Thursday, February 4, 2010

Kim Smith Charm Bracelet Giveaway {CLOSED}

I have decided to start asking some of my favorite shops to have giveaways on my blog.  If you have a shop and would like me to have a giveaway for you please contact me, melanieadey at hotmail dot com.

So onto one of my favorite shops.  I LOVE these bracelets.  Her color combinations are wonderful!  And her prices are fantastic!! 

Here is a little about the artist behind these beautiful creations...

1. Tell us a little about yourself…
I'm a beadaholic!  I am married to Ian who is so supportive and praises my work always. I have 2 boys Kristian 17 and Jamie 8 who are football mad! I sing to myself all day whilst beading.
I love walking to gather inspiration, watching my boys play football, lunching with friends and spending time with my supportive family. I love all sorts of crafting and i'm constantly amazed by the beautiful things that people make, I love anything that is different. I dream beads and constantly come up with new colour mixes so my journal is always to hand. My first encounter with beads was when I was about 5, my grandad gave me a big bag of coloured beads, I strolled through the park on the way home happily with my mom when a huge dog bounded playfully at me, I lost every single bead and cried all the way home!
2. How long have you been doing this?
I have been beading now since 2007. My sister used to make jewelry and I always admired her, she tried to show me how it was done one day, it was fiddly and needed patience, it just wasn't for me even though I had always loved beads since childhood! I was made redundant from my job quite a few months later and had lots of spare time on my hands and was very bored so I decided to have a play but kind of doing it my way, from that day on I became addicted!
3. Who/What inspires you?
My inspiration for colours can come from the most bizarre things such as a colour combinations on a shower gel bottle, wallpaper, fabric, a pattern on a dress or a gift box. My main inspiration though is my garden and childhood memories of the hours I spent in my grandparents award winning garden full of flowers and orchards! My nan and my mom taught me every craft I know and always inspired me! The inspiring feedback from customers and other artists makes me want to keep doing what I'm doing and I love every moment of it.
4. What's your favorite piece?
I love every bracelet that I make for many different reasons but my favorite has to be "Summer Pudding" this is the one I use in my etsy avatar and banner. I love the vibrant colours, the flowers and berries that I have used.

5. What advice do you have for a beginner?
My advice to a beginner would be to keep practicing until you feel you have it right, don't give up if your idea doesn't work out first time! Try not to overspend on beads and findings which is so easy to do!   I always write down my ideas and love coming up with new and unique designs. Try and work from an organized workstation where you have anything to hand. Above all enjoy what you do!
6. Where can we find you?
    My etsy shop:           www.kimmsmith.etsy.com
    Facebook Fanpage:  www.facebook.com/kimsmithcharmbracelets
    Twitter :                    www.twitter.com/kimmsmith

Kim has generously offered to giveaway a bracelet of your choice from her shop.

To enter:
Leave a comment telling Kim what your favorite item in her shop is.
Must do this first before you can get any additional entries.

Extra Entries (please leave a separate comment for each):
Please make sure that I have a way to contact you if you win.  Giveaway ends Thurs, Feb 11th.  Anyone can enter, this giveaway is open worldwide. 

Good Luck!!
My Signature

349 Sweet Comments:

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Julie Ann said...

Ohhh!!! What an awesome shop!!! My favorite is the beaded charm bracelet called Seafoam. Blue is my favorite color and it is just beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing Kim's store with us :)

Julie Ann said...

I already stalk your blog *giggle* :)

Julie Ann said...

I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader- and am usually on it all day, which is why I'm the first commenter, lol :)

Julie Ann said...

I have become a fan of Kim Smith Charm Bracelets on Facebook :)

Julie Ann said...

I'm a grateful fan of yours on Facebook :)

Braley Mama said...

I am in love with the juicy apple charm bracelet,,,,so beautiful!

Julie Ann said...

I have blogged about this giveaway and linked it back to this post on my blog (http://kitchenfloorcreations.blogspot.com/2010/02/bursting-with-amour.html)
Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Krissy said...

I love the apple pie one but it's just so hard to choose! They're all so beautiful!

Krissy said...

I follow you!

Krissy said...

I'm your fan on facebook!

Anonymous said...

love the pretty rainbow charm bracelet! so nice!

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Anonymous said...

I follow you blog!

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Anonymous said...

I subscribe to your blog!

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Anonymous said...

I am your fan on facebook too!

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Juel said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE bracelets! Kim you have done a wonderful job! Thank you so much for sharing her shop. I have quite a few of her bracelets that are my favorite but to choose one it would have to be Sweetness or the one at the top of your post. They both remind me of the first bloosoms of spring.

I already follow your blog via google reader and am already a fan of yours on Facebook.

I've become a Fan of Kim's on Facebook.

I am on my way to post about your contest on my blog.

Juel said...

oooppps, skipped over leave separate comments. Let me try this again ;o)

I already follow your blog via google reader.

Juel said...

I am already a fan of yours on Facebook.

Juel said...

I've become a Fan of Kim's on Facebook.

Juel said...

I am on my way to post about your contest on my blog.

Jennifer said...

I like the Peach Pizazz - Memory Wire Wrap Bracelet by Kim Smith

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog

Jennifer said...

I subscribe via email

Lori said...

those are lovely...i think the colors are wonderful too!!!

Carol's Crafts said...

My favorite bracelet in your store is the Dazzle. I love the green and blue combination. It is so beautiful. I sure hope I win your beautiful bracelet.

Cparks9998@gmail.com

Kate said...

My favorite in Kim's shop is the Hot Pink charm bracelet with the glass and textured pearls!

Kate said...

I follow your blog! Thanks OWOH :)

Kate said...

I became a fan of Kim on FB.

Kate said...

I became YOUR fan on FB!

Kate said...

I followed you both and tagged you both in a Tweet :)

MadeInCanarias said...

I love Beaded Charm Bracelet by Kim Smith SRAJD - Seafoam.

MadeInCanarias said...

I follow your blog.
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Lisa B. said...

Her bracelets are beautiful!! It made me feel happy just looking at them! I really like:
Adorable Amber - Charm Bracelet SRAJD
Thanks!
lisabradford101@gmail.com

Lisa B. said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber!

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kristyhayter said...

my favorite is the charm bracelet titled - Sweetness

kristyhayter said...

have become a fan of Kim Smith Charm Bracelets on Facebook :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

how cute, I really like this:

.Chocolate and Pink Supreme

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i follow the blog

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

follow you both on twitter and tweeted-

http://twitter.com/ShootingStarMag/status/8642823297

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A Forest Frolic said...

She does have a great shop...beautiful jewelry and I'm amazed at the wonderful prices! Count me in...my fav is the Pretty Pearls Memory wire bracelet because I love the dangling flowers.

Jamie :)

Jingle said...

I really love the Juicy Apple Charm Bracelet!!! What a great color!

Jingle said...

I follow your blog!

Jingle said...

I subscribe via RSS.

Jingle said...

I am a fan of you on FB.

Vicks said...

They are all stunning but I love the Gothic Fairy one! x

Vicks said...

And I am following your blog! x

Vicks said...

And I am a fan on Facebook

Vicks said...

I am a follower of you both on Twitter and I have tweeted @smudge276 x

Vicks said...

I am a fan of yours on Facebook

Marci said...

I love the Beaded Charm Bracelet --very berry!

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TinaBobeena said...

These are so CUTE!!!!!!
I'm following your blog. :)

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The3Maries said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39129672

My fave is the Garden of Romance Bracelet:)

Jennifer
http://The3Maries.etsy.com

The3Maries said...

Facebook follower of Kim:)

Jennifer
http://The3Maries.etsy.com

AlyGatr said...

Wow, it's almost unfair to ask which is my favorite. They are all so beautiful!!! If I had to pick one (do I really have to???), it would be Spring Blossom. My daughter's birthday is tomorrow and she LOVES pink...and it reminds me of her.

AlyGatr said...

And I'm a blog follower.

Finding Charm said...

This was truly a hard choice to make. Kim knows I love her bracelets. I've decided on this one, Soon be Spring: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38513917

My favorite color is yellow.

Finding Charm said...

I am following your blog.

Finding Charm said...

I am already following Kim's Facebook. I'm a FAN!!!

Finding Charm said...

I put the giveaway on my blog including a link here and a link to Kim.

http://findingcharm.blogspot.com/2010/02/kim-smith-charm-bracelet-giveaway.html

Finding Charm said...

I subscribed to your email list!

Finding Charm said...

I tweeted to both:

Kim Smith Charm Bracelet Giveaway by @MelaniesCrafts Enter to win! http://bit.ly/bL6CyZ

Finding Charm said...

I am now a Fan on Facebook for Melanie's Creations.

Kimberly said...

Oh wow. Those are AMAZING. I love the Spring Blossom bracelet.

Lottie Logue said...

Hi Kim!

I also found it very hard to choose just one of your fantastic bracelets to be my favourite... In the end I chose St Patrick's Day. The Green is so vivid and luscious. It reminds me of my best friend Maree as this is her favourite colour. She helped me through alot of rough times in my life and although we dont see as much of each other as we used to I think this bracelet would make me think of her everytime i wear it :-)

I am a huge fan of your work! Keep making! Seeing your new creations on facebook is such a delight Kim!

Sophie xxx

julia said...

Noir is my favourite, very elegant. Thanks!

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Lady V dZine said...

My favorite item was the Verve bracelet Listing # 39364894.

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suburban prep said...

These are absoluetely charming!!!

I like the Creme de la Creme - Beaded Necklace

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FairlyGirly said...

I love Serenity, I really love this colour combination at the moment.

FairlyGirly said...

I am already a follower of your blog :-0)

Jennifer said...

My favorite in the shop? HOly moley. I LOVE them all. Great colors, designs, etc! Okay...the Charm Bracelet by Kim Smith SRAJD - Enchanted Forest may just be my favorite.
cspmom at gmail dot com

Amber said...

The Chocolate and Pink Supreme is my favorite!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Jennifer said...

I follow on google friend connect. cspmom at gmail dot com

Pretty Things said...

She has such a great eye for color!

Jennifer said...

I subscribe to your e-mail.
cspmom at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

I am a fan of Kim Smith Charm Bracelets on Facebook
cspmom at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

I am a fan on facebook.
cspmom at gmail dot com

Cabootique said...

Ooh, such vibrant items! I really like Spring Blossom.

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

blog

http://bridgethegapx.blogspot.com/2010/02/list-it.html

-lauren
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emcSquared said...

Every bracelet is a work of art! Since I love pink, I would have to pick the "Beaded Charm Bracelet by Kim Smith SRAJD - Beadazzzled".

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emcSquared said...

I follow your blog.

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emcSquared said...

I subscribe to your blog via email.

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Mama H said...

I love the glitz and glamour bracelet.

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Jennifer said...

I follow you and Kim Smith on Twitter (@jkgorcery) and I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/8660380705

Laura said...

Oh WOW!
Love the bracelets!
IF I have to choose a favorite it would be Hearts and Flowers.

Laura said...

I follow your blog...

Laura said...

I'm a facebook fan! =)

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!
I really like the Cranberry and Chocolate Roulade - Charm Bracelet. So beautiful and the etsy shop is full of pretty items!

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk
childhood.chalk@gmail.com

sunnymama said...

This is so beautiful! My favourite item in Kim's shop is the Over The Rainbow - Memory Wire Wrap Bracelet. :)

sunnymama said...

I am a follower. :)

sunnymama said...

I've blogged a link to the giveaway here:
http://sunnydaytodaymama.blogspot.com/2010/02/more-giveaways.html

sunnymama said...

I am following you and Kim Smith on twitter:
https://twitter.com/Sunnydaymama

I've tweeted the giveaway here:
https://twitter.com/Sunnydaymama/status/8669953995

Peach Rainbow said...

i love the Beaded Charm Bracelet by Kim Smith SRAJD - Spring Blossom

Peach Rainbow said...

i follow!

Kim Smith said...

Melanie, I just want to thank you so so much for featuring me on your beautiful blog, I was honoured to be asked!

Thank you to all of you too that have entered so far! I am so touched by your wonderful comments!

Good Luck to you all!

Kim xx

Damla said...

I like the Noir - Charm Bracelet by Kim Smith SRAJD: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38112841

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Damla said...

Email subscriber.

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Damla said...

Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/kim-smith-charm-bracelet-giveaway/6953659

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Damla said...

Follow and tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/8676610502

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Anonymous said...

I like the Soon be Spring bracelet the best.

BETH
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Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I think I would pick the Plum Blossom bracelet. It's so hard to choose. I love them all. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I follow your blog. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I'm subscribed to your blog. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I follow you on twitter. dramaqueensmum.

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I follow Kim Smith on Twitter.

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Tweeted. http://twitter.com/dramaqueensmum/status/8678080724

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I'm a fan of yours on Facebook. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

Splendid Things said...

Very nice shop! Great jewelry and great prices! My favorite is:Pretty Pearls - Memory Wire Wrap Bracelet by Kim Smith SRAJD
I love the colors and I love that it is on Memory wire. Thanks so much for the chance to win! ~ Jeanette You can reach me via convo at splendidthings.etsy.com

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I'm a fan of Kim Smith on Facebook.

Shelby said...

These are beautiful! Each one looks so complex! My favorite is the beaded bracelet in dazzle!

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mbee said...

pearl pizazz is my fave. fingers crossed!

Rachel C said...

LOVE the Midas Touch - and yes, great prices!
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Angie said...

I am a follower too!

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Angie said...

Oh my! I am so glad your featured this shop, because I love all her pieces. I just marked her Spring Charm bracelet as a favorite, but I could have marked all of them!
rennieangie at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi! Your jewelry is so colorful! I love the Plum Blossom and Dazzle bracelets. I really like this giveaway. :)

Please enter me.

Connie
connie_bryant@hotmail.com

Marygail said...

Omg I love them all! So far my favorites are "one spring day"(favorite colors is blue and and yellow makes me happy), and "magique" (love the classic combination of red, black and white)

Marygail said...

I'm following Kim's facebook page :)

Marygail said...

Just became a follower of your blog! :)

Celestia said...

My favorite item is the Bollywood Memory Wire bracelet.

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Marygail said...

Became a fan of yours on facebook :)

Amanda said...

There are like 5 bracelets that I can't choose between, they're all so pretty!! My top 2 are Pretty Rainbow and Noir!

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Amanda said...

I follow your blog!

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Jullee and Fam said...

Such a neat shop..my favorite is the Pretty Pearls - Memory Wire Wrap Bracelet..love the color combo.

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Family for Him. said...

Beautiful! I like the creme de la creme necklace!!

Angie said...

I am an email subscriber now :)
Angie

rennieangie at gmail dot com

crystal said...

I enjoyed this post and interview. I am so happy to find this shop,all of her creations are awesome..She is so talented!! I like Harvest Moon,Gothic Fairy and St.Patrick Day a lot ;)

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crystal said...

I am an email subscriber
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Pixie said...

All the bracelets are just gorgeous, but i think i like the 'Garden of Romance' one best. Great work and a generous giveaway!

Pixie said...

I am a follower of your blog already.

Pixie said...

I have signed on to Kim's Face book page.

Pixie said...

I have beocme a fan on your Face Book page, too.

Start To Finish Supplies said...

Wow! Love those bracelets! Spring blossom would have to be my favorite.

katie[at]starttofinishsupplies.com

Start To Finish Supplies said...

I am a Kim Smith Facebook fan!

katie[at]starttofinishsupplies.com

Start To Finish Supplies said...

I am one of your facebook fans!

katie[at]starttofinishsupplies.com

Melissa said...

These are really pretty. My fave is the Beaded Charm Bracelet by Kim Smith SRAJD - Sweet Sakura.

Melissa said...

I follow your blog.

Melissa said...

I subscribe via google reader.

blue eyed night owl said...

beautiful, I love the colors!

blue eyed night owl said...

I follow your blog

Vittoria said...

My favorite item is

Beaded Charm Bracelet by Kim Smith SRAJD - Midas Touch

thanks xx

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sandyandcosmo said...

I love the St. Patrick's Day bracelet!

Vittoria said...

I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect!

thanks xx

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sandyandcosmo said...

Following your blog!

Vittoria said...

tweeted

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Carol said...

Such beautiful colours. But after a bit of pondering Pearl Pizazz - Memory Wire Wrap Braclet would be my favourite.

Heather said...

I love Kim's work! I had her specially make a Christmas bracelet for my mom in purple and pink and it was gorgeous! That has to be my favorite piece of hers... thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

Heather Y
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Nicola said...

Hi there I'm already a follower of yours. What beautiful bracelets Kim makes!!! I think my favourite is the memory wire wrap one called pretty pearls!

mframe said...

I love the Noir - Charm Bracelet by Kim Smith SRAJD.
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mframe said...

blog follower
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mframe said...

facebook fan
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mframe said...

Kim Smith's facebook fan
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Anonymous said...

I love the Floral Fireworks - Memory Wire Wrap.

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jc said...

All items are equally gorgeous! My favorite is the Circle in the Sand bracelet, absolutely divine! Thanks for the giveaway.
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jc said...

Email subscriber, thank you.
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free indeed said...

I could list a hundred favorites!!! Well, maybe not a hundred, but those bracelets are beautiful! I love the serenity one and the custom listing for bright and beautiful....so many are calling my name!
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AngieHandmade said...

I love the peacock charm bracelet. I love how each charm bracelet is just overflowing with charms.
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AngieHandmade said...

following
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rose said...

Love, Love, Love your bracelets, those are so pretty. I like resin flowers, you can make so many things from them. I like the Charm Bracelet by Kim Smith SRAJD - Enchanted Forest. Those are my colors, ambrerose(at)aol.com

Apple Hu said...

My fav is the Moonbeam bracelet!

jupi said...

Love the As Pretty As A Peacock bracelet!! Absolutely gorgeous!! They are amazing !!

sarah said...

i love the Beaded Charm Bracelet by Kim Smith SRAJD - Country Romance

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Kaile said...

Love the pearl pizazz memory wrap!

momtoem said...

My favorite item is the Creme de la Creme - Beaded Necklace by Kim Smith SRAJD

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momtoem said...

I follow your blog

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momtoem said...

I subscribe to your blog via

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momtoem said...

I'm a fan of Kim Smith Charm Bracelets on Facebook (lena naef)

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momtoem said...

I'm your fan on Facebook (lena naef).

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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I absolutely adore her Serenity Bracelet!!!

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a public follower of your blog!

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm an email subscriber!

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Perfect Blue Moon said...

I follow you both on twitter and retweeted about this giveaway! (perfectbluemoon)

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

DEBIJOT said...

love the harvest moon bracelet

DEBIJOT said...

blog follower

DEBIJOT said...

rss subscriber

DEBIJOT said...

Kim Smith FB fan

DEBIJOT said...

your FB fan

debbiejackson said...

I love the plum blossom braclet jacksond@nhr3.net

debbiejackson said...

follow ur blog

debbiejackson said...

email sub

debbiejackson said...

facebook fan

Samantha Cummings said...

I follow your blog.

Samantha Cummings said...

Fanned Kim Smith on Facebook.

Samantha Cummings said...

Sorry - forgot to mention that Dazzle is my favorite...so many pretty ones to choose from!

Samantha Cummings said...

Fanned you on FB.

LT said...

Wow! My daughter likes them all!! But my favorite is the Rock Chick - Charm Bracelet!

LT said...

I am a follower of course!

LT said...

I am an email subscriber

LT said...

Following you both on twitter and tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/coloradomommy/statuses/8750824396

LT said...

I am a fan of you on Facebook as Lori B

Bunny B said...

I love all her Beaded Charm Bracelets! My fave is the Beadazzzled
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Bunny B said...

Blog follower!
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Bunny B said...

RSS subscriber!
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Bunny B said...

Fan of Kim Smith Charm Bracelets on Facebook (bunnyb baxter)
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Bunny B said...

Follow you two on twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/bunnyb/status/8751130572
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Bunny B said...

Fanned you on FB (bunnyb baxter)
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Grace Wong said...

I had a hard time choosing, but I lovee the spring blossom!
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Grace Wong said...

blog follower
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Grace Wong said...

fb fan of you
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Bunny B said...

Blogged: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2010/02/sweet-stuff.html
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Grace Wong said...

blogged
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Grace Wong said...

fb fan of kim
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