Little Bug Jewelry Handmade Earrings Giveaway

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Love genuine handcrafted jewelry? Then you’re going to love Little Bug Jewelry. I was so pleased to recently discover Little Bug Jewelry on Twitter, and I’m down right thrilled to have Little Bug Jewelry sponsor a contest on Soap Deli News!
Handmade jewelry from Little Bug Jewelry
Handmade earrings, rings, and necklace from Little Bug Jewelry
Jane, creator and founder of Little Bug Jewelry, started making jewelry in 2005 and subsequently opened an etsy shop in 2007 naming it after her daughter who’s nickname was ‘little bug’. Jane is one woman show working out of Michigan where she lives with her husband, two daughters, two cats and two dogs. She loves working with natural gemstones the most, but anything sparkly will draw her eye, much like a magpie. Additionally, Jane also loves working with raw, rough stones to create one of a kind pieces. She tries to use recycled and upcycled components and metal wherever she can. Outside of jewelry, Jane enjoys gardening and running. She just ran her first marathon in April and her second in June. Her shop, Little Bug Jewelry, contains handmade jewelry, necklaces, earrings, stacking rings and one of a kind items. I am personally fascinated by her use of silver, rough black diamonds, semi-precious gemstones and especially moonstones – one of my favorite stones of all aside from deep, midnight blue sapphires.

Handcrafted wire wrapped earrings from Little Bug Jewelry
Handcrafted wire wrapped earrings from Little Bug Jewelry
If you’re a fan of handmade jewelry and are looking for some new pieces to compliment your summer wardrobe, then you’re in luck! Little Bug Jewelry is giving away two pairs of handmade earrings from her shop. The prize includes: One pair of Denim blue lapis and sterling silver earrings valued at $33 and one pair of Faceted yellow citrine sterling silver earrings valued at $40 to one lucky winner! This contest is open worldwide and will end a minute after midnight Eastern time on July 1, 2012. Due to severe storms that have ravaged the Midwest and portions of the East Coast causing massive power losses, this contest has been extended to a minute after midnight Eastern time on July 8th, 2012. If you’d like a chance to win, simply enter via Rafflecopter below.

Budget savvy wedding rings that look anything but cheap.

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My cousin got married yesterday and that got me thinking about less traditional wedding rings. Sam and her husband had simple gold bands with their names engraved in them. Sam & William for hers and William and Sam for his. With the economy still in a crunch, lots of couples may be looking for a way to scale back on the cost of a wedding and perhaps, even the cost of the rings as well. That doesn’t mean your rings can’t stand out.
In fact, there are wedding bands that not only take the cake, but come in under $1000. I took the time to seek out some amazing hand crafted rings that not only look amazing, but are also budget savvy. Don’t be afraid to do something a little different, especially if you’re able to put more heart into it than diamonds.