Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Contest!! Stupid Shiny Designs!


Update (9/1):  Contest Closed
Winner:  Michikit

I am so excited to give away a book thong from my favorite Etsy shop - Stupid Shiny Designs!  My very talented friend Mandy began selling her beautiful hand-beaded book thongs on Etsy two years ago, and she has been busy making all sorts of lovely beaded goodies ever since.  How it all began:  "After reading the Twilight books, I wanted to make something special to go along with each book and to share with my friends. This little hobby soon became an obsession and in July of 2008, while on vacation in Forks, Washington, Stupid Shiny Designs was born."  

That trip to Forks was so much fun, and all of SSD's book thongs are gorgeous!  It is like finding beautiful jewelry to coordinate with each of your favorite books!  These lovely bookmarks are durable, lightweight, and so fun to play with while you read.  Plus, her custom orders are amazing!  Do you have a favorite book or character that you would love to see represented in her shop?  Perhaps you love a particular design but wonder if it can be made in another color?  All you have to do is ask, and she will work with you to personalize a book thong just for you.  How awesome is that?!  To see some of her previous custom orders click here.
   
Visit Stupid Shiny Designs on Etsy and facebook!
Take a look at a few of SSD's novel-inspired book thongs:
(click any image below to see larger photos in the SSD shop)











Contest details:

The prize:  a book thong of your choice from Stupid Shiny Designs

Contest deadline:  August 31st at 11:59 pm PST.

How to Enter:  Fill out the form below to let us know which book thong you would like to win. *required* (This contest is INTERNATIONAL!)

Extra Entries:
+1 if you "Heart" Stupid Shiny Designs on Etsy
+1 if you "Like" Stupid Shiny Designs' facebook page
+1 for every place you help spread the word about this contest (Up to +3)
+1 for tallying your total number of entries  *required*

38 comments:

Dazzling Mage said...

These are really beautiful! Thanks for posting!

Candace said...

They are gorgeous! I recently got a book string (similar but not as pretty) and really like it. It's nice that it can't be tore up by the kids. Though they always want to steal it and pull it out of my book all the time! Thanks for the contest!

bkobsessed17 said...

They are all amazing! I love all of them! I'm going ot have to save up some money.

Jenni Elyse said...

So excited! I love Mandy's work!

kjovus said...

these are great bookmarks. I want one for each of my books. Does she make a graceling one?

Giada M said...

Thank you for this awesome giveaway! *-*

Elise said...

Thanks. These are great!

Violet said...

Dazzling Mage- Aren't they lovely? Thank you for your comment! :)

Candace- I really like this style of bookmark too. It's great that they can't be bent or torn by the kids. :)

bkobsessed17- Aren't they beautiful? As lovely as they look in the photos, they are seriously even prettier in person. Glad you like them! :)

Jenni- Yay! Mandy's book thongs are amazing, aren't they? Thanks for entering!

kjovus- I can totally relate to wanting one for each of your books! I feel exactly the same way. They are even more beautiful in person, and I love the way they can be catered to your favorite character or story element from each book. I don't believe she has made a Graceling one yet, but I am sure she would if asked. That would make such an awesome book thong with beads to represent Katsa's two different-colored eyes!

Giada M- Thank you for your entry! :)

Elise- Thanks! Glad you like them! :)

Michikit said...

I just adore the Turning Leaves one!!! This is such a great Contest. Thanks.

Beverly said...

The book thongs are beautiful - thanks for hosting.

Mandy said...

Thanks everyone for you wonderful compliments!!! And thanks to you, Violet for having this contest! You know I love sharing my bookthongs and my love of books.

As far as Graceling goes, I haven't had a chance to read that series yet, believe me, my TBR pile is HUGE, but I'd be happy to make a bookthong for it.

Good Luck!!
Mandy

Melina said...

I had never heard of a book thong before. They are so pretty. You are very talented Mandy.

Violet said...

Michikit - Isn't that Turning Leaves one pretty? Thanks for your entry and for helping spread the word about the contest! :)

Beverly - Thanks for your entry! :)

Mandy - ((Hugs!)) Thank you for making such beautiful bookthongs and sharing your love of books! It is totally my pleasure to host this contest. Thank you for stopping by to comment & to answer the question about Graceling. :)

Melina - Thank you for your comment and your entry. I hadn't heard of book thongs until Mandy introduced them to me, and now I love them! In some ways they remind me of the placeholder ribbons attached to the spines of some classic novels or Bibles, only these are prettier, sparklier, and can be moved from one book to another. :)

Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic said...

Those are absolutely amazing!! I am in love :) I have 1 book thong and it has taken the place of my other bookmarks. BUT one based on a book, SO COOL!! *crossing fingers* I win one! :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

Nicole said...

Those are so incredible! LOVE THEM!

kjovus said...

So I stopped by again, just to admire and covet these book thongs. That and the words book thong makes me giggle.

Great suggestion on two colored beads for Katsa's eyes.

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Book + thong = Big smile : )

Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

Mandy said...

Thanks again to everyone for all the fantastic compliments!

kjovus & Mrs. DeRaps... Shelley, a very good friend of mine, (and PR genius), came up with my shop name of Stupid Shiny Designs which stemmed from my pen name on the Twilight Lexicon fan forum. I love it! The hilarious reactions I get when I hand out my business card with my shop name on top and 'bookthongs' below are just priceless.

jeanette8042 said...

Thanks for the fantabulous giveaway!

Joy Tamsin David said...

I never heard of a book thong! No more granny panties for my novels, no sir. :)

Thanks for the contest.

Joy

jellybelly82158 said...

I love the unicorn thong. I collect unicorns of all kinds

Ekta said...

Thank you so much! The book thongs are beautiful!

Aleksandra said...

They're all beautiful :)
Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Kailia Sage said...

Great contest!

Ladytink_534 said...

What a great giveaway!!!

Elegance said...

Wow. These are beautiful. I'll make sure to enter! :D

Lorielle said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I think these book thongs are absolutely gorgeous!

Vidisha said...

Great giveaway!!

JessicaLLWright said...

OMG they are just Amazing! I adore them! :D Brillaint giveaway!

Mandy said...

Thanks, everyone, for the wonderful compliments! The give-away day is almost here!

janflora said...

Love these! Must have teh Harry Potter one -even if its Slytherin ;)

Kulsuma said...

Awesome!

latishajean said...

They are so cute great giveaway thank you :)

angelatarantula said...

thanks for the giveaway! They are soooo pretty!

Elzahh said...

WOW those are Beautiful... I absolutely love them.

I make gem stone ones, angel ones and vampire academy inspired ones :D

Mandy said...

Thanks again, everyone!

Elzahh...Do you sell yours or just make them for yourself? I'd love to see them.

Elzahh said...

Mandy... I don't sell mine I just make them for fun or for gifts.
I've made a page link on my Blog called 'Bookmarks/thongs I made..' if you'd like to see them.

http://elzar-v.blogspot.com/

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