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Final Newsletter bb3.ca May 2017

Thanks for your continued support - Leilani & my 3 Gems :)
Thanks for your continued support – Leilani & my 3 Gems ๐Ÿ™‚

May will be the final newsletter. It’s not for any bad reason, it just hit me while compiling it this month, that I should consider doing something new as far as promotion goes. That and, for several reasons covered in the newsletter, it’s becoming more & more difficult for me to offer a monthly giveaway. The cost of postage alone has risen significantly over the 4 years I have compiled the newsletter.

bb3 is not going away anytime soon and I certainly still have many ideas left to create out of this noggin of mine. I will still be offering giveaways and promotions on social media – I just can’t commit to it every month. I can use these funds for other ads & promotions to help me grow. Sometimes we just need a reason to give ourselves a kick in the butt. The newsletter has become my comfortable go to – and growth happens not out of comfort.

There are many ways to keep in touch and up to date with what I am working on, this blog being one of them. All the ways are listed in May’s newsletter.

Read the final newsletter here

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bb3’s February Newsletter & Giveaway: Sparkly jewels and Celtic Knots

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Click the image to read bb3.ca’s february newsletter – once a month, always a giveaway

 

I thought I would share my intro to this month’s newsletter here, as I have gotten some response from subscribers that they appreciated my words:

Greetings,

It’s hard to find balance when you are a sensitive soul. I spend a lot of my existence with varying extremes of either apathy – why bother,ย  to intense anxiety/emotion with a whole lot of self-doubt mixed in. The most smallest or seemingly mundane thing can set it off and it is the main reason why art/crafting/creating has become a very important element in my day to day life. This will sound dramatic to some, but it is as important as the air I breathe: it sustains me and keeps me alive. It puts me in a calm, meditative state. It aids me in working out my most intense of feelings – both negative and positive and clears my mind so that I can be clear and effective.

Although this is a constant state for me I mention it now as I think this is a relatable feeling for many here (especially) in North America as of late. As important as it is to stay informed & be proactive for our future we must also not lose track of what we enjoy, who we love and our purpose on this planet.

So if you are feeling drained, hopeless, uninspired, defeated or simply going through the motions, we will fight through those feelings together. Thank you for taking this journey with me.

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This month’s giveaway is for your choice of a pair of lemon quartz sterling silver earrings or a sterling silver Celtic knot necklace. The necklace features a tiny emerald gemstone – yes, real emerald. It’s a sweet necklace – I’m finding my jewelry is becoming quainter and more dainty the older I get. Plus, this size precious gemstone keeps everything in the proper price point for those that admire my work.

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lemon quartz rondelle earrings
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Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Necklace with Emerald

 

Also of mention, I am starting to destash my massive stash of jewelry making and crafting supplies. It’s time to find homes for things I’ve been hanging on to for a rainy day. I just don’t have the time to design like I used to. So check them out in my Etsy shop and please give them a new home. Much more to come in the coming weeks…supplies are not my fave thing to list…zzzzzzz…..

Last but not least I haven’t forgotten about this blog, I have just been really lacking in inspiration as of late. I am going to force myself to get back into the game and not just go through the motions as I have been doing these past several weeks. Fingers crossed!

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January Newsletter Link and Amethyst Earrings Giveaway

handmade faceted sterling silver amethyst earrings are this month's newsletter giveaway
handmade faceted sterling silver amethyst earrings are this month’s newsletter giveaway

Check out bb3.ca’s January newsletter and even better – Amethyst Earrings Giveaway. They are some of my fave earrings as this lavender amethyst is so delicious. Although you can choose surgical steel or sterling silver ear hooks, the giveaway is for the sterling silver version.

Click here to check out the listing for this product
Click here to check out the listing for this product

Don’t forget to join me on Facebook for more chances to win. Giveaway is open for all newsletter subscribers and facebook followers. I’m taking entries until January 31st, 2017 (midnight EST).

Good luck and thanks for entering!

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Would you like to win these earrings? Here’s How…

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Would you like to win these earrings? Freshwater pearls with hand-domed metal in an antiqued finish.
Surgical steel earwires.

In this month’s newsletter, I am giving away a pair of these handmade freshwater pearl earrings. Really cute and would make a great gift. I have them in the clearance section now, only because I won’t be carrying the metal anymore.

You can read more about the giveaway in the November newsletter, & you qualify to enter if you are a newsletter subscriber or like the bb3 facebook page. I’m taking entries until November 30th. Good luck and thanks for entering!

Click here for the entry form

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bb3.ca September Newsletter/Giveaway

bb3.ca September newsletter giveaway
bb3.ca September newsletter giveaway

The bb3.ca September Newsletter/Giveaway is available. This month I am giving away a sterling silver tiny heart necklace with your choice of 2 letter charms (pic below)

Cute sterling silver necklace with letter charms and tiny heart
Cute sterling silver necklace with letter charms and tiny heart

Click here to read the bb3.ca September Newsletter/Giveaway

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bb3.ca August Newsletter and Giveaway

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august newsletter and giveaway featuring your chance to win one of 6 14kt gold-filled keepsake necklaces

 

The August Newsletter and Giveaway is available. This month I have several new gold-filled necklaces & yarn: I call this series my confetti yarns. The giveaway is for your choice of one of six personalized necklaces.

Read all about it

Enter the giveaway

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bb3.ca June Newsletter 2016 & Teddy Bear Necklace Giveaway

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In this month’s newsletter I (finally!) have yarn listed again, and I will be listing more in the coming month – I have way too much of a backup now to hang onto it for my own use.

There is also a personalized Teddy bear Necklace Giveaway – I’ll engrave the initial for you – your choice of sterling silver or 14kt gold-filled. Info on how to enter in the newsletter: you must be a subscriber or liked the Facebook page to qualify.

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bb3.ca May 2016 newsletter & ladybug necklace giveaway

click on the photo to read bb3.ca May 2016 newsletter
click on the photo to read bb3.ca May 2016 newsletter

In the bb3.ca May 2016 newsletter, I recap the month’s new products including 2 new gold-filled necklaces and of course the most popular part: the giveaway! Since my house seems to be full of ladybugs this time of year, it’s for your choice of a sterling silver or gold-filled personalized ladybug necklace. ๐Ÿ™‚

Read it here, and find out how to win the necklace

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April 2016 Newsletter & Giveaway bb3.ca

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The cover picture this month is what fingers look like after polishing metal. I bench polish all sterling silver disks so that they have a bright finish. It also removes surface scratches. I am just starting to make the gold-filled versions of the jewelry and was really excited to try polishing the gold disks last month. It really helped buff out the edge of the disk where it has been punched out of sheet.

I’m still (re)introducing sterling silver products this month with a sneak peek of the gold-filled. The piece I was most anxious to make this month is the revamped “Wings” that bears my mother’s initials. I am happy to say that I am really satisfied with the end result. Other than that, I am (desperately?) trying to wrap up the jewelry prototypes so that I can get back to playing with fleece in my “spare” time. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Read More…

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This month the giveaway is for a 14kt gold-filled initial necklace with culinary grade pewter butterfly. If you have never tried gold-filled now is your chance. To enter fill out the form (link in newsletter below) before April 30th, 2016 11:59EDT. I’ll randomly draw for a winner after that. Open to all newsletter subscribers (subscribe at: bb3.ca/newsletter).

VISIT APRIL 2016’S NEWSLETTER TO ENTER

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bb3.ca March 2016 Newsletter & Giveaway

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Click image to read bb3.ca March 2016 Newsletter

It’s March and I’m pretty excited, as it was a productive February & spring is just around the corner. I’m happy to present to you more revamped goodies. I’ve been watching spinning videos again just to get back in the game: I’ve been so focused on the sterling silver jewelry that I inadvertently took a spinning hiatus. This is surprising since I tend to spin every single day. The goal is to have skeins of yarn up for sale again over the next few months. I want to go through what I have, and rewash/set them just to get a good feel for what I think is worth selling (and what I can let go of… ;)).

New items means lots of choice for this month’s giveaway. Read More…

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February Newsletter & Giveaway bb3.ca

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This month’s newsletter is jam packed with new products, and the giveaway is for a sterling silver necklace. Read all about it here.

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I think the most exciting news is the revamp of products in sterling silver as well as 14kt gold-filled…and yarn…coming soon. I have so much to do but I am really excited to do it. If you are a subscriber and have entered the giveaway, good luck! And if you are not yet but would like to enter, register here first. Entries will be taken until Feb 29th, 2016 and all non-newsletter subscribers will be disqualified.

You can view my work at bb3.ca.

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January 2016 Newsletter bb3.ca

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Click the above image to read the January 2016 Newsletter

Read the January 2016 Newsletter to find out the winner of the sterling silver necklace from last month. As well as what’s new, I’m launching a monthly gift with purchase and blog reader’s discount. Read all about it above. I wish you all a creative 2016 and thanks for your continued support!

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bb3 August 2015 newsletter

August 2015 newsletter
August 2015 newsletter

The August 2015 newsletter was sent to inboxes last night, if you missed it you can read it here. This month I am giving away an International Breastfeeding Symbol necklace in honor of World Breastfeeding Week, or an item of your choice from the advocacy/awareness section. Check it out before the end of the month so you don’t miss the opportunity to win.

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January 2015 Newsletter bb3.ca

Click on the image above to read January 2015's newsletter
Click on the image above to read January 2015’s newsletter

Happy new year! January 2015 newsletter is unleashed. You can read it by clicking the above image. So cool to be sending a necklace to Romania – the winner of last month’s giveaway! This month I am giving away a pair of sterling silver gemstone leverback earrings. You have to be subscribed to enter. Details in the newsletter.

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