Friday, June 18, 2010

♡♥a little happy (birthday) giveaway♥♡'s someone's birthday around here! Okay, it's mine :)

I am so incredibly thankful for everything in my life right now--
my wonderful husband, my three sweet little babies, and my family
at parents, siblings, Kalyn, Nonni, Poppi...and too many
other people to name...I love you all, and thank you for loving me!
Part of the joy of this birthday is all the fun I've had being more creative.
I've always thrived on creativity and art, and this blog (while young) is a
big part of that. Lately I've been exploring new forms of creativity, and it's
brought me so much pleasure. I'd like to celebrate that (and, ok, my birthday! :) by
giving away this "Japanese Glass Float" bracelet, made by yours truly:

Once upon a time, Japanese fisherman used glass balls
to keep their nets afloat while traveling the high seas. 
They were made in shades of amber, aquamarine, amethyst, 
and blue, with cranberry being the most prized because
gold was used to produce the color. Sometimes,
the glass orb would break free and float to the beach,
bearing distinctive patterns impressed upon it by the sand,
sun, salt, and water...
This bracelet is inspired by those magical orbs...the colorful
glass beads are a nod to those mystical glass floats that
continue to be searched for today. It features multi-colored
glass beads set among iridescent clear beads and small
silver spacers. A gold-and-sparkling-green Swarvorski crystal 
charm hangs near the clasp. Lovingly handmade, this
bracelet is imbued with the magic of the sea.
To enter: 

1) Leave a comment on this post. If you need inspiration--
tell me what you are grateful for today, and why!

Additional entires:

2) follow Small House by the Sea
3) leave a comment on any post on this blog

*Please leave a separate comment for each entry, and be sure
to include your email.
This giveaway will end Tuesday, June 22nd at 12am PST. I will announce 
the winner the next day. Good luck!


Maricela said...

Summer, if you're reading this...I had to repost this earlier, but I've entered you! :) Thanks for your sweet words!

gustosa said...

I'm grateful that my daughter is well now she's been sick for a week.
black11angel at yahoo dot com

if this is open to international reader please let me in

thanks for the opportuniity

gustosa said...

follower via gfc
black11angel at yahoo dot com

gustosa said...

commented at daughter makes the world go round
black11angel at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm so thankful for my kids!
lifewithjding at gmail dot com

NoodleBubble said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie!

Delicious bracelet!

Happy for every precious day I''m here!


slblog said...

Gorgeous bracelet!!


slblog said...

Now following via google connect, slblog


Tabitha Michelle said...

Today I am grateful for my amazing family!


Tabitha Michelle said...

I am now a follower! :D


Liza said...

Happy, happy birthday!

I'm grateful for my husband, who's so very kind to me all the time.

Thanks for the chance to win!


ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Karen said...

I am grateful for a nice sunny summer day.


Karen said...

Left a comment on the daydream post.


S. said...

That is such a beautiful bracelet!! Just breathtaking.

Today, I'm grateful that it's my last cake decorating class. I am actually really tired of eating cake, lol.

V said...

I'd love to win this! Grateful for my amazing family and friends.

vivafire at gmail dot com

Julia said...

Happy Birthday! I'm thankful for the sun that has started turning our strawberries red, very exciting!


Jenny said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for the giveaway! Today I am grateful for my wonderful, hardworking husband!

jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

Jenny said...

I am a new follower of your blog!
jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

Jenny said...

I commented on your tweet baby designs post :)

jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

LIZ said...

i am now thinking about the interview tomorrow !


email me :)

thankies for helding this sweet giveaway

LIZ said...

hi,I would love to participate in this giveaway,I'm your follower through Google Friend Connect..

email me :)

thankies for helding this sweet giveaway

Becky said...

I'm inspired by slow, humid mornings like this. amyrebeccap [at]

Kristen said...

I'm grateful that I got all the stuff done I needed to do before leaving the house will make it so much easier for the rest of my day!

couponboss at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Happy (very belated!) birthday! I just had my birthday in June as well!

I love the story behind this bracelet. If this giveaway is closed, I look forward to others in the future.



Lile.Maria said...

Dragged by the current,
molded by the sand,
prized by the wanderer walking on the land.

Colors ablazing,
swirls grazing,
nature reflected upon glass blazing.

Served to inspire,
exists to bring a smile,
brought value to a fisherman, now bringing grace at the wrist of a child.

Inspiration indeed thankyou! And a Happy late Birthday to you! :)