Monday, February 21, 2011

Amber Giveaway & Craftastic Monday Party!

A number of people have asked about the yellow necklace my daughter wears in my photos.  I thought I'd tell more about it and share the opportunity to win one for yourself thanks to my sponsor: 

When my daughter began teething (and turning cranky to a new level), I did some research & discovered these Baltic amber necklaces which have been used in Europe of hundreds of years.  
Amber is a natural analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-inflammatory.  When it's worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber & these oils are absorbed into the skin to provide some relief.  Definitely sounded better than teething gels & tablets and unlike the teether toys, this wouldn't end up on a dirty floor within seconds.


At first I was a little unsure of how well this would work, but I went ahead and bought one.  When I saw that she seemed a lot less bothered even when teeth were popping up left & right, I became a believer.  

And it didn't hurt that it looks cute too.  She gets compliments on her pretty necklace all the time.  I even bought one for myself & have noticed muscle soreness is a lot less severe if I've been wearing my mine.     


I chose to shop at Inspired By Finn because they use a high quality of amber, knot their jewelry between each bead for safety and offer a large range of beautiful, natural colors, shapes & sizes.  And even if you're not looking for pain relief, who doesn't like to wear lovely jewelry?


Inspired By Finn will be giving away an amber necklace to one lucky Sew Can Do reader.  Here's how to enter:


- Visit Inspired By Finn and then come back & leave a comment saying which item is your favorite.


For additional entries (leave a separate comment for each one):
  • Become a follower of Sew Can Do
  • Become a fan of Sew Can Do on Facebook
  • Become a fan of Inspired By Finn on Facebook
  • Mention & link to this giveaway on Facebook or your blog


The giveaway will be open until 11:59PM EST February 26, 2010.  I will announce the winner on February 28, 2010. 





Want to get some amber jewelry RIGHT NOW?  Inspired By Finn is offering Sew Can Do readers a 25% discount on ALL items!  Just use the code: THEGREENHEDGEHOG during checkout.


OK.  Now time to party!  Go ahead & link up your own creation and it might be chosen as a featured project for next week!  Here's how:
  • As long as it's crafty and made by you it's Craftastic.  Just add the link to your specific post (not the main page of your blog).
  • Grab my party button & put it on your post or blog.  The code's on the sidebar ->
  • Check out some of the other great links and share some crafty comment love.

I'll now be leaving the party open until 11:59pmEST every Thursday, so there will be even more time to add your newest creations.  Can't wait to see what you've got!


136 comments:

  1. I would love the Lemonade necklace for my daughter. We used to have an amber necklace but I misplaced it. I definitely noticed a difference when she wore it.

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  2. Would LOVE one of the yellow amber necklaces!!

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  3. I'm a Sew Can Do follower!

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  4. I'm a Sew Can Do facebook fan! :)

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  5. I would love any of the amber necklaces for my son - he has teeth popping up left and right!

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  6. I like Inspired by Finn on facebook!!

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  7. I love the teething anklet! My 16 month old son has worn his amber necklace since he was tiny. He get compliments on it all the time. I'd love to get more for my older kids too.

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  8. I now follow Sew Can Do (thought I already did....that's a mama's brain for you). :)

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  9. The 4 Different Round necklace is so pretty! Would love to try these amber necklaces.

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  10. Wow! So much to love. I particularly love the baltic amber nursing necklace and then there is the Nuggets, Earth Tones! Oh my! i used to wear a beautiful piece of Amber way back when - it is supposed to absorb negativity too. I just loved the warmth and touchability of it.
    I'm a follower and a fan on facebook!

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  11. Oops - missed the bit about them being in a separate comment. I'm a follower!

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  12. I like Inspired by Finn on facebook too!

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  13. I would love to have the 'round, butter' necklace! I have fibromyalgia, and I would love to know how amber works for me.

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  14. Thank you for hosting such a fab party! I have linked your page to my blog post.
    P.S I am your newest follower, I hope you will follow me too :)
    I look forward to reading your future blog posts!

    http://sweetenedbykagi.blogspot.com/

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  15. Everything there is beautiful, but the round/honey amber necklace is my favorite.

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  16. Now a follower of Sew Can Do. (Thought I was already, but I wasn't!)

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  17. Now a Facebook Fan of Inspired by Finn.

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  18. I'm a follower! I've heard great things about amber necklaces and would love one for my little one!

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  19. What a great giveaway!

    I really like the Semi-polished lemonade.

    I've known about using amber for teething relief for years but hadn't considered it as relief for carpal tunnel or other similar issues. Great to know!

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  20. Oh, and I'm a Sew Can Do follower. :)

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  21. Just became a fan of Sew Can Do on FB.

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  22. Just became a fan of Inspired by Finn on FB.

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  23. i could so use the amber teething necklace now :)

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  24. Thanks for the info...I didn't know about amber! I would love to get an amber anklet for my sister. Thanks for the giveaway!

    hilarypeterson AT gmail DOT com

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  25. Thanks for hosting the party! I'm a new follower to you blog (Google and Facebook) and added your Monday button to my Linky Party page. Thanks!

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  26. I have yet to pick just one favorite. If it was for me, it would probably be the Honey Pendant. But for one of my kids I just can't choose... Honey, Molasses or maybe Tea!

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  27. I already like Inspired By Finn on FB!

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  28. I've always wanted to try one of these. I never thought to use it for grown-up aches too. That is brilliant!

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  29. I am a follower and love your blog!

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  30. Love the semi-polished lemonade necklace. Though I may need to get a really long one to cover my sore areas!

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  31. I have wanted to try one of these necklaces on my dd but ive been hesitant.. I really like the Rainbow Round
    proudmommy5305@sbcglobal.net

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  32. Happy President's Day. That amber necklace sounds wonderful. Thanks for hosting.

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  33. I really liked the green amber one.

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  34. I liked inspired by finn on facebook.

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  35. I facebooked about the giveaway!

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  36. I love the semi polished amber necklaces.. so beautiful! Thanks for a great giveaway <3

    krencamp (at) gmail (dot) com

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  37. I love the Tan Sparkled Cluster necklace...so pretty! I have neck pain from a car accident...and i will try just about anything to take away the pain when it is really bad! Thanks for the giveaway! bufordkyle at hotmail dot com

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  38. I like the honey round youth necklace. Ichigooverflow at gmail dot com

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  39. I am a sew can do follower. ichigooverflow at gmail dot com

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  40. I'm a sew can do fan on fb. (Megan L.) ichigooverflow at gmail dot com

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  41. shared the link on facebook! fabulous giveaway!

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  42. what a fantastic giveaway Cheryl :o)
    I'd be a very happy recipient of a string of lemonade for a little one. cheerio, N x

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  43. Please...I've been stalking your family and drooling over your little dollop of a daughter for months now.

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  44. Would LOVE one of the yellow amber necklaces
    snugles4433@hotmail.com

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  45. I would want an amber set of beads for back pain. I would probably want one for my neck, wrist, knees, ankles and if I could think of anywhere else one would fit, I would want one for that place too. This is extremely interesting.

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  46. I like the dark cherry round necklace. I would use it on my 4 month old daughter!! Thanks!

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  47. I love the tea necklace.
    maxthebull@hotmail.com

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  48. I think the lemonade necklace would look lovely on my daughter. Plus I'd love to see if it could help her teething discomfort!

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  49. My favourite is the opaque baltic amber necklace. we love amber necklaces around here, thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  50. I love the sunshine necklace!
    ~Madeline
    www.flameinthedarkness.com

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  51. I love the butter round necklace!

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  52. I am a Sew Can Do follower...and so glad I found your blog while looking for quiet book ideas...you have a new fan :)

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  53. I love the look of the nursing necklace

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  54. i want one of the necklaces for my new baby! i also love the one for back pain. nice!

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  55. I would love any of the amber teething necklaces for my daughter. I have been looking and soooo want one for her! Thanks!

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  56. I liked sew can do on Facebook.

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  57. I would like to get the Round Light Green/Black necklace for my mom. She has arthritis and some other ailments. This sounds like it will ease her pain.

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  58. Fave item: adult bracelet in honey elastic
    kmogilevski at gmail dot com

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  59. Follow you through GFC (katie, kmogilevski)
    kmogilevski at gmail dot com

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  60. Like you on Facebook (all natural katie)
    kmogilevski at gmail dot com

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  61. Like Finn on Facebook (all natural katie)
    kmogilevski at gmail dot com

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  62. Posted on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=205823516101603&id=100002099416943)
    kmogilevski at gmail dot com

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  63. My favorite is the Diversity semi polished. It would be great for my son!

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  64. I follow Inspired by Finn on facebook!

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  65. I am a fan of you on facebook too!

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  66. I love the semipolished lemonade necklace on IBF!

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  67. I'm a sew can do follower!

    superbecca4christ@gmail.com

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  68. I like you on FB (Rebecca Hibshman Hamberg)

    superbecca4christ@gmail.com

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  69. I like inspired by flinn on FB (Rebecca Hibshman Hamberg)

    superbecca4christ@gmail.com

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  70. I love the Honey round adult necklace!

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  71. Love the hazelwood necklace for eczema on my baby

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  72. I like the Round - Dark Green/Black
    necklace (for me)
    Jess
    jbeedelightful.blogspot.com
    jessmusumarra (at) hotmail(dot) com

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  73. I am a Sew Can Do (blog) follower
    Jess
    jbeedelightful.blogspot.com
    jessmusumarra (at) hotmail(dot) com

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  74. I am a Sew Can Do FB fan
    Jess
    jbeedelightful.blogspot.com
    jessmusumarra (at) hotmail(dot) com

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  75. My son is almost 5 months old & he's working on teeth ;) Would love to have this!!

    mentioned you on facebook :)

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  76. I love the nursing necklace :) So cool!!

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  77. I love the honey round necklace. It's beautiful!
    clubelmore@gmail.com

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  78. I follow your blog via GFC.
    clubelmore@gmail.com

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  79. I liked Sew Can Do on FB.
    Cheryl Elmore

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  80. I liked Inspired by Finn on FB.
    Cheryl Elmore

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  81. I like the Lemonade necklace, but also Nuggets - 2 DifferentNu. That one looks pretty cool.

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  82. Nursing Necklace
    KDSyrjala at gmail dot com

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  83. Follow on GFC
    KDSyrjala at gmail dot com

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  84. Like IBF FB
    KDSyrjala at gmail dot com

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  85. Like you FB
    KDSyrjala at gmail dot com

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  86. I love the adult amber mixture necklace

    thornburn(dot)korolus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I am a fan on FB

    thornburn(dot)korolus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. follow on GFC

    thornburn(dot)korolus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. follow IBF on FB

    thornburn(dot)korolus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. I would love to try any of those necklaces! I've looked at them before but haven't tried one yet. I also follow both links on FB. Thanks!

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  91. I like the Butter.MAG - MAGNETIC CLASP necklace. michloves80s at gmail dot com

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  92. I like IBF on Facebook.
    michloves80s at gmail dot com

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  93. I just bought one of these the other day on babysteals.com! I got a multicolored necklace... but after looking at their site I would LOVE a lemonade necklace for my daughter. I got it hoping it would help her hemangioma (the site said they can help with inflamation...)- and guess what! Since I got it a few days ago I have already noticed a difference! its only slight but what a fabulous solution vs surgery or medication that requires and EKG and 48 hours observation in the hospital. Homeopathy is the way to go.

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  94. There are many mother reviews on the positive effect of Amber Teething necklaces. I think the hardest part is to choose a design among plenty beautiful ones!

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