Thursday, July 15, 2010

Giveaway and Review: Stem Designs $25 Gift Certificate

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS, MOMOF2BEAUTIES!


Well, hello there, my lovelies, are you having a great Thursday so far? Yes? Good. On with it, then.

Do you see that neck up there? It's mine. For some reason, I absolutely love this picture and open it all the time to look at it. Wait, I know the reason: This beautiful necklace has been adorning Yours Truly since I received it from the Etsy shop Stem Designs, and it has been earning compliments left and right that entire time!

Teri, the artist behind Stem Designs, sent me this Tree of Life Pendant to review for you, and I haven't stopped wearing it since the moment I pulled it out of the perfectly-wrapped package. I figured it would take a while for my husband to notice the switch from my usual jewelry, but really, how could that be? I mean, LOOK AT IT! It's stunning. It's bold, it's beautiful, and it's extremely well-made. I love it. (And so does Hubs.)

The Tree of Life jewelry collection by Stem Designs would make a great gift for a mother or grandmother, as Teri says, because"they are usually the strength and wisdom in the family." The pendant itself measures about 1.25" in diameter and comes with either a leather cord or, for $8 more, a sterling silver chain. It features a toggle clasp, which I completely adore, since it's so easy to put on and yet impossible to accidentally undo!

The necklace is solid and sturdy, and it makes a great conversation piece. I wore it last night to my monthly Bunco group, and all the ladies wanted to know where I got it!



The winner of today's giveaway - a $25 gift certificate to Stem Designs - could choose this lovely Tree of Life pendant, made of dyed orange coral and sunshine gemstones along with elegant sterling silver wire. Isn't it beautiful? But that's not all. The winner could choose to use the $25 credit toward anything in the shop (except for the fine silver designs / PMC, please) !

Here are some other options:

I love these Asymmetrical Sterling Silver Earrings, made by hand with sterling silver wire. They are hammered to create texture and sturdiness, and they are listed at just $14.50!



The winner might choose this $25 Peas in a Pod Necklace, made with two Tigers Eye Peridot gemstones and sterling silver wire. Imagine that for a mother of two? Precious!



Or what if you're a mother of four, like me? Stem Designs has you covered, too, with this Peas in a Pod necklace, made with freshwater pearls and hammered silver. I covet it!


Perhaps you'd enjoy this dyed Red Coral Bracelet, $24, made with coral and beautiful antique metal spacers and toggle clasp?



This Wire-Wrapped Jasper Necklace, $18.50, makes a great statement piece. It's understated and yet bold at the same time.

(And can I just say here, for the record, how much I love the way Teri has each piece photographed? Very cool.)


WIN IT!!

To win a $25 gift certificate to Stem Designs, 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 Stem Designs 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 July 22nd, 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 Stem Designs for sponsoring this giveaway. I was given the Carnelian Tree Of Life Pendant 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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56 comments:

  1. I really like the Sterling Silver and Sodalite Leaf pendant.

    Jess

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  2. Apparently I have richer taste than I thought. I love all her PMC stuff and I really want the wooden stake pendent!

    So I would choose one of the Tree of Life pendents.

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  3. I love the Gecko Pendant, PMC Gecko Pendant, but my favorite is the Wooden Stake Pendent!
    If I win I'll have to "Barrow" some money from my sister so I can get it! That is so awesomely cool I just HAVE to have it!

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  4. I would do any of the tree of life pendants but this one is my favorite...http://www.etsy.com/listing/50168609/tree-of-life-tree-pendant-rose-qaurtz
    The peas in the pod are adorable....but mine would only have 1 pea... Thanks!!

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  5. on etsy...shannoninlove
    I love the peas in a pod but i would want the green peas...lol. but truly i would want the style of the green peas holding piece and three peas in green not pearl...but i love the green peas

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  6. I follow on google connect. shannon_in_love..me

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  7. I absolutely love the peas in a pod necklace! All of the jewelry is beautiful!

    hiney2871@yahoo.com

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  8. I also am a freind of Fishing & Wishing on Facebook!

    hiney2871@yahoo.com

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  9. I'm leaning towards the Tree of Life, Peridot Pendant... Great stuff!

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  10. 4. Already a google follower.

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  11. 5. Already a fb friend. :-)

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  12. I am absolutely loving the green tree of life pendant! It's over 25 but it's one of those pieces where you'd gladly pay the difference :)

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  13. I follow on twitter! (and I commented - acidburn133)

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  14. Tree of Life, Amethyst Tree of Life

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  15. Blogged! http://greatgiveawaysforyou.blogspot.com/2010/07/check-out-this-awesome-giveaway-from_15.html

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  16. Tweeted at http://twitter.com/Lisa_Keeney

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  17. Following via Google Friend Connect

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  18. "Friend" Fishing and Wishing on Facebook

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  19. I would pick the Tree of Life Brooch, Tree Brooch, Tree of Life Pin if I won.


    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

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  20. posted button on my blog

    http://atlmuzikfanzinc.nutang.com

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  21. twitter follower @atlmuzikfanzinc and tweeted giveaway

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  22. I would choose the peas in a pod

    couponinggirl at gmail dot com

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  23. I follow via Google Connect

    couponinggirl at gmail dot com

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  24. I would love the Turqoise and Jasper Bracelet.

    alholm.co at gmail dot com

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  25. Follow on twitter and tweeted-http://twitter.com/HedgeHogi/status/19233950521

    alholm.co at gmail dot com

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  26. I like the
    Coral Bracelet, Red Coral Bracelet
    ....Tiffypoot@aol.com

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  27. http://twitter.com/tiffypixie/status/19239548794 - I tweeted - Tiffypoot@aol.com -

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  28. I follow via Google Friend Connect - Tiffypixie - tiffypoot@aol.com

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  29. http://twitter.com/tiffypixie/status/19239548794

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  30. Button on my blog
    http://tiffspixiedust.blogspot.com/
    tiffypoot@aol.com

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  31. I follow you on GFC.

    alholm.co at gmail dot com

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  32. Already a FB friend.

    alholm.co at gmail dot com

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