I am a jewelry designer with a love of all things beautiful. I am drawn to modern handcrafted lovelies. You will see them all as I discover them here on my blog. Enjoy!

psst.. and visit my shop to see these inspirations turned into jewelry.

Monday, March 2, 2009

*:*:* GIVEAWAY *:*:*

Welcome to my very first giveaway. I'm planning on offering a giveaway the first and third Monday of every month. Winner will be announced on Friday March 13th (spooky - Friday the 13th).
Here's the PRIZE.... made to your specifications

Here are the "rules" to enter
Post a link to my giveaway on your blog

Bonus entries:
Follow my blog.
Follow me on Twitter and tweet the giveaway.
Heart my Etsy shop
Buy something from my shop (2 extra entries)

so it is possible to be entered 6 times. That's pretty good odds. Please be sure to leave a comment and let me know what your entries are. I'll follow up and enter you into the giveaway.


Greet said...

ooh, Am I really the very first:
here we go:

- I hearted yourshop
- I follow you on Twitter
- I follow your blog
-I will post the linkin my blog tommorrow!

Amanda said...

love the ring!

- I hearted your shop
- I follow your tweets
- I follow your blog now that I discovered it : )

Pam said...

I love your work!
I hearted your shop
I follow your blog
I follow your tweets
and I would love to link you to my blog - I'm brand new to blogging and need to figure out how to do it first!
Enjoy your day!

Vicki said...

Hi Chocolate, thanks for entering my giveaway!
I've created a link to your giveaway on my blog, am following you, and have hearted you as well!
I love your jewelry, awesome stuff!

Digital Misfit said...

I LOVE your shop, and I have been drooling over that ring for awhile. It is so unique and bold.

I blogged your giveaway here http://myhidingplaceincyberspace.blogspot.com/

I follow your blog
I hearted your shop and my other favorite ring


Anonymous said...

i don't really know how to do this, but pick me, pick me!! i would love this fabulous ring!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pieces you create!
I've mentioned you on my blog, I now follow you & I've "hearted" you in Etsy. ;o)

grupo de apoyo para mamás said...


great give away!

i immediately became a follower of your blog!

i posted a link to my blog

and i hearted your shop!

i wish everybody the best of luck!

Michele said...

Love your designs! I have definately heart your etsy shop and I'm off to buy something :)

Jennifer @ Mom Spotted said...

I blogged it!


Jennifer @ Mom Spotted said...

I {heart} you

beadworkbyamanda said...

I absolutely love your jewelry!

I hearted your Etsy shop

I follow you on twitter and tweeted about this giveaway

I am now a follower


Jennifer DeDonato said...

Pick me, Pick me, I heart your Etsy shop (because it rocks!) and I am now following your blog.YAY!


The Stewart Stuff said...

That ring is AMAZING!!! Thanks for the chance! I have:
1. hearted your shop
2. followed your blog

Thanks! -10oneworld on Etsy

balanced. said...

Blogged your giveaway.

Follow your blog? check
Follow on twitter? check
Tweet the giveaway. check
Heart your shop. check

Love your pieces!!

Jenalyn Lorenzo Jewelry said...

What if I did all of those things already?

Can I still enter?

ndninla said...

I saw your stuff at the Red Party! Great work.
I'm hearting your right now on Etsy!

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

Hello -

I love this giveaway. I jumped on to follow and 'hearted' your shop. Now I am on my way to blog your giveaway and take a little shopping trip. I'll check back as I continue! Come stop by and visit me too.


Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

OK. I love the ring and have:
1.Started to follow and commented
2.'Hearted' your site
3.Posted on my blog - www.grammaticallydelicious.blogspot.com
I'm going to go shop now! Come visit me too!


Amanda K Lockrow said...

Oh this is fun Christine!
I will post a link up on my blog for you.
And I'll tweet it for you.

Anonymous said...

Love the ring. I am following your blog, I hearted your shop and tomorrow, my blog has a blurb about your giveaway. Hope I win.

retrovertigovintage.com said...

4 out of 5 isn't bad...right? I *wish* I could afford to buy from your shop though -- beautiful stuff! However, I threw an extra link in my blog post for good measure! That should get me extra credit, right? ;)


Autumn said...

My turn.

First, I'll gush....love your stuff, soooo cute.

Next, I hearted your etsy...linked to your giveaway at www.autumnliketheseaon.blogspot.com. Check it out!

I'm following your blog....how convienent for me to watch for your other creations.

Have a great day! -AUTUMN

lillyella said...

hi! great giveaway!
I was already following your blog, had hearted your shop, I now follow on twitter and here is the blog post - thanks for the fun!


Ngan {eNVe Designs} said...

What a generous giveaway! You do amazing work and I love your shop. Here are my entries:

- blog post
- following your blog
- hearted your shop

Maybe friday the 13th will be a lucky one for me this year! :D

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Included your link here: http://www.gavethat.com/2009/02/kaleidoscope-sending-cards-quick-party.html

Summer Athena said...

i love your work!
i now heart and follow you!
i don't tweet much. :(


anna s. said...

I added you as fav' on etsy and I follow your blog :)
This ring is so unique, just so "me".... here's a shy beam of hope!

Jennifer Cowgill said...

Hi! I blogged you!

I also tweeted, have had your shop hearted for a while, and followed you on Twitter :)

Autumn said...

Hi, again......you know...I'm really not sharp when I'm online late. I misspelled my blog site.

I'll try again. www.autumnliketheseason.blogspot.com

ok, much better.....come visit.

I even posted a pretty picture of the ring. -Autumn

Ali said...

Your creations are great -- I especially like the item for this giveaway! I am now following your blog and hearted your etsy shop! I hope to make a purchase soon :)

Vicki @ LilliDillJewelry said...

I love the ring...I love your style.

And I...

~ linked to your blog
~ follow your blog
~ hearted your shop

I don't tweet but maybe I should learn.


Rachel said...

Love love love your jewelery. I think i'm going to do some b-day shopping here.
I have linked to you on my blog
I'm going to start following
and i'm sure i'll be hearting your etsy sight!!!

Penny Glass Girl said...

Hi. Love your work.

-I already follow you on twitter.
-I follow your blog
-I have hearted you too.

Thanks! Penny

Anonymous said...

Hey...love your jewelry and blog! Will def be back to read more.

linked to you,
hearted you on etsy
follow your blog!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Wow! Love your jewelry!

--following your blog
--hearted your etsy shop
--also following on twitter

I have a give-a-way too...stop by if you have time.

prpldy (at) comcast.net

the 6 o'clock stitch said...

Hi! It was so nice to meet you. Thanks for listing your promotion on this week's Etsy Deals Post. I'm giving away some free add space (image of any one item in your shop, linked to your home page) if you're interested. You can enter the drawing at http://the6oclockstitch.blogspot.com/2009/03/consignment-treasures-special-giveaway.html

The Giveaway Diva said...

i am a follower!! =)

The Giveaway Diva said...

i favorited your shop!
etsy name: sweetdreamer16

The Giveaway Diva said...

I follow you and i twittered!!


Anonymous said...

Yay! How very fun!

I've hearted your Etsy shop and I'm now a follower of your blog.

Keep up the great work.


LB said...

?Thanks for the chance to win. I hearted your shopat Esty under my name account "rackleff"

Janelle said...

I posted a link on my blog

I follow your blog (janelle)

I hearted you on Etsy (jando)

and Tweeted you on Twitter! (and following you)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I follow your blog.


Anonymous said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog.

Anonymous said...

I will twitter.

Anonymous said...

I have hearted your shop.

Swati said...

Hi :-),

Got to know about your blog from a friend's blog. LOVELY work!! And I certainly want to enter my name for the giveaway. Here is what I have done:

1. Given a link to your blog from mine: http://takung.blogspot.com/2009/03/giveaway-by-chocolate-and-steel-blog.html

2. Hearted your Etsy shop (PurpleFlowerSwati)

3. Following your blog.

I don't have a twitter account, and since your Etsy shop is hearted, I will be looking there frequently to shop around!


louise35flower said...

Hi What a beautiful ring, please make it mine!

I have linked on my blog
I have hearted you
I am following your blog

Louise x

Marie-Michèle Lanthier said...

LOVE love love this ring|

I have :
- hearted your shop (I'm Mademoiselle M)
- linked to your post (http://www.mademoiselle-m.com/blog/?p=388)
- followed you!

nova by tess said...

Oh I hope I win!

I hearted your shop.
Followed you on Twitter.
And I twittered about you.
I follow your blog.
And I blogged about you on mine and linked back to your blog and your shop.

I love the ring!!! Want it soo bad :o)

Candace said...

I have always LOVED this ring!! Good luck to all...but, I secretly hope to win this for myself. :P

I have...
linked to you,
hearted you on etsy
follow your blog

Cristina Hurley Jewelry Design said...

Follow blog: Check!
Follow Twitter: Check!
Heart shop: Check!
Posted link on my blog as well...
Please enter me, the ring is beautiful! 6.5 if I win!
Cristina Hurley

Mom O Matic said...

Hearted, twittered, followed!

Oh, pick me, pick me!!!


Anonymous said...

I proudly have you on my blog: http://thesilveracorn.blogspot.com/2009/03/chocolate-and-steel-giveaway.html
I'm following you on Twitter and I tweeted about this giveaway.(LWagz)
Of course, I hearted you!-TheSilverAcorn.etsy.com
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your designs!

The Silver Acorn

Andrea said...

Hearted, twittered, followed, and blogged here:

Anonymous said...

Lovely ring. Please enter me. Thanks for a great giveaway. Love your stuff.

Whitney said...

Nice ring! I checked out your Etsy and really like your other designs too! I blogged the giveaway, hearted you on Etsy, added you're blog to my Google Reader, and am about to Tweet! Thanks!

Fashionably Adorned said...

First off your shop is great..!!
I hearted your shop
I'm now a loyal follower thanks to candace for posting your blog
I don't have an account on twitter but I will go and check it out!!!

have a fabulous day!!

Fashionably Adorned said...

I checked out your shop and It's lovely..

I hearted your shop
now I'm a follower of your blog
I don't have a twitter acct but I will go check into it...

have a fabulous day!!

Anonymous said...

Back to say I got a chance to tweet you as well!

Dawno said...

Following blog (via Google Reader, will do a Blogger follow shortly)- check
Following on Twitter - check
RT contest on Twitter - check
Heart Etsy shop - check
Buy from shop - oooh I really want to, maybe next paycheck!

Dawno said...

oops, forgot to mention, also posted on my blog about your contest!

ReLove Projects said...

Oh how I love this ring! And I believe in auspicious Friday the
13th too. I twittered you, hearted you, blogged your giveaway, and subscribed. Thanks so much for making such beautiful things!

Drea said...

I followed your blog, follwed your Twitter, and heart your Etsy shop.


There are so many things in your shop I want.

Stacey Kimmel-Smith said...

I love that ring -- want it want it want it! It's beautiful. I hearted your shop, am following you on twitter and on blog catalog. My blog is horse oriented so you may not get many hits if I added you to my blog list (all horse stuff). Thanks for offering this wonderful ring, I may try something similar on my horse blog...

Stacey Kimmel-Smith said...

Oh, you can reach me at sek4278 at gmail.com

Jennifer Pellicone said...

I follow your blog. Your work is very beautiful.

Cinna said...

Great Promo!!! I found your blog through another friend of mine and then when I saw your shop!!! Wow you have lovely pieces, so hearted your shop, Posted your blog giveaway on my blog and... am now a follower of your blog. Good way to generate traffic, brilliant! Good Luck with your first giveaway!!!

~Aloha and Mahalo

Anonymous said...

I love this ring!

I am now following your blog.

I hearted your shop.


Anonymous said...

I heart your Etsy shop. I am a bit tech challenged so I think that is all I can do! LOL

Complete Kitchens Colorado said...

I hearted your shop on etsy - really like your work!!
I follow you on Twitter (mostlyeven).

Unknown said...

My blog post:

I'm a follower of your blog.

I hearted your etsy shop (username:shel704)

I'm following you on twitter (username:auntiethesis) and I tweeted:

inbal weisman said...

I hearted your etsy shop- she is lovely!
Heres the direct link to my post:
I also have a giveaway- goddess or fairy/ you are welcome to join!
inbaliya (Inbal Weisman)

inbal weisman said...

Hi! I love to win!
I post it in my blog:
I also made your shop a favorite and hearted it (Inbaliya).

Also I invite you to participate my giveaway!


Sabreena said...

What a lovely ring! :) Your jewelry is imaginative and fun.

I posted about your contest in my blog, Cup of Tea:

I also follow your blog and already heart your shop on Etsy. ;)

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

valerie2350 said...



kiddomerriweather said...

I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog:


kiddomerriweather said...

I am following your blog.


kiddomerriweather said...

I am following you on Twitter and I tweeted about the giveaway:


kiddomerriweather said...

I hearted your etsy shop. My etsy name is kiddo47.


Vi (pronounced Vy) said...

i blogged about you here:


Vi (pronounced Vy) said...

i'm following your blog

Vi (pronounced Vy) said...

i'm following your blog!

pookielocks at ymail dot com

Vi (pronounced Vy) said...

i hearted your etsy shop!
i'm pookielocks on there

pookielocks at ymail dot com

Vi (pronounced Vy) said...

i follow you on twitter and tweeted! i'm SheBAButterfly

pookielocks at ymail dot com

'fancypicnic' said...

'Tis I!!
I can't resist entering...I love this!
So, I already heart you, and follow you, but I can't twitter for toffee...it doesn't seem to accept my little words. Ah well. I shall just cross my fingers and wish very hard. Very hard indeed!!!
What a fab giveaway x

Gillian R said...

Fab giveaway!!
I've mentioned your giveaway on my blog.
I'm following your blog.
I've hearted your etsy shop.
Lovely design in the picture there. Just delicious!

'fancypicnic' said...


Julia said...

I love that ring!

-Followed you on twitter
-Tweeted this giveaway
-Followed this blog
-Hearted your etsy shop
...and got my fingers crossed ;-)

Carmenesque said...

I'm following your blog
I hearted your shop (6Carmen6)
I follow you on Twitter (carmenesque)
And I tweeted about the giveaway

I would buy to, you have gorgeous things, but I need money first :)


IfiHadaHammer said...

What a great way to dicover such a talented artist! I've hearted you, I'm folloing you, and right now, I'm going to post on my blog about you! Thanks for the give away opp!



Joanie Hoffman said...

What a lovely giveaway!
Happy days,

OliveStreetStudio said...

What a fantastic ring - and a lovely Etsy shop!

* I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog...

* I'm a FOLLOWER now - Yipee!

* I HEARTED your Etsy shop.


Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Well, I'm kind of far down on the list...hope that doesn't count!
I hearted you store
I'm following your blog
Unfortunately...I've never twittered other than to my husband...yeah right!
I'll give a shout on my blog tomorrow!

I have my fingers crossed!!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Well, I'm kind of far down on the list...hope that doesn't count!
I hearted you store
I'm following your blog
Unfortunately...I've never twittered other than to my husband...yeah right!
I'll give a shout on my blog tomorrow!

I have my fingers crossed!!

Little Lovables said...

Gorgeous ring, my favorite colors! I hearted your shop, and also am folowing your blog. What a generous giveaway.

Harley Dee said...

I blogged about you :)

Harley Dee said...

I follow you :)

Harley Dee said...

I hearted you on Etsy, I'm hdartistics :)

angie worthington said...

gorgeous ring!..all of your work is awesome....

i blogged about the giveaway on my blog: http://sunsandsurfandscrapit.blogspot.com/

i added you to my google reader

i {heart} your etsy shop

angie worthington said...

lol, i am angiedawn70 on etsy!...hehehe....

edward and lilly said...

This ring is gorgeous.
I've posted the giveaway on my blog
hearted your shop
and am following your blog

kendall.micayla said...

I dont have a twitter, so I cant twitter about it! I am sorry!
I am crossing my fingers!!!

kendall.micayla said...

I am following your blog!
By the way, i love it here... very cute!

kendall.micayla said...

... and I heart your etsy shop!!
Is it ok with you if I add your blog to my link list on my blog? Let me know what you think?

littlechrissy said...

Your shop is so lovely, and this ring is AMAZING (and even has my birthstone!).

- I hearted your shop
- I'm following your blog
- I've tweeted your giveaway
- Hooray!

Jenalyn Lorenzo Jewelry said...

Oops! I meant to say I've done everything but buy from your store.

I will tweet this giveaway right now, my twitter is 'jenlornzo'.

I already hearted you on Etsy, my account is JenalynLorenzo.

I also follow your blog under http://jenlorenzojewelry.blogspot.com/

I love the colors of that ring!

Mika said...

What a fun ring! I will have to go see what is in the rest of your shop. :)

Anonymous said...

I linked, twittered, added you to my RSS feed, and hearted your shop! Your work is awesome.

melanie said...

I love that ring!

I hearted your shop (wiccked), and I followed your blog, but I don't tweet, and I blogged about your giveaway - here

Moda di Magno said...

C&S - I am following your blog
I tweeted you
I had already hearted your shop
***I PUT THE OPTIMISTIC FERN IN A TREASURY OVER THE WEEKEND! (that's gotta be worth an extra entry or so!)

Awesome work from and EMC Team member!

Anonymous said...

Please enter my name!!! I Looooove the ring!!!! Wooooopeee!

Kathie said...

Gorgeous ring!

Jenn Milt Art said...

awesome ring, please enter me!

I twittered, I'm jennrach
I hearted your etsy, i'm jenntrc

jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

mentioned your giveaway on my blog entry tomorrow (wed)

twitter, check
following you, check
etsy love, check

pick me! pick me! i love your work. love the ring!!

Karen Gill said...

Hi, there! That's an awesome ring!
I heart your shop, yes I do!
I blogged about your giveaway, yes I did!
I'm a new follower of your blog, yep!
I don't twitter, but I'm thinking about it...

Have a great week!

Lilli boo said...

Hey Christine, I love your jewelery designs..and have linked your giveaway to my blog...I have also added me to follow your blog and about to heart you on Etsy...however I don't twitter!....wonderful concept and by the way I love Friday the 13th's..cheers, Lil

Jama said...

Enter me in! I've posted your giveaway on my blog, followed yours, hearted your Etsy shop & am getting ready you tweet your giveaway (following you now!).


Lindsey said...

I'm following your blog and I hearted your shop, and if I can find the time I will try to squeeze in a few more entries.

twenty pound tabby said...

Hi, I love that ring! I now follow your blog and heart your shop, but I don't twitter at all.

I would have followed your blog and hearted your shop even without the giveaway.

Stephanie said...

Hi Christine!

I blogged your giveaway today (just found ya) and I am happy to follow your blog as well. :) What a gorgeous ring! All your stuff in your Etsy shop is beautiful too...how could I not "heart" you?

:) Stephanie

Unknown said...

Your work is GORGEOUS!
1. My post about your giveaway and your work will post tomorrow at 7am EST.
2. I now follow your blog.
3. I also now follow you on Twitter.
4. I hearted your Etsy shop. (and bookmarked it and copied the link for my husband. (relates to the Buy something option)

Also, if you read my post you'll see you may be receiving a special request in time for Mother's Day.

Dani said...

OM Gosh I love this ring...I want it!!!

- I am following you on Twitter (Thistle Farm)
- I posted you on my blog
(Thistle Farm Arts)
- I already favorited you on etsy
- I am following your blog

kendall.micayla said...

whoops, forgot to add your giveaway to my link list!! Off to do so..

Greer (MefeArt) said...

I have hearted your etsy shop
I am following your blog and
I am following you on twitter

thanks so much

Greer from Mefeart :)

Lorelei Eurto said...

I hearted your shop
I follow your blog
and tomorrow
I'll post a link to the giveaway.

awesome ring!! I looove it!

Anonymous said...

I love your design and I heart your shop.


Michelle said...

Very pretty ring! I love the combination of colors. I've entered you on my blogspot, I'm now following you and I've hearted your shop from mine. Good luck to me and everyone else! Thanks for the fun!

Anonymous said...

Am I too late? I L-O-V-E this ring. And I heart your etsy shop. I'm adding you to my google reader right now, and you'll be added to my blogroll as well.

Kit Kat K said...

I follow your blog

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson said...

wow, your jewelry is beautiful. I really love the way you are setting the stones with the wraparound edges.