Sunday, February 14, 2016

Day One of our TWO Day Valentine's Day Give-Aways!

Cody and red hearts
done by Glogirly
Text and big heart
done by Cody

Happy Valentine's Day my furiends!!!!! I don't usually post on Sundays, but when I do, it's Valentine's Day and it is DAY ONE of my TWO DAY GIVE-AWAY for YOU!!!

Day One is a WORLD-WIDE GIVE-AWAY!!!

Late in 2015 Mom and I were  contacted by a sweet lady named Lucie who has a lovely shop on Etsy,  and she has a website too! Mom and I were  flattered because she found our  blog all the way in  Valašské Meziříčí in the Czech Republic!!!!

·      Quirky hand-painted stainless steel jewelry
 and jewelry stands

The above photo are the earrings that Mom chose to feature on the blog
 
(she received ONE pair of earrings, but she took two different photos for you).
Visit www.Cinkylinky.com and Cinkylinky on Etsy!!



The jewelry that is in the shop is "Whimsical stainless steel jewelry"

Kitties, you won't believe it, but there are only TWO people in the shop, where Lucie works? Just Lucie and her husband Petr!

FROM PETR ON ETSY:
Lucie has always been very good at painting, and when she was fourteen she started to make wired jewelry. She combined beads, stones and semi-precious stones for her friends, whilst also making some extra "pocket money" at her friend´s Mom´s shop by making and selling hand-made products.

The idea to start a business came in 2004, when we were students here in the Czech Republic and wanted to go to Greece during the summer break. We were poor, and could certainly not afford an expensive "holiday". However, we could afford the journey itself, so we bought the tickets, packed our bags with a lot of wires, beads and two pairs of pliers and, after a forty hour coach journey from the geographical "Heart of Europe", we made it to the original "Heart" of European philosophy and culture. We ended up on the beautiful island of Paros, slept on the beach and sold our jewelry to other tourists. On good days, we were able to leave our bags in a bush and go to a restaurant for a lovely Greek meal. Sometimes we even traveled to surrounding islands. It was a great summer, and, when we came back, we were full of enthusiasm for more "good days" - something we knew now was possible. Here in the Czech Republic we found more shops to ally ourselves with, and things started to "roll up".

Then Lucie came up with very funny hand-painted copper birds with wired legs. They were a great success and, because they were very much of a "novelty", they sold so well that we could never make enough of them. At that time we started to go to summer music festivals and craft shows, meeting our customers face-to-face. This was a great joy, especially because some of them had already become familiar with our designs and became our "regulars". 

Photo Courtesy of  CinkyLinky.com


Then we changed from copper to stainless steel, a material which enchanted us with its amazing qualities and characteristics.

We started to sell jewelry because we wanted to enjoy our summer holiday. However, soon it became more than that - making jewelry, and everything associated with it, became a passion we could not live without.

We still bring our designs to customers at craft shows and music festivals and cooperate with local handmade shops. Now, thanks to Etsy, we feel blessed to be able to bring the results of our work to people all around the world.

Petr (2014)



Kitties wait til you see all of the earrings and other adorable items on their website and in their Etsy shop! If you didn't get your human anything for Valentine's Day, you can make up for that right now! When Mom was looking at the site she saw a DARLING cat shaped earring/jewelry holder  that I bet your human would love, and many other items as well!

Photo Courtesy of Cinky Linky.com

Mom LOVES her earrings and they have all sorts of different kinds! There are of course cat earrings, there are also ladybugs, woofies, fish, even LIZARD earrings!

Mom and I thank Lucie for Mom's beautiful earrings and guess what? YOU CAN WIN TOO!!!!! Lucie has generously offered THREE OF OUR READERS WHO LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD the chance to PICK OUT ANY PAIR OF EARRINGS for themselves!!!! (an approx $20 value).

Entering is easy!! Just enter on the Rafflecopter below and good luck!!!! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway














In full disclosure:We were not compensated for this review/give-away. Mom received one pair of earrings in exchange for her always honest review.


52 comments:

  1. We like the Cute White Cat and Kitten earrings for Mom Paula

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  2. I love the Playful Cat stainless steel earrings. :) They are very cute.

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  3. We luv the Scottie dog earrings - and of course lots of da kitty ones!

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  4. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY.......and we just LOVE that Etsy shop - super creative. The earrings are fabulous and my Mom would LOVE to win!

    Have a super day full of hugs...........
    Love, Sammy

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  5. Happy Valentine's Day. Cute earrings.
    Sue B

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  6. Happy Valentine's Day Cody and mommy and Dakota! LOVE the earrings!

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  7. We think Mom Peggy would like the poppy earrings.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  8. Happy Valentine's Day !
    Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  9. Happy Valentines Day from all of us!!!

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  10. Happy Valentine's Day! These earrings are so cute, hope I'm a winner! Love to all, Leslie ♡

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  11. Adorable jewelry! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  12. Happy Valentine's Day, Cody. We love the graphic!!

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  13. Adorable graphic and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the earrings!! What a talented artisan Lucie is! Valentine Purrs to all from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties!

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  14. I really like the Wire Wrapped Whimsical Silhouette, Personalized Earrings,

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  15. Have a purrfect Valentines Day Cody. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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  16. That is a great giveaway. Their items are so unique and beautiful Happy Valentine's Day!XO

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  17. Those are all such lovely items ! Mum loves them ALL, but mostly the Cute White Cat and Kitten Earrings. Thank you for that cute giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day ! Purrs

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  18. Happy Valentine's Day to you all,xx Speedy and Rachel

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  19. Happy Valentine's Day to you all :) The earrings are so beautiful. Good luck to the entries! Extra Pawkisses for the occasion :) <3

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    1. If you didn't enter and would like to, PLEASE DO, this is a WORLD-WIDE give-away!! xoxo

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  20. Mom doesn't wear earrings but these look super. Happy Heart Day!

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  21. That cat earring stand is adorable.
    Happy Valentines Cody!
    Annabelle, Boo, Ping, & Mr Jinx

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  22. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! Your graphic is terrific and I hope that you get lots of love and treats! Those earrings are so beautiful!

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

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  23. I love that cat earring stand. Aunt Pauline may get that as her birthday present! I also love the white cat earrings and the cat in the red dress. Happy Sweeties Day!

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  24. Love your card dudes. Have a great day my friends.

    Shoko

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  25. What fun jewelry.
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    xxoo

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  26. Happy Valentine's Day to a bunch of sweethearts! The jewellery is adorable . We love those little birdies :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  27. There are so many cute earrings...it's hard to chose a favorite!

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  28. Such pretty jewelry! I love cat jewelry, and I wear a piece every day. Thank you for the opportunity to enter and thank you for sharing her work!

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  29. Happy Valentine Day!!! Hope everyone has a good day. Everything at the Etsy shop is so adorable, it will be hard to pick if I win. Good luck everyone.

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  30. Happy Valentine's Day to you, Caren and Cody. We love you lots!

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  31. How fun! LOVE those earrings! Happy Hearts Day guys!!

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  32. Such awesome earrings, what a great giveaway! Lots of Valentine's love to you, dear friends, Happy Valentine's Day!

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  33. Wowee! How cool! Meowmy says she likes the kitties wired 'silhouette' with the blue beaded tail.
    And the birdie ones are really sweet!

    Thanks so much fur this giveaway!

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  34. Wow... those are really lovely!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  35. Wow... those are really lovely!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  36. I'm sorry I missed this post yesterday! I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day!

    And, what a beautiful Etsy shop and products you're sharing with us today! I love Etsy and all things handmade. Although it's nearly impossible to choose, I think I'm really leaning toward the mother and kitten earrings in Lucie and Petr's shop. But they're all lovely!

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  37. SUPER cute stuff!!! I love finding cute handmade things like this. Thanks for sharing, and hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!!!

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  38. Hello Cody,
    I hope that you had a nice Valentine Day, and your mum and dad also.
    The earings are real cute.
    Ronrons
    Hisia

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  39. Our mom can't wear earrings anymore (her skin gets infected), but we wanted to say Happy Valentine's Day!

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  40. Cody! Yous looks totally ADORABLE!!!
    Mes stopped by to tells yous mes LOVES yous and to wish yous a Happy (Belated) Valentines Day
    And mes sends Many, Many, Many Special
    Kisses
    YOUR Nellie Bellie
    PS Really Really cool earings!!! Mommy thinks they is marvelous

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  41. What wonderful work they do! I love it all, but I have to say that the birds with the dangly legs are my favorite. There were some robin ones that would be perfect to wear in the spring!
    We hope you (& your family) had a wonderful Valentine's Day, Cody!

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  42. Oh MeoW how cool. And a metal mommy can wear in her ears. Glad yous mommy liked hers and fanks fur da gove away.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  43. Oh my Cod! Those are cute! We love the kitty earrings! Thanks for the chance for a giveaway!

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  44. I love the stainless steel cat earrings

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  45. I want to win the Cute Cat Earrings, Light Blue Polka Dot Dress, Handpainted Steel Statement Earrings for my wife.

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