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Silver Lining

When I was a child, my aunt Debbie was a color analyst.  She would help people determine which colors complemented their skin tone, eyes, and hair color to help them look their best by holding up swatches of solid-colored fabrics.  Light and airy pastels were for people who were classified as “Springs” and rich and bold colors were for “Winters” with other rainbow hues reserved for “Autumns” and “Summers”

My color classification was Winter.  Winters can wear black, fire engine red, electric blue, and even emerald green, but they must avoid pastels,  off-white, and yellows like the plague.  Gold as a metal is okay, but Winters look far more stunning in Silver.  After getting my color analysis as a kid, I never forgot when my aunt emphasized that I looked better in silver than gold.  Since then, I always had an affinity toward silver or silver-colored metals.

My new favorite place to hunt for beautiful things in silver is Walker Silverworks.  Erica Walker’s father and sister are also jewelry smiths who inspired her to begin crafting on her own.   Walker’s signature style is modern with a classic vein.  Her designs are ethereal, lovely, and full of fun with a preference toward satin-finished silver.

My favorite piece in her etsy shop is the light loopy necklace which would really pull together a crisp white button-down blouse and pin-stripped slacks, but you could also look stylin’ wearing it with a form-fitting tee and jeans.

light loopy necklace

light loopy necklace

Other jewelry pieces by her design include earrings, cuff links, bracelets and rings.  Check out her lovely jewelry gallery, but take heed, you will fall in love!

Walker Silverworks is generously sponsoring Traveling with Baby’s Blogaversary Bash and honoring moms by providing a delightful and versatile necklace for one soon-to-be-very-happy reader.  Whether you want to win this for yourself as an extra special treat for Mother’s Day or whether you want to present it to your own mom, feast your eyes on the Organic O necklace which is designed for vertical threading, and there’s a design for horizontal threading.

organic o necklace (vertical)

organic o necklace (vertical)

Each Organic O is uniquely designed and can vary from1″ – 1 1/4″ wide and 1 1/2″ – 2″ long.  I love that it is tenderly and uniquely made by hand.  It’s simultaneously light with a feminine, yet bold flair.  When you purchase the Organic O necklace, it comes with 1 silk cord (multiple colors are available on Walker’s site).

silk cords for organic o necklaces

silk cords for organic o necklaces

Yet, the winner of the Organic O necklace will get 3 silk cords for variety and mood.  Feeling pretty in pink today, but you’d like earthy brown tomorrow, no sweat.  How’s that for changing the look and versatility of one stunning, handmade piece of silver jewelry?

*WIN IT*

prizeypickOne lovely winner will win an Organic O necklace with a variety of silk cords courtesy of Walker Silverworks.  Retail value of the Organic O necklace is $30, and retail value of 3 silk cords is $9.  Are you excited?  The winner will be randomly selected via random.org.

1. To enter, a) first leave a comment  on the TWB Blogaversary Bash post about your ideal way to spend Mother’s Day (while you’re there, check out the other awesome giveaways!)  Then, b) leave a comment on this post with your favorite item from Walker Silverworks not previously mentioned on this post (something other than the Organic O necklace and the light loopy necklace).  Simple, right?

EXTRA CREDIT

2. Earn a second entry by blogging about the giveaway and linking to Traveling with Baby using “Traveling with Baby’s Blogaversary Bash” as the title in your blog’s post.  Then, leave a comment with a link to your post.  Non-bloggers can participate by subscribing to Traveling with Baby’s feed .

3. Follow me on twitter (drdolly) and tweet about this contest.  Leave a comment saying you tweeted, and provide an html link to your tweet.

Leave a valid e-mail address, so I can contact you to claim your prize, or it’ll go to another amazing person.  The contest is open to U.S. shipping addresses only.

This contest runs until 11:59PM (EST) on May 17th, 2009.

One winner will be randomly selected (via random.org) and announced on this post and e-mailed sometime shortly after May 17th. If a winner doesn’t respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be selected.

— By Dr. Dolly

*UPDATE*

Congratulations to the winner: Leslie Starkey!

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24 Responses

  1. I love the Be Mine Necklace!!! It is awesome. Not sure which one I like more the one that is hollow or the one that’s filled in. But they are both great and simple and elegant! Thank you for introducing her to me!

  2. I like the Triple Ring Necklace! 🙂

  3. Wow, so much cool stuff- what to choose? I like the Gypsy Necklace 🙂 How cool would it be to win jewelry?!?!

  4. I wrote my ideal Mother’s day

    The Gypsy Necklace is stunning.

  5. I really like the gypsy necklace.

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  6. my twitter is mariakins

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  7. I love the long earrings!

  8. I like the Sweet Heart necklace.

  9. I love the odds and ends necklace.

  10. I think the New Summer Favorite Necklace is gorgeous! Thanks!

  11. I like the rustic necklace too!

  12. The Sweet Little O earrings are my favorite.

  13. I like the Eleuthera Necklace. Very organic and pretty!!!

  14. I love the New Summer Favorite necklace…beautiful and unique!

  15. I love the Gypsy necklace.

  16. I love the “long earrings” and have been looking for something like this!

  17. new summer favorite necklace…though all items are nifty

  18. I love the Confetti Necklace!

  19. The new summer favorite necklace is most attractive. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  20. i love the carefree necklace, be mine necklace and the open round ring. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

  21. I like the gypsy necklace.

    I commented on my ideal mother’s day.

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