Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Chella's Collection Review and Giveaway! Two Winners, Ends 11/24/12



I love jewelry. Especially jewelry that means something to me. When I discovered Chella's Collection on Etsy, I was delighted!

Chella's Collection specializes in beautiful Map Pendants! How perfect is that? We all have a special place in our minds and hearts -- for me, that place is Tybee Island, Georgia.

I was born there, grew up there... but I've been away from home for 10 years now.  And I am slowing but surely making my way back home.

This great shop also appealed to me because Mike is a Land Surveyor -- maps just touch our lives in so many ways.

I'm sure that you are touched by a special place as well.  Whether it be home or a dream vacation or somewhere "over the rainbow" -- that special place you've always wanted to see.

I was so thrilled when give then opportunity to own one of Julie's amazing map pendants.  I knew immediately that a map of Tybee would be my choice.

When it arrived, I just wasn't prepared for the rush of emotion that rolled over me.  I cried.  It's rare that a piece of jewelry can touch one so deeply.  But it did.


I haven't taken it off since I received it (except for showers!).  I wear it... I touch it often... it's become a comfort to me.  I feel like I have just that small piece of home and it makes me happy.

The Pendants that Julie designs and craft are simple, but lovely.  She constructs the pendants from copper, brass, silver, and gold-tone.    They are available in rectangles, squares, and circles.  And of course, the maps themselves are almost endless!

If you don't see your special place on the web site -- don't despair -- just ask!  She will do her best to find it for you!

Julie also creates custom-made maps.  Choose your location and she will do her best to satisfy your need!



From the website:

Map Pendants make great gifts for loved ones. Think of them for every occasion:
*For bridesmaids
*Your best girlfriends 
*Moms, sisters, daughters 
*Birthplace tokens for adoptive parents
*Your hometown
*The special man in your life(Dads, husbands, sons, boyfriends) 
*To commemorate that special trip or vacation(honeymoon)
*Or.....to start your own personal collection of your favorite places




Caring for your pendant: 
*Do not immerse any pendants in water. 
*Do not apply silver polishing liquids. 
*Use only very gentle jewelry buffing cloths with no chemicals.
*Store pendants in a jewelry box.

You can connect with Chella's Collection on her website and social media pages: Facebook, Pinterest and the Pin board dedicated to her Etsy Shop Collection

Julie has generously offered TWO of my readers the chance to win a Custom Design pendant of their very own!  Is that not amazing?!?  Total Value: $27!

Just follow the instructions below for your chance to enter to win!

Open to USA, only please.  One entry per email per person per household.  All entries are verified before winner is announced.

DISCLOSURE:
I received a custom pendant for the purpose of this review.  I received no monetary compensation.  The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item.


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82 comments:

Patti said...

I like the Map Pendants in brushed copper. lebl9077@bellsouth.net

eclairre said...

I like the germany map pendant.

eclairre said...

I would do a pendant of Hawaii I think.

Patti said...

I would choose my home state of Louisiana in copper and square. lebl9077@bellsouth.net

clenna said...

I like two pendants: New Orleans and Boston, MA

clenna said...

I would like the square pendant in silver

Paula L. said...

I like the girlfriend pendants.

jandplee at att dot net

Paula L. said...

Scotland Map Pendant in Coppper Rectangle.

jandplee at att dot net

Amy/Sean said...

I like the Paris, France Map Pendant.

Amy/Sean said...

I can't decide which map, but definitely the rectangular shape in goldtone.

Jessica Who? said...

i like the antique brass pendant!

cupcake mama said...

I love the Map Pendant, Custom Order Option-Large Square Silver, You Name the Place! Awesome gift idea!
Rafflecopter name:Mechele JOhnson

cupcake mama said...

I love the Circle shape in Silver.
Rafflecopter name:Mechele JOhnson

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i really like the keyring map pendants

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i wish there was a spain map...but I guess the paris, france map might be nice too

Karen F said...

I like the GirlFriend Gift Map Pendants in Brushed Copper

Sharon Schoepe said...

I like the Scotland Map Pendant in Coppper Rectangle

SueZH said...

I want to custom make my state of NJ

SueZH said...

I like the Yankee stadium pendant.

spacegirl91377 said...

I like the Niagara Falls Map Pendant.

spacegirl91377 said...

Niagara Falls or Boston, Massachusetts in a round silver pendant.

jphutchens said...

girlfriend gift map pendant

Cheryl Chervitz said...

I like the Detroit, Michigan Map Pendant in Copper. That's where I grew up.

Cheryl Chervitz said...

I would choose the square, Detroit, MI in Cooper.

Brandy Batson said...

the custom order round silver one.

Melody said...

I like Paris France Map Pendant.

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Melody said...

I might ask for a square silver pendant of Washington, DC.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Marthalynn said...

I like the Map Pendant, Ireland in Round Brushed Brass!

Marthalynn said...

For my custom order, I'd choose the Map Pendant,Custom Order Option-Larger Round Silver, Atlanta, GA

ewyllie said...

I love the Mount Mt. Kilimanjaro Map Pendant it's so unique.

Savories of Life said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91328427/map-charm-map-pendant-custom-order

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nickieisis3 said...

I would like a custom make.

mogrill said...

The paris map pendant.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

BzzAgent KaciOhio said...

For Both blog post comments I combine in one the first answer is I love this one. http://www.etsy.com/listing/70233232/map-pendant-custom-option-rectangle-in & the second question I'd pick either the rectangle or the square. I'm not really a circle person lol That sounds odd. But I really really love the pendants, 2 cute!!
Kaci Guisinger Harrison

Lorna England said...

Rectangle OHIO map pendant for me!
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lorna England said...

I really like the Map Pendants in Brushed Silver!

Joeanne Steras said...

I like the antique brushed pendants!

Joeanne Steras said...

I also like the Maryland one.

Shannon Goldschmidt said...

I love the custom option rectangle in pewter.

Shannon Goldschmidt said...

I would get the rectangle in pewter and I would see if there is any way that she could do one of barcelona spain. It is a place I have always wanted to go there and the fountains, museums, architecture, and just the beauty of the land all speak so highly to me. It brings me a sense of peace, comfort, freedom, happiness, joy and contentment.

Sonya Sanderson said...

I would like a custom made one of my hometown.

Sonya Sanderson said...

I would like the round, silver pendant.

Megan said...

I would do a custom one.

Megan said...

I would do round and silver.

Mer said...

I like the New Orleans pendant best.

Mer said...

My ideal pendant would be circular, in copper.

Nicole Murphy said...

I would love the square UK map.

danw78704 said...

german map, twitted this today, 16/11
http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

danw78704 said...

twitted this today, 17/11
http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

Heather! said...

I love the Ireland map pendant (I'm in Ireland right now!), but I also love the Niagara Falls Map Pendant. Special memories there.... :)

Thanks!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

I like the Small Round Silver Pendant with a map of Quito, Ecuador. I lived there for a while and would love to keep it close to my heart!

Thanks!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

danw78704 said...

twitted this today, 19/11
http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

die fesche said...

i'd do a small silver round pendant with japan!

Patti said...

State of Louisiana. lebl9077@bellsouth.net

foodamongthefence said...

I love the boyfriend pendant set- has one for each person. So cute, especially being in a long distance relationship!
Elise
lakergirl2113 @ yahoo dot com

Ashley Morrissey said...

I love the Ball Chain 24 inch Necklace Silver Plated!!

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
ashummz05@yahoo.com

Ashley Morrissey said...

I do like the Brass Pendants a lot and would like it to be mapped in Illinois!!

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
ashummz05@yahoo.com

Linnie said...

I like the Atlanta, Georgia map pendant.

Linnie said...

I would use the Atlanta, Georgia map in a round circle with copper.

Ash said...

I like the girlfriend necklace in brushed copper :)

Ashley S
ashley dot thur at utoronto dot ca

Ash said...

I like the girlfriend necklace with the square & circular pendants, in brushed copper. The maps I would like would be of Waterloo, Ontario Canada and Dominica.
Ashley S
ashley dot thur at utoronto dot ca

Pixel Berry Pie said...

My favorite pendant in her shop is the Scotland map! I love that you can see several of the main Scottish cities. Thanks for the chance to win!
pixelberrypie@yahoo.com

Pixel Berry Pie said...

I like the antiqued bronze bronze circle shape, which is probably what I'd choose. And I'd like the map to be of Scotland.
pixelberrypie@yahoo.com

paula michele said...

I would pick a round silver pendant of east Tennessee. The girlfriend pendants are really cute.

Paula Michele Hafner

cassandra m said...

the pendants are so beautiful

mamavalveeta03 said...

I would love a round silver pendant, custom made, of Bolivia for my daughter, Rach, who lived there for a year as an exchange student!

awhartness said...

I like the Custom Order Option-Map Pendant in Copper Medium Round where I can pick my own city.
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awhartness said...

I would like the map of North Carolina in the Copper Medium Round.
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Star S said...

I live near Indianpolis IN so that would be my choice

Alicia St said...

i like the California and the Green Bay pendants... I would also like NC or Cambodia, but didnt see any (although there was a thailand)... and only the round ones

9e4e45c2-35b0-11e2-bbf5-000f20980440 said...

I love the China Pendant in copper - my daughter is from China!

melane e (menberg81@aol.com)

MizVickik said...

Love the Cape Cod pendant!
Miz Vickik

MizVickik said...

really like the custom goldtone rectangle!
Miz Vickik

katklaw777 said...

I like this one...Map Pendant, Custom Option-Rectangle in Silver Pewter, City of Your Choice

katklaw777 said...

I also like the round shape in silver.

Diane W said...

I like Delicate Antiqued Bronze/Goldtone Ball Chain 20 Inch Necklace 1.5mm

Diane W said...

East Lansing, Michigan Map Pendant in Coppe

Rusty said...

I like the Square Copper Map Pendant. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

Rusty said...

I like the square, copper pendant and would love to have a map of Chennai, India. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

Stephanie O'Day said...

I really love this Boyfriend one! http://www.etsy.com/listing/65307221/boyfriend-gift-map-pendants-in-silver

Stephanie O'Day said...

I love the Boyfriend Pendant. I would love a map of Ireland, like one pictured on another pendant! I love the copper metal as well!

Unknown said...

id like the ireland pendant