Sunday, September 13, 2009

Artisan Jewelry Gift Certificate Giveaway

$25 Gift Certificate

From Zeba Collection ($25 value) – Open worldwide




One of the drawbacks of having an online shop is missing the interaction with the customers. In a retail store you can be the fly on the wall and hear customer's opinions while they shop. With an online shop, you view the item from your home and I never get to hear your feedback. So, this giveaway is to give me a change to hear your suggestions about my shop, products, policies and so on. To show my appreciation for your time and help I am offering Free shipping on your first purchase to anyone that participates, in addition for a chance to be entered in the drawing for a $25 gift certificate from my Etsy Shop. Gift certificates must be redeemed through my Etsy shop only toward the purchase of products listed in the online shop.


Rules to Enter:

Browse my shop Zeba Collection , make a mental note of your comments. The comments can be anything that comes to mind about the products, the site, the photos, the description, shipping cost, and so on. Leave a comment with your suggestions and make sure to mention how I can contact you.

Extra Entries:

For extra entries, you must complete step 1 above. Then, you can do one of these or all of them, but they must each be a separate comment.

  1. Blog about this giveaway with a visible link back to this posting and comment with a link to your post.
  2. Blog about my shop with a visible link back to the shop and comment with a link to your post.
  3. Extra Entry for becoming a new follower of this blog
  4. Extra Entry for becoming a new subscriber
  5. Purchase something from my store during the contest.

    This Giveaway has ended.

Official Rules:

  • Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  • All entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Odds of winning depend on the eligible number of entries received for each drawing.
  • Prize winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes.
  • Prize winners will be notified by their registered e-mail. Winners must respond within 3 days with their valid shipping address, or the prize is forfeit and a new winner will be selected.
  • By accepting a prize, all winners agree that the Host may post his/her name on the "Previous Winners" page and in any and all media, including future advertising or publicity, without further consideration or compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  • By accepting a prize, all winners agree that the Host, affiliated merchants, will have no liability whatsoever for, and will be held harmless by winner for any liability for any injury, loss or damages of any kind, to winner or other persons, including (without limitation) injuries, loss or damages arising out of or relating to death, and, injuries, damages or losses to property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or participation in this promotion.

137 comments:

  1. Well, I must say that I think your jewelry is lovely! The only suggestion I could give is that maybe you could add more "delicate" pieces - necklaces and such that might just have 1 or 2 simple elements?

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  2. Celeste, if I didn't know better, I would say you have been talking to my daugther. That is exactly what she said a while back. I have to work on that.

    Thank you,

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  3. I LOVE your jewelry! I have a couple of thoughts:
    1. Divide it into categories categories for COLOR!
    2. I love this picture so much: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30178597
    I think that all your pictures should be taken against natural elements to add consistency and flow to all items!

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  4. I love the variety in your shop. I especially like: From The Stars Down To Earth - Argentium Sterling Silver And Stardust Beads Bracelet

    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I just became a follower of your blog.
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I really like your style - clean and quite simple.

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  7. I have to say I love your work. I like how you mix materials, and I like that the price range quite broad is, please keep it that way. Incorporating simpler, purer (but still as distinctive) items would broaden your clientele. Keep up the good work.

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  8. Put a link back to this post on my blog.

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  9. I'd like the necklaces to be modelled by a real person, not a mannequin. Especially the pearls: they are not visible on white.

    the_eternal_voyageur at rediffmail dot com

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  10. I've tried to look them all and I hink that your designs are soo elegant:)

    findikim@gmail.com

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  11. From Frosted Balls to the Sea and the Forest,
    I see a celebration of nature and beauty's chorus,
    Woven and combined in a most graceful way,
    To decorate and enhance a person's day!

    Stunning and beautiful!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  12. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I wish there was a category called "simple elegance" with clean lines, single colours, etc. It's the only type of jewelry I see missing in your shop. An example would be http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15759210

    Thank you!

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  13. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I blogged your contest! http://www.cancontests.com/2009/09/contests-from-elsewhere-win-25-artisan.html

    Thank you!

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  14. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I blogged your shop! http://www.cancontests.com/2009/09/zeba-on-etsy.html

    Thank you!

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  15. I love the way you put a bit of info about the stone, or pattern of the (beautiful!) pieces you're offering. I'm a bit of a trivia geek, and love random facts like these!

    gemini5757 at hotmail.com

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  16. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I'm a follower on Blogger/Google Friend. :) Thank you!

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  17. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Subscribe through Google Reader.

    Thank you!

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  18. Your jewelry is lovely. I do wish there were a few pieces that were a little on the simpler, more delicate side. Also, I'm sure you work really hard on the pieces and the materials are costly, but most things are out of my price range. That came to my mind. Otherwise, I'd love to have some of your pieces!!
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  19. blog follower
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  20. you make some wonderful jewelry! did you just recently rearrange the items in your shop by color? the first page of your shop shows a lot of purple/pink items which gave me the impression that you make and sell mostly purple/pink jewelry. then i checked the other pages and saw that it wasn't the case. i think you should mix up the colours so your visitors can see that you do, indeed, sell jewelry in a wide variety of colors. happy to help! :)

    fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

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  21. I found your jewelry very unique. I loved the New Moon Black Lip Mother of Pearls Earrings, Victory Stone - Wood and Apple Green Chrysoprase on Leather Necklace and Your Lucky Horseshoe Necklace - Cast Sterling Silver Pendant. They are so original.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  22. I subscribe via email
    clenna at aol dot com

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  23. I follow your blog.
    clenna at aol dot com

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  24. I love your Serpent Necklace - Cast in Solid Sterling Silver and tubular necklaces. Your jewelry is so beautiful!!!!
    Thansk for the cahnce!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  25. Thank you everyone for the wonderful suggestions. Thank you Sarah for the only purple jewelry comment. I have changed the order in my shop already.

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  26. I love your jewelry, it's all so beautiful and bold, very unique as well. The only suggestion i would make would be sorting them by what they are, like, necklaces, bracelets etc, so that people can browse through your store more easily, although you have already sorted them out by types and such.

    Thanks for the chance! :)
    http://kontactr.com/user/daer0n

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  27. Hello!

    I really liked the one-of-a-kind pieces, but i noticed that there were no rings... also, i think that you should definitely have a vintage section, i noticed a couple of pieces that have a vintage feel in them :) HTH!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  28. I like how you have pieces in all price ranges
    eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I love how everyone can afford something and the simple style. Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

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  30. Beautiful collection,my favourite piece is the Champaigne Biwa Stick Natural Pearls Earrings. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. The Two Strands Amethyst Necklace - Amethyst and Silver Chain Necklace is so delicate and pretty!! Thank you for the contest!
    txgigggles@yahoo.com

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  32. I really like you lime green loop earrings. I love simple colorful statement pieces, and you have tons of those in your shop.

    soypea@gmail.com

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  33. I blogged the giveaway here:

    http://soypea.blogspot.com/2009/08/im-backmore-giveaways.html

    soypea@gmail.com

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  34. I'm a new follower as well.

    soypea@gmail.com

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  35. And I'm a new subscriber

    soypea@gmail.com

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  36. I love your jewelry, especially the Rope Crochet Gunmetal Black Bangle Bracelet.

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I like the FAQ in the shop policies section, I think that is very helpful for those who are less knowledgeable about various materials and techniques :)

    pixelatedmushroom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  38. I love the colors on your jewelry. I like the fact that you make your jewelry attract the eye with the shimmery looks of silver and shimmery colored beads. And then I said whoa, what is this a Carved Bone Skeleton, how diverse is this. Different, but not ready to make that leap yet. I'll stick with all the other beautiful things you make but it is still cool. haha

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  39. I was browsing through your shop and loves everything you have there! The Original Sterling Silver Flower and Fox Tail Chain Bracelet is one of my many favorites :)

    luvwendy87@hotmail.com

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  40. I'm a new follower.

    luvwendy87@hotmail.com

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  41. Subscriber

    luvwendy87@hotmail.com

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  42. Wire Crochet Black and Pink Earrings is super pretty!
    kristi2bsb@Yahoo.com

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  43. I like your 3 Lime Green Loops Earings - so playful and cheery!

    Deborah
    comfortjoydesignsATgmailDOTcom

    Michigan Addy Ready

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  44. I love the color of the Red Bleeding Hearts Braided Necklace. So vibrant!

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  46. Thank you very much for all the nice comments, but really I can take it, I have a tough skin.

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  47. Hello
    I am so happy i found your blog! I enjoyed checking out all of your jewelry creation!! I like that the prices are for any many budgets and even the less expensive pieces are very pretty and classy. I love the Unisex Leather Hairpin Bracelet..very unique;)
    Keep up the great work.. i will visit again;)
    cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

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  48. I am a new subscriber;)
    cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

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  49. You really have some pretty pieces I esp. loved the the Jewl Of the Night Necklace
    tjfirth@yahoo.com

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  50. I love bold and/or unusual pieces. I adore your Chinese Knot pieces, and would love to see them in even more metal & stone combinations. Also a big fan of wire crochet jewelry.
    I think your high-end pieces may be better showcased in their own shop. Their perceived value may be diminished by some when sandwiched between $10 and $30 items (even though the inexpensive pieces are lovely).

    heidig@gmail.com

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  51. My first thought is that the photos are diverse, which is lovely, but I'm actually a fan of photos that tend to be more standardized when it comes to angles, lighting, and backdrops. There's definitely arguments for both.

    Mainly I want to say the shop is lovely :-)

    samoore at gmail.com

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  52. Just followed this blog too!
    samoore at gmail.com

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  53. I like your jewelry the only thing I could suggest is to do some work with pearls.

    mywatercolordreams at yahoo.com

    my watercolordreams.etsy.com

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  54. You have some nice pieces! I would love to see some rings or charm bracelets. Those seem to be my favorite. But as another user said, The prices are bit out of my range for jewelry. I know some pieces these days are a bit expensive to put it all together though. Maybe consider buying in bulk so lower prices for you which in turn lower prices for customers?
    ashy.baby@gmail.com

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  55. Blogged
    http://closetoftreasures.blogspot.com/2009/09/win-it-25-gift-certificate-to-zeba.html
    ashy.baby@gmail.com

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  56. I would definitely be getting the Red Hearts and Ribbon Chinese Knot Necklace, Thanks!

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  57. Love a lot of the pendants but I think some would look better on chains than the rope stuff used.
    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. i would love to see some rings!

    fsarah09 at gmail dot com

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  59. I really like the "Black Lip Mother of pearls Round Earrings" and the "Wired Chinese Knot and Coral Necklace". . .
    Specially in the last one, I liked the pics, because the necklace stands out. . .
    ocamcaro at gmail dot com

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  60. I'm a new follower :D

    ocamcaro at gmail dot com

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  61. Wow, there are some really unique and interesting pieces! One of the ones that really jumped out and bit me on the leg is your Josephine Hearts Leather Brown & Hot Pink Collar. Love it!

    melaniesands[at]yahoo[dot]ca

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  62. New follower! (M.Sands)

    melaniesands[at]yahoo[dot]ca

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  63. And new subscriber. Thanks for the chance to win!

    melaniesands[at]yahoo[dot]ca

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  64. I LOVE the Chinese knot and viking knit pieces...they are so amazing and unique. They are the kinds of pieces I imagine would make a wearer stand out (in a good way) and not just look like everyone else.

    debyeo@hotmail.com

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  65. I am also a new follower of this blog. :)

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  66. I think that you have an incredible range of items for everyone's budget.

    contact@liquidambarstudio.com

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  67. I follow your blog!

    contact@liquidambarstudio.com

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  68. I really like the variety of colours and styles in your shop-something more extravagant for the more "out there" type, as well as pieces that could be worn everyday in an office. I especially love the braided knot pendants.

    gemini5757 at hotmail.com

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  69. I'm a new follower

    gemini5757 at hotmail.com

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  70. Your jewelry is lovely. One comment about the organization of the shop though, I think you could add more catagories and list jewelry the color or theme. I know when I look at shops I rarely go past the first page of a catagory, breaking it into smaller catagories would be good.

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  71. I would like to see more Stiletto style earrings. Those are my favorite from your shop.
    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. Your jewelry is stunning! I especially liked the Wirewrapped Abalone Shell Peapod Necklace.
    I like your site just the way it is.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  73. nice photos of the pieces (the pieces are lovely, as well!)--i like the one of a kind section, as well.

    :)

    sandtneal at mfire dot com

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  74. I like a lot of your stuff but it would be easier to get to if categorized by bracelet, earrings, necklace, etc.
    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. I particularly like the jewelry when it is photographed in the rustic setting against wood. I feel like it displays the product better than the white background - it really makes the jewelry stand out!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  76. I love how much of a variety of items you have in your shop (keep it up!) I think my favorites are the wired crochet and knot jewelry. They're beautiful:)
    Thanks for the chance!
    hmgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com

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  77. I'm following your blog now! Following as Sihui.
    hmgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com

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  78. Posted your giveaway at: http://www.hmgiveaways.com/2009/10/25-gift-certificate-from-zeba.html
    We will tweet the giveaway as well! Feel free to submit your future handmade giveaways to us:)
    hmgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com

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  79. I love your jewelry! My only suggestion on the page is in the sort drop down list, include the type of jewelry - necklace, bracelett...

    Just wanted to let you know that I added your contest to doubleprizes.com and hopefully more people find your blog.

    you can find me at dpc0ntest@yahoo.com

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  80. Thank you very much for the comments. A lot of you have asked for different search or categories. Unfortunetly, on Etsy, I am only limited to 10 categories and one piece can only belong to one category. However, Etsy does provide a search button on the top of the page that can be use for searching items in my shop by any category you can think of. Thanks again for all the wonderful comments.

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  81. The jewelry is very beautiful and unique how you use earthy and tones that you can wear with everyday clothes. Its elegant while fancy at the same time. I love handmade stuff anyways but jewelry is my favorite.

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  82. I really like the Starfish And The Amethyst Necklace - Cast in Sterling Silver. I think the shipping cost to Canada is reasonable.

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  83. I am following you.
    Susan

    yeladot at earthlink dot net

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  84. I love your shop. Very pretty. Nice banner. LOVE Jewel of The Night - David Christensen Furnace Glass and Crystal Necklace

    Susan
    yeladot at earthlink dot net

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  85. I absolutely ADORE the wired chinese knot necklace and my husband would die (in a good way) if I had the turquoise heart & pheonix tail necklace -- he loves turquoise!

    llpost010@gmail.com

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  86. My sister loves the Three Strand Blue Lace Agate and Crystal Necklace. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  87. Everything in the shop is so lovely and my favorite is the Rose Quartz and Crystal Handmade Filigree Y Necklace
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  88. You have very pretty, unique jewelry. One suggestion I would make is to have the main picture not be so close up. It's great to see the detail, but it can be hard to tell what is an earing and what is a pendant from so close. Other than that, your site looks amazing!

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  89. You have very lovely works. I really like the Sterling Silver Serpent Necklace, though I would never be able to afford something like that. Still a beautiful piece of art!
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  90. I follow
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  91. I subscribe
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  92. I really like your style - clean and quite simple.

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  93. I am mother of two daughters with severe nickle allergies and purchasing jewelry can be very difficult. I love your use of natural elements, stone and shells etc. However, I would like to know if the findings and clasps that you use in your work are nickel free?
    Thanks,
    Suzette
    mrschrobak@hotmail.com

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  94. Here are some words that came to mind:
    eclectic
    nautical
    different - interesting
    unique
    beautiful
    And btw, I think the shipping is reasonable, considering what postal prices are like! I love just about everything in your store. I like to have interesting jewelry pieces that no one else has. These are fun and playful, yet still sophisticated and classy. A couple of my fave's are:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13321988
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17443771
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15231631

    My only complaint is this one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15036971
    Ew I hate snakes! lol

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  95. I've subscribed via email coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  96. I like the Sterling Silver Starfish And Amethyst Necklace.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  97. I have to say, the Carved Bone skeleton and Leather Knot Necklace is pretty much the coolest thing Ive seen all day.

    orangethread@hotmail.com

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  98. Great site with great items. I especially like the unique designs.
    jb8903 at gmail dot com

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  99. The items are very unique and look like they are great quilty items.
    happeejackee at gmail dot com

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  100. I love all the beautiful colors you use. The wired knot pendant is very unique!

    drgdlgletterboxers@yahoo.com

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  101. I love your store! I particularly like the pearl necklaces as they aren't just your traditional strand of pearls- those are classic and beautiful too, but there's a time and a place, you know? Church, family dinners, whatever. Your pearl necklaces are creative and can be worn to accessorize a casual OR formal outfit- that's hard to do! Congrats!
    malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

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  102. I'm a new follower of your blog
    malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

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  103. I'm a new e-mail subscriber to your blog
    malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

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  104. Love your pieces! Would like to see some more simple and dainty designs too. I think it would look good to have the same type of background for each piece. I really like the Leather Knot Necklace. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  105. The designs are just beautiful. There is so many I would be interested in. Thanks

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  106. I think you have a nice selection. I like that you have a variety of different price points also. I fell in love with a few things you have. I think you should look into doing some rings and maybe some anklets.

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  107. I love the Sterling Silver Flower and Handmade Chain Bracelet! I like that the shipping is very affordable!

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  108. I was struck by the beauty of the designs. I also noted you offer 100% satisfaction. Wow. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  109. Zeba means beautiful and this collection is. I like the Turquoise Heart.

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  110. The Your Lucky Horseshoe Pendant Necklace is beautiful!

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  111. I like your jewelry! The Wirewrapped Abalone Shell Peapod Necklace is so cool!

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  112. i really love the Wire Crochet Green Turquoise Bracelet

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  113. Your jewelry is simply gorgeous! I really like the Wire Crochet Green Turquoise Bracelet.

    stephanie_adkins@yahoo.com

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  114. Love your jewelry! Especially the green three loop earrings. Would love some eyeglass chains, along the same line as the lanyards, for those who lose their glasses all the time, like me! Great work!

    Robyn Narayouski
    maddie61877@yahoo.com

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  115. I am so in love with the Wire Crochet Citrine Bracelet Gold Filled

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  116. new subscriber- brdgcombs at aol dot com

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  117. I love your Wired Chinese Knot and Coral Necklace.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  118. I subscribed
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  119. I am a follower.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  120. I love the Amethyst and Silver Chain Necklace :)

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  121. The From The Stars Down To Earth - Argentium Sterling Silver And Stardust Beads Bracelet is very pretty!

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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