Exciting news

I have some exciting news to share! I hired my first employee this week!

It absolutely amazes me how God has grown my business. . .and I am floored to be at the point where an employee is even needed. But here we are. :O)

Her name is Sara. Right now she’s going to be doing more behind-the-scenes stuff, but you may hear from her occasionally in the future. . .Stay tuned. . .

Sterling Silver Necklace Giveaway

Sterling Silver Hand Stamped Necklace

There’s a sterling silver necklace giveaway over at my Hope of My Heart Designs Facebook page! Here’s more information about it:

We’re celebrating 150 fans on our Facebook page – which means a new custom necklace for one of you! You’ll get one hand stamped sterling silver necklace with whatever you’d like stamped on it (well, ok, whatever will fit, anyway). You can also add a pearl or a birthstone if you’d like – it’s all up to you! The disc is 3/4 inch across – the most common size of the necklaces here – and you get your choice of an 18 inch thin curb chain or delicate ball chain.

To enter, you need to like the page. Then just leave your name and email address. We’ll email you if you win. Giveaway closes at midnight on August 8, 2011, and the winner will be announced the morning of August 9, 2011. Be sure to tell your friends!

If you’re interested, you can enter the giveaway over at the Hope of My Heart Designs Facebook page.

Groopdealz.com

Groopdealz.com
Have you ever heard of Groopdealz.com? They are a daily deals site that specializes in boutique and handmade items. They have had some of the neatest items – from wall signs and decals to handmade jewelry, to lace tights for little girls. . . and today they’re featuring my jewelry.

The neat thing about Groopdealz.com is the way they have things set up. They use the concept of bulk buying so the customer can get a better deal. By selling at higher quantities, the sellers can then buy the supplies in bulk and also sell more than they might have been able to otherwise. It’s a win-win situation for both buyer and seller.

They’ve been great to work with, and I’ve been really excited about it. If you haven’t seen their site before, take a look!

Groopdealz.com

Now on Facebook

After reading Susan’s post about putting her Etsy shop on Facebook, I decided to post here that I’ve put my jewelry store on Facebook as well.

It’s actually been on Facebook for a while, but it’s taken a bit to get it set up just right. And really, I didn’t even think to post on my blog about it until I read Susan’s blog this morning. Thanks, Susan!

It would be nice to get the word out about Hope of My Heart Designs a little bit more. Maybe this will help. If you like the page, feel free to become a fan!

Hope of My Heart Designs Facebook Page

And the winner is. . .

Sarah M won the Grace Necklace pendant! Sarah, I’ll be sending you an email! Random.org makes picking a winner so easy.

Thank you SO MUCH to all who entered the giveaway – it was a lot of fun reading what everyone’s favorite designs were.

If you’d like to buy your own necklace pendant from my store Hope of My Heart Designs, you can get it for 10% off right now if you use the coupon code endofsummer08 when you check out. Hurry – this coupon is only valid through the end of August.


Pearl necklace pendant

A giveaway

Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival Button

I’ve been considering doing a giveaway for quite a while now, but once I read about the Bloggy giveaways carnival, I figured I’d go ahead and do it now.

The item I’m giving away is the Grace necklace pendant. I love this pendant – I wear mine several times a week. It goes great with anything from a t-shirt to a dressy blouse.

Pearl necklace pendant

To enter, you need to do a couple of things.
*Go to my store, Hope of My Heart Designs, and look around.
*Leave a comment here on this post telling me what your favorite design is. If you don’t have a favorite, feel free to suggest something you’d like to see in the store (within reason, lol!).
*If you post about this giveaway on your own blog, leave another comment here with the link and get a second entry into the giveaway.

You don’t have to make a purchase to enter this giveaway, and you don’t have to have a blog to enter. Just be sure that the email address you use when you leave a comment is valid, or else I won’t be able to get back to you telling you that you won. Since you have to enter your email address to leave a comment, you do NOT have to leave the address in your comment itself. This is only available to people in the US though.

I will draw a winner after 12 noon (Eastern time) on Friday, August 1. I’ll announce it here sometime later that afternoon. Then I’ll drop it in the mail to you at the beginning of next week – so you can have your very own Grace pearl pendant – for free! The shipping is free too, by the way.

And for those of you who just can’t wait for the giveaway to end, or if you’d like to buy something at Hope of My Heart Designs, use the coupon code endofsummer08 to get 10% off your total order. Hurry – this coupon is only valid through the end of August.

Have fun looking around Hope of My Heart Designs. I’m excited to hear what everyone thinks!

A jewelry giveaway!

Dog Days of Summer Giveaway

Shannon over at Rocks in My Dryer
is hosting a massive bloggy giveaway carnival this week. Since I’ve been thinking about having a giveaway (or two) around here recently anyways, I figured I’d take this opportunity to do it.

The first item I’m giving away is this pair of earrings. I’ll be adding a new line of pearl jewelry to my store Hope of My Heart Designs soon, and this is just a preview of it. The earwires are solid sterling silver, so you don’t have to worry about irritation if you have sensitive ears. Oh – and shipping is free too!

Pearl Earrings

To enter, just leave me a comment. You don’t have to have a blog to enter, but you do need to leave your name – I can’t contact you if you win if you enter anonymously. You have until Friday at noon EST to enter – I will announce the winner here some time that afternoon (and I’ll email you as well).

If you’d like to buy a pair for yourself, keep an eye out here on my blog. When I get them added to the store, I’ll let you know.

Hop on over to Rocks in My Dryer to see what other giveaways there are. Last time I checked, there were almost 400!