Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? How about I give you a little jumpstart with a free jewelry giveaway from Sawdust and Diamonds?
I’m not a fan of shopping in crowded stores, black Fridays or enduring yet another terrible rendition of “Baby it’s cold outside”. I opt for picking up items here and there throughout the year, making presents myself, or relying on local artists for their one-of-a-kind gifts.
Just recently, I was invited to teach a home economics class at a private school. While showing the girls how to make this homemade Christmas wreath, I chatted with the teacher-Rachel.
With her own two sweet hands, Rachel creates one-of-kind jewelry pieces and sells them on her website, “Sawdust and Diamonds“.
Her jewelry is seriously cute stuff. She had me at the owl necklace alone. I knew I must order several of these pieces for the ladies in my life. And nothing on her site was over $18. You can’t beat that with a candy cane.
I started to think, if I like her creations so much-wouldn’t my readers also?
So, throughout this crazy shopping weekend, I am hosting a giveaway. One lucky reader will win their choice of any jewelry piece on her site, “Sawdust and Diamonds“. How awesome is that?
I mean, is there anything better than supporting a local artist, winning a free piece of jewelry and checking one more person off that Christmas list? I would say there is not. GOOD LUCK!
Here’s how to enter:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Get to know the artist, Rachel Watson:
I’m a California girl living in Oklahoma with my sweet husband, Dan. I love reading, writing, painting, people-watching, singing, eating, and creating things. Creating is how I unwind. I teach high school kids all day and grade papers all evening. Getting out my beads, wire and tools is my reward at the end of the day. A couple years ago I started making my own jewelry for myself and my friends. When enough people approached me about buying it (one day I sold the necklace off my neck!), I decided to start a little online store. It has been such a blessing to create things that people enjoy and to be able to afford my crafting habit. It’s also been a way for me to raise support for my friends who are adopting or are doing missions work overseas. I use whatever I can find to make jewelry: retro pins, dictionaries, magazines, lace, buttons, charms, etc. Every sale I make is exciting to me, and allows me to keep on creating! The most important thing about me, and the reason I have joy and hope no matter what happens, can be summed up in the words of this well-known hymn:
“I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see.” (Rom. 5:8). Crafting is my hobby, but Jesus in my everything.