I have been commandeering quite a few handmade giveaway prizes in the last year. Here be three of me shiny new treasures.
I sailed to the Redhead's Homestead blog and departed with my very own custom guitar pick necklace from Susan Williams Designs. Susan has nearly 1,000 guitar picks in her possession, but knowing me, after swaying back and forth for several moments, I chose the one color in her shop that was out of stock. However, the pearly white one I picked next rocks my striped socks off just as much. I also got to choose two charms from her vast collection, which was an easier decision - I'm an octopus sucker for stars and skulls. I accepted her earth friendly suggestion of a rubber cord to string all the elements together, and she had it ready to ship that day!
I have this Victorian inspired ring by Lisa of Elle Paisley Designs wrapped around my finger, thanks to a Halloween giveaway hosted on the Made In Vermont Etsy Street Team blog. This striking brass skull and crossbones charm sits on a silver filigree setting that is mounted onto an adjustable brass filigree ring.
Lisa specializes in unique steampunk jewelry. Her designs incorporate vintage watch movements and clockwork, brass, antiqued silver, Victorian and Elizabethean stampings and castings, and turn of the century decorative hardware, charms and adornments.
Odds were in my favor for the Fishing and Wishing blog's first giveaway! This chunky silver skull and dice necklace is handmade by Michelle of GymboHannah. You can bet I'll wear it on my next vacation to Las Vegas.
Her shop is rolling with funky jewelry, vintage finds and soy candles. She is always experimenting with something new, from handstitching mustaches on t-shirts to mixing flavors into a Monkey Farts Pineapple Coconut Vanilla scent. Inspiration for her work comes from the past, present and future.