Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Lemon Drop

I've been itching to get into jewelry making for ages, but it has always seemed too intimidating. I browse Etsy for jewelry all the time, and have even bought some lovely, I repeat LOVELY jewelry from several shops, including Oh Mandie! and The Brass Hussy, two of my favorites.

I've always wanted to make my own, too. Lovely little pieces just for me. Finally, last month I bit the figurative bullet, bought lots of charms, chain, beads and all the necessary findings... and voila! My first necklace: The Lemon Drop.

I'm loving this necklace, which I was so proud of I promptly made nine more... only to realize that I now have nine of the same necklace. Hmmm...

So without further ado, I announce my new giveaway. Yup, you heard it here folks, an Elegant Snobbery GIVEAWAY! Summer may be over, but the summery sweetness of this necklace, made with a large lemony-yellow pearly glass bead (16 mm), antique silver bead caps, leaf charm and a nice chain with lobster clasp, is only just beginning.

Now I have one for me, a few to give to my friends and family as gifts, one reserved just for my giveaway winner... and a whole bunch more to stick in my shop. Jewelry makers, don't be alarmed. By no means am I going to encroach on your territory and begin taking over the Etsy jewelry scene. But I think an elegant lemony necklace in my shop will be cute and sweet.

Want to win? Just leave a comment (a nice one) and make sure I have a way to contact you! I'll announce my winner in one week, on October 8th.

Enjoy!

xoxo,

30 comments:

silverhartgirl said...

This is so pretty. I really love it.

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

This is beautiful, tasteful, and I love the yellow pearl! Making jewelry is very creatively gratifying - I'll bet you don't stop with this one! Kathy

Leah said...

You did a great job on this lovely necklace!

Marie said...

I, too, have been dying to learn to make my own jewelry, but when I went to get the tools I needed, it was too expensive for me at the time. You did a great job on yours! I love the necklace and what an appropriate name for it!

Natalie said...

Oh, enter me! I love that necklace... nice job! I decided to close my jewelry shop because it was a lot of work and getting harder to make things with a nosey toddler and grabby hands :)

Crochet by Momma J said...

Beautiful Marisa!! I want to win!!!

RetroRugrats said...

I would love to win and wear this beautiful piece. I don't wear jewelry often, but should. This looks like a fun piece!

Whimsical Creations said...

That is very pretty! You did a wonderful job!. =) melanie

Karen Erickson said...

I think it's so cute! You did a fabulous job for your first piece of jewelry. :)

Kelly said...

Soooo pretty! I must have it!

Giggleberry (Amy) said...

Wow it's gorgeous... my mum is a yellow addict and i would love to win this for her.... fingers crossed!

sweetpicklespottery said...

Great job Marisa! I love the lemon drop necklace!! I must have one!! :)

sharon said...

Oh this is really really lovely...so amazing!

quitecontrary1977 said...

I want that necklace something awful!!! It is so so pretty!

Sassy Pink Boutique said...

What a fabulous color! Count me in!

info at sassypinkboutique dot com

Linsay said...

Very sweet :D

Amie said...

So beautiful! I love how you named it as well it gives it such personality :-)

Kim said...

so much fun!!!

allieart4children said...

Wow, Marisa! What agreat job you did! It is lovely - so bright and pretty! :), allie

Pieceful Bits said...

luv it (~~) julie

Oh Mandie! said...

Ahh Marisa!! Its absolutely lovely! And perfectly suited to be included in your shop!!!

I'm telling, jewelry making will become a fast growing addiction!!!

Ginny said...

That is so so pretty! My favorite color is yellow & it is so hard to find anything pretty in yellow. This is gorgeous, I'd wear it all the time!

Cathy said...

Simple. Gorgeous. Wouldn't expect anything else! P.S. Summer is yet to roll around down these parts... :)

agoodwitchtoo said...

Gorgeous necklace! I love the color!

New England Quilter said...

Your necklace is very sweet Marissa just like you! I cannot wait to see the jewelry that you create! Here's a challenge for you ... start giving your snobs some jewelry too!
Amy
http://newenglandquilter.blogspot.com/

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful idea and it looks lovely..You did a great job..

RockerJewlz said...

I love that you just had to make more...how cute.

I really like that loose leaf on the top. it's always fun to have movement on a necklace.

mommyjen99 said...

Very pretty necklace. You're really talented!
thaks for the contest
jen62728@aol.com

Nancy Sabina said...

Welcome to the jewelry making world! It is totally addicting. I've been late to several "events" since I started making jewelry because I just have to whip up something perfect to go with my outfit that day. See? Addicting.

idyll hands said...

ooooh pretty - I want one :)

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