Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Justice Juels {Review & Giveaway} Handmade Jewelry with a Cause

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

Sometimes when I'm watching my daughters play, I am amazed by how lucky we all are. They are both healthy, intelligent, beautiful girls that live in a society where we take for granted that we are safe and cared for... and I'm often struck by the fact that I am the one who gets to raise them and see them grow from babies into adulthood.

What's really hard though, is to think about the girls that aren't so lucky. What about the ones that are taken from their family and forced into lives of pain and abuse? The average age of a sex-trafficking victim is 14 years old and they are often commanded into having sex up to 20 times a day. There are an estimated 1.2 million children trafficked each year and approximately 27 million people enslaved all over the world today.

Are those statistics staggering to you? They sure are to me. And they definitely are to Chelsea Dischinger, a stay-at-home mom who decided to make a difference with her life and raise money to help abolish human trafficking worldwide. This impressive mom uses her talent to accomplish this by creating the gorgeous handmade jewelry of Justice Juels.


Prior to seeing Justice Juels jewelry in person, I was already impressed by it. The gorgeous collection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and accessories reflect not only Chelsea's skills but the feelings and emotions that go into each piece. From simple tiered earrings to custom hand-stamped necklaces, every purchase from Justice Juels is personalized, unique and the majority of the profit from each sale goes to non-profit organizations that fight human trafficking.

However, when I actually was able to see Justice Juels for myself, I realized that impressed wasn't a strong enough word. I held my Mother's Charm Bracelet in my hand and was beyond amazed and astonished at just how beautiful it really was.


Being a poor decision-maker, I supplied Chelsea with my daughters' names and birthdates and then left her in creative control over what the completed bracelet would look like. Even though it is hard to tell from the picture, the finished product is really beyond what I would have come up with myself. There is a 5/8 inch disc hand-stamped with each name hanging with their birthstone and cute star, little girl, double heart and adorable feet charms attached evenly around the chain.

I get so much joy each and every time I wear my Mother's Charm Bracelet and I love the delicate twinkling sound that it makes as the sterling silver lightly clinks on my wrist. It truly is personalized perfectly and really meaningful to me. What mom wouldn't appreciate receiving a beautiful present like this for Mother's Day?

Even better, giving this great bracelet as a gift is extremely affordable as it comes standard with 3 discs for only $26! I've seen similar jewelry online or in shops that start at 2 or 3 times as much and then to add any extra discs is another $15 or $18... at Justice Juels, each add-on is only $2! Even a mom of 4 can own a custom charm bracelet for less than $30 AND rest assured that so much of the cost is going to such a good cause.

The Mother's Charm Bracelet isn't the only item that would make a great Mother's Day gift. The Mother Means Love Necklace (shown at left) is simple and unique and would be a classic addition to any mom's wardrobe for casual or dressy outfits. If the words aren't exactly what you were looking for, that's no problem! This can be stamped however you would like - there's even a great Engraving Suggestions page to give you ideas.

For something with a little extra eye-catching charm, the Family Tree Necklace (shown at right) features an intricate tree charm surrounded by a sterling silver washer with each family member's name hand-stamped in a stunning circle. I have never seen a necklace quite like this one and I know it would easily be a keepsake to be worn and cherished for years to come.

If all of the beautiful jewelry available on Justice Juels isn't a wide enough selection for you, Chelsea also creates specialized jewelry for weddings and special events. Simply explain your design or send a picture of what you would like and she will customize an amazing piece just for you - at a fraction of the price that you would find elsewhere.

Working toward the goal of raising $1 million to end human trafficking, making a purchase from Justice Juels is helping to give a voice to the women and children around the world who need to be freed from this horrible business. As a national ambassador for Stop Child Trafficking Now (who not only rescue victims but actually go after the people who are buying and selling children) Chelsea truly is dedicated to this effort.

So, the next time you plan on buying a piece of beautiful, handmade, completely personalized jewelry, why not save money while supporting an extremely admirable cause? What a great combination! Also, thanks to the generosity of Chelsea at Justice Juels, one person will have the perfect handmade piece for themselves or just in time for Mother's Day, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of any piece from Justice Juels! ARV $56!


To enter to win an item of choice from Justice Juels: Visit Justice Juels and tell me which gorgeous piece(s) are your favorite.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you become Chelsea's friend on Facebook and/or join the Justice Juels Facebook group, where you'll find information on great sales and giveaways!
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Justice Juels hand-stamped jewelry for Mother's Day! WIN an item of choice (ARV $56) @thxmailcarrier! http://bit.ly/bCy6sA #win #giveaway

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect (see sidebar), subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email.
3 Extra Entries if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and Justice Juels. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on April 15th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open worldwide! If you're reading this, you can enter!

A giant thank you to Chelsea at Justice Juels for providing a Mother's Charm Bracelet for me to review as well as an item of choice for one lucky giveaway winner. Beautiful jewelry that benefits a great cause, what a perfect and inspiring combination! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I love the Bound in Chains Necklace, thanks!

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Sharon said...

I'd love to give my mom the Mother's Charm Bracelet!

"Iowa Mom" said...

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Lesley said...

wow - this collection is beautiful & the prices are great.

I love the 3 Tier earrings & the birthstone charm bracelet -- love the personalized disc, as my daughter's name is Marin, so we can't find anything pre-made" with her name.

Thanks for the chance.

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Unknown said...

I love the mother's charm bracelet. Perfection!
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Gigi said...

So many to choose from..I love the double bar and family tree necklaces, as well as count your blessings.

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sohamolina said...

I like the birthstone nexklace.

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I like the Freedom Moon necklace too.
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Melissa B. said...

Family Tree Necklace is my favorite.

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Yvonne said...

3 Tier Earrings

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Entered for:
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My favorite piece is the Charming lil' Names necklace
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Edyta said...

I like the Just Believe Necklace.
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Unknown said...

Hello!
My favorite item is the Star Charm Necklace

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I like the Gold Sparkle Pendant Necklace

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I entered your Down East Basics giveaway.

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I entered your Smelly Washer giveaway.

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I entered the Verilux CleanWave giveaway.

Lisa R said...

I live the Birthstone Necklace
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mean green mom said...

I love the family tree necklace- it would be so sweet with my girls names stamped on :)
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Ľubaša said...

My fav is Family Tree Necklace. thanks.
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vegan4life said...

just beleve necklace ty.
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Kristie said...

I like the family tree and birthstone necklaces.

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Randi said...

I love the Believe necklace, but it was hard to choose!
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Joined the FB group!
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Cori Westphal said...

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Charlene S. said...

I'd love to have the Gold Sparkle Pendant Necklace, gorgeous!

sula_nsb said...

I love this bracelet
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Jlefkovenj said...

I love the Gold Briolette Necklace.

trixx said...

My favorite is the Blessed Necklace. Love the pearl detail!

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Entered the Delta giveaway too!

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tina reynolds said...

I really like the Count Your Blessings Necklace thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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Katie R. said...

I really like the Free To Be Me Necklace.

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Kathy P said...

i love the Double Bar Necklace

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Lisa P. said...

I love the Blessed Necklace.

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chazvgo said...

I love the Birthstone Charm Bracelet :)

cman said...

Shining Star

lilyk said...
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lilyk said...

I sent a friend request to Chelsea on Facebook.

lilyk said...

I joined the Justice Juels Facebook group.

lilyk said...

I subscribed by email. #1

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I subscribed by email. #2

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I entered the Delta contest.

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