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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 :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Let's Celebrate 2300... and 2400... and 2500 Facebook Fans!

Romanov ring in copper with yellow crystal


WOW!  The last time we met here for a give-away, we were celebrating my O. Sebastian Facebook page having 2200 Fans.  My page hit 2300 fans just a week or so ago... and then a day later, hit 2400... and then a couple of days later, hit 2500!  I am astounded, pleased, fascinated, surprised, and completely thrilled!  It took me a few days to decide what I wanted to do to celebrate these milestones and it seemed like every time I made up my mind, another milestone was happening!  I can't thank all of you enough for such a wonderful experience.

So clearly, this give away has to be something special, right?  Right!  Not one, not two, but THREE lucky entrants will receive a custom-made Romanov ring in copper.  Each winner will get to choose the size they need and the crystal color they would prefer.  These rings are sealed after tumbling, so they will stay bright and shiny and give you years of enjoyment.

Wait?  What's that you say?  You already have a Romanov ring?  Oh... and did I hear someone over on the left say that the Romanov weave isn't their favorite?  Hmm... what can we do about that?  How about a choice?

European 4-in-1 ring in copper



That's right - each winner will have a choice of a Romanov ring or a European 4-in-1 ring in copper! 

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me which ring you would prefer and either an email address or Facebook name so that I can contact you if you are a winner!  This contest will remain open until Saturday evening, May 28th at 9 pm (CST).  Winner will be announced directly afterwards, both here on my blog and on my Facebook page.  Thank you again, to everyone, for helping make such an amazing event happen!

78 comments:

  1. I am so super excited! I would have to say my favorite of the two is the Romanov ring! You can find me on FB (I am a fan of yours too!) as Tara Mulleneaux, at dalmationmommy74@gmail.com!!! I missed the last one, so very very excited for this one!!!
    Thanks so much!

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  2. Oh both rings are so beautiful. I think I would prefer the Romanov ring, size 7.5 or 8 I think.
    I am a fan on fb. Congrats on hitting 2500
    Renee Gauthier Angichiodo
    miss_frenchye@yahoo.com

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  3. Yippee for Karen!! Very deserving, I must say. I really love the Romanov ring....and I'm crazy about copper! Thanks a bunch!
    e.gill@sasktel.net

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  4. I also am excited! I think you make beautiful things and I think my favorite is the romanov but........I think I would choose the European one and have it made for my husband as a wedding ring.Is that weird? My name is Rebecca Dove and I am a fan on facebook my email is dove.rebecca@yahoo.com.

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  5. Oooh! You're really cooking with those FB fan numbers. It's such an exponential thing that the more likers you have the quicker the numbers reach for the sky. Congratulations!
    I'd love the European copper 4-in-1 ring and it would need to be a large size. robyn.stew@rdson.net (Focus on Art assemblage owls on FB.) ;o)

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  6. Your work is awesome! I would love the Romanov ring in a size 8.
    I am a fan of yours on FB, and I am following you on GFC as meemoe.

    marysbookworm@cableone.net

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  7. Congratulations, Karen!!!!
    Beautiful things you made, inspire lots of us :)

    i love the romanov ring..

    ien
    http://facebook.com/ienmaginations
    ienmaginations@yahoo.com

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  8. Congrats on the 2500! The romanov is gorgeous! I also do rings & other jewelry but nothing as extravagant as yours. Fan on Facebook Tarra Voss Hopper. scrubgirlhopper@gmail.com Also Wired Family Jewels by T on FB

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  9. I would choose the European ring (maybe give it to the hubby).
    Ginny Drisc

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  10. Congratulations on having so many fans. It doesn't surprise me as your jewelry is beautiful! I like the Romanov ring alot. I am a fan on fb or you can email me vashiemiller@comcast.net if I am a winner.

    Vashie Miller

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  11. They are both beautiful but I would say Romanov. This is elizabeth from Inspired by Elizabeth. inspiredbyelizabeth@yahoo.com

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  12. OoOoOo I LOVE them both!! Just beautiful! If I have to choose; my favorite would have to be the European; it just looks like me & it would be PERFECT on my finger!! ;o) LoL Plus I have never had the opportunity of having anything like this; never even seen anything like this. I love the look of copper too, just beautiful. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity of having a chance to own something like this. And CONGRATS on all the fans; you deserve it & more!! :o)
    Facebook: Kristi Wells Larson & email is: dzsweetbaby@yahoo.com

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  13. I Karen...congrats ...I remember along...time ago...you were hoping to reach a small milestone...and lady look at ya now..

    "YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY BABY!!!!! "

    both rings are very pretty, I really like the Romanov ring.. I'm really happy for you !!!

    Dora Muller Harrison on FB

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  14. OMG!!! CONGRATS Sweet girl!!! Im soooo happy for you!! <3 <3 <3
    Umm...Im not sure the difference in the rings, but I like the sound of European one! And I hope you know where to find me, woman!!! LOL
    Love ya...and so proud of you!!

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  15. Yay Tara! I'm so glad you didn't miss this one and you are entered to win!

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  16. Thank you everyone for the compliments and congratulations! Renee, Elaine, Rebecca, Robyn, Mary Alice, Ien, Tarra, Ginny, Vashie, Elizabeth, Kristi, Dora and Patti - you are each entered to win!

    And can I just say - I am thrilled that two of you are thinking about the European 4 in 1 rings for your hubbies! I think it's a perfect ring for a man and one that they would enjoy wearing! WOOT!

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  17. Congratulations!!!! What a milestone to be remembered and what a nice way to show your fans that you apprectiate them!
    Id choose the European 4 in 1 what a nice unique ring. Thankyou, I love bring a fan!
    Brianna Beers
    briannabeers at yahoo dot com

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  18. I am so excited for you! That is so awesome that you hit so many milestones in such a short period of time!

    It was really hard for me to decide which ring that I liked best, but I think that I prefer the European 4-in-1 ring!

    I am one of your fans on facebook or you can e-mail me at janddolmsted@hotmail.com.

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  19. Congratulations!!
    I like the Romanov, I find it romantic...
    I'm Vivi Varvarande on Facebook and my email is:

    fresapapaya@yahoo.com

    Thank you!

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  20. Hey! Congratulations on reaching new heights! Before long you will be reaching even higher numbers, in the five, six, AND seven figures! You are just on a huge roll! I am soooo happy for you! You deserve each fan you have, because I am sure each is just as amazed at your creativity as I am! Thank You for sharing with us :)
    If I win, I want the ROMANOV ring, in a size 8, with a sapphire or other pretty blue crystal. My email is spettit1@gmail.com, but I'm pretty sure you already have it.
    Again, CONGRATULATIONS! and THANK YOU FOR SHARING, not only your creativity but in these very exciting giveaways you have so often!
    Thanks again, and GOOD LUCK on reaching new heights!
    Sue

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  21. Brianna, Jamie, Vivi and Sue - you are each entered to win. Thank you all so much for the kind words and for being such loyal fans!!

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  22. Congratulations, Karen!!! It's only because you're awesome, ya know. <3 I love both rings, but thinking IF I *get* to choose, I'd likely say Romanov b/c copper and green go SO well together, and emerald is my rockin' hubby's birthstone. :) Thank you for the chance to win another of your incredible & amazing pieces!!!

    Love,
    Cindy Soulshine :)
    soulshine4me (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. I can't decide - both are so beautiful - but i think the European one.

    -Valerie Hampton
    manxlady1075 at yahoo

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  24. Thank you Cindy and Valerie! You are each entered to win!

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  25. Lovely rings and congratulations on the likers!! I love the romanov so much so I'd choose that :) You know where to find me! ~Maria

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  26. Congrats on getting up there, I love the Romanov one its gorgeous.
    Donna, Funkeenailz@hotmail.com

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  27. The Romanov ring is beautiful. I'd be honored to wear it!

    curiouscat(at)jennystamos(dot)com

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  28. congratulations Karen!!! They are loving your work exponentially!! I love the Romanov ring and would need a size 6...thanks for the chance to win one of your amazing pieces!

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  29. Romanov ring is the one I like Thank you very much. Congrats

    Braddockc@gmail.com Or Chrissie Braddock

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  30. Wow congrats I'm so happy for you. I honestly can't decide what I like more. I think The ramonav with a purple stone would be beautiful but I love the European as well. I will let you decide!
    Thank you
    Regina
    DuShane_r@msn.com

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  31. That ring in your pic sure is pretty, oh yeah, that's exactly the same as the one I won!!
    Would love a chance to have another!! Congrats on your milestones Karen!
    daffydill47@gmail.com

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  32. *waves wildly from the back * ME pick me !!!!!!!

    *grabs bull horn* Karen... Can you hear me now????

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  33. "Oh Oh OoOH, Oh Oh OOooH! Oh Oh OoOH, Oh Oh OOooH! THE RIGHT STUFF! You got the right stuff, Girl, Love the way you {Inserting new lyrics} Celebrate!" Ha, I was listening to NKOTB on my way in, and it seemed to fit. Love it all Karen!

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  34. HAHAHA...Bette!! Step down off the ladder before you get hurt... I'm sure she heard you :))

    Karen Congrats on your AWESOME MILESTONE!!! :))

    facebook.com/BeDazzledJewerly ..I think you remember me hehehe

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  35. Congrats on having so many fans. I love the Romanov ring.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  36. OOOOOh!!! I like the European 4-1...Keep up the fantastic work!!! =)
    Tammy Tunstall

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  37. Love the both but I think I like the Romanov one myself

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  38. Love the Romanov, and the European , but think Romanov would be my fave????!!!!! Ang Alford is my facebook name, belensmama@yahoo.com

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  39. Woot! Maria, Donna, Jenny, Kathleen, Chrissie, Regina, Daffydill's Deb, Bette (ROFL!), Emily (nice lyric adaptation!), Bedazzled, Eugenie, Tammy, Penny and Angie - you are each entered to win!

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  40. Hmm I guess I will have to choose if I win b/c I can not decide right now. HAHA! Beautiful beautiful work! Congrats on all your recent milestones. You deserve MANY MANY more!!!

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  41. Still dying to get grubby fingers on some of your GORGEOUS Romanov designs Karen!!! Congratulations!!!! :)

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  42. LOL Ash! You and Junie are both entered :) Thank you for the congratulations - these milestones would never happen without the shouting and sharing from people like you two :)

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  43. Karen, congratulations on 2500 fans!!! That's fantastic! I love the European 4 in 1 ring, although it's a tough choice between that and the Romanov ring. Beautiful work!
    Paula Meyncke

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  44. Thank you Paula - you are entered to win :)

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  45. Karen,

    A *huge* congratulation on your accomplishment! I'm so proud just to know you, and to have come along for the ride :) I'm so thrilled that you hit 2500 fans! I can't wait until you hit 5000!

    Sarah (of the Gullett variety)

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  46. Thank you so much Sarah - you are entered too, Young Maille Jedi!

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  47. Congratulations, I am a new fan and adore your items. I really like both rings and would love just to win wither one. My favorite is Romanov ring but would love either. Have a blessed day..My email is wpbbmb@yahoo.com..My name is Michelle Witt Barron from facebook..

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  48. Love them both! Will pick if I win! :) Congrats! Sacha Schroeder/sschroeder@windstream.net

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  49. Oh my Karen Congratulations. I love the choices. I like the Romanov I think best. Love the copper. Need size 8 or 9 I think. (Having great deal of knuckle swelling lately, lol) Saphire Blue or Emerald Green would be my color choice. So pretty. Faith Hartley Gracious me would be nice to win; but congrats ahead to whom ever does win.

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  50. Thank you so much ladies! Michelle, Sacha and Faith - you are each entered to win!

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  51. Oh, oh, oh I so want to win. I just love this ring and the one I bought from you for my girlfriend is her favorite birthstone....Sharon Wagoner

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  52. Let me try this again... Congrats babe & you KNOW I NEED an Romanov!! <3

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  53. LOL Sharon and Cori - thank you both :) You are each entered to win!

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  54. Congratulations on your milestones!! I love the Romanov Ring! I would like pink size 7 1/2 if I win. Thanks for this chance to win such gorgeous pieces!!

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  55. congratulations Karen! I would love to have one of your Romanov rings with a crystal colour of your choosing in a size 7 - thanks for the opportunity and good luck on your next milestone,
    love and light Faye
    twistedimaginings@hotmail.co.uk

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  56. Congratulations on your expanding fan base (just shows that if you make gorgeous things, they will come)! I love both these rings, but since I need to choose one for my entry, I'll choose the Romanov ring -- very elegant! I am a size 8.5. My facebook name is Gisele Phipps and my e-mail address is gbphipps@aol.com.
    Thank you for this opportunity and wishing you continued and ever-increasing success!

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  57. Thank you Faye and Gisele! You are each entered to win :)

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  58. Posting for Suzanne Edwards, who is having trouble with my blog page. Suzanne wants the Euro 4-in-1 ring if she is a winner!

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  59. These are amazing....Hmmmmm I think I would like the Euro 4 in 1. Congrats Karen!

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  60. Thanks so much Helen - you are entered!

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  61. YAY i love the 4 in 1 ring, especially in copper!!! decembermoon23@gmail.com or mindy lefort on facebook

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  62. Congratulations Karen!
    bpeychal@gmail.com

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  63. Thank you so much Mindy and Bev - you are both entered to win :)

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  64. European 4-in-1 ring - it's very nice
    -Jully Hampton
    manxmn@yahoo.com

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  65. Your work is awesome! European one, Krissy Gallardo, Ldymiaka@yahoo.com

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  66. Romanov is my fav
    Cheryl Hardy
    Belldandy047@yahoo.com

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  67. Jully, Krissy and Cheryl you are each entered to win :)

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  68. 4 in 1 copper ring!
    Wendy Melnyk
    boo_65boo@yahoo.com

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  69. You are entered to win Wendy :)

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  70. Romanov ring is my fav!!
    FB FAN Stacey Harris Robertson

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  71. I think my wife would like the Romanov one, My Name is Steve Rush but I like both styles You have some very nice rings and Earrings, Very cool

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  72. Thank you so much Stacey and Steve - you are each entered to win :)

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  73. Posting for Teshia Wilkinson who can't get to a computer at present to enter. Teshia will choose the ring she'd prefer if she wins :)

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  74. Posting for Gayl Caul who is out of town and can't get to a computer to comment. She will choose her preference if she wins :)

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  75. I would like the Romanov...I like everything you make tho. I'm a fan on FB:) Congrats on a huge milestone! My name is Reen Duncan momma to the wonderful Ashlie Maxwell (Duncan 4ever).

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  76. LOL Reen - thank you so much, fabulous lady :) You are entered to win.

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