Friday, September 14, 2012

Chocolate, Silver and Sunshine...and a Giveaway!

Who: Christine Street of Chocolate and Steel
What: Modern Handcrafted Eco-friendly Jewelry
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Why: Christine's jewelry is truly adorable! Original illustrations by Christine and fellow collaborator Susie Ghahremani include fanciful flowers and the most mischievous and mirthful animals...I love her jolly elephants and chubby little birds! Christine's work is as eco-friendly as it gets, from using reclaimed fine and sterling silver to powering up her studio with wind and solar. Chocolate, silver and sunshine...totally irresistible!  :)

Did someone say giveaway? Yes, I did! I'm giving away a $25 gift certificate to Chocolate and Steel!
Here's how to enter...
Mandatory: Please leave a comment below. Visit Christine's shop and tell me your favorite finds. Or tell me your favorite kind of chocolate. Or just say something cheery!  :)
Additional entry: Spread the word about the giveaway on Twitter, Facebook and/or your blog. Tell me which of these you did, and include the link(s). You can do this in your mandatory comment.
Please make sure your email address is available, either through your blogger profile or include it in your comment.
The winner will be drawn at random at noon (CT) Friday Sept.21st. I will contact the winner by email and she/he will have 72 hours to reply. I'll announce the winner on this blog post once they have been confirmed.
Enough nitty gritty details. Please enter and spread the word about Christine's supercool work and the giveaway! Good luck!  :)

...and who is the lucky one? Cadry!
You are the winner of the $25 Gift Certificate to Chocolate and Steel!
Please email me back within 72 hours so I can contact Christine and get you the GC.

Many thanks to everyone who stopped by and entered the giveaway, and thanks to Christine for being so sweet to work with. Happy Weekend!



Blogger SparrowFeather said...

My favorite for a while now has been the Harvest Moon ring! I shared the link on my facebook, and tweeted about the contest :D

3:23 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Ooo thanks a bunch for the chance to win this awesome giveaway! I love all of Chocolate & Steel's Gemma Correl designs, but I'm also loving the new bat charm on their website!

- Megan

4:10 PM  
Blogger Julie Trujillo said...

Cheery, you say! I found Christine's shop so adorable and shiny. Though, I've known about this little "steel" for a while now. A while ago, I ordered a necklace for my companion with our favorite animals. He cherished it so much that he secretly ordered me a matching necklace.... talk about a total cheese ball.

But what I like the most is that all, is that she uses recycled and reclaimed silver, and every stamp is very unique and cute! I'm totally eyeing those chubby bunny earrings.


8:45 PM  
Blogger Kittee Bee Berns said...

Thank you for introducing me to this amazing artist. Love this stuff. My faves are the strawberry earrings and the strawberry ring.


12:24 AM  
Anonymous Cadry said...

So much cuteness! I love Chocolate and Steel. I already have one of her rings and a pair of earrings. I've also given her work for gifts many times. I've think it works for people of all ages.

I hadn't seen some of her new work, and the squirrel with nuts necklace is absolutely adorable! The Hansel and Gretal ring is also so pretty!

Anyway, what an awesome giveaway! Very cool!

Also, I tweeted -

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Hannah said...

Wow, those are some gorgeous designs. I've always wanted to learn metal work, but it's so hard to find anyone who will teach it... I can still appreciate the skill that goes into jewelry like this though! I've really fallen head over heels in love with the peacock necklace in particular.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Cindy D. said...

Hi Nik! Another fab find! She does have quite a lot of wondrous items, and I am also glad to see she is having nice success at Etsy! I do love the raised poppy design and the foxes and cats and koala, oh my!

(But I so rarely wear jewelry, so you should not include me in your most excellent drawing.)

10:36 AM  
Blogger superbadfriend said...

Super cute pieces! Lovely post. Want them all. :)

6:19 AM  
Anonymous Molly Murphy said...

Generous giveaway, and so much cheer, I can't pick a favorite. I hadn't heard of Chocolate and Steel before, but love the shop! I have two girls who would swoon for these pendants.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Molly Murphy Adams said...

Thanks for introducing me to Chocolate and Steel, a great shop for gifts for my girls.

10:59 AM  

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