Since she said that she makes jewelry and I like to support crafty people I know, I asked her to come to my home and show me her jewelry. I had already planned on buying something from her to giveaway here. So she came by and we visited for a while and she showed me the jewelry she has made and some of the beautiful beads she has that she was planning on using. She said she didn't want a photo of her, but at a Relief Society activity we had shortly after, I snapped a group photo and there Maricela is right in the middle.Back to the day she came to my house...I looked at her fun jewelry and at some girl's hair accessories that her daughter made. I bought these two headbands for Sabrina and Elisa.
And I had a hard time deciding what jewelry to buy for me and what to buy for the giveaway. But I finally did decide. I snapped a few photos before she left and I found out something I wish I would have known before Maricela left. Jewelry is not easy to photograph (at least not for an amateur like me) and none of the photos I took while she was here came out good. So please, please forgive me for the awful quality. They really are pretty and fun in person!
Don't you love her whimsical watch? It's one of MANY that she made and owns. She also makes custom-made jewelry, according to your taste and colors, including birthstones.
I was waiting to be able to visit with her again and take much better photos and have some prices of individual items before I posted the giveaway, but she is a busy woman. But last week I spoke with Maricela's daughter, who made the hair accessories and has a website, and she told me that she put some of Maricela's jewelry up on her website and it now has a way to order online. (Before you had to email or call to find out prices and to order.) So FINALLY I am posting the giveaway for this sparkly, pretty jewelry set--necklace, bracelet and earrings.
This is open to my readers in the U.S. and Canada. It will close on midnight on Monday, April 12th and I will announce the winner as soon as I can after that. All you have to do to enter is visit the website Chantal's Creations to see Maricela and her daughter's fun creations. Then leave a comment here telling me one that you like either for you or a gift.
Also, I'll be giving Maricela an open house to introduce her jewelry to my friends on April 16th in my home. Since it's in my home, I don't want to post the address here, but if any of you are interested in coming, just let me know and if I "know" you, I'd be happy to send you the information. I'm making treats to snack on while you're browsing!
Don't you just LOVE that fun twisted metal work?