I don’t know if you know this or not… but, The Fashionable Housewife loved Handmade. I know that a few of our contributors dabble in crafting and even jewelry making so we thought we would give the opportunity for you ladies to win something from an artisan that is handmade with love and of course, also very fashionable!
We discovered House of Avandan, an etsy shop by Miss Vanita Sloan. This lovely steampunk inspired necklace is now a part of my jewelry wardrobe and I think it’s pretty darn lovely. Feminine with an edge, this necklace hangs just right and adds some sass to many of my work blouses.
“My jewelry is edgy meets pretty. I am inspired by steam punk, nature, metals, gems, textures, and the glamorous life. I sit down with an idea in my head and let my materials tell me what to create. My items include handcrafted necklaces, bracelets and earrings. I use a variety of materials from chains, gemstones, beads, and metal. I don’t like to duplicate my jewelry (on rare occasions I might), so in a way, my items are one-of-a-kind. I put a lot of effort in making a quality piece of jewelry. I enjoy etsy, but what sets me apart from others is my willingness to share a piece of my life with my buyers. I treat a customer like a friend, hoping to build a long lasting relationship. For me, handcrafting is a rewarding experience. I make special items that cannot be bought at mass market chain stores.”
So we are giving you ladies the opportunity to win your choice of the following three necklaces from House of Avandan:
So do you want to win?
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Contest runs from December 26th until January 8th 2012. Last chance to enter is January 8th 2012 at 11:59pm ET. Winner will be chosen with Random.org and notified by email within 7 days of contest end and asked for full name, address and phone number (for shipping purposes). If no response is given within 48 hours, a different winner will be chosen, so please be sure to check your email!
Entrants must be 18 or older and located in the US only.
Prize will be provided and shipped by Vanita Sloan.
The prize or prizes have been provided by the company and not myself. The brand or company is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of the company providing the prize.
If you are the winner of this giveaway and you do not receive your item within 8 weeks of sending us your mailing address, please email us and let us know.