Winterberry giveaway!

In celebration of Christmas and all the wonderful winter holidays, I’ve created this special one-of-a-kind winterberry necklace exclusively to offer here as a giveaway from our Artigiano blog!  The hand fabricated silver leaves and berries are inspired by a huge holly bush that held a prominent position in our garden border through many years of holiday seasons, all the while providing festive boughs to decorate our home. This everlasting sprig makes a dramatic necklace ($185.00 value), knotted on a rustic leather choker with a closure made from a vintage mother-of-pearl button.  The necklace is about 16″ long, and I’ve left a bit of extra leather cord in the back so that it can be extended a bit if needed.

To enter the drawing, follow these simple steps before December 20 to qualify:

  1. Scroll through our blog or use the archives list in the right column, choose one story to read, and submit a comment at the end of the story.
  2. Sign up here for our e-mail list! (not necessary if you are already on the list). We send only occasional messages or updates and do not share our list with any other businesses.
  3. Want to double your chance of winning? Come back to this article and submit another comment below, indicating which favorite article you have commented on and that you would like to be included in the drawing a second time and you will qualify for 2 chances.

Fulfill these guidelines and you will have a chance (or 2) in the drawing, to be shipped to a lucky winner the week leading up to Christmas.  Note that the necklace will only be shipped within the US only so please have a US residential address to qualify to receive the prize. The winner will be notified via e-mail December 20th and I’ll request your shipping address then.  Claim your prize and it will be shipped out right away with delivery confirmation!

I’m happy to offer this drawing with special thanks to all who have encouraged and supported Artigiano this year!  All the amazing comments and feedback, the continued support of my wonderful local customers and friends, as well as the warm welcome from the Etsy community of artists, treasury makers, and micro business supporters continue to make this endeavor a delightful and hopeful experience.

Good luck… and warm wishes to you this special season!

Congratulations! Carla (cbc) is our Winterberry Winter!
Your necklace is NYC bound!
Thank you to everyone who posted and participated in our very first Giveaway!

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20 Comments to Winterberry giveaway!

  1. toni's Gravatar toni
    November 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    I love this piece…such a pretty addition to your growing collection of creations!

  2. November 29, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Andrea, I am so glad I’m on this email list and saw this beautiful piece. You are truly gifted, wow! I hope to one day be able to buy one of your pieces. I always loved the idea of your Dad’s little shop. happy holidays and all the best, alice

  3. November 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi Andrea…I don’t think my first comment posted….but this is such a beautiful piece of jewelry. You are awesome…so gifted…and I love that’s it’s based on the holly bush. It is so pretty! I hope to one day order one of your pieces. I always loved that your Dad had his little shop in Dumont. Happy holidays. Sincerely, alice

  4. Kim's Gravatar Kim
    November 29, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    A beautiful addition to your art! I love the work you do, and feel privledged to have seen so many aspects to your artistry, from fine art to graphic design to your beautiful jewelry… keep it up!

  5. Regina Puglisi's Gravatar Regina Puglisi
    November 30, 2010 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    Andrea, your work is always lovely. Over these many years I have enjoyed your father’s artistry and now yours. Have a Blessed Christmas!

  6. Alex's Gravatar Alex
    November 30, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful necklace! …which reminds me… All of my friends love the heart necklace you made that my parents got me for my birthday! (((And I very much adore it as well, of course:)!! ))) You have fans far and wide.

  7. Sue's Gravatar Sue
    December 1, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Hi Andrea,
    I, too, love this piece. My Aniello/Artigiano collection has evolved over the past 35 years. From my first piece from my new boyfriend, Art, to our wedding bands, then the piece I bought for myself in October, and everything in between-all worn with love and appreciation, and they carry with them many fond memories.

  8. Lorraine's Gravatar Lorraine
    December 2, 2010 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    beautiful piece! it’s so pretty i wonder if it might bring more holiday kisses than standing under the mistletoe!

  9. Ilan Halfi's Gravatar Ilan Halfi
    December 5, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I WOULD like a second chance, sure, why not. And yea, that really is a gorgeous piece. I commented on the quince post.

  10. Rosanne's Gravatar Rosanne
    December 6, 2010 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    I’ve had the good fortune to see this lovely winterberry piece in person sitting in Andrea’s workshop. That’s when Andrea explained to me about the holiday giveaway. It IS as beautiful as shown in these photographs. Thanks Andrea, for allowing me the opportunity to win one of your beautful works of art. I love your jewelry and your creative passion!

  11. December 7, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Your work is “Beautiful” as always! Holiday Blessings To All!

  12. Laura's Gravatar Laura
    December 10, 2010 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous – as always!! – simple to say and its always true. Great idea too. Wishing you much success with your blog. And good holiday cheer to you too!

  13. cdb's Gravatar cdb
    December 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful work! I commented on “blackbirds”, these pieces really sing to me.

  14. Sue's Gravatar Sue
    December 14, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Who would have thought all those many years ago when dad made those cookie cutters that one would show up on your blog. Aniello Designer Craftsman is still being creative thru your work.

  15. Dawn's Gravatar Dawn
    December 17, 2010 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    The Winterberry piece is absolutely gorgeous! I purchased the Blackbird necklace from your Etsy shop about a month ago, and it’s absolutely beautiful and beautifully crafted! One of my favorite pieces of jewelry (when I do wear jewelry)! I’m sure the Winterberry piece is crafted just as beautifully. The photography on your blog is beautiful — I’ll have to stop by more often! I’ve also posted a comment to the “Overwinter” entry.

  16. Maria's Gravatar Maria
    December 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post WELCOME.
    Fascinating story. Thank you for sharing.
    What a wonderful little store front. Would have loved to have seen it in person.

    Thanks for adding me to your giveaway a second time and thank you for this amazing opportunity!
    Merry Christmas!

  17. Sarah's Gravatar Sarah
    December 18, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    I commented on your latest post (right before this one) Wintery Day. I have a backyard full of evergreens, yet I’ve never used any part of them to make something, which is a bit odd. You have a great talent with metal – your pieces are so beautiful!

  18. December 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    I love your blog!
    (I only wish your esty store was searchable by type of item…sigh…. ;)

  19. cdb's Gravatar cdb
    December 21, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Andrea, I received the necklace…really, like a flash!!! It is truly outstanding! I LOVE it. (.. still can’t believe I won something so beautiful!) Your designs and craftsman-ship are out of this world, you have made my Holiday! ( & I won’t be taking it off any time soon, either.) I hope to add to it soon, I have my eye on your beautiful wings to keep it company.

    Have a Beautiful Holiday and keep up your wonderful blog, it’s inspiring.