Riki Inukai does something very special. She uses fresh leaves from her family garden (she enjoys smelling the leaves when she nips them off). Then she paints the backside of the leaf with 100% silver paste. Paint and dry, paint and dry …and she does this about twenty times. Then she puts in the kiln. After it has fired completely, she polishes it extensively until it does nothing but shine and look beautiful. And that, my friends, is how she makes her lovely leaf jewelry.
She sells her gorgeous jewelry at amazing prices, and delivers usually in 5 days. Did I mention she does this all in Japan? This girl is amazing.
Particular favorites of mine include the Olive Leaf Pendant (so dainty, the fine details of the real leaf from which it was crafted really shine through) and the Baby Lavender Leaf Pendant (gorgeous, small, unassuming, and I happen to be wearing it right now!).
Do you want one? Enter now to win this gorgeous Olive Leaf pendant courtesy of RikiCraft Handcrafted Jewelry!
Isn’t it gorgeous? It comes in a beautiful gift box that looks like this:
I absolutely love Riki’s one-of-a-kind, meticulously handcrafted jewelry. I love even more that it is 99.9% silver (purer than Sterling Silver), although this means you have to be gentler with it due to its softer nature. I love that the leaf thing is SO hot right now, and Riki Inukai makes pure silver so affordable, and stylish. Though she lives in Japan, she ships super fast and usually your package will arrive in about 5 days from shipping. Amazing. Please check out her shop; Etsy makes it easy to purchase her items with only a few clicks. These make GREAT presents as well, and they are so affordable. Just look at her overwhelming feedback!
How to enter
- Visit rikicraft.etsy.com and select (besides this necklace) your favorite piece and comment here!
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You may enter via any and all of the methods above. Please see the Giveaways page for official rules and instructions upon winning. Only one submission type per user, please. Good luck! Contest ends Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 5:00pm CST. Open to residents of the continental US only, sorry. Winners will be announced here.
Part 1 of the Etsy Extravaganza series.
We have a winner!
Now, for the random number generation, courtesy of Random.Org…
Congratulations Emily C.! You have been emailed with further instructions on how to get your lovely new Olive Leaf Pendant, courtesy of RikiCraft.etsy.com! Please be sure to thank her over at her shop with a sweet message, if you can. Thanks to everyone who entered, it was a tough competition with so many entries but hopefully everyone felt like they had a fair chance. If there’s anything you’d like to see done differently, please shoot me a message via the contact form; I am all ears.
I’m lining up not 1 but 3 more fabulous giveaways! Check the Giveaways page to see the latest and most current giveaways that are running on PSS.