Thursday, September 16, 2010

Giveaway Time! - Does Anyone Like Jewelry?

I told everyone a couple weeks ago that I would be sponsoring my own giveaway as a thank you to everyone for helping "Tools" reach the 1,000 follower mark.  My apologies for taking so long to do it.  I had not forgotten about it.  I was just busy working on my new jewelry project, which ties in with the giveaway.

So, whats the prize?  It's a $25 gift certificate towards any of my personally handmade bangles.  The one on the upper right is made of reclaimed walnut. I inlaid it with crushed white marble.

I turn each bangle on a lathe and sand them to a satiny smooth lustre.  I make them in a variety of sizes.  Here is one I did out of oak, cedar, and mahogany.



If you look closely, you will see it is made up of 5 different pieces of wood.  I used very thin slices of mahogany veneer to frame in the cedar centerpiece.

If you win the gift certificate you might want to put it towards this one.....



Each bangle is one-of-a-kind.  I created this little one using solid walnut, but when I did the inlay I used semi-precious stones, white marble, copper, and bits of sterling silver.  Here is a little better picture of the inlay....


This next one is not nearly as fancy, but I really love the way it turned out.  The oak grain really seems to pop and I think the shape is nice, don't you?  The grain pattern reminds me of alligator skin and I have been told that animal prints are in this fall.  Does it give you any ideas?


I don't as a rule show unfinished work, but I thought a few of you might want to see what I was working on today....


Solid walnut, inlaid with genuine turquoise gemstones, copper, and bits of sterling silver.  It still needs to be sanded and finished but I am closing in on it.  I had always wanted to embellish a project with turquoise.  What do you think?

So here's the deal.  Would you like to win a gift certificate for $25 towards one of my bangles?

Here is what you need to do to enter.......

1.) You must be a follower.

2.)  Leave me a comment saying you want in this giveaway.

3.)  I will give you an extra chance to win if you join the Pink Hardhat Forum and become a member.  Just let me know you joined and I will double your chances to win.

That's all there is to it.

By the way, The French Maid carries a few of my bangles in her Etsy Store.  Give her a visit if you would like to see more.

Good Luck!

Would you like to sponsor a giveaway and promote your online store?  Just email me for the rates and details.  I would love to hear from you.

57 comments:

Young and Crafty said...

I am a follower and would love to win this giveaway! Your bangles are gorgeous! It looks like you put so much work and though into each one.

Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

Proper Prim said...

I am a follower and please enter me into this giveaway. Rory those are absolutely gorgeous... what a great idea and beautiful workmanship. You do make wood come to life. I am sure you will do well with this line.

Hugs, Deb

Melissa said...

I'm a follower, please sign me up for this giveaway. The walnut and turquoise bangle is going to be gorgeous!

Jingle said...

These are beautiful! I would love to be entered.

arhymer said...

these bracelets are beautiful! I always check out your blog and just became a follower. My favorite is the marble, copper, and silver one. Probably the coolest bracelets i've ever seen! Please enter me in the drawing!

Vintage Witch & Little Scotia said...

Yes Please! I would love to be in on this draw! What beautiful work :)

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

I'm one of your followers!!!

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

I want in on your contest!!! I love all your bracelets, but when I came to the one with the turquoise, my heart actually skipped a beat!

QuiltTops said...

Hi Rory---I love your bracelets. Especially the one with turquoise in the center. Thanks for this drawing opportunity. I am already in the hard hat forum.
Sue

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

I'm a member of the Pink Hardhat Forum!!!

Brooke said...

I would LOVE to be in on the giveaway. The jewelry is beautiful.

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Wow! Thank you all for the great feedback. Good luck to all of you

Rory

Araneus said...

Your bangles are lovely! I'd like to get in on this giveaway. I've been a follower for a while and I just joined the Pink Hardhat Forum.

Griselda said...

Beautiful work and great presentation!!

Karen Tapahe said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. I joined the Pink Hard Hat Forum

yoyocottage said...

Your work is outstanding! I'd be proud to wear it!

I've love a chance to win one!

Tidbits & Glitz said...

Rory,
These look fantastic! I would love to enter the giveaway and be eligible to win one of your bangles. They are even better than you could have possibly ever described them. The detail and quality is amazing!!

Jessica Hills said...

I am a follower and would love to be entered for this giveaway! Those are so cool!

WindandRain said...

I'm a follower and email subscriber!
I would love to be in this giveaway. Your bangles are so gorgeous; rustic and elegant at the same time.

Chic Mamá said...

I am a follower and would love to win this giveaway!! Your products are lovely!

Staci at Craftify It ! said...

YOU MADE THOSE!!?! They are gorgeous! I really hope I win! And congrats on reaching over 1000 followers...and of course I am one of them, love your blog!

sheila said...

Thank you Rory for all that you do to help us Etsy sellers!

I am a follower of your Blog and a member of the Pink Hardhat Forum.
Please enter me in your drawing! I love the bangles--especially the one with the turquoise!

Thank you!
Sheila

Rabbit Hollow Prims said...

Oh enter me please. i am already a member and a follower of the forum and blog :)

Recycled Rita said...

Those bangles are beautiful and bracelets are my favorite jewelry!
Such wonderful work! I hope I win, I hope I win! hugs! karen....

Daph said...

I am a follower and I would Love to be in this giveaway, thank you
earthdancedaph@yahoo.com

June said...

Wow, these bracelets look wonderful. I would love to win one of these.

Carole said...

Your bracelets are beautiful!

The walnut and turquoise bangle looks so pretty!

I have joined the Pink Hardhat Forum!

Thanks

Jude said...

I'm a follower, and would love to win one of your beautiful creations. Love the turquoise and copper one you're working on -- but they're all gorgeous!

Jude said...

I'm a follower, and would love to win one of your beautiful creations. Love the turquoise and copper one you're working on -- but they're all gorgeous!

Fiona Designs said...

I am a follower! This is stunning! I would love to win!

Fiona

http://fionadesigns.blogspot.com/

Lovely Lacey said...

Wow these are lovely! I would love a chance at winning one :-)

Lovely Lacey said...

I forgot to mention that I joined the pink hat forum too :-)

PPennee said...

These bangles are wonderful, I would love to be entered. Also joined the pink hard hat forum and left a reply to one of the sellers posts.

Michelle said...

I am a follower and just love the all wood bangle made from 5 different woods, what amazing work goes into you bangles!!!

McLachlan Design Studio said...

The oak, ceder and mahogany bracelet is the most beautiful use of wood I've seen. If I win, this is the bracelet I'm getting.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

I'm a follower, of course :)
{Rebekah}

★All Thingz Related★ said...

The bangles are beautiful and I hope I win! I informed our readers about this fantastic giveaway!
{Rebekah}

★All Thingz Related★ said...

I have joined the Pink Hardhat Forum!
{Rebekah}

Stephanie said...

I'm a follower!! Love the bangles, pick me, pick me!! :)

Susan said...

I love your bangles. So pretty~ please enter me in your give away. I am a follower!

Stacy said...

OH.MY.GOSH. I NEED that turquoise one! I LOVE it!!! I am a follower. Please enter me :)

Life in Rehab said...

Oh, stop, you KNOW I'm a stalker.

Life in Rehab said...

AND I'm in the Pink Hat

Mary Ellen said...

My these are such fun bangles!!! Would love to win one!!

bee blessed
mary

ANKH said...

Don't forgive lil ole me! Your bangles are, too gorgeous to pass up!

ANKH said...

I joined the pink hard hat forum.

Becca said...

do i need more jewelry? obviously. and of course i'm a happy follower!

MissBohemia said...

I am a followe and would love to be winner in your giveaway!

Jen
MissB

erin said...

oh my....your blog is so fun!! I just put up four recent things I have done with tools in the linky party below. AWESOME!! I became a follower and I hope I win!! Your bangles ROCK. My dad makes pens on a lathe. I love it! and now I want him to teach me! :)

Cecily said...

I am a follower and would LOVE any of those braclets/bangles. They are all gorgeous - and that one you are finishing is just stunning! Thanks for always hosting such great parties!

Ellen said...

I am a follower! Absolutely love the bangles, especially the one with the turquoise!

Terrell said...

Ohhh my! I'm a happy follower and I looove these bangles! They're all just adorbale!! *crosses fingers to win* I really love the turquoise one!
Thank you for the chance!!
~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

You have unrevealed talents, it seems! You could have mentioned in passing, "By the way, I make these drop dead gorgeous bracelets, want to see?" LOVE THESE. LOVE THEM! Especially the last one with the turquoise. The combo of the lovely wood grain and natural stone is so alluring. By the way, I'll comment even if you're not giving something away.

Condo Blues said...

I'm a follower and would love to wear on of your bangles! I especially like the one made from reclaimed wood.

PeggyR said...

I'm a follower and I love your bangles! Please enter me in your giveaway. I'm getting back into the swing of things here since my husband's stroke back in June. He's doing well...

Ľubaša said...

Is it still open? if yes, I would like to participate too. I am a public blog follower. Lubaska
thanks for a chance

lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

ticc said...

Your bangles are so beautiful. If the giveaway is still open I would love to be entered. I'm a follower of your blog. Thanks. :O)