Friday, August 14, 2009

Giveaway Day #1: The Pretty Peacock (CLOSED!)

Welcome to the first day of The Giveaway Diva's Eight Days of Giveaways! Sorry the event name sounds so lame...couldn't think of a better name! =( I have been feeling so guilty for not keeping up on my posts and giveaway so I wanted to give you guys a treat for being patient!

Today’s giveaway comes from The Pretty Peacock, the work of a very talented jewelry designer, Ana Simpson. Each of her pieces are finely made by hand with love and dedication. The pride and joy that Ana has for her work is evident in every single one of her unique designs. I love how that although they are perfect for everyday they still have the fine details that can translate well into a night on the town! She uses very high quality materials such as sterling silver, fine silver and gold fill! And all the sparkly jewels that she includes in her designs for the bling factor aren’t just any old crystals but from Swarovski! I love Swarovski because not only are they super duper shiny but they are the best at what they do and their quality is superb! So you know Ana only uses the best materials out there!

I love how The Pretty Peacock is so eco-conscious! They use recycled products for all their shipping needs which is a big plus in my books! I always love how companies can still create the wow factor in the packaging at no expense to the environment. Fine Silver which is one of The Pretty Peacock’s favorite material to work with is also eco-friendly. At first I was confused because why is Fine Silver eco-friendly as opposed to plain old silver. Well I learned that fine silver is actually “reclaimed silver” from the tech industry! Your probably wondering like I did, that if it was “reclaimed silver” then it must be that great quality, but rest assured that you are getting a great product! Fine silver actually starts in clay form, which is so cool! There is a bunch of scientificy stuff but basically once this clay is heated at a very very high temperature all the clay bits burn away and what is left is 99.9% pure silver as opposed to the more common sterling silver’s 92.5%! So hey you are getting the closest thing to perfect silver, and perfect is a good thing!

Let’s learn a bit more about Ana through her interview:

Name: Ana Talukder Simpson
Name of shop: The Pretty Peacock
Location: Seattle

Favorite item from your shop: I love the Good Karma Collection. Fine silver is my favorite medium to work with mostly because it is eco-friendly and allows me the versatility to really do what I want with it! This collection is filled with pieces that have an East Indian feel to them - so it allows me to pay homage to my culture!

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am the mother of two little hooligans and the wife to a techie-geek extraordinaire (and my #1 fan!!). I started making jewelry a handful of years ago just on a whim - but for me, if I love it, I get obsessive about it. I threw myself into learning as much as I could in the areas/materials that interested me most and started making things for my family and friends.

When and what made you want to open up your shop? I became an entrepreneur after a lot of encouragement and support from my husband. When you are making a business out of your creative endeavors is incredibly difficult and full of self-doubt. You need to make sure that you are surrounded by people who are supportive - but equally willing to give you criticism and reality checks when you need it!

Tell us a little bit more about your creation process:
I am always designing - whether it is in my head (at 2 AM, laying in bed, trying to sleep!!), or on paper...I am always looking to find that something new that is going to move me to create it. When I do sit down at the bench, I have to have music on, I have to be singing and I just let it flow!

Where do you draw inspiration for all your amazing designs? Inspiration is a funny thing. I couldn't tell you a single thing or instance that inspires me - it's all so collective. I love clean lines, but I also love rich texture - sometimes you can't meld the two. Growing up in an Indian household, I was always around 'richness' - in colors, textures...everything about the culture is palpable. I try to emulate that same emotion in many of my works.

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
I would LOVE to be able to be in 2 or 3 places at once...but I'm pretty sure every mother would like to have that power!!

Anna has also been so awesome to set up a discount code to save 10% off PLUS free (first class) shipping forthe duration of the giveaway. It's one use per customer and is opento US and abroad. Use the code word "DIVA" (make sure you put it all in capitals!!)

The Giveaway


Ana was so awesome to provide the amazing Mini Sparklette Birthstone Earrings! This extra special piece is hand crafted out of fine silver and will be customized with a birthstone of your choice! I also like how the taglette has an amazing and very ornate design on the front, and since the design is part of the silver and they do not have a specific mold for the tag, ensure that each tag will be truly one of a kind!

The retail value for today's giveaway is: $42.00!!

How to Enter:

1) You must go to The Pretty Peacock's site and choose another peice that catches your eye and let me know in a comment (1 entry)
2) Sign up for The Pretty Peacock's newsletter for four extra entries
3) If you are a new blog follower you get four extra entries
4) For my loyal blog followers you rock! And since I love you so much, you guys get six extra entries
5) Post my button up on my blog for five extra entries
6) Blog about this giveaway, my giveaway event and include a link to The Pretty Peacock (www.theprettypeacock.com) and you will get five extra entires
7) If you make a purchase from The Pretty Peacock let me know for ten extra entries!
8) For every giveaway that you enter on my site let me know for one extra entry! (Current giveaways only! Past giveaways don't count!)

Wow so many ways to win this awesome prize! This giveaway will end on September 10th!

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for another great giveaway!


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Cabootique said...

I love Two Stone: An adjustable Sterling Silver Gemstone Ring.

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amanda said...

I love the good karma on your wrist bracelet.
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Nina said...

Joined your Edor Jewelry giveaway.

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i entered your Edor Giveaway

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Huguette E. said...

I like the Sweet Love ~ A Sterling Silver Band with Faceted Birth Stone ring

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Jeremy said...

I like the Jule's Simple Girl Pendant

Lee P said...

I am currently entered into the Twisted Silver giveaway.

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Nina said...

Joined your Musette giveaway.

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entered Musette Giveaway

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Love the dream woven sculpture pendant!
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Ayda said...

I love the Sparklettes ~ The Circle ...

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the perfect circle pendant is perfect for me!

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w said...

i'm a loyal follower. except if you walk off a cliff. that's where my loyalty ends. but you rock.

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Insanity Kim said...

I really think the Jule's Simple Girl Pendant is pretty. Great giveaway thanks!

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i'm about to enter your musette giveaway. i love musette. in a platonic way.

Leslie said...

I like the You are My Sunshine: Personalized Pendant :)

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I entered your Lauren Nicole Gifts giveaway :)

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Joanne J said...

I really love the Good Karma Little Charmers! They are so sweet and pretty http://www.theprettypeacock.com/categories/good-karma/good-karma-little-charmers.html


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Shiru said...

I'm a follower.

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Ayda said...

I'm a new follower.

Dina (XYYan) said...

entered Lauren Nicole Gifts

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Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I'm a loyal blog follower :o)

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Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I love the eternity bangles :o)

Nina said...

Joined Nicholas Landon giveaway.

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i entered the bella lucce giveaway

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Michelle said...

I love the Henna inspirations bracelet!!!

I'm follower, as well

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Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite item is the Eternity Bangle
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I'm a current follower
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Cindy said...

I love the Gold Hearts Afire Bracelet. How I wish to be the owner.. =)


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Cindy said...

I Signes up for The Pretty Peacock's newsletter.. extra entry 1

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Cindy said...

I entered "Giveaway Day #7: Lauren Nicole Gifts"

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Hi, I have entered your giveaway Day Four: Edor Jewelry Gift Certificate ($30)

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Hi, I have entered Giveaway Day #3: Jessica L.C Jewelry

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Hi, I have entered your giveaway Day Four: Edor Jewelry Gift Certificate ($30)

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Belinda M said...

I like the It's Karma Baby ~ Eco-Friendly Karma Pendant with Sanskrit

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Dina (XYYan) said...

entered Esightler Designs

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Cindy said...

Entered Giveaway Day #9: Esightler Designs :)

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remarker/fcffollower said...

My favorite is in the Eco Friendly collection- DreamWoven Sculpture Pendant

remarker/fcffollower said...

I told my friends about the contest and Pretty Peacock here: The Giveaway Diva's Eight Days of Giveaways!

dementia said...

I really like the Thich is Good Sterling Silver ring. I'm a new follower and just blogged about this at http://mukhangpera.com/2009/08/contest-win-a-pair-of-birthstone-sparklette-earrings/

JG said...

I am a follower, and I have your button on my blog!

JG said...

I also went to the sponsor site and I LOVE the Forever Family bracelets!

hazel said...

I love the Good Karma Wise Owl Eco Friendly Pendant with Birthstones
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Anonymous said...

The SWEET LOVE ring is my personal fave!
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I love Eternity Bangle!!!

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wow! i love the Little Goldies: Sweet and Small Personalized Pendants.

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icefairy said...

I like the Good Karma on Your Wrist bracelet. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Egater said...

My favorite is Good Karma on Your Wrist

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Amanda said...

I'm a blog follower and I love the stackable sterling silver rings. I signed up for the pretty peacock's newsletter, too.

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My fave is the sweet Say it with a Poesie Ring!
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Roxanne Napolitano said...

I absolutely LOVE the pendant from the Karma Collection called "Good Karma Love Letter". Absolutely gorgeous!!

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I love the Gold Hearts Afire bracelet!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
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littlepurpleroom said...

Heavy Metal DOUBLE SIDED Personalized Guitar Pic with Key Fob Pic Holder.
My husband would love this.

I also love that Henna Inspired bracelet for me.

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I love the initial here pendants! Thanks for the chance to win.

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I entered the Edor Jewelry giveaway.

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