Sunday, February 24, 2008

Elizabeth, who has some wonderful jewelry in her Etsy shop, Keys and Memories, has "Freebie Wednesdays" on her blog. All you have to do is leave a comment, then she draws a name to pick the winner. Well, a couple of weeks ago, she picked my name!

Whoo hoo! I couldn't believe I won!

I checked the mailbox daily until the package came! (It only took a few days but I was impatient.)

Now for the fun part: opening it!

Wow! Look what's in it! First there was a zip lock bag with the shop name and her logo, and the blog website. (A great idea! )

Inside the ziplog bag was a lovely note, some candy, and another ziplock bag containing my prize! And here it is:




It's one of her typewriter key necklaces! Isn't it cool. I'm not sure how she makes them, but they're really nifty.


Keys and Memories has tons of earrings, keychains, necklaces and rings made from lovely vintage typewriter keys. But she also has some variations on the keys. For example, isn't this Dr Suess bracelet funky:

But some of my favorite things in her shop are her steampunk jewelry made out of watch parts and vintage items. (I'm just a sucker for steam punk. I wrote about some fabulous steampunk computers and journals in an earlier post.) This brooch in her shop is just amazing:

To see more neat stuff in her Etsy shop, Keys and Memories, click here.

BTW, the typewriter key necklace I got seems to be on permanent loan to my 17 yr-old daughter. She "borrowed" it the day it came, so I will probably never see it again.

Children...

...can't live with them; can't kill them.

22 Comments:

  1. Melissa said...
    Awesome! Hope you can steal it back ;)
    Ophelia Miller Boutique said...
    LOL about the permanent loan.
    I love that cat in the hat bracelet.
    Very cute items. Thanks for sharing.
    Jezabels Jewels said...
    congrats on winning! i love love love her shop ;)
    Contrariwise said...
    I have a feeling I will never get that necklace back.

    I guess I'll just have to BUY something from her. I love her shop.
    whimsicalpam said...
    I've had her on my favorites for awhile, what a great shop! Congrats on the win.
    Jus Shar Designs said...
    Wow, those are really neat! I'll have to go check her out. My mom LOVES jewelry.
    rachel said...
    oo, i like the necklace. that's sweet to include candy.
    Tizzalicious said...
    I LOVE her shop!
    theVintageZoo said...
    LOVE keys and memories!! i won on her blog too! i just received my GORGEOUS necklace in the mail this week. i want to take a picture and blog about it, but my camera broke - urg - and i won't have one until tuesday!!

    anyway, what a great feature. one of my favorite etsy sellers!
    abitabite said...
    I love keys she is an abdsolute sweetheart
    Tricia McKellar said...
    How cool! It's like being at summer camp when you were a kid and getting a really fabulous package! :)
    Contrariwise said...
    tricia,
    But isn't that always the way it is when you get something you ordered from an Etsy seller. I just can't wait until it comes and I get to open it!

    Almost like Christmas!
    CarolynArtist said...
    mmmm Sweatarts! Congrats! ;-)
    Urban Design said...
    Hey, great blog! I like your style and nice informative topics. Super products too!!
    Amy Esther said...
    oh, awesome necklace - I'm jealous!! Thanks for adding me to the blog roll!!
    Field Notes said...
    Great blog! I really enjoyed your previous post on 1940s instructions for dealing with female employees. Good lord. Men who wrote that crap are still alive, somewhere still believing that stuff.
    Createdinak said...
    Big congrats on winning and glad I found your site. I love those necklaces.

    Anji
    www.createdinak.etsy.com
    www.creatinplace.typepad.com
    www.thecreatingplace.com
    Lotta said...
    Love the brooch!
    simplytwistedyarn said...
    That is so cute!! Congrats!
    AshleySpatula said...
    Congrats! That is an awesome Necklace!
    Mrs.Kwitty said...
    You lucky!! Yeah!

    I love that watch-part concoction! I've never heard of "steam punk" before, but I think I love it :o)
    Smiles, Karen
    bee said...
    ohhhh you lucky thing ....hurray for you :)

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