Saressa Designs Giveaway//Closed

Today’s giveaway comes from Saressa Designs! Rachel makes beautiful gemstone jewelry that is simple enough to go with any outfit, but will definitely stand out as a beautiful piece of jewelry. 

Some of my favorites are. . .

“Hi Small Things readers. I’m Rachel, the creator behind Saressa Designs. My jewelry is primarily composed of precious/semi-precious metals & gemstones as well as antiqued brass and glass. I strive to create quality jewelry that is both classic and contemporary; that you will wear time and time again. I hope you find something you love!
Today I would like to offer $30 of store credit for my Etsy shop to one lucky reader. You can redeem it any time you like once you win and can also apply it to a custom order. Good luck!”

$30 Store Credit to Saressa Designs!

How to enter:

1. leave a comment below telling me which piece of jewelry you would like to spend your credit on if you win!
PLEASE make sure you put your e-mail address in your comment so I can contact you if you win!

The winner of the store credit will be chosen Friday January 20, 2012 at 8:00am via and notified via e-mail.


The winner is Courtney! 

CourtneyJan 17, 2012 06:08 AM

Do I have to pick just one? I would get the Aquamarine Earrings with the credit and then buy the Moss Aquamarine necklace to go with it. All of your jewelry is beautiful. I will definitely be back to visit this site again!

Congrats! Enjoy your $30 credit to Saressa Designs


Rachel, the designer of Saressa Designs was SO impressed with the # of entries that she offered ANOTHER $30.00 credit to her shop! 

AND the second winner of the $30.00 credit to Saressa Designs goes to. . . .

StaciJan 17, 2012 05:39 AM

Ooh, I love that smokey quartz necklace! Very classic and timeless!

Congrats Staci! 


  1. says

    I would love the “Engraved Keepsake Necklace – Two Hand Stamped Monogrammed Domed Discs In Sterling Silver” with my son’s first initial on it or the Peridot Silver Necklace Wire Wrapped Peridot Briolette in Sterling Silver because my son was born on St Patrick’s Day and this represents his birthday in a beautiful way! Thanks:)

  2. says

    Ooohh. That jewelry is beautiful! I absolutely ADORE ALL of it, particularly the first piece! The brown pendant is a really great compliment to the pewter color of the chain, and I love how the colors are kind of tough yet the piece is so delicate! Gorgeous! :)

    Cyn Keller

  3. says

    Ooohh. That jewelry is beautiful! I absolutely ADORE ALL of it, particularly the first piece! The brown pendant is a really great compliment to the pewter color of the chain, and I love how the colors are kind of tough yet the piece is so delicate! Gorgeous! :)

    Cyn Keller

  4. says

    I would love the Peridot Silver Necklace! I am a mother of 4 and a wife of 20 years (my husband and I started dating when we were 16) who never buys “nice” things for myself. I just finished cosmetology school and maybe start a new fashionista in me! I know its in there somewhere!!!! Anyway, thanks for sharing they are all beautiful!!!

  5. says

    It’s all very beautiful! I would choose to put it towards the smoky quartz necklace or the garnet gold earrings (my birthstone). Very beautifil

  6. says

    Hi Kate! I’ve just started following your blog, and I really enjoy it! Thanks for introducing me to Saressa Designs! There are so many beautiful pieces, I started thinking of gifts for my mom and sister-in-law! If I won the gift certificate, I would choose the Large Brass Filigree Leaves with Green Gray Chalcedony Bohemian Jewelry. I love the green color and the natural floral design would go great with my earth tone wardrobe.

    Keep up the good work!

  7. Dottie Glass says

    Well since my hair is looking better and better, thanks to you…I’d love the aquamarine earrings to highlight my awesome hair. And it’s my March birthstone!Turning 30 was easy, might need something pretty to soften the blow of actually being IN my 30’s this year!! Thanks!
    Dottie Glass

  8. says

    I love all of this jewelry. It is very delicate and dainty but still makes a big statement! It is so unique! But I would pick an engraved keepsake necklace with three hand stamped domed discs if I won the store credit  I would get my sons initial, my husband’s initial, and mine. I am planning on purchasing even if I do not win! Thanks for sharing.

  9. says

    I think I would pick the peridot silver necklace. However, they are all so pretty, it would be hard to decide!

    my email is: leahmcoleman(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. says

    These designs are AMAZING!! I am already in love with this shop…if I won I would definitely choose the Aquamarine Earrings – Moss Aquamarine Drops In Oxidized Sterling SIlver March Birthstone. Not only is March my birthstone, but I adore how simple but gorgeous they are! Pick me please!! :)

  11. says

    I love the “Moss Aquamarine Necklace – Wire Wrapped briolette In Sterling Silver March Birthstone”. You are such an artist!! CraftsByLindsey@gmail[dot]com.

  12. says

    All of this jewelry is unique and gorgeous. I would use my $30 credit towards the Rock Crystal Quartz Earrings AND the Gemstone Cuff Bracelet. They are both to die for, there’s no way I could just pick one thing :)
    Thanks for another great contest Kate!

  13. says

    I would go for the Red Chalcedony Necklace. My sister would LOVE it and so I would definitely get that for her.

    Great contest, Kate. Thanks!


  14. says

    I must be having a green moment because I’m loving the green onyx earrings and the emerald bracelet! Thanks for the giveaway! Hopgirljunior at gmail dot com

  15. says

    HI Kate :):) Just want to say LOVE your blog, I start my day off by reading it everyday! I promise I am not a stalker just so nice to have something uplifting and FUN to read on the internet! OK back to the JEWELRY!!!! I would love those Blue Gem stone Earrings….and my second choice would be the engraved stamp necklace with me and my hubby’s initials!!!! OMG I never win anything but I had to comment anyways! Love your BLOG again and thank you for all the ideas and cute cute Fashion and Hair tips! You inspire me :)AND one last thing you go to the same church as my Sister and Brother in law! SMALL WORLD!!!
    My email is

  16. Anonymous says

    I would purchase something hand-stamped for my daughter. I found your blog on Pinterst and lovvveee all the hairstyle tutorials. Thanks!!
    msplaced42day at yahoo .com

  17. says

    Oh my her stuff is beautiful! if I won I would spend my credit on the Kyanite Necklace – Kyanite Briolette Necklace In 14K Gold Filled Hoop Wire Wrap – Blue Moon Necklace. I have been trying to incorporate gold into my wardrobe and this would a perfect piece for that!


  18. Anonymous says

    Hey Kate and Rachel, I love the moss aquamarine earrings. These earrings remind me of the ocean and with all the winter weather, they are just what I need to get me through the snowy days. Thanks so much for the blog-Love it!

  19. Anonymous says

    If I had to choose just one piece (which I am sure I would end up buying more!), I would purchase the Peach Topaz Drops in Sterling Silver. My birthstone for November is Gold Topaz and I have more trouble finding something that I like with that birthstone. The Peach Topaz is close enough and I think the earrings are just too cute! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Bethany (

  20. Anonymous says

    Beautiful jewelry!! It’s so hard to pick one but if I was blessed enough to win I would choose…..the earrings! My husband was just saying how I never wear earrings ever since I have had children so these would be perfect. I simply don’t have the time to go out and buy some and I would LOVE to have these.

  21. Anonymous says

    Wow! How do you ever choose, everything is gorgeous? I do however love the Long Crystal Necklace.
    sarahholowaty [at] gmail [dot] com

  22. says

    There are so many pretty pieces to choose from it was hard to pick just one! But for the sake of the contest I’d have to go with the “Hand Stamped Necklace Silver – Copper Heart In Sterling Silver Monogrammed Initial Mixed Metal, Valentine’s Day Fashion”. So cute!


  23. Anonymous says

    I really liked the Gray Necklace – Wire Wrapped Botswana Agate In Sterling Silver. Simple but chic! Kim “”

  24. Anonymous says

    I would love the skeleton key necklace with three hand stamped heart charms – one with the initials of each of my children. Beautiful jewelry. (

  25. says

    I would have a hard time choosing, but I think I’d go for the leaf earrings, the long crystal necklace or the owl necklace. Such beautiful pieces!

    laurenaetaylor (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. says

    I absolutely love your jewelry! I have a 15 month old little girl and my baby boy is due here in just 8 weeks. I’ve really been wanting a piece of jewelry to pay tribute to them. So I would love to purchase the Engraved keepsake necklace with 2 monogrammed domed discs in gold and silver and then add a gemstone to the necklace. Maybe the crytal quartz or moss acquamarine gemstone! Beautiful!

  27. says

    I’m loving the Blue Quartz Wire Wrapped Earrings In Oxidized Sterling Silver! Thank you for the fab giveaway! My email: nicolealexandra84 at yahoo dot com.

  28. Anonymous says

    So many choices… I do love the green chalcedony earrings-bartlet drops and also the hand stamped necklace. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  29. Vanessa says

    Oooh, one of her wonderful pairs of earrings – not sure which yet. 😉

    beautifulbutterfly15 {at} cox {dot} net

  30. Anonymous says

    The peridot earrings are my FAVE! I am obsessed (just a little) with green. Love it! Thanks for another great giveaway!


  31. Meghan says

    I wear silver jewelry ALL the time, so I would try something new and choose the scapolite leverback earrings in pale yellow. Love the look of them and I totally need to be more adventurous!!
    What a fun giveaway!!!! :)

  32. Anonymous says

    The peridot earrings are my FAVE! I am just a little obsessed with green. Love them. THanks for another great giveaway!


  33. Anonymous says

    It would be very hard to choose just one favorite piece…but if I must, I love the Long Crystal Necklace with the antiqued brass. The simplicity and elegance of that piece (and all of your pieces!) is just perfect. Thanks so much!

  34. says

    These are nice…”Lapis Lazuli Earrings – Bezel Style Wire Wrapped In Sterling Silver, Cobalt Blue Fashion.”

    sara {at} theprudentendeavor {dot} com

  35. says

    I looked at her etsy shop and love her Swarovski chrystal earrings. They also remind me of my daughters birthstone. I would love to win and order those earrings! Thank yo so much.

  36. Anonymous says

    Oh Wow! Everything is so gorgeous, but if I had to pick just one, it would be the aquamarine earrings.


  37. Anonymous says

    I would spend my credit on earrings! I love earring and they are my favorite peice of jewlery. I do love the last picture of the blue necklace which would look great on a shirt I just bought!

  38. Anonymous says

    Oh Wow! I love everything, but if I had to pick just one, it would be the aquamarine earrings.



  39. Samantha says

    Wow! This stuff is beautiful! If I had 30 dollars to spend in this etsy shop I would put it towards the Garnet Necklace! It is my birthstone and I always have a hard time finding it I’m a necklace that I like!
    My email is:

  40. says

    Wow! First I was addicted to The Small Things Blog when I stumbled across it last week (loving my hair thanks to you) and now Saressa!! Loving this jewelry, seriously! The pieces are so pretty and can go with so much! But what I like best is hard to decide… Love the Heart Locket and Two Tone Tear Drop but the Winner is the Engraved Keepsake Necklace for my little sister, who is having her first baby in April and the baby shower is in February (flying back home and surpising her for it). This would be the PERFECT gift for her!! And her Birthday is January 20th.. meant to be I think :)

  41. says

    Hmmm…. I don’t think my last comment was published. I try this again. Rachel, those earrings are adorable and I will be over to your Esty Shop soon. I love Etsy.
    Thanks! Laura (

  42. says

    Wow! First I was addicted to The Small Things Blog when I stumbled across it last week (loving my hair thanks to you) and now Saressa!! Loving this jewelry, seriously! The pieces are so pretty and can go with so much! But what I like best is hard to decide… Love the Heart Locket and Two Tone Tear Drop but the Winner is the Engraved Keepsake Necklace for my little sister, who is having her first baby in April and the baby shower is in February (flying back home and surpising her for it). This would be the PERFECT gift for her!! And her Birthday is January 20th.. meant to be I think :)

  43. Heather Lynn says

    Kate, I am loving all of the jewelry! One of my favorites was the “Swarovski Crystal Earrings – Black Baroque Briolettes In Silver & Rose Gold Mixed Metal – Shadow Boxer”. So pretty! Wish me luck!

  44. says

    Hi Kate! Saressa Designs has some absolutely GORGEOUS pieces! I hope I win, and if i do I have my eye on that fabulous Labradorite Necklace!

  45. says

    I really like the horseshoe earrings, and the owl necklace…though if I actually win, it’ll probably take me forever to decide how to use the money–there’s a lot of great stuff in that cute little shop!

  46. Anonymous says

    Ooh, love so many of the pieces! I really love the owl necklace, the two tone necklace, and the Bird necklace. Thanks for the giveaway!-Jessica bpopro(at)att(dot)net

  47. says

    There are so many pieces I LOVE! You are now on my Favorites for Etsy!!! Love.Love.Love. I would do the engraved keepsake necklace, for starters :)

  48. says

    I would love the Smoky Quartz Necklace – Large Smoky Quartz Briolette In 14K Rose Gold Filled & Oxidized Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Mixed Metal..absolutely gorgeous!


  49. says

    so hard to pick a favorite! lovely jewelry! and she’s close to me! go portland! i am really loving the green gemstone necklace that is wrapped with silver wire. so simple and yet very beautiful! loved the antiqued brass stuff too.


  50. Anonymous says

    I am really digging those earrings, I am really into her stuff, so I would spend the money on the earrings. They are beautiful!

  51. says

    I would go with the Opal Earrings – Bezel Style Wire Wrapped In Sterling Silver, Pale Pink. LOVE them so beautiful. adlhide (at) gmail (dot) com

  52. marilyn says

    Love her etsy shop! The Golden Rutilated Quartz Earrings are to die for. My email is marilyn(dot)s(dot)coates(at)gmail(dot)com!

  53. says

    Oh my word! Thank you guys for your amazing complements and support. I have read every single one and am blown away by the response my giveaway. I woke up super sick but this just makes my day. Thanks again everyone (This is Rachel of Saressa Designs by the way)

  54. says

    Thanks for sharing! I added the shop to my Etsy faves. :) The white jade earrings are lovely. I also love the blue gemstone earrings. What a find!


  55. Anonymous says

    I wan’t familiar with her jewelry and just checked it out on Etsy. My Oh My! Yep, I have fallen in love! I don’t have 1 favorite, I LOVE it all! I REALLY LOVE the leaf earrings and the scroll pendent necklace.

  56. says

    thanks for offering this! how fun! there are so many fabulous items, it is hard to just choose one or two that are my favorites. i’m not a big necklace wearer, so earrings are it for me! i love the gold drop earrings, i’ve been looking for a pair of drop earrings for awhile and i don’t have much in gold so those would be perfect! love it all though!

  57. says

    I really love the garnet ring, but unfortunately I am a size 7 in rings, not a size 6. It is just so beautiful. If I were to win the store credit, I would probably buy the Citrine necklace – either of the two. Wonderful store! amybwalker [at] gmail [dot] com.

  58. Stephanie says

    I’m am new to your blog and new to accessories (I know sounds weird, I never wear anything but my wedding rings till recently after seeing your blog) but I am dying for a neckalace, anything Grey and Pink would be nothing less than perfect.

  59. says

    So many cute choices… I love the pink gemstones and the green vesuvianite key pendant. I think I’d have a really hard time deciding for sure!

    cleverhomemaking [at] gmail [dot] com

  60. says

    Thanks so much for turning me onto your friends line of jewelry! Very unique, yet simple and classy designs. Although it took me awhile to narrow down my choice, I selected the Mixed Metal Earrings – Sterling Silver and 14K Rose Gold Filled Hammered Sticks – Two Tone Earrings. These look light and carefree. Something that I am trying to replicate in my own life…maybe these will be a nice reminder.

    Again, thank you!

  61. says

    The Garnet Earrings w/ Sterling Silver are just STUNNING. That or the owl necklace. I love em!



  62. Anonymous says

    I love your jewelry! So hard to pick just one piece, they are all gorgeous! I am drawn to the aquamarine earrings or the lapis lazuli style earrings and I love the topaz necklace posted above too. I am a late bloomer to Etsy, I had no idea what I was missing out on all this time! I have been enjoying purchasing some beautiful handmade items and just browsing through the many talented people’s items!! Keep up the good work, your pieces are gorgeous!
    Amy :)

  63. says

    I LOVE the pink quarts in ozidized silver earrings! She has some beautiful jewlery in her Etsy shop!! I must say i really enjoy looking at your blog at least daily (usually more!). Thanks for everything you post!

  64. says

    all of her things are so beautiful and I am a fan of wrapped jewelry. I especially liked the Swarovski Crystal Earrings – Golden Champagne Baroque Wire Wrapped In 14K Rose Gold because I need to add more of that champagne color to my selection. Thanks for the give away!

  65. Kristin H says

    I love the Chrysoprase Necklace- the color is absolutely beautiful and definately unique!

    khinton7 at gmail dot com

  66. Martha says

    I love it all! Super sophisticated and casual at the same time! I always look for pieces I can dress up any outfit. I am loving the first necklace and the earrings. I have recently adored anything teal, turquoise or aquamarine so they would be perfect to add to my collection :)

  67. Anonymous says

    Oh my goodness that is beautiful stuff. I love the gemstones. It was a hard choice but since I am a Victorian at heart I would love the Long Crystal Necklace – Acrylic Rivoli Crystal In Antiqued Brass, Gifts Under 25 – Looking Glass. Since its only $18 I would also go for the Blue Gemstone Earrings Wire Wrapped In Antiqued Brass – Blue Quartz Teardrop Earrings to go with them. LOVE LOVE


  68. says

    Beautiful jewelry. Hard to choose a favorite… but I think I’d pick the gray wrap necklace. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

    kozee0525 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  69. Marla says

    I love her Etsy shop! It would be hard to choose, but I love the Feather Gemstone Necklace!


  70. Heather says

    I really like the smoky quartz necklace. I like the look of longer necklaces and the stone is sort of a neutral so it would go with many different outfits. It was hard to choose though, everything is so pretty : )

  71. says

    I really like the earrings pictured in this post. They would go well with many of my work outfits and with my “weekend wear.”

    My email address is JSTeach08(at)gmail(dot)com

  72. Anonymous says

    Such beautiful pieces and an amazing oppurtunity for an artist to share her creations!! my fvorite hands down is the Green Gemstone Necklace – Chalcedony & Ruby In Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped, Christmas Necklace – Mistletoe, thanks for the giveaway!!

  73. says

    Pick just one!?!?!? I love them all!! But…if I placed an order, it would be either for the green Chalcedony Earrings or the Carnelian Earrings. Your work is beautiful Rachel. And thanks Kate for the fun giveaway posts!!!
    trrcabbey (at )gmail (dot) com.

  74. Kathryn West says

    I love everything on the Saressa Designs site, especially the peridot (green is my thing), but I think I would buy the “Opal Earrings – Bezel Style Wire Wrapped In Sterling Silver, Pale Pink” because that’s the October birthstone, which is my daughter’s. And I am in need of a pale pink pair of earrings. Thanks for this giveaway! E-mail:

  75. says

    Ugh, just one? I’d have to say the Teal Quartz Earrings In Oxidized Sterling Silver – Wire Wrapped Teal Gemstones or the Leaf Earrings – Large Brass Filigree Leaves with Green Gray Chalcedony Bohemian Jewelry. They are so gorg!

  76. says

    I love the Moss Aquamarine Necklace – Green Gemstone Brass Teardrop Wire Wrapped Necklace In Rose Gold, March Birthstone

    I am a March girl, and honestly have never been a fan of my birthstone — this piece, the materials, the setting, the design….it grabbed my eye immediately!! Beautiful!

  77. Anonymous says

    What an awesome giveaway! I love wire-wrapped jewelry so it’s hard to choose but I’d probably get the blue quartz necklace or the pink topaz necklace…but I really like the garnet earrings in gold, too!


  78. Anonymous says

    Her pieces are gorgeous! It’s hard to choose, but I would pick the “Garnet Earrings – Garnet Briolette Drops In Sterling SIlver January Birthstone, Valentine’s Day Fashion – Cranberry Drops”. So pretty!

  79. says

    I love, love, LOVE the Moss Aquamarine wrapped briolette necklace in sterling silver. But there are so many other things I love too! Awesome find!

    katieburns (at) gmail (dot) com

  80. says

    There are so many choices that it is hard to choose. I think I would go with the Engraved Keepsake Necklace. That is pretty cute.


  81. says

    So many beautiful things! My favorite would have to be the Blue Quartz Earrings In Oxidized Sterling Silver.

  82. says

    I just checked out our website and everything is so pretty it will be very hard to pick. I do love the Lapis Lazuli Earrings, Smoky Quartz Necklace, Opal Necklace in Rose Gold, Green Onyz Earrings, Ruby necklace.. there are lots of pretty pieces.

  83. says

    Ooh, so pretty! I love tinted glass, so it’s hard for me to choose… but I love the smoky pendant… or maybe the blue earrings :) Beautiful!
    (ktdornan at

  84. Anonymous says

    I love the Moss Aquamarine Necklace! It’s something that I can see wearing in the summer day after day. All of your designs are truly beautiful though, I would be happy to own anything!

  85. says

    Hi Kate & Saressa Designs!

    Love your items. So beautiful.

    It’s really hard to choose, but I would probably pick the Feather Gemstone Necklace. It’s trendy yet delicate. So whimsy!

  86. says

    I am getting married in June and am loving the earrings with peacock stones in onyx, they are the same color of my bridesmaid dresses! Would love to get 4 pairs :o)

  87. Page McBay says

    I love the earrings!! They are versatile and can be worn with a casual outfit as well as a dressy outfit!! The wire wrapping is hip but still has a classic silhouette!!!

  88. says

    Ooooh! I’m in trouble…I loved everything. I think I would first choose the teal quartz earrings with the oxidized silver wires. Beautiful!

  89. Jessica says

    I found a few things that I would just LOVE to add to my jewelry collection. The first thing that caught my eye was the leaf earrings. Then I saw the locket necklace and loved it because it had my birthstone and the owl necklace that would match the leaf earrings and I just love owls, they are so cute.

  90. says

    My favorite is the “Owl Necklace – Long Charm Necklace Chalcecony, Owl and Leaf Charms in Antiqued Brass” It’s gorgeous! I would own that in a heartbeat! Love your stuff :)

  91. Carrie says

    I love the Moss Aquamarine Necklace – Wire Wrapped briolette In Sterling Silver.


  92. Anonymous says

    The first necklace that you posted is beautiful! I would love to add it to my collection :) []