Our Big Fat Greek Summer Giveaway

Jewelry

Greek Summer Giveaway

Everyone likes freebies. I’m a big sucker for the buy-one-get-one-free deal, because let’s face it: a present is a present. And giveaways are giveaways. The Etsy Greek Street Team, has put together a big giveaway that will be won by seven people! On the edge of your seat? Sit tight and read on how you can be a lucky winner!

The rules are simple: Visit the participating shops through their links, found below, make a purchase of $10 or more (excluding shipping costs) from one or more shops and enter the draw to take place on September 2, for the seven free gift packages on offer! All purchases in the month of July and August will be considered as entries.

Oh and the bonus: The more items you buy, the more entries you get in the draw.

Shops participating in the giveaway have the banner and announcement on their shop.

Oh and the prizes? Here’s some eye-candy for you:

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1. from FLORENTINES – Leather Flip Flops / Custom made
2. from MATTAK – Handmade pendant / Silver & Bronze
3. from PLAIN BANANAS – plain Walk on the Beach — Leg bracelet / beads, shells, charms
4. from THEPRINCESSNEXTDOOR – Papier Mache earrings

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5. from TRISEVYENI – Copper earrings / Goldfilled earwires
6. from NAZOZUBUS – Handmade Rose Brooch
7. from KARMOLOGYCLINIC – Colorful Summer handbag
8. from AMORONIA– Alice in Wonderland – Rabbit / Paper Mache Brooch

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9 . from NAFSIKA – Ethnic style sterling silver earrings
10. from ARTISTICO – You are always here / Limited Edition – Print – size A4
11. from MOONSTONEJEWEL – Necklace Antique Golden Butterfly
12. from ONSTAGE69 – Summer fun shell bracelet

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13. from EVRYDIKI – Sterling Silver earrings / pearl, amethyst, red coral
14. from HEARTSHAPEDCREATIONS – Polar Bear / polymer clay 1,4” in height
15. from SIVYLLA – Dreamy Flip Flops / Custom made
16. from LACRAVATTENDUCHIEN – Multi strand necklace

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17. from THEPRINCESSNEXTDOOR – Papier Mache bracelet
18. from AMORONIA – Alice in Wonderland – Mad Hatter / Paper Mache Brooch
19. from ARTISTICO – Only Time / Limited Edition – Print – size A4
20. from NERAIDODHMIOURGIES – Blue Love – Key chain

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21. from VANTIDESIGNS – Felt Necklace / wool, beads, ribbons
22. from ANTIGONI – I like to rock… / Sterling silver earrings, Swarovski, lucite
23. from ONSTAGE69 – Lambwork Lady Bug
24. from ARTISTICO – U2 / Limited Edition – Print – size A4

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25. from ANTIGONI – Flower bracelet / Sterling Silver, Natural flower, gemstone
26. from CREATIONSBYEVE – Lipstick case
27. from POLINDIM – Adjustable ring / polymer clay, robbon, tulle, button
28. from AEGEANSEA – Six handmade batic gift cards / Blank

Those are a lot of presents waiting to be won!! If you would like some more information about the giveaway, click here. If you already have your eye on the group of prizes you’d like to win, start checking out all that wonderful Greek talent on Etsy.

Happy shopping and good luck!

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Jewelry

I knew being an obsessive Internet user would pay off one way or another. Here I was, after I had just finished watching a documentary everyone should see (thanks to Lou!) and without second thought opened my iBook and multiple tabs to check what was going on in the cyber world.

I saw past my boyfriend’s momentary ridicule of the speed in which I typed in addresses and refreshed pages. I didn’t care at all in fact, because just when I thought to check the treasury page, I realized it was on 333 lists. Only two minutes remained until the treasury list opened its tiny door and I desperately wanted to get my foot in the door!

NOTE to the average, not Etsy compulsive reader (Etsyians skip this paragraph): The treasury is basically compiled of various lists featuring 12 items, which are created by users. These lists expire after a day or two and this is more likely to give a chance to more people to create a list of things they like within a theme or color scheme. It is very difficult to catch a treasury because in order to do so, there should be less than 333 lists to allow for new ones. The lists often go up to 700+ so there’s general havoc and constant refreshing if you are set on having one.

So there was I, out of sheer luck, on the treasury page that announced the number of lists at 333. Reaction? Paralysis. Excitement. Paralysis. My boyfriend, who has been clued in to every Etsy aspect (largely due to my inability to shut up about it), was as excited as me — if not more. While I tried to focus on getting my fingers set, wondering if I should hit refresh or if the page would do so automatically, I had the added stress of him panicking in my ears, fretting over where the space to register would appear. I told him my assumption, but he repeated this worry three times at least, which then started to get me worried for no reason.

And then, I got my foot in the door. And here’s what I made of it:

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All that jazz

My first treasury. Even my boyfriend couldn’t help but smile before going about his equally maniac routine of hitting the refresh button on his tabs.