Texas based Szarka (Dianne) Carter is an accomplished wire artisan with a serious gemstone addiction. She has been making jewelry for over 20 years with 10 of those buying and selling the gemstones as well.  And she is back with another fabulous gemstone giveaway!

Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Necklace
I have featured some of her designs before. Shown here are my favorites from her finished jewelry store which is simply called Szarka's.  A couple of her more recent designs include her free spirited chaos - sometimes named Kaos - inspired ones. Check her Flickr photostream for even more photos!

Green and Black Sapphire and Sterling Silver Kaos Necklace

Carnelian with Tiger Iron Rondelles Chaos Necklace
One simple design which caught my eye was her Carnelian earrings because of its bold look and the integration with the ear wire.

Szarka also has a free tutorial page which lists not just her tutorials but by other people too . Her wire wrapped Bingo Ring tutorial is a lot of fun!

Her wholesale store Magpie Gemstones is filled with quality hand picked gemstones and they are all 20% off at the moment because she is celebrating a new website design.

Faceted Tourmaline
The  gemstones are at very competitive prices because this small family owned business employs a direct sales model. This effectively eliminates the middleman. Buyers thus "receive 40-50% savings over standard industry retail pricing without membership or faux wholesale gimmicks, and up to 30% off additionally." What I also noticed is the free shipping for orders over $39 for both US and Canadian buyers!  Shipping costs is always tricky crossing the border for us Canucks so that is a sweet deal indeed.

Abalone Inlaid Heart Pendant
Szarka has generously offered a $50 gift certificate to one lucky winner of this giveaway. If you wish to try your luck, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info if you do not have an online shop or blog.

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. Please leave an email at the very least so I can contact you easily if you win.

This is an international giveaway.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower or also on Facebook Fan page or Twitter . If you also do shout outs about this giveaway on your favorite forum, own blog, Facebook or Twitter,  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, July 23, 2012. I will pick a 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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