Now I will tell you up front that I am not, by and large, a jewelry person. I mean, I like a cute pair of earrings as much as the next girl, but I’m not someone who dreams of amassing a large assortment of precious stones or even of owning a really nice watch. I’m perfectly content with whatever Steinmart has on the sale rack, and if I had a choice between having a new diamond ring or taking a fabulous trip with my husband, the trip would win out every single time. It’s not even a contest.
But oddly enough, for the last several months I’ve found myself wishing that I had a simple, pretty necklace that I could wear with almost everything. Life with a four year-old dictates that I’m sort of past the point of wearing anything with a delicate chain, but a few months ago I saw one SASSY necklace in particular that really struck my fancy. Big, chunky beads – simple design – lots of color. I looked at it online almost every single day, but there was no way I could justify buying it during this “season of waiting” we’re walking through right now.
And so I had to let it go.
Well, a couple of weeks ago – right after my birthday – I got an email from Lisa, one of my readers, and she said she wanted to make a necklace for me, and OH, BY THE WAY, she even MAKES HER OWN (CHUNKY, COLORFUL) BEADS.
Somebody give the Lord a handclap. Give Him a handclap of praise.
The necklace arrived a little over a week ago, and y’all, when I finally got it unwrapped, I gasped. And then I said, “I LOVE IT!” about seventeen times in a row, never you mind that I was all by myself. It is absolutely perfect for me, and I really will treasure it forever. I smile every single time I put it on – and I just have to share the sassy jewelry goodness.
So: A GIVEAWAY!
Lisa has been working like crazy to get ready for this giveaway, and she has made some absolutely gorgeous pieces. As a person who could not string oversized wooden beads onto yarn without having a small nervous breakdown, I cannot even imagine the intricacy and attention to detail involved with making jewelry. But I know good stuff when I see it, and Lisa’s jewelry is good stuff. It’s great stuff. No doubt about it.
Here’s how the giveaway will work. Go here to look at Lisa’s fabulous designs, and pick out your favorite. Then come back here, comment, and tell me which one you like the best.
On Friday I’ll use a random number generator to pick TWO winners, and those winners will be able to select the necklace of their choice from Lisa’s collection. And if you want to buy something instead of taking your chances with the drawing, you can certainly do that, too. I think you’ll be surprised by how affordable these one-of-a-kind pieces actually are.
So go. Look. Window shop. And then come back here and tell me which one you like best.
I AM ALREADY SO HAPPY FOR THE WINNERS!