Free Earrings Giveaway!

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As a lot of you already know, I run a handmade jewelry shop on Etsy.com called Earth and Soul Designs. I am pleased to announce that I’m having a giveaway for a free pair of earrings! If you’d love to win this pair of romantic flower earrings, please be sure to check out the contest details to enter!

How to Enter:

  • Visit Earth and Soul Designs on Facebook
  • Find the post about the giveaway (it’s pinned to the top so it should be the first post, always)
  • Click on the sharing button (public sharing) to share the photo/contest
  • Leave a comment below the picture, so I know you’ve shared it
  • ‘Like’ the photo itself
  • ‘Like’ our page if you haven’t yet

Drawing on Feb 14th! Good luck!

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Giveaway Time! Win Free Earrings!

Image As some of you may know, I own a jewelry shop called Earth and Soul Designs on Etsy.com. I create each item carefully and by hand. I am inspired by nature as well as vintage fashion. I’m having a giveaway for a free pair of my best-selling Tree of Life earrings. They feature a beautiful blue and brown speckled ceramic bead and a tree charm.

 

 

Here’s what you need to do to win:

  • Click HERE to visit my Facebook page
  • ‘Like’ my Facebook page
  • ‘Like’ the post pinned to the top, about the giveaway
  • Share the post about the giveaway
  • Comment to let me know you’ve done it all!

Drawing will be conducted on January 15th, 2014. I will cover shipping prices and will ship internationally as well as locally. Winners will be selected randomly, and you can only enter once.

Jewelry Quest: China Edition

I have to admit that I am in love with shopping. I can spend hours just looking at clothes, makeup, books and craft supplies. I’m also pretty selective, so it takes me forever to decide what I want. Enter online marketplaces. I have been a shopper on Etsy and Ebay for years now, with no regrets. I love being able to search for what I want, and take breaks or save the page for later if I’m not sure. It’s just fantastic!

This brings me to my next issue. I used to avoid China like the plague, until I worked at a very popular retail store. I realized that every piece of jewelry we sold had tiny words on the back of the package, reading ‘made in China’. I started going to other popular stores as well; all from China. I’ve actually started notice the same products (or nearly the same) sold on Ebay for pennies. Here’s a great example:

Guess the Price! There are 2 necklaces. One is $5.00 and the other is 14.50…Click to find out.

ImageImageSo how did you do? It’s really a 50/50 chance unless you cheated. So, some of the items may have minor differences, but are more than likely made in the same factory. I’d rather save my money and just buy online. It might take 2-4 weeks to get to me, but that’s a price I’m willing to pay.

As a side note, as an Etsy seller and shopper, I do buy (as well as make) unique handcrafted jewelry. Nothing compares¬† to the craftsmanship and heart that goes into each piece. But sometimes, I just need that cute 2 dollar chunky necklace…and I’m not ashamed of that.

And without further ado, here is a pair of earrings I bought for 2 dollars from China (just got them in today).

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You can get these cuties here: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/281183002330?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649