Tuesday Winners!

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First person to find the all the right images:

Debbie (stoutdg2)

Random person who got them all right:

Kenyetta (kenyetta4)

Winners- Please email (or convo) your addresses to Meri (merigreenleaf@gmail.com or merigreenleaf on Etsy), and as soon as we have all the prizes in one place, you’ll get them.

Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to everyone who played! There will likely be more hunts in the future, so stay tuned.

Sneak peek at the prizes:

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Monday Winners!

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First person to find the all the right images:

Sarah (ignoramoose)

Random person who got them all right:

Lois (lois515)

Winners- Please email (or convo) your addresses to Meri (merigreenleaf@gmail.com or merigreenleaf on Etsy), and as soon as we have all the prizes in one place, you’ll get them.

There are two winners each day- one is the person who gets all the right shops first, and the second is randomly chosen out of all the people who got them right. If you’ve won, you’re unfortunately not eligible to win again; we need to give everyone else a chance, too!

Sneak peek at the prizes:

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Hunting for your Desire- Tuesday

Today’s image that you need to look for is a heart with an arrow:

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And just a reminder…

Any non-etsyBEADer is eligible to take part in the hunt. On each morning of the hunt, the image of the day will be posted here on the blog so that you will know what to look for (see above image). You will be given a list of shops to search in that day. The image will be somewhere in one of the listings on the front page of some of the shops on the list. The images also switch each day, so the previous day’s image won’t count! (There is also a dummy image- that won’t count, either)
When you think you’ve found all the images, email Meri at merigreenleaf@gmail.com (or convo to merigreenleaf) with a list of each listing the images are in (just copy the address and paste it into the message) as well as your Etsy user name. The first person to get all the correct listings will win that day’s prize pack!

UPDATE: We’re now awarding two prizes each day- one to the person who finds the most correct images first, and another prize randomly drawn from the list of people who sent in the right answers during the day.

The event will start at 10am Eastern (Etsy time) and run until 11pm. Winners will be announced the next day.

If you have any questions, convo the event leaders MeriGreenleaf and Mamadivine on Etsy.

Previous winners are not eligible to win again- we need to keep it fair!

Tuesday’s List of Shops:

http://CrystalImpressions.etsy.com

http://beadologyus.etsy.com

http://3sistersbeads.etsy.com

http://purrfectlydevine.etsy.com

http://cassowaryjewelry.etsy.com

http://Mae2075.etsy.com

http://NomolosDesigns.etsy.com

http://Dorsethillbeads.etsy.com

http://Glamorosi.etsy.com

http://brenda45.etsy.com

http://designsbybari.etsy.com

http://CrysallisCreations.etsy.com

http://Jadedmind.etsy.com

http://designsbyjenean.etsy.com

http://npbeads.etsy.com

http://dlpom.etsy.com

http://merigreenleaf.etsy.com

http://valeriebeads.etsy.com

http://signaturesterling.etsy.com

http://thumbelinacreations.etsy.com

http://MKPjewelry.etsy.com

http://Downtoearthcreations.etsy.com

http://abbey753.etsy.com

http://StudioMarcy.etsy.com

http://Figments.etsy.com

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Can’t participate in our Hunt? Then take advantage of the fabulous sales etsyBEAD members are offering in their shops! All current sales are listed here and on the left sidebar.

Yesterday’s winners will be announced soon.

 

Sunday Winners!

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First person to find the all the right images:

Jen (twobsmith)

 

Random person who got them all right:

Libby (callyria)

 

 

Winners- Please email (or convo) your addresses to me, and as soon as we have all the prizes in one place, you’ll get them.

 

There are two winners each day- one is the person who gets all the right shops first, and the second is randomly chosen out of all the people who got them right. If you’ve won, you’re unfortunately not eligible to win again; we need to give everyone else a chance, too!

 

Sneak peek at the prizes:

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(click to see the image larger)

Hunting for your Desire- Monday

Today’s image that you need to look for is cupid:

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And just a reminder…

Any non-etsyBEADer is eligible to take part in the hunt. On each morning of the hunt, the image of the day will be posted here on the blog so that you will know what to look for (see above image). You will be given a list of shops to search in that day. The image will be somewhere in one of the listings on the front page of some of the shops on the list. The images also switch each day, so the previous day’s image won’t count! (There is also a dummy image- that won’t count, either)
When you think you’ve found all the images, email Meri at merigreenleaf@gmail.com (or convo to merigreenleaf) with a list of each listing the images are in (just copy the address and paste it into the message) as well as your Etsy user name. The first person to get all the correct listings will win that day’s prize pack!

UPDATE: We’re now awarding two prizes each day- one to the person who finds the most correct images first, and another prize randomly drawn from the list of people who sent in the right answers during the day.

The event will start at 10am Eastern (Etsy time) and run until 11pm. Winners will be announced the next day.

If you have any questions, convo the event leaders MeriGreenleaf and Mamadivine on Etsy.

Previous winners are not eligible to win again- we need to keep it fair!

Monday’s list of shops:
http://3sistersbeads.etsy.com

http://npbeads.etsy.com

http://Jadedmind.etsy.com

http://MKPjewelry.etsy.com

http://dlpom.etsy.com

http://Chicbeadsbygermaine.etsy.com

http://Figments.etsy.com

http://StudioMarcy.etsy.com

http://simplysmithstudio.etsy.com

http://designsbybari.etsy.com

http://Merigreenleaf.etsy.com

http://SignatureSterling.etsy.com

http://Mae2075.etsy.com

http://BrokenTeepeeDesigns.etsy.com

http://abbey753.etsy.com

http://beadologyus.etsy.com

http://Valeriebeads.etsy.com

http://mamadivine.etsy.com

http://tlsexton0913.etsy.com

http://ZestyB.etsy.com

http://brenda45.etsy.com

http://Lorelei1141.etsy.com

http://intrepidsoulmate.etsy.com

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Can’t participate in our Hunt? Then take advantage of the fabulous sales etsyBEAD members are offering in their shops! All current sales are listed here and on the left sidebar.

Yesterday’s winners will be announced soon.

Article: Origin of Hearts

This article was written by Anne Keller Smith of Down to Earth Creations. It’s used with permission. 

On Valentine’s Day we will see hearts everywhere in candy, jewelry and on cards. But have you ever wondered where this iconic shape came from? It’s not like it resembles the actual organ beating within us.

sacredheart.jpgSo how did these two semicircles with a pointy bottom come to be associated with love and romance? The Christian church has for centuries used this shape to represent the sacred heart of Jesus, and you can see it in stained glass windows to this day. They say it originated with St. Margaret Marie Alacoque, who had a vision in the 17th century of a heart surrounded by a crown of thorns.

egyptian-amulet.jpgHowever, the ancient Egyptians wore amulets with a very similar shape and called it Ab, one of the seven hearts that made up a person’s soul. This heart came directly at conception from the mother’s heart in the form of holy lunar blood and became the center of moral consciousness and thought.

silphium-coin-from-cyrene.jpgAn even more ancient source may be the seed pod of the plant silphium, which was used by many ancient cultures, including Egypt, for medicinal, aphrodisiac and birth control purposes, and became associated finally with romantic love.

Additionally, the symbol may related directly to the female body, with the rounds at the top representing the female breasts or buttocks and the pointy bottom part of the triangle representing the power to give birth. Interestingly, today in Sweden you will find the heart symbol on rest room doors!


Textual Sources:

  1. http://welshlovespoons.blogspot.com/2007/02/calon-ln-heart-symbol.html
  2. http://www.fact-index.com/a/ab/ab.html 
  3. http://ancient-coins.com/resourcedetail.asp?rsc=8 
  4. http://symboliccreations.com/Heart.htm

Photos Sources:

  1. Egyptian amulet from http://sciencemuseum.org.uk
  2. Silphium coin from Cyrene from http://ancient-coins.com

Hunting for Your Desire – Sunday’s Image

Hi, searchers! If you’re on the hunt, this is the picture you need to be looking for:

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And just a reminder…

Any non-etsyBEADer is eligible to take part in the hunt. On each morning of the hunt, the image of the day will be posted here on the blog so that you will know what to look for (see above image). You will be given a list of shops to search in that day. The image will be somewhere in one of the listings on the front page of some of the shops on the list. The images also switch each day, so the previous day’s image won’t count!

When you think you’ve found all the images, email Meri at merigreenleaf@gmail.com (or convo to merigreenleaf) with a list of each listing the images are in (just copy the address and paste it into the message) as well as your Etsy user name. The first person to get all the correct listings will win that day’s prize pack!

UPDATE: We’re now awarding two prizes each day- one to the person who finds the most correct images first, and another prize randomly drawn from the list of people who sent in the right answers during the day.

The event will start at 10am Eastern (Etsy time) and run until 11pm. Winners will be announced the next day.

If you have any questions, convo the event leaders MeriGreenleaf and Mamadivine on Etsy.


Sunday’s List of Shops:Glamorosi
beadifulworld
Mamadivine
ZestyB
cserpent
tlsexton0913
Lorelei1141
designsbyjenean
BrokenTeepeeDesigns
valeriebeads
CrysallisCreations
simplysmithstudio
merigreenleaf
vanillalotus
StudioMarcy
purrfectlydevine
Chicbeadsbygermaine
thumbelinacreations
cassowaryjewelry
SignatureSterling
intrepidsoulmate
NomolosDesigns


Can’t participate in our Hunt? Then take advantage of the fabulous sales etsyBEAD members are offering in their shops! All current sales are listed here and on the left sidebar.