Friday, March 02, 2012

My Birthday / Launch Party Giveaway

It's my birthday today!  Yay! for birthdays for they bring messages from dear friends, cake, favourite dinners and yes, often, presents.  

This year's didn't go quite to plan as the little one is sick with a (mild) fever, but it was lovely nonetheless.  The little one loves giving and thought present wrapping was such a great game.  All day long I was gifted little things she'd find around the house; pencils, paintbrushes, toothbrushes and pegs to name a few, all wrapped in second hand paper with blue masking tape.  She was so excited with each gift and would loudly exclaim "Happy Birthday Mum!"

Inspired by her, I thought I'd give a present away myself, though I may tape it up with something nicer than blue masking tape.   I've been slowly working on uploading some of the Stainless Steel Tokyo Collection pieces to my website.  So I'd like to give one away to one of my dear blog readers.


For a chance to win, drop by here then come back and comment on the blog as to which one is your favourite (if you click on the picture it will give you the name).  If you'd like extra brownie points (and an extra chance to win), pass on the love and share the giveaway on your blog / on pinterest / on facebook.  If you'd like to let me know about the share in a second comment, that helps this little duck with working out the number of entries to count.

I'll let you know who I'm sending a piece to next Friday night, the 9th March, my time after about 8pm-ish.  Anyone around the world can enter.

I'm now off to enjoy the last hour and a bit of my birthday with a wine, some chocolate and bubble bath.  Happy Birthday to me!

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80 comments:

K and S said...

happy birthday! the apricot one is my favorite :)

Kerilyn said...

Oh Mel, they are all so lovely. You have done a beautiful job on them. I think my favourite is the tea blossom. (It is so difficult to choose though).
Sounds like your birthday was delightful :) such a cute little one to be delighting in giving you gifts like that. Hope you enjoyed all your treats too :)
Off to share your post now (do I need to write another comment to say that it is shared?)

kp said...

sounds like a very special day to me (you just gave me the loveliest gift of a much-needed smile with the bit about the all day present-giving. beautiful).

this is definitely not an easy choice but i'm going with the tea blossom - have loved seeing your progress with the jewelry and it's exciting to finally see them in the shop!

may you be blessed in every way during this next year of your life...wishing you health and happiness always.

Irit said...

Happy birthday, Melanie! :-D

I love the entire collection, but my favorite piece has to be the Apricot Blossom necklace. It's just so Japanese, yet also modern.

Irit said...

I shared on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/iritca/posts/280800635326524

Jo said...

Happy birthday! It's a bit different when you have kids, don't you think - less naval gazing and more fun with a little person to share it with :-)

Your new necklaces are stunning. I'd say tea blossom is my favourite.

S t E f a N i a said...

They are all lovely, but if i have to choose one it would be the tea blossom:-) very generous of you to give one away. Happy birthday!

Tamakikat said...

Wow Melanie. You've done it again. I'm so impressed with this line. My favorite of the 3 above is the chrysanthemum.

Danna BC said...

Happy Birthday! I love the Tea Blossom in Stainless Steel piece. Thanks for the giveaway. :D

cometkatt said...

Have a Lovely birthday and blue masking tape is sooo cute :) - i love the piece you did of the 'mum'- tho all your work is lovely :)
rj

KnittingBetsy said...

Happy Birthday, Melanie! So sorry to hear that your little pea is sick. Hopefully it won't last long. I think my favorite necklace is the tea blossom, but they are all so pretty!
Thanks for holding the giveaway!
Betsy in gray Seattle 'burbs

Omiyage said...

They're gorgeous! I love the chrysanthemum necklace, but as I'm more of an earring girl I'd have to choose the apricot blossom earrings as my favourite.

Happy Birthday! And congrats on the launch.
- Marisa

Grace said...

My favourite is the Dahlia in Stainless Steel.

Malinda said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I wish I could have them all but the tea blossom is my favorite: http://www.kimonoreincarnate.com/Tea-Blossom-in-Stainless-Steel

Di said...

Happy birthday - hope you have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

Oh Mel, they are all so beautiful. I am lucky enough to already own the apricot blossom...I wear it all the time and it brings me much joy. I think if I was lucky enough to be able to choose again it would be the apricot butterfly...its just so elegant and unusual. Well done x Your little girl is so beautiful giving you pressies all day..it would have made your day truly special.
Love
Meli Searle
P.s. Have shared this on my page, Apples and Teacups x

va said...

Happy Birthday , hope you have a fun day !
http://www.kimonoreincarnate.com/Tea-Blossom-in-Stainless-Steel
thanks
tumblemumbo at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy To YoU !!!
What beautiful works of art - if I was lucky enough to be chosen I would pick the "Chrysanthemum" design.
Cheers to You !
Cheryl.M.
mike_and_cheryl@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I Have also "shared" your page on facebook :)

Bel said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Thanks for the give-away Mel, I think my favourite would be the Dahlia Petite Earrings but they really are all beautiful and I would give them to my mum as a surprise :)

Bel said...

Shared it on both my pages here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Enticing-icing/164235770301978

Kirsten said...

I'm glad you had a great day, Mel...you new range is divine - I'm loving the Crysanthemum xxx

Bel said...

and here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liddle-Apples/235740663138093

Kellie Christie said...

Happy Birthday Mel! Amy is so cute, what a little sweetie :)

My favourite is the tea blossom.

Kellie Christie said...

I have shared your giveaway on my facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kellie-Christie/92736937571

Merrilyn said...

Lovely lovely lovely...tea blossom is my favourite. I not only share on FB , I also share by the old fashioned way...conversation ;)

Erica said...

Happy Birthday!! My favourite is the dahlia, so delicate! Beautiful work :)

jaz said...

I love the Chrysanthemum in Stainless Steel

bardie said...

Lovely collection
I love the Dahlia in Stainless Steel

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your birthday with your little one was full of lovely little surprises even though she wasn't well.
For me the Tokyo collection is so cool as it blends traditional design with modern materials to create truly unique pieces. It's a tough decision between the apricot and the tea blossom but the Apricot pendant wins out
The birthday give away is such a generous gesture.
Will share on FB :)
from Marla Heath

ChingyPingy said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day :)

It is very hard to choose - they are all so beautiful!! If I had to pick one favourite - I'll go with the Dahlia petite earrings.

susie said...

Hi Melanie,
Glad you had a great day, I love them all, but I think my favourite one is...the Chrysanthemum, no the Dahlia, no the Tea Blossom...no it has to be the Chrysanthemum .... definitely the Chrysanthemum in Stainless Steel, like I'd like to be, strong, yet soft and just a little wild!!

susie said...

Oh!!! I also shared on facebook!! ;-)

kya haku said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you have yet another wonderful year and always thrive on making art :)

All of the products are lovely. They are so pure and delicate, it's hard to choose just one favorite.

But if I have to I would say the "Chrysanthemum" piece is my most favorite.

Afrikitten said...

Belated happy birthday Mel!
My heart beat a little faster when I realised I had the opportunity to win one of these, which I have been secretly admiring from a distance.
Apricot Blossom tips me over the edge.

Shared on my (personal) FB page and on Afrikitten page.

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Melanie, I love the the tea blossom but the umetsuru is a very close second.
I hope you list the bamboo and fabric blossom brooches, my birthday is coming up soon and am looking for something to treat myself with.

Andrea

fab baby fab said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your jewels are gorgeous! I really love the tea blossom, but it is so hard to pick as they are ALL lovely! Well done. :)

Thea said...

Hi Mel, it was SO hard to choose but I think I like the Dahlia blossom best. They're all lovely really and I just your concept of combining the delicate blossom designs with the industrial steel. x

Thea said...

Just shared on my facebook page too. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. x

Leisa Zoeller said...

OMG they are just gorgeous. Ive always loved your jewellery and theyve always made such beautiful presents too. And now this collection is just as gorgeous in a different way. I love them all but I particularly love the Apricot Butterfly. Im off to tell a couple of my friends who will love this collection too...

petiteleit said...

What a lovely way to spend your birthday. For me as well, these occasions take on a new meaning when the little ones become involved.

And your collection is stunning and unique and beautiful. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. If I was fortunate enough to be picked, then I would have to go for the Apricot Butterfly. In the meanwhile, this is going on my wish list for my dear husbands perusal.

Thanks again and Happy Birthday!

Hanami said...

These are simply stunning! I would love any of them (and a lucky dip would save me the agony of choosing!) Perhaps the tea blossom would be suitable - I certainly drink enough of it! Happy birthday, and hope your little munchkin is feeling better <3 Michelle

Anonymous said...

Wow these pieces are amazing! My absolute fav is the dahlia in stainless steel!
alanagreen81@yahoo.com.au

Sailor Maat said...

Happy Birthday.
I love the Tea blossom one. It just looks so lovely. Might just convince the husband that I really need it and see if I can get one for our anniversary.

Sailor Maat said...

Happy Birthday.
I love the Tea blossom one. It just looks so lovely. Might just convince the husband that I really need it and see if I can get one for our anniversary.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for your generosity. Your work is beautiful and Imlove the dahlia best of all. Simple and stunning!
PS. Meli Searle recommended your work to me :)
Heather M

ATay said...

Happy birthday beauty. Loving the Apricot Butterfly. Stunning! What great pieces you have. Congratulations

Leisa Zoeller said...

Ive posted on my Facebook about your giveaway.

Karen said...

Happy birthday. You are one talented lady.
Hope you were spoilt rotten.

Your works is quite stunning but my little one loved your Apricot Butterfly the best (I couldn't choose- LOL!)

Thanks for the lovely giveaway xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! The all look amazing!

Sally

Smatthews22@hotmail.com

Anna F said...

Happy birthday! I love all of your pieces in the stainless steel range, they're all beautiful, but I think the Tea Blossom necklace is my favourite . . . i think :) hehehe

one little acorn said...

Tea blossom in stainless steel is my fave - totally beautiful. I'm loving your new work so much...

Vicki said...

Hi Melanie,
Happy belated birthday! Oh my goodness they are all so beautiful, but I think the tea blossom one is my favourite. I am now really enjoying your blog after following your pins on Pinterest. Loving the Japanese vibes! Vicki x

Kel said...

Happy (belated) birthday to you. Sounds like it was a lovely day. Very exciting to see these all uploaded after the sneak peaks along the way. They are all gorgeous, I think the wild chrysanthenum is my faviourite by a whisker.

Red Hen (dette) said...

My main aim of this comment is to wish you a happy birthday and I would have done so without the offer of a birthday present in return! Having said that - I couldn't choose between the first and third one if I was luckky enough to win.
I love the image of your little one running about looking for gifts to give, they are such joy aren't they? My little one turns 19 tomorrow!
Wishing you a great year! x x

Sandrine said...

I hope you had the most wonderful day Mel, and that you got spoilt by your loved ones! Oh my goodness your new designs are just gorgeous...and A Giveaway?!Very generous girl you dare. They are all stunning I could do with the whole collections :)The last one is taking my vote I love the intricate petal like details. xx

Luna Encaprichada said...

Hello, excuse my bad English, thank you very much for the opportunity to get one of your precious necklaces, my favorite is Umetsuru in Stainless Steel.
Congratulations
angeles.casas @ gmail.com

Luna Encaprichada said...

I advertise the giveaway in the right column of my blog
http://lunaencaprichada.blogspot.com

Tikka said...

happy birthday ^-^ i love Chrysanthemum in Stainless Steel ^-^

ally said...

Sandrine sent me here :-)
I love the dahlia in stainless steel - I am completely obsessed with them at the moment

Felicity said...

I've popped over from Sandrine's place to say "Hi!" and "Happy Birthday!".

March babies are 'the best', I may be biased though!

Your pieces are all gorgeous but I'm particularly fond of the apricot butterfly [you'll see why if you visit my blog] and the chrysanthemum.

Happy days!
x

Amore Melanie said...

Happy birthday! Form one Melanie to another! Sounds like you had a great day and lots of unwrapping fun! My favorite is the apricot blossom! Love them all!!

Xoxo M

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

All pieces are gorgeous. I really love the Chrysantemum necklace. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway.

All the best,

Mirela (long-time lurker)

Lauren said...

I adore the tea blossom!

Happy Birthday xxx

Jess said...

Ahhh, SO gorgeous Mel! I think the Chrysanthemum is my fave, though it was hard to choose!

jess said...

Facebooked/tweeted/pinterested it :)

And happy birthday!

Erin said...

Happy Birthday :)

They are all absolutely stunning, such fantastic conversation pieces!! I would have to say my favourite is the tea blossom, absolutely fell in love with it.

Erin

canpin said...

They are absolutely lovely. My favourite is the Chrysanthemum necklace.

nadia x said...

I love 'Apricot Blossom' it is just stunning. Happy belated birthday ;)

Lindy said...

They are all beautiful, but I think my favourite one is the middle one. I hope you had a great birthday :-)

Bec said...

Big Happy Belated Birthday!

Its so hard to choose my favorite, but I'd choose the Chrysanthemum necklace!

Quynh said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a truly wonderful birthday year! I really love your Chrysanthemum necklace :)

Quynh said...

I shared it on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SweetPosie) and on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/pin/191051209162375182/).

Thank you for giving us this chance to win one of your lovely creations!

Monique said...

Am trying again because i don't think my comment went through....

Happy birthday Melanie. These pieces are gorgeous. I saw some of your other stuff in a bookshop in Huski over the summer. they were beautiful in real life!

PS. I love the apricots

Calico Beau Designs said...

Happy birthday Melanie. I love your work, they are all so beautiful. It's very difficult to choose. But I really like the "Tea Blossom" pendant. Best wishes

angel charm said...

hi dear happy birthday
lovely pieces, I say. liked the most Apricot Butterfly in Stainless Steel, awesome piece

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Anonymous said...

hi Mel
Happy Birthday!!
all so beautiful in their own way but the apricot blossom earrings are my favourite.
have a great day/week :)
nina walker
jim_nina@optusnet.com.au

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Happy Birthday Mel! Hope you had a fabulous day!

I love the apricot blossom the best. Great giveaway. Love your new work!

Robyn said...

Happy Birthday Mel! Thanks for giving us a chance to win something.
My favourite is the Chrysanthemum -it is so delicate:)

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