Tuesday, November 24, 2009

100th Post Giveaway Ready At Last

Giveaway is now closed.  Winners will be posted in a blog post by midnight tonight.  Good luck!

I finally have the items that I'm offering for free to celebrate my 100th post I've posted on my blog, which was about a week ago.  This blogging journey has been fun and continues to be so, and I'm in the celebrating mood.  After all it is Thanksgiving this week, and I have much to be thankful for.  Thank you for your loyal following thus far, and to those of you that become new followers, I hope to get to know you in the future.  Thanks for stopping by.
I have 3 jewelry gifts that I have created and will be giving to 3 followers of my blog.  Good luck!  Grand Prize will be this necklace below.  More details and photos about the prizes after the whens and hows just below this closeup photo of the 1st place prize.

When and how do I enter?

You may enter only ONCE, but the entry requirement is two-fold:

First you have to become a follower of my blog. This means going to the side bar of my blog page part way down on the right where it says FOLLOWERS and adding your name to that list.  You just click on become a follower and it will take you to another page.

Second you have to leave a comment on THIS post before midnight, Friday 12/4/09. The winner will be selected via the old fashioned way with drawing names out of a hat, and will be  posted before midnight, Saturday 12/5/09.   The winner will be mailed the gift they win by Tuesday 12/8/09. Remember, I have to be able to contact you either via blog or email address so make sure one or the other is in the comment you leave!

In order to get 1 additional entry into this giveaway if you post this on your blog and link back to my page, you will get an additional name put in the drawing.

You don’t need to be a blogger to enter. Here’s how you do it if you aren't already a blogger, or if you are just leave a comment like you normally do.

Click on the link “Comments".   Scroll down through the comments until you find a blank box.  Then just type your comments in that box.

Click on “Select a Profile”. When the window drops down, choose “Anonymous”.

Type your comment. Leave an email address so I can contact you in case you win.

Click “Post Comment”.

Type in the word verification word provided.

Click “Post Comment” once more. That’s it!

1st Place Gift - Value is $49.  Vintage Czech glass large faceted beads strung on a small chain with adjustable closure.  The pocket watch porcelain white face is a vintage Elgin piece with a sterling silver
fleur d leis attached to it.

2nd place is a glass 1 x 1 square disc with an Eiffel tower image attached to it.  It has a ball chain to create this necklace.

Prize #3 is this is an adjustable ring that consists of my layering techniques.  Mother of pearl, layered with a metal filigree piece, layered with another mother of pearl and finally a coral rose in the center.


  1. OK I would LOVE to enter this amazing give-away. Yes I am a follower AND I posted this on not one but both of my blogs.... I'm psyched!!!

    That Girl,

  2. Congratulations on your 100th post! I have been a longtime follower and am grateful for the opportunity to win this wonderful giveaway!
    Take care, Laura

  3. Congrats on your 100th post!!!
    I'm already a follower and I am soooo in love with your work!!
    It is simply fabulous

  4. Best Wishes for more blogs, congrats on your 100th. I'm a follower and consider you my friend please enter me in your giveaway!!

  5. Hey woman! Just added a scheduled post to our blog and noticed you added your 100th post on yours! My post is for White Wednesday, so what a coincidence your first picture is of a WHITE necklace! Wow, great minds think alike - ha! :)
    Count me in, and here's to many more great posts! Andrea

  6. Count me in! Love your work! You KNOW I'm a follower and I will get this on our blog soon!

  7. Congratulations on your 100th post! Your jewelry is amazing...I am now a follower!

  8. Congratulations on 100 posts! I saw your designs last a couple of weekends ago at The French Flea and loved them, would love an opportunity to win one! Thanks!

  9. Great pieces Gretchen!! I am in. I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!! Congrats on your 100th post. I am so glad we have met!

  10. All the prizes are fabulous! You have a gift for creating such lovely pieces!!


  11. Hi there! Count me in for this great giveaway - love your jewelry.

    I spent a lot of time looking back over many past posts and enjoyed them so decided it is well worth me becomeing a follower. So I did...

    Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

  12. Beautiful jewelry, as always! I am new to the blogging world, hopefully will figure it all out soon. Count me in on your fantastic giveaway! Would be proud to wear one of the pieces above!!

  13. Your jewelry is really cute. I am a follower - no blog. I would love to wear any of your jewelry.

  14. Thanks everyone for your loyalty, new followers, old followers, business and friendships.
    All new people, please be sure there is some way that I can reach you in case you win one of the three prizes. Currently, I have a number of individuals, that I have no clue how I will get a hold of you. I will post the winners when the event is over though, so some may see it that way.

  15. Congrats on your 100th post! I am a follower, and I would love to be entered in your fab give-away!

  16. 100 posts! Great job!
    I'm a follower and I'd like to enter!

    I also blogged about it:http://orangeinsanity.blogspot.com/2009/11/mimi-torias-designs.html

  17. I LOVE that white necklace! I really want to enter! I became a follower and posted about this giveaway on my Facebook page too. (That gets a lot more readers than my blog does so it will help you out more!


  18. Lovely Blog- Looking forward to following you! I hope to win your give-away! That necklace is to die for.

    Passing this info on!
    Be You,

  19. I posted early and did not put my email address

    I do not have a blog. I absolutely love your jewelry.

  20. Though many tells us expensive but i am sure that about it.
    silver jewelry exporters

  21. HI Gretchen,

    As Always whenever I pop over, your stuff is just beautitful!! Congrats on your 100th posting. Gee, I never even thought about counting or keeping up with mine...what a great idea...duh! :-) I may have to "steal" your give-away idea someday down the road when I have something to celebrate if you don't mind. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

    Take care

  22. Gorgeous Gretchen.....I will post a link to your giveaway on my blog later today.....I really want to WIN!!!!

  23. Congrats!!! I am still a newbie on my blog , so 100 seems a long way away.

    I am now a follower, due to seeing your awesome jewelry you are giving away. I am going to read your past entries now.

    Thanks and again congrats,


  24. I had to come by and see what my fiance is talking about - she loves your jewelry. She is a follower and is always looking at your site. She would love to win any of your jewelry.

  25. Congrats Gretchen on your 100th post!!! I'm sure it's a TON of work for you ...but I, plus many others sure enjoy seing all of the beautiful things you create!!!How did one lady end up with so much God Given talent, must be sent down directly to you from someone special up above!!!
    Congrats again, and I'll keep watching for your next enjoyable post!
    Have a Great day Gretchen!! Tricia Johnson

  26. Thanks Debbie for sending me your email in case your the winner. Good Luck!

    Elizabeth, you're as sweet as ever. Thanks for entering. Good Luck. Maybe, shoot me an email sometime with your email in case you win.

    Aubree - thanks for all of your entries with the facebooking idea, which is great and becoming a follower. Good luck to you as well.

    Sandi - Thanks for the shout out on your blog, for posting and for following me.

    Fred - how cool that you stopped by and even commented after hearing about me through your fiance. It'd be great if you won a piece for her. If you see this, email me privately with contact info. in case you win, or else check back at the end of the week. Thanks again for stopping and good luck.

    Janis - Thanks for the shout out and good luck to you too my dear friend.

    Tricia- So cool you figured out how to comment. Your entered as well and fingers crossed for you as well.

    Thanks all you great blogger friends.

  27. Gosh I would be happy to win any piece of your beautiful jewelry creations. I love it all.
    I am adding myself as a follower and I plan to stay awhile and look around.
    Please come visit me sometime. I'd love to have you.

  28. congrats on your 100th!!! wowza

    and what wonderful jewelry to win!


  29. Hi Gretchen,
    I just became a follower on your blog and I want to congratulate you on your 100th post!
    What an awesome giveaway!

  30. What an inspiration you are! I would be so grateful to win your fab give away! Hi from White Rock, BC Canada

  31. All I can say is -- LOVELY! I am now a follower and will post about your giveaway on my blog. Am going to dream about this jewelry tonight! Thanks for the chance to win! uffda_68787@yahoo.com

  32. Congrats on your 100th post, I just celebrated mine this past week! It's a lot of work, but so unbelievably rewarding. Here's to the next 100!
    All the best,

  33. Congratulations on your 100th post!!

    You have a lovely place here and your jewelry is awesome.

    i especially love the watch face necklace.

    Please enter my name. I became a follower.


    barbara jean

  34. I have just become a follower and Love your work. Thanks for the chance to win one of your beautiful creations.

  35. What a lovely give away, I would love to win this one, your work is beautiful, I'm now a follower. Hugs, Carol

  36. I love your work. I have just recently discovered "junking." Your blog gives me great inspiration. Take care!

  37. Congrats on your postaversary! How wonderful.

    Your jewelry is beyond fantastic.....I'd love to win. Please throw me into the hat.

    Warm blessings,

  38. Gretchen,

    Congrats on your 100th post. Thanks for this opportunity to enter your contest and for making it easy to do. You create beautiful jewelry.

    Julie Hauschild

  39. arlenegunderson@comcast.netDecember 3, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    I love your work! Everything is beautiful and unique.

  40. I am already a follower of your main blog so I am already aware of how truly talented you are.
    I would be extremely grateful to have my name thrown in the mix for a chance to win one of your beautiful pieces. You still need to publish your work in some of the Stampington jewelry magazines, they would be fortunate to have your pieces in there. Not to mention it would bring you a whole new fan base. I am a big fan of your jewelry and I think it's time that everyone knew how great you are.

  41. Love your style!! I am a new follower and would love a chance to win one of your creations!!



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