This Giveaway is Closed.One thing I love about this Nation of ours is that the entrepreneurial spirit can been found in so many of its citizens. So many people have a dream of starting their own business and get to pursue that dream. Today, with the Internet and sites like Etsy, it is easier than ever to start your own business.
So, today, I want to focus my Made in the USA theme, on a business called Lilly Ellen. Lilly Ellen designs and handcrafts jewelry and clothing. I first found this business through Etsy and then found that they have their own website. The business is family run. Karey, designs and makes all the jewelry. She is assisted by her husband, mom and children in various aspects of the business.
I love all of Lilly Ellen's designs. My favorites are the hand stamped jewelry. I wear jewelry every day, but I do not have a lot of it. I like my jewelry to be unique, simple and beautiful and the jewelry that Karey designs fits that perfectly. I have one of her 1" stamped discs from the keepsake collection. The necklace came very quickly and was beautifully packaged in a tin nestled in shredded red paper. The necklace could have easily been sent directly to someone as a gift. When I pulled out the necklace, I was impressed by the beauty of the lettering. Lilly Ellen offers several different uppercase and lowercase font options. Many of these fonts are not often available with other similar jewelry makers. The piece came on sterling silver ball chain(You can choose an 18" or 20 " chain). The disc is a bit larger than I would have hoped, I usually wear very small pendants, but it is as described, 1". Personally, I love the piece. The quality is amazing and the price is very affordable and less than most of the other hand stamped discs I had seen.
*Buy It: You may view and purchase all of Karey's wonderful designs at Lilly Ellen.
*Win It: One lucky reader will win a $25 gift Certificate to the Lilly Ellen site.
1. Go to Lilly Ellen and then come back here and tell me which piece is your favorite. (The first entry MUST be completed in order to get extra entries).
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5. For TWO extra entries: Blog about the giveaway. Link to this post and to Lilly Ellen. (Leave a link to the post in the comment).
Giveaway ends August 31, 2009 at 11:59 PM. You do not have to have a blog to enter. Please leave your email address in the comment if you cannot be contacted through your profile. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified via email. Winner will have 72 hours to respond.