Sunday, June 9, 2013

June Giveaway: Stylish, Comfortable Earrings

Editor's Note: This Giveaway has ended. A new giveaway will be launching shortly.

“Earrings are like orgasms—you can never have too many.” Can you guess who said that? That naughty, but oh-so-witty Nora Ephron—of course. And as usual, I completely agree! I couldn’t begin to estimate how many pairs of earrings I’ve collected over the past 30 years. Still, I love them—one and all. Earrings tend to be a little accessory, but, personally, they speak volumes about my mood of the moment. Each day, I choose a pair that reflects the way I’m feeling—whimsical, demure, retro, urbane, Earthy, cosmopolitan, to name a few.  I’ve got a pair (or three!) for all my moods.

So...when the folks representing jewelry artist Shaune Bazner asked if I’d like to choose a pair of clip-on earrings to review for Flattering50, my answer was simple: “Yes, please!” And then, when they asked if I'd I like to offer a Flattering50 reader a pair of clip-on earrings of her choice, I said, "Of course!"

A few days ago, I received the pair of earrings I requested (photo above and below) and I’m happy to report I loved them instantly. To begin with, I love the unusual beads. The top is a fire-polished crystal. I don’t know if you can tell from the photo, but the bead has bursts of light in it. And the bottom bead is textured. The clip's metal disc is made of jeweler’s metal, which is nickel- and lead-free. All the Shaune Bazner jewelry is plated in sterling silver or 22 kt gold, I’m told. Besides being a good-looking piece, I love, love the fact that all of the company’s jewelry is handcrafted right here—in America.

While receiving a lovely pair of earrings is always a treat, they must be comfortable as well as pretty. If anyone can put a clip-on earring to the comfort test, it’s me. Suffice it to say, my earlobes aren't, well,  diminutive. And yet, these earrings are extremely comfortable on my earlobes, thanks in part to tiny built-in soft cushions on the clip. I predict my Shaune Bazner clip-on earrings and I are going to have a wonderful future. They'll suit my "Earthy" mood perfectly, don't you think?

Shaune Bazner also designs pierced earrings as well as necklaces, hair sticks, shawl pins and more. To view her entire collection, visit her website.

Would you like a pair of Shaune Bazner clip-on earrings? The company would like to send a Flattering50 reader a pair of clip-on earrings of her choice. The Flattering50 Giveaway winner will be selected by a random drawing.

To enter for a chance to win...
1. You must live in the United States.
2. You must leave a comment below.***

To receive bonus entries…
3. “Like” Shaune Brazner on FACEBOOK
4. Follow the designer on PINTEREST 
5. Or tweet or post on FACEBOOK about this Flattering50 giveaway

*** The winning entry will be notified by email. So…Please make sure your email address appears when you sign-in to leave a comment. Your email address will never be published or shared with anyone.***

All entries must be received no later than Sunday, June 30, 2013, 11:59 PM EST.