Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Feature and Giveaway!

And the winner is............................................ 409cope! Thanks to everyone that participated!

This week Im featuring a wonderful Jewelry shop, called My Gemstone Designs! The owner has been kind enough to put these wonderful earring up for grabs! To see how to enter to win these great earrings scroll to the bottom of the feature!


Now here is a little bit about the wonderful designer!

Hello, my name is Hazel Wollbrinck and I am (almost) 63 year's young. I live in a small town in Wyoming with my husband Fred, two dog's Katie and Fay Fay and two fish Lovey and Dovey.

My hobby is gardening, my passion is designing jewelry. I am retired so I have the luxury of working from my home and dedicating as much time as I like to my craft and running my Etsy shop My Gemstone Designs. My shop name was easy to come up with as I love working with gemstone's.

I started beading a couple of years ago. My sister had been making jewelry for a while and I decided to give it a try and make a few Christmas gifts for family and friends. To make a long story short once I started I couldn't stop and before I knew it I had more jewelry than family and friend's thus the birth of My Gemstone Designs. I would like to give credit to my husband for encouraging me to start an online business to sell my jewelry.

I worked very hard for a year and a half trying to build my business and I have to admit I wasn't very successful. Like so many other's I was totally lost on the big World Wide Web. I was ready to throw in the towel and call it quits when I received a beading catalog in the mail from my sister.

That evening I sat down to read it and came across an article (Do You Etsy). It featured a very successful seller on Etsy and her story was very similar to mine. Lost in Cyber Space. I read her story and immediately went to see what Etsy was all about. I was impressed with what I saw and read and within a couple of week's I closed down my website and moved to Etsy. The rest is history; I have been there for four months and am loving it!! They make it so easy to set up shop and the forums are a wealth of information. I have learned so much and continue to learn something new every day. Thank you Etsy and fellow Etsians :)

You can also find me on my Facebook Fan Page.I also have my designs in a local boutique in my hometown.Bryd's Paradise


Now to enter her wonderful giveaway! Please remeber to add an email or etsy shop with every comment so I can get in contact with you if you win!!!

YOU MUST!!!

1~ Be a follower of this blog

2~ Go to My Gemstone Designs shop and pick your favorite item and leave a comment saying what it is!

To get EXTRA Entries!

1) Heart My Gemstone Designs and say so in a comment (must be a new heart) ~1 Entry~

2) Make a purchase from My Gemstone Designs and post the transaction link in a comment ~3 Entries~

4) Heart The Green Haven and say so in a comment (must be a new heart) ~1 Entry~

5) Make a purchase from The Green Haven and post the transaction link in a comment ~ 3 Entries~

Last weeks Feature Friday Giveaway Winner is.... K! Congrats! Ill be sending over all the information you need to claim your prize!

60 comments:

  1. Megan, thank you so much for featuring me it was fun and very exciting:)

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  2. I won!??!! Hooray! Thanks so much!

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  3. I love Ruby Gemstone and Sterling Silver message bracelet: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33396173. Thanks for the chance to win the earrings! I'm a follower (june_spirit2628)
    Marci
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  4. Became a follower of this blog.
    I like the turquoise gemstone pendant.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  5. I'm a follower :) I love the Poppy Jasper Fan and Black Onyx Handmade Gemstone Necklace....beautiful!

    picnut1512@yahoo.com

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  6. I follow your blog and I love the Rose Garden Pony Bead Double Strand Handmade Gemstone Beaded Watch
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I heart My Gemstone Designs etsy shop!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I heart The Green Have on Etsy - my etsy username is hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I am a new follower and I like the Montana Blue and silver watch.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  10. New follower and I like the Copper and Sterling Handmade Gemstone Earrings. daydreamsinbubbles(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. Pretty giveaway im following and I love the rose crystal earrings the color is sooooo lovely.Thanks Helen

    malfie@care2.com

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  12. I follow on Google Friend. I visited the site and love the Red Coral and Sterling Silver Handmade Swarovski Crystal Necklace.
    jentam777 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  13. I love the green Jade hamemade watch. So pretty! What a amazing shop! Lots to choose from! Thanks! jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I follow.jacquecurl1@gmail(dot)com

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  15. I love the Green Turquoise Pony Bead Double Strand Handmade Gemstone Beaded Watch.
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  16. I heart my gemstone designs (ghainskom)
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  17. I heartthe green haven
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  18. I follow and I like the White Quartz Flower and Sterling Silver Handmade Gemstone Necklace Bracelet and Earring Set the most. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I'm a follower! I love the Amethyst and Purple Velvet Sterling Silver Handmade Swarovski Crystal Earrings.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  20. Hearted My Gemstone Designs (bloomingblossom)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  21. Hearted The Green Haven (bloomingblossom)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  22. Im a new follower



    silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

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  23. love this one Sterling Silver Heart and Fuchsia Heart Handmade Swarovski Crystal Earrings

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  24. I follow your blog - janetfaye

    I like Siam and Gold Handmade Swarovski Crystal Bracelet.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. I follow and I love the Copper Scroll Design Earrings

    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

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  26. I hearted My Gemstone Designs
    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

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  27. I Hearted The Green Haven
    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

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  28. I'm a new follower. Thank you.

    sabrita@juno.com

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  29. My favorite item is the Egyptian Turquoise Briolette Gemstone Handmade
    Southwest Necklace. It's lovely. Thank you.

    sabrita@juno.com

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  30. I "hearted" My Gemstone Designs" etsy shop. Thank you.

    sabrita@juno.com

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  31. I "hearted" My Green Haven etsy shop. Thank you.

    sabrita@juno.com

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  32. My favorite item is the Mom Black Magic Swarovski Crystal Pearl and Sterling Silver Handmade Message Bracelet.
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  33. I'm a follower, and my favorite item is the October Rose and Sterling Silver Handmade Swarovski Crystal Birthstone Bracelet.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  34. I hearted My Gemstone Designs on Etsy, my Etsy name is dova113

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  35. I hearted The Green Haven on Estsy too, my Etsy name is dova113

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  36. I follow (follower name is Damla). I like the Jet and Sterling Silver Handmade Swarovski Crystal Beaded Watch.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  37. I'm a follower!
    I love the Green Turquoise Nugget Gemstone and Sterling Silver Handmade Southwest Bracelet :)

    florencia.de.nicola (at) gmail.com

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  38. I'm following the blog (Amy Em).

    My favorite item is the orange aventurine necklace and earrings set.

    amysweeps at gmail dot com

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  39. I follow this blog

    cyn.cynthiia at gmail dot com

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  40. I LOVE the Rose Swarovski Crystal Earrings!!

    cyn.cynthiia at gmail dot com

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  41. After careful consideration, my favourite piece is the Sterling Silver Filigree Heart and Red Velvet Handmade Chinese Crystal Necklace. It's so elegant, and the red reminds me of my birthstone, garnet. I love to wear sterling silver, and I though the heart was very pretty.

    Kate1485 @ hotmail.com
    http://ntfancy.blogspot.com

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  42. I follow.

    I love March Aquamarine birthstone bracelet, the perfect choice! Thanks for the giveaway.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  43. Hi!
    I'm a follower!
    I love the pink handmade freshwater pearl bracelet!

    lucianita[@]sapo[.]pt

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  44. I love the white pearl and rose heart handmade swarovski crystal necklace!

    lankylegslass(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. I am a blog follower.
    jerzycat99@yahoo.com

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  46. I hearted MGD. My etsy shop name is: cloudninedesignz
    jerzycat99@yahoo.com

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  47. I hearted geen haven. My etsy shop name is:
    cloudninedesignz.
    jerzycat99@yahoo.com

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  48. My fav piece is the white and pearl rose heart swarovski crystal necklace.
    jerzycat99@yahoo.com

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  49. I really liked the http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33396173

    Daiane Negretti
    follower: Daya, muito prazer...
    daia171@hotmail.com
    Piracicaba-SP
    Brazil

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  50. I am a follower :)
    I love the February Amethyst Handmade Swarovski Crystal Birthstone Bracelet for my daughter who is born in February.

    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

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  51. Hearted My Gemstone Designs (busybbee05) This is a new heart.
    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

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  52. Hearted The Green Haven (busybbee05) This is a new heart.
    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

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  53. I'm a new follower :)

    All of the items in Handmade Gemstone's Jewelry are awesome but I liked these two beauties best:

    White Pearl and Sterling Silver Handmade Swarovski Crystal Necklace (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32103137)

    &

    Purple and Peach Freshwater Potato Pearl Handmade Gemstone Necklace (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32022918)

    Btw, I listed this giveaway in my blog! Here's the link:

    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/earrings-from-my-gemstone-creations.html

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  54. My favorite was the czech glass green anklet!

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  55. I'm a follower!

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  56. i love the Purple and Peach Freshwater Potato Pearl Handmade Gemstone Necklace

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  57. hearted my gemstone designs! username hockiemack

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  58. hearted green haven

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  59. I can't believe I won! Thanks for the great giveaway! Shari- 409cope

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  60. I"m following your blog and hearted your shop!

    http://heartandsowdesigns.blogspot.com

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