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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

:: Sponsor Giveaway :: The Rusted Chain


I am so happy about this giveaway!  Beki.  She is such an amazing person.  We have become very good friends through Twitter, and she and I talk on the phone at least 1 time a week.  I chat with her for at least an hour per conversation, but she's the type I could talk to all day and never run out of things to say.  Ever.  Love that about our friendship.  :)


Another thing about Beki?  Have you SEEN the jewelry she makes?!  Pure awesome!  I have a couple of her necklaces, and I love 'em.  Beki spends a lot of time making sure her products are tip top and they are, I can assure you.  Tested and approved over here, peeps.  ;)  Every necklace is awesome and you'll have a very hard time choosing for sure!!!








Beki recently made me the necklace below, and I am so glad I had her do it for me!!  I love it!  SO me.  :)




I am jonesing for the necklace below!!  She just got a new and EXCLUSIVE camera stamp!  Totally totally perfect!


So.  Guess what?  Beki is offering 1 lucky Sheyb reader a "You Design Your Own" necklace!  A*mazing!

Here is how to enter:

1. Go to Beki's store, The Rusted Chain.  Come back here leave a comment telling me your favorite(s) in her store.
2.  Go get to know Beki on her blog.  You won't be sorry you did!  Promise, and you can thank me later.
3.  Follow Beki on Twitter.  And Tweet about this giveaway.  Make sure you @therustedchain and @sheyb when doing so.
4.  Now this one is for me, cuz I need help.  So why not throw in an extra entry point?  :)  I am speaking on Saturday (yes!  THIS SATURDAY!  AHHH!) at a conference.  I am speaking about social media and business.  Basically how social media is used, how it works with owning a business, what do use, etc.  So.  Please leave me a comment with a question re: this topic.  Why?  It's just to help me write my speech.  I want to make sure I cover what people want to know.  I would REALLY appreciate it!!

Good Luck!


P.S.  Thank you all so much for the incredibly sweet comments left on the post below.  I love you all! xo


136 comments:

SoBella Creations said...

My favorite item is the family monogram necklace.

SoBella Creations said...

I follow The Rusted Chain on Twitter. I also gave a tweet.

http://twitter.com/SoBellaCreation/statuses/12569093866

Becca said...

I LOVE the "I shoot people" necklace . . . although working with kids in the inner-city, people might mistake what I mean :-) lucky for that cute stamp of the camera! :-)

Becca said...

And I follow her blog now :-)

becca1612 at hotmail dot com

Kimmy Davis said...

I love the "choose happiness" necklace.

Kimmy Davis said...

I checked out Beki's blog and loved her article about how to use your camera's features. I have a nice camera but always just use the "dummy" setting (and the flash!)

Kimmy Davis said...

I'm not on Twitter, so I can't have that entry, but I can share something with you about social media:
The Internet has made the world much smaller, and yet has also made it more compartmentalized. For example, I love Beki's work, but let's face it, she's one of at least 8 sites I know that make hand-stamped jewelry. It's only through your link to her site that I even know about her.

Now, I follow your blog bc I love your pics and plan to buy one of your camera straps one of these days. I found you through another blog, which I found through yet another blog. See the compartments?

And it's NOT advertising--it's word-of-mouth, well, word-of-blog, that matters so much these days. If there's any behind-the-scenes money exchange going on, I've never seen someone admit it.
People who even 15 years ago would not have had a public forum to express their views can now have a blog site that has well over 1000 followers. Personally, I've always been a "writer" as a hobby, and pretty much the only person who read my stuff is my mom, lol. Now I'm working hard to get a following on my book review blog. I love to read, so I blog my thoughts on the books I read. This takes a non-social activity (reading) and makes it a social activity: blogging a review, being part of a blog ring, others reading my review and then either buying the book or not buying the book, or commenting their opposing views, etc.
So...hope that helps.... Good luck!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

I won a Rusted Chain giveaway recently, and Beki was AMAZING to work with! She changed up a necklace for me, and it turned out so fabulous. She's great! I really like the Love Squared necklace a lot. :)

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

I follow along with Beki's blog, too. ;)

Celeste said...

Love her jewelry!! (I have one of her necklaces, but, of course - wouldn't mind another!)...loving the In Christ Alone necklace :)

Celeste said...

and, yes! I love Beki's blog!!

Celeste said...

question: the best way to get into social media to promote your business for social-media-virgins?

Blissful Babe said...

Ok. #1 -- My MOST favorite from her store is the "How Great Is Our God" necklace. A MUST have!

Blissful Babe said...

I am following Beki on Twitter!

Sandy a la Mode said...

ohhh what an awesome giveaway!! i am seriously in love with that I Shoot People necklace and the Capture Life one too! I think having a photography necklace would be perfect for me to wear... paired with my actual camera which is around my neck a lot of the time too hehe!! thanks for a chance at winning!

sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandy a la Mode said...

I am a follower of Beki's blog (Sandra Chang)!!

Blissful Babe said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/blissfulbabe/status/12577204574

Ahem, excuse me. *blush* :p

Blissful Babe said...

I am also following Beki's blog! Such a cute idea with the krispies cupcakes!

Blissful Babe said...

Your question: How do you think the social media benefits businesses?

Kind of generic, but it's all I got! LOL.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I definitely have the Rusty Chained bookmarked and followed! Love her stuffs!

Sandy a la Mode said...

*tweet tweet* I twittered about this contest! http://twitter.com/sandyalamode/status/12577386705

Grace Hester Designs said...

My name is Grace so the "Amazing Grace" caught my eye,

http://therustedchain.bigcartel.com/product/amazing-grace-necklace

I also like the tab necklaces,

http://therustedchain.bigcartel.com/product/two-tabs-necklace

Thanks for the giveaway!

Grace Hester Designs
Silhouette- and typography- based artwork and prints
Shop my designs at http://gracehesterdesigns.etsy.com

Grace Hester Designs said...

Oooh I went to her blog to stumble upon those birthday cakes. Yum!

Grace Hester Designs
Silhouette- and typography- based artwork and prints
Shop my designs at http://gracehesterdesigns.etsy.com

Experience my blog at http://gracehester.typepad.com
Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/gracehester

Grace Hester Designs said...

Just tweeted!

http://twitter.com/gracehester/status/12578268989

Grace Hester Designs
Silhouette- and typography- based artwork and prints
Shop my designs at http://gracehesterdesigns.etsy.com

Experience my blog at http://gracehester.typepad.com
Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/gracehester

Grace Hester Designs said...

For your conf topic, I have the following questions,

1) How do you create a social media 101-level plan that works for schedule/brand/target audience?

2) How do you know when you're overdoing the promoting on your social media channels?

3) What have you found to be the most successful social media channels for you and what hindsight do you have on the others that you have used but didn't find them to be effective?

Good luck!

Grace Hester Designs
Silhouette- and typography- based artwork and prints
Shop my designs at http://gracehesterdesigns.etsy.com

Experience my blog at http://gracehester.typepad.com
Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/gracehester

Mrs. McFadden said...

I love the Amazing Grace necklace.

just me and z said...

I love the camera necklaces, and the "day you were born"... so pretty!

just me and z said...

Following her blog now!

Mrs. McFadden said...

I love Beki's blog, I am a follower now. She is amazingly talented! I loved her photography post, and the birthday cakes. cute!

just me and z said...

I don't have twitter, but i added it to my blog sidebar! Thanks for the chance to win!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

The family monogram is my fav!

Katie said...

I love the Two Tabs necklace and the Inner Circle necklace. So sweet. katievarela@att.net

Wendy said...

My favorite of her necklaces is still the Angels Sang one. So sweet!

Wendy said...

I already follow Beki's blog because I love her so.

Wendy said...

I follow both you and Beki on twitter, 'cause I'm stalkerish like that. And yup, tweeted it!

Mrs Soup said...

Totally just found her blog and am loving it!

Mrs Soup said...

LOVE the I Shoot People necklace

Mrs Soup said...

Social Media with business is basically the best marketing tool. It's a way to get word of mouth through to more mouths. You are able to reach a larger number of people in your specific target group with much less work.

It's like going to a big meeting with the exact people you want to talk to and displaying what you want to share, without having to actually go anywhere.

In addition, it makes the person behind the company shine so much more which helps personalize a company.

Heather said...

I love the I shoot people and family monogram necklace

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Theresa said...

my favs are in Christ alone and the loved & adored.

Theresa said...

I follow Beki on Twitter :)
@Reatie
and tweeted about it
http://twitter.com/Reatie/statuses/12590253315

Theresa said...

I also follow Beki's blog

difficultlyglorious said...

The Dream. Teach. Inspire. is my favorite!

Kathryn

jan said...

Oh my gosh, I love her jewelry! Hard to pick a favorite - I love the Live Out Loud, Live It Dream It Do It and Choose Happiness necklace. sammiejanl40@aol.com

jan said...

Following Beki's blog. sammiejanL40@aol.com

jan said...

Question: How to get started in social media to begin a business -- where to start? sammiejanL40@aol.com

Jenna Allen | The Indecisive Organizer said...

I tweeted about the giveaway! (@JennaAllen)

Jenna Allen | The Indecisive Organizer said...

I LOVE the Capture Life necklace! I do photography sometimes on the side...and it would be perfect for me! Love it!

jenna.kash.allen@gmail.com

Jenna Allen | The Indecisive Organizer said...

I follow The Rusted Chain blog...love it!

jenna.kash.allen@gmail.com

Jenna Allen | The Indecisive Organizer said...

I am following Beki on Twitter! (@JennaAllen)

Jenna Allen | The Indecisive Organizer said...

Question: How do you build your followers and fans of your products/posts?

jenna.kash.allen@gmail.com

SisterlyLove said...

I love those necklaces! I love the inner circle one but I think I'd have to say that my fav is the I shoot people one. Ha! Cute cute.
Jenny
jenny(@)ykwc(dot)net

Whimsical Creations said...

LOVE the spaced out custom pearl bracelet.

melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

I have been following beki's blog for a long time. =D

melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

Question: How did you start your shop outside of etsy? Any tips on promoting your site?

melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Notes on a Napkin said...

I like the I Shoot People necklace too, it reflects my sarcastic personality to at T! plus it made me laugh out so loud at my desk : ) always a plus. Those who know me, know that I always have my camera and become reliant that it's always with me - so I guess it also reflects what others think of me - could be worse! ha! My question would be... How do you add to your blog followers? I have had a blog for a while and have no idea who or how many or if anyone at all reads it besides my sister! (she only reads it to make sure I'm not talking about her that day). Thanks!!

smileyeyes said...

I LOVE the Anna earrings... but it is sooooo hard to pick one!!!! I love love love the rusted chain! -Katie

smileyeyes said...

I also follow Beki! Her blog is just super cute! So why wouldn't I??? -Katie

smileyeyes said...

as for your speech... i have always wondered if for a business like an optical shop (I'm going into it next summer) would benefit from people being able to know updates via a blog or online catalog. I often wonder if that could make glasses into more of an accessory and more of an every day joy rather than something you have to wear... but then again I don't know if people would be receptive to that. -Katie

tntara said...

I love all of this jewelry but I recently ordered the two tab name necklace for my sister's bday. I got her kid's names engraved and had it sent straight to her. She absolutely loved it too!! Thanks so much!

Erin said...

Love the Blessed necklace!

forever folding laundry said...

LOVE the inner circle necklace. Love it and need it. :)

~Keri

forever folding laundry said...

And I've been following her for a-g-e-s. We go way back. ;)

~Keri

Marcee said...

Followed Rusted Chain on Twitter!

Marcee said...

Retweeted Giveaway!

scrappfever said...

My favorite is the picture of the camera that says I shoot people. Hilarious! Love it!

Marcee said...

Followed Beki's Blog-it ROCKS!!

Marcee said...

I SERIOUSLY LOVE the Amazing Grace necklace! Of course they are all stunning!

Marcee said...

I'm embarrassed! I don't know how to answer this:
"How social media is used, how it works with owning a business, what do use, etc".
Sorry:/

Andria said...

I really am taken by the "I have all I need" necklace. I am blessed with a beautiful family. My husband and I have three wonderful children...sometimes my days a rough though as a SAHM, so that necklace would be a wonderful reminder in those tough times. :)

Polka Dot Moon said...

Oh I {heart} Beki too! She fabulous, funny, creative, sweet and funny, and funny!!

Did I mention funny?

This necklace is one of my faves for so many reasons: Angels Sang necklace.

Fabulous giveaway!
Denise

Polka Dot Moon said...

Of course I follow her blog!

And her on Twitter!!
Denise

Polka Dot Moon said...

Of course I tweeted about it too!!
Denise

Kim Rahn said...

I absolutely love these necklaces! I would love to have the "inner circle" necklace!!!! Thx for hosting the giveaway!

living eventfully said...

oh wow! what a great give away. i love the amazing grace and personal name pendants!

Kim Rahn said...

I am a follower of Beki's blog (and yours too!)

Mike and Dejah Morris said...

My favorite is the capture life necklace, I've never seen anything like that.

Domestic Diva said...

I like the Inner Circle necklace.

Mike and Dejah Morris said...

I follow the Rusted Chain blog.

Michaela said...

I adore simple jewelry like this! I would choose the make your own, and I love love turquoise so I would choose a little turquoise blue bead.

Paige said...

I love How Great is Our God!

:)
paige

Paige said...

I already follow Beki on Twitter!

:)
paige

Cannary Family said...

Eventually I'm gonna get one of those "est" necklaces - I lurve it. I need it real bad.

Cannary Family said...

You could talk about how the cell phone has made the work pager obsolete - even in business. people are practically attached to their cell phones and cannot do anything without them.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite item at the Rusted Chain is the Create.Dream.Inspire necklace.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

For you speech, tell the business owners how you get customers to come back to your blog/store using the latest social networking methods.

Angela @ HomegrownMom said...

I'm loving the Amazing Grace necklace!

Angela @ HomegrownMom said...

I subscribe to her blog!

Angela @ HomegrownMom said...

I also follow Beki on Twitter :)

Angela @ HomegrownMom said...

Is it better to invest much time in one area of social media and develop relationships there, or spread yourself around a do a little all over?

----- Erin M. ----- said...

I <3 the Photog necklaces - how fun to wear one of these at my next session. However, I can't decide if the "I Shoot People" one or the "Capture Memories" one is my fave...

----- Erin M. ----- said...

Sorry - I meant "Capture Life"...

The Clines said...

My favorites are: the Family Monogram necklace and the Create.Dream.Inspire necklace.

The Clines said...

I subscribe to Beki's blog!

The Clines said...

How do you measure the success of using a particular social media outlet (i.e. Twitter)? Do you keep track of the number of sales generated through Twitter contacts?

Sarah said...

I follow Beki on Twitter!

Sarah said...

I love the Rusted Chain's Ohana necklace. So cute!

Sarah said...

Tweeted it!

Marcia said...

There are two neclaces that I like... God is good. and
the example of the design your own with Happy and the crown.... I want to be a queen!

Leigh said...

I absolutely adore the new one with the camera stamp and the "I shoot people". I just started my own photography business and would love it!!

Megan said...

I love the "I have all I need" necklace! I really like that!

The Perfect Trio said...

capture life is my new favorite.

the family monogram necklace was mine first....YAY!!! yep, that's me, marie, and my family!!!

jakemelissajakea@aol.com

The Perfect Trio said...

i've been following beki for a long time now!!!

jakemelissajakea@aol.com

The Perfect Trio said...

i tweeted! @jonahbonah

jakemelissajakea@aol.com

The Perfect Trio said...

a question.

do you tweet/blog when you list a new item?

should your blog name be also the same as your shop???

jakemelissajakea@aol.com

Leanna said...

oooo...love the est, necklace!

Leanna said...

A question I always have is how do you get social media to work for you if you don't have a big network of friends.

aka Dragonfly Photography said...

OH I do love capture life!

Danielle said...

I love the "all I need" necklace!

kraftykash said...

I love the LIVE OUT LOUD necklace. I dont think I have seen it before. It speaks volumes to me. :) I follow Beki on twitter. :)

two red heads and two brunettes said...

I love the juicy necklace!

Michelle said...

Um, I'm going to have to have the Capture Life necklace! Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

I'm already following Beki's blog!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

tweet http://twitter.com/MrsMChappell/statuses/12703152431

mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

I'm always curious which is more effective, facebook or twitter and would love to know how to get more followers.

mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Mim Smith Faro said...

I love the capture life necklace. The I shoot people one is pretty sweet too ;)

Lily Nichols said...

Wow- thank you so much for sharing this! I love the God is Good necklace. So simple and it says it all. I also love the Plant Seeds one...

Michelle said...

tweet http://twitter.com/MrsMChappell/statuses/12796089237

mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Marie said...

Hello sweet Shey - thank you for hosting this fabulous giveaway! I have been a fan of Beki's for quite a while now. Love her creations! I would love to design my own necklace. It would be stamped with "Blessed" and have one her sweet pearls dangling.

Blessings,
Marie
marie@waltercom.com
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Marie said...

Hello sweet Shey - I've been a happy follower on Beki's blog for a long time! (when I first knew her as Pampering Beki) Thank you for anothr chance to win!

Blessings,
Marie
marie@waltercom.com
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Marie said...

Hello sweet Shey - I just Tweeted about your very special giveaway via tw33tmarie. So excited for another entry.

Blessings,
Marie
marie@waltercom.com
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Marie said...

Hello sweet Shey - In regards to your social media and business research, I would love something for "Social Media & Business for Dummies" like me, who has no clue. How could you package that info for someone who has little knowledge but a desire to learn?

Good luck this weekend!

Blessings,
Marie
marie@waltercom.com
http://emmacallsmemama.com

SoozeM said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I really love the two tabbed necklace, just gorgeous!
soozemoroney@gmail.com

tong said...

I love the Est. Necklace, so cute!

Katie B. said...

I love Eat Sleep Craft!

Jill said...

Eat Sleep Craft is so appropriate for me! I love it!

cakegirl said...

My favorite is "angels sang on the day you were born". It would, of course, go to my sweet daughter who will be leaving for college in the fall.

Andria said...

I love the blessed necklace. Beautiful.

Patty said...

I really like the happy day earrings.Social networking has opened a lot of doors for quite a few people, can you make money though it and what does it take to set your blog apart form others?

Kat said...

I love the family necklaces (family monogram, inner circle, ...) and also the blessed necklace.

Melissa said...

I really like the blessed necklace.

Melissa said...

I went to Beki's blog!

Spendlove said...

I love the capture life necklace. Thanks for the chance!

Sew It UP! said...

You'll be in my heart necklace is the best! What a great giveaway!

Spendlove said...

I went to Bekis blog - how fun!

CJ said...

I like the GOD IS GOOD necklace.

CJ said...

Went to Beki's blog and left a comment.