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, February 23, 2011

1800 Facebook Fans Rock My World

Well here we are again, another Facebook fan milestone and I'm flabbergasted!  I keep thinking that it can't get better than it is, and all of you keep proving me wrong.  From the bottom of my tickled-pink heart, thank you!

Now, all of you know that when I reach a milestone, I do a give away... and this time is no different.  The prize this time is one of my brand new Romanov micro maille rings in copper.  It will be sealed so that it will stay bright and tarnish-free.  You may choose to have it made up as a Mother's ring, family ring, or just a fabulous cocktail ring depending upon the crystals you choose for the sections.  These rings are an exclusive O. Sebastian design that I hope you all will love as much as I do!

So what do you have to do, right?  It's usually a comment here on my blog, but that's not how we're going to roll this time.  This time we are going to have fun and see just what kind of ruckus we can raise!

If you are around my page much, you know I have a thing for Sam Elliott.  "Thing" might not be strong enough... it would border on obsession if I didn't have a hubby, two children and my own business to distract me!  I've decided to give into the urge and wallow in Sam-ness for this give away - so the first thing you have to do is go like Sam Elliott's Facebook page.  (If you are so young that you don't know who he is, google him!  If you don't agree that he's the hottest thing since Houston asphalt in July, well... I don't know how to help you with that but I'll still love you just the same LOL.)  Then you need to go to my Facebook page and leave me a comment that includes the @-tagged name Sam Elliott - that's how I'll know you've liked his Facebook page.    That's all you have to do to be entered into the drawing.

I'll take it one step further - if all the tagging and liking his page results in a comment from Sam on my page, I will give away two rings!  (This, of course, would be after I awoke from my faint and regained the power of speech!)  My intention is NOT to try to get him to come visit my page, but I sure wouldn't hate it if that happened :)

So let's have some good, silly fun with this give away.  Entries will remain open until Sunday morning, February 27, 2011 and I will announce the winner Sunday evening.


  1. sounds like a whole heap of fun! I was just at Sam's page this morning.. x

  2. LOL Faye - thanks! I really wanted to do something fun and silly and this just seemed like the answer. I'm so glad you think so too :)

  3. Wow ilove it! Thnk you

    Doing the two requirements above thank you:)

  4. Karen, I love this idea! Sounds like fun :) Have always had a 'thing' for Sam Elliott (soooo manly) but my one free pass is for Treat Williams *swoon*. Off to like Sam Elliot! Woot!!

  5. Now how funny was that?! My capcha for the previous comment was 'wireplay'. lol

  6. Congrats...going to see Sam right now.. I just love his sexy voice !!! :)
    beautiful ring too !! hugs

  7. I'm so glad you ladies appreciate Sam too! What a hoot this has turned out to be - I'm so happy I did it this way!

  8. Congratulations Karen! Although we may disagree in our choice of 'stache men, we always seem to agree on my jewelry! ;) Keep up the fantastic work- just don't tell my Hubster!! :D

  9. Congrats, and I did stop and drool major on Sam's page for you!! Roadhouse, and Ghost Rider are two of my favorite movies <3 I also really loved Mask..<3 <3 I left some love on Sam's page, and tagged his name on your wall..very fun!!! Thank you!

  10. Hi, Karen! I love your blog, your jewelry and your choice of men! I'm a Sam Elliott fan too! I have to watch Road House every time it comes on, even though I own the dvd! LOL! I can't participate in your giveaway because I'm currently unemployed and looking for a new job. Since it's commonplace for businesses to check prospective employees' blogs and FB pages, I don't want anything on mine that might allude to my fandom. I hope you understand. Would love to win that ring though... it's gorgeous! I'm looking forward to participating in Kimi's blog hop with you next month. So glad you decided to join in the fun!