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#findyourwings: Day 33 Say Hey A GIVEAWAY

Posted on 2nd February, by in kindness. 16 Comments


For my first giveaway of 2013, I wanted to share something I love and by a company that I also think is cool. This month I’m giving away a recycled glass and Rudrashka bead mala from Sara Lua Designs.

I love supporting smaller businesses, especially those that promote the environment, are run by yogis and that have super nice folks at the helm.  Sara Lua Designs is a perfect example of a rocking company I want you to know about.  Sara, jewelry maker and sweet lady extraordinaire, creates jewelry from eco-bamboo and recycled glass beads.  She adds details to make them special like Rudrashka beads from her trips to Bali or quotes that hint to her big heart. Her bamboo dog tags are ridiculously cool and her malas are strung beautifully.  All of her jewelry is über unique and very hip.

I am sharing Sara’s cool jewelry and hoping you will help me find other companies to support for future giveaways this year.

So here is the skinny on my Valentine’s Day giveaway:


What?:  A recycled glass and Rudrashka bead mala from Sara Lua.  This simple but elegant mala has the 108 recycled glass beads plus a Rudrashka guru bead and Rudrashka beads as counter beads as well.

How?:  To be entered into this contest you must do the following:

1.) Like BOTH Flying Yogini and Sara Lua Designs on Facebook.

2.) Comment below with YOUR favorite small company and why you think they’d make a good choice for another giveaway in the future.

3.) For an extra entry you can tweet @saraluadesigns what other things on her site you dig.  Make sure to include the hashtag #findyourwings so I can see it.

When?:  This giveaway will run from 2/2/13 until 2/14/13 at 6:00 a.m. EST.  The winner will be announced here in the comments and will be drawn at random.  This giveaway is NOT limited to the USA.

So I am here saying hey, I love my readers and fans.  Thanks for continuing to support and read my blog.  Good luck!






16 Responses to “#findyourwings: Day 33 Say Hey A GIVEAWAY”

  1. Katie says:

    This seems like another sign from the universe that you need to go to Soulshine soon…. :)

  2. Sherry says:

    Done on the FB liking (already liked your page anyway!) and I don’t know if this counts as a small shop exactly, but I love Celextel’s shop, it’s in India and I’ve ordered some beautiful malas from them. They’re at http://celextel.com

  3. Shiva says:

    Liked, both of you! I really appreciate LovePrayJewelry’s work http://www.loveprayjewelry.com/

  4. Sadie P says:

    FB likes done and done! Check out Blooming Lotus Jewelry based in Hoboken, NJ.

  5. Susan Jarvie says:

    I love my neighbor and good friend, Krysten Lewelling’s small business called Gherkin’s Bucket. Krysten spins her own yarn, dyes it and makes really awesome things – hats, gloves, scarves, etc. She has a store on Etsy – http://www.etsy.com/shop/GherkinsBucket. Check it out!

  6. Heather D. says:

    Like both on Facebook! :D

    I really love the products from Sage Goddess. https://www.facebook.com/#!/SageGoddess?fref=ts

    Her products are mindfully created and have a wonderful energy about them. I have purchased candles, anointing oil, and bath salts. All smell amazing.

  7. Emilie says:

    I already ‘liked’ you on FB, and now ‘like’ Sara Lua as well. This might be a cop-out answer, but I am a fan of all small businesses that have a positive message to convey–one of my faves is owned by a friend who designs her own tech apparel at BalancingActClothing.com. She’s a super talented designer and her stuff is a lot of fun!

  8. michelle says:

    i don’t have a boutique at the studio, but i decided to sell jewelry from a local artist here in sac… only because she does everything — from design to choosing stones to packaging — from a “yogic” approach. all things are connected, what *feels* good (rather than just about looks), and how can this support the earth and be sustainable. AND her pieces are absolutely stunning. so i nominate shannon gilley at rose gilley designs! http://www.facebook.com/rosegilleydesigns
    thanks so much, nancy!! xo

  9. Emily says:

    I love her products! Another small business I like is the locally owned and operated October Moon here in Lansing, Michigan. https://www.facebook.com/pages/October-Moon/157588634300416 they have great gifts and specialty items. I would be delighted to win this mala. I need something to remind me of my connection to the divine and to the rest of the world…I am greater than this body and piece :) Thank you!

  10. Erin says:

    I liked Sara Lua on Facebook, and I already liked Flying Yogini. :)

    My favorite small company that I think you should feature is Benclif Designs (http://www.etsy.com/shop/BenclifDesigns). They make incredible unique lighting by repurposing all kinds of interesting vintage hardware.

  11. Fran Sussman says:

    I think you should feature a giveaway with my very favorite small company: Fran Sussman Holistic Services, Inc. I bet we could work out something fun!

  12. Michele says:

    Nancy, I love your sense of humor and beautiful website! Since you love yoga, how about a delish after-yoga revitalizing fruit & veggie drink as a giveaway? http://www.facebook.com/BikramBalance

  13. Colleen says:

    My favorite small business is ZazaRaw – delicious, decadent, raw desserts.

  14. Megan says:

    Liked both pages! My favorite small business is shopblithe.com, (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/pages/ShopBlithe/112715992089219?fref=ts and think they would be a wonderful addition to your giveaways!

  15. Caroline says:

    My favorite little yoga business is Sivana, I’d like to spend all my paycheck on their stuff : http://www.sivanaspirit.com/

  16. Nancy says:

    Congrats to Caroline whose name was drawn at random! Message me at connecticutyogini at gmail dot com and i’ll send the mala off to you!

    Thanks all… new giveaway coming soon!

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