Friday, July 2, 2010

Feature Friday: MetalRocks Etsy Shop (+giveaway)!!

Regardless of my ridiculous debt I told you about (a few posts back), I still have a difficult time staying away from shopping, especially jewelry shopping! I have bunches of jewelry and firmly believe a girl can not have enough jewelry (even though my boyfriend is sure I have more than enough)!

While it is imperative that I stick to my budget plan...a girl can dream can't she?! So, window-shopping I go!!!

If you love metal jewelry (sterling silver, argentium silver, 14K gold fill and 10K solid gold), I am sure you will just drool over what you will find at MetalRocks Etsy Shop!

About the Artist:
Behind the scenes at MetalRocks is artist Sharon. Sharon has been making jewelery for most of her life. In 1987 she took her passion further, attending metal smithing courses at the Southwestern Cultural Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. At the time, she was studying the art of Astrology. She began to independently study the stones representation via the Astrological signs and their various healing properties. She has been a professional astrologer since 1989 and love to marry this knowledge as well as the healing properties, within many of my pieces. Sharon opened her Etsy shop in July of 2008 after overcoming a terrible car accident in 1994 (you can read more about this here). She is grateful for the time she could not solder as it gave her a greater appreciation of wire and the creativity that can be achieved via this medium. She likes to think her years of loving jewelery, training and fighting/finding her way back to her creative outlet are in every piece she makes.

An interesting tid-bit about Sharon is that she is quite the loyal football fan for the Saskatchewan Roughriders! She shared with me a story about how one day a fellow football fan twitter friend checked out her Etsy Shop and asked here where the football stuff was? Well, here it is...

What I Thought:

In my opinion, Sharon at MetalRocks is an extremely talented individual! Her jewlerly is most definitely "drool-worthy" in my book! She has a great selection and has fantastic pieces even I can afford (and that's hard to find)!

Actually, I do plan to purchase a peice of jewelry, I'm just not sure which one I should pick! For me, it's a toss up between these two pieces:

Diamonds of Silver Post Earrings


Tiny Silver Hammered Heart Post Earrings

Once I make my decision and order them, I'll be sure to keep you "in the know" :)

***& A Giveaway!!!
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Sharon at MetalRocks as generously offered one of my readers the chance to win this necklace:

Solid Silver Drop Pendant with SS Chain and Clasp


How To Enter:
**Mandatory Entry**: (This entry must be done BEFORE extra entries)
  • Spend some time "window-shopping" over at MetalRocks Etsy Shop (or better yet, real shopping!) and then leave a comment on this post stating what your favorite peice is (aside from what I mentioned in this feature). Please include your email address in comment so I may contact you if you are the winner!
Extra Entries: To be completed only AFTER above mandatory entry is done. Please leave one comment per entry. For example, If the entry is worth 3 entries, leave 3 comments.
  • Follow MetalRockss on Twitter. (3 entries) Comment with Twitter name.
  • Purchase something from MetalRocks (10 entries) This will be verified.
  • Follow Ashley's Allowance via Google Friend Connect.
  • Follow Ashley's Allowance on Twitter. Comment with Twitter name
  • Tweet about this giveaway please include @ashsallowance and @MetalRockss in tweet (1 x daily)! Provide link in comment directly to tweet.
  • Add this giveaway to a giveaway linky (2 entries). Comment with link.
  • Blog about this giveaway (3 entries). Comment with link.
This giveaway will end on Friday, July 16th at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be selected via Random.org. Winner will be contacted via email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. Good luck! :)

Disclosure: I did not recieve any monetary compensations for this post. Special thanks to Sharon at MetalRocks for generously offering the giveaway. All opinions within are my own.

41 comments:

  1. my fave thing in her shop is the Rings of Goddess Tears - Set of 7 in Argentium Sterling Silver!!

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  2. i follow your blog via gfc

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  3. and i follow you on twitter! (@fabulousbutevil)

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  4. I love the Hammered Silver Disk Post Earrings
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  5. I like the silver simplicity earrings.
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  6. I love the wired and wrapped in sterling silver pendant and chanin.
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  7. I love the Goddess Tears Open Hoop Earrings in Sterling Silver! What a unique look!
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  8. Following via gfc - ktkatherine
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  9. Tweet 7/4 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/17746279433
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  10. fave: infinity silver necklace
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  11. GFC
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  12. RT 7/5 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/17797860521
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  13. I like the Think Pink necklace.
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  14. I really dig the Goddess Tears Open Hoop Earrings in sterling silver! Way cute!
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  15. I follow MetalRocks on Twitter! (@Melahelen)
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  16. #2 I follow MetalRocks on Twitter! (@Melahelen)
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  17. #3 I follow MetalRocks on Twitter! (@Melahelen)
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  19. I follow you with GFC!
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  20. I follow you on Twitter! (@Melahelen)
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  21. Tweeted this! http://twitter.com/melahelen/status/17824306175
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  22. I blogged this! http://helena-agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/2010/07/great-giveaways.html
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  23. #2 I blogged this! http://helena-agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/2010/07/great-giveaways.html
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  24. #3 I blogged this! http://helena-agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/2010/07/great-giveaways.html
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  25. Tweet 7/6 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/17901056613
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  26. TWeeted this! http://twitter.com/melahelen/status/17897441548
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  28. RT 7/7 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/17996004983
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  29. Tweeted this! (Thanks for posting my other entries!)
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  30. I visited the etsy store and I really like the goddess teardrop earrings!

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  31. Following metalrockss via twitter
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  32. twitter follow entry 2

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  34. Following you via twitter
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  35. Following your blog via GFC

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  36. Tweeted this! http://twitter.com/melahelen/status/18136028928
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  38. RT 7/13 https://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/18360609648
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  39. Tweeted this! https://twitter.com/melahelen/status/18410005277
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  40. RT 7/13 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/18467962503
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