Saturday, September 13, 2014

GIVEAWAY! Herkimer Diamond Pendant Assemblage Necklace

I've been threatening to do this giveaway for months and I'm finally ready!  Here's the necklace I'm giving away: (Details on how to enter the giveaway are at the bottom of this post.)



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Its pendant features a gorgeous 9.6 carat Herkimer Diamond wrapped in oxidized sterling silver wire.  Also included are several types of lampwork beads, cloisonne beads, vintage metal links, vintage plastic and disc beads, and a couple of my own polymer clay beads. 



Above is the pendant as received from Fall Hill.  



I have mentioned my friend Kim a few times here, and now I invite you to check out her Etsy shop and blog, and pass it on. This is from her 'about' area at Etsy:

"Fall Hill Bead and Gem is a full service bead shop carrying an endless variety of beads and findings, as well as mineral specimens from around the world. We specialize in Herkimer Diamond Jewelry, as well as Herkimer Diamond crystals. We work with many local miners, as well as collect crystals at our private mine to bring you one of a kind Herkimer Diamond specimens, as well as gem grade jewelry crystals and one of a kind jewelry designs."



She's got pictures and stories about gem mining adventures, her and her partner Adam's brick and mortar store in our little town, and more at her blog, Fall Hill Bead & Gem.

So--the giveaway!  In about 2 weeks or so, I will fold names/tickets into a bowl, shuffle them around,  and have one of my brand new baby rats choose one.




That's right!  We now have three baby rats.  They are delightful. Mule, Gums, and Snorkel.  Mule (in front here) is a dumbo rex, which means he has curly hair and whiskers, and round, side-set ears. They are all completely adorable.  And not this tiny anymore--we've had them a month now; we got them a few days after our last elderly, dear, fat, Squiggy died.  Anyway....




 GIVEAWAY INSTRUCTIONS
To get one ticket/entry you can:

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-Leave a comment on this post
-Subscribe to the Fall Hill Bead & Gem blog (subscribe button at bottom right of page)
-Add the Fall Hill Bead & Gem blog to your own blogroll
-Share this (Shipwreck Dandy) blog post on facebook
-Share this (Shipwreck) blog post on your own blog
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Mix and match.  That is 6 possible tickets!  Just keep track of your tickets and let me know in the comments how many you get.  (Please note you must leave a comment below in order for me to know about your entries!) Link to your posts if you like as well.   I'd like to get a ton of interest going, so please share, share!  Open to everyone--domestic US and international is fine.  No shipping charge--the giveway is a full on give.  (Also, if you wish to leave a comment but don't want to be entered in the giveaway, just mention that in the comment.)

                                                       
        The late Sir Squiggington



34 comments:

  1. I was about to say something about how cool that necklace is when my thoughts were completely derailed by that picture of liddle bebe rats!!!! Cuuute!!! There's a campaign on now to promote rats as pets, heard of it on buzzfeed. But ANYWAYS yeah cool necklace. Imma go check out yr friend's shop now.
    Baby rats though!

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  2. eee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 ratties!!!!! i love them so much!
    RIP Sir Squiggington

    the names are fabulous. I had a Rosie Dandelion and a Darby girl. i miss my ratties.

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  3. SO cute, the rats are!!!! Love.

    I also really love that necklace, and am going to see your friend Kim's shop! I love how you wrapped the focal. Beautiful.

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    1. Hey! The sterling wrap was done by Fall Hill. They come as ready-to-use pendants; all I did was oxidize the wire so it would blend in with the overall look. I wish I could wrap that simply! I'll add a photo of the pendant as it started out.

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  4. I would love to win this necklace. It's beautiful! I love the fact that the focal point comes from a local business and local earth. (I have 3 entries - shared the post on FB, subscribed to Fall Hill's blog and made Fall Hill a favorite on Etsy.)

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    1. Hi Bev! You have 4 entries; you also left a comment on this post!

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  5. Hi! I'd love to enter this giveaway that's a lovely necklace! Rats however are not my favourite..I have some unwanted visitors in my home!!

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  6. Gorgeous necklace! Love the natural elements and handmade nature of the piece. I posted the contest on my fb, favorited on etsy, subscribed to the blog's list, and commented here! thanks!

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  7. How adorable! I loves me some rats!

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  8. An amazing giveaway! Congrats on the new rats :D I had a black mouse named Moochie whom I loved dearly <3 ** I favored the Etsy shop, subscribed to her blog, made a comment and will share on my FB page** four entries, right-o?? Anyway, you know I'm crazy about that dark oxidized wrapped gem….*swoon* xo

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  9. I favorited on etsy , subscribed to the blog and I am leaving this comment. Thanks so much for the chance to win this. It is beautiful. Greta

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  10. Tx for sharing, got my fingers crossed for the giveaway, I will check out that site u mentioned now, aloha, angi in hana

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  11. Gorgeous neclace and crystal!thanks for the chance!!

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  12. I subscribed to the blog, favorited on etsy and leave this comment, thank you for this generous give away, bye, Margit

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  13. Shared the new shop on Facebook, added it to my blogroll, and favorited it on Etsy. Now I'm off to do some shopping! Thanks for the lovely opportunity.

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  14. Such lovely work!! I have four points...can't wait to dig into the blog and Etsy shop!!

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  15. I subscribed to the blog, favorited on etsy and left this comment. what beautiful work!!!

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  16. Beautiful!!!!!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  17. Shared on my business page, favored on etsy, and subscribed to!

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  18. I subscribed to your blog and to your friend's as well! Love the necklace! Thanks for offering it as a giveaway. Your work is always beautiful. See you again soon!

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  19. Two tickets for me, please! Comment + favorite on Etsy. Congrats on the baby rats, they are super cute. Love the names, by the way. :)

    abackman66 at hotmail.com

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  20. Your baby rats are kinda cute! I'm not a huge fan of tiny rodents, but I don't really have anything against them either. I've just never had any myself. Several friends also have rats and I kinda get the deal-io. Anyway, congrats on the new babies. Oh, and after leaving this comment, I've also favorited the etsy shops (2 tickets)

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  21. Oh my gosh! Your craft is absolutely gorgeous! Perfect gift items if one wants to go with a classy and elegant vibe. Your rats are uber adorable too, by the way. Thank you so much for sharing that! Good luck to everyone! I hope everyone is having a great fall.

    Lucius Campbell @ Skild

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  22. Sorry - been lurking for awhile... I just Love your art and blog and many or your friends too!
    4 TX's for me (I think)
    - Favorited Fall Hill Bead & Gem on Etsy
    - Subscribed to the Fall Hill Bead & Gem blog
    - Added the Fall Hill Bead & Gem blog to your own blogroll
    - Left a comment.....
    Thanks for the fun!

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  23. Squigg would be proud~beautiful babies!

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  24. Shoot! I am probably too late to enter this...I am a email subscriber to your blog but this is the first post I have gotten in months... Throw my name in the rat hat please...rub a little cheese on a corner...Thank you!

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    1. Not too late! You're in the drawing.

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  25. Aww, sweet baby rats! Maybe I'll get lucky and they'll pick my name :) I did 4 of the items (I don't have an active blog).

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  26. .....am I too late/ when is the drawing? :)

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