Hello, friends, and welcome to…
8 Days of Giveaways:
Here we are! Day EIGHT already of 8 Days of Giveaways, and we definitely get to go out on top, because today I get to give away a fun, trendy, brass necklace with thanks to my childhood friend, Blythe Rhoads who makes cool things AND is working to make life better for our friends across the world in Africa through her work with Ever Increasing Children’s School in Bukasa Village, Uganda. I cannot easily express how incredibly inspired I am by people like Blythe — and so many of our other artists featured this week — who seek to love our neighbors well and who remember we’re all neighbors.
About Just Short and Sweet:
We are Blythe & Stephani…roommates & friends who love Jesus, pizza, estate sales, and all things crafty & handmade. We live in sunny Southern California. We opened an Etsy shop in January 2015 out of an unceasing desire to make pretty things that inspire and bring others JOY. This October, we hosted our very first Craft Workshop, where like-minded lovers of handmade goodness gathered together and expressed their creativity by making three quality crafts…to gift or keep! We can’t wait to host more workshops in 2016.
The Giveaway: A Just Short and Sweet brass necklace (as pictured above). This unique brass necklace is lightweight and super versatile. It will go with everything in your closet, and will soon be your go-to necklace! It makes a super chic (and affordable) gift, and is made from three pieces of hand cut brass pipe and waxed cotton cord, making it both nickel-free and vegan. The cord measures 33″ around at longest length and 16″ around at shortest length, and the brass pendant is 1″ wide by 3.5″ long. Simply adjust the size by *carefully* sliding the knots closer together to make it longer, or farther apart to make it shorter. They are double knotted for extra security, and lightly burned to seal the ends and protect against unraveling. This necklace is available on a black or brown cord. TO ENTER, simply leave a comment on this blog post anytime until 11:59pm Pacific Time on Thursday, December 17. (Psst… don’t enter on Facebook— though I LOVE comments there and read every one, I’m using the blog comment string to randomly select a winner). Any comment will work to enter, but if you’d like a prompt, let us know what prayer or wish you have for a place in this world that stirs your heart. For example, I’d say, “The Syrian refugee families are in my prayers,” or “I wish for peace and rest from the violence we see around the world.” It’s a way of waving in the dark, I think, to see each other’s laments and offer a piece of our heart to them.
This giveaway is now closed.
Congratulations to Alison of the Hairline Fracture Blog! Check your email for all the details.
Do Note: For those of you who wish to purchase a necklace, $1 of each sale will be donated to Ever Increasing Children’s School in Bukasa Village, Uganda, Africa and will be used for school supplies, meals, and teacher salaries. For more information on Blythe’s work with her dad in Uganda, check out their other Etsy shop here and blog here.
Also: You can also find Just Short and Sweet on Instagram, Facebook and the World Wide Web, and you can always contact Blythe and Stephani by email at justshortandsweetshop@gmail.
Also-also: The artists selected for this giveaway were hand-picked by yours truly. They did not pay for these spots, nor do I benefit in any financial way by hosting these. Emotionally? I get a HUGE benefit. ‘Cause this stuff makes me happy. Each artist received a spot on the right sidebar (or, if you’re viewing on your mobile, at the bottom of the page) to advertise his/her stuff (hint: you can catch a preview there of what’s coming over the next few days), which is my gift to them to thank them for partnering with me. They’re rad.
64 responses to “8 Days of Giveaways! Day EIGHT: Just Short and Sweet”
Praying for all of the orphans- kids and animal alike.
So many great artisans and crafters you’ve gathered! I’m praying for peace for the fearful in the world. They are numerous.
Thank you for doing this 8 days of Christmas – it has been wonderful to see all of your favourite things 🙂
so many things. but tonight my heart is with the survivors of the ucc shootings.
I’ll enter again even though I won yesterday!!
I do like this necklace.
I’m praying for all the orphaned children this year, especially the ones right here in Delaware, that they would find a home and a family to belong to… and for the unborn, that they would be given a chance to live and love, as well.
Praying for all hearts to be turned this season especially. For everyone who has, to give. To remember the Christ child and His precious birth which leads us to Salvation.
My prayer is for Isis as a whole to have a “road to Damascus” type moment with Jesus. I pray for each one, that they would turn from darkness and walk in the freedom of light.
The necklace is so beautiful, and I love it when people try to help others!
I wish for everybody in this world to have at least one good friend – a person who they can talk to, who will listen to their worries and fears and sorrows, a person who makes them laugh and feel loved. I think almost everything is easier if you know who you can turn to when times get rough!
Yes please! 🙂
The necklace is so pretty! It’s like an arrow pointing down to your belly button!
Ah, these are beautiful! And what a wonderful vision for your business!
Praying for kids in klamath falls, or where we live. There is a lot of poverty.