Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Focus On... Olive Jewelry and a Giveaway!

{{{Giveaway Closed}}}

I found Olive Jewelry while looking for wire-wrapped rings and earrings. I love the look of wire-wrapping, especially when the metal is oxidized for a gunmetal look! So, when I found Olive Jewelry, I was ecstatic! I love how she pairs masculine materials with feminine gemstones and beads. I just had to ask Whitney Reinhart, the woman behind Olive Jewelry, if she'd like to take part in an interview and giveaway. She so graciously said yes! :)
  
{i love this shot of her teeny chrysanthemum earrings.
they come packaged in adorable acrylic boxes!}

Tell me some basic info about yourself.
Jewelry designer/clean freak/animal lover/office manager/foodie/yoga newbie/starbucks addict/city dweller/engaged <3/etc.


What kind of mediums do you use and why?
I love sparkles; any bead or stone with a little sparkle, shimmer or bling catches my eye and I want to figure out a way to wear it with me all day long. I love sterling silver for its versatility and the different finishes I can give it. Oxidizing a piece of jewelry can completely change it's feel.


What made you decide to sell on etsy?
A friend told me about etsy a couple years ago and I instantly fell in love. For me it provides a way to passive-aggressively share my jewelry. I tend to clam up when it comes self promotion and naming a price. Etsy takes off a lot of the pressure and helps me get more exposure.


Where do you get your inspiration?
Everywhere... walking through my neighborhood, flipping through magazines, on the MUNI, gem shows, restaurants, literally everywhere.


What is your favorite music to craft by?
Ooh, good one. I'd have to say that my favorite pandora station of the moment is chromeo. It's upbeat, hip hoppy, slightly retro...


If you were an animal, what would you be?
A cat. Or a mouse. But probably a cat. They are so lucky... sleeping whenever they want, being aloof when they want, chasing their own tails when they want...


What's your favorite piece of your own?
Right now I wear one of these long and sparkly necklaces almost every day (AND night):


You can find Olive Jewelry at any of the below links:

Whitney has offered this beautiful pair of rock crystal and sterling silver earrings for a giveaway!


All you have to do is go to Olive Jewelry, choose your favorite item and leave a comment telling me what it is!

Once you've completed the above entry, you can also enter in any of the following ways (and please leave a comment for each one):

1. Become a follower of Kate & Oli. If you already are, just let me know!
2. Become a fan of Olive Jewelry on Facebook.
3. RT the following:
{@ichbinseins is hosting a giveaway from Olive Jewelry! Win a pair of rock crystal and sterling silver earrings! http://tinyurl.com/yfk6wdq} Please leave me a link or your username or follow me on twitter, so I can verify!
4. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link.

*Fine print: Giveaway ends 11:59 pacific standard time Monday, February 8, 2010. A winner will be selected by a random number generator on the morning of Tuesday, February 9, 2010 and will be emailed promptly. Olive Jewelry will ship anywhere in the world!*

137 comments:

  1. Beautiful! The cubist gone green earrings are my favorites.

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  3. I love the Vintage Aqua Emerald Cut and Brass Earrings!

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  4. I am already a fan of Olive Jewelry on Facebook.

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  5. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/princessla66/status/8557539526

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  6. I love the deep aqua drops earings

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  7. I'm a Olive Jewelry facebook fan

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  8. I think the OOAK - Pomegranate Seed Ring si a stunner.

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  9. Beautiful giveaway I love the vintage aqua emerald earring they are such a beautiful color.Thanks Marian

    mtzeenla@yahoo.com

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  10. I like the vintage etched earrings.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  11. I love the vintage aqua emerald cut and brass earrings. So pretty!

    the.blue.turtle at hotmail dot com

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  12. Well, now I HAVE to enter this giveaway since I took part in the last one!

    Her shop is gorgeous - my favourite are the Cubist Gone Green earrings - just my style.
    www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36825736

    jen[dot]sparks AT hotmail DOT com

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  13. Wow - what a great shop! I love the Discotheque earrings. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

    Angela ang_vaughan@yahoo.com

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  14. My favorite is the Audrey Long and Sparkly Necklace!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I follow your blog with google friend connect!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I love the Nest bracelet!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  17. My favourite piece is the Vintage Etched Earrings

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  18. I like Discotheque Earrings.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. I follow - janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. Olive Jewelry Facebook Fan - Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/8579587109

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  22. Other than the gorgeous earrings in the giveaway I love the Vintage Etched Earrings

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  23. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/EVA_n_essence/status/8582638802

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  24. My favorite are the Tiny Leaves - Gold Filled Earrings. Very charming!
    carlinreagan@gmail.com

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  25. I definitely love the Discotheque Earrings. So gorgeous!
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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  26. I love the Love You Earrings.
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  27. blog follower
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  28. facebook fan
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  29. tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/8587637358
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  30. I love the "Just Love" asymmetrical earrings.
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  31. I love the Pomegranate Seed Ring! Thanks for the chance to win.

    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  32. Really great shop! Love the giveaway earrings and these are my other favs: Cubist - Gone Green~ Love green and I really think the square shaped bead is unique! Thanks for the chance to win. Jeanette at splendidthings.etsy.com

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  33. Tweet - http://twitter.com/MrsMChappell/status/8588818744

    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  34. I just love the color of the Perfect Drop Earrings - Swarovski Crystal and Sterling Silver.

    strasfamily at cox dot net

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  35. I love the aqua emerald cut and brass earrings. The colors are so pretty, and they look so vintage! Thanks for the chance to win!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  36. Great giveaway! My favorite is the Vintage Aqua Rhinestone and Brass Earrings! So cute.

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  37. I'm a follower of Kate and Oli!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  38. I love the Vintage Purpley Blue Glass and Brass Earrings...such vivid colors.

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  39. I love the raindrop necklace, it really does look like drops of water or ice!

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  40. Following on Google Reader :)

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  41. I really like the Vintage Aqua Rhinestone and Brass Earrings.

    design4less@yahoo.com

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  42. I just love the Perfect Drop Earrings...

    izzy(dot)handmade(dot)creations(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. loving the cube necklace! thanks for the opportunity!!

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  44. I'm in love with the "Vintage Purpley Blue Glass and Brass Earrings"!
    BETH
    bethnaf at hotmail dot com

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  45. I like the deep aqua drops earrings.

    stephanielcobb@yahoo.com

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  46. The Tiny Rock Crystal Ring is so pretty!

    soundsliketomatoes@gmail.com

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  47. I love the long and sparkly crystal sterling silver necklace.
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  48. I'm a follower
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  49. The Vintage Aqua Emerald Cut and Brass Earrings are beautiful! Thank you for hosting their giveaway!
    gibbylet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. these are too cute! i love the ring!

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  51. My favorite is the Raindrop oxidized silver necklace.

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  52. tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/8604739182

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  53. I love the Oxi Purple Earrings, such an unusual design but very pretty.

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  54. I love the OOAK pomegranate seed ring

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  55. I love the Black Bug - Swarovski Pearl and Crystal Earring.

    arewethereyetla5[at]verizon[dot]net

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  56. I just became a follower.

    arewethereyetla5[at]verizon[dot]net

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  57. I love the OOAK- Pomegrante seed ring.
    jerzycat99@yahoo.com

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  58. I love love love the Oxidized Rock Crystal Ring--thanks for the chance to win--and for introducing us all to such a lovely shop.
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  59. I'm a follower.
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  60. I love the Pomegranate Seed Ring. It's so beautiful.
    jentam777 AT gmail DOT com

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  61. Oh now THIS is a fun shop! I like one of everything but her Faceted Rock Crystal Pendant - Sterling Silver is SO simple and pretty! :)

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  62. Fan of Olive Jewelry on Facebook! :)

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  63. I like Perfect Drop Earrings.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. I love the OOAK - Pomegranate Seed Ring - Size 6.5!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  65. I'm a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  66. I'm a fan of Olive Jewelry on Facebook.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  67. I RT'ed:

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/8626174113

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  68. I desperately want that Fantastic Blue bracelet to be a Fantastic blue NECKLACE

    ...but since that doesn't exist, I am also very much in love with the "Long and Sparkly Deep Grey Sterling Silver Necklace" -- it would go so well with my long (and non-sparkly) torso.

    brinnet =at= gmail =dot= com

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  69. I love the 'Emerald Drop' earrings! khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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  70. I follow as khaski78. khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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  71. I like the Faceted Rock Crystal Drop - Oxidized Sterling Silver.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  72. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/8631241885

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  73. Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/focus-on-olive-jewelry-and-a-giveaway/6943881

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  74. I was attracted to the Marilyn black necklace. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  75. I follow you on Twitter!

    @ourhh

    brooke.lynn12@gmail.com

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  76. Love the Cloud - Sterling Silver and Crystal bracelet, so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway.
    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  77. Hi!
    I love the tiny leaves earrings!
    lucianita[@]sapo[.]pt

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  78. My favorite item is the Raindrop Necklace - Oxidized. It's so simple, yet unique and interesting!

    danielle78(at)comcast(dot)net

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  79. I follow your blog!

    danielle78(at)comcast(dot)net

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  80. Wow you have such amazing things! My fav are the Vintage Purpley Blue Glass and Brass Earrings. Stunning.

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  81. I just became a follower too!

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  82. I am a follower.

    lankylegslass(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  83. What pretty jewelry! And you have a lovely blog!

    It was hard for me to pick a favorite from Olive Jewelry, but I think I'll have to go with the long and sparkly deep grey necklace.

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  84. I love these earrings:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39656375

    Such a cool blurple color! :)

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  85. and I'm a follower!

    saraamesmontague@gmail.com

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  86. All of her jewelry is beautiful. The sparkly deep grey silver necklace is what struck me the most.
    aschertle at yahoo dot com

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  87. following
    aschertle at yahoo dot com

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  88. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33832463. her vintage etched earrings are divine!

    thanks for a great giveaway!

    wendiwinn on etsy.

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  89. Ooooo love the OOAK Pomegranate Seed Ring! My favorite fruit and it's such a great ring!
    Fun giveaway! Thanks!

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  90. I have to say the tiny leave gold filled earrings are my fave. They are perfect (as is all your fine work). jacksond@nhr3.net

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  91. I absolutely love the Mini Cubist - Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystal Cube Earrings!!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  92. Olive Jewelry fb fan! ktkatherine
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  93. Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/8663650010
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  94. I love the Love You Earrings - Enamel and Sterling Silver!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  95. I retweeted about this giveaway! (perfectbluemoon)

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  96. My favorite is the vintage aqua emerald earrings.

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  97. I am now a fan on Olive Jewelry on FB.

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  98. I really love the sweetheart necklace!

    (I'm a follower through my OpenID http://cerealjoe.livejournal.com account but for some reason it won't let me sign in for the comments... oh well)

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  99. The Pomegranate Seed Ring is really pretty! Thanks!

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  100. I tweeteD!

    http://twitter.com/MaddyRu/status/8686228071

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  101. My favourite peice is the Mini Cubist - Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystal Cube Earrings

    charmtime at gmail dot com

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  102. I love the Just Love - Asymmetrical Chainy Charm Earrings

    silverdolphin1771(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  103. My favorite item is the Dash - Golden and Swarovski Crystal Necklace

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  104. I'm your 201st follower :)

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  105. i love the Discotheque Earrings

    bvrlylava at gmail dot com

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  106. blog follower (Beverly/bibay)

    bvrlylava at gmail dot com

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  107. tweet

    http://twitter.com/Barbiejef/status/8760595812

    bvrlylava at gmail dot com

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  108. blog post;

    http://bvrlycute.blogspot.com/2010/02/olive-jewelry-giveaway.html

    bvrlylava at gmail dot com

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  109. i like the Sweetheart Necklace - Oxidized Sterling Silver

    barbiejef at gmail dot com

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  110. i'm a follower


    barbiejef at gmail dot com

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  111. i like the
    Vintage Aqua Emerald Cut and Brass Earrings

    heartbreak.21.kid at gmail dot com

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  112. i am also a follower

    heartbreak.21.kid at gmail dot com

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  113. i love the vintage aqua emerald earrings..the color is amazing!
    nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

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  114. I love the Love You Earrings - Enamel and Sterling Silver.
    djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

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  115. My favorite item is this one. :)

    Gabriela Villa
    gabyzinh4@gmail.com

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  116. I'm a follower of your blog. :)

    Gabriela Villa
    gabyzinh4@gmail.com

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  117. I'm a fan of Olive Jewelry on Facebook. :)

    Gabriela Villa
    gabyzinh4@gmail.com

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  118. I tweet. :)

    http://twitter.com/gabyzinh4/status/8799503760

    Gabriela Villa
    gabyzinh4@gmail.com

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  119. I love the Vintage Smokey Grey Rhinestone and Brass Earrings

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  120. love the sweet sparrow necklace jacksond@nhr3.net

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  121. Hi!

    Just wanted to let you know that I listed this giveaway on my site. (before it was over) :)

    Here's the direct link:

    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/02/earrings-from-olive-jewelry.html

    If you happen to have any other internationally open giveaways, I'd love to hear about them!

    Thanks,

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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