Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Upcycled Paper Earrings: Review & GIVEAWAY!!!




It has been quite a while since I've done a giveaway!  I had decided to take a short reprieve from the reviews to focus my time and energy on Noah and Jonathan.


While I still focus on them, I will start reviews and giveaways back up, but just not on such a large scale, so that I can always remember what must come first in my life.


With all that said, here is my first review and giveaway while back in the saddle....and its a GREAT one!


I love recycled, upcycled and repurposed items with a passion.....and if you've read this blog for any amount of time, you'd know this about me by now!  


It has been a long time coming, but I was introduced to Katrina over at homeECOnomics several months ago and fell in love with her upcycled and repurposed goods in her Etsy shop!


Interestingly enough, Katrina does all this on the side while running a small brick and mortar shop in Miami called Eclectica. It's all about salvaged furniture and home accessories for the savvy decorator on a budget. She's an artist and this business allows her to combine my 2 favorite things: Art & Thrift Shopping! A woman after my own heart!


Fortunately she's been able to dedicate herself to re-vamping all of these great second hand treasures. When she's not in her studio or hunting down a fabulous sale, you might find her documenting midcentury architecture around town and sharing it on Flickr.com


Katrina graciously sent over a set of upcycled earrings for me to review and giveaway! Yeah!


The beads are made of paper - from magazines, junk mail, product boxes, or any other paper source containing a pattern or color that makes her (and me) smile. At first, Katrina only worked with the simple spheres, but now she makes a few different shapes. The sky is the limit when it comes to color and shape combinations. Earwires are silver or gold toned. For an additional fee, she's happy to change them to accommodate those with sensitive ears. And custom orders are welcome! - She once made a pair to match someone's work uniform!  Awesome!


Well, I sure am glad that she can accommodate sensitive ears, as mine are SUPER sensitive!



The earrings are not only beautiful, but the craftsmanship is exquisite.  You can tell that she IS the artist she says she is - and quite a good one at that!  


You will fall in love with the colors and just wait - you will be amazed with the number of wonderful comments that you receive!


Disclaimer: 
Due to the nature of this product, wearer should practice caution and common sense in order to avoid ruining these small paper sculptures. All paper beads have been sealed for protection, but this does not protect them from rain, snow, swimming, showering, or sleeping in them. 



With all that said...would YOU like to receive a pair of homeECOnomics upcycled paper earrings to show off to your friends?


Here's how:


1) Buy them and support handmade goods!


OR 


2) Enter for a chance to win!


There are multiple ways to enter - Just remember to leave one comment for each option below and always leave your email in every post!


Good luck!!!


Mandatory Entries
* Visit the homeECOnomics Etsy site and tell me one thing you love in her store and why +1
* Follow Going Green with Noah via Google Friend Connect - link is on the left sidebar +1


Optional Entries
* Vote for us! (Can do this once per day!) +1 - per day
* Favorite homeECOnomics green Etsy site +1
* Visit and favorite Katrina's brick and mortar Etsy site - "EclecticaMiami" +1
* Like Katrina's Facebook page and leave her a comment that I sent you! +1
* Like Going Green with Noah's Facebook page +1
* Follow Going Green with Noah via Networked Blogs +1
* Share this giveaway on Facebook with the "Like" button at the top of this post. +1
* Like My Personal Facebook page +1
* Follow me on Twitter AND tweet this giveaway with the button below +1 per entry
          (Can be done twice a day - at least one hour apart) -  Make sure to leave comment link
* Peruse Katrina's Flickr portfolio and come back and tell me one of your favorite pictures 
            and why - +1
* Vote for me at TopMommyBlogs.com by clicking on the banner at the top of this page +1
* Share this giveaway on a giveaway linkup and let me know where you left it! +1





The winner will be selected on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Midnight!!!




112 comments:

slb3334 said...

I like the cookie jar pin cushion.

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PAIGE said...

I love the Upcycled Chic Earrings. They fit my style and personality perfectly. wowowow
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PAIGE said...

I follow on GFC. elysesw
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Crunchy Beach Mama said...

Jumbo Cookie Jar Pin Cushion & More

~ how cute and imaginative! I can think of lots of little things I can put in there :)

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

GFC follower!

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

Added to Etsy favorites!

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

Like you on FB! courtney swanwick heath

susie said...

luv the Lined Paper Upcycled Paper Earrings.

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susie said...

follow on gfc as swiener1

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susie said...

voted for you. good luck!

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susie said...

added Heco to etsy as sherri2345.

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susie said...

like Katrina's fb page as susan wiener herehttp://www.facebook.com/pages/eclectica-Miamis-Green-Vintage-Home-Store-Classroom/42991805731?sk=wall

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susie said...

blog follower of yours.

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susie said...

shared your giveaway on my fb wall as susan wiener.

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susie said...

tried to like you but it said "Add as friend" so I sent a request. Thanks.

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cyndi said...

i love the mini wall art set frida kahlo because the stamp
is wonderful, the colors are great, and you are not limited in how you hang them (you can change them around ) and mix andatch with other sets! the possibilities are endlesss!! love, love , love all her stuff!!!

kittykerri said...

I love the Flower Child Paper Earrings. They're so pretty & would look great while wearing a ponytail or bun!

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kittykerri said...

I follow Going Green... =)

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kittykerri said...

I favorited homeECOnomics on Etsy... I love their shop!

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kittykerri said...

Favorited eclecticamiami on etsy.

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kittykerri said...

Liked Katrina's FB page...


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kittykerri said...

Liked Going Green on FB.

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kittykerri said...

Liked your personal FB page

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kittykerri said...

Shared on FB...

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kittykerri said...

I blogged about the giveaway http://kittykerri.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway-galore-friday-edition.html

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CRichman said...

i like the leopard print throw pillow. your newest gfc follower
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CRichman said...

voted
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CRichman said...

sent you a fb friend request (colleen richman)
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Emmy Coffee said...

I like the Phone-y Earrings

Emmy Coffee said...

I'm a google friend!

Donna J. said...

I love the pink pillow with ruffle!

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Donna J. said...

i follow you with networked blogs

Donna Jenkins

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Donna J. said...

I love the orange wall art picture because I love the 70's-esque bright colors!

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Donna J. said...

I votd for you!

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kittykerri said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/kitty_kerri/status/56872871292706818

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kittykerri said...

2nd Daily tweet:
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kittykerri said...

Daily tweet http://twitter.com/#!/kitty_kerri/status/57196485590269954

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katklaw777 said...

I like the Bird Dwellings....Slide Collage...very unique. katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
New follower on GFC w/ katklaw777.
Great giveaway, thanks. #1

katklaw777 said...

I like the Bird Dwellings....Slide Collage...very unique. katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
New follower on GFC w/ katklaw777.
Great giveaway, thanks. #2

katklaw777 said...

Favorite homeECOnomics green Etsy site...done w/ katklaw777.

katklaw777 said...

Visited and favorite Katrina's brick and mortar Etsy site "EclecticaMiami"
Done w/ katklaw777.
Neat items...

katklaw777 said...

Now following you on twitter w/ katklaw777 and tweeted...
http://twitter.com/#!/katklaw777/status/57406234655068161

Nancy said...

I love the Original Collage with Mouse!

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Kitty Cardero said...

Follow on GFC

Kitty Cardero said...

I love these earrings http://www.etsy.com/listing/67020008/upcycled-paper-earrings because the colors remind me of old ads for kitchens (in a good way!)

Kitty Cardero said...

Voted http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=216565778358825&id=100001974503018

Kitty Cardero said...

Hearted homeECOnomics green Etsy

Kitty Cardero said...

Hearted EclecticaMiami

Kitty Cardero said...

Like Katrina's Facebook page
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Kitty Cardero said...

Like Going Green with Noah's Facebook page

Kitty Cardero said...

Follow Going Green with Noah via Networked Blogs

Kitty Cardero said...

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Kitty Cardero said...

Like your Personal Facebook page

Kitty Cardero said...

Follow & http://twitter.com/kittycardero/status/57770324636352513

kittykerri said...

Daily tweet:
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The Knapps said...

I love the Shades of Lavender earrings

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The Knapps said...

I follow via GFC

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The Knapps said...

In her Flikr portfolio under the inside eclectica folder I really like the Portrait of a Prom Queen...it is like a funky reminder of my wedding since I have the same color features and my hair was up like that and the dress is light colored...very lovely :)

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

Christie said...

I love the Fuchsia Upcycled paper earrings simply because I love pink and these are super unique!

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Christie said...

Following on GFC (Christie)

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Christie said...

Voted on ecomom

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Christie said...

Liked your FB page (Christie H)

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Christie said...

Following you via networked blogs (christie)

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Christie said...

Shared on FB by "liking" at the top of the page (Christie H)

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Christie said...

Sent you a friend request on FB (christie H)

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Christie said...

Following you on Twitter (Chrissie123123) and tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/Chrissie123123/status/57973698505875456

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JudyZ said...

I love the Pink Pillow with Ruffle because it's so girlie

JudyZ said...

GFC follower as JudyZ

JudyZ said...

twitter follower @potlicker26 and I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/potlicker26/status/57998218973298688

April said...

I like the eco chick green paper earrings

April said...

I follow on GFC

Dorothy said...

Stacked and Peachy Earrings because earrings are my favorite jewelry items.

kittykerri said...

Daily tweet: (1)

http://twitter.com/#!/kitty_kerri/status/58209103608160256

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Kat said...

Love the pink pillow with ruffle. It's so girly & cute. Would love that for my granddaughter.
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EmmaPeel said...

Wall Art...Kitsch-Plated with Cup and Saucer because it would go with my kitchen
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EmmaPeel said...

I'm following through google friend connect.emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

Multi-talented Mama said...

Love the upcycled chic earrings because they're made from JUNK mail! Glad she found a use for junk mail!
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Multi-talented Mama said...

Added her Etsy shop as a fave.
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ezmerelda said...

I follow via GFC -- ezmerelda

ezmerelda said...

I really like the repurposed paper earrings because they are fun and quite unique.

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kittykerri said...

Daily tweet #2:
http://twitter.com/#!/kitty_kerri/status/58264659240828929

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d said...

i love the upcycled paper earrings with the turquiose beads.
darcie
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d said...

i follow you via GFC
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d said...

i voted for you!
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d said...

i Liked Katrina's Facebook page and left her a comment that you sent me
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d said...

i like Going Green with Noah on facebook
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mpierce said...

I'm loving all of the mini wall art.
Such neat little artwork and I like that they are in groups of 4.

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susansmoaks said...

i am a follower on gfc
i like the Kitschy Candlestick for MOM because it's cute and unique
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Diane52 said...

Lined Paper Upcycled Paper Earrings because they are unique
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jadavis said...

I like the Golden Sunset Eco Friendly Paper Earrings because i love her idea of repurposing paper and buttons!
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jadavis said...

I follow you with GFC!
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lewalk said...

I love all the recycled candlesticks. A lot.

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lewalk said...

GFC follower.

lewalk

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lewalk said...

Voted on the ecomom thing.

Leah W.

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jadavis said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!
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lewalk said...

Also voted on Top Mommy Blogs.

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lewalk said...

Added both shops to my faves on Etsy.

lewalk

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lewalk said...

Added both to faves 2.

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lewalk said...

Like Katrina on FB and told her you sent me.

Leah W.

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lewalk said...

Like you on FB as well.

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lewalk said...

And follow you on Net Blogs on FB.

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lewalk said...

Also shared this by liking it on FB.

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lewalk said...

And sent you a friend request on FB as well.

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lewalk said...

I like the Sometimes I like to think I can fly pic the best.

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lewalk said...

Follow on Twitter as lewalk76 and tweeted.

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kdschirado said...

cookie jar pin cushion is fun

Gianna said...

Jumbo Cookie Jar Pin Cushion & More is too cute.. i'd be perfect for all my sewing needles.

Gianna said...

I'm a GFC follower.

Gianna said...

I voted for you..

Gianna said...

I hearted homeECOnomics, user name gkran. I also hearted the pin cushion :)

Gianna said...

I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs.