Monday, November 29, 2010

Wire Wrapped Bangle Giveaway from Melisma Wirework

By on Monday, November 29, 2010 63 Comments

When we design and make jewelry or indeed create any art form, we put something of ourselves in the pieces. The reason I featured Toronto based Aparna Halpé before was because her wire work reflected both her Sri Lankan heritage and her music background.

Aparna has kindly offered this wonderful gold and bronze alloy wire bangle called Dreamtime for a giveaway. Perfect timing for Christmas! The bangle features a shell and freshwater pearl accents.

The choice of materials is not a coincidence because this is part of her new Nilaveli collection in her Etsy store, Melisma Wirework . 75% of the proceeds go towards coral conservation at the beautiful Pigeon Island National Park just off the north-eastern coast  Sri Lanka near the town of Nilaveli. "The marine park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs in the country."

Pigeon Island near Trincomalee in Sri LankaPigeon Island via Wikipedia


It's a wonderful effort on her part because coral reefs are threatened not just there but worldwide. The damage comes from rising ocean temperatures, over harvesting, degradation due to uncontrolled tourism and in the case of Pigeon Island, also the Asian tsunami of 2004.

Shown here are her other Nilaveli collection designs.

 

It was Aparna who told me that the Maharaja Exhibition - The Splendor of the India's Royal Courts which I wrote about before has now moved from the Victoria and Albert Museum of Design in London to the Art Gallery of Ontario. This spectacular exhibition will be on until April 3, 2011. This is the source of Aparna's Maharaja inspired collection so be sure to check it out. Lucky Aparna is planning to go.

GIVEAWAY

To win the above bangle, all you you have to do is make a comment below. Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. Please say so in the comments. The giveaway ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, December 6. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to come back and check!

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63 comments:

  1. I'm an avid follower via FB, and Twitter, and I just signed up for email newsletter. I LOVE this bracelet and would be thrilled if I could win it! I have posted this blog via my twitter and on my FB fan page SeoulessCreations.

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  2. I follow on FB and Twitter and the newsletter. What a beautiful bracelet and beautiful pictures!

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  3. Love the clasp and the pearl wrapping! Great blog!

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  4. I follow you on Facebook and read your blog. I love your pages! I also love that bracelet! I would love to win!

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  5. Beautiful bracelet and photos.
    I am a blog follower.
    Shannon C

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  6. What a beautiful country she lives in! I wish I could visit there and learn about the culture. The shell being the primary focus instead of the pearls, already tells me a lot. This would make a very meaningful gift:-)

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  7. such beautiful and unique jewerly.. The pictures are so inviting !!!!

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  8. Beautiful bracelet! My favorite of all of them is the pendant on the white ribbon.

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  9. Wow! Who wouldn't want the chance to win something this special (and I'm a follower here on the blog and over on Twitter!) x

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  10. Quite beautiful..Hope I win this one..
    I am a follower here and on Facebook as well..
    Good luck to all of us..

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  11. A beautiful piece! Kudos to you Aparna! The island is georgous, and I'm sure you have much pride in your homeland. I'll bet the sunsets are just as georgous. Becky

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  12. I am a gfc follower .

    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com
    thanks

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  13. Thank you for having this giveaway open internationally . Happy Holidays to all . Beautiful shop as well !

    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

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  14. So beautiful, I would love to win this.
    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  15. I love that bracelet and the pictures are beautiful.
    I follow via Google
    I'm a new subscriber via email
    I like on FB

    clenna at aol dot com

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  16. This bangle is beautiful! I would be ecstatic if I won!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I follow your blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I like you on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I follow @beadinggem on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Thanks for this lovely giveaway! I follow your blog via Google.

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  21. wow that is gorgeous bracelet.

    Subscribed your blog!


    silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

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  22. I'm a new follower via GFC.



    silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

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  23. "Like" in FB: username Ana Diaz



    silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

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  24. hope to win this bracelet :)

    (Facebook comment)

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  25. Aparna makes such dreamy and feminine jewelry, love them all! This so beautiful giveaway bracelet is so aptly named, to win this is definitely a dream come true! Thanks for the opportunity.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  26. What a great bracelet! Thanks for such a great giveaway!! :)

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  27. I just love Api's work and want to support both her art and her love for her home country!

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  28. everyone must join this great giveaway!><
    thanks for the chance
    wulanseries at gmail dot com

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  29. become a fan on FB
    name:Wulan Sari P

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  30. i follow via GFC
    name:wulan sari

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  31. Those pieces are gorgeous, I'd love to win the bracelet! :) Thanks for a lovely giveaway. I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485, on Twitter as @NTFancy and I'm a fan on Facebook (Kate Ryan).

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  32. Beautiful pieces of jewelry. They would make me dreamy, I think.
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  33. I'm a GFC follower
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  34. Very beautiful jewelry item.

    (via email)

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  35. lovely, I would love to win this and have a great piece of artwork on my wrist to show off. jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  36. I follow this blog as jhb.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  37. i love braclets and this piece is stunning.

    cmw_2289 at yahoo dot com

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  38. so beautiful! I would love to win!

    josborne824 at gmail dot com

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  39. Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

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  40. What a beautiful bracelet, I'd love a chance into this giveaway.

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail.com

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  41. How pretty! I hope to win!

    hrfarley at gmail.com

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  42. Follow Beading Gem on RSS feed, email, Twitter, Facebook and have it on My Yahoo homepage. Just can't get enough....or don't want to miss a thing. So much inspiration and information. Thanks! Also include me in the drawing. I would love to have this piece of art.

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  43. Christina - xristya@rock.com - The bracelet is beautiful and anyone would be proud to win and wear it!

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  44. She has beautiful designs in her store. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Marie
    Readg4fun@yahoo.com

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  45. I love the jewelry and also the fact that you donate some of your proceeds to charity. Lovely.

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  46. this bangle is beautiful...i am sure every one would like to win it & it also includes me :)

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  47. and i am also on your facebook fanpage

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  48. The jewellery is all beautiful and I would love to be counted in.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  49. the jewelries are all elegant! surely a must have for every girl.

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  50. Gorgeous bangle!

    I'm a GFC follower!

    dothetwist(at)live(dot)ca

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  51. The bangle is lovely! I love that sort of accessories.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  52. I follow via GFC.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  53. I'm a FB follower, my username is wunderfraulein.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  54. I'm a Twitter follower, my username is my_wunderkammer.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  55. Sri Lanka has really touched me as a nation of wonderful people and great resources who are battling against all odds to live peacefully. AS a Tamilian I felt at home there..and would like to go back defienetly..Great Work Aparna!!

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  56. I follow your blog and and like you on facebook

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  57. What a beautiful shop! I am now a new follower of your blog.

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