Today’s giveaway is from a very cool North Dakota-based company called Suzy Starz.
Owner and designer Susan Beehler’s necklaces are inspired by nature. And she creates them using a natural material in a very cool and unusual way.
“The main selling point with Suzy Starz is the actual, naturally formed star from the cottonwood tree,” says owner and designer Susan Beehler.
“I harvest the stars by gathering the twigs up, bundling them and dating the bundles. Then I cut the star from the twig based on the best time to harvest — they cannot be too green or too dried out. The star is sealed and than placed on a hand-made clay bead, semi-precious stone or a charm.”
If you take a closer look at the photo below, you can see the star that she’s talking about. (All photos in this post are provided by Susan Beehler, in case you were curious.) There are also some interesting legends and stories behind the cottonwood star and I’ll tell you a little bit more about when I announce the winner of this contest a few weeks from now.
One lucky reader will win a Suzy Starz necklace.
There are lots of different styles to choose from, including a very cool bison quarter necklace that’s just perfect for all of you NDSU fans celebrating a fifth straight national championship. You can see a photo of it at the end of this post.
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Each comment, social media share, Tweet and comment below this post earns you two entries each, so you can maximize your chances of winning. You can enter multiple times a day to increase your odds of winning, no matter how you’re viewing this post.
The contest closes January 26 at 11:59 p.m.. A winner will be randomly selected and announced on January 27. This contest is open to anyone, anywhere. If you win and you’re from Bismarck, you can select a necklace online or pick one up in person at Hey Ocean.
Which necklace do you like best? If you won, would you keep the necklace for yourself or give it away? Who would you give it to?