24 September 2010


I am just stunned at the response to this GiveAway.

It's been a long week!
Let me reintroduce you to the grand prize:

A turnip-type necklace of Red Creek Jasper and Sterling Silver.

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The overwhelming response and such sweet support
prompted me to add two other necklaces to the prize pool.
So 2nd and 3rd place winners
(yes, I selected three names)
will win these reversible silver pendants.

Filigree on one side,
Latin on the other.
Esse Quam Videri
"to be, rather than to seem"

3 tokens of appreciation for all the kindness,
and support over the past year.

I wanted to do something fun and original to pick the winners,
but I wimped out.
The sheer number of entries was daunting.
First I thought I'd make fortune cookies with the names in them,
but making 362 fortune cookies would have taken all night.
Then a friend suggested I put names in balloons and throw darts at them.
The first three to pop would be the winners.
But blowing up 362 balloons . . .
I don't even know where I'd PUT 362 balloons!
(Sounds like fun though.)

I went with a totally boring route and used a random number generator.

Here are screen captures of the winners,
chosen at random,
by this computer program.

I then counted through the comments to find the name/comment
that corresponded with the random numbers chosen.

Congratulations, you three!

The Results:
Turnip-type Necklace:
Patricia Elizabeth!

2nd and 3rd Prizes:
Ivy of Edera Jewelry

I need you three to click the "email me" button
to the right of the screen and send me your mailing addresses.
Thank you so, SO much again to everyone who entered.
I'm ending the week feeling buoyed and happy.

Big shop update next week.
Day and time to be announced.
Have a wonderful weekend, all of you.



  1. Congratulations to all!

    Jess, love the 2nd and 3rd place necklaces. Great idea!

  2. Jess, You are amazing, as is your work.
    Congrats to the winners.
    I love the piece I won before and get so many compliments.
    Have a great day!

  3. YIPEEE SKIPEEE!!!!! I am SO excited!!!! Thank you, JJ!!!

  4. Congratulations to the winners. Of course you got a good response to your giveaway- your jewellery is all totally amazing!

  5. whoa..over 300 comments..that must be a record.
    congrats you winners.

  6. hooray congrats!! JJ: please tell me you'll be making more of your Esse Quam Videri necklaces. they're gorgeous!

  7. That was so generous of you to do and I know one of the winners, so I am very happy!

  8. Congrats to all the winners! A great giveaway from you Jess!

  9. To say that I was stunned to see that I'd won is a SEVERE understatement. And to have one the main prize ... just WOW. I won't even tell you how many times I've looked at the name just to make sure that's actually me.

    And it is! wow.

    Thank you soo much!

  10. Congratulations to the winners! I'm sure they will enjoy their treasures and cherish Jess's work. Isn't it fun to be able to create an *Experience*! Thank you Jess for your generosity. For creating not only beauty, but for giving us the opportunity to share in your experiences, challenges, moments of joy and doubt. I've really enjoyed reading your blogs and seeing your work. All the best for continued success!

  11. Congrats, you three lucky, lucky people!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity JJ, we all love you!