1/22/14

Giveaway!

Haven't given away free shit in a long time. Plus I wanna get rid of some earrings.
You know when there's stuff that hasn't sold in ages and you feel like a huge douche for having thought it worthwhile...
 then you offer it for free and suddenly you're the prettiest girl at the ball?
 That. And also because you guys leave comments that generally fend off feelings of worthlessness. (We're artists and chicks, I think self-doubt is our milieu.) If you want to be entered to win any of the above, just drop a comment. The more comments I get, the sexier I'll feel:
So help me feel like less of a menstrual shlub, comment you dummies!
(Along with the giveaway, I lowered a bunch of prices for the rest of the earrings. If there's something you've been eyeing, now's the time to, you know, eye it again. )
Here's a couple new bangle stacks with very waxed silk and some fancy stones.

 And the second:

Also a bracelet with sections of antique moon photo under much resin:
I finished some necklaces and stuff but this snowy Chicago day did not want to help with photos. Also I've been very busy taking care of my parents' kitties while the folks are in Uruguay. One cat in particular is apparently in mourning and we almost had to take her to the vet. (Me leave the house? Heaven forfend!) She started pooping again- and thus eating/drinking peeing as well- after I forced some butter into her mouth. Thanks Yahoo Answers! Now she just sits there and wails every so often.

(P.S. Dawn, you were the 1st to ask for those tube earrings from last post. You have to etsy convo me tho cuz I don't know how to get in touch.)

33 comments:

Dawn Williams said...

I would love to get a piece of your jewelry. Been admiring you for some time. Good luck to me!

Thanks!

13 said...

I have my ears pierced now, only took me to nearly 50 to get around to it. I now need luscious adornments for my lugs.

artistic rejuvenations said...

i'm game. as always! overcast here. the kids are having fun (oh no!) in class and i'm loving your bangle stacks. random. xoxo

Anonymous said...

I thought I would share my favorite jewelry quote by Jada Pinkett Smith: "If I had my way, I'd wear jewelry, a great pair of heels, and nothing else." Sadly, I don't look like Jada Pinkett Smith and I live in Wisconsin. So I would wear those sweet earrings with my snowmobile suit, sensible boots, and a big smile. Mary :)

Liz E said...

S E X Y ! I'm talking about you and the earrings :D
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Norma Conway said...

Hey Miss Marina, I own a piece of your precious art (a pendant) and have given my daughter a pair of your earrings and she love love loves them. I refer to you as my 'jewellery gal' when I talk about you which I do often. I just want to own more of your art, so please toss my name into the hat. As I basically think that you are IT in the jewellery realm I'd be thrilled to have another of your works. Thanks. Norma, x
p.s. I'm getting slowly closer to actually making my first piece of boho tribal shaman goddess jewellery and have successfully figured out how to make a wee book with leather cover. Now I'm figuring out how to hang it from a pendant that I'm designing. I am a slow study but getting there. I'll show you when I'm finally finished.

Cally said...

I love you stuff - it makes me feel good just looking at it! Please DON'T enter me in the draw though, for the same reason I don't buy - postage makes it all to expensive from there to here (New Zealand.) But just wanted to say, yeah, just following your blog gives me so much pleasure :)

Dian Hierschel said...

oh me me me .... please!!!! Your creations are Amazing! Never mind to own 1 of them and feeling high and sexy :-) Thank you for giveaway. xoxoxoxoxo Dian

Linda Gay Parkis said...

Hello.... sure want both sets of bangles... sence I asked you to make me a set... I cant decide so im getting both... your such a kind sweetie to have made them for me
.. I just take both...lol.. im serious about this. ... love the last set almost had them and they were smatched right out of my cart on etsy... I'd be a princess wearing them on both wrists...lol... you sound like a marvelous person... love to also be the winner of a pair of your fabulous earings...lol..your right tho.. give something away for free and Suddenly your the crown of the ball....lol... thank ya...Linda Gay Parkis...

Linda Gay Parkis said...

Lol. . Your right give something away and your the crown of the ball. ... I want both sets of bangles... sence I cant decide on one I asked you to make me a set. .. so I'm getting both. .. your a marvelous person with a kind heart... love your blog's. ..I hope you will wait on my check next week to buy both sets.
Maybe even win a set of ear rings too...lol...
Thanks. ..Linda Gay Parkis....

Linda Gay Parkis said...

I'm not sure if its posting. .. love your bangle sets... want both....Linda Gay Parkis

Emmanuelle Roué said...

Me. Want. Earrings.

Too lazy to form complete sentences. Teehee. :)

Blackwillow Boho said...

Oh me me me pretty please!! I have a desperate need to be cheered up and some of your earrings of awesome might lift the gloom.

Sandra said...

I wanna win~! Did I make you feel sexy now? Really, I've been craving some of your jewelry for so long, but currently I just can't afford it. So, good luck to me! :D

Mo Wassell said...

Holy crap! You suffer angst when you create such incredible things? It is the curse of the creative, but it sure is unwarranted for you. Win or not, I love seeing what you create... and someday will splurge and buy something. ~ Mo

shelly said...

i am having bummer days here lately. i want to win your beautiful prize! no shit. i really do. need a lift bad. you rock.

catie said...

ooh! love those bangle stacks!

Betsi Goutal said...

My heavens, she's an
Alchemist of
Rust and stone!
Ingeniously blending
Nonsense and beauty to create
Artworks of adornment.

I maded you a PO-Em. (Seeee, it spells out MARINA.)

Feeling very silly today, due in part of lack of sleep. You know we love you, Marina! You sexy thing with your sexy designs.

I would LOVE to win a pair of your earrings. The turquoise colored ones are right up my colorful alley but the beaded hoops with the sailboats are beautiful too... though I'd almost feel guilty keeping them for myself since they would be so beautiful on my cousin Nell. Her birthday is in a few days, in fact... hmmm... gotta o check those lower prices now.

And I'll probably be back later to comment more. I totally know what you mean about loving to get comments. One of my favorite people in the whole world snuck over to my blog the other day and left the comment "Comment comment comment ♥" on a recent post that I'd ended with a plea for comments where I stated that comments are love. Made me grin like a fool!

Comment comment comment. ♥

Beatnheart said...

i'm sure late to this ball but let some of the ladies go at it and enjoy some of your festive adornments...

your a cool kid for sharing the love...
xxbh

martinisfor2 said...

I would love to win another pair but I'm voting for Marcia, aka 13, to win after taking the 50 year leap! You Go Girl!

Sharon Driscoll said...

Nothing like a giveaway to entice everyone to come out and play. Add me in and where did you get the sculpture of my body? Perfect in every way - :-).

Jayne Capps said...

I'm really diggin' the turquoise you used in the bangles :)

dawn said...

I love your blog and all of your earrings....they make me want to channel my inner Stevie Nicks...my gypsy soul. And that awesome bracelet somehow reminds me of Keith Lobue...I have a secret crush on Keith. Everything you make is magical...I am fortunate to won a few pieces and would always love to add another pair of your lovlies to my little collection. Please don't stop blogging or creating....You are a true authentic....in the best way :)

Terry said...

Found your work through Seth Apter and became a follower and a fan. I love how your pieces look like they've been found in a dig.

angi eharis said...

I loooove all your artwork/ jewelry!! Tx sooooo much for always posting and sharing and inspiring us! I love going to your blog when i need to get inspired, aloha, angi in hana

CraftyHope said...

DUDE-ETTE!
You not feel sexy? That's a crime in itself. Your skills and humor and ability all make you one of the sexiest ladies I can think of! Here's hoping you get your mojo back soon.

Mitzi Ackerman said...

I have been stalking your blog for quite some time now. And, each time I am more amazed at how you take almost anything, give it your spin, and create a fabulous piece of artwork to be worn. I would love to win the earrings :) Keep up the creative process as I love eye candy!
Mitzi

Cmmargaret said...

Awesome! Your creations always amaze me!

Still Waters Studio said...

I try to look at your blog at least once a day, but for the last 4 days my internet has been spazzed out so I finally got on today and found that you are having a giveaway! I hope I'm not too late!
Great stuff!

lisa mitchell said...

dropping by your blog and finding new photos is a such bittersweet exercise as I begin "ohhhing and ahhhhing" inside my head with each new piece, and then am overcome with sadness, knowing I will never have them all. will never even hold them in my grubby little hands, much less adorn myself with them...and they are so beautiful and magical I honestly even think about eating them...all those delicious coloured beads, sliding down my throat...
...but then I would start to choke and gag and turn blue and would have to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance and it would be so embarrassing because everyone would be talking about the "woman who actually ate a bunch of jewellery" because she was so overcome with its belleza.

...I shall leave you to your devices, fanciful that they are.

ps. just kidding, I don't really think about eating them.
well...okay. maybe just a little.

angi eharis said...

Oops, i came here to comment/enter your giveaway and i saw my name forgetting i already entered your giveaway but i actually just wanted to send a message to u after i just looked at the unbelievable necklaces u made, u are so very talented!! U have the design thing down and that is what i struggle with daily, some say u can learn it but i think its just something that some artists r blessed with and others it takes years to get there, u are truly blessed marina with it! Also hope your parents cats r ok, my 6 dogs r my life now so i get the animal thing, can't believe i said that, i swore i would never be one of those crazy animal people! Beware of what we say in this life! Love u and your gems, aloha, angi in hana

angi eharis said...

PS i loove your moon bracelet! Angi in hana

Linda Gay Parkis said...

I love that pair of earbobs that have a closed ring so they won't fall off utee beads?... if I could remember what there called...lol.. kinda green points on bottom and blue shinny beads in middle and on top.. they also have medal cap ... can u tell me what u call em...lol... I'm not sure.. but I know they would look good with my bangles. ..