Friday, May 8, 2009

Swirl Power + Giveaway Winners!

I hope you all had a great week. Things have been pretty busy for me. Aside from the two giveaways that concluded (I will name the info and winners in just a few), I'm volunteering at a local community center as a mentor and finally got to meet my mentee this week, which was really cool.

I also had a fund raising and awards dinner to attend this Wednesday with my husband at the Chicago Cultural Center, which is worth checking out if you're ever in town. Our event was in Preston Bradley Hall, which has amazing white marble walls with stunning blue and green colorful mosaic inlay patterns. The most gorgeous part was this awesome Tiffany Dome, which is constructed of what has to be hundreds of small but colorful Tiffany glass tiles. It was so beautiful, and quite awe inspiring.

I also updated the site a bit with some new products! I found some cool Murano glass specimens a while back, and thought they would be perfect for spring. These black and white swirling glass earrings are a particular favorite of mine.
And now to the winner of our Charming Giveaway: Jennifer from Irvine, CA! Her prize is the lovely sterling silver gemstone charm bracelet shown below worth over $100.00. All she had to do was sign up on our mailing list, and she made it in our drawing. No purchase was necessary. I'll be hosting more giveaways, and the entrants will be chosen from my mailing list subscribers, so if you'd like the chance to win gorgeous handcrafted jewelry just like Jennifer, sign up for my jewelry newsletters. Just don't forget to confirm your e-mail address!
I was also working with another great blog called The Giveaway that had a concurrent giveaway going on. The prize there was one of my most popular designs, these cool turquoise howlite drop earrings. And The Giveaway winner is: Telisha from Overton, NV!
So congratulations on your win ladies! As mentioned above, there will be more giveaways in the future for Zurina Ketola Designs. Don't miss them! Make sure to sign up for the newsletters, and I will let you know of any other promotional giveaway partnerships in the future right here and in the newsletters. Have a great weekend!