Wednesday, September 7, 2011

CLOSED: Peaceful Treasures Review/Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to winner Rita M.!



The logo of Etsy store Peaceful Treasures describes the store’s products as “Jewelry Made with Love to Inspire,” and that is exactly the message I got from the Spiral Hope Earrings that I received to review. Not only are the earrings beautiful, but the message behind the beads really says everything about what shop owner Kristen Reimer is trying to convey through her hand-made pieces. 


Kristen has been making jewelry for about a year, but you would think it was much longer from the look and feel of her beautiful pieces. She opened her Etsy shop on February 9th, 2011. 
From Kristen:

"I started making jewelry after going to a farmer's market where a wonderful woman was selling her beautiful creations. I started talking to her and realized I could do it myself. I am a stay-at-home Mom/ Stepmom. I needed my own special niche. So, I started making inspirational pieces. I had been in an awakening process for some time and found that creating jewelry is quite therapeutic and helps me to continue to become more and more enlightened."



Kristen makes all the jewelry sold by Peaceful Treasures by hand with beads from BeadforLife, a non-profit organization helping women in Uganda support themselves by paying fair-trade prices for handmade beads. The beads themselves are beautiful. The Spiral Hope Earrings feature two of the BeadforLife beads on each earring, along with a spiral bead and a bead reading “Hope” at the bottom. This bead carries on the message behind the earrings, that because of these earrings there is a woman in Uganda who has hope for a brighter tomorrow.


The earrings came with a small tag from BeadforLife, which tells the customer the special story behind the beads that Kristen uses in all her jewelry:

"One out of every four people alive struggle to survive on about $1 a day. BeadforLife is a non-profit organization providing impoverished Ugandan women an opportunity to lift their families out of poverty by making beaded jewelry out of recycled paper. Many of the beaders are HIV + mothers or war refugees, and all are suffering from extreme poverty. BeadforLife pays the beaders fair trade prices for their work. Beacause of their work with BeadforLife, their beads become income, food, medicine, homes, school fees, and hope."

All net proceeds from the sale of BeadforLife products are reinvested in programs that fight extreme poverty. So when you purchase jewelry from Peaceful Treasures, not only do you receive a beautiful accessory for yourself, but your also helping women in Uganda support their families! That’s awesome!

Because I loved the earrings so much, I had to check out the rest of the Peaceful Treasures shop! These beaded chunky bracelets would also be a great fall/winter accessory! I love that no two beads are exactly the same, so every piece is a little special! Just looking at the sheer number of beads on these pieces makes me think of all the good Peaceful Treasures and BeadforLife are doing! The blue bracelet is called the Blue and Silver Memory Wire Bracelet and the brown is the Memory wire bracelet in natural colors and silver!




I also love these Peacock Feather and Recycled Paper Bead earrings! I’ve seen earrings like these in magazines, and they would really spice up an outfit in any season!


Kristen can also do custom pieces with the BeadforLife beads, so if there’s something you want that you don’t see in her store, you can ask about that too! She does jewelry with photos, sayings, quotes, or logos, so there'e definitely some great personalized gift options from Peaceful Treasures!


Buy it: To purchase the Spiral Hope Earrings, or anything else from Peaceful Treasures, please check out their store by clicking one of the links! You can also like Kristen's store on Facebook by searching "Peaceful Treasures" in the search bar!


Win it: Peaceful Treasures has been so generous in providing one lucky reader with a pair of Spiral Hope Earrings of their own! These are the same earrings I received to review, and I know whoever wins will just love them! The mandatory entry is to visit the Peaceful Treasures Etsy shop and comment back here with your favorite piece. Please be sure that I can see your email in your profile, and if not please leave it in the comment! The giveaway will be open from Wednesday September 7th until Wednesday September 21st at noon. Thanks and good luck!

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Update: I've just now learned that this giveaway has been chosen as an Editor's Pick on Prizey.net! Thank you Prizey!!! http://www.prizey.net/detail/peaceful-treasures-earrings/

162 comments:

  1. I just love the Blue and Silver Memory Wire Bracelet.

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  2. I like the Red Recycle Paper Bead Memory Wire Bracelet.
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  3. I love the Pink Spiral Hope Earrings
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  4. I follow via Google Friend Connect #1
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  5. I follow via Google Friend Connect #2
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  6. I follow you on twitter (@dmkayes1)
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  7. I love the Ornate silver earrings with a dark green almost black glass bead.
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  8. I follow via GFC - Rita M - #1
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  9. I follow via GFC - Rita M - #2
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  10. I'm an e-mail subscriber.
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  11. I follow on Twitter - @4emsmom
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  12. Testing! I've tried leaving comments before but it didn't work... Here goes!
    I love the multi-colored items, ESPECIALLY the "Be Yourself Funky Chunky Wrap Bracelet." Beautiful!
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  13. Ornate silver earrings with a dark green almost black glass beadi like these
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  14. i follow via GFC-sue 14625 at gmail dot com

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  15. I follow you on GFC. entry #1
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  19. I subscribe via reader.
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  20. My favorite piece is the Peacock Feather and Recycled Paper Beads Earrings, sooo unique and pretty. I love anything to do with peacocks!
    Thanks for the chance.

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  21. I'm in love with the Peacock Feather and Recycled Paper Beads Earrings! I have a set of peacock bangles that I can see these earrings matching perfectly!
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  22. I like Peaceful Treasures on Facebook by clicking the Like button on their Etsy page, since I can't find them on Facebook to do it that way. entry #1
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  23. I like Peaceful Treasures on Facebook. User name Tia Sweepstakes. entry #2
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  24. My favorite is the Earthtone Love Necklace

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  25. I liked Peaceful Treasures on facebook (same name)

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  26. I liked Peaceful Treasures on Facebook (same name)
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  27. I follow Not One Ordinary Moment on GFC as zaira_faith

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  30. I like the Zebra Stretch Bracelets. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  32. I love Red Chandelier Earrings.
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  33. Liked Peaceful Treasures Leah Baird
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  34. Liked Peaceful Treasures #2 Leah Baird
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  35. following u on twitter, lnb1191
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  38. I like the love and joy wrap bracelet
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  39. I love the Soul Earrings here:
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  40. I LIKE Peaceful Treasures on Facebook.
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  41. I LIKE Peaceful Treasures on Facebook.
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  42. I follow via GFC!
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  46. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Black Spiral Earrings!

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  47. I like the Red Chandelier Earrings
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  48. 1 I like Peaceful Treasures on Facebook
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  50. 1 GFC follower
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  55. I love these earrings:
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  56. like them on fb #1
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  57. like them on fb #2
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  58. follow you on gfc #1
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  63. I really like the silver wire wrapped earrings.

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  65. I'm following you on twitter.
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  67. I "Like" peaceful treasures on facebook. #1

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  68. I "Like" peaceful treasures on facebook. #2

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  69. Red chandellier earrings

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  70. My favorite is the Blue and Silver Memory Wire Bracelet.
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  71. My favorite piece is the Earthtone Love Necklace

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  72. I like Peaceful Treasures on fb - Lorrie R

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  76. I now follow you on twitter - @pinklady705

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  77. Love the Black and silver infinity scarf necklace!

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  78. I Like Peaceful Treasures on Facebook - Gina H

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  85. I love the Love earrings
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  86. My favorite is the Black Dangle Flower Earrings. These are stunning. melaniecalcut@gmail.com

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  87. Melanie Calcut Likes Peaceful Treasures on Facebook. ENTRY 1 of 2. melaniecalcut@gmail.com

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  88. Melanie Calcut Likes Peaceful Treasures on Facebook. ENTRY 2 of 2. melaniecalcut@gmail.com

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  92. I love the love earrings!! Such a cute store!
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  93. I like peaceful treasures on fb 1

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  94. I like peaceful treasures on fb 2

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  95. I follow you on twitter (lala8491)

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  96. I like the angel earrings.
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  97. Lovely earrings! My favorite pair is http://www.etsy.com/listing/81231261/black-spiral-earrings

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  98. I like Peaceful Treasuries on facebook!

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  99. I love the Black Dangle Flower Earrings.
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  100. I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect as shala_darkstone.
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  101. I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect as shala_darkstone.
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  102. I like Peaceful Treasures on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
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  103. I like Peaceful Treasures on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
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  106. Blue and Silver Memory Wire Bracelet


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  108. I like Peaceful Treasures on Facebook. (Entry 1)

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  110. I follow Not One Ordinary Moment via GFC (Entry 1)

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  112. I love the Pink Spiral Hope Earrings.
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  113. My favourite is the Love Much, Laugh Often Earrings.

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  114. Liked Peaceful Treasure on FB as Eli Carver.

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  115. Liked Peaceful Treasure on FB as Eli Carver.

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  116. Following on GFC as PennyMindingMom

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  120. My favorite piece is the Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom earrings.

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  126. I like the Green Spiral Earrings
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  127. Like Peaceful Treasures on Facebook
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  128. Like Peaceful Treasures on Facebook
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  134. I like the Spiral necklace
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  137. I love the Memory Wire Wrap Bracelet

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  138. (1) I follow via GFC!
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  139. (2) I follow via GFC!
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  140. Really love the Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom Earrings
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  141. Liked Peaceful Treasures on Facebook -1
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  148. I love the be yourself funky chunky bracelet.
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  154. I really like the Love and Joy wrap bracelet!
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  155. I love the recycled paper beads! submitaforward @ yahoo.com

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