23 May 2012

Everdeen Earrings Giveaway


That's right folks! You heard it here- Monday marked Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway Day!  Giveaway Day is awesome, to put it frankly, and it is a chance for you to win many, many amazing handcrafted items from some very talented crafters. Bloggers and shop owners are giving away fabric, handmade bags, items for the home, jewelry, and accessories - the list goes on and on!


I happy to announce that I am participating for a second time.  My giveaway back in December was such a success and I was so happy to make new blog friends through it all.  This time around I am giving away a pair of earrings from my Summer collection, which will be released near the end of June.


Like the Atenas Earrings, this pair is adorned with hammered copper tear drop shapes that give the earrings a very organic look. Faceted Labradorite coin-shapped beads are suspended at center and wire wrapped to a  vintage, raw brass chain.  The earrings are finished with hand-forged brass ear wires.

Now, on to the giveaway, shall we.  One winner will be chosen at random, but in order for you to enter you MUST answer a particular question of mine in the comment section.  I'm looking for new summer reading and I'd love to hear what you all have to recommend for me!  I just finished up the Hunger Games (book one) and once that series is over with, I'll be itching for a new read.  And as a side note, the Everdeen Earrings may or may not have been named as such because of my most recent read. *wink*

So, in the comments, please tell me:

WHAT BOOK(S) DO YOU THINK I SHOULD ADD TO MY SUMMER READING LIST?

It's as simple as that.  I'm also offering up a second chance to win if you are a follower of my blog (as a thank you).  You in no way have to follow my blog to participate, but if you do- please let me know in a SECOND comment! 

One winner will be chosen at random on Saturday morning (9:00 AM), May 26th!  If you do not have an email attached to your profile, please be sure to leave it in the comments so that I can contact you.  Also, if you are running a giveaway- let me know! I'd love to swing on by. :)

And one more thing: I will ship INTERNATIONALLY!

Best of luck everyone!!

95 comments:

Gayla said...

I am on book 3 of the Hunger Games (The Mockingjay), and since I don't have much time for fiction reading, it's hard for me to say. :-) However, I in between the Hunger Games I read "Heaven is for Real." Surprisingly, I think I got as much or more from the father's sharing of difficulties as I did the son's revelations.
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Anonymous said...

Hey Amy

Great Idea.. You should read somthing by Tom Robbins---"Still Life with Woodpecker", "Jitterbug Perfume" or perhaps "B is for Beer"

See you in a couple of weeks.

Uncle Richie
If I win send them to Helen..

Regina said...

wow! These are gorgeous!

I just finished the hunger games series and need something good to read too! I did bookmark this list recently - looks promising.
http://www.perpetualpageturner.com/2012/03/books-like-the-hunger-games.html

Anonymous said...

Fantastic looking earrings.
I love anything by M.C. Beaton.
Thank you for the giveaway.
cid
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Victoria said...

I have two amazing labradorite necklaces and would love to pair them with your earrings.
Today I am catching up on Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell. Then I have some Miss Julia books by Ann Ross that make me laugh. Also will read Mary Kay Andrews books - they make me laugh out loud. Some Rita Mae Brown and Janet Evanovich will round out the fiction.

Michelle J. said...

I would say Heaven is Here (Nie Nie's book), and the read Hunger Games again, haha.

Michelle J. said...

I'm a new follower!

Sarah said...

Beautiful Earings! I really enjoyed the Wilderness series by Sara Donati lately. I've been trying to get hold of a copy of the hunger games but it has like 30 reserves on it at the local library! Thanks for the chance to win

Lisbeth said...

Following the Hunger Games trilogy is rough - it needs some time to marinate in the brain! A light-hearted choice (but still lots of story packed in each book) to follow might be Jasper FForde's Thursday Next series. It's a little screwball, a little dystopian, and a lot of meta-literary.

Beautiful earrings - thank you for offering such a beautiful giveaway!

Clay said...

Oh, what beautiful earrings! There are SO many good books out there, but I'd suggest the Lord of the Ring series, which I am reading right now. I'm having a lot of fun with them so far.

Autie

Shayla Sharp said...

I love the Green Rider series and my sis reads the Honor Harrington ones if you're in to space sci-fi/military. Also the 7 Miracles that Saved America is really good.

April in Autumn said...

If you liked the Hunger Games, try Divergent by Veronica Roth. The second book just came out at the beginning of May and there's more to come. :)

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Shayla Sharp said...

I'm a follower--got to keep seeing the pretties!

April in Autumn said...

I'm a new follower

Amy said...

My kids don't give me much free reading time, but when they do I sometimes like to unwind by reading something amusing. If you are in the mood for humor, I can recommend Dave Barry, Erma Bombeck or Jean Kerr! Gorgeous earrings... thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

If you're looking for something deeper, I'd suggest The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson or The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Lighter reads - The Girl Who Chased the Moon or The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen.

Steph

mframe said...

I just got done reading all the Harry Potter books with my son. They were surprisingly good.
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Delaina said...

The Help! I'm not sure I've ever read a book so fast.

Tina said...

I ADORED The Hunger Games! Literally could not put it down. If you're looking for a similar themed book (that's a tad dark) I recommend The Road by Cormac McCarthy. If you're in need of lighter reading with some depth, I highly recommend The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

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Tina said...

I follow your blog!

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CitricSugar said...

Gorgeous earrings! If you're into post-apocalyptic teen fiction (I loved The Hunger Games, too), there's a series by James Dashner that starts with The Maze Runner. If you want classic lit, The Unbearable Lightness of Being was surprisingly funny and accessible. And If you want non-fiction, Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammett is pretty cool.

Abby said...

You should read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green! It's an amazing book. But be prepared to feel a lot of emotions!

Thanks for doing the giveaway! I love the earrings!

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Melissa Palmer said...

I love any C.S. Lewis books. Hope you enjoy them too!

Thanks for the giveaway :)

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Melissa Palmer said...

Following your blog :)

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quiltmom said...

I love your labradorite earrings - they are gorgeous ! Thanks for participating in the blog hop..
I love to read buy I am not sure what to tell you to check out. We have the game of thrones series that are the books on which the HBO series is based.
If you like non fiction read Three Cups of tea or Stones for Schools by Greg Mortenson.
One of my favorite all time books is The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
I have not read Jodi Picoult newest book Lone wolf but I have read a few of her other books- 19 minutes, My sister's Keeper and House Rules are a few of her titles.
If you like quilting stories then check out the Elm Creek Quilters Series by Jennifer Chiaverini.
Happy reading..
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

B Greene said...

Gorgeous earrings! I really want to read Tina Fey's Bossypants! Thanks for the chance to win!

Dani said...

50 Shades of Gray should be your next read, I'm finishing up the 3rd book in the Hunger Games series.

Dani said...

I'm a new follower, Those earrings are so Fabulous! My Giveaway is at DaniFabulous(dot)blogspot(dot)com

Danielle said...

The Green Rider series by Kristen Britain; anything by Tamora Pierce, Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey, and Steven Gould. Beautiful earrings; thank you for the giveaway.

Jennie P. said...

Those earrings are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance. My recommendation would be "The Help." It was very good. I even got my mom to read it and she's not really a book person.

Rosa Robichaud said...

"Promise Me This"....

I simply could NOT put that book down! It had lots of twists and turns and surprises.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12261276-promise-me-this

Pls enter my name in your contest - your earings are GORGEOUS!!!

Tks!

Rosa Robichaud
Saint John, New Brunswick
Canada
robich@rogers.com

schola minimus said...

I liked "Tune in Tokyo" about this guy who leaves his life & moves to Tokyo to "find a new life." Your earrings are beautiful! thanks
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marth225 said...

You could try The Work and The Glory by Gerald Lund. It is fictional but has a little history mixed in

Dana Gaffney said...

I know it's old news, but if you haven't read The Help yet it's really good. Not my usual read, but I loved it. Those earrings are gorgeous. Thanks.

Craftgirl83 said...

Have you read Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series? It's great!

Amy said...

Oh you must read Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher - it is amazing!! I've read it a couple of times. Beautiful giveaway!

Linda said...

I like mystery novels myself. If you do too I'd recommend Stolen Prey by John Sanford. Thanks for the chance to win.

Georgia said...

Maybe the Help? I'm reading it now and it's good so far. :)
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Stork1 said...

I just finished the 3 Hunger Games books, then read Very Valentine. This was a nice story and I really enjoyed it. There are 3 books in the series. Brava Valentine is the second but I haven't read this yet. I am now reading A Reliable Wife. I am half way through it and have mixed feelings...interested to see where it all goes..
Thanks for the opportunity to win your beautiful earrings!! Love them!
Darlene
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Amy said...

I LOVE that you named the books Everdeen!!! My suggestions for summer reading are: Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielsen and Still Life with Rice by Hellie Lee

thegoose said...

I like short story collections by Ellen Gilchrist. "In the Land of Dreamy Dreams" is a nice collection.

Kathryn said...

A friend of mine has gotten me started reading Janet Evanovich.

Shirley said...

What beautiful earrings. I don't get to read recent books so I'll suggest something older. The First Patient by Michael Palmer.

Catskill Quilter said...

A book that is a favorite of mine - read over and over and over! - is The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. I love your earrings!

deserae said...

I loved hunger games! try the mortal instruments trilogy!

Jamie @Terrabyte Farm said...

I love One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Those earrings are lovely. Good luck with your wedding plans!

AnnieK said...

I found an old copy of Anne Tyler's "When We Were Grownups" and it's very good. If you haven't read it already, you might give it a whirl. :-)

Southern Gal said...

I just finished Glass Castle. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers is one of my favorites. And anything by Nicholas Sparks.

Bethany said...

I am into Christain Fiction. So my favorite is the O'Malley series by Dee Henderson. I read it every couple of years.

Sara said...

These are beautiful!

I just finished The Hunger Games trilogy, that was intense. I really want to read Bloom (from the author of the Enjoying The Small Things blog). I also second the O'Malley series by Dee Henderson and the Arabian Winds trilogy by Linda Chaikin.

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Kat said...

I've just started reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, which came highly recommended by various friends. If you like historical fiction you should give it a go!

Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

sewVery said...

These earrings are just beautiful! I haven't read a novel in a while (I hate to admit that), but I've been wanting to read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Thanks for entering my contest, too, over at sewVery!

sewVery said...

I'm a new follower, too!

Pétra said...

Summer reading I would say the Pink Carnation series, not my usual read but so fun. My favorite book recently has been City of Thieves it's so well written. One more would be The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series but you might have already read those. Thanks for telling me about your giveaway!

Rebekah Markewich said...

All Things Great and Small is a great book! It is about a country vet in England during the 1930's.

kim said...

these are so pretty! i just started Wild by Cheryl Strayed....highly recommend!!!
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Rie said...

Have you read the classic - Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel?

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

Pretty earrings! If you like history, Killing Lincoln is a great read.

Crystal Pelkey said...

hunger games series, if you haven't read them already. :)

Beth said...

Reading the Book Thief, enjoying it! Also read the Night Circus, pretty good summer read.

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lil'monkeysmama said...

I adore those earrings (and the Hunger Games series). I recommend Fall On Your Knees by Anne Marie McDonald.
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nicole said...

I wish I was reading The Hunger Games for the first time again. But, I just finished The History of Love and loved it. Also, if you haven't read it yet, Bel Canto or anything by Ann Patchett! Pretty earrings, BTW. Finger's crossed.

Ashley said...

How about Divergent by Veronica Roth. I actually liked it more than the hunger games.

Sew Lovins said...

I loved the Glass Castle but it is kinda dark.

佩仪pueyyee said...

Agatha Christie---crooked house and all her titles.:)

thanks for the chance.

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Jennyroo said...

I just read State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, it was simply excellent. I am going to read Bel Canto by her next!

Saraccino said...

Oh, your earrings are beautiful! Thanks for the tip to come over! I would love to get a chance to wear them! :)

For the summer readings:

If you like fantasy as well as good human interactions I would recommend the song of ice and fire of George RR Martin! I waited for years for the latest book of the series and even if the HBO series the made out of the books is great, I hated it because it was the reason for another one or two year delay of the book! ^^

For urban fantasy there is only one really great author for me: Patricia Briggs! The only one with reasonable and understandable characters which are beliveable :)

Apart from the fantasy stuff I always love to read for example from Pascal Mercier, Carlos Ruiz Zafón and of course Gabriel García Márquez!

Saraccino said...

And I am also a new follower of your blog :)

Sheila said...

I'm currently enjoying Bloodline by Mark Billingham. It's the 8th in his Tom Thorne British detective series. It's a bit dark, but I like it.

Appie said...

LOVE THEM! The name is awesome too. My daughter just named her new kitten Katniss. I tried to get her to spell it CATniss.... but she won. LOL

I recommend the Left Behind Series. If you haven't already read them. :-)

Appie said...

I just started following you.

nicole w said...

these are so cute! i love your jewelry!!

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i'm not much of a reader, this summer I'm ready book to prepare for my 4th grade English class next year.. Anne of Green Gables? :)

Jennifer said...

Lovely earrings. Anything by Lois McMaster Bujold.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

I haven't read Hunger Games yet, but I'm sure I will eventually! If you like old-fashioned mystery type novels, then try Elizabeth Peters, she writes her mysteries about Egyptologists and archaeologists based in early 20th century Egypt. :)

Jessica Helen said...

If you haven't read The Island by Victoria Hislop, it is so good. a oldy but a goodie.

rachael said...

i recently finished The Likeness by Tana French and it was great! i recommend her older books too, if you haven't read them yet.

rachael said...

thanks for the chance to win :) and i'm now following your blog via GFC.

shelly said...

If you haven't read The Forgotten Garden yet, go for it.

fern said...

Love the earrings! I'm currently reading Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey. I love it so far!

kathy said...

I just finished "Helsinki White". Great, dark, scandinavian police/gangster mystery.
I am off to a trip to sweden & finland this summer and this title jumped at me from the new books section of my library. It mentions several places I can't wait to see again.
Thanks for entering my giveaway.
You earrings are very pretty.

Nadine said...

Lovely earrings. I recommend the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik. Historical fiction set in the Napoleonic era where dragons make up the "air force". Very interesting

gccmom said...

It's not a fiction book, but One Thousand Gifts by Anne Voskamp is a terrific, thought provoking read.

ELNM said...

For a very fluffy summer read, I just finished "The Last Boyfriend" by Nora Roberts (2nd in a series). Relationships, romance and a little "other-worldliness" (sorry if that's not a word). Not my typical read, but definitely light fun. Beautiful earrings!

Suzanne said...

I just read "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn". I really enjoyed it :) Love the earrings!

Margaret said...

Beautiful jewelry!
Some books I have really enjoyed....The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows,
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, The Woman in Black ( and anything by Susan Hill) Thrones and Domination -Jill Paton Walsh ( one of my favorite authors! Dorothy Sayers-her musteries are the gold standard:)
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Margaret said...

following your blog as well
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CMG said...

I highly recommend the Game of Thrones series!

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Rebecca said...

Anything by Elizabeth Chadwick - I always enjoy her books :)

Deb said...

I read the Hunger Games - well, pre-read before I'd let my DD read them - and they're not my cup of tea. So much that I've delved back into some Harry Potter to try to cleanse my brain.

ambjer said...

i'm reading "we need to talk about kevin" and am enjoying it.
i found your giveaway through the one stop giveaway shop.

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i'm following

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Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

Lovely header! I'm not much of reader, but my husband is! I'm just starting the Hunger Games series...yeah.

Thanks for the giveaway!

B said...

I am currently reading The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness and am loving it!