Sunday, October 20, 2013

Handmade Sami Bracelet Giveaway!

When I was in Sweden this summer, I encountered some of the most beautiful traditional arts I have ever seen in those of the indigenous Sami people of Scandinavia. The Samis are known for their exquisite work with reindeer hide, reindeer antler, and silver thread, which they work into beautiful embroidered leather bracelets, such as this one:

One of the friends I made while there is Sami, and she taught me about the art of creating Sami bracelets. I gave it a shot, and with a little practice, have begun to offer them alongside the hand-bound leather journals in my Etsy shop, Badon Hill.


Here's your chance to win one of these Sami bracelets for free! The one I am giving away has a four-part braid of silver thread, embroidered onto black reindeer leather, with reindeer antler button, all sourced from Sweden and made by me. This one is about 20 cm or 8 inches long, a good size for the average woman's wrist or a smaller-ish man's wrist. The Sami bracelet is a versatile piece, which would look great both as a formal accessory, or even with a simple pair of jeans.

Here's how you can enter the drawing:

You MUST comment on this post to enter, with your name and email address so that I can contact you if you win.
THEN you can put your name in the drawing once more for doing each of the following (and telling me which you've done in your comment):
1. Follow this blog (link is to the right).
2. Like my Facebook Page.
3. Add my shop to your favorites on Etsy.
4. Follow me on twitter.
5. Share this giveaway [only once for each; don't spam!] on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. (Please tag me @badonhill if you share on Instagram or Twitter!)

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. I'll draw and announce the winner on Wednesday or Thursday! Thanks to everyone for entering!

78 comments:

  1. Sarah Reddekopp is SO entering this drawing! (email: sarahredd@swbell.net)
    (I shared this on facebook, and starting following this blog [apparently, I hadn't done that already?] but I've already done the rest, save Etsy, which I don't have) These bracelets look pretty darn amazing!

    (oh, and I like the backdrop/what they're sitting on too!)

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  2. Comet comet comet (You said I must "comment" on this post!) And comets are cooler and more colorful anyway. And this bracelet does look super cool.

    --Calley

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  3. LeahAstor is entering! Gorgeous things. (email: binxthejynx@yahoo.com)

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    1. Oh and I liked your facebook page as I don't have any other real accounts that you mentioned

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  4. Hello, this is Val's friend, Sean Bauman. Very nice work... I would like to enter the drawing. My wife would love to wear this...and perhaps I would as well if she weren't looking!

    My email is s_j_bauman@yahoo.com
    I liked your facebook page and fave'd your Etsy page also.

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  5. I would love to visit Sweden and see where my relatives lived

    karen sonflower277@gmail.com

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  6. I love this gorgeous bracelet.
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com debbie jackson

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  7. hearted shop as mrsrodjac
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com debbie jackson

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  8. fblikeu as debbie jackson
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com debbie jackson

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  9. favorite your shop- sonflower77

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  10. tw follow as mrsrodjac2
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com debbie jackson

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  11. gfc as rodney jackson
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com debbie jackson

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  12. Megan Vandeventer
    megglesishere at gmail dot com

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  13. i'd love to win. claire. eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

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  14. very cool bracelet & books!! following you on etsy and twitter! liked you on facebook!
    brandysink at hotmail dot com

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  15. I love this bracelet.

    Latoya gordon
    sweeps785(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I like you on fb (latoya gordon)

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  17. I follow on twitter (sweeper78)

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  18. https://twitter.com/sweeper78/status/392493169973026816

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  19. Gorgeous bracelet! I'd love to win it!

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  20. AWESOME GIVEAWAY
    The Sami bracelet is so unique.
    It would be an honored to win and wear it.

    Linda Meyers-Gabbard
    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

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  21. Following your blog via GFC
    Linda Meyers-Gabbard

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

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  22. Added your shop to my favorites
    SugarsMommy

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

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  23. Following you on Twitter @LLMG1960

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

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  24. Following your blog via Gfc Karin
    On fb too Karin Shaim
    And on etsy-cookiesmasher5
    Cookiesmasher5@yahoo.com

    Crossing fingers

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  25. https://www.facebook.com/LLMG1960/posts/659524077421791

    Shared on Facebook

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  26. https://mobile.twitter.com/BadonHillShop I Tweeted

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  27. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/22236591883941515/

    Pinned

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  28. I love the bracelet!

    Janet Fricano
    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. Beautiful!

    alexis ka
    alexis ka 39 @yahoo.com

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  30. cute! would love to win this.
    elaine
    elainehearn @ gmail

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  31. This looks nice

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  32. I like your FB page - Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/392792044336197634

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  34. Love the bracelet, I would love the chance to win susand1408 at gmail dot com.

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  35. I am following on facebook Crochet AddictUK and I have also added to the facebook giveaways group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1431302933756700/ susand1408 at gmail dot com

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  36. jennifer barr chevybelair1 at juno dot com

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  37. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/FataAzzurra/status/393062819047817216
    contest82[@]gmail.com

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  38. this bracelet is beautiful.

    kmcgrew213@aol.com

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  39. i follow on GFC as kelly mcgrew

    kmcgrew213@aol.com

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  40. i follow on facebook as kelly mcgrew.

    kmcgrew213@aol.com

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  41. i favorited your shop on etsy.

    kmcgrew213

    kmcgrew213@aol.com

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  42. Beautiful bracelet! cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo dot com

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  43. follow your blog :) cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo dot com

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  44. Like you on facebook (cathy horner) cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo dot com

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  45. favorite your shop on etsy (cathy horner) which btw is FABULOUS! Love your art!

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  46. follow you on twitter @cathorner cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo dot com

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  47. Shared on facebook (my friends will love it!) https://www.facebook.com/CathyHorner/posts/10201580814134610

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  48. Cool looking bracelet. I'd love to enter the drawing!
    1. I Follow this blog on GFC
    2. I Like your Facebook Page.
    3. I Added your shop to my favorites on Etsy.
    4. I Follow you on twitter.
    5. I Shared this giveaway on pinterest
    Lisa Graham, Lisawedding2014@oulook.com

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  49. Such a beautiful bracelet thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  50. GFC: Mary Preston

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  51. Favourite on Etsy: Mary Preston

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  52. I follow via gfc as M.j. I follow on fb. Added to favs on etsy as labellaluna64....follow on twitter ciaomjc.....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  53. Andrea
    blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I follow you via GFC as Black Asphodel
    Favorited your Etsy shop as BlackAsphodel
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/114138171779758744/
    https://www.facebook.com/BlackAsphodel/posts/608708099168346
    https://twitter.com/BlackAsphodel/status/394228797559431168

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  54. anna.indeed at gmail.com

    so cute! love it!

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  55. anna.indeed at gmail.com

    GFC: Joanna

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  56. anna.indeed at gmail.com

    FB: Jo(anna) G(uo) remove ()

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  57. anna.indeed at gmail.com

    etsy: jayjoanna

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  58. anna.indeed at gmail.com

    twitter: annaindeed

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  59. anna.indeed at gmail.com


    tweet: https://twitter.com/annaindeed/status/394279182844170240

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  60. anna.indeed at gmail.com

    pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/416231190532277317/

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  61. Thanks for the chance to win! facebook: Megan Nelson Twitter: @meg6652

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  62. Thanks for the opportunity to win a beautiful Sami bracelet!

    E-mail: twistedturtle222@yahoo.com

    I followed you on twitter as well @lori_oh

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  63. Tiffany - followed you here and liked on fb. :)
    tnajbart@gmail

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  64. I liked BadonHill. Love your creativity! Everyone loves giveaways! EVERYONE! :)

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  65. Stop by on this blogpost to read great blog contest.
    I can't join it but good luck everyone :)

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  66. liked on fb as dzej pi :)
    have a nice day!x

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  67. I would love to win!
    Lyudmila
    lusizova@gmail.com

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  68. Added your shop to your favorites on Etsy
    Ludmilochka
    lusizova@gmail.com

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  69. Follow your blog here
    Lyudmila
    lusizova@gmail.com

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  70. Enter me into the contest please
    Megan
    magspie9(at)gmail.com
    Following you on twitter and tweeted about your contest @magspie0

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