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
What a wonderful giveaway - I am a new follower of your blog
Alison

Kerri said...

Hi Anu, thanks for popping in to my blog, and now I've found yours. I'm now a new follower and would love it if you would enter me in your giveaway! I'm also about to go and check out Joanna's etsy shop, so thanks for the tip! K xx

eva said...

Hi Anu, have just post your giveaway http://luvdecorating.blogspot.com/2010/08/lovely-giveaway-from-dream-canvas.html, I also a new follower of your blog now. Thank you so much for visting my blog and let me know about the earrings giveaway. I have never entered a giveaway before, this is my first time and hope I can win. You have a lovely blog, and keep in touch.

Eva ~ Jakarta, Indonesia

GrandmaK said...

These really are most lovely!!! Crossing my fingers... ;) Cathy

Mary @ RoomPolish said...

Congrats on your first giveaway, Anu! The jewelry is just lovely : )

Sruthi said...

hi anu,beautiful blog... love the shots.
Joanna, great work!!pretty earrings for a give away.

Maneesha said...

Earrings as pretty as your blog itself! :-)
Count me in for the draw!

Anonymous said...

Ur silent admirer n follower of ur blog. i got carried away by those pretty earrings, SO POSTING THIS COMMENT.Love u.bhavna

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hey, Thanks for the visit and invite to enter your fabulous Giveaway.I am now a Follower and will be back for another visit.~Cheers Kim

Veda Murthy said...

beautiful earrings! and a very talented lady!

Nidhi said...

Beautiful blog Anu, very inspirational...Actually your house looks very peaceful..

amritaghosh said...

lovely blog and beautiful earrings!

It's me said...

Beautiful give away...count me in please......love Ria.....

It's me said...

I follow you now......and hope you will follow me toooooo.............

It's me said...

Their is a link on my site for you...............please wlcome to see..................hugs Ria.......

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

what a wonderful giveaway - those beautiful handmade earrings from Australia!

Irene b said...

count me in of course!
thanks for your visit!
have a winderful summer

Preppy Mama said...

Thank you for your sweet comment and for stopping by!! I am definitely a new follower now! Have a great week!

Paint Me White said...

Hi Anu, well thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments. I have just become a follower and would so love to win this giveaway. I'm in Australia and must go and check out this lovely jewlery thanks again Sandy x

Between You and Me said...

thanks for stopping by..would love a chance to win the earrings....your newest follower!

Nitha said...

Already a follower.. Would like to try my luck..

shilpa said...

Love the earrings ...would love to own them :-)

shilpa said...

Love the earrings..would definately want one :-)

Tara said...

HI,I've just become a follower and would love to be entered into the giveaway..they are darling earrings..Please come and visit my blog..xx

Stitch, mom! said...

Hello Anu,
These earrings are beautiful. Count me in. I will post about the giveaway on my blog and on facebook!

Best regards,
Kathrin

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I am joining as a follower. I am glad I found YOU! Thank you for stopping by, looks like terrific here!

Nirja Desai said...

Such gorgeous things!!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog and informing me about this.

Loving your blog.

bj said...

OOO, these are so beautiful. They are so pretty, they would make even my OLDEN face look good!! :))

Thanks so much for the chance to win...
xo bj

bj said...

I just signed up to follow...:)

bj said...

I'm taking your button to my side bar..

Debbie said...

Love this giveaway...please enter I am a follower:) Debbiedoos

Novelista Barista said...

i am now a follower!!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wonderful giveaway! I just became a follower.

Bhuvana said...

Wow...I love your blog and style!! Now for your nice note about the jewelery shown above...Joanna's design is so serene and beautiful..I love Etsy..I shop often on that site from various skilled and talented designers with some really unique pieces...and I already sent my friends the link to this site to check out both your site and Joanna's work. I must say that this is a nice way to introduce and encourage a friend's work. I do like your smooth outreach here..
Good luck to you and Joanna!

Geeta Mahesh said...

Thanks for stopping by. You have a beautiful blog and I will definitely check out Etsy.

Akhila said...

Have been a silent reader for sometime now. love your home. The earrings are gorgeous! Would love to win them!:)

Suni said...

What a beautiful pair of earrings! Just became a follower.

SAMI. said...

Yay! Thanks for finding my blog and inviting me to partake in this fabulous giveaway!! I am now a follower :) Pick me!!
xoxoxoxo Sami

Stitch, mom! said...

Hello. Anu. I posted about your giveaway at my blog and at my facebook page!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! I love hand made jewelry...it's just about all I wear! These are gorgeous! I'm off to look at her Etsy shop!

I'm a new follower! Hope you'll visit me, too! ♥

Kamini said...

Hey I am a follower..... and how can I pass up the chance to win these gorgeous earrings in a GIVEAWAY THAT INCLUDES US HERE IN INDIA!!!! YAY! Lovely delicate stuff! And the color of those burnished stones is just beautiful!

Kamini said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog! Ooohh am so excited! May the best blogger win :-)

Morning T said...

Thanks so much for visiting me and telling me about your fabulous giveaway! I'm anxious to check out your blog.
T

Cecily said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog. Your blog is beautiful and so are these earrings. I am not a follower as well! Thanks!

Caroline said...

Anu thanks for stopping by and inviting me to your blog. I love the jewellery giveaway and I would love to have my name entered! I am now a follower and look forward to reading your blog.

Komali Nunna said...

Hi Anu,
Thanks for inviting me to participate in your giveaway. Love those earrings.

Debbie~ said...

Hi, I'm already a follower, so I'll leave this little message and go post in my blog! Thanks for coming over to my blog ! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Debbie~ said...

I just posted about your giveaway in my sidebar on my blog, for my second entry! Thanks so much for such a wonderful opportunity!!! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Sandi (Meme) said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment about my porch sign. I love having visitors! I am your newest follower, so hope you come back and follow me too. Can't wait to see more about you! Sandi

The Quilt Ladies said...

I'd become a follower without the prize, love the blog !

MoonRae said...

Love your blog(I am a follower)
Thanks for the opportunity to win these lovely earrings!!
~Sharon~
lunrei@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Anu,

hello from pdx, oregon.Love your blog. Been reading for couple of months.

Love your style and taste. Looking at the lovely pictures you post brings such joy.

Charu

jennjp0518 said...

I am a new follower! Would love to win!
jenn14_85 at yahoo dot com

Calindgirl said...

lovely earring. I am a new follower as well. I have linked a post on my blog http://novicedecorator.blogspot.com

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