Posted by: rubyclover | March 1, 2011

*CLOSED* March GIVEAWAY… by Portugese Artisan, TISANA!

Something is telling me that a trip to Portugal may be in my near future! This is our second giveaway in a row from artisans in this beautiful and colorful country. Today you have a chance to win a set of two coordinating bracelets from Etsy shop TISANA! I ordered a whole customized bundle of these for Christmas presents and I absolutely LOVED them, it was very hard to part with them! So let’s get to it…please take the time to read the feature on this creative beauty, answered in her own words. Giveaway rules are at the end 🙂

Tisana is Ana Maria.
My crafting is my Tisana – a blend of things I like and am inspired from, all put together in a handmade object.
A Tisana a day makes me feel good and is a nice healer! My shop also allows me to share my ideas with others and it is also very satisfying to send my items to someone else in a faraway place.

My interest for crafts developed from an early age, when I used to make clothes for my loved plush toy animals. Since then I have never stopped exploring new techniques, mixing materials and everyday objects.
Inspiration comes from everywhere in nature, everyday life, and imagination. I love animals, plants, the sea and mountains and they are a recurrent theme on my work. 

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I always have more projects in my mind then actual time to fulfill them!
I also do photography, clay figures, some work in web design and animation. I too dedicate some time to my little balcony garden!

I live close to the sea in a town neighboring Lisbon.
In my travels outside Portugal there are a couple of places that I keep close to my heart; One is Scotland where I lived for about 2 years and where I keep going back whenever I have the chance to, and the other is the Spanish island of Lanzarote – these two places really feel magical to me.

I love to be surrounded by nature – I could spend hours photographing insects, flowers and mushrooms. Also love to go to the beach and collect shells and sea glass.
I like to bake 😛
I like to read
Love music but also love silence
Love to be with my cats and family

I am giving away a set of 2 crocheted bracelets – they are my best selling articles. These bracelets are crocheted with cotton thread, around a rubber core. They measure approximately 5.5 cm (2.2 inches) radius, fitting a woman`s small wrist size or a girl`s wrist.
One of the bracelets is crocheted in plain turquoise thread and the other in a mixed color and adorned with tiny turquoise glass beads.


Thank you so much for taking us on a trip into your world, Ana!

How lovely is she? And how cute are those bracelets?! This is where you can find Ana:

GIVEAWAY RULES: Please visit TISANA on Etsy, have a peek through her items and leave a comment here with your favorite piece. ONE comment per person. It’s very easy and I promise you’ll love looking through her creative and colorful jewelry! Your comment IS your entry, in one week (next Tuesday,March 8th) I’ll manually pick the winner the old school way from little numbered pieces of paper…and I’ll make a little video of it too 😀 

♥ Thanks so much for taking the time to enter and GOOD LUCK!! ♥



  1. beautiful, beautiful work and it was lovely to read about Ana. I think my favourite (and it was hard to choose!) is the white berries bracelet!!

  2. Am I the first one? Yay!

    You SHOULD totally come to Portugal and have a beer or 10 with me 🙂

    I love tisana’s shop, and my favorite item is this:

    I love it!
    Thanks for this, hugs to you both!

  3. what a lovely shop!!! i think this is my favourite 🙂

  4. Everything was so pretty, but i think my favorite was the acai fireworks necklace. I love portugal. A friend and I traveled there we went to Lisbon, very beautiful place. There was a huge hill that we had to walk up to get to where we were staying it almost killed me but at the top there was a fountain so it was worth it!!!


    My name is Iris so what else could I pick 😀
    gorgeous shop!!!

    so……did I win? did I win?

  6. Very pretty! I am loving the acai fireworks necklace too.

  7. I absolutely adore these creations! My faves would probably be the rainbow set and dark swirl ring!

  8. Great giveaway! I love the Island Necklace.

  9. My favorite item from tisana’s shop is the White Berries bracelet

  10. Favorite is rainbow necklace

  11. I’m in love with the Island necklace!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  12. I like the acai berry necklace!

  13. Wow I’m in love! Her jewelry is incredible! The rainbow necklace is cute with colors for the spring time!!

    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

  14. The Island Necklace is so beautiful and unique! All of the items in this shop are lovely!

  15. i like the Love Love earrings

  16. Everything is lovely. I was immediately struck by the Tree Necklace
    I love the dimension of the padded pieces, and the beautiful delicate bead accents.

  17. I love the colors, they’re so bright and pretty!

  18. So many cute things 🙂 I adore this necklace ! Perfect for spring!!

    i like this necklace .
    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

  20. is my fave!

  21. I like this necklace — very odd but interesting design.

  22. my favorite item is Girl got shoes necklace – so lovely

  23. i actually live in portugal and i love portuguese handmade. My favorite item from the shop is My ear is a shell earrings.

  24. I like White Berries bracelet.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. I like the Love Love Earrings. 🙂

  26. In the woods ring


  27. Love the bird bird earrings!

  28. Oh, man, it was SO HARD to choose, but I think my favorite item is the pink dots ring:



  29. i like the acai fireworks necklace
    nannypanpan at

  30. I have a problem with rainbows, I love them! So I would choose the Rainbow necklace 🙂 ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

  31. The acai fireworks necklace, no contest! Amazing!

    konecki (at) gmail

  32. I love Rainbow necklace!

  33. I really like the Acai Fireworks Necklace!

  34. my fav is the love love earrings- simple yet elegant!

  35. I like the rainbow necklace, so colourful and fun! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.

  36. I like the From the Garden II necklace. I love the colors.

  37. I like the Rainbow necklace.

  38. Love the my ear is a shell earrings! Reminds me of the coast and the coming of spring/summer.

  39. i love White Berries bracelet! 🙂

  40. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    that’s super cute!

  41. my fav is the From the Garden II!

  42. I adore In the woods ring!!!

    Thank you for the chance!


  43. love the acai fireworks necklace! hancoci_s at msn dot com

  44. I love the In the Woods Ring!

  45. I love everything. Very talented!!

  46. I love love love the tree necklace! Beautiful! Very talented!!!

  47. I like this necklace:

  48. I love the The Island Necklace

  49. The Island Necklace is so pretty! Cool, relaxing colors and fun shapes are what makes it my favorite.

    Jane S.

  50. Wow! Love the colors in the Acai Fireworks Necklace-this would be beautiful with my fall outfits.

  51. I like the Acai Fireworks Necklace, it’s so pretty, looks straight out of nature!

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

  52. Please pick me! My daughter would so love these bangles! I also love the IN THE WOODS ring! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

  53. A Lovely shop, indeed…hard to pick just one but I love the colors of this necklace

  54. absolutely love this shop!! it’s just full of color and beauty! Thank you for the chance to win these beautiful bracelets!! *Crosses fingers*
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  55. I gotta go with the Tree Necklace! Great shop, Tisana and great giveaway, Ruby Clover! I’m not sure that the bracelets would fit over my “man” hands but I’m sure my niece would LOVE them! 🙂

  56. What a terrific crafter. I love the Acai Berry necklace the best, it looks so real and it would be lovely to wear any season.

    I also love those bracelets!

  57. I love the In the woods ring! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  58. I have fallen in love with everything but my favourite is the decoupaged keepsake box…it reminds of the old crafts that seem to be dying if not for lovely crafters like you.


  59. i love the love love earrings 😀 so colourful and pretty 😀 although it was hard to choose a fave really 😀 x

  60. My favorite is the Pink dots ring.

  61. Love, love, love the Acai Fireworks Necklace. Just stunning!

  62. What gorgeous, colorful pieces! It made me happy just looking at Ana Maria’s work 🙂 Hard to choose, but I really love her Tree Necklace… love the earthy tones.

    Thanks Ruby Clover – great give-away!!!

  63. I love the colors in this particular piece, orange and purple are just beautiful together.

  64. Congratulations Micki!
    I am glad your daughter will have those bracelets.
    Thanks for everyone who entered this giveaway and for Ruby Clover for all her work.

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