For the Love of Pretty, Shiny Things

This giveaway is closed.  The winning number is . . . 35!!!!  Congratulations, DomesticMe.  Enjoy your bling!

I met Lisa Lehman, a.k.a. The Bead Girl, last February at Blissdom.  It was impossible not to miss her.  She’s tall and gorgeous, and her husband was at her side for most of the conference.  (Now that’s one brave man.)  We chatted a few times and when I got home, I checked out her site, Studio Jewel.  Her jewelry is every bit as striking as she is.  She combines metal and semi-precious stones to create unique, meaningful, and most importantly wearable designs.

I’ve been wanting a simple, casual necklace to wear in the neckline of my many tank-top/cardigan-sweater-wrap outfits, so when Lisa DMed me on Twitter and offered a piece of her jewelry for me to try, I clicked right over to her necklace collection.  It was a hard decision, which really isn’t news; indecisiveness is one of my stronger personality traits.  But there are so many gorgeous pieces in her store.

I finally decided on this elegant Circle Me design.

My necklace arrived in my mailbox in a pretty branded box, and I’ve worn it every day since I got it. It is as perfect with yoga pants and a hoodie as it is with a cashmere sweater wrap. I get compliments on it everywhere I go.  I love the triple chains and the combination of gold and silver.

I tried to take a self portrait, but it didn’t go so well.  I have such a pained expression on my face; what is UP with that?  Maybe I should have just cropped the rest of my head out of the photo and been done with it.  Nevertheless, here you go.

Wouldn’t this be a great gift for your mom?  Your sister?  Your BFF?

Now’s a great time to start thinking about Christmas shopping.  You know why?  Lisa has generously offered Musings of a Housewife readers 15% off and free shipping on Studio Jewel orders through the end of the year. To take advantage of this offer, email your order to [email protected], and Lisa will send a paypal request for payment.  In your email, include any specifics you need to: size, words for stamping etc.

And it gets better.  One lucky reader will receive $50 towards a Studio Jewel order. Just leave a comment on this post telling me which item from her shop you would buy if you win.  I will select a winner on Friday.

Be sure to follow Lisa on Twitter and on her Facebook Fan Page and also at her blog.  And also, her badge will be on my sidebar for the next few months, just in case you forget where to find her!

Disclosure: I received a necklace from Studio Jewel to facilitate this review.