Friday, June 5, 2009

Giveaway: Ashley Akers Jewelery

Happy, Happy Friday! I've got some fun plans this weekend that I'll share with you later but for now I'm very happy to introduce this weekend's giveaway.
In order to describe Ashley Aker's work I'm going to try a few words:
organic
tough
sexy
raw
Let me show you what I'm talking about:
These pendants have texture, an amazing amount of detail, and definite presence.
Bumpy Bead Pendants $85
Ashley maintains a sculptural, circular motif throughout her pieces.
I could wear these rings everyday.
Set of three saucer rings $60
I just want to touch the smooth pebbles these rings are made from. These are bound to draw attention because they exude a true artist's touch.
Custom Pebble Ring with your choice of gemstone $80
Ashley is offering a generous giveaway to Down and Out Chic readers: the winner gets to choose between these two pairs of gorgeous earrings...
Graduated Bubble Earrings (value $40)
Graduated Bubble Dangle Earrings $45
So whether you prefer studs or dangles, you have a choice and both are equally stunning.
Ok, here are the rules for entry (please read them because I've had to eliminate potential winners in the past and it makes me sad).
1) You must be a Follower of Down and Out Chic via the silly widget on the side bar or through a reader...let me know if you're new!
2) Visit Ashley Akers shop and/or her blog and tell me what you like.
3) Leave a comment here!
Cheers to the weekend everyone! (look I can fit my hair into pig tails, wahoo!!!)
B wishes you a happy weekend too (he just doesn't know it!)

52 comments:

Southern Aspirations said...

YAY- thanks for offering. Honestly, my favorite is the bumpy bead pendants (I'd like to combine three) and the custom pebble ring.

You and B look so cute together enjoying your margaritas!!

Tamstyles said...

cute picture...i swear you look different on every photo you post! i didnt know that was you at first.

umama said...

Definitely the Chrysoprase and Silver Pebble Studs... so gorgeous that shade of blue!

nicole addison said...

the custom pebble rings are so unique, im in love with them! but the earings are to die for as well :) thanks for the giveaway dear! :)

stacy di said...

you DO look different in every post :)

what cool jewelry! I really like the pebble rings...not sure if I'd get one with or without the gem...there are also some oval hoop earrings that I love.

down and out chic said...

in response to me looking different in every post...
1) this was not a particularly good day, looks wise.
2) i'm not a particularly photogenic person, hence why i kind of have that skeezy look on my face.
3) did i just enter my own giveaway?! oh well:)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

beautiful giveaway, darling! love the bumpy bead pendants! have a wonderful weekend!

Beth Cyr said...

Oh I love everything of Ashley's! And it doesn't hurt that is also a wonderfully sweet person.
this is one of my favorite pieces ever! http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleyakers/2441083721/

heisschic said...

ooo in addition to the ones you listed, i love the segmented saucer earrings. they're tough but look like they would still move in an "elegant" way.

The Cottage Cheese said...

Ashley's shop is fantastic, and her blog is gorgeous. Thanks for sending me to yet another beautiful blog to follow! I love, love, love Ashley's starburst pendant with boulder opal.

You look so cute in this picture! That margarita makes me think of a great semi-divey Mexican restaurant in our old Knoxville neighborhood. They made the best margaritas in town and these gigantic chimichangas. I think it's time for a day trip to Senor Taco!

Sunshine said...

I'm a follower and I'm new! I actually love the pebble rings. They made me favorite her shop.

jen said...

I'm a fairly new follower. I really like the: Large Clam Shell Earrings! Thanks so much, and those margaritas look delicious!

A.Mountain.Bride said...

Painterly Collage Cocktail Ring is THE coolest thing I've seen in a LONG time. Flippin' love it. I would rock that thing night and day!!!

Jes P.

Ashley said...

Thanks Christina! I'm so excited to hear what everyone choses as their favorite item from my shop. This is fun.

PS~Erin said...

I love the saucer ring you posted and then the oval hoops with that bright bead. So cool!

Cheers! Love the piggies!

Julia said...

Okay, you guys are just too cute! I love the way you describe this jewelry! The saucer ring is just fabulous!

TheBeautyFile said...

oooh! i love me some "bumpy" jewels, mexican hot chocolate & yummy enchiladas! can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve for the weekend!

Rachel said...

How adorable are you?!?

I love the bubble ring in her etsy shop! Great giveaway!!

Hi, Lane said...

Um, I love it ALL! It was hard to choose just one thing I like, but I think this is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21886887. And if I had the money to drop on some of that stuff, I would buy it all regardless of the giveaway! Please enter me!

Blair said...

You are the cutest couple--love your pigtails and his glasses! Happy weekend to you both.

Very fun jewelry--love the saucer rings!

Simply Mel said...

Ooooh, what a lovely giveaway! Thank you for making Fridays so fun...

Okay, I would LOVE the Painterly Collage Cocktail ring - it's beyond stunning!

Fingers-crossed I can begin the collection with a win of those dangling beauties!

LipstickOne said...

so unique! loves it

Joels said...

Im a new follower! Yay!! I love the bumpy bead pendant, very unique! I also luuurve the custom pebble ring!!

joelster87@hotmail.com

summer said...

Honestly, Ashley hasn't created anything that I don't find breath-taking!!!! She's one of the best and most beautiful people I've ever known and I'm so glad and thankful that her jewelry is as appreciated and out in the art world as it should be! Whether I win the earrings or not; its truly a pleasure to be a part of ANYTHING Ashley does! However, if I had to choose between the 2 sets of earrings, I choose the dangles. I'm a dangly sort of gal!!! <3

Kate said...

The bumpy bead pendants are ADORABLE!!!! Your site is so cute! Thanks for posting the information on how to buy the products!

Keep it up!

Quixsa said...

All of her jewelery looks so organic. It's all very inspiring!

flynn said...

NOM nom nom!
The segmented saucer necklace is delicious. It may have to go home with me next paycheck ...

Kristin said...

I adore the starburst pendant. What fabulous designs!

Tinkerbella Rose said...

OOOOOOH!!!! Jewelry and pillows and.... EVERYTHING!!! I'm a HUGE fan of BRIGHT COLORS I love the site it's awesome!!! Almost addictive

Hanako66 said...

the rings....oh the rings!!!

what an awesome giveaway!

drollgirl said...

you always have such fabulous giveaways!

i hope you have a great weekend. margaritas (or i am craving sangria!) might be a nice kick off, especially if the weather is nice! :)

Gabbi said...

Great giveaway! I love her jewelry... and happy weekend to you and your beau also.

Very much relate to the pigtail milestone... growing out hair is hard! xo

elizabeth said...

Wow. I love her organic aesthetic! Especially the Chrysoprase and Silver Pebble Studs and the Graduated Bubble Dangle Earrings - I think I would wear those every day!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the rings are so gorgeous!! happy weekend :)

mme. bookling said...

indelibly cute you are.

i am lusting over the Chrysoprase and Silver Pebble Studs.

toodles!

Kellie said...

I like the clam shell earrings! And those margaritas look so super tasty!!!

Stephanie said...

Night Sky Collage Ring looks so pretty!

Rachel Follett said...

You two are so cute! I love those last earrings you posted. So chic!

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

I am in !!! I love her shop and her blog too :)
I really like the Oval Hoops- Pick your bead drops and the bumpy beads too !!
love the piggies ... and may I have a margharitas too ?

Elizabeth Marie said...

Ok you and B are just too adorable. And I heart margaritas. :)

Manda said...

Hello! im so happy that ive found this blog
its so sweet!
i love all of ashely's jewelry, and id have
to say all of her new polymer clay stuff is amazing!! :D

Marilyn said...

The earrings are beautiful, but the margarita even more.

Federica said...

What a lovely giveaway! Love these jewelry!

Sam said...

Painterly Collage Cocktail Ring! That's my fave - a very talented person!...and you two are a very good looking couple if I might say!

TERI REES WANG said...

I have have a necklace with a beach pebble and a pearl hanging from a string. I swear I can feel the energy of the ocean as I wear it. I catch my self touching it, holding on to it, while it is holding on to me.

I need get a closer look at those rings!

angiemcgovern said...

I love everything in her shop! If I had to pick one item it would be the Chrysoprase and Silver Pebble Studs. The colors remind of of the beach and summer time.

Amanda Conley said...

Hi! I just came upon your blog through Etsy Metal and now I'm following! I love Ashley's work (we're on the EM team together) and I'd love to win some earrings. I'm a huge fan of her bubble beads, but I've always loved the pebble rings the best. They're just so unique and cool.

robin said...

The segmented saucer earrings are really cool.
I am a follower and I am new to your blog. Great giveaway!

Pippi Langstrumpf said...

Oh wow! Would just love to win this comp!!
The Night Sky Collage Ring is amazing but the whole store is gorgeous. So many unique designs.
Of course I'm a follower!

Corie said...

I'm Still working on Enerma. Those are some pretty earrings!

Jessica Morris said...

I just became a follower! I am off to check out the store to see what I love! :)

Jessica Morris said...

I LOVE all her jewelry - so unique!!
I think my favorite (and sadly way out of my price range!!) is the stacked pebble pendant. It's SO cool!!

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