Thursday, March 7, 2013

Gorgeous Giveaway - Designs By Tahra

This contest is now closed.  Thank you for all the great comments!

I am really excited about this post for two reasons!  First, I get to introduce you to my friend Tahra West.  I've known her since the late nineties when big hair was still fashionable and Guess Jeans were not.

Tahra is a lover of all things beautiful, including her five amazing children (who she home schools!) She has a passion for making jewelry, and you can see her stunning handiwork when you visit her Etsy Shop - Designs By Tahra. Interestingly, Tahra used to be a surgical nurse and has always enjoyed working with her hands. She has been designing jewelry since 2006.

Here are some of my personal favorite pieces:

This pink chalcedony necklace is so simple and feminine.

I covet this bracelet.  Would't it look amazing with a t-shirt and capris?

These freshwater pearl earrings are delicate enough for the bride-to-be or the graduate.

I can not stop staring at this gorgeous floral cuff.  This would make a such a unique gift for Mother's Day.

The second reason that I am excited about this post, is because Tahra is generously offering one lucky reader of "This and That" one of her masterpieces, a personalized Sterling Silver Initial Pendant Necklace.  You rock Tahra!

Isn't this lovely?
For a chance to win... 

First, please visit Tahra's Etsy Shop, Designs by Tahra.  You will LOVE her designs! With Mother's Day, weddings, graduations and baby showers around the corner, I'm sure that you will be able to find a perfect gift to celebrate someone special in your life. Please make sure that you show Tahra some love by selecting "Favorite" on her Etsy store page. Thank you!

Then, please leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite piece of Designs by Tahra jewelry is.  Winners will be selected on Monday, March 11, 2013 and announced here on "This and That".  Anyone 18 years or older is welcome to enter, even our friends outside of the United States.  Good luck!




  1. I like the personalized necklace the best!

  2. The "He Makes All Things New" speaks volumes to me! Lovely work Tara, thanks Melissa to bringing her art to our attention, love Etsy!

  3. Love it all & I love Tara! Awesome work! If I had to choose I think it would be the silver initials necklace. ;). Lori