Monday, January 17, 2011

Amazing Giveaway :-)


A very big thank you to Zbet who custom made this beautiful necklace!

It is proper for the Christian to use symbols and reminders in daily life. (Many of the commands given to the Law are representations and reminders of something greater.)

This necklace is made of three "symbols"--

The cross was a sign of suffering and shame and it has been turned into a sign of hope and triumph-- the burial marker of Death.

The cross is a reminder of Jesus love, suffering, death, and resurrection.
We were dead sinners but Christ took those sins upon Himself and we are now alive in His resurrection. Although we will die, it is in that turning page that Death proves it's powerlessness. It can not hold those claimed by the Living God.

It is also a reminder of the words of Christ-

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Matthew 16:24

That cross is real, but we know that it is conquered. May we carry it joyfully and may these words be true of us--

But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
Galatians 6:14

The Pearl is used as a symbol of the Church of Christ. It is a sign of value, purity, unity, and growth.

It is created through suffering. An impurity enters the oyster side and the oyster uses itself to create the pearl. The pearl, at first something useless and impure becomes something beautiful reflecting the beauty of the inside of the oyster's shell. Read this review...

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it."
Matthew 13:45-46

The pearl is a reminder of the beauty and glory, that someday will be fully true, of the unified Church through Christ.
It is also a common sign of purity and holiness.

The oval stamped with "Hold Fast" is a reminder of our only purpose and goal. To hold fast to our faith. To press on toward the goal of the upward call in Christ Jesus.

You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.
Deuteronomy 13:4

He taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth."
Proverbs 4:4-5

To Paul, "holding fast" is a pretty intense action--

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Romans 12:9-12

Necklace Description:
High quality oval charm hand stamped with "Hold Fast", complimented by a double sided cross, and wire wrapped, fresh water pearl on a 16" sterling silver chain.



This amazing piece was custom made for this giveaway!

Zbet uses high quality materials, beautiful designs, and an eye for carefully crafted artistry. Besides already-made creations, this shop hand stamps and custom makes art and jewelry especially for you!
I am certainly going to be commissioning some work here. :-) It's going to be difficult to part with this necklace.

Zbet has been wonderful to work with and has very graciously sponsored this giveaway.
You must check out the shop! It is so cool!


How to Enter

1. Visit Zbet's Designs.
Discover how amazing it is and come back and let me know what you like best.

2. Follow me.

3. Post about it on your blog (or facebook or both).

4. Put my giveaway button on your sidebar.

You must comment once for every entry. Giveaway ends January 30th.

Note: Sorry for previous link that didn't work. This one does! :-)



Thank you for entering!
Miss Pickwickian

132 comments:

Amanda Evans said...

What a fun shop! I love this type of charm necklace and it's casual enough to go with most of my clothes whether it's to church or just around the house. My favorite is the one that says "I love you to the moon...and back."

"Hold Fast" makes me think of that one old sailor in Master and Commander, which is awesome!

Amanda Evans said...

Also, I'm a faithful follower. :-)

Polka Dot said...

I'm absolutely in love with this style of necklace. Her shop is lovely, and this is one of my favorites. http://www.etsy.com/listing/65439979/my-briolette-hand-stamped-initial

Polka Dot said...

I am SO a follower.

Mama Chocolate said...

I think I'm going to have to say the "to the moon and back" necklace also. :-)
I actually probably love the Hold Fast one you're giving away best! :-)

Mama Chocolate said...

I follow ya. :-)

~Miss Raquel said...

Ooh, what a lovely giveaway, dear!! How fun!

Please enter me!!

~Miss Raquel said...

I follow your blog :)

~Miss Raquel said...

Posting on Giveaways Galore...

~Miss Raquel said...

and Facebook ;)

~Miss Raquel said...

Posted your button on all three of my blogs...

~Miss Raquel said...

I visited her shop...and ♥-ed it...

I just love ALL her stuff!! Goodness! So much fun!

Katie said...

My favorite thing from the loverly shop is the Keep the Faith - hand stamped necklace! :) It is simply beautiful! :)

Katie said...

I now follow your cute blog! :)

Katie said...

I posted about the giveaway on my blog! :)

Katie said...

I put the button on my blog. :)

Samantha said...

What a neat necklace!
I love the family fleur hand stamped necklace.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Samantha said...

I'm a new follower!

Jenna said...

What a delightful giveaway. I would love to enter!
My favorite item from Zbet's shop is the Keep The Faith necklace. I also really like the necklace you are giving away! It has wonderful meaning to it!

Your Sister In Christ,
Jenna

Jenna said...

I am now a follower of your lovely blog!

Jenna said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog. Here is the link:
http://wheretheheartremains.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html
Thank you again for hosting such a sweet giveaway. May the Lord richly bless you!

Your Sister In Christ,
Jenna

May Amelia said...

I follow you!!

bballgrl13 said...

Hello. That is a very lovely necklace! Over at that etsy shop, I love the briolette hand stamped initial necklace.
-Bethany

bballgrl13 said...

I'm a follower!

Leah said...

Totally loving the Blessed Hand Stamped Necklace!!! :)

Leah said...

Officially a follower!! :)

Leah said...

Posted! :)

http://thewhitewoods.blogspot.com/2011/01/another-giveaway.html

Esmeralda Gatsby said...

I'm loving this type of necklace...I love the one that says 'I love you to the moon and back'. :-D

Esmeralda Gatsby said...

I'm a follower! :-D

Esmeralda Gatsby said...

...and I just posted about it on FB. :-D

Leah said...

On my sidebar! :)

Libbi H. said...

I like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63595273/cross-my-heart-hand-stamped-necklace

:)

Libbi H. said...

I am a follower :)

Lynnae said...

My favorite thing is "Loves of my Life Family Hand Stamped Necklace"
Thanks

Lynnae said...

I am a follower!!!!

Lynnae said...

I posted your button.

Can't wait to find out who wins :)

Ashley said...

My Favorite item is the Faithfully Yours Hand Stamped Necklace.

Ashley said...

I follow you!

Ashley said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog!

Ashley said...

I tried to post the pic on my sidebar...it isn't showing up!

What to do?

Lucia Marie said...

Ooh, how *FUN!* And what a lovely prize. :)Let's see...from the wonderful shop, my fav. item is the "My Fleur" hand-stamped necklace. Sooo pretty! =D

Blessings,
Lucia

P.S. (I, too, am having a giveaway {30 prizes, actually!!} over at my blog, "From Under My Little Umbrella." Check it out here:

http://one-beloved.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-umbrellas-full-lucias-huge-giveaway.html

..)

Rebekah Unger said...

I follow you =)

Rebekah Unger said...

Gaahahaaa!! Most of those are ones I really like... ususally I'm sort of skeptical about personalized stuff like that, with names or inspirational words and what-not on them (they tend to be sooo cheesy sometimes), but those ones are really cool! I love how she also combines metal colors, and how she puts thought into the symbolism behind that stuff: super cool!

HannahGirl said...

Hey Miss Pickwickian (love your name, love that book)! Thanks for doing this give away, these are usually how I find the best blogs, when someone shares a contest they're hosting. So, it's nice to meet you. :) I'm following you!

Rebekah Unger said...

Oh and, because I'm a technological dimwit, I have no clue how to post anything on my sidebar =/

(P.S. I think I've only entered two other giveaways, but I've never entered a giveaway which I wanted more... I feel SO greedy right now... LOL)

Larz said...

Just started following you!

Larz said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/65329671/fancy-me-hand-stamped-initial-necklace

Liked this one from the site!

Larz said...

Published on the blog!

Larz said...

Posted on FB. Lovelovelove this and I NEVER EVER post giveaways ;-)

Miss Pickwickian said...

Thank you to all people entering and for your comments. :-)

I'm very sorry about the difficulties with the sidebar! If you tried to post it earlier it didn't work (you probably already know that;-).
Please try again with the link near the end of the post. It should work!

(To post a sidebar link you just cut and paste this into a java script/html gadget).

Thank you so much!
Miss Pickwickian

Larz said...

Put the new button on the blog - works beautifully!

Bobbi Jo said...

Mmm, I like the necklace that says "to the moon and back," although I confess I liked a lot of them... I think my big sister would love to have one.

Rebekah Unger said...

Posted on fb! =D

Mama Chocolate said...

I posted on FB (on my personal profile AND my fan page)
:-)

Mama Chocolate said...

I put the button on my sidebar! :-)

Jenna said...

My favorite item from their shop is the love and faith family necklace.. so adorable! :)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/61687413/love-and-faith-family-handstamped

Jenna said...

I am now a follower! :)

Jenna said...

I posted on my blog about this giveaway!

Jenna said...

AND I posted your button. :)

p.s. I really am enjoying reading your blog.. it's so encouraging to read a blog so wonderfully written and based on God. <3

Libby said...

i really like the keep the faith necklace:)

Libby said...

I follow you!

Libby said...

I posted it on facebook

Libby said...

You can contact me at libbyd104@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I follow you

Maddie said...

Wow - what gorgeous things!
I think my favorite is "My Angel Circle" :)
So pretty!

Maddie said...

I follow! :)

kd h said...

followed:)

Margaret Rowena said...

I visited the shop, and everything is completely beautiful. My favorite piece has to be the Blessed necklace. :)

Margaret Rowena said...

I am a follower of The Erratic Muse.

Addison K.A.T. said...

Baby Love - personalized hand stamped necklace is my favorite!
anita [dot] truck [at] gmail [dot] com

Ana said...

I follow you.

Ana said...

I posted this on my blog.

Ana said...

I put your button on my sidebar.

Ana said...

I linked you from facebook ... can you tell I just LOVE this necklace!!!???

Sarah Grace said...

I love all Zbet's Designs necklaces ! They're amazing . But by far my most favorite necklace that she has is the one your giving away .

Sarah Grace said...

I follow !

Lucia Marie said...

I am a follower of your most lovely blog, Miss Pickwickian. :) Love the name, too!

Blessings,
Lucia

Sarah Grace said...

I blogged about this givaway !
www.breezesthroughthemeadow.blogspot.com

Lucia Marie said...

I posted about it, here:

http://one-beloved.blogspot.com/2011/01/important-post-for-those-who-love.html

..Lucia

Sveta said...

I like the "Faithfully Yours Hand Stamped Necklace" best.

~Sveta

Adelyn said...

Such a cute shop! the Initials Squared - hand stamped and aged necklace is my favorite...but the mixed metel monogram hand stamped necklace is pretty cute too. =D

Sveta said...

I posted about this on my blog!
http://onlinewithsveta.blogspot.com/2011/01/head-on-over.html

Sveta said...

I put the button on my sidebar.

Adelyn said...

I would like to follow...but I'm not sure where you following 'box' is...maybe it's just my browser.

Adelyn said...

I put this on my (new!) blog...
www.randomnessfromtheaddiecorner.blogspot.com

Lucia Marie said...

I put your button on my blog:

www.one-beloved.blogspot.com

Sarah Grace said...

I put the giveaway button on my sidebar !

Nerissa said...

I love the Faithfully Yours Handstamped Necklace. (And the Giveaway one even more!!)

Nerissa said...
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Nerissa said...

I'm a new follower :)

Nerissa said...

Posted on FB!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

zbet has a lovely shop and I especially love the "to the moon" necklace although it isn't easy to choose just one favorite. And how nice to have use visit her shop! Etsians appreciate that. :)

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Hmmm...I wasn't a follower until just now? What is up with that? I know I've visited her before and enjoyed myself. I sense a kindred spirit. :)

Tara said...

hearted her shop! love the Faithfully Yours Handstamped Necklace (& giveaway one)
taraz9 at excite dot com

Tara said...

follow your blog
taraz9 at excite dot com

Tara said...

i tweeted b/c i don't have a blog, http://twitter.com/curious_kitty/status/28137962248085504
taraz9 at excite dot com

~Lauren said...

I just love the silver teardrop earrings!

~Lauren said...

I'm a follower, and my e-mail is salmonlipsgirl [at] gmail [dot] com

Blessings,
~Lauren

Daughter of the King said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thanks to Miss Lucia for telling me about it. :-)
I love the shop! Here's one of my favourite items:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/54996211/all-u-need-is-love-hand-stamped-necklace
<3

Blessings,
~Hannah Grace
http://walkinthytruth.com

Daughter of the King said...

I'm following! :-)


~Hannah Grace
http://walkinthytruth.com/

Daughter of the King said...

I posted about your giveaway on my site!

http://www.walkinthytruth.com/2011/01/giveaways-here-giveaways-there.html

Blessings,
~Hannah Grace

Daughter of the King said...

I put your giveaway link on my sidebar. :-)

Blessings,
~Hannah Grace

Bethany Ward said...

I loved the faithfully yours hand stamped necklace!!! Sooooo elegant!
Blessings,
Bethany Ward

Bethany Ward said...

I now follow your blog!
Blessings,
Bethany Ward

Bethany Ward said...

I posted about it! http://wardfamblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/necklace-giveaway.html
Blessings!
Bethany Ward

Bethany Ward said...

I put your button on our blog:www.wardfamblog.blogspot.com
Blessings,
Bethany Ward

~ Cee ~ said...

I love all of the necklaces, but I also love the Oxidized wire wrapped circle earrings! ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

~ Cee ~ said...

I am also a follower (Cee).
ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

Morgan said...

Aw! I love the one that says "I love you to the moon and back"! So cute!

Katy said...

Hullo! I saw a link to your blog's giveaway on a friends blog... and thought it was too lovely to pass up. :) Posted!

Katy said...

...followed... :)

Katy said...

...and posted button on sidebar. Yay! All done. :)

His Handmaiden said...

I'm a follwer:)

His Handmaiden said...

I would have to say the "To the Moon and Back" ....

His Handmaiden said...

And posted! (sierramackenzie.blogspot.com) Thank you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The Michele hand stamped necklace is beautiful! Love all of those for the family and grands! There are so many to choose from! Great giveaway! Thanks! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a new follower! Hugs! ♥

Miss Lizzy said...

Wow.....what a great giveaway! I'm excited.....Please Enter me!

zbet has so many things it's hard to pick my favorite....but I think it would have to be the Silver Teardrop Earrings! SO pretty!


Miss Lizzy

Miss Lizzy said...

I'm now following you! :D :D :D

Miss Lizzy

Miss Lizzy said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog:

www.lizziebutterfly.blogspot.com

http://lizziebutterfly.blogspot.com/2011/01/loveliness.html


Miss Lizzy

Miss Lizzy said...

I put your giveaway button on my blog!

www.lizziebutterfly.blogspot.com


Miss Lizzy

jhitomi said...

I love the Mixed IDea hand stamped necklace.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Bethany Ward said...

I posted about it on this link:http://heartsforgodmagazine.blogspot.com/p/hfg-monthly-article.html
Blessings,
Bethany Ward

VP gal said...

Hey, I went to your etsy and took a look at some beautiful necklaces you had! I think my fav. was the one called "Loves of my Life Family Hand Stamped Necklace". I loved that one because it boldly and beautifully showns the loyalty to one another, and could in turn show how you love the Lord.

And I posted it on my facebook profile.

Rachel(: said...

That necklace is beautiful!

I follow your blog... :)

Emily N. said...

I love this necklace from Zbet's Designs shop...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/65441882/faithfully-yours-hand-stamped-necklace

Everything in the shop is simply beautiful, though! :)

Emily N.
(emmylou520@gmail.com)

Emily N. said...

I follow you blog! :)

In Christ,
Emily N.
(emmylou520@gmail.com)

Emily N. said...

Posted about it on FB. :)

~Emily N.

Anja M. said...

I visited the site and my favorite is the "All my Hearts Hand Stamped Necklace". Very cute.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/66819030/all-my-hearts-hand-stamped-necklace

anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com

Anja M. said...

I follow you on GFC. (Anja M.)

anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com

Anja M. said...

I blogged.

http://anjathisandthat.blogspot.com/2011/01/necklace-ends-0130.html

anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com

Anja M. said...

Find your giveaway button on my right sidebar under "Event buttons".

http://anjathisandthat.blogspot.com/2011/01/necklace-ends-0130.html

anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com