Friday, October 15, 2010

Beads Story- review and giveaway

I first stumbled into the Beads Story shop on Etsy via another (now forgotten, so sorry!) blogger's review about a month ago. Anca's work is right up my style alley- vintage, beads and nature.  It's rare for me to find a shop and love everything in it, but Anca has managed it!



Choosing one piece was really difficult. Not only are all of her designs lovely but so are the prices. As a mom on a budget, that's extremely helpful in my quest to regain some sense of style. I decided I'd like something to wear for upcoming special occasions but also every day, although that really didn't narrow it much for me! What I finally decided to get was this On the Fly Summer Delight bracelet:


I tend toward the white metals mostly and love how the red pops on this one. Add a couple pretty dangles and I'm sold! When I received the bracelet, I was pleasantly surprised to find it is a very light, delicate piece versus a heavy chunky one. Some things I own currently are not worn often(if at all) because they are so heavy they become cumbersome. I'm already carrying around an 18lb baby, don't need anything on top of that!

Here it is on my wrist:

My wrists are small and I can wear this on the smallest setting. There is a 1 inch extender for those with normal sized wrists or if you just like to wear it a little loose, like I do. Anca has paid great attention to detail and all of the links are closed completely, wires are wrapped perfectly. I'm very particular about things like that.

Anca of Beads Story has very generously agreed to a giveaway for Adventures in Green Living readers! One person will win an item of their choice up to 23$. Thank you, Anca! What a wonderful first giveaway for us to kick start things at Adventures in Green Living.

Mandatory Entry- must be done first:
Follow the Crazy Green Mommy(that's me!) on Google Friend Connect OR Networked Blogs on facebook- see the right sidebar
AND
Visit Beads Story and tell me/link me to what you'd pick!

Simply comment on this post that you follow and what the item is you found(one comment total)
Please put your email in the comment so I can easily contact you if you are the winner.

After you complete the Mandatory Entry, here are some extras you may do:

Follow me on twitter- see right sidebar (one entry)
Comment on any of my posts up to 5(one entry each, leave one comment for each entry with post title)
Sign up for my newsletter! That I'm still working on... left sidebar(one entry)
Add Beads Story to your favorites on Etsy(worth two entries, leave one comment for each entry)
Add any of her items to your favorites on Etsy up to 3(one comment for each, leave one comment for each entry with link to item you marked as favorite)

Add my Friday Frugal 101 button to your blog- for bloggers only(one entry)

This giveaway will end on October 30th at 11:59PM EST. I will pick the winner through random.org. I will notify the winner via email and the winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be selected. Please leave your email in each comment in this form: crazygreenmommy AT msn DOT com .You must be 18 years. This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada.

Disclosure: I purchased the item reviewed. No other compensation was provided. The opinions expressed are my own.

55 comments:

My Baby's Green said...
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My Baby's Green said...

I follow you on GFC and if I won I think I would choose The Angel Bracelet - Silver. That could change as there are so many beautiful designs!
tina at mybabysgreen dot com

My Baby's Green said...

I follow you on twitter
tina at mybabysgreen dot com

My Baby's Green said...

I added Bead Story as one of my favorites on Etsy
tina at mybabysgreen dot com

My Baby's Green said...

I added Bead Story as one of my favorites on Etsy
tina at mybabysgreen dot com

My Baby's Green said...

http://www.etsy.com/hearts_me.php?listing_id=46560336
I added the angel bracelet as one of my favorites on Etsy
tina at mybabysgreen dot com

My Baby's Green said...

http://www.etsy.com/hearts_me.php?listing_id=53785493
I added the hearts me as a favorite item on Etsy
tina at my babysgreen dot com

My Baby's Green said...

http://www.etsy.com/hearts_me.php?listing_id=59110232
I added teh go green necklace to my favorites on Etsy-seemed very fitting :)
tina at my babysgreen dot com

My Baby's Green said...

I added your Friday Frugal 101 button to my blog

www.mybabysgreenblog.com

tina at mybabysgreen dot com

My Baby's Green said...

I left a comment on Is she on the internet all the time and grabbed your button

tina at mybabysgreen dot com

My Baby's Green said...

I left a comment on your Friday Frugal 101 king's Court IV and grabbed your button

tina at mybabysgreen dot com

My Baby's Green said...

I left a comment on your Snack Art- Yes, your kids will eat their veggies!

tina at mybabysgreen dot com

Teresa Choplin said...

I really like this bracelet! What a great give away, thanks!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/39659423/free-shipping-magic-bracelet-burgundy

Tchoplin2009@gmail.com

Jacqui said...

i follow you.

Cindy said...

FOLLOW VIA GFC

Cindy said...

Oopps....submitted before I put on this link of what I would choose
http://www.etsy.com/listing/58969957/free-shipping-follow-your-dream-necklace

clemay62 at rocketmail dot com

Wendy said...

I follow GFC

I love, love the Vintage Flower Necklace

wendyhines at hotmail dot com

bdogmama said...

I follow you now! Great blog.

I love the Wings of Peace bracelet.

bdogmama@yahoo.com

Renee G said...

I'm following as Renee G and it was hard to pick just one item that I like. Everything is wonderful at her shop. But, at least for now my favorite is the vintage branch necklace. http://www.etsy.com/listing/58243542/free-shipping-vintage-branch-necklace

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Rebecca W said...

I follow via gfc (rebecca williams) and I'd pick the the red Lucky bracelet
rebeccaw2005 at hotmail dot com

malinda said...

I really like this
http://www.etsy.com/listing/58407327/free-shipping-bliss-bracelet-light

So sweet
malmort01 at optonline net

malinda said...

I liked you on Estya


malmort01 at optonline net

malinda said...

I liked you on Estya


malmort01 at optonline net

malinda said...

Like you on esty.
malinda1971

malinda said...

Follow you on twitter
malinda1971

floating said...

gfc follower
i like the Morning News Necklace
floatingonabiscuit@gmail.com

Liz said...

i follow on gfc.
Love the Bliss Bracelet - Agate -Brass, but it was a hard choice, so many great ones!

lizgiver at gmail dot com

Liz said...

i follow you on twitter @ lizgiver

lizgiver at gmail dot com

Liz said...

added shop to my faves (lizgiver)

lizgiver at gmail
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Liz said...

added shop to my faves (lizgiver)

lizgiver at gmail
2

Liz said...

added calla necklace to my faves

lizgiver at gmail

Liz said...

added bliss bracelet to faves
http://www.etsy.com/listing/59365093/free-shipping-bliss-bracelet-agate-brass

lizgiver at gmail dot com

Sorry forgot to include link to fave above, here it is
http://www.etsy.com/listing/59365300/free-shipping-calla-necklace

Melissa said...

The bliss bracelet is my favorite! I follow you on gfc, also if you can follow me back at
livingonloveandgiveaways.blogspot.com that would be great, I found you from the this and that linky.

pippirose said...

I love the tree necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/56833408/free-shipping-tree-necklace.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I follow you on Twitter
@pippirose77
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I signed up for your newsletter.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I hearted Beads Story on Etsy.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

#2 I hearted Beads Story.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Attila & Tamara said...

I follow your blog

I'd pick the Bliss Bracelet - Agate -Brass

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Attila & Tamara said...

I follow you on twitter

ID: @szogediek

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Gale said...

Oh, that's beautiful...sorry I missed it.

Saw your post on Ten Talents. If you are looking for more places to post future giveaways, I list some of the best I found at http://www.squidoo.com/giveawaylinkies

AND...I list giveaways with under 50 comment on my blog at suchfuntogive.blogspot.com , plus there are other places that list low comment giveaways (some of them up to 100 comments) linked on my side bar there.

Gale said...

OH, well, I messed up on THAT! I now follow you and I would get the lily of the valley bracelet (cause I was born in May and a pair of earrings or one of her bird bracelets).

And to make up for the post I just did (I thought I was clicking on another post that ended already, not yours.)

So to make it up to you I'm gonna go post on another post to make an extra entry...

Gale said...

OK...lets see how many times I can mess up on this. So, for the LAST entry I commented on Your Butternut Squash and Sage Soup recipe, and I commented on the Merry Fluffy Christmas Event for THIS entry.

YIKES! I think I'm done now!

Teaching Mommy said...

Well, that was hard! I like the moon necklace and the falling tears necklace. I think my favorite might be the elegance in silver - and that one's $24, but I think I could handle paying the extra dollar! By the way, I am a new GFC follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

frankandkatie at gmail dot com

Teaching Mommy said...

follow you on twitter as @frankandkatie

frankandkatie at gmail dot com

Teaching Mommy said...

added Beads Story to my favorites on Etsy - entry 1

frankandkatie at gmail dot com

Teaching Mommy said...

added Beads Story to my favorites on Etsy - entry 2

frankandkatie at gmail dot com

shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I follow the Crazy Green Mommy on Google Friend Connect. If I won I'd pick the Acorn Earrings- Vintage Style found here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/60385572/free-shipping-acorn-earrings-vintage
Thanks for the great giveaway!
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

I signed up for your newsletter.
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

I added Beads Story to my favorites on Etsy (username: shaladarkstone).
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net
#1

shala_darkstone said...

I added Beads Story to my favorites on Etsy (username: shaladarkstone).
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net
#2

shala_darkstone said...

I added the Acorn Earrings- Vintage Style to my favorites on Etsy (username: shaladarkstone).
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

I added the Lucy Necklace to my favorites on Etsy (username: shaladarkstone).
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

I added the "Simplicity Earrings - Silver - Brown tone" to my favorites on Etsy (username: shaladarkstone).
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

 
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