Jan 14, 2010

XO Brand Jewelry Making Variety Pack Giveaway (CLOSED)

Do you love to make jewelry or have you always wished you could try? I personally have a lot of fun making glass beaded jewelry! I've seen the scrabble tile jewelry and the glass bubble jewelry in a lot of different places, but have never had the chance to make it before now. I have, however, admired its beauty - what creative and unique pieces!



The jewelry looks so stunning and sophisticated, I would have never guessed at the gorgeous pieces that creators use to actually make it...the pieces like Julee from ImJewelee on Etsy makes. Great news!! One lucky reader and I are going to get the chance to try fabulous XO brand jewelry making supplies, because Julee has so wonderfully agreed to sponsor a giveaway! Like an absolute angel, she also agreed to tell us a little about herself and how she got into making jewelry pieces.

Artist Spotlight:

1. Tell us a little about yourself, Julee!

Hmmmm... a little? Oh that is so hard - I love to talk! Well, I am originally from Battle Creek, Michigan (Kellogg's home town) I love my family, my many many friends, and GOD! I love my life and live on a beautiful lake in a little country town.

I am a mom to one very sweet, beautiful, loving and funny daughter, a wife to a big huggy bear country man and the love of my life, the coolest substitute teacher as well as the owner of ImJewelee's which is almost famous for my Jewelry Findings Designer Line.

2. What made you decide to design jewelry pieces?

Oooo this is a long story, so I will try to make it short. My sister saw the scrabble tile necklaces on Etsy and said hey we can make those so we did and started selling them on Etsy. I found it hard to get the jewelry findings that would work well and not cost too much. So, I searched and searched and I finally found "my source" and then whamo a huge company asked me to cease sales of my bails and so of course I did.

Then I decided to develop and trademark my own line.. tada.. XO Brand™ of Designer Jewelry Findings was developed and I am loving that...story. It could have been a bad thing but being the positive and thinking of the best it has been an extraordinary adventure and continues to be one.



3. Whats your favorite kind of jewelry to wear?

I love to wear unique pieces that no one else has! A bunch of my customers occasionally send me pieces (thank you to them I have lots to choose from) and they are all very unique. When I don't have something to wear with a particular outfit I just get out my paints, papers, glitter, crystals, beads, crystals and XO Brand Bails and Pendant trays or bead bars and start creating. For New Years Eve I made a very cool XO Pendant Necklace.

I painted the crystal RED HOT RED under the crystal then placed some beautiful beads hanging down. Then I also made some matching earrings. When I made my pendants mine were very unique scrabble tiles and one was even featured on the front page of Etsy! The pendant had a rhinestone flower with a painted gloss black background, very striking if I do say so myself...ha.

4. What makes XO Brand products so awesome?

That one is easy! They are very sparkly, high quality and affordable to everyone! I am amazed at the workmanship that goes into each piece. When I designed them, I knew they had to be over the top, awesome and so very cool! I love the logo that I designed with my sister and we each own the trademarked items.

We each create different pieces to offer to our clients too! I can't quit creating either I have some new items coming in very soon and am so excited to design them and offer them! The X and the O of course is for hugs and kisses. The little j is for me (julee) and the little k is for my sister (kelly). XO Brand™ Jewelry Findings are contemporary, classic and cool! Try some XO Brand™ products today!



The Giveaway:

Julee is so sweet and talented - you can sense her excitement even reading her words on your computer screen! She was generous enough to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a jewelry making variety pack. (Click on the link to see it in the Etsy shop!)



The pack includes:

  • 5 XO Bails™ - One in Each Color (Silver, Black, Gun Metal, Gold, Antique Gold) Create gorgeous pendants!
  • 2 XO Charm Bails™ - Make Charm Bracelets, Pendants, Etc!
  • 1 Pair of XO Earrings™ with Posts and Backs - Make a Beautiful Pair of Earrings with These!
  • 2 Silver Plated XO Rings™ - Make a Chunky and Funky or Pretty and Elegant Ring!
  • 2 Interchangeable XO Bead Bars™ - LOVE THESE - you can change up your beads to match your clothing, the season, holiday, etc! It's like having hundreds of pieces of jewelry in one!
That's a ton of jewelry making supplies to get you started creating fabulous and unique jewelry. Plus, you're getting quality with Julee's XO Brand products...so you know the pieces will be beautiful and long lasting.

  • How to Enter: Visit the ImJewelee Etsy Shop and look around. Let me know what kinds of jewelry making goodies you'd love to try! (1 Entry)
Extra Entries:

  • Subscribe to 2 Lil Muffins via email and confirm your subscription. (1 Entry)
  • Purchase anything from the ImJewelee shop. (5 Extra Entries Per Purchase)
  • Favorite or Heart any of the ImJewelee items, come back here and let me know which one. (1 Entry)
  • Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this contest. Example, 'Win an XO Brand jewelry making variety pack - http://tinyurl.com/ydr4h3l' (2 Entries and you can do this daily!)
  • Follow this blog publicly. (1 Entry)
  • Comment on one of the few non-giveaway posts on this blog! (1 Entry)
  • Refer your friends and family here! For every referral (they must enter this contest and follow this blog), you get 5 extra entries. Simply have them put your name and email address in their first comment...then you may use up your 5 entries!
So, that's it! That's a lot of different chances to win. Don't forget to leave a comment for EACH ENTRY so it counts when the contest ends. Also, if your email address isn't on your profile, you'll need to leave it in the comments so I can reach you! This contest is only open to U.S. and Canadian residents, will end January 24, 2010 at 8PM EST and I'll use Random.org to choose the winner. Good luck!

135 comments:

  1. 10 GunMetal Plated Circle Charm Bracelets - COOL XO Brand TM would be something i would like to try

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  2. I am just getting into jewelery making. The rings are intriguing to me, so that is probably something I would like to try.

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  3. I'd love to try making some of the earrings (the gunmetal ones look cool)!
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  4. I'd love to try the "DIY Craft Kit Make 5 GLASS Bubble Rings and 5 GLASS Bubble Pendants." I love that it includes all the items needed: Bails Necklaces Ring Blanks Glue Graphics and Glaze too. I never considered doing something like this because I don't consider myself very crafty. But when I saw your site I see how beautiful this jewelry can be--I would love to try this!

    Thanks for entering me in this jewelry goodies giveaway!

    Marci
    june_spirit2628@hotmail.com

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  5. Scrabble Tile and Glass Pendants or Rings Tutorial with Detailed Instructions sent to your email address seems like a good idea, to learn to make some scrabble pendant tiles, which I think are really neat! teresa@thesoapcorner.com

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  6. I'm your newest follower!

    Marci
    june_spirit2628@hotmail.com

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  7. I favorite ImJewelee @ Etsy. teresa@thesoapcorner.com

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  8. The glass bubble ring DIY craft kit looks like it would be really fun to try.

    sully_fidelis@yahoo.com

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  9. I've been wanting to start making both scrabble tile and glass bubble jewelry for some time now, so those both interest me :)

    amlowi@yahoo.com

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  10. Subscribed via email and confirmed subscription!

    amlowi@yahoo.com

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  11. I'd like to try the 10 XO Bead Bars - Platinum

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  12. I "hearted" the CRAFT KIT - 50 GLASS BUBBLE NECKLACES listing in her Etsy shop!

    amlowi@yahoo.com

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  13. I'm now following you on Twitter as "amlowi" and I just Tweeted about the giveaway :)

    #1

    amlowi@yahoo.com

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  14. I'm now following you on Twitter as "amlowi" and I just Tweeted about the giveaway :)

    #2

    amlowi@yahoo.com

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  15. I am now following your blog publicly :)

    amlowi@yahoo.com

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  16. I like the 20 - BRIGHT SHINY WHITE SILVER Plated - XO Circle Charm Bracelets and the snowflake graphics.



    sonflower277(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I would most love the XO bails as I am having a hard time finding them near where I live. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I am an email subscriber. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I follow through google friend. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. I just bought an old scrabble game at a thrift store and would love to do some of the tile pendants with the judi kins glaze and the XO bails.
    Also that bead bar would be great to have. I have all kinds of beads, and to interchange them would be cool and easy instead of making a whole new necklace.
    I also have a shop and make jewelry .
    So those bails really do look like something I could use.

    Thanks for the chance.

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  21. This is such a fantastic resource! I have been looking for some of these things! i would love to try the silver xo bails for making pendants!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  22. The bubble rings and necklaces look like fun (and something I could actually be crafty at!).

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  23. I hearted the bails that I am interested in.

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  24. I like the Silver ROUND Pendant Blanks 1 Inch - XO Brand :)

    jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

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  25. I favorited the round pendant blanks
    (i'm jenntrc)

    jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

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  26. 10 Pairs of Earring Glue on Bail Blanks - with Posts and backs attached. These look pretty cool!

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  27. Hi! I would like some of the silver round pendant blanks to make some different pendants. Thanks again for doing a great giveaway for anyone that makes jewelry or is starting out.
    Please enter me..thank you. :)

    Connie
    connie_bryant@hotmail.com

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  28. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I'd love to try the GunMetal Plated Circle Charm Bracelet

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38258771

    Thank you!

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  29. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Subscribe through email.

    Thank you!

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  30. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Hearted http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38258771&show_panel=true - antispamgirl

    Thank you!

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  31. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I'm a follower on Twitter and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/7799610181

    Thank you!

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  32. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I'm a follower on Blogger/Google Friend as spamgirl. :) Thank you!

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  33. I just got some pendants and misc. stuff and I'd love to try stringing them on the Snake chain necklaces with the lobster claw!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  34. DIY CRAFT KIT - Make the COOLEST Glass Bubble Rings and Glass Bubble Pendants
    I would love that!
    dyylannnn@gmail.com

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  35. subscribe via emial in bsupesmiley@earthlink.net address

    dyylannnn@gmail.com

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  36. follow on twitter
    dyylannn

    dyylannnn@gmail.com

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  37. hearted DIY CRAFT KIT - ULTIMATE Square CRYSTAL Cubes Pendant Kit
    in etsy shop

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  39. i would love to make some jewelry with the silver plated circle charm bracelets!

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  40. i follow you on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/slowclublover/status/7813113858

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  41. I really like this:

    Glass Bubble Rings . . . DIY craft Kit . . . makes 20 Adjustable Glass gem rings

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  42. i follow your blog

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  43. The graphic images ... alphabets would be great to play with! This is something I would really like to learn. I have watched a lot of tutorials.....
    amerskine@hotmail.com

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  44. I follow you publicly! amerskine@hotmail.com

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  45. I would like to try the clear class bubbles-pebbles, for magnets, rings, necklaces, hair thingys etc.

    Thank you for the opprotunity!

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  46. I subscribe to 2 Little Muffins via email;}

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  47. I commented on your Super Woman post...I really enjoyed it! amerskine@hotmail.com

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  48. I follow 2 Little Muffins via twitter and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/Ma21cuteboy/status/7815511577

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  49. +1 I follow 2 Little Muffins;}

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  50. +2 I follow 2 Little Muffins;}

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  51. I heart"ed" the entire shop. Picking just one item would be too difficult. :)
    amerskine@hotmail.com

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  52. I'd like to try the DIY Craft Kit Make 5 GLASS Bubble Rings and 5 GLASS Bubble Pendants . . . Includes Bails Necklaces Ring Blanks Glue Graphics and Glaze too

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  53. I hearted the shop. (bloomingblossom)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  54. Follow and tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/7821008858

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  55. I like the INDUSTRIAL COOL Sparkling White Silver Plated 2 Inch Cuff Bracelets
    homesickforheaven2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I subscribe via email
    homesickforheaven2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. follow you on twitter and tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/inthefishbowl/status/7831409452
    homesickforheaven2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. I follow publicly.

    homesickforheaven2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. follow you on twitter and tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/inthefishbowl/status/7831409452
    homesickforheaven2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/7832917043

    Thank you!

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  61. I would love to try making my own charms with her charm bails.

    aschertle at yahoo dot com

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  62. Hearted this
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35533333

    aschertle at yahoo dot com

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  63. following

    aschertle at yahoo dot com

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  64. subscribed via email

    aschertle at yahoo dot com

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  65. commented on your post about how great etsy sellers are! :) Thank you, I'm one of them: http://www.AngieHandmade.etsy.com

    aschertle at yahoo dot com

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  66. I can't resist, Sam. I had to enter, plus I LIVED in Battle Creek before I moved back home...I always think it's cool when I hear someone has been there, let alone lived there. Go Tony the Tiger - lol. Anyways, I would love to play with the blank pendants. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  67. I've favorited the Scrabble Tile and Pendant Ring Tutorial because I would love to learn how to make that kind of jewelry.

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  68. I'm a Google Connect follower.

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  69. I left a comment on 'Why Etsy Folks are So Cool and Friendly" - did I just rewrite the title?

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  70. My favorite item is the 10 superior pure sparkling crystal rounds - lots of potential! thanks

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  71. I favorited the 10 superior pure sparkling crystal rounds. Thanks!

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  72. love this giveaway! i'd most want to try the gunmetal charm bracelets, love their dark, sophisticated color.

    amii_chong [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  73. I like the gunmetal charm bracelets and square tray blanks.

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  74. I have checked out Julee's shop before because i am so interested in making my own jewelry. I think that the Winter - Spring - Summer or Fall Graphic sheet is cute!!
    cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

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  75. I am an email subscriber
    cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

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  76. I loved everything. Going to return again and again.

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  77. I like the 20 XO Pendant Blanks Your Choice of Round or Square - 1 inch size.

    My grandparents used to make jewellery at the local lapidary so I've always been interested in jewellery making and this would give me the chance to try it!

    charmtime at gmail dot com

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  78. I would like to try making retro-graphic style jewelry. I love all the colors!

    writeme at heidimail dot com

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  79. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/7884430772

    Thank you!

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  80. i'd love to try the Glass Squares Pendant Kit. i've wanted to learn it for a long time now!

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  81. I just tweeted about the giveaway on Jan 17th :)
    #1

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  82. I just tweeted about the giveaway on Jan 17th :)
    #2

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  83. I took a course in jewelry making and loved it. The teacher provided all the materials. I'd love to continue making jewelry but every time I go to the store to buy the stuff, I am overwhelmed and confused by all the choices so I come out empty-handed. I would just love to get the kit with all the materials included. It would make life so simple!

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  84. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/7912230007

    Thank you!

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  85. I'd like t try the DIY craft kit-ultimate square crystal cubes.

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  86. oo im so glad i found a cute little etsy shop with Jewelry making supplies! It's kinda hard to find affordable supplies around here for some reason.

    I would love to use the Pendant Blanks

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  87. I follow your blog

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  88. Wow, these are supplies that I would actually use. I love the 25 XO Bails in your choice of finish - SIlver - Gold - Black or GunMetal XO Brand Bails. I would use these a lot. ambrerose@aol.com

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  89. I love the Industrial Cool bracelet cuffs
    raybran4@gmail.com

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  90. I love to make jewelery. I made my mother in law a ruby ring. I think getting the WHOLESALE NECKLACES 10 White Silver ROLO Necklaces - 30 Inches Long - COOL XO Brand TM would be a great addition to my stuff!!!

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  91. The Glass Bubble Rings . . . DIY craft Kit looks fun!

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  92. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/7951029850

    Thank you!

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  93. I tweeted about the giveaway today :)

    amlowi@yahoo.com

    #1

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  94. I tweeted about the giveaway today :)

    amlowi@yahoo.com

    #2

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  95. I think, because I've only barely dabbled in jewelry making, that I'd have to go with the variety pack. It would let me try a little of everything and all the stuff is included, so I wouldn't be missing something and not even know it!

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  96. as im an avid scrabble player i would love to try the scrabble pendant necklaces. ive made earrings before but never pendants!
    alexandramongnoatgmaildotcom

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  97. i <3 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38666227

    alexandramongnoatgmaildotcom

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  98. i follow your blog!
    alexandramongnoatgmaildotcom

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  99. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/7987735567

    Thank you!

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  100. I just posted my daily tweet for this giveaway at twitter.com/amlowi

    #1

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  101. I just posted my daily tweet for this giveaway at www.twitter.com/amlowi

    #2

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  102. I like the gunmetal plated charm bracelets.

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  103. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/8029302274

    Thank you!

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  104. You do a wonderful job! Cinnamons213@yahoo.com

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  105. Just tweeted :)
    #1

    amlowi@yahoo.com

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  106. Just tweeted :)
    #2

    amlowi@yahoo.com

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  107. Could do a lot with the pendant blanks.

    aaschw (at) ufl (dot) edu

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  108. The 20 - BRIGHT SHINY WHITE SILVER Plated - XO Circle Charm Bracelets - LEAD FREE - 8 Inches long adjustable with lobster claw clasps would be great to try! I make my own jewelry for myself so I'd love to win!
    missblissfulbee@gmail.com

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  109. i loved the blank pendants because they don't sell these where i'm from and i always wanted some

    laurita_naranjo(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  110. I love the blank pendants and would love to take some creative ideas of mine and make a one of the kind necklace.

    Thanks, Deirdre

    dbyrne1[at]gmail[dot]com

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  111. I love the 20 Earring Dangle Bails with attached jumpring! they look really cool!!

    deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

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  112. I am also a email subscriber!

    deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

    Entry~1

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  113. I am also a email subscriber!

    deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

    Entry~2

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  114. I follow you on Twitter{Deb55106}

    Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/Deb55106/status/8091292668

    deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

    entry~1

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  115. I follow you on Twitter{Deb55106}

    Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/Deb55106/status/8091292668

    deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

    entry~2

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  116. I follow you with Google{Deb K}

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  117. These crystal pieces seem like a good thing to try
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38524764

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  118. Just posted my daily tweet for this giveaway!!

    #1

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  119. Just posted my daily tweet for this giveaway!!

    #2

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  120. I'd love to try the
    10 GunMetal Plated Circle Charm Bracelets

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  121. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/8117821983

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  122. I tweeted #2
    http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/8117821983

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  123. I follow on google friend connect

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  124. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/8120303556

    Thank you!

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  125. I'd love to try the blank pendants. I have a couple that I bought and just love them--it would be awesome to personalize them and give them to gifts to everyone in my family.
    steiner.brooke@gmail.com

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  126. I just tweeted about this giveaway today :)

    #1

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  127. I just tweeted about this giveaway today :)

    #2

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