Friday, September 2, 2011

September FPCS giveaway: Ugandan Beaded Necklace






























































Ok, it's been entirely too long since I have done a giveaway...sorry! So here goes.

I thought while I was in Africa I would bring back something to giveaway that would not only represent the culture that I visited, but also something that would also translate well (ie, be wearable!) in America. So when I saw all the beautiful handmade beaded necklaces — made from recycled paper! — I knew that would be my item and made sure to snatch one up on the streets in Jinja, Uganda. But what I didn't realize was that these same type of beads would be featured in the September issue of People StyleWatch via an organization called 31 Bits. Ah, I love validation! Thanks People magazine :)

So, to one lucky winner, you'll receive this gorgeous handmade, African necklace that will add color to any ensemble.

Entering is easy! 
Simply leave a comment below about the necklace, along with your e-mail address.

If you want TWO ADDITIONAL entries you can:
1. Follow me on twitter and leave a separate comment to let me know
2. Follow me on either blogger or blog lovin and leave another comment to let me know

Contest is international and I'll pick a random winner in a couple of weeks. Good luck!


72 comments:

jc said...

This necklace reminds me of Shakira's Waka Waka, so catchy and cheerful!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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jc said...

Follow with bloglovin, thank you.

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Elisabeth said...

I love the bight colors! Thanks so much! :)

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Elisabeth said...

I'm following on twitter @egood33

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~ Cee ~ said...

The colors are so vibrant! Looking forward to reading more about 31 Bits as well-I've never heard of that organization. Cheers! Cee
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Jules said...

That's a gorgeous necklace! Thanks for giving me a chance to win it!


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Jules said...

I follow you on blogger!

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rf said...

that is lovely! THANKS
rory
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rf said...

i follow u on bloglovin~
rory
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vrtish55 said...

Very nice, great fall colors, or would definitely brighten a winters day. vickers_73460 at yahoo dot com

vrtish55 said...

Following you via blogger. vickers_73460 at yahoo dot com Vickie Riddle

mamavalveeta03 said...

I saw this contest and squealed with delight because I just saw some of these necklaces at *share with..., a super-cool boutique in Montauk.
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mamavalveeta03 said...

I follow you on Twitter @mamavalveeta03
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mamavalveeta03 said...

I also follow you on Bloglovin'
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The Fam said...

BEAUTIFUL necklace!

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The Fam said...

Following you on twitter (@channynn).

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Lyudmila said...

I would love this necklace.
Enter me!
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Anonymous said...

I love the small details in all of the beads!

angela_jeon { a t} y ah o o { d o t} c o m

jhitomi said...

This necklace is beautiful, with all the different colors and I love that some have stripes and patterns as well.
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jhitomi said...

new twitter follower as jhitomi
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ladydi115 said...

I love the colors of this necklace. So earthy. It'll go great with jeans and a sweater for fall.

fisiwoman said...

This necklace is perfect for my new winter dress!

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following on twitter (@Fisigiawa)

Ana Belén R.M
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Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following on Bloglovin too.

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

Becca said...

I used to make necklaces out of paper in grade school. This is much nicer!

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Tori said...

Very pretty!:)Hope I win!
-Tori
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Tori said...

I follow you with blogger:)
-Tori
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Elena said...

Lovely necklace! I hope I win!

Elena said...

Follow you on Twitter @elenarudaya

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Renee DeLarge said...

gorgeous necklace! I'd be proud to wear it and explain it to my art class kids! email is renee.benton@ttu.edu!

Sara said...

I love the way they make the beads for this necklace, it's so creative and simple but absolutely beautiful! It's very inspiring.

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Morgan said...

Oh wow! I love the coloring in this necklace and the culture that it represents. So beautiful. Hope I win! My email is mtaggart4852@gmail.com

Morgan said...

I followed you on twitter as well, under #!/morgantaggart My email is mtaggart4852@gmail.com

Morgan said...

I am also following you on Blogger under my blogger account, Morgan (Taggart). Thanks so much for the opportunity. Best of luck to everyone!

Bethany said...

I am IN LOVE!

Kimberly W said...

I love the bight colors! They work so well together.

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Kimberly W said...

Following on twitter @WrightWin
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Kimberly W said...

Following on gfc - Kimberly W
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ahab's dark shadow said...

I love the colours and the detailing on the beads! Thanks!

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ahab's dark shadow said...

also following you on twitter @mountainelk

Global Giveaways said...

It's a beautiful necklace, I know my mum would love it!

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Global Giveaways said...

Follow you on Twitter (GloGive)

peggy said...

What a pretty, cheerful necklace!
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Jasmine1485 said...

I love the colours in this, you could wear it to spice up almost any outfit! :)

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Jasmine1485 said...

I'm following on Twitter (@NTFancy)

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Ning Ning said...

This is awesome! African motif accessories are a definite weakness for me :) ning.ning.yang.2007 (at) gmail (dot) com

Jasmin said...

very cute
at first i thought it was colored plastic but hey creativity knows no bounds
thank you
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Ally said...

I love bright colorful jewelry like this!

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ss said...

I LOVE the necklace -- it's such a fab piece to dress up fall neutrals. Love it.
xo

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Nicole Coakley said...

This necklace is adorable! I love the colors. And the environmentalist in me loves that it's made from recycled paper.

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Nicole Coakley said...

I'm following you on Twitter

Anonymous said...

It would be nice to own a piece of jewelry with culture and a story behind it. Please enter me. aeshaturner (at) gmail (dot) com

erinchris07 said...

That is a beautiful necklace, would love to win!

Erin Phelps

hofken said...

These bead color would be beautiful for fall

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hofken said...

Twitter follower @hofken

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hofken said...

I follow you on bloglovin'

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Oana said...

I was looking at this necklace before I read the giveaway rules and I thought to myself in my native language: "Oh my God, this is so beautiful!". I really love it. It's amazing.

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Oana said...

I follow you on Twitter: @kittyqtza.

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Oana said...

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Thank you very much for the giveaway. Beautiful necklace! Thanks.

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Follow on bloglovin.

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oksana said...

I adore the necklace! It look so unique and sweet!

Thank you for the chance!

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oksana said...

Following you on twitter! (@oksana2372)

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oksana said...

Following you on bloglovin'!

Thank you for the chance!

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Ashley Baker said...

I love this necklace! I want to enter the contest. I am following you on twitter

Vittoria said...

this necklace is so cool....i love unique pieces!

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Vittoria said...

i follow you on twitter @DolphinV27

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Vittoria said...

follow on bloglovin

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Cristina said...

i love that this necklace is hand made!

thanks!
cristina
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Cristina said...

i follow you on twitter! @mumzymum

thanks!
cristina
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Cristina said...

i follow you on bloglovin'

thanks!
cristina
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