October 24, 2013

The "Do Something Good" Custom Name Ring Giveaway

I woke up this morning with the full intention of taking today off. I haven't taken a day off from work in weeks, maybe even months and I've been feeling burnt out. I wanted to explore my new town, meet a new friend for lunch, check out the local gyms and maybe just hang in my backyard next to a fire with a book.

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
  1. Tweeting about it with the hashtag #GoodKarma and cc me so I know you entered (@ericasara)
  2. Posting about it on the link to this giveaway on my Facebook page
  3. Instagram a picture representing what you did with the hashtag #GoodKarma and cc me so I know you entered (@ericasara)
That's it. Do something positive and tell us about it either on twitter, facebook, or instagram... hopefully it will spread and you'll win a custom ring to wear daily and to remind you how good it feels to do something positive.

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


  1. You would.

    But seriously. OF COURSE you took something negative (pre-8 AM, even) and turned it into something wonderful and beautiful for the people in your life. You're one of a kind, ES (just like the ring you're going to have to make, awwww).

    The world needs more Erica Saras (because you're fantastic, but also wouldn't it be nice to have more hands engraving things?).

  2. I'm so sorry someone took credit for your hard work! That's terrible. You're definitely taking the high road on this one.


  3. I completely agree with Alison. You are an amazing heart and soul Erica. You deserve lots and lots of good karma. I'm glad that the company responded and took down the photo. That's just incredibly ridiculous

  4. You, lovely lady, are a good egg as they say. What a great way to put a positive spin on something negative. I'm having a crap day today and this post has inspired me to change my attitude a bit. Thank you as always, Erica!

  5. Oh no, hope you're crap day gets better! XO