So, I was really excited to be doing this giveaway for my 200th post! Except that apparently Blogger Dashboard counts my drafts too and so really, this is a giveaway in honor of my 173rd published post! Woo! Hey, I love any excuse for celebration! :)
I'm thrilled to introduce you to Christie Akagi, the owner and creator behind TidePools Jewelry Etsy shop.
Christie is from Hawaii and lives right here on Oahu! She's an incredibly talented self-taught artist and has been making jewelry since 7th grade. Her fabulous Etsy shop opened in 2008. Much of her dainty jewelry is made up of tiny shells and bits of seaglass --treasures she has found while combing the beaches of Hawaii. She says, "Finding that perfectly smooth piece of sea glass or a gorgeous seashell always puts a smile on my face."
I was looking through her shop yesterday and literally every page I went to I would say, "This is my favorite piece!" Needless to say, it was hard to narrow it down to a few pieces to show you. You'll have to click over to her shop to see each beautiful creation for yourself. Here are some of my faves (descriptions are Christie's).
"Dusk" - Sterling silver teardrop pendant with labradorite coins with freshwater pearls
"Pretty Pearls" - Freshwater white coin pearl necklace with silver, peacock, white, pink, and mauve pearls
"Snow White" - White sea glass with creamy white and pearly pink freshwater pearls
"Droplets" - Sterling silver earrings
"Green Seas" - Green sea glass with freshwater pearls
Aren't they fabulous? Do you want one?? Of course you do. :)
Christie has generously offered one of her beautiful personalized necklaces for one lucky reader! One winner will receive her very own...
"Sandy Beach" - Personalized sterling silver starfish necklace
So dainty, so feminine, just perfect, isn't it? Of course, should you win, you get to choose the initial of your choice to personalize it! Here's how to play.
1. To win you must be a follower of AisletoAloha using the Google Friend Connect feature. (Click the"follow" button on the right side bar.) Leave a comment on this post. I'd love to know about your treasured finds. Thrift store goodie? Amazingly delicious candy bar? The perfect comfy tee?
2. If you blog about the giveaway, come back and leave a second comment/entry.
3. And if you tweet about it, leave a third comment/entry. (And don't forget to follow me on there!)
***If you leave a comment as Anonymous, please leave your first and last name and a way for me to contact you should you win (blog, email, etc).***
So you can potentially enter up to three times. Giveaway will be open until 10pm Wednesday night (Hawaii time) (September 1) and the winner will be announced (using random.org) on Thursday, September 2nd.
Have at it!