Friday, October 16, 2009

12 days of Christmas Giveaway...Day one!

Welcome to day one!

Todays First item is brought to you by me :O)

A bit about me...

I'm Canela the artist behind Cinnamon*Sticks. I Married to an amazing man, Robert. We live in CA with our 6 kiddies.
I've been making jewelry for 17 years now. I've spent the last three learning metal smithing.

How did I get started creating...

I've been making jewelry ever since I could remember. Making rings out of phone wire, bracelets out of fiber and buttons, but when I was 7 or 8 my parents took me to a jewelry shop with them to get my mom a new wedding ring. The jeweler let me checkout the tools and try a 6 carat diamond ring. That was it I knew I would be making jewelry for the rest of my life!

Favorite materials to work with....

Silver! copper, natural stones, hand made lampwork beads, pearls.

Favorite Christmas memory...

When Rob and I were dating he knew how much I loved Christmas. He went out and bought a little tree and a few decorations for it and surprised me by having it all set up in his apartment when I came to visit. He hates decorating and doing crafty things so it was so very special :O)
Every Christmas since comes close though. Watching the kids faces when we go look at Christmas lights and on Christmas morning.

Where do you sell?

I sell mostly through my etsy shop cinnamonsticks I sell in a few boutiques and at an occasional craft show

Todays item for the Grand Prize is this little cutie...


I added two rimmed initial charms to the soar necklace. I just love this design! If you have more than two kids you can add yours and your honey's initials. Or give it for a friend!
This necklace will go in to the grand prize that will be available to win at the end of the 12 days!

The Prize you can win today? These sweet little heart earrings made by me!


To win these little earrings just leave me a comment.
For an extra entry ...

~blog about the giveaway
~Tweet about the giveaway on twitter

~become a follower of my blog ( if you are already a follower let me know it still counts for an extra entry)


Leave a comment for each entry.

Good luck!!!

62 comments:

Dkole said...

What a fun giveaway! Love your work!!!

The Deming Four said...

Oh I hope I'm the winner - these earrings are adorable!

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Super cute! Love the idea of 12 days of giveaways!

Emily said...

Love the earrings - love the giveaway!

The Carter's said...

I am so in love with those earrings, and well all of your work, I just got a necklace from you and I get so many compliments. LOVE YOUR WORK!! you are so talented!!

Brooke said...

So glad to see you are one of the artists. :) Everything you do is stunning.

Brooke said...

I also tweeted. :)

Jennifer Miller said...

I's so excited for the next 12 days! Love the earrings.

Jennifer Miller said...

I also blogged

http://jenn-miller.blogspot.com/2009/10/cinnamonsticks-12-days-of-christmas.html

Jennifer Miller said...

and tweeted.

@jennmiller9

thanks!

Christina said...

Cute earrings! What a great idea - 12 days of Christmas giveaway. Looking forward to it! :)

Whimsical Creations said...

Those are so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!


=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

jessie1999 said...

The earrings are SO cute!

Rita said...

Love it! you are a busy bee, I don't know how you do it with 6 kids. I am going to blog about it and you'll be in my side bar. I left you a message on etsy regarding the list. I am going shopping Home Depot here I come. Ciao Rita

Ginger said...

Great giveaway! I think I can get all my xmas shopping done here.

Brown Eyed Love Bug said...

Awww....my 8 yo wants to pierce her ears. I said maybe around Christmas....these would be perfect for her first pair of real earrings!!

Brown Eyed Love Bug said...

Read your blog every day, but am now a subscriber!

Brown Eyed Love Bug said...

Passed your link on to my mommy message board!

amy h said...

These earring are great! They look perfect for a little girl!

thepaperroSe said...

Love your work! I have just completed a metals class.....I have worked mostly with copper. LOVE LOVE LOVE your things!

Marty said...

I love your Etsy shop...you are my newest "favorite"! I will be ordering some Christmas gifts from you...and maybe one for myself, too!

Cait said...

I love the initials! Follow your heart and soar! :0)

Anne said...

Crossing my fingers! I love your products and have some on my Christmas List! I am a follower of your blog too.

Monica said...

CUTE earrings! I would love them!

Monica said...

blog follower!

Anne said...

I blogged about you too!

Kaye said...

Hi, I just found you on Design Mom.
Your work is awesome.

Kaye said...

I just subscribed to your blog.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Jennifer said...

I love the necklace and the earrings are so sweet!

shan said...

I love those! Here's hoping the winner is me!

ttriplett said...

What an awesome giveaway! Posted the giveaway on doghaus09.blogspot.com and became a follower!

eromeus said...

What adorable earrings! Love your work! Hope I win! :)

eromeus said...

I also became a follower of your blog!

K :) said...

I Love the earrings and the Christmas music:))

Jennifer Miller said...

oh I have also been a follower of the blog for quite awhile

Lori said...

Love the giveaway idea and love your jewelry. I am soooo glad that I am a follower. And of course PICK ME!!! PICK ME!!!

K :) said...

Consider this great give away blogged:))

Amy Eagleston said...

Love it!

K :) said...

Oh yes, and I am a happy follower:)

TinyPumpkin said...

oh, how I love the holidays!!

Liz Casstro said...

I'm a follower...:)

Tammie said...

Love the earrings and I already follow your blog and I already follow you on twitter.

Cris Marsh said...

Love your stuff! Thanks for the chance to win.

Cris Marsh said...

I blogged, thanks for the chance to win.

http://sassafraslass.blogspot.com/2009/10/check-this-out.html

Tanya said...

I just found your etsy site today and I love everything!

Troy, Sarah and Lucy Sherman said...

Those earrings would match perfect with a necklace I have!!

girlforgod27@aol.com

Troy, Sarah and Lucy Sherman said...

I am a follower

girlforgod27@aol.com

Jessie said...

I like the jewelry!

Heidi said...

What an amazing artist you are--great stuff--

Brown Eyed Love Bug said...

So excited to see who won and who will be profiled today!! Hope it's me!

Cheryl said...

love your things!
pick me!
You are always listed on favorite sites!

Angi said...

So cute! Thanks.

Angi said...

I blogged.

Angi said...
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Angi said...

I'm a follwer.

angi(dot)perez(at)gmail(dot)com

Laura and crew said...

I just saw your site for the first time and love the jewelry! Great work!

gdyup said...

I tweeted about your blog and giveaway!

Tracey

gdyup said...

I am a follower!

gdyup said...

Cute earrings! Love the idea of your 12 days of giveaways!

Tracey

Renee said...

How cute!My 14 year old daughter would love these...if I win,I'll give them to her b/c I just know she would love them!Good luck to all!!

The 3 Little Piggies Boutique said...

So adorable! My 4 1/2 year old would LOVE those earrings.

the3littlepiggiesboutique@hotmail.com

The 3 Little Piggies Boutique said...

I follow your blog already!