Monday, April 22, 2013

Marilyn Gardiner's $50 Gift Certificate Chain Maille Giveaway

By on Monday, April 22, 2013 114 Comments

I first came across Marilyn Gardiner when I stumbled upon her free chain maille making tutorials on her site and shared some on my blog. After I moved to Ontario, Marilyn was one of the first people to welcome me to the Grand River Bead Society which I had joined.

Viperscale Bracelet in Jeweler's Bronze (Advanced Kit)
Marilyn and her husband Brad are the driving force behind their innovative chain maille kits and jump ring supply business.  A retired teacher and a machinist respectively, their adventure after their conventional jobs ended capitalizes on their interests and strengths. Marilyn loves making jewelry from beads and jump rings and she is married to a man who can make quality jump rings!

Diamonds and Pearl Necklace in Argentium Silver (Beginner Kit)
They travel to shows in both Canada and the US.  Marilyn also teaches at these places as well as in some shops and privately.

Beaded Lace Bracelet in Copper (Intermediate Kit)
Shown here are some of my favorites from Marilyn's extensive range of chain maille jewelry kits where you get everything you need for each project. These kits are available in different kinds of metals - argentium silver, sterling silver, sterling silver filled,  jeweler's bronze (looks like gold but without the price tag), copper and enameled copper.

Japanese Origami Bracelet in Sterling Silver (Beginner Kit)
Marilyn teaches to all skill levels which is reflected in the different kits she has available.

Barrel of Pearls Bracelet in Copper (Beginner to Beginner Plus Kit)
Giveaway
If you'd like to win a $50 gift certificate from Marilyn,  please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info if you do not have an online shop or blog.

The certificate is good for online shopping, at a show, or for a class.

Subscribers need to click on the post title to come to my actual blog. Scroll down and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank.

This giveaway is international.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Please say so in the comments.

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday,  April 29, 2013. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!


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114 comments:

  1. I hope I didn't miss a chance at this, but it says it ends on the 15th and only posted today, the 22nd. I've seen her site and some of her kits. I've been trying to learn chainmaille and I'd love to win one of her kits to try. So hoping this is still going so I get a chance to win.
    My e-mail should be in my blogger profile, but here it is, kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

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  2. I'm a blog follower, KayzKreationz

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  3. Just tweeted about the site, your post and giveaway.


    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/326312042204119040

    kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

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  4. That's my mistake! The closing date is April 29.

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  5. What a Great Giveaway !!!!
    http://whitedesigns.etsy.com

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  6. I love chainmaille! More than that, I love chainmaille kits because they allow you to create something beautiful without having to worry if you have the right rings!

    I am a blog follower.

    bysalla@gmail.com

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  7. Great ! So I am not too late to try my luck , I am a follower , And as it is international , I am just glad I can enter !)

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  8. Great ! I am not too late to try my luck then , and as it is international I am just glad I can enter !

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  9. I forgot to say I am a follower ..

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  10. I've never tried chainmaille but this would be a great chance to try.

    this work is beautiful!

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  11. I would absolutely go nuts if I won the $50 gift certificate. I have always wanted to try chain maille but when the price of good jump rings is so high, I just can't afford to try it. This would make my excuses go away. Sandra Woerner, popspet@comcast.net

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  12. These pieces are gorgeous! I would love to try it and this seems like the perfect opportunity.

    Dixie

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  13. Oh wow Pearl, what stunning kits! I'd love to win one of her lovely packages! Thanks to you both!

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  14. I would absolutely love to win the gift certificate. I have always wanted to do chain maille with good jump rings, but the prices are quite steep for me. The certificate would do away with my excuses not to mention allow me to purchase GOOD jump rings. Sandra Woerner, popspet@comcast.net

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  15. Shared on fb
    http://www.facebook.com/shirley.j.moore.12?ref=tn_tnmn

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  16. I never been able to progress beyong basic chain maille on my own, so a class like this with kits would be really good

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  17. I follow you on GFC and facebook

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  18. What beautiful chainmaille. I am excited about this giveaway. I have never tried chainmaille yet. I am sharing this post on my facebook site.

    www.facebook.com/plumbeadacious

    LeAllyson

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  19. Chain Maille is my "go to" jewelry making preference. I find that some days are too busy to be "creative" with my beads and chain maille has a structure that works with the right size rings and can be relaxing to make the patterns over and over again. I'd love to win this one.
    Thanks again, Pearl, for a great giveaway.

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  20. Chain Maille can be so stunning. Would love to win this giveaway.

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  21. I especially like the Beaded Lace Bracelet and the Barrel of Pearls Bracelet. I have yet to attempt chain maille, so a tutorial or class would be awesome!

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  22. So glad to see the Art of chain maille still surviving. I would love to try this it looks so impressive and stylish

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  23. Beautiful work! Jrgkuhn@gmail.com

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  24. Interesting ideas in the kits, and I love finding more chainmaille artists.

    PS I follow your blog :)

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  25. So many wonderful giveaways here!

    www.crystalhelix.storenvy.com

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  26. Just got the email with the contest info in it but say it ended the 15th!! I would love to win one of your kits! I do chain maille and ave received compliments on the things I do. I am always looking for new interesting patterns to learn.

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  27. I would love a chance to win this gift certificate...
    Cheri

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  28. These are beautiful kits!

    erin dot h dot norris at gmail dot com

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  29. I'm a blog follower.

    erin dot h dot norris at gmail dot com

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  30. Thank you and Marilyn for a wonderful giveaway offer! Her work is beautiful. I love that she and her husband can team up together.

    zanc@att.net

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  31. I am a blog follower! Love this blog.

    zanc@att.net

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  32. Am local and would love to win and partake of some classes.
    Have share this giveaway on FaceBook.
    gwen.rousseau1@gmail.com

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  33. Being local I would love to win this and partake of some classes as well.
    I have shared your post on Facebook.
    gwen.rousseau1@gmail.com

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  34. I pinned your giveaway.

    http://pinterest.com/pin/365987907188327252/

    zanc@att.net

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  35. I love chain mail. What an opportunity.
    from Susan at
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  36. I would love to learn chain maille and this would be a great opportunity to get started.

    mrsquick2469@hotmail.com

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  37. AWWWW... ive been looking @ Chainmaille kits... maybe its my lucky day!

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  38. I met Marilyn Gardiner at a bead show in Ottawa last fall and had a pleasure to take a class with her. Her projects are great! Since then,I've tried different chain maille techniques.
    It's become a passion. I'd love to win a gift certificate to use towards one ofnhernkits.
    Thanks,
    Sylvie. Sylviesutter@hotmail.com

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  39. I would love to enter the drawing.

    Email: alicia.staz@verizon.net

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  40. I am a blog follower.

    Email: alicia.staz@verizon.net

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  41. It would be great if I won this gift certificate! I love chailmaille and there are so many nice pieces I'd very much like to make :)

    Greetings from Serbia,

    lingupivana@yahoo.co.uk

    P.S. I'm also a blog subscriber :)

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  42. I would love to win this to buy one of her kits! http://PigeonCreekSoaps.Artfire.com

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  43. I would love to win this to make jewelry for the Renaissance Faires.

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  44. I told all the ladies in my bead group.

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  45. Brilliant shop and blog!!
    I'd love to win this :-)
    Caribbean Green Mobius Bracelet is perfect for me, being a beginner at chainmaille

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  46. I am an email subscriber, and I also follow you on FB and pinterest as DESPINA VNT

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  47. Tweeted about this wonderful giveaway and post as @DESPINA_VNT:
    https://twitter.com/DESPINA_VNT/status/326372008977903616

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  48. I love the innovative designs. Having run a chainmaille business, years ago, I've seen few, real chainmaille artists. Most maille knitters cling to the tried and true hand flowers and draped headpieces.
    These modern designs are sure to blend with modern fashion trends.

    Congratulations and Kudos to the Gardiners!

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  49. Marilyn Gardiner's chain maille designs are absolutely beautiful. crabarb2shaw.ca

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  50. Marilyn's designs are gorgeous!

    susan at sandeno dot com

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  51. Oh, chain maille ! I've always wanted to try that.

    voltzia@gmail.com

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  52. I am a blog subscriber.

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  53. Wow, I would love to win this. I have just started making chainmaille and I'm hooked. Would love to get some decent supplies.

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  54. Thanks for the gift certificate offer and for making it international!

    http://www.franselinger.blogspot.com

    (Canada and Grenada)

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  55. Marilyn is a fantastic lady and her tutorials are great...of course I would love to win her $50 gift certificate. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. My email is greenfrog007@gmail.com
    ...Thanks...Robbie

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  56. maryannkirtley@yahoo.comApril 22, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    I love chainmaille! I've created a few pieces and would love the opportnity to try a new weave. Thanks!

    Mary

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  57. Marilyn is the Queen of chainmaille, in my eyes. I love her work.
    jemsbyjo@gmail.com

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  58. I found my love for chain maille 4 years ago, when I bought my first kit. I am totally hooked. I love learning new weaves. Hope I win...but good luck eveyone..

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  59. Marilyn has beautiful and different patterns. Really unique.

    Bev

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  60. I would love to try a few of these kits!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  61. Would love to win this opportunity to try chain maille

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  62. Great giveaway. Please count me in :)
    monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

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  63. I follow your blog via email.
    I follow you on Pinterest as LitTle BiRd
    I follow on Facebook as LitTle BiRd
    I follow on twitter as @LitBir

    monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

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  64. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/LitBir/status/326444057662459905

    monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

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  65. Would so love to win this. It is gorgeous. I have bought a couple of beading kits of hers. They were fun. The chain maille looks like it would be fun and I have always wanted to try Chain Maille. :)

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  66. Would so love to win this. I have bought a couple of Marilyn Gardiner's beading kits. They were fun. Have wanted to learn chain maille and this would be a great opportunity to do so. :)

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  67. Marilyn's designs are beautiful. I love chain maille but would love to expand my repertoire. I follow you by blog and on FB.

    Christie/ charisdesigns@hotmail.com

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  68. Hey Pearl,

    Thanks for the chance to to have a crack at chain maille, I've wanted to forever.

    Cheers

    victoria_farrell at hotmail dot com

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  69. I am not familiar with chain maille, I think it is a very beautiful look. I have been making jewelry for less than two years and love to learn everything I can about jewelry making. thanks for the chance to win the gift certificate.

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  70. Oooh, I'd love to win so I could get one of Marilyn's kits!

    I am also one of your blog followers!

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  71. What beautiful kits. I would love to win.

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  72. I am new to The Beading Gem and I have been so impressed and to top it off I run across a giveaway. It would be awesome to win this kit.

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  73. Just posted on my facebook page about your giveaway.
    https://www.facebook.com/KayzKreationz#!/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

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  74. I am new to The Beading Gem and so impress with all the information at my fingertips. To top it off I run across a giveaway. It would be awesome if I could win this giveaway.

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  75. What wonderful eye candy! I've never tried chainmaille and I would love to do so! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and for your awesome blog.

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  76. I follow your blog via email. Thanks again!

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  77. I have made jewelry with macrame, loom weaving, peyote, wire crochet and mizuhiki cord. I am ready for a new challenge.

    kathy@beadify.com

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  78. Great piece. I want to learn how to do this.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. Google Reader subscribe.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. GFC follower.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. I would love to win this one! I enjoy learning more complex ways to do chainmaille.

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  82. I am always looking for new sources of quality jump rings, kits & patterns. I live where I need to rely on mail order for all my chainmaille supplies, so this would be a big treat for me!

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  83. I love making chainmaille jewellery! I follow you on facebook and have subscribed to your blog. Fantastic Blog!!!

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  84. This is a fantastic giveaway. Have always wanted to try chainmaille!

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  85. Please enter me in this neat giveaway please. :)

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  86. Would love to win! glickgirls@gmail.com

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  87. I would love to win a kit of Marilyn's. I have used her online tutorials to create beautiful jewelry!
    Karen
    eric-karenholden@comcast.net

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  88. Retweeted about your post and giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/326802829471789059

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  89. WOW I love her kits! so easy to follow
    sandie.ck@gmail.com

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  90. I would love to win anything from Marilyn Gardiner's site.

    I have bought rings from her before, and her instructions are beautifully organized. Marilyn's skills as a teacher shine in her instructions.

    argylsok@rogers.com

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  91. What an awesome giveaway. Thank you.
    I am a blog follower and twitter.

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  92. OMG!!! Love your chain maile!! right after i finish this post I am going to check out your jump rings!!!
    myhoodlums4@optonline.net
    Kate Denby

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  93. I follow your blog and love it.
    Would like to learn how to do chain maille.
    jasminej@rogers.com

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  94. I would really love to learn this! I like the designs and have tried a couple of simple ones and am not sure if it is beyond me or I just need a little help! I would really appreciate a chance to learn. A gift card to your store would really help that! Thank you for a Chance to win! I shared this on face book as well!

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  95. I have only been beading for about a year and have never tried chainmail! It looks complicated, unique, and best of all each piece is very unique! I have learned so much from other artists that post their finished items. So thank you for sharing and I'd love to be able to enjoy a piece of your beautiful jewelry on my arm!

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  96. What a great giveaway! I'd love to learn how to do chainmaille.

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  97. I love doing chain maille, I would love to win.

    jadeanne25@aol.com

    shared on Facebook.

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  98. Love your blog and look forward to the daily emails. Thanks for all the great ideas, links and tips.
    Marilyn's chain maille designs are absolutely beautiful.
    I'm happiest with pliers in hand, creating wonderful pieces from piles of little rings! I'm always amazed at how it all comes together.
    Jan
    good1x2@sbcglobal.net

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  99. I'm sharing this on my FB business page for sure! We just opened our new Etsy shop, Singin Hound Beadz and this contest will be a great way to get fans to our page. Plus, I've always wanted to learn how to do this!

    https://www.facebook.com/SinginHoundBeadz

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  100. I've followed Marilyn's work for a few years and was delighted to meet her in person today at the Creative Festival.
    I'm a chain maille fanatic and have been inspired by Marilyn's pieces. Wonderful!

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  101. I love Marilyn's work! She puts a fresh look on old chain maille designs.
    I love seeing the design develope as I link all those jump rings! I'm addicted!

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  102. I'd love to win this certificate. Ana Cravidao acbeads@gmail.com

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  103. I'm a blog follower. acbeads@gmail.com

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