Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Crystal Allure Giveaway: Transplant Awareness

Crystal Allure is widely known for its collection of handmade beaded bracelets and fine handcrafted designer awareness jewelry in support of cystic fibrosis and organ transplant awareness. Their Transplant Awareness Ribbon Bracelet (B105) has been sold worldwide and is the centerpiece of their awareness jewelry collection.

Since 2003, designer, Stephanie, has been creating beaded awareness bracelets in support of cystic fibrosis and lung transplant awareness. Raising awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and Organ Transplant, specifically lung transplant, has always been important to her. Stephanie's oldest brother was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth and battled the disease until he was 32-years old. At the time of his death, he was an eligible candidate on the waiting list for a double lung transplant. Each year thousands of individuals die because of the shortage of organs.

The Crystal Allure Awareness Jewelry Collection for Cystic Fibrosis and Organ Transplant, was designed in memory of her brother and because nothing like this existed, until now. Stephanie wanted to be able to offer these unique jewelry designs to support those who are dealing with these issues and their families. The Awareness Jewelry Collection offers unique bracelet designs that are handmade from the heart and offer stories of heartbreak, strength, courage and hope.

The Transplant Awareness Ribbon Bracelet (B105) was designed with beautiful emerald Swarovski Crystals, pearls and accented by sterling silver awareness ribbon blocks. It is finished with a butterfly charm because it has been said when someone receives a set of transplanted lungs, the new lungs look like a butterfly opening its' wings, when they take their first breath of new life.

TO WIN: Leave a comment below noting one of your favorite items from the Crystal Allure jewelry boutique- that's it!

Open To: U.S., Canada, and UK

BONUS ENTRIES: (1) Help spread the word about the giveaway on your blog, twitter, or facebook & leave an additional comment here letting us know you did so! (make sure you add @crystalallure to your tweets so we can see them)

(2) Follow us/Fan us on our Facebook, Twitter or Studio Blog & leave and additional comment her letting us know.


1 winner will be chosen randomly next Wed, June 16th and notified by email. Have fun and good luck!

Lauren's Thoughts: I wanted to say that when I first found Crystal Allure, I loved the idea right away. This is some cute jewelry, but it's great that it means something...especially to the one who made it. My mom actually had a kidney transplant about three years ago so the message immediately resonated with me. I hope you will take the time to check out Crystal Allure and enter the giveaway. Whether you win or not, think about supporting and buy something from the site. It would be a wonderful memento if you knew someone who had a transplant as well.


Hannah S said...

Wow, that bracelet is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity!
My favorite, though, would have to be the Secret Garden Swarovski Pearl Charm Bracelet--I love it!
Love, Hannah
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Linda Kish said...

I like the Korean Jade Peridot Shell Swarovski Crystal Necklace N086 best

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BetteLG said...

I've had to post this on my Facebook fan page, profile page and Lung Transplant Chronic Rejection Cause page. I have also sent it out on Twitter, stumbleupon and Tumblr.
I've made green ribbon jewelry for years because no took the initiative to think of the need we as recipients and candidates have to promote our cause.
Bi-lateral ling Transplant 1991, single left lung 2002, kidney 2005

BetteLG said...

Forgot to mention my favorite item.

Green Garnet Hill Tribe Leaf Pendant Necklace N085

Of course it would be green..

joder said...

My favorite item is the Lampwork Pendant Swarovski Crystal Necklace.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

joder said...

I follow CrystalAllure on twitter @jone402

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

joder said...

I tweeted the giveaway here...http://twitter.com/jone402/status/15812038126

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

The Beading Gem said...

The Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Bracelet B166 is my favorite. Not just because it is lovely but because Stephanie mentioned the touching background to the name 65 Roses for this dreaded disease.

Sandy Gaffey said...

My daughter and I make jewelry and sell to raise funds for the CF Foundation. After her transplant, I made some with purple and green beads to represent CF & transplant. I wear this, everyday, with my green rubber "donate life" bracelet. I also made her a necklace with matching bracelet with purple and butterflies.

My favorite bracelet is the Organ Donor Awareness #B105

Shawn said...

I love the Freshwater Pearl Dragonfly Necklace N099.


PeechieKeen said...

I really like the Watermelon Tourmaline Beaded Necklace N077!


Aik said...

I love the Secret Garden Swarovski Pearl Charm Bracelet B175

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Kristen said...

I'm in love with their Heart Pendant Necklace. So lovely. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Katia said...

I really like the Swarovski Crystal Butterfly Bracelet.
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Katia said...

Following you on FB and twitter.
kr_moreau at doglover dot com

lanna-lovely said...

Following the twitter (LannaLovely)

Oh and favourite items are:

-Howlite Turquoise Gemstone Silver Ring
-Snow Jade Swarovski Crystal Snowflake Charm Bracelet
-Transplant Awareness Ribbon Bracelet
-Wisteria Amethyst Heart Pendant Necklace

Sorry, couldn't choose just one, I pretty much love all the stuff, I'm glad I know about the site now, there's a bunch of stuff I want to get. <3


barbara Highley said...

I have bought several braclets and love them all! I hope to get the secet Garden pearl braclet. Very pretty.

m7c57 said...

Love the Swarovski Crystal Sparkler Earrings E113.

Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry said...

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest and checked out the Crystal Allure jewelry boutique for your favorite piece!

Congratulations goes to JODER!! She won the bracelet and should be receiving it any day now.

Jody-please feel free to stop back by this post, the Crystal Allure website or send me an email to give feedback on your sparkling bracelet. I look forward to hearing back from you.

Thanks again everyone!