Monday, July 11, 2011

A Necklace and the Peace & Love Giveaway

Recently, I received an email from the lovely gal, Jenny over at, inviting me to take a look at her website. I really appreciated the friendly, personal email I got from her. Wholeport is an online craft supply site and I was more than happy to take a look around. While there, I found a few things I liked a lot. The first was this wooden peace sign. Jenny was kind enough to send me some sample pendants to try out, along with a few other items that I will share in another post coming up.

Here's my "Peace on Earth" Necklace I made with my peace sign pendant from For my necklace, I wanted to give the pendant a worn, vintage look as if the necklace had been around the neck of a flower child from the 60's and 70's. I distressed the wooden pendant with a piece of fine grit sandpaper. I really like the affect. It adds some extra interest and dimension to the focal and the light sanding also smoothed out any rough spots in the wood. My necklace also features handmade ceramic beads by the artists of Sedillo Hill Studio and some copper African trade beads. The beads are simply knotted on some chocolate brown waxed cotton cord and finished off with a loop and large wood bead closure. A perfect Summer necklace.

The "Peace & Love" Giveaway
Okay, now for the giveaway part!!! Jenny at Wholeport also sent me some extra items to host a giveaway on my blog. This will be the first of two giveaways. The second giveaway will be in a separate post coming up next week. The first giveaway package is this collection of wooden cut-out pendants I am calling the "Peace & Love" Giveaway:

You will receive the the item shown above: Two large cut-out heart pendants and three wood peace signs that are a good size for either a pendant or charm for a bracelet or even earrings, too.

If you would like to enter my "Peace & Love" giveaway, you can do one of the following:
"LIKE" WholePort on Face Book:
"FOLLOW" WholePort on Twitter:
If you don't have Facebook or Twitter, you can just visit the website:

Then, leave me a comment letting me know you want to enter.  
Leave a comment on this post by Thursday, July 14th. Then, I will randomly select a winner from the comments on Friday, July 15th.

Even if you're not interested in the giveaway, please feel free to comment without mentioning the giveaway in your comment.

Also, in addition to this giveaway, Jenny is happy to spread the love even more by offering 10% off all items at with coupon code: CRAFTFUN10 that's good until July 31st, 2011.

Good Luck on the Giveaway!
happy shopping at for new beading or craft supplies.
Also, stay tuned for the second giveaway coming up next week.
Peace & Love, Baby!


  1. What pretty pendants - I follow WholePort now via twitter!

  2. Love how you sanded the peace sign! I'm following WholePort on T and FB now. Also going to check out their site. :D

  3. Please enter me in your giveaway! I 'liked' Wholepart on facebook. I love your summer necklace created with the peace sign. Think you nailed the flower child idea! Love beads + peace sign = great necklace!

  4. Hi Erin,
    I know it's hard to believe, but I am in the minority of folks who do not Facebook or Twitter.
    Perhaps an alternate way to enter would be possible for folks like myself.
    Thank you,

  5. Hi Alice,

    I was wondering what to do in that case. No problem, you've left me a comment, so you are entered into the giveaway! Good Luck!

  6. What a great idea to sand it to give it an aged look. It really does look like it was pulled out of a time capsule from Woodstock!
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway~Eileen

  7. I love your necklace! So creative and I can just see my mom (who is very much a hippie) wearing it.

    I liked Wholeport on FB and would like to enter the giveaway.

  8. I liked you on facebook for the giveaway. And I like the necklace in real life!

  9. I like and follow wholeport on facebook...and I love the sanding on the pendant...just gave me a idea

  10. What a cute necklace! Loving the colors.

  11. I really like your Peace on Earth necklace. Its design is simple yet so attractive. What I like most about it is the symbol of piece. The design is different than what we usually see as a peace sign. The colors of the beads are well coordinated with each other. I think material used is durable also. Thanks.


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