Tuesday, December 11, 2012

#GiveAllTheThings: Gorgeous Jewelry.

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Here's the winner:

Maria Qadri: These earrings would be perfect for some very special diabetes galas and meet-ups. Gorgeous enough for celebrating new friends at networking events. Something shiny to remind me to sparkle at science-y conferences with my sleek business suits.

Congratulations, Maria! I'll be emailing you shortly. :)

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Shortly after I announced Give All The Things!, a pretty wonderful thing happened: even more people contacted me about donating products! One thing that's delightful about this is that some of these products are something I wouldn't have known about otherwise, like the beautiful earrings I get to give away today (made by one of my favorite PWDs!):


Product: One pair of Sterling Silver sculpted AW "feather" earrings - these normally retail for US$105.00!

Made possible by: Alecia Wesner / www.aleciawesner.com

Why you want this: Did you see them?! They're gorgeous! Here is Alecia's description:

These spectacular feathers have a combination high shine polish mixed with matte textured finish, creating an extra dramatic shimmer. Elegant and graceful, these leaf-like feathers dangle vertically from the piercing measuring 2 7/8" long and are 1/4" wide. Each earring is authenticated with the trademark AW logo on the reverse.

Alecia also donates 10% of the selling price for her items to JDRF, so even if you don't win, you should totally go visit her Etsy shop and buy some stuff.

To enter today's giveaway contest: I envision these earrings being worn while celebrating - maybe a holiday, an anniversary (or diaversary), a birthday, or something else... leave a comment below telling me what kind of celebration YOU envision happening if you win these earrings! Comments must be left before 8:00pm CST tonight, and this contest is open to U.S. addresses only. Remember that Give All The Things! is intended for people with diabetes and their caregivers only. This post will be updated with the winner shortly after 8:00!

For more information on what "Give All The Things" is about, visit the original post.

61 comments:

  1. As a Canadian I am totally envious of anyone able to enter to win those. They're totally gorgeous pieces of art.

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  2. I could see wearing those earrings for a lot of celebrations, they're gorgeous! The first opportunity that springs to mind is Christmas celebrations.

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  3. I envision wearing these on my 25th diabetes-anniversary in 2013.

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  4. I could see myself wearing these on my 21st Birthday next month ^_^ it will be 21 years of living, 19 years of Type 1 diabetes and all around good time.

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  5. I will wear these earrings to celebrate the return home of all of our beautiful college-age daughters for Christmas, including our youngest with T1DM who is finishing her first semester at school and is totally rocking it!

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  6. I would wear these gorgeous earrings to my birthday celebration at Trans-Siberian Orchestra!

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  7. I would wear these to celebrate finally getting a super awesome a1c!

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  8. one kind of celebration? they are gorgeous, I would rock them with my beautiful dress at the upcoming Military Ball :)

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  9. I will wear them to celebrate my 38th birthday and 3-month diaversary (I can count in months during the first year, and then in half-year-increments for two to three years after I decided).

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  10. My twin sister and I were diagnosed in 1975 and 1977 - over 70 years of Type 1 together! We still share lots of things, and I'd love to share these with her. She's my rock - first to pump, first to CGM - and I feel so lucky to have a built-in support group for life. We turned 21 again (42) a few weeks ago!

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  11. I could see wearing these Christmas eve. They would really sparkle in all that candlelight!

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  12. Sparkle sparkle sparkle! I would wear these to my daughter's b-day party.

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  13. I'd wear them in celebration of my love's birthday - Christmas Day. I'd wear them on his diaversary (Oct 6th) and mine (May 9th). I'd wear them when I take the NCLEX in February to have the love and support of the DOC with me. I'd wear them to my Endo appointments to have the DOC reminding me that test results help guide me, but they don't grade me or my effort. I'd wear them on the days I'm kicking diabetes' butt and on the days it's kicking mine. I'd wear them on my 30th (!!) birthday in April.

    I'd wear them to celebrate. I'd wear them for some DOC encouragement. I'd wear them whenever I want and need my friends closeby.

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  14. A Christmas gift that my wife would love, now that is reason to celebrate. She is impossible to shop for! But an awesome Type 3 none the less.

    Jason

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  15. My A1C is down .7 points and falling. And as a dancer, I'm attracted to all things shiny and sparkly. Duh! :)

    Jen (seejendance)

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  16. I envisioning me wearing these earrings at our JDRF Gala coming this February :) p.s. I got my hands on an American address. I'm in this baby!! ;)fingers crossed!!

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  17. My diaversary is January 12. It will be two years. As a 32-year-old, I was a late bloomer. I'm very grateful for all I've learned and for all I've been able to accomplish since then (baby!).

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  18. I would wear them on a date with my husband after he returns from Afghanistan! They would sparkle and shimmer as I "Vanna White" him my new CGMS that I got while he was gone. :)

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  19. Oh my gosh, these are beautiful! I would wear these to celebrate my upcoming graduation from college :)

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  20. I would were them every time I needed to take a little bit of the DOC with me - which pretty much means I'd be wearing them almost always!!

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  21. I would wear these beautiful sparkly earrings to celebrate my one year diaversary, whilst eating a HUGE cupcake...and bolusing correctly for said cupcake. Mmmmm chocolate and sparklys!

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  22. I would wear them every day - every day is a celebration isn't it?

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  23. I ... would totally wear these all the time (because short hair begets fancy earrings) but I'd probably debut them at my husband's school staff holiday party. It's the only one we get invited to every year and it's always a blast. They'd go perfect with the shirt I plan on wearing (which has silver sequin stripes on it!)

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  24. I would wear these stunning earrings to celebrate my 1 year diaversary! I will be celebrating it on December 26. I would also wear them to my family's Christmas Eve party!

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  25. I would wear these (and maybe nothing else!) as my husband and I celebrate our first Christmas together LOL

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  26. I would love to wear these on my 21st Diaversary, which is January 3, 2013.

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  27. I'd wear these at a PWD get together..perhaps to the local pump club meeting!

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  28. I would give these earrings to my mom who is battling lung cancer at the moment. They would brighten her day and reflect just how beautiful she is.

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  29. I would wear these on my daughter's 1 year Diaversary, coming up January 23, 2013. We plan to celebrate in style.

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  30. I would love to wear these earring for New year's eve!

    Thanks for such a great give away! They are gorgeous!!

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  31. These are beautiful ... an opportunity to "win" something because of the great DOC! Thanks, Kim. P.S. I'm wearing my glasses as I type this - and you are beautiful!

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  32. I don't have pierced ears, so I couldn't wear the, but they are GORGEOUS!

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  33. My mom loves earrings.. if I won this pair, they would be an awesome holiday gift for mom to thank her for all the years of taking care of a type 1 kid!

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  34. I envision wearing these earrings to a New Years Eve party, where despite all the eating and drinking, my levels stay in range into 2013.

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  35. I envision wearing these to an awesome holiday party coming up!

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  36. Those are super cute! Although I don't have my ears pierced, I would have my sister wear these to help me celebrate my 12th Diaversary on December 28!

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  37. Oh gosh! Those are BEAUTIFUL!!! I am the least stylish of my entire family, so I would definitely wear them on Christmas to knock their socks off!

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  38. These are gorgeous! I will definitely check out Alecia's Etsy store. I would wear them any time I wanted a little bling.

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  39. Beautiful! I dont think I could limit myself to just one celebration. I'd wear them all the time!

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  40. Love this question! I envision myself wearing them on date night with my husband. A time we go out to have fun and forget about the 'betes while looking stylish and glamorous in these earrings! :)

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  41. I think I would wear these all the time, too, but I think they would be perfect for a debut on my 26th diaversary on New Year's Day. I mean, wouldn't these be perfect was to celebrate the ball dropping as the clock turns to midnight and diabetes turns 26? :)

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  42. I think I might wear these gorgeous earrings to work, to liven up a mundane, run-of-the mill workday!

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  43. Very pretty earrings! I would wear them on Valentines Day 2013, my 9th diaversary.

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  44. These earrings are beautiful and I would wear them all the time! And then when people would ask about them, it would be the perfect way to tell them about my wonderful friends who live in the computer ;)

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  45. I love wearing long sparkly earrings with anything. So I would probably wear them to work or a special occasion. I don't get to dress up very often though so perfect to just wear them all the time.

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  46. i just got my ears pierced so I could wear sparkly dangly earrings like these...Every day would be a celebration with these puppies!!

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  47. If I won these I would definitely get my ears pierced just to wear them! :) Maybe I could wear them to celebrate my one month diversionary on the 19th!

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  48. My diaversary is in January, so I could see wearing these out to a nice dinner! :)

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  49. These are beautiful, would love to wear them for holiday parties! Love that a portion of proceeds go to JDRF, too!

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  50. Being able to wear those beautiful earrings to celebrate the anniversary of my husband's Kidney Transplant, and my four year old's Diaversary would be precious.....
    Having them BOTH here to celebrate with me is priceless.......and I am grateful for every moment.

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  51. These earrings would be perfect for some very special diabetes galas and meet-ups. Gorgeous enough for celebrating new friends at networking events. Something shiny to remind me to sparkle at science-y conferences with my sleek business suits.

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  52. These gorgeous earrings would be perfect for first, well Christmas and then my "Pumpiversary" (day i got my pump!)

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  54. I envision Alexis (Justice's Mom) wearing them on her next date night with Biggah or maybe on a girls night out with Laura (Nate's Mom). I say that because if I won them, I can't think of anyone I'd like to give them to more. :)

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  55. Shoot! I missed the deadline. But these are freaking amazing! So cool. That Alecia is one talented PWD. So fun! :-)

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