Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day Giveaway. Got Nuts?

Happy Earth Day everybody! I'm excited about this post because it's my first real give away. You all are the greatest and I just love all your different styles and looks, no two are alike. You're so kind to share your thoughts, memories and snippets of your lives, so, I want to say "Thank You" for that with an earth and animal friendly item.
     Do you know what a tagua nut is? I didn't until earlier this year when I got my first piece of  jewelry made from one and researched what they were all about. They come from palm trees in South America and they're hard as rocks once they're completely dry. It's also known as vegetable ivory and palm ivory and has been used to replace elephant ivory. I know the elephants are happy about that and I'm happy for them! These nuts can be sliced, diced and carved any which way and also dyed any color. The natural "inclusions" guarantee that no two items are alike (just like you all).
   I got my second piece of tagua nut jewelry a few weeks ago when Stephen bought me a lovely bracelet  from Le Petite Bohemian. Allie is the owner and has lot of cool looking South American items in her ebay store as well as other tagua nut pieces. The featured item(s) here is also from her store. Isn't just great? It's all about color this season so you should be able to get some mileage out of this set.
     Want to know more about tagua nuts? This Wikipedia article is a good place to start or just google it or any of it's aliases. And remember to stop over Allie's store and have a look at all her neat stuff.

Monday I'll be party hopping at Monday Mingle, Visible Monday, and Thrifters Anonymous. See you there.


Here's how to get this beautiful set:
Between  April 22nd and April 28th 12:00 midnight EST

1) Just leave a comment about the necklace set.
2) Leave a comment about a "green" or earth friendly thing you do. (pssst! If you're a thrifter you're green!)

I'll use to pick the winner. Good Luck and stay green!


  1. Approximately 15 years ago I bought a garment with tagua nut buttons; they were beautiful. This necklace is lovely as well. That material hasn't been on my radar for jewelry but I'll start looking now!

  2. These are lovely, and I've not heard of them before. Please consider me a new fan! And thanks so much for sharing with Visible Monday.

  3. those are incredibly beautiful, i love that!

  4. Wow! This is beautiful... since I am a full time college student I have been shopping at second had stores for clothes and jewelry and finding ways to update their look. My mom is teaching me how to sew so I can't wait to really change up the clothes I have purchased. I would much rather be thrifty!!

  5. Lovely set! Great colors for this spring/summer!
    Would look wonderful with a white sundress!

  6. So pretty! Love this eco chic collection. Thanks so much for sharing on Monday Mingle.

  7. What a beautiful set. And congrats on your first give away!

    I do thrift, which is green, but I also ride my bike to work every day, so I like to think of myself as super green!

  8. I love the beautiful colors in that necklace. I am green buy recycling items and making new things, also love to thrift and garage sales.Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comment .

  9. What a gorgeous necklace! I can think of so many styling possibilities for it!