August 5, 2011

Weekly Giveaway: FabTabulous!

Loss of my satellite internet due to summer storms has become a frustrating daily occurence for me and I must once again apologize for the delay of this post and thank you for your continued patience. xo~ Cat

Congrats to Briana~ She won the whimsical set of greeting cards from triSERIFtops by Jessie Katz! Our thanks to all who entered and to Jessie for sponsoring last week's giveaway!

This week we are paying homage to the humble PULL TAB~ and one artist that turns them into something FabTabulous! Keeping these tabs out of the landfills has become a mission for many~ even charitable organizations collect them, but Upcyclers are driven to create something beautiful from post consumer waste and that's exactly what Cindy Jurries does! Here's what she had to say about her artful craft~

"FabTabulous is a line of beautiful, handmade jewelry and accessories fashioned from the pull tabs of recycled aluminum soda cans. Whenever I can, I love incorporating vintage, discarded, and out of style jewelry and buttons into my jewelry to create something fresh and up-to-date. Because of this, many of my accessories are one-of-a-kind.  Not only lightweight and very comfortable to wear, each piece is sure to be a conversation starter because of its "green-ness".  I love that earth friendly products can also be beautiful and fun!   I now purchase all of my soda tabs from the Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City.  If you would like to help their cause, you can donate your used soda tabs to a RMH near you!" 

Cindy is a mom to three great children, two rescue dogs, a stray parrot, and a rat who looks like Stuart Little. She also has a husband, who at times, she says, "qualifies as a fourth child." But she also credits her husband for being fortunate enough to stay at home and do what she loves to do, which is creating jewelry. They have been a military family for 21 years--her husband is a pilot and now flies the Stealth Bomber. Cindy used to be a dental hygienist, but she has since traded in her dental tools for jewelry tools.

Our giveaway this week is for a pull tab creation from FabTabulous that Cindy calls the "Scottie"~ a darling bracelet that reminds Cindy of a Scottish tartan or maybe even the adorable little dog! It's made from the pull tabs of recycled aluminum cans, fashioned with black satin ribbon and hand-wired black, deep red, clear, and silver metal beads. The bracelet is lightweight and extremely comfortable to wear.





Cindy creates a variety of styles and products for her FabTabulous Etsy shop~ aside from bracelets~ including pendants, earrings, keychains and napkin rings. There are even some she has designed on the masculine side. 

  







Can't wait to enter??? DON'T!!! ENTER NOW~
First you must be a follower of Love 2 Upcycle to enter~ not a follower? Just look to the right and click on the 'Follow' button!

Then you can submit up to 4 entries, each must be entered HERE in a separate comment for each entry.


1. Browse, Like and Favorite FabTabulous on Etsy and favorite an item then tell us here which one!
2. Become a FabTabulous follower on Twitter! 
3.  Like Cindy's page: FabTabulous on Facebook!
4. 'Tweet' or 'Like' this Giveaway using our Like or Tweet button or Share a link to our Giveaway on your Facebook fan page.


Deadline to enter is Wednesday, August 10th at midnight.
The WINNER will be randomly drawn and announced with next week's Giveaway!

Good Luck!
 

Would you like to Sponsor a Giveaway on Love 2 Upcycle? You don't have to be a member of Upcyclers to be a sponsor, all Etsy sellers of upcycled or eco-friendly products are welcome! But of course, we'd love for you to join the team!
 

49 comments:

  1. follow Cindy on twitter (gram122

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  2. like fabtabulous on etsy
    Favorite .....unisex wrist band

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  3. Follower of GFC under Berendina.
    Like her etsy shop:http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=199596993432483&id=100001465500636

    Hearted FabTabulous Etsy shop and I favorited the Pull Tab Necklace Mexican Riviera with 18 inch ball chain eco-friendly. Under my etsy account,SugarGumDrops.

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. Became a FabTabulous follower on Twitter under @TheArtOfBaking

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. Liked Cindy's page FabTabulous on Facebook under Berendina Dykema.

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Tweeted about the giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/#!/TheArtOfBaking/status/99697578827984897

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I liked your Soda Tab Bracelet Vintage Glam in you etsy shop.....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  8. I hearted and liked your etsy shop.....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  9. I follow via GFC.........ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  10. GFC follower Love 2 Upscale
    Liked Fab Tabulous on Facebook

    GFC name is ann

    trustjesus7771 at yahoo dot com

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  11. GFC follower (Katarzyna)

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  12. I hearted my favorite item on etsy as Kaziuta:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/75655405/soda-tab-bracelet-deja-vu-with-hot-pink

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  13. Twitter follower (@Kaziutka)

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  14. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/Kaziutka/status/100312347452768256

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  15. like Soda Tab and Bottle Cap Keychain Red, White and No Calories

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  16. like her on twitter under stopdropandread

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  17. like on fb

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  18. followed on gfc 10750coupons at gmail

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  19. followed on twitter - 10750coupons at gmail

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  20. followed on fb & tweeted 10750coupons at gmail

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  21. Favorited fabtabulous on ETSY (enchancea) and I also favorited this item:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63970083/recycled-soda-tab-bracelet-7-12-inch

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  22. Following on Twitter (treayaa)

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  23. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/treayaa/status/100553895683690497

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  24. I liked the shop on FB and hearted it on etsy (username Edelet) and my I love the zest lime green soda tab earrings!

    edendaphne at gmail dot com

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  25. I'm a fan of the Facebook page (as Eden Ellis)

    edendaphne at gmail dot com

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  26. GFC follower=Lyudmila
    I like the Recycled Soda Tab Bracelet Tea Party 7 1/2 inch
    e-mail: lusizova(at)gmail.com

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  27. FabTabulous I liked my favorite masculine http://www.etsy.com/listing/61191433/masculine-pull-tab-brown-wristband-8

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  28. I am following FabTabulous on Twitter!
    http://twitter.com/#!/sineminbahari

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  29. I Liked Cindy's page: FabTabulous on Facebook!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750483093

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  30. I Shared a link to Giveaway on my Facebook page.
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750483093

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  31. I am a new follower,following under my frugal md mom account

    kimbers867 (AT)comcast(DOT) net

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  32. I hearted this:

    Soda Tab Bracelet 7 1/2 inch Wisdom

    ginahamm@yahoo.com

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  33. I am a a FabTabulous follower on Twitter! gypsiesthread

    ginahamm@yahoo.com

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  34. I Like Cindy's page: FabTabulous on Facebook!

    ginahamm@yahoo.com

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  35. I liked the giveaway with facebook!

    ginahamm@yahoo.com

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  36. Liked and hearted FabTabulous on Etsy and favorite was Pull Tab Necklace Mexican Riviera with 18 inch ball chain eco-friendly

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  37. Follow FabTabulous on Twitter!

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  38. Liked FabTabulous on Facebook

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  39. Tweeted about giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/msjudyroberts/status/101159638778646529

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  40. My favourite item is the secret garden pull tab necklace. my email is joyful dot heart dot 18 at gmail dot com.

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  41. FabTabulous follower on Twitter ckneisel


    Email: Thierry321@gmx.de

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  42. follow Facebook as Christian Kneisel


    Email: Thierry321@gmx.de

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  43. I Like and Favorite FabTabulous on Etsy (Hofken) and my favorite item is the Recycled soda tab bracelet 7 1/2 inch Bird's Egg with brown ribbon

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  44. I Like Fabtabulous on Facebook - Cynthia M Richardson

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  45. Tweeted
    https://mobile.twitter.com/hofken/status/101482776448090113

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  46. Shared on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=214529935263493&id=1372571824

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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