The NewFire lava earrings above will be a hot addition to one reader's jewelry collection, just in time for the summer solstice. Mary Anne of MiddleEarths Jewels is giving away a pair of these unique earrings from her breathtaking home across the sea on a volcanic island of Azores, Portugal. The black earthy lava stone tipped with blazing fire opal and copper Swarovski crystals are certain to melt gazes with their steamy magic.
Mary Anne taps inspiration from her surroundings and Tolkien's magnificent imagination. Her pieces often include vintage, dismantled jewelry and castoffs, anything old and forgotten but rich in faded memories of other times and worlds. She upcycles these treasures into extraordinary designs that revitalize their original beauty.
How To Enter The Giveaway
Giveaway is open worldwide. I will be pulling a number from my random.org top hat after 11:59pm EST on May 31, 2011, and the corresponding commenter will win! Mary Anne will contact that lucky soul for a mailing address. If she doesn't hear back from the winner within 3 days, a new number will be drawn.
Mandatory Entry: Journey to the MiddleEarths Jewels Etsy shop then comment on this post with your favorite handmade item and a way to contact you, preferably an email or Etsy shop.
Extra Entries: Don't forget the mandatory comment before moving on to these! Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry to count.
1. Follow @MiddleEarthsme and @aquariann on twitter. Following us both counts for two entries, as long as you leave a separate comment for each with your own username.
2. Tweet about the giveaway using the one below or a variation of your own. You may do this once a day.
Enter to win hot NewFire lava earrings by @MiddleEarthsme! #Handmade #giveaway hosted by @aquariann ~ http://bit.ly/m6dSEd
3. Like the MiddleEarths Jewels and aquariann Art pages on facebook. Liking both counts for two entries, as long as you leave a separate comment for each.
4. Follow the MiddleEarths Jewels blog for one entry. Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs or your favorite RSS reader for another entry.
5. Vote for my blog just by clicking Picket Fence Blogs. You may do this once a day.
6. Spread the word! Use the leaf icons below to share this giveaway on Stumble Upon, Technorati, Digg, Del.icio.us, or facebook. Blog about it or copy and paste the button code below to your sidebar! Whatever you want - I'll honor one entry for every networking website you share it on, just make sure to leave separate comments for each.
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