Thursday, June 9, 2011


It's my pleasure to introduce you to another jewelry artist
Christina Thompson from MANIC SILVER!

Her shop carries sterling silver, silver plated, gemstone, and Swarovski crystal handmade jewelry as well as some vintage items.

Hi Christina!  Tell us a little bit about yourself and your shop! 

Sterling Silver Butterfly and Porcelain earrings
I started making jewelry about four years ago after I became ill with a severe anxiety disorder. One of the doctors orders was to find a hobby that helps to relax me. I decided on jewelry making because, well, I'm a self proclaimed jewelry addict. It only seemed natural. lol After my condition begin to improve, I just kept making jewelry. I never really thought about selling it until my mother-in-law encourage me to. That's when I found Etsy through Casey Brown. As soon as I bought my first item, I was addicted. 

Silver, Citrine & Swarovski pearl Fancy Link Necklace
My items are either 100% Sterling, or Silver plated. It depends on the item.   Everything that is marked Sterling Silver, is 100% sterling materials. Anything that is Marked just Silver is Silver plated brass, or Silver filled wire. I use some glass and Swarovski crystals, but most of the time I use semi-precious stones.

Vintage Rhinestone and Gunmetal Silver Necklace
I would have to say that nature itself is a huge inspiration. When I was a kid I  loved collecting gemstones whenever we'd visit the Oregon coast.  I also  love the counter balance of natural  gems with the cool shiny silver. Sort of my blend of modern styling with natural beauty.

Manic Silver is also offering readers of this blog a great discount at her etsy store!
Just enter SUN15 for a 15% discount!


Christina is offering one lucky follower a pair of gorgeous sterling silver and natural amethyst earrings!  
Aren't they pretty?!

How to enter:

open to followers in the US only

1.  Mandatory entry:  Be follower and Check out Manic Silver's shop on etsy and then come back and fill out form below

Optional Entries:
2.  Like Jewelry By J on facebook (1 entry)
3.  Like Manic Silver on facebook (2 entries)
4.  Heart one of Manic Silver's item in her etsy store (1 entry)
5.  Heart Manic silver's etsy shop (1 entry)
6. Heart my etsy shop or an item in my shop! (1 entry)

Testing out a new giveaway form.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Contest ends on 6.19.2011
Winner will be chosen by


Michelle said...

Those amethyst earrings are so pretty! I entered the giveaway! Thanks for joining us for the Sit and Relax weekend hop again! If you have any fun, local pictures or stories to link up with us, make sure you come back tonight for the "Show us your Town" hop! Fri. night 10 PM EST

Abhishek Duggal said...

Dark Plum Amethyst and Natural Aventurine Sterling Silver Bracelet

I follow via GFC!

Thanks for the opportunity!

forsurveysonly at gmail dot com

carole said...

like the silver cuff earring said...

I'm a GFC! follower.

Jenn from How to Make a Hair Bow

jhitomi said...

Glad I found this giveaway thru linky on oh so savvy mom...great giveaway and blog! The form was good.
Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Crimmy Lynn said...

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

Pauline said...

Thanks for the great giveaway - (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

Valerie @ My-2-cents said...

I like the form ok but it's a pain in the but that the right click open in a new tab feature is disabled so everytime I had to click on a link (like to go to your etsy shop) then back arrow to come back to this page instead of being able to open tabs and just flip back and forth. Thanks for the giveaway
my_2_cents at hotmail dot com

SisWins said...

I like this form for entering. Thanks!