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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

:*:*:*:*:*GIVEAWAY*:*:*:*:*:

Who's ready for another little freebie?? I am! I chose this necklace as the giveaway this week because it is Spring and love is in the air. Birds are chirping, babies are being born, couples are making wedding plans, and Mother's day is just around the corner. This would be the perfect piece for celebrating any of those occasions.

(As seen in April's Bust Magazine)
New rules.... To enter:
Leave a comment telling me what your favorite piece in my shop is. I really appreciate your honest opinion because it helps me decide what to list next (thank you!).

Bonus entries (spread the word):
Blog about the giveaway
Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway

and to make it just a little more confusing, could you leave an additional comment if you blog or tweet the giveaway. It will help me keep better track of your entries.

Now let the games begin. Winner will be announced April 23rd.

146 comments:

Hol and J said...

Too cute! I really like the "Twinkle", "Fine Silver Eames Bird", and "Eames Plywood Chair" necklaces.

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

My favorite item in your shop is still the ring that looks like it has three yummy lollipops on it. (The one from two giveaways ago). I do also really like this giveaway too. :)

Hol and J said...

I also Tweeted about the contest here:
http://twitter.com/hol410

hol410:
"Take a look at this cute necklace! - http://tinyurl.com/cdnw4a"

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

I added a link to your giveaway on my blog. Horray.

Mademoiselle M said...

I just tweetered (?!) about this. nice! Off to look at your shop (again!)

mllem said...

hmmm... I love rings, so this the petals and dew caught my eye :)

Hol and J said...

I went all out and also wrote about your contest on my personal blog. :)
http://tinyurl.com/cjboxs

Lindsay said...

Oh Yah!!!! Another giveaway!! :) I'm super excited.

Ok, I went to your etsy shop and I made a list of a few that I LOVE.
My favorite reall is the one you are giving away!! The others that I like are: "Winter Poppies", "Love is a funny thing", "Tropical Swirl" and your "Pebbles" rings. :)
Thank you for the chance to win one of your amazing pieces of art. I would wear it proudly.
Love
Lindsay

Kendall Micayla said...

hmmm, do I get to enter in this one if I won the last one? If not, you can just delete my comment!
Plus... whats the odds of winning twice? :)
Kendall

Lindsay said...

I have also added a link to your giveaway on my blog. :)

Thanks again!
Love,
Lindsay

Kendall Micayla said...

Forgot to say what is my favorite item in your shop! Whoops!
I love the fly and be free necklace, but the cherry blossom necklace is a close second! I like the way you put together your pendants, its so cool looking!
Kendall

Jessica Marie said...

tweeted and blogged :D
http://pinkneedle.blogspot.com

also i absolutely ADORE this necklace: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22082835

Joanie Hoffman said...

What a lovely giveaway!
Favorite(s): Pebbles...Autumn, and Twinkle.
Thank you!
Happy days,
Joanie

Kendall Micayla said...

I posted about it! It is lower on the post, so you might need to scroll down some.
Thank you for this giveaway, Christine! It is fun waiting in anticipation for you to announce the winner. :)
Kendall
color-eye-see.blogspot.com

plumstars said...

I love the different stamped necklaces - jetaime, birdies, ti amo. Great shop! :)

IHeartPlumStars@gmail.com

plumstars said...

I twittered too :)

Joanie Hoffman said...

Your lovely giveawya has been announced on my blog.
~ Joanie

balanced. said...

Ah, it's so hard to choose a favourite.
I love all the type styles, but for me I'm going to say The Optimistic Fern. :)

Thanks for hosting another great giveaway!

balanced. said...

Oh and I already follow you, but I tweeted as well.
http://twitter.com/balancedcrafts

Lorena said...

I love uprising...with first blooms in close second!

jedigirlz said...

I love flight and I found this little birdie.....I'm just a bird-lover at heart, I guess.

www.autumnliketheseason.blogspot.com

jedigirlz said...

I follow you! (even <3 you)

bopbopdesigns said...

Twinkle is my favorite. I love your shop.

jedigirlz said...

posting a blog about your giveaway right now!

www.autumnliketheseason.blogspot.com

Bunny said...

What a sweet giveaway! That's very generous of you.

I love the birthstone star pendants; they are simple, but pretty and stylish, and also very versatile as it can be worn with just about any type of outfit.

bopbopdesigns said...

http://bopbopdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/03/chocolate-and-steel-giveaway_31.html

I also blogged about it :)

Marbella Designs said...

I love the Winter Poppies necklace.
sandra
marbelladesigns.etys.com

~*~SLR~*~ said...

Wow your jewelry is so unique! I stumbled onto your blog just randomely by clicking "next blog" and someone else had listed this!

My favorite piece is the ring labeled pebbles. All the colors are beautiful!

melanie said...

You have so many stunning things, but I love The Climb - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=628214049#/profile.php?id=1310683426 - I think it's so simple and gorgeous!

melanie said...

I blogged about your contest :)
http://the-onion.net/weblog/archives/2009/04/chocolate_and_steel_is.php

Clever Endeavor said...

I posted my favorites on my blog.
www.cleverendeavorshop.blogspot.com
My three favorites have to be your Delicous Apple, On the Rocks Ring and your Petals and Dew Ring. I love your rings in particular. So bright and romantic. Great giveaway!!

Chris
Clever Endeavor

lauren c. - openField. said...

i can't lie...my FAVORITE is the "she's crafty." i wear mine at LEAST once a week...it just has a special place in my heart...althought i think all of your pieces are LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!

lauren c. - openField. said...

just left a TWEET about your giveaway too...YAY!! : )

Amy said...

I'm loving the "On the Rocks" but that was a tough choice because there's a lot that I love!

I'm also gonna go post up on my blog and follow you on twitter!

Susan said...

Ooh, Ooh, THAT's my favorite! The whole "my heart belongs to..." necklace! I LOVE IT. Totally going to advertise. I'll let you know when. And Twitter.

Susan said...

OK, I twittered contest. Username is : lifestooshort1 !!!!!!

Suzanne said...

The Pebbles Autumn Ring is my favorite. I love all your jewelry!

sgregg78@yahoo.com

http://kiddo47.etsy.com

Suzanne said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway.

http://twitter.com/kiddo47/status/1427784788

sgregg78@yahoo.com

http://kiddo47.etsy.com

erin said...

My favorite is definitely "The Uprising." I can't wait to see the version you made for me, but I also do really love the colors you've chosen.

Thanks so much!
Erin :)

littlechrissy said...

I adore Dusk to Dawn. I love the organic free-form shape and the unpolished look. Beautiful and unique.

She Became A Butterfly said...

i LOVE all your bird necklaces, but this one is my fave:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18418590

she
pookielocks at ymail dot com

lonetree72 said...

I love the Fine Silver Eames Bird Necklace.

lonetree72(at)yahoo(dot)com

She Became A Butterfly said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/SheBAButterfly/status/1427923142

she

She Became A Butterfly said...

blogged:
http://www.shebecameabutterfly.net/?p=2146

she

ConnieK said...

I like the "You are my sunshine" necklace! Very cute!

mrs.conniekrebs@hotmail.com

SCJ Jewelry Design said...

Love , Love, Love your Pebbles....Summer ring. Such pretty colors!

Raven said...

Sweet give-a-way...and I'd to name two items I really like:
My Favourite Year and...
You are my Sunshine. I sing that song to my hubby all the time.

Thanks so very much for the give-a-way...your items are super sweet!

xxx

SCJ Jewelry Design said...

I mentioned your giveaway in my blog and also posted a link to your blog and to my favorite jewelry item from your shop, Pebbles.. .. Summer
http://scjjewelrydesign.blogspot.com/2009/03/im-been-following-blog-by-chocolate-and.html

Karen Gill hidingplacebeadery.etsy.com said...

TODAY my fave is "Live outside the cage". Complaint: it's too tough picking a favorite from your shop!!
Too many goodies.

Cheers!

Courtney said...

Well, I am pretty partial to flight and free but I really like petals and dew.

Jenalyn Lorenzo Jewelry said...

I just tweeted the contest! http://twitter.com/home

My favorite pieces are the Flight necklace, the 'my heart belongs to..." necklace, the flutter necklace, the uprising ring, too many! :)

carollai said...

i love the petals and dew ring. :)
reach me via carollai.etsy.com

Nina said...

I like the Flotteur necklace.

green_gecko39(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nina said...

I like the Flotteur necklace.

green_gecko39(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nina said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted:

http://twitter.com/nina0205/status/1429794866

green_gecko39(at)yahoo(dot)com

Meggan said...

Love the Floating Daisy. First time on your blog. Love it!

israel-D-Gifts said...

i really loved your neckles- "my heart belongs to.."
i love you shop, yoour designs are beautiful and stylish

Doreen said...

So many pretties! I really like Hansel and Gretal. I like the design. I like the colors.

Rachelle Sharp said...

Hello! My favorite piece is the twinkle necklace. It's so simple and wonderful. I also love all the artist collaborations. They're grand!

~*~SLR~*~ said...

I just blogged about this giveaway and my favorite piece is pebbles!

I already left one comment just wanted you to know I blogged about it!!

Fuji Mama said...

The cherry blossom pendant is my absolute fave! I would NEVER take it off!

Complete Kitchens Colorado said...

Awww - it's hard to pick my favorite. Today it is "you are my sunshine" charm. Thanks!

Complete Kitchens Colorado said...

Twittered about your (awesome) shop and giveway @mostlyeven

Rachelle Sharp said...

I blogged about your contest!
www.rachellesharp.blogspot.com

Hope to win!
-Rachelle

Raevyn said...

On the rocks is my favorite!! I love the colors, and just the overall look of it.


raevyn77@gmail.com

Chris said...

My favorite is either Koi or Building my Nest. They're both very pretty.

danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

demmi said...

I like the Dandie one con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Pattern and Perspective said...

That garden friend ring is so cute. Hedgie pendant cute, also. Love boygirlparty. Connect back thru my log.

Heather said...

I adore your My heart belongs to.... necklace, it's stunning!

heatheranne99(at)hotmail(dot)com

maiziedesigns said...

Hi! I like Wonder Woman and Building a Nest. Your peices rock!

Have a great day!

Heather said...

I blogged!
http://vintagefabulous.blogspot.com/2009/04/chocolate-and-steel.html

heatheranne99(at)hotmail(dot)com

maiziedesigns said...

Hi Again-I just followed you on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway!

Heather said...

Tweet!
I'm a twitter follower + I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/heatheranne99/status/1434505613

heatheranne99(at)hotmail(dot)com

janaemadsen said...

My favorite item is this great flower necklace. It is great- i found your entry on my sister's blog!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=21779021

Adri said...

Lovely necklace! I also like the "I found this little birdie", the "Evil eyed bird", the "Outside my window", the Hedgie and "The tale of the swan and pigeon" ones. Okay, I'll stop here, they're all lovely!

Adri (adri_pc@hotmail.com)

Beth Anderson said...

I just think all of your jewelry is wonderful however since orange is one of my favorite colors I'd have to say the Rising ring is my favorite. Thanks for doing this.

Pam said...

I really like the floating daisy and twinkle necklaces as well as the one you are giving away. Very cool!!!

KatieN said...

I love Garden Friend - the snail is SO cute :o)

Katie

Fab Fibers said...

I love the Hansel and Gretal ring.
Actually this was the first time looking at your shop and I saw several pieces I loved. Your in my favorites now! Found you from Lorelei.

Lisa said...

My favorite item is the "optimistic fern" necklace. I also love the necklace you are giving away! Thanks for the giveaway!!

peacockfairy said...

I like "she's crafty" necklace!

I'll blog about the giveaway.
www.peacockfairy.blogspot.com
hatrudeau@hotmail.com

Nina said...

Cute cute cute! I checked it out yesterday and now i found out you are having a contest. Of course i wanna be in it! My favorite is I found this little birdie both cause it is adorable and for the pretty poem! :)
Take care!
Nina

Nina said...

I have also linked to this give away from my right margin in my blog. http://hello-mypretty.blogspot.com/

Andrew Thornton said...

WOW! You've got a lot of comments so far! That's amazing. You have really charming work (pun intended) and it's completely understandable. Personally I like the little evil eye bird and the owl pendant. I'm pretty much a sucker for all things birds, except for pigeons.

Carmen said...

I followed a link from Lorelei's blog and I'm so happy that I did. This necklace is just gorgeous. Can't believe you're giving it away!!! I love it.

My favorite in your shop is the "You are my sunshine" necklace. I sing that song to my kids all the time. ♥♥♥

I'm following your blog now. Wish I would have come across it sooner. :) I just tweeted about the giveaway too. Gotta love Twitter!

Have a great day!

Namasté,
Carmen

carmentorbus @ gmail dot com

sharon said...

Christine, my favorite is The Optimistic Fern! Simply beautiful, and the plus is it's optimistic!
Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Norine said...

the ring -- on the rocks. The dandelion birthstone necklace. The as I grow necklace.

Norine said...

I did post your giveaway at my blog. I particularly liked that ring, I gotta tell you.

TesoriTrovati said...

Hi! I came over from Lorelei's blog. I like the Uprising ring, and the Sugar Cubed ring. I also thought the My Favorite Year was clever. And Eclipse of the Sun. You do really lovely designs. I am having my own little giveaway this week as well on my blog for a W.O.W. pendant. I didn't realize this was the week of the giveaway!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

kat said...

It's gotta be the petals and dew ring. How lovely.

Janet said...

Hihi and hihi! Ok I love "live outside that cage"!
Its different and laid back.
This is a great giveaway thank you for letting
us all have a chance.
Huggs
Janet x

Raquel said...

I think this necklace that you're featuring "My Heart Belongs to..." is probably my favorite piece right now. I also really like "Free".

meg{moir} said...

My favorite is the "You are my sunshine" necklace. I would want it without my birthstone though.

Rachel said...

I have three favorites: the sugar cube ring, You are my sunshine necklace, and Wilford the bird. would blog about this tomorrow, got to run... thanks=)

Ellen said...

I LOVE the "Papavers". It is my favorite!

Rachel said...

hiya,

here's the post: http://theshopbug.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaway-from-chocolate-and-steel.html

have a great day!

sharon said...

Blogged about your giveaway, thanks Christine!

Stephanie said...

It was a close call between the Obama Charms....but "Fired Up" is my favorite piece. I can't explain why. I don't like hearts and I almost never wear any...but I just adore this piece. Its as if it says to me "hey, mushy gushy hearts aren't so bad. You want me don't you."

So yea I know I sound crazy... but there you have it! My favorite :)

Stephanie said...

Blogged about your giveaway Christine! So hard to pick that favorite piece ;)

Anonymous said...

You are my sunshine makes me thinks about my three sons...it brings a smile to my face

jedigirlz said...

leaving this comment of behalf of best friend, Shelly......e-mail at rsawrey77@yahoo.com

Love, love, love the rose pendant in etsy shop.

(Christine, we love you!)

-Autumn and Shelly

The Giveaway Diva said...

love the look of "Love is a funny thing"!! very nice!!

The Giveaway Diva said...

i twittered here:http://twitter.com/thegiveawaydiva

CrystalGoddessLisa said...

What a great idea! I love the Fresh Blooms necklace and the way you pictured your inspirational vintage card deck from the 60's for the poppy design. You are so talented! I don't have a blog yet, nor have I figured out how to twitter--but hope to learn soon. Thanks for the cool giveaway!

graygirlstudios said...

I like "my favorite year", yeah, that has to be the best. Great idea for a giveaway; I posted about it to my blog.

Anya Suzanne Wieder said...

I was won over by THE UPRISING. At first glance, I thought it was a bracelet, which would be gorgeous, but I love it as a ring too.

Cindy said...

Your pieces are all one of a kind. My favorite is "Live outside the cage"...now I've never seen anything like it and love it!

Jenaveve said...

Room for one more?

Stuff I love in your shop? hmm... that's a tough one to narrow down. But my absolute faves are the pendants with the great quotes on them, particular all time fave is the 'She's Crafty' one.

Second fave is the Typewriter letters.

Third fave is the Cherry Blossom pendant.

I could go on... and on...!!!

I will post about this giveaway in the next couple of days for a bonus entry and just because your work is ace!

OliveStreetStudio said...

My favorite is still the rings that look like little trees so I'm going with "Hansel and Gretal"

Pamela said...

I really like the circle dot necklace. I just can't decide if I'd want my birthstone or my son's!

Tatiana said...

Oooh it's so difficult to choose a favourite - ok I will go with the Hummingbird :-)
I also really like The Uprising, and Petals and Dew...

jayneluvsmickey said...

the bird in the nest piece. all your pieces are beautiful, tho.

jayneluvsmickey said...

i posted on my blog about your gorgeous jewelry. blog link is jayneluvsmickey.blogspot.com

Amy @ Live Well said...

ONE of my favorite items is your Fleur de Matin necklace. So pretty! I'm happy to have stumbled across your blog!

Best,
Amy

Madison Lloyd said...

I adore your I found this little birdie necklace! it is so cute and sweet! there will be a post soon about your giveaway at www.maizysblog.blogspot.com!

wavecloud said...

I love your shop (I hearted it a long time ago)! So hard to choose a favorite, I really like the Twinkle necklace and the Petals and Dew ring.

Thanks for the giveaway!
Jenna

Leigh said...

I think the twinkle necklace is tres adorable!

Also, will tweet the giveaway. @tenaciousleigh.

nfmgirl said...

Cute, cute! I like the Evil Eyed Bird.......Nest Pendant. Thank you!

Eileen said...

The UPRISING caught my eye in the thumbs right away and kept my attention in the detail. Love the texture of the metal and the simple yet powerful symbols. It's great!

Eileen

http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/

Eileen said...

Following you on Google Reader and adding you to my blog roll - for sure!!

Eileen

http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/

erinaugh@yahoo.com

Prairie Girl said...

What a generous giveaway!! And so many beautiful pieces, it was hard to choose a favorite, but I think "You are my sunshine" takes the cake in my books.

Lacey

http://under-a-prairie-sky.blogspot.com
lace-c@live.com

Špela said...

The most beautiful thing in your shop is necklace Madame and Monsieur, it will be perfect for my dad and mums weding aniversary.And this necklace will belong to me because Im still looking for some boy.

X said...

I am new to your blog, and blogging in the blogasphere. I really like your building your nest pendant necklace. I like the name, because it reminds me of spring time, and renewal, and discovery. I love the organic shape of the pendant with the stones nestled in the nest at the bottom. I would choose the aquamarine as the stone.
I have placed you on my brand new blog. Unfortunately, I have no followers as of yet, but hopefully I will soon.

http://shtuff-x.blogspot.com

X said...

Just to let you know I put you on my blog @
http://shtuff-x.blogspot.com

jaemors said...

I couldn't pick just one... I really like Wilford, You Are My Sunshine, Fired Up, and You are a Stud!

Very cute designs! Keep up the good work!

JaeMi

jaemors said...

I blogged about your giveaway.

http://jaemors.wordpress.com/2009/04/12/my-heart-belongs-to-chocolate-and-steel-giveaway-ends-42309/

Thanks again!

Sarah said...

i looooove twinkle :) and this one too!

Molly Kate said...

I love your necklaces! My favorites in your shop are the one you are featuring as well as the charm that says "She's Crafty"!!!

Vanessa said...

I know it an older piece but I love the Delicious Apple. So sweet.
Lovely shop.

Beth said...

I like the customized birthstone star pendant

fisheye said...

I love the "On the Rocks" ring. It is a piece of art!
Lori
fisheye.etsy.com

devin schuyler said...

how can I choose just one favorite?! I've never seen your work before but i LOVE IT! My personal favorites are: Fine silver typewriter, my heart belongs to..., you are my sunshine and papavers!!!

all of your type set pieces are lovely, and the way you work silver is really organic making each piece an awesome one of a kind! Love each one!!! Truthfully. :)

meladorii said...

So many to choose from! My favorites are Uprising, Petals & Dew, Winder Poppies, Live Outside the Cage, and oh too many more to name!
Stefanie
StefanieValenzky@gmail.com

Sadiana! said...

My favorite item in your shop is the Petals and Dew ring. It's just so soft and feminine, I love it!

postedcontests(at)gmail.com

Sadiana! said...

I blogged about your giveaway!

http://postedcontests.blogspot.com/2009/04/pendant-necklace.html

postedcontests(at)gmail.com

stafford2 said...

Fly and Be Free...love the design and the sentiment

Gemma Mortlock said...

Hi i just stumbled upon your blog through a link on Blossom's blog. I saw this beautiful giveaway and thought i'd give it a go. My favourite peice in your shop of mine is You Are My Sunshine, it's such a nice saying, so jolly and cheerful, it makes me smile and think of the song "you are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy, when skies are grey" ha ha i wont sing any more!
Beautiful blog by the way
Im glad i found it
Gem
x

ginnn7 said...

hard to choose just one so here is my fav 3 Fly and Be Free, Madame and Monsieur, First Blooms

JeansandTs said...

JeansandTs@hotmail.com
Hedgie, BOYGIRLPARTY artist series, limited edition necklace is such a wonderful piece of everyday jewelry. Whimsical and exciting is how I would describe this little choice of mine.

5webs said...

I love the Cherry Blossom necklace. It reminds me of the jewelry featured in the Sundance Catalog (which I love, btw)
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I like the Pebbles Summer Ring.
acptuser(at)hotmail(dot)com

z. Smith said...

My favorite piece is the "I heart You" necklace.

Alan D said...

THe birthstone star pendants are cool Would make a great gift. Thanks.

lawyergirl said...

My favorite is the cherry blossom one

Guitar Guy said...

I like love is a funny thing

Michelle xxx said...

Oh WOW what gorgeous jewellery! I love so many but I think the stripe bird stacking ring would be my favourite. Beautiful blog too! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your lovely pieces. Happy Christmas to you.