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Blue Steel {Giveaway} – CLOSED

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

So, I told you about my wedding ring(s) and the craziness that ensued from our vacation to Washington D.C., but my husband also has quite the wedding band stories to tell.  He started out with his platinum band that (similar to my platinum ring) was difficult to keep shiny and smooth, especially since he was working with his hands often at the time.

We decided to get another ring for him to wear to work, so he went with the Tungsten steel and it held up amazingly well.  Well, one day he was working with a group of Marines who were mixing cement in the back of a Humvee.  His ring slipped off into the dry concrete powder, and he was sure it was gone.  Everyone scoured the truck looking for it, but they didn’t have any luck so it was back to the platinum ring.  A couple of days later, though, they were sweeping out the Humvee and found his ring!  Hallelujah!

Until, of course, one cold early morning he went to go PT, and he took it off and put it in his back pocket so it wouldn’t fall off his fingers.  He started doing crunches, then went to another spot to do push-ups, then another to do jumping jacks when he realized that his ring fell out of his pocket.  They all stopped and spent most of the time running around looking for the ring.  This time, however, it was back to the platinum ring for good.

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When Blue Steel offered a review of one of their items, I knew that I wanted to find a wedding band for my husband.  He’s an air traffic controller now and doesn’t work outside or with his hands much anymore, but that platinum ring has seen better days.  I really like clean lines on jewelry, which was why my eye was drawn to the Titanium Tradition band.

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The customer service was amazing, and the shipping was incredibly fast — I “proposed” to my husband via text as soon as it came in the mail, and he immediately accepted!  😉 **Why the text, you wonder?  My husband has worked every day, weekends included, for the past two months.  Don’t get me started…

In addition to the great selection of rings, Blue Steel offers a variety of jewelry for lots of different occasions.

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Allure Earrings

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Opposites Attract Pendant

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Jubilee Bracelet

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Infinity Necklace

Blue Steel is offering one of our Dandy readers a $50 gift code to use at their website!  Head over to do some virtual shopping, then come back and enter to win!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of April 3rd and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Blue Steel, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Something About Silver {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I love to follow blogs on Google Reader, and one friend posted a blog entry with a picture of her new necklace a couple of weeks ago.  It was a small charm of her husband’s first initial on a delicate chain – simple but meaningful, and I wanted one, too!

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Something About Silver offers the exact type of necklace I was coveting, and I jumped at the chance to review one similar to my friend’s.  After a quick e-mail conversation about what I wanted, my perfect necklace was in the mail and on my doorstep just a couple of days later.  Extremely fast shipping, and amazing customer service!  I absolutely loved the packaging – it came in the most adorable box tied with ribbon, and the necklace was placed in a bag inside that box.  I put my necklace on immediately after receiving it in the mail and have worn it every day since.

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This would be the PERFECT Valentine’s Day gift, and after browsing through the Something About Silver website, I found a variety of other meaningful gifts for family members and friends for any holiday.  Here are a few of my favorites:

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I love the idea of a personalized ring, and I especially loved these Stacking Rings with names hand-stamped on each one individually.

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I also love the versatility of the Circle of Love Bracelet that could be used for either a mom or a grandmother.

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I especially loved the choices for men — it can be tricky to find thoughtful, tear-inducing gifts for them!  This Dad Keychain could also work as a great Grandparents’ Day gift, or could be given to a brother or new father.

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And, for the musician in us all — the hand-stamped Guitar Pick.  🙂

All of the jewelry and gifts from Something About Silver are handmade and the personalization is hand-stamped, making these items even more meaningful.  Head over to Something About Silver to check out their wide selection of amazing jewelry, then head back here to enter to win!

ALL DANDY READERS CAN USE THE COUPON CODE DGM10 FOR 10 PERCENT OFF PURCHASES AT SOMETHING ABOUT SILVER!  HAPPY SHOPPING!

One Dandy reader will win a necklace from Something About Silver, and the winner has a choice of three:

1.       Tiny initial block letter necklace on a delicate chain in choice of sterling silver or gold filled. (shown above)
2.       Tiny heart on a delicate chain in choice of sterling silver or gold filled.
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3.       Hand Stamped bar necklace with the word LOVE or another word of your choice in sterling silver or gold filled.
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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.
** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Saturday, February 9th, and emailed within 24 hours. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Something About Silver, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Krafty Chix {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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So, you remember I told you about my style dilemma a couple of weeks ago?  Well, let’s face it, more like my lack-of-style dilemma?  I think that I’ve figured out the skinny jeans and flats look, but now it’s just too cold outside here on the East Coast; now I’m on to skinny jeans and boots!  I love how warm my feet and toes are in boots, but I don’t like the bulky feel of wearing boot socks with my boots.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that Krafty Chix makes boot cuffs, which gives me the look of socks in my thicker boots without the bulky feeling.  I LOVE it, and I LOVE the splash of color that pulls together my outfits!

Does that picture look familiar?  You can find a link to Krafty Chix on the right-hand side of the main page every time you come to Dandy Giveaway — it’s an easy way to find a variety of great accessories.   And, more importantly for this time of year, these would make great stocking stuffers or gifts for all ages!

Here are some of my favorites, and many of them are ON SALE for a Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale at the Krafty Chix Etsy site!

 

These adorable Mauve Rose Earrings work for all seasons and for lots of different occasions — they come in lots of different colors and are only $5 each!

These Vintage Stone Bracelets are on a 48-hour blowout sale for only $5 each!

 

This Live Laugh Love Silver Pendant and Chain is only $10, regular price!

The Super Duper Soft Fleece Scarf is on sale for only $10 each!

Remember the boot cuffs from above?  Krafty Chix is giving away two boot cuffs (one Chunky and one Plain Jane) to one of our Dandy readers!  Enter below:

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**This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

**The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the morning of Saturday, December 1st and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

**This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Krafty Chix, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Chamilia Jewelry Sets {Review}

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I was in the middle of some major “fall cleaning” this past week, and I came across a bag of jewelry I had in my bottom drawer.  It’s the bag that has traveled around the world with me and holds some of my most beloved pieces.  As I was going through that bag, I came across a charm bracelet that a good friend of mine had bought for me when I was still in high school.  It made me nostagic and reminded me of some great experiences that I had with wonderful people.

I thought again of that piece of jewelry the other day when I received a package in the mail from Chamilia jewelry.

 I was sent the Silver Snap Bracelet with the Snowflake bead, in anticipation for the winter holiday season.  The bracelet that I received is like a charm bracelet for grown-ups — it’s classy and timeless, and the beads can changed depending on the event, season, or new experiences.  Silver Snap Bracelet

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My favorite part of this Chamilia bracelet is that the bead easily can be added on, but the “twisting action” keeps the charm from falling off.  Of course, as soon as I pulled the bracelet and charm out of the box, my 18-month-old son decided that he wanted to try it on himself.  He snatched it out of my hand right after I added the bead (meaning that the clasp wasn’t shut yet), and I was sure that the charm was going to flying off — not so much!  It stopped right at the end.  Amazing!

The Chamilia collection gives some suggestions for starting a bracelet, and they have a variety of beads for many different occasions and experiences:

Bump Set Spike

“Honor” Military Tag

Lighthouse

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Modern Glam – Blue Swarovski

I was highly impressed with the quality of both the bracelet and the charm.  It felt comfortable enough to wear everyday but was also classy enough to wear on a night out.  Chamilia also offers earrings and necklaces, and many of the pieces include Swarovski crystal, as shown above.

A bracelet and beads from Chamilia would also be a great personalized gift for anyone this holiday season, and I would highly recommend the pieces.

**This posting was sponsored by Chamilia, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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