it’s my birthday! . and $45 friedasophie giveaway

March 27, 2012 separator Fashion

Guess what, you guys?! It’s been three years since I started writing this mess! That’s right – three years of Shrimp Salad Goodness Circus!!! 

I think that being three means that the blog is officially in its cute but taxing and horrible rebellious phase. What do you think? I can’t believe it’s been so long, but you know time flies!

But I digress… I have some loooovely ladies onboard to help me celebrate this momentous occasion by giving you free things

First up in the lineup is Friedasophie Jewelry. Have you ever noticed my itsy-bitsy, skinny little ring that I wear in a really awkward place on top of my left ring finger? If not, here it is. Point being, I love super thin rings, and I love rings worn in unexpected ways that don’t involve places where the sun don’t shine. Friedasophie definitely delivers on that aspect. 

I’ve loved everything in this shop for just about as long as I’ve been on Etsy. Forget about anything else in the shop – can we please talk about these earrings for a moment?! They’re herkimer diamond and gold hoops, and I’m pretty sure I would never be able to take them off if they were mine… 

If you happen to be a color junkie like me, then this shop has your back – tons of deep, vibrant jewel tones!!! There are just tons of pieces, from rough druzies, like the amethyst on the right, to polished beaded items, like the earrings on the left. 

One of you will get to choose either the Silver Double Chain Ring or the Gold Silver Band Rings. I’m personally quite partial to the chained set, as I think it’s a beautifully unique way to wear something otherwise understated. This is a $45 value, chickadees

To enter, visit Friedsophie Jewelry, and leave a comment telling me what your favorite piece is, and why. Be sure to leave a comment here with entry and your email address.

For two additional entries, you can leave a comment telling me you follow the blog (via RSS feedemail, Google Friend Connect, or Blog Lovin’), and you can share the giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or your own blog. Be sure to tag Shrimp Salad Circus in Facebook posts or @ShrimpSalad in tweets so that I can see them! Please leave a separate comment for each entry, up to a total of three entries/comments. 

This giveaway is open to everyone worldwide and will end on Wednesday, April 11, and I’ll announce whenever I find a spare minute after that. Good luck, mockingjays!

P.S. How cheesy was the mockingjays comment? I haven’t even gotten to see the movie yet!!!


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  2. I love the beautiful Turquoise Rondelle Necklace 14k Gold, it would match with everything! trixpixel[at]

  3. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect (Shannon Hearts)

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  4. I follow your blog via Bloglovin under the name Shannon Hearts.

    shannonweel (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. My fave is the Rutilated Opal Gold Ring. What a beautiful statement piece! tylerpants(at)

  6. Love love LOVE the shop. Especially the Midnight Sunstone Gold Necklace!

    Anyway, I am entering for the Silver rings. my email address is [email protected]

    Have a lovely day!

  7. I like the black rutilated opal earrings – I wish they had some more jewelry in just silver – Im not a big fan of yellow gold


  8. Happy birthday! I like the Round Lilac Amethyst Necklace


  9. My favorite color is red and I love necklaces so I really like the Red Bird Necklace.

  10. So hard to choose just one but I really like the Green Peridot Square Ring 14k Gold

    bakergurl02 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  11. I have favorited Friedasophie for some time now and the reason is I truly LOVE her desings! I find them cozy! Yes I used the word cozy as in something that would fit my finger (I have a thing for rings you see) and would be comfy and…cozy!
    I am totally in love with this ring and I would so love to win the gold rings!

    akamatra at gmail dot com

  12. I like the Black Vanilla Druzy Necklace in 14k gold, because I love black color.

    annabell_lee_dk (at)

  13. I love the Peridot Topaz Citrine Earrings in 14k Gold because they look like some VERY expensive high-end earrings, but at a much more reasonable price.

    kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

  14. I love the chevron turquoise necklace!!! And just about everything else 🙂

    erin.bedenbaugh @ gmail. com

  15. Happy Belated Birthday, I hope you had a lovely day!
    I follow you via GFC as Joy 🙂
    dearjoy[at]live. co. uk

  16. I was impressed by Spirit Quartz Druzy Gold Dipped Necklace, love the color, and the contrast with gold. I have to say I was really impressed by the last photo, the one that shows three necklaces on the back of the model… stunning pic!!!

    rossoantonella AT gmail DOT com

  17. Everything looks marvelous! But I have to say Vanilla Druzy Gold Ring wins!


  18. The Round Lilac Amethyst Necklace is beautiful, I like it the best.
    jlgibbing (at) hotmail (dot) com

  19. Your jewelry is so beautiful!
    I like Royal Green Onyx Purple Gold Chandelier Earrings and all the rest from your shop 🙂


  20. The Black Rutilated Quartz Earrings in Gold are my favorite because they’re gorgeous and would go with everything. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

  21. Following via Bloglovin: Supergirl’s Mad World

    alex_sup3rgirl at yahoo dot com

  22. I love the Orchid Flower Earrings Elongated Silver in the shop. Silver jewelry are my faves. Long earrings, too 😀

    alex_sup3rgirl at yahoo dot com

  23. Love the Orchid Flower Necklace – 14k Gold because I love orchids.

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

  24. Everything is gorgeous, but I think my favorite has to be the Orange Aragonite Gold Necklace. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  25. I love the Pink Sapphire Cluster Earrings (if only I had pierced ears)! I think the bright pink color is perfect for spring/summer – not to mention trendy as well!

    seashell210 at gmail dot com

  26. I love the Midnight Sunstone Gold Necklace because I have never seen a stone like that before, it’s beautiful!

    sandy dot hardman at gmail dot com

  27. I have to say that I’m mesmerized by the orange aragonite necklace…it’s like stars are trapped in it!
    thanks for this opportunity 🙂

  28. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the orchid flower necklace.

    daydream_believer17 at yahoo dot com

  29. Thank you for the giveaway! Those rings are really cool, and happy blog birthday 🙂
    My favorite item is the interlocking circle gold necklace.


  30. I love the Green Tourmaline Slice Necklace 14k Gold. I’m always drawn to all things green, and the variations in the stone against the gold of the chain is just gorgeous.

  31. I love the double chain ring. It’s just so unique and dainty.

  32. My favourite item is “Gold Chain Double Ring”.. That shop is amazing, really.

    francivusk at hotmail dot it

  33. I love Candydrops Chrysoprase Earrings 14k Gold Lemon Green Cluster. Thanks for a chance to enter.
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

  34. Love the Orchid Flower earrings! Thank you kath grahn – kath dot grahn at gmail dot com

  35. I follow your blog too — on google reader! Delightful. Good luck w/ yr new job!

    msatris [at] gmail [dot] com

  36. I love the Orange Aragonite Gold Necklace. The color is gorgeous, and I love its unique shape.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  37. Happy Birthday! I love the Orange Aragonite Gold Necklace because it’s gorgeous and my favorite color.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  38. Love love love the silver double chain ring. So delicate yet edgy!

    makm103 at gmail

  39. Hi, HAPPY B-DAY & thanks so much for lovely giveaway 🙂
    I’d choose Gold chain double ring. why? it’s so simple but so special, I love gold jewelry and it was just love at first sight <3
    [email protected]

  40. I really love the orchid flower elongated earrings in gold; they’re so elegant and pretty!

    sttil (at) juno (dot)com

  41. What a great store, I really like the Carnelian Cluster Gold Earrings 14k. ambrerose at[aol]dot[com]

  42. Ooh, I love the gold silver band rings (and pretty much everything else in the shop) but if I had to pick another favourite, it would be the green onyx earrings. Really simple, really striking!

  43. I would like to receive the gold aquamarine necklace as a gift, one of these days…

  44. The silver double chain ring is my favorite :D.


  45. Hi there, first of all I adore your blog! It is so beautiful and I visited Friedasophie on Etsy, my fave item is the rectangular turquoise earrings! My fave giveaway item is the double chain rings! So cool! xx

    [email protected]

  46. I love the Midnight Sunstone Gold Necklace – Limited Edition

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  47. Happy birthday! 🙂 Well done on reaching 3 years. My favourite piece is the ‘Blue Aquamarine Gold Necklace’, I love the colour of the stone and the simplicity of the design. I could wear it with almost anything. 🙂

    kate1485 at

  48. Happy Birthday!

    I like the Double Gold Silver Rings best! The rings have a beautiful simplicity that I think is perfect. I could wear them every day! I follow your blog by RSS feed.


    lakesrunner at hotmail dot com

  49. I follow you via GFC as Black Asphodel

    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

  50. The Silver Double Chain Ring is my favorite because I love delicate silver jewellery and I have been wanting a double chain ring for some time now.

    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

  51. I also just signed by email 🙂

    (oh and the reason I chose the Delicate Silver Double Ring in my first comment is because its unusual and delicate- I like thin, delicate pieces!)

    jill (dot) watkins (at) gmail (dot) com
    bonus #2

  52. I follow the blog by RSS feed- and also GFC as jill watkins

    jill (dot) watkins (at) gmail (dot) com

    Bonus #1

  53. Tough decision! I think my favorite thing in the shop is the Delicate Silver Double Ring.

    Happy Birthday!!!

    jill (dot) watkins (at) gmail (dot) com

  54. My favorite is the: Rectangular Tourmaline Gold Necklace because the color fits my brown palette well and I like the rectangular-but-not-quite shape. 🙂

  55. Really love the Orange Aragonite Gold Necklace. Perfect for a statement piece that isn’t too obnoxious or gaudy.

    jwendzinski (at] gmail (dot] com

  56. Congrats on 3yrs!!! There are so many gorgeous pieces, I’ll choose the orchid drop earrings. My true fav IS the chained double ring, I’d love to win

    lunrei at yahoo dot com

  57. My favorite item is the Orchid Flower necklace because it would make me feel like I’m in Hawaii wearing a beautiful, fragrant lei around my neck.

    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

  58. I like the Orchid Flower Earrings Elongated Silver because I love orchids and dangly earrings!
    niuniuzheng at gmail dot com

  59. My favorite item is the Blue Aquamarine Gold Necklace, because the stone is such a beautiful shade of blue! That’s one of my favorite colors.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  60. I absolutely love the Silver Double Chain Ring above all the pieces on their Etsy store!
    luth_ [at]

  61. My favourite is Teal Aquamarine Earrings 14k gold. I like it so much, I pinned it on Pinterest!

    contactlillea at gmail dot com

  62. I looove the black diamond necklace 😀


  63. following on twitter
    liked on FB
    fav on etsy 😀


  64. Oval Chalcedony Gold Earrings i love this from your shop 🙂

    silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

  65. I like the Round Moonstone Gold Necklace. So simply and classy.


  66. Happy 3rd Birthday Shrimp Salad Circus and many, many more. I LOVE the Moss Aquamarine Earrings – 14k Gold Chain – March Birthstone, because it looks like beautiful water and peace. Also, it is the same month as your birthday. Have a blessed day

    [email protected]

  67. Happy 3rd birthday!! This etsy shop is amazing, im in love with the Midnight Sunstone Gold Necklace… its beautiful! Looking at it I think it explains its self on why I love it. Its like looking up into the beautiful night sky <3

    [email protected]

  68. I love the Orange Aragonite Gold necklace. Not only is it a stunning piece, but the properties of the stone written in the description mentions its helpful in times of stress. I’m about to make a big move across the US with my boyfriend and could use some grounded physical energy!

    Also, I just became DIY obsessed and you’ve got some really great posts, I have your blog bookmarked and visit frequently.

    email: [email protected]

  69. Oh wow! Beautiful stuff! I love the Orange Carnelian Gold Necklace… even had to Pin It! 🙂

    LuckyKrys AT Gmail DOT com

  70. I signed up for email. Love the tutorial about painting neon stripes on a black shirt. I am right now wearing a black shirt that would benefit. Get me some fabric paint!

  71. I hearted many, focused on 3 and pick the orange carnelian necklace. Orange is my favourite colour and the facets will flash the light.

  72. My favorite in the shop is Natural Black Diamond Necklace in Gold OOAK! I love it.
    dluckyz at excite dot com

  73. My favourite piece is the Aqua Chalcedony Necklace Round 14k Gold because of the beautiful color~
    email: jaekayy (at) gmail dot com

  74. Happy birthday! It’s my birthday, too! 😛
    My favorite is the sleeping beauty turquoise earrings. I love anything turquoise and these are definitely no exception!

    amyldalrymple (at)

  75. I love the Round Moonstone Gold Necklace – Milky White 14k Pendant – so simple and elegant

  76. I love the Rectangular Turquoise Earrings. I am addicted to all things Turquise (jewelry wise) and I have never seen turquoise stone earnings in a Square metal shape. xoxo

    email: [email protected]

  77. My favorite is the Vanilla Blue Agate Gold Necklace
    octoberthings at gmail dot com

  78. The Vanilla Blue Agate Gold Necklace is simply gorgeous!
    cheatingpiggies at hotmail dot com

  79. ok, seriously?!?!?!?!? How is it possible to pick just one favorite???? That would be like picking your favorite child. Not possible. Did you happen to peak through the sold items/ HOLY COW! All I can say is gorgeous!!! So here’s a short list of some of my fav items….

    Lavender amethyst druzy necklace
    Vanilla Blue Agate Gold Necklace
    Midnight Sunstone Gold Necklace
    Round Lilac Amethyst Necklace
    Vanilla Quartz Point Gold Earrings
    Blue Aquamarine Gold Necklace
    Delicate Silver Double Chain Ring
    Royal Green Onyx Purple Gold Chandelier Earrings
    Vanilla Teardrop Druzy Gold Necklace
    Delicate Pink Druzy Necklace 14k Gold

  80. WOW I think i just fell in love with that shop…it’s sooooo my style!!
    But out of the rings…id have to say my fav is the gold chain double ring.

    thank you madisonbingley at hotmail dot com

  81. Gold Silver Band Rings – Mixed Metal Delicate Stacking Set
    rierie11booger (@)

  82. My favorite thing was the orchid flower earrings, because they were so beautifully made and I love flowers! You can contact me at my blog by leaving a comment:

  83. My favorite piece is the Midnight Sunstone Gold Necklace – Limited Edition. It is so pretty

    mariam_b1984 at hotmail dot com

  84. I love the silver double chain ring! I would live to win as the 11th is my birthday so t would be a fun surprise present. 🙂
    lizziebees at hotmail dot com

  85. Of the two shown my favorite is the Silver Double Chain Ring because it’s so unique and unobtrusive!

    But my absolute favorite on the site was the Orange Aroganite Gold Necklace, again because it’s an unassuming sort of surprise 🙂

    skeyeline AT gmail DOT com

  86. I follow this blog in my google reader. Been a fan of FriedaSophies for a few months now.
    I’m wearing my green oynx earrings right now! I’m in love with her black rutilated quartz earrings.
    Email is londonovanessa (at) gmail (dot) com

  87. I like the Blue Aquamarine Gold Necklace because this is my daughter’s birthstone

  88. hi thanks for the giveaway liked the most Vanilla Druzy Gold Necklace
    Email angelinrhythm(at)yahoo(dot)com

  89. i like the Silver Nugget Necklace because it is adorable

    congratulation and happy 3rd blogiversary

    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

  90. Love Friedasophie! My favorite piece in her shop is the Hammered Disc Necklace 14k Gold Delicate Circle.


  91. I love the Pink Sapphire Cluster Earrings. They’re done with such a beautiful colour and I’m sure would look beautiful on.


  92. I love it all and I an not much of a jewelery wearer. I love the moss aquamarine earrings. First aquamarine I have seen that I like.

  93. Happy birthday Shrimp, you fellow March-er!

    I am totally in love with the Midnight Sunstone gold necklace: classic, mood ring appeal, and some bold elegance. Blue and gold can’t go wrong anyone.

    I’m an email subscription follower and my email address is [email protected]

    Friedasophie has some really unique pieces. Good luck to all!

  94. Happy Birthday!

    My birthday is also in March, so I would probably have to go with the Blue Aquamarine Gold Necklace as my ultimate favorite, but all the pieces are so beautiful.

    [email protected]

  95. I love that double ring with the chain – really cool!

    And happy blog anniversary!

  96. Happy Birthday!!! =)

    Great giveaway by the way. This is such a great Etsy shop! I love the gold chain double ring but I have a strong soft spot for the orange aragonite gold necklace as well! Great looking pieces!


    email: adoretoadorn(at)

  97. Three years?! Congratulations ♥
    My favourite item is this: Black Rutilated Quartz Earrings in Gold, I think this quartz is very impressive!

    nefene at hotmail dot it

  98. what a perfect shop!

    i love the Herkimer Diamond Gold Hoop Earrings and the ilver Nugget Necklace – Mixed Metal Gold & Sterling!!

    mooransh @ gmail . com

  99. it was hard to choose but i love the:
    Gold Chain Double Ring

    yeahy giveaway!

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