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Find it on Etsy GIVEAWAY: Mystic Orb Hand Carved Necklace! -CLOSED-

Review by Aimee
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One of the things I love about working with many of the people on Etsy is how "real" these people are.  They are small companies, making their art with their hands, and generally love what they do.  The family of Mystic Orb on Etsy, Jeff, Taryn and Bracken, love the earth, and make beautiful items that are quite raw, earthy, and gorgeous.


I have never owned anything hand carved....until now. I received a beautiful hand carved tree necklace for review from Jeff, part of the literal family of Mystic Orb and Wooly Moss Roots on Etsy carved one specifically for this review, and one for the winner of our Mystic Orb giveaway! How cool is that!?
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They are both so beautiful in the picture.....but even more gorgeous around your neck.  When I received mine I wore it right away. I like this particular necklace a little shorter than others; this is achieved easily by moving the back of the necklace forward or back.  I must say there is something special about wearing something so organic as wood and leather; not to mention, handmade in the countryside of Oregon.


I didn't do an official review of Mystic Orb's sister shop Wooly Moss Roots on Etsy, but I must say there are some beautiful handmade buttons, salves, and other herbal and wooly "delights" on this sight.


For our Tight Wad In Utah readers, Mystic Orb is offering a SPECIAL 15% OFF discount during the 2 week run of this giveaway with the code utah15 at checkout for either Etsy shop: Mystic Orb and/or Wooly Moss Roots. Wahoo! Take advantage of this while you can.  I think everybody should own some Mystic Orb! :)  Want to Win???

One reader will win a Hand Carved Tree Necklace By Mystic Orb on Etsy! US and Canada only.  
 
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Giveaway will end August 29th at 11:59 p.m. EST  I was given a necklace from Mystic Orb to review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions are my own.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Winner(s) will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send us an email!

Comments

Cassandra said…
I love the Scrimshaw tree pendant from Mystic Orb!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/103577698/scrimshaw-tree-pendant-in-antique-ivory This is so beautiful!
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Dana said…
I love the purple heart earrings. dmatthews38751@yahoo.com
Melissa R. said…
I also adore these purple heart earrings http://www.etsy.com/listing/106613713/small-handcarved-purpleheart-heart they are too perfect



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Raina said…
The Ebony Abalone Necklace is my fave!
Susan P. said…
Malachite Wooden Pendant- Carved Pendant in Reclaimed Wood- Higher Path Pendant

http://www.etsy.com/listing/98342545/malachite-wooden-pendant-carved-pendant
Aria H. said…
My favorite on Mystic Orb is the Rosewood Heart earrings.
ashley d said…
i love the Carved Tree Necklace- Wooden Necklace in Reclaimed Mahogany- Tree of Life
evilredcaboose said…
Honestly? So hard to chose....
However, I would choose to have something with The Tree of Life on it.
MannysGrammy said…
My ex hubby made a lot of jewelry & wooden boxes as well, so I can appreciate what it takes to make these!
I myself go after the boxes & signs for the garden, love this
http://www.etsy.com/listing/105512787/wooden-box-maple-wood-box-with-cork-and?favorite_listing_id=105512787&show_panel=true
Mercedes said…
I love the spiral lapis lazuli in Cedar wood pendant! So lovely!
i like sooooooooooooooooo many things in the shops!!! these are fantastic
liberty boblett said…
I really like the 7 Deer Antler Buttons in Turguoise from Wooly Moss Roots.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/105674139/7-deer-antler-buttons-turquoise-inlay
Janine said…
Wood abalone earrings.
Sherrie C. said…
I love the Turquoise Tree of Life Necklace

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Anonymous said…
The turquoise tree of life carved wooden necklace.
Jennifer M.
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LAMusing said…
Felted Wool Purse- Woodland Purse with Handmade Wooden Button in Madrone
Sue Hull said…
I really like the Shell Earrings. Thanks for the cool giveaway! :)
Nichole Bentley said…
Love the Sweet Little Rosewood Heart Necklace
Heidi Crowley said…
I love the turquoise tree of life carved wood necklace
Crib Couture said…
Rose wood heart necklace or tree of life necklace
Mary H said…
I would love to try some of the salves like the magical healing salve
Anonymous said…
tree of life neclace !
Cindi Decker said…
I like the tree of life necklace.
Cindi Decker said…
I like the tree of life pendant
missreneer said…
I am in love with the Spiral - Lapis Lazuli in Cedar Wood Pendant. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

Renee
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Amanda said…
Turquoise Antler Necklace
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Sarah Yurga said…
http://www.etsy.com/listing/102599889/necklace-turquoise-tree-of-life-carved

sarahyurga@yahoo.com
Lori Obermark said…
I really like the inlaid pieces and the tiger eye antler necklaces. Very IMPRESSIVE.
genki said…
i love the shell earrings.. thanks for the great giveaways
Maxine Rose said…
I love the Tiger Eye Antler necklace. Very Unique!
oh my heck this: Necklace- Turquoise Tree of Life- Carved Wooden Necklace in Reclaimed Maple with Turquoise

is STUNNING!

stacy h
Claire B said…
I love the unexpected "toothpaste powder" :)

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