Thursday, April 28, 2011

Baubles and Beadles Review & Giveaway

When it comes to shopping for Wiccan wares and accessories, I tend to look online. We have a few stores in my area that sell the occasional pagan related item, but for the most part they are grossly overpriced. Besides, I prefer to buy handmade items from members of the pagan community. A great place to find some lovely pagan oriented jewelry is a little shop on Etsy called Baubles and Beadles. Not only are their items each a work of art, they are also filled with the positive energy of their creator.

For my review, I was sent a beautiful pair of pentacle earrings aptly named, White Magick. The piece is made from pewter pentacles and white Swarovski crystals laced onto delicate silver tone ear wires. The base is made from surgical steel. The combination is truly magical. The pentacle is always a powerful symbol of protection. The white crystals remind me of the color of the full moon, adding even more power to the piece. They are very sturdy and well made, but they won't feel too heavy on your ears. You can wear them casually or with dress clothes, and of course they would be the perfect accessory for rituals. If you love it as much as I do, you might want to get the matching book mark and charm.

You don't have to be Wiccan or Pagan to enjoy the lovely work at Baubles and Beadles. Many of her pieces are made from natural stones which are just as lovely to look at as they are valued for their magical properties. And some are inspired by Arthurian legends.  She has dozens of earrings, necklaces and bracelets in a wide variety of styles and colors. Her descriptions of each piece will explain the magical properties of each of the designs or the inspiration behind them.  Truly this is a one of a kind shop that woman of all walks of life will enjoy for its empowering and beautiful jewelry.

One lucky winner is going to receive the same pair of White Magick pentacle earrings that I received to review but yours will be on white gold plated ear wires! To enter, please visit Baubles and Beadles 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 Baubles & Beadles 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
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 Baubles & Beadles (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

This giveaway will end on 5/17/11 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 Baubles  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. ***

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Destiny is Being Featured in the Witches in Fiction / Pagan Culture Blogoversary Party

I am so excited to announce that Gabriella, the main character from my novel, Destiny, is being featured in the Witches in Fiction Blogoversary Party at Pagan Culture. You can view my feature here.    Check it out for a chance to win a signed copy of the book as well as a package of incense.  My giveaway will end on 5/1/11.  But that is only the beginning of the fun. There are lots of other fictional witches to check out and tons of cool prizes being given away including gift certificates to Etsy, prayer beads, travel alters and more.  See sure to check out Pagan Culture for a full list of all the fun contests.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Deluxe Destiny Insired Altar Kit At the Whimsical Pixie

You might remember a few months back I hosted a giveaway for an amazing pagan altar set which was created by Paula from The Whimsical Pixie and inspired by my novel, Destiny.  Well, Paula never ceases to amaze me! She has now created a DELUXE altar set with even more goodies includes. Here are a few more photos so you can see everything you get with the package.


The retail value of this set is $95, which is a great price for so many hand made pieces. But as an added bonus, the first person to make a purchase will also receive a FREE signed copy of Destiny.   So head on over to the Whimsical Pixie and get your altar set today.

Witches in Fiction – Pagan Culture Blogoversary Party!

I just found out about a exciting Blogoversary Party taking place over at Pagan Culture.  Since the theme of the party is Witches In Fiction, of course I just signed up to be a part of it. They will be giving away some exciting prizes and I just signed up and offered to give away a signed of Destiny. My friend Paula from Whimsical Pixie, who created the Destiny inspired altar kit, will also be featured.  It looks like it will be lots of fun and I hope to see all of my Destiny fans there:)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Jayne's Ware's Winner

The winner of the Jayne's Wares Giveaway is #47

John S. said... 47

I liked the lilith and hematite tiger's eye bracelet:
Thanks for the chance.