Today I’d like to give a shout-out to the lovely Sofiya who runs her own online handmade jewellery business. You probably already know from my earlier ramblings that I’m a big fan of jewellery, ranging from cheap & tacky galore (I have drawers full), to lovely sterling silver. Handmade crafting is in a class of its own; it’s very popular and it’s easy to see why. It’s the personal touch and love that goes into each piece that makes it truly original.
I’m thrilled today to be able to share Sofiya’s crafts with you and host my very first giveaway!
Update 26/07/2019 – Winner has been drawn! Random number generator says ‘1’ so the winner is Jo – congratulations!
In collaborating with Sofiya, I chose this gorgeous labradorite pendant necklace. This is what I’m giving away, so if you fancy winning, read on to see how you can enter.
It came in a little organza bag & it was delivered very quickly. It’s a large labradorite stone, with a wire criss-cross over the front, and lovely detailing at the top. It’s solid and distinctive, and comes with a silver tone chain with lobster clasp.
Sofiya makes a range of products that are available on her website Santi’s Design, like earrings, pendant necklaces and bracelets, with a variety of styles and colours.
My wrists are quite small, so naturally I worry about the size of bracelets and bangles. Buying online can be a bit hit & miss as things are often too big. When I mentioned this, Sofiya was really helpful and told me she also has a small wrist so the bracelet with glass beads I was looking at should fit.
If you have any queries, I highly recommend just dropping her an email as she’s very down to earth and clearly wants to make sure clients are happy, so she’ll be able to help. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. While she’s UK-based, she also ships to the US.
*Update – I believe Santi’s Jewellery website and ordering is unfortunately no longer available *
Sofiya is originally from Bulgaria, and holds a masters degree in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations. She used to work a regular 9 to 5 job but she was also passionate about jewellery making as a hobby. In 2010, she took the leap and it was then that her business was born. She moved to the UK and lives with her husband and child, and hopes to make her jewellery business a success by doing and sharing what she loves.
To Enter :
This is an informal giveaway. It’s open to current & new readers/subscribers/followers. I’m just putting a few ‘rules’ to make it run smoothly & prevent spammers. You must live in the UK with a UK address. You can enter here on the blog or on Insta. Enter on both for 2 entries.
To enter on the blog just comment below with “WIN” and why you’d like to win. You must be an email subscriber or follow the blog as a fellow blogger on Wordpress. This is to make sure I don’t get a load of spam entries. You can sign up for email updates on new blog posts via the sign up box at the top right of this site if you’re viewing on desktop, or by scrolling to the bottom of the site on a mobile/tablet device.
To enter on Insta, you need to be a follower of InvisiblyMe and comment with “WIN” and tag 2 friends.
Closes on Thursday 25th July 2019.
Terms & Conditions – Entries will be allocated a number & an online random number generator will be used to select the winner corresponding to the chosen number. The winner will be announced on this giveaway blog post and the respective Insta post, and will be contacted directly if possible (ie. if an Insta handle or blog/email address is provided). I’ll post 2nd class Royal Mail but I can’t accept responsibility should it get lost or damaged in transit. Receipt will be retained for proof of posting. Giveaway begins 20th July 2019 and ends Thursday 25th July 2019.
A big thank you to Santi’s Design to make this possible. If you’d like to enter, please leave a comment. Good luck! ????
Following on SO and all socials, I’d like to win then gift it to a friend for a surprise ‘just because’ present.
The subscribe/follow was really just to weed out any spammers so it’s more for those who already read my blog or would like to start. Such a lovely idea to have it as a ‘just because’ present, those are the best. Thanks for entering & good luck! xx
this is so cool Caz! thank you for sharing.
Glad you liked the post, it’s wonderful to be able to share this for Sofiya & be able to do a little giveaway at the same time. Thanks for the comment lovely & I hope you have a good rest of your week ♥ xx
I love the necklace and can see the quality of Santi’s work in it. I will check out the rest of her products today.
I love handmade for the attention to detail, the time and love someone puts in to each piece. Thanks for the comment lovely! I hope the rest of the week treats you kindly ♥
Very pretty. I don’t wear anything but my wedding band anymore.
Have a fabulous day. ♥
It is pretty. I can see the appeal for keeping it simple & just having one meaningful piece, your wedding band, that you always wear & cherish. Have a great day, Sandee xx
Lovely necklace! Just my sort of taste and a really fun giveaway! I love it!
Aw I’m glad you like it, Michelle! I’m sorry it’s only UK-wide but maybe I can do another giveaway in future for something and open it up further afield, like an electronic gift voucher. Take good care of yourself lovely xx
Win I would love to win. I had never heard of Labradorite but I love the setting. I am going to be hosting my first giveaway soon so I am interested to see how it’s done.
It’s not one that gets as much attention I don’t think, but it’s an interesting stone. With the giveaway I’ve no idea what I’m doing ???? I’m just trying to keep it as simple as possible; only on two platforms, just the UK for postage, subscribe/follow to weed out spammers so it’s more for those who already read my blog or would like to in future, and an easy case of numbering entries. I’ll look forward to seeing what you choose to do, Anne! xx
WIN. I live in the states, but if I won, I would like it to go to my granddaughter in England. She just graduated, and has her 21st birthday next month.
That’s such a sweet idea, Susan! Congrats on her graduating, and the big 21..does she know what she wants to do to celebrate? I hope you & hubby are keeping well & that recovery is going as smoothly as possible ♥ xx
What lovely work! I’d love to win, but I’m too far away. ???? Wish I was closer. ????
Aw I’m sorry it’s only the UK, Wendy. Maybe in future I can do another giveaway & open it up a little, perhaps a gift voucher that can be sent electronically! Take good care of yourself & I hope you manage some rest, with any luck a little break from the migraines, too. ♥
Very pretty!! Love the color!
It is pretty, Sofiya does some lovely items. Have a great day, Michelle xx
WIN such a beautiful design would love to have a new accessory for summer 🙂
I’ll count you in – good luck & thanks for entering! I hope you’re doing okay this week & managing to stay cool in the rare, odd heatwave! xx
awesome giveaway because I love natural stones. I’m not in the UK but I’m sharing your post!
I’m sorry I’m having to keep this to the UK, but maybe I can do another giveaway in the future and open it up further afield. hank you for sharing, Alice! I hope you have a good rest of your week ????xx
Win – I love silver jewellery – thanks for hosting this giveaway.
I thought that said labrador at first! It’s such a lovely thing to be able to make a living from doing something you enjoy and I wish Santi lots of success with her business!
It’s definitely close to labrador! I’m sure Sofiya will be really happy to read your comment wishing her success ???? Good luck with the giveaway & I hope you have a good rest of your week xx
WIN. What a beautiful necklace and a great giveaway. I would love to win this necklace so I could give it my best friend Maria as a present to say thanks for being so amazing. I’m bedbound due to chronic ill-health and she does so much for ME from running errands to cutting my toe nails. I am truely blessed to have her in my life.
Aw that’s so lovely, Jo! I’ll count you in. I’m glad you have a friend like Maria in your life ????
I’m trying to decide if I should enter or not.
Cool way to get more subscribers. And engage with your followers.
I think I want to enter, though if I’d win I’d feel guilty. I’d want to enter because it’s a crystal. I think you should keep it for yourself to be honest. I googled this crystal and part of the healing powers of this crystal is intuition and understanding. I believe in crystals, although I can’t say I use them. I’d love to buy myself a box of crystals of all kinds and have them all around my room because I believe they have properties (lol, do you?). Anyways, so now I’m rambling 🙂
How have you been doing?
Been thinking of you….
Love, light and glitter
Aw that’s very kind of you to say, but I’d like to give it away and I’d love for you to enter! Definitely don’t feel guilty about entering, Eliza. I don’t anticipate getting any new subscribers for this, I’m trying to root out any spammers so I think it’ll just be between people who actually read or will read my blog. I’ll count you in for it lovely. I must admit I don’t know all that much about crystals in terms of healing energies and such, but I’d like to learn a bit more, it’s quite fascinating! I hope you’re doing as well as possible at the moment – have a good rest of your week ♥
I would love to win but live in USA. I’ll admire from your post. I love jewelry and have made jewelry at different times when the creative bug hits. I like how you showcase artist, something different and let’s people know more about you. Like now I know you are a jewelry junkie.
I’d love to see some of what you make, Melinda. Yep, I love jewellery! I think it’s about trying to hold on small things that make you happy and that you can appreciate. I hope you have a good rest of your week ♥
Pretty piece of jewelry! Too bad I can’t partake in the contest.
I’m sorry lovely, maybe I can do another in the future with an online gift code for something then anyone can enter! I hope you’re keeping as well as possible xx
very generous of both of you! I have small wrists too 🙂
It’s hard getting watches & bracelets that fit with smaller wrists, isn’t it? ???? Have a lovely rest of your week, da-AL! xx
Tha k you for the opportunity to win such a beautiful necklace. I believe I deserve to win because I’m newly out as trans, and having the opportunity to win a gorgeous necklace that will make me feel that little more feminine!
Thank you and good luck to the other entrants.
In the end of this contest, I want to say one big Thank you to Caz for the great review and the giveaway she organized.
Thank all of you for your kind words about my work – that realy means a lot to me!
And good luck to all who enrolled in the giveaway! And this is something that we say in Bulgaria, when someone wins or bays something – Wear it with health!
For all of you, outside UK, I ship to US. You are welcome to visit my website to take a look at my new silver line, or contact me for custom orders.
P.S. Mid-season sale starts today.