Congratulations to Laura Zuckerman of Oakland, whose purchase of 4 tickets yesterday won her the signed copy of Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon!

Mani DesignsNext up in our week of giveaways is a beautiful pair of earrings from Crafter Amber Mahler of Mani Designs.  Amber comes at her gorgeous organic shapes by a unique method, which she describes on her site:

The seedpods, flowers, buds and twigs in my botanical series are collected from my walks in the woods near my home. They are lost wax cast silver and gold originals of the actual flowers and branches that I gathered.  This commitment to “live casting” insures that I must continually forage for or grow in my garden new material to be cast.

Mani Designs EarringsAmber’s recent and past season jewelry will be on sale at the Mini Maker Faire next Sunday, but you can win these gorgeous boxwood earrings today by buying your tickets before 7 pm tonight.