Thursday, January 5, 2012

Secondhand Passion's January Giveaway

Secondhand Passion is having a giveaway! The randomly selected winner will have a choice between these two items (click on the images to view them larger):

upcycled barrette with antique watch parts and gold-toned center piece with coral rosesUpcycled Barrette: The gold-toned center piece with coral roses, which was originally from a bracelet, is approximately 1 1/2 inches tall. It's surrounded by a glass cabochon with various letters and another piece made from two antique watch dials, one of which still has its gold-toned hands. The watch dials show some signs of age, which give the piece a nostalgic feel. All of the pieces are attached to a silver-toned French style barrette.

upcycled steampunk pin with watch parts and red stoneSteampunk Pin: At approximately 1 inch high, this small pin adds flavor to outfits and accessories. Intricate features, such as tiny gold-toned gears, make this piece all the more captivating. Only the pin backing is new. All of the other parts, including the red cabochon, are either vintage or antique. Be environmentally conscious while still exhibiting style.

Photo by Reija Bolwell of StudioR, Santa Cruz (

Your prize will be shipped to you free of charge.

To become a giveaway contestant, comment on this blog post and answer these questions:

1) What is your favorite item in the Secondhand Passion shop and why?

2) From this list, which category of items would you like to see more of? (Select up to 2.)

-Barrettes/hair accessories
-Jackets and outerwear

3) Your gender and age (optional, but very much appreciated).

4) Your Etsy user name so that I can contact you there if you win. If you don't have an Etsy account, you can still enter.

5) Additional suggestions or feedback (optional).

Winner will be chosen by next Friday, January 13. Enter between now and January 12. Good luck!

Also, don't forget that customers located in the U.S. can receive free shipping in the Secondhand Passion Etsy shop through January 15, 2012. Use coupon code FREESHIP at checkout.


  1. 1) I think I may have owned a dress just like this in the 80s!:

    2) Jackets and outerwear & Purses

    3) Female and...

    4) My Etsy user name is LivedInVintage

  2. I am sorry to say, that I find both of these to be kind of unattractive. Since I also create artistic items, some of what I do is not accepted either, but everyone likes the ones I do not like. I would like to see your purses though.
    Jennifer of Cali Wild Violet Creations on Word Press and Artful Visions

  3. 1) I love this old-fashioned pocket-watch ( because whenever my Grandparents would tell me a story involving one, this is similar to what I would picture.

    2)Barrettes/hair accessories & Necklaces! (Old-fashioned accessories are the best)

    3) Female and 21.

    4) I unfortunately do not have an Etsy account, but I believe this links to my Gmail?

  4. Superb... blog i really enjoyed reading.
    Second Hand Vans