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11.18.2008

Helenes Dreams Etsy Giveaway

Helenes Dreams Etsy Giveaway



Today's Etsy Giveaway is for your choice of Oregon Sunset earrings or Earth and Sky earrings from Helenes Dreams! ($17)


I have one word for these earrings: GORGEOUS!!! Here's some more info on them:
Oregon Sunset Earrings: These earrings are just so gorgeous. Honestly I wish I could put them in your hand right now! This is what I see over yonder above the cascade mountains..... the last kiss of sun before it goes away at night. This truly captures that tone!These are the golden champagne swarovski crystal briolettes wrapped in sterling silver wire. I oxidized the wire and stopped the process at this coppery like golden brown tone. They hang a total of 1 and 1/2 inches long from the top of the earwire to the bottom of the briolette.
Earth and Sky Earrings: These beautiful shiny sparkly swarovski briolettes go so well with oxidized sterling silver wire wrap. I was able to catch the process and stop it at a coppery like brown tone. The colors of brown and blue complement each other so well. I know mother nature thinks so!These hang a total length of one inch from top of the earwire to the bottom of the bead.

Now for our interview:

1. First things first, tell us a little more about yourself...

My name is Helene Sanderson, I am married to Chuck and we have two lovely children a boy who is 16 and a daughter who is 6. We live in beautiful Bend, OR where we love to hike, fish, gather, ski and just be close to nature.

2. What is your regular job?

About ten years ago I graduated with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene Sciences and worked as a dental hygienist for ten years. I love working with my hands and love people. But, recently in the last two years I have ventured into something new. I bought a retail franchise store ..a mailing and shipping store. So this has become my regular job. Its so much more fun, we visit with people all day! Now I can make jewelry and sell it in my store. I really love business and find this is where I truly belong.

3. How about a picture of the artist?



4. What inspires you?

What inspires me to create jewelry is nature mostly. I also am attracted to gemstones and earth tone colors. When I see beads of shapes and colors..my mind starts to go coo coo and I just want to make something pretty! I love to make earrings because they seem to be the most useful to me. If I don't wear earrings ...I feel like something is missing.

5. What item in your shop is your favorite and why?

I have a lot of favorites, but lately it is the Oregon Rustic Wildflowers. I love to wear these with blues and greens, teal and creamy sweaters. I love these earrings. They have a lot of life, happiness and earthy colors. Honestly, they remind me of a small piece of art. Stay tune...I am working on bracelets right now!



Rules to Enter:

1. Head on over to Helenes Dreams---> http://HelenesDreams.etsy.com
2. Pick your favorite item (not giveaway items)
3. Come back here and comment in the official entry form below the extra entries section on what you chose
4. Leave an extra comment in the official entry form for any extra entries (Please leave blog url if you have my button on your blog or wrote a post)

Note: If a second winner has to be chosen, that winner will be chosen based on the most creative, detailed comment!
Also Note: Add me to your safe list or else your winning notice could end up in your Junk Mail folder! babylyons (at) live (dot) com

Open to All First-World Countries
Comments that don't meet these requirements won't be entered

Extra Entries:
Gain an Extra Entry into ALL of my giveaways if you Vote for me HERE! Scroll through the list of names and find "Katie Lyons" (should be up top) and click vote! Please state in your entry that you did so!
1 Extra Entry into this contest and every other one if you link to The Giveaway with the button or widget in my Link to Me section (for as long as the button/widget is up)
1 Extra Entry if you blog about this contest with a visible link back to this post
1 Extra Entry if you "Digg" this giveaway and all of my current giveaways (leave Digg username in comment)
1 Extra Entry if you "Stumble" this giveaway and all of my current giveaways (leave Stumble username in comment)
2 Extra Entries if you purchase something from this store during the contest
Comment to let me know you deserve an extra entry!



Official Entry Form:






This contest will end on November 26th, 2008 at 11:59 pm PST
A winner will be chosen from a Random Number Generator from random.org
The winner will be listed on November 27th
If I cannot get a hold of the winner 3 days, a new winner will be chosen


Thank you Helene for your generous giveaway! Your jewelry is beautiful!



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20 Thoughts:

daphne said...

I voted for Katie Lyons

Gina said...

I really like the "color of purple" earrings
ginabx[at]yahoo[dot]com thank you!

greeneginger said...

I love the wonderful necklace called "Oregon Winter"!!

cyclona66@aol.com

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I love the Tears Of Love earrings. Everything is so beautiful!

stormraven at gmail dot com

cdrury said...

lovae the Oregon Rustic Fall Flowers
cdrury@gmail.com

matty55 said...

the BLUSH ear-rings are my fave item form the site.

my girlfriend would love them :)

Leslie said...

I love the pink brass!! But all of them are gorgeous!!

Samantha said...

I love the Queen Olivia earrings. All of them are beautiful though

Sherry R said...

My favorite is the Winter FlowerGirl bracelet!

SeahorseLady said...

I also voted for you!

Kristi said...

My favorite earrings are "A Rose For You"

It is really pretty stuff, I like her sense of color. :) Please enter me. skullaria at gmail dot com.

arvard said...

I like the Queen Olivia earrings.

joannaonthelake said...

What fantastic jewelry designs there are at Helenes Dreams! I saw so many wonderful items. Besides my absolutely loving the earrings that are part of this giveaway, my favorite item from Helenes Dreams is the Rustic Turquoise Necklace. This necklace is exquisite and immediately caught my eye! I love the rustic-ness of the turquoise combined with the touch of elegance of the teal blue flourite nugget bead and tiny earthy natural chocolate fresh water pearls! This is such a unique and stunning necklace. I can also see that her jewelry is impeccably made. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.
joannaonthelake@gmail.com

LadyJemima said...

I really like the "Purity" and "Homecoming" earrings...Purity because they are simple but so elegant (and pearls are my favorite!) and Homecoming because the crystal matches the color of my blonde hair (all natural, girls!)

Thanks for this great giveaway! In the lucky case I win, my email is lilacflowers180 AT yahoo DOT com!

LadyJemima said...

Voted for you, Katie! My vote was #231!

lilacflowers180 AT yahoo DOT com

LadyJemima said...

And, of course, how could I not blog about such a great giveaway?

http://ladyj-greetings.blogspot.com/

memetu said...

Oregon Rain Drops is a match for my TEAR DROP pendant. It was raining when we mourned my beloved brother.

Gianna said...

I love the Oregon Snowflake :)

Helen said...

I love the Winter FlowerGirl bracelet!

Bakersdozen said...

I love the "Fairy Dreams" earrings. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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