Bling Fling Jewelry Giveaway ~ Day 3

Quilly is giving away a quality piece of jewelery and you want to win it!  The rules are here.

Before we get to the clues, let me tell you how this contest really came to be: I was shopping at Maxand Chloe.com and everything is so dazzling I had a heck of a time choosing what it was I wanted.  And please note, I started out thinking about pleasing me.  I had a gift certificate to spend and I was going to add a bit of sparkle and shine to my own jewelry box.  Then I started thinking about showing off my purchase on the blog, and it seemed selfish to brag about my good fortune without sharing, so I decided that whatever I purchased for me, I would purchase for a blog giveaway, too.

Day Three: Visit the Max and Chloe online Jewelry store.  Check out the 15% off savings code for December 2010, and notice that they ship internationally.  I want you to know that their shipping is quick-fast.  My Max and Chloe package arrived within a few days of my placing the order.  I was impressed!

Official Clue:  A primary color should be included in your final guess.

AND, apparently the exact item I purchased for you has sold out and can no longer be found on the site, so the $45.00 clue, while still true, isn’t really helpful.  That means you get an EXTRA clue today!

Official Clue Two: the set is “mixed media” or, for those of you who don’t speak “art” — it is a mix and match set.

Bling Fling Jewelry Giveaway ~ Day 2

Quilly is giving away a quality piece of jewelery and you want to win it!  The rules are here.

Before we get to the rules, let me tell you how this contest really came to be: I was shopping at Maxand Chloe.com and everything is so dazzling I had a heck of a time choosing what it was I wanted.  And please note, I started out thinking about pleasing me.  I had a gift certificate to spend and I was going to add a bit of sparkle and shine to my own jewelry box.  Then I started thinking about showing off my purchase on the blog, and it seemed selfish to brag about my good fortune without sharing, so I decided that whatever I purchased for me, I would purchase for a blog giveaway, too.

Day Two: Visit the Max and Chloe online Jewelry store. Spend some time looking at the left-hand side bar.  Max & Chloe feature a talented array of jewelery designers.  They have something to appeal to every taste.

Official Clue: Although listed as a single item, there are multiple pieces in the set.

Bling Fling Jewelry Giveaway ~ Day 1

Quilly is giving away a quality piece of jewelry and you want to win it!  The rules are here.

I know you’re wondering why I am hosting another giveaway right here at the end of The 12 Days of Christmas, Island style — it’s like this: I was on Craig’s List yesterday and I saw that Thom had all of your prizes up for sale. (I told you I was going to tell on you, Thom!) I figure I needed some way to distract you while I tried to replicate the packages. Thing is, I’m not going to be in Hawaii until the end of January so I can’t get some of the stuff. And when I was trying to think of something to do, I decided another giveaway was in order. 😉

Now, on to the reason we’re here:

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Day One: Take yourself off the the Max and Chloe online Jewelry store.  Put your thinking cap on and poke around a bit.  They’ve got some gorgeous jewelry.  You might even find yourself writing to Santa with your own special request.

Official Clue:  The giveaway items sell for $45.00

Bling Fling!

Quilly is giving away a lovely piece of jewelry to one of her loyal blog readers!  What is it?, you ask, but Quilly isn’t telling!  You’re going to have to figure it out!

Okay, enough talking about myself as if I am somebody else.  The contest officially starts tomorrow (Monday, December 13th, 2010), but you can get a head start now by checking out all that glitters at Max & Chloe.  Then every day, Monday through Friday, be here at noon Pacific Daylight Savings Time for your next clue.  At noon (PDST) on Saturday (December 18th, 2010) I will put up a post giving you 24 hours in which to email your final three guesses (you may list all three guesses in one email).

Your guesses must include what kind of item you believe I am giving away (earrings, necklace, bracelet, ring, anklet, etc.) and the designer’s brand name.

Those folks who have guessed correctly will get tossed in the hopper in the order of the time stamps on their emails and the random number generator will pick the winner. Please feel free to make comments on the daily posts.  Just remember if you give too much away you’ll be helping the competition!

Since Amoeba and I are hosting a humongous party on Sunday, the prize will be revealed and the winner will be announced Monday at noon. The package will be mailed Tuesday (December 21st, 2010).  I cannot guarantee arrival before Christmas, especially if the winner lives overseas.

I instigated this giveaway and purchased this jewelry item under my own initiative.  Contest void where taxed or prohibited.

Have fun!

Dress Me in Leather & Memories

When I was a kid my big brother wore a leather bracelet on his wrist. It was very much like the one pictured here to the left. I thought that bracelet was so cool, probably because it was on my brother and I knew he was cool.

Harold would sit on Gram’s living room floor between the heat vent and the record player with a stack of 45 rpm records at his side.  He would spin the records and sing.  I would sit on his lap or lean against his side and listen to his voice rumble from his chest.  Those are some of my most favorite and cherished moments from childhood.

I just recently came across a website featuring a multitude of leather bracelets, including this one very much like my brother’s.  I have it bookmarked and I am very tempted to order it.  It won’t bring those days back of sitting on my big brother’s lap and thinking that all is right with the world, but it might remind me to revisit those precious memories more often.

Hey big brother, I love you.