Sunday, September 20, 2009

Adorable Etsy Shop. . . MustardSeed by Carollai Review and Giveaway!!!

Check out this stunning pair of earrings I was lucky enough to receive! I just adore the turquoise stones on these and the way the colors blend with the sterling silver! They are small and charming with exquisite details and I love them.
These earrings are from a beautiful Etsy shop called MustardSeed by Carollai.
Carollai began making jewelry as gifts for her friends, and she loved the way their eyes lit up when they opened their gifts so much she decided to begin selling her jewelry for everyone to enjoy! She is such an artist!!! Each piece of her jewelry is hand-crafted, and she uses the finest hand-selected gemstones to ensure that each piece is beautiful.

The pair of earrings I received are not available in her shop anymore, because they were a limited-edition pair. But I wish I could have SO many of the pairs she features on her shop, and here is a sampling of my favorites:
Aren't they gorgeous???
I'm also blown away by her necklaces. She has such a unique way of doing her loops and hooks, and they are so artistic and unique! I love the green onyx stone and the looping double-leaf design on her Olivia necklace.

I think my very favorite necklace is her Summer Breeze Lariat necklace. The colors are so pretty, and this necklace has no clasp! It's meant to be worn with the chains wrapped over each other at any length. It's such a cool idea!

She also makes some beautiful bracelets, like this one called Seeing Double. It's simple, classic, yet really refined and cool-looking at the same time!

Carollai is doing a giveaway for one reader to win a $20 gift certificate for anything in her shop! I'm so thrilled about it!!!

Here's how to enter:
*Visit her shop and leave me a comment on this post, telling me your favorite piece of jewelry and what you would use the gift certificate towards.

Get extra entries when you:
1. Follow my blog!
2. Add her shop as a favorite in Etsy and let me know you did.
3. Blog about this giveaway with a link to me!
4. Mention this giveaway on Facebook with a link.
5. Tweet about this giveaway.
6. Become a follower of her blog, and let me know you did.

*Please leave me a separate comment for each entry!
This giveaway will close on October 5'th. Good luck!!!

And that's not all. . . she has an amazing end-of-summer sale going on right now, and everything in her shop is 20% off!!!

Go find something pretty! It's extremely easy to do at her shop!

136 comments:

  1. All of her stuff is so cute! I especially like the Olivia Necklace.

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  2. thanks so much for this wonderful feature. i'm so glad you loved the earrings you received as a gift. :) i've sent many customers over to this blog so hopefully lots of people will be clamoring to get this giveaway!

    blessings, carollai

    {shop} http://carollai.etsy.com
    {look behind the scenes} http://mustardseedbycarollai.blogspot.com
    {contact} by.carollai@gmail.com

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  3. I love the heavenly bliss . earrings. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  4. tweeted. amsbolda@hotmail.com
    http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/4126271015

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  5. Wonderful giveaway!

    My favorite is:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27846555

    though honestly I'm in love with so many pieces that it's hard to choose just one.

    Peace & Love,
    Beth
    star_momma at yahoo dot com

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  6. I follow your blog :)

    Peace & Love,
    Beth
    star_momma at yahoo dot com

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  7. Added her shop - can't believe I hadn't already! Bad me! I'm http://wildemoon.etsy.com just to confirm :)

    Peace & Love,
    Beth
    star_momma at yahoo dot com

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  8. Beautiful stuff! My favorites are Egyptian Rhapsody & Rain Drops on Roses

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  9. Carollai's shop is one of my favs

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  10. I love her royal highness . earrings

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  11. Her shop is my favorite (egater in Etsy)

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  12. I'm following your blog...pop over to mine sometime!!

    ~Holly

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  13. The summer breeze is my favorite, love it!

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  14. Added Mustard Seed to my favorites on Etsy

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  15. My favorite are the fall foliage earrings. LOVE 'em and that's what I'd use my gc on. Thanks!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31241540

    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  16. I follow your blog. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  17. I added MustardSeed by Carollai as an Etsy Fave. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    Etsy id: joeandbridge

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  18. I posted a link to your giveaway on my Facebook page. Thanks!

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/posted.php?id=100000184415722&share_id=75203599955&comments=1&ref=mf#div_story_75203599955_75203599955

    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    FB name: Bridgette Groschen

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  19. I tweeted your giveaway. Thanks!
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4135274649
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  20. I love Autumn Petals Necklace!!!

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  21. Added Mustard Seeds shop to my faves and the Autumn Necklace to my wish list ;)

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  22. Now following your blog because I love giveaways!

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  23. I love the the-grand-holiday . earrings.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  24. I'm a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  25. Hearted her shop. (bloomingblossom)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  26. I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/4138096391

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  27. I facebooked. (Aik Chien)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  28. I blogged.

    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  29. I love the autumn petals necklace!

    jakellcth @ msn.com

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  30. I love the tea time earrings!

    sunela at gmail dot com

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  31. i follow!

    sunela at gmail dot com

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  32. midnight cattleya . necklace is my favorite. thanks for the opportunity!

    meredith(dot)targarona(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Midnight Cattleya ia Gorgeous!
    all are very very Beautiful !!

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  34. This jewelry is beautiful, I’m going to take a look now!

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  35. my current fave is the summer breeze lariat also and i would put the gift certificate towards that item =)

    thanks for the giveaway chance.

    corneliatsang(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I like the summer breeze . lariat necklace :)

    jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

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  37. her shop is favorited on my etsy (jenntrc)

    jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

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  38. My favorite item are the heavenly bliss earrings and that's what I'd take the gift certificate for.
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  39. I heart her shop on Etsy (ghainskom)
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  40. I put a link back to this post on my blog.
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  41. I love the Ends of Earth necklace! :)

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  42. I follow your blog :)

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  43. I faved her shop on Etsy, my etsy user name is daer0n.

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  44. I blogged:
    http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/09/carollais-jewelry-giveaway.html

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  45. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/daer0n/statuses/4158765164

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  46. What a wonderful giveaway my fingers are crossed. I just bought a purple fall sweater and the grand holiday earrings would look superb with it.Thanks for the giveaway.Marian

    mtzeela@yahoo.com

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  47. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4166081001

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  48. lovely giveaway,
    the madison avenue earrings are gorgeous!



    amiddleton85
    gmail

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  49. wow, too many beautiful pieces to choose just one favorite! I really like the midnight cattleya . necklace-- my favorite colors! and the autumn petals . necklace and sea flora . bracelet...
    i think i'd put a gift certificate towards one of these, but i don't know which!

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  50. Beautiful pieces I found the Midnight Cattleya necklace to be a fav.

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  51. I would use the gift certificate toward the Summer Breeze Lariat Necklace!

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  52. Just hearted Mustard Seed on Etsy
    joyfulgirlnatural

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  53. I am a follower of your blog. Thank you for the entry in the giveaway.

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  54. I definitely like the lariat necklace. Thank you for the entry!

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  55. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the JOIE DE VIVRE earrings!

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  56. I like the Summer Breeze Lariat Necklace. And I would probable use the gift cert towards...a pair of earrings...but I'm not sure which ones, there is too many gorgeous ones!

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  57. The Seeing DOuble bracelet is my fave! I hope she makes a necklace to match!

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  58. my fave item is the madison ave earings, i would put my gift certif towards those :)

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  59. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    My favourite item, which I would buy, is the the-grand-holiday . earrings.

    Link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29161697

    Thank you!

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  60. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I'm a follower on Blogger/Google Friend as spamgirl. :) Thank you!

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  61. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Faved her shop on etsy!

    Thank you!

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  62. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I shared your contest on my Facebook - Kitty Cartouche. Thank you!

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  63. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/4322028969

    Thank you!

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  64. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I'm a follower of mustardseed on Blogger/Google Friend as spamgirl. :) Thank you!

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  65. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I blogged your contest! http://www.cancontests.com/2009/09/contests-from-elsewhere-win-25.html

    Thank you!

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  66. My favorite is the Egyptian Rhapsody. What a beautiful giveaway!

    ryanw@mts.net

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  67. Hi Ashley!
    I LOVE Carollai's etsy shop! I think I would use the gift certificate towards the "Summer Breeze" necklace... I just love it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    May Jesus Christ bless you with a wonderful evening!

    Abiah

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  68. Oh, wow! Thanks for this awesome giveaway, Ashley! Carollai's etsy shop is so cute. I l.o.v.e... the "heavenly bliss" earrings and the "midnight cattleya" necklace. Truthfully, I loved it all!!

    Thanks again!
    God bless you with a great evening!
    Abi

    hegivesmejoy88@netins.net

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  69. Love the "midnight cattleya" necklace. LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!

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  70. i liked the sweet soul necklace
    sandtneal at mfire dot com

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  71. etsy faved as trishatoo
    sandtneal at mfire dot com

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  72. following you!
    sandtneal at mfire dot com

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  73. all stuff is so good...so difficult to choose...I liked Summer Breeze Lariat necklace and Olivia necklace...its difficult to choose the best from both!!

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  74. I personally like the kali spera opera necklace.

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  75. I have added her shop as one of my favorite etsy shops. Easy to do!

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  76. I really like her kali spera . opera length necklace and would use the gc on that!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  77. I follow your blog!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  78. Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/4384332224
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  79. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4403919707

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  80. My favorite is the Summer Breeze Lariat Necklace. It's
    lovely. Thanks.
    sabrita@juno.com

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  81. egyptian rhapsody earrings are my favorite, how chic and stunning!!
    I would spend my G/C towards this!

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/

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  82. I own CoolCanucks.ca, which is a Canadian Contest and Freebie site. This giveaway is shared here:

    http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/23966-veater-family-mustard-seed-20-gift-certificate-giveaway-oct5-canada

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/

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  83. I posted this giveaway on Facebook!

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=513216817&ref=profile
    (Heather Clouston-Diotte)

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/

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  84. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/coolcanucks/status/4410117855

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/

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  85. I Became a follower of her blog!
    (Heather Diotte)

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/

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  86. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4423272818

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  87. I love Carollai's shop!!! I'd love to win her summer breeze . lariat necklace!

    kara.rotella@gmail.com

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  88. mustardseed by carollai is already one of my fav shops on etsy :)

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  89. I like the night sky and stars earrings.

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  90. I added her shop as an etsy favorite (anne1456 etsy name)

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  91. tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/4441505719

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  92. I am following Mustard Seed's blog.

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  93. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4448754502

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  94. adding another entry =) just put a link on my facebook page.

    corneliatsang(at)gmail(dot)com

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  95. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4482994963

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    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4497315714

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  100. My favorite is the ends-of-the-earth necklace, so sparkly! trixpixel(at)gmail.com

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  101. I follow! trixpixel(at)gmail.com

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  102. I've added her shop as an Etsy favorite [littlemissbee]. trixpixel(at)gmail.com

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  103. I follow her blog as well. trixpixel(at)gmail.com

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  104. The autumn petals necklace is just gorgeous. I love the fall colors.
    tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  105. I added her shop as a favorite in Etsy! (mexyplex) tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  106. I'm a follower
    tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  107. I follow her blog!
    tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  108. **Daily Tweet**
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4629246602

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  109. dancing queen earrings are my favorite!

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