Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Charm Factory - Review & Giveaway

The Charm Factory is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico and offers unique sterling silver and lead free pewter charms, beads and jewelry making supplies made right here in the USA. They've also recently introduced a new line of Twilight inspired wooden charms. Manager Angie Beauchamp is responsible for many of the designs offered and she loves experimenting with new ideas.

When I sat down to look through all of the charms available, I was overwhelmed. The Charm Factory has a vast selection of charms for everyone, in every category you could possibly think of. That's what makes their bracelets such a special customized gift, whether you're treating yourself or someone special.

Being the indecisive person that I am, I made a list of all of the charms I liked and then slowly narrowed it down. These are the ones that made the cut:

Coffee mug: Because I heart coffee! A little too much.
Heart Locket with cross: I've always loved lockets, and this one displays 2 photos!
Flash Camera: Though I have no time for it, I will always be fascinated with photography.
I am with you Always: A gentle reminder and symbol of my faith.
Moveable Shell Charm: To represent my love for the beach/ocean. And it opens to display a 'pearl'.
Fish Charm: I don't know why, but I'm drawn to fish symbols, even though I'm not a Pisces.
Watering Can: For my green thumb.
And last but certainly not least, the 'I Love to Blog' charm! No explanation needed.

All of these charms arrived at my doorstep, assembled onto a 7-inch sterling silver lobster-clasp bracelet with a 2-inch extender. Charm bracelets are meant to be worn loose, so you need that extender. I did have issues with two of the charms being damaged. Charm Factory Manager, Angie explained that after the charms are soldered to the bracelet, the jewelry is cleaned and tumbled for shine. I could have returned the bracelet for a brand new one, but I didn't want to part with it for that long so she's shipping out two new charms for me. It's nice to know that Charm Factory stands by their jewelry and will correct any problems. I just adore my new charm bracelet.


BUY IT! Mention The Penny-Pinching Mama in the Special Instructions box at checkout and receive a free "I Love to Shop" charm with any purchase! Charm Factory also offers free shipping on any order over $25.00.

WIN IT! Charm Factory would like to give away one sterling sliver charm bracelet with 8 charms to one of my readers!

To enter: Visit Charm Factory and tell me the name of something you love there, other than what was featured above.

After you complete the above as your mandatory entry, you may take any or all of the extra entries below.

  • Become a Charm Factory fan on Facebook (+1 entry)
  • Follow this blog publicly or tell me if you already do (+2 entries)
  • Subscribe by email and verify. Must leave your email address in comment (+2 entries)
    Follow Charm Factory on twitter (+1 entry)
  • Follow PennyPinchingMa on Twitter and tweet the following message. (Tweet daily for +1 entry):
    Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet #Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/ygxz6zy from @charm_factory worth $90+ #Win @pennypinchingma
  • Add my Main blog button to your blog, leave blog link (+3 entries)
  • Enter one of the other giveaways that end on 12/14 (+1 entry each)
  • Blog about this giveaway using 50-100 words and include a link back to this post. The post must be about this giveaway alone and you must have at least 25 followers (+10 entries)

No compensation was received for this review. The sponsor sent me the product, and I offered my honest opinion. Contest closes at 9:00pm EST on December 14th. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. Please leave your email address either in your comment or make sure it is listed on your profile page so that I have a way to contact you. See the giveaway rules located here before entering. GOOD LUCK!


283 comments:

  1. WOW...what a great giveaway! I have done it all...followed twittered, facebook. I love your blog truly AWESOME!

    I hope I win..I love the all the charms...exspecially the Breast Cancer Charm....I just lost my second sister 6 months ago to that evil Cancer!

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  2. I forgot to say i visited Charm Factory and I love the Peace Angel Charm! Button on blog too

    charlestondt@aol.com (Email address)

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  3. oooohhhhh I like the Twilight charms! AND they are small enough so no one will see my highschool infactuation with edward... ok enough...

    mbpeik@aol.com

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  4. facebook fan! (Maryann Lo Duca-Peik)

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  8. I commented on another giveaway! i love the Wee Squeak Shoes....so cute! & tweeted!

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  9. I like:
    Rhodium Plated Brass
    Heart Locket Pendant!

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  10. So many charms to choose from. Love the pink ribbon charm (such a worthy charity) & also the August Birthstone Heart Charm.

    candy3181@hotmail.com

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  11. I folloy your blog publicly.
    Entry #1

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  12. I follow your blog publicly.
    Entry #2

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  13. Im subscribed by email & verified.
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  14. Im subscribed by email & verified.
    Entry #2
    candy3181@hotmail.com

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  15. I follow Charm Factory on twitter

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  16. I follow PennyPinchingMa on Twitter and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/Candy3181/status/6267560526

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  17. I love these bracelets!! Thanks for the great giveaway. I really like the Giant panda bead. I also like the amethyst crystals and the peridot(my birthstone).

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  18. I am a fan on facebook.
    Rachel Locke

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  19. I have been a follower of this blog.

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  20. I have been a follower of this blog.

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  21. I have your button.
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  22. I have your button.
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  23. I have your button.
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  24. I love the awareness bracelet. Very cute!

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  25. i follow your blog!

    variniaclay@gmail.com

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  26. Too many choices! I like the Baby Feet Heart Charm and the Baby Blanket Charm because both of my girls are very attached to their blankies.

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  27. I'm an email subscriber. #1

    xpbloch at juno dot com

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  28. I'm an email subscriber. #2

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  29. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted.
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  30. Your button is up. #1
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  32. Your button is up. #3
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  33. I love the Affirmation Ring, especially the Believe Message Ring. I'm always telling myself to believe, so this would be perfect :)

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  34. i subscribe by email!
    vnssa906@gmail.com

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  35. I like the "I Love My Husband" charm.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  36. I entered your Harvard Sweets giveaway.

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  37. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/6323108081

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  38. i like the "love in many languages" pendant :)
    sp82877 at yahoo dot com

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  39. i'm following carm factory on twitter [graphic_i]

    sp82877 at yahoo dot com

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  40. i'm following penny pinching ma on twitter and just tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/graphic_i/statuses/6328240300

    sp82877 at yahoo dot com

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  41. I like the Message bead charms.

    SamneneD@aol.com

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  42. I love all of the animal charms, especially the giraffe!!

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  43. I also entered the Harvard Sweets Boutique giveaway.

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  44. i like their silver cuff bracelet

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  45. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/6352967133

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  46. I like the measuring spoons charm

    mellisarock at yahoo dot com

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  47. Fan of Charm Factory on facebook

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  48. follower

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  49. follower 2

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  50. I love the emerald bracelet with crystal hearts

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  51. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/6372495182

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  52. We've been going to the ocean every summer since I was born so I would definitely say the Sterling Silver Light House Charm is my favorite!

    katrinasevin(at)aol.com

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  53. I like the birthstone charms and the "I (heart) music"!
    onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

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  54. Email subscriber 1
    onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

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  55. email subscriber 2
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  56. I love the dachshund and chihuahua charms
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  57. a Charm Factory fan on Facebook
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  58. already follow blog
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  59. 2 already follow blog
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  60. email subscriber
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  61. 2 email subscriber
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  62. Follow Charm Factory on twitter
    copperllama
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  63. 1 have button
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  64. 2 have button
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  65. 3 have button
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  66. I also like the alphabet beads.
    earmstrong at hughes dot net

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  67. Charm factory fb fan.
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  68. I follow your blog.
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  69. I follow your blog #2
    earmstrong at hughes dot net

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  70. entered harvard sweets giveaway.
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  71. I follow your blog publicly. Entry #1

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  72. I follow your blog publicly. Entry #2

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  73. I subscribe by email: middayescapades at gmail dot com

    Entry #1

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  74. I subscribe by email: middayescapades at gmail dot com

    Entry #2

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  75. I follow Charm Factory on Twitter: @middayescapades

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  76. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/middayescapades/status/6403731503

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  77. Your main button is at my blog: http://www.middayescapades.com/2009/08/my-blogroll.html

    Entry #1

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  78. Your main button is at my blog: http://www.middayescapades.com/2009/08/my-blogroll.html

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  79. Your main button is at my blog: http://www.middayescapades.com/2009/08/my-blogroll.html

    Entry #3

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  80. I entered your Harvard Sweets ending 12/14.

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  81. I follow your blog publicly already.

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  82. I am a fan of Charm Factory on Facebook.

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  83. i love these charms

    especially this one


    Daughter Message Ring
    CF8046

    theredheadriter (at) aol (dot) com

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  84. i'm charm factory FB fan

    theredheadriter (at) aol (dot) com

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  85. already follow

    #1

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  86. already follow

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  87. theredheadriter (at) aol (dot) com

    subscribe by email

    #1

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  88. theredheadriter (at) aol (dot) com

    subscribe by email

    #2

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  89. theredheadriter (at) aol (dot) com

    follow charm factory

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  90. follow you on twitter

    and tweeted


    http://twitter.com/TheRedheadRiter/status/6407274206


    theredheadriter (at) aol (dot) com

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  91. blog button here

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  92. blog button here

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  93. blog button here

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  94. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/6409269160

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  95. i really like the 5.8mm Cable Chain with Heart Toggle and Bar 5.5

    and the charms with 2 words:
    Rebel Chit Chat Charm ; Faith Star of David Chit Chat Charm ; Live Love Chit Chat Charm

    Dogwood Flower Charm , Siam Swarovski Crystal Heart Charm, Chai Charm, Dove Domed Message Charm, Large Peace Dove Cut Out Charm

    there are so many great combinations to make!

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  96. miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
    subscriber 1

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  97. miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
    subscriber 2

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  98. entered harvard sweet boutique giveaway

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  99. i really like their site. i like the awareness ribbon for kidney transplants because my mom had one.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  100. i'm a facebook friend of charm factory

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  101. i follow charm factory on twitter: @shootingstarmag

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  102. i follow the blog 1

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  103. i follow the blog 2

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  104. I love the Believe Domed Message Charm, so sweet!

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  105. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/6423684848

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  106. I follow this blog publicly #1

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  107. I follow this blog publicly #2

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  108. I am subscribed and verified by email #1
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  109. I am subscribed and verified by email #2
    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

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  110. I am following Charm Factory on Twitter

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  111. I have entered the Harvard Sweet Giveaway

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  112. I am a charm factory fan on facebook

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  113. http://twitter.com/TheRedheadRiter/status/6424419277

    daily tweet

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  114. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/6437080834

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  115. I love everything there! I'll mention two I really love, their Happily Married charm (we've been married 29+ years now) and the Christmas Tree charm with crystals, so very pretty! Thank you!

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  116. I'm a Fan of Charm Factory on Facebook (ChristineFidance)

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  117. I follow Charm Factory on Twitter (Tina12312)

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  118. I'm following you on Twitter (Tina12312) and I tweeted http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/6437437458

    thank you!

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  119. I love Charm Factory! I really like the Love Angel Charm and the Double Heart Charm. Thank you for this nice giveaway.

    chinook92 at gmail dot com

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  120. Facebook Fan of Charm Factory -Lee Pearson

    chinook92 at gmail dot com

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  121. I follow The Penny-Pinching Mama via Google Friends #1

    chinook92 at gmail dot com

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  122. I follow The Penny-Pinching Mama via Google Friends #2

    chinook92 at gmail dot com

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  123. I subscribe to your blog by email #1

    chinook92 at gmail dot com

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  124. I subscribe to your blog by email #2

    chinook92 at gmail dot com

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  125. I follow Charm Factory on Twitter as chinook92

    chinook92 at gmail dot com

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  126. I follow you on Twitter as chinook92 and Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/6447196334

    chinook92 at gmail dot com

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  127. Following Charm Factory on Twitter - @jsoldham

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  128. Following you on Twitter - @jsoldham
    tweet - http://twitter.com/jsoldham/status/6447561602

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  129. I have your button
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  130. I have your button
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  131. I have your button
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  132. The Awareness Ribbon charms are very special, I didn't realize there was the variety, and they are so graceful and beautiful to wear in remembrance of others!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  133. What lovely charms! I love teh spiral text charms -esp the one that says "Be Still and know that I am God".


    angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

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  134. I am a blog follower.


    angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

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  135. I became a fan on Facebook!


    angelahipp (at) charter (dot)net

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  136. I also entered to win the Harvard Sweet Boutique gc.


    angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

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  137. I love the heart locket charm. Lockets are beautiful!

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  138. Follow them on twitter clueless_mama

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  139. http://twitter.com/clueless_mama/status/6458897472 Follow you on twitter and tweeted :) clueless_mama

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  140. Daily Tweet:
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  141. daily tweet http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/6465759528

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  142. entered buddy tops giveaway.
    earmstrong at hughes dot net

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  143. I love that they have the POW MIA ribbon.I'd like to have the Charm pin w/5 loops,neat idea,I've never seen them.

    supe61@hotmail.com

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  144. I follow on Blogger,

    supe61@hotmail.com

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  145. Follow on Blogger #2.

    supe61@hotmail.com

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  146. I'm an email subscriber.

    supe61@hotmail.com

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  147. Email subscriber #2.

    supe61@hotmail.com

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  148. I've entered your Harvard Sweets giveaway. Thanks!

    supe61@hotmail.com

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  149. Daily Tweet:

    http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/6479410836

    chinook92 at gmail dot com

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  150. i like the love love love message ring.

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  151. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/6481592226

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  152. Thanks for the great giveaway! I love the two-sided heart picture frame charm - I could carry both my boys with me :)

    200mission(at)gmail(dot)com

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  153. I am already a blog follower! (entry 1)

    200mission(at)gmail(dot)com

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  154. I am already a blog follower! (entry 2)

    200mission(at)gmail(dot)com

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  155. Daily Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Candy3181/status/6494618801

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  156. http://twitter.com/TheRedheadRiter/status/6498645757
    daily tweet
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  157. daily tweet http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/6502434492

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  158. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/6508454791

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  159. daily tweet http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/6533040684

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  160. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/6544105062

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  161. http://twitter.com/TheRedheadRiter/status/6561387608

    theredheadriter (at) aol (dot) com

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  162. Dreidel Charm is a great gift for a friend
    jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  163. daily tweet http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/6572400051

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  164. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/6578533536

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  165. Daily Tweet:

    http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/6582183731

    chinook92 at gmail dot com

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  166. i would like the Saint Christopher Medal
    CF5167


    So pretty ... love it!

    grissell
    stay.at.homemomwhoknew@gmail.com

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  167. i am a facebook fan of charm factory

    grissell b
    stay.at.homemomwhoknew@gmail.com

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  168. I follow

    grissell
    stay.at.homemomwhoknew@gmail.com

    #1

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