I know several people who seem to win a lot of things. Contests on the radio, playing at the casino, whatever. They just seem to be very lucky. I'm not one of those people. Sure, I don't try to win very many things, and there is the saying that 'you can't win if you don't play.' But honestly, even when I HAVE entered contests, I didn't win.
When I started blogging, I started following other blogs as well. When there is a giveaway on those blogs, I usually enter to win if I am even remotely interested in the prizes. But I do so without any hope of actually getting any of them.
That changed when I won some beautiful gemstones in a giveaway on Melissa Muir's blog. I started laying them out with different design options as soon as they arrived, and finally settled on a pair of earrings for the peridot and a pendant for the amethyst. I used 24 gauge sterling silver discs and added texture with a chasing tool to hang with the gemstones. I love them!