November 23, 2009

An inspired gift idea for your holiday shopping list. (And you can win it!)


Inspired is most definitely the first thing that came to mind when I first visited Lisa Leonard’s charming blog and beautiful custom handmade jewelry store. Wow! I just love it! :) Seriously- love reading about her darling family, her fashion (ultra hip!), her photography (so stunning and serene) and her sense of style is so what I want to be! I browsed pages and pages of her blog- her color inspiration posts are my favorite!! :)


Meet Lisa – so sweet :) and look! A scarf! :D Ya’ll know I’m a sucker for scarves. ;)

When Lisa contacted me about doing a giveaway on, I was thrilled. Thrilled, thrilled, thrilled! :) Beyond thrilled. And honored!! Just look where all Lisa’s been featured! :)

If you have someone special on your Christmas list this year, or are wondering what to get the hard-to-buy-for mom, sister or friend who has everything?? :) You’ll definitely want to check out Lisa’s designs. And you’ll probably want to leave the browser window open on your dear husband’s computer too! ;)

Just look at a few of these delightful pieces by Lisa! :)

Custom Handmade Family Tree Necklace
Oh my goodness. It’s a family tree necklace!! A hand-stamped tree with each family member’s name stamped around the edge! This is just too sweet. :)

lisa-leonard-giveaway- custom handmade sterling silver jewelry Love these whimsical flowers and the pearl adds such a delicate touch!

lisa-leonard-giveaway Custom Handmade Sterling Silver Jewelry Beautiful. Just beautiful.

lisa-leonard-giveaway Custom Handmade Sterling Silver Jewelry

Love this vintage key- the XO stamped down at the bottom just puts it over the top!! So sweet :)

lisa-leonard-giveaway cream freshwater pearl drop earrings

This is what’s on my Christmas list this year. Kevin gave me a traditional pearl necklace for our wedding, and recently I’ve been thinking about getting some pearl studs to go with it. But when I saw these- I knew they were the ones. :)

Okok- So I know you’re dying to know more about the giveaway!! Lisa is generously giving away not one but TWO $50 gift certificates!! Two lucky winners will take home a $50 gift certificate to spend however and on whomever they choose! (I’m still trying to figure out how I can keep both of them for myself! ;))

We have our winners!!!

Congratulations to……..

#6 Megan Hawkins and #448 Erin!!

You guys are our winners!!! Sweet! I know ya’ll are going to love whatever you pick out! :)

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Thanks so much everyone for making this such a fun giveaway! I loved reading all your entries and seeing what you’d pick! :) Have a safe and Happy Thankgiving!! :)

To Enter This Giveaway…

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post! How would YOU spend your $50 gift certificate?? Leave me a link to your favorite piece! :) And would you keep it for yourself? Or do you have the perfect recipient in mind?? :)

The Details…

One entry per person please! Two winners will be randomly chosen by their comment number using’s number generator. This contest will run until Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 9:00 pm CST. Check back Wednesday night to see if you won!! Winners will be added to the bottom of this post! :)

Thanks so much for looking and good luck!!! :)

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Melissa November 23, 2009 at 5:02 pm

I think my fave is the one you have at the very top of your blog. I’d want one that said “Melissa&Brad” for ME of course! But i also would really get one for my friend Amanda. It would say Amanda&Matty (her boyfriend – probably very soon-to-be fiance!). Love this line of jewelry!!

heather November 23, 2009 at 5:04 pm

I would love to win this…soooo adorable! i have a new little baby girl on the way, so i would definitely do something with my little boy and new little girl’s names!! :) maybe i will get a little gift to myself by winning ;0

Monica November 23, 2009 at 5:07 pm

I LOVE those pieces of jewelry! OMG They are beautiful. I think I would love to get a piece for my mom who recently became a Grandma. It would be wonderful to keep adding to the necklace. Hmmmm…I’m thinking great Christmas gifts! Thanks for highlighting this store.

Heidi Jo November 23, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Love, love love the family tree necklace. I would so have to keep it for myself. I am the mother of twins and would love to have their names and my husband’s name on the necklace. I pray that I am the lucky one!

Wendy November 23, 2009 at 5:11 pm
I love this piece….as much as I would like it for myself , I have a few friends that this would look lovely on…

Becca November 23, 2009 at 5:12 pm

I was just looking at her stuff earlier today – I LOVE it!! :-)

I would get a personalized necklace – maybe the laundry line one?

Jenni November 23, 2009 at 5:13 pm

I think I would purchase a matching charm for my daughter and I as a keepsake. :) Love Lisa Leonard jewelry!

Joann November 23, 2009 at 5:14 pm

how awesome!
this is my favorite
and it would be for me! thanks fo the chance to win.
Happy Thanksgiving

Paloma Gomez November 23, 2009 at 5:16 pm

I LOVE the necklaces! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kirsten Davies November 23, 2009 at 5:16 pm

I would love to get the family tree necklace, and then share the love with some sisters for christmas presents! I’ve been wanting something like this for a while! CUTE!

Nicki C K November 23, 2009 at 5:22 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Lisa’s creations! I have wanted one of her family tree necklaces since the first time I saw it!! THANK YOU to Lisa for her generousity and thank you for your lovely blog! *crossing fingers & toes*

Jenn Corum November 23, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Such beautiful stuff, it’s hard to pick! Though I’d just LOVE to keep it all to myself, I would have to choose the friendship necklace for my best friend. :) She has worked so hard the past few years in multiple jobs… tirelessly… and now she’s going back to school to become a nurse. I couldn’t be more proud of her and I want her to be celebrated!

Claudia November 23, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Thank you for your wonderful fonts. I use them constantly with our secret pal cards I make for school.
They are too cute. I love this jewelry & I agree the scarf is perfect. I love scarfs. The family tree necklace is priceless ,but the cute whimsical bird is quite appealing. Happy Thanksgiving.

LeeAnn Garrett November 23, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Oh how I WOULD LOVE winning one of these beautiful necklaces. I have 3 favorites. The “Mama necklace” ( I sign off on my emails to my grown daughters as Mama), the “Hope necklace” ( my mother passed away with breast cancer), and the “Heart necklace” ( which I’d wear with pride for all those I love).

All of Lisa’s jewelry is beautiful.

Lee Ann

Karen November 23, 2009 at 5:27 pm


Becky November 23, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Wellll since I’m a bird lover it was easy to pick 4 favorites…..lovebird,sweet and simple, Be still, and my all time fave…Fly Free….love that one best. I also liked the friendship and family tree necklace for gift giving. I’m excited now and hope I win. Thanks for the chance to win and sharing such a wonderful site with us. {{Happy Thanksgiving}} ~~~ Gobble Gobble ~~~

Rita November 23, 2009 at 5:31 pm

I’ve been looking for a special gift for a good friend and these necklaces are perfect! I love the wish necklace but also love the friendship necklace…oh which to choose?? thanks for the chance to win!

debby November 23, 2009 at 5:31 pm

I would LOVE to have matching necklaces for my daughter and I. The floral dogtags with the pearls are to die for!!! You look great btw. Meant to comment the other day and got sidetracked.

Susan November 23, 2009 at 5:31 pm

um, wow. I LOVE everything!!! So cute. I honestly would have such a hard time choosing but I think these are wonderful, and thank you so much for the chance to win!

Nicky G November 23, 2009 at 5:31 pm

Oh so sweet jewelry. I love the ‘hand-crafted-iness’ of all pieces. Absolutely beautiful!

Janelle November 23, 2009 at 5:32 pm

love them all!!! I love the flower one. I will give it to my best friend for her birthday

Sara Y November 23, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Wow! What beautiful designs. I love them all! How would I spend the $50? I would probably get something for my MIL for Christmas.

Paloma Quiroz (8 years) November 23, 2009 at 5:34 pm

I love the flowers at the front of the necklace!! It is a good idea to give away a necklace!!

Michele Varga November 23, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Beautiful items! That would be a tough choice! Fantastic ring with a name on it very cool!
I have to say I love the necklaces and would likely buy one for me and my friend – love the friendship one – great prices too!
thanks for a chance to win!

Cheryl November 23, 2009 at 5:46 pm

How do you pick a favorite piece? I think I would have to go with the <a href="; Wish Necklac shown above. Customize with my daughter’s name of course. Her stuff is beautiful. I think I now know what to get some of the hard to shop for ladies on my christmas list.

Monica November 23, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I’d spend the $50 on those beautiful earrings or the family tree necklace for my four children! LOVE it!

Jamie November 23, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Wow – that is so generous of her! Thanks for this wonderful chance! I couldn’t say yet what I’d spend it on because I would have my mother in law choose – she’s been so wonderful in accepting me into her family that it would most certainly go to her.

Stephanie November 23, 2009 at 5:50 pm

love, Love, LOVE this jewelry!

Audrey November 23, 2009 at 5:51 pm

So cute! I would love the lovebirds necklace! I would keep it or give it to one of my sisters!!

Courtney November 23, 2009 at 5:51 pm

The Aqua Stone Earrings are my favorite! Such a pretty and serene color, they wold be good for my mom. She needs more color or POP in her wardrobe! I’m excited to see who wins!


martina Fegan November 23, 2009 at 5:57 pm

I would choose the family tree necklace for my oldest daughter who has made the decision to stop at three beautiful children. Lisa’s designs are absolutely gorgeous – so organic and simple, yet beautiful.

rachael November 23, 2009 at 6:00 pm

i would most definitely purchase a necklace for my little sister, especially since i am a bit overdue on her birthday gift. i am leaning towards the fly free necklace right now…but i do love all of her pieces!

Tabitha A. November 23, 2009 at 6:00 pm

I just love handmade necklaces and jewelry.

If I should be lucky enough to win I would use my gift certificate to purchase the sisters necklace for my sister! It is just perfect! Such a unique gift!

Michele November 23, 2009 at 6:00 pm I’ve always wanted this for myself but would probably give it to my sister in law.

Kerry LeWarne November 23, 2009 at 6:01 pm

I love this jewelry. I just sent an email to my best friend’s husband -she has 4 children and works full time. She deserves one! I love the “tiny square” one.

Erin November 23, 2009 at 6:01 pm

I would love the trendy monogrammed necklace:

I have only been married for a year and don’t yet have anything with my “new” initials on it!

JoAnn November 23, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Wow, I love the family tree necklace – how precious would that be for my mom!!
Thanks for steering me to her website, it is definitely one more to be added to the “must follow” list ;)

Cassie November 23, 2009 at 6:05 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stuff!!! I’ve been wanting a stamped-type necklace…but instead I bought one for my sister for her b-day. Maybe I’ll get lucky!! Thanks for the chance to win!
p.s. CONGRATS on the weight loss!!!! WOW!!!

jessica Blackburn November 23, 2009 at 6:08 pm

I love these items! I would spend the gift card on my mom for Christmas! She would love those pearl earrings!

Natali November 23, 2009 at 6:08 pm

I’ve been waiting to find something great for my mom, she would absolutely love these!! I’d definitely get her the necklace with the names around it.

christina November 23, 2009 at 6:09 pm

so cute, thanks for sharing her site with us! I can’t even decide what I would buy yet, too many cute things!!

theresa November 23, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I love the baby’s first spoon.. … I’d get it for my new nephew! .. and with the $ leftover, I’d have a hard time picking out one more thing for myself, it’s all beautiful! :)

Katrina November 23, 2009 at 6:11 pm

I would be so tempted to keep the gift card for myself because I LOVE her jewelry. However, we’re on a tight budget this year so I would use it to put toward a present for my sister.

{andrea} November 23, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Oh my goodness.
I SO want to win this.
I would keep it for myself. (Merry Christmas to me?)
I would get this ( with my kid’s names.
LOVE her stuff!

Mary November 23, 2009 at 6:20 pm

I love this blog! What an inspiration. I am truly looking forward to checking out Amanda’s recommendation… as Lisa’s blog and ideas look amazing! If I were to win I would give something to my best friend Jaci aka my Maid of Honor as she is putting up with me planning my wedding. Thanks and have a great day. =)

Tina November 23, 2009 at 6:26 pm

I would love to have a necklace for myself. My favorite is

I hope I win! I hope I win! I hope I win!

Wendy Todd November 23, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Oh My Goodness, just when I thought my Christmas wish list couldn’t get any longer! I *adore* the Open Circle necklace:

I couldn’t bare to give this away, so I would be keeping it for myself if I win. And should I not win, I’ll be “borrowing” my husband’s computer to take a little look at it again. I might just forget to close the window when I’m done. PERFECT gift for my 30th birthday in January! Thanks so much for leading me to Lisa’s gorgeous site!

Stephanie November 23, 2009 at 6:31 pm

The jewlery is absolutely amazing. My kids all love necklaces and I would spend the money on them. I might even get the family tree one too…just for fun. As others said, you can’t find anything like this. They are beautiful. I really hope I win :)

Jennifer November 23, 2009 at 6:40 pm

I’m so glad I came across this site! It’s one of my new favorites!I love the vintage key necklace! I’m obsessed with old keys! It’d be great to win!!

Cheryl Newton November 23, 2009 at 6:41 pm

I love my hubby, but he’s not the best gift picker-outer. By this I mean he tends to pick out whatever he finds at the store he hits on his way home from work. And our two boys are 8 and 10, so they’re not much help in that department yet. So I would most definitely spend the gift certificate on myself, and would pick out something girly, befitting my role as queen of my household.

jen November 23, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Ooh, I LOVE her jewelry! I’m thinking about some gifts to give – I like the simple styles, like the single tag necklace or basic rectangle necklace. Beautiful!

Melissa Staker November 23, 2009 at 6:43 pm

I think the teenie tiny initials necklace is my favorite, but they’re all cute.

Karen November 23, 2009 at 6:45 pm

I enjoyed visiting her site. I would love to buy a necklace for my DIL with her children’s names on it. Thanks for sharing a great giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving!

Kirsten November 23, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I love the pairs of earrings she has. The custom necklaces would be great for when I have a family of my own!

Misty November 23, 2009 at 6:54 pm

I would so love to win this! I love personalized jewelry!!! I love the laundry line, the teeny tiny charms, and the mama necklace! Thanks for this chance!

Heather November 23, 2009 at 6:55 pm

I would love to put the gift certificate towards the family tree necklace. What a wonderful way to celebrate our first Christmas as a family this year (we have an 8 month old little boy). Thanks for the giveaway!

Hopeful Housewife November 23, 2009 at 6:58 pm

Love Lisa’s designs. If I win I would either choose the Hope neckalce or the sweetheart tree necklace.

Bonnie Slater November 23, 2009 at 7:01 pm

What a talented woman! They are beautiful. I would choose one of the necklaces..probably the family tree or something like that. I hope I win!! :)

tchrtiff November 23, 2009 at 7:08 pm

I love Lisa’s work! I’d pick:
and have Santa leave it in my stocking on Christmas morning!

Thanks for the opportunity to win a fabulous gift! Love your blog and you look great! Happy Thanksgiving!

amber565 November 23, 2009 at 7:08 pm
Jodie M. November 23, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Oh my gosh Lisa’s stuff is wonderful…and so unique. I would love to have any of the pieces that you have show cased here. If I win, it will be a hard decision!

Thanks for the opportunity Amanda!

Jynelle November 23, 2009 at 7:26 pm

How to choose, how to choose……if I won, I’d get this for my husband….he is SO hard to shop for & this is just cool….maybe put our Bible verse on it? (Ecc.4:9-10)

But I LOVE the family tree necklace….that has to be my favorite….with just enough room for all 6 of us! Thank you for sharing this site! It will be in my favorites from this day forward….

Brianna November 23, 2009 at 7:34 pm

How fantastic are these?! I would get one for my sister-in-law. She LOVES jewelry and I just know she would love one of these. What an awesome giveaway!

Anne November 23, 2009 at 7:34 pm

I love all the pieces but the family tree is absolutely unique. Thanks for the chance to view these beautiful pieces and thanks for letting me enter your giveaway.

amy isley November 23, 2009 at 7:35 pm

I love them all! I had a hard time choosing my favorite, but I really like this one.

Amanda November 23, 2009 at 7:37 pm

I’ve always loved the family tree necklace…I also like the friend necklace-buy 2 and give one to my BFF and keep one for me! :)

Tara November 23, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Thanks for sharing the website Amanda! The friend necklace would be just PERFECT for my best friend. I have been racking my brain for a thoughtful yet useful gift for her for Christmas this year. Maybe I’ll be a luck winner and be able to give her one of these beautiful pieces!! Heading to Lisa’s website next…

Julie November 23, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Her work is absolutely beautiful! I would love to have the family tree necklace especially since my twin daughters are seniors this year and will be going off to college way too soon!

Briana N. November 23, 2009 at 7:42 pm

I’d pick the Wish Necklace for my sister…or me. ;)

Linda Hill November 23, 2009 at 7:43 pm

So pretty. I have a daughter and 2 would I choose??? Maybe keep for myself:) Thanks for the opportunity.

mandy November 23, 2009 at 7:43 pm

I’m a sucker for charms and necklaces of sorts (:

Tracie November 23, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Love the beautiful, creative, unique designs. Would like to have something that no one else has, at least not yet :) Can’t decide between the key (the XO got me, too) or the flowers and bird. Definitely would be shopping for myself as it is rare that I find so many pieces that I like!

Kelli T. November 23, 2009 at 7:46 pm

LOVE Lisa’s designs! I would get the family crest necklace and keep it for myself! :)

Sharon Ivy November 23, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Wow! I would use a gift certificate to buy jewelry for my daughter & daughter-in-law! They’d love it!

Anna Marie November 23, 2009 at 7:48 pm

I love getting blog updates from you!! You always seem to talk about things I am interested in. Either that or you lead the most interesting life!!! :) Thanks for sharing your heart and lives with all of us!

Gloria November 23, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Thank you for introducing us to Lisa’s site!…Wow ~ Fabulous items! I have a friend who’s about to turn 40, and she found out that she will never be able to bare her own children; she’s in a very dark place right now, and I just want her to know that she is loved. I would welcome the chance to gift her with this:

Becky November 23, 2009 at 7:53 pm

What beautiful jewelery – I would pick the Key To My Heart Necklace or the Lovebird Necklace….yes, keeping it for myself.

Mackenzie Throne November 23, 2009 at 7:55 pm

I would love to win! I am having serious problems deciding between the earrings you showed and another necklace… Thank you SO much for the opportunity!

Lisa November 23, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Family Tree necklace, hands down, but all the items are so amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Ashlee November 23, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Definitely my mom for Christmas–she would love the family tree necklace!

Nancy November 23, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Absolutely adorable jewelry! I love it all!!

Jessica November 23, 2009 at 8:13 pm

I LOVE those necklaces and would love to get my sister one for Christmas!!

Allison Pigg November 23, 2009 at 8:15 pm

I just LOVE this jewelry! I had my first child in April of this year, and couldn’t be more proud of my sweet little Logan. I think this would be a great gift for a new mommy! *wink*

Erin November 23, 2009 at 8:16 pm

I love these designs! I would love to use the gift certificates to buy treasures for friends for this holiday season. Oh, I hope I win! :)

Jessie Lee November 23, 2009 at 8:18 pm

I love this sister necklace ( I would give it to my sister, who just happens to be my best friend.

Amanda N. November 23, 2009 at 8:21 pm

These tiny little pieces of art need displayed around a worthy neck! That neck is mine!!! (j/k) I’d looooove to own this amazing jewelry, but I think I’d gift it to my MIL for Christmas (we do a name draw each year) She’d adore it as much as I!

Krissy November 23, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Oh my! These are awesome! I love the necklaces! I really like this one!

Aimee November 23, 2009 at 8:28 pm….I would buy this one for me and have another one made just like it for my mom! This is such an awesome site! Thanks for sending us such unique ideas! I know where I will be doing some of my Christmas shopping!

Rachel@IdahoCheneys November 23, 2009 at 8:31 pm

I would give the gift certificate to my husband so he could buy a gift for me!!!

Cathy November 23, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Love her work and the personal touch to each piece. I would love to get the Kisses and Hugs necklace for my husband’s 12 year old daughter so that she know we are always sending her hugs and kisses and thinking of her always. Thanks for sharing the site, now to write my Christmas list!

Tracy November 23, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Ok is it totally selfish to want one for myself??? I love this one:

Thanks for the chance to win!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Ashley November 23, 2009 at 8:33 pm

omigoodness! So cute. Love the key with the xo on the bottom. I would love a necklace like that. I keep adding links to our favorites folder hoping my hubby will get the hint! ;)

Paige Faulkner November 23, 2009 at 8:39 pm

I love Lisa’s work and would love to have a piece!

I think I would spend this on my sister and mother for Christmas! Thanks for the opportunity!

Angela November 23, 2009 at 8:39 pm

so adorable! I am in search of some personalized, unique gift ideas for my bridesmaids, some of these items are just perfect! Thank you Amanda!

Tami November 23, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Thanks for sharing another very cool site – again!! I can’t wait to make a wish list to give to my hubby!!

Nicole Barczak November 23, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Ohhhh I love her stuff!! If I were to win I’d definitely get a necklace. Although those earrings are sooooo adorable too!

Annette November 23, 2009 at 8:41 pm

I love Lisa’s designs and would choose this bracelet for myself…that way my sons wouldn’t have to worry about getting me something! Thanks for posting this!

Ashley November 23, 2009 at 8:44 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all her designs! Thanks for posting the site…can’t wait to start Christmas shopping! My favorite is I’d be keeping it for myself cause my husband and I are expecting our second little dumpling in February! But I’ll definitely be looking for gifts for family and friends on Lisa’s site as soon as I send this entry in! Thanks a bunch!!!

Jae November 23, 2009 at 8:50 pm

I would love to give a necklace like that to my daughter with all four of her children’s names on it. It’s beautiful!

Misti November 23, 2009 at 8:57 pm
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