It's one thing to be artistic and creative as a child.  It's another to actually grow up and pursue it as a career.  That's exactly what Arni (Arnaz) did.  This Indian artisan is based in Mumbai.  She received her training in Fine Arts but what kickstarted her jewelry making career was a GIA (Gemology Institute of America) course she took in California.

Ethnic Bib Necklace Giveaway :
Brass, Swarovski crystal, resin, paua
Her Etsy store  OSoFreeJewellery is full of her distinctive tribal style statement jewelry. The pieces are bold and vibrant.  One lucky winner will be winning her bold Ethnic bib necklace in this giveaway.  Remember, Mother's Day is coming up!

She has a few similar yet different in the detail versions of this necklace style such as the necklace below.  The round disc was created by meticulously weaving brass wire rather like for basket work.  The other individual elements are then woven in afterwards.

She works with a wide variety of materials. Her pieces are colorful, often with chunky elements and always with strong visual elements. These are the designs which really put the focus on the jewelry rather than on the outfits.

 Arni's store is a shining example of great jewelry photography!  She's also on Facebook and Twitter.

Arni is also having a Spring Sale! 20% off! Use coupon code OSOF20

If you'd like to win the first necklace shown at the top (value $110), please make a comment below.  Make sure you leave contact info below 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.

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 7, 2014. 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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