Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A "Design Your Own" Thimblism Necklace for February's Contest Winner

Twitch and Whiskers' February giveaway was for a Design Your Own Thimblism Necklace. The lucky winner was Shanna of Vintage Redoux on Etsy.

a prized possession
When Shanna won, I sent her several pics of my supplies and she quickly designed the necklace of her dreams.

First, she chose a brassy thimble.
Next, she chose a charm, bead cap, chain, and clear bead for the top.
The final necklace was package up on a vintage BINGO card.
The back of the card had a fun collage to compliment her music-themed piece.
Shanna was so happy with the fun packaging and the necklace that she shared her joy on Etsy's Trashion Team Blog.

In the hands of the winner!
I absolutely loved creating a one-of-a-kind piece for Shanna and would be thrilled to make one for you!
design your own
With all the charms, thimbles, and chains available, the possibilities are endless. Contact me or visit my Etsy shop if you're interested.

Pssst.....I will post March's giveaway on Twitch and Whisker's Facebook page tomorrow!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A New Moon - An Upcycled Necklace for Roni

Roni was the winner of my New Year Scavenger Hunt Contest. For her prize, she wanted me to upcycle a favorite keepsake into a bolder piece. Roni presented me with a petite scrimshaw moon pendant. She rarely wore it because it was too small for her taste. She wanted to add interest to the pendant and display it on a bigger chain.
the original moon pendant on a thin silver chain
I shared a variety of interesting metal components with Roni. After she poked through the filigree stampings, keys, escutcheons, and other hardware, she found a round, silver-tone stamping that she was very happy with. Her moon nested perfectly in the center of the piece. Next, she chose a chain with large loops to compliment the roundness of the pendant.
decisions, decisions
chain choices
the perfect fit
The old bail was removed from the moon and a new bail was fastened to the silver-tone stamping. After a lobster clasp was attached to the chain and the pendant was connected, Roni's new necklace was complete! Just a few small changes turned Roni's old keepsake into an updated piece. Now her keepsake will see the light of day, instead of being worn only once in a blue moon.

a new moon
Roni's necklace in its new phase
If you have a treasured piece of jewelry that you would like to give a second life to, contact me and we can make the magic happen!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Have a Heart - February Contest Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered my February contest to win a "Design Your Own" Thimblism Necklace.The winner is Vintage Redoux. Congratulations!
possibilities galore!
Check back in March for a new contest and have heart-filled Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Have a Heart and Win a Customized Thimblism Necklace - Twitch and Whiskers' February Contest

Love is in the air! In honor of Valentines Day, this month's contest has to do with hearts. The prize is a FREE "Design Your Own" Thimblism Necklace

Design your own Thimblism Necklace!
This customizing service is a fun twist on my popular Thimblism line, and my newest offering for the New Year. Customers ordering this service (as well as the winner of this contest), will be able to create a truly unique charm necklace. Simply select your favorite thimble, charm, bead cap, bead and chain from my large collection of fun supplies. I will build the necklace of your dreams, package it up in vintage ephemera, and mail it off to you lickety split.

Here is how to enter the contest:

1) Log in to your Etsy account. Now is the time to create an account if you haven't yet!

2) "Heart" (aka - add as a favorite) any item in the Twitch and Whisker's Etsy Shop. To do this, select your favorite item from my inventory. Down the right column of the item's page is the word "Item" in bold letters. Underneath you will see a red heart with the words "Add item to favorites." This is the button to click on.

3) Leave a comment on this blog post and share the name of the item you favorited. This will be considered your entry.

4) If you also share this item on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or anywhere else on the web, indicate it with your comment and this will count as a second entry.

Enter as many times as you like! 
'Heart' away to your heart's content!

The last day to enter this contest is February 8th at midnight. The winner will be randomly chosen from all entries using on February 9th at which time, I will announce the winner. The winner will be responsible for contacting me to claim their prize.

Good luck! Spread the love!