Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Frosted Willow: Review and Giveaway

Photo Credit: APE

Frosted Willow is a fantastic Etsy shop specializing in a wide selection of bangle bracelets and sets, with a little something for everyone. From the bold, to the dainty, an eclectic taste is represented. Every piece is an original creation, handcrafted with love. You can find Charm Bangles, Name Bangle Bracelets,Vintage Glass Bangle Bracelets and so much more!

I was sent four stacking bangle bracelets to review, and I was so excited! There were so many to choose from, and it took me a long time to scroll through the amazing variety that is offered. I had a lot of trouble choosing because there was something that spoke to every side of my personality. There was something for the elegant side, the bold side, the boho side. You name it. Before I finally decided on the four pictured on the left, I was also thinking about either of these two.

Photo Credit: APE
Photo Credit: APE
I have always loved dragonflies. They seem so free, so I felt like that choice was appropriate for my personality. The orchid and the vintage turquoise stone bracelets looked so good next to each other that I knew those would make the cut. The last one, the more antique-looking bracelet of the bunch, really stood out to me. I can't quite put my finger on why. I think it might be the intricacy of the design, since normally I prefer something a tad more minimalistic.

These are closed bangle bracelets so I found it very helpful that the wonderful lady behind Frosted Willow, Katrin, has a sizing guide available. You just measure a bangle bracelet you already have, or the circumference of the widest part of your hand. Though, I found that I measured a little too true to fit and my bracelets were a little hard for me to get on. When you are taking your own measurements I would suggest not pulling the measuring tape too tight.

I had a lot of fun mix and matching different combinations to get the look I wanted. Each bangle looked beautiful on its' own, but when I put certain pairs together it only enhanced each design.

Photo Credit: APE
The orchid and the dragonfly were very fitting, and I liked that even when they are put together it still looks simple. I don't often go for things like a flower charm, but it was nice to tap into that side of me for a change. I feel like these would be great for a casual look or to be dressed up. I'm especially excited to wear these out with a feminine, flowing spring dress (again something I don't do often).

My favourite bracelet was the one that spoke to me the loudest. The antique-y one. It reminded me of one of those old spoons that my mom and dad used to collect when I was younger. I would admire them from my side of the frame,         looking but never touching. Now it's kind of like I get to wear one reincarnated around my wrist. I love that this design is something far different from what I would normally be drawn to.

Photo Credit: APE
I appreciate that while browsing, I could spot something for almost everyone I know and their individual tastes. With each bracelet costing only about $15 on their own, or around $40 for a set depending on the set, I would say that the prices are very affordable. I have no problem  paying for little works of art such as these, especially when I know each is originally designed, and carefully handcrafted. There are even sections dedicated to earrings, necklaces and bridesmaid/bridal gear. To top it off, when you order multiple pieces, you only pay shipping on the first item you order. I love this shop, and will definitely be keeping Frosted Willow in mind for special occasions.

You can stay connected with Frosted Willow for new designs, sales and future promotions on Etsy, Facebook and Twitter.

Photo: Adapted from Frosted Willow Etsy Shop

Katrin has offered to giveaway this set of bangle bracelets to one lucky Living As We reader.

Prize: One winner will receive a Midnight Owl Bangle Bracelet Set from Frosted Willow
Eligibility: Worldwide, 18+ (excluding Quebec).
Entry Period: March 18, 2014- April 2, 2014 11:59 EST
Rules: See Rafflecopter for terms and conditions.

To enter just log in to the Rafflecopter form below and claim as many entries as you'd like. Don't forget to come back for your daily entries to increase your chances of winning! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A winner will be chosen at random, and will be contacted by email. You will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email before another winner will be selected at random. The winner will be announced in the rafflecopter form once they have confirmed/responded to my email.   

If you run an Etsy shop and would like to see your products featured in a review/giveaway similar to this one, please feel free to contact me! oddball2003@hotmail.com

154 comments:

  1. it's hard to choss love them all
    but i would have this one https://www.etsy.com/listing/84671708/midnight-owl-bangle-bracelet-set-silver?ref=shop_home_active_16

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  2. I love the orchid flower necklace! So elegant!!

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  3. I love the Gold Wing Bangle Bracelet, and I would love one with little ladybugs

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  4. I love the infinity birthstone bangle ..... I would love to get it for my daughter

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  5. would love to have this: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/150120685/gold-double-wing-bracelet-gold-wing?ref=listing-shop-header-3

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  6. So beautiful it's hard to pick only one.
    i would love to get: https://www.etsy.com/be-fr/listing/46544102/petit-papillon-dans-le-ciel-bleu-bleu?ref=shop_home_active_20
    or this one
    https://www.etsy.com/be-fr/listing/103528042/fleur-ruban-bracelet-feuilles-dor-fleur?ref=shop_home_active_18

    ( but i'm fan of owl so this giveaway prize is simply fabulous^^) i guess i would have enjoyed to see wolf related

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  7. I love the Aqua Green Seafoam Chalcedony Bracelet, Gemstone Jewelry, Sea Foam Chalcedony Bangle, 14k Gold Filled, Seafoam Bracelet, Chalcedony Jewelry

    DOREEN LAMOUREUX

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  8. I love it all but I really love the Olive Branch Bracelet, Leaf Bangle, Silver Bracelet, Silver Bangle, Bridesmaid Bracelet, Bridesmaid Gift, Bridesmaid Jewelry, Silver Jewelry

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  9. I love the Morning Dew bracelet set

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  10. I would put the horse-shoe, the dragonfly, and the aqua-blue ones together to make a set although probably only wear two of the three on any day:)

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  11. I like the Double Wing Bracelet. Id also love a nameplate with my sons name or one of the initial bracelets.

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  12. I liked the infinity bracelet and the Zodiac charm bracelet.

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  13. I LOVE the swallow bracelet, but I love the birthstone ones as well.

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  14. I love owls so I would choose the Midnight Owl Bangle Bracelet Set. There are a lot of really cute styles though. I might have to buy a few. :)

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  15. I really like the Set of 3 Gemstone Bracelets, Purple Amethyst Bracelet, Blue Topaz Bracelet, Green Apatite Bracelet, 14k Gold Fill Bangles, Gemstone Jewelry!

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  16. So many nice ones, but I do like the Set of 3 Bangle Bracelets Gold, Shamrock Bracelet, Gray Rhinestones, Bracelet Bangle Gold Stack, Bracelet Bangles Gold, Custom Size Bangles, very nice

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  17. I really like the Skeleton Key bracelet. So many beautiful items!

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  18. I would love to own the Brass Bangle Bracelet, Nina!

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  19. I like, among others, the Celtic Knot Bracelet.

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  20. I would like the olive branch bracelet

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  21. I love the Autumn in New England, Forest Bracelet Bangles, Forest Jewelry, Fall Foliage, Thanksgiving Jewelry, Fall Leaf Bracelet Set, Autumn Fashion. Simply beautiful!

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  22. I love the Dark Purple Bracelet with a vintage dark purple oval rhinestone in a brass setting.

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  23. I really like the elephant bangle bracelet.

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  24. I like so many of the beautiful bracelets, but especially the Sand Dollar and the Silver Wedding Lace Bracelets!!!

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  25. i like the bohemian bangle bracelet

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  26. I love the Queen Bee set,it is gorgeous!

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  27. I would love to have the Aqua Green Seafoam Chalcedony Bracelet.

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  28. I love the Family Tree Bracelet

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  29. Thank you for this beautiful giveaway!
    I love this bracelet:
    https://www.etsy.com/fr/listing/56672417/avaler-le-bracelet-bracelet-de?ref=shop_home_active_3
    Fingers crossed!

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  30. I like the Olive Branch Bracelet in silver.

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    1. And The Little Seahorse in the Blue.

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  31. I really like the Mermaid Bracelet.

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  32. Oh my goodness everything in the etsy shop is sooo pretty I'd buy everything if I could! haha My favourites are the Free as a Bird Stacking Bangle Bracelet Set, the Silver Feather Bangle and the Tiny Snowflake Bracelet! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  33. I would love the personalized infinity bangle - I would get my childrens' initials printed on the charm <3

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  34. I love the dragonfly bangle and I also really like the midnight owl set

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  35. The Gold Lace Bracelet is really cute.

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  36. The Double Initial Heart Bracelet is really neat and would be great for a bride.

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  37. I like the Bat Bangle - Silver, Bat Bracelet, Animal Bracelet, Animal Bangle, Animal Jewelry, Halloween Bracelet, Halloween Jewelry, Bat Jewelry.

    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. I would love to have the Personalized Infinity Bracelet with Initials. I was going to suggest an infinity idea, and it is already done, no other suggestions.

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  39. I'd love to also get the Beach Jewelry, Shell, Seahorse Set!

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  40. I love the Angel Wing Bracelet

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  41. I love the owl bracelet! How fun and stylish! I love all the jewelry! Guess who's going etsy shopping!

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  42. I like the Silver 4 Leaf Clover Bangle.

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  43. Stephanie Brown Eversole19 March 2014 at 22:13

    I would love the green onyx bangle.

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  44. The nautical bracelet set is lovely. Perfect for my anchor print dress.

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  45. These are all really pretty. I like the Aqua Green Seafoam Chalcedony Bracelet. I'd love to see her do more turquoise jewellery in the future.

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  46. I like the Bohemian bangle bracelet. There are quite a few cute options.

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  47. I love the initial bangles!

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  48. I love the aqua green seafoam bangle or the nautical bangle set!

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  49. I like the Angel Wing Bracelet.

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  50. I LOVE the Angel Wings! I think butterflies would also be very cute :)

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  51. I love the Romance Silver Bridal Bracelet set

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  52. My favourite is the Silver Sparrow, it is gorgeous!

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  53. I like the Custom Name Bracelet in Gold.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  54. I love the Woodland Gold Stacking Bangles and the stunning https://www.etsy.com/listing/96761121/aqua-green-seafoam-chalcedony-bracelet?ref=shop_home_active_3

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    Jesstelryn(At)aol(dot)com

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  55. The infinity birthstone ring would be so great for my new granddaughter.

    terra j sweeps
    tradewindsbar@hotmail.com

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  56. Also like the ]urple Amethyst Bracelet, Blue Topaz Bracelet, Green Apatite Multi Gemstone Bracelet Set

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  57. Beautiful pieces. I would like to have something to symbolize my three kids and the loss of my son.

    Thanks for making this giveaway open to Canadians and for posting this giveaway to my weekly giveaway linky (http://www.journeysofthezoo.com/category/giveaway-linky).

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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  58. I like Under Mother's Wing bracelet. My mom loved birds, we had 6 growing up..and she said when she died to wanted to come back as a bird. Funny too, I find feathers in the strangest places, and I think it's her way of telling me she is always with me.
    Ann B.

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  59. I love the Personalized Infinity Bracelet with Initials, Infinity Mother Bracelet, Infinity Jewelry, Infinity Initial Bracelet, Monogram, Mom Bracelet

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  60. I love the Morning Dew bracelet set.

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  61. I like the Freshwater Pearl Coin Bracelet
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  62. I liked several infinity bracelets. I was drawn to Infinity Bangle Bracelet. Lots of cute things that are reasonably priced

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  63. like the emerald green rhinestone bracelet very pretty

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  64. I love the Olive Branch bracelet! Beautiful!

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  65. I like the gold personalized starfish

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  66. I love the Personalized Starfish bracelet!
    Kkrasowski at comcast dot net

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  67. OH MY LOVELY JEWELRY !!!!!! I chose the DESERT LIZARD BANGLE BRACELET SET...TY

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  68. I love the Aqua Green Seafoam Chalcedony Bracelet,

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  69. I really like the Aqua Green Seafoam Chalcedony Bracelet!

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  70. The simple one at the very top.

    Michelle

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  71. More with color
    Michelle

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  72. I like the gold Feather Bangle Bracelet.

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  73. I like the Romance - Silver Bridal Bracelet Set

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  74. I love the free as a bird stacking bangles.

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  75. I really love the Silver Swallow bracelet! (Rafflecopter: Taj Kingston)

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  76. I really like the Silver Initial Bracelet, Personalized Silver Bracelet, Initial Bangle, Silver Monogram Bracelet, Personalized Bangle, Silver Custom Bracelet

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  77. infinity bracelet is beautiful

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  78. I really like the Olive Branch Bracelet, Leaf Bangle in Silver

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  79. Infinity Birthstone Bangle

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  80. I love the seahorse and swallow bangles.

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  81. I like the sparrow bangle bracelet, so pretty.

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  82. love the little butterfly in the blue sky set

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  83. 4 Gold Filled Infinity Bracelets with 1 initial charm each is my favorite.

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  84. Shooting Star Bracelet set is gorgeous as well-and I LOVE the Olive Branch with initials.

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  85. Love the Romance Pearl set https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/90716039/romance-pearl-wedding-bracelet-set-pearl?ref=shop_home_active_6

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  86. Genuine Turquoise Bracelet, Genuine Turquoise Jewelry, Turquoise Bangle Bracelet, Turquoise and Gold Bracelet, Turquoise and Gold Jewelry

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  87. I like the Filigree Bangle Bracelet Maylana - Gold.

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  88. I really like the Olive Branch Bracelet. Lovely!

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  89. I absolutely love this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/96761121/aqua-green-seafoam-chalcedony-bracelet?ref=shop_home_active_8

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  90. The sanddollar charm bracelet is also just lovely!

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  91. I really love the owl and olive branch bracelets. They are all so lovely.

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  92. I really like the olive branch bracelet and the feather bangle. So pretty!

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  93. Infinity bangle in silver! :)

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  94. I like the purple amethyst bracelet https://www.etsy.com/listing/95918569/purple-amethyst-bracelet-gold-amethyst?ref=shop_home_active_22

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  95. I love the silver sand dollar and seahorse bracelets!

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  96. I like the turqoise bracelet. The other one I liked was the tricolor hand stamped bracelet.

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  97. These are very nice! I love the silver oakleaf!

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  99. very pretty, I like the one with the little leaf on it. theyre all nice

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  100. I would like to have this because it is pretty : Multi Gemstone Bracelet Set, Purple Amethyst Bracelet, Blue Topaz Bracelet, Green Apatite Bracelet, Purple, Blue, Green, Gemstone Bracelets

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  101. These bracelets are all so beautiful and dainty. I would probably choose the Paris Bangle Bracelet.

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  102. I LOVE this set. It's the Romance-Bridal set. I would love to have it for my upcoming wedding.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/87803552/romance-silver-bridal-bracelet-set?ref=shop_home_active_15

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  103. I love the Personalized Infinity Bracelet with Initials, Infinity Mother Bracelet, Infinity Jewelry, Infinity Initial Bracelet, Monogram, Mom Bracelet I would get my sons initial cause he is my number one priority

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  104. bumble bee bracelet. I would like to see anything with Christian theme.

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  105. I am from Texas so I love the Texas bracelet.

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  106. love the sweetheart elegant bracelet.

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  107. I love the Morning Dew bracelet set.

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  108. I like the shooting star bracelet set. So cute!

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  109. I like the Olive Branch Bracelet

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  110. hi, i love the personalized angel bracelet w/ initial charm...this would be a great gift for my niece who will be going away to college in the fall!

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  111. infinity birthstone bangle .

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  112. These are gorgeous! Would love to have some!

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  113. I like very much the Hamsa Hand, treble clef and Swallow Bracelets. The ones with gemstone are the best! I would suggest to do some with the european or asian capitals or with the most famous monuments, such as the Colosseum or the Tour Eiffel

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  114. I like the Aqua Green Seafoam Chalcedony Bracelet, Gemstone Jewelry, Sea Foam Chalcedony Bangle, 14k Gold Filled, Seafoam Bracelet, Chalcedony Jewelry

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  115. infinity bracelet

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  116. The gold oval bangle bracelet with coral cabachon.
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/57810901/oval-bangle-bracelet-miranda-coral-and?ref=shop_home_active_10

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  117. I love the Skinny Emima Bangle Bracelet in Silver.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  118. Love Love the Owl Bracelet Bangle Set!
    -Ashley Irby

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  119. Love love love Little Dragonfly Bracelet
    *hugs*deb

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  120. There are a few I would love to own; the silver anchor one caught my attention the most of all!

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  121. I love anything with an owl I also really like Free as a Bird Stacking Bangle Bracelet Set

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  122. such a huge selection! I'd like the "sailor ahoy" bangle set or the handstamped tricolor set!

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  123. Left a post/comment on your recipes post for Peach-Mango Parfaits (Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster) :

    http://livingaswe.blogspot.com/2013/08/review-150-best-desserts-in-jar-by_14.html?showComment=1396231819142#c7256368771449496568

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  124. I love the Morning Dew bracelet set, so pretty

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  125. I like the Silver Infinity Bracelet.

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  126. I love the Purple Rhinestone Earrings!

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  127. I really like the Infinity Style Personalized bracelet.

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  128. I would love the Blue Sky, Butterfly Bracelet Stack

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  129. Big Sister Bracelet Little Sister Bracelet Set, Big Sister Jewelry Little Sister Jewelry, Big Sister Gift Little Sister Gift Big Sis Lil Sis

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  130. Too hard to choose! I think the bat bangle is fun, and I like the infinity and yin/yang designs as well. I'm really tempted to buy a grab bag bracelet right this second!

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  131. I would also like the Personalized Infinity Bracelet with Initials.

    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  132. Love the jewelry...handcrafted is my favorite!

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  133. These are so beautiful! I love the owl and the branch!

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  134. I would love to see any thing else with animal type jewlery like with giraffes or b irds.!!

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  135. Love the personalized bracelet!

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  136. I love the Silver Sparrow Bangle. You have just about everything-it's wonderful. I'd love to see a hedgehog and maybe some different cat styles. Raine buzzyngabe(at)yahoo.com

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  137. I really like the arrow of friendship braclet. I like the hanging initials.

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  138. I like the Texas state, the yellow Amber, and Nautical Anchor! So many good ones!!!

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  139. i love the Coral Pink Earrings

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  140. The Blue Sky Butterfly Bangle Set is amazing!! :-)

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  141. I really like the Romance - Silver Bridal Bracelet Set.

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