Goody Bag: Jewelry Making Kits

Know something about me? I don’t own a single piece of “real” jewelry.
And you know what? That’s just fine by me :)
If a diamond necklace fell out of the sky and into my lap, I would probably make it into a cat toy.
You think I’m kidding.
However, I will say, as someone who knows so little about the real stuff, I fancy myself an aficionado when it comes to making my own jewelry. I have a MAJOR soft spot for jewelry making kits and these floral themed kits from Laliberi are some of the best I have seen in a long time. Cute stuff! What’s really nice is that they give you the tools to get going, but you aren’t limited to anything provided. Once you use the kit to create a sample, it’s easy to bring in your own materials and start making your own custom creations. This is a fantastic collection is for anyone learning to swing on the ropes of jewelry making, or long-time experts who want to add a few new tricks to their repertoire. This Goody Bag includes:
  • EK Success Laliberi Idea Book, 20 Projects
  • EK Success Laliberi Idea Book Flowers and Brass Collection, 20 Projects
  • EK Success Laliberi Chiffon Chic Kit (for making chiffon flower brooches) 143 pieces
  • EK Success Laliberi Deco Sway Cuff Bracelet Kit, 14 pieces
  • EK Success Laliberi Ready to Wear Flower, 2 pieces
  • EK Success Laliberi Necklace Kit with Swarovski Elements, 77 pieces

This week’s Goody Bag Giveaways are open to anyone, anywhere, no “following” necessary. To enter, leave a comment answering the question below. No more than one comment, per person, per post, please. Be sure your email address is included in the comment or via online profile. All Goody Bag winners will be announced 8am CST Monday, September 26, 2011

Question:
If money was no object and you could purchase a single piece of jewelry, what would it be?

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Comments

  1. says

    My husband and I saved up for my wedding ring…..so I’m good there :) If I could have any piece of jewelry, I’d pick something from tiffany’s. A right hand ring, a canary yellow/or even pink/or tiffany blue…or maybe a necklace, or bracelet. I love tiffanys!!

  2. says

    I have this rhinestone ring with flowers and a kind of vine leafy thing that I’d love to get made with real stones! Or, also, maybe, an engagement ring from that slowpoke man of mine :)

  3. says

    A tiara, yes, a tiara ~ it doesn’t even need to be real gem stones, just huge and ever so sparkle-y.
    And I would more than likely wear it to the grocery store… This is what happens when you spend too much time in burlesque, cabaret, vaudeville and drag shows, lol

    LPM
    lapetitemort@hotmail.com

  4. says

    I would buy a platinum ring and get it engraved inside for my future husband. Sounds like a small thing but as we’re trying to sell our flat, save up for a deposit on a house, a wedding and future babies, it’d be lovely to be able to buy him something simple but meaningful that would last a lifetime.

  5. says

    You know what Peaches? I don’t wear jewelry. I have extremely sensitive skin and so don’t even bother. Any jewelry my husband has ever bought me is safely tucked away. If I were to win this here fantastic giveaway, the winnings would go to my two older girls as Christmas gifts because they’d actually wear it.

    So if money was no object, I wouldn’t buy jewelry. I’d buy a really warm and pretty custom-designed-just-for-me jacket (because I have a weird shape and nothing fits good) for our cold winters here in Canada!

  6. says

    I would design (and love to help with the work as much as I can :) ) a real collier which would be a mixture between a real old, near rokkoko style one to a modern edge. Especially with a material mixture too… barock pearls, silver elements with different textures like sanded, oxidised, sprinkled with other metalls or enamel… there would be some real stones too but I maybe just like clear pearls otherwise it would be too much. And all floating down the neck like a waterfall, a statement of its own where one should wear really simple, elegant clothes to.

    Mh… okay… I have several pictures of this in my head… ^^

    Just for a short summarize: I would take the ideas out of my head and combine them with a real goldsmith! :)

  7. says

    It would have to be a jaw dropping necklace, you know the kind you feel like you need security following you lol. I have never really owned a nice necklace before and for some reason hubby has never got me one lol so thats what I would get ;)

  8. says

    I would probably get a really big cocktail ring with a huge stone in the middle. I would want it to be gaudy and vintage. I’d wear it when entertaining in my home while wearing pearls and serving hors d’oeuvres. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Anonymous says

    i used to have a beautiful pair of feather earrings. just one small feather. very detailed. black/silver. i lost one years ago and if i had the money i would replace them.

    Trisha
    mahgwi21 at yahoo

  10. says

    i would get something handmade and intricate, the kind of jewelry that’s handed down through the generations. i think it’s so sad how jewelry has become about how many diamonds can be crammed on something and then called beautiful. i’d like even more to fund a jewelry-maker so he/she could focus on art and not profit. that would be pretty awesome.

  11. says

    I love aquamarines, so I’d probably go and buy me an extravagant ring with a big ass stone. The advantage of it would be that with that on my hand, I didn’t need to bother putting on a necklace, or earrings, or a bracelet.

    Lolailo.Etsy.com

  12. says

    I am the same. I am not a big jewelry person. the most of mine is a pipe cleaner bracelet my granddaughter made and a plastic butterfly rin my grandson just gave me. The only jewelry I have of value is my wedding ring and engagement ring, and my high school ring. If I could have any jewelry I wanted I would want either a gandmothers ring or a charm bracelet with charms of the high points in my life. Thaks for the chance at the win.

  13. says

    I’m with you Aunt Peaches, all of my jewelry is handcrafted and I love it! However if I could buy “real” jewelry I would buy either a pearl necklace or a diamond ring. Although I love the above poster that said tiara!

  14. Stacy says

    My mother had Alzheimers. She always wore her wedding ring around her neck on a chain. She went missing one day, wandered off on her own and got lost. When they found her…her purse and the ring were missing. If money were no object I would have spent it to find out who took her things so I could have the ring back. Thats the only piece of jewelry that means as much to me as my own wedding band I have been wearing for 36 years.
    slverria@gmail.com

  15. says

    I am in LURV with citrines, so I would love a big-honking set of drop earrings and a matching pendant. I’m going to pretend like the set is a single piece since I know I’d be rocking them together every. single. day.

  16. says

    I’m not much of a diamond girl but I hard time resisting murano or glass bead jewelry – especially things mixed with gold as silver just doesn’t show up on me! I love anything with an antique or ancient flair.

    Paige

  17. says

    Bigger diamond studs, maybe 3 carats apiece. I wear mine everyday, Never change them, often brush them with my toothbrush, even while they are in my ears. Okay, Peach, what would you like? don’t you wear earrings? don’t you even have little pearl studs? don’t you even have a piece of silver? I think I will take up a collection to buy you something. Ann

  18. says

    I have a serious weakness for Edwardian-to-Art Deco era jewelry, so I would buy one of those amazing, incredibly expensive, red carpet showcase diamond and sapphire, polished with pure angel tears, once worn by Mother Teresa, etc, sets of matching earrings, necklace, ring, bracelet… Oooh, shiny.

    Then I would have to rent a safe deposit box and would maybe visit it on my birthday because good grief who wears stuff like that outside a bank?

  19. says

    Never thought about this before…. my favorite piece of jewelery I already own, which are small, individual rings with the birthstones of my kids, with a larger banded ring and a large garnet (pour moi) in the middle. Together, the rings make one, but I digress….
    So if I had all the money in the World…I’d want to find some crazy old carved amber or jade piece, perhaps prayer beads or a bracelet. It would have to be so old and worn that you can almost feel the people who have worn it before and all the hopes and dreams they put in it. But of course, to find such a piece, I’d have to travel to China for a month – HA! So that is what I’d want to get, if I had unlimited money for any piece of jewelery.

  20. says

    I don’t own any “real” jewelry either as I have always preferred costumey offbeat things.

    If money were no object, I am sure it would something costumey and offbeat off of Esty.

  21. says

    Oh! That’s a hard one. My tastes tend to be a little flighty, but if I’m going to spend my unlimited funds, I want it to be on something I’d love forever. Maybe an antique filigree ring — with a big ole giant stone. An heirloom piece that my my daughters would fight over, if I had more than one daughter. Maybe I should have another one just so they can fight. it’s that great, this ring.

  22. J Engelland says

    Ok, I know I entered this yesterday…but my comment is gone. If it shows up again, just delete one :)

    I would get the white gold gold Han and Leia wedding bands that are so famous on Etsy. One says “I love you” and the other one says “I know” lol. My husband and I are kind of geeky.

    guineverekay@gmail.com

  23. Anonymous says

    I had to think about this one for a while. I’m just not much into wearing expensive jewelry. I have a few special pieces for special occasions, but that’s about it. The rest is all my silly accessories. THEN, I remembered hearing about this:
    http://www.lifegem.com/
    If money was no object, I would absolutely have something made from my father’s ashes. He died when I was 11; it was very rough. And that’s about all I have to say about that. <3
    ninabobina(at)gmail.com

  24. Anonymous says

    Sorry I didn’t respond sooner, hope I’m not to late :)Anyways, ever since I was a little girl I wanted a diadem. Not a tiara or crown I’d say to parents and teachers and other big people, tiaras and crowns are stereotypical girly thing and are therefore unoriginal. Its nice to find someone else like me who doesn’t care for fancy or expensive jewellry, but I have always wanted a diadem with gemstones in blue and green and every shade of turquoise and aqua in between. I can imagine it now, with swirled silver branched of from the part that sits on your head. Thanks for doing this, its so amazing that your giving this away :)

    Blahx3(at)hotmail(.)ca

  25. says

    OOPS!^
    I too have mostly handmade jewelry… If money were no object, I would buy the Hope Diamond. Not for its inherent value, but for its fabulous and dramatic history!

  26. Anonymous says

    Hmm, if I had enough money to buy this AND pay my bills, and if it was possible, I’d want a ring made completly out of diamond. Thats right, I want the whole thing to be made from diamond, not just a little gemstone in the middle. My Gran’s sitting behind me and asking me what I’m writing, I told her and she’s laughing her head off.

    SGandDP(at)hotmail(.)com

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