Monday, May 3, 2010

Focus On... Red Bird Jewellery And A Giveaway!

Becky is the super sweet gal behind Red Bird Jewellery, an etsy shop I adore! She has an eye for color and form and I love her juxtaposition of aged brass and shiny gemstones. Becky fabulously offers free worldwide shipping all the time!

Tell me some basic info about yourself. My name is Becky, I live in Surrey UK, with my 2 little girls and hubbie Richard. And I love all things crafty. ( I sound like I'm at a Crafters Anonymous meeting!)


What kind of mediums do you use and why? Until relatively recently I was a complete stumblecrafter - trying everything from sewing, to mosaics to upholstery, until I happened upon jewellery making, and got completely hooked! I now love working with fine and sterling silver, copper, brass and gemstones.


What made you decide to sell on etsy? I will always make stuff, and there's only so much jewellery that one girl needs (or can accomodate in her house). So what I can't wear, or give as gifts, I sell on etsy to support my making habit. Etsy is just like a wonderland for me, I could spend days just looking at all the lovely stuff there.


Where do you get your inspiration? I know it's a bit of a cliche, but I am a country girl, and get most of my inspiration from nature. I live in a little village at the foot of the North Downs, and was brought up (and still often visit) Derbyshire, so there's always some countryside nearby. I like simple clean designs, nothing too fussy.


What is your favorite music to craft by? I've got VERY ecelctic tastes when it comes to music from Dolly Parton to The Smiths. But at the moment I'm reliving my indie kid youth, and listening to The Pixies and Throwing Muses - I'm also currently partial to a bit of Florence and the Machine. If I'm honest though, I do like to craft along to Radio 4 - I find it really soothing!


When it's cold outside... I wrap up warm and get out there! Love cold crisp days, or wet days puddle-jumping with my kids, snowy days building snowmen. All the better to have a large hot chocolate when I get back inside.


When I'm hungry... I'll stop functioning until someone feeds me something... anything...

When I need a boost... I turn the music up very loud and sing along even louder.


I wish I was/were... a clairvoyant so I could know what would happen and that it'd all end up fine.

If I could give one gift to everyone I know, it would be... restful sleep - now I've had 2 kids I know understand how important it is. Rock n roll eh?


If I could have coffee with anyone, it would be... Margaret Atwood - love her books and she sounds like a fascinating person.


If you were an animal, what would you be? a Llama - no reason other than they're quite smiley and so am I.


What's your favorite piece of your own? I like my flow collection - especially the Flow and Colour Necklace.


What are your favorite blogs/websites right now? Craft Blog UK and UK Handmade.



 Becky has offered a fabulous pair of coral and sterling silver earrings to one lucky giveaway winner!


- To be eligible for entry, you must be a follower of my blog through google friend connect or through your preferred RSS reader. -
- Make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you win. -
- Please leave separate comments for each entry. -

First entry (mandatory):
Head over to Red Bird Jewellery and tell me your favorite item!

Extra entries (optional):
- Sign up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.
- Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link.
- Post on facebook about this giveaway and leave me some way to verify.


Fine print: Giveaway begins when it is posted and ends at 11:59pm pacific standard time May 11, 2010. A winner will be selected by a random number generator on the morning of May 12, 2010 and will be emailed promptly. Red Bird Jewellery will ship anywhere in the world!

168 comments:

  1. I love bird jewelry .. so my fav is definitley this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/40299623/bird-on-a-wire-brass-and-jasper-necklace

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  2. I love the Moonlight - Chalcedony wrap pendant and chain, so lovely. I'm following on google reader.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  4. I voted for Kate and Oli on the top 20 list, and found some great new bookmarks there too.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  5. Very nice jewelry. I like the Moonlight - Chalcedony wrap pendant and chain the most. It's very nice.
    You can contact me at: estylojewelry@gmail.com

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  6. From the shop, I love the Neon Apatite Chalcedony with hammered silver pendant and the little silver heart earrings!

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  7. Also, I'm following the red bird jewelry blog.

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  8. Love the Flow Necklace -- reminds me of a sine wave!

    Such a fun giveaway, thank you!

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  9. I just love the La Scala Necklace!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I follow the Red Bird Jewellry blog!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I voted for Kate and Oli in the Top 20 Art and Craft blogs!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. my favorite is the Garnet Droplet Earrings!

    leighDOTonedayatatimeATgmailDOTcom

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  13. voted for you!

    leighDOTonedayatatimeATgmailDOTcom

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  14. became a friend of red bird jewellery on facebook!

    leighDOTonedayatatimeATgmailDOTcom

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  15. I just love the La Scala Necklace!

    teisalinscott@gmail.com

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  16. Love the silver leaf pendant!

    sarahmarietownsend(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Love the silver hoops with green onyx!
    lisacarmody12 at yahoo dot com

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  18. I love the Moonlight - Chalcedony wrap pendant and chain =]

    larine91(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I'm a follower of your blog =]
    larine91(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I voted for Kate and Oli in the Top 20 Art and Craft Blogs =]
    larine91(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I love the turquoise and coral silver pendant at her shop. She has beautiful pieces! Etsy is a wonderland for me too. I spend way too much time on there.

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  22. I like the Bird On A Wire bracelet.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  23. This is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/44717821/arum-calla-lily-earrings

    A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

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  24. I love the Silver flow pendant with turquoise.
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  25. I follow the red bird's blog
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  26. I voted for Kate and Ollie
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  27. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/44640038/hammered-fine-silver-heart-earrings

    These are super sweet!

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  28. Loving the FLOW necklace! thanks for the opportunity!

    meredith dot targarona at gmail dot com

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  29. a lot of amazing pieces! this giveaway is great :)

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  30. Turquoise and silver pendant
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  31. Entry 1 - I'm now following your blog. Good questions!

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  32. Proper entry 1 (I realise now following doesn't count as an entry!): fave piece from Red Birds shop is the very pretty and appropriately named Spring Promise necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/37657382/spring-promise-necklace

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  33. wow, love the bird bracelet! great giveaway.

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  34. Enter me please! My favorite item is: Turquoise and hammered silver pendant

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman@hotmail.com
    Spain

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  35. I'm a Facebook fan of Kate and Oli (Ana Belén R M)


    fisiwoman@hotmail.com

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  36. I've voted for Kate and Oli in Adelle's Top 20 Art and Craft Blogs


    fisiwoman@hotmail.com

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  37. Post it on FB: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000825276857&v=wall&story_fbid=119517631406892


    fisiwoman@hotmail.com

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  38. Love those earrings. In the shop, I love the simple designs, especially these:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/41691332/simple-silver-hoops

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  39. I love the Big and beautiful bright red necklace.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  40. I am a FB fan of Red Bird Jewellery

    clenna at aol dot com

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  41. I follow Red Bird Jewellery Blog

    clenna at aol dot com

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  42. I signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing listclenna at aol dot com

    clenna at aol dot com

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  43. I am a FB fan of Kate and Oli.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  44. I follow (follower name is Damla).
    I like the Roma Earrings.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  45. Signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  46. Your button is 66 on the right on http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  47. I voted (14%, 61 votes).

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  48. Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2010/05/red-bird-jewellery-and-giveaway.html

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  49. I really love the coral earrings actually ! and this
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/42685948/sterling-silver-and-aventurine-bangle
    I am a Red Bird fb fan and have fanned Kate and Oli and voted.

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  50. This necklace is amazing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45118490/coral-and-sterling-silver-necklace

    Love it!

    Thanks
    Angie
    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  51. i like the Little silver hearts

    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  52. fb fan of red bird jewellery

    lyn dado

    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  53. follower of red bird jewellery blog

    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  54. email subscriber to kate and oli


    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  55. fb fan of kate and oli

    lyn dado

    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  56. voted

    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  57. blog post
    http://gustosa-giveaways.blogspot.com/2010/05/coral-stack-and-sterling-silver.html

    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  58. your button is here
    http://gustosa-giveaways.blogspot.com/

    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  59. I adore the "Spring silver leaf pendant with pearl and rose quartz"!

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

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  60. I became a Facebook fan of Red Bird Jewellery!

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  61. I follow the Red Bird Jewellery Blog.

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  62. I signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.

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  63. Your button is on my blog!

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  64. I am a Facebook fan of Kate and Oli.

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  65. I voted for Kate and Oli in Adelle's Top 20 Art and Craft Blogs!

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  66. I have two favorite items: the Moonlight - Chalcedony wrap pendant and chain and the Silver flow pendant with turquoise!

    stasew at hotmail dot com

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  67. I am a FB fan of Kate and Oli (Stase L.) stasew at hotmail dot com.

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  68. I am a FB fan of Red Bird Jewellery

    stasew at hotmail dot com

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  69. I voted for Kate and Oli on the http://www.adelle.com.au/the-top-20-list-what-order-will-you-put-them-in
    contest

    stasew at hotmail dot com

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  70. I follow on GFC as Sabrita. My favorite item is the lovely
    Spring Promise Necklace. Thank you.

    sabrita@juno.com

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  71. I like Moonlight Pendant.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I love the Turquoise and hammered silver pendant. very beautiful.

    yhan_813@yahoo.com

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  73. I'm an email subscriber. Thank you.

    sabrita@juno.com

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  74. Entry2: FB fan of Red Bird (my FB ID is Percy Grower)

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  75. Entry3: Your FB fan (my ID is Percy Grower)

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  76. Entry4: have subscribed to you

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  77. I love the Amethyst messy wrap earrings

    queen-of-pain(AT)yandex(DOT)com

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  78. I am a Facebook fan of Red Bird Jewellery (Elena Rudaya)

    queen-of-pain(AT)yandex(DOT)com

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  79. i like the turquoise and silver pendant
    nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

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  80. Love the "Bird on a Wire Brass and Jasper Necklace"...BEAUTIFUL, and beautiful giveaway!

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  81. I'm now following Red bird blog!

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  82. I love the Roma Earrings!!
    So elegant and would go with anything:)

    ashley

    sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com

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  83. Hmm I love so many of the earrings and necklaces ...but my favorite is probably this leaf necklace! It looks so sleek and elegant!


    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46244428/fine-silver-leaf-pendant-with-rock

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  84. I'm a facebook fan of red bird

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  85. I follow red bird jewelry blog

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  86. I'm already on your mailing list

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  87. I voted for your blog in Adelle's Top 20 art and craft blogs!

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  88. I'm a facebook fan of yours!

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  89. My favorite are actually the coral and sterling silver earrings but I also love the silver hoops with black agate earrings.
    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    I'm a follower of your blog
    paula_lemos at vodafone dot pt

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  90. I'm a follower of the Red Bird Jewellery Blog
    paula_lemos at vodafone dot pt

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  91. I signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.
    paula_lemos at vodafone dot pt

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  92. I love the 'Neon Apatite Chalcedony with hammered silver pendant'. khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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  93. I really dig the Spring silver leaf pendant with pearl and rose quartz :)

    Beth
    star_momma at yahoo dot com

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  94. following with google friend connect

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  95. I really like the Stepping Stones Bracelet

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  96. Hi,
    I just finished looking through her shop, and I really like this pendant necklace. I obviously didn't get enough of fall...

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/31464119/autumn-days-pendant-necklace

    Contact me at itsfromarizona@yahoo.com
    or on Etsy:
    www.itsfromarizona.etsy.com
    or twitter:
    www.twitter.com/itsfromarizona

    Thanks for the entry!

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  97. I like Mystic quartz wrap earrings

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  98. I follow Follow the Red Bird Jewellery Blog

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  99. I am a Facebook fan of Red Bird Jewellery.

    sophia komninou

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  100. I am a Facebook fan of Kate and Oli.

    Sophia Komninou

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  101. Gorgeous! My favorite item is the Turquoise, coral and silver pendant :)

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. Became a Facebook fan of Red Bird Jewellery (Annie Milner)

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. I subscribe to the Kate and Oli mailing list

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  104. I'm a fan of Kate and Oli on Facebook (Annie Milner)

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  105. My favorite item is the Sleeping Satelite Necklace.

    amysweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

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  106. Facebook fan of Red Bird Jewelry (amymace).

    amysweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

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  107. Following Red Bird Jewelry Blog via Google Friend Connect.

    amysweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

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  108. I subscribe to your blog via email.

    amysweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

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  109. Your button is on the sidebar of my blog - http://trixiestreatsandsweeps.blogspot.com

    amysweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

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  110. Facebook fan of Kate and Oli (amymace).

    amysweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

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  111. I really like the simplicity of the Shiney stack. Those are so cute and will match so many things. ambrerose(!at)aol(dot)com

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  112. I am a follower and I love the Fine silver leaf earings.
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  113. i follow with google friend connect, and my favorite piece is the
    Bird on a Wire Brass and Jasper Necklace. love how it's so big and chunky and bold!

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  114. i'm on the kate and oli mailing list

    thanks!

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  115. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Silver Flow Earrings With Turquoise - very imaginative!

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  116. oh girl ! wish me luck entering this one its soo cutee :D
    my fav is La Scala Necklace ! coz its looks cool necklace :)

    ipehishere[at]gmail[dot]com

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  117. I follow through google friend and I like the Big & Beautiful Bright Red Necklace the most.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  118. I am a facebook fan of Red Bird Jewellery.Shari D cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  119. I am a facebook fan of Red Bird Jewellery.Shari D cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  120. I follow Red Bird Jewellery through google friend.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  121. I am a Kate and Oli mailing list subscriber.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  122. I am a Kate and Oli mailing list subscriber.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  123. I am a Kate and Oli facebook fan.Shari D cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  124. I love this necklace a lot: Fine silver leaf pendant with rock crystal and pearl

    tazimd at gmail dot com

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  125. i love the Turquoise, coral and silver pendant

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  126. follow red bird jewellry blog

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  127. My favorite is the
    Coral and sterling silver necklace.

    rubyandbuddy at yahoo dot com

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  128. BF fan of Red Bird Jewellery

    rubyandbuddy at yahoo dot com

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  129. Follow Red Bird Jewellery Blog on GFC (buddyCO)
    rubyandbuddy at yahoo dot com

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  130. Subscribed to Kate and Oli blog emails

    rubyandbuddy at yahoo dot com

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  131. FB fan of Kate and Oli

    rubyandbuddy at yahoo dot com

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  132. My favourite piece is the Bird on a Wire Brass and Jasper Necklace, just beautiful!

    Kate1485 @ hotmail.com

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  133. I adore the tiny silver hearts earrings!

    shoushouchic[at]gmail[dot]com

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  134. ...and I am following Red Bird Jewellery's blog too.


    shoushouchic[at]gmail[dot]com

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  135. i love the silver flow earrings
    koshysblog[at]gmail[dot]com

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  136. Autumn days necklace is lovely! Thanks for letting me see such marvelous craftsmanship!

    Christina
    calejbitsvyk(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://calej.blogspot.com

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  140. I pick the Neon Apatite Chalcedony with hammered silver pendant
    lusizova (at) gmail.com

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  141. I am a Facebook fan of Red Bird Jewellery.
    lusizova (at) gmail.com

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  142. I am a blogger follower
    Lyudmila

    lusizova (at) gmail.com

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  143. I am a Facebook fan of Kate and Oli
    Lyudmila Sizova
    lusizova (at) gmail.com

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  144. I follow you via GFC.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Amethyst Stack earrings!
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  145. I am their FB fan, Tofu Fairy.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  146. I follow their blog via GFC.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  147. I signed up for your emails.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  148. I am your FB fan, Tofu Fairy.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  149. Silver flow earings with turquoise are so artistically done and so remind me of water...just awesome.
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  150. their facebook fan Heath Cole
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  151. follow their blog w/google
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  152. getting your emails
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  153. your facebook fan Heath Cole
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

    PS I follow you w/google too!

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  154. Mystic quartz wrap earrings are beautiful!! Love them!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  155. Signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  156. I really like the Fine silver leaf pendant with rock crystal and pearl

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  157. Sign up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  158. Hi!
    I like the Fine silver leaf pendant with rock crystal and pearl

    lucianita[@]sapo[.]pt

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  159. I'm following red bird's blog!
    lucianita[@]sapo[.]pt

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  160. I love the Autumn Days Pendant Necklace!

    orangegirl779@hotmail.com

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  161. My favorite is definitely the Amethyst messy wrap earrings! :)

    superfluousday(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  162. Christina - xristya@rock.com - My favorite is the La Scala Necklace, and I also love the bird jewelry because I've always loved birds!

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  163. Nice article and great knowledge about Green Onyx. I love this story and enjoy with your words!

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