8 Days of Giveaways! Day EIGHT: Just Short and Sweet

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8 Days of Giveaways:
Day EIGHT!

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Just Short and Sweet

Here we are! Day EIGHT already of 8 Days of Giveaways, and we definitely get to go out on top, because today I get to give away a fun, trendy, brass necklace with thanks to my childhood friend, Blythe Rhoads who makes cool things AND is working to make life better for our friends across the world in Africa through her work with Ever Increasing Children’s School in Bukasa Village, Uganda. I cannot easily express how incredibly inspired I am by people like Blythe — and so many of our other artists featured this week — who seek to love our neighbors well and who remember we’re all neighbors.

blythe&stephcraftworkshopAbout Just Short and Sweet:

We are Blythe & Stephani…roommates & friends who love Jesus, pizza, estate sales, and all things crafty & handmade. We live in sunny Southern California. We opened an Etsy shop in January 2015 out of an unceasing desire to make pretty things that inspire and bring others JOY. This October, we hosted our very first Craft Workshop, where like-minded lovers of handmade goodness gathered together and expressed their creativity by making three quality crafts…to gift or keep! We can’t wait to host more workshops in 2016.

The Giveaway: A Just Short and Sweet brass necklace (as pictured above). This unique brass necklace is lightweight and super versatile. It will go with everything in your closet, and will soon be your go-to necklace! It makes a super chic (and affordable) gift, and is made from three pieces of hand cut brass pipe and waxed cotton cord, making it both nickel-free and vegan. The cord measures 33″ around at longest length and 16″ around at shortest length, and the brass pendant is 1″ wide by 3.5″ long. Simply adjust the size by *carefully* sliding the knots closer together to make it longer, or farther apart to make it shorter. They are double knotted for extra security, and lightly burned to seal the ends and protect against unraveling. This necklace is available on a black or brown cord.

TO ENTER, simply leave a comment on this blog post anytime until 11:59pm Pacific Time on Thursday, December 17. (Psst… don’t enter on Facebook— though I LOVE comments there and read every one, I’m using the blog comment string to randomly select a winner). Any comment will work to enter, but if you’d like a prompt, let us know what prayer or wish you have for a place in this world that stirs your heart. For example, I’d say, “The Syrian refugee families are in my prayers,” or “I wish for peace and rest from the violence we see around the world.” It’s a way of waving in the dark, I think, to see each other’s laments and offer a piece of our heart to them.

This giveaway is now closed.
Congratulations to Alison of the Hairline Fracture Blog! Check your email for all the details.

Do Note: For those of you who wish to purchase a necklace, $1 of each sale will be donated to Ever Increasing Children’s School in Bukasa Village, Uganda, Africa and will be used for school supplies, meals, and teacher salaries. For more information on Blythe’s work with her dad in Uganda, check out their other Etsy shop here and blog here.

Also: You can also find Just Short and Sweet on Instagram, Facebook and the World Wide Web, and you can always contact Blythe and Stephani by email at justshortandsweetshop@gmail.com.

Also-also: The artists selected for this giveaway were hand-picked by yours truly. They did not pay for these spots, nor do I benefit in any financial way by hosting these. Emotionally? I get a HUGE benefit. ‘Cause this stuff makes me happy. Each artist received a spot on the right sidebar (or, if you’re viewing on your mobile, at the bottom of the page) to advertise his/her stuff (hint: you can catch a preview there of what’s coming over the next few days), which is my gift to them to thank them for partnering with me. They’re rad.

ABOUT BETH WOOLSEY I'm a writer. And a mess. And mouthy, brave, and strong. I believe we all belong to each other. I believe in the long way 'round. And I believe, always, in grace in the grime and wonder in the wild of a life lived off course from what was, once, a perfectly good plan.
64 comments
  1. I pray for the children and the parents who have lost their homes and are refugees. I pray they’ll know the peace that comes from the One who came into the world in a strange town, at the mercy of strangers, far from home, but never far from love.

  2. Praying for those families of Sandy Hook, who are still grieving the loss of their children.

  3. Praying for refugees, an end to war and violence.

  4. Simply beautiful.

  5. World Sanity!

  6. Even though I do not see you anymore, I am soooo thankful that God has given you this cool thing to do, Stephani! 🙂

  7. For the inner peace each of us has to reach out and silence the demons of others so that their inner peace may shine through as well. I want my children to grow up in a place where they can trust others and believe that even strangers intentions are pure

  8. Please pray for the shootings going on in CA. And for my co-worker, Dawn, who lost her father yesterday.

  9. For peace and the love of Christ to touch South Sudan. We have good friends who are missionaries there and the need is so great. Their safety is at risk each day and they continue to serve faithfully.

  10. As a former foster mom, I pray for all the kiddos in foster care.

  11. My prayer is for everyone’s hearts who are hurting, broken, or lonely this holiday season. Comeonnnn Jesus!!

  12. Really neat!

  13. For everyone. Each of our battles may be big or small, but they matter.

  14. My prayer is that those in the affluent countries (like us in north america), would be able to put aside the commercial grabs of this season, the rush and disappointments, and focus on the joy, the celebration, and see the good in those around them

  15. Beautiful!

  16. My wish is for those kids in foster care to have a wonderful and happy Christmas.

  17. Lovely necklace!

  18. I pray for perspective, that decision-makers — and ordinary people — around the world might learn to see from different points of view. When we can place ourselves in others’ shoes, perhaps we’ll learn to see possibilities instead of building barriers.

  19. I wish for every veteran to have a safe home and the healthcare they need. Those how protected the red, white and blue should not have to suffer for any reason.

  20. Sending my thoughts for those who have lost loved ones recently.

  21. My friend is from Syria, and right now her 9 siblings and mother have either already fled, or are contemplating. My heart breaks for the agony I see her experience on a daily basis, living here in the U.S., worrying about the rest of her family.

  22. For all the refugees.

  23. Because it is near and dear to my heart and because I am an adoptive mom myself, I think and pray for all the children around the world waiting for a forever family.

  24. Two families from my boys’ elementary school weigh heavy on my heart. One lost a parent to colon cancer two weeks ago, and the other family has a parent fighting brain cancer again.

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