Saturday, August 6, 2011

August HOT Fest BLOG GIVEAWAY

Our FEST Blog Giveaway for August is a sensational Lily Inspired Dragonfly Hug Ring by MadScientistsDesigns . Mad uses beautiful antique copper to fashion her whimsical jewelry masterpieces. Her creative and lifelike representations are fanciful and exotic and this wonderful Dragonfly Ring is no exception. It conforms to your finger, is adjustable and comfortable with wings that hug your finger and a tail with a fanciful curl.

Mad loves designing jewelry to match steam punk and goth fashion and also is committed to rescuing cats and giving them a good home. She initially started selling on Etsy to help pay for their food and care and this charitable endeavor has blossomed into her wonderful Etsy Shop with so many fabulous offerings such as the Vacuum Tube Necklace pictured below.


HOW TO ENTER: Enter to win by visiting Mad at MadScientistDesigns or any of the FEST Team members in the Member Section. Find your favorite item, share it with us and tell us why you love it. Remember to add your email address so we can contact you if you are the Winner! Winner picked on 09/05/11. Simple and Easy!

74 comments:

  1. THIS ring has got to be by FAR my fave in MADSCIENTIST's shop!!!!
    Really love it. It would be a real treat to win it....but in the mean time I absolutely must just go purchase one!!
    pennyboperoo@aol.com

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  2. This is my favorite--
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/75636981/samantha-inspired-dragonfly-ear-cuff-005?ga_search_query=dragonfly&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6106013

    I'm actually the Samantha that inspired it, so I admit to being a little bit biased. I think the mix of delicate creature and chunky design make it stand out. Plus, it fits really well on multi-pierced ears which is a plus.

    MerriweatherCo@gmail.com

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  3. http://www.etsy.com/listing/74418483/lily-ii-inspired-dragonfly-hug-ring

    how beautiful -- i love this little one peeking out around itself...

    such talent!

    penandpaperie @ gmail com

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  4. I love the abstract spin art on the cover of this journal, I think the splatter effect is great!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69134309/ooak-art-journalsketchbook-002-red-spin

    theartypalmers@btinternet.com

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  5. Besides those fabulous dragonfly wings, I'd have to go with http://www.etsy.com/listing/76189375/sara-inspired-dragonfly-wire-sculpture - what a great conversation starter!

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  6. http://www.etsy.com/listing/75481626/natalie-inspired-008-silver-with-red

    love this red toe ring - i'm crazy about toe rings, since it's flip flop weather here about 10 months of the year!
    10750coupons at gmail dot com

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  7. I love, love this ring too! And all of Mad's wonderful items!

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  8. I really love the Skull pog jewelry ... but if I had to choose just one item ... it would have to be the Dragonfly Ear Cuff. It is just too cool! =)


    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74928327/100-to-animal-charity-dragonfly-ear-cuff

    cifxstudio@aol.com

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  9. OOH what a cool giveaway. I would have to pick the bat hug ring http://www.etsy.com/listing/78245885/bat-hug-ring-in-special-dark-patina-001 as my favorite because I have a son who wants to wear jewelry and it is hard to find jewelry for a young boy.

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  10. I am in love with that ring. I joined her blog and found this amazing contest. I hope I get to win it as it is my favorite!

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  11. I love this Dragonfly ring!!!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74416779/lily-inspired-dragonfly-hug-ring-antique

    I also really like this one two!!!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74417178/lily-inspired-dragonfly-hug-ring-antique?ref=v1_other_1

    ravenhillpottery@gmail.com
    http://ravenhillpottery.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the bubblegum ring from MadScientistsDesigns! I think it is just so unique and beautiful and the color is charming.
    My email is oddballart (at) hotmail dot com

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  13. DragonFlies are my fav and I love the Old World look of this fab ring :)

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  14. http://www.etsy.com/listing/74417178/lily-inspired-dragonfly-hug-ring-antique

    That is absolutely beautiful and original!!

    my email is hilary_cairns (at) yahoo.com

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  15. http://www.etsy.com/listing/74417178/lily-inspired-dragonfly-hug-ring-antique

    The giveaway ring is my favorite item in the store although it was hard to pick. I have always loved dragonflies. Anytime I see one, I think to myself, "A little bit of luck was just sent to me!" They are so peaceful and graceful!

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  16. Trying to name a favorite in Mad's shop is a really difficult tak because she's such a talented an versatile artist. If I have to pick a favorite, then I would have to clarify that this is ONE of my many favorites in this wonderful shop.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/76533855/serpents-tongue-ooak-suzanne-inspired

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  18. Looked at all of Mad's items and they are all very cool. I do however just love the dragonfly ring the most. It reminds me of when I was in highschool rendering a photo of a dragonfly and all the specific details of it. This ring is so awesome and I just love how the tail wraps around as if to be another ring! Very awesome! Good luck to you all!

    nevermay@gmail.com

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  19. I love the Bat Hug Ring In Special Dark Patina <3 I'm very much into vampires & bats, plus it's edgy which is totally my style :D

    xyoulovekarlene@gmail.com

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  20. I think the Meet Me in the Garden bracelet is pretty!!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/78556237/meet-me-in-the-garden-001ooak-peridot

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  21. I love this ring: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76533855/serpents-tongue-ooak-suzanne-inspired !!

    It's sooooo cute! and it'll be perfect for my new dress!

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  22. Wow, sooo much that I loved in the shop!

    I think I love this one the most though: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76533855/serpents-tongue-ooak-suzanne-inspired

    Such a gorgeous green colour!

    (email in profile)

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  23. Apart from the dragonflies, which are beautiful, I really like "Silver Coiled-wire Steampunk Ear Cuff 001 With Garnet". A lovely combination of twirling wire and gemstone.

    wendyhatton(at)yahoo.com.au

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  24. I like the Pretty in Pink Wire Wrapped Stone Pendant - great color, pretty and simple.

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  25. I love the Bat Hug Ring In Special Dark Patina 001.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  26. I looove the Dragonfly Ear Cuff 001 in Brass Ox, I have a huge thing for dragonflys, I don't know why but I love them. Everything in the shop is gorgeous!

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  27. Love Mad's shop. If I have to pick a favorite it would be this http://www.etsy.com/listing/76189375/sara-inspired-dragonfly-wire-sculpture. Why you say because it's an adorable sculpture with it's for little legs and pointed bottom.

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  28. Besides this gorgeous ring, I love all the Vacuum Tube pieces.My fav is Vacuum Tube necklace 002. Thanks for this great giveaway

    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. My favorite item is http://www.etsy.com/listing/74418483/lily-ii-inspired-dragonfly-hug-ring Do I need a reason to like it? I just like it.
    niuniuzheng at gmail dot com

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  30. I love the Meet Me In The Garden 001OOAK Peridot Brass Ox Delicate AB Swarovski Crystals. I love the Victorian look to it.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/78556237/meet-me-in-the-garden-001ooak-peridot
    shilobeedy@gmail.com

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  31. I love the Lily II Inspired Dragonfly Hug Ring in Antique Silver because it is so understated but beautiful!

    lmr3683 at hotmail dot com

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  32. i like the I Love Tiger Eyes Pendant because it's one of a kind and looks really pretty!

    classiccountrylove@gmail.com

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  33. I love the bat hug ring because I love bats and Halloween and vampires!

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I like the wire wrapped stone pendants. So earthy and charming! Melinda Ann

    melinda.ann.greene@gmail.com

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  35. Such a cool ring! Posted the giveaway on my blog.

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  36. I really love the Dragonfly Hug Ring for its brass colour and I think it's so unique..the dragonfly design is beautiful.. I wish I could have it.

    Thank you for the giveaway..

    Name: Jessica
    GFC: JaZziE
    Email: jessicalie08@hotmail.com

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  37. Wow!! I really like your Serpents Tongue - OOAK Suzanne Inspired Coiled Wire Ring 008 Charity....the brass goes well with the color of the ring....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  38. I like the Resistance is Futile ring because it looks like a little gun on your finger!
    puffpastryshop(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I also love the Sara Inspired Dragonfly Wire Sculpture Creature Vintage Vacuum Tube because I love Dragonflies!
    kathydetweiler@gmail.com

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  40. Oh my! I love these dragonfly rings! Probably the silver would be my shop favorite:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74928327/100-to-animal-charity-dragonfly-ear-cuff
    So cool! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  41. i love the resistance is futile ring the best cause its super cool!
    irinasas at yahoo dot com

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  42. I love the Lily Inspired Dragonfly Hug Ring 001 Antique Brass Charity Item! It's so unique!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  43. I really like the various vaccuum tube necklaces but I have to say the dragonflies are my favorite pieces. I just love the beauty and symbolism behind the dragonfly and would love to have my own little piece of art that portrays that through the obvious care and attention that the creator put into it.

    htarver1991@gmail.com

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  45. Loutudio said...
    cool shop!
    I love the bat hug ring
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/78245885/bat-hug-ring-in-special-dark-patina-001

    because my daughter taught me to appreciate bats and not be afraid of them~ love the dragonfly rind as well. I love the hug concept for both of those
    ~
    Lou
    loustudio.etsy.com
    louback@att.net

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  46. We have a lot of dragonflies in central Wisconsin. I come face to face with them quite often. I made several 'dragonfly garden stones' this past year ~ sold one on Etsy this year. Love your Dragonfly Ear Cuff in Brass (http://www.etsy.com/listing/74928327/100-to-animal-charity-dragonfly-ear-cuff) Great idea to bend the wings to make the ear cuff!!! I would definitely wear one of those!

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  47. My fave is the Natalie Inspired Copper Toe Ring 003!! First of all I love toe rings & second of all this is the coolest looking & most unique toe ring I have ever seen.

    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  48. my favorite item is the OOAK Vacuum Tube Necklace 006 Steam punk Goth.I don't have any jewelry like this! it looks so unique, and would make a great conversation piece =)


    uk7ss@yahoo.com

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  49. Going through all 12 pages of FEST members was a feat unto itself. And then finally picking my favorite item after narrowing the list into some 30-odd shops was even harder! From Kava plants to Origami crane chopstick rests to Steampunk gear necklaces to Book safes to Hand-mixed three-free baby nail polishes to Mahogany leather satchel messenger bags to Motherwort tincture to Stoneware teapot charm sets to Vintage butterfly statement necklaces to Organic evergreen tomato seeds: the variety was endless! How could I choose?!
    Then I saw SimplyDivineDesserts' Florida Key Lime Cake -- 3 layer cake with cream cheese frosting, and I really wanted some. cake. NOW. So at the moment, her cakes are all I want.
    From your shop though, I really like the 100% to Animal Charity - Dragonfly Ear Cuff 001 in Brass Ox: Not only does it give back, but it also looks good!
    the_outsider01AThotmailDOTcom

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  50. I like the Meet Me In The Garden bracelet.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  51. I like the Tiger Eye Pendent. & the Dragonfly ring you show!

    nineteen19 at blackfoot dot net

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  52. I love the 100% to Animal Charity - Dragonfly Ear Cuff 001 in Brass Ox because I love ear cuffs.
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  53. I love the "Don't Loose Your Head OOAK 001Red Skull Silver Wire Wrapped Ring" because it is kickass wicked cool and it serves as a reminder not to lose my head over silly & trivial matters.

    email: hainam at shaw dot ca

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  54. Wow, this ring is such a work of art.
    I really like this ring http://www.etsy.com/listing/75973416/lily-ii-inspired-dragonfly-hug-ring because it's unique and striking.
    nicolthepickle(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. I love MadScientistDesigns "Lily Inspired Dragonfly Hug Ring" :) It rocks

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  57. I absolutely love her rings, especially the Bat Hug Ring! I think it's gorgeous, and I love how the bat's wings hug your finger.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  58. I like the Mythical Brass Dragon Wrap Ring 001 because it is so cool and unique

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  59. That ring is way up high on the awesomesauce scale. These steampunk earrings are a close second! http://www.etsy.com/listing/73739357/claudia-inspired-ooak-steampunk-earrings

    heidig@gmail.com

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  60. I love this bc of the perfect fit the ribbon and the wire make.

    Web of Desire Wrapped Stone Pendant

    wizardnita@gmail.com

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  61. The Deliciously Dark Patina Mythical Brass Dragon Wrap Ring is brilliant! I love it because of its interesting color and also I just love wrap around rings, especially when it creatures like dragons :)
    masha7777@gmail.com

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  62. I like the dragonfly ring the best.
    Jamieadkins@mail.com

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  63. Popped in to Madscientist's shop. I have to say the dragon rings are amazing! I love any rings that have animals--like a little friend sitting on your finger. <3

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  64. I really like the Serpents Tongue Wire Coil Ring. I'm a big fan of Steampunk and anything with coils is cool.


    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

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  65. I like the "Dragonfly hug" ring most of all! It designed interestingly and looks very well done, and I love antique copper so much!
    Thanks for the chance to win it!

    v.toncheva@abv.bg

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  66. My favorite is "Lily II Inspired Dragonfly Hug Ring Antique Silver 002 Charity Item" from Mad scientists designs. Dragonflies are very special to me, no wonder I was very happy to find this giveaway.
    Stina
    ca.christina@telia.com

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  67. I love the http://www.etsy.com/listing/80911458/web-of-desire-wrapped-stone-pendant?ref=pr_shop beautiful! jojomiller2010-supernatural@yahoo.co.uk

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  68. I absolutely adore the "PIPA Earrings Wired Chinese Knot Jewelry" from Mad scientists designs. It's s0 intricate and pleasing to the eye. I need it in my collection as well as the dragon fly ring!

    Dan
    Lifeismyvirtue@hotmail.com

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  69. the brass dragon ring is beautiful!

    Cerena-Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  70. This one is my favorite!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/78555324/dont-loose-your-head-ooak-001red-skull

    My bestie and I share everything and kind of have an ongoing theme of red, black, and skulls. This fits two out of the three. Besides, it's so CUTE!

    Not to say the dragonfly hug ring isn't :)

    galindapink@gmail.com

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  71. I love dragonflies, more than other insects in the world, so you can only imagine how amazed I was when I saw this ring. The first time I saw a dragonfly was when one flew past me and landed so close that I could easily see the texture and colours. If I don't win I'm going to put this ring on my wish list :D

    codruta.ramona@gmail.com

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  72. I adore the 100% to Animal Charity - Dragonfly Ear Cuff 001 in Brass Ox

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74928327/100-to-animal-charity-dragonfly-ear-cuff

    pennymindingmom (at) hotmail (dot) ca

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