Showing posts with label Breast Cancer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Breast Cancer. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Winged Hearts Hammered Metal Necklace Giveaway

Blue Moon Beads Silver Pink and Gold

Being a member of the Blue Moon Beads design team , I am always excited when I receive supplies to play with. The timing was perfect on my most recent goodies which included some pink stone beads. I knew immediately that I wanted to make something in recognition of “Pinktober” being Breast Cancer Awareness month.

I don’t know anyone whose life hasn’t been touched in some way by this disease. Whether as a survivor, family member of a survivor, friend, colleague, neighbor, I really cannot think of anyone I know who hasn’t known someone. This month marks four years since we lost one of our closest friends to this disease and we miss her every day.

Blue Moon Hammered Metals

I did what I always do with a jewelry project. Laid out a bunch of things I might use and just kind of went from there. I knew for sure that in addition to the pink stone beads and silver chain, I wanted to use the gold and silver hammered metal connectors. All supplies used in this project are from Blue Moon Beads and were provided to me as part of the design team.  Project idea is mine.

Blue Moon Winged Pendant

They went perfectly with a gold and silvered “Winged Heart” pendant from my Blue Moon stash.

Blue Moon Metal Chain

I laid out sections of the chain and metal connectors and then wire wrapped some of the pink beads using gold bead caps and silver spacer beads.

Blue Moon Pink

Connected those to the lengths of chain using silver jump rings, and added some to the pendant as shown above, along with a rectangular rhinestone pendant and some lengths of chain.

Blue Moon Metal and Stone

The clasp is really two oversize lobster claw heart clasps. I wanted to tie the idea of hearts and wings together to match the pendant. We think of our friend soaring above us, and we carry her in our hearts.

Winged Heart Necklace

Our sweet friend was one of the most giving people we’ve ever known. So I thought it would be appropriate to give away this necklace in her memory. It just seems right. Here’s how to enter:

Giveaway will run through next Wednesday and the winner announced at next week's BFF Open House. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness, Pizza, and A Giveaway!

Odd combination? Stay with me.
Freschetta Pizza
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I think it’s a rare person these days who hasn’t been touched in some way by this disease. Whether directly, through a family member, or a friend, it seems that all of us know someone who has fought this battle. This month marks the 2nd Anniversary of losing a dear friend who fought valiantly.
I’m part of FRESCHETTA pizza’s blogger connection and am very excited that they are doing their part to support research to find a cure for breast cancer. Between now and October 31st when you purchase specially marked packages of FRESCHETTA pizza, they will donate $1 to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The goal is to raise $50,000 and you can read more about it here:
There’s also a place for people to share their own breast cancer journey or the journey of a friend or family member. In addition to their monetary donation , FRESCHETTA is also donating 50 pink iPod Shuffle players ( especially poignant given the passing of Steve Jobs this week) to four cancer centers around America to be used by breast cancer patients during treatment.
To help get the word out, FRESCHETTA sent me a coupon for a free pizza ( we had the Classic Supreme) which came in handy after an especially hectic day and no clue what was for dinner! They also sent two pair of PROUD TO SUPPORT PINK earphones, one for me to keep and one to share with a friend.
Freschetta Pink
Freschetta Pink Promo
But the best part is that they’re also giving me the opportunity to give one of my readers the same kit.
  • A coupon for a FREE FRESCHETTA pizza of your choice (12 oz or larger)
  • One pair of PROUD TO SUPPORT PINK earphones for you
  • One pair to share with a BFF or family member
You can enter to win as follows (leave a comment for each thing you do) :
  • Be or become a follower of The Answer Is Chocolate blog
  • Share this giveaway on Twitter
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook
The giveaway will run through Sunday October 23. I also designed this printable which is yours for the downloading:
Fight Like A Girl
And ladies, if you’re of an age where mammograms are a part of your life, DON’T put them off! All of us, self exams regularly!
While this is a sponsored giveaway, all opinions expressed are mine.