Monday, October 24, 2011

Giveaway: Chrissy Gemmill Jewelery


The lovely and talented Chrissy Gemmill recently sent me a few pieces of her handcrafted jewelery to check out and review. My favorite piece was this adorable vintage button ring- it's very well-made and I love that's simple and understated, but still adds a little pop of interest to a regular outfit or typical day. Chrissy uses a lot of different materials to create her one of a kind pieces, and I feel lucky to call a couple of them my own.


From her website:

I am a work at home Mom. I have a precious two year old little boy. While he sleeps I work with my little dog Tippy by my feet. I have a wonderful husband Matt who is very supportive of my craft. I also teach a few jewelry making classes and workshops.

My list of inspirations is huge as my everyday existence is filled with subliminal creative messages. But mostly I draw inspiration from nature, Victorian lifestyle, Gothic art and architecture, retro fashion, Halloween imagery and love.

I do not like to adhere to any specific rules when I design except that my line must remain cohesive. I take what I do seriously but it is important to me to have fun with it.


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Chrissy and I have emailed back and forth quite a bit, and I've really enjoyed getting to know her.  If you'd like to learn more about the lady behind the art, feel free to read this article, published in a local publication. I just adore Chrissy, and with Christmas just around the corner, there is nothing better than supporting artists and the handmade community.


And today, she is generously offering up a giveaway for all of you!

Up for grabs is a $50 shop credit.

To enter:

1. Visit Chrissy's shop

2. Leave a comment telling me what you'd spend your $50 shop credit on, along with your name and email address!

*for up to two bonus entries, you can "like" her on Facebook and/or follow her blog. Just be sure to leave an additional comment letting me know you did so, along with your name and email address.

I'll choose a winner one week from today. Good luck to all who enter, and have a happy Monday! xo

103 comments:

  1. Ohhhh... I'd have an easy time spending the gift certificate plus a lump of my own money! What a great shop! I love the yellow finch necklace... just the right touch of color!

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  2. And following her blog! (and hearted her etsy shop!)
    constantgalore (at) yahoo dot com

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  3. Beautiful pieces! I love all the lotus flowers, but if I had to choose one, I would love to have the tree necklace. Such amazing detail! I "Like" Chriss Gemmill on facebook so I can stay up to date on her posts. Emily, ecarnehl@hotmail.com

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  4. I would get the Little Framed Owl Pendant! Amazingly cute!

    Ali.a.reb@gmail.com

    Byalibee.blogspot.com

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  5. I'd buy the Bat Winged Heart necklace. It reminds me of the winged hearts I used to draw on my school textbook covers!

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  6. Hi there! Thanks to you and to Chrissy for the chance to win this give-away!
    Her work is lovely! I've visited her gorgeous shop and I'd probably purchase this Vintage Deco Stud Necklace. It's 52, so I'd shell out the last few dollars. It's LOVELY! (http://www.etsy.com/listing/80944534/vintage-deco-stud-necklace)
    Name: Lauren Douglas
    E-mail: ofthefreckledkind (AT) gmail.com

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  7. Hi there! Thanks to you and to Chrissy for the chance to win this give-away!
    Her work is lovely! I have 'liked' her on FaceBook. (Lauren Douglas.)
    Name: Lauren Douglas
    E-mail: ofthefreckledkind (AT) gmail.com

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  8. Hi there! Thanks to you and to Chrissy for the chance to win this give-away!
    Her work is lovely! I am following her blog.
    Thanks again!
    Name: Lauren Douglas
    E-mail: ofthefreckledkind (AT) gmail.com

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  9. I love so many of her pieces but I think that the Lotus necklace is my favorite!

    Danielle
    daniellecchance@gmail.com

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  10. I love the Robin and Flowered Vine Silhouette

    HandlingWithGrace{at}gmail.com

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  11. I also just liked her facebook page :)

    Danielle
    daniellecchance@gmail.com

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  12. I would get the lightning bolt earrings! So Harry Potter!

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  13. I would use the credit for the Robin and Flowered Vine Silhouette. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    Thank you!
    discountchica at gmail dot com

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  14. I really like the lightening bolt earrings (would go with a lot of things in my wardrobe)

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  15. I think the Antique Deco Button Ring is really cool. :)

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  16. It's so hard to pick just one item - all of her things are so beautiful. My top three favorites are the pearl cluster earrings, the yellow finch necklace, and the vintage daisy necklace.

    Alex Harlan
    aharlan.313@gmail.com

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  17. I would get the "pigs can fly" necklace! I'm in love wih it.

    littlelynn@gmail.com

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  18. I lik the Robin and Flowered Vine Silhouette necklace.

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  19. I'd buy the Bat Winged Heart necklace for sure!

    Nicole
    superficialzombie@gmail.com

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  20. i'd snag the little feather earrings!
    naomi.maddox@yahoo.com

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  21. I liked Chrissy on FB

    Nicole
    superficialzombie@gmail.com

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  22. I also followed Chrissy's Blog <3

    Nicole
    superficialzombie@gmail.com

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  23. I "liked" the facebook page

    littlelynn@gmail.com

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  24. ahhhh! this is such a cute giveaway!!! i would for sure get the flower ring or the antique deco button ring! they're both so cute! she is very talented!

    allister bee blog

    allisterbee@gmail.com

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  25. I follow the blog now

    littlelynn@gmail.com

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  26. What a great giveaway. I would use the gift card to buy this:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69188110/sparrow-and-vine-silhouette

    It's beautiful!!

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  27. I'm following her blog, I liked her on FB andn Etsy too!

    Leandra Richie
    lazeanddaze@hotmail.com

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  28. I love so many of the items! Especially, the Little Feather Earrings. I also absolutely adore the Tree, necklace, it looks so detailed and challenging to make. Great giveaway!

    -Leslie
    l.polish@yahoo.com

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  29. i liked on facebook :) what a great shop!

    Leslie
    - l.polish@yahoo.com

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  30. I followed her blog! I think it is so cool that she is a bead rep! That store looks like you could just go swimming in beads! love it!

    -Leslie
    l.polish@yahoo.com

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  31. I really love all the lotus inspired pieces--especially the necklace.

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  32. Love her shop! I would love to get the Pigs Can Fly necklace, so cute!

    -katyanndavis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I also liked her on facebook!

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  34. I love the bird charm, so sweet :)

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  35. I also liked her on facebook!

    -katyanndavis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. OH MY! I collect jewelry of all shapes & sizes! Those feather earrings MUST be mine! & any of the necklaces with keys &/or skulls should be hanging next to my other necklaces too! Definitely added her etsy shop to my favorites <3

    Kristen - MsKristen11@gmail.com

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  37. I'd definitely have to use the credit to get her vintage german red glass earrings - so pretty and I like that they provide a little pop of colour :)

    Kimberly
    kimmcintosh3@hotmail.com

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  38. I'd use the credit for the swallow earrings or the flower ring. She is so talented!
    Meredith
    rocking_to_skillet@yahoo.com

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  39. Oh wow! I love everything in her shop! I think I marked everything as a favorite. :) First choice would be the Tiny Skull Locket.

    Leslie
    lclement1719@yahoo.com

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  40. Very cute! I would get the Dove necklace, although there's a lot to choose from :)

    erica
    erica.borunda at gmail.com

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  41. wow. it's all beautiful. I would love the Dove necklace! I very much have a thing for birds right now!

    star11_80@yahoo.com

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  42. I'd get her owl pendant. I LOVE owls and loved this necklace!!
    sandrea857@yahoo.com

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  43. I would get the Single Layer Lotus Petal and Pearl Earrings. So elegant!

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  44. I really love the yellow finch charm! So cute!

    laurenalexandrahunter at gmail

    Lauren @ Sea Parrot

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  45. i liked chrissy on facebook :)

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  46. anddd with $50 i would snag the petite peony necklace. so precious!

    lauren ludwig
    laurenludwig@gmail.com :)

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  47. So pretty! I love how original it is. I would love to win. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  48. My hubby and I have a thing for flying pigs (which includes complementing tattoos amongst other things), so I would get the 'pigs can fly necklace'.

    Leah
    lmvigus@gmail.com

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  49. I liked her on facebook!

    lmvigus@gmail.com

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  50. and now her blog!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    lmvigus@gmail.com

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  51. Oh, I would have a hard time deciding between the Little Antiquarian Cluster necklace, the Little Framed Owl Pendant, and the Sparrow and Vine Silhouette necklace. All are gorgeous!

    meegs1982online at yahoo dot com

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  52. I just want to say how much fun it is for me to read all of your comments about my jewelry! This is great feedback for my collection and thanks for all the sweet compliments on my work everybody! :)

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  53. I love the 'Dove'. It is so beautiful and simple. I just love that it can symobilise so many different things! Gorgeous <3 xx

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  54. I like the yellow finch necklace and the red vintage bakelite hoop necklace as well!

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  55. I love this owl pendant! So freaking cute.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/81191940/little-framed-owl-pendant

    jademaharrey@gmail.com
    Jade Maharrey

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  56. Wow! What a beautiful collection! I definitely have to remember her shop! My favorites are all the ones in her Flora collection, but there is a special place in my heart for poppies. I've actually been thinking about getting a poppy tattoo someday soon! So if I had fifty dollars to spend, it would be towards the Deco Poppy Trio.

    You are blessed with talented friends!

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  57. I would either get the Little Framed Owl Pendant or the Deco Poppy Necklace. Everything is so cute!

    Kelly
    kellyeasterly@gmail.com

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  58. her stuff is so pretty!

    i think I'd get the owl ring :) love owls

    browneyedbell11 at yahoo dot com

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  59. Probably the owl pendant!

    aomillerL16@gmail.com

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  60. I'm torn... but I think I'd go for the lotus and pearl. =]

    SaraBell2010@yahoo.com

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  61. Like her on Facebook!

    SaraBell2010@yahoo.com

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  62. What an awesome giveaway! I am torn between the Feather Necklace and the Copper Leaf and Autumn Baubles Necklace.

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  63. i'm loving the vintage deco stud necklace as well as the little framed owl pendant.

    emily
    emily.mensing{at}gmail{dot}com

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  64. I love her store!!! Thank you for sharing!

    Wow, it would be hard to choose!

    I like:
    The butterfly necklace (LOVE!)
    The shooting star dangles (beautiful!)
    The little framed owl necklace (gorgeous)
    The little feather earrings (must have!)

    mariluh at gmail dot com

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  65. I love the White Pearl Cluster Earrings!

    -Dawn
    w.d.grimes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Very nice shop! I added it to my favorites! I'd definitely get either the deco poppies or lotus and pearl necklace!

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  67. Liked her on FB!

    -Dawn
    w.d.grimes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. sooo many amazing things in her shop! love them all :)

    cauthen dot ashley at gmail dot com

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  69. All the pieces are great, but the lightning bolt earrings are my favorite!

    -Jessica

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  70. I'm so glad you posted this so I could discover her work. I would put the credit toward the dogwood necklace (my favorites) or one of the lotus items. I could spend a pretty penny in this lovely shop. :)

    -Sara-
    conesandleaves(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. I "liked" her on facebook also. :)

    -Sara-
    conesandleaves(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. Following her blog as well. :)

    -Sara-
    conesandleaves(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  73. I would put it toward the pigs can fly necklace for sure! :)
    novaisawesome@gmail.com

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  74. Thanks for the link to a great designer, loving Etsy at the moment!
    I would choose the pearl cluster earrings, been looking for some pearl earrings for ages that aren't too bridal and these are perfect! Would also get the blue glass and coin pendant, reminds me of one an honourary auntie had when I was growing up.
    PS Liking on Facebook too :)
    esj.bryson@gmail.com

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  75. I was immediately fixated on lotus pendant and the deco poppy trio. Tree was great too. As was deco stud...I liked a few pieces :)

    Calie
    rodriguezcalie@gmail.com

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  76. Also following on facebook!

    Calie
    rodriguezcalie@gmail.com

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  77. I think I'd get the Vintage Deco Studs & Chain Dangles. So many cute things to choose from.
    anikasmom@live.com

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  78. I would like to get everything, because it is all so pretty! however, I would totally get the Lotus and Pearl Pendent. I love the lotus flower cause it has so much symbolism behind it, and it also happens to be the inspiration for my first tattoo! and the peral in the middle... oh, its just gorgeous!

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  79. Her Pigs Can Fly necklace is my favorite!
    anna
    donelleohio(@)gmail.com

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  80. What a beautiful shop :) I would put the $50 towards either the Robin and Flower Vine Silhouette necklace or splash out on the gorgeous Tree necklace...

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  82. I would definitely put that credit toward the Heart and Key Necklace! Very wonderful jewelry that she creates!

    Clare Lanusse
    clarelanusse(at)gmail.com

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  83. oh! I love the lotus and peony necklaces! I would get one of those.

    thissideofbrightness(at)mail(dot)com

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  84. Feather earrings! Wait, the Owl earrings! Ah!!! Both!!

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  85. Oooh I would totally get the Antique Deco Button Ring! So many beautiful things!

    r.mumolie@gmail.com

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  86. I love the little framed owl pendant! So cute!

    amyelizabeth007@gmail.com

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  87. I'm kind of in love with the flowering vine necklace. So beautiful and simple.
    Brandy waterfairy0@yahoo.com

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  88. I love, love, LOVE the Deco Poppy necklace and would wear it proud.

    Sara May at Sara.may78@yahoo.co.uk

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  89. And I 'liked' Chrissy's page on Facebook, I mean, how could you not?!?! Sara at sara.may78@yahoo.co.uk

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  90. I love them allll! I would probably put it toward the Sparrow and Vine Silhouette though, so gorgeous.
    Sarah
    meme.chose@hotmail.com

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  91. I liked her on FB!

    meme.chose@hotmail.com

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  92. I love the owlies!

    Susan
    Mamachanse @ gmail . com

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  93. I like her on FB!

    Susan
    Mamachanse @ gmail . com

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  94. I follow her blog.

    Susan
    Mamachanse @ gmail . com

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