Melissa Loves Giveaway



I wrote about my necklace a few weeks ago, but I neglected to tell you that in the process of finishing the design, the original necklace was lost in the mail. Melissa was so kind and generous to make and send another necklace to me, even though the first one was floating around in USPS purgatory.

Well, I’m happy to say that weeks later, the original necklace showed up in my mailbox! It is sitting on my dresser, and thanks to (again, the kind and generous and mega-talented) Melissa, she’s totally down with giving it to one of you. My only request is that you pop on over to the Melissa Loves shop and check out her beautiful handmade jewelry. I’m in awe of everything she creates, but I’m so drawn to this piece.

Enter below and I’ll announce the winner next week. I like to think the necklace is going to end up in the hands of someone who really needs it, and that makes me smile.

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  1. That necklace looks sooo pretty!
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  2. Sarah G. says:

    How cool is that? The lost, and now found, necklace fits right into th theme of your blog lately… that meaning is in how we choose to see all of these seemingly insignificant events. I would love the Dont Give Up, well traveled necklace and would treasure ig; but I will be excited for whoever gets it knowing it will fall into the right hands.

  3. Holly Bailey says:

    I love the necklace in this giveaway. I think it is my favorite piece and something I need to tell my self repeatedly – don’t give up!

  4. ack, I pressed enter too quickly, but my favorite piece is the brass West cuff.
    mona recently posted…What I found this weekend

  5. I have envied this necklace since your post about it. Beautiful jewelry and message!

  6. It’s beautiful – whoever gets it is very lucky! :) The Melissa Loves shop has beautiful stuff – I love the gold toned jewelry.

  7. How beautiful! I would love to wear something like this to help me stay inspired to work for a particular goal I’ve been fighting to meet.

  8. Rayshell says:

    Beautiful piece!

  9. Wow, she really does have some amazing designs. I think ‘summer’ is my favourite from the website – I don’t think I would ever take that off.

  10. So beautiful. I am in love with all her rings. Renewal is my favorite, though the stone in Hope is amazing too.

  11. I love the necklace! The message is very timely for me now as well.

  12. Danielle says:

    The rings are beautiful. I also love the positive cuff.

  13. Beautiful jewelry!! Love this necklace!

  14. The necklace is stunning! I also adore the “Love” ring!!

  15. Too cute!

  16. All of the jewelry is lovely! I love the scallop cuff bracelet!

  17. Kristen M. says:

    I love the necklaces! So pretty!

  18. Kristin says:

    I love Melissa’s “kiss” earrings….all of her pieces are gorgeoous it’s hard to choose my favorite!!

  19. This necklace is gorgeous! I need it on my life!

  20. Courtney says:

    I have coveted this necklace and her other jewelry from the first moment you wrote about it. It’s so beautiful. The rings are so stunning, I especially love the “Love” ring. That color!!!

  21. Mallory says:

    Oh, definitely the Hope ring is my favorite. Though the necklace you are giving away is pretty spectacular, too!

  22. So beautiful!

  23. Your necklace is gorgeous! I also love the friendship bracelet in brass.

  24. I like the moon necklace. A lot:)

  25. The Hope ring is stunning!

  26. It’s gorg. Hope it ends up around my neck. All her pieces are amazing.

  27. J. McBurney says:

    I like the stag bracelet. All pieces are beautiful!

  28. Kimberly says:


  29. So many beautiful pieces! I was immediately drawn to CLOSE, because the initials shown are E and T, which is the country code for Ethiopia…where we’re adopting from! I also love the bracelet FRIENDSHIP, especially if it was in sterling silver to match my wedding ring. I have three sisters, and we are all friends. I also have some really strong and long-lasting friendships with girls that are like sisters. They are the best cheerleaders, kindest critics, and sweetest gifts God has given me.

  30. I think my favorite piece is the set of moon studs!

  31. What a beautiful necklace! Her jewelry is stunning!

  32. Such a beautiful necklace!

  33. The “Don’t Give Up” necklace speaks to me in a Major way today! My huz & I are going for our first round of treatment to conceive our second child, and I’m feeling uneasy & low about the process. So, WOW. This piece is like, exactly what I mess etched on my heart throughout this process & onward.

  34. I love the renewal ring and the hope necklace!

  35. Stephanie says:

    Such beautiful designs. Love the necklace and so many of her pieces!

  36. just doin’ my part to make sure that necklace ends up in the hands of someone who really needs it. xo

  37. Oh, how I love the “Strength” ring.

  38. Love Love Love!!!

  39. Would love to wear this.

  40. Jessie Briggs says:

    I love this piece.. Don’t give up is a perfect reminder for myself and my two boys!

  41. Danielle Letkeman says:

    What a beautiful necklace!!

  42. Love this necklace.

  43. I love the ‘love’ ring, definitely my favorite, the scallop band is also beautiful!

  44. The karma ring is a beaut!

  45. Gorgeous! I want the giveaway necklace, but they’re all lovely.

  46. Jennifer says:

    I really love the Don’t Give Up necklace, Karma ring, and the Moon and Stars necklace.

    On a side note…. thank you for sharing what you have been going through and things that have gotten you through.

  47. I love Floral. Stars necklace. Summer. I could go on…So many beautiful pieces.

  48. Michele says:

    Don’t give up! I need that motivation now and always!!!

  49. Rebecca says:

    I can’t decide which I like more, the Moon Glow necklace or the Karma ring.

  50. Amy Smith says:

    Just finished “The Gift of Imperfection” and feeling the need for some inspiration to keep pressing into change :/ LOVE Melissa’s pieces!

  51. I love the Waves necklace–beautiful pieces!

  52. Stunning! Love the Stag bracelets. Simple and elegant :)

  53. emily q-f says:

    hope it goes to the right person too! you’re a gem sarah!

  54. While I love this necklace and would love to wear it, her Renewal Ring is georgous!

  55. Kristen says:

    She makes gorgeous stuff!

  56. Love this necklace and the message is a beautiful reminder

  57. So many pretty pieces, but I love the ‘West’ cuff!
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  58. love the point of light earrings!

  59. I love the “Don’t Give Up” necklace (great minds think alike!) :) and I also love the “Close” necklace because it’s just a tiny bit different than all those other hand stamped initial necklaces out there.
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  60. The Moon & Stars is calling to me! Beautiful. The Karma ring is also awesome. However the Don’t Give Up necklace you posted is so peaceful. It’s a great reminder to anyone. For me, it would be a reminder to not give up with Crohn’s Disease and to keep strong for my family.
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  61. So many amazing products on the website! I don’t typically wear a lot of jewelry but that necklace is stunning! Or the Waves necklace-oh how I love that also!

  62. They’re all gorgeous, but the Friendship bracelet and the Love ring are stunning. Thank you for the chance to enter.

  63. Such an interesting piece, I think its great. Her shop has some really beautiful rings and studs!

  64. I love the necklace being given away! I have a little one with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), or apraxia for short. This is a good reminder for both me and my son during the countless hours of speech therapy. Beautiful piece!

  65. anne phillips says:

    i love the strength ring and the karma ring.

  66. I think my favorite is the floral necklace.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  67. Lauren D says:

    I just adore thoughtful jewelry, brings such beauty and calmness to me. I am wearing my mala collective bracelet as I write this :)

  68. Beverly says:

    Wow – what beautiful pieces!! I love the strength ring!

  69. I love the hope and strength rings. ‘You are stronger than you think’ is something we all need reminding of from time to time.

  70. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE the Hope ring for it’s simplicity and distinctive beauty.

  71. Gorgeous stuff, I love the little triangle earrings and the matching neclace.

  72. Melissa Gibbs says:

    What a beautiful necklace…love the other pieces also!

  73. Denise Minge says:

    love the waves necklace :)

  74. What a great piece (as they all are) and of course it’s something I tell myself everyday. (mid life is sort of unexpectedly rough). I really love all of her moon, and moon-and-stars necklaces. Swoon!

  75. The “Positive” bracelet. Stunning!

  76. I love the Stars necklace!

  77. Elizabeth says:

    So many beautiful pieces! I love the summer necklace

  78. ok, wow! Love her stuff. The “Love” ring is simply stunning, and I like the moon studs :)

  79. That necklace is gorgeous– a WONDERFUL every day piece!

  80. T Laurie says:

    Stunning necklace!

  81. I really love your “Don’t Give Up” necklace as well as the “Positive” bracelet, AND the “Waves” necklace….

  82. heather from nc says:

    I love the strength ring and the kiss earrings.

  83. johanna says:

    stunning pieces. I love the karma ring:)

  84. ahhh! I am in love with this necklace, for some reason it really spoke to me! i’ve gone back to the website a million times since you first posted it and shared it with about every person i know!

  85. I love the necklace you have. All of her pieces are stunning!

  86. Love the E/T charm necklace

  87. i love the karma ring.

  88. Wow, I read your blog post on the necklace and the meaning of this necklace speaks to me. I need this reminder daily just to make it through. Thank you for sharing!

    • Meant to add I do love this “Don’t Give Up” necklace and also the “Scallop” ring and “Waves” necklace.

  89. Laura C says:

    I’ve been thinking about this necklace since you wrote about it. Beautiful!

  90. Sonja Z says:

    I love the Close necklace. I’ve been looking for something special to remind me of my husband when he deploys in July for seven months.

  91. I love the shield ring. It’s so lovely! Oh that I had the creativity to produce something like that.

  92. Melissa’s WAVE necklace. I can sense the calmness of the ocean and hear the waves crashing when I look at it.

  93. Elizabeth says:

    I love the strength ring!

  94. Becky Joyce says:

    I love this piece the best, and as much as I want it, I would give it to my friend who really needs some faith, hope and love right now.

  95. Emily Jebb says:

    That friendship ring is speaking to me, what a sweet gift!

  96. the rings!

  97. christy b says:

    lovely and simple! Thanks for sharing

  98. Melissa says:

    Her jewelry is stunning. A bad becomes a good! Thanks.

  99. Thanks for all of the kind words, Sarah and everyone. Such lovely stories relating to the “don’t give up sentiment”, wish I could give one to all of you. So glad the mail mix up turned into a happy giveaway. :)

  100. Oooo! I love the simplicity of the Friendship ring!

  101. Camille says:

    I know it’s what you shared but the renewal bracelet is so beautiful and special. And the stag bracelet is a very close second!

  102. Love the Floral necklace!

  103. My favorite piece is shield necklace, very antique looking yet subtle for everyday wear.

  104. Loving that hope ring!

  105. I love the Hope ring- the rose cut is beautiful!

  106. That shield necklace is just beautiful. Perfect balance of strong and feminine.
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  107. Kirsten says:

    I love this necklace. It is beautiful.

  108. Sarah D says:

    I’ve been admiring this since even before you posted about it the first time. Beautiful. And I love Melissa’s blog, too.

  109. I love the moon necklace

  110. Jessica says:

    Love this necklace! My favourite piece from her website has to be the “Strength” ring. Very pretty!

  111. Love the arrows. Stunning!

  112. Caitlin says:

    What luck! The detail is beautiful!

  113. It is tough to pick just one. The strength bracelet is amazing and would probably be my current top choice.

  114. Those moon studs are perfect! What lovely jewelry.

  115. Sarah k says:

    Hope ring is exquisite!

  116. The Love ring is absolutely beautiful.

  117. I loved this when you I saw your post about it! Her jewelry looks awesome. I love the West cuff.

  118. I adore this necklace…losing a friend recently, I definitely think this message resonates. Although I also love the friendship ring!

  119. Sarah Christine says:

    I adore the green onyx, such a vibrant, strong color! I have also been loving your posts in recent months, Sarah. In this age of flawless beauty blogs it’s refreshing and truly beautiful to read such truth and vulnerability. Thank you.

  120. Love the Waves necklace…thank you for such a lovely giveaway!

  121. “Don’t Give Up.”

    This last year has been hard (still battling anxiety) and the past few weeks threw some curve balls.

    If I don’t win, I will buy one. I need the constant reminder.
    Angella recently posted…Counting Stars

  122. Carlee Lane says:

    Love this!!!

  123. Katie M says:

    The floral necklace is beautiful and I love the one that you picked! She makes beautiful, inspiring pieces.

  124. I love this necklace, and the rings. Absolutely beautiful.

  125. I am in love with the stone rings

  126. Marissa says:

    Beautiful necklace!

  127. Hooray for happy endings! The necklace is lovely and the “karma” ring is soo nice, too.

  128. Such a lovely piece and beautiful story!

  129. That waves necklace is PERFECT.
    Janssen recently posted…Summer Lovin’

  130. I love the West cuff bracelet. I imagine that even though I’m not a bracelet wearer, I’d wear that one every day!

  131. Christine Conken says:

    I’m in love with the Hope Ring!

  132. i LOVE the shield earrings! i am always looking for the next great simple gold earring to go with everything!

  133. love the west bracelet… simple and striking.
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  134. I love the white topaz STRENGTH ring! All the designs are beautiful!

  135. I really like the karma ring, well shoot, I really love it all!

  136. Jessica says:

    I LOVE the ‘strength’ ring. I may have to splurge…

  137. I love the Hope ring! Gorgeous stone.

  138. I really like the don’t give up necklace!
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  139. I love the Stars necklace! It has three stars for my three boys on it!

  140. I love the hope and strength rings!

  141. Such a beautiful piece!

  142. Annaliese says:

    Love her Shield Stud earrings!

  143. Kristyn says:

    I love this necklace! Beautiful!!

  144. Favorite = Waves. Live near the ocean. Love the ocean. Best therapy there is.

  145. Love the love ring!

  146. Renewal; the ring. Love it!!

  147. I love all these pieces! I love to make a statement, but am not about flashy things. All of her items fit that description, especially the strength ring! Absolutely beautiful!

  148. This necklace.

  149. Perfect summer staple!

  150. Crystal Achleman says:

    Love the whole collection!

  151. hard to pick, but i think i love the waves necklace!

  152. I suppose telling you this via blog comment is awkward but I am recently unemployed (surprise!) and could use a lovely piece like this one.

  153. Absolutely live the Never Give Up piece. So fitting for me!

  154. DeeDee V. says:

    the “Stars” piece is really speaking to me today. just lovely

  155. Vanessa says:

    Loved your original post about this necklace and would love to wear it. Sometimes it nice to wear a reminder to help get through a tough time. I do it sometimes and it helps affirm what I know I can do in those tough moments. I also lived the strength ring on Melissa’s site. Really beautiful stuff!

  156. Hannah S. says:

    Lovely! Love what it stands for even more!

  157. It was hard to pick one, but I think I’d choose the Moon Studs bc I could wear them every day.

  158. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for sharing Melissa Loves jewelry. I love the Karma ring and the cCose necklace!

  159. That necklace!!! Amaze! I love her cuffs too!!!
    Great piece for summer.

  160. Katie Botsford says:

    I love the rings, but I really love this necklace! I need the reminder these days. :)

  161. So many gorgeous pieces, but I especially love the “Strength” ring, at a time when I really need strength!

  162. Adore this necklace! I’m working on a book and this necklace would be the perfect reminder to keep writing and keep going!
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  163. Love her work, and love her messages.

  164. Lindsay says:

    Hi, this necklace would mean so much to me. Even without it, it reminds me I should carry
    something that reminds me to never give up or start a daily affirmation wall. I’m a dv survivor and single mother of two. Never give up

  165. Kirsten says:

    I love the Waves necklace, because the water is where I belong, every day of my life, if possible.

  166. Amy Columbus says:

    I live this necklace and could definitely use some positive energy. My husband has been sick for 3 and half years and bedridden for 7 months. We have seen so many doctors and tried so many medications, all to no avail. We are now trying a more holistic approach (which is why I cannot wait for your video about Mala Beads!)

  167. Christina says:

    I LOVE the Don’t Give Up necklace!

  168. Shannon says:

    This necklace is most definitely my favourite piece! It could not be more representative of everyone’s individual struggles.

  169. the “don’t give up” necklace is beautiful and I also like the “waves” necklace

  170. This necklace is beautiful. I also love the West bangle on her site. I need a little hope in what has been the toughest year of my life so count me in! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  171. emma kate says:

    what a necklace. what a talented lady.
    adore them all. x

  172. So Pretty!

  173. Love the strength ring !!

  174. Everything is beautiful!


  175. Sarah Berry says:

    I think the necklace in the giveaway IS my favorite piece! But the Renewal Ring is a favorite, too.

  176. Desiree says:

    I think the “Don’t Give Up” necklace is my favourite (very appropriate for me right now!), but I also really love “Reminder II” and “Strength.” “Renewal” is also beautiful, I can see why you like it :-) I have been really enjoying your Mindful Monday posts, they are really resonating with what is going on for me right now, it’s nice to know I am not the only one looking into this kind of thing. Please keep them coming and thank you for sharing your story!

  177. carolina stumpges says:

    this piece is definitely my favorite!

  178. I LOVE the shield studs!

  179. all very nice pieces. I do love the “Summer” and “Wave” necklaces. I think I’m ready for the beach!

  180. Love this piece! Sarah has impeccable taste, I’d love to win something she choose!!

  181. Sarah C. says:

    I adore your necklace and the inspiration behind it. I have three daughters (my corners) and am trying to balance my mind/body/spirit connection on the daily (my arrows).

  182. Bella W says:

    It’s a gorgeous piece!

  183. Allison says:

    This piece is my favorite. It already has a story to tell – one filled with hope and gratitude. Love it!

  184. Love this necklace (& its meaning) so much! Thanks for sharing.

  185. Thanks for sharing. Such beautiful work. The friendship bracelet is particularly lovely.

  186. Emily C says:

    So generous of Melissa to share a beautiful necklace.

  187. crystal says:

    I love your necklace and the let it go, all are beautiful.

  188. It’s so hard to choose, but I think my favourite pieces (can’t choose just one!) are the “Don’t Give Up” and ” Moon Glow” necklaces.
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  189. Ooo, I like that Renewal bracelet/bangle as well.

  190. Don’t Give Up and Let It Go speak volumes to mantras I’m embracing at this place in my life. Being a visual person, Melissa’s pieces are gorgeous physical reminders of this. Thank you for sharing your journey in this space. It’s been helpful to come here and connect to posts on spirituality as that is a piece of my life that is desperately wanting to grow and develop.

  191. The West Cuff – I can tell that would become a signature piece for me. Must save up. Really beautiful stuff.

  192. Lisa S. says:


  193. All her pieces are very deep. Can jewelry be deep? Hard to articulate, but they have a very ethereal otherworldliness to them. Her Stars necklace is simply beautiful.

  194. Vanessa says:

    That strength ring is gorgeous

  195. Ainsley says:

    I really love the necklace you had made, especially because it has three arrows, one for each of my kiddos. :)

  196. Oh jewelry! I work as an RN so when I have off and can actually wear it, it makes me feel so feminine!
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  197. Kristen says:

    The west cuff!! Lovely

  198. Kristen says:

    The west cuff. Lovely