Saturday, November 21, 2015

Vive la France -- a giveaway for support

Everyone has heard about the horrific terror in France. It's taken me days to process it, and every time I read the news, I often find I have to stop because it scares me so much to think of that happening here in the US. Then I realize the despair so many people are living in and I feel selfish for even being able to have a computer to write on.


I came up with an idea when I was looking through the pages of ceramics artist Gaea Cannaday's web site. Among all the sweet birds and pretty flowers, I found the Eiffel Tower, beautiful as the city of Paris itself,



I decided to purchase a pendant and have a giveaway. I wanted someone to have something beautiful to give them hope, because I believe that people DO come together when tragedies hit, no matter where they are. I want this to be meaningful and important to you.



To put your name in the running, comment below and make sure your blog has your email listed or you will not be able to be contacted, If you don't have a blog, no worries, just put your email in your message as "name at provider dot com", filling the bits in properly of course. This just helps keep you from getting spam.


Winner will be announced a week from today, Saturday the 28th.

Comments are closed -- winner has been announced.



Gaea will be choosing a color for you. If you can't wait and want one now, click here. (The towers are part way down the page, as well as an Eiffel Tower bead.)


Thank you to Gaea for agreeing to work with me on this project. I know it's a small thing, but holding a piece of history in your hand and creating with it at a time when things are so crazy can be a cathartic thing.


Courtesy of Getty Images



You can learn more about Gaea and buy her constantly changing and infinitely beautiful beads and pendants by visiting her at the following sites:


Shop for ready to ship items  http://gaea.indiemade.com/
Shop for made to order items  http://www.gaea.cc/

29 comments:

  1. Gaea has so many beautiful things. This is so generous of you both.

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  2. Paris is one of my favorite places. The Place des Voges is my favorite park. I think of how man cafes I have sat outside enjoying a cup of hot chocolate or a kir and get sad for the people of Paris. I hope people do not live in fear, but still try to enjoy a normal life.

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  3. Sorry, I forgot to add my email... Annrishell@gmail.com thanks!

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  4. Paris is my favorite - I met my husband there ( an American also) so it holds a special place in our hearts. It breaks my heart for them right now. Thank you for the chance to win.
    rmar261783/2aol.com

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  5. I just got sucked into Gaea's website. Each bead is like a true little piece of art.

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  6. These are just beautiful!! Thank you for the chance to win :)
    Ericsfangbanger7@gmail. Com

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  7. lovely idea Lori, and a way of bringing some light out of such a horrible event! (melissa_trudinger at yahoo dot com)

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  8. Those are beautiful! Not sure if my tappingflamingo blog has my email, so it's tappingflamingo at yahoo dot com

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  9. Such a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! That's such a pretty pendant! Rebeccacell@gmail.com

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  10. I think it is a lovely gesture! Thanks for the chance to win! It's a beautiful pendant!

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  11. Thank you for such a thoughtful giveaway. Maryredman144@gmail.com

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  12. Thanks for this giveaway. I felt compelled to make something as a gesture of my feelings for what had happened in Paris. This is a blessing that you are giving this away. freebird7100@yahoo.com My blog is http://freebirdsinnovations.blogspot.com/ thanks again

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  13. This is a wonderful idea. I have admired Gaea's work for a long time. Paris is somewhere I can only dream of going one day.

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  14. I'm French and I'd like to say a big thank you for the warm thoughts and empathy. Xxxxxx life will prevail

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  15. What a lovely idea! I would like to be included in such a special giveaway!
    Jackie

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  16. I was lucky enough to spend a couple weeks in Paris when I was younger. It's a beautiful city and it saddens me that shut a tragedy struck there or anywhere.

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  17. I lovely piece that I would make into a necklace and give to a friend of mine that is marrying a French man,

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  18. As an european this hits too close. We don't want to live in fear or to hate per se.
    We all have the right to live lives full of freedom and love. Here in Europe, in America, Siria or Mali or wherever in planet Earth you are.
    noemi@noemibaena.com

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  19. Paris is one of my favourite cities. The recent attacks in the city and elsewhere are heartbreaking and frightening. What a lovely idea to celebrate Paris - Gaea's pendants are gorgeous.

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  20. Viva la France! I love the French language - I studied it for 9 years. Listening to French speakers sounds like home in a way. wadham97@aol.com

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  21. I could make a necklace out of this beautiful pendant and gift it to my colleague! What a nice give-away!

    venetianmemories (at) cox (dot) net

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway. Paris is such a unique city and I really like that your idea to celebrate it.

    k_rampersad03 at yahoo dot com

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  23. Truly heartbreaking what happened in Paris - a beautiful city with lovely people, This is such an awesome giveaway - Gaea's pieces are wonderful.

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  24. Prayers for Paris, France! I love Gaea's pieces.
    Deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com
    Dyanne4293@gmail.com

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  25. What a lovely gesture. Lovely piece Thanks for the giveaway.
    mlsjewel@yahoo.com

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  26. It would be wonderful to receive the lovely Eiffel Tower pendant. I would be proud to wear it to represent love and sympathy for everyone in the world touched by tragedies such as the recent ones in Paris.

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  27. Lovely towers, very nice of you to host the giveaway.
    ~cryssT

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  28. Beautiful pendant and a nice tribute. Thanks for the giveaway.

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