Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Karen Snyder and I've been a crafter for about as long as I can remember. I am a stay-at-home-Mama of two beautiful children with a husband who makes my dreams possible.

This blog is about all sorts of crafting. I am a paper-crafter from early days, a jewelry-maker with an unending obsession for chain maille. I make chain maille purses, many of which will be chronicled in this blog as their future owners await their completion. I love metalsmithing. I am an indifferent beader and don't get me anywhere near seed beads... they scatter, screaming to get away from me. I love to try new things, have a short attention span so if its a long-term project... I'm probably not doing it LOL.

If you have questions, ask. If you have tips, share. Same with suggestions - share! I want this to be a great forum for people to brainstorm and problem-solve with a good attitude. Crabby Apples need not respond, this is a feel-good kind of blog :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

And The Winners Are.....

Wow!  I can hardly believe that a month has passed so quickly!  I started this with 160 fans and as of the writing of this post, I am up to 737!  What an amazing birthday celebration it has been for me and I have all of you to thank.  You've made turning 41 such a joy!

So if you read the full details on my Facebook Discussion tab, you know that I have more than a few things to give away this evening.  So here are the winners.....

There was a tie for the most referrals - how cool is that?  Teshia Wilkinson and Bette Luksha-Gammell each win a pair of sterling silver Romanov earrings with their choice of crystal color!  Congratulations ladies and thank you, thank you, thank you for referring so many new fans my way :)

I said I would choose one fan who was around before the Birthday Bash began and one fan who came in the flurry of new fans.  The "before" fan winner is Carla Krantz and the new fan winner is Jennifer Burke Vogel!  They each also have won a pair of sterling Romanov earrings with their choice of crystal color.  Congratulations to you two and thank you for all of the encouraging comments you leave on my page.

If you've been keeping track, then you also know that there is a pair of amethyst fidget earrings up for winning for reaching 700 fans.  The 700 Fans winner is Cyndi Taylor Cox!  Congrats Cyndi - I hope you enjoy wearing them as much as I enjoyed finally figuring out what to do with those gorgeous amethyst beads!


  1. Whoo Hoo....Congrats to the winners! Karen, I am sure they will love you earrings because they are gorgeous. I LOVE the pair that I won from you earlier! :o)

  2. Thank you so much Ms. Passion -- I am SO glad that you are enjoying them!

  3. Yay!!!!! I am so excited!! Thank you Karen! You've made YOUR birthday extra special for me as well, LOL :). I can't wait to wear those gorgeous earrings!

  4. Yay! Jennifer I sent you an email to the address you posted, so check your spam folder if you don't see it. It has all the details for how to claim your prize :)

  5. Congrats everyone!!! Especially to you Karen! <3

  6. OMG thank you so much Karen! I am honored to win a pair of your gorgeous earrings :0)
    I am also more than happy to refer people to your page - your products are totally mind blowing and I want EVERYONE to see them!

  7. Thank you so much Teshia -- you know I consider that praise of the highest quality! I can't wait for everyone to get their prizes and be able to enjoy them :)

  8. Karen,
    Thank you, though I didn't refer others to you to win.I did it because I feel you are a true professional artist who deserves way more attention than she is getting.

    Thanks again.. I'll wear them forever!


  9. I am so excited!! I can't wait to show these off!! Thank you so much Karen! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

    Cyndi :-)

  10. That means so much to me Bette -- you've been such a help and an inspiration and I'm pleased to be making a pair of earrings just for you!

  11. You are so very welcome Cyndi! I'm excited for you to get them and show them off LOL!

  12. congratulations to all the winners and congrats to you Karen on all your wonderful fans!