There are 403 paper beads in the jar. Boy, I can’t believe I made that many! Nyny, of Orgami Centeral, had the closest guess without going over at 375. Congrats, Nyny, on your win!
For my first blog contest, I wanted to do something fun that I hadn’t seen before. I decided I would have a “Guess How Many Beads in the Jar” contest. I made these beads out of scrapbooking paper, and they looked so pretty in the jar that I left them there as a decoration instead of making any jewelry out of them.
By doing this contest, I’m not being a very good marketer–I’m not sending you to my jewelry store, Aimee Dars Designs, to look at my pieces. So I would appreciate it if you would head over to the store and take a look at the offerings.
1) Guess how many handmade paper beads are in the jar and send your guess to me at email@example.com. You can leave your guess in the comments, too, but that might give entrants after you an unfair advantage. (Think of the Price is Right.)
2) Send your entry by August 5, 2008 for consideration. Only one entry per person.
3) The person who guesses the closest without going over wins. If no one fits that bill, the person who is closest and has gone over wins. If the winning number is selected by two or more people, a drawing will determine the winner.
Any single item in my jewelry shop up to $25.00. Alternatively, you may take $25.00 off a single item that is priced over $25.00.
Recently, I got this wonderful painting of a pig from pamelam’s shop on Etsy. It is a 6 x 6 original with collaged text giving the piece the name, “Although I Felt the Dizziness of Old Heartbreak.” I imagine that the Farm Sanctuary pigs have a lot of old heartbreak, even though they are now in such serene, wonderful surroundings with lots of love. (The pig photograph to the right of the painting is Malcom, my adopted pig at the Farm Sanctuary’s Watkins Glen location.)
Gina, aka Chasing Beads, created a beautiful necklace she named after me! It is a lovely piece of jewelry and I’m so touched and honored to be its namesake. Please visit Gina’s shop and show the necklace some love!
While you are visiting Gina’s shop, check out her other great jewelry. She designs beautiful necklaces and earrings. She also runs the shop Chasing Part II, featuring designs under $35, destash, and promotional bookmarks (by special order only).
Animal Place, a farm animal sanctuary in Vacaville, CA, urgently needs to move in order to upgrade its facilities for the health and safety of its animals and to have more space to accommodate a larger number of rescues. Information about the move is available on their website here.
My interview is featured today on the Vegan Etsy blog! Please visit the site, read my interview, and comment if you like!