Giveaway Time! {Shabby Apple + eNVe Designs}

Who's ready for spring?  Ok, so it's not exactly right around the corner, but why not kick it off a little early with a fabulous giveaway?  Up for grabs is one of two looks perfect for spring.  Each look pairs a dress from Shabby Apple {an boutique featuring women's dresses} and a necklace by eNVe Designs {my line of handmade gemstone jewelry}.  Decide on your favorite look and be sure to enter so you're ready to frolic when springtime arrives!


LOOK 1: the Spanish Steps Dress ($86 value) + Glass Droplet Necklace ($49 value)

~~~ OR ~~~

LOOK 2: The Da Vinci Dress ($56 value) + Gold Mine Necklace ($52 value)

{required for valid entry}  

1)  Leave a comment on this post indicating your look of choice if you win the giveaway:  
Look 1~ Spanish Steps or Look 2~ Da Vinci   

2)  Visit Shabby Apple then comment here on your favorite dress or collection.

3)  "Like" Shabby Apple on Facebook and leave a comment on their FB wall about this giveaway with a link back to the blog.  
 Feel free to use this:  
"I just entered the Shabby Apple giveaway on the eNVe Designs blog! http://envedesigns.blogspot.com"

4) "Like" eNVe Designs on Facebook and feel free to say hello while you're there. :)

{totally optional}
5) follow my blog

6) sign up for my newsletter

7) follow me on twitter: @eNVeDesigns and tweet about the giveaway

8) share the giveaway on your FB page

9) pin your favorite item from my etsy shop on Pinterest (one entry per pin, so you can pin as many items as you'd like)

** Please leave a SEPARATE comment on this post for EACH entry completed. **

Deadline for entries is Feb 29, 2012 (one week from today).  
One winner will be selected at random and announced March 1st!
Contest open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck, everyone! :)


Sneak Peek :: I love it raw... and of course versatile ;)

It seems like there's very little time these days to create new one of a kind pieces, but I managed to hammer out this one recently.  It's a rough chunk of prasiolite (also known as green amethyst) suspended from sterling silver wire that I wrapped and hammered, to go with the raw look of the stone.

It slides freely along a delicate satellite chain that I oxidized and then polished.  Little rough pyrite nuggets accent the chain as well.  It's finished with a sturdy sterling bar that I also hammered and wire wrapped to the necklace. 

This piece can be worn short by doubling the chain, pulling the bar toward the front, and toggling through the focal.  It can also be worn long simply by opening the necklace to a single strand and pulling it over your head.  Either way you wear it, it's great as a simple stand alone piece or layered with other chain necklaces. 

Available in the shop soon, along with a couple of other new pieces in the same style!  I'm so in love with gemstones (no big surprise), but there's something about stones in their rough, natural state that makes them truly intriguing to me...uncut, unpolished, yet still gorgeous.  They're also extra special because no two raw stones are ever alike.  More will make their appearance in the shop, so be on the look out!

Have a safe and happy weekend!