I woke up this morning to a bunch of new instagram & facebook followers and felt grateful. I saw tweets of folks wearing my jewelry and it made me happy. And then I checked out some of my new instagram followers and found this... suddenly I wasn't happy.
This is a picture of another jewelry company taking credit for my work and this is not the first time this has happened. It's simple. This is not cool. As you can see, I left them a nice note on instagram and have tweeted at them, asking them to take down the pic as well as a tweet. I don't know if I'll hear back from them and honestly, I don't care. Some of you are probably thinking that I shouldn't spread the word and give them exposure they don't deserve. But if you choose to shop there based on this exposure, that's your beef, not mine.
I believe in karma so I'm going to let some karma do it's job and in response to something this negative, I'm going to try to release some positivity into the world.
My response is this: The Do Something Good Giveaway.
When something negative happens, I think the only way to counteract is to do something positive so here's what I'm doing. A giveaway for a sterling silver custom name ring. I once declared that I would NEVER do a giveaway for this ring again as it's the most labor intensive item I make and after having to cut and solder 300+ of these rings last Valentine's Day... oy. But here it is. To enter you need to just do one of the following.
DO SOMETHING POSITIVE and tell the world what you did by
- Tweeting about it with the hashtag #GoodKarma and cc me so I know you entered (@ericasara)
- Posting about it on the link to this giveaway on my Facebook page
- Instagram a picture representing what you did with the hashtag #GoodKarma and cc me so I know you entered (@ericasara)
Giveaway ends October 31st... hopefully your good doing won't ;)
Update: The company has since removed the photo and has emailed me to apologize for using it. They expressed sincere regret and that they've learned a lesson from the experience. Apology accepted... giving them the benefit of the doubt