I’ve never done a giveaway on this blog before. Ever. I’ve had ideas, and if I’m ever more financially stable I have a fun one that I’d really like to try out. However, I’m a broke college kid and it’s cheaper for me to MAKE things than to BUY things. So, this giveaway will cater to the ladies of the audience (or men looking for a nice, handmade gift to give to their ladies).
What I’m giving away on this blog right now, is handmade jewelry made by yours truly.
I’ve made a lot of jewelry over the last year, most of which I keep for personal use. Up until this summer, I never felt that it was good enough quality to give as a gift or sell. Well, I’ve become more confident, and test-runs with gifted, handmade jewelry have yielded good results. My friend Amanda received a necklace, earring, and bracelet set for her birthday, as well as my mother. Their encouragement has made me feel brave, so I’m stepping out and offering a one-of-a-kind, made-in-my-dorm-room-to-blow-off-steam set to you, the readers.
Hand-crafted from silver-plated jewelry write and an assortment of beads, the jewelry fits a neutral earth-tone color scheme. It’s made up of browns, golds, and ambers, with a few hints of an apricot tone. Materials include stone, glass, plastic, and crystal beading. The set includes a necklace and dangling earrings. Interested? Here’s some pictures.
I apologize for poor lighting. I was too excited about posting this to actually edit the photos.
What do you have to do to qualify?
Since World Food Day is coming up on Sunday, October 16. To celebrate World Food Day and enter to win my jewelry, please share one way that you think the community (neighborhood, local, city-wide, regional, state, national, or world) can work toward providing a more stable worldwide food supply. What can we do to feed the hungry, both in developing and developed countries? Think and big- or small-scale as you want, no answer is a wrong answer.
I will use a random selector service dealio to draw a name from the people who comment. I will draw one week from today.
Some red tape to discuss…
You have to be a grown-up, which means 18 years or older. I don’t want to get in trouble for collecting addresses from minors. Speaking of addresses, you have to have a mailing address. I don’t think this will be an issue, since you probably have to have a home in order to have a computer to be sitting on right now…I hope. If not, I’m intrigued by what your living situation is. Although shipping is more expensive, I am leaving this giveaway open to my Canadian pals. Sorry, Europe, South America, Central America, Asia, Africa, India, Australia, and Antarctica…it’s just too expensive to ship to you.
All in all…
I’m excited about this. Why? Because this is an opportunity for folks to share their ideas on improving the access to food for the needy both in North America and abroad. This is a chance for people to discuss and consider the necessity for a stronger, more stable food supply. And, it’s a chance for me to give something I’ve worked hard on, to someone willing to participate in a discussion. Thanks for reading, and GOOD LUCK!