Sunday, 21 November 2010

Follower Milestone and Jewellery Give Away

I have just realised this morning that I have achieved my 50th follower. Thank you Javier, for being number 50.  For me, this is quite a milestone, as when I first started blogging, it was simply to allow friends and family to see what I was up to when I did not have the time to send out individual emails.

I am both amazed and pleased by the number of people  with whom I connect  on a daily basis, from every corner of the world, through my blog. I thank each and every one of you, many of whom I feel as if I know personally.

As a small token of appreciation to all my readers, I have decided to have a blog giveaway of some of my home made jewellery. To be entered in the draw, you have to  leave a comment on this blog post, and be a follower before 30 November. Tell me also why you would like the jewellery and who it is for. I will close all comments for this post on the 30th and randomly draw a winner through random.org, I will contact you through a blog post announcing the winner, and you can then provide me with your postal details. This is open to everyone wherever you are in the world!

Matching  zebra earrings and Africa necklace. The earrings have non-allergic hooks.

Wishing you all the best and hope that you win these in time for Christmas.

65 comments:

  1. I just made it #51. Hope you have a big winner soon.

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  2. Hi Diane, the necklace and earrings are beautiful and so unusual. I would love to have them but, selfishly, for myself. It would be nice to be able to wear something made by a blogger friend and a jewellery-making enthusiast.

    I would like to see more of your designs, too, if possible. Jean

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  3. oldmanlincolnsblog thank you, only 49 to go to make the 100 now :-) Diane

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  4. Thanks Bo, I never though that I would have that many people following my ups and downs! Diane

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  5. Jean all my jewellery equipment is in France, I only brought this set back with me as I had decided to 'do' a give away. You can see another photo on the following post http://lifeincharente.blogspot.com/2010/09/bric-brac.html I mainly stick to all S.African styles.

    I have to say I would also be selfish and keep them for myself :-) Diane

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  6. Have never seen earrings with zebra and these are fantastic!

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  7. Congratulations on reaching your 50 followers. I started my blog for exactly the same reasons as you Diane and I have been amazed at the interest and all the lovely people one connects with in the blogging world, including you of course.

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  8. Thanks JM, they are nice for horse lovers as well. I still have a few zebra charms left but supplies are getting low:-( Diane

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  9. Thanks Lindy, It amazes me daily and it has opened up a whole new world. There some lovely people out there including yourself. Diane

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  10. Diane,
    Thanks for your frequent visits to my blog. I really appreciate it. Congrats on having passed 50 followers. I am glad I am one of them now:D

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  11. Quay Po Cooks thanks for following, I hope to see you back soon. Diane

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  12. Wow - they are lovely. I'd love to be in with a chance of winning. Congratulations on your 50 followers - but you do have a lovely and intersting blog - so I'm not surprised. xx

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  13. For whatever reason, I'm glad you started blogging so I can get to know you. Congrats on 50+followers.

    I love this set! And would also selfishly keep it for myself and be ever reminded of you and ZA.

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  14. Gaelyn thank you so much for the lovely comments. I hope that you are lucky :-) Diane

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  15. Diane, I remember your showing an Africian shaped pendant before, but I do not remember the earrings.
    They are beautiful.
    If I were to be lucky enough to win, I would give them to my niece (though I would like to have them for myself). She has always been an animal advocate - her father was a veterinarian. She often helped her father treat exotic animals. She is an artist and her subjects have been domestic and wild animals. She could truly appreciate your talents.

    The pictures of Chasseneuil are so lovely with her wonderful old buildings. I love all the flowers and hanging flower baskets.

    When I look around here and see the tacky strip shopping centers, I am speechless how they spend money in vain trying to make them look better. If they would just clean up the buildings, add nice looking signs and put out more foliage they would save money and have something that at least has a little charm.

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  16. Mya your niece sounds like a good candidate.

    Chasseneil is lovely, but there are so many beautiful villages and towns in France. There are also many which could do with a bit of 'spit and polish'! I just wish they would restore the station in Chasseneuil. There is though always many flowers and baskets around the town in summer and they are all well cared for. Diane

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  17. thank you for your good wishes.
    Would love to visit South Africa - big birthday next year - no harm in hoping!

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  18. Congratulations on your 50th follower Diane, and well done. I was sorry to see you have had a family bereavement, and hope you are ok.
    I also noticed you have a post about Oradour sur Glane, which I remember visiting when we were over there, and I agree it was quite disturbing, and a deeply sad memorial. Kathy

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  19. Sue I will keep my fingers crossed that you get to S.A. next year. How big is big? :-) Diane

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  20. Kathy, thanks for the commiserations. It has been quite difficult time and it is not over yet!
    Yes Oradour is vey disturbing, or I think so anyway. Diane

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  21. Congrats Diane on 50!!! You will make a hundred soon. Your blog is always a lovely place to visit. Cheers! :)

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  22. Thanks Neil and Susan for your kind comments. Diane

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  23. Diane thanks for the kind comments. Thanks also for joining my followers. Best of luck Diane x

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  24. Hi Diane, hope all is well in your world ... I see on Sky news and from talking with my daughter in london that it's pretty cold there ... I don't like cold but I could have used some in October - it was stinking hot ...

    I'll be back to blogging in a few days time

    regards

    graham

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  25. Congrats on your 55th follower blog! :)
    If I win, I would love to give it to my mom. Zebra is her favorite animal!

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  26. Your ranks are growing because they deserve to. I hope that number triples over the coming year. Were I lucky enough to win, I'd shamefully keep the jewelry for myself. I have a traveling outfit they'd be perfect for. I hope you have had a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  27. Graham it will be good to have you back I miss you when you are away. I did not email again as you said the connection was so slow.....
    We are well, but life has been frantic here since my return and I just want to disappear back to the country side in France and have my own company for a bit! 4 months to go:-( I am realising more and more thay I am quite a loner!
    We are being threatened with snow before the weekend!!!!
    Take care.
    Cheers
    Diane

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  28. Thanks LadyFidza for joining the following :-) I wish you luck in the draw. Diane

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  29. Thanks for the kind comments Mary. I hope you do well in the draw. Have a good week. Best wishes Diane.

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  30. Congrats on reaching 50 followers! I'm glad to have found your lovely blog and I'm happy to be a follower. :)

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  31. Blogging opens up a whole new world! Congratulations to you.
    I am your 57th follower. I have been following you and I made it official by following via Google.

    The jewelry is pretty!

    Velva

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  32. Congrats on your 50th follower.

    The jewelry is beautiful. I have always wanted to visit Africa... it's on my must do list.

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  33. Thanks Faith, your comments are appreciated. Diane

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  34. Velva thank you for following and now making it official. I am glad you like the jewellery. Diane

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  35. Pam I hope you get your wish and make it to S.Africa soon. Best wishes Diane

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  36. bravo Diane vous êtes une artiste généreuse.J'apprécie toujours vos commentaires.Rencontrez des personnes de tous les coins de la planète est la vraie richesse des blogs!
    Je vous souhaite encore de nombreux
    "follower"

    Bonne semaine!

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  37. lejardindelucie, merci beaucoup. Bonne semaine aussi. Diane

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  38. I love connecting with you too Diane! I look forward to reading your post every chance I can get! Sometimes life gets in the way! I like to make jewelry too. See we have even more in common. I would have to fight my daughter for these pieces! :D

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  39. That is a milestone Diane. Congratulations. I love the jewelry and it will be for me. Have a blessed day and happy Thanksgiving.

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  40. Hi Diane and congratulations on your followers! I'm so glad you started blogging as your posts are always informative and I love to see how the living is in your corner of the world. Sorry for your loss also. Take care.

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  41. I would love the jewelry for myself, it is beautiful. Congrats on having reached 50 followers, may you have many, many more. judycastranova@gmail.com

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  42. Love those earrings! They're absolutely beautiful!

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  43. Lyndsey so long as the fight is not too serious LOL !!! I know what you mean about life getting in the way, there never seems to be enough hours in the day, or the night for that matter. Diane

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  44. Becca Happy thanks giving to you as well. Thanks for the kind comments. Diane

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  45. Pam thank you for your commiserations. Life must go on, but sorting out the flat afterwards is not easy as it is in such a muddle and too many things in too small a space! Diane

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  46. Judy best of luck in the draw and thanks for the comments. Diane

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  47. Peggy thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. Hope to see you back soon. Diane

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  48. Diane, I bet you're going to have lots of followers soon. Guess, you probably busy with the preparation for the coming celebration. Hope you're going to have a fabulous thanksgiving with your family. Enjoy & have fun!
    Blessings, Kristy

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  49. Hi Diane,
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving those kind words of encouragement. I loved hearing about your family, and your own French experiences. Well done for learning French! My mother is learning to and finds it difficult; so I will definitely continue and take advantage of my age which positions me to be able to learn languages faster.

    Well done on building up your own blog. Your jewelery is very unique! I'm not here to enter the competition...but simply wish luck to those who do, and say thank you to you. Will be back soon to check on your blog :)

    Brittany.

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  50. Kirsty we do not celebrate thanksgiving in the UK. Perhaps some people do, but I know of no one who does. All our efforts go into Christmas which is just too close for me at the moment. Since I came back to the UK for winter, there does not seem to have been one spare second and I am way behind with just everything concerned with Christmas!!

    I know you have been a follower for a while :-) Diane

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  51. Thanks Brittany for the visit. I wish you lots of luck with your French, who knows we may meet up when you come to France. I hope so. Take care Diane

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  52. Hi Diane, thanks for keeping me inform. I'll try to re-enter again.
    Kristy

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  53. As of today (11/23/10) you have 61 followers; congratulations!
    The earings are beautiful and you are very thoughtful of making them with non-allergic hook.

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  54. Thank you Nadege. You have been a follower almost from the start of my blogging days :-) Diane

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  55. Wow I love tat earring, my sister would appreciate that if I win hehehe. An avid follower.

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  56. chubskulit. You will be in the draw, hope your sister appreciates them if you win. Diane

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  57. Hi Ms. Diane, I am a new follower. I saw you at my wife's blog.

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  58. John thanks for visiting and becoming a follower. Hope to see you back again soon. Diane

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  59. Congratulations on your 50th follower! And I can't believe you made this beautiful jewelry. I shouldn't be surprised, you're such a talent!

    Hmm, I'd probably share it with my friends Shabena. We both love things that are different and unique. =)

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  60. Man, it was a long way to the bottom of the list, Diane. Congrats on achieving 50 followers. You are so interesting no wonder you have got so many so soon!

    Today is closing day so I hope I make it in time.

    I'd love to win your jewellery because it is made by you and you are a special person. I would wear it.

    Very soon you'll be looking at 100 followers so start work on your next piece now!

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  61. L'Aussie, Thanks for the kind comments and yes you are in time, I will draw later today. Diane

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