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I love ETSY - Awesome Giveaway!

*Update* Congratulations Storm!

I fall in love easily.   It was a bit of a problem as a teen.  
Until I met my hubby.

And then it seemed to be a good trait, for both of us.

It has proved to be a challenge when it comes to shopping.

I just discovered Etsy a couple of months ago.  I know.  Where have I been?

It was love at first click.

But I found it to be a bit overwhelming.

Until I found the pounce button.  Pounce divides the beautiful homemade Etsy products into two categories:  Just sold and Undiscovered.   And oh, when I have a spare minute or two.  I just pounce away.  

As Mother's Day approached a few weeks ago, I was in a bit of a panic about my Mother's gift.  (My mother-in-law got this beautiful bracelet and a biscuit cutter, remember?)  But my Mom?  Not so easy.  

I had one advantage to this huge shopping challenge:  she is a collector.

And so, I pounced. A lot.

I found this: Summerpoet Studio. She is a talented jewelry artist.  Her specialty?  Altered charm bracelets.  I found this enchanting bracelet of antique photos of girls and their dolls.  My mom is an avid doll collector.  



You cannot imagine my delight.  I bought it.  And then I clicked thru every bracelet SummerPoet had for sale.  Simply.  Amazing.  These pieces are so creative and if you need a gift?  The perfect solution.  She does beautiful custom work too.

Like this:  my Mother's Day gift (thanks to my sweet hubby and kids).  She captured the glory of my kids in the blue bonnets:



And, she'd like to create a beautiful bracelet for one of my readers!  Oh, yes, it's true!  Go over and visit Summerpoet Studio at Etsy.  Come back here, leave a comment (only one, please) about which bracelet you'd choose or the winner can send her photos and have a custom Mom's bracelet made, like mine.

So, go now, I'll wait here for you (because I've memorized everything in that store).  I can't wait for you to see these amazing and creative works of art!

This giveaway will conclude at 10 pm Wednesday CST. The winner of this $60 bracelet will be announced soon after.

106 comments:

Bahama Shores Mama: said...

Ohhhh........I'd certainly choose the do it yourself charm bracelet kit! I'd love to try my hand it creating something!!!!

LifeatTheCircus said...

oooh!! The bracelets are my favorite. I like the combination of charms with pictures. I am def a sucker for pics of my kids, so if I were lucky enough to win, I'd want the custom Mom's bracelet made.

Miss Erica said...

Holy cow, there were a gazillion bracelets there, from children's themes to politics to hobbies! If I were to win, however, I would choose to send photos of my two girls and my niece and nephew and have her make a bracelet for my mom. My sister and I both moved to Arizona, so now the grandkids are far away from "Oma" and it would be great to give her a beautiful bracelet to keep them with her all the time. Thanks! Erica, gumbi1313 at msn dot com

Tammy said...

I must say it is pretty tempting to have a custom made family bracelet.
However, I must admit I REALLY like the Starbuck's bracelet. Nothing screams caffeine more than getting up every day for work at 5am.

It would be a cute conversation piece and one that would totally surprise my friends because I am not a huge jewelry person.

mommypie said...

I love them all, but I especially love yours. I'd choose a custom Mom's bracelet for sure.

And in the meantime, I think we should place bets on how many gazillion comments you get on this one ... (I say, eh ... 93.)

;)

jennifer said...

I WANT the Felix the Cat bracelet.

COME ON NUMBER GENERATOR MOMMA NEEDS A BRAND NEW CHARM BRACELET!!

Very cool bracelets all!

Jennifer

Kelsey Smith said...

Wow those are just beautiful! I love etsy!

Mommy Mechanics said...

Oh I would love the custom mom's bracelet. They are all so pretty and unique. The one you found for your mom is so sweet, I bet she loved it.

Jai said...

By far hands down the Mom pride bracelet like yours. I saw so many I would love to have, but knowing I could carry a photo of my baby girl who now lives in heaven in a very cute bracelet, would just absolutely melt my heart each day I had it on.

Crayl said...

I really like the Felix one, but I'd choose the purple button Sewing one., or a custom mom one. Fun!

Dawn said...

Just one, huh? I'd like the lighthouse one best! Dawn

Gigi said...

I love the Degas Ballet Dancers and Beatrix Potter bracelets. Of course the custom mom bracelet is on the top of the list!

Ok, Where Was I? said...

I haven't been there either, if that makes you feel better. But you've convinced me now that I have to. You're to blame, b/c I have a feeling it's going to be a problem.

Lisa said...

Wow - I can NOT believe it! The very first bracelet I looked at is a chocolate lover's bracelet...my blog name includes chocolate, I love chocolate, I feel like having some chocolate right now...that bracelet was made for me!

The Starbucks bracelet would be perfect for a friend of mine and I like the Jane Austen bracelets, too. They are beautiful!

Beatriz' suitcase contents said...

I LOVE Etsy, and I buy from many of the vendors often, so I could not stop myself from posting a comment! I want the all hearts romance one! I just heart it!
I am overseas, but I have a US address where I would be going in the summer. Thanks for your daily gifts (mostly the laughs, but I love the giveaways too)

hyperactivelu said...

I love Etsy too...although, I've never bought anything. I could spend hours looking through pages and pages online! I wish I had more time to drool! Its so cool! I had a hard time...but I like the Jane Austen Romance bracelet. So many to choose from!

Rascallion said...

Wow, it is really hard to pick one with so many awesome choices! I will have to say the Golden Geisha charm bracelet has caught my eye though. Great shop, great giveaway!

Adrienne said...

I would want a custom made mom;s bracelet. They are amazing stuff over at her shop.

marky said...

Wow, what a cool site! I giggled at some of the very creative and beautiful bracelets!
I guess If I were to pick I would have to go with the mom bracelet. But there are quite a few that took a close 2nd ;-)

The Apron Queen said...

Could I like get one of each? Would that be a problem?

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

I sooo love the Emily Dickinson bracelet! But as a mom of 5, I think I'd want the Mom bracelet. what an amazing talent this lady has!

Niki said...

Gorgeous!!!

I am totally in love with the bracelet that is called "Cemetary Angels".

julie said...

I would have a custom bracelet featuring my daughter and my nieces and nephews...but I also love the french charm bracelet...ooooh la la.
3beez at bellsouth dot net

Rachel said...

Picking just one is seriously near impossible. I think I would choose "THE ENGLISH ROSE GARDEN" bracelet, but I'm also in love with the alice in wonderland ones, the day of the dead and cemetary angels...among others!




wiredalive at hotmail dot com

Domestic Accident said...

the mom bracelet.

I love Etsy. I just got a clothespin holder for my laundry line. It's just unimaginably cute!

Happy Mommy said...

I would love a bracelet with my children's photo's! What an unbelievable gift! I want to win!!!!

Suzie said...

I like the Altered Art Charm Bracelet ouja board fortune tellers

Heather J. said...

I am grounded from ebay and esty.
I love YOUR bracelet, of course I would love it more, if pictures of my kids were in it.

Rachel said...

Oh, I'd definitely go with the custom made mom bracelet!

Memarie Lane said...

My favorite is the all hearts charm bracelet. I also love the beaded fortune teller necklace.

Grateful for Grace said...

I was thinking the custom made mom one, but now I'm sure I'd get the Jane Austen one to give a dear friend for her birthday. She would freak out!

Pretty stuff!

Amanda said...

I love the custom made mom one! Great giveaway ~ I'm pretty excited to join you this Thursday on your carnival... I even have the perfect story picked out - there's no pictures to go along with though, so that kinda sucks.

ANYWAYS! I have a giveaway going on over at my blog too!! I hope you stop by and enter.

samsakara said...

I would love to win a custom mom bracelet. I fell in love withe garden faeries,GEISHA BLUES, Virgina Wolf, AMERICAN INDIAN INSPIRED, ANIMEE Custom Japanese,and WATERHOUSE roses. I love to many and most of the ones I love are already sold.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Amanda said...

what to choose--what to choose---OMG there are too many- UNTIL I stumbled upon the STARBUCKS one!!! oh yea thats mine!!!

Living It LaLa said...

So my sister keeps me informed on all the lovely-ness of your blog... and then she told me you were having a giveaway and showed me the starbucks bracelet... I was sold!! So after a good 15 minutes of desperately trying to figure out "How the heck do you comment!?" I stumbled upon this lovely "Leave your comment" section and was completely over-joyed at the slight possiblity of winning a fancy bracelet! (Can you tell I'm new to the blogging world? can you? does it show?)

So enough with my rambling... I LOVE your blog, its so much fun and definitely provides a good laugh when I think I'm going to gym out of my office window... or throw someone out the window... I'm just sayin'. :)

You're great!!

Lisa J said...

That is a very nice place, with such pretty things. I like the first vintage T-bear bracelet. The other one was cute, but I liked the first one best. A special grandma bracelet might be right up my alley too.

The Vintage Housewife... said...

oooh honey they all are so darn tooten' adorable!! i just can't decide they all are fab-u-less!!! this lil' honey will be wishin' dreamin' and hope'in...what's the best one for a vintage apron wearin honey???? them all!!! thanks kitten this is wonderful!!! what a great give-a-way...add me please lil darlin! cat

mourtisha said...

I love all of these. they are so unique and soooo grogeous. My favs are the Wizard of Oz and the shabby Roses. My daughter loves the Wizard of Oz. She calls it the Lizard of Woz.

amy said...

I'm really torn between the Starbucks bracelet and the custom Mom bracelet. It shouldn't be this difficult to choose between my children and coffee. I don't know what that says about me...

Sonya said...

I'd have to go with the large peace sign choker on page 12. Sweet and simple, but a dramatic statement.

Cassondra said...

I would love the custom bracelet so I can always see my 3 beautiful sweeties!!!

Kristen M. said...

Holy Cow, there are too many cute bracelets to choose a favorite. I like the "Mom Pride" because it would be fun to personalize. My mother-in-law would go ga-ga over the personalized dog bracelet. I was looking for something reminiscent of the shore so I loved the Altered Art Mermaid. Also loved the Jane Austen inspired pieces, Vintage Seed, Bird Lover, Shabby Rose, Bridal and All Hearts Romance.

frugallm said...

It's so hard to choose! I love the Alice In Wonderland and the Jane Austin the best. I found so many more for all the woman in my life!

Valarie said...

Those bracelets are so cool!! I got a little overwhelmed looking at them though. I thought the Curious George one was way cute. I also really really liked the Angel Wings Necklace.

Tracey said...

VERY lovely! I loved the Fairy Dance one, the best. (Think that's what it was called...)

Crossing my fingers!

Just Me said...

Wow! How talented. All the bracelets are so beautiful. I love the Altered Art Charm Bracelet Faeries La Fae ooak zne. So gorgeous. Thanks for letting us know about this - I'm definitely going to be picking up a few gifts from here!!

3XMom said...

You are right, Etsy is the BEST! I had never seen these amazing beauties though. I like the chocolate lover, wine lover, french fashions, mermaid, degas ballet, etc. I guess if I had to pick one I would go with degas ballet!

the4moyers said...

Oh MY Word!! She has something for everyone. I love that she has a Starbucks bracelet and a chocolate lovers one! Too cute. But my favorites are the Altered Art All Hearts Romance Charm Bracelet and the Mom's Pride Altered Art Charm Bracelets. And that's my dilemma, I love them both!!! But in the end, I'd probably choose the Mom's Pride - I love wearing my kids on my jewelry! Thanks for offering this!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

Stacia said...

I just love your site! I love all the bracelets she offers, so many choices! The Cowgirl/southwest style caught my eye, though!

Amy said...

They are all beautiful. I would get the Vintage Dolls bracelet for my grandmother, who bought me a beautiful doll every year for my birthday.

I also like the Peter Rabbit bracelet.

Faerie Mom said...

Beautiful! I would choose the fortune teller charm bracelt. SO cool....

Tara said...

I love the Mom's bracelet, though I hope mine has my kid's picture instead of THOSE kids. :) I also like the ALL HEARTS ROMANCE bracelet.

Elaine A. said...

OOOOH! I love the "I Love Music" bracelet because, well I do! What a wonderful giveaway - thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would love to have a custom bracelet.
I lost my mother to suicide almost two years ago and I would make a bracelet that was a tribute to her life and my memories of her from pictures and memnentos.
Thanks for doing this.
Enter me:
M. Waters
hugapoohlouise(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Pitter Patter Boutique said...

Awesome Tackle and thanks to you and Poet Summer for the chance to win. I'm an Etsy freak too and actually sell a few things on there.

My favorite bracelet is the Shabby Roses but I think I would love of custom of my kids.

Thank you and come check out my tackle.

stampedwithgrace said...

these are beautiful!
I would love a custom made Mom's bracelet; what a great idea :)

Alexia said...

That Mom's bracelet is awesome! I'm kinda liking the Chocolate Lovers charm bracelet....maybe because I'm a chocolate addict ;) But I'd probably end up getting the custom made Mom's bracelet for my mom - she would love it!

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh how fun! I am a chocoholic so I think I'd love to win the "Altered Art Charm Bracelet CHOCOLATE LOVER".

Please enter me in your contest. And thanks for letting me know about the Pounce feature.

gunzie said...

Oh, I really hope I can win this. I would love to win the "Altered Art Kodachrome photographers charm" for my mom who lives in Belgium. She collects anything to do with old camera's and this would be so great if I could win this for her and then put pictures of my 3 kids in there. We haven't been to Belgium in 3 years and we're finally going in August, she will meet our youngest baby girl for the first time! I would love to give this to her!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
ann dot guns at mac dot com

Christine said...

WOW! Those are some amazing bracelets. My favorite is the Fairy La Faye, simply enchanting.

It All Started With a Kiss said...

Wow, she makes it tough to decide! I like the Mermaid and the Day of the Dead Milagro. What a great artist!

Colleen said...

Not sure whether to say "Ooh!" or "Mmm!" but I'd love the chocolates bracelet. Very unique!

Have you entered MY giveaway yet?
Mommy Always Wins

Becky said...

Jewelry is so special...I just always forget to wear it! :)

But I believe that it is Biblical...right? ;)

It had been a few days...and you are one busy blogger! ;)

Good to see you again!
The Maid

The Mama Hood said...

FRENCH FASHIONS altered art charm bracelet, I also love the Mother bracelet with my kids pictures, there are so many cute bracelets it's hard to decide!

Heather said...

Oh, could I please, PRETTY PLEASE have the chocolate charm bracelet? It won't be the least little help on my perpetual diet, but it will give me an excuse to not stay on my diet!

BrineS said...

I like the All Hearts Charm bracelet.

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Niki Petzoldt said...

LOVE the funky necklaces, that'd be my pick :)

Niki

myra said...

what an incredibly unique designer. such a talent! i love the quirky vintageness of all of her designs, but especially love that chocolate bracelet. it would speak to my soul. :)
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10786753

lori said...

I have to tell you....the DUCKS were on the short list...but I have a friend....mom of 5 girls...2 and then trying for the THAT BOY they got TRIPLET girls....she is a STARBUCKS girl...saves the coffee bags to use for notebook covers...SOOOOO as much as I'd like to say it would be for me...I'd give it up to one of my favorite people on the planet...
The Starbucks bracelets...made with pics of the fabulous 5....what a gift!!!

love you!
lori

Our Crooked Tree said...

we can only choose ONE! I would have to say the Elvis bracelet. She is fab; thanks for sharing her with us!

thediaperdiaries said...

Alice in Wonderland!! These are gorgeous. You might have just created an addict.

Norma-ann at The Mommy Project. said...

Ahhh--my comments aren't going through! I hope I make it in on time.

I love the bracelets - very beautiful, creative, and really cool!

I thought the "Garden Faeries" one was wonderful but, of course, I'd have to pick "Mom Pride" if I was lucky enough to win!

:)

Anonymous said...

Everything is so lovely, it's hard to pick! I like the altered art charm earrings with Mexican tiles and beads. The tiles are neat. Such great stuff!

The Van Fam said...

Ohhh...either the "Mother Bracelets" or the All Hearts silver one. Both are FAB!

I too LOVE (love, love, love) etsy and do tons of shopping on there. I have my own EA (esty annoymous) group - okay it's just me, but whatever. Have you tried out the alchemy portion? Addicting!

Vanessa said...

I would get the mom one, too. I have never even heard of ETSY! Thanks for sharing!

picklemommy said...

Hmmmm.... torn between the mommy one and the GARDEN vintage seed packages one myself. Love love them!

RR Mama said...

Wow! These are all wonderful. I can't pick just one. I have about ten I would love to see around my wrist. Even if I don't win, I just might have to splurge on myself.

Mommie said...

I think I like Shabby Roses, that's a nice one, but there are sooooo many! I think I'd like to have one made for my mom though...

Mommie
http://www.mommieshome.net

Worlds Greatest Mommy said...

Dang it. How am I going to choose?

Emily Dickinson, Van Gogh, Custom Mother's Bracelet, Tinkerbell, All Hearts, Shakespeare, Raggedy Ann, or Chinese Drawings

This is so not fair. How am I possibly going to convince my husband that I need 9 amazing charm bracelets?

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

Love the chocolate lover bracelet...but I have been wanting a mothers bracelet for a long time, so it would be a hard choice. I guess i'll decide when I win. =)

Marie said...

I would love a mom's bracelet! These are the cutest I've seen.

Bunny B said...

WOWWEEE!!! WOW!! I love charm bracelets! My fave is the Altered Art Charm Bracelet THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS ooak zne by Summerpoet Studios! Thanks so much!!

bunnybox9 at gmail dot com

Icedream said...

Love, love the charm bracelets and it was hard to pick one! I think the English Rose Garden was my favorite but I keep changing my mind.

Kari said...

I love them all!! The mom charm bracelet and the Degas Ballet Dancers stood out to me though. Thank you for the generous giveaway!!

Kate said...

OOOlala...I like it! LOVE ETSY...ok, I am really liking the Cowgirls bracelet! Yay, super sweet giveaway! Thanks!!! :D

Jessie said...

I *heart* Etsy!!

I would choose the Vintage Americana but I also like the idea of the diy kits - oh to choose when there are so many pretties :) Thanks for this giveaway mama!

Blessings From Above said...

Hard to choose just one, but I am loving the JANE AUSTEN ROMANCE altered art charm bracelet.

Thanks for the cool giveaway!!!!!

Katie said...

How neat. I would love to make one for my mother in law with pictures of my kids. Thanks. katie_mmaartin at yahoo dot com.

Anonymous said...

I like the Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter altered art charm bracelet ooak zne by Summerpoet studios!It is picture and flower gallery in costume jewellery!

Lusizova@rambler.ru

Shannon said...

she is very talented ! i've fallen in love with the pirate and alice in wonderland bracelets . so awesome !

misty said...

I'd send pics to have a custom one made. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

mistchlo[at]hughes[dot]net

Bebemiqui said...

I LOVE the Altered Art Charm bracelet Chinese drawings.
Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jane said...

I love the all hearts romance bracelet. So unique!

jama@gondtc.com

Neurotically Yours: said...

I love the All Hearts Romance Bracelet!! And who doesn't love something custom made!

Michelle said...

I really love the silver All Hearts Romance Bracelet!

Michelle

Storm said...

Beautiful! I would love to win this. Right now, things are pretty tough around here and I really could use a pick me up.

Storm said...

Oops... I forgot to say I would like the mom's bracelet... love the idea of the charms and photos mixed. Very charming.

jessilynn said...

These are so beautiful!!! Normally I just use a period or one exclaimation point but her work deserves 3 plus. ~smile~

My favorites are Van Gogh and Jane Austen but I would love to have a custom one done so I could add pictures of my family.

Thanks so much!

Betsy said...

I love the style of the Altered Art Charm Bracelet Vintage Dick and Jane ooak zne By Summerpoet studios, but I would love to add my own pix!

jezebelsk said...

I just love the Van Gogh charm bracelet. It's so cute!

Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet said...

Wow, I just couldn't decide. Then I went back-n-forth from All Hearts Romance and Tour of Italy.

I'm set on All Hearts Romance. Such a difficult decision as they are all gorgeous!

Thanks for this generous giveaway!

Stacey Moore said...

what an awesome site!
thanks for sharing!
love the ALASKA altered art charm bracelet ooak zne by Summerpoet studios
thanks!
moore.g at insideconnect.net

Twice Blessed said...

I think I'm 49 minutes too late :(
I love the Van Gogh bracelet or a bracelet w/my twins pictures. How nice of Etsy to share!

windycindy said...

Greetings, What a fantastic jewelry site. I love the Altered Art Charm Bracelet called "I Love Music!"
Please enter me in your marvelous drawing. I appreciate it.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Storm said...

Whoo hoo! Thanks a bunch!!!

Lisa said...

If I am not too late, I love the tour of Italy bracelet!

Thanks
Lisa
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