Sunday, June 13, 2010

Share the Love Contest!!!

Love this bag? Want a chance to win it?

Since times are crazy for a lot of people who are either laid off or having to cut back on extraneous spending, I want to do a little to give back and share the love in thanks for all the support I've been receiving.

This bag is a prototype I made to work out size and construction for a new simple mini-messenger crossbody bag to replace the time-consuming rounded crossbody bag. There are a few things I will tweak for the final that I don’t like in this one, but those things are nothing anyone but me would notice since they are purely cosmetic.

Bag Info (More photos of bag on Flickr):
Made out of soft beige upholstery fabric and accented with Glint Gear painted appliqués.
Flap accent, inner lining and pockets are made of bright orange cotton canvas fabric.
The bag is approximately 9x9 with a 3” boxed bottom. Very roomy! The 2” wide strap is about 50 inches long.

So… now you are wondering, how do I enter to win this groovy piece of Glint Gear!? Below are the qualifying steps to enter you into a random drawing… yep, I’m gonna make you work for it!!! All qualifying entries will be entered into a random drawing to be held on July 1st. The winner will be chosen via (Must be 13 or older to enter contest.)

1) Spread the Glint Love!
Email a minimum of 3 friends to tell them about Glint Gear. In the email give them the url to my Etsy Shop, Facebook page, Twitter & Blog. CC me at as proof that you did this. Please let them know that their email will NOT be saved by me for any kind of promotional usage (they won’t be added to any list or getting any emails from me), and their info will not be shared with anyone.

Etsy Shop:
Facebook Page:

2) Show Glint the Love!
Become a fan of Glint Gear on Facebook AND mark Glint Gear’s shop on Etsy as a favorite if you have not already. If you don’t have an Etsy account, it is very quick and free to register. Email to let me know that you are fans of Glint Gear on both places. Be sure to include your user name on both sites so I can verify.

For Etsy, go here to register:
Once registered, go to my shop at Scroll down and you’ll see on the bottom right a section called “favorites.”  Click “add seller to favorites.”

For Facebook, you can “like” Glint Gear’s business page at

3)  Show YOURSELF the Love and Share It!
In a minimum of 20 words (or more!), describe your favorite thing about yourself and why you love that about you. That’s right… you have to show yourself some love! Although humor is always appreciated, I have to be convinced that you are truly acknowledging something you love about YOURSELF and not just giving yourself a backhanded compliment. It has to be a sincere appreciation about something about YOU. Ok, all you parents out there… I don’t want to hear that your favorite thing about yourself is your child. This has to be something purely about YOU. It can be something about your personality, your looks, your skills or talents, etc. It must be totally about YOU and no one else. Email this to me. I reserve the right to reject your acknowledgement if I don’t get that you are really appreciating something about you. If I get it, I’ll email back and say “BRAVO!”

Please note: By sending in your self-love acknowledgment as part of your contest entry, you are giving myself, Celena Diamond, and Glint Gear permission to share you’re self-love acknowledgement by posting it on either Glint Gear’s business page or Glint Gear’s public blog during and/or after contest completion. If you do not want this publicly posted, then please do not enter the contest. This contest is all about “Sharing the Love!”

Qualifying entrants will be entered onto a numbered spreadsheet in the order in which they are qualified. Once I have proof that you have fulfilled all 3 qualifiers, I’ll email back and let you know that your contest entry has qualified and will give you your entry number.

Deadline for contest entry qualification completion is June 30th at 11:59pm. Email timestamps will be the final determination of receipt of all qualifiers. Be sure to write a great acknowledgment and get it in early, because if you send it right at midnight on June 30 and tell you do over, you missed the deadline! I am to be the final judge of completion of qualifying entries. :)

Random drawing to select the winning number from all qualifying entries will be held July 1, 2010. The winning number will be posted on Glint Gear’s FB page and blog. The winner will be notified via email no later than July 2, 2010. The messenger bag will be shipped out (shipping cost is on the house!) the second week of July. Or, if you live in the Austin area, we can arrange to meet up for coffee and I’ll hand deliver it to you. Prize to be shipped to winner only. If you know of a friend who wants this bag, then they must enter the contest themselves! Or, if you live in the Austin area, we can arrange to meet up for coffee and I’ll hand deliver it to you. Feel free to forward this contest to anyone 13 and above that you think might be interested.

BONUS Drawings for those who don’t win the messenger bag!!! All other non-winning entries will be entered to win one of a maximum of 5 prize drawings for their choice of any one of the unsold sale/clearance product left on my Etsy shop after June 30th! (If by chance there are less than 5 items left in the clearance section, then the number of bonus drawings will equal the number of items left.) Prizes will be picked by the winners in the order in which the winners are selected.

If you have any questions, email me and let me know…. and good luck!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Last Chance Clearance Sale on Older Items!

See some old Glint Gear favs you've been wanting!? Well, now's your chance.... your LAST chance! I'll be removing older items, which were made at the beginning of my Glint Gear journey, at the end of June. Take advantage of 40% off your entire total order of already reduced clearance items purchased by June 30th! I'll credit back to your PayPal account the discount of 40% after you pay. What a deal!!!! 

(Discount applies to items in the Sale/Clearance section ONLY and does not include applicable tax or shipping. No other discounts apply to these items.)

Click here to View SALE / CLEARANCE on Etsy

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lots of texture!

In the works 6/10, originally uploaded by Glint Gear.

Working on the design of a new shoulder wedge bag and loving all the yummy visual and tactile texture.

Say "tactile texture" five times fast! :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Summer Backyard Fun!

WANT! Play & Freeze ice cream maker looks like so much fun for backyard BBQ's this summer, especially in the scorching Texas heat!