Monday, November 9, 2009

Countdown to Christmas: KC Etsy Team's Great Giveaway! WEEK THIRTEEN: Win a MY DAGGERED HEART necklace from Silver Trove Designs!


WEEK THIRTEEN: Win this "My Daggered Heart" necklace from Carole Braden-Williams at Silver Trove Designs! My Daggered Heart is a sterling silver and banded agate pendant necklace. According to Carole, "This is the first piece in my new series, Skeleton Keys. It is a Victorian style wire wrapped piece that has been oxidized to give it an antique look. It is on a leather cord with a chain extension so it is adjustable from 16 inches to 21 inches."

"I was lucky enough to have a mother who taught me to sew, knit, crochet and craft when I was a child, which was a great foundation for becoming a silversmith," notes Carole. "I started making fancy barrettes for my two daughters 18 years ago and they were noticed by a buyer for the children's clothing designer, Chocolate Soup. After making thousands of those barrettes for them, I started stringing beads and teaching myself to make simple jewelry. A lady who owned a bead shop showed me a few wire jewelry techniques and I was immediately hooked. I learned more from other wire jewelry artists and began selling my work through an artists' coop store and then my own store. I later took a night course at a local high school in silversmithing. I loved it so much I convinced the teacher to teach an advanced course. Since then I have been lucky enough to be able to make jewelry as my full time career."

"As cliche' as it sounds, I am inspired by the world around me - nature, the changing seasons, and the people I have been blessed to know," says Carole. "My children have always helped me see things through their eyes which helps to keep me up to date on styles and colors, and yet I also love vintage styles and jewelry making techniques. I am also inspired by other artists, past and present. Etsy is a wonderful source of inspiration!"

"I have totally enjoyed making all the pieces in my shop so it's hard to pick a favorite. I put so much time and love into each piece that they are a lot like children to me. Although they are sometimes hard to part with, it is always exciting to send them out to their new owners. Usually my favorite item is the one I have most recently completed so I would have to say the My Daggered Heart pendant is my current favorite. I can't wait to find out who will win it!" she quips.

TO ENTER THIS CONTEST AND WIN the My Daggered Heart pendant necklace, simply visit Carole's Etsy Shop silvertrove.etsy.com and choose your favorite item in the shop, then post a comment about your favorite item here. BE SURE TO INCLUDE contact information (your e-mail) in your post, so we can notify you if you win. For an EXTRA ENTRY, become a follower of this blog, and BE SURE TO POST A SEPARATE COMMENT letting us know you've done so. For yet a THIRD entry, Tweet on Twitter or blog about this contest on your own blog, including a link to this blog, and BE SURE TO POST A SEPARATE COMMENT letting us know. Include in your comment a link to your post! If you'd like a FOURTH ENTRY, become a fan of our KC Etsy Facebook Fan Page and post a comment indicating you've done so! Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009. Monday Nov. 16, a winner will be randomly drawn from eligible entrants and notified by e-mail, and the winner's name will also be posted here. Winner has one week to contact Carole to claim his/her prize. Contest open to U.S. residents. Keep checking here for our weekly drawings, and good luck to you!


THIS WEEK'S LUCKY WINNER IS MAR! CONGRATULATIONS!

68 comments:

Altered Beauty said...

This is beautiful!
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Altered Beauty said...

I am a blog follower!!!
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Altered Beauty said...

I am now a Facebook Fan!!!
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Newelryjewelry said...

I like the Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring. Her artisan jewelry is so beautiful and wellmade.

I already follow the blog.

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Newelryjewelry said...

I already a kcetsy facebook fan page.

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knotshop said...

My favorite is this Citrine ring: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33538145
Great jewelry!

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knotshop said...

I've become a Facebook fan.

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knotshop said...

I'm now following this blog!

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Adrienne's Whimsies said...

I LOVE the marquis cut garnet ring!! Its my birthstone!! You have gorgeous items!!

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Adrienne's Whimsies said...

I am following your blog as well

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jgoode said...

http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.64863526.jpg
Esmeralda is my favorite. I am mesmerized. Jennifer Goode
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Jill said...

I really love the Pandora sterling silver ring.

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Jill said...

I follow your blog.

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Ni-Chern Designs said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14154091

Camelia Earrings is my fav.

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Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The Marquise Cut Garnet and Tarnish Resistant Sterling Silver Ring is masculine enough I'd enjoy wearing it as a pinky ring.

Mamushi Love said...

I love the Marquise Cut Garnet ring. The color of the garnet is lovely.

SheilaBee said...

I love this fabulous and unique necklace- Tarnish Resistant Sterling Silver and Swarovsky Crystlal Initial Pendant

SheilaBee said...

Following the blog

SheilaBee said...

Tweet-http://twitter.com/SheilaBran/statuses/5691747317
cant figure out how to Twitter follow KC Etsy.
Dont know the user name and KC Etsy returns none.

SheilaBee said...

Facebook Fan

Amber said...

I just love the Sterling Silver and Turquoise Cuff Bracelet!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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slb3334 said...

I like the esmeralda ring.

Alma said...

I like the Pandora Sterling Silver and Art Glass ring.

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Lesa S said...

STUNNING Daggered Heart necklace Carole! It really is stunning. You are so talented. I am now subscribed to the blog. Regards. ls(at)lesasteeledesigns(dot)com

Lesa S. said...

Ooops-remind self to read all the rules and follow the directions. I am now subscribed to your blog :-)) Thanks! ><>

Lesa S. said...

And now I'm a facebook fan ><>

Lesa S. said...

And now your lovely blog/contest has been tweeted by PRAY4SALVATION. Thanks for the lovely creations. ><> Lesa

Laura said...

Wonderful designs. I like the citrine and sterling silver ring is very nice...but so are a lot of the items.

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autie said...

I like the Roxanne - Extra Wide Sterling Silver and Black Onyx Ring

paryjeja said...

I absolutely love the Rose Quartz and Swarovsky Crystal Sterling Silver Pendant on a Cable Chain and I am glad she offers a longer chain.
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paryjeja said...

I am a follower of the KCEtsy blog.
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paryjeja said...

I tweeted.
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paryjeja said...

I am a fan of KCEtsy on facebook.
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Tiffany said...

i love the silver turqouis ring

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llinda29 said...

My fave is Camelia Earrings - Sky Blue Chalcedony Briolettes and Argentium/Tarnish Resistant Sterling Silver

Deb K said...

I love the Marquise Cut Garnet and Tarnish Resistant Sterling Silver Ring~Beautiful!!

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Deb K said...

I follow you with Google

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I am a new FB Fan

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mar said...

My favorite item is the Size 6 Sterling Silver, Rose Quartz and Swarovsky Crystal Ring. What a lovely piece.

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bogiesmom said...

I love the Name in a Sterling Silver 18 Inch Necklace With a Swarovsky Crystals. I've always wanted a name necklace, and this one is exceptionally pretty. Thanks for the chance to win the dagger necklace, which is also lovely.

CAROLINA said...

I like the Rose Quartz and Swarovsky Crystal Sterling Silver Pendant on a Cable Chain. Pink and green is such a nice color scheme.

tawnda said...

I love the Rose Quartz and Swarovsky Crystal Sterling Silver Pendant on a Cable Chain
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Lisa said...

I love the Rose Quartz and Swarovsky Crystal Sterling Silver Pendant on a Cable Chain. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lisa said...

I follow your blog.

erma said...

I love the Esmeralda- Sterling Silver and Turquoise Fantasy Ring.
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SeahorseLady said...

I also like the pretty Sterling Silver and Turquoise Cuff Bracelet.

SeahorseLady said...

I follow.

Egare1 said...

This necklace is so beautiful! I also love the Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet, but it's hard to pick just one thing from the shop!

Egare1 said...

I follow your blog :)

Amanda said...

The Esmerelda ring caught my eye immediately. SO many lovely pieces. Thank you for the chance to own one. :)

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intime said...

Tarnish Resistant Sterling Silver and Swarovsky Crystlal Initial Pendant - Reserved for creativedesignz intime@myself.com

Raul said...

I really loved the items that were available on the site. I think I might look into purchasing one for my girlfriend. Especially the Esmeralda- Sterling Silver and Turquoise Size 71/2 Fantasy Ring. It's beautiful.

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Kate said...

I really like the Pandora sterling silver ring!! Thanks!

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Nanette said...

I love the Sterling Silver and Turquoise Cuff Bracelet.
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sherri419 said...

I am a big fan of unique rings and she has loads of them. I especially like the Pandora -Sterling Silver and Art Glass! Gorgeous! Thanks!

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bigfatqueenofeverything said...

Rose Quartz and Swarovsky Crystal Sterling Silver Pendant on a Cable Chain is so pretty!

bridget3496 said...

I love the Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet

Jackee Ann said...

I love the Sterling Silver and Turquoise Cuff Bracelet
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~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

so pretty@@
I HEART the Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring!!!

Swtlilchick said...

I love the Rose Quartz and Swarovsky Crystal Sterling Silver Pendant on a Cable Chain

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