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!
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.
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