WINNER of the Everything is Connected Giveaway

Jamie, you are the winner of the giveaway! Sometime in May I will be sending you your very own pair of Swoops earrings and a copy of the spring issue of Jewelry Affaire magazine. When you have a chance, shoot me an email at with your preferred mailing address. 

To everyone else who entered the giveaway contest, thank you so much for all of the wonderful support of my handmade business and my journey with it! I will continue to blog about it all here from time to time and hope that you do stop in regularly to say hi. I will also be running more giveaways this year, as they are a fun thing that I am happy to offer to my collectors!

Have a wonderful week everyone =)

Full Circle ~ Family Times

Last week I went to Disneyland for a few days with my sister's family and my dad. It was great to have this kind of time together, as it can be difficult to get everyone's busy schedules to all line up such that we can go on a trip together!

me and my 9 year old nephew, Noah. He's not bored, he just hates having his picture taken.

me and my 9 year old nephew, Noah. He's not bored, he just hates having his picture taken.

This week, being back to work with Tangleweeds has felt great. Sometimes stepping away form something you love is just what you need to re-charge your batteries. 

As a quick reminder, tomorrow is the last day of my Everything is Connected sale (use code "connected" for 25% off all orders) and the last day to enter my giveaway by the same name. Good luck and enjoy!

Everything is Connected

Good morning! I'm excited today to announce the publication of an article I wrote about my creative journey and the creation of Tangleweeds. It's called Everything is Connected and you can find it in the spring issue of Jewelry Affaire magazine, available on newsstands tomorrow (April 1st)! You can find Jewelry Affaire at most major book retailers. Read on for how I'd like to celebrate this moment with all of you.

April is full of so many celebratory things in my life - the first day of spring, my birthday on the 11th, and now this article being published. I want to share all of this great energy with you guys by offering 25% off all web orders through April 15th*. Simply use the coupon code connected and you'll receive your savings. This is a great chance to snag one of the newest designs at great prices! I'll also be offering a celebratory giveaway. . . 

(*all web orders placed March 31st through April 9th will ship the week of April 10th. I am out of town on a short trip with my family in early April, but still wanted to celebrate this moment with all of you!)

The Giveaway
Along with the Everything is Connected Sale* that I'm offering, I'll also be giving away one free copy of the Jewelry Affaire magazine along with a pair of Swoops earrings (one of the designs featured in the article, and pictured below) to one lucky person. To enter the contest simply leave a comment on this blog post. Say hi, or tell me a story about a time when the dots were connected in your own life. I leave the commenting up to you!

(*all web orders placed March 31st through April 9th will ship the week of April 10th. I am out of town on a short trip with my family in early April, but still wanted to celebrate this moment with all of you!)

Sitting down to write this article for the Jewelry Affaire magazine ended up being quite the gift to myself. So often I find that I don't take the time to slow down and reflect on the progress I've made with Tangleweeds. Writing this article allowed me that space and time. I think it's an article that you will enjoy even if you don't make jewelry yourself!

The winner of this giveaway will be announced April 16th, both here and on my Instagram account. Also, the magazine and earrings will ship by the beginning of May. Good luck!

And the August Giveaway Winner Is. . .

Megan! Megan, you are the winner of the Pink Desert Sands necklace (thanks to a random number generator =)
Please send me an email with your shipping address to: I will get your winnings shipped off to you just as soon as I am back in town from the Gravenstein Apple Fair.
A BIG THANKS to everyone who entered! I loved hearing all about how you guys tackle overwhelm and daily life stresses. 
I'm already scheming up a theme for my next giveaway. . . 


August Tangleweeds Giveaway. . .

I'm excited to announce that for the August Tangleweeds giveaway I've selected one of the pieces from the new collection. . . The Pink Desert Sands Necklace featuring a flower jasper stone and hand forged metal work finished off with my signature rustic texturing. 

I'm currently in crunch mode getting ready for the Gravenstein Apple Fair, so I thought I'd roll out this giveaway on a shorter time frame than usual. Simply leave a comment here on the blog about one of your favorite places to go when things get stressful or just overwhelming. It can be anywhere, from a bookstore to a hiking trail to the movie theatre, or anywhere else!

I love to go to bookstores to escape for a bit, when things get really stressful. I walk up and down the aisles and pull books off of shelves, flipping open to random pages and reading short excerpts. Sometimes I buy a book, sometimes I don't. But I always leave feeling a bit refreshed and inspired for what lies ahead in my day/week/month. 

Leave a comment on this post and I'll announce the winner next Wednesday. Good luck and have a great weekend!

The Tangleweeds Giveaway Returns!

Good Tuesday morning to all of you lovely Tangleweeds readers! I actually got excited picking out the piece for this next giveaway. The timing dovetails nicely with the changes I am implementing with my business, and I immediately thought that I would like to offer a piece that is a classic that I've had much success with, but will ultimately be discontinuing by the end of July. 

River Rock Steel and Brass Lariat Necklace

I decided on my River Rock Lariat design. This piece is the perfect balance of subtle and elegant, perfect for everyday, mixed with an edginess and uniqueness that really makes the piece stand out. 

River Rock Steel and Brass Lariat Necklace on Model

As always, the way to enter is to leave a comment on this post. (You don't have to sign in to Squarespace to do so. You can leave the comment anonymously, just make sure to say who you are in your comment in case you get picked!) This time around I'd like to know what sorts of day trips everyone has planned for the summer (if any.) As a busy jewelry artist I usually can't go on a long vacation more than once a year. But day trips can be a a great way to re-charge and open my eyes to new places. I'd like to know where you like to go on your summer day trips! (And if you don't have any planned, a simply comment about what you're excited about for the summer is perfect =)

River Rock Steel and Brass Lariat Necklace

I'll select a winner on July 19th and post the results here and on Instagram. Good luck!

April Giveaway Winner!

Oh dear! So I was supposed to announce the winner of the April giveaway on Monday! April REALLY has gotten away from me in ways the first few months of the year didn't. Better late than never, right?

The winner of a pair of the Raindrops earrings is. . . 


Cheri! CHERI, you are the winner of these great, classic, easy-to-wear pair of earrings. Shoot me an email at and we can arrange for you to receive these soon!

In the meantime folks, it's pretty obvious that I'm without much time for blogging these last few weeks. I'll drop in here as I can, but regular posts may not resume until I finish up catching up in some other Tangleweeds-related areas of business.

In the meantime, you can always follow my Tangleweeds endeavors over on Instagram!

April Tangleweeds Giveaway

That's right folks! With a new month brings a new Tangleweeds Giveaway. For this month we're calling to mind the old adage "April showers bring May flowers. . . "

We're offering up one pair of our Rain Drops earrings for one lucky winner! Simply leave a comment on this blog post with a little anecdote or detail about what you love about the spring time. I've really grown to love the comments everyone leave on these giveaway posts. You guys obviously put some thought into what you share!

We'll announce the randomly chosen winner here and over on Instagram on April 27th. Feel free to share this with folks you think would love Tangleweeds!

March Giveaway Winner!

Today's the day! Announcing the winner of the $50 gift certificate to the Tangleweeds Etsy shop..... Sheila, you are the randomly chosen winner!!! Please send us an email to and we'll send you the details on how to use that gift certificate. To everyone else who entered, thanks for all of the sweet words about our designs. We'll have another giveaway like this in the fall, so check back often!


And on a quick side note: things may be a bit quiet around here while our main computer gets its hard-drive replaced this week. We'll be back to the blog next week with new editions of Full Circle and Listening-Wearing-Making!