300 Follower Giveaway

June 26, 2012

(UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered!)

Today I opened up Blogger, ready to buckle down and write a few new posts. Then a super-sparkly number caught my eye: 300! I have 300 Blogger followers!

I can't believe how big my blog has gotten over the past few years. I began Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe-- unspellable name and all-- when I was 14 so that I could have an online place to dump all of my craft photos. It was a purely friends and family sort of blog, and I imagine that very few people actually read it. :) I do tend to ramble when it comes to artwork.

Since then I've certainly learned a great deal about art and crafting and jewelry. Just look back in my archives; I almost cringe when I look at some of my old posts! But life is a journey and every day in which you don't learn something new is wasted... so I've been happily indulging in all sorts of creative pastimes and sharing some of them here on the blog. And earning the money to indulge in the supplies by selling jewelry at my Shoppe.

So this is a THANK YOU to everyone who has been with my on my journey. Thank you for encouraging me with your comments, and helping me with your critiques. Thank you for understanding when I have to take breaks from blogging (because life is crazy!) and for being so friendly (I can't count how many great friends I've met online). And thank you for just purely being awesome, whether or not you read my blog. Because everyone's got some awesome in them. Aaaaaaand now I'm sounding cheesy.



So! Let us commence on the part I'm sure you are more interested in than me mumbling some incoherent thankyous... the giveaway! Allons-y!

I made this little jewelry set especially for this giveaway. Right now I don't have any up on the Shoppe (a problem that will need to be remedied soon, since I've got a lot of leaf beads in dazzling colors just waiting!).

I don't know about you, but I prefer to wear small, elegant jewelry. This might come as a surprise, since some of my favorite things to make are big, intricate affairs, but for everyday wear I usually only slip on a small necklace and a pair of tiny, lightweight earrings.

And it goes without saying that I love anything fairytale, elven, flowery, sparkly, or shiny.

This "Slender Elven Jewelry Set" is just the ticket for me and I wear something similar all the time. It is made from firepolished Czech glass leaf beads and a Swavroski pearl. The chain is the most slender (slenderest?) that I could find. And the green! A lovely periodot, matte on one side, shimmering with sparkles on the reverse.

Like most of the giveaways I've held in the past, this one is going to last for two weeks. However, I've changed it to be open internationally. Yes siree, I'm an old hand at customs forms now, having mailed jewelry to over five different countries! I'm also experimenting with RaffleCopter. This should make the giveaway easier for you and I to manage. *crosses fingers* By the way, no one gets to see your email except for me, and that's only if you are the winner.

The only mandatory entry is for you to tell me what you would like to see more of on my blog.

As I'm sure you've noticed, I like to post about just about anything. But lately my time has been very crunched. I have a little notebook where I keep sketches and lists of ideas for the blog, and my "to-do" list is currently five pages long! But writing posts takes a long time, so chime in and tell me what you like the most. It might just inspire me to actually write the posts that are bouncing around in my head!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

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One last question! I'm considering making a little stationary line of greeting cards, invitations, envelopes, and perhaps writing paper. They would be decorated with some of my artwork (I've got several ideas already, including pen-and-ink clockwork, watercolor fantasy drawings, and colorful calligraphy/typography).

I'd like to sell them in my Shoppe, but I've been a bit hesitant about jumping in head first... so how about it? Do you think that's a good idea? Would you or a friend be tempted to buy some? What type of artwork would you love the most?

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71 COMMENTS

  1. I LOVE looking at your jewelry tutorials and trying to do them myself. So I would like see more tutorials. :)

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  2. I enjoy seeing pictures of your artwork in progress...it's always inspiring!

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  3. I really love you blog, And I LOVE your DIY! You really have an amazing blog!

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  4. Thanks foor hosting such a great giveaway. My favorite item in your shoppe has to be the Copper and Pearl Bracelet Cuff.

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  5. What would I like to see more of? Probably a little of everything.(: I love tutorials, artwork, and those fun random posts...so seeing more of those three would be great! ^^

    ~Vicki
    deckedoutinruffles.blogspot.com

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  6. Ooh, and I'd love to see a stationery line! I always love sending notes and things, so it's certainly something I'd be interested in!

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  7. I would love to see more of you craft idea post. They always help me to be more creative in what I do.

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  8. I like(and would like to see more of) your photo-shoots! Those are always fun to see.

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  9. Oooh I want, I want! lol..

    I think you should do the stationary line. I'd buy it. I'd really like to see more of your works in progress. I am quite in love with your black and white sketches.

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  10. I am addicted to tutorials. I dont kbow if i could puck a single item. I am fond of the tiara and circlets the most i think.

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  11. Ooh, how fun! I'd love to see more jewelry posts and tutorials. You do them both so well... really amazingly fun to read such posts. :)

    Keep up the awesome work!

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  12. Yay! Go Shaylynn!!

    I'd love to see more tutorials and more art posts. Your art always inspires me. :D

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  13. I would die of happiness if you did the cards!!! I'm just not sure if I could bring myself to use them; I might just sit staring at them all day. :)

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  14. My favorite item is the Fairy Charm Bracelet. Sooo cute!

    -Moriah

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  15. I love tutorials
    and my favorite item is Fairy Bracelet of Lost Sparkles

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  16. I love the bold colors in the Bright and Bold Chainmaille Jewelry Set.

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  17. I love the Butterfly Earthy Bracelet!

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  18. id love to see crafts and tutorials.. i love doing DIY stuffs and would appreciate if you could teach us some DIYs :)

    P.S. the Copper and Pearl Bracelet Cuff is really amazing! love it

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  19. my favorite item is the Purple Flower Anklet

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  20. I am always looking for more tutorials.

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  21. I love the Rivendell Evenstar SET, perfect to wear to the premiere of The Hobbit

    marymichelotti@gmail.com

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  22. I like many different things...one of them is the Copper Woodland Leaf Earrings.

    Katy A.

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  23. I really love your tutorials, especially the destroyable book series. I have several books in my room just waiting for you to tell me what to do with them. :) By the way, did I ever mention how much I love the subtitle "When you judge a book by its cover"? Because I really, really do. And I love you, your shoppe, your jewelry, you, and did I mention YOU?

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  24. Tutorials and post on how to get inspired and creativity.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Wow your shop is fantastic! I really like this set: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Shealynns-Faerie-Shoppe/4515119/rivendell_evenstar_set--_reversible_rainbow_and_green/jewelry/sets/wirewrapped

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  26. Am a big fan of understated jewellwery so you are right up my alley.
    My favorite item is the dainty pink leaf earrings.

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  27. I'd love to see more tutorials and more art posts.

    Purple Evenstar Set is so cute!

    7762997@gmail.com

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  28. I'd like to see more tutorials AND my favourite item is :
    http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Shealynns-Faerie-Shoppe/4657424/Autumn_in_Lothlorien_Flower_Bouquet_Necklace/Jewelry/Necklaces/Beadwork
    Rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  29. I'd love to see more tutorials and I love the Rivendell Evenstar SET-- Reversible Rainbow and Green

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  30. i love your jewelry posts so that's what i'd like to see more of

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  31. Love the Copper and Pearl Bracelet cuff ;)

    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  32. I would like to see more crafts!

    Love the Fairytale Flower Ear Cuff!

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  33. Favorite item is the Fairytale Flower Ear Cuff

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  34. I like: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Shealynns-Faerie-Shoppe/3754142/Ocean_Blues_Charm_Bracelet/Jewelry/Bracelets/Beadwork

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  35. i love this

    http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Shealynns-Faerie-Shoppe/3754142/Ocean_Blues_Charm_Bracelet/Jewelry/Bracelets/Beadwork

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  36. i love this *___* http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Shealynns-Faerie-Shoppe/4657253/Summer_Periodot_Enchanted_Forest_Earrings/Jewelry/Earrings/Wire_Wrapped

    lisacip@hotmail.it

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  37. LIKE http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Shealynns-Faerie-Shoppe/4485371/Rainbow_Musical_Bracelet_--_Made_from_Upcycled_Guitar_String/Jewelry/Bracelets/Other
    ALL DONE! I’M ITALIAN FOLLOWER (LAURA VALZY, MAIL valzy87@yahoo.it)
    ENTER ME, THANKS! ^_^

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  38. I love to see more tutorials and my favorite item is Fairy Bracelet of Lost Sparkles! *_*

    GFC: Francesca
    FB: Francesca Biondina
    Email: redicoppe(at)inwind(dot)it

    I hope to win... finger crossed! ;)

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  39. I enjoy seeing pictures of your artwork in progress...it's always inspiring!

    GFC Francesca Scirpoli

    piukina81@gmail.com

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  40. My fav is Summer Garden Bouquet Necklace and I love to see more tutorials.

    GFC/FB:Chicca Tamburrino
    e-mail:pleadi@inwind.it

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  41. I love so much this clip :
    http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/shealynns-faerie-shoppe/4159394/honesuckle_pixie_hair_clip/handmade/accessories/hair/clips

    email: Bas7e7@gmail.com
    FB: Harley Quieenn

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  42. http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Shealynns-Faerie-Shoppe/4515115/Treble_Clef_Ring_--_Size_6/Jewelry/Rings/Wirewrapped
    http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/shealynns-faerie-shoppe/2810180/heart_key_necklace/handmade/jewelry/necklaces/other_

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  43. I love the Medieval Circlet -- Green Silver and Rose Gold - it's really chic!

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  44. I love crafts :) and my fav item is Rainbow circle chainmaille necklace

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  45. On any blog I love to see tutorials. It doesn't have to be about one subject, I just like to learn from blogs! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

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  46. I love the Copper and Pearl Bracelet Cuff!

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  47. I would love to see you do more tutorials!!

    Sara
    nashpop.blogspot.com

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  48. LOVE LOVE LOVE Copper and Pearl Bracelet Cuff

    beckymarie621 at gmail dot com

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  49. i love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/74214377/enchanted-forest-fairy-leaf-earrings
    giglio-82@hotmail.it
    fb togato antonella

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  50. I like learning more about the artist, watching your new work and love this piece:

    the pearls and leaves beaded hair clip

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  51. I like this http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Shealynns-Faerie-Shoppe/4203866/Purple_Evenstar_Set/Jewelry/Sets/Wirewrapped
    joy-goth@hotmail.it

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  52. Love the light green and pink leaf earrings. So pretty!

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  53. I really like your Pearls and Leaves Beaded Hair Clip

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  54. I like this: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Shealynns-Faerie-Shoppe/4346787/Asymetrical_Heart_Earrings_--_Copper_and_Pearl/Jewelry/Earrings/Metalsmithed
    gfc: Loredana
    email: loredanamacri@yahoo.it

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  55. Liked and shared! ^^
    More tutorial! :)
    Su FACEBOOK sono PATRIZIA GIVEAWAY SCHIAVONE
    PATRI.SHEVA@TISCALI.IT

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  56. I like this http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Shealynns-Faerie-Shoppe/4485371/Rainbow_Musical_Bracelet_--_Made_from_Upcycled_Guitar_String/Jewelry/Bracelets/Other

    marydonf83@yahoo.it
    GFC: Maria Luisa

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  57. I love the purple evenstar set

    chelseawoodring@hotmail.com

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  58. Blogul cu HainutzeJuly 4, 2012 at 5:14 AM

    I love Filigree Heart Necklace -- Copper and Freshwater Pearls

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  59. Great blog! I love the Summer Garden Bouquet Necklace

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  60. Everything is pretty! I like the Summer Garden Bouquet Necklace

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  61. I'd love to see more crafts and tutorials! ^_^
    And my fave from your shoppe would have to be this: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Shealynns-Faerie-Shoppe/4515119/rivendell_evenstar_set--_reversible_rainbow_and_green/jewelry/sets/wirewrapped

    It's soo beautiful.. along with the rest of your creations!

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  62. I love romantic looking necklaces.

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  63. I would love to see more tutorials!

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  64. I'm addicted to earrings and I always love to see more earrings! I like the Bright and Bold Chainmaille Jewelry Set.

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  65. I love watching your jewelry tutorials.

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  66. I'd like to see more crafts...specifically anything with guitar string! You're so creative!!

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  67. I love everything you post so this is a hard decision! Your artwork is amazing and the 30 day drawing contest you hosted inspired me to take up my very neglected hobby and try my hand at it again :) I didn't finish the contest but at least it got me started! I'm still planning on doing it, but I want to spend time with my drawings (if that makes sense!) and learn some new techniques :) I also love your jewelry and DIY craft posts, so I guess a little bit of each? :) BTW, I absolutely love your elvish jewelry!

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  68. More tutorials please, especially for your jewelry. I am a fan of ear cuffs and would like to see you design some of them.

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