Leaves are just beginning to fade from green, but soon the trees will be bursting in vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. Patsy of Ox Original Art Jewelry is celebrating fall by giving away a gorgeous pair of her autumn leaves enamel earrings in green, rust and brown colors. Enameling is the ancient art of "painting with fire." Leaf earring shapes are cut from a copper sheet and coated many times with powdered glass and fired in a kiln to achieve that glossy brilliance. Each leaf measures 1 1/8" x 2" that dangle from an oxidized, sterling silver earwire.
For years Patsy labored at her easel to capture the essence of Colorado in paint. Her artistic hunger found a new dimension the moment she fashioned wire and beads into a simple bookmark. Now she uses precious materials to express her vision in ways that painters could not. Making the common uncommon; creating the unusual from the usual. That is her artform.
Giveaway is open worldwide to entrants at least 18 years old. I will be pulling a number from my random.org top hat after 11:59pm EST on October 15, 2011, and the corresponding commenter will win! Patsy 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: Browse around Ox Original Art Jewelry 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. Like that same item by using the facebook like button on the right sidebar of Patsy's Etsy listing and leave a comment here with the number of likes to the right of the button OR share it on your business page and include the link when commenting.
2. Add that same item to your favorites AND heart her shop. Leave a comment with your Etsy username.
3. Buy anything from her Etsy shop. Use coupon code "OCTOBERDISCOUNT15" to get 15% off through October 2011. Leave a separate comment for every $5 spent.
4. Like this giveaway on facebook by using the like button at the bottom of this post OR share it on your facebook business page and comment with the link.
5. Like Ox Art Jewelry AND aquariann Art pages on facebook for one extra entry.
6. Follow Patsy's Artsy Place blog AND my blog on Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs or your favorite RSS reader for one extra entry.
7. Tweet ONCE about the giveaway using the one below or a variation of your own. Leave a comment with the link.
Enter @aquariann #handmade #giveaway to #win awesome Autumn Leaves Enamel Earrings by Ox Original Jewelry ~ http://bit.ly/qmmnag
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