Thursday, April 8, 2010

The 3 Day: Halfway There!! And a Giveaway...

As of yesterday, I reached a huge milestone in my fundraising efforts for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure: I have officially surpassed the halfway mark of reaching my goal of $2,300!! I am just thrilled! I continue to be touched by the kindness, support, and generosity of my family, friends, co-workers, and total strangers.

Did you know that virtually every major advance in the fight against breast cancer has been touched by Susan G. Komen for the Cure? They've helped train more than 400 breast cancer researchers and funded more than 1,800 research projects over the past 27 years? They've provided more money for breast cancer research and community health programs than any entity besides the U.S. government? Komen for the Cure's goal is to "energize science to find the cures.” Komen's contributions to some real victories include:

  • More early detection - nearly 75 percent of women over 40 years old now receive regular mammograms, the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer early (in 1982, less than 30 percent received a clinical exam).
  • More hope - the five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the breast, is now 98 percent (compared to 74 percent in 1982).
  • More research - the federal government now devotes more than $900 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).
  • More survivors - America’s 2.5 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S., are a living testament to the power of society and science to save lives.

Thank you for your help in eradicating breast cancer. It couldn’t be done without you. If you'd like to help, just visit my 3 Day Personal Page.

Breast Cancer Fact: Breast cancer knows no boundaries—be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location.

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And because I'm just thrilled to bits with how well my fundraising is going, I'm going to do something that I've been meaning to do for a long time now. I'd like to host a little giveaway. The very first chain maille weave that I learned was the classic Euro 4-1 which is probably the most well known as it was once used for armor of the knights of yesteryear. For my very first blog giveaway, I'm going to be giving away a copy of the very first Euro 4-1 bracelet that I made. It is made entirely by hand: it started simply as wire that I coiled and cut to create the jump rings used to weave the metal into the Euro 4-1 pattern. It was made with bright aluminum jump rings and measures 8 1/2" (including a 1" extender chain).



THE DETAILS:
The giveaway starts Thursday April 8, 2010 and ends Sunday, April 11, 2010 @ 11:59pm EST. The winner will be announced on: Monday April 12, 2010.


HERE'S HOW TO ENTER:
Each entry must be written in a separate comment and include a way of contacting you (an active blog that you check the comments on, your e-mail, or your Etsy shop where you check the convo's).

* For the first entry/comment – Visit Athena's Armoury on Etsy or Artfire and pick your favorite item. Then comment here and include a link to that item.

Then for additional single entries:

* 1 extra entry/comment – Follow Athena's Armoury on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. Then in a separate comment here, leave the link to your tweet. (Find the tweet URL by clicking on the tweet's timestamp.) Here is some text you can use for Twitter:

You have GOT to checkout the giveaway Athena's Armoury is having at http://AthenasArmoury.blogspot.com

* 1 extra entry/comment – Follow this blog. Then leave a separate comment here, letting me know.

For two additional entries:

* 2 extra entries/comment – Make a purchase from Athena's Armoury on Etsy or Artfire.
Then leave a separate comment here, with a link to the receipt/sold item.

* 2 extra entries/comment – Write a blog post about this giveaway and link to http://AthenasArmoury.blogspot.com
Then leave a separate comment here, with the direct link to your blog post.

For FOUR additional entries:

* 4 extra entries/comment - Make a donation of $10 or more to my fundraising efforts for the 3 Day.
Then leave a separate comment here, with the first name and city/state you used for your donation.


Remember, the giveaway starts Thursday April 8, 2010 and ends Sunday, April 11, 2010 @ 11:59pm EST.

Have fun and good luck everyone!!!

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FAQ’s:

I live outside of the USA. Can I enter the giveaway?
Yes! This giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere. Spread the word!

How does this giveaway work?
On the day of the drawing, a random number generator will select one lucky winner.

How will I know if I won?
I will contact the winner (using the method you left in your comment) to request your mailing address. You will have one week to respond to the e-mail from me. If there is no response, another name will be picked.

How will everyone find out who won?
The winners will be announced on Monday, April 12, 2010 right here on the blog.

60 comments:

TerriK said...

My ABSOLUTE favorite is the coif! But I would probably just display (and not wear) it; hence, no one would see it. So, my next favorite is THE WATCH! What a cool design! Who would have thought of putting chainmaille on a ladies' watch band? YOU, of course! Thanks for the chance to win.

knitsteel said...

I'm with Terri. I love the coif. But for a more everyday jewelry piece, especially as a gift, I like http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39512279 the arrowhead pendant and copper necklace. I'd love to give that to my son.

aquariann said...

Indeed, the coif is amazing. Perhaps it's the fool in me, but the piece I would most like to wear is http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27397676

aquariann said...

And I am definitely a follower of your blog. :D

aquariann said...

Tweeted, too!

http://twitter.com/aquariann/status/11854158390

aquariann said...

Oh, I donated last month, too - does that count? ;D

The Prickly Pinecone said...

I adore the little black necklace;
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22502413


thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

The Prickly Pinecone said...

I am now a follower.

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

This is my favorite bracelet in your shop http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6375114

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

I'm a follower!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh I love the Gaia bracelet !!! I am sooo into copper - it's lovely !!

My Life Under the Bus said...

I'm now a follower too !

Laura said...

I'm following your blog now :-)

Laura said...

My favorite Etsy item: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40118554

So pretty!

Laura said...

I tweeted for you!

http://twitter.com/lauraisaacs

i left my contact info out...

my blog is currently defunct (sad, need to revamp it start blogging again), but i'm a tweetin' fool. DM @lauraisaacs or e-mail laura.l.isaacs@gmail.com!

katia said...

i really like the stretch flower chain ring
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31590725

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

julia said...

I love the Hardcore Stretch Maille Bracelet: http://www.etsy.com/shop/athenasarmoury?page=2 for myself, but I just know my boyfriend's D&D loving little viking brother would adore the Uber Chain Maille Dice Bag: http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=453191. Awesome stuff!

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

shutterboo said...

I think it is all so cool. And still so feminine.
shutterboo at gmail dot com

Wedding_Skulls said...

I really like how you've combined the chainmaille patterns with less "traditional" designs and pieces - your style is very unique!

I think the napkin ring set is so unique!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9860158

I can be reached (if I'm lucky enough to win) at steff AT steffmetal DOT com, or through my blog www.steffmetal.com

avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway!
I like The Feminine Warrior Handflower.

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

My Life Under the Bus said...

I blogged too !!!

http://mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com/my-life-under-the-bus/2010/04/a-few-saturday-giveaways.html

Happy Saturday !!!

Danielle said...

I love the DIY Gemstone Necklace Kit with Sterling Silver Findings- Cream Freshwater Pearls.

The Happy Wife/Danielle
ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com

Linda Kish said...

My favorite is the Gaia bracelet

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27110872


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Abby said...

I love the Gaia Bracelet. Always had a fondness for her too.

Very wearable and a lovely copper colour

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Abby said...

Blog follower

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Abby said...

Following on Twitter as darkmotives

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Abby said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/darkmotives/status/11954534296

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

lin3arossa said...

My fave is the Ridgeback Stretch Maille Bracelet in Copper.
ghainskom at yahoo dot com
lin3arossa

lin3arossa said...

I follow your blog
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

Ginger said...

Congratulations on your Fundraising goal..that is so awesome!!
I enjoyed checking out your shop and blog,i love Chainemaille and think that all of your creations are great. I really like the Hardcore Stretch Maille Bracelet..Black Metal;)
cyclona66(at) aol dot com

Ginger said...

I am a blog follower:)
Here is my link to fave bracelet...
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7228901

cyclona66(at) aol dot com

JaMean said...

I like the Caterpillar Chain Maille Bracelet AND the Euro 4-1 Chain Maille Bracelet with Dangles! These are really neat!

ginnn7 said...

I love the Sweetheart Gemstone and Pearl Bib Necklace . thanks

ginnn7(at)yahoo(dot)com

ginnn7 said...

I follow

ginnn7(at)yahoo(dot)com

Victoria said...

Enter me! I love this http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7841591

coloressinmezclar@hotmail.com

Victoria said...

I follow on twitter as invictoria and I tweeted http://twitter.com/invictoria/status/11983354183


coloressinmezclar@hotmail.com

Victoria said...

I follow your blog


coloressinmezclar@hotmail.com

Lyudmila said...

I like the DIY Gemstone Necklace Kit with Sterling Silver Findings - Wood Chips

lusizova(at)gmail.com

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! mY favorite item is: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39512279


fisiwoman@hotmail.com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/11986365429


fisiwoman@hotmail.com

fisiwoman said...

Following on google (fisiwoman)

fisiwoman@hotmail.com

audreyscountrycrafts said...

What a wonderful give away! I really really like the Gaia Bracelet found here:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27110872

audreyscountrycrafts at gmail dot com

Risyaa♥ said...

Hii! ENTER ME pls~~ I hope I'm not too late^^
I'm Risya
My Email: Risya271(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mandatory Entry:
*visited the shop & I really like the 'Gaia Bracelet'. it looks fab^^ (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27110872)

Risyaa♥ said...

Additional Entries:
+1 I'm your followers^^ (username: Risyaa♥)

My Email: Risya271(at)yahoo(dot)com

Debs Crochet said...

This is arrowhead is very nice
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39512279 the

I'm a former New Yorker now living in Florida as well. It is a big adjustment, Especially hurricanes!

Debs Crochet
www.debs1967.etsy.com

Aquarian Bath said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7841591

This snowflake necklce is my favorite piece of yours. I voted for it in the Dec. FEST challenge.

Aquarian Bath said...

Just retweeted your contest

Wehaf said...

My favorite item is the pair of rose gold moebius earrings: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6542098

I think they're lovely and the beads are the perfect touch.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Selene said...

Hardcore Stretch Maille Bracelet is my fave!!

shiki6210 at gmail dot com

Selene said...

Blog follower as shiki

shiki6210 at gmail dot com

Selene said...

Twitter follower as shiki6210

shiki6210 at gmail dot com

Selene said...

Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/shiki6210/status/12001986184

shiki6210 at gmail dot com

Amber said...

Oh, my favorite is the "Wolf Hunter Chain Maille Necklace" from your Etsy shop!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39512279

I hearted your shop, and started following you on twitter as well. :) I tweeted about this giveaway!

I'm also following your blog - I adore chainmaille, I really do.

Marjorie Dawson said...

This is just THE BEST thing in your ArtFire shop!! http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=1033831

The wolf hunter necklace!! Stunning. Better go tweet this too!!

Marjorie Dawson said...

This is just THE BEST thing in your ArtFire shop!! http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=1033831

The wolf hunter necklace!! Stunning. Better go tweet this too!!

phrannie said...

hard to pick just one fave, lol! this one is lovely:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26753814

phranne[at]yahoo.com

phrannie said...

GFC blog follower 8) i am glad your fundraising is going so well! breast cancer awareness and cure are so very important!
phranne[at]yahoo.com

Gypsy Moon Art Studio said...

Ooh! I love your feminine warrior handflower! It is amazing!! It is hard to choose...all your work is amazing!!!

Florida Beaders said...

I love brios...

so I like this...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22502413

it is gorgeous...(and JUST my size..ha!

Linda Spears

FloridaBeaders-owner@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FloridaBeaders/
Florida Beaders & Friends on FaceBook
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=101499708649

Athena's Armoury said...

Thank you all so much for your participation in my giveaway! It ended last night (Sunday, April 11, 2010) at 11:59pm EST. Please see this post for the winner:
http://athenasarmoury.blogspot.com/2010/04/3-day-week-seven-progress-report.html