Monday, March 30, 2009

Necklace Giveaway from EclecticOrchid

I found EclecticOrchid on Etsy some time back and I've been loving Marcy's work ever since! She creates unique jewelry that is beautiful and fun to wear. It always feels like Christmas when my purchases arrive- the jewelry is wrapped in a beautiful box with the sweetest notes included. Here are some photos of the items I've bought from Marcy in the past:


Caged No More


My Bottled Emotions


Love Letter

Beyond this Cage

For this giveaway, I asked Marcy if she could tell us a little about herself. Here's what she had to say:

1) Please tell me a little about yourself. I am originally from a small town south of New Orleans. I moved to the Charlotte area a little over 3 years ago with my husband, daughter, and son (okay, he’s actually a dog but he doesn’t know it). In my former life (prior to motherhood, that is) I was a rehabilitation counselor working as a group home supervisor/case manager to developmentally and physically disabled women. Now I am a full time stay at home mom and die hard craftster!I love to play with my daughter, read (although I never have time), listen to music, spend time with my family, craft, decorate, and of course make jewelry!

2) Please tell me about how you got started making jewelry. I have always dabbled in the arts since I was young, taking painting classes and experimenting with photography. A few years ago my mom wanted to take a jewelry class and thought my sister and I would enjoy it as well. I learned basic techniques that day but never had the time to really enjoy it. After my daughter was born, I was going through some boxes and came across my old jewelry supplies. I originally started making jewelry again to break the monotony of being home all the time, but slowly realized how passionate I was about it. I really feel like it is my way of releasing my inner artist and my true creative outlet!

3) What inspires you most? EVERYTHING! Really, I am always inspired whether it be the new growth on the trees or the rusty falling down building near my daughter's school. I see creative potential in anything around me: my family, nature, movies, music, art, words, colors, love, life, etc.

The Giveaway:
For this giveaway, Marcy has generously offered one of my readers a beautiful black and white vintage locket necklace that she calls Black Tie Affair. She designed it especially for this contest- everyone is sure to love it!!
To Enter:
Visit EclecticOrchid and tell me your favorite item. There are so many beautiful things to choose from, picking just one might be a challenge! (REQUIRED)

Bonus Entries: (Please leave individual comments for each entry so that it will be counted!)
1) Purchase an item from EclecticOrchid (5 extra entries)
2) Follow my blog.
3) Follow Marcy's blog.
4) Blog about this giveaway and give me the link.
5) Follow me on Twitter and give the giveaway a Tweet.

The contest will end on April 13th at 11:59 pm CST and the winner will be contacted by noon the following day. Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner! You will have 48 hours to respond before a second winner is chosen.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy Marcy's work as much as I do!

102 comments:

  1. For the Love of Twilight- Twilight Inspired Necklace is my favourite. You are right! Her stuff is gorgeous!

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  2. I love Beyond the Cage and this one is also fantastic (The View From the High Wire- Necklace)!!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  3. I love the Pure Secrets No. 1- Necklace.

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  4. I like the hippy chic necklace.

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  5. All hail the queen necklace!

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  6. oops, one more things - mpoole@byu.edu

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  7. Spring at Versailles- Necklace is my fav!!

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  8. Forbidden Fruit Bangle- Twilight Inspired Bracelet --> my absolute fave!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  9. I love the Forecast/ Blue Skies- Necklace. It is adorable!!! Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  10. Oh wow, that was hard to choose. I love the Hippie Chic- Necklace. Thanks!

    johnthegirl at hotmail dot com

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  11. I like the Pure Secrets No. 1- Necklace

    imchristiedammit[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. I love the Sweet Forget Me Nots earrings

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  13. I just love the Spring Flowers- Necklace! Very beautiful.

    garlandofroses@gmail.com

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  14. I am a follower to your blog!

    garlandofroses@gmail.com

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  15. I like Freedom- Set of 3 Bracelets. What a fun concept.
    erin_melissa at juno dot com

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  16. I'm adding you to my google reader now.
    erin_melissa at juno dot com

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  17. I like the bejeweled dragonfly bracelet.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  18. I love this: The Fairy Queen- Necklace.

    green_gecko39(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. I follow your blog.

    green_gecko39(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. I follow you on twitter and tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/nina0205/statuses/1433297204

    green_gecko39(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. I love the Just Call Me Sunshine- Bracelet!

    lensimpressions AT gmail DOT com

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  22. I also followed Marcy's blog.

    green_gecko39(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I adore the Freedom- Set of 3 Bracelets! They're stunning!

    heatheranne99(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. I'm a blog follower!

    heatheranne99(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. I follow Marcy's blog!

    heatheranne99(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. SO many beautiful things to choose from, this was a difficult decision! I think my favorite item is the Dream On Mr. Darcy necklace

    Thank you for hosting this lovely giveaway! =)

    atomic[.]unicorn[@]gmail[.]com

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  27. Tweet!
    I follow you + I tweeted the giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/heatheranne99/status/1433425489

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  28. My absolute favourite item is the Cecilia Necklace in your Sold section.

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  29. I'm the hippy chic so the Hippie Chic- Necklace!

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  30. So many beautiful things! I like the Marie Having Tea necklace.

    puffpastryshop(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Such beautiful jewelry and great prices! I really like The View From the High Wire- Necklace.

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  32. I love the Love Letter Necklace.

    aikychien@yahoo.com

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  33. My favorite item from her shop would be the Portrait of a Lady Necklace. It's so beautiful!

    My e-mail: fairy_lizz@hotmail.com

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  34. I'm following your blog :D

    fairy_lizz@hotmail.com

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  35. I'm following Marcy's blog also :D

    fairy_lizz@hotmail.com

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  36. I'm following your blog.

    aikychien@yahoo.com

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  37. I'm following Marcy's blog.

    aikychien@yahoo.com

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  38. I would select All Hail the Queen necklace! Wow all of the jewelry is great.

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  39. What a fantastic giveaway! her stuff is so pretty! I love the Atonement necklace-so lovely!thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

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  40. i follow marcys blog too.jacquecurl@gmail.com

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  41. I follow Marcy's blog.

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  42. The Bejeweled Poppy Bobby Pin Set is my favorite!
    shan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. I purchased The Sweetest Memory- Necklace on 4/2/09.

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  44. Oh my goodness, I love the Mon Soleil- Earrings! I have been loving yellow lately.
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  45. Follow and Tweet: http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/1442941097

    kkondek at gmail.com

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  46. Following Marcy's blog!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  47. I like the Dreaming of Montmartre- Necklace
    acptuser(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  48. I like the Freedom - Set of 3 bracelets
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  49. Following blog
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  50. Following Marcy's blog
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  51. Following/Twitter & Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/gkstratos/status/1447523634

    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  52. I like the Forever- Twilight Inspired Vintage Locket Necklace.

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  53. I like the Marie Stripped Down- Marie Antoinette Inspired Earrings. A very simple yet beautiful design.

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  54. Oh so many wonderful things! My favorite is the Forever- Twilight Inspired Vintage Locket Necklace. I love it!

    Thanks!

    dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

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  55. I already follow your blog.

    dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

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  56. I now follow Marcy's blog.

    dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot ocm

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  57. The Sweetest Memory! So adorable. =)

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23209790

    lilymaree [@] yahoo.com

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  58. I am following your blog.

    lilymaree [@] yahoo.com

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  59. I am following you on twitter, and I tweeted.

    lilymaree at yahoo.com

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  60. I am following Marcy's blog.

    lilymaree at yahoo.com

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  61. i love the flightless bird necklace
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18509972
    it's so unique and lovely =)

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  62. I love the Time for Spring Necklace!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    My favourite item from their store is the New Growth- Necklace.

    Thank you!

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  64. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I'm a follower on Blogger. :) Thank you!

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  65. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I'm a follower of Marcy's blog on Blogger. :) Thank you!

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  66. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I'm a follower on Twitter and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/status/1464539711

    Thank you!

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  67. I love her jewelry shop! I always go there to look for new pieces she may have created recently. My favorite, however, is a part of the Let Them Eat Cake line. The "Spring at Versailles- Necklace" is my favorite. It's perfect for spring and summer! :)

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  68. I'm following this blog! :)

    shelbeyfaye@hotmail.com

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  69. I'm following Marcy's blog too! :)

    shelbeyfaye@hotmail.com

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  70. I Heart Twilight so I loveeeee the 'I Heart Edward' Twilight inspired locket necklace :)
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!!!!!
    *coolcanm@gmail.com*
    Mansi :)

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  71. I like the My Bottled Emotions necklace you have pictured above - but I can't find it on her site. On the site, I like the All the Beautiful Things Necklace.

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  72. I really like the Moors Necklace :)

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  73. I am following your blog!
    crystalmarieporter at gmail dot com

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  74. Lovely pieces of art:) Hard to pick a favorite, but I guess I'm "Strolling the Gardens with Marie".

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  75. Following Marcy's blog too.

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  76. love the freedom bracelet set. and the twilight love edward set...just cause i'm a twilight mother fan! :)

    mommyteejay@gmail.com

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  77. I like Love Letter- Necklace.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  78. I follow your blog.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  79. I like My Destiny Neclase
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22787331
    lubaska(dot)k(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. The hippie chic necklace makes me happy. I like all the jewelery because it's cheerful and uplifting. Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  81. I love the Portrait of a Lady necklace: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16409789

    I love the contrast between the dark chain and the pure baubles. beautiful!

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  82. Love Marie Stripped Down- Marie Antoinette Inspired Earrings.
    I am full time stay at home mom of one son in coppell texas. Our home is in Madurai, tamilnadu in south india. Love cooking, blogging and learning new things especially earrings like u.
    rajikarthik@hotmail.com

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  83. I like the hippie chic necklace.
    I have been looking for a locket for my son's photo (he died 3 years ago).
    Elisabet
    liveleisurely@yahoo.com

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  84. My favorite is the Pure Secrets No. 1- Necklace.

    lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

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  85. I'm following Marcy's blog.

    lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

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  86. I'm following your blog.

    lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

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  87. I already follow you on Twitter and I tweeted. http://twitter.com/agafford

    lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

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