Vianca Mercedes Giveaway

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I am so excited to introduce you to an amazing jewelry line by Vianca Mercedes!  Take a look at what has recently been added to my collection; wire wrapped, 14K gold filled, turquoise earrings. Love them?  Well, these handmade earrings can be yours too, but first I want to introduce you to:

Vianca Mercedes

When I asked Vianca how she got started in jewelry making, I never expected her reply to be such a touching story that would hit every emotion in me.  I wanted to share her story with you too in hopes that you will be be touched and inspired like I was.  I also want to encourage you to support her by purchasing something from her collection or even just by sharing her shop with your friends.  This is how she will grow and well… I’d love to see her collection become something big!

Vianca’s Story

I started making jewelry has a form of healing when my cancer (ovarian Leiomyosarcoma) came back for the second and third time.  The second time it came back the mass that was growing in my uterus didn’t look too good. My doctors didn’t give me much hope. One of the many things i was told was that their was something in my liver, that I had to get a full hysterectomy, no surgery and go straight for chemo and radiation. Which of course drove me insane. I remember crying and praying for days until I passed out. One morning I decided that I needed to take control of myself metally and not fall into depression. I made a appointment to the ActorsFund in NYC, a place for union actors SAG-AFTRA and decided to speak to my counselor. She gave me all these ideas that I can do as a form of healing. I remember one morning while looking at my self in the mirror. That I was not going to allow this deadly disease take over my mind and soul. It may have my body. But once you have control over the mind. You can do anything. And just like that. Depression and feeling helpless was out the window.

I started doing research on the “how to make jewelry”.  I purchased books, got books at the library and went on YouTube. When I had my second surgery to remove the mass (no hysterectomy). I became more involve with jewelry making. It was such a big distraction for me that I forget that I had over 38 staples going down my stomach and all the crap that came with this awful disease. After making so many jewelry pieces a friend mention Etsy. I though maybe I can do this. Until I get myself back on track. My acting career is on the floor and I needed income. Once my Etsy store stared running smoothly and picking up little by little and my agent started sending me out on auditions. The third tumor comes back after 5 months. It was like someone took all the air out of my soul gain. I was numb, lost and confuse for a few days. I lost my creative mind and just closed myself for days. My family, boyfriend, and friends were so supported thru out this painful journey. That being depressed was not a option. They all made sure I was never alone and that I kept busy. After the third surgery to remove the mass and a fully hysterectomy. I decided that I wanted to professionally make jewelry for a living. I wanted something to call my own. Since I cannot bare kids and I do not have any, “Vianca Mercedes Collection” is now my baby. I love losing myself in my studio and creating organic shapes and themes. Everyday, I thank GOD for leading me to this path which also contribute to saving my life.  Jewelry making was my salvation and my more to life.  It gave my soul happiness again.

I get my inspiration from the arts, films, life, and beautiful things that make my heart skip a beat. I love colors, gemstones, gold, crystals, organic shapes, and big and bold jewelry that make a statement. I believe that if a piece of jewelry makes you feel happy, confident, sexy, and beautiful. You better wear it!

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So, my earrings arrived this past week and the first thing I noticed after opening the little white box was how well made they are!  I immediately put them on and they definitely made me feel beautiful!  Amazing what a new piece of jewelry can make you feel like!  So I wore them and can’t even tell you how many compliments I received!   Since they arrived, I’ve worn them on a date with white pants and a strapless top, to the pool with a pretty cover up and on a little shopping trip…  I just love the stones, the wire wrap and the shape of these earrings!

Each piece in Vianca’s collection is hand crafted and unique and there is something made to fit every style.  If you like simple jewelry, she has it.  Bold?  You can find it.  Unique?  Its there!  And whatever your favorite color is, Vianca Mercedes will custom make your piece to your liking!  Find what you are looking for here in her Etsy shop!

My Favorites…

~GIVEAWAY~

WIN a pair of turquoise, wire wrapped, 14K gold filled earrings by Vianca Mercedes!

To enter, follow the Rafflecopter form below!  There are only 2 mandatory steps and the other entries are bonus entries to increase your chance of winning!

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  Thank You, Vianca for your beautiful story & for designing and making such beautiful jewelry!

xo

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Comments

  1. Rayla McKendry says:

    The hooped earrings in the bottom pic are beautiful as heck. All the earrings and heck all the jewerley are beyond gorgeous~

  2. Heather Adkins says:

    I like the crystal drop earrings with the brass feather.

  3. Katherine says:

    I love the leaf necklace!

  4. Amy Laseter says:

    I like the gold leaf earrings. Nature inspired jewely has always been cute ^_^

  5. Heather says:

    I love those little initial charms! But all the pieces are so cute!

  6. Dana Tecza says:

    Love love love the bangles!

  7. jimmie lee says:

    Those earrings are awesome i love everything turquoise!

  8. Jamie says:

    I have been working on expanding my “fun” jewelery collection so I don’t keep wearing the same pair of earrings, necklace and ring every single day! These would definitely help my collection!

  9. Beth says:

    I love these earings. Her pieces are amazing anyone would look good wearing these.

  10. Leslie says:

    Love the earrings!!! But where do I buy the second ones down from the photes….the long chain like ones with the coral stones!??! Love them!!!

  11. Liz says:

    Beautiful and unique! I love those bracelets you chose as a favorite… They look like they are leather with gold? Def my style!
    Thanks for the chance!

    • Angelique says:

      Yes! I believe they are leather with gold… awesome, right? I’m glad you like her collection! Check it out on Etsy- You can read the details on the bangles too! ;)

  12. Elena V says:

    The Red Coral, Turquoise, 14K Gold Filled, Large Chandelier, Hoop Earrings are beautiful!

  13. Amanda O'Neil says:

    The dangle earrings with the coral stones (sencond from the top) are AMAZING!!! All of her pieces are truly beautiful!

  14. Emily I says:

    I love them all!!!!!

  15. Laura says:

    I love the turquoise earings!!!! Very pretty!

  16. Maria Geiger says:

    The give away earrings are absolutely beautiful but I must say, Those earrings with the two crystals and the feather hanging off are amazing as well. Leave it to Angelique to find AMAZING and unique jewelery as usual!

  17. Sarah says:

    Love them all, but I looked twice at the leather bangles!

  18. Shannon Sampsel says:
  19. Helen Zhou says:

    I love the leaf necklace! It’s so gorgeous :)

  20. Lisa A Smith says:

    love love love the bracelet!!

  21. Kelynnma says:

    I love love love the Sterling Silver Skull Bracelet!!!

  22. Megan says:

    I LOVE these earrings. Simple. :)

  23. Kristi D says:

    Definitely the earrings you bought. So gorgeous!

  24. Adina says:

    I really love the turquoise, 14K gold filled earrings. They are simply beautiful!

  25. Megan says:

    Silver and Gold Skulls with Ingraved Black Crystals, love this piece!

  26. Tonie says:

    Very cute!

  27. Heidi says:

    What a beautiful and empowering story!

  28. Jill Johnson says:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the leaf necklace with the 2 crystals…gorgeous!
    Jill Johnson

  29. Casey says:

    love the leaf necklace

  30. kelsey says:

    I love all of them! they are all so fashionable!

  31. Leanne says:

    I absolutely love all the pieces! I love the earrings with the coral and blue stones!

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