Friday, July 30, 2010

Giveaway and Review: Jewelry from Rainbow's End

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS, KARLA T.!

 

NEWSFLASH: In an effort to "stimulate the economy," Donna has slashed all the prices on her jewelry! Come see her new, lowered prices!

Today's review and giveaway come to you courtesy of Donna from the Etsy shop Rainbow's End, all the way from my husband's home state of Missouri!


Donna sent me two pieces of her handmade jewelry for review purposes, including this beautiful "handflower," which I just love! My hands are quite small, so the handflower is too big on me, but that hasn't stopped me from wearing it whenever I'm sitting here typing. It doesn't get in the way at all, and I keep stopping to admire it! It may end up as a giveaway piece down the road, since I can't really wear it due to the size... we'll see if I can part with it! ;)  You can find your own handflowers in the Rainbow's End shop for $15 each.



My nearly-9yo daughter, Chloë, is the necklace model this time. I just couldn't get a decent picture of myself wearing the one Donna sent for review, so Chloë stepped up. I wore the necklace singly on my own, but I like it doubled on her tiny neck. So pretty!

About this necklace, Donna says, "The necklace has one of the things I SELDOM use - plastic. The white "pearl" beads are what I call, enameled plastic. They were just too cool for me to pass up. So, I used them. They are strung with green Freshwater Pearls, Vintage, gold filigree beads which are a really cool, cubed shape. Pulling it all together are some really cute little salmon-color enameled seed beads. I really like the way it all came together."

Me too, Donna, thank you!!


Like many of Donna's pieces, the necklace has a toggle clasp, which I think is my favorite kind. So easy to get on, so difficult to lose, because it won't accidentally unhinge.

So now, let's take a look at a few items YOU could choose if you won the $25 gift certificate to Rainbow's End!



Also selling for $15 each are footflowers, similar to the handflowers. I may have to get one of these. I just love the look! Are you a fan?



In the Natural Stones section of her shop, you can find this Amber Lozenge necklace. It's so pretty! It sells for $24.



In the Vintage Glass section, this vintage Glass Pearl and Goldstone Necklace sells for just $21!



In the mood to dress up your ears? Rainbow's End carries lots of beautiful earrings, including these Purple Sparkle Glitz Earrings ($10), these Pink Baubles Earrings ($10) and these Blue Egg Earrings ($8)!


I just LOVE this Garnet and Pewter Bracelet ($13) and this Cranberry and Gold one ($15)!


Check out the "Gender Friendly" section for some items the dude in your life could wear, including this Tortoise Shell Necklace! ($21)


For only $24, this lovely Red Coral Necklace can be yours!

So have a look all around Rainbow's End to see what you'd pick if you're the big winner!


WIN IT!!

To win a $25 Gift Certificate to Rainbow's End, please visit the shop on Etsy and then comment back here with what you'd choose if you won. (Be sure to show some while you're there!) It's that simple! This is required and must be done before any additional entries will count.

EXTRA ENTRIES!!

You can do any or all of the following for extra entries into this contest.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ONE THAT YOU DO, OR ELSE IT WILL NOT BE COUNTED AS A SEPARATE ENTRY!

1. Blog about this contest, linking back to both this post and Rainbow's End in your post.

2. For every friend you refer who does the following, you will get another entry: enters this contest AND follows Fishing and Wishing via Google Friend Connect. (They have to tell me you sent them.)

3. Follow Fishing and Wishing on Twitter, and tweet about this contest. Be sure to include "@FishingNWishing" in your tweet, so I can verify your entry.

4. Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect (on the right sidebar). If you already follow, just leave a separate comment saying so.

5. "Friend" Fishing and Wishing on Facebook. If you already have, just leave a separate comment saying so.

6. Grab my button (right sidebar) and post it on your blog.

That's it!!

This contest will end at 11:59 PM EST on August 6th, 2010, when a winner will be chosen at random. Please make sure I have some way to contact you: leave your email or Twitter/Ravelry/Etsy ID in your first comment, if your Blogger profile doesn't let me view your email addy. Winner must respond within 36 hours of being notified.

{Open to US winners only.}

Thank you to Rainbow's End for sponsoring this giveaway. I was given the necklace and handflower for review purposes for this post. I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are, and will always be, my own.

Good luck!!

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51 comments:

  1. Some great looking items! I have some of Donna's jewelry and have really liked the way it jazzes up my wardrobe. I get compliments all the time. Glad to see you showcasing her work on your blog!

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  2. I love the very vintage gryffon egg necklace. But it might be a bit above my price range right now....

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  3. I like the holiday coins and balls necklace.

    Jess

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  4. I follow you on GFC.

    Jess

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  5. I love the Footflowers and Handflowers! Also the Garnet and Pewter Bracelet!


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  6. I'm also a "friend" of F&W!

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  7. I like the 18 Inch Aqua and Black Hearts Necklace!!n Yay! I have a hat, scarf, and fingerless gloves to wear with it too!

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  8. That's tough! It'd be a toss between the 22 Inch Blue Facets and Lozenges, the 20 Inch Amber Lozenges and Chips Necklace, and the Faceted Blue and Green Bracelet & Garnet and Pewter Bracelet.

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  9. I like the Small black diamond handflower

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  10. So many great items. If I win I would pick the blue egg earrings and Green lampwork tube earrings, or maybe the 20 inch Purple Sparkle Glitz Necklace.

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  12. i like the
    Black Handflower Medium

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  13. following with gfc
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  14. I like the Hard Candy necklace.

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  15. friended on FB

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  16. Love: http://www.etsy.com/listing/51455389/20-inch-purple-sparkle-glitz-necklace

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  17. I'd use it for the pale blue drop necklace!

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  18. I like the eclectic peacock necklace!
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  19. I follow your blog!
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  20. I would get a couple of the black foot flowers!

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  21. I like the cranberry and gold bracelet

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  22. I love the Very Vintage Gryffon Egg Necklace!

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  23. I like the Diamond drilled, brilliantly dyed jasper necklace

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  24. I love the Footflowers and Handflowers!

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  25. I follow you on GFC.

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  26. I follow you on Twitter @HedgeHogi

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  27. Already a friend on FB(Tee Crenshaw)

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  28. I follow on Twitter & tweeted @HedgeHogi

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  29. Another great shop, I love the Blue egg earrings

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  30. I follow you on Twitter as 2Cats2See

    Donna
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  31. I love the Aqua Stones and Crystals necklace.
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  32. I follow your blog

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  33. I'm a facebook fan.

    Donna Hufman Warrington
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  34. I like the Bright Rainbow Bracelet--Very Cute!! :)

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  35. Follow via GFC :)

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  36. "Friend" Fishing and Wishing on FB :)

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  37. I think I would pick the fancy carnelian necklace! There are so many pretty items though so it’s such a tough choice!!
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  38. I follow your blog on GFC as Jenny Bolech
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  39. I friended you on facebook as Jenny Bolech
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  40. I really like the Amber Lozenge necklace. So pretty!
    Laura
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  41. I am your facebook friend
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  42. I am your gf and follow your blog
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