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OMFG FAUX/real bracelets. http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2011/12/omfg-fauxreal-bracelets/ http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2011/12/omfg-fauxreal-bracelets/#comments Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:14:33 +0000 http://www.thefunctionkey.com/?p=6605
FAUX/real Infinity Online Bracelet and Metallic Bold Bracelet

Available at PourPorter.

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hairy sock brooches. http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2011/06/hairy-sock-brooches/ Mon, 13 Jun 2011 16:57:48 +0000 http://www.thefunctionkey.com/?p=6528

These are funny. Mini ballon brooches with limbs . . . from Lithuanian artist Ruta Kiskyte, who goes by the moniker Hairy Sock and is inspired by “everydayness.”

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laura manoogian leather cuffs. http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2011/05/laura-manoogian-leather-cuffs/ Thu, 12 May 2011 00:49:57 +0000 http://www.thefunctionkey.com/?p=6513

geometric yumminess . . . more here.

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all i want for christmas: allie’s wishlist http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2010/12/all-i-want-for-christmas-allies-wishlist/ Wed, 22 Dec 2010 16:06:14 +0000 http://www.thefunctionkey.com/?p=6378 Dear Santa,

Allie was real good this year, please bring her . . .


1. An Undone Cloche; 2.Tied Bow Ring from Erica Weiner Jewelry; 3. A Beatles documentary, this seems good: The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit.

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have a handmade holiday: win a necklace by laura lombardi! http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2010/12/have-a-handmade-holiday-win-a-necklace-by-laura-lombardi/ http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2010/12/have-a-handmade-holiday-win-a-necklace-by-laura-lombardi/#comments Fri, 17 Dec 2010 16:27:27 +0000 http://www.thefunctionkey.com/?p=6325 This contest is now closed! We’ll contact the winner via email and post their name here soon! Thanks!

Chicago-based jewelry designer Laura Lombardi started her company almost two years ago, and since then, her fabulous designs have been garnering press left and right. She’s been profiled in Bust magazine and NYLON,  and most recently her stacked rectangle necklace (which I happen to own) made it into New York‘s holiday gift guide. Laura uses re-purposed and vintage materials to create each piece of jewelry by hand in her Chicago studio, making every item unique.

Laura has graciously donated her Small Sphere Necklace for our Have A Handmade Holiday giveaway! The pendant is made of small, semi-circular, vintage brass charms and hangs on 18″ vintage brass chain.

So you wanna win this necklace? Here’s how it works!

*Add a comment to the bottom of this post and tell us which piece is your favorite over at Laura’s site.

(Extra entries! (Add these as separate comments for more opportunities to win):

*Leave a comment that you are now following Laura on Twitter.

*Leave a comment that you are now following Laura on Facebook.

*Leave a comment that you have blogged or tweeted about the giveaway! (and leave us a link ).

*Leave a comment that you have added Laura Lombardi Jewelry on Etsy as a favorite!

*Leave a comment that you are now following The Function Key on Facebook or Twitter!

***Please make sure to leave a valid email address in the comment!***

We will close the giveaway on Monday, December 20th at Midnight! So get your entries in!

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have a handmade holiday: win two pairs of sterling silver earrings from Lock and Spoon! http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2010/12/have-a-handmade-holiday-win-two-pairs-of-sterling-silver-earrings-from-lock-and-spoon/ http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2010/12/have-a-handmade-holiday-win-two-pairs-of-sterling-silver-earrings-from-lock-and-spoon/#comments Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:17:56 +0000 http://www.thefunctionkey.com/?p=6294

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

Win two pairs of handmade sterling silver earrings from New York City based duo, Lock and Spoon! You can check out their Etsy site HERE and their blog HERE.

Here’s how it works:

*Add a comment to the bottom of this post and tell us which piece is your favorite over at Lock and Spoon’s Shop.

(Extra entries! (Add these as separate comments for more opportunities to win):

*Leave a comment that you have blogged or tweeted about the giveaway! (and leave us a link )!

*Leave a comment that you have added Lock and Spoon on Etsy as a favorite!

*Leave a comment that you are now following Lock and Spoon on Facebook!

*Leave a comment that you are now following The Function Key on Facebook or Twitter!

***Please make sure to leave a valid email address in the comment!***

We will close the giveaway on Wednesday, December 15th at Midnight! So get your entries in!

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have a handmade holiday: win a pair of earrings by lauren haupt! http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2010/12/have-a-handmade-holiday-win-a-pair-of-earrings-by-lauren-haupt/ http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2010/12/have-a-handmade-holiday-win-a-pair-of-earrings-by-lauren-haupt/#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 04:57:59 +0000 http://www.thefunctionkey.com/?p=6183 This contest is now closed! Congratulations to Camille C. who will be rocking her Trio earrings all over town!

New York-based jewelry designer Lauren Haupt creates the kind of pieces that can be worn every day and will have complete strangers stopping you on the street to ask: Where did you get that necklace!? Which is precisely what she strives for as a designer — to enhance the look of the wearer using delicate and subtlety striking details.

Lauren generously donated a pair of Trio earrings — 14k gold-filled leaves on sterling silver chains — for our holiday extravaganza. The Trios are three inches in length and would make a great gift for yourself or a friend.

So you wanna win these earrings? Here’s how it works:

*Add a comment to the bottom of this post and tell us which piece is your favorite over at Lauren’s site.

(Extra entries! (Add these as separate comments for more opportunities to win):

*Leave a comment that you have blogged or tweeted about the giveaway! (and leave us a link )!

*Leave a comment that you have added Lauren Haupt on Etsy as a favorite!

*Leave a comment that you are now following The Function Key on Facebook or Twitter!

***Please make sure to leave a valid email address in the comment!***

We will close the giveaway on Wednesday, December 8th at Midnight! So get your entries in!

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neon dream: tom binns’ double-drop earrings. http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2010/11/neon-dream-tom-binns-double-drop-earrings/ http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2010/11/neon-dream-tom-binns-double-drop-earrings/#comments Tue, 30 Nov 2010 17:34:04 +0000 http://www.thefunctionkey.com/?p=6165 These earrings give me heart palpitations. But the price does not. At $275, they’re surprisingly reasonably priced for costume jewelery from award-winning designer Tom Binns.

Scoop these up from Moss, and watch her jaw drop.

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have a handmade holiday: win a necklace by a common thread http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2010/11/free-necklace-giveaway/ http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2010/11/free-necklace-giveaway/#comments Tue, 09 Nov 2010 14:33:45 +0000 http://www.thefunctionkey.com/?p=5800

CONGRATS TO JULIE B of Bellingham, WA who has won the awesome necklace by A Common Thread!

Wear it in good health, Julie!!!

With the spirit of Thanksgiving approaching, the function key would like to show our thanks and love with an amazing give away. In fact, we will be doing 6 weeks of Have a Handmade Holiday (read more here). With that, we have one vintage brass ball globe locket by Stefanie of the online shop, A Common Thread for one of you to take home!

Here’s how it works!

Add a comment to the bottom of this post and tell us which piece is your favorite over at A Common Thread

(extra Entries! (add these as separate comments for more opportunities to win):

*Leave a comment that you are now following A Common Thread on Facebook

*Leave a comment that you have blogged, facebooked or tweeted about the giveaway! (and leave us a link 😉 )

*Leave a comment that you have added A Common Thread on Etsy as a favorite!

*Leave a comment that you are now following the function key on Facebook or Twitter

***Please make sure to leave a valid e-mail address in the comment!***

We will close the giveaway on Friday, November 12th! So get your entries in!

A little bit about Stefanie:  Stefanie Fail makes her jewelry and crafts in Brooklyn, NY. When she’s not playing dress-up in her creations, she’s working on her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and making the world more user-friendly.

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our gift to you: six weeks of giveaways! http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2010/11/our-gift-to-you-six-weeks-of-giveaways/ http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2010/11/our-gift-to-you-six-weeks-of-giveaways/#comments Tue, 09 Nov 2010 12:00:36 +0000 http://www.thefunctionkey.com/?p=5797

This year, we’re grabbing the holidays by the reindeer horns. We’re keeping our budgets in check and our last minute acquisitions to a minimum. We are not letting the holidays become an arms race. Well, OK, we’re not letting the holidays become a super expensive, purse string-bursting arms race. And just exactly how are we accomplishing this seemingly impossible feat? We’re buying handmade! We took to the Web and headed straight to Etsy, where we handpicked a slew of our favorite independent designers to see if they wanted to Have a Handmade Holiday, too! And guess what? The answer was an astounding “Yes!”

We couldn’t be happier! We get to promote a group of extremely talented people and we get to give back to our readers.

So here’s the scoop, we’re gifting you six weeks (yes, six weeks!) of giveaways! Each week we’ll feature two designers and each week you’ll have the opportunity to win their awesome creations! Sound good? That’s what we thought!

The fun starts now, check out our eighth giveaway!

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