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14 Jan, 2011

Giveaway alert: Tweet chic by Blend Creations

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Giveaways and product reviews|Oh! Things!

You might remember how much I like the jewelry design at Blend Creations from a past giveaway. The goods at Blend are modern and cool and awesome. Just like me! :)

What I like best about Blend, other than the fact that I’ve met one of the owners and she’s superamazing, is that they live and work in OTTAWA. There’s a soft and squishy part of my heart reserved for Ottawa talent. Ottawa! Known far and wide for gray winters and equally gray business suits, and here’s Blend doing their part to make our town a much more fun and interesting place to live. Yay!

Anyway, Vivian at Blend (we follow each other on Twitter, she’s @blendcreations) couldn’t help but notice how much I loved their new Charmer necklace designs, especially their “At” symbol ones. If you’re into Twitter half as much as I am you will understand why I like it so much. :)

Vivian mocked up a little image to show me what it would look like. (That’s it right over there. Eep!) Wearing it will be like being a member of a secret club, almost like having a secret handshake or an Orphan Annie decoder ring! (But much cooler, because Blend Creations doesn’t actually have anything to do with Ovaltine.)

Would you like one of your very own? Youuuu caaaaannnn!

This giveaway is for any one charmer necklace from Blend Creations (and includes engraving if it’s one of the Twitter necklaces).
The fine print:

  • This giveaway is for Canadian as well as US residents. (Yay!)
  • In order for your entry to qualify you must tell me which Charmer necklace you like best. Check out the store and come back and leave your two cents in the comments below.
  • I’ll close the comments at 12 noon EST on Saturday January 22, 2011 and pick a name that afternoon using random.org. I will post the name of the winner here and send them an email too.
  • Please leave a valid email address! If I don’t hear from the winner within 36 hours I will do another random draw and give the prize away to someone else. Pinky swear.
  • One entry per person please! We want lots of people to have the opportunity to win.

One last thing, if you (a) tweet a link to this giveaway or (b) update your Facebook status with a link to this giveaway, you will qualify for a 15% discount at Blend (before shipping costs, and after any Shopping Embargos of course)! This part is not required in order to win this giveaway. If you didn’t win and you’re ready to shop and want the discount, just send me an email (andrea AT quietfish DOT com) with a link to your tweet or FB update and I’ll send you the special promo code in return. Clear?

Please note that you only have until March 1, 2011 to use your promo code.

All good? Any questions? Over to you!

The Total Blogger Transparency Memo: I am receiving one of the necklaces pictured above from Blend Creations. I have also joined an affiliate marketing program for Blend Creations. If I set it up right (!) it means that if you make a purchase using any of the links in this post (and in the sidebar too) I receive a percentage of that sale. I set this up because I (a) really love Blend and (b) want to tinker and learn about affliliate sales. Thank you!

67 Responses to "Giveaway alert: Tweet chic by Blend Creations"

1 | Krista

January 14th, 2011 at 11:55 am


I think the little birdie is so sweet!

2 | Nicole @RantingRaving

January 14th, 2011 at 12:02 pm


I love love the heart with the red garnet in it! Just so happens to be my baby boy’s birthstone! :D

3 | Hellcat13

January 14th, 2011 at 12:04 pm


I love the @ necklace. So much so, in fact, that I’m currently wearing one! Should I win, I’d pass on the blend love and give it as a gift.

4 | Vicky

January 14th, 2011 at 12:04 pm


I love the birdie charmer, but truly the @ twitter one really takes the cake! I’ve met Vivian too and agree she is superamazing!!

5 | fokxxy

January 14th, 2011 at 12:10 pm


I am in love with the “at” symbol ones. And if there was a way to engrave that with my twitter name I would love it even more!! Wonderful pieces. I am glad you had this giveaway or I would have never found them.


6 | JenStorm

January 14th, 2011 at 12:23 pm


I love both the @ AND the birdie! If I had to choose, it’d have to be the @ with the amethyst stone and my twitter name engraved. Love their stuff!

7 | Ange

January 14th, 2011 at 12:33 pm


I have to say that I love the @symbol the most! Maybe it is the Twitter addict in me screaming to get out, maybe not :)

All of their pieces are beautiful!

8 | kaitlin

January 14th, 2011 at 12:33 pm


definitely the birdie. with a blue sapphire (not my birthstone, i just like the colour). and *maybe* my twitter handle?

9 | Stacey

January 14th, 2011 at 1:24 pm


I love the Heart charmer. If I won it, I would like to get it engraved with the initials of my family – hubby and kids.

10 | Lee

January 14th, 2011 at 2:12 pm


So many beautiful choices!

I like the hearts and the birdies and of course the @ one.

(You may want to let Vivian know that I found it hard to choose because her images kept changing. Whenever I found something that caught my eye, it transitioned to something else. M’be I’m just old.)

11 | karen

January 14th, 2011 at 2:19 pm


I like the @ charmer very much. I also really like the heart and birdie charmers, they were very sweet.

12 | Bernadette

January 14th, 2011 at 2:27 pm


Id have to pick the @ charmer.

13 | Amanda

January 14th, 2011 at 2:30 pm


Eeeeee gorgeous!!! Love the @ necklace!

14 | Sonya

January 14th, 2011 at 2:41 pm


Love the heart. Super cute!

15 | Irene

January 14th, 2011 at 2:58 pm


Those necklaces as super sweet :) I love the heart one.

16 | Michelle

January 14th, 2011 at 3:01 pm


I love the Ghost… just because it’s so different with the ocean blue.
Adorable stuff!

17 | Karen

January 14th, 2011 at 3:05 pm


The birdie is too cute :)

18 | Karen

January 14th, 2011 at 3:13 pm


I would have to go with the @ charmer. It’s so freakin’ awesome.

19 | Carolyn

January 14th, 2011 at 3:21 pm


I love the dog charmer – if only she did one in the shape of a Dane then it would fit me to a “T”. It would mean my best friend in always close to my heart.

20 | Sara

January 14th, 2011 at 3:27 pm


Would definitely go with the birdie! Cute!

21 | coffee with julie

January 14th, 2011 at 3:28 pm


The cat charmer necklace! (Since I already ordered the “at” necklace for myself … cool! we’re in the same club!) :)

22 | Carrie C

January 14th, 2011 at 3:38 pm


What fun charms! I like the heart one best. An owl charm would be really cute too, but that wasn’t in the selection.

23 | Glen Gower

January 14th, 2011 at 4:44 pm


I know a little gal that would love the heart.

24 | Joy

January 14th, 2011 at 4:46 pm


they are all very cute! I like the Ghost charmer the best, I think. Thanks for the contest!

25 | Chantal

January 14th, 2011 at 5:00 pm


I love the @ symbol :)

26 | Ingrid

January 14th, 2011 at 5:45 pm


I like the skulls charmer the best, ‘cuz anytime skulls are cute is just gets me.
Thanks for yet another giveaway!

27 | Colleen C

January 14th, 2011 at 6:01 pm


I love the cats!! But I’m a real geek. I bet I’d still opt for the @ …. Or maybe those pacman ghosts!

28 | Jennifer Covert

January 14th, 2011 at 6:50 pm


Hi there!
Ooh! I like the hearts… I guess I’m just a romantic :)
thanks for the chance to enter.

29 | Cari

January 14th, 2011 at 6:52 pm


Definately the cat charmer. Definately.

30 | Val

January 14th, 2011 at 8:37 pm


The birdie…reminds me of Spring, a memory we need when it snows!

31 | katie

January 14th, 2011 at 8:47 pm


Oh, most certainly the @ charm! Won’t fit a malt ball though. ;)

32 | Sasha

January 14th, 2011 at 9:06 pm


Love the @! Definitely! Was already planning to bug DH about one of these for my bday :)

33 | Maria @BOREDmommy

January 14th, 2011 at 11:13 pm


The birdie one is my favorite!!

34 | Edumama

January 14th, 2011 at 11:15 pm


I love them all, but love the Kawaii ones because it reminds me of my time in Japan and my screaming junior high girls at anything I seemed to do “kawaiiiiiiiii!” (loosely meaning ‘super cute’ but must be said in a very high pitched tone)

35 | Melissa

January 14th, 2011 at 11:19 pm


Oh it’s soooo hard to chose! They’re all so unique, and so creative. I love the dog charmer because I love my dog (@r0ryd0g) dearly, and I love the bird because it’s adorable. However, I definitely have a geeky soft spot for the ‘@’ symbol. It’s a pendant that is so different, despite the symbol becoming mainstream with the rising popularity of the Twitter. Awesome design FTW!

36 | Shar-Lee

January 14th, 2011 at 11:26 pm


The little birdie with the pink stone! Adorable!

37 | PG

January 15th, 2011 at 12:28 am


I like the @ necklace most.

38 | Julia

January 15th, 2011 at 1:05 am


Love the @ twitter necklace!

39 | Denise G

January 15th, 2011 at 8:33 am


I like the @ twitter necklace

40 | Connie

January 15th, 2011 at 9:18 am


Da skulls are da bomb! Wait, is it still hip to talk like that?

41 | Shannon

January 15th, 2011 at 10:41 am


I think the hearts and the birds are really cute! Thanks for the chance!

42 | Carey

January 15th, 2011 at 11:02 am


Love the @ charmer!!

43 | LO

January 15th, 2011 at 2:23 pm


Skull Charmer rockzzzzz and I am buying for all my friends. You know….for our secret club! Wonder Twin powers, activate!
Also love the @ !!!

44 | Lucie

January 15th, 2011 at 6:01 pm


I really like the cat.

45 | Jackie

January 15th, 2011 at 10:25 pm


Love the heart charm! great giveaway!

46 | Angela

January 15th, 2011 at 10:57 pm


Holy cow…I love them all. But if I haaaaave to choose one charmer? The fox please:))

47 | donna chong

January 15th, 2011 at 11:11 pm


very nice…I really like the Gold Floral Washi small capsule pendant …love the splash of color


48 | Susan

January 16th, 2011 at 12:51 am


The @ necklace is really sweet.

49 | Finola

January 16th, 2011 at 9:28 am


I love the @ necklace so much and would love to have one. If I don’t win here I will have to hint hint to my hubby!

50 | Laura Daub

January 16th, 2011 at 7:36 pm


I love the at symbol, but I also love the bird! I’m on a bit of a bird kick at the moment with my artwork and can’t stop!

51 | Sherri

January 17th, 2011 at 9:15 am


The little heart charmer is so sweet! Even sweeter with the initials engraved on it.

52 | AllisonP

January 17th, 2011 at 5:44 pm


Oooh another great giveaway! My pick would be the birdie with a peridot eye.

53 | AllisonP

January 17th, 2011 at 5:46 pm


Sorry for the double post, but I forgot to update my email ;P
But my choice still remains the birdie with a peridot eye.

54 | Tanya

January 18th, 2011 at 8:40 am


I’m a definite fan of the Kawaii Charmers, but as I am engaged to a ‘Fox’, I will have to say my favourite is the fox with clear aurora borealis eyes (his birthstone…too sappy, I know!)

55 | FireMom

January 18th, 2011 at 10:01 am


Other than the @ necklace, I lovelovelove the Ghost charmers! So fun!

56 | Georgina

January 18th, 2011 at 4:02 pm


I love the heart charmer. So sweet especially with Valentine’s day coming up.

57 | KL

January 18th, 2011 at 10:25 pm


I love the @ charmer…a perfect gift for twitter obessed friends.

58 | JanO

January 21st, 2011 at 4:02 pm


Love the simplicity of the heart charmer – all the more so if it’s created by a someone cool & local!!!!

59 | Scatteredmom

January 21st, 2011 at 5:54 pm


I love the twitter birdie w/ the sapphire eye-September isn’t my month but the color is so cute!

60 | Patricia

January 22nd, 2011 at 8:05 am


I love the cute little bunny charmer!

61 | gemma@thesweetestdigs

January 22nd, 2011 at 8:35 am


Love the “birdie” charmer. What a cute shop! Thanks!!

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January 22nd, 2011 at 11:02 am


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63 | Rebecca

January 22nd, 2011 at 11:12 am


I love the @ necklace!!

64 | Tanya

January 22nd, 2011 at 11:55 am


I love the @ with either the dark blue or dark purple crystal :)

65 | Eden Spodek

January 22nd, 2011 at 12:10 pm


It’s a toss up but I’m going for the Twitter @ necklace. I love the design your own necklaces too but since I’m artistically challenged, it’s takes second place.

66 | andrea

January 22nd, 2011 at 12:36 pm


Comments are officially closed to new entries! I’ll be announcing the winner this afternoon.

67 | andrea

January 22nd, 2011 at 1:05 pm


The winner is comment #19 – Carolyn – who wrote:
“I love the dog charmer – if only she did one in the shape of a Dane then it would fit me to a “T”. It would mean my best friend in always close to my heart.”

Congrats Carolyn. And thank you to Blend Creations for hosting this giveaway!

If you entered this giveaway and/or tweeted about this giveaway and/or posted about it on your Facebook profile you can email me to receive a special promo code for a discount at the Blend Creations online store. The promo code is good until March 1, 2011.

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