Friday, July 02, 2010

Etsy Opening Giveaway - Knot & Pearl Necklace

KNOT & PEARL Necklace - GIVEAWAY!!!!!

For those of you that are visiting, Welcome to Mint & Clandy Create! Thank you for coming! I am so glad you are here!

I am thrilled to share my very first GIVEAWAY with you! Enter for your chance to win the beautiful handcrafted freshwater pearl necklace below.



I also have BIG news! Not only do I have some amazing guest bloggers lined up this week, but I'm also opening the doors to my new Etsy shop. (Better late than never, right?)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mintnclandy

Right now there is only a blank storefront, but I hope to have things up and running by the end of this week.

I will be listing a variety of items. Some will be made by me, and some by my talented family & friends. I can't wait to show you all of the exciting items I've got planned.

Now for the good part....the GIVEAWAY!

I found this necklace at J.Crew & thought it was stunning.....only....
I wanted to make one on my own. So, I gave it a go.


Using freshwater pearls, nylon cord and a lobster clasp, this "Knot & Pearl" necklace is what I came up with.

The necklace came out better than I could have imagined. The cord really looks like a silver chain, which wasn't what I expected, but it was a very nice surprise.   I'm excited to share it with you & hope you'll be equally as excited about your chance to win!

Now the details!


There are 2 ways to enter.
1 - Leave a comment on my blog. (I'd appreciate recommendations about how to make it better, things you enjoy most about other blogs, etc. - but that's not a requirement.)
2 - Follow me & leave me a comment letting me know you signed up! If you already follow me, just leave a comment telling me that & Thank you!

Entries will end Friday, July 9th, at 1:00pm CST. I will announce the winner July 10th.

Good luck & Welcome to Mint & Clandy Create!





50 comments:

The Clines said...

What a pretty necklace!

The Clines said...

I am a new follower!

CodynStacey said...

That necklace is BEAUTIFUL! I totally thought it was an original from JCrew! You're so talented!

CodynStacey said...

I'm now following!!!

Lisa said...

I absolutely love it.

CourtneysMommy said...

fabulous necklace! I love all the different things people make and show tutorials on how to make it. I love reading blogs and how I can just go on and on and on forever from one blog to the next, making a list of all the fantastic crafts I need to try. :)

CourtneysMommy said...

following you now, I think I did it right. I hope so. :)

cheekymonkey said...

My dreams have come true! I L-O-V-E pearls, and this necklace is utterly gorgeous! I hope I win!

cheekymonkey said...

And of course, I'm a huge fan! I mean, follower! :]

Raymond and Kristan said...

Absolutely love the necklace! I'm always so impressed with people that see somethings and go home and make their own!:) Thanks for all your tips and ideas!

Cazra said...

The necklace is gorgeous! I am southern girl...we can never have enough pearls!

Kelsey said...

That necklace is beautiful!! Seems like fun to make too! I love the DIY themed blogs...especially furniture! I'm always up for a good before and after reveal...and bloggers with a sense of humor and the ability to make me laugh always have me checking in to see what they're up to.

Kelsey said...

I'm a follower too...love your blog!

sydney @ memorable minutes said...

i think the necklace looks great. i became a follower.

CraftyMummy said...

Congratulations on starting your Etsy shop! The necklace is gorgeous! I'll be clicking "follow" in just a sec ;)

pam said...

Pretty! Please put some of these in your etsy shop.
Pam

oneordinaryday said...

I've found your blog because of the very clever "flag" hot dog and chips platter. So creative and fun!! Thanks for sharing it and inspiring me.

Sarah said...

Good for you for making it yourself instead of just buying it! (Plus, I like yours better in the end, anyway!) Just came across your blog, but I am excited to have a look around!

Katie said...

Just made my way to your blog from here - http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/

This necklace is beautiful! I love to read about crafts/tutorials on blogs :)
kkondek at gmail.com

Katie said...

Following! - ktkatherine
kkondek at gmail.com

Kristi said...

I love this necklace. I love that it is gorgeous, simple, and elegant! I found your blog via Sumo's. I am definitely adding you to my blog list!!

liz taylor said...

I love this necklace, I can't wait to see what you put in your new shop.

liz taylor said...

I am a new follower!

La familia de Chesser said...

Your necklace is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I love it! You have great taste BTW :) I am so impressed with your talent to re-create something you saw somewhere else! I just added myself as a follower & already think your blog is inspirational for those crafty at heart :) I love seeing and sharing ideas with fellow moms...any way to make something unique (and possibly save a few $$!). I look forward to seeing what else you post on your blog!

Caitlin said...

I came here from T&J weekend wrap up party! This necklace is adorable!! I'd love to make one too! Will it be in your etsy shop?? Hope so!

caitlin.m.livingston@gmail.com

Caitlin said...

I'm a new follower :o)

caitlin.m.livingston@gmail.com

Lisa Russell said...

Great necklace idea! I think you did a great job. Where did you buy your pearls? They are pretty!

Lisa Russell said...

I am a new follower!

The Crazy Lady In Charge said...

Hi! I'm a new follower! Love your necklace...if I don't win, I'm going to give it a whirl! I have a blog too (crazystuffincase.blogspot.com) and I just started it, AND I have monthly 'drawings', please stop by when you get a chance!

Erin said...

I am following your blog, but I wanted to say, the great thing about this style is that you can change the colour of the pearls 9i think a silver and pink combo would be spectacular!) and even change the pearls to maybe swarovski crystals...beautiful job! Maybe you can post a how to?

Erin

Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor said...

Very Cute! I love when you can make "knock-off" items and they turn out so great!

Amber said...

I'm not sure what to say about improving it I think it looks Great!

Amber said...

I'm a new follower!

Mama Lusco said...

Beautiful necklace! Even better than the inspiration :) Found you at Someday Crafts link party. I'm always looking for good tutorials for sewing & jewelry. Thanks for the giveaway! mamalusco @ ortelco.net

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Beautiful! I love it.

Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Beautiful! I love it.

Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

Sally said...

This is a really beautiful necklace! I love the simplicity.

Latrice said...

Love this necklace. Great job on it. I don't think I would change a thing!

Latrice said...

following you on twitter now. Great work on your blog!!

katie said...

love this!!! you can wear it with so many things. beautiful work!!! going to visit your etsy now :)

Loui♥ said...

Beautiful!
How I would Love to wear It!!
count me in!
Loui♥

Loui♥ said...

I am also a follower!
can't wait to check out your new shop!!heading there now!
Loui♥

DawnSheree said...

Wow, that is so classy looking. It really does look fantastic.

Ima said...

That is a really beautiful necklace!

Mandy @ mintnclandycreate said...

Thanks to everyone for entering...the giveaway is now closed. Winner will be announced tomorrow!

Sachiko said...

I love love love the necklece!

Teri said...

The necklace is stunning. I've love to wear it!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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