5.18.2009

GIVEAWAY TIME :: celebrating the first year of eNVe Designs


About 1 year ago, I launched envedesigns.com and opened an etsy shop to support my jewelry-making addiction. I started with zero experience in running a business, no marketing knowledge, and not a single expectation in my mind as to how it would all unfold. Now, looking back on the first year of this venture, I can safely say that it's been a bumpy road but one that I'm truly glad I set foot on. For me, making jewelry feels natural... but selling my creations was something that made me feel quite vulnerable.. like I'm baring my soul for the world's scrutiny. It still feels like that most times, but I feel a little more brave doing it now. But the most rewarding of it all is coming into contact with all the amazing (not to mention incredibly talented) people I've gotten to know, thanks to Etsy. In a perfect (teleportating) world, I would love to meet all of you in person over coffee and great conversation. So to express my gratitude for all the warmth and support I've received this past year, I'm having my biggest giveaway yet!

the prize:
WINNER'S CHOICE
FROM THE ENTIRE ENVE DESIGNS SELECTION

One randomly selected winner will get one item of choice (any value) from what is currently available from either one of my sites! Yes, call me crazy, but that is the prize! It's a special occasion and I'm feeling generous. :)


Here's how to enter:

REQUIRED: Visit www.envedesigns.com and comment on your favorite piece. You can also visit my archives and etsy site to view past designs. This helps me decide what to make more of. Any other suggestions you can offer (e.g., your favorite signature style, what you would like to see more of, what you don't like, etc) would be immensely helpful. My goal is to keep growing and making things better.

Bonus entries:
* you can indicate all bonus entries in one comment or make separate comments if you'd like
* must include your email so I can contact you if you win
* I'll be verifying all bonus entries to be fair

(+8 entries) Blog about this giveaway (with a link to my giveaway post; please include your blog url in the comment)

(+2 entries) Include an image of one of my jewelry pieces in your blog post

(+4 entries) Follow my blog or let me know that you already do (I can only verify "public" followers)

(+4 entries) Subscribe to my mailing list (send an email to: subscribe@envedesigns.com)

(+4 entries) Follow me on Twitter or let me know that you already do (I'll follow back)

(+1 entry per tweet) Tweet about this giveaway (include a link to my giveaway post; include @eNVeDesigns so I can verify)

(+4 entries) Fan me on Facebook or let me know that you already do

(+1 entry per person emailed) And for those who don't blog/twitter/facebook (thanks to Elaine for bringing this to my attention), you can also help spread the word by emailing your friends about the giveaway (must CC contact@envedesigns so I know; I will only count the email addresses and then delete the email).


Enter by MAY 31
Winner announced here June 1st.
GOOD LUCK! AND THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY FIRST YEAR FABULOUS!
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Other happenings this month:

My customer appreciation giveaway:
All eNVe Designs customers past and present through May 31, 2009 are automatically entered to win a $50 gift certificate (plus a secret surprise!). Winner will be announced the first week of June.


Memorial Weekend Special:
I'll be having a special sale going on this Memorial Weekend (5/22 - 5/25) so check back in on Friday!

PS. We're still waiting on baby... I'll keep you posted. :)

53 comments:

ArtMind said...

Hurray! Big congrats on your 1 year on Etsy!! :)
I follow your blog & Twitter!
And I can't wait for you to have the baby really soon! Wish you well! :)

SavingDiva said...

I love the Dark Angel. It's so beautiful and simple.

sweetnessjewelry said...

My favorite piece is Kryptonite the green earrings.
I bloged about this
I twittered about this
I follow your blog
I follow you on twitter, and I posted a picture of one of your piece on my blog!
20 entries so far! WHOO-HOOO! :)

elaine said...

I adore the Barelythere-Blue1 Hoops-so delicate and pretty.
The only improvement for your site is to perhaps not have so many conditions for gaining entries-makes it difficult for us that do not blog,twitter,tweet or have facebook.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Aspiring Couture said...

Well, seeing as I have already dont most of these things,I may as well enter the drawing! I'll let you know after I finish actually doing all the things!

I will def put the word out for you! So great to hear you're doing so well! and Congrats!

Dee said...

Congrats! Your jewelry is BEAUTIFUL! My absolute favorite is the Peridot sprout necklace..that is amazing AND peridot is my son's birthstone and my baby girl is due in Aug too!

Dee said...

I'm following your blog-1

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I'm following your blog-2

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I'm following your blog-3

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I'm following your blog-4

Dee said...

following on twitter-1 twoofakind

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following on twitter-2

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following on twitter-3

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following on twitter-4

Sydney said...

Hi Ngan, congrats on your 1st year...how exciting!!

I love "Cloudy Day" earrings from your Modern Collection.

I think your Modern Collection is especially wonderful

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Sydney said...

I follow your blog

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Sydney said...

I subscribe to your mailing list

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Sydney said...

I'm a fan on Facebook

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Aik said...

I love your Garnet Sprouts because I'm a January baby and Garnet is my birthstone.

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

#1

I send you an e-mail for the subscription of your mailing list.

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

#2

I send you an e-mail for the subscription of your mailing list.

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

#3

I send you an e-mail for the subscription of your mailing list.

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

#4

I send you an e-mail for the subscription of your mailing list.

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

I'm following you on Twitter. #1

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

I'm following you on Twitter. #2

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

I'm following you on Twitter. #3

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

I'm following you on Twitter. #4

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Aik said...

I'm now following eNVe Designs. #1

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

I'm now following eNVe Designs. #2

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

I'm now following eNVe Designs. #3

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

I'm now following eNVe Designs. #4

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Aik said...

Blogged. #1

http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/05/enves-etsy-versary-giveaway.html

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

Blogged. #2

http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/05/enves-etsy-versary-giveaway.html

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

Blogged. #3

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aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

Blogged. #4

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aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

Blogged. #5

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aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

Blogged. #6

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aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

Blogged. #7

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aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

Blogged. #8

http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/05/enves-etsy-versary-giveaway.html

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

I included the Peridot Sprout image in my blog post. I find it very beautiful! #1

http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/05/enves-etsy-versary-giveaway.html

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

I included the Peridot Sprout image in my blog post. I find it very beautiful! #2

http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/05/enves-etsy-versary-giveaway.html

aikychien@yahoo.com

Nova said...

I like the Green Glass Flowers.

Jolie Molino said...

Oh I love all of your jewerly but love a pair of earrings called sunshine that you sold a while back and I love you peas necklace since there are 3 peas and I have 3 boys! So are you having a baby?? Would love to trade in our etsy stores!!

Jolie Molino said...

I am following you on twitter now too! Joliem6201@hotmail.com

Jolie Molino said...

I became a fan on facebook! Joliem6201@hotmail.com

Jolie Molino said...

I follow your blog! Joliem6201@hotmail.com

Jolie Molino said...

I twittered you here http://twitter.com/jolieannephoto and I sent a message to all my facebook followers(i know that doesnt count lol but did it anyway) joliem6201@hotmail.com

. Phydeaux . Phydelle . said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! My favorite piece that's currently in your Etsy shop is your beautiful pink tangle necklace: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=24082808

As for bonus entries :) ... I follow your blog, I follow you on twitter, I'm a facebook fan, just sent a newsletter subscription request (though I might already be subscribed).

Happy Memorial Day! :) Brenda, brenda (at) phydeauxdesigns.com

l'actrice said...

I'm so happy for you! One year and so many wonderful experiences. A big kiss for your Etsy anniversary!
Wow! Such a huge give away!
Good luck and many more fun years, Ngan!

Brownbunnybyiris

mulberrymoose said...

Congrats on your first Etsy Anniversary!
Wishing you continued success!

Sara said...

The Wrap and Thread neckalces on your website are extremely awesome. Very versatile. As for your etsy, the Earrings for Charity are so simple and timeless, yet unique. And I also love the Subtle Glances necklace. Again, simple and timeless yet unique. (I think that's the one I'd want to win. It'd look freaking fantastic with this yellow dress that I want to wear to a wedding soon.) Everything in your store just screams "SARA, BUY ME!" to me.

-Just followed you on Twitter. I'm sarawthouttheh.
- Subscribed to the mailing list. Sara.e.allen[at]gmail
- Became a facebook fan
- Will blog with photo after leaving this comment. tinyandannoying.wordpress.com

Sara said...

Oops, I didn't post my full email address for you!

sara.e.allen[at]gmail.com

Kristin said...

Hi Ngan!
Congratulations to you and your family on your new baby girl! I'm so happy for you.

Since you are still taking entries, I'd love to enter your giveaway. My favorite piece is your subtle glances necklace. I love the simplicity and the color.

I'm on your mailing list.

Thanks!
Kristin
sundstromk@saic.com