Monday, December 7, 2009

live.love.bead Review and Giveaway- CLOSED!

This contest is now CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who entered.

If you haven't been able to guess yet, I love Etsy! I see Etsy as being a great addition to the Green movement. It allows for individuals to sell and market their craft and also has a large selection of recycled "vintage" items available for purchase. Being able to run your own small business is made easy with Etsy and millions have taken advantage of this (myself included!).

This allows you to have a selection of unique and every day items that are made right here in United States and Canada. Your money goes to the maker/seller instead of a large corportation who might manufacture their products outside of the country.

For these reasons I love featuring Etsy shops on my blog! And today I'd love to tell you about my favorite Etsy jewelry shop, live.love.bead.

I got turned onto live.love.bead during my engagement while hunting for some bridal jewelry, and though I didn't end up buying anything from them (I was given a lot of hand-me-downs that I wore) I remembered the shop for it's unique pieces. So when I went on a hunt to find great gift ideas for the Green Holiday Guide, live.love.bead came to mind right away.

live.love.bead has a wide selection of necklaces, bracelets, rings, ear rings, tiaras, hair ines, hair pins, and hair combs. There are over 400 pieces to choose from!

Lori has a great eye for making beautiful and functional jewelry. Her pieces are great for weddings, formal events, and every day wear.

Some of her pieces are formal, some are fun. There really is something in there for everyone.

And best of all, according to her shop description Lori makes and sells her jewelry so she can stay home and watch her little boys grow up! So you can be sure your purchase is going to a good cause!

So if you have a jewelry loving teen in your life, maybe her Spring Flower Ear Rings (pictured to the right, $27) would make a great gift for them! Or perhaps a friend would like to wear the Bridal Vine Focal Necklace (pictured above, $55) on her wedding day. There are jewelry gift ideas for mothers, grandmothers, daughters, friends... even maybe a chance to spoil yourself with a beautiful ring or lovely hairvine like the Hollywood Style Bridal Bridal Hairvine in Pearls (seen below, $70) for your own upcoming wedding or formal event!

Whichever jewelry lover you are shopping for, you will probably find the perfect gift at live.love.bead.

Right now Lori has some great holiday deals going on in her shop! When shopping around look for the words "25 PERCENT OFF" in the item headings to see what items she has on sale for the holidays.

Happy shopping!!


What I Love: live.love.bead is a great Etsy shop run by a work at home Mom. The pieces are unique and beautiful. There is a wide variety to choose from and the prices are reasonable.

What I Don't Love: I honestly can't think of anything to put here!


BUY IT!

Head on over to live.love.bead and find the perfect gift for the jewelry lover in your life. Be sure to be on the look-out for the holiday deals!

Also Lori has offered my readers 10% off of their purchases! Before you buy send Lori a message letting her know your heard about her store through the Eco-Friendly and Frugal blog and she will let you know how to get your 10% off. Thanks, Lori!


WIN IT!

live.love.bead has also graciously offered one of my readers a free Bliss Pearl Pendant Necklace (seen above)! This beautiful necklace is made of a genuine Swarovski crystal pave set bead and an ivory glass pearl, all hand wired onto a delicate silver chain. Very simple, very classy, very elegant. This necklace would make the perfect gift!

Mandatory Entry: Head on over to live.love.bead and browse around. Then come back here and let me know which piece is your favorite. This is mandatory! Without this no extra entries will count. Don't forget to leave an e-mail address so I have a place to contact you if you win.

Extra Entries: Please write a new comment for each additional entry. If something is worth 2 entries, be sure to leave two comments. For example: "I follow you #1" and "I follow you #2".

-Follow my blog through Google Friend Connects (worth 2 entries)
-Follow me on Twitter and comment with your Twitter name.
-Tweet about this giveaway. You can do this once a day and use this Tweet: "Win a Bliss Pearl Pendant Necklace wtih live.love.bead and @EFandFrugal Ends 12/14! http://tiny.cc/cO1Wn #giveaway"
-Become my fan on Facebook
-Add my button to your sidebar and link me to your blog (code on my left sidebar) (worth 3 entries)
-Buy something from live.love.bead! (Worth 5 Entries)
-Comment on any non-giveaway post. Worth 1 entry per post you comment on.
-Tell me about your favorite Etsy shop, be sure to leave a link!

That means there are 9 ways to enter this contest with 12+ entry possibilities! This contest ends at 10PM on December 14th and I will announce the winner on my blog by December 15th.

Fine print...

Winners will be notified and must respond within 48 hours or new winner will be chosen. Contest is open to anyone 18 years of age or older with a US shipping address only.

All opinions expressed are my own. I was sent a necklace for the purpose of this review and giveaway, but the free product did not in any way influence my review and opinion. I was not paid to write this review.

144 comments:

jenn said...

I think the Pearl Bridal Lariat is gorgeous; I've never seen a necklace like this. I don't think there is a boring piece of jewelry in her shop, it's all unique and beautiful!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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jenn said...

I follow you on Twitter and you can find me at @JennSweepsAlot. Thanks again!

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jenn said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/JennSweepsAlot/status/6443271232

Thanks again!

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peg42 said...

This jewelry is absolutely beautiful. I really love the Triple Pendant Necklace, in addition to this necklace that your giving away.
Thanks so much and Happy Holidays!

peg42 said...

I'm a google follower.
Entry 1
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I'm a google follower.
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Amber said...

I love the Cascading Flower Necklace in Color!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog #1
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog #2
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G.B. said...

My favorite piece is the
Swarovski Clear AB Crystal Bridal Hair Comb.

G.B. said...

following on google friend connect #1

G.B. said...

following on google friend connect #2

G.B. said...

following on twitter, username: buttabee

G.B. said...

fan on facebook (Gina Bergazzi)

G.B. said...

I commented on this post http://ecofriendlyandfrugal.blogspot.com/search/label/Frugal%20Ideas

aerialkabuki said...

I like the Crystal Bridal Lariat

sweepmom said...

I like the Bridesmaids Lariat Necklace.

Tracey said...

WOW!!! I love this jewelry. My favorite is the Floral Fantasy Necklace in Pink.
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Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for doing this! They are breathtakingly beautiful and I would be thrilled to receive one.

Merry Christmas

samarcy said...

what awesome things on this site, it was very hard to choose but im gonna go with.....Sterling Silver Grandma Bracelet

Chris said...

Wow, gorgeous jewelry! Hard to pick a fave but I love the hair pins she makes, specifically the Pearl Trio Hair Pins!

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Sharon Harmon said...

I'm a collector of Swarovski crystals and the gorgeous Swarovski Crystal Cluster Hairpins would look so lovely in my hair!
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mogrill said...

I adore the Cascading flower necklace. Thanks for the chance.
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jenn said...

Today's tweet!
http://twitter.com/JennSweepsAlot/status/6476855618

Thanks again!

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Mamushi Love said...

The blue Floral Fantasy necklace is very pretty. I could see a princess-type of gal wearing it.

Bacallsmom said...

I love their Swarovski Crystal Hoop Earrings. I could wear those with anything. The necklace you are giving away is just gorgeous. I had a hard time choosing what I liked best--their jewelry is all just lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

Bacallsmom said...

Following with Google Friend Connect.

Bacallsmom said...

Following you on Twitter (kailua67)

Bacallsmom said...

Fan on Facebook (Susie Randle)

llinda29 said...

blue Floral Fantasy necklace is my choice

Jenndiggy said...

I like the Pastel Crystal Necklace

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Organize Your Life said...

hi Jave,

love the concept of your blog - got to respect the environment! :)there following from fff at mbc.

Claire McFee Author
Organize Your Life

Mysharona said...

I like the Crystal Bridal Lariat

Shelli said...

I love this beautiful Tiara!!!
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Shelli said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Shelli said...

I follow your Blog #1

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Tweet for the afternoon!!

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Shelli said...

My favorite Etsy shop is.....
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Roxy said...

i love the Cascading Flower Necklace in Color

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jenn said...

Today's tweet! http://twitter.com/JennSweepsAlot/status/6513767876

Thanks again!

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Shelly said...

I love the
Briolette Bridal Necklace


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CAROLINA said...

Oh, I like the Antique Pearls Earrings. So delicate.

clynsg said...

I also like the Orchid Pearl necklace.

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Amanda said...

I love the Delicate Pearl Heart Necklace :)

It's simple and pretty :)

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jenn said...

Today's tweet! http://twitter.com/JennSweepsAlot/status/6542150422

Thanks again!

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ehhogan said...

I like the Golden Shadow Vine Necklace

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Holly B said...

The jewelry is just stunning but I like the Bridesmaids Lariat Necklace!
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Mimi the kitten said...

I LOVE the 10mm Swarovski Crystal Bracelet.

Mimi the kitten said...

FB fan (Angela Townsend).

Laura said...

I love the Cascading Flower Necklace...there were also wonderful pieces that could be used as elegant bridal jewelry too that I liked.

Thank you,
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Martha said...

My favorite item is the Family Tree Necklace. Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (at) gmail.com

Martha said...

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Martha said...

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Martha said...

Now following you on Twitter! un: codisweepstakes
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Martha said...

I tweeted about your contest! un: codisweepstakes
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Martha said...

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Martha said...

I left a comment here- http://ecofriendlyandfrugal.blogspot.com/2009/12/oil-cleansing-method.html
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Martha said...

My favorite etsy store at the moment is InfiniteCosmosGirl. She makes beautiful glass rings that I can even put in my dreadlocks. http://www.etsy.com/profile.php?user_id=48229
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GENEVIEVE said...

The cascading flowers necklace is beautiful, I would wear it proudly
Genevieve

Midday Escapades said...

The Family Tree Necklace is gorgeous.

Midday Escapades said...

I follow through Google.

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Midday Escapades said...

I follow on Twitter: @middayescapades

Midday Escapades said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/middayescapades/status/6638498035

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Midday Escapades said...

I commented at this non-giveaway post: http://ecofriendlyandfrugal.blogspot.com/2009/12/oil-cleansing-method.html

sweetsue said...

I can't believe how affordable this beautiful jewelry is. I have bookmarked her site so I can come back and by myself something. My favorite is the 10mm Swarovski Crystal Bracelet-so pretty!
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sweetsue said...

I am a new follower on Google Friend Connect.
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sweetsue said...

2.I am a new follower on Google Friend Connect.
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Nanci said...

I love the Golden Shadow Briolette Drop Earrings

Anonymous said...

my favorite one is Swarovski crystal and pearl bridal set
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Anonymous said...

I am following you on twitter too, laurika10,
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Anonymous said...

I have tweeted about it too
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Auriette said...

It's silly, but I want a tiara. I've been married for 17 1/2 years, so it's not for my wedding. I just want one. I think the Triple Row Simplicity Tiara In Gold is beautiful.

Pamela S said...

I love the Pearl Trio Hair Pin set of 6. So pretty!! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

New follower on GFC. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I love the Prism Necklace, thanks!

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Lolidots said...

Love the Prism necklace! Beautiful!

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Lolidots said...

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Lolidots said...

I commented on the Green Holiday Guide Part 4 Special Review
Green Toys post!

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Lolidots said...

I commented on the Green Holiday Guide Part 4- Store Bought Gifts
Section 3: Gifts for Teens post!

crystal said...

Everything is so pretty:)
The Black Diamond Bracelet is my favorite...Love it!!

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rmo210 said...

I love the Family Tree Necklace! I have been wanting something like that for myself.

gillhome said...

I love the triple coin pearl necklace!

gsm57 said...

Swarovski Rhinestone and Crystal Bridal Drop Earrings are so beautiful.
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Lisa said...

I love the Floral Fantasy Necklace in Blue. Thanks!

Lisa said...

I follow your blog. #1

Lisa said...

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Lisa said...

I follow on twitter.
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ktgonyea said...

LOVE the Pearl Bridal Lariat :)

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susan1215 said...

I like the Bridesmaids Lariat Necklace

jenn said...

Today's tweet! http://twitter.com/JennSweepsAlot/status/6670903692

Thanks again!

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Happi Shopr said...

Love the Triple Pendant Necklace. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

mom2anutball said...

Wow, there are so many pretty things to choose from! I really like the Bliss Extravagance Necklace.
Thanks for the chance!
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Rajee said...

Love the Triple Pendant Necklace

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Amanda said...

I LOVE the Vintage Hollywood Style Bridal Hair Vine.

Amanda said...

I became your fan on facebook too!

Amanda said...

My favorite Etsy show is Isadora Clothing. She makes an amazing bamboo wedding gown that I bought recently and CAN'T wait to get in the mail!

cdmarteny said...

floral fantasy in blue is one i liked cdmarteny@mywebdesk.com

lace said...

The Solitaire Cubic Zirconia Necklace is beautiful.

naynays1 said...

I really love the Triple Pendant Necklace.
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Anonymous said...

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giggling kids said...

Pearl Bridal LariaT


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Stephanie said...

So many beautiful pieces. I really like the Ivory Pearl Bridal Hair Vine.

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Stephanie said...

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Stephanie said...

This is my favorite etsy shop. She makes great wrist warmers! Just received a pair in the mail today in fact.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlyTheRed

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Atreau said...

I like the Three Row Swarovski Crystal Tiara.

Jinxy and Me said...

I love the Cascading Flower Necklace

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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Ardy22 said...

I like their Mystic SOLITAIRE Necklace

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Swtlilchick said...

I love the Swarovski Heart Bracelet.
It is so beautiful

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Gianna said...

The Perfect Bridal Necklace :)

purango said...

The Illusion Necklace is my favorite. It can be ordered in so many beautiful colors.garrettsambo@aol.com

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