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May Birthday Giveaway: jewelry from Dave Sheely Designs

Dave Sheely Designs!

What’s going on here? My site started ten years ago this month and to celebrate I’m giving away something each weekday. Because I like you.

Today I’ve got two pairs of earrings and one hilarious ring from Dave Sheely Designs for one lucky person. Dave knows his resins and uses only the highest quality in his jewelry, they don’t discolor over time, don’t shatter, and are scratch resistant (which means a bright orange ring I have of his has stayed as lovely and shiny as the day Scott gifted it to me!). Each of his pieces is hand colored and polished, and since Dave is a friend I can tell you a whole lot of care goes into each one. His designs combine bright colors and a sense of humor and often incorporate beach glass or tiny objects meticulously placed, take a look at his Floating Red Gemstone, or the Crystal Esther Ring to see some of my favorites. Today I’ve got two pairs of textured earrings, one set of orange discs and one set of teal shapes (these earrings are super lightweight, I’ve held some), and one “Ring Finger Ring” (size 9) which is made to flip and point on it’s own. Oh gosh that is so weird, I want one.

If you’d like to win this fabulous set of jewelry from Dave Sheely Designs please leave a comment with this post and, if you’d like something to talk about, answer this question: Have you ever lost a favorite piece of jewelry? I have, in high school I had a favorite chunky silver ring that held a particular sort of teenage symbolism for me. I lost it in the dressing room of a TJ Maxx while trying on prom dresses. I was heartbroken. Ever since then I tend to obsessively check to make sure my jewelry is in place (and it’s also one big reason I didn’t want a real diamond in my engagement/wedding ring). Ok, you’ve got until Wednesday, May 25th at 10 a.m. PST to enter, the fine print applies, good luck! Closed, thanks so much for entering!

· comments [238] · 05-24-2011 · categories:shopping ·

238 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sherri S. // May 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I “lost” one of the perfect gold hoop earrings given to me on my 16th birthday. A guy that I, um, was “friendly” with insisted that I give him one as a token. At the time, I thought it was sweet–now I just wish I had that earring back!

  • 2 MJ // May 24, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I love these!
    I lost a one of a beautiful set of earrings I found at a vintage store. I haven’t had the nerve to just wear the other one :)

  • 3 mk taylor // May 24, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I will go to my grave feeling incredibly guilty about wearing my grandma’s costume jewelry pearl clasp bracelet to a Pixies show at the Warfield Theater. In the crush of the crowd up against the stage, it got knocked off of my wrist and I never noticed until it was too late. Lost & Found never had it returned. I’m especially guilty because she passed away a couple years later & I’d fought with one of my sisters over who deserved the bracelet :(.

  • 4 pey // May 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    i’ve never lost a piece of jewelry that meant anything to me. then again, i haven’t had much jewelry that meant anything to me… and when i acquire a piece that does, i don’t usually take it off (unless it’s a ring and i’m mixing meatloaf with my hands)….

  • 5 Annie // May 24, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    On my return trip from England, I had to check a carry-on. I didn’t realize it had a bracelet and necklace from my grandmother in it. Guess which piece of luggage mysteriously disappeared, never to be found?

    The airline went bankrupt years ago. I considered that to be karma. :-)

  • 6 megs // May 24, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I maaayyyy have lost one of my grandmother’s emerald wedding bands. It’s missing in action. I pray it’ll turn up, because if I lost it it was years and years ago and I can’t exactly remember it being in my possession. meeep.

  • 7 Andi // May 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Congrats on ten years!

    haven’t lost earrings, but lost the ability to wear earrings* but I do wear necklaces and rings.

    *no amount of remedies people offer work.

  • 8 Rachel // May 24, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    So sad to lose favorite pieces of jewelry…so many earrings fallen out of ears…by far my one piece was a celtic knot ring that I bought on the streets of vancouver, bc with my mom that eventually after too many years of bumps and bends finally broke in half…so long beloved ring!

  • 9 Emily // May 24, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Happy blog birthday!! I was devastated when I lost a ring my high school boyfriend gave me. I’m sure it symbolized the real end to our relationship, even though we were halfway around the world from each other at the time!

  • 10 Sandra // May 24, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Ugh. I lost a ring that I associated with a boy (although I must point out that I purchased it for myself) on the beach when I was with another boy (it was years later). I was pretty distraught. I found the same ring at a store a few years later, but it’s a little bit too big, so I can’t wear it anymore. Silly life-imitating ring.

  • 11 laura // May 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    i thought i lost a pair of garnet earrings that were my grandmother’s…i had to have serious talks with myself about impermanence, not placing too much emphasis on material objects, etc, etc…luckily, they turned up a few months later. :) i felt really lucky on that one.

  • 12 Erin // May 24, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    My dad gave me a star sapphire set for Christmas one year. I admired it, thanked him, put it back in the box…and promptly forgot about it for years. It must have accidentally been thrown out with the empty boxes!

  • 13 Connie // May 24, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Love these pieces. I remember my grandma giving me this ring in middle school & I took it off for a moment and put it on my desk. Well, it was one of those desks that opened, so it fell on the ground when it opened. I looked all over for it & saw this girl a few desks away wearing it. I said it was mine & she kept saying it was hers & refused to give it back. I was soo sad!

  • 14 Out2lunch // May 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    The ones I love tend to vanish via theft :(

  • 15 leisa // May 24, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    When I was a teenager, my mom lost her aquamarine ring & ripped the house apart looking for it. We’d had a baby shower, and finally, in despiration she called all of the guests, asking if anyone had “seen” it: she was so distressed, she didn’t think about how it sounded. I was working, so saved a few paychecks and bought her a replacement ring: then realized, to my horror, that I couldn’t give it to her: she’d be convinced that I’d stolen the orj one. So the ring sits in my jewelry box to this day.

  • 16 Angela Rosier // May 24, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Lost my wedding rings down the garbage disposal, rings were destroyed but diamond was found in the trap : ) so happy! !

  • 17 Lindsay S // May 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    This jewlery is too cool! I lost a birthstone ring in 2nd grade (my mom had just finished lecturing me about how special it was). I searched the tanbark for an hour! I always check to make sure my rings are in place. Constantly!

  • 18 Christine // May 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I lost my favorite ring in a river while teaching swim lessons. I searched the river for a week straight and couldn’t find it. I still hope everytime I swim there that I will see a glint in the water…and that it will be my ring!

  • 19 Emma // May 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Just recently I had ordered a pair of these REALLY COOL EARRINGS from modcloth that were black circles with intricate gold metalwork in the shape of a crescent moon on top of them. I put on my new earrings, a scarf, and a coat and headed out the door looking fly. I was being a good, fashionable student studying in a common area at the college I attend when I suddenly realized that one of my earrings was missing! It must had fallen out my I took my scarf off. Later, a friend helped me find it stuck in my hair (what a saint), but I too often experience that painful moment of losing a piece of jewelry.

  • 20 kelli // May 24, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Ooh, I once had a metal Swatch watch which I loved. It disappeared during my freshman year in college (along with a Somekind of Wonderful video that I still miss). It was the watch that I bought with award money my senior year in high school.

  • 21 christina // May 24, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I lost my wedding ring (which I inherited from my beloved grandmother) a few months ago. I had been at WalMart, loaded up the baby and my groceries in the snow, came home, started a load of laundry, and made dinner when I realized it was gone. After about 20 minutes of ABSOLUTE panic, I found it in the bottom of the washing machine. The next day I took it straight to the jewelry shop to be sized down. [yeah, so I didn’t actually LOSE it, but I did for a few minutes!]

  • 22 Joanna // May 24, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Yes! I lost my most favourite necklace when I was in grade 6 (actually the pendant was lost, I still have the chain). It was given to me by my grandma who died when I was 9…so I was, and still am, very sad that it’s gone.

  • 23 Lindsey Cassidy // May 24, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I loaned a pair of earrings that were a Christmas gift from a best friend to an acquaintance who pressured me into loaning her the earrings for the night, promising me that she’d be careful. Every cell in my body told me not to loan them to her, but she was practically begging and she seemed so sincere that she’d take care of them. It took her a whole week to confess that she’d lost them at the bars, that she called to each one trying to locate the lost dangly but to no avail. She even presented me with a new set of earrings that were similar, but were no where near as chic as the pair I had loaned her (the now single earring). I have never loaned out earrings since and listen much more closely to that inner voice. Do not loan money or jewelry to “friends.”

  • 24 megan // May 25, 2011 at 12:33 am

    I lost my favorite necklace last year, I’m still hoping that it will somehow reappear. It was a long thin chain, with a wooden heart and other assorted pieces

  • 25 Stephanie // May 25, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I lost a bracelet my mother in law made me, when we took my sister to college for her first year. scoured everywhere, but no luck. :(

  • 26 ellen // May 25, 2011 at 5:37 am

    I lost my charm bracelet, most likely in 1970, and I STILL think of it often!

  • 27 Delia // May 25, 2011 at 5:41 am

    When I was pretty young my parents bought me an emerald ring because it’s my birthstone, and of course I lost it somewhere in the house and never found it! They have not bought me any nice jewelry since then :)

  • 28 amanda // May 25, 2011 at 6:22 am

    My dad gave me a really nice turquoise ring after a trip (the only jewelry my dad has ever given me)–and I lost it. It made me super sad to lose it.

  • 29 danna bc // May 25, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Earrings. In particular a couple of single sides that my grandmother gave me. It’s hard to have the one side because it reminds me of her, but on the other hand, sometimes it’s nice. :)

  • 30 Sarah // May 25, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Well, I allegedly lost my mom’s wedding ring when I was only two years old. I feel kind of terrible about that, but then, who lets a two year old wear her wedding ring?!

  • 31 Pamela // May 25, 2011 at 7:59 am

    I lost a ring once at a park.

  • 32 Ashleigh Sala // May 25, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Oh, yes please! I have like 2 pieces of jewelry I actually wear and need more!

  • 33 Ashleigh Sala // May 25, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Oh, oops, I forgot to write about the time I was 6 and my Papa gave my a pair of (real!) ruby earrings that I adored but inevitably lost because, duh, I was 6.

  • 34 KJ // May 25, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I haven’t lost anything that I recall, but my mother’s entire jewelry box was stolen when she had an unstable roommate once – sad. Her wedding band was in it.

  • 35 Sarah // May 25, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I’ve lost lots of jewelry. :-( I had a thick silver band that I wore almost every day–it must’ve slipped off my finger because it’s gone. Earrings fall out a lot, too.

  • 36 Jacquie // May 25, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I haven’t lost any jewlery that I can recall mostly because I’m so afraid of losing it that I hardly wear any at all. I do love these earings, though.

    Happy 10 years blogging!

  • 37 Holly // May 25, 2011 at 9:07 am

    I feel very lucky to say I’ve never lost a piece of prized jewelry!

  • 38 Cat // May 25, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Happy blogbirthday!

    I don’t think I’ve LOST a prized piece, but when I was 12 or so I had a much-loved stone whale tail necklace I got at SeaWorld. It was ME. One day I was running, and it chipped on…another necklace I was ALSO wearing. I was heartbroken.