Thanksgiving Is Here

I picked my daughter up at the bus depot today and we stopped at our favorite Koren restaurant for lunch on the way home.  Tomorrow one of my brothers and his wife will be arriving and my dad will be joining us for Thanksgiving, as well.  My husband is a fabulous cook and he is taking care of the turkey, stuffing and a rice dish.  My daughter and I will make the pie and veggies, plus I made some cranberry bread the day before.

But right now there is kind of a quiet break in the hub-bub and I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for following me on my blog and over at Art Jewelry Elements, as well.  I am very thankful for every reader, for your comments and your thoughtfulness.  People from all over the world read this blog, but if you’re from the US, then I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving this weekend.  And no matter where you hale from, I hope you feel joy and gratitude for the goodness in life.

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Although the sale in my 2 online shops starts on Thursday, I hope that most of my US readers will get to spend most of Thursday with family and/or friends.  I am offering 20% off in both of my shops.  This is the best sale of the year, so if you’ve been eying something special, now’s the time to nab it.  I have a large local show the first weekend in December, a certainly some of the jewelry in my shops will be headed to new homes that weekend.  But you can pick up gifts for yourself or others, now, while the shops are full and save 20% too!  Here are the links to my Etsy and ArtFire shops.  Just use the coupon code THANKS2013 at check out.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LindaLandigJewelry
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/LindaLandigJewelry

20% Off Sale - Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday

20% Off Sale – Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday

Small Business Saturday

Sale & Giveaway!

Small Business Saturday

Today is Small Business Saturday, and that’s definitely me.  CEO of Linda Landig Jewelry.  Employee:  One. Me.  Doesn’t get much smaller than that! 

Its a good to stop and think today about who or what you are supporting with your dollars.  When you shop at small businesses, whether online or locally you are supporting real people, not giant corporations, that often syphon off much of the profits for those at the top. 

When you support small businesses you can know the people behind the purchase.  And in the case of the arts, you know the hands that formed the gift and the mind that designed it.

So I’d encourage you to think a bit about supporting small businesses this holiday season and year ’round. 

Art Jewelry Elements

I am a part of several wonderful online communities of folks who design beads and components for jewelry and/or design finished jewelry.  One of those groups, Art Jewelry Elements, hosted a Holiday Open House yesterday.  As a team effort, we published 29 posts in one day!  We shared  recipes, folklore, wine recommendations, and even a bit of  humor. Please visit the AJE blog , and check out some of our posts.  Each post includes a link to our team members’   shops, with discount codes through Cyber Monday.

Handmade Pink Rose Flower Earrings

Pink Rose  Earrings

20% Off Coupon Code & Earring Giveaway!

I’m also part of a large and growing group called  Artisan Whimsy.  They are  running a huge sale through next Friday, Nov. 30th.  All the participating artists are offering online discounts in their shops, using the discount code  AWHOLIDAY.   And many of these artists are also hosting giveaways on their blogs.

I will be giving away the Pink Rose Earrings pictured here. These lovely earrings are designed with lampwork glass, peridot and sterling silver. 

To enter to win these earrings, all you have to do is visit my ArtFire shop or my Etsy shop, find one item that you like, then come back here and leave a comment with the name or link to that item.  If you share this post on Facebook or your blog, those will give you additional entries.  Please include your email addy so I can contact the winner easily.  Each entry must have a separate comment, because I will count up the comments and use a  number randomizer to determine the winner.  If you group your shares and favorite jewelry pieces in one comment, it will only be counted as one entry.

To summarize:

You have 4 chances to win –

1.  Choose a favorite item from my ArtFire shop and comment on it, on THIS POST.  Include the item title or link.

2. Choose a favorite item from my Etsyshop and comment on it, on THIS POST. Include the item title or link.

3.  Share the link to this giveaway on Facebook.  Leave a comment on THIS POST letting me know that you shared.

4.  Share the link to this giveaway on your blog.  Leave a comment on THIS POST letting me know that you shared.

The winner will be chosen Friday evening, Nov. 30th.  I’ll need your email in order to contact the winner.

Use the coupon code AWHOLIDAY from now until Nov. 30th and receive 20% off in both of my shops

AND check out the discounts & giveaways at Artisan Whimsy!

 2012 Holiday Jewelry Designers Collections