Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sassyglassjewelry Giveaway

Blog Giveaway!
~Starts Sunday, June 28 and Ends Sunday, July 12 at Midnight (MTN)~
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Sassyglassjewelry is allowing me to host her wonderful giveaway!
Someone very lucky has a chance to win this beautiful Red Jasper Necklace!
Will it be YOU?



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Sassyglassjewelry sells beautifully handmade jewelry using natural stones, gemstones, high quality metals, and her own lampwork beads.
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She also makes lampwork beads at

I like your Sassy store name, how did you create it? When I first began making jewelry, my friends told me it was "sassy". I looked the word up in the dictionary and felt the many definitions...bold, chic, fashionable, and stylish...described my beads and my jewelry.











You're very talented, when did you discover this talent? Thank you! I have crafted since I was a little girl but I believe the turn around to fine art was when hubby and I moved to Florida. I decided to take an oil painting class and I was hooked and I was pretty good at it. I painted for years with oils and acrylics and actually taught acrylic painting for several years. About 10 years ago I began making jewelry and was purchasing lampwork beads to use in my designs. After a couple of years of buying the beads, I decided I wanted to make my own beads and that became an art form that I absolutely became addicted to. About a year ago, my hubby and I took a silversmithing class and I am now totally addicted to working with silver and natural stones. I am very fortunate to be able to spend most of my days doing something I love but wake up each morning struggling with...do I want to make beads or do I want to make jewelry. I guess that's a good dilemma.












Your jewelry consists of so many beautiful stones, which stone is your favorite? I think Ocean Jasper is my favorite...it comes in so many colors and designs; no two are alike. Unfortunately, it is a material that is becoming extinct.












I understand your hubby and you work together. Who does what in this combination? Jim is a tool and die maker/machinist and owns a full-service machine shop so he has equipment that really lends itself to some aspects of jewelry making. We have always discussed collaborating on designs but it wasn't until we took the silversmithing classes that we realized how his skills and mine could be meshed. One of the ways we have collaborated is with our Kokopelli pieces. He drew the pattern and programmed his CNC machine (fancy machine that can cut out metal) to cut the image out of the silver. I then used this piece as the backplate for one of my designs, setting the stone on top of it so the stone shows through the cut out. We have several other ideas we are currently collaborating on. (The links are to 2 examples of the Kokopelli)Here and Here











When you're not busy creating beautiful jewelry, what other craft do you enjoy? Lampworking...I love taking rods of glass and transforming them into beautiful glass beads.














If you could do anything, what is the one thing you'd hope to accomplish in your life? This may sound trite but I have pretty much accomplished everything I have set out to do...at this stage of my life, I just want to remain healthy and continue to do the things I love doing with husband and my family.














We know what you love to make for others, but what kind of things do you buy for yourself? Wow, I don't really buy jewelry any more. When I was in the corporate world, I bought a lot of jewelry and it was mostly gold and some gemstones....my birthstone is Amethyst and it is one of my favorite gemstones. Now, when I wear jewelry, it is usually one of my own creations.










Our Fellow Etsians are great people, if you could meet one of them who would it be? I would love to meet the members of my Etsy team, "Metalsmiths In Action"











Is there an interesting blog that you'd like to recommend to my readers? Mine! Seriously, I follow a lot of blogs and they are all interesting in their own way...too many to narrow it down to one.














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~The Prize~



Now For The Rules Of The Giveaway

To enter this giveaway you must follow my blog.
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Go to Sassyglassjewelry and choose your favorite item, come back here and leave a link for us to see.

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For EXTRA Entries
(Please leave a new comment for each extra entry)

1-For two extra entries, Blog about this giveaway with a link back here. Come back and leave 2 comments with a link to your blog.

2-For two extra entries, post my Blog Button on your Blog Sidebar. Come back and leave 2 comments with a link to your blog.

3-For four extra entries, make a purchase from either of her stores. Come back here and leave 4 comments with a link to your purchase.

4-You can earn one more extra entry EACH day that you twitter about this giveaway! Just leave a new comment everyday with the new twitter link.

121 comments:

  1. WOW, the shop has a heavy drool rating from me.
    I really love this unusual piece:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22910988

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  2. It would have to be the dendrite agate necklace. I love the beaded necklace that matches. But i also love the colours in the crazy lace agate ring.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24864423

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  3. The Blue Chalcedony necklace is amazing-- like an artifact from the future, or the distant past. It's the color of dusk and dawn sky at once. Love it!

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  4. There are so many lovelies to choose from! My favorite: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25576076

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I already follow your blog. :)
    This is one of my favs from her shop:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25947201
    But I also really like this stone:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23869325

    kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com
    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
    http://KayzKreationz.etsy.com

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  6. Just blogged about your giveaway and your blog. Links in the title as well as the post.
    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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  7. Just tweeted about the giveaway and your blog.

    http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

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  8. theses would look gorgeous with a summer tan!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22568323

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  9. I love her shop too!! Really wish I could wear silver. Did pick these as my favorite:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25947201

    Also added a pic and link to the sidebar of my give away blog. I've changed the address of my give away blog and updated the button code. Would you please change the one on your side bar? Thanks so much!

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  10. Just tweeted this a.m. about the giveaway on your blog.
    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
    http://KayzKreationz.etsy.com
    http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

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  11. Blogged about your giveaway on my blog with a link in the title and post about your blog hosting the giveaway.
    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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  12. Thank you so much for this great feature and for hosting the giveaway...good luck everyone!

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  13. I already follow :)

    Beautiful stuff! I love the Mookaite earrings! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23782224

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  14. I so admire her work - it is all so very beautiful! I love this ring: KOKOPELLI SILVER AND COPPER RING - maybe because I'm from the southwest and LOVE Kokopelli's, but it is very much my style.

    Good luck with giveaway!

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  15. I've been following you like a stalker, grrl! ;)

    The jewelry is WOW! I like this ring http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26266943

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  16. I just moved your button up the list too. I like to shuffle 'em up.

    http://sewinstitches.blogspot.com/

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  17. Second one - I just moved your button up the list too. I like to shuffle 'em up.

    http://sewinstitches.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love labradorite!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22481576

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  19. I have blogged about this giveaway:

    http://toilntroubleknits.blogspot.com/

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  20. I have blogged about this giveaway:

    http://toilntroubleknits.blogspot.com/

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  21. I love givaways!
    My favorite is this one:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26930345

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  22. although my favorite may change on a daily basis! Today I really am drawn to this one :) http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19595158

    quiltingdiva.etsy.com

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  23. I tweeted! QuiltingDiva76

    quiltingdiva.etsy.com

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  24. A Fan of Simply J Crochet...
    Come check out the Simply J Crochet Giveaway at
    www.thelawellinfamily.blogspot.com

    Thanks! ; )

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  25. SONORA SUNSET RING http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23869325

    isn't it beautiful?

    spvaughan yahoo com

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  26. your button is in the second blog roller

    spvaughan yahoo com

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  27. 2

    your button is in the second blog roller

    spvaughan yahoo com

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  28. spvaughan http://bit.ly/16M1wG . html sassy glass jewelry-giveaway

    spvaughan yahoo com

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  29. I loved the laboradorite tongue shaped pendant, beautiful work!

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  30. I like the pink agate ring - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23364961 - very nice work by the way! Beautiful items in the shop.
    katrinnalouise@hotmail.com

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  31. I love this piece: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21199615 - Jasper is a favorite of mine. I found a few others that I really gravitated to as well. Beautiful work and unique designs!

    (If you have time, stop by "my place" and take part in my first ever "Silly Haiku Wednesday"! You crafty, creative people will be fabulous at it!)

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  32. I love this pendant: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19595158. So pretty!

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  33. This is my favorite item

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24864423

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    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. Here's my favorite, so simple and lovely!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26742860

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  35. spvaughanhttp://bit.ly/16M1wG.html sassy glass jewelry-giveaway...really, really worth looking at!

    rt

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  36. I'm followin'!

    Now my favourite piece would probably be the Chainmaille Watch and Earrings:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23847768

    Gorgeous. Thanks!
    bandaiblossom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. My favorite item is the pink agate ring. I love the colors! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23364961

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  38. I'm a follower of your blog!

    This is a great giveaway, thanks :D

    My favorite item from the shop is this one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19595158

    So beautiful!

    fairy_lizz@hotmail.com

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  39. I love EVERYTHING in her shop!! But when I saw the OWYHEE BLUE OPAL CABOCHON EARRINGS shown above, and then again on the shop, my eyes kept going back again and again to them. Such an arresting color! Love them!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26877612

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  40. I love the Crazy Lace Agate Cocktail Ring. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26930345
    Beautiful!

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  41. I really like the RED RIVER JASPER NECKLACE. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. I love the color of this one -
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26088817

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  43. http://giveawaysentries.blogspot.com/
    blogged about it!

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  44. http://giveawaysentries.blogspot.com/
    blogged about it!

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  45. http://giveawaysentries.blogspot.com/
    blogged about it!

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  46. OMG, everything is amazing. How do I pick just one favorite? I guess if I do have to pick only one it would be the AMBER - Hand carved Amber Face Cab and Plume Agate found at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22910988. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a beautiful piece of jewelry. Much light from karmakaytlyn@yahoo.com!

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  47. I like the Winter Tree pendant.

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  48. I posted about this contest on my blog.

    http://goodwillgoddess.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaways.html

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  49. I posted about this contest on my blog.

    http://goodwillgoddess.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaways.html

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  50. I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/wenebara/statuses/2449045460

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  51. I love this piece - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24864423 - beautiful agate on a kumihimo necklace. I'm following you too. Reminds me that it's been too long since I made any kumihimo necklaces.

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  52. Wow, everything is so pretty!! I fell for the SONORA SUNSET RING right away,the colors are absolutely gorgeous;)
    cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

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  53. spvaughanhttp://bit.ly/IDSUx sassyglassjewelry-giveaway
    rt

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  54. It's SO tough to pick a favorite...this beautiful work is just so unique! I just love the RED RIVER JASPER NECKLACE - Bead Weaving Accents: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27131594
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  55. I am following your blog.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2454353180
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. I'm your happy follower and I choose (difficult do it) SALE - WEEKEND DEAL 20 PERCENT OFF - STONE CANYON JASPER NECKLACE - - Sassy Glass Jewelry... absolutely fantastic!!!!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  58. I love this ring:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18030343

    I just love how big & chunky the ring is! Awesome!

    Lauren

    laurenbeth@gmail.com
    http://lostmitten.etsy.com

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  59. I love your Sterling Hammered Hoops and how they're dented!

    Contact me at: bonsai_tree_1@hotmail.com

    bonsai(underscore)tree(underscore)1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  60. I really like these earrings

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25947651

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  61. I love the BRACELET AND EARRING SET - Vintage glass and lampwork beads bracelet:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22568323

    daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

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  62. I blogged:
    http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/07/sassyglassjewelry-giveaway.html

    daer0n_ at hotmail dot com
    entry#1

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  63. I blogged:
    http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/07/sassyglassjewelry-giveaway.html

    daer0n_ at hotmail dot com
    entry#2

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  64. i have your button on my blog's sidebar:
    http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com

    daer0n_ at hotmail dot com
    entry#1

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  65. i have your button on my blog's sidebar:
    http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com

    daer0n_ at hotmail dot com
    entry#2

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  66. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/daer0n/status/2466218101

    daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

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  67. Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2469711770
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  68. I love the Blue Chalcedony Necklace-beautiful stone color.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26649936

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  69. I loved this one:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25060602

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  70. I posted your button on my blog sidebar.

    http://sweet.ge

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  71. I posted your button on my blog sidebar.

    http://sweet.ge

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  72. Daily tweet:


    http://twitter.com/sweet_baby_girl/statuses/2486912774

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  73. I blogged about it here:


    http://sweet.ge/2009/07/sassyglassjewelry-giveaway/

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  74. I blogged about it here:


    http://sweet.ge/2009/07/sassyglassjewelry-giveaway/

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  75. My E-mail is


    Sweet{at}sweet{dot}ge

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  76. I love this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27288696
    It's so unique!
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  77. My fav
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19595158

    and I love how she photographs using the starfish, fantastic!

    Hyla

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  78. I tweeted:


    http://twitter.com/sweet_baby_girl

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  79. I like the TURQUOISE STERLING EARRINGS .

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2500848703
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  81. I subscribe!
    awesome49557@aim.com

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  82. Ok, one word: gorgeous!
    I love the STERLING SILVER PENDANT WITH UNIQUE HANDMADE MEDALLION - WINTER TREE.
    awesome49557@aim.com

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  83. I like stone canyon
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27288696

    sherrygo at hotmail dot com

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  84. blogged http://iluvcontest.blogspot.com/2009/07/sassyglassdesigns-giveaway.html

    sherrygo at hotmail dot com

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  85. buton right bar http://iluvcontest.blogspot.com

    sherrygo at hotmail dot com

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  86. So many pretties! My favorite is the drendrite agate necklace!! GOrgeous!

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  87. SO many pretties! My favorite is the dendrite agate necklace! Gorgeous!
    CC
    bluewhitewear@yahoo.com

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  88. Just amazing work - I love kokopeli though:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=25060602
    thanks so much! ellenherbert@roadunner.com

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  89. What an incredibly beautiful shop!! I found my favorite piece on her front page, too!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25088743
    Thanks for including me in the giveaway!
    Good luck to everybody!
    Beth

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  90. I love this jewelry-it is just stunning. A favorite are the Turquoise Sterling Earrings. I am a new follower too. Thank you.
    sabrita@juno.com

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  91. Hi! I follow your blog :)
    and my favourite item form sassyglassjewelry is
    CRAZY LACE AGATE COCKTAIL RING :)

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  92. Hi! This is my blog entry:
    http://xoxo-parisky.blogspot.com/2009/07/more-giveaways.html

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  93. Hi! This is my blog entry:
    http://xoxo-parisky.blogspot.com/2009/07/more-giveaways.html

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  94. Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2514584754
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  95. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24213674
    I love SassyGlass's work! and have been drooling over her shop forever. My absolute favorite is the ocean jasper with the bone face. Lovely interiew:)
    I follow! (both of you)

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  96. Daily Tweet:


    http://twitter.com/sweet_baby_girl/status/2520309672

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  97. I've always loved Sassy Glass' jewelry and I've been following her blog for quite some time now. I'l glad to have found your blog, through her's. My favorite piece right now in her shop is the Montana Agate necklace:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24213297
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    scahilljohnson@hotmail.com

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  98. Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2533909095
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  99. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23869325 is my fav item!
    i follow your blog!

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  100. i added your button
    http://callmestylista.blogspot.com/

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  101. http://callmestylista.blogspot.com/

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  102. Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2550388649
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  103. Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2569842467
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  104. Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2579732877
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  105. Follow blog. And I chose the BLUE CHALCEDONY NECKLACE - Beautiful Stone @ http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26649936. Beautiful!

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  106. Added your button on my sidebar @ http://naddezsgoodycorner.blogspot.com/

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net
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  107. Added your button on my sidebar @ http://naddezsgoodycorner.blogspot.com/

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net
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  108. Tweeted @ http://twitter.com/Naddez
    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  109. I follow your blog and my fav item from sassyglass is the LABRADORITE RING. It is absolutely gorgeous!

    rach
    admin@balancedcrafts.com

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  110. oops and here is the link!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26266943

    :/

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  111. Love your beads!!! So lovely!! We follow your blog! Wouldn't miss it!

    What we like: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26836834

    Thank you

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  112. I like these earrings! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27444652

    pretty design and a nice spring or summer color!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  113. my favorite

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27720238

    it's something I could wear anytime <3

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  114. Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2602892640
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  115. Thanks a lot for some really good content? is the blog still maintained though?

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  116. Oooh wish I'd been around when the giveaway was on, that's a lovely necklace.

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  117. Hey guys the giveaway looks over and I'm wondering if anyone wants to support me as I try an get fit.

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