Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Giveaway from Grakilee (Personalized Jewelry)! (this giveaway is now closed)

See this beautiful bracelet (I won this bracelet in a giveaway)?


This shop was the very first block in the building of my review/giveaway blog. One of my friends posted on her blog that her sister-in-law had an Etsy shop and she was hosting a giveaway for her. Then someone commented that they found the giveaway through a site called By Handmade Giveaways. I couldn't believe all the amazing shops I found by following this new blog! I found myself writing reviews from all the shops I bought from on my family blog and then realized how much fun I was having showing people these shops. Thank you Grakilee for starting it all (thank you Christina for hosting the giveaway)!

Grakilee is full of amazing personalized jewelry and with Mother's Day right around the corner this is the perfect shop for you to go buy something for the Mother or Grandmother in your life. This is also a perfect gift to give to someone that has lost a child or someone they love.



Let's learn about this very cool shop:



When did you open your Etsy shop? Uh well I really don't remember, maybe 4 years. I lose track of time with work and four kids!

How did you start making jewelry? I have been making jewelry for maybe 6 years. I started making the photo jewelry because I wanted a piece of photo jewelry after I started having kids. I realized that everywhere I looked was way over priced for my budget. I thought there has to be a way to make personalized jewelry and offer it at a lower price. That's when I started investigating the materials I would need to start making the photo jewelry. I was encouraged by family and friends to start selling my jewelry. I work full time as a teacher and do often wish I had more time to work with of the jewelry making materials I have collected over the years. I also love rocks and beads. I make regular jewelry also. I love to make things for gifts and often get special requests for beaded pieces. I like to work with wire and leather also.



What type of things have can you do for memorial pieces? I have done several memorial pieces. People will typically pick a piece from my shop and that is what I will make. I have added little photocopy footprints for lost little ones. I really enjoy don't different things so I like when people tell me what they are looking for and I create something especially for them. I know how much this jewelry means to people who have lost loved ones. I have often thought what a cherished gift it would be for someone who has lost someone to replace traditional flowers or in addition to flowers.
What is your favorite item in your shop? My favorite in the shop would be the leather band /scrabble tile bracelet. I love leather and this piece is a one of a kind piece. I also like the polymer clay pendants. I made those from start to finish. No two are alike. They are fun to make!




Buy It - Mother's Day is 5 weeks away and anything from this shop would make the perfect Mother's Day gift!


Win It - Grakilee is giving one of my readers this beautiful, personalized Love necklace pictured above. Grakilee is will to ship anywhere so this is open to ALL readers including international readers.


How To Win:

Mandatory Entry (this must be done before you can gain any extra entries) - Visit Grakilee and tell me your favorite item in her shop.

**YOU MUST LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR COMMENT SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOUR THE WINNER.

Extra Entries (must have mandatory entry completed before you can gain extra entries) -
If it says (3) comments you must leave 3 separate comments.

1. Follow my blog - (3) entries

2. Grab my button and leave a link of where I can find it - (5) entries

3. Blog about this giveaway - (5) entries

4. Heart Grakilee on Etsy (add as favorite) - (1) entry

5. Enter any of my other giveaways - (1) entry for each giveaway

6. Email 3 friends or co-worker telling them about this giveaway and make sure to give them the link (I'm trusting you on this one) - (3) entry

7. Purchase anything from Grakilee and come back letting me know what you purchased - (10) entries


This giveaway will end on April 14, 2010 and is open to all readers including US, Canada & International readers. I will select a winner using a random number generator and I will email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I select a new winner.

198 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful necklace! It is hard to pick a favorite, but I think the In my heart sterling silver hand stamped initial necklace with fresh water pearl would be mine.
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Jennifer L. said...

My favourite item is the dangle charm photo bracelet.
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Jus and Kat said...

My favorite item is the "In My Heart" necklace.

Domestic Diva said...

I like the
In my heart sterling silver hand stamped initial necklace with fresh water pearl
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Lund7 said...

I love her shop! My favorite items are the LOVE photo pendant and the sterling heart with hand-stamped initials.

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nightowl said...

My favorite item is the Leather, glass beads, and silver wire with double sided sterling photo pendant.
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I like the sterling plated/rectangle personalized photo pendant with beaded and leather necklace

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I like the In my heart sterling silver hand stamped initial necklace with fresh water pearl best!

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jc said...

I love the Gold Plated/Gold Polymer Clay/Swavrovski Crystal Personalized Photo Charm Bracelet, it's very pretty! Thanks for the giveaway.

greeneginger said...

Great post and interview! I love personalized jewelry and her creations are so cool and unique. One of my faves is the Dangle Charm Photo bracelet:)
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crystal said...

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.Sterling Silver hand stamped name bracelet with swarovski crystal birthstones

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Love the Pearl sterling silver photo bracelet.

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ZaftigDelights ~ KnitzyBlonde said...

My favorite is this pretty Rounded Square photo pendant with crystal bead dangles.

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Nicole said...

I like the "in my heart sterling silver hand stamped initial necklace with fresh water pearl"
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Black Serenity said...

Hi i am a follower and have already entered the hairbow from bow n bands competition.

My favorite item from the shop would have to be the
In my heart sterling silver hand stamped initial necklace with fresh water pearl.

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Huguette E. said...

My favorite is the Leather, glass beads, and silver wire with double sided sterling photo pendant.
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Karmah said...

Oh it's so hard to pick! I love the stamped initial necklaces!

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Sarah,

My favorite item is the "In my heart sterling silver hand stamped initial necklace with fresh water pearl."

Would love to win this!

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Jasmine1485 said...

My favourite piece is the 'In my heart' necklace, I love the combination of silver and pearl, and the hearts are a great idea. :)

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Angelia said...

I love the Two srabble tile photo pendant with brown wire work and ball chain necklace.

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