In honor of the outstanding strides our Maya is making to walk for Arthritis, we have a very special giveaway post for you today!...


When I was in college and would walk through the student center, every club imaginable would be trying to sell awareness ribbons for fifty cents each, which would go to the charity of their club. Some clubs had giant poster boards, full of all the rainbow of awareness ribbons; it was quite an image. I ended up with a breast cancer ribbon on my jacket (still there!), a stem cell research/Parkinson's research ribbon on my Vera Bradley camera case (also still there), and a red AIDS awareness ribbon on the bulletin board of my dorm room. I loved these ribbons, because, as silly as it sounds, they always made me stop and think, and be grateful for what I have. However, ribbons fade, they tear, they break, eventually.

Which is why, when I came across Shades of Awareness, I was so, so excited to share it with you all. Michelle is the amazing designer behind all of this awareness jewelry. She started Shades of Awareness after being diagnosed with Chronic Lyme disease. She hand crafts each piece of jewelry in her home in Rhode Island, and loves to create pieces for fundraisers, as well. Further, you know how we love giving back at Lovely, and so does Michelle: a portion of all sales goes to Reece's Rainbow, an organization which "seeks to find families for the most vulnerable of orphans throughout the world and also to help the families once they have committed to adopt to raise funds to assist with adoption costs." Not only is Michelle creating gorgeous jewelry, with causes in mind, but she's giving back to the world around her...oh, and she's giving away here at Lovely today, too! Shades of Awareness is excited, in honor of Maya's walk, to giveaway an Arthritis Awareness Bracelet to a lucky Lovely reader!

Silver plated double-link bracelet features dark blue fiber optic cat's eye beads(6mm) which are wrapped in 26 gauge wire. Each link is 12mm wide (outside to outside). Silver plated awareness charm (measures 1/2" from top to bottom). Adjustable clasp (silver lobster claw) can extend bracelet to 8."

How can you win this gorgeous bracelet? It's so easy! Head on over to Shades of Awareness and take a peek around. Then, come back here and comment on this Lovely post with your favorite piece from Shades of Awareness. You must include a way to contact you in case you are the winner! You may enter as many times as you want.

For additional entries: Friend Shades of Awareness on Facebook and let us know in a comment. For yet another entry: Friend Lovely at Your Side on Facebook and let us know in a new comment. The contest will end on February 15th, at 12 PM EST. A winner will be randomly picked and announced the next day. Good luck!


*What Color is Your Cause?
  • Pearl/White Causes: Blindness, Bone Disease and Cancer, Emphysema, Lung Disease and Cancer, Mesothelioma, Osteoporosis, Paralysis, Postpartum Depression, Retinoblastoma, Scoliosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Muscular Atrophyearl
  • Purple Causes: ADD, ADHD, Alzheimer's Disease, Anti-Violence, Chronic Pancreatitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Domestic Violence, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's Disease, Homelessness, Lupus, Macular Degeneration, Pancreatic Cancer, Sjogren's Syndrome, Thyroid Cancer
  • Black Causes: Cirrhosis, Melanoma, MIA/POW, Mourning, Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders
  • Silver Causes: Brain Disorders and Disabilities, Developmental Learning Disorders, Disabled Children, Dyslexia, Encephalitis, Niemann-Pick Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Schizophrenia, Sciatica
  • Red Causes: Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention, Cardiovascular Disease, Congenital Heart Defects and Disease, DARE, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Heart Disease, Hemophilia, Hepatitis C, High Blood Pressure, HIV/Aids, Hypertension, MADD, Stroke, Tuberculosis (TB), Vasculitis
  • Dark Blue Causes: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Alopecia, Arthritis, Cancer Survivor, Child Abuse, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Colitis, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Dystonia, Epstein-Barr Syndrome, Erb's Palsy, Familial Polyposis, Gullian-Barrà Syndrome (GBS), Huntington's Disease, Leukodystrophy, Malaria, Myositis, Polio, Restless Legs Syndrome, Reye's Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Green Causes: Bipolar Disorder, Bone Marrow Donation, Cerebral Palsy, Depression, Glaucoma, Kidney Disease and Cancer, Manic Depression, Mental Health, Mitochondrial Disease, Neurofibromatosis, Organ Donation, Organ Transplant
  • Lime Green Causes: Babesia, Celiac Disease, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Ivemark Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections
  • Blue Causes: Acid Reflux Disease, Anorexia, Bulimia, Eating Disorders, Eosinophilic Disorders, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Cancer, Stomach Cancer
And find more colors for causes here!

Updated: We have a winner! #26: "I like a lot of them but the Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Dark Purple Amethyst Bracelet is really pretty and I have Fibromyalgia." Thanks for playing, everyone!


53 Comments

  1. My favorite is the cervical/ovarian cancer bracelet, for 2 main reasons. The first is that my grandma died in ovarian cancer, unfortunately, so it's always gonna be a personal issue for me. The second one is that this shade of green is one of my most favourite colours ever.

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  2. I also follow Shades of Awareness on fb.

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  3. And I follow you on fb, too.

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  4. I can't tell you girls what your support means to me. Honestly, it has warmed my heart and made me even prouder to know you both. I'd say that this bracelet is actually my favorite piece and I'd so love to own it - thank you sooo much for the opportunity. Lots of love now and always <3

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  5. Naturally, I LOVE the retinoblastoma one. And, I'd love to see a TEAL and PINK one for ovarian/breast cancer in honor of BrCA genetic risk for cancer. :)

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  6. Oh wow, Etsy is basically my favorite thing ever. I love the idea of these bracelets. My mom's friend makes bracelets for those going through chemotherapy. Similar idea. Anyways, my favorite piece is probably the Red Sesame Jasper and Hematite Root Chakra Bookmark. So useful and pretty! I am glad I saw this post. My grandma has Alzheimer's and I would love to get my mom the corresponding bracelet.

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  7. I also friended you on facebook :)


    L(dot)H(dot)Sligh@gmail.com

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  8. My favorite bracelet is the "Parkinson's Disease Awareness Silver Freshwater Pearl Bracelet"

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  9. I keep looking at this bracelet and just thinking how much I love it :) haha I know I've said that already, but this giveaway is just so awesome

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  10. Love Cervical Cancer Awareness Swarovski Dangle Earrings

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  11. My favorite item is Gemstone Healing Chakra Meditation Bracelet.

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  12. I like the Citrine and Freshwater Pearl Leukemia Lymphoma Awareness Bracelet, the colors speak real elegance!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway, the bracelet is equally gorgeous!

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  13. I love the "Colon Cancer, Arthritis Awareness Blue Sodalite Bracelet". I'll be thrilled to have this piece!

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  14. Fave "Lovely at Your Side" on Facebook.

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  15. wow beautiful giveaway.

    i love this one SIDS, Infertility Awareness Bracelet


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  16. Like Shades of Awareness Jewelry on facebook
    name: Irmz Lagz



    silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

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  17. like Lovely At Your Side on facebook
    Irmz Lagz


    silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

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  18. I like this one best http://www.etsy.com/listing/62995726/heart-disease-hypertension-awareness-red !

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  19. Liked you on FB (Birgit Lehner)!

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  20. love the jewelry esp those for awareness, really nice! i'd love to have the http://www.etsy.com/listing/66928973/thyroid-disease-trisomy-18-prostate - aside from the giveaway item :)
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  21. I'd go for this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/66928973/thyroid-disease-trisomy-18-prostate. I can relate to it such that I have hormonal imbalance.

    lifeis.oceanbliss at gmail dot com

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  22. I like the autism, aspergers awareness silver bracelet. My son has aspergers.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  23. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous bracelet! I suffer from arthritis as do both my parents. My other fave item from the collection are the IVORY CREAM LAMPWORK earrings.
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  24. In memory of my friend Diane who died of breast cancer, and in support of my other friends Elaine, Cindy, and Paula who have survived, I like the pink bracelet.

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  25. My favorite is the Lyme Disease, Babesia, Celiac Disease Awareness Silver Chain Bracelet!

    vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

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  26. I like a lot of them but the Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Dark Purple Amethyst Bracelet is really pretty and I have Fibromyalgia.

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  27. i like the diabetes brain cancer bracelet jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  28. My favourite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63009584/anorexia-bulimia-awareness-silver-chain

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  29. I enjoyed reading about Shades of Awareness.
    Everything is so pretty too!! I love the Gemstone Healing Chakra Balance Bracelet a lot
    Thanks :)

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  30. I think the Black color is my cause. I think they are all very meaningful

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  31. The Rose Quartz Breast Cancer Awareness Gemstone Bracelet is special. Rose Quartz is one of my favorite stones

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  32. I love the lavender color in the Cancer Awareness Amethyst Bracelet too

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  33. My favorite is the Anorexia Bulimia Awareness Lapis Lazuli Bracelet.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  34. I like the Parkinson's Disease Silver Freshwater Pearl Awareness Earrings.

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  35. Friend Shades of Awareness on Facebook - Aik Chien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  36. Friend Lovely at Your Side on Facebook - Aik Chien

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  37. Love your third eye chakra bookmark. http://www.etsy.com/listing/67651285/indigo-sodalite-and-hematite-third-eye

    email at msveronicas@gmail.com

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  38. Like "Shades of Awareness" on FB - FB name - Roanne Bacchus.

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  39. Liked "Lovely at your side" on FB - Roanne Bacchus

    contact me msveronicas@gmail.com

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  40. I like the Autism Asperger's Syndrome Awareness Swarovski Dangle Earrings.
    yuetong27 at hotmail dot com

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  41. http://www.etsy.com/listing/66729006/vintage-pearl-and-brass-earrings

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  42. Liked "Lovely at your side" on FB - mihaela pojogu
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  43. My favorite item is the "Gemstone Healing Chakra Balance Bracelet".

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  44. I like Shades of Awareness on FB as wunderfraulein.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  45. I like Lovely at your side on FB as wunderfraulein.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  46. Cirrhosis, MIA/POW, Melanoma Awareness Beaded Bracelet

    djackson1958@hotmail.com

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  47. Shades of Awareness on Facebook like

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  48. Friend Lovely at Your Side on Facebook like

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  49. the bulemia awareness bracelet is my favorite- its a disease that has impacted my life and I'm glad to see that someone is helping to spread awareness!

    Cerena Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  50. I like the Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet
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  51. Friend Shades of Awareness on Facebook = Lyudmila Sizova
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  52. Friend Lovely at Your Side on Facebook = Lyudmila Sizova
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