Friday, April 16

An Etsy Anniversary and a gift with a twist

update: Contest in now closed....I'll draw a winner shortly!

Tomorrow marks my 3rd anniversary on etsy. It's changed my life and opened doors unimagined. So, my friends, I have an amazing gift with a twist.
The winner of my custom vintage map necklace give-a-way gets to give away one of my necklaces. Are you with me? It's a pay it forward type gift.
Here's how it works: Leave a comment on my blog. You can tell me who you'd like the necklace to go to and why. Or, it can be a surprise and you can just stop by and say hello. We can work the details out later.
If you follow my blog, you get an extra entry.
If you tweet this, and follow me "sosherrytweets", you get an extra entry.
This contest is open to everyone and closes at 12:00 noon EDT 4.23.10
Thanks for 3 wonderful years.
Have a great weekend and kiss the ones you love.


Kathy said...

How wonderfully generous of you! I would love to be entered. I have a dear friend that I have never met in person...only over the internet though a strange set of Craig's List circumstances....funny story. Nancy and I have much in common. We are long distance soul sisters.

She had cancer...while in treatment..her husband was diagnosed with cancer also. Their attitudes and their love of life and of others amazed me even during such difficult times. I have never known anyone like this couple. Pat, the husband passed away a few weeks ago. Nancy is doing her best to figure out this new chapter in her life. If I won, the necklace would go to Nancy. It would symbolize her strength and her new direction...whatever it may be.

Thanks for the great contest and congratulations on three amazing years and for the many more to follow!

lisaroy said...

Congrats on 3 years! I'd love to enter and I'd like to surprise someone! : )

Monica said...

What a great idea! Congrats on three years!

I would give it to one of my Auntie's. I just know that she would love this necklace especially if it had a special place in England on it.

I follow you on twitter and tweeted about your giveaway.

I follow your blog.

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

Waterrose said...

Three'm so glad that I met you. I would love to give one of your creations to my daughter. She loves to travel and I think this would make her so happy.

I tweeted RE
I follow

Here's to another 30 years...yep I meant thirty!

Victoria Webb said...

Sherry, congrats on your 3rd anniversary. Such an accomplishment!

I love all your work, so this is going to be a tough one, but if I won I'd have to give the necklace to one of my dearest friends whose birthday is coming up in June.

She would treasure a handmade necklace, especially a vintage map. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Stay Tuned said...

hi, since i've read the comments, i decided that if i win, i'd like you to contact Kathy to give it to her very good friend who had cancer and her husband just passed away. So, my winning goes to Nancy, ok??
Hey, congrats on 3 sucessful years. laura xxoo

Julie Beck said...

I'd want the necklace to go to you and then you'd give it to me and then id give it to you and it would be a viscous circle

Star of the East said...

Congrats on your Etsyversairy, our 3rd will also be in a few months, time flies!
I would love to give this to my best friend who has been having rough times.
p.s. I'm following your lovely blog!

3 squares said...

Happy threetsyversary, Sherry!

I have a friend going through a bit of a "crap stage", so if I win I'd like it to go to her. A sweet little surprise from your shop might help to shake off the funk.


3 squares said...

Oh, I follow and I tweeted, too!

JennTRC said...

I love your necklaces, congrats on 3 years!!

I most likely would give it to a friend I dearly miss :)

jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

JennTRC said...

I follow your blog too!

jrerwin6 at gmail dot com


Congratulations!! Etsy Rocks!!
If I won this I would give it to a very good friend who has changed my world and who is going through a really really hard time with her family right now.

I follow your beautiful blog!

connie said...

I am the proud owner of one of your necklaces but I would love to give one to my lovely daughter who is off working her first real job since graduating from college and the other would be for my Mother who is such an important part of my life.

Thanks for the opportunity. again...

Kristen said...

I love the idea of paying it forward, especially when the recipient has no idea of your 'plan'. :) A good friend introduced me to my husband, thinking we'd make a good match He couldn't have been more right. I in turn 'paid it forward' to my little sister, by introducing her to the man that is now her fiance. She's had such a rough time with several severe medical issues, and she's only 27! To see her now, so healthy and happy, brings me so much joy.
For that reason, I'd give the second necklace to her. Without a doubt.

Rebecca said...

Hey Sherry! Congrats on three wonderful Etsy years! It's so inspiring to read about your success on your blog and know that you have done well with your work!

I've been following your blog for a while now, and I'm excited about your giveaway. If I won, I'd give your necklace to my daughter who has a birthday (her 29th!!!) on June 1. She is on the Autism Spectrum, but she is able to live alone and while her life is very simple, she is happy with it. We had rough years with her while she was little, and she wasn't diagnosed until after she graduated from high school (I homeschooled her the last four years because she just fell through the cracks in public school and it was so hard for her, socially and educationally). She is a marvel to me because she has grown so and worked very hard to be independent. She is so generous and kind, volunteering with old folks and working with little kids at her church. She meets each challenge she faces (and she has faced many!) with a smile and with determination. Because of the issues she has due to autism, she isn't a traveler at all, though she loves to read about and see pictures of far-away places, so having one of your map necklaces would be a very cool thing for her.

Thanks for the giveaway, and good luck to all!

Amber said...

I would give this necklace to my best friend from high school because we went to Italy together over spring break freshman year, and that is when we became best friends. I'd love to especially get a map of Italy that shows Pelago in Tuscany. That was our favorite part of the trip.
Thank you for the giveaway :)

Amber said...

Happy 3rd Anniversary Sherry, my, how did I forget that in my first comment?

I am following your blog and looking forward to reading more!
Thank you for the giveaway :)

Anonymous said...

Cute Idea. Not sure if I'd want Boston, where I live, or maybe Louisiana where I was born...

mondocurio at gmail dot com

Sherry said...

I love to win this and give to my mom because she loves jewelry :D

sherrygo at hotmail dot com

Sherry said...


sherrygo at hotmail dot com

Steff Metal said...

That is such a cool twist on a giveaway! I would love to give this to my friend whose birthday is coming up, and who is just getting into the vintage / steampunk aesthetic, and would love this! She's been such a womderful firiend and after many years of hard work her life is turning into a wonderful adventure and I am SO happy for her :)

steff AT

Kim said...

Happy 3rd anniversary, your necklaces are gorgeous!


Kim said...

I'm following you on twitter and I tweeted about this giveaway!


Sundi said...

I would love to win it for my friend Katelyn who is moving to Africa to help the people there. A necklace with a reminder of home on it would be wonderful!

sunrutsw at gmail dot com

Chani said...

Congrats! I imagine that having a shop on Etsy must be amazing... I'm opening soon and I'm so excited!
I think I'd give this necklace to my friend. All of them are beautiful!
All th best, Chani

Chani said...

I follow you!

aj said...

Thanks for the great giveaway ( :

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

This would be perfect for my bfs mom!

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Sandie said...

Our daughter and grandson used to live in the same town (in California) as my husband and I. It's where we lived when our grandson was born almost 16 years ago. Three years ago they had had to move to Ohio where our daughter was able to get a much better job. Our grandson really misses it here, and I would love a map pendant to give to him to remind him of his "home".

Congrats on 3 years!!

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Sandie said...

I follow you on Twitter, and I tweeted your giveaway!

zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

Sandie said...

I follow your blog.

zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

janil said...

Hi and congratulations for these three years!!!!

I'd love to give it to my brother. I think he's a little lost now...

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Catherine Ivins said...

YAY Happy 3rd Etsyversary! This giveaway is super generous - if I won I would give one to my sister, who moved to the other side of the country a few years ago, to remind her of home!

xo- Cat :)

crystal said...

This would be cute for a friend in another Country,with a heart around the city of course;)

cyclona66(at) aol dot com

Melinda said...

Happy 3rd! LOVE the necklace & would also love to give one to my mom as well.

Melinda said...

I'm a blog follower.

Risyaa♥ said...

Hiii! Happy 3 Years Etsy Anniversary~~
ENTER ME pls, the necklaces looks fabs & I would give them to myself.
hahahaa I may sound selfish but I'm not.
It's just that I'm collecting necklaces & lovee them much^^

I'm your followers^^ (username: Risyaa♥)
followed your twitter ( and have tweeted here (

Fingers crossed.
<3 Risya
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Anonymous said...

Love this necklace- thanks for the chance to win! Congratulations on three years!
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! I love the giveaway! If I win, I would like to be a surprise!

Ana Belén R.M

fisiwoman said...

Following via google

fisiwoman said...

Following on twitter (@fisiwoman) and tweeted:

shutterboo said...

I have a teenage niece that would find this very cool.
shutterboo at gmail dot com

Mer said...

very cute idea! i like the map cuff links as well!

thanks for the opportunity!

meredith dot targarona at gmail dot com

BEadECLECTIC said...

I'd love to give it to my friend who is moving to MT. She has lived all over the south and midwest, so I think it woudl eb a great gift for her!

kailey2004 said...

this is awesome! congrats on 3 years!

If I won I'd like to give one of Ocean City MD to my baby girl for when she's older. This year will be our first family trip so I want us to remember it forever.

Fringe said...

Happy Etsy Anniversary, darling girl! Thanks to Etsy, I have a wonderful friend in you.

I wish you great success in the future...


Leigh said...

Love these necklaces! I would love to get one of Uganda to give to one of my closest friends who has two children from Uganda! She would adore it!


vvb32 reads said...

congrats for year 3! i like the look of these necklaces. i'm following now and would love to send a necklace to one of my blog readers.
vvb32 at

Linda Kish said...

I would give it to my mom who had hip replacement surgery last week.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

alexandrea said...

Those are really great!
I would (at the moment) think to give a custom Seattle one to my MIL.
They moved back to the east coast a month before we got married (15 years ago) and they visit, but I'd love her to have something else to remind her of us!

Samy said...

Hello! I would love to enter this lovely giveaway :)

samyrocks92 at msn dot com

Samy said...

I also follow your blog!

Lance, Teisa, Amelia and Bayla Linscott said...

I would give this to my sister because she would never buy anything like this for herself but I know she would really love it.

Danielle said...

I would love to win this for my mother-in-law. She moved to the US at the age of 5 and misses her hometown. I think she would love this!

The Happy Wife/Danielle
ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com

Brittany said...

I love your work Sherry, congratulations on three years on Etsy! If I won this giveaway, like fellow commenter Stay Tuned, I'd love for it to go to Kathy for her friend.

Anonymous said...

I would give a necklace to myself! Why? First: I just love maps and have been travelling all my life thanks to them. Second: It's my birthday in May.
Sorry for being so selfish.
I follow your blog. Found it at Olive bites.
Stina in Sweden

Anonymous said...

I would love to give this Italy necklace to my sister for her wedding anniversary.


julia said...

I would love to get one of these for a friend who is moving away, as a memento. Thanks and congratulations!


Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

Congratulations and Happiest Anniversary!

Like so many others these days, I have a wonderful friend who I have not YET met in person - but feel like I have known her all my life! She grew up on the British Island of Jersey - during the time it was occupied by the Germans (Nazis).

She is also a jewelry maker - but has never made anything like your marvelous Map Necklaces!

I would love to gift her with a Map Necklace of her beloved Isle of Jersey.

Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

Public Follower via Google Connect

Jessica Jeanne Simon said...

enter me please!

Emily Taylor said...

My friend April loves maps, so I would give it to her.


Emily Taylor said...

I'm a follower.


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Kristen said...

OOPS I didn't mean to leave that anonymously! Can you delete the previous post? Sorry.

I'd like the Paris necklace for my Mom. She has very fond memories of her one and only trip there so...

erin said...

What a great idea! I would like to give a necklace to my sister.


Katie said...

this is an incredible giveaway. Very much like the movie... without the sad ending.

I'd give it to my mom because she's dedicated her life to me for 21 years and I'd be amazing to be able to give her a unique, little treasure.

Amy said...

I'd like to give a map necklace to my husband - he's deployed to Afghanistan. I'd give him one with our home state on it, so he can carry a piece of home with him everywhere he goes! :-)

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Amy said...

I follow your blog!

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justagirl said...

What a lovely idea... Congratulations on 3 years. Etsy changed my life too.

I think I would give one to my mum... she is always there for me and I just love her.

delicate diaries said...

I would love to give it to my sister, She really has this thing for maps and history and I think that this necklace would just suit her so well... xxx

Liz said...

This necklace would be for me. I'd love to have a Montreal map since that's where my husband and I went on our honeymoon

Caroline said...

Congrats on the 3 years! Hope I win!

Cabootique said...

I'd love to enter...I'd give it to my friend for her birthday.


AmbreRose said...

Well I am super excited, those necklaces are so pretty. I think I would give it to my siser, she would love it. ambrerose(!at)

Andrea said...

I love your jewelry! and I will follow your blog!

Luv2Have said...

Congrats on three years! If I won I would send the necklace to my dear friend Dianne, who I met on Etsy, and we live too far apart to have ever met in person. It would make a perfect gift for long distance friends! Thanks for the chance to win!

luv2have at gmail dot com

Luv2Have said...

I am a new follower of your blog!

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