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Studio & neighbourhood tour with A Ring To It

Hello Pretty was lucky enough to be invited to a studio experience tour by Stacy Beukes, the insanely talented jewelry designer behind A Ring To It. 

A Ring to It jewelry design is renowned for interactive pieces that tell a story. This studio tour was no different and we began our morning with a chat by Stacy explaining the rich socio-cultural history that informs her studio space as well as each design and final product.

Much like Stacy's unique laugh, the studio experience tour proved to be inspiringly special. The talk provided a rich contextual background with stories from Stacy's childhood and her parents childhoods - these form the foundation upon which Stacy creates her pieces.

We got a lovely peek inside the studio where Stacy and her apprentice Cynthia demonstrated the process of making a hand crafted silver necklace. It was awe inspiring to see how much how much work is involved in each step of the process.

Stacy provided explanations for every aspect of the design and manufacture process. Each tool has a rich history behind it. Every decor item in her studio has a story.

Over bagels and bubbles we discussed the inspiration that informs Stacy's new range called 'Kinners'. We all nostalgically reminisced about 90's iconic symbols.

We each received a beautifully individualized name necklace which is Stacy's take on the cheap plastic white block name necklaces we all got as children.

​​It was such a great end to the studio experience. Sitting in the sun at a gorgeously decorated table layered with pinks and tropical leaves we got to bond over things that make us uniquely South African.
Stacy's jewelry pieces managed to spark those sweet memories we all have from childhood and I haven't been able to stop thinking about them since.

Hello Man Giveaway! King & Queen tshirt set by SimplyPrintedbyAneen [ CLOSED ]

It's giveaway number 6 of 8 in our celebration of Hello Man's launch. Dang

At the end of this giveaway, we'll be giving someone a King & Queen tshirt set by SimplyPrintedbyAneen. A tshirt for you, a tshirt for your queen.


Or keep them both for yourself - you're the boss of you and we don't judge.


To enter, we'll need you on our Facebook page:
1) Like the Facebook post below. For an extra entry, comment and tag the king / queen you'd share your prize with
2) Like Hello Man on Facebook.
3) Follow @hellomansa on Instagram
4) Have a look through SimplyPrintedbyAneen's Hello Pretty store too, so you can see her things for the ladies.

You can also find SimplyPrintedbyAneen on her Facebook page.

Some stuff to know:
1) This giveaway is open to South Africans.
2) Entries close at 11pm on Tuesday 22nd of May.
3) Standard competition Ts and Cs apply.
4) Winner will be notified by Facebook.

No more excuse for being late. Cottage & Cheese is sponsoring a clock giveaway

The end of the " I lost track of time" excuse for making an entrance like the one above to work. No more running in like a MANiac.

It's Wednesday, which means we have a new Hello Man launch giveaway starting - 5th in our series of 8. This week, our super duper sponsor is Cottage+Cheese.

This week's score is pretty MANtastic. One of you will get this here cuckoo clock:

You'll get to pick from a white oak option, a walnut option and a white perspex option.

Rad.


To enter, we'll need you on our Facebook page:
1) Like the Facebook post below. For an extra entry, comment and tag that guy who is always late.
2) Like Hello Man on Facebook.
3) Follow @hellomansa on Instagram
4) Give Cottage+Cheese's Facebook page a like.

If you want to check out a few more of their things, you can view them in their Hello Pretty store.

Some stuff to know:
1) This giveaway is open to South Africans.
2) Entries close at 11pm on Tuesday 15th of May.
3) Standard competition Ts and Cs apply.
4) Winner will be notified by Facebook.

Sheepskin Slippers SA Giveaway from Hello Man, worth up to R730!

I think we can all agree that it's gotten cold now. Not arctic, but pretty damned cold. PJs, couch, series-and-blanket time never looked so enticing.

Today's giveaway, the 4th in the Hello Man launch giveaway series, has come at a great time. This is part 4 of 8.

In keeping with the fine quality you've come to expect from Hello Man, we're giving away these fine unisex things from Sheepskin Slippers SA:

 

Best you get your freezing butt over to Facebook and enter:
1) Like the Facebook post below. For an extra entry, comment and tag the cold person who needs a pair.
2) Like Hello Man on Facebook.
3) Follow @hellomansa on Instagram
4) Like Sheepskin Slippers SA's Facebook page

 

Some stuff to know:
1) This giveaway is open to South Africans.
2) Entries close at 11pm on Tuesday 8th of May.
3) It will take approximately 2 weeks to get your prize to you.
3) Standard competition Ts and Cs apply.
4) Winner will be notified by Facebook.

Hello Man Giveaway from Wild Minds [CLOSED]

Time for the 3rd installment in the launch of our boyfriend site, Hello Man. ICYMI, we're well into our two month celebration of weekly giveaways.

And you're going to have your MANds full with this one from Wild Minds. A hint:

Yes... your MANticipation is practically audible.

 

So this week, your giftfather is Wild Minds. We've got a bull head for one of you, and it is awesome and looks something like this:

Just look em. You're practically screaming, "World, I will take cr@p from no-one. No-one." with this wall-hanging.

As we're sure you'll agree, this is an important statement to be making.

So now, to enter:
1) Like the Facebook post below. For an extra entry, comment and tag the man who needs this in his home, because he takes cr@p from no-one.
2) Like Hello Man on Facebook.
3) Follow @hellomansa on Instagram

Also take a look at Wild Minds' social media, linked from the sidebar in their store.

Some stuff to know:
1) This giveaway is open to South Africans.
2) Entries close at 4pm on Tuesday 24th of April.
3) It will take 3 to 4 weeks to get your prize to you, because it'll be made up for you by hand.
3) Standard competition Ts and Cs apply.
4) Only one entry per person per day will be counted

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