weekly giveaway - polarity:

June 30, 2009



this week's giveaway comes from a very well known etsy shop: polarity! i'm sure you've seen cat's 2 shops around, her lovely items just can't be missed. she runs polarity: a shop with the most amazing lockets that are recycled from an auto part and uncorked: a shop with very unique cork necklaces and jewelry. this week you have a chance to win a locket set in collaboration with f2images. it is emiko's photo (from f2images) featured on the necklace - very cool ;)

check out cat at these places too!
blog | uncorked shop | twitter

WIN: f2images AMUSE Recycled Magnetic
LOCKET SET valued at $18!




Please share a little about you and your shop: My name is Cat Ivins and I live at the Jersey Shore. I make jewelry and houseware products. I have 2 Etsy shops; Uncorked and Polarity. I am committed with both shops to doing more with less and leaving the lightest possible footprint with my work through the use of sustainable, recycled and industrial products AND making things that are cool and beautiful!

How did you get started selling and making your lovely products: Uncorked started as a way to get teen girls interested in math and science; it has evolved into more of a fun eco product. The sustainability of cork (cork is harvested every few years in a way that does not damage the forests) makes it a material I love working with. Polarity came about through my love of lockets and then stumbling upon these little steel parts in a garage - I took a welding class and learn to solder (which turned out to be the most focusing thing I do all day and I have grown to love it). Steel has an endless lifespan and can be recycled again and again.

What inspires you: I am inspired by flea markets, crowds, loud music and equally inspired by time alone and time at the ocean.

Favorite place to travel: NYC and the Pacific Northwest - love 'em both!

Favorite inspiration links, blogs, or shops: For inspiration I love so many blogs! Some shops I love to browse include Anthropologie, Inhabitat, ReFound Objects, Looolo, MaFurniture, West Elm, Pieces, StretchandCover, Relish, Velocity.


Visit Polarity and leave a comment with your favorite item! be sure to leave your email address in your entry! feel free to spread the love around your blogs, twitter, etc! it is greatly appreciated :)

giveaway ends on monday, july 6 at 8am, pst.




109 hello's:

  1. my fav is the mini turquoise floral... but all is beautiful !

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  2. love this ... the circles fabric catch my eyes, very beautiful !
    thanks for the chance

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  3. love, love, love, the locket with the 2 people on the lift. It's great!

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  4. love the houseofsixcats set! the black and white is really eye catching.

    beallorama@gmail.com

    xo
    Kelly

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  5. Wow, very hard to chose, but I believe this is my favorite piece.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27124917

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  6. I love these! My favorite is MOTHER.

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  7. These are beyond lovely!

    My favorite is the Wish Dandelion locket.

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  8. The locket with the two on the lift is just charming.

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  9. My favorite is the world All In It 2Gether Recycled Record Frame Magnet Board. I love to travel so this is right up my alley!

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  10. those are beautiful! i am torn between the strength, grace + wish locket sets!

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  11. I was instantly drawn to the BLISS locket, but all of them are gorgeous and inspiring.

    marianneguballa@yahoo.com

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  12. oh my goodness i love so many of them! especially, but not limited to:

    Laugh, Circles Fabric, and Passionate Purple Magnet Locket Sets!

    and...!

    Urban Couture and Sea Turtles Magnet Boards!

    wow thanks for this opportunity!

    :) Tiff

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  13. I love the: A Proper Lady Needs a Proper House and the Photographer sets... but they are all so wonderful and unique!

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  14. Love it. I love the colors and the pattern. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25033307

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  15. What cute stuff! I like the MINI BLUES Recycled Magnetic CORK LOCKET SET. And this robot one is adorable too!

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  16. What a great find, but too hard to choose. I love the FRICDEMENTOL locket!

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  17. I love the Photographer locket, but I think I have to say my favorite is the Be Unique one - what's not to love about robot birds?

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  18. I couldn't choose between the Mini floral and the Jessica Doyle.
    Gorgeous!

    whereeaglesdareshop@hotmail.com

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  19. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27023058

    This piece is beautiful! I love it..

    Jennifer
    dropsofjupita@yahoo.com

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  20. I simply adore the What's Cooking locket. Too precious!

    Maggi
    maggisaar@yahoo.com

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  21. My favorite item is the A Proper Lady Needs a Proper House Locket set. I might just have to purchase it!

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  22. Too cute! I love the cork magnets and the Mini Spaced out locket.

    megancdavey@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  23. Too cute! My favorite is the PEACE Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET By Polarity :)

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  24. I found two that I absolutely adore! The first is the Mad Scientist earring set. The second is the Tea Party locket set. They are so cute!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24902747
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22633865

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  25. I love the Straight in the Eye Recycled Magnetic Board!!!

    - Lindsay
    shrimpsaladcircus{at}gmail{dot}com

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  26. Oh these are so pretty! Can I partecipate even if I'm not from the US?

    Julia

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  27. Wow! So many lovely ones to pick from! I adore the Stunners earrings http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20224146
    k[dot]nice[dot]artworks[!at]gmail[dot]com

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  28. These are so awesome! I love the Blur Bokeh Magnetic Locket set. And I think all of the artist series lockets are such a great idea, not to mention lovely.

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  29. Everything is wonderful, really!
    But I heart the f2images AMUSE locket <3

    o0.jackie@yahoo.com

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  30. Love these colors!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22881060

    vadjutka at freemail dot hu

    thanks for this great giveaway!

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  31. I like the "missing something" magnetic earring set, very fun. My email is irunpink [at] g mail [dot] com :D

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  32. ooo love these!
    i love lockets! so adorable!
    Megan P

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  33. All of them are wonderful, but my absolute favorite is the Mini Turquoise Floral one. :)

    ♥ Kelly
    jelly.kelly@gmail.com

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  34. They're all so fun! I don't know where to begin.

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  35. These earrings rock my socks!!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20224146

    -Alicia
    leesha_rae[At!]hotmail[dot]com

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  36. Such a great shop. I love this one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22138305

    Those lockets are darling!

    Krelsk

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  37. I totally have the image from F2 at my house and would LOVE it on a locket.....so that is my favorite! xo

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  38. I love the Jess Gonacha lockets - so wonderful!

    bridgetwall(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. They are all so pretty!! But I guess I will go with the floral burst.

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  40. Wow, these are amazing! PHOTOGRAPHER Recycled Magnetic Necklace LOCKET SET By Polarity really caught my eye. I love it!

    thereisbeautiful@gmail.com

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  41. What a lovely, unique shop! I enjoy it all, but I especially liked the "Bold Black Floral Recycled Cedar Record Frame MAGNETBOARD" (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27092641).

    Thanks so much for such a great giveaway!

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  42. Beautiful shop!
    I love the "Urban Couture RECYCLED Cedar MagnetBoard"
    So gorgeous!
    xx

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  43. I love the YAELFRAN Brave Girls Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET!!

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  44. I love the "EADPAN ALLEY Little Birds Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET"!

    ilovemyleni(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. i love "passionate purple!" :)

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  46. I love them all! But tollipop playing girls are my favourites...

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  47. I think the 'FRICDEMENTOL Happiness Alegria Girls Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET' is absolutely precious.
    She really has exquisite taste, because almost every image on her lockets is gorgeous!

    Heleen
    heleen.deboever@hotmail.com

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  48. Love the Peppermint Daydreams set!

    shelby
    shelbatron@mac.com

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  49. It's really hard to choose but I think my favourite is the PEACE one!

    winterperfume@yahoo.com

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  50. i love the WISH dandelion set or the f2images AMUSE set. both are so quaint and interesting - definitely nothing like I've seen before! would love to win this giveaway

    mary.phillips22@gmail.com

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  51. I love the ECO FELT Recycled Magnetic BRIGHT Locket Set BY Polarity!

    itsonlyjc AT hotmail DOT com

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  52. It's so cute! I love the See Jane Play Magnetic Board! Adorable!

    loadofgiggles@aol.com

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  53. love the giveaway. LOVE that store. my favorite is the 'a proper lady needs a proper house' collection!

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  54. I love this shop! One of my faves is the Flapper Fever locket set.

    ~Jessica

    krecklo at gmail dot com

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  56. Never seen anything like it. The ppl in the lift is very cute and so are the color. Love it.

    karthigab@gmail.com

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  57. These are great! The photographer locket is my favorite :)

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  59. i heart the mini turquoise floral..
    so cute
    nawal13 at gmail dot come

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  60. this is my fav:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25004965

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  61. Hello this is my fav:
    DUDADAZE Believe Girls Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26594757
    It's sooo cute

    This is my email:
    krauss@people-interactive.de

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  62. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25881361
    Vintage circus images are the best! Love the upcycled necklaces!

    koekoeksdozeke AT hotmail DOT com

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  63. Ohhh, I love the f2images AMUSE Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET!

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  64. So many things I love! Here's one

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26323657

    naked_tile@yahoo.com

    You made a typo on your post, the contest ends July 6, not June, right? :)

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  65. such fabulous things...but my very favorite is the locket with emiko's photo :)

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  66. Love this! What a cool necklace! I love the Alice is Lost In Wonderland Magnetic Recycled Locket Set.

    alicehess@hotmail.com

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  67. those are so cute! i love the "a proper lady needs a proper house." because i'm a proper lady!

    madden [dot] meredith [at] gmail [dot] com

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  68. Well, first of all, I love that she does Etsy artists on her lockets, but I kinda like the little felted ones. Very cute!

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  69. MINI FLORAL BURST Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24238519

    Lovely!

    Claudia S.
    claudiaschieve@gmail.com

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  70. I love them all! ♥ Morgan's World is my fave.

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  71. Mini Floral Burst, my favorite... but so beautiful things in this shop !!!

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  72. the circles fabric are so amazing ! love all these little things !

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  73. love the mini floral turquoise !
    thanks for the chance to win

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  74. the world map magnet board is marvelous! maps and i are just meant to be. i love it!

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  75. The geeky librarian is coming out in me because the Banned Books Locket Set is Ace!
    Also yay for Polarity acknowledging Canada Day eh!!

    Kelly
    kph522(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  77. I love the EVOKE, locket set, this is such an innovative idea. I also adored the silhouette designs, very inspiring!

    erikacblank(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  78. Oh! I love Cat's work!

    And i seriously LOVE FLAUNT IT BABY Magnetic Recycled LOCKET BRACELET SET by Polarity - she seriously went outside the box with it. It's awesome. :)

    Crossing my fingers!

    Jenipher@cherryrunway.com

    PS: Hey Danni! i think you meant to write this give away is until July 6th, not June 6th. :)

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  81. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your collaborations with other Etsy artists! My favorites (probably since I'm a photographer too :) are the ones with HouseofSixCats photos!

    thingsthataremade@gmail.com

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  82. I love the circles fabric recycled necklace - adorable!
    Cheers!
    Cristin
    HazelnutDesigns@gmail.com

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  83. i love repurposed items - these are brilliant :)

    A Muted SPRING Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET w/ Mirror by Polarity might be my favorite but there are many others that caught my eye.

    justdiysara (at) gmail (dot) com

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  84. I love polarity's necklaces, so cute.

    My favorite is the passionate purple locket!

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  86. Ohhh, hard to choose, but I love the PURPLE Revolution Magnetic LOCKET RING SET. It's wonderful and the interchangeable lids are so a very good and clever idea!

    mi.microcosmos(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I love the Asia Vintage locket.
    Polarity rocks! :D

    zlyn88(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I just love the JESS GONACHA lockets! All of them!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Debbie
    mbdepetris@yahoo.com

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  89. This is so sweet
    My fave is Muted Spring with vampire obsession 2nd would love to wear Bite Me at work lol
    thanks for you lovely contest
    Nikki C
    elusionary60(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  91. Wow! Lovely shop! My favorite is the Alice in Wonderland earrings :)

    marumaru88@hotmail.com

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  92. Oh gosh, I've never seen anything like that before! The lockets are so cute, my favorite is the HouseofSixCats DREAM Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET sooo cute!

    lc_intocable[a]yahoo[d]com

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  93. Wow 9 pages of great stuff! I must admit the f2images AMUSE Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET By Polarity IS my absolute fave!

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  94. I love this shop and I choose in this ocasion TOLLIPOP Playing Girls Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET By Polarity!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es
    thanks!

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  95. I like the:
    UNCONVENTIONAL IDA Forest Fairy Tales Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET By Polarity

    The art is beautiful :)

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  96. It positively has to be 'Passionate Purple'. I love it and the name. :)

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  97. too much to chose from! i love the ships ahoy locket!

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  98. i really love the picture on this necklace: f2images AMUSE Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET By Polarity, and the fact that's most of her stuff are recycled is a plus! love it!~

    xo,
    may

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  99. there are SO many beautiful choices!~ It took me forever to pick one! But I'd have to say that my favorite is the 'Stephanie Fizer Mini Sweet Kokeshi Recycled Locket Set'... It's so adorable! :)

    chloejn[at]live[dot]com

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  100. Wow, these lockets are ingenious!
    My absolute favorite set is this one which includes work from Snapping Twig:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27347398
    thanks!

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  101. sniggih@xplornet.com04 July, 2009 09:25

    They're all so amazing! You're creativity is inspiring.....Thanks for the chance to win!
    Jennifer H.

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  102. my fave is the diner locket set!!
    becca
    becca.alder@gmail.com

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  103. My favorite is the Jess Gonacha locket set, but they all are great.

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  104. my fave is TOLLIPOP Playing Girls locket but they are all so great :)
    sharon
    ron@einat.org.il

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  105. what a cool product! I really like the girls on the tollipop locket, though the sisters 4 ever locket is also pretty awesome (with six sisters it's difficult to find something "sisterish" that each one will like and feel special recieving, this might actually fit a few of them). And though it isn't a locket I'm really digging the look (ooh! the fabric) on the naked trees magnet board & magnets

    miss liss
    thefascinatingwoman at gmail.com

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  106. this one is my favorite! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26275119

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  107. Desiree Coscia05 July, 2009 19:27

    Wow this is beautiful!!!

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  108. Hey, great to browse the store and learn more!

    Love the Jess Gonacha 'Bird Lady' locket.

    perpetual03@gmail.com
    http://www.perpetual3.etsy.com/

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  109. i love the retro floral mini locket set!

    dolphinluv1212@yahoo.com

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