Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My Very First GIVEAWAY

I am squealing like a little girl over here. I am so excited to do this giveaway today!

Remember this post by Julianne and this post by Shantel?

They are back, and this time they are EACH giving away a $20 credit to their store! (You may do a happy dance now, I'll wait.)

Welcome back.

So here is a little bit about each store:

Shantel and her store Pepper Ann's Locket:

I wear these earrings CONSTANTLY
My passion for all things crafty started at a young age. Seeing the women in my life put together something from nothing has always inspired me. Often times, if the laundry was stacked up and I needed a some shorts before school, my mom would run to her sewing room, cut out some fabric and whip me up a brand new pair. I will always admire the dainty crocheted lace my grandma and great-grandmother created to add an extra element of beauty to their everyday life. Sewing projects and jewelry creations filled many of the days in my childhood, and I feel blessed that I am still able to use these creative outlets as a form of release and expression.

Dabbling in a variety of crafty projects excites me more than I 
Gorgeous necklace given to me by Shantel. "Believe" is my favorite word!
I love how she personalizes her pieces just for you!
can express. I love working with paper, fabric, inks, clay, paints, feathers, metals, and all sorts of beads. At the present moment, I have been diving into jewelry making with my whole heart, and am loving it! I have been developing some hand stamped metal pieces, and have recently explored the sparkly fun of glitter glass. I have been putting together lots of earrings, and have even busted out the sewing machine and made some silky infinity scarves in lovely prints. 
It makes my heart insanely happy to be doing what I love for a living. Gradually, I have made the transition to selling what I create online. I simply adore everything about Etsy, and am thrilled to have my shop open there. For the past several months, I have also been able to participate in local handmade markets. There is a hum-- an electric spark that is tangible when you are able to compose an art & gift show that features the work of some seriously talented folks and provide the public with the opportunity to shop for these fantastic pieces. It has been a privilege to have my work featured alongside these great people. To stay updated on where you can see my work in person next, feel free to follow my Facebook page for regular postings on upcoming events and new pieces.

Here is some background on Julianne from Made by Jewls:

I am SO in love with these earrings right now.

These yellow earrings and I... we spend a LOT of time together

Made by Jewls sells adorable handmade jewelry and accessories. Julianne started her business over three years ago and has since turned it in to her full-time job with customers world-wide. Her creations can be found in boutiques all the way from Utah to Ireland. She grew up in Japan and so many of her pieces are inspired by their lifestyle and artwork. She loves browsing through local fabric stores for new patterns and designs to use with her earrings. She and  her husband are hoping to adopt, so a portion of each sale made in her shop goes to help bring their baby home. 

Ok, so here is what is up for grabs!

We will have TWO winners (that's right, your chances just got a little bit better)
One winner will get a $20 credit to Pepper Ann's Locket.
One winner will get a $20 credit to Made by Jewls

And, they are each offering 15% off exclusively to One Wish Short... readers!
Pepper Ann's Locket 15% off code: ONEWISH
Made by Jewls 15% off code: WISH15

 So, how to enter:
Go to Pepper Ann's Locket and Made by Jewls and tell us what your favorite piece is! For extra entries you can

  1. Like MadebyJewls, Pepper Ann's Locket and One Wish Short... of Paradise on Facebook. Tell us in a comment! (If you are already a "fan"  of one of us on Facebook, don't worry, "like" the one's you haven't)
  2. Follow my blog! (over there ------> in the sidebar. Either on Google Friends Connect or with Bloglovin') tell us in a comment
  3. Follow me on Twitter and tell us in a comment.
The giveaway ENDS December 10th at midnight, and winners will be chosen on December 11th! Don't forget to check back then to see if you've won! (I'll also contact you if I can.)

I sooooo wish I could enter, but as I can't, I am excited for one of you to win!

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  1. SO-
    I was already following you on Twitter and Facebook. I followed your blog, even though I was kinda already following it on MY blog.
    Favorite piece from Pepper Anne's Locket is the Hold Onto Hope hand stamped necklace.
    Favorite piece from Made by Jewls is the Cobalt Blue Infinity scarf.
    And I followed BOTH of them on facebook.
    To my count, that's between 4-6 entries just for me. BOOM!
    p.s. LOVE that you took my advice for the giveaway thing.
    p.p.s. when are you going to choose winners?

  2. I liked everyone on Facebook
    I already follow you on GFC
    I follow on twitter as @all_the_words

    From Pepper Anne's Locket, I love the Definition Necklace: fleur necklace
    From Made by Jewls... well I kind of love everything, but especially the Rad Plaid Fabric Covered Button Earrings!

  3. I liked them both on FB!

    Plus I followed Made by Jewls blog. :)

    Pepper Ann's Locket: Cherry Red Crackle Earrings AND Grace Headband.
    Made by Jewls: Raspberry Pink Infinity Scarf AND Vintage Dot Fabric Covered Button Bobby Pin Hair Clip.

    I hope I win something!!!

  4. Hey :)
    I have already followed your blog, but I just started following you on Twitter! My favorite on Pepper Anne's Locket is the Definition Necklace. At Made by Jewls I'd say the Mellow Arrow fabric covered earrings, or... the Alice's Wonderland fabric covered earrings. Also, I started following your blog, as well as both of their shops on Facebook.
    P.S. I am in Love with your hair. I keep forgetting to tell you that.

  5. hey good luck with the giveaway - new follower from the blog hop

  6. These are beautiful shops! Love the items you posted! I just found your adorable blog through the hop! I am excited to be your newest follower, I would love for you to stop by and follow along if you'd like :)

  7. just started following your blog! We would love for you to check out our blog.

  8. oh man, following just in time, i will get to liking all these pages!
    new follower, follow back? :D

  9. Following everyone via Facebook :) awesome giveaway!

  10. Love all the stuff for the giveaway! Seriously adore your blog and am so dang excited to get to know you more as your newest follower. Found you through the followers to friend hop. Email me at I have a proposition for you!!


  11. lucky i stopped by on a giveaway day - headed over to like people on facebook now!- glad that i found your cute blog through the hop and excited to be your newest follower (stalker might be slightly more appropriate :P).

    P.S. I'd love for you to drop by and say hi over at when you get a chance :)

  12. following you on twitter! (eegringeri)

  13. Great giveaway!! I'm your newest follower! Come visit our Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you will!! It's a great and easy way to get followers to your lovely blog/website or to your Twitter/Facebook, etc...
    Link up your website and pages too! Aloha Friday Blog Hop {HERE}

  14. thanks for the great give away!! I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can. really fun shops...

  15. Fun giveaway! I'm now following your blog, liked you, pepper ann's, and madebyjewls on fb. My fave piece from pepper ann's is the definition necklace: fleur. My favorite earrings at madbyjewls are the winter wonderland houndstooth earrings.


  16. I am your new follower via blog hop! These are some awesome things. :)

    Adin Blankenship

  17. Congrats on the first giveaway, the prizes look awesome.

    Hope you can check out my latest post! and follow back on GFC and Facebook!

    Save 10% on your first GLOSSYBOX!

  18. So, I finally officially followed your blog (even though I've read every post so far), I follow MadebyJewls, Pepper Ann's Locket and One Wish Short... of Paradise on Facebook, my favorite Pepper Ann's Locket piece is the Nightlock Earrings and my favorite Made by Jewls piece is the Black and Gray Infinity Scarf or the Peppermint Snowflake Earrings (I can't decide which one I like better).

    1. I also follow you on Twitter and Facebook...