Monday, January 09, 2012

Un, Deux Trois Club Giveaway


For the past few years, we've had a jewelry club at French General called Un, Deux, Trois, which consists of a necklace, bracelet and earring kit that can be worn together. It's been a fun run and we've designed over 40 sets that have been filled with vintage glass, old brass findings and charms.
But, alas, all good things must come to an end...the Un, Deux, Trois Club will be around for just three more months. If you would like to sign up for our last three months, you have one more chance!
In celebration of something new and exciting coming from something old, we thought we would give away our January Un, Deux, Trois Kit. The Fleurs de Nuit kit has all the soft shades of old white accented with brass flowers and old Japanese glass pearls. You need just a couple of jewelry tools and a bit of glue to create this set of jewelry.
Leave us a comment about what you are leaving behind to make way for something new in 2012 - we'll chose one lucky winner on Friday, January 13th.

Bonne Chance!

127 comments:

oldgreymare said...

I am leaving my comfort zone to return to work for someone else after many years of self employment. It is scary and exhilarating and most likely will be good for me.

I am leaving behind timidity and welcoming bravery.

Please enter me in the giveaway, the set is just gorgeous.
xxx
z

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Kaari

What an amazing giveaway - and who wouldn't want to win such beautiful jewellery!

My daughter who lives in France has just had her third baby girl - what a gift that would be to take her!!!

Blessings for 2012
hugs
Shane

Christine said...

a new year in our new home...leaving behind all previous stresses and having a fresh start...Happy New Year...lovely giveaway!

Margaret said...

I am hoping to leave behind all the flooding we had in the basement in 2011. We are getting new drains put in the basement to cure the problem. Yay!

Sharon B said...

I am leaving behind feeling guilty when I take time for me! I need to realize I have time for my family and me too.

Cindy said...

It feels so good to leave things. I am leaving my well tuned ability to procrastinate. With tens day of the new year in the past, I am doing very well. Now, for tomorrow. Love your ideas and designs!

Anonymous said...

I am letting go of some old UFOs that no longer interest me. The jewelry is beautiful! Merci!
dianemrose@comcast.net

Sheila said...

I am leaving behind trying to do too many things at once. I'm focusing on doing one thing at a time and doing it well! What a change of pace!

Thanks for the chance to win.

M.W. said...

I am leaving behind unfinished projects. I am going to finish what I start and would love to win the beautiful jewelry to look fabulous while I complete my task.
Shawn

Gay said...

I am leaving behind my ability to say "yes" all the time and say "no, I just don't have time right now to..." I enjoy your blog. Thank you.

llash said...

I am trying to leave behind not using my wonderful supply of fabric! I love looking for inspiration but need to take the next step into creative happiness. It's starting, my grandchildren are perfect reasons to get busy!
I enjoy jewelry making and would love this giveaway:)

Judy Sullivan said...

I am leaving behind fear...of the unknown and grasping courage...to try something new...like making some jewelry!!!

cocoquilts said...

I'm leaving behind procrastination and taking on a new business of long arm quilting! So excited to get started!!

I love the new design for this month and I am so sorry that the un, deux trois club has to come to an end as I just started! Everything you do is so lovely!!

Wishing you a wonderful 2012!
Cheers,
Colette

Janell said...

This set is truly lovey. I am retiring at the end of May from a company where I have worked for 33 years. It is my decision to leave my career behind and start to enjoy life in new ways. This set would be charming to wear to my retirement party and into my new world!

Lynn said...

I am leaving behind self doubt. I can do it!

Cathy said...

This is beatiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Rilene said...

What a pretty giveaway! I'm trying to leave behind a few pounds!

Gail said...

I'm leaving behind the guilt I feel when my studio gets a mess, knowing it got that way for a wonderful reason...I was in there having fun!
Thanks for the chance....:).

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I'm leaving behind the stress and worry from 2011 and looking forward to a much more positive 2012.

What a pretty set! I'll keep my fingers crossed that I may be the lucky winner. Thank you for the offer.

A said...

Hi! I am leaving behind my old kitchen. We have put in a bunch of new stuff and the last piece is the floor which is almost done. Goodbye Old Kitchen, hello future.
A

Michelle Early said...

I'm leaving behind things I'm cleaning out and donating. Here's to 2012

BelleArtMom said...

I am leaving behind my bad attitude that I won't start anything I can't finish - too perfectionist!
I would love to start off the year making this beautiful jewelry.

Maureen said...

I'm leaving behind clutter & too much storage - I need wide open, comfortable spaces for 2012.
The set is beautiful! fingers crossed.

Vicki K. said...

The January colors are so pretty!

I am leaving behind the clutter I have allowed in two rooms of my home and the indecision about things that feeds it!

Anonymous said...

I am leaving behind mass for minimalism! Breathing in the moment!

Julie B.
tabbytribe@earthlink.net

tammikins said...

I am leaving behind the far too porous personal boundaries that I've had for so many years and the hurt that has been a result of them. I'm embracing healthy, nurturing relationships instead!

This is such a gorgeous set and very generous giveaway! I only wish I lived much closer so I could actually attend workshops at French General - I so loved taking classes with you at The Creative Connection Event a couple of years ago and need another fix!

Mary said...

I'm trying to leave behind two things - a mess (as in actually cleaning up after myself, not as in look at the mess I'm leaving behind me) and my sweet tooth. No more candy from the store. If I want it that badly, I'll make it myself.

I'd be thrilled to win this. I love your jewelry.

Cheryl said...

I would like to think I will leave behind unfinished projects. I have a feeling that it is easier said than done. I need to stay focused!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful jewelery!!
Cheryl
ctrau48@gmail.com

Maija said...

I'm leaving behind the sadness and looking for the joy!!!

Anonymous said...

Looking so forward to your new scrapbooking line...from what I've seen at your store, the line is one of the kind. I hope to see the French General around the craft stores for years to come...

Please enter me in the giveaway,... I can't have enough of your kits..

Boho Farm and Home said...

I want to leave behind every weight and vain thing that holds me back and strive for contentment and experience the joy of the now!

bonne année et bonne santé!
Caroline

Julia said...

I love your jewelry designs. They are always so fresh and beautiful! Please enter me in your splendid giveaway.
For 2012, I am leaving behind feeling guilty that I can't please everyone. A flower can stay in the bud just so long and then it must burst forth. 2012 is a time for blooming!

Joan G. said...

I am leaving behind my pattern of starting and not finishing projects. I have made a list of projects to complete in 2012 (at least one small project a month and a big project every 3 months....I am hopeful...and excited!

Kay said...

I'm cleaning out my sewing room & getting rid of projects that I feel quilty not completing & passing them on to someone who would like them. Love the jewelery!

poppyinpink said...

Putting off what I can do today, ..you ask great questions! It took me far too long to get to painting out my kitchen cupboards and adding linings to them. I have just finished and it feels fantastic to be in my kitchen now..I open them up just to gaze at how nice they look!

Anne said...

I am purging my closets and storage areas of things I no longer use. These usable items are being passed on to local charities.

The jewelry set is exquisite!

Sally said...

I'm leaving behind putting other things before my family - work, volunteering, etc. My baby is graduating from high school in a few months and I am going to make the most of these precious times!

Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway - absolutely beautiful. It would be a great project for me to do with my daughter!!


sally.puckett@yahoo.com

Esther Maus said...

What beautyful kit! I'm leaving behind the cozy world of a one-child-mum and be soon a mother of two... Let's see how that works!
Esther

Cyndi said...

I'm leaving behind the fear and eventual disappointment and guilt, of not trying new things...a new job, new friends, new projects etc. Thanks for the chance.

Cyndi

cyndio92@comcast.net

lauraluvsloons said...

I am trying to leave behind all unfinished projects and to use up my leftovers. Today I went through all my scraps and fabrics organizing into colors. Now I am ready to start some scrappy quilts, one block at a time. My goal is to do 4 or 5 blocks each month so that by my quilt guild's show I will have 3 quilts ready to quilt, bind and show.

Carole Kurth said...

I'm leaving behind my old financial ways, and learning to save and budget in a Financial Class. It's scary to try something different, but I'm also excited at the prospect of living my life in a happier, more positive way!

Coco said...

I am leaving behind the need to have things tidy...

~The organized and tidy studio - is now messy and oozing of the creative process.

~The controlled art form while learning a new technique - is now a play ground for the unthinkable "opps" to happen.

~The intimidated and fearful artist who says to herself, "you don't have any original ideas" - is now fighting back with a voice that says, "you have innate and unique talents, so think out of the box and make it your own!"

Vicki said...

I am leaving behind unhappiness!

Love the jewelry!

Jamie said...

I'm leaving behind everything that hasn't worked for me in the past. It is really time to move forward in a different direction - like the saying goes - "if you keep on doing what you're doing - you are going to keep on getting what you get"... i will stop 'doing what I've been doing' so I can get something different! btw - this is a beautiful jewelry kit! Would love to begin the new year with this! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com

Holly said...

I am leaving behind a year filled with doubt and worry to one filled with hope and peace.

Monica said...

Ooh I'm leaving behind clutter from the past.

Monica

Feather Your Nest said...

My youngest daughter was married June 25, 2011 and my oldest will be married April 28, 2012 so I am leaving behi d a full nest to have an empty nest in 2012! I am embracing them taking flight with the wind beneath their wings to start their own life journeys. My daughter is having a very french vintage style wedding and this set is the perfect match for me to wear. Hope I win!

Lisa said...

I am leaving behind feeling guilty for taking time for myself with the knowledge that taking that time will yield an improved me! Gorgeous set of jewels! Ooh, I can't wait to find out more about what's coming up right here! ~~Lisa

Anonymous said...

I am leaving behind my behind ;) This year I hope to shed and leave behind the 'Baby Weight' that has been dragging me down.

This set is gorgeous, thanks for the chance to enter.

bridgetcallari@yahoo.com

Bridget

Tammy said...

I am leaving behind not listening to my heart... and taking on COURAGE!

Beautiful set.. looking forward to a visit at the end of the month!

Faery Charming said...

I am taking the plunge, with my husband encouragement to write full time to finish my novel.

Jennifer Chick-Gray said...

I hope to leave behind my full time job to follow my dream of working for myself.

chinamomxtwo said...

I am leave some old baggage behind and taking better care of myself.....and not just of others. 'bout time!! Some new jewelry would perk me up- and I have to say these designs are beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful. very inspiring.

Catherine said...

I am leaving behind my need for validation from strangers.

Thanks for the chance - - this is a beautiful set!

Julie Savolt said...

Leaving behind a huge mess in my work area! Hope it never returns! It's been a big job but almost done!

Joyce Locke said...

I am leaving old perceptions and ideals in exchange for new, healthy attitudes. Working on balance in 2012 and prioritizing my ever growing kiddles.

Thanks for the giveaway chance. This set is gorgeous!

Maryann said...

I want to leave behind the fear of starting projects for fear I won't finish them! I am starting with finishing in mind! I love to wear jewelry while I work! <3

sandyb said...

What a beautiful giveaway!

I am adding smiling and laughter to help me leave behind stress and leaving behind the lack of courage of not trying something new like a new embroidery stitch or quilt block because it might not be totally perfect the first time or look like the book the first time.

benjamina said...

I am leaving behind clutter for beauty.

sherramaree said...

I am leaving behind any anger or resentment I held in the past. I am starting the new year with forgiveness and understanding and living the life I have now to the fullest.
PS The jewelry is beautiful!

malishka said...

I am leaving behind negative... thoughts, people, ways
<3

Tashia Jacques said...

I'm leaving out the negative and staying very positive in 2012!

Debra Norton said...

What a beautiful giveaway.
We are renovating this year. I'm leaving behind our old home to make way for a renewed one.

rhealeanne said...

What a beautiful kit in the giveaway. Sorry that you have only a few months left. I am leaving behind all the extra weight my poor knees have been carrying for years, making way for a new, healthy me!

Liz said...

This year I will be leaving my thirties behind to embrace the "other side of hotness" in my Forties... and although the approach of this milestone can be daunting, I've decided to embrace my age with open arms and confidence, with my two beautiful girls & husband by my side~

The January set is simply stunning! Thank you for the opportunity to write & reflect on the new year and what it will bring~

Wendy said...

I am leaving behind doubt and worry, for a new year of peace and happiness!

Suzie Button said...

Sweet sweet giveaway! I am leaving behind my workaholic tendencies to try to spend more time being creative! That includes the guilt when I'm not working too! Thanks for a sweet giveaway! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

susan.shaw45 said...

As a newcomer to this blog, I was recently looking at your jewelry pages, admiring the designs and intriguing collections. I've recently signed up for music lessons, so jewelry making would be a nice counterbalance. My first choice on leaving something behind for 2012 would be the silly guilt I experience when reading a book for pleasure during the day.

Lori and Bernie's Cabin said...

I'm going to leave behind my old paints and take up my new watercolor markers and see if I can learn something new. I would love to win your set though.

Suz said...

beautiful jewelry.

I'm leaving behind some negative habits. Working on changing for the better

Anonymous said...

I'm leaving behind the heartache of both parents dying within six days of each other! I've got great memories in my heart and that's what I'll hang onto in 2012.
Kim S

Marilee said...

I broke my arm just before Christmas. I'm finding out what is important and plan to ignore what isn't.

Anonymous said...

I am leaving behind sorrow and moving onto to a life filled with joy...and winning this jewelry would definately bring some joy!
ocdownings@aol.com

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love this beautiful giveaway. I will be leaving fear behind for trying something new this year.

Danielle

Cil A. said...

I am leaving behind feeling sorry for myself for various reasons and trying to move forward.

Momof8 said...

I'm leaving behind all the woulda's, shoulda's, coulda's...and I'm marching forth to follow my heart's desire within the coming year. Following the dream that has been inside my heart and mind for a long time...I'm excited and scared all at the same time...ready to tackle new things and feel the thrill of succeeding! Happy New Year!!

CATHY said...

oh what a lovely giveaway! I am leaving behind Europe - Brussels Belgium to be exact and moving on to Singapore. We arrived December 30 and will spend 2012++ in our new exotic and different country! I am giving up a whole way of life - but super excited about the adventures that lie ahead. And I do have A US post office box so it will not be extra to mail me the prize if I win : ) Thank you!!!

Sewing In CT said...

Oh my goodness? I would love to do this!
Happy New Year! Toni

Nita said...

What beautiful jewelry! I am moving things off my plate to make time to be creative. N.

Julie in Aust said...

I'm leaving behind my inability to like change...I'm going to encourage myself to accept a little change here and there in my life, my home and my thoughts.
Time for some fresh changes...
But I wont change my love of vintage...nope...wont change that!!!
Or my love of pink, and pearls...oh dear!

LibraryGirl62 said...

I am leaving behind the lack of faith in my abilities. If everyone believes in me, I should too!

Pam S. said...

I left 25lbs. in 2011 and plan to leave much more in 2012!! Feelin' good and that beautiful jewelery would look great with my new clothes! I plan to use this newfound energy creatively!

ruth ann said...

I am leaving behind negative thoughts and replacing them with positive experiences!!









This is a beautiful set, Kaari!
Thanks!
Ruth Ann

Estela said...

I am leaving behind clutter..looking forward to a clean and relaxing environment! Will be very hard to do but the end result will be worth it.

Penny said...

I'm leaving behind ... work - it's staying at the office to wait for me the next day!

Beautiful Jewelry!

444Farm said...

I'm leaving behind fear of taking a lesser paying job to be able to work closer to home.

Lorrie said...

What a gorgeous set of jewelry.

I'm leaving behind fear and forging ahead with life as I'm meant to live it.

AnnaVallance said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I am leaving behind procrastination to make room for the creative juices that are bubbling just below the surface. I plan to make and sell twice as much as I did last year.

Debra said...

I am leaving behind doubt. I can and will believe in the positives of who I am and what I can achieve. Thank you!

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Zuzan said...

I am leaving behind illness. From a collapse in the street (pls. pls get your homocysteine blood levels checked its hereditary and plaque thickens the arteries just like cholestorel). Leaving behind brain tumour and headaches/migraines/lack of concentration/lethargy. Leaving behind abdominal pains, gall bladder removed last year now have gastritis so can hardly wait to cure that as well as bowel spasms.
Because all of this I can't do paid work to buy all the goodies, yet most important of all -beading, embellishments, quilting, embroidery, silk ribbon- all that wonderful creative life my heart sings to do.
Un,Deux Trois leads me to quatre, cinq, six with the beautiful list continuing..

Deb B. said...

This is a beautiful set!
What I leave behind in 2011 is the stress of working way too much. I am now giving more time to myself and my family.

Unknown said...

I'm leaving behind any and all excuses that are a block to my creativity.

Beautiful jewelry - beautiful blog. I enjoy the comments from your readership. You have a lot of positive and warm people following this blog.

Jemellia said...

I am leaving behind the comfort of my little family to take in a 16 year old niece that needs stability right now.

pancake and lulu said...

Love your kits! I just ordered 3 last week. I am leaving behind some bad eating habits and so far it has been wonderful! I feel so much better paying attention to eating the right foods. And it is delicious.

Bonne Année!

Aimee

Beth said...

I would love to win this kit. I am leaving behind having a cluttered house. Well I am removing it as fast as I can. I have started a campaign to give away or otherwise get rid of 1 thing a day. So far this month I am up to 30 things and it is only the 11th. Who knows, with my current enthusiasm I will double the amount but right now 1 a day is enough.

Cathy said...

Lovely set! And what a great question. The answers are so inspiring. For 2012 I am leaving behind clutter, chaos, disorganization, and procrastination!

Joanne L. said...

I'm leaving behind the sadness and frustrations of 2011 and looking ahead to the joys of 2012!
My daughter would love that set!!

Marci said...

oh that is lovely!

merumo said...

Fabulous giveaway! Thanks for your generosity. I'd love making them for myself!!

Elissa said...

Good bye to 2011, and hello to the
new year, 2012. A lovely, new mantra to behold.....Embrace every new day as a brand new beginning, a
fresh new start.
Out with self doubt,lack of confidence, passing up awesome opportunities.
On with a brand new attitude, "I can do anything. Yes,I can"!
Listen to my inner voice and embrace believing in myself, others, and all things dear to my heart.
CHEERS TO ALL!

Dominique said...

I'm leaving behind the notion that my surroundings confine and define me, and I am reaching forward to a productive year of creative freedom!

Gourmet Goddess said...

I have closed the door on the word "lack" and have opened the window to allow "full" in.....Happy New Year - a year FULL of promise!

I so enjoy looking at the jewelry that you create - this would be so exciting to have a set of my own!!

All the very best for 2012 from Canada!

Beth said...

I am leaving behind all my excuses for not being more productive. I need to complete SOMETHING !

The jewelry set is beautiful. If I am fortunate enough to be the chosen winner, I ,too have a recipient for the set--my niece,
who has had a sad loss of a dear friend. What a lovely pick-me -up that would be.

Louise said...

I am hoping to complete the hand quilting on a queen size wholecloth quilt for my daughter and son inlaw. I am too embarrased to tell you how long ago I started it. Does it count that I have gifted Michele with two quilts in the interim? I am moving on to start a Take 2 red/white quilt.

gitsme said...

I am cleaning out my sewing room and passing on a large mass of fabric and getting a fresh new start. Fresh inspiration awaites!
Your jewelry is just beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Cindy Swan-Eagan said...

The set is beautiful & I would so enjoy - please enter me in the giveaway.
Cindy

Kate Knott said...

This year, 2012, my goal is to leave behind my inclination to hide myself in other people's expectations of me, thereby letting my own voice get lost in someone else's desires/identity. I want to leave behind the fear of being myself.

beadgirl said...

Ooh, so pretty. I won't know for a few more weeks if I am leaving behind what I hope I am leaving behind, but wish my family luck!

nancijin said...

loss of father and hard times in 2011 hoping 2012 will be better

Anonymous said...

Now that my children are getting older, I am leaving behind my savings for a wonderful family vacation this summer!

Thanks!
KBG

Mouster1 said...

What a lovely necklace, earrings, and bracelet! Thanks for the chance to win. I'm trying my best to leave behind my procrastination tendacies and feel of failure to do a nice job on my projects. One always has a picture in their mind of what something is supposed to look like, but it doesn't always work out that way, and it's okay not to be perfect.

Kerri said...

I'm leaving behind three years of having the "pause" button put on life due to health issues. I'm 25, so I never expected to have to put off pursuing my dreams at such a young age. But this year, life is mine again, and I have the opportunity to make it wonderful! I'm so excited for 2012 and all it holds!
I love your store, and would love to win a giveaway! I'll be visiting from the East Coast this next Monday and will definitely be in! :)

Sherry said...

I am leaving behind some hurts from troubled relationships and reaching out to mend them. I love the jewelry.

TheLazyQuilter said...

Leaving behind being a 100% stay at home mom to be a part time T.A. and lunch aide. They are big enough now that I can do it, and I need to work so I guess I'm welcoming prosperity :)

v_svat said...

Here's what I'm leaving behind...the feeling of discouragement before I even get started or the temptation to procrastinate because I know the task will be an uphill battle. Instead, I will remind myself that some things are supposed to be hard. If they weren't hard, someone would already have done them.

Rosemary P. said...

I am leaving behind the first half century of my life. I am embracing and welcoming the second half next week. What a lovely giveaway.

Carrie said...

Un deux trois... I am not so much leaving something behind as clearing out some baggage and stuff I've carted, carried and stowed away for too long.

This year is about new horizons and new ideas. :)

tnthomas1 said...

I am leaving behind some quilt kits that were purchased couple of years ago and giving to someone who will enjoy!

arlette said...

I am leaving behind trying to do too many things at once. I'm focusing on doing one thing at a time, I know it's hard!!!, love the jewerelly set, please enter me in the drawing

A Scrap-a-Teeny Girl said...

What a beautiful giveaway!

I am leaving behind my obsession with buying things for new projects when I haven't even started the old ones! Trying to de-stash & de-clutter this year!
Cheers!
Becky

ann-marie said...

There are not enough hours in the day! Jewelry making,painting,scrapbooking and tying flies...This inspired me to let go and go on...I wore a necklace inspired by Miss French General and the owner of the shop said "fabulous!where did you buy it?" I of course loved telling her that my flower garden theme creation was handmade by me and we began to talk and found out we had the same 2 books(f.g.)& she asked me to sell my jewelry in her shop!I am letting go of everything else and will sell thru 3 local shops now!Such a great way to begin the new year,right?Thank you for inspiring me to create! Ann~Marie xo hellocharlie13@hotmail.com

ann-marie said...

Scrapbooking,painting,jewelry making,tying flies,so many ways to express myself!I wore a Miss Kaari inspired garden necklace to a shop & the owner asked where I bought the fabulous necklace & i told her about french general and we began to talk about the 2 books we both had and how Miss K inspired us both.She asked to carry my creations in her shop...I have now let go of my other'hobbies' & now i will make jewelry full-time.i am so excited to begin my new journey~i do so with a full heart & open mind!thank you,kaari for inspiring me! xo ann-marie(hellocharlie13@hotmail.com)

ann-marie said...

i am letting go of scrapbooking and painting and tying flies...i wore a kaari-inspired necklace to a local shop~and after chatting with the owner,she loved my necklace,asked where i bought it,shared our love of french general&2 books we both owned-she asked to carry my jewelry in her shop!i have an open mind& full heart for 2012! thank you to kaari for inspiring me to soar!xo ann-marie-hellocharlie13@hotmail.com

Handmade by Rococo said...

LOVE this set!

This year I am leaving behind singledom - I'm getting married in October! I can't wait! And to be honest, I think that necklace would go amazing with my dress!

Di Smith said...

Since turning 40 (a few years ago) I've realised what a good age it is, as now I have the courage to leave behind the bad stuff and the courage and wisdom to be the person I always should have been.
My 2012 Motto: do the things you love.

Di

MarieP said...

I'm going to stop trying to fix a problem that wasn't mine in the first place. Instead, I'm going to love the person whose problem it is without taking the problem on as my own.