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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 :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How Do I Celebrate 1500 Facebook Fans?

Helm Chain Flower Pendant
With a give-away, of course!  Wow - 1500 Fans!  Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that my work would ever draw that many fans!  So much has happened during this incredible journey and I am grateful for every single moment.  Who would believe that less than 6 months ago, my page had less than 200 fans?  To all the people who told me that I couldn't possibly turn my "little hobby" into a profitable business, I'd like to take this opportunity to say, "Doubters don't get the buddy discount!"  LOL!

I announced earlier this week on my page that you would need a partner for this give-away and I'll bet you're wondering why, right?  Well clearly this give-away is going to work just a bit differently than the ones before.  We're going to call this give-away "Pick A Pair of Pendants!"  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me who your partner is.  Each of you will have to visit this blog and leave a comment in order for your team to be entered.  Once the comment period is over, I will use random.org to choose the winning entry.  If your comment is the random winner, both you AND your partner will win a pendant!  You may choose a sterling Nexus, Helm Chain Flower or Romanov pendant and each will include a sterling silver chain.  Since 1500 Fans is such a monumental achievement (at least it is in my book!), I will be giving away three pairs of pendants!
Nexus Pendant

So pick yourself a partner (if you haven't already) and get your comments in!  I will acknowledge each team as entered once both partners have commented.  This contest will remain open a bit longer than usual so that everyone will have a chance to enter.  I will close comments at 2 PM (US CST) on Sunday, January 9th and announce the winners directly after.  Leave a comment and tell me who your partner is and why you chose them!  Best of luck to everyone and thank you for making my journey on Facebook such a fabulous experience!

Romanov Pendant

120 comments:

  1. Ashlie Maxwell is my partner :) xxx

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  2. Deborah Rockwell is my partner! (hopefully, lol)

    Congrats on 1500!

    Just contact me through facebook if I'm lucky enough :D Maria Lothrop

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  3. Ashlie and Monique, your team is entered!

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  4. Wow!!!! 1500!! That is wonderful!! I am really not surprised because your work is absolutely beautiful!! Everything I wear of yours to work gets MANY compliments!!!! Oh, my partner is my Mom (the best Mom in the world!!!), Judy Taylor. I will have to tell her how to post on here, lol. She will be sending you a friend request soon!!!
    Thanks!!!

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  5. I am Cyndi Cox's mother Judy. So nice to meet you. Every time I see Cyndi in your jewelry, I go on and on about how pretty it is. Your jewelry is beautiful.
    Of course my partner is my wonderful daughter, Cyndi Cox.

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  6. Elainea Colombo is my partner. What a perfect way for your two favorite fans to win some stunning jewelry!

    They are beautiful Karen just beautiful!

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  7. Regina Dushane is my partner, can't wait to win !

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  8. Judy it is very nice to meet you and thank you for such lovely compliments! You and Cyndi are entered to win!

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  9. Elainea and Regina thank you both - and your team is entered to win!

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  10. I've asked Helen from Adorable Adornments, which I'm SURE she'll say yes, sooo.... :)

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  11. O.K. - we shall try again. I love the Romanov Pendant

    My partner is : Mary Parrish

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  12. this is Mary Parrish and I am Lynn Pitts Nordland's partner. I like the Nexus Pendant

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  13. Lynn and Mary, your team is entered!

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  14. Cori from Craftys Creations is my partner!!

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  15. Hi, I am Jodie and Rene Alfano is my partner. We have become really good friends and she loves your jewelry. I have seen your items and I love them too. Great work and what a cool giveaway.

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  16. Maria Lothrop is my partner. :) Would be honored to wear anything you have made!!
    Deb Rockwell

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  17. Cori and Helen (Adorable Adornments) your team is entered!!

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  18. Deb and Maria your team is entered!

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  19. Thank you so much Jodie - so happy to have you here. Rene is SUCH a lovely lady and a great friend!

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  20. Hi Karen , Jodie Smith is my partner..She is one of my bff's..forever... You know I love your jewelery...
    blondeforever721@yahoo.com

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  21. Well......I don't have a partner...but I would sure like to wish everyone the best of luck! And I totally envy the person getting one of Karen's pendants!!!

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  22. Cindy Soulshine is my partner! Love your jewelry!! Sooo gorgeous!

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  23. Dora Muller is my partner! What fun!!

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  24. I guess I should mention the reason why I choose Dora....she has been such a dear to me, helping out with instructions for designs and such....so who else would I want for a partner?! :-)

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  25. congratulations, Karen! 1500 is an amazing achievement! I need a partner. My last post disappeared. Anyone want to partner up?

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  26. Rene and Jodie, your team is entered!

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  27. Awesome - I know Junie was looking for a partner too! Tell her to get over here and post! LOL!

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  28. Marie we will find you a partner!

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  29. Paula Meyncke is my partner & I would choose Romanov of course :D

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  30. Junie and Paula, your team is entered to win!

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  31. Hey sweetie! Me and Kathleen Copeland are partners! Because Kathleen is an awesome jeweler and friend! <3

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  32. Congrats...Elaine Gill and I are partners....

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  33. Awesome Patti - as soon as Kathleen comes and does her post, your team will be entered!

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  34. Elaine and Dora, your team is entered to win!

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  35. Hi Karen,

    I'm so excited for your milestone! My partner is Ginny Driscoll, and this would be a great b-day gift for me on January 9th.

    I wish you the very best!

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  36. My comment disappeared! Yikes! I love your Helm chain and since Kimberly's birthday is the 9th and mine is the 13th, we should win (for being coincidentally awesome together). ;)--Ginny Driscoll

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  37. Marie @ Superior Agates is my partner

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  38. Valerie Peace is my partner and I am hers!!!

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  39. Ginny and Kimberly, your team is entered to win!

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  40. Valerie and Nichole, your team is entered to win!

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  41. Marie and Lynn, your team is entered to win!

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  42. Renee Lynn is my Partner cause shes awesome, and I really think such an awesome person deserves awesome jewelry

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  43. Hi Karen I love your work. You are amazing. Love ya. Mary Waldrep is my partner. We need more beautiful jewelry. LOL Good luck everyone

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  44. Kai Tubbs is my partner. She's an amazing woman who goes out of her way to help others. I'm honored to call her my friend.

    -Renee Lynn

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  45. CONGRATS on your FIRST 1500, Karen!!!

    Heather Davis is my partner!!! Bring it! ;o)~

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  46. Kai and Renee, your team is entered to win!

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  47. Thank you Kat :) You and Heather are entered to win!

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  48. Hi Karen
    Jo Lewin is my partner :D
    A gorgeous and kind lady

    Tania Hagen

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  49. Hello Karen. Vivi Varvarande is my partner! I would love to win a Romanov pendant. Thanks Karen for another awesome giveaways!!

    Catherine (Catz Handmade).

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  50. Hi Karen
    I am fortunate to be partnered with the lovely and talented Tania Hagen!
    Thanks for the opportunity :)
    Jo Lewin

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  51. Tania and Jo, your team is entered to win!

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  52. Anita Bell is my partner.
    -Jennifer Harris

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  53. Hi Karen - I've brought along a new fan for you, My BFF, Sister by choice, Angel, Heroine, and life sanity saver, Jennifer Harris. I have noticed that she has not left her email so you can contact us both on mine (or search for her on Facebook as she is now a fan of yours). Congrats on 1500!!

    Anita xx
    thetribe08@xtra.co.nz

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  54. Welcome Jennifer and thank you Anita for bringing along a new fan! Your team is entered in the drawing :)

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  55. Hey Karen...I am partners with Patti Martin because she is a really great friend and is so great with jewelry too!

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  56. Faith Hartley is my partner! I hope she remembers to post :-)

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  57. Patti and Kathleen, your team is entered to win!

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  58. Lisa White said...Hey Karen! My partner is Sue Pettit! So glad I can enter now! Thank you Sue and Thanks Karen for the idea!

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  59. Lisa White and I want to be partners! She is going to post now, too! :) LOVE YOUR CREATIONS!

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  60. Lisa and Sue, your team is entered to win!

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  61. Hi my name is Sharon Harrison and my mother Yvone Harrison is my partner

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  62. Hi there...my name is Yvonne Harrison and my daughter Sharon Harrison is my partner:)

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  63. Welcome Yvonne and Sharon! So neat to see another mother / daughter team :) Your team is entered to win.

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  64. The lovely Robin Maisel is my partner, I asked her to partner with me because we have have very similar taste in jewelry and because she has become a wonderful friend through facebook and her own jewelry creations. (Kota's Kreations on facebook if you want to see her beauties.) LOVE Robin and LOVE your gorgeous art, Karen!!! Can't wait to order from you, as well! <3 Thank you for this wonderful contest!!!
    soulshine4me @ gmail . com

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  65. Angie Simonsen and I are partners ~hopefully she will post soon :^)

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  66. YAY! My Partner is Peg Fisher. Hi Peg!
    Karen, I just love your designs!!

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  67. Cindy and Robin, your team is entered to win. Thank you Cindy for such a lovely set of compliments - I'm so glad to be getting to know you :)

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  68. Hey Bette LG I would not forget. I have been gone all day and just got home. I certainly hope I am not too late to get this posted. Bette is my partner for this great drawing. Love the designs. I am glad I saw your post Bette on January 5th. Thanks for having me both of you. : ) Faith Hartley KH FL. fh9247@comcast.net

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  69. I need a partner if anyone is interested, thanks! and thank you Karen for an awesome giveaway!

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  70. Not too late at all Faith - the drawing is open until Sunday :) You and Bette are entered!

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  71. Ladybug if you go to my facebook page there is a gal there needing a partner. I'll be happy to pair the two of you up :)

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  72. Congratulations Karen, and 1500 more fans to come!
    Catherine Hah is my partner.
    I like the nexus pendant. I think it's different from what you use to do.

    Vivi.

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  73. Way to go on the fans! My partner is my mother, Laura Graham. I picked her because she taught me everything I know about jewelry making and has inspired me to created beautiful things.

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  74. Your work is wonderful, the pendants are so elegant. My partner is my daughter, Katie Lee.

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  75. Congrats! Your jewelry is gorgeous!
    Amy Pash and I have partnered up for the giveaway.

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  76. Catherine and Vivi, your team is entered :)

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  77. Katie and Laura, your team is entered to win. Another mother / daughter team - that makes me smile. Katie, my Mama also taught me everything I know about being creative. We're lucky girls!

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  78. Hi Karen I am Anne Phillips my partner is Machell Duke

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  79. Drat I spelt Machelle wrong I am Anne Phillips and my partner is Machelle Duke Sorry

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  80. Hi! Thanks so much for the contest :) My name is Jessica Musgrave and my partner is Heidi Parks ( Lady BUg) :)

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  81. Machelle and Anne, your team is entered in the drawing!

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  82. Jessica and Heidi, your team is entered to win :)

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  83. Hello! Your work is GORGEOUS!!! My partner is Lynette, and she posted just a little ways up! Thanks!
    Angie Simonsen
    http://www.facebook.com/weirdlywiredjewelry

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  84. Hi Lynette - thank you! Your team with Angie is entered to win :)

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  85. Thank you Karen and congrats on your many fans!

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  86. Karen, your jewelry is so beautiful! I wanna be just like you when I grow up!!!

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  87. Hi Karen, Your jewelery is so beautiful and so unique. I love it. Ginny

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  88. Thank you Katie and Ginny! Are you two a team for the give away? I need to know who you are partnered with!

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  89. Thank you so much Karen for this opportunity and for finding my partner! My partner is Rachael Wronkowicz! Good luck to everyone and congrats Karen!!

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  90. Tiffany Loveland is my partner =)
    You do such amazing work, Karen!!!

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  91. Thank you so much Tiffany and Rachael! Your team is entered in the drawing!

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  92. Sorry it took me foever to get on here, Joyce Mitcham and I are partners, and you have such beautiful stuff.

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  93. Joyce and Amy, your team is entered to win!

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  94. Hi again Karen! Yes, Ginny Parker and I are partners!

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  95. Sharon Wagoner and I are partners!! Love your work! :)

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  96. Thanks Katie! You and Ginny are entered in the drawing :)

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  97. My partner is Amanda Kirby...I love your jewelry also!

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  98. Amanda and Sharon, your team is entered to win!

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  99. congratulations on your 1500th fan! Thank you for the opportunity to win a piece of your fantastic art!
    My partner is Penny Lee Hummel. xx

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  100. Faye and Penny, your team is entered to win!

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  101. POSTING FOR MARY LOU WALDREP, who is having trouble with my blog. She is partnered with Dee Ann Barr Crandall.

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  102. Dee Ann and Mary Lou's team is entered in the drawing.

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  103. Nicole Donnelly is my partner. Thanks for finding me a partner Karen! Congrats on getting to 1500 fans!

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  104. Posting for Nicole Donnelly - partnered with Katie Anson. Nicole and Katie are entered!

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  106. My name is Davna Gould and Christa Huchingson is my partner!

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  107. Geeze I totally missed this one........it's a lovely piece!

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  108. Jeff Crawford, My wife made me do it. Marcus crawford is my partner

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  109. COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED - WINNERS ANNOUNCED DIRECTLY.

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