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Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday Giveaway and Feature: five and two by briana rose {CLOSED}

Congratulation to #41 Lauren for winning this giveaway


This week's giveaway is from five and two by briana rose


Briana Rose began making accessories at the age of fifteen. Briana is a creative freak. [Her words, not mine! She started out wanting to make something different and natural. So she did! Briana began making accessories that are adorably chic and emphasize the sweet beauty found in nature. Briana loves using sugar starfish for her hairpins. "They have so much character and personality!" She also loves working with Swarovski crystals and semiprecious stones, such as amazonite.

Briana has been blessed and received a scholarship to further her accessories line and establish a business. In addition to Etsy, her items can be found at a local spa boutique. Briana is also looking to sell in other locations throughout the country.

Briana's shop name, "five and two", is very symbolic and important to her. It comes from a biblical story (Matthew 14:18-21a) where Jesus fed 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish. This story reminds Briana that a little can be turned into a lot. I'd say her jewelry speaks to this message!

This week, win a Swarovski Embellished Starfish Hairpin from five and two


The starfish used are called “sugar starfish”, imported from the Caribbean. Sugar starfish are in abundance and are not an endangered species. They are one of nearly 2,000 types of starfish. Starfish are not classified as a fish, they are represented in the same family as the sand dollar.



For a chance to win this week's giveaway:

Mandatory: Visit five and two by briana rose, come back here and post your favorite item and email address in the comments section of this post.

Additional chances to win (leave a separate comment with your email address for each entry):

1) Tweet the giveaway and post a link to your tweet in the comments below (include @NMArt in your tweet) - 1 extra entry per day

2) Blog about the giveaway and post a link to your blog post in the comments below - 1 extra entry

3) Add one of my ad buttons (left hand sidebar) to your blog or website and post a link to your site in the comments - 1 extra entry

4) Join Nature Manipulated's mailing list (by doing this you agree to receive a monthly newsletter from NM)- 1 extra entry

5) Purchase an item from the featured shop and post a link to the item you purchased (transaction link) - 5 extra entries

ENTRIES WITHOUT CONTACT INFORMATION WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE GIVEAWAY. (Email address, Etsy username and Artfire username accepted. If your Blogger profile links to your email or shop, that is acceptable too. Leave contact info for each entry. Tip: When leaving your email do not use the @ and . symbols, instead spell out AT and DOT.)

Entries for this giveaway will be accepted through Sunday, February 21, 2010, 11:59pm Eastern Time. I will notify the winner via email and the winner will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner.

This giveaway is open to U.S. contestants only.

While you are looking around five and two by briana rose, take advantage of Briana's special offer for Nature Manipulated readers: 25% off your first purchase; use code FIRST at check out and you will be refunded through PayPal. .

Thanks for participating in this week's giveaway. Be sure to stop by next week for another great giveaway.

Read Nature Manipulated's giveaway disclaimer.

79 comments:

Nicole-Lynn said...

Great giveaway! My favorite item is the five and two//Swarovski starfish hairpin, 1 crystal center! It would be perfect to wear for our wedding :)

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Nicole-Lynn said...

I joined the mailing list :)

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Joy (The Art Of Joy) said...

Awesome give away! Will have to go check out the shop!

Sarah said...

My favorite item is this starfish pin! Gorgeous!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36229446

Etsy username: Lailee
www.lailee.etsy.com

Morgan said...
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Morgan said...

I love the sun bum jade necklace.
The items are beautiful and this giveaway is great!
momov@carolina.rr.com

Ashley said...

I love this giveaway, such a blessing! I love the sun bum jade necklace, it is so pretty!


demureprincess7(at)gmail.com

Abby said...

What an adorable giveaway. I like the six crystals per arm version of the starfish hairpin: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37018032

Clever idea!

Thanks,
Abby

abstoner at comcast dot net

Abby said...

I just joined your mailing list!

Abby

abstoner at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

I love the Sweet Mama necklace. Thanks for the opportunity.

Deirdre
dbyrne1[at]gmail[dot]com

emcSquared said...

I love the Sweet Mama necklace!

Thank you for the chance.

em9499 at gmail dot cm

emcSquared said...

I am on your mailing list!

em9499 at gmail dot com

@ByHandGiveaways said...

I love this starfish pin and the sunshine butterfly hairpin // five and two

duhnellecarter [at] yahoo [.] com

@ByHandGiveaways said...

I blogged...does it count?

http://byhandgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/02/briana-rose-swarovski-starfish-hairpin.html

duhnellecarter [at] yahoo [.] com

lilacpop said...

My favorite is this "five and two//Swarovski starfish hairpin, 1 crystal center" Adorable!
Contact me at:
janna bissett at yahoo dot com
http://lilacpop.etsy.com

AmandaSue said...

The baby sun bum jade necklace is beautiful! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.

unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

Cheryl said...

Well my fave is the stafish hair clip w/ 1 crystal per arm but Skylar's fave (my 6 yr old) is the pink butterfly hair clip!

Marci said...

I love the "sunshine butterfly hairpin // five and two"--these are so realistic and beautiful!
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

momtoem said...

I like the sunshine butterfly hairpin // five and two

lejn05@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

I like the gum drop czech bracelet cindyhinckley at msn.

Post Grad said...

Favorite item is
mojito czech bracelet. Thanks for doing the giveaway!
-Leslie
carykhepburn{at}yahoo{dot}com

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love her sunshine butterfly hairpin in pink!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks at hotmail dot com

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I am on the mailing list :)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks at hotmail dot com

Merrie L. said...

My favorite item is the gum drop czech bracelet!

lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Bethany said...

I actually like the starfish hairpins the best!

logan 4301 at yahoo.com

Julie said...

LOVE the starfish hairpin swarovski embellished, 36 crystals // five and two! Thanks for the chance to win :)
juliebcampbell@q.com

Anonymous said...

The "sunshine butterfly hairpin // five and two" are beautiful!
BETH
bethnaf at hotmail dot com

The Domestic Intellectual said...

my favorite: Mama Pearl bracelet http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39226705

Rebecca

artcloth AT hotmail DOT com

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Love this giveaway, thanks for hosting it. I really like the starfish hair pins the best, but the gum drop czech bracelet is beautiful too! :) What a great shop.

- JoAnn
childhood.chalk@gmail.com

Samantha said...

The Starfish hair pin is absolutely beautiful!
dmb161@aol.com

Jennifer said...

I like the sunshine butterfly hairpin // five and two

Jennifer said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/9194305030

Jennifer said...

I have your button in my blog: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I joined your mailing list

Noelle said...

I actually love the starfish hairpin the most! I'd be lucky to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

RR said...

I like the sunshine butterfly hairpin // five and two. So fab!

nancy : The Sway Report said...

gum drop czech bracelet is gorgeous.

Thank you,
nancy @ sway

Chrisy said...

My fav
my, oh my jade necklace // five and two

What an interesting store!

hfmedia@bigpond.net.au

Sara said...

I love all of the starfish, especially the one with the svaroski crystal in the center (the tiny one).

Aubrey said...

I love the Sunshine Butterfly hairpins -- they're so cute and girly!

Lauren said...

How pretty! I also love the mandarin butterfly hairclip!

lauren.m.gibson AT gmail DOT com

Whimsical Creations said...

Love the five and two//Swarovski starfish hairpin, 4 crystals per arm.

melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Esmerelda Johnson said...

I like the starfish hairpins!

windycindy said...

I also adore her "Sunshine Butterfly
Hairpins!"
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

"Tweet!"
http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/9222032966.
Again, many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am subscribed to your email newsletters!
Merci, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

jennifer57 said...

sweet mama necklace // five and two

rebecca said...

i like all the star fish but if i had to venture away from that i really love the gum drop czech bracelet. what creative stuff!


rwvanvoorhis@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My, oh my jade necklace! I also love the sweet mama pendant. Beautiful pieces! emkimberley@yahoo.com

Cabootique said...

I really adore the sunshine butterfly hairpin.

carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

Carapace said...

Wow, I am greatly impressed! I always wanted to use starfishes in adornments, but could never make them hold up. Gogo, Briana!

My favorite thing right now is this:
starfish hairpin swarovski embellished, 4 crystals per arm // five and two
set, but it's all great!

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

Jolee said...

love the sunshine butterfly hairpin. So pretty! Thanks. :-)

jakiesmom said...

i like the starfish hairpin with 3 crystals per arm
nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

julialifeisart said...

Loving the gum drop czech bracelet!
juliacumbie[at]yahoo[dot]com

Stacy said...

I really like the starfish hairpin swarovski embellished, special design // five and two. Perfect for spring.

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Anne said...

My favorite item is the dew drop amazonite bracelet // five and two it's beautiful!
annemolino at hotmail dot com

Anne said...

tweet http://twitter.com/amolino/status/9320777209

Amy said...

My fave items are the butterfly hair pins:: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40149809

Beautiful items and thanks for the giveaway.

Amy (artsyrockerchick@aim.com)

Anonymous said...

The sun bum jade necklace is sooooo pretty O_Leo_5(at)hotmail(dot)com

Karen A said...

I, of course, love the Mojito Czech Bracelet because my Shih Tzu puppy is named Mojito (and I love it too!)
Mojitosmommy@gmail.com

Aero said...

I love the Swarovski starfish hairpin with 4 crystals per arm!

aerolantern at gmail dot com

Aero said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/aerolantern/status/9367230366

aerolantern at gmail dot com

lo said...

My favorite item is a tie between the Swarovski Starfish with 4 on each arm, or the Sunshine Butterfly hairpin. BOTH so gorgeous!

Thanks for the giveaway :)

lo said...

Tweet tweet:
http://twitter.com/luckylauren06/status/9368709758

Thanks :)

Tiffani said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the mandarin butterfly hair clip. SO CUTE!!

Etsy and artfire username: CUTIENESSERS

email: cutie-nessers-shop@live.com

Ann On and On... said...

I love hearing about new Etsy shops...thanks for sharing.

The Mama Pearl bracelet is beautiful!

amerskine at hotmail dot com

Ann On and On... said...

I put your button on my blog. It is on the left side. Thanks again.

I love the meaning behind the name of her Etsy shop.

amerskine at hotmail dot com

trusk4u said...

Because your blog is always great to read and you promote others with your giveaways, I am passing on the "Sunshine Blog Award" to you. Congratulations!
http://trusk4u.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunshine-blog-award.html

Lemon Jitters said...

I do love starfish hairpins very much. I may purchase one if I don't win! But I also like the Czech clam bracelet.

Emily said...

My favorite is the Mojito Czech Bracelet, but it was hard to choose!

emily.p.britt@gmail.com

Emily said...

Just subscribed to the mailing list!

emily.p.britt@gmail.com

JennTRC said...

I love the
my, oh my jade necklace :)

jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

storybeader said...

My favorite is the mandarin butterfly hairpin.

storybeader@gmail.com

Grace Wong said...

I love the sunshine butterfly hairpin // five and two, so beautiful!

shou.milk@gmail.com

Grace Wong said...

tweeted~
http://twitter.com/gracewong1/status/9435933197

shou.milk@gmail.com

Grace Wong said...

blogged~
http://sugarrosies.blogspot.com/2010/02/5-great-giveaways-33.html

shou.milk@gmail.com

Grace Wong said...

added button~
http://sugarrosies.blogspot.com/
shou.milk@gmail.com

Grace Wong said...

joined mailing list~
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