Etsy Studios is jumping with joy to feature its very first GIVEAWAY by such an amazingly talented Etsian The Silver Lake Studio.
Sherry from The Silver Lake Studio describes how she created this gorgeous piece:
It is a little under 2" tall and a little over an inch wide. It is marked .925. The heavy guage jump ring on top is soldered on, so it should never come loose. Now let me tell you how this was created. First I drew a picture of the heart on some sterling silver sheet metal and sawed it out by hand. Using files and sandpaper, I cleaned it up and made everything smooth. Then I made a spiral out of some sterling wire. The back of the wire swirl had to be sanded flat so it would make complete contact with the heart. Then, I soldered the wire onto the heart. Next, I soldered the jump ring on top. Then I ran it thru the tumbler for 2 hour, and added patina to the inside. Finally I added some texture to make it pop. This is a technique I developed and I call it "Sparkle Brushed". This is my own original design and it cannot be copied in any way.
Our Valentine's Day Giveaway!
Thank you Sherry for this wonderful Giveaway!
Good luck & Best Wishes to Everyone! There will not be a long feature story for you to read for this giveaway, just run over to OUR Shops, come back here and tell us how much you looooove your favorite item!!
1 winner will win a one of a kind sterling silver heart pendant valued at over $38.00
2) COMMENT here on the Etsy Studios blog with your name and contact information. PLEASE leave me a way to get a hold of you!! Contact me through The Red Door.
Winner will be announced on Valentine's Day~ February 14th, at which time we will contact the winner to get shipping information for the sponsor to ship out! If the winner does not contact me within three days, we will appoint another winner through a random number drawing.
Tell others how much you loooove this blog . Blog about this giveaway and receive ONE extra entry! Just come back here and leave a separate comment with your blog link.
5) If you do not have a blog, you can email all your friends about this giveaway and come back here to post and receive ONE extra entry. You must email me along with emailing your friends, so I know that you did! My personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org
6) Subscribe to my blog (become a reader) and earn ONE extra entry! Come back and leave a separate comment with your name and telling me of your subscription. (Sorry, past subscriptions do not count.)
7) Earn TEN (10) extra entries by purchasing something in http://www.thereddoor.etsy.com/ or www.thesilverlakestudio.etsy.com