Sunday, January 4, 2009

Alana Lilie Designs Review and Giveaway

*This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!*

I have a fondness for unique jewelry. So, when I found Alana Lilie Designs on the internet, I was thrilled. The custom photo sterling jewelry immediately caught my eye, and as I explored the site further, I found several pieces that I added to my wish list.

The artist behind Alana Lilie Designs is Alana Lilie of Austin, Texas. Read on to learn more about her:
After the birth of my daughter Anna, I had to return to teaching. I wanted to carry a piece of Anna with me, so I made a photo charm so that I could wear her picture around my neck. Every time I wore the charm, I would get so many compliments and lots of "where did you get this?" reactions. When I told the person I had made it, they would request that I make one for them too! With that...Voila!... Alana Lilie Designs was born!

I almost always have some creative project going on, whether it be sewing, knitting, photography, you name it, I have probably done it! This one just happens to be so much fun! The wonderful part is that there are always new necklace and bracelet designs to create and the possibilities are limited by my imagination alone!

My goal with Alana Lilie Designs is to do something I enjoy and then pass it along to other mothers to enjoy, as well as other family members. My favorite description of what I do is "I create jewelry designed to preserve the special moments in life that will linger in our hearts forever..."

I also enjoy shopping and want to offer other unique gifts here at Alana Lilie Designs to make it a "one stop shop" for all of your gift needs. I strive to provide quality products at fair, reasonable prices.


I contacted Alana and inquired about a blog giveaway, and she readily accepted. Additionally, she sent me a stunning Square Photo Pendant to review. The quality of Alana Lilie Designs' work is exceptional. The pendant of my sons far exceeded my expectations. I also loved the little touch of the Swarovski crystal beads and Mother of Pearl attached to the bottom. Now that I have seen the care and detail that Alana puts into her designs, I am wanting to order one of the Sterling Photo Rings as well.

Take a look at the beautiful sterling custom photo jewelry offered by Alana Lilie Designs. I am certain you will find something to add to your wish list.

WIN IT:
One living life one day at a time reader will win a sterling silver photo charm (either B, C, or D style) with a choice of a trinket charm.

HERE’S HOW TO WIN:
• Visit the Alana Lilie Designs website, and then come back here and tell me tell what products you like the best.
• If you are not a blogger, email 3 of your friends telling them about this giveaway, and cc me at colleenstearns@gmail.com.

SCORE EXTRA ENTRIES:
1. Blog about this giveaway with a link back to my site (be sure to post your link here so I know where to find it.)

2. Subscribe to my blog via email.

3. Click on the FOLLOW THIS BLOG link on my left sidebar.

4. Tweet about this contest on Twitter (Be sure to follow me on Twitter too- see link in my sidebar.).

IMPORTANT: Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

*Enter by 9pm (EST) on Monday, January 12.

One lucky commenter will be chosen at random and notified via email, so make sure you leave a valid email address in your comment.

57 comments:

BBPartyGirl said...

How cute! I love the photo rings! I have never seen these before. Beautiful work!

BBPartyGirl said...

I am a follower!

BBPartyGirl said...

I am subscribed to your blog!

BBPartyGirl said...

I am subscribed to your blog!

BBPartyGirl said...

I blogged about it!
http://bbpartygirl.blogspot.com/2009/01/alana-lilie-designs-giveaway-living.html

BBPartyGirl said...

Tweeted the giveaway!
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Jennifer said...

I like the sterling silver bookmarks!

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Jennifer said...

I follow!

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Jennifer said...

I subscribe by email!

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Bella Valentina Photography said...

I really like the wire sterling silver bracelet!

I'm a follower!!

Shari & Andrew said...

I like the rectangle ornament--what a great way to commemorate each passing Christmas with a family photo!

Shari & Andrew said...

I'm a follower

Shari & Andrew said...

I also subscribed

MJ said...

I love the lace Photo Ring!

MJ said...

following on Blogger

MJ said...

Tweeted!
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Digital Misfit said...

I love the photo rings - especially when done in black and white. They are such a beautiful and unique twist on photo jewelry.

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Digital Misfit said...

I follow your blog :)

Shelley said...

My fave is the lace_ring "Lace" Ring .925 Sterling Silver Ring. I love photo rings and especially in B/w. This would really make a great mother's day present.

Thanks for a great review and giveaway.

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Shelley said...

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A Family Completed... said...

I love the photo charms they are really cute. I love how it look like they are in little photo frames you can wear. Thanks for the entry
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A Family Completed... said...

I follow
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Abby said...

Those are so cute! I would love a necklace with a picture of my little guy. I think the necklaces have to be my favorite!

Abby said...

I am a follower!

Abby said...

Tweeted about the giveaway!

summerdays said...

I love the photo rings!!! Thanks for shareing this with us! Awesome find! summrob1@aol.com

summerdays said...

I am a follower! summrob1@aol.com

summerdays said...

I am a subscriber! summrob1@aol.com

Terra Jones said...

I love the small square photo ring!

beautiful items!

thanks!

Terra Jones said...

I follow! :)

thanks!

Claudia said...

These are just darling!
Claudia
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Claudia said...

I love the D charm !
I've linked you to my blog.
Claudia
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www.claudiafranson.blogspot.com

Dee said...

my favorite is definately the sterling photo ring! Thanks for the chance

Dee said...

I'm following your blog!

The Dreamer said...

I love the rings! So cute!
thanks

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The Dreamer said...

I'm also a follower on Blogger!

thanks

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Nicole I. said...

I love the cuff links! My husband would seriously melt if I gave those to him. Even if I don't win, I think I will have to buy them for him for V-day..awww!

nape said...

I love the Circle and Rectangle Ornaments. I would never be able to put them away with the other ornaments--I'd keep them displayed so I could see them every day.

Great giveaway. Thanks!

nape said...

I follow your blog.

nape said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted you here: http://twitter.com/nape9393/status/1106173037

nape said...

I'm an email subscriber.

That Girl Who Likes To Go, Go, Go said...

I like the square cuff bracelet and the wire bracelet. I like to be able to see my jewelry, too.

Jenny said...

i love the photo rings!

Jenny said...

i am subscribed!

Jenny said...

i follow!

Aimee said...

I think the Christmas ornaments are so cute!! Also love the keyrings!

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Aimee said...

I'm a subscriber!

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Tracey said...

My favorite is the Sterling Silver pendant vertical style with a twisted rope-like edge. Thanks!

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Tracey said...

Tweeted the contest:

http://twitter.com/tlpounds/status/1112244062

Tracey said...

subscriber via RSS. Thanks.

One Creative Queen said...

It is absolutely impossible to choose my favorite things - I'd have to choose everything! lol But I suppose I can say the Small Square Photo Ring, the sterling silver 7" bracelet with a square photo, and the baed cuff bracelet. So cute!

Thank you!

One Creative Queen said...

I've subscribed.

One Creative Queen said...

I'm following your blog. :)

One Creative Queen said...

I'm stalking you on Twitter (lol) and have Tweeted about this giveaway - http://twitter.com/QueenKatherine/status/1114750572.

angelacisco said...

I like the cuff Square Cuff Bracelet it's very unique.
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silverhartgirl said...

I love the Sterling Silver Photo Charms