Wendy Brandes love and a giveaway for you!

Earlier this month, I blogged a bit about jewelry designer Wendy Brandes and her kickstarter project.  The great news is, with the help of the kickstarter community, Wendy was able to surpass her fund-raising goal of $10,000!  This means that her newest designs, the LOLZ, OMG and NYC swear-rings, can now go into production.  As someone who has long-admired her designs from afar, her kickstarter campaign was the incentive I needed to take the plunge and make that first purchase.

The great news (for me!) is that Wendy is super-fast with turn-around time and I already have my swear rings.

First, I just have to say these rings are abso-f@#!ing-lutely awesome!   They are made from quality sterling silver, the workmanship is excellent, and they are light as a feather.   And I love them.   Yes, I love them and plan to wear them as much as humanely possible.  Who needs a statement ring when you can have this instead:

jewelry  Wendy Brandes love and a giveaway for you!

It's hard to get a good shot of these by yourself!

*LOVE* *LOVE * *LOVE*

Now, on to the giveaway.  Sometimes, the best gift is one that you give.  Each one of you has given me the most wonderful gift.  Your presence here means the world to me, and I wanted to do something to show my appreciation to you.  I WISH with all my heart that I could afford to buy each of you a Wendy Brandes piece, but alas, I work for a non-profit. :)  (translation: not rich!)

However, to thank you for following my (sometimes lengthy) ramblings, and to celebrate the blog’s move to wordpress, I am hosting a giveaway.  I thought long and hard about what I wanted to give away, and came to the conclusion that the best way to show each my readers how special they are is to give them a chance to win a special necklace.  One lucky reader is going to win this beautiful Wendy Brandes Lotus necklace:

jewelry  Wendy Brandes love and a giveaway for you!

To enter, please leave a comment below and (if you don’t already), please follow the blog via RSS, bloglovin’, twitter or friend connect (links to the right).   I’ll randomly pick a winner on September 30th.  International residents are also eligible, so comment away!

I hope you like the necklace, and good luck!

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            • Dusk October 16, 2010, 1:44 PM

              Gosh darn it I could say exactly that… because I don’t have these rings!! So fabulous!

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            • Beautifully Invisible October 20, 2010, 9:11 PM

              Thanks! :) I love my swear rings. LOL Someone actually stopped me the other day and asked if she could take a photo of my hand. hehehe

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            • Beautifully Invisible October 6, 2010, 7:21 PM

              Welcome to the blog – sorry you didn’t win!

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            • Anonymous September 30, 2010, 9:15 AM

              Would love a chance to win! I was craving Wendy B.’s golden autumn leaf necklace with diamond droplet, but about fell over when I saw the $5000 tag. The shimmering lacelike lotus would be nice too, though.

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            • WendyBrandes September 30, 2010, 5:59 PM

              I’m totally undercharging for that leaf too, considering the shocking price of gold, but I try to be nice to the customers ;-)

              The lotus is lovely though. Good luck!

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            • Anonymous September 30, 2010, 9:06 PM

              I’m not sayin’ the leaf’s not worth it. Your pieces are clearly fine, substantial creations. I just wasn’t prepared for that much fine substance when I clicked!

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            • WendyBrandes September 30, 2010, 5:59 PM

              I’m totally undercharging for that leaf too, considering the shocking price of gold, but I try to be nice to the customers ;-)

              The lotus is lovely though. Good luck!

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            • Anonymous September 30, 2010, 1:17 AM

              Aw, so pretty! And congrats on the move to wordpress–you’ll love it!

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            • Beautifully Invisible October 6, 2010, 7:25 PM

              Thanks!

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            • tiffany September 29, 2010, 6:10 PM

              I love WendyB’s jewelry! I have a few pieces myself and they are all so well made. The swear rings look fab on you, love the picture! And you are so sweet to have this giveaway!

              I read your blog through google reader but have been too busy to read my favorite blogs lately but glad I stopped by today to see your fab giveaway! Hope you are well! :)

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            • Beautifully Invisible October 6, 2010, 7:23 PM

              Thanks Tiffany, sorry you didn’t win! Wendy’s jewelry is becoming an obsession… i could do a lust list made entirely of her pieces.

              Hope things are a bit calmer in your neck of the woods!

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            • Anonymous September 25, 2010, 9:19 AM

              Beautiful necklace! Thanks for a great giveaway.
              By the way, love the nail polish you’re wearing.

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            • Anonymous September 24, 2010, 3:48 PM

              I love Wendy Brandes! What a great giveaway.

              xo Marissa
              (The Well-Appointed Catwalk)

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            • Page Schultz Stylist September 24, 2010, 2:14 PM

              Wendy Brandes is amazing! Love it.

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            • Anonymous September 24, 2010, 1:46 AM

              I’ve had my eye on this wonderful WendyB necklace for like forever! Fingers crossed that I win! {I follow with GFC as Patricia.}

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            • Kristin & Megan September 23, 2010, 12:20 AM

              I adore Ms. B AND her gorgeous jewelry!

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            • Kristin & Megan September 23, 2010, 12:20 AM

              p.s. I follow via Google Friend Connect!

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            • Katy_Rose1 September 22, 2010, 6:23 PM

              I’m in love with these rings!!! Wendy is so talented. Now I just need to save up the money to get a set of my own. *fingers crossed* I hope to win the necklace.

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            • Anonymous September 22, 2010, 9:44 AM

              Love the swear rings, what a way to get things off your chest, stick your fingers up, in a different way!
              x.o.x.o

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            • Napua Camarillo September 22, 2010, 3:50 AM

              you just got yourself an avid follower!!! love luv lub your blog, girl… i’m staying connected to your every word!! :)

              –N

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            • Home Grown September 22, 2010, 1:02 AM

              That necklace is to die for!!! Loving the lotus ;0)

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            • Casee Marie September 21, 2010, 10:40 PM

              Ohh, love the swear rings! (And also, that nail color is fab.)

              The necklace is gorgeous! How sweet of you to do a giveaway! You already give your readers so much with your witty and enlightening posts. I’m making the switch back to Bloglovin (because Google Reader has been making me crazy) so I’m following you over there now. (:

              P.S. re: your comment on my blog, I started watching The Tudors just last year and was caught up in time for the final season. Loved it! I definitely felt the importance of Wikipedia to balance out all the inaccuracies, but it was still such a beautiful series and so well acted. I’m sure you know Showtime is starting a new historical series next year, The Borgias? That looks fantastic, too. Oh, and Jamie Fraser is the ultimate. I’m so crazy about that series but the books take me an embarrassingly long time to read! I get so lost in them, I end up reading rather languidly.

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            • Anonymous September 21, 2010, 7:33 PM

              I’m so sad, your posts aren’t showing up in my blogroll. :(

              I would love to enter to win this necklace! It’s so simple and pretty!

              Oh, and thanks for your comment on SHE! I’m glad you like the lace scarf. I’m quite obsessed with wearing it. I’m going to miss sandals but probably not as much as you because I wear them during the colder seasons as well. That is, if it’s not raining. LOL!

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            • Adrienne Lenz September 21, 2010, 6:33 PM

              LOVE LOVE them!!!

              I am following :)

              adrienne(at)destinationdiva(dot)biz

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            • Kristinm100 September 21, 2010, 3:43 PM

              Your fingers suit those rings PERFECTLY! (Great nail polish too). I would love to win that beautiful necklace, Kristin kristinm100@yahoo.ca

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            • dearkeesha September 21, 2010, 3:35 PM

              That ring is amazing and the necklace is beautiful!
              Loving reading your blog.
              Following you through bloglovin’ (dearkeesha)

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            • lei ann September 21, 2010, 3:21 PM

              i too love your nail color! wendy’s jewelry is highly covetable & looove that necklace! following you on google friend connect :)

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            • Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl September 21, 2010, 3:08 PM

              I’m not here for the giveaway (this would not be fair, as it’s my first time on your blog), I just wanted to say that I really like your photo of the swear rings – they look perfect and go great with your nail color!! And after I read you took this picture yourself, I just love it even more! :)

              Amazing and super generous giveaway!

              Best,
              Julia

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            • Maiah September 21, 2010, 2:56 PM

              Huge fan of your blog and Wendy and her fabulous jewelry :)

              Awesome giveaway! Following you now and tweeted it just for fun http://twitter.com/maiah/status/25125430693

              xxo

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            • Suzi Livingstone September 21, 2010, 2:48 PM

              wow those swear rings look AMAZING on you! :)

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            • Lindsay Goldner September 21, 2010, 2:45 PM

              Just discovered your site via Wendy’s Twitter… love the blog, LOVE the manicure, and of course, what’s not to love about Wendy’s jewelry?

              (following via RSS)

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            • WendyBrandes September 21, 2010, 2:38 PM

              Fierce manicure! I’m stealing your picture for my Facebook page!

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            • Anonymous September 21, 2010, 1:43 PM

              I already follow you on bloglovin’ but is this giveaway open to international residents? :)
              Wendy Brandes’ work is awesome! If only I weren’t unemployed!

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            • Wendy Lane Bailey September 21, 2010, 1:06 PM

              Thanks for providing me with several morning doses of inspiration! You’re better than caffeine!

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            • Grit and Glamour September 21, 2010, 1:04 PM

              LOVE these rings…so awesome! I love Wendy’s work. If only I had more cash for it! You know I follow you!

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            • Dip-tea September 21, 2010, 12:41 PM

              that is a gorgeous necklace!! following you…

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            • Tanvi September 21, 2010, 12:25 PM

              Also tweeted about it :)

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            • Tanvi September 21, 2010, 12:24 PM

              Love your swear rings! :) And I DO follow you !!! :P

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            • fashion butter September 21, 2010, 11:00 AM

              WOW! Love Wendy and those swear rings.

              This giveaway is very exciting (just tweeted it) and you know I follow you on Twitter and BL – just added Googlefriend Connect too to cover my bases. HA!

              (killer polish, BTW!)

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            • Beautifully Invisible September 21, 2010, 2:08 PM

              Wow, thanks for tweeting about it! It’s funny – i just tried to pick something that I would love to win, so with some added advice from Wendy, I went with the necklace. Glad it appears to be a good choice!

              (thanks re: the polish – it’s last season’s OPI by Sephora in metrochic. I love it for Fall!

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