This giveaway has closed. I’ll be in touch with the winners soon. Finding we were super early for an appointment last week, my mom and I decided to stop off at a rock shop tucked away in the upper level of a uniquely designed strip mall. (I can’t hear the phrase “strip mall” without breaking into a chorus of the theme from the old Comedy Central sitcom by the same name, starring Julie Brown. Anyone else remember that one from 2000? Okay, maybe it’s just me. Never mind… back to business. ) Going along for the rock shop ride, because I know minerals and gemstones are a huge passion of my mom’s (not so much for me), I didn’t really expect to find anything I couldn’t live without — but, I was wrong. Well, almost…
…Actually, what I found won’t be staying in my hot little hands for long. Instead, I’m passing my purchase on to you guys. Two separate winners will each receive one of these hand carved skulls artistically whittled from a rock called snowflake obsidian. I immediately fell in love with the colors, since they sort of look like the black and gray of Season of Shadows. The half dollar in the photo provides a rough idea of their size, and each solid skull weighs 1.5 ounces. While these skulls aren’t really going to add much to a home haunt, I think they’re perfect for knicknack or tchotchke-like Halloween displays in your home or office.
By the way, if you’re ever in Albuquerque and you’ve got a thing for rocks and gems, or just a thing for carved skulls (’cause they have lots of them done in all sorts of mediums!), I highly recommend a visit to “Mama’s Minerals” tucked away in a strip mall on Lomas and San Mateo. And if you never make it to Albuquerque, you can still have a Mama’s experience through their website.
Please, only one entry per household. Duplicate entries from the same IP will be deleted. These giveaways are really based on the honor system, but I do my best to make it as fair as possible for everyone. There’s no catch here, everything is free — including payment of shipping and handling for the stone skulls — I cover all costs. To be entered, leave a comment below showing your interest.
Depending upon the volume of entries, comments may only be displayed under this post for a short time. As entries grow, I may remove comments to make it easier for visitors to scroll to the comment box and enter. However, I guarantee all entries will be saved in the order they are received.
When leaving a comment, be sure to include your correct e-mail address and be certain to keep track of your spam or bulk folder after the drawing closes, just in case. Each winner will be contacted through the e-mail address that’s registered with their comment. I will never share addresses, provided by entrants, with any third parties and you’ll never receive unsolicited mail when entering.
This stone skull contest will end at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on September 7th, 2011. All legitimate entries will then be assigned a number in the order they were received. Two numbers will be randomly drawn to determine the winners.
Both winners will then be notified, via the email addresses they provided, no later than September 9th. If one, or both don’t respond (with their shipping information) within two weeks, then one (or two) more number(s) will be drawn to determine the new winner(s). Upon receiving their permission, the winners’ names will be featured at the top of this post.
If you would like to see your Halloween or paranormal website or business promoted through SoS and you have some appropriately themed items to give away, please contact me.