18.7.11

monday giveaway: strawberry universe (NOW CLOSED)

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.

118 comments:

  1. My fav item:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74745911/love-those-stripes-studs

    sydsense.blogspot.com

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  2. Already following you on twitter as @sydsense :)

    sydsense.blogspot.com

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  3. Tweetd about it:

    http://twitter.com/#!/sydsense/status/92931246375706626

    sydsense.blogspot.com

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  4. Picture added to sidebar at imsydney.blogsoot.com

    *hope that counts too :)

    sydsense.blogspot.com

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  5. I love the Day at Sea necklace :)
    katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

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  6. I love the purple compass necklace.

    katietamblingson at yahoo dot com

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  7. Hi!

    - I am now following your blog via GFC under: SAUCY | f. | BABY

    saucy.baby21[at]gmail[dot][com]

    xo Nicole

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  8. My favorite item is the Purple Compass Necklace

    saucy.baby21[at]gmail[dot][com]

    xo Nicole

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  9. i really like the littel blue bird earrings, k_rampersad03 at yahoo dot com

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  10. i now follow you on twitter

    k_rampersad03 at yahoo dot com

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  11. Love the Sunny Day in May earring studs. I love the heart necklace very much! gfc name jhb.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  12. im a GFC follower of your blog =)

    GFC: Jel
    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  13. omg the items in her shop are so pretty <3
    but id say i love the compass necklaces the most :)

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  14. blogged: http://fashionandbeautynoobie.tumblr.com/post/7765507197

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  15. followed Ashley's blog
    GFC - Jel

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  16. im already following you on twitter, @jelaiii_x

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  17. im an FB fan of Strawberry Univers
    FB: Jung Rae Woo

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  18. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect and The Bold and the Beautiful necklace is my favorite!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I like Strawberry Universe on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I follow Ashley's Strawberry Universe blog publicly with google friend connect as Amber
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Already a GFC follower! And my favorite is the "Lets Go Exploring necklace", but I think the "Red Cat Studs" are so adorable, too :)
    Thanks for another great giveaway!

    isztarv at o2 dot pl

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  22. My fave is the The Bold and the Beautiful necklace.
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  23. I follow the strawberry universe blog as lin3arossa.
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  24. love purple compass necklace

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  25. Im following with GFC (killing birds is not art)

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  26. My favourite item are the Sail away with me studs, they are lovely!

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  27. And Im now also following Ashleys blog under the same name, with GFC :)

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  28. follow ashley's blog

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  29. like strawberry's fb under diana dang

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  30. xyoulovekarlene is my gfc

    my favorite item has to be the Lets Go Exploring necklace ! :)


    xyoulovekarlene@gmail.com

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  31. I'm following you via GFC and I love the Lets Go Exploring necklace!

    ruricloth at yahoo dot com

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  32. I'm following Ashley's blog via GFC!

    ruricloth at yahoo dot com

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  33. I like Strawberry Universe on Facebook (Lui Bright)!

    ruricloth at yahoo dot com

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  34. gfc follower as kylei c
    rawbeautygirl at gmail dot com

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  35. I follow your blog :)

    The giveaway necklace is my favorite but these are probably my second favorite :)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/73988062/under-a-mod-sun-studs

    Contact info:
    Blog- www.calledtocreativity.blogspot.com
    Etsy- www.homespunhandmaiden.etsy.com

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  36. purple compass necklace

    jcwga@hotmail.com

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  37. I LOVE this heart necklace, but also love the purple compass necklace!!

    Early dot erica at gmail dot com

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  38. I'm a new follower of Ashley's blog! Following under "Erica"

    Early dot erica at gmail dot com

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  39. Stink, I meant to say that I am a new follower of your blog first!! Sorry about that. Following under "Erica"

    Early dot erica at gmail dot com

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  40. I "like" Strawberry Universe on FB!

    Early dot erica at gmail dot com

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  41. Following you on twitter @embracingerica!

    Early dot erica at gmail dot com

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  42. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/EmbracingErica/status/93136696211812352

    Early dot erica at gmail dot com

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  43. Emma Maranon- Liked Strawberry Universe on FB!

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  44. i love sunny day in may stephanie.rutledge@me.com

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  45. Absolutely love love love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/77265479/the-bold-and-the-beautiful-necklace

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. Hi, I already fan of Strawberry Universe in FB name doki doki co :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. I follow you on twitter bird name dokidokico :) and spread words here http://twitter.com/#!/dokidokico/status/93173214011867138

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. mi fav item is the Picnic with the Flowers Studs :) karic.lpp@gmail.com

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  49. Follow you on twitter

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  50. like you on facebook :) karic.lpp@gmail.com

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  51. and finally, follow you ong GFC :)
    karic.lpp@gmail.com

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  52. This is a sweet ring:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74323551/golden-spots-of-spring-ring

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  53. My favorite item from the shop: Lets Go Exploring necklace
    natasa-@freemail.hu

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  54. I follow Ashley’s blog via GFC as Lynd
    natasa-@freemail.hu

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  55. I liked the fb page as Linda Gr
    natasa-@freemail.hu

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  56. gfc follower as "sswpss" & I like the A Day at Sea Necklace

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  57. I love the Purple Compass necklace
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  58. Follow Ashley's blog via gfc=Lyudmila
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  59. Like the Strawberry Universe on fb=Lyudmila Sizova
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  60. By Moonlight necklace I really love

    trustjesus7771 at yahoo dot com

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  61. I love the Purple Compass necklace

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  62. I’m a Twitter follower @aikchien

    http://twitter.com/#!/aikchien/status/93311581840080897

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  63. I’m a Facebook fan – Aik Chien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  64. Thank you for this giveaway! :)
    GFC: Liz
    email: liquidjelly76 (at) gmail.com
    All of the stuff are so cute, but I like the Purple Compass necklace.

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  65. GFC: Liz
    email: liquidjelly76 (at) gmail.com

    I am following Ashley's blog with GFC name Liz.

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  66. GFC: Liz
    email: liquidjelly76 (at) gmail.com

    I follow you on Twitter as @liquidjelly76 and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/liquidjelly76/status/93354032827088896

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  67. GFC: Liz
    email: liquidjelly76 (at) gmail.com

    I liked Strawberry Universe on Facebook as Liz Park.

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  68. My favorite item is the Lets Go Exploring necklace!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  69. following Ashley's blog via GFC as Marija

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  70. Lets Go Exploring necklace is my favorite :)

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  71. blogged: http://handmade4every1.blogspot.com/2011/07/heart-necklace-giveaway-july-20th.html

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  72. i follow her blog with the same name :)

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  73. twit: http://twitter.com/#!/handmade4every1/status/93427455263645696 :)

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  74. Liked Strawberry Universe on Facebook :)

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  75. I really like this one.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74382781/purple-compass-necklace

    jesusfreakof2000(at)gmail(dot)com

    Rachel

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  76. GFC follow *heavensent1*...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  77. GFC follow Ashley's blog *heavensent1*

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  78. I love their A Day at Sea Necklace...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  79. Follow you on Twitter *DNatrlBeauty*

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  80. my fav is the day at the sea necklace jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  81. http://twitter.com/#!/DNatrlBeauty/status/93468747016306688

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  82. I follow this blog via Google Friend Connect {Lesli}

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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  83. I love the Purple Compass necklace

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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  84. I follow Ashleys blog via Google Friend Connect {Lesli}

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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  85. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/alittleumbrella/status/93519799413506048

    My Twitter ID is @alittleumbrella

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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  86. I like SU on Facebook.

    {facebook.com/a.little.umbrella}

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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  87. My favorite item is the By Moonlight necklace.

    I'm following via GFC (Giveaway Rae)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    giveaway.raes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I liked Strawberry Universe on facebook (Rachel Earle Edwards Martorano)

    giveaway.raes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. Following your blog (ksyshenka) and I adore annd hearted Garden Party ring (oksana2372 on Etsy)

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  90. Following Ashley's blog via GFC!(ksyshenka)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  91. Following you on Twitter and tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/93611017040445440

    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. I Like Strawberry Universe on Facebook!

    (oksana vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  93. Emma Maranon- My fav item is def the "A day at sea" necklace.
    papillon923@aim.com

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  94. Thank you for this!
    I am a follower of your blog via GFC as Tirabaralla.

    My fave at Strawberry Universe's shop is this A Day At Sea necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74371002/a-day-at-sea-necklace

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  96. I am now following Ashley's blog via GFC as Tirabaralla.

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  97. I follow you on Twitter as @Tirabaralla and twitted about the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/#!/Tirabaralla/status/93680078667526145

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  98. I like Strawberry Universe on Facebook, I am Giovanna V. on FB.

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  99. I'm following your blog via GFC as barniegirl! I love this necklace-- so pretty!

    ckian.cw.blog@gmail.com

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  100. I "liked" Strawberry Universe on Facebook as Alyssa J D.!

    ckian.cw.blog@gmail.com

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  101. My favorite item at the shop is "A Day At Sea Necklace"

    ckian.cw.blog@gmail.com

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  102. I'm following Ashley's blog via GFC as barniegirl!

    ckian.cw.blog@gmail.com

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  103. I love Lets Go Exploring necklace
    armadavolya at hotmail dot com

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  104. Already following your blog through GFC as Armada Volya
    armadavolya at hotmail dot com

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  105. following via twitter
    armadavolya at hotmail dot com

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  106. likes Strawberry Universe on FB
    armadavolya at hotmail dot com

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  107. I am now following la chapstick fanatique via GFC :))
    name: karla camille foronda

    email:karlaanchetaforonda@yahoo.com

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  108. I Visit Strawberry Universe and my favorite item is the Stars at Sea Ring.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/75213245/stars-at-sea-ring

    email:karlaanchetaforonda@yahoo.com

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  109. I love the My Heart Belongs to... pendant

    Email: sheepity812@yahoo.co.uk

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  110. I adore this necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/77265479/the-bold-and-the-beautiful-necklace !

    GFC follower
    danaan at gmx dot at

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