November 23, 2009
This is it! The first ever 'quote contest', where we asked our wonderful customers to submit their FAVORITE quotes. The top 25 were chosen and are HERE for all to vote on. Pick your TOP 3 and just send rachel an email at email@example.com
or 'comment' or 'message' her on facebook!
Tell us the numbers of your top 3.. We will tally all the votes, and then take the top 2 vote getting quotes to our two participating artists, Jeanine Payer, and Elisa Sullivan!
Jeanine will hand engrave one of her gorgeous necklaces and bracelets with the quotes.
Elisa Sullivan will create a custom sterling and leather cuff, and sterling and leather necklace with the quotes as well!
AND the best part..besides seeing these beautiful creations come into existence, is that ONE PERSON (and the contest is only open to those who submitted quotes, and/or voted) will win THEIR CHOICE of any of the 4 custom pieces!
SO, ARE YOU READY? HERE ARE THE FINALISTS*.. AND DON'T WORRY EVERYONE'S QUOTES WILL HAVE THEIR DAY IN THE SUNSHINE.. WE HAVE A PLAN! :)
*due to the overwhelming response, we decided to pick the top 25, and we did so by choosing only quotes that Jeanine hasn't used before and quotes that were submitted by more than one person.. **
VOTING MUST END BY WEDNESDAY 11/25 AT 5:00 PM! We need time to consult with the artists on what pieces of theirs would look best with the winning quotes!
here they are.. and truth be told.. we love each and every one! Thank you to all that shared something that moves them...
1)"Today I am blessed"- Maya Angelou
2)"My friends are my estate"- Emily Dickinson
3)"We can do no great things- only small things with great love"- Mother Teresa
4)"A joyful spirit is evidence of a grateful heart"- Maya Angelou
5)"Where there is great love, there are always wishes"-Willa Cather
6)"Dance when you're broken...Dance when you're perfectly free"- Rumi
7)"I am not afraid, I was born to do this"- Joan of Arc
8)"I love you-those three words have my life in them"- Alexandra to Nicholas II
9)"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are"- Anais Nin
10)"Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live"- unknown
11)"When we risk going too far, we discover how incredibly far we can go"- Paul Wesselmann
12) "Good friends are like stars, you don't always see them but you know they're always there"
13) "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song"- Maya Angelou
14)"Other men said they have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough"-
15)"Life is like music-some high notes, some low notes, but a beautiful song just the same"- Unknown
16) "When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky"- Buddha
17)"It is not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing, that matters"- Mother Teresa
18)"Many friends will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart"
19)"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched...they must be felt with heart"- Helen Keller
20)"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has"- Margaret Mead *
21)"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without words and never stops at all"- Emily Dickinson
22)"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"- Anais Nin
23)"Love in the past is only a memory. Love in the future is a fantasy. Only here and now can we truly love"
24)"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with"
25)"If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain"- Emily Dickinson
November 22, 2009
THERESA JENKINS!! You are the winner of the wonderful, gorgeous, AND totally inspiring 'I will paint outside the lines' Bangles from B-Side by Ken and Dana Design!We are so excited for you! And so grateful for EVERYONE that entered, almost 400 in all! Not only was your support and enthusiasm amazing.. so was your patience with us as we experienced 'technical difficulties' with the automated 'winner selection' part of the contest application. It just refused to pick one! So Rachel, having tried until 2 am the night before, got up , got muffins, and headed over to manager Laura's house. There, Lauras 11 yr old daughter Ellen was put in charge of randomly choosing the winner. And she did a fantastic job! Check out the video.. and celebrate.. Theresa, painting outside the lines, friendship and FUN!.. All the things we hope to bring to you at Giving Tree Jewelry!
November 8, 2009
November 5, 2009
Ok, so maybe I am a little biased! But it's true!
I love our website, and I love spreading the word!
Please vote for us! It takes 7 seconds. And we appreciate it so much!
With joy! Rachel and Judith