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Halfdan Hansen and Lyn Moore at the Jens Hansen workshop
Lyn Moore from Mahana is thrilled at winning her first ever Jens Hansen jewellery, won after she entered her details in the Art in Windows Shop & Win Draw.
The annual Art in Windows promotion ran from 17th September through to 29th October giving local businesses an opportunity to celebrate Nelson’s vibrant arts culture. Art in Windows is a joint initiative between Arts Council Nelson and Uniquely Nelson.
Lyn Moore won $500 towards Jens Hansen jewellery in the draw, and she chose a gold leaf resin pendant and matching earrings.
Lyn says she moved to Mahana last year but still comes to Nelson at least twice or three times a week to see friends, go to the gym or shop.
“Even though I now live out of central Nelson, I still love to shop here,” she says. “I had entered Shop & Win at a few shops around Nelson, then one day I felt like I was getting the flu so I also popped into Unichem Nelson City Pharmacy on Trafalgar St, and while I was there I put my name in the draw, and it was this entry that won me the Jens Hansen prize.
“I have been into Jens Hansen before, but never had the opportunity to buy for myself, so winning this is just amazing,” she says. “The jewellery is very beautiful.”
Halfdan Hansen from Jens Hansen jewellers has been the $500 sponsor of the Art in Windows customer draw for four years.
“We love to support Art in Windows, as it is a great opportunity for artists to be seen by a larger audience in a different way,” Halfdan says. “I love the pieces Lyn has chosen for herself – the gold resin jewellery is simple and contemporary, and it really suits her. She looks great.”
Uniquely Nelson Manager Cathy Madigan says Art in Windows has again been successful for Nelson retail.
“Art in Windows is good fun for retailers as well as their customers as it is a really interactive promotion,” Cathy says. “We had thousands of people enter the draw, so the competition is clearly liked by Nelsonians. Thanks to Jens Hansen for supporting Art in Windows for another year, and congratulations to Lyn for shopping, winning and choosing such lovely jewellery.”