Friday, April 23, 2010

Vision Quest {review & giveaway}



Welcome to Vision Quest, a so cool etsy shop featuring eco-friendly jewelry! Kim from Vision Quest uses metal materials that come from pre-produced sources (recycled scraps) and have been refined down to their purest forms and forged into new, clean metal. Can you believe this beautiful jewelry comes from scraps?!?!?


Kim sent me these awesome earrings to review with a super cute bookmark as a bonus! The earrings are amazing. . . they are just so simple and classy. They dress up any outfit from the little black dress to a t-shirt and jeans! They are comfortable too, not too heavy, but definitely not flimsy. The earrings didn't even irriate my sometimes sensitive ears. I just love them!

Besides the great earrings, Kim's shop is full of beautiful jewelry! Check out this gorgeous angel and this lovely customizable family bracelet. . . both would be great gifts for mother's day!






My very favorite item is the HooBeDoos necklace (below left) which is made of scrap wire! Kim also has a second shop, Kimz Visionz, which has beautiful beaded jewelry and detash supplies. I love the Topaz in Blue earrings-- perfect for spring!





Besides creating Earth-friendly jewelry, Kim has been an Environmental Geologist for almost twenty years. She works as a consultant in the clean-up of environmentally damaged sites. . . what a cool job!


Kim has generously offered a pair of swirly hoops (just like mine) to one lucky reader of The Ivy Twines! Thanks so much, Kim!



To qualify: Check out Vision Quest and leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite item!



**Please leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win!**




And if one entry is not nearly enough. . . (please leave a separate comment for each extra entry)




Earn one additional entry:



Earn TEN additional entries:

  • Make a purchase from Vision Quest! Let her know you came from Ivy Twines!


Your GIVE BACK Entry:


  1. Participate in our Give Back "Love Our Earth" Week 3 Challenge! (Head over to this post for the details, check out the weekly challenges, and leave a comment on that post telling us what you did!)
  2. Help the Earth, and earn 5 extra entries here!! Yay!


Good luck readers and happy shopping at Vision Quest! I hope you win!




Giveaway will end at May 7th at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. Must be 18 to enter, US entries only. Many thanks to Kim at Vision Quest for this great giveaway.

114 comments:

  1. I love all of Kim's earrings and I especially like her Day-Glo Pink pendant made with dichroic glass and sterling silver. Beautiful!

    Thank you for the chance!

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  2. I follow Ivy Twines with Google Friend.

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  3. I'm a big fan of Kims work, & own a pair of the swirly hoop earrings. They are great & go with everything!

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  4. I love Vision Quest's work! My fave is the HooBeDoos Necklace :).

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  5. Fanned on FB :)

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  6. I like the carpe diem heart necklace.
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  7. i love the 6 times tangle bangle
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  8. These swirly earrings have been on my fave list for a long, long time! Kims work is really exceptional and very thoughtful - I have a custom piece of hers that I really treasure!

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  9. I like the perpendicular with a twist earrings
    Rhonda
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  10. I'm a fan on FB
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  11. I follow your blog
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  12. Woobie Shop:
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  13. I love the swing hoop earrings :)
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  14. I hearted the swing hoop earrings!
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  21. I like the teeny tiny PEACE - sterling silver pendant jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  23. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  24. I follow Vision Quest on Twitter (@jkgorcery) jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  25. Love the Dash-Dot-Dash copper links bracelet!

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  26. Follower on Google Connect (Ally)

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  27. Follow IT's Tweets (@hopscotchlime)

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  28. I like IT's on Facebook (rosie manning)

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  29. Follow Vision Quest on Facebook (rosie manning)

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  30. Follow Vision Quest on Twitter (@hopscotchlime)

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  31. I am crazy about the swirly heart necklace.

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  32. I use cold water to wash my clothes and then hang them all on the line to dry.

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  33. I bike instead of drive whenever possible.

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  34. We check books out of the library instead of purchasing new.

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  35. We clean the area of trash when we are walking to and fro.

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  36. I put leftover veggies into the freeze box and make a stew, quiche, pot pie, ... out of them at the end of a couple weeks.

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  37. I follow.

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  38. Christina - xristya@rock.com - My favorite item is the Spiral Teardrop necklace!

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  39. I love the seeing stars - sterling bracelet.

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  40. My favorite item is the shiny happy - Swarovski crystals, apatite, and sterling necklace

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  41. I favorited the shiny happy - Swarovski crystals, apatite, and sterling necklace on Etsy.

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  42. I follow the ivy twines blog publicly

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  43. I am an ivy twines facebook fan

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  44. I love the Super Star earrings- 16ga sterling silver these are so fun.
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  45. melanie calcut is a fan of ivy twines on facebook

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  47. Melanie Calcut is a Fan Vision Quest on Facebook

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  48. The oversized gold fill flower on sterling chains is super fun!

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  49. I really like the 2-trees sterling pendant. Adorable.
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  50. my favorite is the bubbles earrings- 5 sterling rings!

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  51. I follow you on twitter! (onedayatatimeLL)

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  52. following visionquest on twitter!

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  53. I love the Dream BIG- graduation message sterling silver necklace. Would be a perfect gift for a new grad!

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  54. I favorited the phat earrings - sterling silver dangles on Etsy.

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  60. loving the full of beans necklace!

    thanks for the opportunity!

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  61. IT blog follower! thanks for the opportunity!

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  63. I love the bubbles earrings- 5 sterling rings. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  64. I added the bubbles earrings- 5 sterling rings to my favorites.
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  65. Following with Google Friend Connect
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  66. Follow The Ivy Twines on Twitter as mrsmchappell
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  67. Follow Vision Quest on Twitter as mrsmchappell
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  68. I love the simplicity of the oOo Bubbles oOo.. sterling silver bracelet, and so shiny too.

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  69. I added the oOo Bubbles oOo.. sterling silver bracelet to my etsy favourites, username sugareater.

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  70. I love the S Marks the Spot bracelet! Thanks so much for a great giveaway!

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  71. I love the Key to My Heart earrings!
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  72. Ivy Twines follower!
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  73. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(d0t)com

    I love the Two Trees Necklace!

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  74. I like the Bubbles sterling bracelet

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  75. I like the Dog Bone Tag on a Chain- sterling necklace.

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  76. I favorited the dog bone necklace on Etsy.

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  77. I love Spotty - sterling silver stacking ring CUSTOM. So classic!

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  78. I like the spotty ring. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. Great earrings! I also really liked her Wrapped Up ring! :)

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  80. I favorited the Wrapped Up ring on Etsy (rammay)

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  81. I follow the Ivy Twines on GFC

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  82. I Like The Ivy Twines on Facebook (Annie Milner)

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  83. I Like VisionQuest on Facebook (Annie Milner)

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  84. I love the Super Star earrings- 16ga sterling silver!

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  85. I favorited these: http://www.etsy.com/listing/40562163/super-star-earrings-16ga-sterling-silver

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  86. I follow The Ivy Twines via google friend connect!

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  87. I follow The Ivy Twines on Twitter (PSVintage)

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  88. I follow Vision Quest on Twitter!

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  89. I "like" Ivy Twines on Facebook as Princess Samy

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  90. I fanned Vision Quest on Facebook

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  91. I commented on your Give Back "Love Our Earth" Week 3 Challenge post!

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  92. I help the Earth 5

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  93. the swing hoop earings
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  94. follow vision quest on twitter
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  95. like vision quest on FB
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  96. Like you on FB
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  97. help the earth #1
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  99. help the earth #3
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  100. help the earth #4
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  101. help the earth by hang drying!
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  102. I love the Full of Beans necklace! So simple yet striking and elegant.

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  103. I follow you publicly on Google Friend Connect.

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  104. I follow you on Twitter (@Hobo_Mama).

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  105. I follow Vision Quest on Twitter (@Hobo_Mama).

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  106. I am your Facebook fan (Lauren Wayne).

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  107. I am a Vision Quest Facebook fan (Lauren Wayne).

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  108. I love the squiggly doodles necklace! Simple but eyecatching, and I love the name.

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  109. Love Kim's work. Very fresh and fun. Today I'm loving her bookmarks for my mom.
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