Tuesday, May 26, 2009

SMS Giveaway Day! Win a Concrete Ring!

Yea! SMS Giveaway Day is finally here! I had planned to make something for this giveaway day, but ran out of time. But wait! I (easily) convinced my guy (we call him Dirty) to offer up one of his concrete rings.


{Handmade Concrete Rings available on Etsy}
All the rings are handmade by Dirty. He chooses the colors, shapes them and seasons (waxes and/or oils) them all by hand. They are great, eco-friendly pieces of jewelry. Very modern. He has several different styles including Urban Dweller (the short tops like pictures 1, 3 and 4), High Rise (pictures 5 and 6) and Hole in a Heart (picture 2). He's got a good size range and is making more smaller rings right now. Read more about them here.
Get multiple entries for this give away! Make sure to leave a way to contact you (leave your blog or e-mail address in the comment if you don't use a Google/Typepad/URL log in when leaving a comment). Here's how:
  1. Leave a comment here with your ring size. We'll do our best to match you up with a ring close to your size, if not exact.
  2. Go to ConcreteRing on Etsy and look through the rings. Leave another comment with which ring is your favorite.
  3. Heart ConcreteRing and leave another comment with your Etsy name (not that we don't trust you, but, you know.)
  4. Leave a comment here with either a suggestion for new ring styles, who you would purchase a ring for or a shameless compliment about how awesome these concrete rings are.
That's right, up to 4 entries per person. The winner will be chosen randomly on May 31 after we eat dinner. However, Dirty's been known to be quite spontaneous and may offer a second ring to a really good, head swelling rave about his work. I'm not promising, I'm just saying it can't hurt.
Just to let you know the $19.95 price tag is for a limited time only. I don't know exactly when he's going to go back up to regular price ($49.95), but get them while their on sale. It'll make us happy and we'll love you forever! Happy Giveaway Day!
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165 comments:

Michele P. said...

I take a size 8.5 or so in regular rings-thanks for having this giveaway!

Michele P. said...

My favorite one is the high rise: Concrete Ring - Gray and Mustard Yellow Funky and Modern Ring in size 8.25 very nice design!

Michele P. said...

I think this would be a really neat gift to give to someone who is in the concrete/cement business. Hubby's brother/father build cement block homes in Central America, and I bet these rings would make a great conversation piece as well!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Jennadesigns said...

Very neat idea - I've never seen a concrete ring before! I'm a size 4.5 or so... tiny fingers, I know!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Wow that's insane I have never seen anything liek this before! I'm a 5, and would feel extremely luck to have one this giveaway!

Charity said...

I am a size 8 ring size. Thanks!!

Charity said...

My favourite is the Concrete ring, Brick Red - totally awesome!

Charity said...

These rings are amazing!! I would purchase one for my sister - she is cool and funky and with it - just like these.

damocamelia said...

ring size = 58 (french size)

damocamelia(at)yahoo(dot)com

damocamelia said...

I love Concrete Ring - High Rise Terra Cotta brown unisex size 8.75

damocamelia(at)yahoo(dot)com

tessa downs said...

A unique giveaway and a unique ring. Very cool. I think the gray ring is great...the real concrete feel. I take a size 7. I will return to your etsy site to look around!

Carrie said...

these are awesome! i'm a size 7 and i like the short top ones!

Carrie said...

this one: Concrete ring - Bold funky modern jewelry with gray rust earthy patina OOAK is my favorite!

Carrie said...

how about one that is stained like pottery? that would be cool. but they are amazing as is!

3inunder3 said...

These are way cool!
I had cement counters in my last house!

Wendymoon said...

Wow these rings are awesome! I'm usually a size 6.

Wendymoon said...

I love the ring with the red-orange glass peeking out!

Angi said...

I love the red urban dweller in a size 5.5 and I'm wondering if you do any in a "s" shape.
{wood.angi@gmail.com}

PS I've never seen anything like these before!

Wendymoon said...

Not only did I heart your shop (Wendymoon) I also added an item to my favorites, which also show up on my blog. :-)

Ashlee said...

These are awesome! I love the hole in heart ring... It's so rugged but sweet! In a 6.

Great giveaway!

Bethany said...

I love the rings! What a great giveaway. I think I am a size 7.

Bethany said...

I added you to my favorites in etsy! My user name is notyetvegan. (A hang over from college, but I still like it!)

klaudia said...

Those rings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are so crazy!!! The most awesome, original thing I have seen around recently, I just cannot believe how cool they are! Well done for an amazing, funky idea! If I had one..I don't think I would ever be able to take it off and I'd love one! (I'm size 5)....please...
Thank you for such exciting giveaway!!!

klaudia said...

My favourite design is Black High Rise!!! ..although I really like the idea of a little red glass in a ring it's beautiful!

klaudia said...

I would get a heart ring for my sister...it would be one of those gift that I gave her but I borrow it more often then she get chance to wear it:)

Leigh said...

WOW WOW WOW! FABULOUS! Ok - so #1 - I wear an 8.5-9 ish - and I think my middle finger might be a size 9-10ish - one of these would look AMAZING on my hand. ;)

Leigh said...

#3 I HEART your shop - lmilla on etsy.

Leigh said...

#2 - I'm doing them out of order - is that OK? I love all the rings in the shop - but if I were to order one right now, it would probably be the Concrete Ring - One of a Kind - OOAK - Red and Gray size 9. LOVE it!

Leigh said...

#4 - since you can do curves like in your heart rings, have you thought about making any dome shaped rings? Like your rectangular ones, but rounded. BTW - have I mentioned how much I LOVE your rings?

Lauren said...

#1 - 6.5

Lauren said...

#2 - Concrete Ring - charcoal gray with burnt orange streak size 8.5

I love the color combination!!!

Lauren said...

ideas for new concrete ring - a thin band with different colors, band with a thin slab (in different shapes) that hangs over the ring part.

I think these are so neat!! It's awesome when people can make beautiful things out of something that most people don't think is beautiful... I'm an engineer and have a great appreciation for concrete (and fashion) so this melds the two perfectly!!!!!!

Kelly O. said...

Cool! I'm size 7

angela said...

Those rings are FANTASTIC!!! Dirty is very talented! I'd love to win one is a size 8. wow!

glam.spoon said...

that is a cool idea... my size 8 finger would love one. :)

throuthehaze said...

Wow! These are very unique and beautiful! Im glad I came across this so I can favorite it in etsy! As for ring size im not sure...maybe 7.5

throuthehaze said...

my fave is the Brick red modern. I absolutely love the gorgeous red!

throuthehaze said...

I hearted! my etsy name is Throuthehaze

throuthehaze said...

other than myself of course I would buy one for my sister. She loves wearing unique jewelry and she love large rings so I would probably get her a High Rise ring!

Addy said...

5.5

addyforrest(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa said...

My favorite one is the Hole in a Heart Naural Gray. Size 6.75.

i.heart.red.velvet.cupcakes@gmail.com

Lisa said...

My etsy name is pommeverte7

Lisa said...

I would buy one of these for my sister. She would love one of the heart rings!

luke and pamela said...

oh man. i can't remember my ring size! i think a 6 or 7? awesome giveaway!

Amy said...

hallo! i take a size 8.5 ring. :o)

amymarie630[at]hotmail[dot]com

Amy said...

holy that was a hard decision! my favorite is the "patina stripe gray earthy unisex ring size 8.75"

amymarie630[at]hotmail[dot]com

Amy said...

i hearted my hearted ring (and a few others!) and my etsy name is amymarie630

amymarie630[at]hotmail[dot]com

Amy said...

i suppose the proper thing to say is that i would purchase a ring for my amazing dad because he deserves it - and he does - but honestly, i'd buy one (first) for myself! ;p

i love the rings with bits of glass peeking through - it'd be cool to have one with a bit more of a tealish colour to it too. oh! or maybe even a bit of a leaf/organic material almost fossilized into the topmost layer?!

*cue the shameless complimenting* actually, all kidding aside, they are pretty darned awesome!

<3 amymarie630[at]hotmail[dot]com

sewfunky said...

size 8

Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine:
http://sew-funky.blogspot.com/2009/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway.html

HC said...

Oooh ooh, size 8! thanks!!

janet said...

i don't know what ring size i am but i do love those middle two rings. if they don't fit my finger, i'd wear them around my neck!

The Odd One said...

I love the urban dweller ring in gray! It would go with everything! I think I'm a size 6... I think... I'd want to check. As you can tell, I don't buy too many rings, but I lvoe these!

Lane said...

i'm about a 6 in regular sized rings :)

Lane said...

my favorite ones are the hole in a heart :) (yeah i'm girlie like that)

Lane said...

i would actually buy a matching one for my best friend and then get one of the urban dwellers for my fiance since he likes things made in unexpected materials :)

Eema-le said...

These are so cool. I wear a seven.

Heather said...

These are fabulous! I wear a 7.5.

Bowlby said...

My ring size is a 7.5. these are incredible!

Charissa said...

My ring size is about a 6. I've never seen concrete rings before. Interesting!

Charissa said...

I really like the brick red ring!

debbiekl said...

Very unique! I like the short top ring. I'm size 7.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Wow! I love your rings!! I'm a 7 but my hubs is a 9 :) I would be more likely to wear one though :)

Deb said...

Love the rings...how original! I think I'm a size 6 or 7.

Deb said...

I liked the red brick ring and the high rise terracotta ring.

Deb said...

And I think a ring with a round domed top would look good in this kind of design too.

drugchemist said...

The ring with the red glass was beautiful. Gosh, what a truly clever idea. Kudos!

djaj said...

Woo hoo, how original !
I have no idea at the moment of what my ring size might be...
I'll take measures later, if needed !

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Oh my freakin world!!! These rings are devine... and sustainable that's too perfect. I live and breath earth friendly. Maybe size 7.5 not sure should check that haha. We're having a give away too!!

xo Steph

Stephanie and Carlos said...

OMG my fav is this one - Concrete Ring - Eco-Friendly Jewelry Charcoal Grey with recycled glass aggreage size 8.75... recycled glass as well... heaven!! it is dirty gritty world woohoo!!

xo Steph

tammiemarie said...

I think I wear an 8? These are very cool!

lizap said...

These rings are amazing! I love them all, particularly the red one. I'm a size 9.

Thanks so much to you and your guy for hosting this awesome giveaway!

Cindy said...

Those are so cool! I love concrete, and all things cement. I can't imagine working with such a small item and obtaining such a smooth, perfect finish.

Cindy said...

I love this ring: Concrete Ring - Natural Gray with crater corner size 9. I love the crater...that just seems so 'cement like' to me. Totally cool.

Forgot to mention my ring size is 7.

Jodie said...

Wow! These are awesome. I really like them. I especially like the ones with glass peeking out the side and the RED one. LOVE!!! I also think that it would be neat if there were a greenish one as well. I think I'm about a size 6 or 7...I am not positive. great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jodie
jodcoz(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jennifer said...

My ring size is 6. Thanks for the great giveaway; the rings are awesome and very unique!

SewsCute said...

Size 8, in red. I have never seen anything like this before. Very cool.

SewsCute said...

Urban Dweller
Color(s): Charcoal (dark) grey with exposed ruby red recycled glass aggregate exposed from one corner
is my favorite in your shop. I like the red showing through.

Valerie said...

Those are so neat, but the red low rise is absolutely spectacular!

I used to wear a 7.5, but I've *ahem* put on a couple of kilos, so I'd say I'm more likely an 8 now :)

Gretchen said...

I wear a size 6.5 or 7, and I think those are the most unique rings I have ever seen!

Gretchen said...

Ooh, this one is my favorite!

Concrete Ring Hole in a Heart Naural Gray size 4.5

Gretchen said...

I also added you as a favorite! My etsy name is Capturetheirhearts

Gretchen said...

And I think a terra cotta heart would be gorgeous!

Digital Misfit said...

The finger I would choose to wear a fabulous concrete ring on is a size 8.75 (or size 9).

heidig@gmail.com

Digital Misfit said...

Concrete Ring - Eco-Friendly Jewelry Charcoal Grey with recycled glass aggreage size 8.75 is my favorite ring - love the embedded glass feature.

heidig@gmail.com

Digital Misfit said...

hearted shop - etsy name digitalmisfit

heidig@gmail.com

Lara said...

I love the rings! GORGEOUS!!

Sarah Seitz said...

I love these! My ring size is 6 (i think!). Thanks!

Michele said...

I'm a size 5.

Elizabeth said...

these are very cool!

my size is 6.5 for ring finger, 7.5 for middle.

i really like that red one!

urban craft said...

so awesome! I am a 6. Thanks for a cool giveaway, lovely blog too!

ru said...

those are AWESOME! i am about an 8.5 - that should get me three or so fingers to choose from, putting it on! off to the shop to pick my fave and post again!!

ru said...

okay, i am back. i LOVE this one:
Concrete Ring - Urban Dweller gray with killer patina size 8.25
gor.geous.

melonkelli said...

I really like this one: charcoal gray with fine red recycled glass aggregate exposed on corner

melonkelli said...

I wear a size 7 - 7.5 ring.

melonkelli said...

Maybe a faceted concrete ring would be really cool

SarCraw said...

I wear a size 6! Love these rings.

sarahbcrawford(at)gmail(dot)com

SarCraw said...

My favorite ring is the Concrete ring natural gray with yellow green blend.

sarahbcrawford(at)gmail(dot)com

SarCraw said...

I hearted (sarahbcrawford)

sarahbcrawford(at)gmail(dot)com

LuLu said...

I'm about a size 8 I love the concept that is so cool!

roseread said...

I'm a size 6

Steph said...

size 5! LOVELY rings!

Steph said...

i LOVE the red ring in your etsy shop... it definitely makes a statement!

Steph said...

I hearted you on etsy!!!

www.etccards.etsy.com

Jill said...

love these! i wear a size 6 and really cannot possible choose a favorite! :)

momma rae said...

my fave is the brick red, though i really have more than one fave!

momma rae said...

mommaraelee hearts you on etsy! ;)

momma rae said...

i would love to give one of these rings to my hubby for father's day!! :)

momma rae said...

i'm a size 7. thanks for the opportunities!

no4daughter said...

I have chubby fingers like 8.5 or so and love the short tops in red or pink and grey.

no4daughter said...

For entry no. 2: This is my favorite ring on etsy:

Concrete Ring - charcoal gray with burnt orange streak size 8.5

no4daughter said...

I hearted concrete ring! My Etsy name is no4daughter

Renee said...

These are so neat! Thanks for the giveaway. (i'm a size 9.5)

Ginny said...

I wear a 6 or 7 ring :) Those are really cool.

Ginny said...

My favorite is Concrete Ring - Earth Friendly Unisex Handmade Jewelry Gray and yellow blend size 7.75

Ginny said...

I think my tween would like these, I'd also wear. None of the guys in my family are jewelry wearers, but if they were this would be a cool option.

lalepop said...

I think I'm a 7.5. Shoot, I'd wear these on my big toe if I had to. COOL!

lalepop said...

Wow! I think the red/gray ring is my fave.

lalepop said...

Ok, you've been hearted (as well as my fave rings). My Etsy name is lalestyle.

lalepop said...

I like all of the colors and how you used glass in some of the rings. The unexpected results are really amazing.

Here's my shameless, gushing, and probably over-the-top comment: I've been looking over the giveaways all day & I browse Etsy all the time. This is truly one of the few absolutely unique items I've ever seen. Love it!

Louisa said...

size 7 (i think)

Louisa said...

favorite on etsy: Concrete Ring Hole in a Heart Naural Gray

Louisa said...

these really are fantastic - i'm curious about the feel of them. Love the color variations

Rie said...

Fantastic!
I heart at etsy - my etsy name: admingirl.

I love this design...Concrete Ring - Urban Dweller gray with killer patina size 8.25

Rie said...

Fantastic giveaway..this is the one I love...Concrete Ring - Urban Dweller gray with killer patina size 8.25

Rie said...

New idea....small pebble cast in ring?
The ring i love is...
Concrete Ring - Urban Dweller gray with killer patina size 8.25

Dancer said...

I'm a size seven...

Dancer said...

This is such a unique and cool idea! You do a great job styling these as well, choosing color combinations and such!

Dancer said...

My favorite is the Brick red modern, Urban Dweller.

DiSailsToo said...

These have to be some of the most unique pieces of jewelry I've seen - and I LOVE them! I hate mass-produced, just-the-same-as-everyone-else's stuff - I want my items to be one-of-a-kind! I will definitely be getting one of these - the hard part is picking out which one? Thanks for the chance to win! Oh! Almost forgot - my ring size is 7.

DiSailsToo said...

OK - I had a really hard time picking out my favorite, but in the end I chose the gray and yellow blend - love the color combo! Thanks again for the chance to win!

DiSailsToo said...

I heart Concrete Ring.com - Etsy name: DiSailsToo

Thanks Again!

DiSailsToo said...

OK - final entry! I would purchase a ring for my husband. He doesn't wear much jewelry, but he would definitely wear one of these! They are fabulous!

heatherica said...

I think I'm a size 5.

heatherica said...

It's so hard to pick! I think my favorite has to be the Urban Dweller gray with killer patina because I LOVE that oxidizing copper look.

heatherica said...

Heart ConcreteRing! My etsy name is Heatherica.

heatherica said...

These rings are really amazing, I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like them! Really unique and I love the natural look of them. Like a piece of something you could find anywhere, but turned into a work of art by someone pretty talented and with quite a vision!

aurore said...

Very unique! I have never seen a ring made of concrete. I have recently acquired a few modern glass rings that have a similiar style and i would LOVE to add a concrete ring to my collection. I am a teacher so I can't wear the glass rings to school for fear of an accident but a concrete ring -- now i think that's a match made in heaven.

aurore
alittleteacher@gmail.com

Tawny said...

That is such a cool prize. I was born with a hole in my heart, literally - so I'm especially fond of that ring. My ring size is 7.

Ali said...

My ring size is 6, 6.5 or if that's too small I can wear a 7.

Ali said...

My favorite is the urban dweller in brick red. It's nice and bright and matches everything!

Ali said...

I'd like some blues and greens! and a nice wide circle ring if that's possible. Thanks for giving so many chances to win. I love how your rings are more like pieces of art than jewelry.

maspikteruzim said...

My ring size is 7 and I like the Urban Dweller in black. I would suggest a black and silver gray combination. As far as a different style, I'd suggest taking the Urban Dweller and cutting a groove into the top rectangle, about halfway in, then either leaving the groove empty, doing a glass or iron inlay, or doing a contrasting silver or dark green streak in the black.

La Yen said...

Size eight here, and those are awesome!

La Yen said...

And I love that charcoal and orange one. Also the red one. They are so unique!

Jasmine said...

I believe my ring size is 8.5 in USA standards...

Amanda said...

I have no idea what my ring size is, but I can find out if I win!

junglewife said...

Wow, unique! I think I'd wear a size 6 or so...

junglewife said...

Wow, those are amazing rings. I just checked out your Etsy shop. They are all so unique. I think I like the Patina stripe one the best. I would LOVE to wear one of these rings - I can just imagine the comments I would get, and I would point everyone to your shop!

junglewife said...

I just favorited/hearted you on etsy! My username is Sarita52.

junglewife said...

You know, I would love to see a big chunky round ring - not flat on top. Just a nice chunky ring. I'm not sure how that all works with the concrete, though? do you have to make it thicker in some spots (like the flat top ones) in order for it to not break? I'll keep my eye on your site, though, and see what you come up with next!

M said...

My ring size is 7.5. Thanks for the great giveaway!

M said...

I just checked out the Etsy shop, and I have to say that the heart shape with blue gray natural color blend size 5 is my favourite. I think it would go with everything!

remarker said...

My ring size is 6.5 or 7

remarker said...

I like all the rings but that's not the answer you want so I chose
charcoal gray with fine red recycled glass aggregate exposed as it is an unusual mix

Sarah said...

oooh, these are so cool!
i'm not sure about my ring size right now, but believe me, if i win i will be sure to let you know. :)
thanks for the great giveaway!

mub said...

These are so unique! My ring size is 10

mub said...

I really like the gray rust earthy patina ring =)

kelliemorgan said...

Let's say 7. This would be for a friend. I know she would love it so much. I love the black urban dweller. These are awesome! thanks!

Andrea said...

These are cool! I like the red one! I think I'm a 5-6?

Jen B. said...

Size 8

Anonymous said...

Love ALL of them. Ring size 8.5
perez(dot)denisef(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

While it's hard to pick one favorite, this is it! Concrete Ring - Grey with red-orange glass in corner OOAK size 8.75
perez(dot)denisef(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I favorited your shop along w/ my fav concrete ring! My etsy name is: deni56

Anonymous said...

Your rings are more than awesome! What talent, I am in awe....

perez(dot)denisef(at)gmail(dot)com

Pepper said...

WOW! How cool!! WAY COOL!!! I am not exactly sure of my ring size! :( But I would definitely find out quick if I won :) hehe Thanks for the chance! I love your blog, too! Great stuff!