Smart and Crafty Women Change the World!

{Stay to the end for a fantastic giveaway!}

Is it just me, or does it seem as though blogging is changing the face of small business, particularly for women?

One of my favorite parts of what I do is having the chance to rub shoulders with some brilliantly creative, entrepreneurial women.  I’m blown away by some of the women I’ve met, working in their homes to produce (and sell) something remarkable.  Whether they’re promoting their writing or creating items with their hands, the blogosphere feels, to me, like a renewal in the cottage industry set-up of 150 years ago.

I love it.  It’s empowering, don’t you think?

This year, I’m planning to do as much of my Christmas shopping as I can from these entrepreneurial women, at Etsy and other similar small businesses.  I’m hoping to feature some of them on my blog this fall, as well, and send a little linky love their way. 

Vintagepearl2So I’m starting today with one of my favorites, Vintage Pearl.  Erin, the owner, hand creates this lovely personalized jewelry in her home.  I have this piece, and I wear it almost every day–I absolutely love it.  I was so crazy about Erin’s work that I ordered this children’s piece for my niece’s fifth birthday–it was a smashing Vintagepearl3success!  And look at these personalized baby spoons, which Erin just added to her shop recently.  I think that may be my new favorite baby gift (but shhh, let’s keep it between you and me that they only cost $15).

Erin has graciously offered to give away any one piece* from her shop to one lucky reader here.  To enter, simply visit Vintage Pearl, browse around, and come back here to leave a comment saying which item you love the best.

Erin ships internationally, so anyone is eligible to win, no matter where you live.  I’ll keep this giveaway open until Thursday morning, October 16th.

*Winner will receive any one piece, your choice, but if you want more charms on your piece than the way Vintage Pearl has listed, you’ll need to pay for the additional charms.

COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

595 thoughts on “Smart and Crafty Women Change the World!

  1. Tracie Koenig says:

    I love the “out on a limb” I am always doing the same old stuff and sometimes I need to venture outside of the box. I have just discovered blogs and yours is on my list of favorites!!

  2. kelly says:

    seriously? i’m the first? well, i think i should get a prize just for that?! i’m thinking being first hurts my winning chances… oh well… anyway, my favorite is the wire wrapped ring on the banner across the top of her shop. probably breaking the rules because it’s not actually “in the shop”, but i LOVE it.

  3. Queen B says:

    I love the small square initial necklace. I think it would be a great Christmas gift for my mother-in-law…with the grandkids initials!!
    Great stuff! Thanks for the introduction!

  4. Diana says:

    Since I have four children myself the Diamond Name Necklace is my favorite. What beautiful jewelry! Thank you for sharing this site with us.

  5. stacie says:

    I like the diamond name necklace, but w/ only two kids what would I put on the other sides? Their birth years? Hm.
    I still hope I win- very cute stuff!!

  6. Amy says:

    I love this shop! I love the eclectic the best, but I also love initials on a chain and small square initials. If I don’t win, I’m putting this on my wish list for after our baby is born. So fun!

  7. megan@Hold it Up to the Light says:

    I am a recent “finder” of Etsy, and I L.O.V.E. it!!!
    Thanks so much to bringing these gifted artists out for all of us to see! They are truly amazing!!!
    I have to say, I love the idea of the circle of love necklace! All my loves, all in one spot….what’s not to love!
    Praying for a win on this one!!!

  8. Denise says:

    Oh How do you pick just one as your favorite! I love just about everything…but I would have to say the You are my sunshine pendant because my dad always sang that song to me and it brings back so many awesome memories.
    PS…love your blog!

  9. april says:

    Circle of Love is such a precious piece to me. I love the circle concept and the fact that in one piece, I can have all of my sweethearts’ names. I hope I win! πŸ™‚

  10. Bubba's Sis says:

    I love the “Layers of Two” with the cross – that would be perfect for my daughter! What beautiful things she has at her site! I love the breast cancer awareness one, too – my mom is a THREE-TIME survivor! There is ALWAYS hope!

  11. Diana (Ladybug Limited) says:

    Thank you for doing this– I love Etsy! Some day I’ll have enough time & guts to list my own stuff, but until then, I will drool all over her “Papa has my heart” keychain. (It was on page 2 of her sold items…)

  12. Liz C. says:

    I would love to get the small square initials necklace. It is so pretty and so simple I am in love with it and love the idea of wearing the initials of all my boys

  13. Cathy says:

    Definitely the Project Runway Make it Work necklace! I love that show!
    Gorgeous pieces. Thanks for sharing this store with us!

  14. Jennifer Casey says:

    I love the eclectic necklace. As each of my children have such different personalities, it seems appropriate!

  15. MJ says:

    Ok, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the mother’s birthstone charm bracelet…but it’s not listed in her shop anymore, just in the sold items. I also LOVE the “you are my sunshine” necklace. I sing that to my baby boy every day before his nap. So sweet. πŸ™‚

  16. kathryn says:

    I love the eclectic and the simple love with the copper heart.. Our sweet baby passed away recently (after his 2nd heart surgery, I’ve commented here before). I may have to purchase even if I don’t win!

  17. MamaMay says:

    Must say those stamped spoons are sooo cute. I really would love one… but after talking to the hubby (I bounce every shopping thing off of him or my mother) I realized we are still in school and living on student loans… doh! So the only way I will be getting one will be if I win… or I can wait until graduation… (9 more months…)

  18. Deanna says:

    They are all beautiful. BUT.. if I had to choose one it would be…..the diamond name necklace.Simply because this fits me and my life at this point. There are 4 of us in this awesome family, it is silver (I love silver right now), I don’t have a diamond shaped necklace and the one daint pearl just does it for me. Simple and content…that’s my life:0)

  19. Deanna says:

    Probably Out on a Limb or Love Birds. But I’ll definitely have to remember her stuff for when I have kids and for gifts. It all is so gorgeous.

  20. Melanie says:

    I love Names on a Chain. Of course, it’s all awesome! I’ll be checking this Etsy shop out later with my Christmas list…

  21. Ewokgirl says:

    I remember her website from the last time you mentioned her. My favorite piece isn’t currently up there. It was a teardrop with “Dream” on it, along with a little pearl. That one just spoke to me for some reason.

  22. Abbie says:

    She must have added a few more pieces since the last time I stopped by (which was not too long ago!)
    I love the “Love Birds” necklace! So simple, but cute!

  23. Bitsy says:

    I love her stuff, too. The diamond name and little square necklaces are some of my favorite. And the spoons are wonderful!!!
    Joy, Bitsy

  24. Janera says:

    Etsy is great! I love that so many are using their talents and skills to create things that are much more special than anything that could be mass-produced or machine-made.
    Vintage Pearl is a great shop! Thanks for pointing us in her direction.
    Since I have four kids, I think the square name neclace is my fave.

  25. April in CT says:

    How to choose!? I’m really drawn to the Circle of Love necklace. I really love the one with the copper heart and out on a limb. I see a purchase in my near future!

  26. Amy says:

    I really like the square initials necklace, but all her stuff is great! I like the simplicity but it’s elegant.

  27. Erin says:

    I love the small square initials on a chain necklace and the faith necklace with the cross. Everything was just beautiful!

  28. Patty says:

    So much cute stuff! I really like the pearl ring. And the Project Runway necklace. And … ok, time to make my Christmas wish list…

  29. Elizabeth says:

    I love the diamond name necklace. I’ve asked for something like this for my birthday next month.
    And I noticed her town is very near mine. How do I find out about a show!? I love her stuff!

  30. Cecelia says:

    It feels strange to be entering a giveaway rather than hosting one, but this is a really neat find. My sister & I are trying to convince my mom to run a 5K as a family so when I saw the Sister…Mother necklace I immediately thought of my girls. Love and AND your blog. Thanks so much!!

  31. pam says:

    I love that you do this, Shannon. You feature so many wonderful things, and this is a fantastic one. I really like the necklace you have the best, and the other pieces I’ve seen are lovely as well.
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  32. Summer says:

    Very cute jewelry!
    I would absolutely get the Breast Cancer Awareness necklace. My grandmother was diagnosed in ’98 and it came back and metastasized in ’06. She doesn’t have much time left. I hope we find a cure in my life time.

  33. crystal says:

    If I’m choosing for myself, I would choose the “out on a limb” necklace. If I’m choosing a gift for someone else, I would choose the “faith” necklace.

  34. Lori says:

    Oooh – I am in love with the kids’ necklace with Eden on it. I want them for both of my girls! Great work – I’m impressed. πŸ™‚

  35. Grateful for Grace says:

    I would love a ton of these, but having that I need to be practical right now… I would greatly appreciate having the baby spoon for our six month old son. We like to get our babies something sweet like this, but money is tight right now, so… this would do it without taxing our budget.
    The necklaces are breathtaking! (in a good way, not in a Seifeld way)

  36. Tricia says:

    Oh my goodness…what an awesome shop! I’m such a blog stalker and now I have to bookmark your site as another must read! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the drawing. I hope I win!!! πŸ™‚

  37. Crysm @ Memoirs of a Mommy says:

    Oh how wonderful!! I have always loved her Etsy Store!! My favorite is the Simple Love with a Copper Heart. It’s PERFECT!!! for me since I want a charm type necklace that shows both my kids but also remembers Noah’s Heart Donor.

  38. brie says:

    what gorgeous jewellery! i’ve been lurking for awhile now but i thought i’d come out of hiding just for this πŸ™‚
    i love the 5 shapes necklace… called ‘eclectic’ i think. really fun!

  39. Dee Anne says:

    Awesome jewelry! I can’t seem to decide between the briolette earrings, the flower pendant or the layered pendant with the cross. Love it all!

  40. Janera says:

    Etsy is great! I love that so many are using their talents and skills to create products that are much better than anything that could be mass-produced or machine-made.
    Vintage Pearl is a great one! I especially love the square name neclace, since I have four kids.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  41. Coupon Geek says:

    I love the necklace for sisters…”sisters are for sharing laughter and wiping tears…handstamped necklace” I have two great sisters that fit this perfectly!

  42. Stacy says:

    I really think that I NEED the Diamond name necklace, although I love the Project Runway one as well πŸ™‚ Her work is really beautiful!!

  43. Erica says:

    I love the diamond name necklace. It would be perfect for my family of four. If I don’t win, I’m gonna ask for it for Christmas. πŸ™‚

  44. paula says:

    I am absolutely in love with “the eclectic…” But each of these is so beautiful–and so ME! I’m going to send not-so-subtle hints to my husband…

  45. Nikki says:

    It is so hard to choose. I love the beautiful simplicity of the small squares necklace. I know that I would wear it everyday and that I would receive a million compliments and “where did you get that??” from all the moms I know. I also adore the diamond names necklace. The idea of wearing something so unique with the names of each member of my precious family makes my heart smile. I’ll write a haiku if it will get my comment chosen!!
    Cherished silver names
    Keep my family near me
    Always by my heart

  46. Cheryl says:

    I love the Petite Flower… I think I’ll have to look more into that for my little girls for christmas (unless I win!!!) thanks for the link!

  47. MemeGRL says:

    The new stuff is as gorgeous as the old! But the spoons are a huge, huge bonus add. I just love giving a gorgeous, practical, personalized gift that will get used.

  48. Maggie says:

    ooooh! a giveaway! so exciting! I would LOVE to win the Simply Faith necklace. I really liked all of her stuff. I am definitely doing some of my Christmas shopping there.

  49. Jennifer Willis says:

    My favorites of the currently listed items are the Eclectic and Simple Love With a Copper Heart, but truly, my eye went to the wire-wrapped pearl ring at the top of the page (which I know doesn’t count, since it isn’t currently listed). That piece is truly, and simply devine πŸ™‚ I have admired Erin’s work clear back to Ebay days… what a talented artist.

  50. Beth says:

    I love out on a limb and the love birds for myself. ..
    I think the teach one with the apple would make a great gift for a special teacher . . .

  51. Johanna says:

    I loved the diamond name necklace, and I have the perfect way to fill the four sides — the names of hubs and my three kiddos!
    She’s got beautiful things; I loved the necklace you bought your niece.

  52. Jessica says:

    I love out on a limb and any of the simple name charms- I’ve had this site bookmarked for awhile actually as a hint to my husband- he’s not that smart though but hey I picked him πŸ˜‰ lol

  53. Angie says:

    I LOVE Etsy and Vintage Pearl – her stuff is timeless. Personally, I love the square necklace – a very cool way to show off your family!

  54. sarah @ a beach cottage says:

    hmmm, you know what I will do the same, a very good idea to shop pleasantly and online and by women who are involved right at the heart of the product
    I just had to comment and tell you what a wonderful experience I had with an Etsy purchase from Beachy at capecodcupboard, i bought a piece of her jewellery for my mum in England, when it arrived it was *beautifully* presented and wrapped with very special care, my mum literally gushed as she described in detail each layer of the package, I was very happy for her to get a gorgeous parcel like that, it meant so much more for me and for her to receive something personal.
    your post has jogged me into remembering how special this was and that I want that for Christmas gift giving too…thanks!
    Sarah

  55. Jenny says:

    What a sweet little shop! I LOVE the “petite flower.” I have been looking for something I could wear with my daughter’s name and then give to her later.

  56. chrissi says:

    I love that site~! my fave was the electic necklace with the names stamped on. because it just looked like something I would wear and the different shapes of the tags on the necklace reminded me of the differing personalities of my kiddos! thanks for making me aware of that site. I might have to buy one!!!!

  57. BusyMom says:

    I really like the Simple Love and Show Me Your Name. Of course, I don’t wear silver, so I would have to figure out who the gift would be for and then make the appropriate selection.

  58. Lauren says:

    My one and only sister is about to get married and move over 1000 miles away from me, and I would love to be able to give her that “Sisters” necklace as a going-away gift!

  59. Allison says:

    My favorite would be the “you are my sunshine”. I always sang that song to my daughter when she was little. I would love to give it to her now that she is a teenager to remind her how much I love her, even during these WONDERFUL drama filled years.

  60. Rachel says:

    I like the diamond with names.
    I love Esty as well, but hadn’t discovered her shop yet, thanks for the link. I love reading your blog each morning while I am eating breakfast.

  61. Jennifer Gustavus says:

    I love her necklaces and the beautiful simplicity of them. I really like the names on a ring one, with a pearl. I like that she can do the names in all lower case too, it’s neat look. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

  62. Sarah says:

    Wow! Everything is so adorable, I LOVE them all, but if I had to choose one it woud be love birds. I think it is just too cute!

  63. Tiffany says:

    I love the “names on a chain!” I would love a piece of jewelry to put both boys’ names on.
    Thanks to Erin for being so generous!

  64. Aimee says:

    The circle of love is wonderful, it is nice that you can fit so many names on it. With four children it is hard to find jewelry that will accomadate all of their names. Thanks for offering this contest!!

  65. Nikki says:

    I can’t stop going back to the baby spoons. A friend just had a baby girl and I would love to give those to her ‘just because.’ I’ll remember them for Christmas if I’m not the winner – but, ooooh, being the winner would be so much more fun!

  66. Amber N. says:

    Oh my to many choices, I like the spoons because I can’t find anything with my daughter’s name on it, also the love birds too cute, and the apple for the teacher because I am a 1st grade teacher.

  67. Holly says:

    I would love the “layers of two” for a friend who recently lost her son. She is a missionary and I would love to have something special to send to remind her of her baby.

  68. Ericka says:

    Hi!
    I loved loved the initial necklace (the little circles with initials).
    So cute!
    I may just have to do my shopping there also πŸ™‚

  69. MILISSA WAGNER says:

    I LOVE the ring on the top…but it doesn’t look like she has any of those…so my 2nd favorite piece is the “out on a limb” necklace. Thanks for hosting. I hope I win. πŸ™‚

  70. Saucy Momma says:

    Etsy is one of my favs. Thanks for sharing Vintage Pearl with us all. I’m hooked. I adore ‘eclectic’ and ‘love birds’ too, but only if Husband gave it to me.

  71. Carrie says:

    It’s hard to pick out one favorite thing…I love just about everything she has to offer! I do love the Eclectic…that one stands out for me the most!

  72. Celly B says:

    My favorite is the diamond name necklace. I love your idea of the child’s necklace for a niece, too. My niece will be twelve in December, and I think she’d love that, with a longer chain.

  73. Lori says:

    Gosh, I love them all! I guess my favorites are the eclectic and circle of love. I have three girls and they both would be perfect!! Too cute!! πŸ™‚

  74. Tracy says:

    It took me FOREVER to figure out what I loved the most. I love them ALL, but I think what I love the most is the square names on a chain with love necklace. Or the circle of love pendant. OR….ok I’ll stop. I love them all; they are so cute and DIFFERENT, and there’s nothing more chic in my opinion than simple, unusual jewelry pieces. Those things should go for a lot more! Really, I can’t wait to see if I win, I just love the pieces so much!

  75. Amy Barrett says:

    What a cool site!!! I love the eclectic necklace. I also like the breast cancer awareness necklace. I would give this to my mother in-law (she is about half way through her treatments for breast cancer). Thanks for the great contest!!!

  76. Stacy says:

    I love the “you are my sunshine” necklace! I have sung that to my daughter since she was a baby!
    Stacy

  77. caroline says:

    I LOVE the bracelet! I would give it to my daughter with her name on it. I might just do this for Christmas!!
    Love her stuff.

  78. Mitzy says:

    I love the sisters, mother necklace!!
    My mom and sister live away from me, and we dont get to see each other much, so this would be a perfect thing for us to share together and give reminders everyday how much they are loved!

  79. Kelley says:

    I think my favorite is the one that you have, the Diamond Name Pearl necklace. It’s beautiful and a wonderful casual piece of jewelry.

  80. Kim H. says:

    Okay, just beautiful. One talented lady – and I might just have to go buy myself one if I don’t win! πŸ™‚
    I liked the eclectic! So adorable.

  81. Amy says:

    I have wanted one of these FOREVER! My favorite is the basic “Names on a Chain.” I need to remember to send this site to my hubby – Christmas is soon approaching. Hmmm . . . maybe I should blog about it.
    I also love the “Make it Work” necklace – totally brought a smile to my face.

  82. Caroline says:

    I love your shop – all of the items are wonderful! I’d pick the initials with the colored gems…either for myself or my mother-in-law – she would love to show off her grandchildren’s initials! Thanks!

  83. Lari says:

    That’s such a hard decision. All her stuff is beautiful. My 2 faves are the diamond name necklace and the eclectic.

  84. Erin @ Cawfee Stained says:

    Well, first of all Erin has an awesome name so that makes her totally fabulous. πŸ˜‰ And then she makes awesome jewelry to boot! I. Love, Love. Love the on a limb necklace! Too cute! I have a thing for birdies and let’s face it, in this crazy thing we called life sometimes we have to go out on a limb! Thanks for sharing this amazing Etsy shop with us! If you’ll excuse me I need to go spend a good chunk of my paycheck. Shhh! Don’t tell my husband! πŸ™‚

  85. Leslee says:

    I LOVE the eclectic necklace. Even if I don’t win, I will have one of those!
    Thanks for sending us to that precious online store!
    ~Les

  86. Leslie says:

    I love the eclectic. I have a friend who is adopting a five sibling group from foster care and this would be a perfect gift for her (with each child’s name on it).

  87. melanie g. says:

    I think that they are all adorable. I especially like the the one with the 2 names on a square & the heart charm above it.
    Thank you for doing this.

  88. Carrie H says:

    I love the intial and name necklaces. I think they would be great as a mother’s necklace. I really liked all of the items though. Neat store!

  89. Wanda says:

    Oh wow!!! I love everything!
    The circle of love, the three names bracelet, and the out on a limb!
    I WANT some goodies from here!

  90. Lisa Braunius says:

    I love the simple love, I have been looking at these for months. Thanks for the chance to get one. I also love your blog, it is great.

  91. Lisa says:

    I absolutely love her items! Ok, so my 2 favorites (I couldn’t narrow down to one) are the “rose briolettes” earrings, and the “circle of love” necklace.
    So sweet!!!

  92. Carrie in KC says:

    I think my favorite is the diamond name necklace. So many of them are pretty, it’s hard to choose!

  93. Kristine says:

    I’ve been wishing for one of the diamond name necklaces forever. It’s on my Christmas list, but my hubby would surely find something else if I won it πŸ™‚ Thanks for the great giveaway!

  94. Sarah says:

    I like the simple love, too cute…did I mention I live in Tulsa…smile…
    shopping etsy for Christmas is a fantabulous idea…love all the handiwork!

  95. Amy says:

    I love the small square initials on a chain. Such beautiful things.
    I am going to have to remember those baby spoons for future gift giving…

  96. Allison says:

    Thanks for hosting such a great contest!
    I am new to Etsy, and love, love, love the pieces that she has! Great gift ideas!
    I really love the Simply Faith necklace. I would have to say that my favorite piece is the small square initials. I have wanted something like this forever, to honor my 3 kids. Two here with us, and one in heaven. How perfect!

  97. Megan says:

    I love the pearl ring that is shown on the homepage, but it doesn’t look like it’s in stock anymore – but I do love it. Also, for my daughters, I like the petite flower necklace!

  98. Tonyia says:

    I love Eclectic. It’s my fave, but Simply Faith is very nice. But I am also curious, my mom has colon cancer (stage 4) and I wonder if she can make a blue “awareness” ribbon like on the Hope charm…

  99. rachel K says:

    Thank you so much for showing us this! I want to get my mother-in-law the breast-cancer awareness one, my sister-in-law something, my mom something. . .and I would LOVE the simple love with a copper heart. She’s going to be a busy lady!!

  100. Carla says:

    I l-o-v-e the diamond name necklace – in fact, yesterday, I was getting ready to go to my son’s program at school. I put on a black long-sleeved tee and thought how great that particular necklace would look and that I should drop a not-so-subtle hint for Christmas!

  101. KC says:

    I love the Eclectic! It would fit the names of my 3 girls, A + K (my husband and me) and maybe a cross symbol. I dream of owning this! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway.

  102. Rachel Joy says:

    I gotta agree with some of the other gals, the Out on a Limb necklace has to be my favorite! Reminds me of how we have to take chances in order to reach our dreams! Take care ladies!

  103. Linda says:

    I have visited Vintage Pearl several times to look around. I love the ‘Show Me Your Name’ bracelet. My daughter is pregnant with her first child and since we’re hoping for a girl then this cute bracelet would be perfect for her. If it’s not a girl then Nana would love to call it her own!

  104. Kansas Mom says:

    I would love to get the initials on a chain for my mom. They recently adopted a little girl and it would be so nice to have us all together, close to her heart, in a necklace!

  105. Carrie says:

    Without a question the breast cancer awareness necklace with the pink ribbon. It’s abbsolutely awesome and as someone affected by breast cancer it would be worn daily! I think I’ll order it if I don’t win! Thanks for sharing!

  106. Rebecca says:

    Love it all, but I really liked the diamond name necklace that you are sporting! Classy.
    Thanks for the reminder about Christmas shopping…it’ll be here before we know it!
    Blessings!

  107. Kristin says:

    Out on a limb is definitely my favorite. I was just browsing this shop the other day, so the chance to win something is very exciting! πŸ™‚

  108. sandi says:

    what beautiful jewelry! i love the “diamond name necklace”……..as well as loving all of it!
    consider me ENTERED into this contest!
    thank you!

  109. edj says:

    Oh I LOVE her stuff! I love the eclectic, cuz I am eclectic, and the 5 charms work perfectly for our family of 5! But it was a really hard choice. (not that it matters, since I doubt I’ll win, but oh well.)
    And she ships internationally? Be still my heart!

  110. nicole says:

    I love lots of things there. I think I would choose the Names on a Ring Necklace, and get my name, my husband’s name, and our wedding date on the three charms, if possible.

  111. applesofgold says:

    the eclectic is my favorite…there is just something special about personalizing jewelry, like that one does. I would get an initial for each of my darling children. Each one different and unique. Love this jewelry!

  112. Tracy Adcock says:

    Everything is SO cute! I really like the square name necklace. But the charmed name bracelet is really cool, too.

  113. Valerie says:

    What unique stuff! I’ll definitely be looking there for Christmas gifts, too. And I love the stamped baby spoon. Will it be tacky to start giving them as gifts then politely decline to share the source? πŸ˜€
    My favorite for me (as of right now at least), is the names on a chain.
    Thanks for letting us know about this shop!

  114. Ann G says:

    I’m a big supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness so I would have to go with the “Breast Cancer Awareness” necklace. Looked through the site and LOVED all of it….I’m thinking of a couple for presents for Christmas. Thanks for sharing her site with us!

  115. SouthernRose says:

    How very nice of Erin! And her items are beautiful. I like the Diamond Name Necklace as well. I have 3 children and I wondered how I could work with that and then realized I should add my husband’s name as well, and I could keep my whole family close to my heart every time I wore it.

  116. Cyn says:

    I love the diamond name necklace. I would love to have one. Wow I could order one for my mom with her grandkids.

  117. Allison says:

    I’m not sure what I would pick for myself — they’re all beautiful! But I would love to win a name bracelet for my niece. πŸ™‚

  118. Sheila says:

    My favorite was the one at the top that had the cross and the word faith on it, but I didn’t actually see that in the ones for sale. My second favorite was the bracelet with names on it. Very cute and she’s from Tulsa – my previous home for 18 years. Cool!

  119. Beverlydru says:

    You Are my Sunshine! The necklace is a treasure. I want to get this for my oldest daughter. I always sang this to her when I woke her up in the mornings… she is married now but we share this treasured memory.

  120. Jana Foster says:

    I like the diamond name necklace. I have wanted something that has been personalized with my girls names on it too! Pleeeeze pick me! i know, it’s random, but it never hurts to ask politely!!

  121. kristena says:

    My favorite is the “sister” charm. I have only one sister and she is expecting her 1st baby in December! πŸ™‚

  122. jen says:

    I don’t think being number 300-something hurts my chances any more than being number two, so throw me in with Kelly and all the others. I love the diamond name with pearl.
    good wording by the way: “which item you love the best.” I loved a lot of what I saw and will be back to buy some. πŸ™‚

  123. Wheezer says:

    My favorite has to be the
    “sisters…mothers…friends…are for sharing laughter and wiping tears…handstamped necklace”
    love my sisters…mothers…friends

  124. Kristin says:

    I love her things and have looked many times – just haven’t gotten anything yet…maybe with you I can finally have something? I love the piece that she calls Circle of Love or the diamond shaped one with names on it. Thanks for the give-a-way.

  125. Cathy says:

    My favs are the diamond name necklace and the circle of love necklace!! I don’t have ANYTHING with my 3 childrens names on it and I would LOVE it!

  126. Bev says:

    I LOVE the Apple for the Teacher necklace. I’m a homeschool mom, and even though I’m no “certified teacher”, I still enjoy all the teacher-y type stuff. That is too precious!!!

  127. Jen says:

    OH MY! Thanks for the tip on a great little shopping spot. I loved the simple cross over the oval that said “FAITH.” I’m going through a bit of a rough time right now and I need simple faith.

  128. Kristen says:

    I love all the necklaces with children’s names on them, but we may have more children, so I think my favorite would be the rose briolette earrings. I don’t always make it out the door with a necklace on, but I can at least get some earrings on! Thank you for the giveaway!

  129. GiBee says:

    I know which one I adore and I don’t even have to look … I’m savoring it as I type this, but just so you know… I did click on the link so you have an out click… The Diamond Name Necklace……… LOVE IT!!!

  130. Melene says:

    I love the Love Birds necklace-and many other things! My husband started calling me “Lovebird” in the many letters we wrote to each other while we were dating.

  131. Melanie says:

    The spoons, the flower shaped necklace and out on a limb,… oh… and “you are my sunshine”… among others. Oh, the grammar in this post is gonna kill Shannon. Pick me anyway.
    Thanks!
    Melanie

  132. Erin says:

    Ooohh, So many fabulous pieces to choose from. I really like the little girls’ flower necklace but I have two girls so I choose the love birds necklace fro me!!

  133. Clara Soundara says:

    I love the initials on a chain for myself, but I sing “You are my sunshine” to my kids all the time so I’d love one of those necklaces for my girls too. There’s so many neat ones, it’s hard to choose!

  134. Sara says:

    Do we have to pick just one favorite? πŸ™‚ If just picking one, I would have to go with Simple Love. I really like the initials on a chain, but all of my kids names start with a B, and that would look a little silly. I will be remembering this website for Christmas shopping. Thanks for sharing.

  135. Heidi says:

    Well, I do love Out on a Limb…that little bird is so cute, but I think my favorite is Wish. Sometimes I forget its good to have “wishes” and there’s no harm in it. In today’s economy, I’m afraid it might all fall in the “wish” category.

  136. Tara says:

    I think the “Eclectic” necklace would fit best for my large and eclectic family! Thanks for the chance to be a winner today!

  137. Dallas says:

    Really, just one? LOVE eclectic and out on a limb. So, if I win (my hopes aren’t high), I’ll take eclectic. That was hard to choose!

  138. Sandi says:

    My favorite piece is ‘small square initials on a chain’. I love the simplicity of it. Thank you!
    willisfamily04(at)gmail(dot)com

  139. Sylvia says:

    Wow! What beautiful things! I love the “circle of love” necklace. I’m a sucker for anything with my kiddos names on it!

  140. Sarah says:

    Wow it’s all really beautiful, this was my first time on this blog or the vintage pearl website but I’m impressed : ) I really love the out on a limb necklace. I’m not usually one for jewelry because I can never find anything that I really like but I love that one! I’m already a fan of all of it though : ) I’m going to tell my friends about it : ) ❀

  141. kate roden says:

    I love the necklace you have- and if I won it would go to my mother-in-law, with the names of her four grandaughters. She is having a hard year, and I know this would bless her. What a great shop- I am definitely bookmarking those spoons for all the pregnant friends due this spring.

  142. Jill P. says:

    I love the names on the chain. I also love the earrings and how you wrap the silver wire around. They are so pretty!

  143. Jen says:

    I don’t know how to pick just one! I noticed this sellar several months ago, she makes beautiful things. My favorites are names on a chain, out on a limb, and diamond name necklace.

  144. Maggie says:

    I like the eclectic necklace, particularly the flower charm with “Eden” on it.
    THanks for having this contest.

  145. Misty says:

    I love all of them, but I think my fave is the diamond name necklace. And it’s in TULSA…if only she had a shop, I could stop there when I visit family! :o)
    Blessings to all!

  146. Alyson says:

    I love the ‘Out on a limb’, and my second favorite is the ‘Dainty names on a chain’. They are all beautiful pieces–great for gifts!

  147. Jenn says:

    I’ve been drooling over her stuff for awhile now. My current favorite would be Names on a Chain. (And if I win that means my husband will finally have to sit down with me to name the belly baby so she can have her name on a charm too!)

  148. amanda says:

    I am having trouble deciding! I think I like the Show Me Your Name bracelet the best. It is so simple and elegant.

  149. amanda says:

    I am having trouble deciding! I think I like the Show Me Your Name bracelet the best. It is so simple and elegant.

  150. Krista says:

    Love the eclectic… and that you can pick & choose the charms. My mom would love it with all her grandkids names!

  151. Sami A says:

    I love the “Love Birds” one. How cute and different. I really need to expand my jewelry collection and i think I’ve found the place to do it, Vintage Pearl…here i come!

  152. Beth says:

    sisters…mothers…friends…are for sharing laughter and wiping tears…handstamped necklace! Love this for my sister! we have been through so much and I’m so grateful that I can share my life and motherhood with her

  153. cyndi says:

    I loved the simple necklace with a small flower and pearl. I was disappointed to find that the pearl ring was no longer available. That is fantastic.

  154. Robin Forman says:

    I absolutely adore the “petite flower” necklace. I have been looking for a cute necklace to get my little girl for xmas, and I have definitely found the one! Thanks!

  155. Andrea says:

    I love silver jewelry, and Erin’s creations re so fantastic. I love the initials on a chain neclace. Once I find a favorite, I wear it every day – this one would be great! I’m going to add the diamond name neclace to my Christmas list for my mom.

  156. Heather says:

    I love their stuff! I first checked out their Etsy site when they were featured on Bloggy Giveaways and I have browsed ever since. I love the square names on a chain with love.

  157. AnnEF says:

    The diamond name necklace is really cute. I wonder if there is a triangle name necklace for people like me with three children?

  158. suzanne says:

    i would love the square necklace with my four boys names…
    beautiful stuff…
    i love etsy and have been telling everyone about the site…
    thanks

  159. Christina says:

    Oohh!! I simply adore The Vintage Pearl… my favorite has always been ‘names on a ring,’ but I think I might be developing a new-found love for ‘simply love with a copper heart!’
    AWESOME giveaway… thanks for the chance to win!

  160. Amanda says:

    The diamond name necklace has always been my personal fave. I’ll have to show my hubby the site since Christmas and my birthday are coming up!!

  161. RLR says:

    I like “Circle of Love”. I really like the ring at the top of the Etsy page, but I didn’t see it listed 😦 Thanks for sending us to browse at Vintage Pearl – I think online is the way to shop for the holidays this year!

  162. Camille says:

    I love, LOVE the ring on the banner!!! Where is it in the store?? Why aren’t you selling it??? It’s perfect!!! But if I have to choose something in the store I love the baby spoons! I have one and now I’m thinking that’s a great idea for my neice and nephews! Thanks!

  163. Brenda Sherman says:

    I love the names on the square necklace with the pearl. It is $50 – might have to mention it to the husband for a bday gift.

  164. Alice says:

    I’ve been wanting one of her pieces for awhile now. I’d love Names on a Chain with my 2 little girls names, of course!

  165. susieshomemade says:

    I completely agree!! I think that things are coming full circle for women. Working outside the home is challenging and having your own business inside the home can be a great compromise for lot’s of women. I am doing a lot of Christmas shopping on Etsy too. I hope I get some like-minded people in my shop this season too:-)

  166. sweethomealagirl says:

    I have to pick ONE?? Sheesh…the eclectic is cool…and so is the diamond….the flower pendant is so cute….I don’t know how I will ever decide, but it sure would be great to win!

  167. From Afar says:

    Hi! If i were to win a piece of jewelery here from Vintage Pearl, i would like to have a diamond name necklace, thank you!:)
    I’m a 24 year-old girl, residing outside of United States:) Came across your blog a year back, and since then I have been reading your blog ‘religiously’ EVERYDAY!! haha…
    Really enjoy reading your articles about your children, your family life etc. You’re my role model on becoming a wonderful godly woman/mom/wife.
    I believe that you are indeed a knowledgable woman with a great sense of humour, and your love for your family is very inspiring for young ladies like me! Blessings!:)

  168. Chris says:

    Oh I think it would be the initials on the ring.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win! Such lovely stuff!
    Chris

  169. Jamie says:

    Every piece is amazing, but my favoirte would be the diamond name necklace, then the circle of love. I hope I win! This is a cute and unique jewelry idea that lots of girls would love!!!

  170. Trina says:

    Vintage Pearl items are so cute. The diamond name necklace is tops in my books, just like your blog! thx for the chance.

  171. Sherrieb says:

    I also love the vintage pearl diamond necklace, but I also like the lower case necklace. Will be a tough choice. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  172. Anna says:

    I so β™₯ the “you are my sunshine” necklace! Oh, that is just too cute. My mom used to sing that song to me all the time and I now sing it to my kids. I am praying that I will win. πŸ˜‰ hehe…

  173. Amy says:

    I have seen her work before and I think it’s adorable! I think I would have to go with the small squares initial necklace… I love it!

  174. Erica says:

    This is a tough decision! I’m torn between a few, but if I have to choose only one I like the names on a chain. I’ve got two little girls, and their names on those disks with the little jewels and pearls will look so cute! I really dig the ring on the header, too, though, so I’m sad that it isn’t on the list. Thanks for introducing us to this great shop!

  175. Kristie says:

    Ooh, I just love her style. My favorite is the initials on a chain, one charm for each of the one and 1/2 kids I have now, with room to grow.

  176. Laine Chambers says:

    It’s hard to choose, they are all so pretty! But I think my favorites are the one with the squares with names on it and the simple love. I just love this jewelry, it’s so simple and elegant!

  177. Trina says:

    I love the “You are my sunshine” necklace. It was the song I sang for my kids when I was tucking them into their cribs. Beautiful jewelry!

  178. Cyndi says:

    Show me your name bracelet. I already have a mother’s bracelet but I have another addition coming in December and this bracelet would be perfect.
    Thanks for the great opportunity!

  179. Suz says:

    I would have to say I like the Diamond Name necklace the best right now. There are so many cute ideas, but I would love to capture my child’s name or a saying that I could carry with me. Cute!

  180. Jennifer Shehata says:

    Ya one us Canadians can join πŸ™‚ It’s definitely a toss up between the baby spoon and a necklace…I think I love square names on a chain the best. Although the min I go back to work and have money I’ll probably end up buying both!

  181. Lucy says:

    I like the Simple Love or the Circle of Love. Actually, I’d love the diamond shaped one, but with three kids, I don’t think that would work. πŸ™‚
    I keep trying to win one of these! Maybe this time… LOL!

  182. Christina says:

    I love the show my your name bracelet. My goddaughter will be born in a could of weeks and this would be the perfect gift!

  183. angela =^) says:

    These pieces are beautiful. What an elegant way to make a simple statement. Thank you for blogging about this site! I love the eclectic necklace because I would have the names of my four children and my hubby on the charms. But I would also love just a simple charm with the word “grace” and a pearl. My life is what it is by God’s grace. My family, my music, all by His grace. My name is Angela (meaning: God’s Messenger) Grace. God’s messenger of grace. Growing up I always hated it, saying it “sounds antiquated.” And now I hold so dearly the pearls of wisdom that have come from such great struggles and am honored to be God’s messenger of grace to those I reach with my life and music.
    Thanks again for sharing this site. Christmas is coming!

  184. Liz B says:

    How generous of Vintage Pearl! All of her work is beautiful, but I’m especially taken with the Make It Work Project Runway necklace–with the little sewing machine and tape measure! so cool! have just recently discovered your blog and am reading back posts now–as soon as I can figure out how to use the WFMW logo on my new blog, I’ll be linking to your site. Thanks for all the tips!

  185. Amy says:

    I love her work! Simple but elegant. I’d love to have the initials on a chain with birthstone/pearl dangles. Beautiful! πŸ™‚

  186. Juanita says:

    I asked my daughter what she liked best: rose briolettes. She likes silver jewelry very much and I really love the rose crystals.

  187. Dorinda says:

    Hard to pick just one – she has great stuff! But I think I have to go with ‘stamped baby spoon’. I am expecting my 1st grandchild in Jan.

  188. Kristycho says:

    Simple love. Out on a limb. Square initials for each of my kids. ooooh… the decision…. πŸ™‚

  189. Lynnet says:

    I like the eclectic… it’s different, reminds me of my children, because no two are alike. I love the simple, yet bold statements she makes with – I think I’ll hint at Hubby to get me one of these for Christmas if I don’t get one before then!

  190. Melissa K. says:

    I defiantly love the square name necklace. There are four members of my family, my husband and 2 children and I would love to put our names on it.

  191. Wani says:

    I’ve seen TheVintagePearls stuff before… I even sent the link to my hubby as a hint for Christmas… but he’s not usually very good at picking up hints. I would love to have “names on a chain” with my sons’ names. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll win!!

  192. The Coffee Lady says:

    I just followed a link from writing and living and love this blog. I’m not just here for the bling, really! I’ve bookmarked you
    but I cannot believe how gorgeous that stuff is. The small square initials… oh, oh, oh

  193. veereg says:

    wow to erin and you…absolutly love “names on a chain” so very simple……must complement Erin for her absolutly lovely creations….

  194. BrendaS says:

    So hard to choose! I love the ‘I love you snow much’ (I come from the cold north! πŸ™‚ ) and the Diamond Name Necklace. That is beautiful too.

  195. Carol Anne says:

    I love the circle of love and the diamond name necklace. Definitely going to show these to my husband for Christmas or mother’s day ideas. I also like the teach necklace and may consider it for our beloved kindergarten teacher.

  196. NCV says:

    So hard to chose just one! If forced, the diamond name necklace – endless possibilities! Would otherwise not have known about these wonderfu treasures! Thank you!

  197. Julia says:

    I like all of her items, but I really like the Initials on a Chain necklace. It’s personalized, but not advertising my children’s names.

  198. Jody says:

    I love the “circle of love” necklace. Very cool stuff. Thanks for highlighting her talent in your blog!

  199. betty~simply southern says:

    simply faith..that would be my choice.My daughter rita has renewed her walk with god and trying very hard to be a great mom to all 3 of her kids now.The necklace would be a good reminder to her on how far she has come.she would like that…
    enter me please & thank you

  200. JennaG says:

    I love the square necklace with the children’s names–the one you said you have. I am tempted to order it before I even know if I win or not.

  201. Heather says:

    I love, LOVE, love the nest ring, although it is just in the banner as a tease. Maybe she’ll bring it back?! But I also have a big crush on the “lucky” necklace with the shamrock.
    just lovely… *sigh*

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