Thursday, December 29, 2011

aloha & giveaway from a sponsor:: silver and honey!


Today I get to introduce to you one of my newest and sweetest sponsors-- Stephanie from Silver and Honey. Not only is her business name incredibly sweet, but Stephanie herself has such a precious heart and wonderful creative talent! You will love her jewelry, guaranteed. It's got classic beauty, with a bit of a quirky flair. Keep reading to learn more about Stephanie and stick around for a beeeautiful giveaway that you do not want to miss! 


Aloha Stephanie! Could you tell Aisle to Aloha readers a bit about yourself?

Aloha!  I am a wife, mommy, Christian and jewelry maker.  Up until a few months ago, I worked in the banking industry, but now I am incredibly blessed to be able to stay home with my son and pursue my dream of having my own business.






What is the story behind your sweet business? 

I’ve always been an artistic person but never really knew what my creative outlet was until I started making jewelry.  It started as a hobby when I was pregnant, but once I took my first Metalsmithing class I knew I had finally found my passion.  I started with a small Etsy shop, and then decided to rename/rebrand my business and focus on my own website.  Silverandhoney.com was born shortly after but I am still changing, learning new things and striving to improve my work.  I only wish I had enough time to do all of the things I want to do!




 What is the most special piece of jewelry you own or have owned in the past? What does it mean to you?

I have a necklace with a small diamond pendant that was given to me by my mother.  It was made from a pair of diamond earrings owned by my Great Grandmother.  She was an amazing woman, kind, gentle and full of love and she is the kind of person that I strive to be one day.  When she passed, my mother had the earrings made into two diamond necklaces.  She gave one to my sister and the other to me. 



If you could offer any piece of advice to small business owners, what would you say? 

Don’t freak out if you aren’t immediately successful!  It takes time to get your business out there and everyone has to start somewhere.  So don’t give up!  If you are doing what you love and doing it well, someone will notice and a way will open up!

Ok, sweet readers, it's me again. Ready for this gorgeous giveaway? Gotta admit, I'm a bit jealous of you. Stephanie has graciously offered a pair of her Pyrite and Pearl earrings to one of you! These 14k gold-filled earrings are elegant and quirky at the same time and will look gorgeous on those lobes of yours! 



Wanna enter to win? Here's how:: 

Leave a blog comment telling us your most special piece of jewelry and why. 

**Additional entries::**

Visit Silver and Honey and tell me your favorite piece of jewelry on Stephanie's site.  (Leave a separate comment here for an entry.)

Follow Stephanie's twitter! (Leave a separate comment here for an entry.)


Giveaway closes on Tuesday, January 3, 2012!



lindsay

70 comments:

  1. I have a link ring my daughter got me for Mother's Day several years ago, I wear it everyday.
    kyfaithw at aol dot com

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  2. Dragonfly Necklace is da bomb
    kyfaithw at aol dot com

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  5. My favorite piece of jewelry is a 14k gold heart that my aunt gave to me 10 years ago for my birthday. My twin sister has one identical to it so it is really special to me. :-)

    xo,
    Margaret
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    margeincharge(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. oops that would be Silver and Honey on twitter kyfaithw
    kyfaithw at aol dot com

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  7. The most special piece of jewelry I own would be my Grandmother's 6 birthstone ring. It holds her birthstone as well as the birthstones of her 5 brothers and sisters. It's stunning. She left it to me when she passed last year. Love it to pieces!

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  8. Forgot to say, it's a heart necklace!... not just a heart. ;-)

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  9. I follow Stephanie on Twitter!
    @CaseyCote

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  10. I LOVE the Labradorite & Leaf necklace! Just my style!

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  11. I have a gold locket that my grandfather gave my grandmother while they were dating. It's from the 40s and had a picture of him in his Navy uniform in it. He gave it to her when he was shipping out to WWII.

    She gave it to me before she died, and I treasure it!

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  12. I really like the woodland necklace and earrings.

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  13. following on twitter! @emilypilotswife

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  14. A heart penden with a swirling arrow on it. My uncle got it for me. I define it as me having crazy love for others!

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  15. My favorite piece of jewelry belonged to my grandmother and has each of the birthstones of her sons. After she passed, it went into a jewelry box and the sons have yet to decide who will end up with it. But it's by far my favorite piece of jewelry.

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  16. My facorite piece of jewelry from Silver and Honey would be the Dragonfly necklace! Its gorgeous!

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  17. My favorite from her collection are the Ice Cube Earrings.

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  18. My most special piece is my wedding ring, but the piece that I'm most proud of is my marathon necklace, which proudly boasts about the 26.2 miles I ran.

    Megan @ Lemon Tree Studio

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  19. I love the Tree of Life necklace!

    Megan @ Lemon Tree Studio

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  20. I love the Tree of Life necklace!

    Megan @ Lemon Tree Studio

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  21. And I'm following SilverandHoney as @LemonTreeLikes.

    Megan @ Lemon Tree Studio

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  22. And I'm following SilverandHoney as @LemonTreeLikes.

    Megan @ Lemon Tree Studio

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  23. I have a stainless steel ring that my boyfriend gave me with the verse Jeremiah 29:11.

    While it is probably my cheapest treasured jewelry, it means so much to me. The stainless steel was chosen in careful consideration of my sensitive skin-- so I can wear the ring all the time!

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  24. I love the dragonfly necklace. Very much my style.

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  25. My most special piece of jewelry is my wedding ring. It means the most to me!

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  26. My favorite Silver and Honey piece are those pearl and graphite earrings. I can't get enough of 'em!

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  27. i love the labradorite earings!

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  28. i have a mother's ring that my husband and son gave me on my very first mother's day. between that, and my engagement and wedding bands i am good to go : )

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  29. My grandmother bought me a set of pearls for my 16th birthday and I keep them in their original box just in case. It also goes without saying, my college (Aggie) ring.

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  30. I have a ring that belonged to my dad, who passed away when I was a kid. I cherish it so much.

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  31. The Tree of Life necklace is gorgeous!

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  32. My most special piece of jewelry is actually my engagement/wedding band. The center diamond was passed down from my grandfather... I love this history it has!

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  33. I really like the Tree of Life Necklace, followed closely by the Labradorite and Leaf Necklace

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  34. My favorite piece is a necklace of my grandmothers. It's made of orange stones and I wear it as often as I can.

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  35. The pyrite wire and the tourmalinated quartz earings are beautiful!

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  36. My most special piece of jewelry is a necklace my grandparents gave me. It's a very thin gold chain with one gold ring, one white gold ring and one rose gold ring. I adore that necklace and it always makes me think of my grandparents.

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  37. I also love the Tree of Life Sterling Silver Necklace.

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  38. I have a ring that belonged to my great grandma, it was her 25th wedding anniversary gift from my great grandpa. It is an emerald with 2 small diamonds.

    whizman77@yahoo.com

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  39. I adored the Woodland Bracelet, the Citrine & Ruby earrings, the Tourmalinated Quartz Earrings, the Labradorite and Leaf Necklace, the Tree of Life... ok, I kind of like it all!
    Sarah
    whizbam77@yahoo.com

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  40. I have a plain sterling silver band that I wear on my fit ring finger. My dad gave it to me on Easter. He told me to wear it and think of him whenever I missed him (he travelled a lot for business). A month later he went to be with the Lord. I haven't taken it off since!

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  42. I like the dragonfly necklace. Very stylish and fashionable.
    Silver Rings

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  43. Mine is my real silver necklace as it's the only proper silver I own.

    Sophie, England.
    sweetaspiex@hotmail.co.uk.

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  44. My most special piece of jewelry is a nameplate necklace that my parents gave me for my Sweet 16. It spells my name so elegantly and is set with small diamonds and two pearls. I wear it almost every day!

    xo,
    Lauren

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  45. my most special piece of jewelry: a native american feather necklace from my late grandmother who was cherokee indian.

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  46. I love the Wire Wrapped Tourmalinated Quartz Necklace in Sterling Silver. So pretty!

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  47. My most special piece is the class ring I got in University. My grandmother bought it for me and it reminds me of her! ;)

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  48. my favorite piece is the amber ring my grandmother gave me :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  49. my favorite piece from silver and honey is the woodland earrings :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  50. My favorite piece of jewelry is a thumbprint necklace my daughter made for me!

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  51. I love the Labradorite and Leaf Necklace!

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  52. I am following Stephanie on twitter! @kwalk106

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  53. I have a silver bracelet that my father in law had made for me when our family went and visited him in The Gambia, Africa. Everyone in our family wears one and it's really special.

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  54. Ooooh I LOVE the Sterling Silver & Gemstone Cluster Earrings. So FUN!

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  55. my engagement ring and wedding band... for obvious reasons i think!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  56. me wedding band and childrens birthstone rings are my favorite pieces of my jewlery!


    i love the woodland bracelet!

    jaimie-andreasen@hotmail.ca

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  57. My favorite piece of jewelry would be my spoon ring. I wear it every day and love it! I typically wear the same jewelry every day, but my spoon ring is special because it's something that I wanted for so long and it took me a long time to find and purchase one that I loved.

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  58. I love the Woodland Necklace!

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  59. I'm following Silverandhoney on twitter.

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  60. My favorite piece of jewelry is my engagement ring. Every time I look at it I think of my husband :)

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  61. I love the Labradorite Nugget & Sterling Silver chain bracelet!

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  62. I should say my engagement ring (which I totally love) but my favorite piece is a mama bird necklace from The Vintage Pearl. It is a copper bird with a single pearl "egg" that stands for my son. Love it! Love those earring you are giving away too!

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