revetro

revetro + Alice & Lois + Instagram = a new ring!

I have previously blogged about how amazing and gorgeous the items in this Etsy shop are. reVetro takes old glass bottles, cuts them, tumbles them until they’re soft around the edges, and produces beautiful jewelry. (Edit: to be honest, I’m not sure what their process is, I’m merely speculating. Surely they’ll forgive me if I’m wrong)
It’s a stunning way to (re)create beautiful pieces of jewelry, at affordable prices for you (the buyer), and clean up the earth a bit.

reVetro

reVetro

I follow reVetro on facebook (and you should, too! They’re always doing some sort of contest or giveaway. They’re not only supremely talented, they’re generous, too) and saw that they were doing a giveaway through Alice & Lois through Instagram.
I was just coming off the high of winning a beautiful wooden burned spoon that Ashleigh Richer of ARicher Designs had made me for (because I won it!) (also, the wooden spoon can be seen in the background of the mug cozies) and thought, huh. Why not enter into this IG giveaway.
All I had to do was share this photo and follow all the rules:

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Share it I did and, lo and behold, I won!

reVetro Win

reVetro Win

I can’t tell you how excited I was! Still am, in fact!! I am not ashamed to admit it – I jumped for joy. A week after being announced the winner, guess what showed up on my doorstep. I ripped that sucker open like I was Ralphie on Christmas morning.

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What’s so awesome about this shop is that a little card comes with the piece of jewelry (card not photographed because I’m a boob. I do still have the card, though, so I will eventually get around to adding it here) and they’ve ticked off what your glass is made from (Bombay Sapphire Gin Bottle) as well as the material of the ring itself (pewter).

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The hardest part now is deciding whether to wear it on my middle finger (where I loved wearing an old green amber piece but the band broke) (how sad was I when that happened!!!) or my ring finger. Yes! The ring is adjustable! How convenient, I know. I’m fickle and switch it up regularly, simply because I can’t decide which way looks better.

(my apologies for the oversized veins in this one)

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I would dearly like to thank both reVetro and Alice & Lois for hosting this giveaway, and for whomever allowed me to win this gorgeous ring. I love it so much! I show it off to everyone and tell them where they can buy their own.

reVetro:
http://revetroglass.com/
http://instagram.com/reVetro#
https://www.facebook.com/reVetro
https://www.etsy.com/shop/reVetro

Alice & Lois:
http://aliceandlois.com/
https://www.facebook.com/aliceandlois
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/aliceandlois
https://twitter.com/aliceandlois
http://instagram.com/aliceandlois#

ARicher Designs:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ARicherDesigns
https://www.facebook.com/ARicherDesigns

St Valentine’s Day part deux

Bonjour!
Ha. Funny, unrelated story. I took hubby to PEI in 2008 and, because it’s very much a tourist destination they cater to both English and French tourists (though there’s a large number of Japanese tourists – so much so that our grade 4 teacher taught us to say hello and goodbye in Japanese) (I never used either until 3 years ago) so, as a result, all the hotel and tourist workers fluently speak French/English.
Every time we met someone who would say “Hello, Bonjour!” to us, I’d always reply in French. “Bonjour! Comment ca va?” And then they would reply in French. Hubby doesn’t speak French so I would tell the person, Merci pour la conversation en francais mais now you have to translate to English. I’m sure they all hated me. Because I did it all. the. time.

I’m not sure why I have jerky tendencies.

And now, back to the show! More Valentine’s goodies for your valentine! Don’t forget, if you’re going to purchase an item, check the store’s turnaround.

First up, ME! Another set that is reminiscent of Downton Abbey wear.

Knitty Little Secret

Knitty Little Secret

This husband and wife team are fantastic and are the epitome of what a home based business can be. They work hard but their hard work pays off. With almost 6000 sales, they set the bar for hard work and amazing promotion. And they’re just the cutest things ever.

Forgotten Cotton

Forgotten Cotton

This next business is a woman after my own heart. She makes the most amazing gadget gear bags and absolutely gorgeous quilts! But that’s not all! She makes padded camera straps. Bags. Lens pouches. Oh my goodness, there’s so much that she makes and picking just one is nearly impossible. However, this one has just been listed and is so sweet.

The Quilted Valkyrie

The Quilted Valkyrie

Next up is Chrysalis Jewelry, another semi husband-wife team. The jewelry is gorgeous but I thought I’d offer up this leather purse, which is quite stunning!

Chrysalis Jewelry

Chrysalis Jewelry

My friend Tammy, who is the most creatively talented woman I know (no seriously. She’s got the midas touch), is also the strongest woman I know. Perhaps, from this listing, you’ll figure out why.

MetalLuscious

MetalLuscious

I don’t know this store at all but I love pottery and really, what more do you need? This is for your sweetie, who loves to cook!

DragonflyArts

DragonflyArts

And, another store that I don’t know but I saw their rings and fell. in. love! These rings are made with recycled bottle glass, which is cut and tumbled for a smooth finish. I just LOVE the colours and the size. I’m very picky about the size of a ring and these are perfect. This is such an amazing gift for a valentine, and they have different colours.

reVetro

reVetro