Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Contest and Sale and Love - OH MY!!!!


Enter to win the Heirloom Orphan Ring!!! - Leave a comment: tis all!!

This is a big big deal, ladies and gents. A big huge, pass-it-down-to-your-children-deal...

Contest closes October 31st at 7:00 PM Pacific Time

Sale in the Metal Shop ends October 29th at 7:00 PM Pacific Time - be sure to mention the video for your 20% discount!!

72 comments:

Joseph said...

Comment comment post post!

Nialah said...

Sending you so much love right now.

Sunshine and kisses with every hug.

xoxoxoxo

M

jessi sawyer said...

Thank YOU dear lady.

Last night a fellow boarder thanked me for taking care of the horses at the barn - a job I am paid to do. It meant a lot to know that someone notices and appreciates it, not just expects it because they've written a check :)

Sierra said...

Aloha Allisunny! Im leaving my comment as official entry to your amazing giveaway! I cant believe the colors and pattern in the cab you cabbed...she is really one of a kind, and of course filled with even more love since you created her yourself, it would be an honor to decorate my finger with her! Mahalo!

Melissa said...

In it to win it :)

Corinna said...

Your laugh and your smile are infectious!! Love to you today Sunny!
XO

Melissa said...

... and your Portrait of a Fox Agua Nueva Ring looks like a portrait of a cardinal to me :) Love!

Lynn P said...

Love love love the stone in this ring. I can't wait to win it!

lynn1231 at hotmail.com

terry said...

So amazingly generous of you! After lots of changes recently in my life, I've been feeling a bit like an orphan myself lately. This can be both sad & thrilling at the very same time. Oh life! Perhaps the ring is meant for me?

xo,

Terry

reconstructing sarah said...

i love your heart. & what a beautiful heart it is.

xo.

Kica said...

It would be lovely to win this giveaway:) I am usually the silent one, but i love your work, and i can't pass this amazing occasion:D
xoxoxo

from poland:D

Anthony said...

Hey Allison !

This contest is really a good idea and a great opportunity to speak about kindness. It makes the world go round, for sure. But it's also rare to see real kind people nowadays in our selfish world so thank you for being who you are.
For me, kindness it's letting someone else win this contest.. =)

Love. Peace. Music.. 'til the end !

UmberDove said...

You are kindness embodied in a bright and shining human shell, you know that?

Let's start a rock band, you and I. Music rock, stone rock, strut rock, heart rock, foodie rock, SOULROCKMAMMA! (guitar riff...)

This last year I've seen kindness manifested in more ways that would even be appropriate than to list in this commenty space, but know YOU have been a beacon and a constant to me. It's what the world needs now.

ALSO. I might give a pinky toe for that agate. But the right foot, not the left.

Cat said...

Even though I know that you're more and more inspiring and amazing and talented everyday, I can't believe it!

Thank you for your kind words, your messages and warm advice!

dailycoyote said...

what a shirt! and, with risk of being gushy, what a beauty you are! so sunny sunny. it's a gift. so glad you share it.
xoxS.

Michele said...

I was just thinking about how people seem surprised by small kindnesses. A father at our school, who is a recent immigrant, even thanked me for warning him that he was parked in a bus zone.

Your kindness and generosity brightens my day. Thank you!

resolute twig said...

you are just wonderful.
Honestly, thanks for doing this contest.

The stones that you cab are amazing. It would be (and is!!) such a pleasure to wear your work.

And the kindness of this community really is pretty inspiring. Thanks for adding so much to it :)

Cat said...

my oldest son just watched that with me and commented on how it seems us ladies are all the same out here in blog land.....
I guess he means full of love and light...right 16 year old???
love it
what a great t-shirt and what a great giveaway
doesn't it feel good to spread the love?

kindess...kindness moves me...I love giving it as much...maybe even more than receiving it...I lvoe the way it warms my heart like long burning coals that heat deep deep within....

ahhhh a long enough comment I am sure!

love and light to you!

millerontap said...

Unspecified Happiness today. Is it because of tap class last night, a visit to Trader Joe's, a mani/pedi, or listening to my roomie Ally share her story? Maybe all of the above. Wearing my Jasper Heart and Peaches & Apples everyday. Much ♥ to you both!

Julz said...

Thank you for the chance to treasure a piece of your jewelry and a bit of your sunshine.

xo
~ Julz

Cinder says said...

What a kind person you are. I love your ring, the colors of fall.

I agree with your thoughts about this blogging community. I never would have guessed that one could feel so connected to a person far away that you never met. I also feel the connection with so many of the bloggers that I follow.

You are a gem of a girl, thank you for your generosity.

xo

bonddi said...

wishin and hoping and dreaming and scheming --- be mine! be mine!

Lynsey Phelps - VerreEncore said...

you are a ray of sunshine :)

it was so nice to hear your message today. after working a few 12-hour days... i need to be reminded to "breathe" and notice some of the kindness around me.

not to mention your generosity at giving someone such a beautiful piece! thank you so much

x
Lynsey

SEVEN13JEWELRYDESIGN said...

Would love to own this gorgeous ring that would only inspire me to be better at (my art, and of course to be more kind)!

Gretchen said...

I would love to win...to wear a piece of your jewelry and feel the positive energy and warmth which I'm sure embodies each of your creations.

Kathleen said...

you Made a day that was acceptable and bland turn bright and cheery. so thanks! Sign me up=)

Char said...

So true, Kindness can change the world! I think we all need to give just a little more in our everyday lives. Thanks for reminding me to do that!

Heidi said...

love this blog, love your art, and love that shirt!

wn said...

I have felt so much kindness lately from the women who comment on and read my blog.

I would love to wear this wonderful, 100% Allison piece. It would be my first ring ever. I've decided that you and Jillian are too talented for me to shun the beauties you create for the fingers.

Heather Fawn said...

Love the video and hello! I love your videos!!!! Hugs!!

Snailentina said...

Ms. Kelly linked me to your blog after your visit together and I have been reading and loving, too. I am usually weird about shirts with writing on them but that is an adorable and true one. Thanks for the reminder!

beth & cody said...

"The sweetness and generosity and gentleness and humanity of the French had shown me how lovely life can be if one takes the time to be friendly."
-Julia Child, My Life in France

Wise words from a beautifully, bright and vivacious lady like yourself. Love your blog, art and music. Keep on shining, Sunny!

Thanks for sharing with us!
Love, Beth

siobhan said...

comment!
i had a fantastic day!

Vita said...

Hearts and more hearts to a sunny lady with a heart of gold! xo

jordan said...

ms ally-sunny
i'm here, as i am nearly every day, and i'm loving you and that ring! all the best ;)
xo

Amy said...

What a generous gift! I would be honored to be entered into the contest for this exquisite piece! I have been following your blog since discovering your leather work, which led me to your drool-worthy lapidary pieces. I hope to one day be lucky enough to snatch up the privilege of a custom order listing. :::keeping my fingers crossed:::

Many blessings to you!

sunny smiles said...

You are a ray of sunshine! What a beautiful message you send out to the world! If I were to win this gorgeous ring, my daughter would think me one amazing mama, especially when I tell her someday it would be her ring ;) As a matter of fact, her name just happens to be Sunny! Ha! best of luck to all who enter...the winner will be one lucky lovely lady!

InkyTonka said...

Love, love, LOVE your videos!! It's so wonderful to see your Sunny face and hear your warm voice :)

The greatest kindness one can bestow and/or receive is a heartfelt "thank you" and a friendly smile. Something as simple as that can turn around the bleakest of days for me.

LOVE the ring - fabulous contest!

mme. bookling said...

Your teeth! Your smile!
So beautiful.

You seem so still tonight.
I could sit in your presence, dear one.

Hugs.
Blessings.
Love.
crm

jaunebleu said...

Thank you Allison for this amazing opportunity! The ring is gorgeous!

Lizzy Derksen said...

By the way, 'WN' is actually me. I forgot I was signed in to my other account...

Anonymous said...

Hi Sunny :-)
I'm not here to win the ring, but I would LOVE to know where I could get one of those shirts?
Much love.
Kris

Magda said...

I've read your blog for some time and must say it is joy to see you. Kindness is all we need. In addition to love. Strangers who are kind to me makes me feel just great. :)

Sybil Ann said...

This orphan would find a fine home with anyone of us who love your work - I'd be honored! And I know what you mean about this kind and supportive community. It brings me to happy tears. (8.5)

cindyh. said...

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”
~Mother Teresa

Thank you so much for this amazingly BEAUTIFUL giveaway!

Jenna said...

"Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, "you owe me." Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky."
— Hafiz

Your kindness and lovely smile lit up my day. Thank you.

jenna.bratvold@gmail.com

MrsLittleJeans said...

That is one amazing cab and one amazing you! Thank you Allison! xoxoxo

Megan said...

I want to thank you for the joy you bring me whenever I see a new post. You are an inspiration and love the stories that go along with each piece. You make me want to be a better jewelry designer. Thanks again

All the best in the future

Megs

stacey said...

me, me, me.....

i love that you are cabbing your own stones now.

Cathy said...

Yehaw!

Hope you're having a delightful week :)

Cheers,
Cathy

Julia said...

You make some truly beautiful pieces. Not to be creepy, (although it is Halloween time)but...I met a friend of yours in Chicago (she was going to visit you this past weekend) and she was wearing a beautiful cross section of a stone with three metal studs in the middle. Any chance you have another similar ring? Or, alternately, the "It's all about soul dudty ring" in a smaller size? I love them!

Laura said...

Oh, I would so love to adopt this orphan ring and smother it in love daily!! Thanks for being such an inspiration with your art and your soul!!
xo

Louieville667 said...

Wowser's thats some ring. Tis windy and dark here in Cornwall but our clocks go back Sat night so at least the morning's will be lighter...Happy Halloween!!
Laura xx

Hollie said...

What a gorgeous ring and gorgeous post. I love how a simple t shirt can bring strangers together and get them interacting with each other. Just reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, I have up on my wall. "No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted"-Aesop.

Thank you for the generous giveaway, I would love to be counted in!

goosey lucy said...

This is my first comment on your blog even though I frequently read it, linking from Katherine's blog. (I went with her to show of yours in Redondo Beach one Valentine's day when I was visiting Calif.) I love reading and also adore your jewelry.
- Lisa

Jill said...

beautiful beautiful work & words! Thank you

'Rin said...

Did I comment already? I don't remember... but I couldn't chance not getting in an entry. :)

So lovely!!! The ring is pretty too. ;)

Desirée said...

Good afternoon Alli :) On a random note, I love your turquoise walls. If I ever am fortunate enough to have a dedicated studio space, I would love to indulge in a turquoise wall.

Thank you for inspiring me with your leatherwork and jewelry.

The Noisy Plume: said...

I can't believe I'm going to see your beautiful face in a little more than a week! I WANT this stone in this setting on my hand. PUT ME IN THE DRAWING!!!!!

Love you, sister,
x

Zorah said...

You glow lady! I only "know" you through the blogger world, but I can feel your light from here.

Camlo said...

Oooooo- what a blessing it would be to wear this ring! Full of beauty and light and Sunniness..

Crossing my fingers, eyes and toes:)

Kiki said...

What I wonderful ring! I'd love to sport it!

Abigail Jasmine said...

Hi there lovely lady! What a great thing & blessing to one of us who wins one of your gems!!

God Bless n' Love!!!

Kristine said...

I'm in ;)

I have been following your blog for quit a time now, and I love your work.
Both leather and jewellery are gorgeous.
You are a huge inspiration.
Thank you ;)

tmbarclay said...

Ahhh!!!! What a gorgeous stone and setting!!! I want it!!! :D How have you been??? Love ya'

Marie said...

"Be lavish with love. Its the only treasure which multiplies when shared, the only gift which increases when we give it away." ----Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo

This is my favorite quote, and love has changed my world by kindness people have shown. Recently, I went to pick up my daughter at a friends and she was not there. I did not have a cell phone but, she did. I dashed into our local library and asked the librarian if there was a phone I could use. Apparently, the library does not allow people to use the phone so, she reached in her purse and gave me her phone to use...It put this mother's heart at ease to know where my daughter was. Sometimes it is the little things that mean sooo much. Thank you for your consideration and sharing your beautiful voice and art <3

Illustratornette said...

A small kindness from a classmate helped me get through a tough period in my life. She never knew it and I'll never forget it.

iamzer0 said...

hello scrumptious one...kindness feels good...you sent it out and i caught it! sending a big smooch back at ya'! amen!

Lois Moon said...

Here's hoping that beautiful piece can make it all the way to deep south Georgia.

Angela's Alchemy said...

You are right - words are very powerful. They really can change the world! How fitting to give away an orphan ring! Blessings to you on such a beautiful sunny fall day!

Manu said...

I'd love to be part of this give away though i dont know if i m too late..
i think kindness is always around though we dont always see at first glance... fortunately, this shirt exists to remind us about it and it s really nice;)

CeCe said...

Hi Allison! That ring is beautiful, such lovely shades. Hope I win ;)

**hugs**
CeCe