Friday, May 13, 2011

Mindful Matters Dragonfly Bookmark Review & Giveaway




Like most writers, when I'm not working on my own books, I enjoy reading creative works of other authors. I am still old fashioned. I haven't gotten a Kindle. I like the feel of a real book in my hands. I treasure my collection of both fiction novels and non fiction research books. So when I need to mark my page, there is no creasing back the pages. And paper bookmarks get beat up too easily. I am as picky about my bookmarks as I am about the books I read, so I want only the best. Recently I discovered a wonderful little company called Mindful Matters that creates exotic and unique, handmade book marks that are just what I was looking for.




For my review, I was sent a lovely Dragonfly Hook Bookmark. The stem of the bookmark is decorated in silver tone flowers. Dangling from the hook are a variety of colorful beads. At the end of the beads is a dragonfly, which has always been one of my favorite symbols. Unlike most metal bookmarks, this one is thick and sturdy. It will not bend easily. The hooked corner will stay firmly in place so you won't lose your page. But it is so pretty, you might find yourself losing your place in your novel as you admire the amazing and intricate details on the lovely polymer clay bead work. In addition to the dragonfly bookmark, they also offers butterflies, honeybees, hummingbirds and more.





Bookmarks are only one example of the beautiful products you can find at Mindful Matters. She also offers an amazing collection of stunning handmade jewelry including earrings, pendants, pins and more that are inspired by nature and spirit. Her pieces are unique and exotic, but available for prices that the average person can afford. Most are under $30, even though they are handcrafted from polymer clay and precious metals.  If you are looking for a unique gift, or a little something to spice up your spring wardrobe, look no further than Mindful Matters.





One lucky winner is going to receive the same lovely Dragonfly bookmark that I received to review. To enter, please visit Mindful Matters and tell me another item you would love to have.  For additional entries you can do any of the following but you must complete the initial entry first. Be sure to leave one comment for each entry you complete.

1) Heart the Mindful Matters Etsy shop
2) Subscribe to this blog via email
3) Become my fan on face book
4) Follow me on twitter (once per day)
5) Tweet this giveaway including @authorldeluca (daily)
6) Post or share this giveaway on face book, sweepstakes sites, Mr. Linky, etc (1 entry each)
7) Blog about this giveaway including a link to this blog and Mindful Matters (5 entries-leave 5 comments)
8) Grab my button and tell me where I can find it
9)Check out the trailer for Destiny and leave a comment on you tube


This giveaway will end on 5/31/11 at 12pm. Giveaway is open to the US & Canada only. Winner will be selected randomly from all comments received using a random number generator. Thanks again to Mindful Matters for offering this terrific prize.



***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a sample of the product to try in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way. ***

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