Monday, November 1, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide Day 1: Alli's Originals Jewelry: Review and Giveaway

I am no different than most women when I say that I love jewelry. There is just something about what a  beautiful piece does for a woman’s look and confidence and I am always on the lookout for beautiful and unique jewelry pieces.  

Recently I have been looking for something that could represent my family. I did not want the traditional family ring, yet I wanted something affordable. Not long after my search began I was approached by Allison Grosberg from Alli's Originals to do a review. After checking out her website, I immediately responded with a huge "yes" to doing a review! She emailed me shortly thereafter and let me know she would be sending me something special! I was not disappointed!



About Alli's Originals:
Alli is a 35 year old stay at home Mom (Mompreneur) who began making jewelry as a hobby over 9 years ago. She began with beaded projects, key chains & wire work. After a few years of jewelry design, she began teaching courses in jewelry making and hosting jewelry making Birthday parties. After years of designing jewelry, Alli began taking courses in silversmithing and lost wax casting. Alli's Collection has expanded over the last couple of years and now includes hand stamped pendants and charms, hand cut pendants and unique casted charms that are only available exclusively through Alli's Originals. As well, a great collection for men. The Prince Charming Collection.

Alli's biggest inspiration came from her experience as a new Mom to her son Jacob. Jacob was the inspiration behind her latest collection of jewelry which led to her having a website and officially opening up her shop! Her collection now sells in stores worldwide.



The Princess Charming Collection celebrates and showcases touching, personal stories. Alli works closely with each client to design a piece that is truly unique, special and one of a kind. Her clients have a big part in the design and creative process so their vision can become a reality.

Alli's Originals wants to make a difference.


We proudly make contributions to many charities and fundraisers such as:
  • The Lance Armstrong Foundation
  • The Rena Foundation
  • Cure for Leukaemia
  • Hebrew University fundraiser for Cancer Awareness
  • Women's Shelters
  • Military Women Baby Shower
  • Local School and community fundraisers
  • The Special Olympics
About The Princess Charming Collection:

The Princess Charming Collection has become the latest trend in celebrating those special relationships in your life.....it's about wearing your heart on your sleeve. Each piece is hand stamped to the customers specifications with names, dates of birth, anniversaries, spiritual words or phrases and symbols. Each character is stamped one at a time making each piece truly ONE OF A KIND.

This collection is a wonderful way to show off your love, friendships, your children, grandchildren, your spirituality and personality. It makes great gifts for Weddings, Anniversaries, Bridesmaids, Birthdays, Teachers gifts, New Baby gift and Christenings. This collection is a wonderful way to show off and celebrate those special people in your life. It's a great way to say "Yay!! I'm a Mom." "I love you," or "You're a great friend." It offers a unique way of showing off who you are and who you LOVE!

I was very fortunate to receive a beautiful piece from The Princess Charming Collection, called Family Love #2



About Family Love #2:

This necklace includes an open heart rectangle stamped "FAMILY" that measures 7mm x 14mm, 2 customizable Darling Discs and a little Heart Tag.

The Heart Tag can fit up to 4 upper case or 5 lower case letters, or an initial.
The Discs can each fit up to 9 upper case or lower case letters each.
The charms dangle from a 16" regular link or ball chain necklace.

You can purchase Family Love #2 for $55, plus additional cost for added disc tags or chain upgrades.

My Review:

I absolutely love my Family Love #2 necklace! It is so pretty! I have the names of my daughters, Makayla and Isabella and my husband's initial (A), and it is just lovely. The picture does not doe it justice! It is beautiful.




The silver is wonderful quality and the length of chain is perfect for all my tops! A perfect reminder to me daily of my family. The necklace is so graceful and delicate, yet the message of love comes across loud and clear. The necklace is very affordable and will fit in most budgets, which is a huge draw as well. When you receive your piece, it comes in a beautiful organza drawstring back with cleaning instructions, and gift card (if requested). I feel so pretty when wearing my necklace and I have been able to wear it with pretty well all of my wardrobe, casual and dressy. I will definitely be looking at purchasing more from Alli's Originals in the near future!


With Christmas just around the corner, any of the pieces from Alli's Originals would be fabulous gifts for any of the women in your life. But especially the NEW Hand Cut Collection and One-Of-A-Kind Collection. My Christmas wish list just got a little bigger, looking at both these lovely collections.


BUY IT: All the beautiful Alli's Originals pieces can be purchased online. Check out the current sales and promotions here, for all your Holiday Gift-giving needs.


WIN IT: One (1) reader will win a $40 gift certificate to customize a piece of their choice!


MANDATORY ENTRY: Head over to Alli's Originals, take a look around and tell me what you would get if you win  (must be done for all extra entries to count)


EXTRA ENTRIES:


1. Follow A Mom After God's Own Heart on GFC (1 entry)


2. Grab my button and place in on your sidebar (leave me the link) (1 entry)


3. Subscribe to A Mom After God's Own Heart via email (2 entries - separate entries)


4. Like A Mom After God's Own Heart on Facebook and write on the wall saying you have entered (2 entries - listed separately)


5. Follow A Mom After God's Own Heart on Twitter and RT me (@momrempel) (2 entries - listed separately; can tweet once a day for the duration of giveaway)


6. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link (4 entries - listed separately)


7. Sign up for the Alli's Original Newsletter here (scroll down on left side) (3 entries - listed separately)


8. Like Alli's Originals on Facebook AND write on her wall telling her A Mom After God's Own Heart sent you over (3 entries - listed separately)


GIVEAWAY OPEN TO U.S. AND CANADA


GIVEAWAY ENDS NOVEMBER 16, 2010 (to ensure delivery for Christmas)


GOOD LUCK TO ALL!


***I received a complimentary piece from Alli's Originals for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

75 comments:

  1. I love 'Rayna's Ring Charm Necklace'

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  5. I would love to get the SEA FOAM CHARM NECKLACE.

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  26. I would definitely choose the Dream Butterfly Bracelet and perhaps add some more charms.

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  69. The fall leaves charm bracelet is adorable!

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