Monday, January 28, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Carnival #1: The Remembrance Necklace

This Giveaway is now officially closed. For more information on how to purchase these products, please go to GiBee Designs. Thanks for participating!

It's finally here! The Bloggy Giveaway Carnival hosted by Shannon over at her Bloggy Giveaways blog (also from Rocks in my Dryer). I will have 6 ... yes, six pieces of handcrafted jewelry to give away this week! I will post the first one here, and then by the end of the day, I'll have the other 5 posted on their own posts.

How can you win??? Leave a comment along with your email address, and your blog or website link where I can contact you. IMPORTANT: I MUST have a valid email address to contact you (if you fill out the blogger comment form properly, your email address will only be seen by me).

Updated to Add: You MAY enter for one, three, or all six drawings, but you may only enter your name once in each of the drawings. Let me know if that doesn't make sense. Also... I think Google changed things up on me! Now, when you comment, you need to leave your email address within the comment section, but in order to maintain spammers from getting your email, I would suggest that you use the following format (with your info, of course!):

kissesof[dot]sunshine[at]yahoo[dot]com

I promise I'll figure it out. Please check back by Monday, 2/4/08 to see if you've been drawn.

Also, I changed my comments so they pop up, I hope that makes it easier with six places to enter at one time! Have fun!

The jewelry will be sent out regular postal service, unless you live in Canada (in which case, I'm not sure how to do that, but it will probably still be with the USPS).

The drawings are open to both US and Canadian addresses! The Giveaway will be closed (comments section) by noon on Friday, February 1!

Now, without further to do... I present you with my first giveaway: The Remembrance Necklace.

The sterling silver pendant is approximately one inch, and is hand-wrapped. It contains a freshwater pearl flanked by two tiny clear Swarovski crystals. It is topped by a third small clear Swarovski crystal that represents the small life that was lost. The top crystal can be replaced with either a pink or blue crystal to specifically represent a boy or girl, or it can also be replaced with the color of the birthstone for the month of the baby’s intended due date or the child's birthday. The pendant will come strung on a delicate 18" sterling silver chain. It is the perfect choice for somebody who prefers a discreet reminder of their child to wear all of the time ... one that won’t generate questions that may be too painful to answer.

I designed this necklace so that it may help mothers who have experienced the loss of a child feel comforted and begin to heal from the loss. Losing a child is one of the most devastating events that can happen in a woman's life and the grief that follows the loss of a baby during pregnancy, during infancy, or a child of any age is painful, intense and very real. To help you on your healing journey, please know that this necklace was made for you with incredible love, respect, and care. Your grief is an important part of healing, and should never be minimized.

The pearl in this pendant represents the continuance of things - of life, loss and pure love. We grieve, we heal, and we come full circle. I specifically chose the pearl as the central focal point on this pendant, because it simply amazes me that something so tiny can enter an oyster, yet develop into a beautiful, lustrous pearl.

While we may only be able to hold our child in our hearts today, one day soon we will be able to hold their hand, and hug them close to us. It is my deepest prayer for you, that in the process of wearing this necklace, your heart will begin to mend, and you will find peace.

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

John 14:27





148 comments:

Lysa TerKeurst said...

You necklace is absolutely beautiful. I have a little one in Heaven too.

Thank you for offering this sweet gift.

Many Blessings~
Lysa

E-mail: Lysa@Proverbs31.org

Pam said...

GiBee, this is gorgeous, as I knew it would be. I am so proud of you for doing this.

I have a little one in Heaven as well.

Sending a big hug your way, friend.

Pamelotta said...

That's just beautiful. You're very talented.

Hip Mama Crafts said...

beautiful....

momrn2 said...

Gibee... beautiful!! I know exactly who I would give this to. A family member who has suffered many losses and has a number of sweet ones waiting for her in heaven.

What a precious idea!

Susanne said...

GiBee this is absolutely precious. What a lovely thing to honor my little one in heaven.

Capturing Today said...

I have a friend who would really appreciate a necklace like this!

Org Junkie said...

This would be such a nice gift for my sister. Beautiful work Gibee!!

Susan said...

Ohh how special! I have not lost a child, but have many friends who have. (My son has a brain tumor and is in remission now)

I pray God heals YOUR heart. This is so precious...

MTherese said...

I love the idea behind your necklace. Remember, though, babies aren't the only children lost.

Jessica said...

Definitely count me in on this one. So pretty!

Katy said...

That is beautiful and such a beautiful idea. I lost my first child due to an ectopic pregnancy. It was horrible..but I know I will see my child again one day.
My email is in my profile. Thank you sooo much for this opportunity! :)

Rhonda said...

This is just beautiful.

Nick and Megan...and Chelsea too! said...

What a sweet gift. I have not lost a little one but have a dear friend who has lost several. What a great gift it would be for her!

Thanks!!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

This is just stunning. I have two little ones in heaven.

God has given you an incredible talent. Thanks for using it to bring glory to HIM!

Blessings
stephanie

stephanieparson@bellsouth.net

Geri said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!! Fun, Fun, Fun!!! Please count me in !
gerijones64@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Count me in.
Dyani19@aol.com

TCC said...

Very pretty design. Thank you for including me in this giveaway!

Mrs. Hewett said...

The Remembrance necklace is lovely. I have three little ones waiting for me in heaven, and this necklace would be a beautiful reminder of the precious lives that briefly touched our family. Thank you for including me in your drawing.

Not the Queen said...

This is beautiful! I know too many people who would love this necklace. What a gorgeous reminder of loved ones!

Anne said...

I have both a son and a daughter in heaven, and this necklace is such a beautiful way to remember!

Thank you so much for including this in your giveaway!

I would love to win it!

Anne
carrieannejones2001@yahoo.com

Yard Sale Princess said...

Gibee,
I would love to win this beautiful necklace for a dear friend who has lost one baby due to a genetic abnormality and also had a miscarriage. She is a beautiful person and deserves a lovely necklace like this.
Yard Sale Princess
yardsaleprincess1[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jennifer said...

Please count me in.
Smiles!

I Was Just Thinking.... said...

Such a beautiful design. Please pick me!

Jthemilker said...

I love all your items!
Jthemilker@aol.com

windycindy said...

Hi, I love this necklace! Please enter me in your contest. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Danielle said...

Gorgeous! I have a friend who will be marking the first anniversary of her sons death next month and I would love to give this to her, if for no other reason than just to celebrate her sons life and that she has made it through all of those impossible "firsts" after losing a loved one!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Princess LadyBug said...

So beautiful! Please count me in. My email is listed on my profile. :)

Andrea said...

beautiful necklace
and beautiful blog

lesan{at}mts{dot}net

A Cup of Joy said...

It has been commented before, but I must comment again....so beautiful!

Stacey said...

What an amazing gift you have GiBee!

This is great! Please enter me!

Stacey
stacey(at)makesmorescents(dot)com

Someone Being Me said...

Beautiful. Please sign me up.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I have a little one in heaven. I miscarried at just a tad over 6 weeks. I know in my heart that the baby was a little boy. I didn't name him and I wish I had now.

Count me in please!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Stop by my place to win a bath set & candles or one of two copies of a book I'm giving away.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings

momofmhasr said...

very pretty

T'aowyn said...

What a beautiful piece of artwork.

taowyn (at) gmail (dot) com

Banana said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. I lost my first baby when I was 21 weeks pregnant. Do you sell these also?

Please enter me. :)
leighayn (at) gmail (dot) com

amyswandering said...

What a beautiful idea! My 4 yr old son is waiting in Heaven for us. Count me in please!

toombstown[at]gmail[dot]com

tina in thailand said...

I so appreciate your design and desire to create a memorial. We have lots many babies and I have been looking for something to have as a memorial for them. Do you have anything that would accomodate remembering multiple children?
I know whoever wins your gift will be blessed.

Alicia said...

What a precious idea....

I found out on Fri(Jan 25) that my baby has died and I go in tomorrow(Wed) to start induction. (I am 19 weeks)

Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Alicia

Nancy Sabina said...

Oh my goodness! Just give it to Alicia! I don't know her but I feel for her.

But, short of that, enter me in the contest!

Betsy said...

Nice
betskev(at)earthlink(dot)net

alloye2000 said...

just lovely i really like it

Jennifer said...

I would give this necklace to a dear friend who lost a baby and has recently found out she can't get pregnant again. Thank you for this precious giveaway.

Shannon said...

I've suffered losses...and know many people that have as well. What a great gift to give to someone who is hurting.

Wendy said...

Great giveaway! Count me in:)

Anjanette said...

I have the perfect friend to give this to! She lost a son and would adore this.

anjdave@comcast.net

eyeslikesugar said...

How beautiful. I hope I win. =)

Kerri said...

wow! absolutely beautiful. Enter me.

Kerri
moose2love(at)aol(dot)com.

Annie said...

beautiful. We lost our second son two years ago.. this piece is one to cherish.

Anna Lee
annie_puckett[at]hotmail[dot]com
http://cochrans[dot]wordpress[dot]com

Melissa said...

count me in please!!!
crazyaboutgus (at) gmail (dot) com

Christina said...

Love it!
christinaberickson(at)gmail(dot)com

Carrie said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful piece.

Amity said...

Very pretty necklace!!! Please enter me!!!

amitymatthia at hotmail.com

Heather said...

I love the necklace. It would be a wonderful thing to have to honor the little one that should have joined our family this coming March.

Paige said...

Oh, how lovely!

Wired Wilsons said...

Oh Yeah, That's gorgeous!
Camille
www.snaphappymama.com

Killlashandra said...

What a lovely necklace and significance. Please sign me up. Thank you.

Qtpies7 said...

That is a wonderful way to remember. I have lost two girls.

Sarah said...

I lost my son last April at 15 weeks along. By now, everyone expects life to have moved on. In some ways, it has. In many ways, it never will.

Thanks for offering a healing gift like that. It's very caring of you. I hope that it blesses the winner.

"J" said...

Wow.....I love this!!!! =) Enter me for sure!!!

musingsfromleftfield [at] yahoo [dot] com

Thank you for such a GREAT give-away!!!!

HandsRaisedToHeaven said...

This is such a beautiful remembrance. We have lost 2 little ones due to miscarriage.

jenholtz (at) yahoo (dot) com

Rachie S. said...

I have a friend who lost a baby at 30 weeks. If I won this would be hers.

jayedee said...

my son, jordin, chose to leave us by his own hand 3 years ago. i would wear this daily as a remembrance of him. thank you for this awesome giveaway. please put my name in the hat too! good luck everyone.

Anonymous said...

I have two babies in heaven.One was an ectopic pregnancy and one was stillborn.It was the hardest thing to go through.I thank God that He blessed me with a son before my losses because I wasn't able to have more children.
Hunter is a cutie! monk5@charter.net

Leigh said...

I had three miscarriages. A tought thing, but I know they are with God.

I hope I win!

Teri said...

This is just beautiful! I have a little one (early miscarriage) in heaven, too!

ahiltz said...

What a beautiful and meaningful necklace! Thanks so much for doing this!

ahiltzy@yahoo.com

Marcia said...

This is so beautiful. I lost my sister.

Angela said...

very nice please enter me!!
chadandangela (at) comcast (dot) net

Fiddle D. Dee said...

So pretty! Please enter me!

Sheila said...

So pretty! Please count me in!
Thanks!

sheryan at cableone dot net

Deborah said...

Simply adorable. Count me in please. If I win, you can contact me at dmj53 at hotmail dot com

km said...

I love how the pearl in the box is like the baby in the womb. This would be a great gift for a friend who is really hurting.

Elisarose said...

Wow. I didn't think I would be brought to tears while doing this bloggy giveaway thing. This past Nov., I miscarried. Baby's due date is our anniversary. I blogged about it - check out the post "Little Star".
elisarose.blogspot.com
And now for my email:
elisarosehilliard at gmail dot com

Snowbird said...

This is beautiful. I love pendants and this is really pretty.

Bebemiqui said...

Great giveaway! Count me in.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hélène said...

Please enter me.

Rachel said...

Oh sign me up please!!

Rochirmil said...

Sign me up pretty please.

Linda said...

I have twin boys and a baby in heaven. enter me please. ernestsgirl82@aol.com

Shane said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Please count me in. Thanks a bunch! :)

RubyShooZ said...

How lovely and how very nice of you to do.

Please enter me.

twobluemoons (at) yahoo (dot) com

Erin said...

So pretty & so thoughtful.

Michelle said...

Oh, this is a beautiful necklace. I don't know the gender of the babies I've lost, but their due dates & loss dates are etched in my memory. This would be a lovely way to memorialize them.

Thanks,
fizzledink (at) gmail (dot) com

goalmom said...

A beautiful necklace and thoughtful design.

Melanie said...

What a heartfelt gift. So wonderful.

charmed said...

What a great giveaway! Please enter me, arogers(at)gmail(dot)com

Chelsea said...

So lovely...
caivanofamily[at]earthlink[dot]net

Britt said...

Beautiful!!!
MrsSmartyPants25(at)aol(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Please count me in. This necklace is beautiful. I have a little one in heaven too. -Erica (e_foxhall@yahoo.com)

Tes283 said...

Thank you for having this great Give-a-way.

Chappyswife said...

This is very pretty, GiBee, & what a special idea.

Jen said...

How beautiful...count me in. Very sweet here at Valentines Day.

Jenna said...

Please include me in your drawing. My best friend just went through a miscarriage and I think this might help her.

www.CurlyGirlCrochet.etsy.com said...

Oh, yes please enter me in your drawing. What a sweet, touching idea!

http://www.CurlyGirlCrochet.etsy.com
djcregue at wmis dot net

dolls123 said...

thanks

Shelly said...

Thanks for your beautiful giveaway!

Robin (the pensieve one) said...

This is probably the most touching give-away I'll see all week.

Simply lovely :).

pensieve(dot)love(at)gmail(dot)com

Piseco said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the contest.

Meghan said...

How fun! That pendant is beautiful!!! Please enter me!
~Meghan
nutmeg16@sbcglobal.net

Ginny said...

Would love to win! My email is in my profile :)

Robin M. said...

So pretty... thanks for sharing!
rlm2496[at]yahoo[dot]com

Marly said...

Sign me up, please!

betty said...

You must love what you do because your jewelry is so lovely@
betty
bgdroddy@wildblue.net

Katie said...

Please enter me . katie_mmartin [at] yahoo (dot) com

nor_lou said...

wonderful

diXymiss said...

I'm not sure which is more lovely... the necklace itself or your eXpression of compassion and empathy. Please enter my name for a chance to win this eXquisite piece that represents what words cannot eXpress. (((thanX)))

Joanna said...

Enter me in your giveaway, please. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

How beautiful. Our remembrance baby? Her birthday was yesterday.

Thank you for remembering them!

art and nature [at] juno *dot* com

Sarah said...

I'm not entering this one, I just wanted to tell you how beautiful I think this is. If you happen to draw my number, please give it to someone else...

Proverbs31 said...

Beautiful! Please enter me. I have not lost a child, but I have a friend...

mommyofmany said...

What a beautiful way to remember!

Thanks for the giveaway!

ispeakbeanish said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Tara said...

I just love it.

tgerner at att.net

Christine said...

So beautiful. Would love to win. Thanks.

Miss Vida said...

Pretty, I hope I win.

Sarah said...

This is a very thoughtful necklace, and I would love to win it!

I have had a miscarriage in the past.
Thanks for a great giveaway! sharvey at connections-etc dot net

verna said...

Beautiful and thoughtful. Please include me. verna1106 at gmail dot com

Anastasia said...

This is great! I'd love to enter :0

anastasia_falling@yahoo.com

Jen @ JenuineJen said...

If I had not had a miscarriage, my baby would have been born next week. Please count me in. Thanks for hosting.

jennybethm [at] gmail [dot] com

kelly said...

Please choose me!
kprimmer@gmail.com

Neen said...

Beautiful work!

Shana said...

I lost triplets in my 10th week in 2000. My peace does come from the knowledge that I WILL see them some day! Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway. Please count me in! :o)

Anonymous said...

Ohh, how sweet. I have tiny twins in heaven. Kat

wisdomseekers (at) verizon . net

Andrea said...

Beautiful!

Queen of My Domain said...

How pretty.

Laura said...

enter me please lb1978 @ hotmail .com

Jennifer said...

I'd love to win, so please count me in! Have a great week!

Jennifer :-)

JewelsHud said...

Wow - these are beautiful - I'd love to win - you are talented and wise.

julieahudson[at]hotmail[.]com

KatyShops said...

Love it!!

Jon & Sarah said...

You are so creative! The jewelry is beautiful.

Mom 2 To Boys said...

Count me in and be sure to check out my give a way also. Thanks!

Gloria said...

Please add me :)
saddeyezz at yahoo dot com

PEA said...

Such beautiful jewelry you make! Please enter my name in your giveaway:-) Thank you!

Nordly said...

That is stunningly beautiful!

Stacey Moore said...

please enter us in your awesome contest!! we would love to win!!

Heather said...

I have a nephew in heaven. Mason Andrew...his mom would love this. please count me in!
hmsch@bellsouth.net

A glance at my world said...

I'm running out of ways to say your stuff is beautiful, but it is :)

Amanda said...

what a sweet woman to have this giveaway. Thank you for this amazing giveaway and please enter me!

Karin said...

Please enter me in the giveaway--thank you!

mommamia said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I would be honored to win this.

Meg said...

Simply beautiful....extraordinarily touching. I'd be blessed to win. ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

Dooneybug said...

Very pretty! Enter me please!

thingsclosetomyheart said...

What a beautiful necklace. We have a grandson waiting in heaven so my daughter would love this.

lon_linda(at)msn(dot)com

carolsue said...

Your jewelry is beautiful! Would love this!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Very beautiful!!!

hianded[at]earthlink[dot]net

Donna said...

Beautiful! I have 2 little ones I lost through miscarriage.
4babybirds[at]gmail[dot]com

Heather said...

I'm in love with that necklace! Sweet!