Monday, October 12, 2009

Jewelry by Blue Shoe Studio Review {& Giveaway!}

**CONTEST CLOSED**
Dani lives with her husband and their son, daughter, cat and dog in beautiful Southern Maine.  No doubt, she has many sources of nature's inspiration as she creates jewelry for her boutique, BlueShoeStudio

As a young girl, she was blessed with two very creative and talented grandmothers who also inspired her.  She's dabbled in knitting, ceramics, painting and fashion.  During her Junior-High days she landed on jewelry, crafting necklaces from old, broken necklaces.  Says Dani, "It might start somewhat the same for everyone.  Plastic and lucite beads, old broken necklaces of your Mom's or Gram's;  You read books at the library and you decipher how to fashion clasps and after much trial and error you discover the best way to make your creations strong and lasting. Your friends that went to summer school show you gimp, and you incorporate those loops with your Grandmothers' macrame knots and voila, friendship bracelets.”


In high school and college, she worked mostly with polished rounds, heishis, rondelles, jasper and hematite. But it was her discovery of silks and nylons, and clamshell and ladel findings, that brought her to freshwater pearls -- she needed something more elegant to work with.  What's more elegant than pearls?  She's been hand-knotting jewelry for 6 years.  Just look at some of her lovely pieces, like the Ganache Parfait Pearl Bracelet and the Classic Freashwater Pearl Necklace.

Dani sent me the Classic Freshwater Pearl bracelet to review.  This piece is gorgeous, and quite elegant.  It features 20 luminous and hand-knotted freshwater pearls.  I just love the 8mm 14k gold plated magnetic orb clasp; I can easily put on this bracelet with just one hand.  I'll have to set up a ladies lunch soon!

As if you need a reason to buy something from Blue Shoe Studio, 5% of all sales are donated to Dani's favorite local animal shelter called Harvest Hills, Fryeburg, Maine.
 
BUY IT!  Dani is offering 20% of discount for my readers!  Use promo code BLUE20 in the message to seller at checkout! 

WIN IT! One very lucky reader will receive this stunning goldtone bracelet made from vintage metal beads and punctuated by rose, topaz and sky blue swarovski crystals from BlueShoeStudio!

To Enter:
1) Follow this blog publicly
~and~
2) Visit BlueShoeStudio, take a look around and tell me about the item that you love that was not already featured in this post.

You must complete the mandatory entry as your FIRST comment before any additional entries count. For each of these Additional Entries, make a separate comment:
  • Heart Blue Shoe Studio on Etsy, leave your Etsy username in comment.
  • Follow the Blue Shoe Studio Blog
  • Become a fan of The Penny-Pinching Mama on facebook
  • Follow pennypinchingma on twitter and tweet the following message and then comment below with the link to your tweet (once per day):
RT @pennypinchingma #giveaway! Win a Stunning Golden Beaded Bracelet with Vintage Beads and Swarovski Crystals! http://bit.ly/2CYoww Pls RT
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post for 2 entries! (be sure to comment twice)
  • Become a verified email subscriber (must verify for your entry to count). Include email address in comment.
  • Add me to your technorati favorites and leave username in comment.
  • Refer a friend to enter this giveaway. Make sure they include your blogger name in their main entry.
  • Enter another one of my giveaways. Leave a comment telling me which ones you entered (up to 5 extra entries)
Contest closes at 11:59pm EST on October 25th.  The winner will be chosen using Random.org on October 26th. Please make sure your email address is visible in your public profile, or leave it in your comment below. Otherwise another winner will be drawn, and that would be a shame.

G O O D    L U C K !

111 comments:

  1. I love the gold and glass silk necklace! That red is SO pretty!

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  2. I added Blue Shoe Studio to my faves (Sarahrachelj)!

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  3. I became a fan of Penny-Pinching Mama on FB. =)

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  4. I follow your blog publicly. I also loved the The Twins - Triple Strand Gold Link Bracelet. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  5. I heart Blue Shoe Studio. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    Etsy id: joeandbridge

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  6. I follow the Blue Shoe Studio blog. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  7. I am a Facebook Fan. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    fb name: bridgette.groschen

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  8. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted your giveaway
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4822989031
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  9. I am an email subscriber. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  10. You're a Technorati Fave. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    Tech id: joeandbridge

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  11. I like the Double Strand Potato Pearl Bracelet, how pretty!

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  12. I follow on Twitter and tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/4824255179

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  13. follower!

    and I think I am partial to the Gold and Glass Silk Necklace! But it was so hard to choose!

    mbpeik@aol.com

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  14. hearted on etsy! (tictacdough)

    mbpeik@aol.com

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  15. Following blog!! =)

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  16. twiiter follower! and I tweeted!

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  17. **Daily Tweet**
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  20. I follow your blog via Google Friends and I really like the color combination of the Indigo Moon Mix Pearl Necklace. Thank you for this nice giveaway.

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  21. I follow Blue Moon Studio Blog via Google Friends.

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  22. I follow you on Twitter as chinook92 and Tweeted:

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  23. I subscribe to your blog via email.

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  24. **Daily Tweet**
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  25. I entered your Ouch Pouch giveaway!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandebridge@aol.com

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  26. I entered your Happy Haven Giveaway!
    Bridgette Groschen
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  27. I entered your personalized wipe case giveaway.
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  28. I entered your ghostship giveaway!
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  29. I entered your bouncing bambion giveaway.
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  30. **Daily Tweet**
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  31. I publicly follow your blog.

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  32. I love the Indigo Moon Mixed Pearl Bracelet - Something Blue.

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  33. I'm your fan on Facebook as Jenine Herrell.

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  34. Email subscriber.

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  35. I've entered your UPrinting Business Cards giveaway.

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  36. I've entered your UPrinting Stickers giveaway.

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  37. I've entered your Happy Haven Scrabble Tile Pendant giveaway.

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  38. I've entered your Ghost Ship Seaglass giveaway.

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  39. You are among my Technorati Favorites as badgermomma. Although I'll be da**ed if I can figure out how to get see my favorites these days with Technorati.

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  40. I've hearted Blue Shoe Studio on Etsy as Feral Moon.

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  41. I'm following the Blue Shoe Studio Blog as Badger Momma.

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  42. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/badgermomma/statuses/5028878854

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  43. I've blogged.

    http://badgermomma.blogspot.com/2009/10/blue-shoe-studio-bracelet-giveaway-ends.html

    badgermomma at gmail dot com

    #1

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  44. I've blogged.

    http://badgermomma.blogspot.com/2009/10/blue-shoe-studio-bracelet-giveaway-ends.html

    badgermomma at gmail dot com

    #2

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  45. **Daily Tweet**
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  48. i love the beetlejuice beetlejuice beetlejuice neckalace! so retro!!

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  49. *daily tweet*

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  50. follower!

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  51. I like potato pearl and I follow!

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

    cgul689@gmail.com referred me!

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  52. I follow the blue studio blog

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  53. I fanned you on facebook Dee Gee

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  54. follow and daily tweet http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/5036964079

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  55. I follow this blog - janetfaye

    I like The Twins - Triple Strand Gold Link Bracelet.

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  56. I heart Blue Shoe Studio on Etsy - janetfaye

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  57. Facebook Fan - Janet Fri

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  58. I entered Ghost Ship Sea Glass.

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  59. Email subscribed.

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  60. I follow this blog and I like Double Strand Potato Pearl Bracelet.

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  61. I follow pennypinchingmama on twitter and my tweet:
    http://twitter.com/MadeInCanarias/status/5040483526

    avetaar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. RT 10/21

    http://twitter.com/badgermomma/statuses/5042169961

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  63. Following publicly
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    I love the Gold and Glass Silk Necklace!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  64. I •Heart Blue Shoe Studio on Etsy - bowsnbuttons
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  65. Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/5042624182
    10/21 kkondek at gmail.com

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  66. I follow the blue shoe studio blog!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  67. Faved in technorati - ktkatherine
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  68. The Twins - Triple Strand Gold Link Bracelet is my fave, thanks for the opportunity! I am a follower (Mer).

    meredith(dot)targarona(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. tweeted day 2

    http://twitter.com/cg689/status/5045486647

    cgul689(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. The Pearl Ellipse Necklace is Awesome!teresa@thesoapcorner.com

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  71. I am following your blog. teresa@thesoapcorner.com

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  72. My favorite is Indigo moon mixed pearl necklace
    follower
    egateris at gmail dot com

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  73. http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/5059820011

    daily tweet dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

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  74. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/5060452110

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  75. thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I am following, publicly both blogs, will retweet original msg, FB follow, etc....
    my fav on blueshoestudio etsy site is the TwinsTripleStrand gold link bracelet...sooo pretty!
    my etsy name is Sweetcindylouwho?

    thanks again!

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  76. darn...I tried to follow all the rules! my email address....
    sweetcindylouwho@yahoo.com
    thx...

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  77. I have also put this link in my facebook status page
    sweetcindylouwho@yahoo.com

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  78. I love the Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Necklace!
    decadent87@gmail.com

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  79. I hearted Blue Shoe (gidgie11)

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  80. Subscribed
    decadent87@gmail.com

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  81. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/5074351769

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  82. daily tweet

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

    http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/5086398829

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  83. I'm already a follower, and I love the Pearl Ellipse Necklace the best! Very gorgeous!

    darkntwisty@hellokitty.com

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  84. I love the Gold and Glass Silk Necklace.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  85. Hearted the shop. (bloomingblossom)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  86. I'm a fan of The Penny-Pinching Mama on facebook.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  87. I'm now following BLUE SHOE STUDIO.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  88. Twitter follower @aikchien. Tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/5098290771

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  89. I blogged.

    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

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  90. I blogged.

    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  91. I entered the CozyGirlDesigns Review & Giveaway.

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  92. http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/5113729885

    daily tweet

    dreamzz12{at]aol{dot}com

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  93. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/5113987772

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  94. i like Indigo Moon Mixed Pearl Necklace - Something Blue very much. Thanks.
    lubaska dot t at gmail dot com

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  95. I hearted shop on etsy... ID Lubaska
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  96. I follow on twitter and i tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/5120762663

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  97. I follow Follow the Blue Shoe Studio Blog.
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  98. Facebook fan of The Penny-Pinching Mama.
    Ľubica Kotmániková
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  99. http://twitter.com/deegee13/status/5127601483

    daily tweet

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  100. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/5132592786

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  101. http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/5142399982

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  102. Today s tweet
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  103. I added the BlueShoeStudio to my favorite & hearted on etsty,following the BlueShoeStudio blog & became a fan to The Penny-PinchingMama on my facebook. I love the freshwater pearl bracelet. Everything she sells is so lovely.

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  104. Double Strand Potato Pearl Bracelet love that it is realy cool follow you on twitter as @weldo48
    and on facebook as wel Hilary

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  105. RT 8/25

    http://twitter.com/badgermomma/statuses/5163298542

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