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friday . friday . and the second summerogiveaways giveaway!!

lovinganvil summer of giveaways 2!! lovinganvil.com

YEY!  the first one was so much fun, can’t wait for round two!!

let’s review the rules for  SUMMER O GIVEAWAYS lovinganvil style!

enter to win these three sterlingsilver bands! a midi, a simple stacker and a simple onyx stacker.  three ways to enter!  contest ends july 16, 2013 2pm eastern time!

just like before:

  • there will be at least five different giveaways over the course of the summer.  prolly more.  but i have five planned right now.
  • enter via facebook, twitter and instagram.  one entry per social media per giveaway.  in other words, you can enter three times for each giveaway, but only once per social media.
  • FACEBOOK.  follow or like us at facebook.com/lovinganvil .  i’ll post a photo of the giveaway item.  to enter, share and like the photo/post
  • INSTAGRAM. follow or like us @lovinganvil .  for each giveaway i’ll post a unique #tag and instructions for a photo to post with the #tag.  to enter, upload and tag your photo!
  • TWITTER follow or like us at @lovinganvil .  i’ll tweet a photo and tag.  to enter, retweet the post.
  • entries will only count if you’ve followed/liked/whatever lovinganvil
  • the final giveaway will be the farrah ring grandprize and all previous entries will count towards your chances!  so if you’ve entered three times per each giveaway, you’ll have more opportunities!  the grandprize drawing will happen august 30, 2013 at 7pm eastern.  unless some weird life thing requires it to happen a little before or a little after.  so you know.

oh i’m PSYCHED!  wait, also –

  • postage is covered for domestic (u.s.) mail, with tracking.  insurance is not included.  international folks are more than welcome to enter but will be responsible for postage and fees – i’ll send a paypal invoice for those situations.
  • there was something else i was going to say but i forget.
  • i guess it was something vaguely legal like, we are not responsible for any losses or damage or any other issues that arise – this is intended to be a good time so… you know.  play nice.

and here’s a shot of the first giveaway prize finished!:

lovinganvil summer of giveaways 1!!
xoxo
coco

thursday thursday. early june 2013

farrah dot rings by lovinganvil

farrah dot rings by lovinganvil

look at all these LOVELY stones waiting to be made into rings!  all of the following are custom made to order in your size for $155 plus shipping.  all will be sterling silver rings with a fine silver setting.  also, if you’d like to add a simple word or phrase on either the inside of the band, the back of the ring – let me know!  order via lovinganvil.com (or via email to studio at lovinganvil dot com while i work to get all the options listed!)

oval and squarish farrah ring options by lovinganvil

oval and squarish farrah ring options by lovinganvil

options will be listed on lovinganvil.com shortly.  please see details regarding the stones here:

farrah dot ring grid by lovinganvil

all approx 35mm diameter:
1. bright orange round
2. robins egg blue roundish square
3. neon green square
4. robins egg blue round
5.  grass green square
6. snow white round
7. dark gray square
8.  grass green round
9.  dark gray octagon-ish
10. plum round
11. neon green square
12. plum octagon-ish
13. teal round-ish
14. robins egg blue square
15. bright orange square
16. ebon square (ebon round also available)
17. pumpkin orange round
18. bubblegum pink square (very soft pink)
19. dark gray round
20. bubblegum pink round

oval

all 40mm x 30mm.  the names can be a little funny with jaspers and agates, people naming them this and that.  i’ll do my best to what i think they’re really called.  and if you’d like to see a photo of a particular stone close up, drop a line and i’ll get it to you! xoxo

1. leopard jasper
2. forest jasper
3. picture jasper
4. hematite
5. russian moss agate (crazy deep green)
6. leopard jasper
7. rose quartz
8. smoky agate
9. forest jasper
10. smoky agate
11. forest jasper
12. russian moss agate
13. desert floor agate
14. desert floor agate
15. desert floor agate
16. desert floor agate
17. desert floor agate
18. moss agate

square
these are all roughly 35mm x 25mm.  except for the dark wood which is 35mm square:

1. jadite
2. yellow jade
3. fancy jasper
4. yellow jade
*. mocha jasper (spaced it in the detail photo…see it above)
5. tiger ebony wood

candy! dot rings by lovinganvil

candy!!

WHEW.  did i get it all?
xoxococo

wedesday . wednesday. early february 2013

friendship bracelets by lovinganvil

friendship bracelets by lovinganvil

oooooh! valentines day is approaching!  pink and red and glitter and love and LOVE!  yey!  it’s the best!

i’ll post several friendship bracelets to our etsy today.  perfect for valentines giving when guessing at a ring size feels too tricky.  (or too intense!)  ready to go and in the mail within a day or two at most.  you know.  getting to the post office can get complicated.  but it always works itself into the rotation within 36 hours.

rose quartz and serpentine drop earrings by lovinganvil

rose quartz and serpentine drop earrings by lovinganvil

and on that note, of spreading the love, only four more days left of our rockthepost campaign!   if you can help out, no matter the amount pledged – three bucks,  five bucks, ten bucks, whatever is LOW IMPACT in your life, that would be amazing.  AMAZING.  you’d have our unending gratitude.  just…oh you know.  yeah.

so if you can, please pleaseplease please click on this link if you can for a small tiny amount, we’d be so very honored!

http://www.rockthepost.com/posts/view/1751/LovingAnvil-Jewelry-Spring

gracias y xoxoxo y mas y mas
coco

wednesday wednesday. mid january 2013

hey lovers and fighters!  check this out!

refinery 29 and custommade are running a sweepstakes, giving away a chance to design your dream adornment with us here at lovinganvil!  up to $1000 is covered for us to work with and create your dream piece!
enter here via refinery 29: http://www.refinery29.com/sweeps/custommade

and also check out this spot on custommade: http://blog.custommade.com/portfolio/refinery29-custommade-giveaway/

we have both of our portfolios on custommade, lovinganvil and gilcorral.  and i have followed refinery 29 for a while so it’s an honor to work with them on this project!!

also, less than a month left for our rockthepost project.  you can read on that here and if you’re able to donate, we’d be THRILLED and eternally grateful!  if you donate any amount after reading this blog, email so i can get you your extra special thankyou gift!

xoxo
coco

new year new(s)letter

wowowowowow!!  ok.  it’s been quite a while!  and we have so much to say!  so.  so so so.  where do we begin?

r o c k  t h e  p o s t

we’re really excited about working with rockthepost to promote our spring line,
c a d e n c e .  rock the post is a curated crowd-funding site and we’re honored to be chosen as one of their promotees!  there are really great awards for your contribution and we’d be eternally grateful for any help you can give!  and since you’re in the know via the official lovinganvil/hogfarm studios newsletter, we’re adding another award.   if you are able to donate $5, $10, or any amount less than the first award tier (offically, awards start at $25), drop me a line with your address and i’ll get an el chich magnet (randomly selected) headed your way if the project funds!

check out the project and please spread the word!

m a i n e  m a g a z i n e

lovinganvil in the january 2013 issue of maine magazine.  article by joe herbert, photo credit, peter frank edwards

lovinganvil in the january 2013 issue of maine magazine. article by joe herbert, photo credit, peter frank edwards

we received a nice mention and photo in the january 2013 maine magazine issue.  the photo is of our maine beach pebble earrings.  they’re available via our etsy site, for sure, along with several other one of a kind maine beach pebble jewelry.

a r t e m a s f i n a v e l v e t s

ferdinand the bull, by gil corral 2013

ferdinand the bull, by gil corral 2013

gil’s been painting up a velvet storm and it’s absolutely resonating with people.  many of the paintings have been sold even before they’ve gone to market via previews on instagram and facebook.  so far, frida kahlo, advenure time characters, bob ross and ferdinand the bull have all been captured on velvet.  much much more to come.

what’s that? you say you’d like to join the ranks of elvis, matadors and voluptuous naked ladies? FABULOUS.
to commission a custom velvet portrait from a photo you provide (and artist approval of photo), check out pricing as follows:
**this pricing is for a fairly traditional, single subject portrait. options are endless for a more complex layout but pricing will change. email and we’ll work out the details**

custom portrait black velvet:
8in x 8 in = $95
8in x 10in = $120
10in x 10in = $150
10in x 12in = $180
12in x 12in = $220
12in x 14in = $255

s o c i e t y 6  p e n  a n d  i n k

nina simone, by gil corral.  2012

nina simone, by gil corral. 2012

gil has a very striking body of work over on society6.com and is adding to it weekly.  the portraits in the works are mostly of hogfarm studios alumni, and will join howard zinn and nina simone very soon.  prints of the original work are of exceptional high quality and reasonably priced.  you can also get portrait imagery on tshirts, canvas bags, iphone/ipod cases and pillows.  it’s crazy.  and crazy cool!  keep an eye on it for sure.  OH, and just for the next few days, society6 is running a free shipping promotion — this code is valid until january 13, midnight pacific time!  http://society6.com/lovinganvil?promo=90f26e

http://society6.com/lovinganvil

the originals will eventually be available via artemasfina.etsy.com or by contacting us directly.

s a v e  t h e  d a t e !

https://i2.wp.com/www.alashensemble.com/PhotoGallery/poisson-all.jpg

ALASH, Photos © David Aronson

do you remember the first hogfarm show? (tom thumb and annie and the beekeepers, 2007)?  this winter, annie lynch and her husband, garth stevenson, are touring with alash, after spending time with them in alash’s homeland, tuva, russia.  hogfarm studios is soooo excited to help promote and present this show at one longfellow square.  more info to follow, but for now, please mark your calendars!

and that’s all the news that’s good to know.
xoxo
los corrals