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.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

A Grandmother's Ring Giveaway

In celebration of the Holiday Season, I wanted to keep with my yearly tradition of giving away a Grandmother's Ring. This is a special nod to my own Mama, who is the very best Grandmother (Grammy to our kiddos) in the world and who inspired the original of this ring. 

There is no limit (as far as I know!) to the number of stones this ring can include. The size of the crystals can be adjusted based on the number of overall stones. Are you a grandmother? Do you have a fabulous grandmother? Do your kids have one? Well here's a chance to win something special for her!

The ring will be made of sterling silver and genuine Swarovski crystals. Winner shall choose size and provide a list of the birth months to be included. Shipping is included in the prize and delivery is guaranteed in time for Christmas (as long as the shipping address is within the US.)

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and tell me about the fabulous grandmother in your world! Best of luck everyone :)


  1. So pretty...love your work! My mother would love this, she's grandmother to 6 and great grandmother to 2! She's a glitzy grandma who loves anything "sparkly"!

  2. The fabulous grandmother in my world is the wonderful and amazing woman who raised my husband. She was a holocaust concentration camp survivor who was the bravest and most courageous woman I have ever met. She raised her grandson from two months old even though she had already raised two children of her own. In high school we all crowded at my husband's house for her amazing cooking, though she never used a cook book. As she got older she moved from her home to an assisted living where my husband and I would visit her every weekend. We continued these visits even as alzheimers set in and she didnt recognize us any longer. This strong and beautiful woman passed away two days before thanksgiving this year. She is greatly missed but we know she is an angel now.

  3. Beautiful! I would love to give this to my mother :)

  4. I want it for myself, lol. I've really enjoyed being a "Nana" way more than I thought I would, and I wouldn't trade my precious granddaughters (and soon-to-arrive grandson!) for anything.

  5. My grandmother was a woman who survived WWII and civil war and managed to have a wonderful family with so little.
    I miss her everyday since 10 years now...

    Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

  6. I'd be proud to wear this gorgeous ring...Sharon Wagoner

  7. Would love a ring in honor of my angel adopted granddaughter. Thank you.

  8. My grandmother was a silent hero.
    Fighter till the end.
    If I won this ring, I would have it done as if she would wear it, with the birthstones of her 2 children and her 4 grandchildren.


  9. well i have no grandmothers left but i would still love one for my mom who is going to be a 12th time grandma she has 11 grand kids and excpecting one jan 13 it would be amazing to see all those colors on one ring :)
    my mom is the most amazing individual out there she would try to do anything in her power to help someone but now adays all she does is take care of my dad and of the house hold and doesnt ask anything for herself

  10. My children have an amazing Grandmother who is in their life by choice. Long story short she is my fathers ex-wife. She is an amazing woman who works hard for everything she has, and loves harder.
    I love reading everyone's posts! Each and every one of these Grandmothers deserve a ring. Good Luck ladies!

  11. I'd be proud to wear this gorgeous ring because my grandmom is like my mom. She raised me when my mom died.

  12. My grandmother gave me the love for knitting and crocheting and just being happy in who you are. What a legacy for every generation to come. Now that I'm a grandmother myself I can only hope to pass on some of her wisdom.

  13. My Grandmother is my best friend..we have had a lifetime of laughter, memories and I am truly blessed to still have her in my life. It use to always be the three of us, my gramma, my pawpaw and I but now pawpaw watches over us from above. I cannot begin to tell you all the memories I have with her...she is such a spunky woman it is no question she is where I got mine from...

  14. Our winner is Joey Cotten! Congratulations Joey!