Say Hello to DSK (and a small giveaway!)

*Giveaway is now closed! Thank you everyone for entering*

Dearest readers, I apologize for not showing outfits or styling tips for several posts now. Boston weather is currently 30's and "wintry mix," so posing for outdoor photos without looking like rudolph the red nosed reindeer is tres difficile! 

Instead I wanted to share with you guys some fun news that has me giddy...my awesome friend Stephanie of DSK Jewelry has invited me to join her family of "dsk models." Although I'm beyond flattered and proud to represent her brand, I'm a bit shy to join the ranks of the ladies on there!

I initially found DSK through Jen Frmheadtotoe (whom I found through Alterations Needed), and from Steph's sidebar I discovered some of the best beauty bloggers/youtubers out there - Eki, Pam, Stephie, and of course Jen as well. Earlier this year I also stalked DSK's 2010 model search where 44 beautiful girls competed to represent DSK (I voted for apetitediva Janine : ) ... I feel so lucky to have a spot with them. I'm just a conserv. petite clothing blogger!
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Wearing DSK lemon quartz wire-wrapped earrings - scroll down for giveaway!

Aside from being a passionate jewelry artisan, Steph is one of the best friends I've made on the blogger community. She and I are almost twins, climbing out of our wombs in the same month and year! We instantly hit it off chattering about food, shopping, and silly boyfriends. Check out her personal blog if you like beauty reviews, puppy pics, and extravagant Louboutin or LV hauls : ) Steph became a full-time entrepreneur after graduating from college, which I find hugely admirable. Wouldn't you love to be in the business of making others happy, or to work in a profession that you're truly passionate about?
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Wearing the sterling silver Lady Pearl earrings - $15

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Lol, excuse my gnarly flyaway hairs and "sideburns"! DSK jewelry is sparkly and youthful, but there definitely are pieces for the more conservative or mature dressers. Her jewelry is hand-made using quality materials...a lot of pretty Swarovski crystals and beads. Below are two items I love that are also work-appropriate:

Steph gave some advice a while back that really resonated with me..."Social media is powerful...we all have to look out for one another, and ignore the bad apples. You know who your real friends are over the course of time online." I've had some ups and downs throughout blogging, but the wonderful, wonderful friends I've made through readers and fellow bloggers alike have made it all worth it. 

As a small way to spread the love, I'm giving away a pair of DSK lemon quartz wire-wrapped earrings (shown in the first photo up top). These were my first purchase, and I love the dainty yellow gem. Just leave a comment saying you'd like to enter, then visit Steph and say hi : ) I'll draw the winner before my next post.

108 comments:

  1. Congrats on being chosen as a model for DSK! I'd like to enter; the earrings are lovely.

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  2. Yes!! I saw your face on Steph's sidebar and was so proud of you! :D I was introduced to DSK Jewelry through a Youtube video made by Bubzbeauty a couple of years ago and I've been a fan ever since. ^_^

    Love the bow earrings you have on. Every piece looks beautiful on you. : )

    P.S. I agree with Steph's advice and I'd also like to enter for the draw.

    xx The Little Dust Princess

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  3. Btw, congrats!! (Don't know how I forgot to say that before.)

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  4. Congratulations on being chosen! :)
    I would love to enter into your contest!

    I just left a comment on Steph's page. :)

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  5. congratulations! The whole line (collection?) of jewelery is so beautiful and simple - just my style...hmmm...I may have to amend my Christmas list!

    I'd love a chance to win those earrings!

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  6. I'm subscribed to Steph already! I actually found you through her! lol.. You won a contest of hers, and I clicked on your link. I just told Steph that even though I am not a petite or need professional looking cloths, I still love reading your blog and watching your vids! (more vids please!) your last one was so funny! =D and I saw your picture on her wall, congrats on becoming a model! I was too shy to enter this year.. Maybe I will try next year ^_^ I have the pearl and bow earrings, but in cream. I absolutely love them!

    I'd like to enter =)

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  7. Congrats, Jean!! This is fantastic news! You are absolutely gorgeous and it's been so fun reading and getting to know you over these past few months. Have fun with Jess and Janice! Wish I could be there. :)

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  8. Steph is great :) I bought my first batch of DSK jewelry this summer and I've worn a piece every day since! I get complimented about them all the time and I love explaining to people about her business. I follow your blog now after she raved about you and you are as great as she talked about. :) Congrats on joining her family, I think you're a great addition!

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  9. I found your blog through Steph, Isnt she a great gal? i do have to say, her lemon quartz are one of my fave semi precious stones that she carries.

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  10. Congratulations! You make a gorgeous DSK model! :)

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  11. I was definitely eying the lemon quartz earrings the moment i saw the first picture.

    Congratulation on your DSK model as well!!

    If you don't mind, I'd like to enter the giveaway.

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  12. lovely earrings!! i love DSK jewelry

    please enter me^^

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  13. super cute earrings jean! you look super pretty as always...you are a deserving model!

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  14. I looove the first picture! You look absolutely gorgeous, although a bit different in that shot (you remind me of somebody in that angle, I just can't put my finger on it yet!). I would love to enter of course... been wanting to get something from DSK but not sure what to get yet :)

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  15. Congratulations Jean! You're going to make an amazing model!

    [:

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  16. Congratulations Jean! These pictures of you showing off the jewelry are absolutely beautiful! And you call those flyaways and sideburns? You have not seen flyaways and sideburns until you've met me! :)

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  17. Congrats!
    I would like to enter please~!

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  18. Jean, that is so awesome.You are a great model :) I'd love to be enter in the giveaway.
    Love everything but in particular the Silver Pearl & Bow earrings. I might have to get those :P

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  19. Your friends here on blogger are all so nice! I feel so happy to be able to meet new friends through you!

    My friend Danielle was so estatic to see you on my jewelry blog :D She told me recently that she built up the courage to comment on your post and got a reply! haha you totally made her day ;) And that's why I love you.

    Thank you so much for being a part of DSK Jewelry and a great friend in my life ::hugs::

    <3

    I laughed out loud when I read the climb out of the womb part. lol It's so true! I'm surpised we don't share the same name :P

    Gnite from Seattle!

    p.s. I so had Chipotle for dinner, bogo style!

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  20. So pretty! I'm a huge fan of DSK Jewelry. Congrats on becoming a DSK model!! <3 I would love to enter this giveaway! Thank you!!

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  21. Lovely model - and earrings, too!

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  22. I love DSK jewelries. I stalk her blog everyday :). Congratulations on becoming a DSK model.

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  23. Congratulations on being a DSK model! :)
    You look simple but lovely. Really elegant.
    I would love to join your contest!

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  24. YAY! Congratulations! I found your blog through Steph a while back and I've been addicted ever since and I found HER blog through Jen (frmheadtotoe)!! Isn't it funny how that works? One big circle of amazing bloggers that you carefully discover one by one. Definitely exciting to see you guys join forces!!! I saw your picture and I knew I had to come here!

    I love your sense of style but what I admire the most is the way you present your self! From your style of writing to the clothes you choose, its very respectable and classy. =) So happy to see you as a part of DSK!!

    Oh and I'd like to enter! =) LOVE the lemon quartz on you.

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  25. Congratulations!! That's really awesome. =)

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  26. Congratulations on becoming a DSK model, Jean! I'm now subscribed to both of Steph's blogs and commented on one of her creations. I'd like to enter the giveaway, please. =)

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  27. Congrats! Such pretty jewelry on such pretty models...It was just a matter of time that someone chose you to be their model -- you're good at it. Please enter me on your giveaway -- thank you!

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  28. Congrats dear! You make a beautiful model. Your face is sheer gorgeousness!

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  29. Hi...never wrote anything on the blog but always stalk ^^ your blog :). It is very helpful for my younger sister who is petite as well. She read all your posts and it inspires her a lot. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

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  30. oooh congrats on becoming a model for dsk! i've been following dsk for a long time, all her pieces are so beautiful. enter me in your giveaway please :)

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  31. I heart DSK Jewelry...I found you through her side bar of all things! I've commented on her new blog post today, too. :)

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  32. Congratulations on being a model for DSK Jewelry. Your photos look lovely. Every pieces look gorgeous. I am glad you've found wonderful friends through bloggers/readers. I have great experiences so far with blogger and have met many wonderful friends on here. I will definitely check out her blog. I love those earrings :)

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  33. id like to enter. the pieces of jewelry are so delicately beautiful

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  34. Congrats, Jean! The weather in Boston has been so gross! I had to find the few minutes when it wasn't raining yesterday to take my photos.

    Congrats on the modeling gig. That's extremely exciting!

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  35. Congrats! :) DSK couldn't have found a better model to showcase their products.

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  36. You make a great DSK model! they have the cutest jewelery!

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  37. You are such a doll, can't believe you even mentioned me! You're a big time blogger in my eyes, Jean!! I think Steph made a great choice, you are a gorgeous model! Can't wait to see more :)

    It's cold in DC too, but not 30!! Just at night, we're in the upper 40's lower 50's...still pretty cold, we went from 80's to 50's GRRR

    enter me for the heck of it!

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  38. :o
    I'm a sucker for dsk
    I would like to enter.
    *happy dance*

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  39. Congrats! You are so lovely!
    I would like to enter this giveaway too!

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  40. pretty jeweleries! i'd like to enter

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  41. Beautiful jewelry! I'd like to enter, thanks!

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  42. Congrats Jean :} Just went to the DSK site... a perfect model match! Can't wait to see more from your collabo <3

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  43. Congratulations, Jean!! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous and all the jewelry looks gorgeous on you!

    kileen
    cuteandlittle.com

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  44. That is very exciting news, congratulations. You make a great model. You three ladies are talented and lovely.

    Please enter me in this giveaway. Thanks Jean.

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  45. Congratulations, you make a gorgeous model. You and Steph are my favorite bloggers! (:

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  46. I want to enter! Thanks! Looks great!

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  47. Hey,

    Congrats and thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    Please enter me...fingers crossed =)

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  48. You both are great bloggers, and I envy your sense of style! Please enter me for your giveaway. :)

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  49. Congrats Jean!! You make an EXCELLENT model :) Steph's creations look amazing on you :)

    Thanks for hosting this little giveaway. Please enter me!

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  50. Hi Jean! I'd like to enter the draw for the lemon quartz earrings, they're beautiful! :)

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  51. I'd love to enter for the lemon quartz earrings. I have never head of this jewelry line before, but I'm going to check it out now. Christmas is coming up after all :)

    Thanks for doing a giveaway.

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  52. Such lovely jewelry! I'd like to enter :)

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  53. Love the first pic Jean, you are gorgeous! And I def agree about meeting nice girls thru blogging.. I've met so many wonderful people and have had super duper positive experiences!

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  54. You fit in perfectly with those models! Don't be modest :)
    And I'd like to enter! Thanks so much!

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  55. Lucky girl! I was thinking about becoming a model as I stalked all the contestants! But I didn't dare! LOL

    I already own a necklace from DSK and it's gorgeous!

    I do hope I win!

    scopekawaiinessATyahooDOTcom

    <33 Rena

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  56. Heck yeah I want to enter! I love jewelry! I really like those ruby earrings too...they are red after-all...oh yeah, and my birthstone. I'm so predictable!

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  57. Congrats on being chosen! You will make a gorgeous model!

    Please enter me into the contest=)

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  58. I would like to enter :) those earrings are so nice

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  59. Hi I'd like to enter! I just found your blog a few days ago, linked from College Fashion. I might be your twin because I, too, am a petite Asian female living in the Boston area trying to dress professionally so that I don't look too young and can be taken seriously. Thanks for your fit guides and recommendations!

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  60. ohh i love DSK jewelry ! Count me in :)

    evil_eva12 at hotmail dot com

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  61. Congrats! You def. deserve it!
    And please count me in! The earrings are gorgeous! :]

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  62. Congrats on the move to DSK Steph's elite list of models! I'm already a DSK subscriber...which is how I got to 'stalking' your blog for many months now.

    Please enter me to win the cuuute earrings!

    Thanks!

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  63. i would like to enter! thank you for introducing me (and us) to other awesome bloggers.

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  64. It is all so pretty! I would like to enter! levell333@gmail.com

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  65. wow I love all the jewelry!. I'd love to enter

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  66. I would love to enter your giveaway! :)

    Congrats to you for being chosen!

    No worries about the lack of posts...I have been out of the picture for awhile, too. I am proud to say I did NOT visit the mall this weekend! This is the first time since August that I did not step foot in a LOFT over the weekend! Craziness!

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  67. Um...scratch my entry...I just remembered...I do not have pierced ears. LOL!

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  68. I'd love a chance to win!

    Thanks!

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  69. OMG Jean, congrats!!! You are seriously PERFECT DSK model material, you fit the bill :D Jewelry looks awesome on you! Unfortunately, I don't have pierced eyes but much luck to the winner :)

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  70. I'm not entering (no pierced ears!), but I just want to say congrats on being a DSK model, Jean! You look gorgeous in the photos.

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  71. you look gorgeous as usual! :)

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  72. this weather is horrible, I was almost blown away yesterday!

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  73. I'd love to be entered.

    And you're right, this weather is something else.

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  74. Wow congrats!!! You look awesome (as usual) and I love the pieces you picked out (did you pick them?). When you're in NY, you should check out the jewelry at the Young Designers Market in SoHo too! http://www.seejessicago.com/2010/06/nyc-shopping-young-designers-market.html

    Anyway I would love to enter this giveaway too =)) Thanks!

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  75. Enter me please! The earrings are so pretty!

    xo,
    C

    http://www.fashionheights.blogspot.com

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  76. Congrats! You make a perfect model because everything always looks so good on you :)

    I'd love to be entered too!

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  77. i would love to enter! omg! thats such an amazing opportunity, congrats!! the jewelry looks amazing!

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  78. The jewelery is so cute and just my style! Please count me in for the draw.

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  79. Love the quartz earrings! Please enter me for the draw. :-)

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  80. Hi! I found your blog recently and you can call me a convert! I'm 5'2 and 90lbs, so a lot of what you talk about really hit home. I'm not willing to spend as much money as you on tailoring though, haha.

    Congrats on being a DSK model! I will actually look into some of the jewelry collection for Christmas gifts. You should be proud that you're a good spokesperson ;) Please count me in for the drawing. I love that pair of earrings!

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  81. Enter me, por favor! I'm looking forward to reading your blogs as well :)
    Steph just posted a boatload of these crystal hearts for necklaces, but without the chains. I can't wait to order one.

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  82. I'd like to join. Great blog!

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  83. You are well fitted to be representing her jewelry, because everything about you exudes sophistication :) The Lady Pearls are lovely on you as well as the necklace :)

    I'd love to enter your giveaway! :D

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  84. Everything you posted on Monday's blog is gorgeous! Please enter me :)

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  85. Adorable earrings! Please put me in the running!

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  86. aw congrats on being the model for DSK jewelry..her stuff is beautiful and so are you!

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  87. I would love to enter your giveaway! Congrats on being their new model btw!

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  88. You're a beautiful model! Congrats! I would love to enter your giveaway.

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  89. What a nice little giveaway you are doing. I love the lemon drop earrings! I would love to enter for this giveaway. Thank you! Oh congrats on being one of the models for DSK Jewelry. I checked out their website, and really love their unique pretty designs of the pieces. And wow the price points are just so right.

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  90. Wow I'm excited that you're a DSK model now! I've been a follower of DSK jewelry for a while now.

    I'd love to enter your giveaway!!!

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  91. enter me please! i've been a fan of DSK for a while. just never had the chance to purchase any of her stuff. i even know some friends of hers..LOL. congrats btw! :D

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  92. Hi Extra Petite,

    Please enter me in your DSK contest. I just visited her site, I also learned about DSK jewelry on Holly Ann-Aerees youtube. Congrats on being the new model.

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  93. I'd like to enter your giveaway! You look amazing, by the way!

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  94. I'd like to enter your giveaway too! Thanks - and congrats!

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  95. CONGRATS ! I'd love to enter the contest. Keep doing what you love, you'll always have my support =)

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  96. I'd love to enter your contest. Love your site thanks !

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  97. I'd like to enter the contest!

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  98. Thank you everyone so much for your comments and well wishes. I enjoyed reading each comment and am blessed to have all of you as readers/friends.

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  99. I came across the exact bow charm and heart lever back earrings dsk uses on an online bead store. They were labeled as silver plated pewter for the bow and silver plated for the lever back earrings not Sterling silver. You may want to change the labeling.

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  100. Very Simple yet nice! Actually there are two types heart lever back earrings on sterling silver but only silver plated for the bow.

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