Saturday, June 19, 2010

My new favorite necklace...and a giveaway TIME'S UP!

The Silver Maple is an adorable little custom-made jewelry/flatware online shop. Imagine my delight when Jacque, the mastermind behind The Silver Maple, asked if she could send me a free necklace.

Um, yes!

I stalked Jacque after hearing from her, both on The Silver Maple and on her blog. She wrote this blog entry about her journey of going from big city business woman to jewelry maker on a farm. She has kids, a blog, drinks wine, dislikes Yo Gabba Gabba, and is a runner. It was like we were soul mates...up until that running thing.

A few days later, the mailman fought off hounds and cats to deliver a package. I was so excited to open it, not having any idea what type of necklace would be inside.

I fell in love with the quaint little box and label.


I quickly opened the box to find a small, brown velvet bag.


Beneath the bag was a polishing cloth.


Then I slowly pulled the strings of the bag open to see what was inside.




I am in love.



Look at that necklace. Not only do I love the silver and copper hammered, layered circles, but look... just look at those words.

Wife.

Mother.

Teacher.

So perfect.

It's my newest must-have accessory. That go-to necklace that works with all outfits.

I simply adore it.

The Silver Maple specializes in jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings using sterling silver and copper. They also have a flatware section of personalized baby spoons and toddler sets.

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I think the neatest thing about The Silver Maple is how personalized they make their jewelry. If you don't see something in the shop that suits you, they gladly accept requests for specific pieces. Into horses? They can do that. Want your son's football number on a charm? Done. Need the names of your 27 grandchildren on a necklace? That's be a really big necklace, but I am sure they could make it! They are willing to work with you on your vision of the perfect piece of jewelry.

Now to the giveaway part!

Jacque has been generous enough to offer one lucky reader a $30 gift certificate to any product at The Silver Maple!

To enter to win the gift certificate, just answer this question in the comments:


If you could only wear one piece of jewelry (besides your wedding ring) forever, what would it be?


Additional chances to win: (leave a separate comment for each one)

* Visit The Silver Maple and tell me which piece of jewelry is calling your name
* Like The Silver Maple on Facebook, and come back here to let me know you did
* Go visit my brand new review blog and become a follower
* Tweet this giveaway


Fine print:

* Contest open to U.S. residents only
* Contest ends Friday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m. EDT
* Winner will be selected using Random.org
* Winner will be contacted via email
* Contest sponsored by The Silver Maple

Now go forth and enter!

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89 comments:

Megness@Murphy'sLawOnlyWorse said...

Would it be weird if I won and bought the same necklace she sent you? I L.O.V.E. it!

If I could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of my life it would be the bracelet my hubs gave me for our first christmas...however, since I lost that one, I guess I'll have to wear the replacement he bought me last year...LOL!

Megness@Murphy'sLawOnlyWorse said...

Ok, if it would be too stalkerish if I got your necklace, I'd get "the heart of the matter"

so cute!

Megness@Murphy'sLawOnlyWorse said...

Woot! I'm your FIRST.FOLLOWER.

I am so honored to be first :D

Megness@Murphy'sLawOnlyWorse said...

Ok...last one (I don't tweet - gasp!)
I liked her on FB and LOVE her photo...keep calm and carry on. Love it!

mangiabella said...

i just became a follower, love your site and would love for you to follow me at mangia-bella.blogspot.com

this giveaway is calling my name....

if i could wear one piece of jewelry besides my wedding ring it would be a necklace - there is just something that comes together when i wear a necklace, and i like unusual and funky pieces, i am a total accessories girl.

Lacey Jo said...

John Deere Mamacita!!! Very cute find and thanks for frequenting my blog! Im in love with my diamond studs...still waiting on that magic ring hehe.

Lacey Jo said...

I really love the circle of faith necklace!

mangiabella said...

i visited the silver maple - wow - just beautiful - so hard to choose -but i must say the layered look is my favorite!!!

mangiabella said...

just went and happily clicked the "like" button on the silver maple on Facebook -

mangiabella said...

just became a follower of your review blog!

mangiabella said...

and finally....just tweeted this fabulous giveaway....

have a glorious day sweet bella, come visit me anytime at mangiabella

C and C Mommy said...

I would wear my diamond stud earrings every day!! Or maybe my James Avery margarita necklace....which I wear both almost every day!!

C and C Mommy said...

I "liked" the them on Facebook!!

Heather said...

I would have to wear the watch my parent's gave me for my 25th birthday. I feel naked without it. :)

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Heather said...

Love to get some perosnalized baby spoons for my boys

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Brenda said...

I would wear earrings!...It doesn't matter which ones...just can't be seen without them.

parentingBYdummies said...

I'd wear my little diamond stud earrings. I've already been wearing them everyday for years so why change it up now?

-Stopped by for SITS Saturday Sharefest, even though it's Sunday now!

meeyeehere said...

I will be happy when my son is old enough so I can wear earrings again! My ear piercing is trying to grow over so I have to put a pair in just for a minute once in a while. I do miss at least wearing studs.

Stephanie said...

If i could only wear 1 piece of jewelry for the rest of my life, it would be my "tree necklace." The pendant is circular with a (family) tree in the middle. On the outside edge of the circle are the words "A family's love is nature's masterpiece." SO true.

Stephanie said...

...so I visited the Silver Maple website, and the piece that's calling my name is the Mixed Heart necklace. I'd get my daughters' names on it. LOVE-LOVE-LOVE!

somethingtolearn said...

I am a self-professed jewelry hog...or is that aficionado? There isn't one specific piece that I must wear as a kind of go through phases. Regardless, I will always be purchasing jewelry to commemorate specific events in my life... each piece has a personal memory.

Great site!


http://somethingtolearn.wordpress.com/2010/06/20/on-the-subject-of-my-dad/

Stephanie said...

...and just like Megness@Murphy'sLawOnlyWorse, I don't tweet. But I did hit the like button on Silver Maple's FB page.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love the necklace with the pearl! stop by and enter my giveaway by clicking on the button on my sidebar.

Maggie S said...

If I could only wear one piece of jewelry the rest of my life, it would be the silver ankle bracelets my husband brought me from India. I feel sexy but I can't sneak up on anybody because they jingle.

THE Stephanie said...

My "one piece" would definitely be the police badge necklace that Joey gave me for Christmas. It's a constant reminder to pray for him.

Denise said...

My one piece would be a necklace I got from my momma!

Denise said...

I would totally pick the child silverware set. Love it!

Bobbi said...

It would be the heart necklace my husband gave me for my birthday a couple years ago. (Besides my wedding ring) I love your necklace! Bobbi

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

My Mother's Ring
I blogged about it: http://www.singlemominthesouth.com/2010/06/mama-kats-writers-workshop-mothers-ring.html

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the mother/teacher necklace and the Live Simply earrings. Great stuff!

Stopping by from SITS!

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Hmm, one piece of jewelry besides my wedding ring? It would have to be a necklace.

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Jacque does beautiful work! I have a few favorites, but I really love the circle of inspiration necklace. :)

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

I "Like" the Silver Maple on Facebook!

K said...

I would wear my Mom's diamond necklace, but since she gave it to my daughter at her wedding, I guess I would wear my diamond necklace that my ex-hubby gave me.
Karen

Love, Love, Love the neckace she sent to you!

carrielt said...

I have diamond earrings that match my wedding set so other than my wedding ring I'd wear those.

Lynn said...

I would wear the earrings that my husband gave me.
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Lynn said...

I totally love the Live Simply Earrings (as pictured above!)
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Lynn said...

just became a follower of your review blog!
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Lynn said...

Liked the Silver Maple on fb!
Lynn A
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Ingrid said...

My necklace with the stone that was in the engagement ring my dad gave my mom.
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Anonymous said...

I would a necklace that my grandmother gave me everyday if I could.

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Cindy said...

I would wear the opal ring that I inherited from my grandmother.
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SheilaC said...

My MIL gave me a religious charm on a beautiful gold chain that I wear all the time... When we first met we didn't get along, and then grew to love each other.
This necklace means a lot to me because she meant a lot to me.

SheilaC

SheilaC said...

I love this:

Faith Hope and Love Necklace

SheilaC

Jessi said...

My diamond necklace my husband gave me!

Jessi said...

I love the Sweet Heart necklace.

Angie said...

It would be my anniversary band that my hubbs gave me on our first wedding anniversary. I wear it every single day!

Thanks
Angie
rennieangie at gmail dot com

katherine said...

If I could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of my life, it'd be the pearl earrings I bought for myself in Toledo, Spain. I've had them for about four years now and I basically do wear them every day, unless I have another cute pair of earrings to go with an outfit! :D

Thanks for the chance to win!

katherine.loiry@gmail.com

Elaine said...

I actually don't wear much jewelry but when I do I always go to my Forever 21 flower necklace.

Enter to win a Lime Ricki swimsuit!
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Melissa said...

I would choose my "snail ring," a handmade ring that my dad got for me from a craft fair, to celebrate getting my Master's degree. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

Also, love the personalized baby spoon.

Jenna Wood said...

My white gold tennis bracelet, I LOVE tennis bracelets!
six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I have a very simple gold cross necklace on a short chain that I wear almost every day--whenever I'm not wearing some "outfit" jewelry. That would have to be my lifelong selection.

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

asj said...

love her jewelery! I would wear a simple pair of pearl earrings... no sentimental value - just simple.

My wedding ring is the only jewelry I have that means anything to me! :)

Anonymous said...

I can't get along without my watch, so it would have to be that!

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Tonette said...

Gauged hoops in my ears. I never take them out.

Amy said...

My silver hoop earrings. Always wear them!

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Kristen said...

I'd wear my Grandmother's engagement ring.

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Kristen said...

I like the Vertical Meaning necklace.

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Anonymous said...

Mine would also be a watch-gotta know what time it is!
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very married said...

ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

i'd wear my diamond stud earrings - that counts as "one piece" right?

very married said...

ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

http://thesilvermaple.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=14

i LOVE this! my cousin is doing her first triathlon soon - it'd be the perfect gift!

Katie said...

I really like my marcasite ring (in addition to my wedding ring).

Katie said...

Also, I really like the mixed bracelet from the silver maple!

Shannon said...

I would probably choose my tiny silver hoop earrings. They are comfortable to sleep in and match everything!

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Shannon said...

My favorite piece is The Layered Look necklace. That is just gorgeous!

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Katie said...

The other piece of jewelry besides my wedding ring that I would wear forever is the ring I wear on my right ring finger. It's made by an artisan in Vermont and is a wide gold band with twining leaves, and I just love it. Never take it off. :)

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Katie said...

I like the Circle of Inspiration necklace.

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Katie said...

I like the Silver Maple on Facebook.

Katie E.
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Katie said...

I'm a follower on your new blog.

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Brittney said...

If I could only wear one piece forever, it would be my diamond earrings! And I also LOVE the Wife, Mother, Teacher necklace! I want one! :)

Jenny said...

If I could wear only one piece of jewelry it would be my pearl necklace my husband gave me for our wedding present – it’s a little too fancy for everyday though!
jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

Jenny said...

I really like the simple sterling silver earrings! I’m a big fan of simple ☺
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Jenny said...

I like the silver maple on facebook as Jenny Bolech
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Jenny said...

I’m a new follower of your review blog (as Jenny on GFC!)
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Shannon said...

Well, actually...

I'd wear my wedding ring... seeing as how I haven't worn it in about 4 years. No kidding! Instead of a band to go along with my engagement ring, I chose a ring guard/wrap. The two were soldered together but it broke! And I just haven't taken it to get fixed...

If I had to choose another piece of jewelry, it would probably just be my diamond stud earrings!

Shannon said...

Ooooo.... I like this one!

http://thesilvermaple.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=38

daunfamily said...

it would be another ring my husband got me, I love diamond bling!
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daunfamily said...

I like the eclectic mix
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daunfamily said...

like them on fb :)
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unknown said...

like the last one. real nice

Stephanie said...

it would have to be my simple gold band my mom gave me. it belonged to her grandmother. it cuts off my circulation a bit, but it's worth it!

Haylee said...

I would wear a pair of pearl earrings my grandmother gave me.

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Haylee said...

I love the circle of inspiration neckace!

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Haylee said...

liked the silver maple on facebook (anna anderson)

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Haylee said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/happy_haylee_3/status/17026093750

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angela said...

i'd have to have diamond earrings!
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angela said...

love to buy the sweet heart necklace!
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Linda said...

If I had one piece of jewelry to wear forever it would be.....the white/yellow gold hoops my Sweetheart gave me for Christmas!!

Linda said...

I visited the Silver Maple shop and I like The One and Only necklace the very best!!! They have some very cool stuff there!! I am favoriteing it...is that a word???!