Category Archives: Giveaways

February 2017 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congrats to Heba, who was last month’s newsletter giveaway winner. She won a pair of aqua handmade Czech glass and sterling silver earrings.

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of chartreuse Czech glass earrings. You’ll be automatically entered in each month’s draw as long as you are signed up to receive my newsletter – if you’d like to win some earrings, make sure you’re subscribed!

January 2017 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congrats to Shari, who has won herself a pair of azure handmade Czech glass and sterling silver earrings in my latest newsletter giveaway. Way to go Shari! 

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of aqua Czech glass earrings. You’ll be automatically entered in each month’s draw as long as you are signed up to receive my newsletter – if you’d like some too, make sure you’re subscribed so you have a chance to win next time, won’t you?

December 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Ellen, who won the newsletter giveaway for last month. She has chosen these beautiful lavender drop earrings as her prize!

Lavender Drop Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Earrings

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of azure Czech glass earrings. You’ll be automatically entered in each month’s draw as long as you are signed up to receive my newsletter – and you’ll get news, discounts and eye candy galore!

November 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations are due to Jane, who won the newsletter giveaway for last month. She has chosen these fabulous apple green tube earrings as her prize!Apple Green Czech Glass Tube and Sterling Silver Earrings

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of purple Czech glass earrings. You’ll be automatically entered in each month’s draw as long as you are signed up to receive my newsletter – and you’ll get to see news, pretties and discounts!

October 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Stephanie was the winner of last month’s newsletter earring giveaway, so congrats to her!

Czech Earrings - Blue

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of green Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive the newsletter – you’ll be automatically entered in each month’s draw as long as you are!

September 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Francek, who was the winner of last month’s newsletter earring giveaway.

Czech Earrings - Celadon

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of blue Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive the newsletter, that’s how you get a chance to win each month! Have a good one!

August 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Nicole, who was the winner of the newsletter earring giveaway for last month.

Czech Earrings- Red

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of celadon Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter so you are in the draw!

July 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

The newsletter earring giveaway for last month was won by Hazel – congratulations to her.

Czech Earrings - Grey

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of red Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter so you are in the draw!

June 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Susan, who won my newsletter earring giveaway for last month. Susan chose these triangle earrings from my black Czech glass earring selection.

Black Triangle Czech Glass Geometric Sterling Silver Modern Dangle Earrings

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of grey Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter – every subscriber gets a chance every month. Have a great July!

May 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winners

It was The Silver Forge’s 4th anniversary last month, and the winners of my anniversary giveaways were Luella, Mandy, Cori and Emma. They won a pair of earrings of their choice from those pictured below. I ‘m always so glad to do a giveaway, it brightens my day! Fourth Anniversary GiveawayThe winner of the monthly newsletter giveaway for last month was Nari. A pair of these brown earrings are coming her way!

Czech Earrings - Brown

It was a lovely coincidence that three of these winners are fellow handcrafters. Mandy is co-owner at Ditto Crafts, who offer a variety of practical handmade gifts and accessories for all ages.

Ditto Crafts - Cactus

Lettuce Cactus by Ditto Crafts

Hexo Design is Cori’s label, and although Cori is taking some time out at present, we have almost enough of her fabulous shorts here at my place to last us for a little while!

Hexo Designs - Shorts

Roar Shorts by Hexo Designs

Nari creates under the name Nari Design Pot, and her felt fabric jewellery is the cutest!

Snow Mountain Brooch by Nari Design Pot

Snow Mountain Brooch by Nari Design Pot

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of black Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter, and you’ll automatically be in every draw!

the silver forge’s fourth anniversary

The Silver Forge is turning four this month. I can hardly believe it! It has been a beautiful, quirky and interesting journey so far; and one that I am only making thanks to the support from each and every one of you.

Silversmithing is wonderful – but to be creating pieces that bring joy to other people is a whole new level of fabulous. Thank you all so very much for being part of this little indie enterprise – to everyone who visits this website, browses, emails me, buys things; everyone who likes my FaceBook page, likes my posts, comments on them, shares them; everyone who follows me on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media; everyone who subscribes to my newsletter, new release update email, and blog updates; everyone who comes to me with their custom piece requests; everyone who makes donations to my worthy causes, and for all the other forms of love and support you’ve shown; I appreciate each and every one of you.

Fourth Anniversary Giveaway

This month, I’ll be drawing four names from among my lovely newsletter subscribers – one for each year this business has been happening. The prize will be a pair of earrings – winner’s choice from the nine pairs pictured above! Which pair will you chose if you win? All you have to do is to be signed up to receive my monthly newsletter ~ and you can do that here if you’re not already subscribed!

Here’s to a fabulous month, and a really wonderful year. Thanks again, everyone!

April 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Joanna, who won my newsletter earring giveaway for last month. Her prize is a pair of chartreuse Czech glass earrings of her choice.

Chartreuse Czech Glass Earrings

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of brown Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter – May is The Silver Forge’s anniversary month, and there are some other giveaways that you might be interested in! Meanwhile, have a totally wonderful month!

March 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Janet won my newsletter earring giveaway for last month, which was a pair of aqua Czech glass earrings of her choice. Congrats to her!
Czech Earring Tile - Aqua

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of chartreuse Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter – there are plenty of giveaways to come! Good luck, and thank you as always.

February 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Evonne, who won my newsletter earring giveaway for last month. Evonne chose herself a pair of these white peacock Czech glass and sterling silver earrings, which are in the mail to her as we speak.
White Peacock Czech Glass and Sterling Silver EarringsEvonne makes the most lovely bears (and other creatures) – look!  You can find these guys and their friends over at Vonne Bears. So cute!

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of aqua Czech glass earrings. Just make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter, and you are automatically entered into each month’s draw. Good luck, and thank you for your support!

January 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Danielle was the winner of last month’s newsletter giveaway, so congrats to her! The prize was a pair of orange czech glass earrings.

Czech Earring Tile - Orange MailChimp
Next month’s giveaway is a pair of white Czech glass earrings. All you have to do is make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter, and you are automatically entered into each month’s draw. Good luck, and thank you for your support!

Czech Earring Tile - White - MailChimp

December 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

The winner of last month’s newsletter giveaway was Jenny. The prize was a pair of azure Czech glass earrings, and Jenny chose this pair.

Ciel Blue Czech Glass Tube and Sterling Silver Earrings
Next month’s giveaway is a pair of orange Czech glass earrings. If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you are automatically entered into each month’s draw, so all you have to do is make sure you’re signed up. Fingers crossed!

Czech Earring Tile - Orange MailChimp'

November 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Taran, the winner of last month’s newsletter giveaway.  The prize was a pair of pink Czech glass earrings.

Czech Earring Tile - Pink Mailchimp

The giveaway next month will be a pair of azure Czech glass earrings. If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you are automatically entered into each month’s draw, so all you have to do is make sure you’re signed up, and sit back!

Czech Glass Earrings - Azure

October 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

The winner of last month’s newsletter giveaway was Andy, so a big congratulations there! The prize is a pair of yellow Czech glass earrings.

Czech Earring Tile - Yellow 1024

If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you are automatically entered into each month’s draw, and the giveaway next month will be a pair of pink Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up, and good luck!

Czech Earring Tile - Pink Mailchimp

 

September 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Rachel won last month’s newsletter giveaway, so a big congratulations to her! She gets to choose herself a pair of green Czech glass earrings.

Czech Earring Tile - Green

This month, the newsletter giveaway is a pair of yellow Czech glass earrings.

Czech Earring Tile - Yellow 1024

If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you are automatically entered into each month’s draw, so next month it could be you. Good luck!

The Silver Forge Survey 2015

Input from you lovely people is very valuable to me, so I’m hoping you might give 2 to 3 minutes of your precious time to do a very quick anonymous survey!

To say thank you for completing the survey I’m offering you a $10 voucher for my online shop. You can take the survey here.

Thanks! Mwoah!

August 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congrats to Anita, who won last month’s newsletter giveaway, and scored herself a pair of purple Czech glass earrings of her choice.  She chose these lovely orchid Czech glass earrings:

Orchid Oval Czech Glass Drop and Sterling Silver Earrings

Anita has the gorgeous shop Echidna Art and Cards, where I do like to find beautiful greeting cards! You may also have seen some of Echidna Art and Cards’ stunning work featured in my ‘Worthy Cause’ posts. You might love to own some of their work, too – I know find it hard to part with some of the cards I’ve purchased!

Echidna Art and Cards - Feathers

This month, green is the colour for the newsletter giveaway, and there are plenty of choices in the green Czech glass section of my shop.

Czech Earring Tile - Green

If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you are automatically entered into each month’s draw, so good luck – next month it could be you!

July 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

The earring giveaway for June was a pair of coral red Czech glass hoop earrings, and the lucky winner was Sue Lynn! These earrings are on their way to Denver, Colorado, USA. What well travelled pieces I have!

Coral Red Opaque Czech Glass Sterling Silver Modern Contemporary Hoop Earrings

Just to change things up a little, the earring giveaway for August is going to be a pair of purple Czech glass earrings of your choice. You have to be happy with that!

Czech Earrings -  Purple

If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you are automatically entered into each month’s draw, so keep your fingers crossed!

Coral Red Opaque Czech Glass Sterling Silver Modern Contemporary Hoop Earrings

June 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

The earring giveaway for June was a pair of snow white Czech glass earrings. The lucky winner was Alison, and these earrings went winging across the ocean to Hampshire, England.

Snow White Opaque Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Faceted Drop Earrings

The earring giveaway for July will be a pair of coral red hoop earrings. If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you are automatically entered into each month’s draw – how fab is that!

Coral Red Opaque Czech Glass Sterling Silver Modern Contemporary Hoop Earrings

Keep smiling, and enjoying life – isn’t it wonderful?

Snow White Opaque Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Faceted Drop Earrings

May 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winners

Well, it was a lovely month last month, and thank you all so much for your support! I’m pleased to say the winners of the gift vouchers were Basile and Jane. Jane chose these pieces from my shop, and they went out to her in the mail the other day.

 

The winners of the newsletter earring giveaway were Eliane and Annie. They both get to choose their own pair of earrings from my Czech glass collection.

Earrings - Selection - Newsletter

The earring giveaway for June will be a pair of snow white Czech glass earrings! Just make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter, and you are automatically entered into each month’s draw.

Snow White Opaque Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Faceted Drop Earrings

I can’t believe half the month has flown by already, I hope you’re having a wonderful June!

April 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Kelly was the winner of the newsletter earring giveaway for April, and the prize was a pair of these pale green Czech glass flower earrings.

Pale Green Flower Czech Glass Earrings. Sterling Silver Drop Earrings.

Because it is The Silver Forge’s anniversary month, the giveaway for May will be not one but two pairs of earrings, of  the winner’s own choice! Just make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter, that’s all you have to do.

Earrings - Selection - Newsletter

Which ones would you choose?

Pale Green Flower Czech Glass Earrings. Sterling Silver Drop Earrings.

March 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

The winner of the newsletter earring giveaway for March was Wendy. The prize was a pair of these faceted black onyx earrings.

Black Onyx Gemstone and Sterling Silver Earrings

The April giveaway will be a pair of pale green Czech glass flower earrings. Just make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter, and you’re in with a chance! If you can’t wait, and you want some of these earrings right now, you can find them here.

Pale Green Flower Czech Glass Earrings. Sterling Silver Drop Earrings.

I hope you enjoyed your April!

it’s the silver forge’s third anniversary!

anniversary celebrations

I’m amazed to find that three years have passed since I opened The Silver Forge. I finally found what I want to be when I grow up! To be able to send my creations out into the wide world for others to enjoy makes the already zen experience of silversmithing just perfect.

Neon Apatite and Labradorite Sterling Silver Bangle

A great big thank you to everyone who visits this website, browses, emails me, buys things; everyone who likes my FaceBook page, likes my posts, comments on them, shares them; everyone who follows me on Instagram, Twitter, and other social media; everyone who subscribes to my newsletter, new release update email, and blog updates; everyone who comes to me with their custom piece requests; everyone who makes donations to my worthy causes, and for all the other forms of love and support you’ve shown; I appreciate each and every one of you ~ thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

 

 

I love the challenge of creating custom pieces for my lovely clients; and in between times I love to make new creations for my online shop. I even get time to build the occasional piece for myself!) I am also proud to have supported a number of worthy causes this year – I try to help spread a bit of peace and love in our crazy world, and sometimes the best way to do that is to support others who are making a difference.

40 off drusy

As a way of saying thank you to all you lovely people for your ongoing support, I am offering 40% off all drusy pieces until the end of May. Just use coupon code DRUSY40 at the checkout.

Earrings - Czech Glass

As part of the celebrations, I am also giving away two pairs of Czech glass earrings to two lucky winners. All you have to do is to be signed up to receive my monthly newsletter ~ and you can do that here if you’re not already subscribed!

I hope you all have a most excellent month, full of joy and wonder. Thanks again to you all!!

February 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Last month’s newsletter earring giveaway winner was Lana, and a pair of these sparkly pink Czech glass and sterling silver earrings went out in the mail to her. A big thank you to Lana, and to everyone who subscribes to my newsletter!

Sparkly Pink Faceted Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings

Lana is a fellow handmade shop owner who makes clothing and swimwear over at SunHaze Clothing. It’s worth checking out her shop!!

The newsletter giveaway for March will be a pair of my black onyx Mineralist earrings. All you have to do to win is make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter, and you’re in with a chance! If you can’t wait, and you want some of these earrings right now, you can find them here.

Black Onyx Gemstone and Sterling Silver Earrings

Have a lovely March!

Winner of The Silver Forge Selfie Competition 2015

Posted Selfie - Lithy Harrison

A big congratulations to Lithy, the winner of The Silver Forge Selfie Competition for 2015! Lithy has been having a bit of a shop-up with her voucher, and I hope she’s been enjoying it heaps. Some more of my beautiful entrants below:

You can check out all the wonderful entries on The Silver Forge FaceBook page or on Instagram  – just search for #silverforgeselfie.

Keep an eye out for some more of these lovely pictures in the customer testimonial section or as part of my product listings on my website!

A very big thank you to everyone who entered – it was really gratifying to see so many of you lovely people wearing your Silver Forge pieces – it made my heart glad, and I think I’ll do it all again next year!

January 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Dorothy-Jane was the winner of last month’s newsletter earring giveaway, and she is the happy recipient of a pair of these jonquil yellow Czech glass and sterling silver hoop earrings. I’m so glad to be able to thank my supporters in some small way each month!

Jonquil Yellow Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings

The newsletter giveaway for February will be a pair of sparkly pink Czech glass and sterling silver earrings. All you have to do to win is make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter, and you’re in with a chance! If you can’t wait, and you want some of these earrings right now, you can find them here.

Sparkly Pink Faceted Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings

Enjoy your month, won’t you!

The Silver Forge Selfie Competition 2015

After some customers posted some great pictures on my FaceBook page recently of themselves wearing some of their Silver Forge jewellery, I thought I’d love to ask you all to show me pictures of your beautiful selves wearing pieces I’ve created – it’s such a buzz seeing someone wearing something I’ve made!

With that in mind, I thought I’d run a competition ~ the prize will be a $100 voucher to spend in The Silver Forge shop. All you have to do is post a photo of yourself wearing your Silver Forge piece: either to The Silver Forge FaceBook page, or on your Instagram or Twitter account. The winner will be randomly selected from all the entries across the board.

Most important – don’t forget to make sure you use the hashtag #silverforgeselfie so I can see you!

If you aren’t on any of these social media, don’t despair! You can email me your picture and I’ll make sure you’re entered in the draw.

If you enter the competition, I may post your pictures onto my social media accounts as mentioned above, or pop some of your pictures in the customer testimonial section or as part of my product listings on my website to show you off – just so you are aware! 🙂

The winner of The Silver Forge selfie competition will be randomly selected on 14th February 2015. (Valentine’s Day, I know!) You may enter one photo for each piece of The Silver Forge jewellery that you have – each photo will count as one entry, because it’s nice to have your loyalty rewarded.

I know I said ‘selfie’, but if you’d really rather someone else took the photo of you, I can bend the rules a little!

If you have given someone else a Silver Forge piece, it is fine to enter a picture of them wearing it, as long as you have their permission.

It doesn’t have to be your best glamour shot unless you want it to be; you can make it quick, make it fun, make it quirky – just show me your Silver Forge selfie! Darers go first, so they say, so here’s me with some pieces I’m wearing atm just to get you started. Go for it!

Ruthie's Silver Forge Selfie

December 2014 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Vicki, who was the winner of last month’s newsletter earring giveaway! She was very pleased, as she says she never wins anything. It’s so nice to make someone’s day! Vicki got to choose her own pair of fish earrings from my Aquatic collection – she chose these pearly white fish earrings.

Pearl White Czech Glass Fish and Sterling Silver Earrings

If you’d like a pair of some of these sweet fish, you can get yourself some here in The Silver Forge shop.

Fish Czech Glass Earring Collection

January’s newsletter giveaway is a pair of jonquil yellow Czech glass and sterling silver earrings. Everyone on my mailing list is entered in every month’s draw, so all you have to do to win is make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter! If you can’t wait, and you want some of these earrings right now, you can find them here.

Jonquil Yellow Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings

A very Happy New Year to everyone, and I hope your 2015 dreams are already coming true!

November 2014 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Lithy, who won last month’s newsletter earring giveaway! The prize was a pair of these opaque grey Czech glass and sterling silver earrings.

Grey Czech Glass Earrings

Lithy is one of my gorgeous repeat customers, and I happen to know that she really loves purple, so I offered her her own choice of Czech glass earrings – she chose these ones.

Mauve Opaque Czech Glass Sterling Silver Contemporary Earrings

If you’d like a pair of either of these lovelies, you can get yourself some in The Silver Forge shop.

Fish Czech Glass Earring Collection

December’s newsletter giveaway is a your choice of a pair of Czech glass and sterling silver fish earrings from my Aquatic collection. Everyone on my mailing list is entered in every month’s draw, so all you have to do to win is make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter! If you can’t wait, and you want some of these earrings right now, you can find them here.

I hope you have a great December!

October 2014 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Alix, who was the winner of last month’s newsletter earring giveaway! She will be receiving a pair of these chocolate brown Czech glass and sterling silver earrings. If you missed out and you’d like a pair, you can get yourself some in The Silver Forge shop.

 

Chocolate Brown Sterling Silver Czech Glass Dangle Earrings

 

The giveaway for November is a pair of opaque grey Czech glass and sterling silver earrings. Everyone on my mailing list is entered in every month’s draw, so all you have to do to win is make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter! If you can’t wait, and you want some of these earrings right now, you can find them here.

 

Grey Czech Glass Earrings

 

Have a fabulous November!

September 2014 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Last month’s The Silver Forge newsletter giveaway was a pair of sea green Czech glass and sterling silver round hoop earrings. Congratulations to Jess, who was randomly selected to receive these earrings. If you missed out and you’d like a pair, you can get yourself some here in The Silver Forge shop.

 

Sea Green Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Hoop Simple Elegant Earrings

 

Jess is the owner of Jessidee Handmade Cards, and she makes cute cards and notebooks. You can check out her shop here.

 

Jessidee Cards

 

The giveaway for October is a pair of chocolate brown Czech glass and sterling silver earrings. All you have to do to win is make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter – everyone on my mailing list is entered in every month’s draw! If you can’t wait, and you want some of these earrings right now, you can find them here.

 

Chocolate Brown Sterling Silver Czech Glass Dangle Earrings

Enjoy these beautiful spring days, won’t you!

August 2014 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Kathy was the winner of last month’s The Silver Forge newsletter giveaway – congratulations to her! A pair of these lavender Czech glass and sterling silver square hoop earrings are winging their way to Colorado as we speak. If you missed out and you’d like a pair of these, you can get yourself some here in The Silver Forge shop.

 

Purple Lavender Square Hoop Sterling Silver Czech Glass Simple Modern Earrings

 

The giveaway for September is going to be a pair of sea green Czech glass and sterling silver round hoop earrings. Everyone on my mailing list is entered in every month’s draw! All you have to do to win is make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter. If you can’t wait, and you want some of these earrings right now, you can find them here.

 

Sea Green Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Hoop Simple Elegant Earrings

 

Now that it’s September, Spring is here, so do have a lovely happy month, won’t you!