Monday, April 19, 2010
The Taffy Box "Blessed" Locket Mother's Day Review and Giveaway - CLOSED
Just in time for Mother’s Day I have a special treat for my readers! Koryn over at The Taffy Box has graciously offered one of my readers one of her fabulous locket necklaces from her Etsy store.
Before I review the locket she sent me, let me introduce you to Koryn.
Koryn is a military wife (thank you!) and the mother of four wonderful children. She’s lived all over the world traveling with her family, and now with their Golden Retriever, resides in Virginia. Koryn is also a Breast Cancer survivor with an excellent prognosis after surgeries and Chemotherapy just a couple short years ago.
Not only has she been married for over 23 years and lived a full and wonderful life, she works part time for Network of Strength, a national Breast Cancer peer support organization, counseling newly diagnosed patients. On top of that she also finds the time to run two jewelry businesses from her home Mother’s Precious Gems and The Taffy Box. Sounds like a pretty amazing woman to me!
Check out her blog to learn more about Koryn and her journey.
Koryn sent me one of her beautiful Locket Necklaces from The Taffy Box to first review for you, and then one lucky reader will win the necklace. Everyone say thank you Koryn!
I received the locket and the first thing I noticed was the very cute and professional way it was packaged. It comes wrapped nicely in tissue paper as to avoid marking up the silver, then packed in a cute pouch with a piece of, what else, taffy! I was very impressed with the packaging.
Then I opened the locket!
It really is beautiful! I find it amazing that she actually makes these necklaces herself. Let me tell you, in college a few years ago, I took a jewelry making class, and my work looked nothing like hers!! Hers is beautiful and I think it is of the same caliber as any jewelry store you’d walk into.
(This is the exact locket the winner will receive.)
The front of the locket has hearts stamped into the cover and inside is the beautiful word, blessed, in a nice font. The jump rings are securely closed ensuring the locket remains secured. The back of the locket has a nice brushed finish as well.
This is how she sent the locket to me, but the winner gets to customize the locket with dangling Swarovski© crystals (see the picture at the top of the review for an example) of their choice to make it personalized for them. After the end of the giveaway ends, Koryn will send a secure jump ring with crystals to the winner direct.
When purchasing this locket at The Taffy Box, the locket retails for $37.00 and can be customized on the front, the inside, as well as the finish on the back to your individual liking when you purchase. It is also available in yellow gold for an additional fee of $15.00 or in a smaller size as well.
Check out her two websites for a variety of products and purchase something for yourself or a loved one today. After all, it is Mother’s Day coming up! What a perfect gift handmade jewelry would be. If Mother’s Day isn’t enough of an incentive, perhaps the fact that a portion of all proceeds goes to an organization that provides early detection of breast cancer to uninsured and under insured women. What a great cause!
If you aren’t ready to purchase quite yet, Koryn is offering up this beautiful necklace as a giveaway to one of you lucky readers!
Main Entry – To be eligible to win the locket, you must go to Koryn's website and return here telling me what product you must have (other than the locket). That’s it. Leave that in a comment along with your email so I may contact you if you’re the winner.
Extra Entries – These entries are not mandatory, but are for those readers that wish to increase the chances of them winning the locket. You must do the Main Entry first before these extra entries to be eligible to win. Remember to leave a separate comment for any and all entries and to leave an email address so I can contact you.
1. Follow my blog publicly via Google Connect (over on the right side bar). You must follow publicly in order for this to count. Current followers just have to write that you already follow me. (2 entries, leave two separate comments for this one) Please let me know what email and name you are following under.
2. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway. Please leave a URL where I can check that you tweeted. This can be done once a day to earn many extra entries. Leave a URL for every tweet please. Copy and paste the following tweet:
"Enter this #giveaway to #win a beautiful locket necklace from The Taffy Box over at @Inthknowgivawys http://bit.ly/cwtEG9"
3. Blog about this giveaway. Please leave a direct URL to the blog entry. (2 entries, leave two separate comments)
4. Join my blogfrog community and comment in the forum.
Giveaway is open to entrants in the U.S. only, and ends on May 4, 2010 at 11:59pm EST (hopefully in time for you to receive it by Mothers Day, May 9). A comment number will be drawn at random from random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. If I don't hear back, another winner will be selected.