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August Giveaway - Jenny Gilbert Jewellery

23/08/2013 - Matt Chatterley

Win a beautiful pair of leaf detail earrings from Jenny Gilbert

Jenny Gilbert - Leaf Detail EarringsWell, I hope the weather has held out where you are - it might be late August, but it's still lovely here! We're a little late with the giveaway this month, but we're here nonetheless - and for the time being, we will be continuing to publish them monthly.

That said, we still desperately need more sponsors - so if you're interested in taking part, get in touch with us for a bit more information. It's not hard to take part and it can be a great way to advertise your makes!

The rules are: to enter, visit our sponsor's link(s) (at the end of the post) and post a comment here, telling us which of the items you've seen is your favourite. Entries are accepted at our discretion and the winner will be chosen at random. The giveaway will close at midnight (GMT) on Saturday 31st August 2013.

This month is kindly sponsored by Jenny Gilbert, who makes some fantastic jewellery from her home studio. But instead of me telling you all about it, let's hear from Jenny herself!

Here's Jenny...

Jenny Gilbert - vines ring "I graduated from the University for Creative Arts in 2011 with a first class degree in Contemporary Jewellery. I finally left full time employment 18 months later to pursue my jewellery career! Most of my creations are made using sterling silver sheet and wire and are constructed using traditional hand-forging techniques.

All work is designed and handcrafted by myself in my home studio. I am inspired by nature, in particular plants, flowers and other organic matter. I like to take these forms and simplify them to their most basic components for my designs. I mostly use oxidised silver with pearls as the black silver really shows off the natural beauty of the pearl. I also think the black gives the pieces an almost industrial look which juxtaposes wonderfully with the subject matter and the delicacy of the pearl.

I'm passionate about being good to the environment and use recycled silver in all of my work. It is better for the environment as it doesn't add to mining and it doesn't exploit the miners either! I use eggs to oxidise (blacken) my silver rather than liver a sulphur, a toxic chemical which can be harmful to animal if it gets in to the waterways.

Jenny Gilbert - Spherical branch pendantI love locking myself away in my workshop for hours on end, and the satisfaction that comes from applying to final polish to an item of jewellery. My favourite thing about being a jeweller is getting custom orders from people, learning about their stories and the meanings that they attach to their jewellery is wonderful.

This month I am giving away one pair of sterling silver stud earrings with tiny leaf detail - simple, elegant and delicate. They are 10mm in diameter with a 5mm leaf. They are 100% hand fabricated and come in an individually customised jewellery box.

Good luck! And if you don't win, please don't hesitate me to discuss your own order at jenny@jennygilbert.com.

Visit Jenny Gilbert Jewellery now!

Giveaway listed at: ThePrizeFinder - UK Competitions and Competitions Today.

Comments (80)

Gravatar for karen hill

Gorgeous Jewellery , thanks for the chance to win x

Posted by karen hill on 23/08/2013 10:51:25

Gravatar for Tressa herriott

These are beautiful elegant and individual

Posted by Tressa herriott on 23/08/2013 11:24:33

Gravatar for Rachel Craig

Handmade Jewellery, what a treat. Lovely quality for a gift.

Posted by Rachel Craig on 23/08/2013 11:25:11

Gravatar for George A Pow

Beautiful Hand Made Jewelery, my wife would be proud to wear these lovely ear rings

Posted by George A Pow on 23/08/2013 11:28:30

Gravatar for Joy Portas

I would love to own these as we were burgled and my jewellery stolen.

Posted by Joy Portas on 23/08/2013 13:22:21

Gravatar for Nicola Peate

These earrings are beautiful. I'd love to give them as a gift to one of my bridesmaids as a thank you at our wedding.

I also think that the sterling steel spherical branch pendant on Etsy is absolutely stunning

Posted by Nicola Peate on 23/08/2013 14:55:31

Gravatar for Pauline

My daughter who is 13 would love these earrings i cant wear them I to scared to have my ears pierced!!

Posted by Pauline on 23/08/2013 16:16:25

Gravatar for victoria taylor

such a lovely pair of earings great for a special occassion

Posted by victoria taylor on 23/08/2013 16:46:48

Gravatar for Joanne Darnell

very nice

Posted by Joanne Darnell on 23/08/2013 18:03:49

Gravatar for Heather

I love the oxidised silver items, but my favourite piece is actually your spherical branch pendant, it looks so tactile and I know I'd fiddle with it constantly! http://www.etsy.com/listing/153722438/

Posted by Heather on 23/08/2013 18:08:25

Gravatar for Marion Weir

I Love the design of the earrings. I would never have thought to put leaves outside a band. When I saw your giveaway I thought it would be drop earrings but these are so original.

Posted by Marion Weir on 23/08/2013 19:27:35

Gravatar for Sue Rowley

stunning : )

Posted by Sue Rowley on 23/08/2013 19:30:07

Gravatar for Linda Rumsey

The Oxidised sterling silver flower, leaf and pearl pendant is stunning!

Posted by Linda Rumsey on 23/08/2013 20:06:20

Gravatar for Rikka Borston

What a beautiful collection, hard to pick a favourite, but I loved the Sterling silver flowering lily pendant.

Posted by Rikka Borston on 23/08/2013 20:20:23

Gravatar for Marilyn Kehoe

Lovely prize - would love to win them

Posted by Marilyn Kehoe on 23/08/2013 21:16:01

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Posted by KATHY D on 23/08/2013 21:30:46

Gravatar for Laura

Nice jewellery!

Posted by Laura on 23/08/2013 23:09:19

Gravatar for Liesl L.

My favourite is the oxidised sterling silver flower earrings .

Posted by Liesl L. on 23/08/2013 23:31:44

Gravatar for Jessica Edmunds

These are stunning! Love unique and different jewellery- I used to only buy from high street shops but it makes all the difference..

Posted by Jessica Edmunds on 24/08/2013 01:01:07

Gravatar for Nicola Robinson

I love the silver lilly pendant

Posted by Nicola Robinson on 24/08/2013 10:56:13

Gravatar for Claire D

I would love to win, what lovely jewellery

Posted by Claire D on 24/08/2013 12:11:51

Gravatar for Nicola Holland

Lovely earrings and would make a fabulous birthday present for my sister :)

Posted by Nicola Holland on 24/08/2013 17:11:31

Gravatar for Jill Fairbank

Fab great Christmas present

Posted by Jill Fairbank on 24/08/2013 20:31:42

Gravatar for Dawn Chapman

Beautiful! That's a Christmas present sorted.

Posted by Dawn Chapman on 24/08/2013 21:52:25

Gravatar for Julie McLaren

Beautiful. I love jewellery that is a bit different.

Posted by Julie McLaren on 25/08/2013 00:39:01

Gravatar for Elizabeth Smith

Love these! They're really different and yet stylish

Posted by Elizabeth Smith on 25/08/2013 09:26:39

Gravatar for Lauren sully

IN LOVE with the Oxidised sterling silver lily pendant with feshwater pearl

Just stunning!

Posted by Lauren sully on 25/08/2013 10:17:59

Gravatar for Keith W

Really like the simplicity of the "Oxidised sterling silver tear drop pendant with freshwater pearl on chain"

Posted by Keith W on 25/08/2013 11:21:03

Gravatar for Catherine James

Lovely lovely lovely! It's all lovely!

Posted by Catherine James on 25/08/2013 13:48:47

Gravatar for kelly brittle

the silver lily pendent is stunning

Posted by kelly brittle on 25/08/2013 13:53:53

Gravatar for Renee Armstrong

I would love to win these for my daughter

Posted by Renee Armstrong on 25/08/2013 14:34:21

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Posted by MANDY DOHERTY on 25/08/2013 16:57:16

Gravatar for jayne fotheringham

gorgeous pendant :)

Posted by jayne fotheringham on 25/08/2013 16:59:37

Gravatar for Lowri Earith

Really original pieces. I would love


Posted by Lowri Earith on 25/08/2013 21:59:01

Gravatar for Rebecca Paulson

I met jenny at Camden market visiting London from Sweden, i bought a ring that i absolutely love! It also has that leaf decoration, so ofcourse my favourite is the jewellery with leafs on! She makes such Beautiful jewelery.

Posted by Rebecca Paulson on 26/08/2013 07:49:12

Gravatar for hannah mayle

really pretty

Posted by hannah mayle on 26/08/2013 11:48:15

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Posted by Jane D on 26/08/2013 12:45:12

Gravatar for Beth Gurney

My favourite item (although a difficult choice) was definitely the Round sterling silver pendant with leaf detail on chain: http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/112426133/round-sterling-silver-pendant-with-leaf?ref=shop_home_active

Very versatile and stylish! Lovely stuff :)

Posted by Beth Gurney on 26/08/2013 13:49:59

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My favourite item is the Oxidised Flower Bud Ring On Stem With Leaf and Freshwater Pearl: http://folksy.com/items/3735578-Oxidised-silver-flower-bud-ring-on-stem-with-leaf-and-freshwater-pearl

Posted by EJ Dunn on 26/08/2013 15:38:33

Gravatar for Julie Ward

silver teardrop earrings

Posted by Julie Ward on 26/08/2013 18:14:54

Gravatar for Pam Gregory

Sterling silver sphere branch pendant on snake chain

Posted by Pam Gregory on 26/08/2013 19:48:56

Gravatar for Sheri Darby

I love this ring http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/112423244/sterling-silver-ring-with-freshwater?ref=related-7

Posted by Sheri Darby on 26/08/2013 21:29:03

Gravatar for Janet Taylor

Sterling silver ring with oversized white cultured pearl in cup setting.

Posted by Janet Taylor on 26/08/2013 22:36:45

Gravatar for julia linsley

Lovely creations would like to own one !

Posted by julia linsley on 26/08/2013 23:19:53

Gravatar for Carole Paton

Very much my style. Would love to win these earrings.

Posted by Carole Paton on 27/08/2013 16:55:04

Gravatar for Fiona

Gorgeous stuff - my favorite is Delicate black sterling silver pendant with freshwater pearl on chain

Posted by Fiona on 27/08/2013 17:37:46

Gravatar for Helen Keene

There's so many lovely items but I think my favourite is the silver teardrop earrings.

Posted by Helen Keene on 27/08/2013 18:29:44

Gravatar for liz ferguson

Beautiful pieces - very unique. Would definitely reccommend for gifts!

Posted by liz ferguson on 27/08/2013 19:08:06

Gravatar for Melissa Manning

I love the uniqueness of the jewellery! I looked on Etsy and the oxidised sterling silver heart necklace is gorgeous!

Posted by Melissa Manning on 28/08/2013 13:32:02

Gravatar for Becky Downey

I like

Posted by Becky Downey on 28/08/2013 21:10:20

Gravatar for Jade

I really like this - http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/153715102/round-sterling-silver-spherical-branch?ref=shop_home_active

But everything is lovely and very unique!

I also think this is stunning too - http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/113034604/polished-sterling-silver-flower-bud-ring?ref=shop_home_active

Posted by Jade on 28/08/2013 23:16:06

Gravatar for carol wilson

all the items look so delicate and so pretty but my favourite is this

Posted by carol wilson on 29/08/2013 20:19:20

Gravatar for rachel fisher

so many gorgeous pieces love the teardrop earrings

Posted by rachel fisher on 29/08/2013 20:25:08

Gravatar for Laura

Beautiful! As an art student, jewellery making is something I apire to do myself. The silver flower, pearl and leaf brooch is stunning x

Posted by Laura on 29/08/2013 22:17:31

Gravatar for Lauren Main

the oxidised sterlimg silver flower earrings are my favourite! beautiful!

Posted by Lauren Main on 30/08/2013 00:56:26

Gravatar for Patricia Walker

I love jewellery, ear rings in particular, and these are gorgeous!!

Posted by Patricia Walker on 30/08/2013 09:30:21

Gravatar for Helen Moulden

My favourite has to be the High polished sterling silver tear drop earrings with leaf detail! Gorgeous!

Posted by Helen Moulden on 30/08/2013 12:54:21

Gravatar for Linda Streater

Really stunning Jewellery you have here, many thanks for the giveaway

Posted by Linda Streater on 30/08/2013 13:51:36

Gravatar for Claire matthews-curtis

These are lovely....great prize

Posted by Claire matthews-curtis on 30/08/2013 14:08:14

Gravatar for LYNN NEAL

So elegant I would love to win for my daughter!

Posted by LYNN NEAL on 30/08/2013 14:18:20

Gravatar for Paula Harvey

Gorgeous Jewellery! Fab prize thank you!

Posted by Paula Harvey on 30/08/2013 15:16:04

Gravatar for Kim Styles

wow I would love earrings
they are beyond belief!
artistically crafted with a beautiful leaf!

Posted by Kim Styles on 30/08/2013 18:49:15

Gravatar for Lauren Blackamore

Beautiful designs, I absolutely love the sphere pendant with branch design, intricate but simpl

Posted by Lauren Blackamore on 30/08/2013 20:11:44

Gravatar for claire little

i love the Simple, delicate, sterling silver flower ring

Posted by claire little on 30/08/2013 20:39:22

Gravatar for Adele Evans

I just LOVE these designs! SO original. Hope i win! :-)

Posted by Adele Evans on 30/08/2013 23:33:25

Gravatar for Hayley Todd

Thank you for this fabulous competition. There are so many beautiful things on the website, but my absolute favourite is the Sterling Silver Spherical Branch Pendant with the matching hoop earrings x

Posted by Hayley Todd on 31/08/2013 07:29:10

Gravatar for Stevie Fairbairn

Your work is fascinating.

Posted by Stevie Fairbairn on 31/08/2013 08:30:56

Gravatar for Kirsty Nugent

Such a lovely pair of earrings :) x

Posted by Kirsty Nugent on 31/08/2013 10:04:19

Gravatar for Siggy po

Beautiful pair of earring's i love them very much :)

Posted by Siggy po on 31/08/2013 11:50:40

Gravatar for Lucy Hill

I really love your design style, so like all of your pieces, but it was the "sterling silver sphere branch pendant on snake chain" on your FB page that that led me to your Etsy page and then on to here, as it's both contemporary and classic in design and is a piece that just begs to be touched (and I *luffs* it), lol!

Posted by Lucy Hill on 31/08/2013 13:00:51

Gravatar for Samantha R

loving the silver spherical branch pendant

Posted by Samantha R on 31/08/2013 16:06:28

Gravatar for Katie Walden Hall

Very pretty!

Posted by Katie Walden Hall on 31/08/2013 17:58:01

Gravatar for Laura

Love these, beautiful prize. Also love the Oxidised sterling silver twisted vines ring with freshwater pearls on easy. Never seen anything like it before, all the jewellery is so unique.

Posted by Laura on 31/08/2013 17:58:49

Gravatar for sarah gray

i absolutely adore this ring! Big black sterling silver statement ring with freshwater pearls

Posted by sarah gray on 31/08/2013 19:40:07

Gravatar for Linda Hobbis

Love the big black sterling silver statement ring. http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/112482433/big-black-sterling-silver-statement-ring?ref=shop_home_active

Posted by Linda Hobbis on 31/08/2013 20:53:39

Gravatar for Naomi Buchan

The prize earrings are stunning but i also love the sterling silver flower earrings x

Posted by Naomi Buchan on 31/08/2013 21:12:53

Gravatar for leah

i would own these as my own.. thanks

Posted by leah on 31/08/2013 21:54:01

Gravatar for Matt @ Handmade Crafts

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments - and taking the time to enter!

We've put all your names into a (virtual) hat and picked the winner, who is... "Samantha R"! Congratulations!

To everyone else who entered, don't forget to keep an eye on our Facebook page and Twitter for the next giveaway, coming to you in October.. before Halloween!

Posted by Matt @ Handmade Crafts on 02/09/2013 08:35:28

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Thanks everyone for all of your lovely feedback! And congratulations to Samantha, I'll be in touch shortly for your postage details!

If you'd like to keep up to date with my new creations and offers please give me a "like" on facebook.


Thanks for letting me participate Matt!

All the best,


Posted by Jenny Gilbert on 02/09/2013 13:01:54

Gravatar for herveywilna

Such the earrings are very lovable . The design of it's it quit simple but fantastic

Posted by herveywilna on 26/10/2013 04:53:12

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