Saturday, April 30, 2011

Love is Definitely In The Air!

And the winner is ... number 21!

The 21st comment was Denise
I'll email Denise and she will have 24 hours to respond.  Thank you everyone for entering!!!

So the royal wedding is officially behind us and tomorrow is the first day of May.  May 23rd marks my first anniversary to D.  Although I have finally figured out his gift, I can’t write about it in case he reads my blog!  Suffice it to say, I’m sure he will love it.

He also keeps going on and on about how perfect his anniversary gift to me is.  I am a bit skeptical.  This is the same guy who bought me a welcome mat as a Valentine’s gift (his reasoning was I was going to move in May so it fit … I say it would have been a nice housewarming gift but not very romantic!).

I am sure many of my readers have been in the same position.  For the month of May I am hosting a series of giveaways in honor of my anniversary.  I say if you want a piece of jewelry, you shouldn’t have to wait until your partner gets it for you!  With that in mind, I started looking through Etsy stores for something that looked romantic and would be appropriate for an anniversary-themed giveaway.  And I found Brass and Chain.

I was immediately drawn to her flower rings and thought they would be perfect! They are super cute but also romantic (in my opinion).  You can only imagine how thrilled I was when Jennifer, from Brass and Chain, agreed to offer one of her flower rings to one of my readers!  I was so curious about what inspires her and decided to ask.
How did you start making jewelry?
My family has always valued handmade crafts. As a child, my home was filled with handmade treasures from various family members. Keeping with the family tradition, I began giving handmade stocking stuffers for Christmas every year. One year I decide to make beaded bracelets for all the women on my list. My bracelets become an instant hit and soon I began getting requests for different types of jewelry. From there I just never stopped creating, experimenting, and learning about different ways to make jewelry.
Why brass jewelry?
The inspiration for my pieces comes from a love of all things vintage and my love for nature. Brass has a beautiful natural color and an awesome antique quality. I love to take something old and breathe new life back into it. Gold and silver are everywhere, brass reminds me of a time when not everything came from a department store. My favorite pieces to create are items that combine brass with other lost and forgotten antiques that I find in local shops, like sheet music and maps.
Why not get something for yourself?  It doesn’t have to be your anniversary.  Or don’t forget Mother’s day is right around the corner.  I am sure your mother would love one of Jennifer’s pieces!!  Make sure you check out some of her other pieces including jewelry made from vintage maps! So creative.
I can’t quite decide which flower ring is my favorite.  Doesn’t matter what I would pick though since the winner gets to pick one of the flower rings.  For some reason I am really drawn to the light pink flower.  I love how you can see the detail.  
I think this light pink is my favorite


I am thrilled that one lucky reader will win their choice of flower ring!  Jennifer has agreed to ship worldwide!  If your email is not visible on your profile it must be included in one of the comments. 

  •  Visit Brass and Chain’s Etsy Store and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is.
EARN MORE ENTRIES! You may do any or all of these in any order.
Leave a separate comment for each entry completed!
  • 1 Entry: Follow IDoTheeWedSara publicly on Google Friend Connect
  • 1 Entry: Make Brass and Chain's Etsy Store a favorite
  • 1 Entry: Like IDoTheeWedSara on Facebook
  • 1 Entry: Like Brass and Chain on Facebook
  • 1 Entry: Follow IDoTheeWedSara on Twitter
  • 1 Entry: Follow Brass and Chain on Twitter
  • 1 Entry: Tweet about this giveaway and include #brassandchaingiveaway (maximum 3x/day and leave a comment here each time)
  • 5 Entries: Blog about this giveaway (one time).  Include blog post in your comment below.
Giveaway ends Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 4:00pm EST.  Winner will be chosen via and will have 24 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be selected. 


  1. I absolutely adore the dragonfly necklace.

  2. I'm following publicly on GFC

  3. I'm following you on twitter @southofsheridan

  4. I love the Map Necklaces!

  5. I follow you via GFC.

  6. I follow you on Twitter as @Naptimeismytime

  7. I follow Brassandchain on twitter as @Naptimeismytime

  8. Those really are beautiful flower rings! I would love one! Great giveaway.
    Just stopped by from the Sunday Super Stalker blog hop. I’m following you now and hope you’ll stop by my blog sometime too! Have a lovely weekend.
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. My favorites are the flower rings! (hmm, how convenient)

  10. Of course I'm a GFC follower!

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  12. I saw you on Super Stalker Sunday and this article caught my eye. I agree with you the flower rings are adorable. I love the dark red flower ring.

  13. I am following you publicly : )

  14. Liked Brass and Chain on facebook and left a comment.

  15. I "Liked" you on facebook too : )

  16. Following you on twitter (DeniseLillaRose)

  17. Following Brass and Chain on Twitter too!

  18. I love the super mom earrings =]

  19. i follow you publicly on GFC

  20. I follow you on twitter [mommyhoodmania]

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  22. I LOVE the light pink mum flower earrings. And I'm pretty sure I love the rings you had up in the post!

  23. I like brass and chain on facebook!


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