:: Sponsor Giveaway :: The Rusted Chain

I am so happy about this giveaway!  Beki.  She is such an amazing person.  We have become very good friends through Twitter, and she and I talk on the phone at least 1 time a week.  I chat with her for at least an hour per conversation, but she’s the type I could talk to all day and never run out of things to say.  Ever.  Love that about our friendship.  🙂

Another thing about Beki?  Have you SEEN the jewelry she makes?!  Pure awesome!  I have a couple of her necklaces, and I love ’em.  Beki spends a lot of time making sure her products are tip top and they are, I can assure you.  Tested and approved over here, peeps.  😉  Every necklace is awesome and you’ll have a very hard time choosing for sure!!!

Beki recently made me the necklace below, and I am so glad I had her do it for me!!  I love it!  SO me.  🙂

I am jonesing for the necklace below!!  She just got a new and EXCLUSIVE camera stamp!  Totally totally perfect!

So.  Guess what?  Beki is offering 1 lucky Sheyb reader a “You Design Your Own” necklace!  A*mazing!

Here is how to enter:

1. Go to Beki’s store, The Rusted Chain.  Come back here leave a comment telling me your favorite(s) in her store.
2.  Go get to know Beki on her blog.  You won’t be sorry you did!  Promise, and you can thank me later.
3.  Follow Beki on Twitter.  And Tweet about this giveaway.  Make sure you @therustedchain and @sheyb when doing so.
4.  Now this one is for me, cuz I need help.  So why not throw in an extra entry point?  🙂  I am speaking on Saturday (yes!  THIS SATURDAY!  AHHH!) at a conference.  I am speaking about social media and business.  Basically how social media is used, how it works with owning a business, what do use, etc.  So.  Please leave me a comment with a question re: this topic.  Why?  It’s just to help me write my speech.  I want to make sure I cover what people want to know.  I would REALLY appreciate it!!

Good Luck!

P.S.  Thank you all so much for the incredibly sweet comments left on the post below.  I love you all! xo

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136 Responses to :: Sponsor Giveaway :: The Rusted Chain

  1. My favorite item is the family monogram necklace.

  2. Becca says:

    I LOVE the "I shoot people" necklace . . . although working with kids in the inner-city, people might mistake what I mean 🙂 lucky for that cute stamp of the camera! 🙂

  3. Becca says:

    And I follow her blog now :-)becca1612 at hotmail dot com

  4. Kimmy Davis says:

    I love the "choose happiness" necklace.

  5. Kimmy Davis says:

    I checked out Beki's blog and loved her article about how to use your camera's features. I have a nice camera but always just use the "dummy" setting (and the flash!)

  6. Kimmy Davis says:

    I'm not on Twitter, so I can't have that entry, but I can share something with you about social media:The Internet has made the world much smaller, and yet has also made it more compartmentalized. For example, I love Beki's work, but let's face it, she's one of at least 8 sites I know that make hand-stamped jewelry. It's only through your link to her site that I even know about her. Now, I follow your blog bc I love your pics and plan to buy one of your camera straps one of these days. I found you through another blog, which I found through yet another blog. See the compartments?And it's NOT advertising–it's word-of-mouth, well, word-of-blog, that matters so much these days. If there's any behind-the-scenes money exchange going on, I've never seen someone admit it.People who even 15 years ago would not have had a public forum to express their views can now have a blog site that has well over 1000 followers. Personally, I've always been a "writer" as a hobby, and pretty much the only person who read my stuff is my mom, lol. Now I'm working hard to get a following on my book review blog. I love to read, so I blog my thoughts on the books I read. This takes a non-social activity (reading) and makes it a social activity: blogging a review, being part of a blog ring, others reading my review and then either buying the book or not buying the book, or commenting their opposing views, etc.So…hope that helps…. Good luck!

  7. I won a Rusted Chain giveaway recently, and Beki was AMAZING to work with! She changed up a necklace for me, and it turned out so fabulous. She's great! I really like the Love Squared necklace a lot. 🙂

  8. I follow along with Beki's blog, too. 😉

  9. Celeste says:

    Love her jewelry!! (I have one of her necklaces, but, of course – wouldn't mind another!)…loving the In Christ Alone necklace 🙂

  10. Celeste says:

    and, yes! I love Beki's blog!!

  11. Celeste says:

    question: the best way to get into social media to promote your business for social-media-virgins?

  12. Ok. #1 — My MOST favorite from her store is the "How Great Is Our God" necklace. A MUST have!

  13. I am following Beki on Twitter!

  14. ohhh what an awesome giveaway!! i am seriously in love with that I Shoot People necklace and the Capture Life one too! I think having a photography necklace would be perfect for me to wear… paired with my actual camera which is around my neck a lot of the time too hehe!! thanks for a chance at winning!sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. I am a follower of Beki's blog (Sandra Chang)!!

  16. I am also following Beki's blog! Such a cute idea with the krispies cupcakes!

  17. Your question: How do you think the social media benefits businesses? Kind of generic, but it's all I got! LOL.Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I definitely have the Rusty Chained bookmarked and followed! Love her stuffs!

  18. My name is Grace so the "Amazing Grace" caught my eye,http://therustedchain.bigcartel.com/product/amazing-grace-necklaceI also like the tab necklaces,http://therustedchain.bigcartel.com/product/two-tabs-necklaceThanks for the giveaway!Grace Hester DesignsSilhouette- and typography- based artwork and printsShop my designs at http://gracehesterdesigns.etsy.com

  19. Oooh I went to her blog to stumble upon those birthday cakes. Yum!Grace Hester DesignsSilhouette- and typography- based artwork and printsShop my designs at http://gracehesterdesigns.etsy.comExperience my blog at http://gracehester.typepad.comTwitter at http://www.twitter.com/gracehester

  20. For your conf topic, I have the following questions,1) How do you create a social media 101-level plan that works for schedule/brand/target audience?2) How do you know when you're overdoing the promoting on your social media channels?3) What have you found to be the most successful social media channels for you and what hindsight do you have on the others that you have used but didn't find them to be effective?Good luck!Grace Hester DesignsSilhouette- and typography- based artwork and printsShop my designs at http://gracehesterdesigns.etsy.comExperience my blog at http://gracehester.typepad.comTwitter at http://www.twitter.com/gracehester

  21. I love the Amazing Grace necklace.

  22. I love the camera necklaces, and the "day you were born"… so pretty!

  23. Following her blog now!

  24. I love Beki's blog, I am a follower now. She is amazingly talented! I loved her photography post, and the birthday cakes. cute!

  25. I don't have twitter, but i added it to my blog sidebar! Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. The family monogram is my fav!

  27. Katie says:

    I love the Two Tabs necklace and the Inner Circle necklace. So sweet. katievarela@att.net

  28. Wendy says:

    My favorite of her necklaces is still the Angels Sang one. So sweet!

  29. Wendy says:

    I already follow Beki's blog because I love her so.

  30. Wendy says:

    I follow both you and Beki on twitter, 'cause I'm stalkerish like that. And yup, tweeted it!

  31. Mrs Soup says:

    Totally just found her blog and am loving it!

  32. Mrs Soup says:

    LOVE the I Shoot People necklace

  33. Mrs Soup says:

    Social Media with business is basically the best marketing tool. It's a way to get word of mouth through to more mouths. You are able to reach a larger number of people in your specific target group with much less work.It's like going to a big meeting with the exact people you want to talk to and displaying what you want to share, without having to actually go anywhere.In addition, it makes the person behind the company shine so much more which helps personalize a company.

  34. Heather says:

    I love the I shoot people and family monogram necklaceheatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

  35. Theresa says:

    my favs are in Christ alone and the loved & adored.

  36. Theresa says:

    I follow Beki on Twitter :)@Reatieand tweeted about it http://twitter.com/Reatie/statuses/12590253315

  37. Theresa says:

    I also follow Beki's blog

  38. The Dream. Teach. Inspire. is my favorite!Kathryn

  39. jan says:

    Oh my gosh, I love her jewelry! Hard to pick a favorite – I love the Live Out Loud, Live It Dream It Do It and Choose Happiness necklace. sammiejanl40@aol.com

  40. jan says:

    Question: How to get started in social media to begin a business — where to start? sammiejanL40@aol.com

  41. I tweeted about the giveaway! (@JennaAllen)

  42. I LOVE the Capture Life necklace! I do photography sometimes on the side…and it would be perfect for me! Love it!jenna.kash.allen@gmail.com

  43. I follow The Rusted Chain blog…love it!jenna.kash.allen@gmail.com

  44. I am following Beki on Twitter! (@JennaAllen)

  45. Question: How do you build your followers and fans of your products/posts?jenna.kash.allen@gmail.com

  46. SisterlyLove says:

    I love those necklaces! I love the inner circle one but I think I'd have to say that my fav is the I shoot people one. Ha! Cute cute.Jennyjenny(@)ykwc(dot)net

  47. LOVE the spaced out custom pearl bracelet.melanieadey at hotmail dot com

  48. I have been following beki's blog for a long time. =Dmelanieadey at hotmail dot com

  49. Question: How did you start your shop outside of etsy? Any tips on promoting your site?melanieadey at hotmail dot com

  50. I like the I Shoot People necklace too, it reflects my sarcastic personality to at T! plus it made me laugh out so loud at my desk : ) always a plus. Those who know me, know that I always have my camera and become reliant that it's always with me – so I guess it also reflects what others think of me – could be worse! ha! My question would be… How do you add to your blog followers? I have had a blog for a while and have no idea who or how many or if anyone at all reads it besides my sister! (she only reads it to make sure I'm not talking about her that day). Thanks!!

  51. smileyeyes says:

    I LOVE the Anna earrings… but it is sooooo hard to pick one!!!! I love love love the rusted chain! -Katie

  52. smileyeyes says:

    I also follow Beki! Her blog is just super cute! So why wouldn't I??? -Katie

  53. smileyeyes says:

    as for your speech… i have always wondered if for a business like an optical shop (I'm going into it next summer) would benefit from people being able to know updates via a blog or online catalog. I often wonder if that could make glasses into more of an accessory and more of an every day joy rather than something you have to wear… but then again I don't know if people would be receptive to that. -Katie

  54. tntara says:

    I love all of this jewelry but I recently ordered the two tab name necklace for my sister's bday. I got her kid's names engraved and had it sent straight to her. She absolutely loved it too!! Thanks so much!

  55. Erin says:

    Love the Blessed necklace!

  56. LOVE the inner circle necklace. Love it and need it. :)~Keri

  57. And I've been following her for a-g-e-s. We go way back. ;)~Keri

  58. Marcee says:

    Followed Rusted Chain on Twitter!

  59. Marcee says:

    Retweeted Giveaway!

  60. scrappfever says:

    My favorite is the picture of the camera that says I shoot people. Hilarious! Love it!

  61. Marcee says:

    Followed Beki's Blog-it ROCKS!!

  62. Marcee says:

    I SERIOUSLY LOVE the Amazing Grace necklace! Of course they are all stunning!

  63. Marcee says:

    I'm embarrassed! I don't know how to answer this:"How social media is used, how it works with owning a business, what do use, etc". Sorry:/

  64. Andria says:

    I really am taken by the "I have all I need" necklace. I am blessed with a beautiful family. My husband and I have three wonderful children…sometimes my days a rough though as a SAHM, so that necklace would be a wonderful reminder in those tough times. 🙂

  65. Oh I {heart} Beki too! She fabulous, funny, creative, sweet and funny, and funny!!Did I mention funny?This necklace is one of my faves for so many reasons: Angels Sang necklace.Fabulous giveaway!Denise

  66. Of course I follow her blog!And her on Twitter!!Denise

  67. Of course I tweeted about it too!!Denise

  68. Kim Rahn says:

    I absolutely love these necklaces! I would love to have the "inner circle" necklace!!!! Thx for hosting the giveaway!

  69. oh wow! what a great give away. i love the amazing grace and personal name pendants!

  70. Kim Rahn says:

    I am a follower of Beki's blog (and yours too!)

  71. My favorite is the capture life necklace, I've never seen anything like that.

  72. I like the Inner Circle necklace.

  73. I follow the Rusted Chain blog.

  74. Michaela says:

    I adore simple jewelry like this! I would choose the make your own, and I love love turquoise so I would choose a little turquoise blue bead.

  75. Paige says:

    I love How Great is Our God!:)paige

  76. Paige says:

    I already follow Beki on Twitter!:)paige

  77. Eventually I'm gonna get one of those "est" necklaces – I lurve it. I need it real bad.

  78. You could talk about how the cell phone has made the work pager obsolete – even in business. people are practically attached to their cell phones and cannot do anything without them.

  79. My favorite item at the Rusted Chain is the Create.Dream.Inspire necklace.

  80. For you speech, tell the business owners how you get customers to come back to your blog/store using the latest social networking methods.

  81. I'm loving the Amazing Grace necklace!

  82. I also follow Beki on Twitter 🙂

  83. Is it better to invest much time in one area of social media and develop relationships there, or spread yourself around a do a little all over?

  84. I ❤ the Photog necklaces – how fun to wear one of these at my next session. However, I can't decide if the "I Shoot People" one or the "Capture Memories" one is my fave…

  85. Sorry – I meant "Capture Life"…

  86. The Clines says:

    My favorites are: the Family Monogram necklace and the Create.Dream.Inspire necklace.

  87. The Clines says:

    I subscribe to Beki's blog!

  88. The Clines says:

    How do you measure the success of using a particular social media outlet (i.e. Twitter)? Do you keep track of the number of sales generated through Twitter contacts?

  89. Sarah says:

    I follow Beki on Twitter!

  90. Sarah says:

    I love the Rusted Chain's Ohana necklace. So cute!

  91. Marcia says:

    There are two neclaces that I like… God is good. andthe example of the design your own with Happy and the crown…. I want to be a queen!

  92. Leigh says:

    I absolutely adore the new one with the camera stamp and the "I shoot people". I just started my own photography business and would love it!!

  93. Megan says:

    I love the "I have all I need" necklace! I really like that!

  94. capture life is my new favorite.the family monogram necklace was mine first….YAY!!! yep, that's me, marie, and my family!!!jakemelissajakea@aol.com

  95. i've been following beki for a long time now!!!jakemelissajakea@aol.com

  96. i tweeted! @jonahbonahjakemelissajakea@aol.com

  97. a question.do you tweet/blog when you list a new item?should your blog name be also the same as your shop???jakemelissajakea@aol.com

  98. Leanna says:

    oooo…love the est, necklace!

  99. Leanna says:

    A question I always have is how do you get social media to work for you if you don't have a big network of friends.

  100. Danielle says:

    I love the "all I need" necklace!

  101. kraftykash says:

    I love the LIVE OUT LOUD necklace. I dont think I have seen it before. It speaks volumes to me. 🙂 I follow Beki on twitter. 🙂

  102. Michelle says:

    Um, I'm going to have to have the Capture Life necklace! Thanks for the chance to win!mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  103. Michelle says:

    I'm already following Beki's blog! mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  104. Michelle says:

    I'm always curious which is more effective, facebook or twitter and would love to know how to get more followers. mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  105. I love the capture life necklace. The I shoot people one is pretty sweet too 😉

  106. Lily Nichols says:

    Wow- thank you so much for sharing this! I love the God is Good necklace. So simple and it says it all. I also love the Plant Seeds one…

  107. Marie says:

    Hello sweet Shey – thank you for hosting this fabulous giveaway! I have been a fan of Beki's for quite a while now. Love her creations! I would love to design my own necklace. It would be stamped with "Blessed" and have one her sweet pearls dangling. Blessings,Mariemarie@waltercom.comhttp://emmacallsmemama.com

  108. Marie says:

    Hello sweet Shey – I've been a happy follower on Beki's blog for a long time! (when I first knew her as Pampering Beki) Thank you for anothr chance to win!Blessings,Mariemarie@waltercom.comhttp://emmacallsmemama.com

  109. Marie says:

    Hello sweet Shey – I just Tweeted about your very special giveaway via tw33tmarie. So excited for another entry.Blessings,Mariemarie@waltercom.comhttp://emmacallsmemama.com

  110. Marie says:

    Hello sweet Shey – In regards to your social media and business research, I would love something for "Social Media & Business for Dummies" like me, who has no clue. How could you package that info for someone who has little knowledge but a desire to learn?Good luck this weekend!Blessings,Mariemarie@waltercom.comhttp://emmacallsmemama.com

  111. SoozeM says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! I really love the two tabbed necklace, just gorgeous!soozemoroney@gmail.com

  112. tong says:

    I love the Est. Necklace, so cute!

  113. Katie B. says:

    I love Eat Sleep Craft!

  114. Jill says:

    Eat Sleep Craft is so appropriate for me! I love it!

  115. cakegirl says:

    My favorite is "angels sang on the day you were born". It would, of course, go to my sweet daughter who will be leaving for college in the fall.

  116. Andria says:

    I love the blessed necklace. Beautiful.

  117. Patty says:

    I really like the happy day earrings.Social networking has opened a lot of doors for quite a few people, can you make money though it and what does it take to set your blog apart form others?

  118. Kat says:

    I love the family necklaces (family monogram, inner circle, …) and also the blessed necklace.

  119. Melissa says:

    I really like the blessed necklace.

  120. Melissa says:

    I went to Beki's blog!

  121. Spendlove says:

    I love the capture life necklace. Thanks for the chance!

  122. Sew It UP! says:

    You'll be in my heart necklace is the best! What a great giveaway!

  123. Spendlove says:

    I went to Bekis blog – how fun!

  124. CJ says:

    I like the GOD IS GOOD necklace.

  125. CJ says:

    Went to Beki's blog and left a comment.

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