Happy New Year, Works in Progress, Where the heck have I been? And a Giveaway!

>> Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hello everybody! Sorry I've been AWOL for so long- autumn was just insane with, well, life! Birthdays, holidays, craft shows, custom work, new clients, etc and something had to give, so I gave myself a break from blogging.

We've celebrated Thanksgiving
Watched sunrises
And sunsets
We've done craft shows
We've celebrated Christmas and New Years
(looking for the pickle)
and also my 36th birthday (dinner at a Japanese steakhouse followed by a movie, with a pit stop to the photo booth in the lobby)- just to name a few!
Today I'm back to work making new pendants
And it just so happens that my Work in Progress Wednesday post is also my 300th blog post. So to celebrate that milestone (as well as all the others that I've passed in the last few months) I'm doing a giveaway. It's been a long time since I've sent one of my readers a piece of jewelry in a giveaway, so I thought now would be the perfect time!
If you'd like a chance to win one of my new bangles, read on! They are sterling silver, hand forged by me, featuring a sterling silver sand dollar or scallop shell charm.
They are a standard 8.5 inch (large) size but I do have a few that are smaller, so if you win and need the smaller size, just let me know!

Here's the lowdown on entering to win:

1. As usual, leave a comment telling me a recent milestone you've celebrated.
2. For 1 additional entry, tweet about this giveaway and report back here with a separate comment linking to said tweet.
3. For a 3rd chance to enter, blog about this giveaway or post it to your sidebar. Again, come back here and leave a separate comment linking to your blog.

That's up to 3 chances to win! Deadline for entry is Friday the 13th of January (eek!) at Midnight, ET


Stephanie January 4, 2012 at 8:18 AM  

Hi Tara, Nice to hear from you and see you and your family have been doing well. Your bracelets are truly beautiful!! Peace, Stephanie

Jill January 4, 2012 at 12:25 PM  

I love the sea - your bracelets would be perfect for me!! Happy New Year!!

aquariann January 4, 2012 at 9:58 PM  

Lovely giveaway! Congrats on 300 posts. My blog finally earned $100, the minimum payout before AdSense'll send a check my way. YAY!!

underwater at aquariann dot com

Anonymous,  January 4, 2012 at 11:00 PM  

Those are absolutely lovely! A milestone? I turned 65 this past October - I am now officially old!

De tout, de rien January 5, 2012 at 9:27 AM  

Glad you're back! Congrats on your milestones! Happy New Year.

Hmmm, recent milestone for me...I made it to 2012!!

Those bangles are just gorgeous.

Shore Debris January 7, 2012 at 9:06 PM  

Hi Tara! I've had the same things surrounding my autumn as you :)

My milestone is that I just had my 30th birthday :)

Shore Debris January 7, 2012 at 9:40 PM  

I've blogged about your giveaway, too!


Kim@Snug Harbor January 7, 2012 at 10:22 PM  

Nice bangles - they remind me of Sanibel Island, which is my favorite place to visit! My most recent milestone is finding my 1800 th geocache, which I did today. If you want to know what geocaching is, visit my blog! Congrats on 300 posts.

Kim@Snug Harbor January 9, 2012 at 8:41 AM  

Hi - I posted about your giveaway on my blog:

and my FB page:


Happy Monday!

~Lavender Dreamer~ January 9, 2012 at 9:56 AM  

What beautiful jewelry! I just hopped over from Kim's! We decided, since no one was coming to visit....that we would pack a picnic and spend the day on the beach on Christmas day! I think we've started a new tradition! We would love to do it every year! ♥

Lexi January 9, 2012 at 11:49 AM  

Those look great and it's awesome to see you're alive and blogging! Milestone... Coco is six months old already!!!! How is it possible! :)

Gayle January 9, 2012 at 2:04 PM  

Beautiful jewelry!.... a recent milestone for our family happened today! My 16 year old (after getting into trouble and then an accident) was able to return to regular high school. He's very excited to be back among his peers.

Nancy H. January 11, 2012 at 4:47 PM  

I live at the beach and look for sea glass almost every day. A recent milestone for me is that I took a jewelry making class at our local community college and learned how to wrap sea glass!

GVDeb January 12, 2012 at 1:17 AM  

My milestone is that I made a commitment!!!

Thrifted Treasure January 12, 2012 at 3:00 AM  

Those bracelets are gorgeous, pick me, pick me!!!! :-)

Thrifted Treasure January 12, 2012 at 3:04 AM  

Oops sorry just remembered I was meant to mention a milestone, just reached 3 years of blogging!

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