Growing up, I have always been a jewelry junkie. I used to wear several necklaces at one time, lots of rings, bracelets, and even toe rings. Decorating myself was a favorite past time. Since having children, I toned down my accessories considerably. I hardly ever wear earrings, the only rings I wear are my wedding ring and a beautiful emerald ring that Jamie got me for Christmas. Necklaces are rarely worn except on special occasions.
As for jewelry shopping, I haven’t done that in forever. A lot has changed since I used to shop for myself, and if I do shop for myself, I buy from retailers that are environmentally and socially responsible. It’s not hard to find stores that sell recycled and handmade goods. One shop caught my eye recently when I was checking out some of the newest lines of the season: Sentimental Silver. Their personalized pendants are pure silver, completely handmade using recycled silver.
A word from Sentimental Silver:
At Sentimental Silver each personalized pendant is custom made with your text of choice–use the names of your cherished loved ones or celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special date. The possibilities are truly endless. With a wide variety of shapes and styles to choose from, each necklace is truly one of a kind.
I got to take a personal look at a Sparkle Bar necklace. It is so simple and beautiful that I want to wear it all the time! Perhaps when Timothy is a little older and not as grabby, I’ll be able to sport it more often. Nonetheless, I love the necklace and the fact that it is made from recylced silver makes it even better. I like knowing where my jewelry comes from.
Take a look at some of the great pendants from Sentimental Silver:
hint: click on the thumbnails to view larger sizes
Sentimental Silver has offered my readers a 20% discount! Just use the code SALE during during checkout.
One person will be chosen to receive a personalized Tiny Tag pendant (chain not included) worth $35! To enter, leave me a comment telling me how you would personalize your Tiny Tag if you are chosen as the winner.
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Winner will be chosen on August 16, 2009. Open to residents of U.S. and Canada.