Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday Giveaway: m.elaine beadworks

Happy Cyber Monday! Last week, I enjoyed no less than three fabulous Thankgiving dinners in two cities with countless friends and family members that I love.  I promised you a post on my Black Friday finds-- but I have a confession:  I didn't buy anything.  Therefore, I have nothing to show you. 

I did enjoy the gorgeous fall weather in Downtown Franklin, Tennessee poking in and out of charming boutiques with friends, Jenna and Christina.  Actually purchasing something, however, would have required me to stand in long lines amid masses of people.  Not my thing.  As much as I typically love shopping at malls, boutiques, and outlets, this time of year I prefer shopping from the comfort of my couch in my pjs.

In honor of Cyber Monday (and a comfortable shopping environment), I am offering my first giveaway from m.elaine beadworks.

Need a special gift for a female in you life? Your mother, sister, sister-in-law or friend? I think that you'll love the one-of-a-kind stackable bracelets from m.elaine beadworks.


m.elaine beadworks was started by two fashion forward friends of mine.  Meredith and Rachel are first and foremost best friends who shared awkward teenage years together in Alabama, college trips from Athens to Knoxville and back, weddings and babies -- they’ve truly been through it all making it a natural decision to start a business together.


Meredith draws on her experiences working for a local jeweler and now as the manager of Kelly's Closet, a bridal and ready-to-wear boutique in Atlanta, to design the bracelets, while Rachel utilizes her years of media and advertising experience to promote the brand.

Meredith and Rachel are complete perfectionists (trust me, I know!) and their perfectionism shows in their bead choice.  They only selecting the stones and other materials that make a rich, bold statement. I love that many of their pieces are one-of-a-kind, since they use unique, vintage charms.

What I find really appealing about m.elaine beadworks is their focus on individuality and personal style.   Their bracelets can be worn as a single bracelet, but they are really designed to be worn in sets, or "stacks" as they call it.  You can add to your collection and mix and match pieces for a look that is completely YOU!

Take a look at their gorgeous designs (get ready for an onslaught of photos -- I just loved so many!):

 
 
 
 

m.elaine beadworks is offering a discount to all Inviting Abode readers just in time for Christmas! 

Simply enter the promo code ABODE at checkout to receive 15% off all of your purchases through the end of the year!

Meredith & Rachel also generously offered to giveaway the bracelet below [gunmetal chinese crystal beads with alternating silver crystal rondelles], worth $58, to a lucky Inviting Abode reader! 
In their words: 
We chose this bracelet because it's a great starter for a stack or an addition to any stack, and it is pretty generic (no skulls, crosses, Buddhas!).  It can be dressed up or down and is just the right amount of sparkle!


Entering is Easy:
  • [required] Like m.elaine beadworks on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know you did and what you'd wear it with below.
  • [extra entry] Follow/Subscribe to Inviting Abode blog by clicking "follow" or "subscribe" on the right hand side of my blog, then leave a comment letting me know you did.
  • [extra entries] Mention this giveaway in a blog post, FB link or tweet, then leave a comment letting me know you did.
  • Please post a separate comment for each extra entry.
  • Please list your email if I don't have a way to contact you.    
  • Entry period closes at midnight EST on Wed, Nov 30, 2011. The winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be announced on Inviting Abode on Thurs, Dec 1, 2011.
  • Limited to US residents only.
 Happy Shopping!


19 comments:

  1. This could be worn with any Red and Black outfit! Go Dawgs!
    Janet Darvill (darvill@bellsouth.net)

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  2. I just liked them on FB, and I love this bracelet (along with all their other beautiful designs). I would wear it with everything...what would this not go with?! (shafer.jessica@gmail.com)

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  3. Oh, I also subscribed to your blog...yay for an extra entry! This bracelet would definitely add style to my post-twins wardrobe! (shafer.jessica@gmail.com).

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  4. This bracelet is gorgeous and the perfect holiday party accessory!
    kristen.desing@gmail.com

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  5. I like m.elaine beadworks on Facebook and I would love to wear this with everything, but I think it would look extra great every day with jeans and a t shirt!

    vandango33 at gmail dot com

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  6. I'm now following your blog!

    vandango33 at gmail dot com

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  7. I posted your giveaway to my FB wall: https://www.facebook.com/elisabeth.good1/posts/280913975277105

    vandango33 at gmail dot com

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  8. I liked m.elaine beadworks on Facebook and I would wear this bracelet to the Cookie Party!

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  9. Liked on facebook.
    Very basic addition to many outfits. I have a couple holiday parties coming up that would be a great addition to.

    jen.teusink at gmail.com

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  10. I follow on FB. I would probably wear it with a fancy dress, or maybe just dress up some jeans!

    My email is on my blog:
    Born To Be Styled

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  11. I follow you on GFC!

    My email is on my blog:
    Born To Be Styled

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  12. I Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/FrugalAKMom/status/142039301398605824

    My email is on my blog:
    Born To Be Styled

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  13. I liked their page and would love to wear it with my killer little black dress for the holiday season!
    Sara.bradbury@gmail.com

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  14. I now officially follow you!
    -Sara B.

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  15. Lastly, I totally gave you a shot out on FB this evening.
    -Sara B.

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  16. Liked your page on facebook! I would love to wear your bracelets around!
    Could dress up or dress casual with these! <3
    Stunning!

    Ashley
    shopjinx@gmail.com
    jinxspinx.blogspot.com

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