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!


405 comments:

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Cindy said...

oh wow i love the mini sparklette tags!! pretty!!

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Cindy said...

i entered your beadpassion giveaway!

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I entered your triple threat giveaway!

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i am a follower!! weee 6 entires for me!!!

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opps signed up for her newsletter!

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Anonymous said...

i love her adoption necklace!!!

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cherdon said...

I really like the "Good Karma on Your Wrist" bracelet. Who couldn't use Good Karma :-)

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Jill said...

I love the Two of a Kind- the sterling silver bangles!

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cherdon said...

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cherdon said...

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Jill said...

I entered the Triple Threat giveaway!

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warmfuzzies said...

I went to her site and I love the Henna Inspirations: Eco friendly bracelet!

warmfuzzies said...

I entered other contests

warmfuzzies said...

I have been a follower of yours awhile now. :)

warmfuzzies said...

I am signed up for newsletter

~Jewel said...

i like the henna bracelet.

Grace said...

My favorite is the regal family tier pendant

Grace said...

I've been a loyal follower :)

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Yay for 6 entries!
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SaraLe said...

I love this Thick is Good Sterling Silver Ring.

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SaraLe said...

I entered "Shining Stone" giveaway.

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I entered "Michelle Chang" giveaway.

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I entered "Skin Free" giveaway.

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I entered "Bead Passion" giveaway.

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The Giveaway Diva said...

Sorry Sara you can only get extra entries for entering in current giveaways only! Not the ones that have been held in the past!!

Liisa-Andra said...

The Dunaway Pendant - so simple but very beautiful!!!

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Sarah J. said...

WOW! Thanks for the great give away! I love the smoove lines bracelet.

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Pam said...

I love the family stone pendant.

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Sarah J. said...

I bloged it on my little nook of the web, A Day In The Life Of Me.
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old follower #3

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Wanda said...

I really like the Good Karma Wise Owl.
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Wanda said...

I am a new follower of your blog.
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judybrittle said...

I really love the Infant/Child Cuff. That would be so pretty on my granddaughter. Thank you!
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I signed up for The Pretty Peacock newsletter #1

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f.sarah said...

i love the Portal Pendants: Sparkling Birthstones looks so unique!

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old follower Yay!

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i have entered bead passion giveaway

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elaine said...

Love the Dreamwoven Sculpture Pendant-very unique style and so gorgeous!

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baddies2 said...

Hi i'm a new follower. I really like the Good Karma Wise Owl pendant. really special.

Lilly said...

I love the The Perfect Circle Pendant. It is so adorable!
Thanks a lot.

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Kat C. said...

My fave would be the Well - Stacked: Stacking Rings in Sterling Silver...very cool :)

oh, and i am a new follower

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Mrs. in May said...

So much to love! I love the love locket and also am loving those stacked rings! I signed up for her newsletter and am now a follower!

Sherry said...

I like the mini sparklette tags, so pretty!

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Sherry said...

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Sherry said...

I am follower :)

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Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous giveaway I hope I win.I adore everything in the shop but my favourite item was the good karma wise owl it's gorgeous I collect vintage owls. Thanks for the giveaway.Marian

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Confessions of an Overworked Mom said...

I like the Family Stone Pendant

bison61 said...

I like the Smoove Lines: A Birthstone Bangle in Sterling silver

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free indeed said...

I have never seen this type of mother's jewelry before: The Portal Pendant Heart birthstones. That is so cool! Easy to add to if more children come...love it!

Michelle said...

I really like the Infant/Child Cuff! Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle said...

New follower 1

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Becky said...

I love the Henna Inspirations: A personalized, eco friendly bracelet!!

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Angela said...

I like he Love You to the Moon Pendant

✖Queeny✖ said...

~I like the love locket.
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Heather said...

I like the Family Stone Pendant.
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Nina said...

I love the You Are My Sunshine Pendant!

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I'm a loyal follower! #1

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I joined your Bella Lucce giveaway.

Aik said...

I love the Adult Cuff Bracelet. Simple and nice.

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I'm a follower.

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I entered the Bella Lucce Giveaway.

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Dina (XYYan) said...

i love Portal Pendants: Sparkling Birthstones (http://puff-accessories.blogspot.com/2009/05/if-it-pleases-you-29.html)

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Dina (XYYan) said...

I've signed up for The Pretty Peacock's newsletter

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I'm a new follower #1

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bunnys30133 said...

the adult cuff braclet

Dina (XYYan) said...

i joined your Bella Lucce giveaway

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i joined Jess L.C Jewelry giveaway

Nina said...

I joined your Jess L.C. jewelry giveaway.

Suzie Button said...

I love the pendant "Love you to the moon" in fact, I'd love that piece to give as a gift for my friend, who has a special connection with that phrase! Suzie
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Suzie Button said...

I am a follower, yes! Six more entries! Suzie

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I signed up for the newsletter! Suzie

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Lee P said...

I really love Pretty Peacock items. I adore the Good Karma On Your Wrist Bracelet. Thank you for this awesome giveaway and please count me in.

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I am currently entered into the Bella Lucce giveaway.

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