I might as well get straight to the point and save my ramblings for last.... Using random.org I now have a winner of the earrings I made and am giving away. Congratulations Marie! You are the lucky winner!
If you don't mind, you can email me (my email is on the sidebar), and I'll get the earrings to you. =)
Thanks to everyone who entered! I'm so excited to look up (and hopefully read) all of those wonderful books you suggested!