Wine charms and a bottle of wine!! Hey everyone....I would like you to meet Heather of AllYouNeedDesigns I was offered a chance to review Heather's handmade wine charms and I must say that this was a fun filled review to do...Tee hee!!!
I made a baked Haddock dinner for my husband, and we locked ourselves out on the sun porch while our children ate pizza and watched a movie. The review went very well, so well in fact I ended up drinking the entire bottle of wine by myself since my husband doesn't drink. Oops...then I realized I forgot to take the pictures of the charms with my photo prop which happened to be the wine that I just finished. That's ok cause I sent my Husband out to get another bottle, and took the pictures. Tee Hee!! So back to the review. These charms are the cutest little things and they compliment the wineglasses so well. The colors are bright and some of them have cute little encouraging words engraved on them like....Love, Laugh and Live. The wineglass charms are made very well and are easy to put on and take off the wineglass stems.
If you are looking for some unique gift ideas for that next birthday coming up, head on over to AllYouNeedDesigns, and take a look around. A few of my favorites are these great items...
This is the coolest thing ever. BEST FRIENDS beaded bookmarks - set of two - Customized just for you. Heather lets you pick your bead colors and you can give one to your Best Friend. You can get your set for only $13.99.
Next is this Turquoise and Silver beaded lanyard/necklace. The colors are gorgeous on this piece and would be great for your work or school ID badge or you can remove the silver clasp and wear it as a necklace. How sweet is that??? What a steal at $14.99.
The last item I want to point out is the Merry Merry Christmas 5x7 Photo Card also with other sizes available. All cards are completely customized for you, and are sent to you in a digital card file so you can print your own. What a great idea! Get this item for only $12.99.
I asked Heather to tell me a little bit about herself and her shop. This is what she said
"I've been married to my husband for 8 years, and we have 2 beautiful children - a 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter. I've always been a creative being - art was always my passion throughout school. But sometimes life doesn't go the way you plan, and my day job does not involve much art or creativity. In my spare time, I taught myself how to use Photo shop and that's when I started graphic designing. When I first started planning my Etsy shop, it was going to be strictly for graphic design products, like invitations and cards. But then I started playing with beads, and it turned into a passion for me. I began with beaded bookmarks and then it exploded from there into wine charms, key chains, jewelry...I love thinking up new ways to use beads! When I finally opened my shop in late June 2010, I decided to offer both in my shop - handmade items and graphic designs. The great thing is that I've had some success with both. It's nice for me to have a variety of creative outlets because it allows me to change things up and stay busy. If I'm going through a dry spell with jewelry design ideas, I can turn on the computer and play with graphic designs instead.
I've had a lot of fun with my shop over the last few months and I'm looking forward to the holiday season and rolling out even more product ideas soon. So stay tuned!"
Heather is offering a giveaway prize to one lucky reader. You can enter for a chance to win this Fall Dreams Sunflower bookmark - made with beads in shades of gold, amber, green and brown with a charming sunflower charm at one end. Measuring 14.5" from one end to the other with 10" of black linen cord between the beads. Will fit well in paperback and hardcover books.
Here are the rules to enter...
1. Go to All You Need Designs and heart your favorite item, and then post a comment here.
2. Follow Heather's Blog
3. "Like" Heather's Facebook Fanpage
4. Make a purchase at All You Need Designs and receive 4 extra entries.
5. Like my Facebook Fanpage
6. Follow my Blog
You will have 9 possible chances to win if you complete all 6 steps. Please make a separate comment for each entry. Be sure to leave your contact info so I can contact the winner. I will choose the winner via Random.Org on Sunday October 17, 2010 at 11:59 PM. Good luck to everyone and thanks for following. Now if you excuse me...I have some more wine to drink!