Thursday, November 19, 2009

Trudie Davies Designs: Interview and Giveaway!

Today’s interview and giveaway comes all the way from Down Under: Australia! Trudie Davies is an Etsy seller that specializes in making classic designs with a twist! She uses Sterling Silver in all of her designs and incorporates hints of copper and brass as well as
gemstones. K nowing that she uses such quality materials in all of her designs you know that they will be sturdy and long lasting no matter how much you may bang it up! Trudie’s designs are very versatile because not only are they a great everyday jeans and t-shirt jewellery but you can add on some bling to spice it up for special occasions or a night on the town! I think my favourite pieces would have to be any of her designs involving the sweet little tweety birds! I also love her customized name pendent....very Carrie! I also love how she photographs all her jewellry! Very pretty!

All her jeweller y comes ready to give to a special loved one! And shipping is pretty cheap considering her goodies come all the way from Australia only $2.50 if you live in Australia and $3.75 for everywhere else!

Also as a special note this is the second time that Trudie is holding a giveaway here at The Giveaway Diva!! She must really love you guys!!! Since the last giveaway Trudie has started up a blog of her very own filled with great posts and even greater giveaways!!! Check her out here!

Here are the interview questions:
Name: T rudie Davies
Name of shop:www.trudiedavies.etsy.com
Location: Melbourne, Australia.

Favourite item from your shop: The 12 skinny hammered stack rings.
Tell us a l ittle bit about yourself:
I am a mom of an 18 year old girl who has just left home to go to college to do Law and Scie nce. I also have an 11year old boy who is still in primary school. The kids are great and keep my husband and I busy. I work for The Age Newspaper, our daily metro paper. I went to art school many years ago. That is where I learnt silver-smithing and jewellery making skills. I l oved that time and received distinctions for my jewellery work. I then went on to have my family and am really enjoying life now cause I can go back and do what I love doing. It real ly is so exciting to be making jewellery and running my small etsy business.

When and what made you want to open up your shop?
When I ca me across Etsy, I was real excited because for one there was an opportunity to move out items that I created. It is no point of making things if you can't off load them. I only have so many fingers, toes etc. Also the silver merchants can get real expensive! So etsy
has been a low cost real great opportunity for me to get into.

Tell us a little bit more about your creation process:
Well as well as make jewellery I am a painter. Both with jewellery and painting I seem to conjure up designs in my mind. With jewellery I then have to work out the functionality of the design. Jewellery needs to be functional with great design. Over time I have just made
jewellery pieces that take my fancy. It is now that I am starting to develop a style. This is not evid ent in the trudiedavies store as yet. It is possible that I will need to open a new shop just to showcase this new style that is emerging from me. That will all be in the future....waiting to happen. This new style is one that is based on silver work and blue and green colour stones. I love blues and greens.

Where do yo u draw inspiration for all your amazing designs?
A lot of my work draws inspiration from the geometric shapes, blues, greens, images and beauty in design. I just do what I want and what takes my fancy.

If you could be an animal what would you be and why?
An Elephant cause they are so cool.

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
Thats a hard one! To be a Movie Star and live in Malibu! Oh well not this time around ........HaHa! Maybe just live as a 30 yr old forever and ever cause the thought of old age is starting to sca re me! Or solve all the problems of poverty, starvation, exploitation and crime in one foul swoop! Oh and not to mention climate change! I don’t know something like that!

The Giveaway:



Trudie was kind enough to offer the winner a choice between her two most popular best sellers!! Either the set of stack rings or a personalized silver band with two skinny stackers!!

And hooray! She`s oppening the giveaway to everyone!! So no matter where you live you can enter!

How to Enter:

1) Go to Trudie’s etsy shop and comment on your most favourite item for one entry! Favorite her shop for an extra entry!
2) If you become a new follower you get four more entries5
3) If you are currently a follower you get six more entries (Yay for being loyal blog followers!)
4) If you go visit Trudie's blog and leave her a comment you can get two extra entries! Just let me know which post you commented on!! Click here to go to her blog!
5)If you post my button on your blog you get five extra entries
6) If you blog about this contest and include a link you gain five more entries
7) If you buy anything from her shop you get ten additional entries (Make sure you let her know as well as myself!)
8) If you enter any of my current giveaways held on my blog, you can get one entry for each contest you enter! Make sure you let me know which ones you entered!

Wow that’s a lot of entries you can receive! And please have a way for me to contact you!! If your email is on your blog profile that will also work! If you are entering more than once you only have to give me your email in one comment...that way you don't have to put it on all of them, to save you a bit of time! =)

The contest will run until December 17th!

493 comments:

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suburban prep said...

What a beautiful piece the sunny days pendant is.
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lovely said...

I love the citrine solitaire sterling silver ring on a skinny band!! So very pretty!

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lovely said...

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lovely said...

I posted on Trudy's September 1st blog. :)

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lin3arossa said...

I love the bbbbangles.
I heart the shop on Etsy (ghainskom)
I'm a follower (Awami)
I have the button on my site.
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memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Love her Blue glass and sterling silver handmade chunky ring!

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memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Current follower :)

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memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I commented on this post: http://trudiedaviesdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/10/novembers-giveawaytime-is-certainly.html

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lin3arossa said...

I'm entered in the Amazing Angelina Oscar Inspired Emerald Earrings Giveaway From Fantasy Jewelry Box.
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lin3arossa said...

I love the bbbbangles.
I heart the shop on Etsy (ghainskom)
I'm a follower (Awami)
I have the button on my site.
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lin3arossa said...

I love the bbbbangles.
I heart the shop on Etsy (ghainskom)
I'm a follower (Awami)
I have the button on my site.
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lin3arossa said...

I love the bbbbangles.
I heart the shop on Etsy (ghainskom)
I'm a follower (Awami)
I have the button on my site.
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lin3arossa said...

I love the bbbbangles.
I heart the shop on Etsy (ghainskom)
I'm a follower (Awami)
I have the button on my site.
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lin3arossa said...

I love the bbbbangles.
I heart the shop on Etsy (ghainskom)
I'm a follower (Awami)
I have the button on my site.
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lin3arossa said...

I love the bbbbangles.
I heart the shop on Etsy (ghainskom)
I'm a follower (Awami)
I have the button on my site.
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lin3arossa said...

I love the bbbbangles.
I heart the shop on Etsy (ghainskom)
I'm a follower (Awami)
I have the button on my site.
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lin3arossa said...

I love the bbbbangles.
I heart the shop on Etsy (ghainskom)
I'm a follower (Awami)
I have the button on my site.
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lin3arossa said...

I love the bbbbangles.
I heart the shop on Etsy (ghainskom)
I'm a follower (Awami)
I have the button on my site.
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lin3arossa said...

I love the bbbbangles.
I heart the shop on Etsy (ghainskom)
I'm a follower (Awami)
I have the button on my site.
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

lin3arossa said...

I love the bbbbangles.
I heart the shop on Etsy (ghainskom)
I'm a follower (Awami)
I have the button on my site.
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

lin3arossa said...

I love the bbbbangles.
I heart the shop on Etsy (ghainskom)
I'm a follower (Awami)
I have the button on my site.
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lin3arossa said...

I left a comment on the "Novembers Giveaway.......Time is certainly marching on..........!! Santa is nearly here.." post :)
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lin3arossa said...

I left a comment on the "Novembers Giveaway.......Time is certainly marching on..........!! Santa is nearly here.." post :)
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cqueen2 said...

i really like the Star silver and gold ring

thanks

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cqueen2 said...

i follow

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BillyJack said...

I really like the look of the
"mix and match stack rings"
I'd love to win these!

Sarah said...

I love the bb.b.bangles.

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Sarah said...

I left a comment on Trudy's Oct. 31 post.

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Sarah said...

I left a comment on Trudy's Oct. 31 post #2.

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Kitty said...

I really like the two alphabet rings and two band and two skinny rings combo.
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Kitty said...

And I added her to my favorites. (kittysartandstuff)
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Kitty said...

1) I am a new follower.
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Kitty said...

2) I am a new follower.
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Kitty said...

3) I am a new follower.
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Kitty said...

4) I am a new follower.
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Kitty said...

I left a post on Saturday, October 31, 2009
Octobers Winner
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Kitty said...

2) I left a post on Saturday, October 31, 2009
Octobers Winner
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Kristen said...

I like the heart dish ring.

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Kristen said...

I'm a follower. 1

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I'm a follower. 2

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Kristen said...

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Melanie said...

I love the Faith, Love, Hope pendant and the turquoise ring stacker!
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josiefiorda said...

I love the heart dish ring

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josiefiorda said...

I'm a new follower 1

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I'm a new follower 2

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I'm a new follower 3

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I'm a new follower 4

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I'm a new follower 5

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Tiana said...

I love the sunny days pendant.

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Tiana said...

I added Trudie's shop to my favorites.

Tiana said...

I'm already a follower!

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I have loved Trudie's store for some time now! My current favourite item is this cute flower ring:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29895318

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I heart Trudie on Etsy (dspdavey).

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I am a new follower of your blog!!!

Sarah said...

Love the curly spinach pendant! I love silver pendants and the unique name caught my eye!

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Sarah said...

Hearted trudiedavies on Etsy!

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Sarah said...

New blog follower! -1

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Sarah said...

New blog follower! -2

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Sarah said...

New blog follower! -3

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Sarah said...

New blog follower! -4

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April said...

these earrings are cute! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32359114&ref=em

Kat said...

Im a follower!

and my fave item from trudie's shop is: Stacker Rings in gold and sterling silver

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Amanda said...

i love all the stacked rings, but those alphabet earrings are just adorable!


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Damla said...

I like the curly spinach pendant.

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Damla said...

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khaski said...

I love the 'citrine solitaire sterling silver ring on a skinny band'. khaski78 at hotmail dot com

khaski said...

I hearted her shop as 'khaski'. khaski78 at hotmail dot com

khaski said...

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pippirose said...

My fave: One off sterling silver and turquoise ring. Gorgeous!

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pippirose said...

I hearted her Etsy shop. (pippirose59)
:o)
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pippirose said...

#1 I'm a follower.
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pippirose said...

#2 I'm a follower.
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pippirose said...

#3 I'm a follower.
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pippirose said...

#4 I'm a follower.
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pippirose said...

#5 I'm a follower.
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pippirose said...

#6 I'm a follower.
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pippirose said...

I also entered the Emerald Earrings giveaway.
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pippirose said...

#2 I also entered the Emerald Earrings giveaway.
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Michelle said...

I love the bb.b.bangles! Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle said...

Follower 1

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Follower 2

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Follower 3

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Follower 4

Michelle said...

I have your button #1

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Whimsical Creations said...

Love the remembrance necklace. She has really pretty pieces.

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Whimsical Creations said...

follower #1

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Whimsical Creations said...

current follower #2

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current follower #3

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current follower #5

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Whimsical Creations said...

current follower #6

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Whimsical Creations said...

Left a comment on her blog here #1

http://trudiedaviesdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/10/novembers-giveawaytime-is-certainly.html

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Whimsical Creations said...

Left a comment on her blog here #2

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lanky said...

I love the eternity bangle! I have never seen anything like it before!

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lanky said...

I became a follower.

entry1

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lanky said...

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Surge said...

i like the mix and match stack rings

Jeni said...

I love the black onyx stack rings

Jeni

Jeni said...

She's a favorite seller

Jeni
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Jeni said...

I'm a follower! #1

Jeni
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Jeni said...

I'm a follower! #2

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I'm a follower! #3

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Jeni said...

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WonderfullyMade729 said...

Well the Personalized Silver band with two skinny stackers is definitely my favorite, but I also like the earring studs - that say I love you... I seriously LOVE this shop- thanks for introducing me to it :)

WonderfullyMade729 said...

"favorited" her shop!

WonderfullyMade729 said...

follower #1

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follower #2

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follower #3

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follower #4

WonderfullyMade729 said...

Commented on this post #1
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WonderfullyMade729 said...

Commented on this post #2
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Mizz Snape said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35059158

so cutee!

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Mizz Snape said...

New follower.


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Mizz Snape said...

Posted a comment here:
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Mizz Snape said...

Posted a comment here:
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Mizz Snape said...

Follower #2

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Amber said...

I love her Sterling silver stack rings with two gemstones, I hearted her shop, I also entered the tiffany giveaway, diamond necklace giveaway, AND I follow your blog!

Ronit said...

Everything is beautiful, but I particularly like the silver hoops.

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Ronit said...

I'm already a follower! #1

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I'm already a follower! #2

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Ronit said...

I commented on Trude Davies Designs' blog! #1

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Ronit said...

I commented on Trude Davies Designs' blog! #2

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Ronit said...

I entered the Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti® Open Heart Necklace Giveaway!

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Ronit said...

I entered the Diamond Necklace Giveaway!

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I entered the Fantasy Jewelry Box Giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE the disc ring stamped with alphabet letter. I follow you on Twitter.

Thanks!

Eva

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Jennifer said...

I love the sunny days pendant in the etsy shop.
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Jennifer said...

I follow your blog.
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Emmi said...

She has such nice jewelry! I adore her flower embellishment ring! Thanks for introducing me to her I've also been a follower for a while now! (:

sabrita said...

My favorite item is the Heart Dish Sterling Silver Ring & Two Skinny Sterling Silver Stack Rings.
Thank you.

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sabrita said...

New follower. # 1

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New follower #2

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sabrita said...

I hearted Trudie Davies etsy shop. Thank you.

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Aik said...

I love the alphabet stack rings.

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Button. #3

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Button. #4

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Button. #5

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