Mothers Day Giveaway

 

I have a special Mothers Day Giveaway today! One lucky reader will be able to win this genuine faceted sapphire pendant!

The pendant is 1 ct. in an oval cut/shape and wrapped in 14K rolled gold wire.
Getting to know thependantbox

Where are you from? and a little bit about you
I am originally from Nanaimo, B.C. but I am now living in Victoria, B.C. Canada. I enjoy spending my time with my pets and children, and to relax and unwind, I hand make jewelry. I find it soothes me to create something special with my hands that is unique for each piece.

How did you decide on your shop name?
I was trying to think of something catchy, but not too long, not too boring. Was staring at the pendant box of my very first pendant I had made, and – voila – a name was born for my shop!

Why did you start your business?
I have been fascinated with genuine gemstones since I was a child. Always buying the biggest genuine opals (my favorite stone!) and making my own.

As a teenager, I used to go to auctions and always had an eye for what was real and what was fake. I would come home with a handful of jewelry I might have only paid $20 – $40 for, and would go to my mother’s friend who was a jeweler and have him appraise it.

Often times, what I had purchased was appraised for hundreds to thousands more than what I spent on the items. As I got older, and had my own kids, I was not into jewelry as much, but now they are older, I’ve fallen back in love with my favorite gemstones, and started making my own jewelry. Friends and family loved the pieces I had made for them so much, that they suggested I consider selling what I make. So here I am, doing just that.

Do you have anything new you plan on adding to your store?
I plan to add more opal pieces and bracelets to my store soon. Currently have a huge 27 ct genuine mystic topaz that is dying to be set and made into a bracelet, a large 8.84 ct genuine aquamarine stone to be made into a bracelet and much more. Keep checking back as there will be new pieces weekly added. I have only just begun.

What is your favorite thing about being a seller?
Sharing something I created that is a one of a kind piece each time and is something special for each individual that wears the piece. Every piece of jewelry, the design would come to me, much like a writer waiting for that special select story to come to their mind to write about.

I truly enjoy seeing my jewelry worn by others, as each piece is a work of art to itself.

What inspires you to make the items in your shop?
I really can’t honestly say. Some pieces take weeks, some take days, for me to be inspired with each exact design that would best suit the gemstone I am wanting to set. The designs, the ideas, just come to me, out of the blue for no reason. Sometimes I am not even thinking about making something, it just hits me and I can’t stop thinking about it till it is made!

My Colombian emerald ring for example, I woke up in the morning with that design etched into my head. I couldn’t get it out of my head until I sat down and got to work on making it come true.

What items in your shop do you most enjoy making and why?
I would have to say I enjoy making all of them. There is no one item I enjoyed making over the other. It is like they each have their own personality, their own special touch.

It is fun, relaxing, and makes me proud to show off the end result of the hours I spend creating each piece.

Anything else you would like us to know?
I would hope my jewelry inspires others, like I was inspired when I made each piece.

Maybe jewelry is not your thing. Maybe you like designing clothes, or dog collars, or you have the notion to kick start your own business in personalized items – whatever it is – I would hope that in some small or significant way, you are inspired by each piece and go on to create something unique to you – as I have created.

Win it!



One lucky reader will win a genuine faceted sapphire pendant is 1 ct. in an oval cut/shape and is wrapped in 14K rolled gold wire.


Mandatory Entry….Go to thependantbox and tell me another item you would LOVE to own! I bet you can’t choose just one!

Extra Entries

 

PLEASE LEAVE A SEPERATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY! THANK YOU!






1. Purchase an item from thependantbox (5 entries)
 
2. Blog about this leaving a link to this giveaway as well as a link to thependantbox (3 entries)
 
3. Heart (favorite) thependantbox etsy shop
 
4. E-mail your favorite thependantbox item, as well as a link to this post, to 5 friends and send cc to Kwhiz84 (at)live(dot)com
 
5. Follow thependantbox Shop Feed
 
6. ReTweet this (leave a link) can be done daily
 
7. Follow me via Google Connect
 
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I WILL verify each entry! All entries that are not verifiable will be deleted!





Contest will close on Sunday April 25th at 11:59 p.m. MST and the winner will be chosen via Random.org and notified via e-mail. Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada! NO P.O. Boxes please!

Winner will have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail. If I do not hear back from the winner than another winner will be chosen!

**. Thank you thependantbox for supplying a product for giveaway.




*** I would be proud to host your giveaway as well! If you would like me to do a review and giveaway please contact me Kwhiz84(at)live(dot)com

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I love the Genuine Mystic Topaz Pendant 5ct 14K Rolled Gold – Handmade…very unique!

    Cindyischick@yahoo.com

  2. I love Genuine Natural Aquamarine Light Blue 2.69ct Pendant….very pretty

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love the Genuine Natural Solid Opal Pendant 6.19ct Wrapped In 14K Rolled Gold

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  4. I love Genuine Natural Solid Opal Ring 0.83ct Wrapped in 14K GF And Twisted Sterling Silver!

  5. I love the Aquamarine Pendant

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Christie
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    I love the Aquamarine necklace.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I love the Genuine Natural Solid Opal Pendant 6.19ct Wrapped In 14K Rolled Gold. It must take alot of time to make these. They are really nice.
    debp
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  9. I love the opal pendant. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  10. Jinxy and Me says:

    The Genuine Natural Aquamarine Light Blue 2.69ct Pendant is sooo pretty!

  11. very married says:

    My favorite is Genuine Natural Solid Opal Ring 0.83ct Wrapped in 14K GF And Twisted Sterling Silver.

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  12. I would love to own the Genuine Natural Ruby Ring 2.8ct Adjustable 14K GF With Certificate of Evaluation
    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂
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  13. Cabootique says:

    I love Genuine Natural Solid Opal Pendant 6.19ct Wrapped In 14K Rolled Gold.

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  14. The aquamarine pendant is beautiful. I love the shapes in your work.
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  15. I love the Genuine Mystic Topaz Pendant 5ct 14K Rolled Gold – Handmade, so art nouveau. I'd be tempted to try wearing it as a pin too.

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  16. Domestic Diva says:

    The Genuine Natural Aquamarine Light Blue 2.69ct Pendant is gorgeous.

  17. i love so many things in her shop! but my fav has to be "Genuine Solid Black Opal 12.37ct Adjustable 14K Rolled Gold Ring And Genuine Solid Opal 2.02ct Pendant" it is sooo pretty!

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

  18. Morning Star Loft says:

    I love the loose aquamarine. I could really see it set into a beautiful, silver cuff bracelet.

  19. Morning Star Loft says:

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  20. I love the "Genuine 27ct Mystic Topaz With Certificate – Custom Made Ring/Pendant/Bracelet For You"!

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  24. I like the
    Genuine Natural Solid Opal Pendant 6.19ct Wrapped In 14K Rolled Gold

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    i love the Genuine Natural Solid Opal Ring 0.83ct Wrapped in 14K GF And Twisted Sterling Silver

  26. Love the Natural Aquamarine light blue pendant and looking forward to seeing more of this very original jewelry designs
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  27. added the pendantbox to my etsy favorites ♥
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  28. Christina says:

    Christina – xristya@rock.com – I love the Natural Ruby Ring, and the ruby is my birthstone!

  29. jennifer57 says:

    Genuine Solid Black Opal 12.37ct Adjustable 14K Rolled Gold Ring And Genuine Solid Opal 2.02ct Pendant

  30. I like the Genuine Natural Opal Pendant the most.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  31. I subscribe to the pendant shop through rss google feed. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  32. I love the Genuine Natural Ruby Ring 2.8ct Adjustable 14K

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  34. Linda Kish says:

    I like the Genuine Natural Aquamarine Light Blue 2.69ct Pendant

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  35. I have hearted your etsy shop!

  36. I am now a follower of thependantbox Shop Feed!!

    Thanks – stasew at hotmail dot com

  37. I LOVE your Genuine Natural Aquamarine Light Blue 2.69ct Pendant (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=43971200)

    …some day when I am rich…

    It is one of a kind!

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  38. Anonymous says:

    I like the Genuine Mystic Topaz Pendant 5ct 14K Rolled Gold. Beautiful!
    Shenais
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  39. Darth Mama says:

    Love the aquamarine pendant! jfsarma at gmail dot com

  40. Carapace says:

    The Genuine Natural Colombian Emerald 0.61ct 14K Rolled Gold Adjustable Ring has a wonderful sense of movement and is just plain lovely!

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  41. I LOVE the Genuine Natural Aquamarine Light Blue 2.69ct Pendant….it is my birthstone!

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  43. Following pendant shop Etsy RSS feed from iGoogle

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  44. Bee's Go Buzz says:

    Genuine Natural Solid Black Opal 12.37ct Adjustable 14K Rolled Gold Ring

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  45. Bee's Go Buzz says:

    added to favorites on etsy!

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  46. Kimberly says:

    Love Genuine Mystic Topaz Pendant!
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  47. I love the Genuine Natural Aquamarine Light Blue 2.69ct Pendant

  48. I love the Aquamarine pendant-its my birthstone and my mom's birthstone-would be a great mother's day gift for her!
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  49. I would love to own the
    Genuine Natural Aquamarine Light Blue 2.69ct Pendant

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  50. janetfaye says:

    I like the Genuine Mystic Topaz Pendant 5ct 14K Rolled Gold.

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  53. kathy55439 says:

    I really like the Genuine Natural Ruby Ring 2.8ct Adjustable 14K GF With Certificate of Evaluation

  54. kathy55439 says:
  55. remarker/fcffollower says:

    I really like the Solid Genuine Natural Opal pendant

  56. Anonymous says:

    I love the geniune natural ruby ring 28 ct adjustable 14k gf.
    debp
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  57. i would love to own that ruby ring, but honestly the sapphire offered in the giveaway is my first choice! my engagement ring is sapphire, so it would go really well.

  58. wildcat32 says:

    I would love to own the Genuine Natural Colombian Emerald 0.61ct 14K Rolled Gold Adjustable Ring.
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  59. wildcat32 says:

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  60. I love the Genuine Natural Solid Opal Ring and the Genuine Natural Solid Opal pendant

    thanks
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  61. ana carina says:

    I hearted her shop 🙂
    Beautiful, by the way. I'm nanouke!

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  62. Deborah March says:

    Oh MY, your opal ring is SO unique…just love it!! I live in Halifax, and just returned from several weeks visiting a friend in Victoria…such a beautiful city!

    Deborah

    gram_pea@hotmail.com

  63. I ADORE that ruby ring!

  64. I love the natural opal pendant

  65. I love the mystic topaz all 27 whopping ct's of it!!! I also love the opal pendant (2.02 ct) I think it's beautiful 🙂

    nosunshyne@gmail.com

  66. I love the enuine Natural Solid Black Opal 12.37ct Adjustable 14K Rolled Gold Ring. I bet it would get lots of compliments!!

  67. Michelle says:

    I would love to own the Genuine Natural Aquamarine Light Blue 2.69ct Pendant. That is BEAUTIFUL!

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  68. coriwestphal says:

    Oh my gosh the Genuine Natural Colombian Emerald 0.61ct 14K Rolled Gold Adjustable Ring is so unique!

  69. coriwestphal says:
  70. coriwestphal says:

    I've faved thependantbox on Etsy: coriwestphal

  71. coriwestphal says:

    I subscribed to the RSS for thependantbox!

  72. coriwestphal says:
  73. Nanbon44 says:

    the sapphire is my favorite but the mystic topaz and the aquamarine follow

  74. Samantha says:

    I love the Genuine Natural Aquamarine Light Blue 2.69ct Pendant.

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  75. Genuine Natural Solid Opal Pendant is my fav.

  76. I hearted thependantbox etsy shop, my etsy name is lil more funky.

  77. My favorite is the Genuine 27ct. Mystic Topaz! I'd love to own it.

    kkramena at gmail dot com

  78. grannyvon says:

    I also love the Genuine Mystic Topaz Pendant. It looks like a antique. So Unique. Something like this would be handed down from generation to generation. Thanks for the entry. ybutler@oppcatv.com

  79. Genuine Natural Aquamarine Light Blue 2.69ct Pendant
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  80. I love the “Genuine Natural Ruby Ring 2.8ct Adjustable 14K GF With Certificate of Evaluation”…it is beautiful!

  81. I Follow thependantbox Shop Feed

  82. I like the Genuine Tiger's Eye Adjustable Sterling Silver Twisted Ring as well!

    Blessings!

    Camie

  83. I love the Genuine Natural Solid Opal Pendant! http://www.etsy.com/listing/43991188/genuine-natural-solid-opal-pendant-619ct
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  84. LOVE the Tiger's Eye ring!
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  85. coriwestphal says:
  86. I would love to own the Colombian Emerald Rolled Gold Adjustable Ring — so beautiful!

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  87. hearted etsy shop as linalia

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  88. I love the Genuine Natural Solid Opal Ring 0.83ct Wrapped in 14K GF And Twisted Sterling Silver

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  89. Rachel C says:

    From Mandala's store, I learned that she considers her jewelry wearable art. And I love the Apple Tree necklace!
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  90. Rachel C says:

    From 8milecreekdesigns, my husband would love the 1937-38 Chevy Hubcap Clock.
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  91. Rachel C says:

    From Vindemial Vintage, I'm totally in love with the Vintage 60's Japanese Wrap dress!
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  92. Rachel C says:

    From Mary Deth, I think the Clearly pink bracelet is really cute.
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  93. coriwestphal says:

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