Wednesday, 11 May 2011

First sponsor and a Giveaway

Hello Ladies today I have one whammy of a post for you.

First of all, if you have visited my blog over the last 2 days you will have noticed a new button in my side bar, under 'Sponsors'. This is my first blog sponsor (yay!), and I am very happy and proud to be working with the wonderfully talented Alex Keller!

Plus she has been nice enough to offer one of you lucky readers a $25 voucher to spend at her store.

First though she answered a few of my questions so you ladies could get to know her a bit better.

What's your name and where do you come from?
Alexandra Keller, but I go by Alex originally from Cleveland, Ohio, now living in Tucson, Arizona
Vintage Glamour $39

Tell us a bit about the real you?
I'm an artist who can be a little obsessive compulsive - I tend to collect lots of things and then I have to clean everything out. This year is a cleaning year!
Little Bits $18

How long have you been making your designs?
I've made jewelry on and off for years, but opened my Etsy shop March 2009
Crystal Clear $35

What are your favourite materials to work with? And where do you source your materials?
I love all sorts of beads and charms, but I'm always looking for more chain! I go to thrift stores, church shops, and resale shops. Sometimes I get donations, which is great! I don't usually go to garage sales or estate sales, because I have a 5 year old son & that's torture for him. On occasion, I'll go to a salvage yard.
Chained One $20

Of all your items which is your favourite?
My 'crystal clear' bracelets - recycled watch bands with vintage chandelier crystals. I wear mine almost every day

Where do you get your inspiration from?
Fashion magazines, places I shop, jewellry I see other people wearing
Trio-Noir $30

Did this start as a hobby or do you have any formal training?
Previously a hobby, when I opened my etsy shop in 2009, I started a business. I don't have formal jewelry training, but I did attend an art school for several years. While I had enough courses for a degree in fine art, I didn't have the right ones, so I ended up with a degree in business and marketing. (I was double majoring)

Do you have any favourite Etsy shops you buy from?
Shops I've gone back to more than once are

Mudpuppy - I have a baby head planter, a miner's skull (the gold tooth is great!) and I have a couple of little dogs he used to have. Next up are those hanging airplant pods!

Solsticehome - I have a lovely picnic basket, and recently won a gift certificate, so I'm expecting some vintage lab glassware!

Then there's
Boylerpf for fabulous vintage jewellry

And
Prance and Swagger for vintage clothes

I love new clothes from
Lamixx, and I heart Norwegian wood. And I'm going back here very soon Urban Revisions. Plus you have to see the gorgeous dresses from Kate Towers (I have 2 little party dresses - wish I had known about her sooner)

What can I say? I'm addicted to etsy!

What is your favourite style for this summer?
I'm loving the boho peasant look - gauzy, embroidered blouses and floral skirts. It gets super hot in arizona, so it's perfect!
Knocker $44

Whats your dream/plans for the rest of 2011?
To make it a fun, happy & safe year for my family (and survive summer break with the son!)

What's your favourite flower?
Not really sure - not a real flower type of girl..... I had white roses at my wedding.

Onto the giveaway bit!
The winner will be chosen at random and will receive a $25 gift voucher to spend on anything in Alex Keller's store.

Mandatory entry:
You must be a follower of my blog via google friend connect
Then visit Alex Keller's shop and leave comment telling me what your favourite item is

Extra entries may be gained by:
Hearting your favourite item (1 entry)
Adding Alex Keller to your favourite etsy sellers (1 entry)
Follow Daisy Dayz on Facebook (1 entry)
Blogging/Twittering/Facebooking this giveaway (1 entry each)
Following Daisy Dayz on Twitter (1 entry)
Become a follower of Alex Keller blog (1 entries)
Buying something from Alex Keller (5 entries)

Please leave a separate comment for each!

This competition will end at midnight GBT on the 24th May, winner will be announced on the 25th May (My birthday!!!!)

Good luck

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of my blog please feel free to drop me an email at daisydayz25@googlemail.com

Daisymay X

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163 comments:

  1. Oh yey! I am a follower

    and my favorite item is the gold leaf vintage necklace

    thanks for this chance! xx

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  2. GFC follower.
    I just love the vintage Lorraine necklace!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  3. following alexkeller via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  4. following daisy dayz on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  5. hearted alex keller on etsy- username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  6. hearted the lorraine necklace- username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  7. follow and fave is secret is safe - a necklace of vintage and recycled jewelry

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  8. follow daisy dayz on fb under diana dang

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  9. follow your twitter under stopdropandread

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  10. follow alex's blog

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  11. Love it! And I love your blog! I'm your newest follower! Hope you'll check out my blog and consider following me too :)
    xoxo Lauren
     http://happylifeinnyc.blogspot.com/

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  12. I'm following. And this bracelet is simply amazing !
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64597571/crystal-clear-a-bracelet-of-vintage-and

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  13. I heart my favorite item on etsy (user SweetMarieEve)

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  14. I added to my fave etsy store too !

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  15. And I follow Alex Keller's blog

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  16. I hearted my favorite item on Etsy as ErinG
    e_kathleen25 at hotmail dot com

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  17. My favorite is the purple haze necklace
    e_kathleen25 at hotmail dot com

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  18. I added Alex Keller to my favorites on Etsy
    e_kathleen25 at hotmail dot com

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  19. I'm following Alex's blog
    e_kathleen25 at hotmail dot com

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  20. i added alex' shop to my favorites.

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  21. i follow daisy dayz on twitter.

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  22. hey, i live in arizona too--love her stuff.

    i follow you on GFC and my fave piece from her etsy are those crystal clear bracelets.

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  23. i hearted her white rice necklace.

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  24. don't count me!
    thanks for putting in all of the photos!
    **blush**
    good luck everyone :)

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  25. I am a new follower via GFC, as Lucky's Luna, pls follow back! :)

    My favorite item is silver ivy necklace - recycled and vintage jewelry, so cute!

    luckysluna(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I am following you on Google Friend Connect as Viorela.
    My favorite item from the shop is vintage Lorraine necklace - recycled and vintage jewelry.
    violet.porto[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  27. hi
    i am a blog follower and my fav item is the secret is safe necklace..i love it

    kscratch82@gmail.com

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  28. i hearted my fav item on etsy the vintage key necklace

    kscratch82@gmail.com

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  29. i hearted Alex Keller's shop on etsy
    kristenscratch on etsy

    kscratch82@gmail.com

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  30. i'm crushing on those amazing crystal clear vintage bracelets...so much! congrats on your first sponsor, very exciting!

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  31. and liked you on FB! i totally missed that you had one!

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  32. My fav item is bohemian wrap bracelet - leather lace and recycled jewelry.

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  33. Following Daisy Dayz on Twitter (@Fisigiawa)

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  34. Tweeted:http://twitter.com/#!/Fisigiawa/status/68425139510984704

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  35. Following Daisy Dayz on Facebook (Ana Belén R M)

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  36. Post it on my FB wall: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=148455141890751&id=100000825276857

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  37. Great feature - love the bracelets especially!!!

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  38. i follow your blog!

    my email is missbanana(at)dwx(dot)com

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  39. i like the bohemian wrap bracelet with the fish

    my email is missbanana(at)dwx(dot)com

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  40. i hearted my favorite item

    my email is missbanana(at)dwx(dot)com

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  41. i hearted alex keller's shop

    my email is missbanana(at)dwx(dot)com

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  42. i follow alex keller's blog

    my email is missbanana(at)dwx(dot)com

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  43. i follow daisy dayz on fb

    my email is missbanana(at)dwx(dot)com

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  44. Congrats on your sponsor--how exciting! Love the Crystal Clear bracelets!
    Mary

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  45. I follow with GFC as strawberry, and my favorite is the silver ivy necklace.
    sweetstrawberryjam at yahoo dot com

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  46. Following your blog!. The Ray Necklace is gorgeous!

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  47. I hearted the Ray Necklace!

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  48. I added Alex to my favorite Etsy sellers!

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  49. I already follow Alex's blog!

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  50. Liked daisy dayz on fb as missy sunson.
    Lmsunshine33ATgmailDOTcom

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  51. I'm a new GFC follower. My favorite is the tropics bracelet.
    Lmsunshine33ATgmailDOTcom

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  52. congrats on your first sponsor :)

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  53. the gold chained one earrings are so pretty!
    i follow via gfc!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  54. i love the vintage Jackie necklace - recycled and vintage jewelry. if i win ill purchase that :)

    im a GFC follower, name is Jel
    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  55. fave item hearted
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64431151/vintage-jackie-necklace-recycled-and

    etsy name: xanjelix
    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  56. Daisy Dayz fan on FB
    FB Name: Nene Diaz Oro

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  57. etsy shop added to faves.

    etsy name: xanjelix
    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  58. tweet here: https://twitter.com/mynameisjel/status/68560862394318848

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  59. followed you on twitter as @mynameisjel

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  60. i really love vintage glamour and silver ivy. i'm following you now too!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  61. I now follow you on Twitter! @audreyallure

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  62. I'm a follower of your blog!
    My favorite item is a tie between the Silver Ivy Necklace and the Candy earrings :)

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  63. I liked your blog on Facebook!

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  64. What a great sponsor! Wonderful pieces.

    xo L.

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  65. Congratulations on your first sponsor!!! Thats super exciting :)

    I follow you for a long time now, and my favorite piece would be the vintage glamour necklace. It's simply beautiful

    xo

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  66. I like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73493935/silver-ivy-necklace-recycled-and-vintage

    brilliante dot string dot quartet at gmail dot com

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  67. GFC blog follower- mframe00
    I love the Ray necklace - mid century modern - vintage and recycled jewelry - silver
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  68. I added shop to favorites- mframe00
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  69. I hearted my favorite item- mframe00
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  70. I am Following Daisy Dayz on Twitter- @mframe00
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  71. I Follow Daisy Dayz on Facebook - Michelle Frame
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  72. Following via GFC and my fave item at Alex's Store is the Gold Frankie Earrings

    Thanks for the chance to win this great prize!
    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  73. Hearted my fave item on Etsy - Atoxim

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  74. Hearted Alex Keller on Etsy - Atoxim

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  75. Following Daisy Days on Twitter - Atoxim

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  76. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Atoxim/status/69122502785372160

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  77. GFC. I like Candy Earrings.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. I'm a follower on GFC as Kathy Detweiler and I love the tropics - a bracelet of vintage and recycled jewelry!

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  79. Hearted my favourite item
    Etsy name kdet62

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  80. Added Alex Keller to my favourite etsy sellers
    Etsy name kdet62

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  81. Following Daisy Dayz on Facebook
    Facebook name Kathy Detweiler

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  82. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/kdet62/status/69168059839021056

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  83. Following Daisy Dayz on Twitter @kdet62

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  84. Became a follower of Alex Keller blog on GFC as Kathy Detweiler

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  85. Following this blog as jhb. Love the Vintage Jackie necklace , and really like that Little Bits necklace too!
    Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  86. Following you on twitter as jhitomi
    Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  87. Hearted the shop as jhbalvin
    Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  88. Hearted the Jackie necklace.
    Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  89. new follower and love the frankie - earrings of vintage and recycled jewelry

    shopannies@yahoo.com

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  90. Awe, cool! I love the "wish - a necklace of vintage and recycled jewelry".

    Miki.
    shower_your_love@yahoo.com.ar

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  91. I'm already following you on Facebook :).

    Miki.

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  92. I've just liked Alex's shop on Etsy! :)

    Miki.

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  93. i love the vintage Jackie necklace <3
    ill purhcase it if i win :)

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  94. i forgot to say im a GFC follower, Jel

    also, hearted my fave here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64431151/vintage-jackie-necklace-recycled-and?show_panel=true

    etsy name: xanjelix

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  95. etsy shop added to faves
    etsy name: xanjelix

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  96. im an FB fan, name is Jung Rae Woo

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  97. tweet here: https://twitter.com/mynameisjel/status/69337018966085633

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  98. followed @daisydayz25 on twitter as @mynameisjel

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

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  99. Following your blog (ksyshenka) and I adore bohemian wrap bracelet - leather lace and recycled jewelry!!!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  100. I hearted bohemian wrap bracelet - leather lace and recycled jewelry in Alex Keller's shop on Etsy (oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  101. I added Alex Keller to my favourite etsy sellers! (oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  102. I like Daisy Dayz on Facebook!

    (oksana vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  103. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/69376438981230592

    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  104. Shared on FB:

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=153591984708628&id=100000966605964

    (oksana vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  105. Following Daisy Dayz on Twitter!(@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  106. Following Alex Keller blog!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  107. Love this item! http://www.etsy.com/listing/73560738/eero-necklace-mid-century-modern

    www.sarahfewell.blogspot.com

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  108. I officially follow now and love the white lies - vintage skeleton key necklace.

    omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  109. Hearted the white lies - vintage skeleton key necklace

    @ohmydarlingvintage on etsy

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  110. Hearted Alex Keller on etsy @ohmydarlingvintage

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  111. Follow you on twitter, now, too @ohmydarlingblog

    Woohoo!

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  112. Follow your blog.
    My favorite is a secret is safe pendant!
    I love recycle jewelry.
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  113. I hearted a secret is safe pendant.
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  114. I added Alex Keller to my favorite etsy shops.
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  115. I follow Daisy Dayz on Facebook.
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  116. Following Daisy Dayz on twitter.
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  117. Follow Alex Keller Blog.
    Wow I do love the vintage touch!

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  118. i am Following Daisy Dayz on Twitter under kristenscratch

    kscratch82 at gmail dot com

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  119. I love the silver ivy necklace - recycled and vintage jewelry.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  120. I hearted the silver ivy necklace - recycled and vintage jewelry. bloomingblossom

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  121. I hearted the shop. bloomingblossom

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  122. Following Daisy Dayz on Twitter @aikchien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  123. I'm a follower of Alex Keller blog

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  124. My fav' is the Nelson cluster necklace - mid century modern - recycled and vintage jewelry.
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  125. Gfc follower-Lyudmila
    I like the pearly white - white beaded multi strand necklace - a necklace of vintage and
    recycled jewelry from the shop
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/27082518/pearly-white-white-beaded-multi-strand
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  126. Follow Daisy Dayz on Facebook = Lyudmila Sizova
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  127. I am a follower of Alex Keller blog =Lyudmila
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  128. New follower! - ktkatherine
    I really love the crystal clear bracelets and the Eero necklace. Both are so pretty!
    fashionfrugality at gmail.com

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  129. I added the Eero necklace to my etsy faves - bowsnbuttons
    fashionfrugality at gmail.com

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  130. I added Alex Keller to my favorite etsy sellers - bowsnbuttons
    fashionfrugality at gmail.com

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  131. I am now following your blog on facebook - ktkatherine
    fashionfrugality at gmail.com

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  132. Tweet! http://twitter.com/fashfrugality/status/70997977161928704
    fashionfrugality at gmail.com

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  133. I follow you on twitter! - @fashfrugality
    fashionfrugality at gmail.com

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  134. I follow Alex Keller blog via gfc - ktkatherine
    fashionfrugality at gmail.com

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  135. I follow and I love the vintage glamour necklace!

    darcylee99 at yahoo dot com

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  136. I follow you on twitter - smartbottomkids

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  137. I love the Silver Ivy Necklace and the Little Bits Clear Necklace!

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  138. I'm following Alex's blog!

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  139. I'm following Daisy Dayz on Twitter!

    @ElfRenee

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  140. I tweeted this giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/ElfRenee/status/71802005043159041

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  141. My favorite item from Alex Keller's Shop is the Silver Ivy Necklace. It's beautiful.
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  142. I added the Silver Ivy Necklace to my favorites.
    http://www.etsy.com/people/CreationSuite?
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  143. Added the shop of Alex Keller to my Etsy Favorites.
    http://www.etsy.com/people/CreationSuite?
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  144. Liked Daisy Dayz on FB.
    facebook.com/danabeeman/
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  145. Tweeted Giveaway
    https://twitter.com/#!/hazelfinn/status/72408968403746816
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. @hazelfinn follows @daisydayz25 on Twitter.
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  147. Following Alex Keller's Blog via GFC publicly as Dana Beeman.
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  148. I am a new gfc follower and I like the purple haze - a necklace of vintage and recycled jewelry

    kkfoster35 at msn dot com

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  149. I follow on GFC and I love the heart and ket necklace
    Angieb
    kaylynaboss at gmail dot com

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  150. gfc-annae07
    i love the 'crystal clear' vintage bracelet

    annae07 at aol dot com

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  151. "heart" the crystal clear bracelet on etsy
    annae07 at aol dot com

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  152. 'heart' alex keller on etsy

    annae07 at aol dot com

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  153. I follow via GFC and I like the pearly white - white beaded multi strand necklace.

    cabootique[at]live[dot]com

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  154. i really love all of the bohemian wrap bracelets and the little bits necklaces!
    meghan.garven@verizon.net

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  155. also following alex keller's blog.

    meghan.garven@verizon.net

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  156. My favorite item is "crystal clear - a bracelet of vintage and recycled jewelry" - plain gold tone bracelet!

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  157. i l ove the silver starlet bracelet! jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  158. i follow u on twitter @jmmccarr

    jmmccarr@gmail.com

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