Friday, May 28, 2010

Giveaway by Solstice Designs - (this giveaway is now closed)

I have saved the shop Solstice Designs until last for a specific reason. Solstice Design should win an award for being a giving shop. When I first found this shop I was totally blown away by the amount of Pay It Forward items this shop carries. I actually just went and checked and as of right now they have 58 Pay It Forward items in their shop for around $6. These are items you can by for a low cost and give to someone as an act of kindness.

Not only does this shop have a HUGE heart for doing acts of kindness but they also have a special section of items called "Gifts That Give."

This shop not only has beautiful, beautiful items but they have HUGE hearts for people and you can spot that as soon as you enter their shop.

Let's hear what Solstice Designs has to say about their shop:

When did you open your Etsy shop? In February 2008

Can you tell me how you decided to put Pay-It- Forward item in your shop and how it works? A friend of ours saw the pay it forward concept on Etsy. We fell in love with it and incorporated it into our site. We offer an entire collection of value priced pieces to encourage random acts of kindness. Surprise your bank teller or delight the neighbor that you don’t really know. When you purchase a pay it forward you have the opportunity to spread joy in any way you would like. Knowing that this concept is spreading across the country is remarkable.


How did you start making jewelry? My best friend/business partner and I were on vacation and wandered in to a bead store. Neither of us made jewelry or even knew how at the time. We fell in love with natural stones and began making jewelry. After a year or so of tinkering, I quit my full time job at Tiffany &Co. to start Solstice Designs. Solstice Designs has been my full time job for five years!!



What makes you smile? Knowing that hundreds of women across the country have received a donated piece of our jewelry to honor their journey, commitment to themselves and their children. I know in my heart that one day we will be in an airport or another part of the country and we will see a woman wearing one of our Project Mother’s Day necklaces. In that moment, we will know that we touched the lives of a family we will never meet.


Do you have any specials going on you want me to mention in the post? We are most excited about our “Inner Strength” necklace from our “Gifts that Give” section. It is the perfect piece for a graduate or any woman in your life that deserves to be honored for their inner strength. We created a national give called Project Mother’s Day. Every year I design a new piece that we handcraft and donate to children in domestic violence shelters across the country. The children then have a gift to give to their mom on Mother’s Day. Women without children in the shelter also receive a necklace from a caring friend. The “Inner Strength” necklace is now for sale and is a sustaining fundraiser for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).
$5 from the sale of each piece is donated to the NCADV. Your piece will arrive boxed with an enclosure card describing the donation.

But It - I would love a lot of my readers go and buy one of their PIF items and use it to do a random act of kindness. It is really so much fun to do nice things for strangers or even someone you know.
Buy It - Solstice Designs if giving away to one of my readers the "stand out" earrings pictures above. They have been kind enough to leave this open to ALL my readers including international readers.

How To Win:

Mandatory Entry (this must be done before you can gain any extra entries) - Visit Solstice Designs and tell me your favorite item in their 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. Enter any of my other giveaways - (1) entry for each giveaway

5. Fan Solstice Designs on Facebook - (1) entry

6. Heart Solstice Designs on Etsy (add as favorite) - (1) entry

7. Purchase anything from Solstice Designs and come back letting me know what you purchased - (10) entries
8. Go to their website and tell me something you learned - (1) entry


This giveaway will end on June 12, 2010 and is open to ALL my readers including 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.

165 comments:

Wolf said...

I'm a follower ( Alix ) and i'm a fan on facebook ( A. Soubielle)
And my favorite items it's : http://www.etsy.com/listing/44013423/real-woman

Amanda said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect.

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- Amanda

Amanda said...

Enter me please! What an amazing giveaway!

I visited the shop and I have to say I am in love with the Words to Live By Pendant!

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- Amanda

Amanda said...

I "liked" Solstice Designs on Facebook.

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- Amanda

Amanda said...

I "hearted" Solstice Designs on Etsy.

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- Amanda

Amanda said...

I wandered on over to their site and found they are against Domestic Abuse and have a link to see the warning signs! Domestic Abuse is something that is close to my heart being a victim of that during my Childhood.

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- Amanda

Amanda said...

And here is my 3rd entry :o)

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- Amanda

Claude said...

My favorite item is by far the You're Right PIF necklace (the first one on your post). I gasped when I saw it! That quote is my favorite one ever!
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Thanks for the chance to win!

Claude said...

Blog follower entry 3/3

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Claude said...

Blog follower entry 2/3

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Claude said...

Blog follower entry 1/3

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janil said...

Follower!
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janil said...

I have no words for this amazing necklace:
Touch of the Ivory Coast!!!!!
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gustosa said...

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entered starfish necklace and bracelet
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grace said...

My favorite is the Heirloom PIF necklace. I just love the design and the intricate details of the pendant. ^_^

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grace said...

I also entered the giveaway sponsored by Yum Yum Pendants. c:

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I also entered the giveaway sponsored by Precious Past Times. c:

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I also entered the giveaway sponsored by Kase and Anna's Mom. c:

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I also entered the giveaway sponsored by Nellie Bugs. c:

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grace said...

I also entered the giveaway sponsored by T & T Crafts. c:

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va said...

I like the reflecting pif necklace .
http://www.etsy.com/listing/44693696/reflecting-pif

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va said...

I hearted soltice designs on etsy and name on there is squirrel33 .

va said...

I fanned soltice designs on fb and username is ana amanti .

Betsabè said...

I like: Outdoor Market.

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Betsabè said...

I'm a follower.

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#1

Betsabè said...

heart on etsy, (betsabea)

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fan on fb.
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#3

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Betsabè said...

enter other giveaway:
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LIZ said...

hi, i am in lovey with http://www.etsy.com/listing/37970490/enfold-pif

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LIZ said...

hi, i am follower

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LIZ said...

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LIZ said...

hi, i am follower

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email me :)
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Erin H said...

I love the inner strength necklace!

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Erin H said...

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luckyfinds said...

I like the Touch of the Ivory Coast necklace
http://www.etsy.com/listing/46347601/touch-of-the-ivory-coast

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luckyfinds said...

I follow via GFC as Luckyfinds #1

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Mom2three said...

I loved the Just Be You necklace. It's something I tell my daughter and myself all the time.
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Mom2three said...

I entered the Fleurs Petites giveaway

Thanks for the great giveaways!

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Jennifer T. said...

My fave item is the Mayan Sunset necklace.
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Jennifer T. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect. #3
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I follow via Google Friend Connect. #2
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My fav is White Washed
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Linda Kish said...

There are so many I love it is hard to pick just one. I love the Live It PIF

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LIZ said...

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LIZ said...

already follower

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409cope said...

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Katie said...

follower under kshuttle

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Katie said...

great giveaway!!i also loove the bold in blue necklace...it is stunning!

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I entered the Purple Tangerine contest!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Words To Live By Pendant!

lin3arossa said...

I love the Twinkle of Topaz.
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I heat solstice designs
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Cannaria said...

My favorite item is Memoire


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Cannaria said...

I`m a follower via GFC


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Cannaria said...

I`m entering giveaway by T & T Craft


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LAMusing said...

Love the Animate bracelet

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I follow on GFC (#3)

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I follow on GFC (#2)

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LAMusing said...

I follow on GFC (#1)

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LAMusing said...

I made Solstice Designs a favorite on Etsy
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Jasmine1485 said...

My favourite piece is the Twilight necklace, gorgeous colours and so elegant!

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Heather! said...

Oh, I love sooooo many things in this shop! I think my favorite might be the 'Enjoy' silver necklace! (Or the 'Just Be You' necklace...how 'bout a 'Enjoy Being You' necklace?!) :D

Thanks!
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Heather! said...

I hearted Solstice Designs at etsy as hybroanglid.
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Heather! said...

I follow via GFC!
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Heather! said...

Following via GFC.
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Heather! said...

I entered Nellie Bug.
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Heather! said...

I entered T&T giveaway.
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Heather! said...

Follow via GFC.
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Heather! said...

I entered the Play Silk giveaway.
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Heather! said...

I LIKE Solstice Designs on FB!
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luckyfinds said...

I'm a fan of Solsctice Designs

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Donna said...

I love the Toes In The Sand anklet very pretty

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Donna said...

I follow your blog-3

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Donna said...

I follow your blog -2

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Donna said...

I follow your blog

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Donna said...

I "heart" solstice Designs on ETSY

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Donna said...

I "like" Solstice Designs on facebook

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Lyudmila said...

I like the Wildflowers
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Lyudmila said...

I am a current follower
Lyudmila (entry #1)
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Lyudmila said...

I am a current follower
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Lyudmila said...

I am a current follower
Lyudmila (entry #3)
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Lyudmila said...

I blogged about this giveaway here (entry #1)
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Lyudmila said...

I blogged about this giveaway here (entry #2)
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Lyudmila said...

I blogged about this giveaway here (entry #3)
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Lyudmila said...

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Lyudmila said...

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fluttermama said...

My favorite is the Fern pendant
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fluttermama said...

#3 I follow you via GFC

fluttermama said...

#2 I follow you via GFC

fluttermama said...

I follow you vis GFC

fluttermama said...

I learned that 2010 is the 5th anniversary of Project Mothers Day

fluttermama said...

I entered your Purple tangerine playsilk contest

fluttermama said...

I entered your Fay Moose art giveaway

Haylee said...

i like the whitewash necklace

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