Congratulations to Christi Cook, the winner of this giveaway! We hope you love the necklace.
Just in time for Mother’s Day!
For the Sake of Love Necklace, valued at $65.
Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be quite the challenge. As I get older, I find that the gifts I give my mother are more meaningful and wrapped in emotion. Every day I have her in my life just gets more precious.
I came across a jewelry maker on Etsy. Her name is Anabella Zagura, her store is called ArtandPlay Jewelry and she is a talented metalsmith. The first line of her bio describes who she is beautifully:
“My name is Anabella Zagura, and I love to swim in lakes, bike through beautiful scenery, dance blues and tango, and hunch over metal sheets, hammering them into, hopefully, something beautiful.”
Upon seeing her pieces, I was instantly impressed. I’m super picky when it comes to the jewelry I wear. I tend to shy away from anything extravagant and instead navigate towards simple, classy pieces. I’ve even been described as having masculine style when it comes to jewelry. I like Anabella’s work because she manages to produce jewelry that is borderline masculine, yet captures feminine class and beauty. On her site she states
“Women can be both powerful and feminine, in charge and pretty, competent and fun, authoritative and laid-back. My jewelry aims to express these possibilities: it is at the same time elegant and fun; bold while delicate; edgy while pretty; original and subtle.”
Well said, Anabella.
So, it is with great pleasure that we are giving away one of her pieces! We call this necklace For the Sake of Love. It is a sterling silver heart pendant with red bamboo coral. Anabella forged this pendant by hand. Starting with a flat sheet of silver, she hammered it into sinuous curves, forming an abstract heart that embraces a red coral. A contemporary spin on a classic necklace.
The red bamboo coral is a type of coral that is not endangered, because it grows very fast (like bamboo…) Responsible coral users source their material from suppliers working with sustainable Bamboo coral which is dyed to simulate the natural coral colors. Bamboo coral grows quickly in shallow water unlike red coral growing very slowly at great depths and often in dark caves and inaccessible places.
The pendant measures approx 1″ in diameter, and comes with a 16″or 18″ sterling silver snake chain.
Anabella is the the mom of a 3 year old daughter, and a metalsmith living in Durham, NC.
Enter to win the For the Sake of Love necklace!
Material: Sterling silver heart pendant with red bamboo coral by ArtandPlay Jewelry
Value: $65. This is an original piece.
Giveaway Rules: One winner will be randomly chosen by the Giveaway Tools random selector. Must be a U.S. resident and at least 18-years-old to enter and win.
No PO boxes, please.
Giveaway ends 4/19/2016 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.
Disclosure: One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google. Please contact bubboxinfo(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions about this giveaway.