Thursday, May 20, 2010

Giveaway!!!!


This week we have a featured guest here to add a little fun and unique style to your jewelry collection. Melissa from Mel's Art Buffet is offering one lucky reader a lovely necklace which she made exclusively for this giveaway. Her shop features unique threaded necklaces and bracelets that are set in handcrafted polymer shells at a great price. Each piece has a fun name like Carrot Coleslaw or Blue Sky Martini which both sound really good right now.

These are my favorites in her shop!




Here is a little bit about Melissa.
My name is Melissa & I am the proud & hopeful owner of Mel's Art Buffet. Opening my Etsy shop was a huge step for me. I have enjoyed the site for so many years but was intimidated to take the leap. Mel's Art Buffet opened at the end of January 2010 & I couldn't be more pleased. The community has been so welcoming & friendly. It's a lovely home. 


I am an office manager for a residential appraisal company in Memphis, TN. I feel so lucky to work with friends & a staff that has become family over the many years. While I might be sitting at a desk all day, my mind is uncontrollably creating. I look forward to seeing my dog Cash at the end of each day & can't wait to start making something. My boyfriend and I are about to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. He is a wonderful man that has truly changed my life for the better. All is well in my little corner of the world, except needing more hours in the day, but who doesn't?

I have always had the need to make something, anything. Over the years I have concentrated my creative juices to focus primarily on jewelry. I started going to bead shows & making pieces for myself. And, one day it occurred to me, as my personal stash began to grow out of control, maybe someone else would like to wear this? I am self taught & anticipate learning the next technique which will undoubtedly lead to a world of possibilities.

Inspiration comes easy to me & I feel so lucky for this. My main inspiration is derived from food. I
know this sounds crazy but stick with me...Quite a few years ago, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease,
which means no gluten – a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, & oats. So, being on a restricted diet I
eat visually what I'm not allowed physically. I love to read recipes but more so I love to look at food
pics! Alluring food pictures & blogs are where I find major inspiration. I think food is beautiful & the
colors are simply pure & inspiring. I can look at a picture of pizza & draw three jewelry sketches.
So this is how Mel's Art Buffet blossomed, by combining my greatest loves in life food & art.

Links:

Ecrater Shop (my beaded jewelry): http://melsartbuffet.ecrater.com




And this is what you can win!
"Black Pepper Shrimp"




My signature thread inlay is cocooned inside a polymer clay frame & strung on a black cord necklace strand. The pendant offers multiple possibilities as each side displays a different technique: Side A: Textured, covered with embossing powder, & protected with glaze / Side B: Bronze undercoat topped with black acrylic paint for a feathered effect & protected with glaze. The inlay has been treated & is water resistant, which means the occasional rendezvous with water will not harm the pendant (complete submersion is not deadly but should be avoided). The necklace cord can be easily removed & replaced with your own favorite chain if desired. 
Pendant: Length: ~3 in. / Width: ~2 ½ in.
Necklace Length: ~14 in.


Here is how to win:

To enter you can do any of the following things:

1. Become a follower of my blog,
2. Take a peak at Mel's Art Buffet and tell me what your favorite item is,
3. Follow Melissa's blog,
4. Blog, tweet or Facebook about this giveaway,
5. Purchase anything from Melissa's shop and get 6 extra entries!


If you do everything above you can enter up to 12 times!!!! Fantastic right!?!

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. 

Ex. Blogged about giveaway entry #1
Blogged about giveaway entry #2, etc.


ALL ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS. If you are selected and you did not post an email address, the prize will go to the next entry selected. Contest is open to everyone, overseas too!

Contest ends Thursday, May 27 at 8pm.
Winner will be selected by a random number generator and announced on Saturday, May 29 so check back to see if it's you!

114 comments:

Lyudmila said...

I am a current follower Lyudmila
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Lyudmila said...

I pick the Beaded Bracelet with Polymer Clay Focal - Blue Corn Tortilla Soup
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Lyudmila said...

Follow Melissa's blog
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Lyudmila said...

I blogged about this giveaway
http://ludmilochka.blogspot.com/2010/05/giveaway-ends-27052010.html

Lyudmila said...

I blogged about this giveaway (entry #2)
http://ludmilochka.blogspot.com/2010/05/giveaway-ends-27052010.html

Katie said...

i think that Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Smoky Collard Greens is fantastic! It reminds me of an old fashion scuba helmet! haha

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Katie said...

blog follower under kshuttle!

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Melissa said...

Love the Beaded Neckalce with Polymer Clay Pendant - Lemon and Poppy Seed Wedge

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Melissa said...

Also I'm a follower! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

ModredVintage said...

Good luck to everyone in the giveaway. Melissa, I checked out your store on Etsy, very nice.

Amber said...

I'm a follower of your blog!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

My favorite item from Mel's Art Buffet is the Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Apricot Rum Punch
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow Melissa's blog!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Jen said...

How pretty! I love it!

I'm already a follower :)

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Ada said...

Oooh so yummy names for the products...
I like Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Raisin Puff the most.

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very married said...

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this is my favorite:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/41809432/beaded-necklace-with-polymer-clay

TopHat said...

My favorite is the lemon and poppy seed pendant! It would match almost anything!

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Kelli Lee said...

How unique and different! I like the Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Split Pea Soup even though I do NOT like split pea soup.

Thanks!

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gustosa said...

blog follower
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gustosa said...

i love the Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Raisin Puff
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gustosa said...

following Mel's Art Buffet blog
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gustosa said...

blog post
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gustosa said...

tweet
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jc said...

Very unique and funky designs! I like the Split Pea Soup necklace, good enough to eat! Thanks for the giveaway.

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katevet said...

I love the Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Blackberry Glaze. Thank you for this giveaway!

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Samy said...

I am a blog follower!

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Samy said...

I love "Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Walnut Stuffed Celery"!

Samy said...

I follow Melissa's blog!

Jenna Wood said...

I'm a follower!
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Jenna Wood said...

My favorite has a funny name, carrot coleslaw!
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Jenna Wood said...

I follow Melissa's blog.
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lis said...

Check out walnut stuffed celery, it's just whow!! Love this stuff.
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lis said...

And I follow Mels blog now! lisbonlioness at hotmail dot com

missreneer said...

I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect. Thanks for the great contest :)

missreneer said...

My favorite item from Mel's Art Buffet is Cinnamon Bark. :)

missreneer said...

I follow her blog. She is amazingly talented. Thanks again :)

grace said...

My favorite item is the Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Honey Nut Chex Crunch! Real chic! ^^

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Daily Joy said...

My favorite item in her shop is the Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Raisin Puff.

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

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LIZ said...

hi, i am your follower

email me :)
liz_crowny@yahoo.com
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thankies for helding this giveaway ♥

LIZ said...

hi, i am in lovey with http://www.etsy.com/listing/40960793/beaded-necklace-with-polymer-clay
i do love pastel color

email me :)
liz_crowny@yahoo.com
pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

thankies for helding this giveaway ♥

LIZ said...

hi, i am mel follower

email me :)
liz_crowny@yahoo.com
pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

thankies for helding this giveaway ♥

Heather said...

I'm a new follower of your blog
Entry #1
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Heather said...

Entry #2
My favorite is the Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Blackberry Glaze
So Cute!
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Heather said...

Entry #3
I'm a follower of Melissa's blog
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Isabel said...

I love her Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Smoky Collard Greens. Very stunning! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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♥TanyaMarie♥ said...

COol!

A blog follower

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♥TanyaMarie♥ said...

i like this;

http://www.etsy.com/listing/47832197/beaded-necklace-with-polymer-clay

Dawn said...

Split Pea Soup is my fav
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Dawn said...

I'm following your blog
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Dawn said...

I'm following Melissas blog
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Jodi Ulschmid said...

I'm already a follower! My mom would LOVE this necklace. Hope I win! :)

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Jodi Ulschmid said...

They are all so unique! The Raisin Puff is one of my faves.

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happy said...

I am a follower (haapy)
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happy said...

my favorite is the giveaway necklace, but from the shop, I pick:Lemon and poppy seed wedge -
http://www.etsy.com/listing/39636470/beaded-neckalce-with-polymer-clay

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happy said...

I follow Mellissa's blog: Mel's Art Buffet
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mim said...

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i like the Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Smoky Collard Greens!

mim said...

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follow this sblog

mim said...

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
I follow Mellissa's blog: Mel's Art Buffet

AmbreRose said...

Wow, these pendents are amazing! I love the look of them. I really like the colors in the Raisin Puff. So cool! ambrerose(at)aol(dot)com

elchy said...

Nice giveaway! Enter me please.
I'm a follower through Google Friend Connect (elchy).
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@ByHandGiveaways said...

following you

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@ByHandGiveaways said...

i love the Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Split Pea Soup

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following her blog

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Elena said...

I am a follower of your blog

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Elena said...

I love the Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Blackberry Glaze

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Elena said...

I follow Melissa's blog

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Anja said...

My favorite piece is the Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Licorice Fluff.

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Chacoy said...

i am a new follower;}
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Chacoy said...

the beaded necklace with polymer clay-licorice fluff is gorgeous;}
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Damla said...

I follow your blog (follower name is Damla).

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Damla said...

I like the Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Blackberry Glaze.

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Damla said...

Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2010/05/giveaway_24.html

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Damla said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/14628113630

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Kate said...

i am currently following your bog!

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Kate said...

my favorite item is the Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Walnut Stuffed Celery

http://www.etsy.com/listing/43038392/beaded-necklace-with-polymer-clay

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Kate said...

i am now following mel's blog


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Kate said...

i facebooked this giveaway here> http://www.facebook.com/ravencolours?ref=nf

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Kate said...

i tweeted the giveaway here > http://twitter.com/ravencolours

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bella gureishi said...

i followed your blog.

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bella gureishi said...

my fave is Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Walnut Stuffed Celery..

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bella gureishi said...

i followed melissa blog.

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Crystal P said...

I follow your blog and that necklace is beautiful!

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Crystal P said...

It was hard to chose a favorite... I would wear them all
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Crystal P said...

I follow Melissas blog
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Abby said...

The Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Walnut Stuffed Celery is awesome! I like that one

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Abby said...

Following your blog!

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Abby said...

Following Melissa's blog too

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Abby said...

Tweeted
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Huguette E. said...

following blog

Huguette E. said...

My favorite is the Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Licorice Fluff.

Huguette E. said...

Following Mel's blog

Dhesh said...

Spit Pea Soup looks fun!

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Selene said...

Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Blackberry Glaze is my fave piece!

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Selene said...

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Selene said...

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Petya said...

I love the Cinnamon Bark necklace!

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Ľubaša said...

Blog follower
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Thanks!!!

Ľubaša said...

My fav item is Beaded Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant - Raisin Puff.
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Ľubaša said...

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lotus82 said...

Melissa has some wonderful items..I really like the Beaded Bracelet with Polymer Clay Focal - Blue Corn Tortilla Soup.

~Steph
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lotus82 said...

I follow your blog on gfc

~Steph
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lotus82 said...

I posted about this on facebook....Stephanie Christmann

~Steph
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lotus82 said...

I put out a tweet about this giveaway.

~Steph
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