Do you like to make a statement or do you like to keep it subtle? Either way, there’s something for you in this week’s TGIFree Friday giveaway, featuring stellar jewelry designer Jenny Dayco.
Valentine’s day is just around the corner! So while you’re dreaming of the desires of your heart (that cute guy in Econ, your new boyfriend, or even your old man), take a moment to think of your biological heart. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 Americans each year. And it’s not just a white woman’s disease. Among Asian Americans, especially those of South Asian descent, heart disease is the second leading cause of death. In fact, in the U.S., the rate of heart disease is four times higher for Indian Americans than for whites. (It also tends to affect South Asians at a younger age.)
Thankfully, Go Red for Women Campaign is there supporting the American Heart Association to make sure women know the facts about heart disease and how to lower your risk. And a number of companies have stepped up to the plate to help Go Red, including Isabelle Grace Jewelry and Edible Gifts Plus. Both companies are run by women who passionately believe in supporting and promoting women’s health.
Isabelle Grace Jewelry offers delicate, personalized jewelry perfect for making a statement with elegance. (A bunch of celebs have necklaces with their babies’ names engraved, including Katherine Heigl with her adopted Korean baby’s name, Naleigh). And in support of Go Red, for every Puffy Gold Heart With Ruby Stone purchased, Isabelle Grace is donating 20 percent of proceeds to the American Heart Association. The Puffy Gold Heart with Ruby necklace is a delicate, sweet piece, completely handmade out of .999 fine silver and 22-kt gold. It is finished with a hammered effect and topped off with a ruby stone. The charm measures approximately 1/2 inch.
Edible Gifts Plus offers sweet treats of a different kind — everything from cake pops to giant fortune cookies to practically anything dipped in chocolate. Who wouldn’t like a package of white chocolate covered Oreo cookies emblazoned with your favorite photo or logo? Well, they may not be helping our waistline, but they’ve pledged to donate 15 percent of the proceeds from their Gourmet Getaway Tote to the American Heart Association. I so need this — no more cheap shopping bags to tote my lunch in! The Gourmet Getaway Tote comes in cranberry red and is made out of neoprene with a sturdy zip closure to keep food hot or cold for up to four hours.
Now, one lucky reader will win both the Isabelle Grace necklace and the Gourmet Getaway Tote. All you have to do is tweet and Facebook this post, and then tell us what you do to keep your heart healthy.
You have until Wednesday, February 16 at 11:59 pm to enter. You must have a U.S. mailing address to win. Good luck!
We received this sweet email from a winner of Tuesday’s BCA Giveaway.
Thank you so much, and thank you so much for publicly supporting Breast Cancer. My adoptive mother is currently fighting the good fight with her own rare form of gynecological carcinoma for a second time through chemo, as metastases were found in her lungs only a few weeks ago. We’ve been at Gilda’s Club on and off for additional support; we went from a five person family to a three person family when my siblings both had meltdowns of their own and fled the nest for their own sakes. Anyway, possibly too much information, but just wanted to explain that it’s been pretty downcast for almost two years now, though my mother is still going strong. She’s really the one with the sweepstaking legacy, being a stay-at-home mom, and these little surprises through contest wins really boost us along in life. So, thank you again for all of the generosity, and the spread of Asian American unity all over the world with Audrey Magazine’s wonderful articles.
Dear reader, thank YOU so much for sharing with us your personal story. We here at Audrey hope to raise as much awareness about this disease as we possibly can. Send our best wishes to your mom, we wish her well!
It’s our pleasure to give away this beautiful necklace from J-Lynn Jewelry (usually $65.00)
A 16-18″ adjustable Sterling Silver chain holds a strong message of Love and Support for finding a cure for breast cancer. Honor a loved one who has either conquered the disease or sadly has passed with a sterling silver initial charm, silver ribbon and pink topaz drop. Or, wear your own initial as a sign of courage and strength.
$10 from the sale of this necklace will be donated to the charity of your choice in honor of you, your friend or family member.
Please comment or tweet: “I <3 pink _[insert something pink you love]__” to be eligible to win this pretty necklace.
Giveaway ends Friday, Oct. 29 at 11:59pm. Thanks!
Check here to see what other cool stuff you can win.
You see cross pendant necklaces just about everywhere and on just about everyone. But the Hello Drama “Cross My Heart” necklace truly is something special with its beautifully etched lucite cross pendant and sterling silver chain. It’s gothic, romantic with just the right amount of edge. Trust me, faith can be fashionable too!
Its etched out heart design within the pendant is a very small, but unique feature that is sure to have your friends saying, “OMG! Where’d you get that awesome necklace?!”
Founded by Yvonne Hung, an urban planner/artist with an eye for design and making extraordinary products with ordinary materials, The Harbinger Company strives to rework everyday objects into something interesting. Each design is hand-drawn, computer drafted, laser cut, and hand assembled by the designer, and then boxed in locally printed packaging.
This necklace is inspired by triangles, the most basic geometric form. It is a Lasercut Bamboo Necklace with 14k gold-filled hardware. I like it because it reminds me of that geometric triangle shaped game we used to play when we were kids. You know that nerdy game? Yea, that one. The necklace is delicate in how its made but makes an overall bold statement so you can have the best of both worlds!
OOoh! It’s gold! It’s silver! It’s shiny! It’s pretty! This gold and silver bars necklace from Aiko Designs takes me back to the days of my girlhood when I read Sweet Valley High books (remember them?). I remember how Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield were always described as wearing these delicate “lavalieres” that they got as presents from their parents and I always wanted one! I’d imagine what they wore might look something like this one. Dude, how cool is that? If you get this, you could look like the girls from Sweet Valley High! You know that’s cool.
Kaila Yu is the lead singer of the Asian girl band Nylon Pink. As they like to say, they sound like “Hello Kitty on acid.”
So it makes sense that if Yu is going to venture out into jewelry design for her line Hello Drama, you’d expect nothing less than punked-out cuteness. With a penchant for bloody cleavers, slashed teddy bears and heart-shaped handcuffs, Yu does not disappoint.
The “Live Wire” necklace is one of her more wearable designs. A beautifully etched Lucite lightening pendant hanging from a delicate sterling silver chain. Because as punk as you like to think you are, not many can pull off a bloody hypodermic needle ….
Remember the owl trend a while back? Owls on pendant necklaces, owl prints … it was all about the owl.
Think about this as an update on the owl. Tiffany Lee’s “Golden Hero Beardo” mirrored Lucite necklace is actually in the shape of a mustache and Brad Pitt-worthy beard. It’s ambiguous — and bold — enough to serve as a great conversation starter. And if nothing else, it’s the perfect way to discreetly check if you’ve got anything in your teeth after dinner.
I love it when I get double duty out of my wardrobe. A pencil skirt as a strapless minidress? Done that. A dress tucked in and belted becomes a cool, blousy top. Clip a few chain bracelets around your ankle and you’ve just updated last year’s pump.
Of course, there’s always the belt-turned-necklace — or vice versa. I’d wear the Gold & Citrus “Au Naturale” chain necklace as a belt. Atop a skirt — any length, lean or poufy — and it instantly transforms the skirt into a designer looking piece. It’d look just as cool belting a plain tunic or a drapey dress.
Needless to say, it’s fabulous enough as a necklace, too. With a 14k gold-plated chain, antiqued brass chains, a brass hook clasp, and clear quartz beads, what’s not to like?
Congratulations to Audrey reader Sasha, who won Tina Tang’s sterling silver “Crescent” necklace from our Thank Goodness It’s Free Friday Giveaway! Isn’t she adorable?
“I have just received the Tina Tang ‘Crescent’ necklace in the mail today! Somehow, I love it even more in person. It happens to be just the right length on me as well! It is, in a word, stellar. Wow, really didn’t mean to end on a pun like that . . .”
Thanks Sasha for being a loyal reader! And if you haven’t won anything yet, don’t lose heart. We have a lot more goodies to give away every Friday, so keep checking back!
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