Thursday, November 1, 2012

Jewelry After Dark: Who Wants a Free After Dark Jewelry Portrait Necklace?

After Dark Jewelry is back in the United States! After a quiet summer of remodeling our 1850's abode, my studio has been knocked into shape and jewelry is flying out the doors once again!  Oh, it has been too long, my dear friends; it was brilliant to travel the globe in search of unique adventures, but the beating of my heart kept calling me back to the studio.  It is time to be still; to focus; to create.

Castle in Meersburg, My Previous Village in Germany

In celebration of my return, I am thrilled to announce my largest giveaway to date:  A custom After Dark Jewelry Clay Portrait Necklace in which YOU lend a hand in the creation!

Thursday, November 1st marks the beginning of this week long contest.  The event will run for 1 week, ending at 11:59pm CST, November 8th, and the winner will be chosen via
a randomized generator system.  We will work together to incorporate your favorite image (public domain or personal photograph / artwork) and choose from a selection of frames, as well as colors which compliment your chosen artwork.

Eternity Necklace

Eternity Necklace (back)

Red Riding Hood Necklace

Do you have a favorite painting you've always wanted to keep close to your heat?  Do you have an idea for a personal totem or relic and have not yet had the opportunity to make it a reality?  This is your opportunity to assist in the creation of the a necklace of your dreams, unique and personalized exclusively for you!

Midsummer Eve Necklace

This is the most extravagant contest I've had the pleasure of conducting in the history of After Dark Jewelry, valuing in excess of $130.00.  Because of the unique circumstance which has inspired my desire to hold this contest, this will likely be the only time an opportunity this large is offered, so please begin sharing, tweeting and posting to your friends to help spread the news! I would like as many people as possible to have the opportunity to own their own unique After Dark Jewelry creation. This is so exciting; the holiday season is upon us, and what a cherished holiday gift this would make for a loved one!

Circe Invidiosa Necklace

Circe Invidiosa Necklace (back)

da Vinci Bottle


Step 1:  Please comment on this blog post with your answer to the following question:  What would you like to see more of this coming year in the After Dark Jewelry boutique?  Here are a few examples to get your creative inspiration flowing:

Time in a Bottle Necklace

- Victorian Inspired Jewelry
- Icons of History (ex. Anne Boleyn; Marie Antoinette)
- Art Nouveau
- Medieval Relics
- Rennaisance
- Dark Art
 - Iconography

Vanity Necklace

Your answers are free to be as long or as short as you desire.  Some are more comfortable describing their thoughts in detail -- go for it!  Others have a short, direct style of communication.  All replies have equal weight in this contest.  I truly appreciate all of your input; all replies will help make After Dark Jewelry an even better shopping experience for you!

Iconography Necklace

Step 2:  Please 'like' After Dark Jewelry on Facebook,  or sign up for our monthly Newsletter to receive breaking news at the studio and information on the release of new designs and upcoming sales.  If you are already a part of the After Dark Jewelry community, then you are one step ahead of the competition!

Destiny Necklace

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Subscribe to the After Dark Jewelry Newsletter

Destiny Necklace (back)

If you'd like to be even more involved in the After Dark Jewelry community, here are additional links to get you started:

After Dark Jewelry on Twitter
Email Dosha at After Dark Jewelry
View After Dark Jewelry Photos on Flickr

 Subscribe to our blog posts via the link on the column on the right side of this page!

Don't forget to let your facebook friends, twitter pals and blog followers in on the action by passing this blog post on to them!  Let the contest begin!

Illuminated Manuscript Necklace

Warmest Wishes,


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