Guest post: Thirty-one Shekels & a giveaway

14 Dec

Today, I’m happy to introduce you to Lori, at Thirty-one Shekels. A fellow Hoosier, Lori runs an Etsy shop full of heart-felt and meaningful handstamped jewelry.

And she was a doll to tell us about some of her sweet stories.

One of my favorite things about creating hand stamped jewelry is telling someone’s story through the piece of jewelry they designed.  I have created jewelry that conveys joy and hope, heartache and longing.  I’d like to share some of my favorite stories with you:

Beauty in autism

I create multiple pieces for autism awareness.  One of these pieces features a puzzle piece charm, which is the international symbol for autism.  A woman purchased this piece for a friend who’s young son was recently diagnosed with PDD/NOS.  She later sent me a note that told me how much her friend enjoyed the necklace and how it reminded her that, despite his difficulties, her son was not alone and was a beautiful person.

Coping with grief

Two of the most memorable pieces I have ever created were for a woman who lost her newborn son.  She approached my booth at a festival and asked if I could create a piece for her and her husband to remember their son.  Together we designed a piece for her and a piece for her husband to wear and remember.  I have corresponded with her several times since I shipped her necklaces, and she expressed her thankfulness for a meaningful memory necklace.

Anniversary wishes

I created a special pair of necklaces for a young lady who lives in Singapore while her boyfriend lives in Texas.  She wanted them to have something matching to remind them of each other.  I created two matching necklaces and shipped one to her in Singapore and the other to her boyfriend in Texas.  She was thrilled to surprise her boyfriend with the necklace for their anniversary.

Lori is offering a hand-stamped item up for a giveaway! The winner here will have his or her choice of prizes: either a 3/4-inch charm designed however you like, or $12 to spend at Thirty-one Shekels on another item.

To enter, simply leave a comment that tells how you’d use your prize. Want extra entrires?

  • Follow Lori AND moi on Twitter.
  • Fan Lori AND moi on Facebook.
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Feel free to use this tweet: “I just entered to win a custom hand-stamped @31shekels charm over at @JacAndElsie http://wp.me/pv0FQ-13n”

Leave a separate comment with each entry. The giveaway is open worldwide through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19. Good luck, all!

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64 Responses to “Guest post: Thirty-one Shekels & a giveaway”

  1. Ami December 14, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    ooo! i’ve always wanted hand-stamped jewelry!!
    i’d have my hubby’s name stamped!

  2. Ami December 14, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    following you both on twitter! @hunnybunny727

  3. Ami December 14, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    i like you both on facebook!

  4. Ami December 14, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    tweeted the giveaway!
    @hunnybunny727

  5. France Irish C December 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    I’d have my baby girl’s name on it 🙂

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

  6. France Irish C December 14, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    A Fan of Lori AND moi on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/franceirish

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. France Irish C December 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/franceirish/status/147147496886513664

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. France Irish C December 14, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    Following Lori AND moi on Twitter.
    http://twitter.com/#!/franceirish

    franceirish_c(at)yahoo(dot)com

  9. Alison December 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    Love this and the autism pieces are great! Love finding new supporters. I would get the autism awareness necklace for the girl I work with who has PDD-NOS. 🙂 She is really into jewlery right now too. Thanks!

  10. mubin December 15, 2011 at 1:08 am #

    How I’d use this prize – I’d have my grandfather’s name inscribed on it and wear it everyday and everytime …

  11. Julie Gastelum December 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    I would love to get something for my daughter, she loves stars so I would need to see if there is anything with her name and a star. I can never find her name on anything, so anything I get with her name has to be custom made.
    Thanks, Julie G.

  12. Memory December 16, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    I’d get my name, Memory, on it and wear it with pride.(:

  13. Briss December 17, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    If I won I would get the Triple Layer Name necklace, and have my siblings names and mine inscribed and give it to my mom as a gift. I bet she’d love it.

  14. Briss December 17, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    Following you both on Twitter @brissdays

  15. Alexandra December 17, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    I would choose the charm designed necklace because I have always wanted something to represent my dreamy nature and to motivate me to follow my dreams.

  16. Michele December 17, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    I would love one with my baby’s name :0)

  17. Sherry Wasabi December 17, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    if i won i would have Wasabi stamped on it 😀
    iluvpolkapie at gmail dot com

  18. CrippleHorse December 17, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    I’d love a cute heart with my initial along with my boyfriend’s :))
    Like: C + D
    and the heart under it
    :))

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

  19. CrippleHorse December 17, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    I follow both on Facebook as Despina Vnt

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

  20. amandasue December 17, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    I like the life verse necklace.

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

  21. jc December 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    My daughter has always wanted a charm pendant with a music note. Winning this would be perfect, thanks so much.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  22. jc December 17, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    Like both on FB (Jc Loh)

  23. TopHat December 17, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    I would get a necklace for my friend Jessica who is a new mom!

  24. Francesca December 17, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

    I would make an autism necklace for my friend who works with autistic kids.

  25. Francesca December 17, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    FB follower: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.

  26. Nada December 18, 2011 at 5:25 am #

    Hello =)
    i would love to get the necklass for my sister ^^

    nadoxie@gmail.com

  27. Nada December 18, 2011 at 5:26 am #

    i follow both on twitter as @thegirlnada

    nadoxie@gmail.com

  28. Nada December 18, 2011 at 5:26 am #

    i follow you both on facebook as :Nada nadox

    nadoxie@gmail.com

  29. Jennilicious (@Jennilicious2) December 18, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    I would used certificate to buy this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/80599033/faith-hope-love-hand-stamped-custom

    twosisters8795 at hotmail dot com

  30. Jennilicious (@Jennilicious2) December 18, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    I follow both of you on twitter
    name: Jennilicious

    twosisters8795 at hotmail dot com

  31. Jennilicious (@Jennilicious2) December 18, 2011 at 6:12 am #

    I liked both of you on facebook
    name: My dreams and my reality

    twosisters8795 at hotmail dot com

  32. Jennilicious (@Jennilicious2) December 18, 2011 at 6:13 am #

    I shared it on twitter

    twosisters8795 at hotmail dot com

  33. KarenZ December 18, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    If I won I would get my best friend’s name and my name on it and give it to her for her birthday.

  34. Linda Jarraf December 18, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    I like the faith, hope and love pendant.

  35. Linda Jarraf December 18, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    Left a post on Lori’s facebook.

  36. Linda Jarraf December 18, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    left a post on Moi’s FB and shared.

  37. tanya December 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    I would give this to my daughter…

  38. tanya December 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    I follow both on twitter
    Tanya Girsham
    tanyas.junk1(at)gmail(dot)com

  39. tanya December 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    I liked both on facebook
    Tanya Girsham
    tanyas.junk1(at)gmail(dot)com

  40. Crystal December 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    I like the Beautiful Music Charm a lot!!

  41. Crystal December 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    FB fan of both(Crystal Marie)

  42. Diana December 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    I think I would have the Ps.46:10 stamped on it and disc shape if possible and have it added to a necklace of mine. Thanks for the giveaway.

  43. Diana December 18, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    Follow Lori via twitter @goldiez.

  44. Diana December 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    Follow you on twitter @goldiez

  45. Diana December 18, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    Like Lori on fb as Diana Z

  46. Diana December 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Like you on fb as Diana Z

  47. Diana December 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    tweeted

  48. Nicole Rosengarten December 18, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    I would have one made in memory of the baby I lost and my son Caden.

  49. Nicole Despang December 18, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    I would probably give it to my friend, or ask for initials with our names together. I think it would be so awesome! And then I could buy a matching one xD
    I would consider it a late Christmas present.

  50. Nicole Despang December 18, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    Followed Thirty-one Shekels on facebook.

  51. Nicole Despang December 18, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    Followed you, Jaclyn1423’s Etsy site, on facebook.

  52. Lauren December 18, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    i’d love to put my niece’s name on it for my sister in law.

  53. kristie December 19, 2011 at 1:34 am #

    I would use the necklace as a gift to my sister and her new hubby to be!

  54. Laura Lane December 19, 2011 at 1:48 am #

    I like the blessed charm.

  55. Juliana December 19, 2011 at 1:54 am #

    I actually ADORE the anniversary one and would love to have one for my boyfriend and I 😀

    lacquerlipstick[at]gmail[dot]com

  56. Juliana December 19, 2011 at 1:55 am #

    Following Lori and you on Twitter (@lacquerlipstick)
    lacquerlipstick[at]gmail[dot]com

  57. Juliana December 19, 2011 at 1:55 am #

    Tweeted the giveaway! (I just entered to win a custom hand-stamped @31shekels charm over at @JacAndElsie http://wp.me/pv0FQ-13n)
    lacquerlipstick[at]gmail[dot]com

  58. JR Pickett December 19, 2011 at 5:10 am #

    I’d choose the 3/4-inch charm designed however I like since I’d like a round version of the “Faith, Hope Charity” charm. It would be a neat birthday gift for my sister.

  59. JR Pickett December 19, 2011 at 5:12 am #

    Follow you both on twitter as “FromFurrin”.

  60. JR Pickett December 19, 2011 at 5:13 am #

    Follow both you and Thirty-one Shekels on f/book as “Vicki Vix”.

  61. JR Pickett December 19, 2011 at 5:14 am #

    Tweeted. https://twitter.com/#!/FromFurrin/status/148707690514874368

  62. gail December 19, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    I would have my husband’s name stamped on it

  63. Karla T December 21, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    I’d like an autism necklace with my son’s name

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