Sunday, February 16, 2014

Giveaway from Shadow Dog Designs: Fuchsia Czech Glass Swarovski Earrings

Win this awesome giveaway! Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs is giving away a pair of  Fuchsia Czech Glass Swarovski Earrings.

Get to know Catherine a little bit more by visiting the last Saturday Artisan post.



 All eyes will be on you when wearing these fabulously cheerful handmade earrings, named FUCHSIA IS SO FUN. "Glowing" and " stunning" should be their middle name. Created with fuchsia colored Czech glass tumbled nuggets, 6 mm and 4 mm "fuchsia" Swarovski crystal faceted bicones and sterling silver, they will definitely lift your spirits any time you wear them! The one of a kind beaded earrings were designed and created by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs. 

 

The color of the Czech glass nuggets is a luscious color of fuchsia, a deep magenta pink. The nuggets are faceted with an English cut and have been lightly tumbled to give an old, antiqued look to the glass. Because of that, some edges are worn and there are spots that almost look like smoothed chips in the glass. The glass was then given a shimmery metallic finish that sometimes glistens with a pale tangerine color when the light hits it just right. Fabulous! As you can see in photos #2 and #7, when backlit, the color absolutely comes alive. Now just imagine these on your ears! A sterling silver daisy spacer caps the top and bottom of the nuggets. In addition, a 2 mm sterling bead was added at the bottom.

To add even more sparkle to the FUCHSIA IS SO FUN earrings, I chose to add two different sizes of "fuchsia" faceted Swarovski crystal bicones: 6 mm and 4 mm. The crystals were stacked one on the other above the Czech glass nuggets. A sterling silver daisy spacer separates the 6 mm Swarovski crystal from the Czech glass and a 2 mm sterling bead separates the crystals. A 2 mm sterling bead was placed on top of the smaller crystal.

All the components used to create the main body of the FUCHSIA IS SO FUN earrings were strung on handmade (by me) sterling silver headpins. The headpins have a hand hammered loop at the bottom to add extra interest. The top of the headpin was carefully wire wrapped into a loop and then connected to sterling silver French hook earwires. A lovely finish for a fun pair of earrings!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Contest starts now and ends on March 2, 2014. Contest opens to worldwide (tracking may not be available to countries outside of US). Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you. Entries without contact information will be disqualified. Entries that do not follow the rules will be disqualified. Contest winner will be drawn on March 3rd. Winner must respond within 48 hours after being contacted otherwise another winner will be randomly selected. Good luck, everyone!

36 comments:

  1. I entered to win!!! Woohoo!!!!


    Thanks!

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  2. My favorite item would be Valentines Pink Green Candy Jade Necklace Handmade Gemstone Jewelry http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/ShadowDogDesigns/8415374/valentines_pink_green_candy_jade_necklace_handmade_gemstone_jewelry/handmade/jewelry/necklaces/gemstone

    I'm entering, thank you!
    Email : ria_alemina@yahoo.com

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  3. Beautiful color! If I win, contact me at The Singing Beader! - Connie -

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  4. My favorite item is the Copper filigree flower and pink Swarovski dangle earrings. Man, she has some really cute stuff!!!! -Kelly (bhs.burklund@mchsi.com)

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  5. I have lots of favorites in Catherine's shop! :) But at the moment, my fav is the Tibetan bead necklace with turquoise and red coral. So beautiful! (If I get unusually lucky and win, you can contact me through my ArtFire shop, PrettyGonzo.) Thank you, Nat - and thanks, Catherine!

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  6. I like the "Valentines Copper Flower Pink Swarovski Handmade Earrings Filigree." Although the giveaway earrings are also gorgeous.

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  7. I like the "Lampwork Handmade Earrings Swarovski Sterling Purple Aqua OOAK Beaded".

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  8. I entered to win...this is exciting!! One of my favourite creations of Catherine's is this gorgeous pair of earrings http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/ShadowDogDesigns/8277386/cobalt_blue_lampwork_earrings_handmade_sterling_unique_dangle_jewelry/handmade/jewelry/earrings/lampwork
    Good luck to everyone!!!

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  9. What a scrumptious color!! I entered using my email address, so I hope it worked. Good Luck to everyone!

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  10. I really liked these earrings but the crystal snowflakes were cute too!

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  11. my favourite would be Olive Jade Diagonally Drilled Black Onyx Sterling Handmade Earrings!

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  12. There isn't much about Catherine's work that I don't love. Most have sold, understandably so, however...being partial to agate I have loved this piece for sometime now.
    http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/ShadowDogDesigns/8153822/red_crackle_fire_agate_handmade_necklace_pearls_gemstone_ooak_jewelry/handmade/jewelry/necklaces/gemstone

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  13. Love so much of Catherine's work,(and am the proud owner of a number of her earrings). Currently I am really in love with these http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/ShadowDogDesigns/8168574/black_onyx_teardrop_rustic_turquoise_handmade_earrings_unique_jewelry/handmade/jewelry/earrings/gemstone

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  14. I like Vintage Butterfly Earrings.

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  15. I love the Turquoise Czech Glass Gemstone Handmade Earrings Copper Dangle Jewelry.

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  16. Generous giveaway. outnks1751@aol.com http://Whatshername.Etsy.com

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  17. I have several favorites but two of them are the Tibetan Turquoise Beads Red Coral Handmade Necklace Ethnic Jewelry and the Thai Fine Silver Lavender Amethyst Necklace Handmade Gemstone Jewelry.

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  18. Sadly, I don't have pierced ears, so I won't enter, but I love the color of these beautiful earrings! Good luck everyone! Catherine's shop is filled with gorgeous jewelry.

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  19. The Chakra Rainbow Handmade Earrings Swarovski Zen Beaded Jewelry Cluster are so beautiful. I would love to win the Swarovski earrings :)

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  20. I entered to win. Catherine's giveaway is beautiful.

    This is a beautiful pendant necklace.
    http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/ShadowDogDesigns/8459351/lampwork_heart_valentines_necklace_handmade_amethyst_gemstone_jewelry/handmade/jewelry/necklaces/lampwork

    my contact: www.watercolorsNmore.etsy.com roxtob@verizon.net

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  21. Thank you, everyone! And many thanks to you, Nat!

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  22. Beautiful giveaway, all of Catherine's jewelry is beautiful!

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  23. These earrings are so pretty.

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  24. So much to love - Chunky Magnesite Handmade Necklace

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  25. I love her fern heart pendant!

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  26. earrings are the best, I often treat it as a gift. I like this post, great! Swarovski Pendants
    bijoux swarovski

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  27. Zia Cross Dichroic Handmade Necklace Onyx Southwest Chunky Jewelry

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  28. http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/ShadowDogDesigns/8661207/vintage_butterfly_intaglio_glass_earrings_handmade_swarovski_jewelry/handmade/jewelry/earrings/glass
    this is my favourite! my e-mail: keszter95@freemail.hu

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  29. Jennifer - Vicki Vix on RafflecopterMarch 1, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    My favourite item is the Cobalt Blue Czech Glass Handmade Earrings.

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  30. love Sky Blue Turquoise Handmade Infinity Earrings Sterling Dangle Jewelry

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  31. I LOVE these ones! They're so different and fun! Yellow Black Onyx Unique

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  32. http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/gallery_item/ShadowDogDesigns/123232

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  33. my fav is Turquoise Nugget Copper Necklace Handmade Gemstone

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  34. I like the vintage butterfly blue earrings. They are a beautiful color.

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  35. Oops! Missed the contest but love those beautiful earrings anyway!

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  36. Those are beautiful earrings, and they look especially pretty with the greenery in the background.

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