Sunday, April 27, 2008


Giveaway for April 28th thru May 4th

Feature Presentation:

Pendant Flair

"I make pendants! I work with bamboo tiles and silver solder and glass. I am self-taught, love to create, and especially love working with words. Favorite things are French phrases and old thesauruses."

Up for Grabs:

Two winners will each choose a pendant of their choice! Take a look at a few of her creations:

LOVELY Pendant:

My favorite, the MONOGRAM Custom Pendant:

**Don't forget, she makes customized pendants too!!

How to Win:

*Visit her shop at

*Come back here and leave me a comment at the end of this post

*Cathy wants to know:

What is your favorite piece and why?

***Don't forget to leave your first name, last initial and state***

Crunch Time:

*This giveaway is open for entries until Sunday, May 4th, 9:00 pm (CST).

*I will randomly select winners and post it here first thing Monday (May 5th) morning.

* Winners have 3 days to email me at to claim your prizes.

Next Giveaway:

Begins Monday, May 5th. Hint: Make your soul happy!

Weekly Reminder:

If you haven't signed up yet to receive a weekly reminder for new giveaways and to see if you are a winner, email me at and simply type "add me" for your subject line.


The Seaman Family said...

These necklaces are so cute. I love the Monogram ones, I think its a cute way to display your initials! Thanks for the chance to win.
JoDell S. MN

Simi said...

I DREAM OF PARIS....Yes, I really do! That is why it is my favorite pendant of them all!
I want to go to Paris one day! Oui!

Elizabeth W. :-)
Brooklyn, NY

Karin said...

I love the monogram pendant. I like the look/shape of the pendant, and that would be fun to have my initials on it.

Karin D., Iowa

Noel said...

Wow! I think your pendants are great! And such a good price too. I think my favorite is the Eiffel Tower. I really like all of the words you are using too. Such a great product!

Noel B. Arizona

CJW's folks said...
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Greta said...

Fun, I'm first!
I like the MONOGRAM Custom Pendant!
Hope I win :)

skcoe said...

I LOOOOOVE the Eiffel Tower pendant. The length of the pendant with the key attached is what draws me to it, I think it's a "chunkier" look than the simple pendants with beads and I like that. Plus I'm a sucker for the Eiffel Tower, I don't know why.

Also, I like the one next to your "Pendantflair" profile, but couldn't find it to buy! It's another one I'm drawn to because of the big bead and key dangling next to it.

Clever idea using a date in one of your pendants, I like the thought of having my anniversary on a necklace!

Really original and clever.

Sheryl C, Lehi UT

Jeff and Robin said...

Robin J - California

I love the "joie de vivre" one. I don't wear jewelry often, so I like things that are simple and pretty all at once. This is perfect. Great site. I'm bookmarking it!

Karin said...

EIFFEL TOWER Reversible Pendant with Key

It is my favorite cuz I love old skeleton keys cuz that's what my grandparents used in their house--I love the Eiffel Tower cuz it's in the city of love--

Emily B said...

I like the Eiffel Tower necklace because it has the key for added interest. I also like the script on the back.

Thanks! Emily B, MO

Diana said...

I love the "faith hope love" pendant as it so well expresses my core beliefs!

Diana S.

Karin said...

Whoops--forgot-- State-Minnesota
Karin A.

Anonymous said...

JOIE DE VIVRE Pendant is my favorite.

April L.; Indiana

Anonymous said...

Wow, beautiful pendants for a great price! I especially love the "live abundantly" and the "save the date" pendants!
Penny M., CA

Katherine said...

I really love this jewelry!! My fav is the reversible Eiffle Tower pendant with the key - I just love the art on the piece. I also love the clear pebble monogram pendants. If I don't win something I will most definitely order something anyway! LOL!
Keeping my fingers crossed I get picked for this giveaway!!
-Katherine M of Portland, TX

Brooke said...

All of these pendants are beautiful! My favorite would have to be the BEAUTY Glass Marble Pendant because it's creative and the added color makes it pop.
Brooke H. Louisiana

Bunny B said...

I love the BEAUTY Glass Marble Pendant because it looks just beautiful and elegant. Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Deborah S., Michigan

The "Lovely" pendant is my favorite. I believe that is just how I would feel wearing such a pendant! :)

Kari said...

I love the peace pendant. It's a great message and it's very pretty!!

Kari F, NY

Lisa said...

I love the Hope Pendant, I
think that the pendants are
really trendy and neat. I make
Jewelry and could use those
pendants in a neat way.



J( said...

I love the monogram one... modern and simple. Thanks!

Janine H, KS

ariane said...

i really love the EIFFEL TOWER Reversible Pendant with Key. but hope that the Eiffel tower picture would be replaced by my name and my boyfriends name so that it would be so nice to look at. hope i'll win! pls count me in! yanyan_140[at]yahoo[dot]com

emily said...

I really love the Faith Hope Love pendant. A good reminder of what's important :-)

Emily P. in Maine

Ben, Rebecca, Natali, & Isaac said...

I really like the sweetheart pendant. I like the phrase and I think it is cute with the pink writing and colored background. I also love the prices! Totally do able in my budget. I was curious as to what the bamboo tiles looked like but there weren't any to see (that I could find).

Rebecca F. -Iowa

Adriane said...

My favorite is the Italian Proverb. I love the saying and the key charm.

Adriane J - Texas

Brooke said...

I love FANCY!!!
Brooke P.,
Brooklyn, NY

Cara said...

I'd go for the shalom pendant. I'm impressed with the prices, they seem reasonable.

Cara R, Utah

Rochelle said...

I really love the glass pendants & the Joie de vivre. I wonder if you could combine the two? Your pendants are beautiful!

Rochelle P. Louisiana

Dyana said...

I like the beauty glass marble pendant. It looks simple yet classy. I love it.

Dyana W.
Sandy, UT

Anonymous said...

I really like the "beauty" glass marble pendant. Its simple, but it has some color to it to make it pop. :-)

Lisa M.

Anonymous said...

Hard to pick my favs but Oh la la and the Eiffle tower are my top 2. Love the colors, and the key charm.

Great length on the chains too. They woudl look so cute with a t-shirt.

Stephanie M.

Christine said...

I loved the Save the Date pendant! What a great way to remember an anniversary or child's birthday all the time!
Christine M- Idaho

Toystory said...

I like -- Love Never Fails -- because for me it hasn't ever failed. thank you.

Matt & Heidi said...

I like the Eiffel Tower pendant, but had a hard time choosing since there were so many cute and creative ones! Great product.

Heidi M, KY

Amy said...

Those glass pendants are gorgeous! So pretty. Love the monograms... I would be interested to see what the bamboo tiles look like too!

Amy M., Naperville, IL

Becca said...

I had a hard time choosing just one, but I really like the Nurture Pendant. I'm a new Mom and I believe that my primary responsibility at this point in my life is to love and nurture my daughter.

Becca W., Texas

Anonymous said...

These are cute and a GREAT price! I think I like the "love is patient" one as I need to remind myself of that often. I also like the idea of having my anniversary date on a pendant, and I like the HOPE one. I like the cool papers in the background of the words, and as a writer/journalist, I love this idea of having fun and interesting words on a necklace instead of just a bead or whatever. Jenny D., Colorado

Sweetpeas said...

My favorite is teh "love is patient" pendant. I always need a reminder to be patient with my kids LOL.

Roberta said...

Those are so cool! I like the monogram one as well as the "shalom" one.

Roberta W., Kansas

Heather said...

I think that the Eiffel Tower pendant is my favorite. I really enjoy the key and the fact that there is writing on the back. A close second is the save the date pendant.

Heather S., Ohio

Anonymous said...

i like the glass marble pendants... especially the monogram one.

nikki h.

Anonymous said...

My favorite piece is the Monogram Pendant. I really like the shape! Second favorite is the Date Pendant with the name of the person on the backside if possible.

Shelly P.
North Carolina

Susan P. said...

I like the "hope" or green "hope" pendant for my mom who has cancer.

Susan P.

Ginny said...

I am picking the OOOH LA LA Pendant as my favorite because it is very cute. No reason really, this one just really caught my eye as something I'd love to own. I am really like all the pendents though, very cool!

Bebemiqui said...

I like the Paris postcard pendant.Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sara B.

s a r a h said...

i love the hope pendent. i have a picture frame that i made that simply has the word hope inside--it has reminded me during hard times that HOPE does not disappoint us... i made that frame while we were waiting to travel to meet our second son, joshua. great job, cathy.
sarah c

windycindy said...

Happy Monday, I like the "delight" pendant very much! The smaller size is one thing I like. I also like the glass black bead and the mottled blue background paper. Please enter me in this wonderful contest. Thanks,Cindi

Anonymous said...

I love so many of them, and especially think Save the Date is very creative and could be very sentimental. Beautiful work.

Melissa C, MO

Andrea V said...

I love the monogram pendant, thanks for the giveaway.
vickers at comcast dot net

Christina said...

Hey there Cathy, Christina (peep-eye) here. I've got to say, I think my favorite pendant would be one I didn't see: "forgive". One of the most powerful words in the English language for so many reasons.

If I had to pick an actual favorite, I think I would go with "I Dream of Mr. Darcy." As I've said before, I heart that man.

Christina F., Indiana

Anonymous said...

I love the Save the Date and the Monogram pendants. Although I'd really like to have one with my favorite Bible verse on it ~ I think that would be cool.
Dana H, Texas

Anonymous said...

I love the glass marble pendant, but I also think I like the "queen" pendant, almost as much. Really cute designs!!! Very unique.
Pam A fr NY

Charity said...

I really like the monogram pendant and also the date pendant. I like that it is a unique design concept and enjoy the simplicity of it. You could were them dressy or casual. Great piece of jewelry.

Charity B.
Joplin MO

Tiff said...

I love Truly Madly Deeply. It reminds me of how much I love my husband!!

Tiffanie D
North Carolina

Lappesola said...

I like the Eiffel tower pendant very much. We had our honeymoon in Paris, a wonderful place

Sol S in Norway

Matt, Stacy, Ryan and Samara Bodett said...

I love the Beauty Glass Marble pendant. It is simple yet striking.

Stacy B

Sierra & Ryan said...

I love the Beauty Glass Marble, it is gorgeous! I like how it has a vintage look with a modern feel. I have never seen anything like this jewerely before and I love it (great price too!)


Sierra J.

laura in sc said...

They are all soooo cute!!! My fave is the "Love Never Fails".
(The verse from my wedding....and it is so true!)

Beautiful jewelry!!!

laura b.
South Carolina

mattie said...

Definitely the beauty marble...what a fabulous piece to remind us that there's beauty in everything.

mattie e

Raven said...

Definitely the EIFFEL TOWER Reversible Pendant with Key! It's so beautiful...reminding me of my days in Paris. Ohh la la!

Raven X
Los Angeles CA

Anonymous said...

love all of them! my favorite is the paris reversible charm with the antique key....then the monogram. great prices and cute items.

annie d., n.c.

Gen said...

Great pieces...your prices are fantastic, too! I love the Paris Postcard Pendant...the stamp & postmark are really a great touch!

Gen W.

Anonymous said...

I love the Eiffel Tower reversible pendant with key!! It has such an old world charm to it and an heirloom quality. I visited Paris when I was in high school studying french and the beauty of that country and culture has never left me. The pendant stirs all those emotions back up for me.

Elizabeth M.

jezebelsk said...

I love the beauty marble pendant. It's so pretty!!!! You definitely have some creative ideas!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

these are awesome! i *love* exuberance...

Angie B, AZ

Jess Addison said...

My favorite thing about the jewelry is how each piece means something different to everyone. I've ordered in the past and now the word "faith" is not only in my soul, it hangs by my heart every day. Did I mention it's also beautifully made?? I've gotten so many compliments on my necklace.

I have been looking at the HOPE necklace lately. A close friend of mine is an Obama supporter and I know she would love to wear his message around her neck.

Love your jewelry!
Jessica A.

Anonymous said...

These are GREAT! My favorite is "Harmony"...I sing in a women's barbershop chorus, and one of our "buzz words" is HARMONY, both in our music and in our friendships w/ chorus mates! Jen J. from Indiana

The Lindsays said...

I love the Eiffel Tower just looks romantic to me and would be a piece I could definitely see myself wearing.
Alicia L., Utah

betty R. said...

faith ,hope and love..words to try and live by,,,so very pretty.enter me please and thank you

betty r

CJW's folks said...

Oooooh, the Italian Proverb, I like that it's longer. So cool. I love the rectangular shapes, the words.
The date pendant is a close 2nd. I'd choose that one if the date was on one side, and a name could be on the other. What's on the backside of your pendants?
Jean W
Kenmore, WA

laura said...

I like the paris postcard design because it's simple and classic, and it's reversable (in case your necklack twists around on occasion). Thanks!!

Wendy said...

I think the ooh,la,la and the beauty one are the cutest. I like the key attached and the marble on the beauty as well as the jewel and the pink on the ooh,ls,ls. My favorite inscription is "Peace" because I think that is what we are all searching for.

Wendy C.

Anonymous said...

I like the NUMBER ONE Black Pendant because I need to start thinking of me.

michelle r,ca

musson said...

I would love the MONOGRAM really looks classy to me.

Laura Lee M. - Iowa

frugallm said...

I like the love is patient pendant. Sometimes I need to be reminded!

Lindsie M in NY

Smoochdog ~ said...

Michelle S. here from Boston MA. I LOVE these unique. My favorite is the three letter monogram one. I would love it even more if it had one of the little keys on it!

My initial are MKS (mSk if monogramming). Thanks and good luck to everyone!

LeaAnne said...

I really love the nurture pendant! That's my job as a Mom, I am supposed to nurture! What a fun way to remind myself and keep on track! :) Great work & great prices!

Jmons said...

These are very unique, I've never quite seen anything like it. I like the one that says "Love with your whole heart" My only suggestion would be to display someone wearing one.

Jessica M, Utah

Naomi said...

Initially, I was going to choose Pretty Please, just because I hear it so much from my 4 year old, but I really love the way No. 1 looks. So cool!

beckyray said...

I just love the custom monogram pendants! So lovely!

Bree said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the MONOGRAM Custom Pendant! How simple and beautiful!!

Bree T.

LisaW said...

I like the green HOPE pendant. They're all really classy!
--Lisa (Indiana)

poligal said...

It was really hard to pick just one. I really like the "Pretty Please" pendant. I use this phrase OFTEN.

Angela K.

Danielle said...

I love the adoure pendant


Sharla said...

So pretty! My favorites are the monogram custom and the love because I just love that round stone look. Thanks!
Sharla C Utah

mom2boys said...

I love the Truly,Madly,Deeply pendant. It makes me think of the love I share with my husband. Thanks
for the the great giveaway!

Dawn said...

Love is patient!
I repeat that often with my two toddlers!

Jennifer/The Word Cellar said...

I love the Fancy Thesauraus Pendant becuase we don't use the word "fancy" as a verb nearly often enough in this country!

I lived in the UK for a year, and I seem to fancy British English. :)

Jennifer M. in PA

Rachel said...

My fave is definitely the "lovely" pendant!

RachelF, TX

Stephanie said...

I so love the HOPE pendant! Right now in my lift that is all i have Hope for the future.

Jessie R. said...

I adore the FAITH HOPE LOVE Pendant! Thanks!

PS said...

I love the I DREAM OF PARIS Pendant. It is just a personal thing. I'm an artist, but I have YET to travel to Paris-(THIS JULY I get to Cruise by it!) I just want to go there and have my art shown there and drink good wine!!

julie said...

I love the love,hope, and faith for my daughter Hannah who struggles with a chronic illness daily, we have hope and faith that they will find a cure and always love
3beez at bellsouth dot net

theteo5 said...

I am loving the monogram necklaces. So beautiful!

Tara said...

I like the "love" marble one. I just think it is lovely.

taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

Julie said...

I adore the 'love' pendent

gunzie said...

I love these necklaces!! My favorite is the glass marble postage pendant (very vintage and nostalgic). If I could I would customize this one with my kids names in there really small. Thanks for the great giveaway!
ann dot guns at mac dot com

{Mullins} said...

Love LOVE Love the Truly, Madly, Deeply. Can describe so many different aspects of my life: my hubby, my kids, etc. She's so talented! ~Kelli M. Mesa, AZ

Mary512 said...

I like the 'Joie de Vivre' pendant. Great giveaway, thanks! --Mary S., TX

The Ralls said...

I think that the remember the date pendant is my favorite!!! Lindy R. Utah

Kimberly B. said...

I like the Paris postcard pendant! I've never been there, but if I had, I'm sure this pendant would bring back lovely memories!
Kimberly B. Minnesota

Anonymous said...

I love the EXUBERANCE Thesaurus Pendant. First off, it's from an old thesaurus. That's perfect because I'm a writer. Secondly, I tend to be pretty enthusiastic about whatever I do in life, so I think that pendant would be perfect for me.

Hyphen H

Danielle said...

Truly Madly Deeply!
Beautiful stuff!
dansan826 at
Danielle Cleveland Ohio

Kristie said...

I like the Sweetheart pendant, because it reminds me of all the sweethearts in my life (my husband and kids, especially).

Dolly said...

the glass marble styles are my favorites--i like the round look better than the rectangular pendants. of those, my fave is the monogram. it's darling, personal, but not stuffy.

Dolly G (PA)

LInda said...

Your work is beautiful! So many nice pendants to choose from, but I think my favorite is the monogram pendant!

charmed said...

I love the Truly, Madly, Deeply pendant, made my heart skip a beat when I read it.

Charmed, NC

Sue Wintz said...

I love the Gratitude pendant. It is one of my mantras and reminds me that each and every moment is a gift.

Sue W. Arizona

Mommy Instincts said...

Love Never Fails is my favorite. It is SO true! I love it!


Jen M

Lauri said...

I love the monogrammed pendant. That is so different from anything I have ever seen.


Laura said...

I really like the Thesaurus pendant because I am a word nerd...Thanks!

Lucky Canuck said...

I really like the "Pretty please" pendant because that seems to be what I am saying most to my husband these days!

Tania B in Alberta, Canada

Joanna said...

Wow, those are so beautiful, truly!

"Harmony" struck me right away, as did the monogram piece. Just beautiful!

-Joanna B., MA

peekab00 said...

i love the monogramed marble really nice..

Panjo Kids said...

My favorite is the Wonderful Pendant. It's one of my favorite words. I like the simplicity of the design. Classy, but fun.

Megret said...

We like the "Love" round pendant. So bubbly and cute....and not too intrusive....simple and sweet. Thanks!

Heather D. said...

I love "truly, madly, deeply" and "lovely" (my current favorite word). :o)

Heather D.
hmdilorenzo (at) aol (dot) com

clay and jordan said...

They are all great! I love all the word pendants...what great conversation starters!!

Karen said...

My favorite is Ooh La la! How cute!
Karen W. FL

Kristinia said...

Definately Love is patient, my hubby is military and we definately know the meaning of this !

Heather K. said...

I LOOOOVE these pendants. I would take one of eac! I love that they are simple and elegant at the same time. I also love the prices, so reasonable for handmade stuff. I love that I could wear it with a tshirt and jeans or a little black dress. The newsprint words in the rectangle silver frames are my favorite. I will be bookmarking this site for future purchases for sure!
Heather K.

Julie said...

I'm torn...I love the "believe" pendant (it kind-of reminds me of my Mom, because she LOVES all things Mary Englebright, and they often say "believe") but I ALSO love the monogram pendant!(such a great way to display your monograms!) They are both SO cute. :)

Julie M., UT

countryhunny89 said...

Her jewelry is so unique. I like the FANCY Pendant. It makes me think of that song Fancy from Reba McEntire. =P And it's pink!

Sarah F (Illinois)

the4moyers said...

Very pretty! I love the Love Pendant!
Tanya M., California

Leslie said...

My favorite would have to be the "Love With All Your Heart" pendant. This is something that I am always saying I do so it fits me perfect.

Leslie B, OH

Jeremy and Karen said...

I think they're all fun--but the most creative is definitely Darcy/Wickham :o) You have to know it to get it! This is a great idea for jewelry--it actually means something!
Karen R, Maryland

Headless Mom said...

I really love the monogram pendant because it is difficult to find personalized stuff!

I hope I qualify, I blog anonymously!

Headless Mom, Bloganvilla.

melonkelli said...

EIFFEL TOWER Pendant. Reminds me of the quick trip to Paris just before my son was born. It's subtle and personal.

Jeannie said...

Hello! My favorite (which it is VERY hard to pick just one) has to be the 'Believe' pendant. Its a word I often say to my self, as a wife I believe in my husband, as a mother I believe in my kids and as I start a new business I BELIEVE that it will be successful. Thanks for the contest and for the great site.

Sean said...

I like the EXUBERANCE necklace because I like the idea of having a necklace with a big word+ definition on it. It's so booky, I love it.
Sean C.

judygr64 said...

I did post my favorite piece before (the delight purple pendant) but I forget to include my info. I hope you can combine my posts or delete the first one!

Judy G.


anne said...

The lovely selection of pendants is great. My favorite of all is the Italian Proverb. Very unique and special. Thanks for this great giveaway.

Shelly said...

I love the Paris postcard as it would bring back happy memories


Jan said...

I LOVE the one that has the word "peace". What a beautiful thought.

Jan M.

Lilith Silvermane said...

Totally cute. i would have to say the monogrammed piece though. I'd love to get it for my daughter for the holidays. Very cute items.

Suzanne B.

karla said...

Cut marble - what a neat idea! I like how the Eiffel tower pendant could go with almost anything.

JenO said...

I like both the Hope and the Inspire pendants, because both of those are important concepts to me. I'd love a "grace" one as well if she made one. :)

Jacob and Kelly said...

I like the glass marble pendants. I couldn't decided on a saying yet. I also like the LOVE pendant with the pink background.

Kelly P., IA

goalmom said...

Oh my gosh!! I love the "I Dream of Mr. Darcy" pendant! My neighbor and I are huge Austen fans and watch the movies over and over again. Our husbands don't quite get it, but they've been known to sit through the movies a time or two.

Marsha J., CA

Anonymous said...

Love the Joie De Vivre Pendant because it means be happy-count your blessings.
Elaine R

PiesBonitos said...

I love the MONOGRAM Custom Pendant.

Carrie M. - PA

Jules said...

I love the Peace Pendant because, well, couldn't we all use a reminder to spread peace and live peace?

Julie B. SC

Croft Family said...

I love the LOVELY necklace. I love that word. That's why it is my favorite necklace it's just lovely!

Kari C Ut

Scarlett said...

I love "Pretty Please". That's how I can get my sister to spend any time with me.

Scarlett T., FL

OUR FAMILY said...

Love your stuff! I like the word many to choose from! It would take me forever to narrow it down to one!

Haylee M.

Amanda W./ Mindy said...

I like the gratitude one because I think it is so important. It would be a good reminder.

Amanda W. Des Moines, IA

Trishman Tribune said...

I love the Inspire Pendant. It's just simple, beautiful and inspiring. :) Great work!
Cindy T. UT

Becky said...

They are all so great. I like the monogram ones, and some of the word ones.