Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Giant Jewels {review+giveaway}



Say hi to Giant Jewels, a shop full of beautiful accessories, that are funky and unique, and upcycled!




What is upcycling, exactly? Well, upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value. Making recycling and reusing just a little bit more attractive :) Giant Jewels does just that in the jewelry and fabric cuffs. The metalsmithing is kitchsy and unique, a great gift for you or something you love! Each piece is uniquely yours and you can feel good knowing you're helping the earth too! (How cute is this? And it's my former high school mascot too! Laugh all you want, we were tough :))





These cuffs are FABULOUS! Comfy and stylish, and something you could wear with just about any outfit. Even better, these little puppies are ALL recycled materials -- the fabric, the felt, even the Velcro fastener! The seams and stitches are solid (and kid-proof:)) and really made to last. Angela, the brilliant designer of Giant Jewels, doesn't just create green, she lives it. She is also a member of a local group, Trillium Artisans, a collaborative group that connects artists to their markets... and supports eco-friendly art as well!


And thanks to the wonderful Angela, a lucky reader is going to receive a beautiful fabric cuff from Giant Jewels, just like the picture! How awesome!


To qualify: Get to shopping at Giant Jewels etsy shop and leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite item! I know you'll have more than one :)



**Please leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win!**





And if one entry is not nearly enough. . . (please leave a separate comment for each extra entry)




Earn one additional entry:







Earn TEN additional entries:
  • Make a purchase from Giant Jewels! Let her know you came from Ivy Twines!


Your GIVE BACK Entry:

  1. Participate in our Give Back "Love Our Earth" Week 1 Challenge! (Head over to this post for the details, check out the weekly challenges, and leave a comment on that post telling us what you did!)

  2. Brighten someone's day, and enter 5 extra entries here! Wahoo!





Good luck readers and happy shopping at Giant Jewels! I hope you win!




Giveaway will end April 21th at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. Must be 18 to enter, US entries only. Angela, you are wonderfully inspiring, and your jewelry is beautiful! Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!!







70 comments:

  1. My favorite item is the Mixed Chain Necklace with the Skeleton Key!

    Beautiful store!

    Amy
    artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

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  2. I favorited the Mixed Chain Necklace and the shop on Etsy!

    Amy
    artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

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  3. I fanned Giant Jewels on Facebook!

    Amy
    artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

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  4. I follow Ivy Twines publicly!
    Amy
    artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

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  5. I did the GIVE BACK Week 1 challenge!

    Entry #1

    Amy
    artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

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  6. I did the GIVE BACK Week 1 challenge!

    Entry #2

    Amy
    artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

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  7. I did the GIVE BACK Week 1 challenge!

    Entry #3
    Amy
    artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

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  8. I did the GIVE BACK Week 1 challenge!

    Entry #4

    Amy
    artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

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  9. I did the GIVE BACK Week 1 challenge!

    Entry #5

    Amy
    artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

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  10. My personal fav is Sterling Silver Apple POST EARRINGS. love love

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  11. love the squirrel on a branch necklace!

    thanks for the opportunity!

    meredith dot targarona at gmail dot com

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  12. I like this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=38358073

    missavene (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. your cuffs are fabulous! i particularly like these: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40316187

    - Donaville
    dvness@gmail.com
    http://colormecrafty.com

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  14. I love Etched Copper Swallowtail Butterfly Pendant- Dots.

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  15. squirrel on branch necklace---I love it!

    anna.b.hale @ gmail.com

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  16. My favorite item is the Perched Bird in a Silver Circle Necklace.

    berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm

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  17. I added the 'Flying Brass Birds in a Silver Circle Necklace' to my etsy favorites.

    My etsy user name is tarotbydiana

    berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm

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  18. I am a follower of The Ivy Twines via Google Friend Connect.

    berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm

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  19. I participated in your Give Back "Love Our Earth" Week 1 Challenge!

    berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm

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  20. I participated in your Give Back "Love Our Earth" Week 1 Challenge!

    berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm

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  21. I participated in your Give Back "Love Our Earth" Week 1 Challenge!

    berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm

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  22. I participated in your Give Back "Love Our Earth" Week 1 Challenge!

    berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm

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  23. I participated in your Give Back "Love Our Earth" Week 1 Challenge!

    berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm

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  24. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Burgundy And Blue Vintage Upholstery Cuff!

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  25. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I participated in Give Back Challenge 1 and left a comment there; in the past I'd made fabric cuffs for myself, too, but hadn't in quite a while, and, inspired by the contest, used an old dress to make some, giving one to my niece Sarah, who loved it!

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  26. Christina - xristya@rock.com - Brightened someone's day - bought my niece Sarah a bike (she needs it for going to the university) and gave her a coffee table that I wasn't using any longer!

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  27. Christina - xristya = Brightened someone's day, my niece Sarah, entry 2 - see post above!

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  28. Christina - xristya@rock.com - Brightened someone's day, my niece Sarah, entry #3, see post above!

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  29. Christina - xristya@rock.com - Brightened someone's day, my niece Sarah, entry #4, see post above!

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  30. Christina - xristya@rock.com - Brightened someone's day, my niece Sarah, entry #5, see post above!

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  31. My favorite item is the Chocolate Brown Felt Rose cuff!

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I favorited the Chocolate Brown Felt Rose cuffs on etsy (rammay)

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I became a fan of Giant Jewels on Facebook (Annie Milner)

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I am a fan of Ivy Twines on Facebook (Annie Milner)

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I commented on your Weekly Challange post :)

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. My favorite item is the "Flying Brass Birds in a Silver Circle Necklace". Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win such a lovely gift! :)

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. I added the "Flying Brass Birds in a Silver Circle Necklace" to my Etsy favorites. My shop name is hellcatvintage.

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. I follow Giant Jewels on Twitter via @hellcatvintage

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. I follow The Ivy Twines on Twitter via @hellcatvintage

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  40. I follow your blog via Google Friend. Yay! :)

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  41. I love these fabric cuffs and I hope you pick my number!! I also love the Perched Brass Bird in a Silver Circle Necklace. So funky!!!

    Thanks
    Angie
    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  42. I found the awesome Brass and Copper Butterfly and Body Necklace..so cool and unique...Love it!!!
    cyclona66(at) aol dot com

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  43. I like the Recycled Fabric and Bamboo cuffs! Woohoo!

    carapacenator (at)gmail.com

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  44. And I follow Ivy Twines (google!)

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  45. Sterling Silver and Copper STACKABLE RING in Starburst
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  46. My favorite item is the Flying Brass Birds in a Silver Circle Necklace.

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  47. I favorited the Flying Brass Birds in a Silver Circle Necklace on Etsy

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  48. I am a public follower of your blog

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  49. I am an ivy twines facebook fan

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  50. I became a fan of Giant Jewels on Facebook

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  51. I am loving the Sterling Silver Apple POST EARRINGS!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  52. I follow your blog
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  54. I follow you on twitter - @ktkatherine
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  55. I like the slim s-shaped silver earrings with the pearls
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

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  56. I am a fan on facebook
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

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  57. I follow your blog
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

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  58. sterling silver skull & bones wedding set

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  59. Love Love the apple post earrings.
    teisalinscott@gmail.com

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  60. http://www.etsy.com/listing/43497705/big-brass-branch-ring-pendant-on-irish-l is my favorite

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  61. facebook fan of yours-Julie L

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  62. follow blog as jelaws5

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  63. i love the Stumptown Etched Copper Banner

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