Wednesday, November 30, 2011

love*birds 11.30.11: a very special giveaway

there is a lot to be happy about this week. our sale is in two days, it's gorgeous outside (considering the date), we have the best friends and family anyone could ever ask for, and.....

we are doing an amazing giveaway with an even more amazing and talented woman. maybe you remember this necklace from this post last week. well, the beautiful sara of handmade by sara cramer is offering a fabulous gift to one of our lucky readers.

sara is a multi-talented artist who dabbles in letterpress, photography, fibers, papermaking, screen printing, sculpture and installation art. her etsy shop is full of gorgeous handmade jewelry, and she also has a mobile retail space called CartWheel, which is the envy of two birds. (birds can dream!)

so, this week, sara is offering one of you a $30 gift certificate to her shop. i am telling you now, it will be hard to pick just one item! they are all so fabulous. look for details below on how to enter the giveaway. in the meantime, nora and i have taken a couple of our favorite pieces on sara's site and styled them. let us know how you would style some of her amazing pieces!

megan bird's pick

and how she would style it...

nora bird's pick

and how she would style it...

to enter the giveaway:
*follow two birds' blog (let us know how)
*go to sara's etsy page and tell us what your favorite item is
*in the comment section, tell us your favorite item and leave your email address so we can contact you if you win

for extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):
like sara cramer on facebook
follow sara cramer on twitter

have fun "window" shopping! this giveaway is open to everyone! good luck!

xoxo, two birds


  1. I follow via GFC.
    I really like the Black & White Tribal Inspired Breast Plate Necklace.


  2. I love Sara's creations, especially the Black and gold single necklace. Is this give away international? My email

    thank you for this lovely giveaway!


  3. omg 2 outfit is really fabulous, absolutely would wear this flared pants and fabulous wedges, great pick nora;)
    love and kiss,mary

  4. Loving the 2 outfits! Now following through GFC with Shels415.

    Sara is very talented. I really like the Black & Gold Single Strand Necklace.


  5. I follow via GFC and Facebook and Twitter.

    I like any of the single strand necklace because it looks like you could take any color and add it to any outfit for something awesome - I especially like the green one! I need more green, lol.

  6. What a fun shop! Love her set of three gold bracelets!! I follow ya'll on Bloglovin'.

  7. I follow on gfc! :D

    Love these!

    pocketsizedgirl at gmail dot com

  8. I follow her on twitter @theotherpocket


    I'd style it with a little black dress and some killer boots with legwarmers, plus a long, slouchy cardigan. Definitely a statement piece!

    <3 Cambria

  10. from Erica via facebook:
    My pick is the black & white bangle too. With an LBD, killer heels to let the bangle really shine.

  11. from Erica via facebook:
    I also liked Sara on FB

  12. I follow via Bloglovin' and my fave thing in her shop is the green tribal inspired breast plate!

  13. I like the Matte & Glossy Black Striped Pattern V Neck Necklace.

    minnchic (at) gamil (dot) com

  14. Great blog! I love connecting with other Minnesotans :)


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  16. I follow you both on google friend connect. I love the Matte & Glossy Black Striped Pattern V Neck Necklace!
    argh forgot to leave my email the first time around. Flygirl.tutoring[at]gmail[dot]com

  17. And I just did the facebook liking part.

    Still Flygirl.tutoring[at]gmail[dot]com

    thanks ladies for the giveaway and have a great sale!

  18. love her jewelry! i might just have to go ahead and buy something even if i don't win :)

    - i am a devoted follower of two birds
    - although it is hard to pick one item from sara's shop, i really love the black/white/orange/yellow breast plate necklace. her earrings are all pretty cool too.

    thanks for the opportunity to participate in this awesome giveaway!

  19. Im following you via fantailflo
    my fav item is the black striped pattern v neck necklace too!! its so nice.

  20. Megan & Nora- thank you so much for finding and featuring my work on your lovely blog! I love how you styled your favorite items handmade by saracramer. Megan, the black and white is so popular I love how you put it with all black and a punch of bright color. Nora, I love how you incorporated the texture of the fur with the animal print bangles. Now, all I need is to get suede wedges for this winter season!

    Mongs- on my end, if you are the winner of the gift card I would be happy to ship internationally!

    BethieTheBoo- the single strand necklaces are a hit locally! Yes, they look great with any outfit and are great for everyday wear! I love them because you can layer them with different colors and look like you are wearing a really large necklace. (Similar to the 4/5 strand black and white necklace on my Etsy.)

    Cate- aside from the black and white pieces in my collection, the set of 3 gold bracelets are a runner up in popularity! I also have a new line of gold earrings, which will be posted on Etsy soooooon!

    Stacey- thanks for following on Twitter! The most amazing thing about the brown and green earrings is how the light shines through the brown beads and the contrast between the opaque green beads.

    TheJones & Florence- The black, white, orange, and yellow V-necklace was my very first sale in the collection! I love it and I need to make one for myself to wear! Love, Love the idea of wearing it with killer boots and a slouchy cardigan!

    Erica- thanks for following! I love the black and white bangle myself and it was quick to slip off the shelves of saracramer!

    Arielle- the green tribal inspired breast plate is one of the most recent additions to my collection. I love how large it is and the contrast between the green, white, and gold!

    Rebecca & LabGeek- the matte and glossy black V necklace is very popular locally! It is a piece that can easily be morphed from an everyday accessory to an elegant, bold, and sophisticated piece for a fun and fancy night out!

    Yara- extremely fun to make and more fun to wear!

    Heather- if you don’t win the gift card, I’d love to throw your favorite earrings in your order!

    Thank you all so much for your kind words and follows. I wish you all could FEEL the way these glass beads lay on the body, the texture of the different patterns, because the photos just don’t do it justice! I’d say I spend half the time wearing the jewelry and half playing with them because they feel a m a z i n g !

    Once again, thanks so much for your support!

  21. I have to say that I love the earrings in her shop! I am a big fan of interesting earrings and I should really have a pair of these. My favorites are the Green & Brown Patterned Earrings and the Yellow & Green Triangle Zig Zag ones.
    Thanks for the chance

  22. I just started following her on twitter
    (also, I follow you via google reader)