Friday, July 16, 2010

Join in the Digital Scavenger Hunt!

Have you ever heard of a digital scavenger hunt? I hadn't until today. Pink Dandy Chatter is having one in August and you are invited to join in the fun!

Below is an excerpt from the blog explaining the basics. Go to Pink Dandy Chatter for details and to sign up to participate!

"I will ... email everyone on Monday, August 9th with 8 scavenger hunt words and a list of all the web addresses for all the blogs that are participating. You will then take one picture per scavenger hunt word with your digital camera. On Monday, August 30th, everyone will post their own pictures on their blogs (including the scavenger hunt word below each picture). And, you must include links of all the blogs that are participating in the digital scavenger hunt (below your last picture)."

I can't wait - it sounds like lots of fun!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

We Have a Winner!! Is it YOU?!?

I want to thank everyone that entered the giveaway for the copper necklace - it was a great success! We had 97 entries - not bad for a first giveaway!

I used a random number generator to choose a winner, and the winner is...

Kelli Lee!

Congratulations, Kelli - I have contacted you about getting your address so I can mail the necklace to you.

Everyone else - thank you so much for participating! I will be sending an email to each of you (if you provided me with an email address) with a discount code good on any purchase from Holly&Sage through August 31.

Also, a friend of mine will be doing a giveaway of another one of my items in August - check back for more details later!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Introducing My New Line of Button Jewelry!

I have created a new line of jewelry made from recycled vintage buttons. I never thought I would use buttons in my jewelry, until I saw a button bracelet that was delicate and feminine. I dug out my stash of old buttons and tried making a couple of bracelets and I was hooked! The color and texture combinations are endless!

These bracelets are so fun, easy to wear, and affordable, and they look even better when you stack two or three together! (At Holly&Sage shipping is always free for a second item!)

Made from buttons and cotton or hemp woven cord, these bracelets don’t have the limitations of metal or pearl jewelry – they can be worn while swimming or playing sports and can be hand washed if they get dirty! (Please don’t put them in a clothes dryer, though!)

Many of the buttons I am using are truly antiques! The craftsmanship of these very old buttons is a wonder to behold! Today's mass-produced plastic buttons simply do not have the delicate etching and carving or interesting swirls and textures that so many of these old ones have. In some styles, I have only one button - as a result of this, every bracelet I make is one-of-a-kind. Some may be similar to others, but no two will be exactly the same .

Down to earth and simple - like friendship bracelets - these affordable bracelets let you add some personality to even the most casual outfits or wardrobes!

If you are interested in button jewelry of a color combination or size other than those I have listed, send me a message. I am very open to conversations about my work and will be glad to work with you to create just what you are looking for!