Tuesday, April 24, 2012

One Year Etsyversary Giveaway!


Thanks to everyone who entered - stay tuned for the winner to be announced tomorrow!

A first anniversary is always cause for celebration.

Reaching the one year milestone on Etsy is so special to me,
because it almost didn't happen...

It came down to fear, you see.

If I'd let my fear of failure get the better of me,
(and let me tell you, Fear tried its hardest!)

I never would have opened my shop in the first place.

I put it off for months,

trying to justify why I wasn't yet ready...

not enough stock,
timing isn't right,
the world will end if I do...

In reality, I was just fearful.

Looking back today,

with a fulfilling and constant workload,
and a fully independent business I can proudly call my own,

blissfully away (and thankful!) that my handcrafted jewellery is worn by women all over the globe...

I'm so glad I took that first step into the fearful unknown.

Closing the door on fear
opens the door to a world of possibility and opportunity.

It has been an unforgettable journey in so many ways,
and I couldn't have done it without you!

So, I want to thank you in the best way I know how...

... a giveaway!

I thought long and hard about what to give away,
and on my Facebook page I even asked what you wanted me to give away.
(free house cleaning for a year was a popular choice...)

Seeing as I'm the kind of person who wants to keep everyone happy,

I'm going to let the winner choose their own prize in the form of 

custom made creation to the value of $150.

I know, right!

You will have access to

my time,
my supplies,
my imagination,
all of my resources...

and together we will dream up and bring to life something that is just for you.


the sky is the limit!

You'll have plenty of cabochons to choose from...


and faceted gems too.

Though my efforts to show you what I have went a little something like this...

Jett + Gems


It didn't quite go according to plan.

So, here's a few photos I took another time...

...when Jett was nowhere in sight...




In reality, my faceted gem collection is about 50 times the size of what you see here,

so rest assured, 
if you like faceted gems, 
you'll have plenty to choose from!

You have four different ways to enter...


1.  Tell me what you would do if you had no fear.  
Be it sky-diving, taking dance lessons, opening your own business, learning a new skill, swimming with sharks, telling someone you love them, whatever... just be honest, and tell me what fear is holding you back from doing.
(One entry)

2.  Follow my blog.
If you're already a follower, 
thank you, you're the best!
Just leave a comment below to let me know.
(One entry)

3.  Like me on Facebook.
If you're already a fan,
I love you.
Leave me a comment below to let me know, please.
(One entry)

4.  Tell me your favourite creation from my Etsy shop - sold items included.
It may just help you plot your custom made creation should you win! ;-D
(One entry)


If you could leave a separate comment here for each entry, that would be brilliant!

As always, my giveaway is open to anyone and everyone from all corners of the globe.

I will accept entries until 5:00pm AEST on Monday 7 May, 2012

and the lucky winner will be announced on Tuesday 8 May, 2012.

Any questions?
Email me:  belinda.saville@y7mail.com

I'm SO excited,

and so thankful.


Good luck!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Back to work

Two months between posts...

...and what has gone on in that time 

is more than I could ever put into words.

I just can't even begin...

So, I will tell you about the here and now,

this moment.

These hands of mine which have remained idle for so long 
are now reaching for


again and again and again...

working with a fever and a fervour
that has been so healing for the heaviness in my heart...

I have been making gifts for special people...

Wild & Free Necklace

All good things are wild and free...

Wild & Free Necklace

blissful and bright...

Bliss Rings Collection


The *Stardust* Earrings

The *Aile* Earrings

and pretty...

Custom Order

The *Blush* Earrings

light and lovely...

The *Free Spirit* Necklace

The *Free Spirit* Necklace

The *Stardust* Necklace

The *Stardust* Necklace

It is ridiculously good to be back at work

I want to thank you

for being so very patient with me,

for your loving words and sentiments of support during my absence.

And I know I'm a few months late,

but it's about time we celebrated my first year Etsyversary, right?!

Details coming in the next few days...

I'm cannot wait!