Sunday, October 19, 2008

Washi Paper Jewelry

Leah (leahrcole@...) has won this giveaway. She has chosen the Koi in Love pendant. Thank you for entering Leah, and thank you to Maoiliosa for this lovely giveaway!

While getting my daily "Etsy Fix", I found the most unique pendants. Maoiliosa is the talented designer, and she creates her works of art out of washi paper ("washi" is the Japanese word for paper). In fact, she finds inspiration in all things Japanese, which she says explains her "fixation on washi paper".

Washi paper is related to mulberry paper and is usually made by hand. It is often used in the creation of origami. It is also a very earth-friendly paper, as it is lower in acidity than other papers and is made using far fewer chemicals than most paper.

The pendants Maoiliosa creates are simply lovely. The come in a variety of colors and shapes and are strung on beautiful ribbons with twist closures.

For the month of October, when you purchase a pendant you can choose to have it strung on an 18" silver-plated chain at no extra cost. Simply tell Maoiliosa that you would like the chain instead of the ribbon in the "notes to seller"section upon checkout. She also offers free shipping on all orders over $50.

For this giveaway, Maoiliosa is offering the winner the choice of any item in her store (up to a $20 value). Although I am partial to the pendants, Maoiliosa also creates earrings and rings, magnet sets, pocket mirrors, hair accessories, necklace boxes, and gift sets.



To enter the giveaway:

First, visit Maoiliosa's shop and look around. Then come back here and tell me what you will choose if you win the giveaway. For extra entries:
*post this giveaway on your blogand link to it (leave the link as a separate comment)
*add my button to your blog (leave the link as a separate comment)
*join the followers of my blog

The winner will be chosen on Monday, Oct. 27.

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56 comments:

Chrissy said...

I love the sugar kisses - a washi pendant box- so pretty! Thanks!

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karen and co. said...

My favorite is the grant me wings that i might fly - a washi-scape pendant necklace.

sumr said...

I love the "koi in love" pendant. It's just to cute. I',m a beach lover so it would be perfect!!

Jennifer said...

I like the Sugar Blossoms necklace. Thanks.

anarchafemina said...

i love the cherry washi magnet set in a gift box!

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Whimsical Creations said...

My favorite is the curious koi - a washi coin pendant necklace.

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Whimsical Creations said...

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Sandy said...

pink bird earrings, or the blessed earrings are adorable

Baba said...

The Spring Green Set is beautiful and I love the Day and Night magnet set.

Kimberly said...

I really love the sea party - a washi pendant box - it's so cute!!!!!

However if I won I think I would get a pair of earrings for my daughter for Christmas. She would LOVE these!

Thanks for a great giveaway!

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AmandaSue said...

Very pretty and original jewelry, It was hard to pic a favorite since there was so many really cute pink things!! I'd go with the "spring in japan - a washi-scape pendant necklace"

mommyjen99 said...

My favorite item is the kabuki - a washi coin pendant necklace.
Really pretty design.
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Happy Housewife and Penny Pincher Woman said...

I love the sweet tweet in pink, so cute.

Happy Housewife and Penny Pincher Woman said...

I am following your blog.

Happy Housewife and Penny Pincher Woman said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog.

http://happyhousewifey.blogspot.com/2008/10/tuesdays-giveaways.html

Happy Housewife and Penny Pincher Woman said...

I added your button to my blog.

ShaunJoy said...

I had a hard time narrowing it down to just one favorite! I really liked Secrets, Kismet, and Orchid Garden (washi pendants) among others. If I actually win I'll have to be more decisive! ;)

Leah said...

i love the koi in love necklace.

great find. thanks for the offer :)

leahrcole at yahoo dot com

Anissa said...

I love the Kismet necklace, but there are so many wonderful things it's hard to choose;)

MariaJoy said...

the end of winter - a washi-scape pendant necklace! They're all really neat!

Dee said...

These are great! i'd go with ambrosia - a washi-scape pendant necklace!

Kristan said...

i love the waking up round necklace.
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piece of me said...

I love the Ambrosia Pendant Necklace.
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mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

Blessed - a washi earring set is such a gorgeous and pretty piece! Love it!! Great design..

Melody
mel_88_88@hotmail.com

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

I just subscribed to your blog!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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LeaKarts said...

I LOVE Melissa's jewelry! She is such a sweetheart, too :)

Meg said...

I'd pick Gypsy - a washi-scape pendant necklace. Thanks for the chance!
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

twinkle twinkle baby, twinkle twinkle said...

i love arigato pendant! SO cute.

Millie said...

Love love love th sugar kisses bendant box! Thank you for the chance to win such agreat prize!

clenna said...

I love the kabuki - a washi coin pendant necklace.
Great giveaway.

Carolsue said...

I like the reincarnation - a washi earring set
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Garett and Maquel Christopher said...

My favorite item was actually on Clearance. it is the CLEARANCE chiyogami menagerie - a washi gift set including earrings, pendant necklace, and gift box.
maquel@emmiekate.com

lisa said...

I love the arigato pendant necklace.

noreen said...

arigato - a washi-scape pendant necklace

redfuzzycow said...

i love the sweet tweets earrings in pink

Staci said...

I love the cotton candy washi earring set, very cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Staci said...

I'm following you, thanks!

valerie2350 said...

the curious koi is cute

nancy said...

I like the jade blooms necklace

Ginny said...

I think I'd pick ambrosia - a washi-scape pendant necklace

kaylee8 said...

I would choose Spring in Japan, one of the washi-scape pendant necklaces and the one I think is the prettiest!

tigger210 said...

I love fresh - a washi-scape pendant necklace! Great necklaces!

Don A. said...

I like the daydream magnet set

calgirl said...

The taking flight pocket mirror is wonderful

Heather said...

I love the beauty of the exotique pendant necklace. Thanks!

Samantha P said...

secrets - a washi-scape pendant necklace, is way cute!

Brooke said...

I love the geisha - a washi bobbypin set in a gift box.

Carole said...

I loved the "chiyogami menagerie" because it was bursting with color- love bold reds -what an attention getter!

Carolyn said...

I love the Koi Earrings in gift box. Perfect for Christmas!

jassmg2024 said...

I totally adore the blessed earrings

kimberly said...

I really love the jewelry specially the exhibitions where i can appreciate all types and styles of earing, necklace and bracelets. I really love to shine outstanding and gorgeous every time because i am trying to conquer a handsome boy...
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