I am just stunned at the response to this GiveAway.
STUNNED, I SAY.
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!
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.