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Michabella Creations Giveaway *giveaway closed*

Michabella Creations Giveaway *giveaway closed*

Today's giveaway is for a Sea Life Charm Necklace from Michabella Creations! (ARV $32) Open Worldwide

Isn't it gorgeous?! Here's some more info:
"Vintage natural brass starfish and seahorse charms are accented with achunky Lime Green Quartz teardrop bead. Finished off with ornatenatural brass chain and hook closure."

Michabella Creations was created by two friends, Cindy and Michelle, who shared a love for beading and handcrafted jewelry. They have gone on to create a successful business with beautiful, customizable jewelry. We had the opportunity to interview Michelle and here is what she had to say:

1. How/Why was Michabella Creations started?
Michabella Creations was started after I was a stay at home for about a year and I needed to find something for myself. I've always been creative and soon learned some friends had started making jewelry. I taught myself some basic techniques and a few months later, joined forces with a friend to start our own business.

2. What is your favorite part about running Michabella Creations?
I enjoy having my own company that I can make the decisions for. I am happy I've had the opportunity to stay at home and watch my daughter grow, and still have something I love to do.

3. Do you Haiku?

I haven't written a haiku since elementary school, but here goes:

Made in remembrance
A family pet who passed
May bring others joy

4) What is your favorite piece?
That's tough to say. I would probably go with my Jaded necklace because it combines some of my favorite materials. I love working with natural brass, and it looks great paired with the large serpentine jade rectangles and flower pendant. I love green and bold pieces!

5) Where do you get your inspiration?
I get my inspiration from many places: trends, fashion, something I might have seen on someone that I turn into my own creation, and the changing seasons.

6) I see that when you sell your cancer awareness pieces you donate to different cancer charities. Is there anything you'd like to share with our readers about that?
Both my partner and I have had family members affected by breast cancer and we are very fortunate to still have them in our lives. Not everyone is that lucky. It is a cause that's very dear to us and we want to give back when we can. We have also donated to the Children's Miracle Network and helped out financially with the care of a local boy fighting cancer. We also work with the SPCA with the sale of our Simon bracelet, which I used in my hiaku. Animals are also very dear to me and this year I will be starting to donate to more animal charities.

Rules to Enter:

1. Simply leave your name and email address in the Official Entry Form! Yes, that easy!
2. For an optional second entry, head on over to Michabella Creations---> http://www.michabellacreations.com/ & pick your favorite item (not giveaway item)
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 Worldwide
Comments that don't meet these requirements won't be entered

Extra Entries:
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 for Following Us on Twitter and Tweeting about this giveaway (leave Twitter 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 March 13th, 2009 at 11:59 pm PST
A winner will be chosen from a Random Number Generator from random.org
The winner will be listed within 3 days of end
If I cannot get a hold of the winner 3 days, a new winner will be chosen

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22 Thoughts:

Beth said...

Very beautiful jewelry. Thanks.

hofken said...

My favorite is the Sparkling Meadow Earrings

MaggieM said...

Other items at Michabella that I love are the Enchanted Evening Pearl Necklace; the Jasper Sunburst Watch, and the Proud Grandma Bracelet, which you can customize.


MaggieM said...

I'm a subscriber by email :)


mommyjen99 said...

blogged about your contest here

Katie Bartoszak said...

wow those are beautiful!!! kaite8002@aim.com

Caligirl said...

Please send this here if I win:
Paula Bristol
PO Box 1252
W. Springfield, MA 01090

Anonymous said...

Great jewelry! Pick me, pls! :)

susan wiener, swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

Karen said...

Count me in :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Gabriel J. said...

Please, enter me, great prize!!! I would love to win this.

DEBIJOT said...

favorite item is the Celtic Dream Ring.

SeahorseLady said...

I just have to let you know that I love this necklace. I'm known as the Seahorse Lady so this one has my name written all over it.

sweepmom said...

My favorite is the Lemon Drop Necklace.

Rich and Mallory said...

I blogged about your giveaway here ::




jennifer57 said...

very pretty :)

Melissa said...

Melissa Painter
melissapainter [at] gmail [dot] com

Tammie said...

I could get really 'spoiled' at Michabella Creations! :)

purango said...

The Celtic Dream Ring is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

cathy2406 said...

cathy king

Noggy said...

Celtic Shimmer Necklace is my favorite. I wonder if these are one of a kind pieces are can they two of the same kind be made?


Omg! The jewlery is awesome!

I love all things Celtic & The Celtic Dream Ring is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Anonymous said...

count me in tooo please...

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