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….and the winner is…

without further ado, the winner of our tomate d’ epingles graffiti necklace giveaway is:

alexkeller!!! see her great blog here: http://alexkellerblog.blogspot.com/

I was hoping that more people would post their comments to enter the giveaway, but then again the upside to so few entries is more chances to win.

we used random.org to generate the results.


I will be contacting Alex shortly with the good news but in the meantime I would love to extend thanks to each of you for your interest and send my best wishes your way.

Enjoy the days, friends!!


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Graffiti necklace – a giveaway!!!

and about time too, huh?

sorry for the delays friends, life is tripping me up a bit with all the newness&change with baby bird arriving this fall, plus my computer gets very angry in the summer heat so she needs a nice siesta in the afternoons.. just like I do! lol.

this fun piece is available to someone special…could it be you???

a collaboration of my sketchy & painty skills along with tomate d’epingles’ words & jewelry design came up with a delightful, fun and surprising project for all of us. I primed and painted about 40+ wooden circles with poetry and quotes in a not-too-serious kind of way..once dry, I sent them all out to the girls in Quebec for them to create unique pieces to wear. & out came a whole series of necklaces for their customers & clients!!

this is a really fun and whimsical trinket packed up in all signature eco-friendly packaging to adorn your neck! (psst….I’m throwing in a wee arty secret treat made from my 2 hands for you to enjoy with your necklace also-double the fun! )

all that is required for the special someone to recieve this in their letter box, is to go to both tomate d’epingles blog, to read some of the fabulous things they’ve published and to make a comment in the comments section of one of their articles. easy peasy, done & done!

 then come back here and make a comment, with your email, on this very post.

I’ll throw everyone into the random.org generator, shake it to mix thoroughly & see who comes up!!

lucky lucky for somebody!!

this offer will go until end of this month. and I will contact the special someone by email for mailing details and announce it here when I can!


best summery wishes everyone!

July 30th update: With this heat wave we’re having, and my holidays coming up any day now, I’ve decided to extend the deadline of this giveaway until August 15th. More chances for you to enter and win!! big summer loves to you! xo!


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tomate d’epingles giveaway

tomate d’epingles giveaway, originally uploaded by tanisalexis.

pssst…..did someone say give-away?!?!?!????
these special treats are ready to be sent out to a lucky reader this Summer….More details later today! I wont leave you hanging on too long! xo!

update: check it all out here friends https://tanisalexis.wordpress.com/2009/07/21/graffiti-necklace-a-giveaway/ best wishes!!


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collaboration – poetry & paint

Fellow Canadian jewelry designers Guylaine and Isabelle Martineau have teamed up with myself on a fun, collaborative project. 

The duo, best known by their business name  .tomated’epingles. create extremely unique and eco-conscious designs that are not only hip and chic, but very cutting edge. They are known to encorporate the most unexpected and suprising elements into their work, such as buttons, clock parts, film negatives, feathers, recycled leathers, and even fountain pen tips!

I was inspired by Guylaine’s poetry and expressions and took her writings along with some of my own and created the pendants you see above on wooden discs. I sent 20 wooden, painted, and art-ed pendants across the country to the girls in Quebec and they went to work composing the pendants into shiny, wearable pieces of jewelry art!

So far the collaboration has been successful enough, that I needed to order 40 more wooden discs and should get to work on the painting and prepping of them this week. stay tuned and be sure to check out what those lovely ladies are up to by looking at their blog, they currently have a fun Valentine’s Day giveaway (fun!) tomatedepingles.blogspot.com


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