Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I feel like splurging today....... (think giveaway..)



let's splurge a little today, shall we? After a good dosing of treats for the kids this weekend, I think it's a perfect time to do the same for us.....so let's have ourselves another little giveaway.
I would like to change it up a bit this time, by offering something made by the hands of someone very dear to me. In Canada we were as close to twins as you could get (although she already has one of those....maybe I could be the extended triplet?), and moving away to New York was one of the hardest things for me to do. Our lives were a bit too busy at the time chasing young ones left and right (she has three....and all boys mind you....), so unfortunately we have had to start our little creative adventures miles and miles apart. Now that we are both finding our ways creatively, I thought it fitting to show just how much I love this girl by showing her off a bit :)
Please go visit her shop, Splurge, by midnight this Friday and leave a comment as to what appeals to you. I will select a winner, and then send you this lovely pair of platinum and silver keishi pearl earrings.


good luck!


28 comments:

tangled sky studio said...

i left my twin in evanston...i feel you. it's been amazing so far with all this new fangled technology just how easy it is to keep in touch but really nothing beats sharing a cup of tea or a glass of wine....i'm off to check out "splurge"!

beth

ps: i think the kids found halloween to feel much more festive with us dressed up?

tangled sky studio said...

ok...i'm back. i love her bio and the red agate silver charm bracelet (and the earrings you selected)!

Eva said...

ok, a few of my faves were actually the keishe pearl earrings, marquise garnet necklace and red agate silver charm bracelet :)

Melissa Crowe said...

Oh, my--I'm in love with the red square pearl earrings. Perfect combo of simplicity and wow!

archmom said...

I think I could take one of everything in the shop, it is all beautiful. But Ilove the denim and pearl necklace.

Lisa said...

The first time I visited Splurge's shop, I thought her jewelery was simple.. then I really looked and realized just how beautiful AND simple everything was. There was nothing huge and gaudy, everything was just simple and that's where the beauty in her jewelery lies... she lets the beads, and the pearls, and the metals speak to you with their own voice and charm.. nothing is forced here, the beauty comes naturally with her talented designs and craftmanship.

Rozzie Jewelry said...

Love those earrings from Darcy/Splurge! The thing that is great about her art, is that it's totally wearable for Everyday! Very understated and well designed pieces that appeal to fashion forward people. Jewelry with style that will last a long time!

Jewelled Trellis said...

I love her butterscotch and chocolate ammonite fossil. I am normally not a fan of earth tones but it is stunning. I also love that she works in silver my favorite metal.

PilliPilli Handmade said...

I moved from Belgium to Italy last year, leaving behind my dear Friend, so I know you must miss her very much!

Now, I've visited Splurge and I love platinum keshi and cultured pearl earrings, but the ones you offer for the GIVEAWAY are my absolute favourite! So rough yet wildly elegant... Wow!

So yes please, count me in! :o)

Good luck with everything!
K.

clearlytangled said...

hi! i like her pink pearl and rose quartz gold earrings!

i can be reached via my blog (in profile) or email: clearlytangled (at) gmail (dot) com

thanks for offering this great giveaway!

LINDSAY said...

I love the earrings you selected, as well as all the pearl pieces. Subtle, simple. Definetly the kind of jewelry I'm wearing these days.

Anne said...

I like her earrings the most. Peridot nugget and silver earrings and dark purple amethyst and silver earrings are two of my favorites from her collection.

abackman66 at hotmail.com

Tracy said...

Ooooo...I really like this modern link silver necklace from Splurge's shop:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33183529

Although all her items are great!

Tracy

Rachael, Pistachio Press said...

My favorites are actually the platinum and pearl earrings that you posted about. I adore pearls and these are just perfect and very sweet. Beautiful work.

Greenhousecarol said...

I'm a Splurge fan. Her jewellery is modern and elegant, and exceptionally creative. I love her use of colour. The soft muted tones and simplicity of design are in perfect harmony. My fave: the yellow opal and silver bracelet.

leah said...

the earrings in the giveaway are on the top of my list but the lemon/lime ones are a close second. her work is beautiful. don't you love having talented friends?!

Julia said...

What a wonderful and kind treat. First, thank you to Leah and you for introducing me to Splurge. What beautiful work. I can already see the amber necklace as a holiday gift for my mother. The item that draws my attention most are the pearl platinum earrings. So lovely.

The Girly Place said...

Totally the red square pearl earrings. I love Splurge's shop!!!

Nancy said...

I love splurge's shop, her beautiful pieces and sense of style. If I have to choose just one favourite I would say the Marquise Garnet Necklace. It's beauty is in the simplicity.

Anny said...

My favorite is the tangle necklace in green .... so original!!!!
Beautiful shop!

Scowling Owl Studio said...

Especially drawn to the Monet glass cube earrings-- also the forest green ones. The chunky Bracelet. I love all clean lines and natural colours Splurge uses, calm and beautiful.

Bonnie said...

I adore all of her ammonite necklaces...so very cool and all fossily and everything!! ;)

Lori Davis said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30116311 This is so cool, the fossil looks like Carmel. It is so fun. Look at the past.

GemsandDolls on Etsy.
Lori

marinebio_chic07 said...

It is so hard to choose a favorite from Splurge's shop! But I absolutely love her ammonite necklaces

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32959691

I'm a biologist and love fossils and marine life :D

marinebiochic07.etsy.com

Charming Mittens said...

I am in love with her rose quartz gold earrings, they are so beautiful! Two of my favorite colors together. They have such a beautiful organic and natural look that I completely fell in love with them

Bovine Bubbles and Hogwash LTD said...

although splurge has a many a think i have had my eye on, these are my favorite...which i actually purchased :)
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=21092721

Meg said...

LOVE that she uses eco-friendly silver! And love those earrings!! Exactly my style.

caro said...

thanks for introducing me to her shop. love her wares. my fave is the caramel ammonite and sterling silver necklace