Saturday, May 01, 2010

New Work, Looking for New Model and Official April/May Giveaway!

Firstly, thanks to everyone who expressed their feelings about free shipping-- I'm looking to mark up each item about $.50 - $1 to slowly change everything to free shipping.... you actually save more this way than my current method ($3 for the first item, $1 for each additional). There will be no more "hidden" fees, and what you see is what you pay, regardless of where you live in the world. It'll take a couple of weeks for this to take effect, though! Hang in there with me =) Many of the items in my shop did NOT increase in price, so I'll just absorb the S/H =) I think this will just make things easier for both of us =)

I'm very excited for the debut of a new HQCD signature piece-- truly a classic, truly unique.

Say "hello" to HQCD's Signature Super Nova Necklace:

Inspired by the "burst" of Super Novas =)
It's a special SWAROVSKI rivoli bead with no holes, and a virtually un-scratch-able silver back. The bead frame is made with matching SWAROVSKI bicones and Japanese seed beads. It's beaded with fishing wire, and the whole design is beaded twice to ensure absolute durability.

I'm very proud of it =)
Here's what the back of the pendant looks like:

And modeled:

OH YES, other colors are definitely coming soon!

I'm looking for a MODEL to be the new representative of the Super Nova.
Entering into the small model search is simple:
1. Be an owner of the Super Nova, you can get yours HERE. (hmmm, ladies, you're missing this point!) I'd like my models to be genuine fans of HQCD.
2. Email me ( with a request for "Super Nova Model Application"
and I will give you details from there. The Super Nova model will have all the perks of other HQCD models as seen on the side bar =)

Something else I made in the last couple of days:

I love beading. It's a shame that it's so time consuming!

Signature Pearls:

I have an obsession with peachy colors lately.....

And a pink cluster that was requested by a customer =)

April is HQCD's anniversary month-- it's been 5 years since I've been in the online jewelry business, and I'd like to celebrate by having a larger giveaway :D. I know I had a mini giveaway earlier, but I love giving away stuff, so here's another, bigger, more formal giveaway!

First prize:

- 4 Facial Masks
- 1 NYX Eyeshadow
- 1 Benefit eye shadow
- 1 Isqueen Rice Facial Wash
- Milk Tea flavored Japanese Kit Kats
- Your choice of color, and HQCD signature Super Nova necklace

Giveaway Guidelines:
- You must be at least 18 years of age, or have parental consent 
- Must be a follower of this blog (you don't have to have a blog to follow)
- Open to residents world wide
- Ends on May 20th EXTENDED May 30, 2010. Winner will be announced a few days afterwards.

How to Enter:
- The first entry is simple: leave a comment on this post with the link to your favorite HQCD piece from my SITE and your name.
- Earn (1) additional entry by spreading the word by blogging about it, tweeting, facebooking, myspacing, whatever. Make a separate comment with the link to your "spread the word" entry.
- Earn (2) additional entry by LINKING to HQCD (either my blog or website) from your website.
- Earn (5) additional entries by making a YOUTUBE review of your purchase from HQCD, link me here.
- Earn (2) additional entries by making a BLOG review of your purchase, link me here.

Any questions? Let me know =)



xoladiihoneyxo said...

I love this: ; name is Linda Tran =] (I think you already know this by now)

xoladiihoneyxo said...

I tweeted here:

by the way, cute turtle. hehe.

Kittin said...

woah supernova looks so awesome! =D, i wonder what other colors there are...
my favorite piece atm is
i'm actually considering buying it for prom xP

Kittin said...

tweeted =]

Rena said...

Oohh! I would love to own this piece!

<33 Rena


Rena said...

I've also linked your site through mine with your button which is located on my sidebar!

<33 Rena

Vanessa said...
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Vanessa said...

I love the Key to your Heart, SWAROVSKI Necklace

ilovevanessasomuch at gmail dot com

Vanessa said...


ilovevanessasomuch at gmail dot com

Vanessa said...

I've linked your site

ilovevanessasomuch at gmail dot com

joey said...

its so hard to pick, but im going to go with


joey said...

here is my blog link and blog review:

sweetestbliss1 said...


I've been in LOVE with this bracelet since you posted it:

So elegant and simple <3

sweetestbliss1 said...

I'm sorry! I forgot my name! Haha

-Anna :)

Kittin said...

Did a review of my purchases xD it just so happens to be my first post. Finally decided to make a blog and then you posted about your giveaway =P

Kae said...

I love the Sky Blue Rondelle Bracelet! How nice to include free shipping soon :)

mint said...

I like the Romantic Golden Calla Lilies earrings. It's super cute!

muffincrash said...

I am totally in love with these earrings since you posted them ! They're beautiful !


muffincrash said...

On my twitter !

Shiseiten said...

wow the super nova is gorgeous! :D I am in love. Congrats on your anniversary! ^_^ My favorite piece of yours would have to be the Lucky Leaves.

I've been dying to own a siam color stone for awhile now. XD

London's-beauty said...

My name is Huong

I like the Oh, Alice! Alice In Wonderland Inspired Cluster Bracelet. It's super cute!

London's-beauty said...

I have tweeted about it

London's-beauty said...

I've added your banner to my site. 'linked it' :D

Joanne said...

Haha, April is the month of my birthday - no wonder all the cool things happen then! :P Congrats on the anniversary. 5 years is such a long way!

My name is Joanne. My favourite item of yours was originally the Romance in the Forest (Emerald) necklace [leaf green is my absolute favourite colour], but the Supernova has blown me away!! I am in love with the iridescent crystal - how many colours reflect from it, do you think?! Haha, I'm in awe. Supernova is a worthy name. :P

I also tweeted about your giveaway here:

Just spent half an hour trying to add a link to your shop using your banner picture, but I'm hopeless and it won't work. Oh well!!

Thanks a lot for the giveaway! :)

baby-kk said...

I love this piece <3

My name is Karen Luong :D

baby-kk said...

i myspaced it :D

on the left hand side :]

Daphne said...

The new supernova pendant is gorgeous. I'm not entering the giveaway just wanted to comment XD

mingyenhuang884 said...

Hi, My Name Is Mingyen Huang,

I Tweeted About The Giveaway Here:

I've Loved Everything That I Have Purchased From You, They Are Really Awsome! But The One That I Like From Your Website Right Now Is This =):

contests and such said...

My name is Nessa Nesbitt and my new favorite is SWAROVSKI Violet Flower.

contests and such said...

I posted about your giveaway here.

Emmeline L. said...

I love these earrings!

- Emmeline

hana said...

I have to say the Supernova line is absolutely out of this world. I'm in love with the pink one atm!!! Do you still want the link to it lols

I see that the prize is a supernova necklace with the color of your choice omg *needs wishing star now*

PS: I'll most likely be going to UCD this fall so omg I can finally drop by one of your stalls for those events you always blogged about :D


hana said...

Tweeted here:


hana said...

Ok I feel like spamming so I shall condense two more points into this comment box >.<

I'd blogged about my purchases from you before a while back here:

And I've linked your site on my blog too for awhile now under 'Online Shops' but idk if it must be an image banner for it to qualify for this giveaway? If yes, then I shall change it asap ;)

Pauline said...

I like everything on your site!

But, currently im really digging that new peachy colored cluster bracelet you made:

Kittenhayley said...

Wow!! I love the new necklace :) I can't believe you are giving free shipping! That is so nice! I am saving up some more money because I want to make another purchase, I am addicted to your jewelry designs!

My favorite piece of all time is
Romantic Golden Calla Lily earrings

Cynthia said...

I really like your Flowers and Butterflies earrings!

Your shop has so many pretty and beautiful jewelry! I can't believe these are handmade!


Cynthia said...

Tweeted this giveaway!

Ria said...

I love this one:
Alice in wonderland is one of my fav fairytales :)

Kathy said...

This is my favorite: So cute!

Dina (XYYan) said...

I love this:


* Jewelry Designer: Harjot * said...

Man I love ur stuff! And this green noe is amazing!!! oooh so pretty ;) hehe

shasha said...

Love this one..


Joanne said...

Your new work continues to amaze me, I absolutely love the new super nova necklace, particularly this one:

Keep up the good work Lisa!

kuromi said...

Absolutely love this:

Tweeted it at:

My e-mail:

Dhara said...

I absolutely love this pair of earrings:

I plan on purchasing them as soon as I get the funds! Your work is gorgeous =)


Grace Wong said...

I also blogged!

Grace Wong said...

thanks for the giveaway, I already follow you!

I really love the Spring in Pink and Purple bracelet!

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! I'm a new follower from Spain!
My favorite item is: HQCD Signature Super Nova Necklace: Pink & Black

Ana Belén R.M

fisiwoman said...



fisiwoman said...

Post it on Facebook:!/profile.php?id=100000825276857&v=wall&story_fbid=126959500647774

Ana Belén R.M

IK said...

wow you have an amazing shop !!

I really love Baby Girl : HQCD Triangle Lux Bracelet. Its so pretty and elegant :)

enter me for your giveaway :)


Spamgirl @ said...


My favourite item is the Signature Super Nova Necklace: Heliotrope.


I'm a Google follower, too :) spamgirl

Thank you!

Spamgirl @ said...


I tweeted: . Thank you!

Spamgirl @ said...

link entry #2

Spamgirl @ said...


I added your banner to my site - . Thank you!

Tazim said...

my favourite item: Gems of the Earth: Natural Cluster Necklace

tazimd at gmail dot com

Lara said...

Hi Lisa!

My name is lara and my fave piece is the The Black and White Ball : SWAROVSKI Cluster Bracelet

My email is svlara(at)gmail(dot)com

Noriki said...

Hey Lisa! count me in please! The name is Noriki!

1 entry
My favorite piece that i'm eyeing is :

Noriki said...

Name: Noriki
My second entry is twitting!

Noriki said...

Name: Noriki
and my last entry for (+2 entries) is linking ^_^! on the right panel!

Thanksss Lisa!!! ^_____^

myolie said...

love love this bracelet really looks elegant

name: myolie


Elana said...

I loveee loveee loveee this piece because it takes me back to my sailor moon obsession days (I'm still pretty obsessed though) teehee. =D

Elana =)

Gabriela said...

My favorite is: An Everyday Classic: Fuchsia Flowers.

I love those earrings, they are gorgeous!

My name is Gabriela and my email: conbdebelleza(at)gmail(dot)com

Gabriela said...

I tweeted:


Mary said...

Here is a link to your website from my blog:

Mary said...

Here is my "spread the word" entry via Twitter:

Mary said...

Hi, my name is Mary and this is my favourite piece of jewelry from your site:

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

He Qi Crystal Designs is in my sidebar, Blogroll Links

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Shared the giveaway on Facebook

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Publicly following He Qi Crystal Designs with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}] -- My favorite HQCD piece are the Romantic Moonlight Heart Chandeliers Handmade Earrings :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Tammy said...

Well I have to enter this, just in case my luck is X2 lol Yaaay thanks for hosting another generous giveaway, Lisa!!! I have my eye on this one... -- I noticed it from your later post hehe

Chanthida said...

Guess what??!?!? I found you today, I'm a new follower, YAY! I have to say it is fate so why not join the fun?? right? well my name is Chanthida and I've been looking at your incredible pieces and they are just simply stunning and as I was looking I found that you were doing a giveaway so I'm just going to put my luck to the test. It is definitely hard to choose a favorite seeing how I'm just in awe with your jewelry since its new to me but one I can not get out of my head is this one I absolutely L-O-V-E it, but it was hard to choose between that one and the blood red one. I can't wait to see what other gorgeous creations you have in store. Keep up the great work! Happy 5 yrs!!:D

Halifax said...

My fav piece is the Romance in the Forest - Gold/Emerald SWAROVSKI Necklace

Halifax said...


Susan said...

My name is Susan. It was hard to decide, but my favorite is the Raven double strand bracelet:

Amanda! said...

I seriously didn't enter this contest yet? lol.

Hi Lisa! I hate when you ask to choose one piece of jewelry because I like so many things! However this time, I chose these earrings:

They're so cute! I absolutely love cherry blossoms and these remind me of springtime in Japan when I studied abroad. So beautiful. <3

Amanda! said...

I tweeted about your giveaway:

Katie said...

this is my fab necklace

i loove it!

Stacey said...

I can't believe I didn't join this giveaway?!

I'm Stacey and my favourite piece from you is the famous Mother of Pearl Earrings!

Stacey said...

I tweeted about it here:

Stacey said...

I've linked to your blog on my blog here(sidebar):

Stacey said...

Blog review:

Stacey said...

Anddd I've also made a youtube video reviewing your jewelry :)

Thanks for organizing this giveaway, Lisa! It's really generous of you and the new Supernova is just stunning! Keep it up! :)

Vita said...

i love this peice. simple yet pretty =]


superwoolu said...


the Classy swarovski Pearl Teardrops on Gold is STILL my favorite earrings from your shop!