One World, One Heart 2011 – Congratulations to the Winners

Update:  Thanks to everyone who came by to visit and to Lisa for this event.  Tons of fun as always.  The two lucky winners of my give away are:

Kelli from Book of Kells who won the heart pendant, and

Heidi aka Digital Misfit who won the Art Treasure Box.

One World One Heart

Hello to all of you who are first time visitors and have found me through One World, One Heart.  A brief intro:  (More detailed info about me can be found here) I live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia on the west coast of Canada.  My family and I just recently moved here to bring our lives back in to balance, allowing me to pursue the arts full time.  I am just in the process of setting up my studio again in our new place, and have also recently created this new website/blog as my studio’s “cyber-home.”  I have been making stuff since I was a small girl.  I remember getting into a bit of trouble at school when I brought beaded keychains and pet rocks I had made to sell to my friends on the school playground!  Forty years later, I am still making things and sharing them with friends and others who fall in love with the things I have created.  (For those who keep asking me….yes, I will have an Etsy store set up soon, I promise.)   I am also very passionate about the process of creative activity as I know it has created such renewal for me personally.  In fact I credit weekly time in my studio as a critical part of my recovery from post-partum depression after the birth of my first son.  So, in many ways art has saved my life….and certainly at minimum, my sanity!  I am a mother to two wonderful boys who are now 14 and 11, and a partner to a very supportive husband, who is also creative in his spare time.  His outlet is music and video.

For this last year of One World One Heart, I wanted to do something special for everyone who visits here.  I thought long and hard about how I could give something to everyone, and not just those who would win my give-aways.  So, here’s what I came up with:  As you can see by the banner on the right column of my site, I am also participating in The Sketchbook Challenge.  January’s challenge is “Highly Prized.”  I decided to use this prompt to create a project that I could document in a Step-by-Step tutorial.  This is my “Virtual Give-Away”, one I hope is a treat for everyone.  You can find the first of three parts of that project here.

Give-Away #1

The outcome of the aforementioned project, the “Highly Prized” Art Journal Treasure Box, is an actual item I will ship to the winner of this give-away.  The fun and mystery of this one is that you can watch the unfolding of it’s creation here in the posts that will occur over the next few days.  (If you are worried you might forget which blog you’ve found this on, since you will probably be visiting so many wonderful blogs in the next few days, you can sign up to follow me via email on the right if that is easier for you.)

Update:  Project is complete.  Find it here: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3

Give Away #2

One of the crafts I inherited in my family’s history is blacksmithing.  My Grandfather pointed out to me that I am a fourth-generation blacksmith.  His comments are generous.  My time on the anvil and forge making large scale items is limited.  But, what I have done is take the tradition and style of blacksmithing steel and miniaturized it – bringing it into my jewelry-work.  I just love finding ways to marry different disciplines.  In this series I worked glass together with steel links and components and then combined it with delicate ribbons to create what I call, “Medieval Heart Pendants”  This one below will be shipped to the winner of this second give away.

Medieval Heart PendantMedieval Heart Pendant - detail

So, how do you participate?  Here are the rules as outlined by Lisa Swifka, the creator of this event:

A. The “contest” is open to all active bloggers worldwide.  This is, after all, about meeting and connecting those who are actively blogging.

B. To enter, please leave a comment on this post, making sure there is a way for me to contact you if you are a winner of one of the prizes and also so I can visit your blog too.

C. The two winners will be announced Feb. 17th and I will email the winners as well as post it back on this very post as an update.

That’s all there is to it.  Thanks for stopping by.  I look forward to meeting you.


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143 Responses

  1. Jane Poh

    Rather unusual necklace! I’d love to win it or the treasure chest of stuff.

  2. Dormouse

    What a great idea to offer something for everyone! And the two giveaway gifts are great too. I’d love to receive either!
    I’m having a lovely time with OWOH visiting loads of blogs around the world. I hope you can visit me (if you haven’t already…I’m already losing track of who’s called in to see me!)
    I’m n° 688 on the list.


  3. Birgit

    Hi Cheryl,

    Guess who is your newest follower? Hah! I just couldn’t resist to sign up when I saw your interesting projects. 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win of your two great door prizes. I am looking forward to seeing how the first one will eventually look — and the heart necklace is just lovely.

    Happy creating,
    # 66

  4. Noemi

    I am so glad I found your blog.
    A big hug from Spain.

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  6. Belinda Ferrell

    Hi Im Belinda Nice to meet you .Love your Blog!!
    Please visit mine.My door prize is a OOAK polymer bunting baby
    hugs Belinda

  7. bonnie

    So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

    Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
    Bonnie in Florida

    Visit my blogs
    # 566 and # 567

  8. Wendy from Wonderland

    Hello and may I just say how happy I am to meet you. Happy OWOH. I am so excited to be a part of this and would love the opportunity to be a part of your door prize.
    It has been wonderful to stop by and visit and I hope you will drop in during your adventures around Blogland.
    Wishes and Whimsy
    WeNdy from WonDErLand

  9. Susan

    Hi Cheryl, how cool that you are carrying on the family tradition of blacksmithing in your own way. Your door prizes are fabulous, thanks for the opportunity to win!

  10. BabesbyBarb

    you have some lovely pieces for a giveaway and the virtual one is neat too, please stop by my blog if you have time for a visit

  11. Sharon

    Being a quiltmaking textile artist, your work opens me up to so many other options. I enjoyed your tutorial about making your art treasures box. Of course, I now what to run out and buy supplies and try my hand at it. Thanks for sharing your expertise. Please visit my blog to see my work.

  12. A

    What a great idea! I can’t wait to see the finished piece. I do love that necklace too!
    Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I’m #50!

  13. Micki Butler

    Thanks for being so generous and I am crossing my fingers.

  14. Sam Bonney

    Greetings from Cornwall, I love your jewellery, and would love to proudly display it around my neck! pop over to my blog glivaway!

  15. Aimee

    Cool tutorial, and love the heart! Lampwork always amazes me, the idea of playing with liquid glass and turning it into something Happy OWOH, nice to meet you 🙂

  16. Monica

    Thank you for your generous giveaway.
    Don’t forget to visit me too!

    OWOH #340

  17. Lynn Stevens

    very pretty, sign me up please.
    I’m Lynn (#65)

  18. Shelle

    I “heart’ this 😉 By the way I’m pleased to meet you (I’m Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time I’d love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too 🙂 Like the tutorials every time I try to do something with glue & scissors I end up with my arm stuck to my desk (let’s not mention the back to school contact debacle when I helped my girls cover their books) : )
    Take care & catch you in the bloggersphere!!

  19. Amy

    Count me in on the lovely giveaway.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  20. Antonella

    Ciao Cheryl! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaways – 4th generation wow! your work is beautiful! Glad to meet you as I take my slow journey around the world…
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  21. PEA

    Hi Cheryl, so lovely to meet a fellow Canadian! My two older brothers live in Vancouver and I’ve been there a couple of times, so beautiful!! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win one of your gorgeous pieces of jewellery:-)

    Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  22. mitz

    Cheryl.. way to WOW us! Fantastic.. Thanks for the
    opportunities here.. WTG

  23. Jennifer

    Very nice. Count me in.


  24. Sandra

    lovely necklace and would be great to win. if you’ve not yet visited, please come to Thistle Cove Farm.

  25. Tattin' Kat

    Wow a blacksmith!!! My hubby things that it would be fun to do it on a large scale.

    I’m #530.

  26. Amy S.

    I love that journal!!! So cool!!!

    I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    Amy from Pennsylvania (OWOH #520)
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  27. Keisha

    Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

  28. Lucy

    This heart is very pretty. I am #694 on OWOH, check me out.

  29. Mervi

    Great tour on your blog.
    Lovely doorgifts, count me in, please!

    Greetings from Finland,
    I’m number *451* OWOH
    It was nice to meet;-))m

    leikkaan AT

  30. Lavender Dreams

    WOW! What wonderful gifts! You are so talented in so many ways! I’m off to see what you are creating! Thank you! ♥ Please visit me soon! I’m # 389 ! ♥

  31. Debra Abel

    Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  32. Shaiha

    Oh what a great blog and an awesome giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing.

    I am also joining in the fun. Be sure to stop by and say hi. I am number 650.


  33. Esme

    What a lovely necklace.

    please stop by.

  34. Danielle

    Love your giveaways!
    binafan at hotmail dot com

  35. Dawn Binyon

    Please toss my hat in the ring! Lovely work. Stop by if you can get a chance.
    OWOH #733

  36. Kim Dellow

    Wonderful work. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  37. Gracie

    What a generous giveaway! thank you so much for the chance to win one of these gorgeous prizes!

    come to enter mine if you haven’t already


  38. Wanda

    Wow! Your work is awesome! Thanks for the wonderful give away. Wanda #220

  39. connie

    what a fabulous giveaway! how cool you are a blacksmith!
    please enter me in your giveaway and come enter mine!

  40. CathyH

    I like how you are recycling things in your project! Can just imagine what you will do with that car form. I love the necklace and your skills in blacksmithing! That is really beautiful

  41. abigail

    your work is beautiful and you have lovely offerings!
    thanks for showing us the process of your creation!
    please come visit my blog #30 on the list.
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

  42. Brenda

    Really interesting blog. I found your blacksmithing history fascinating. I am part of the sketchbook challenge too, I know exactly what I am doing for February for “opposites”. Just need to make the time to do it.

  43. Nice Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

    Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

  44. email was suppose to be .ca not .com sorry

  45. Karla Rosendall

    Beautiful work!

  46. sandra

    I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

  47. beenebag

    great heart pendant. please enter me in your drawing. I can be reached at beenebag(at)yahoo(dot)com

    take care

  48. Michelle

    Oooo, I love your art treasure box, such vivid colors!! Please enter me in your drawing, and stop by my blog to enter mine!

    🙂 Michelle

  49. cory

    Love, love, love…

  50. Grace

    Wow – both are amazing, the colors on that box are beautiful and the heart pendant is pretty too! I’d be thrilled to offer either one of them a new home.

    Thanks so much for the chance,

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