Today's giveaway is from the Etsy shop, Strawberry Universe, which carries a fun selection of hand painted button jewelry. Ashley, the shop owner, takes old buttons and re-purposes them into wearable art.
Ashley says, "I consider myself a very fun and lighthearted person. I have crazy curly hair and love going on adventures. When I was a kid, I used to get into trouble because I was always painting or 'making something beautiful' that I wasn't supposed to (aka my toy box lids and wood pillar I carved with flowers that I blamed on someone else.) Nowadays, I take full credit for my beautiful work. I make handmade jewelry and accessories. I love re-purposing vintage buttons and findings into wearable art. I also love painting, so I decided to combine the two!
I think my favorite part of the creation process is piecing together the details. When I go into a project, I don't plan the end result - the materials take me there. Most times, it's a surprise and that's why it's fun.
I think a lot of times, it is the materials that inspire me. Vintage buttons have such unique details. They all have a story! Most have been forgotten and lost. I like finding these materials and creating them into something even more beautiful, continuing their already interesting history. My parents are also antique collectors, so I am always surrounded by one-of-a-kind, high-quality items."
Ashley is giving away her beautiful heart necklace which is made from a gold pearl button painted with silver accents. The button rests upon an acrylic light brown heart which as laser cut flower details. The necklace also includes a 16 inch silver chain but can be made gold upon request. I think this would be beautiful to wear to a fancy cocktail party but is also versatile enough to be worn with jeans and a tee.
Ashley is also offering la chapstick fanatique readers a discount. Just enter the coupon code HEART25 for 25% off.
To be eligible for this giveaway, you must be a follower of this blog so, if you aren't yet, be sure to sign up through either Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin'. And be sure to let me know what name you are following with.
Ways to win:
1. Visit Strawberry Universe and leave a comment below letting us know your favorite item.
2. Write about this giveaway on your blog and leave a second comment with a link to your post.
3. Follow Ashley's blog and leave a separate comment telling us you did so (and what name you follow with.)
4. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway making sure to "mention" me and leave a separate comment below letting me know you tweeted.
5. Like Strawberry Universe on Facebook and leave a separate comment below telling us you did so.
This giveaway ends Wednsday, July 20th at 7 pm Eastern Time. A winner will be chosen at random.