Women’s Bean Project For Amazing Jewelry #Giveaway

by Pam on November 4, 2011

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Most women are thrilled to receive jewelry for Christmas. After all, jewelry can add pizazz to a boring “blah” outfit. During the holidays I have to attend several events and functions that require dressy clothing. A piece of jewelry can make these outfits “pop.” Some of my fashionista friends own (literally) hundreds of pieces of jewelry that match every outfit they own. I take a more casual approach. I have a few favorite pieces of jewelry that work with several outfits. I like pieces that can be added to a dressy or casual outfit with equal success.

This year I learned about the Women’s Bean Project. This group works in conjunction with women to help them break the cycle of poverty and unemployment by helping women discover their talents and develop skills by offering job readiness training opportunities. Started in 1989 by Jossy Eyre, this organization began working with homeless woman to train them employable skills.
I knew the Women’s Bean Project made some yummy food mixes but I didn’t realize they had their own jewelry line.
Working in conjunction with female jewelry designers, the Program Participants learn the basic skills of jewelry-making to create beautiful, limited edition pieces. These are pieces of jewelry I can feel good about wearing because not only do they look good, they help women lead a better life.

I received The 3 Sister necklace. I have to say the picture above does not do it justice. It’s made from a large hydroquartz citrine-colored stone rests in the center, flanked by a smaller hydroquartz peridot-colored stone and a faceted blue goldstone. It goes well with many colors of outfits and works with both dressy and casual outfits. I had planned on giving this to my oldest but I liked it so much I kept it for myself. (Maybe she won’t read this.) I hid the box in my closet for safe keeping.

Each piece of jewelry is hand designed by a participant of the program and includes her name on the tag. I found all sorts of pieces I liked in this collection but I like how they empower women to have a brighter future even more.

For more information about the Women’s Bean Project visit their website.

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One person will receive a piece of jewelry from The Women’s Bean Project.

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Shay November 4, 2011 at 4:21 am
Katherine November 4, 2011 at 4:52 am

I love the Charmed Necklace–great colors! kcindyloo at gmail dot com

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Larissa November 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm

My favorites are the charmed earrings.

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karenmed409 November 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm

my favorite is the Infinity Necklace

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kittykerri November 4, 2011 at 6:21 pm

I love the Western Spirit Necklace

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BethElderton November 4, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I love the Classic Pearl Earrings!
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shana November 4, 2011 at 9:49 pm

the second chance necklace

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Lori Thomas November 4, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Like the Good Karma Necklace

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Kimberly November 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I especially liked the Charmed Necklace
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debijackson November 4, 2011 at 10:24 pm

the infinity necklace

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Mary November 4, 2011 at 11:33 pm

It’s ALL beautiful and very reasonably priced. I loved the Charmed Necklace.
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Kari November 4, 2011 at 11:48 pm

I like the Simplicity Necklace.

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Yona Williams November 4, 2011 at 11:51 pm

LOVE the Twilight Necklace. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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kat November 4, 2011 at 11:52 pm

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE Charmed Necklace!
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Amy_M November 5, 2011 at 12:15 am

I like the Cherish necklace.

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jill24295 November 5, 2011 at 12:26 am

The Charmed necklace and earrings are my favorite
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MoonRae November 5, 2011 at 2:18 am

Love the Dramatic Effect necklace!!
Thanks for the giveaway

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wizardewu November 5, 2011 at 3:52 am

I like the Western Spirit Necklace.
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Pinky Sade November 5, 2011 at 11:59 am

I love the Playful Necklace
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jcarrturq5 November 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I like the classic pearl earrings.
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AnneLoyd November 5, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I love the Cherish Necklace.

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astroqueen67 November 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I like the Dramatic Effect Necklace. Holly Hennessy Swint astroqueen67@hotmail.com

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wanda f November 5, 2011 at 7:38 pm

My favorite is the charmed necklace

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truwinner November 6, 2011 at 2:22 am

definitely liked the the 3 sisters necklace as I am one of 3 and the infinity earrings…

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Melissa Shirley November 6, 2011 at 4:42 am

Charmed eaarings

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kelmcd November 6, 2011 at 4:47 am

I really like the good fortune earrings.
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Terri November 6, 2011 at 6:17 pm

LOVE the second necklace and support the Bean Project! Wonderful!

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bison61 November 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Serenity Necklace

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Helen Keeler November 6, 2011 at 8:27 pm

The Good Karma Necklace is my favorite.
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lyndsey November 6, 2011 at 9:49 pm

i love the cherish necklace

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Shaiha November 7, 2011 at 1:17 am

I like the Dramatic Effect Necklace

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Renee G November 7, 2011 at 3:48 am

I like the Twilight Necklace.
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mrsshukra November 7, 2011 at 7:08 am

The Dramatic Effect Earrings are lovely!

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Growl Tiger November 8, 2011 at 11:38 pm

I like the full circle necklace

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Jenna November 9, 2011 at 3:14 am

I like the Cherish necklace!
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San8KidzForMe November 9, 2011 at 3:45 am

I like the good Karma necklace.

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buzzd November 9, 2011 at 5:05 am

I like the charmed necklace

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wildcat32 November 9, 2011 at 6:30 am

My favorite is the Playful necklace.

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Carrie Phelps November 9, 2011 at 10:50 am

I really love the Enchanted Necklace.
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allisonsbj3 November 9, 2011 at 11:34 pm

I like the enchanted necklace.

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SueZH November 10, 2011 at 12:42 am

I like the Good Fortune Necklace but my favorite is Three Sisters.

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Tony Dore November 10, 2011 at 2:26 am

I’m Lovin’ This Jewelry

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Tony Dore November 10, 2011 at 2:30 am

I Like the Enchanted Necklace, THANKS

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Karen F November 10, 2011 at 8:19 pm

I like the Individuality Necklace

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Julie November 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I really liked the Second Chances Necklace!!

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Marci J November 11, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Good Karma necklace

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Noelle November 12, 2011 at 1:58 am

I liked the womens dreams necklace.

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AmandaSue November 12, 2011 at 3:28 am

I like the strength necklace.

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♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ November 12, 2011 at 3:44 am

I love the Infinity Earrings

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Isaiahsmom November 12, 2011 at 7:50 am

This is so pretty.

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Amber November 12, 2011 at 8:01 pm

My favorite is the Three Sisters necklace you posted, but I also really like the Simplicity and Full Circle necklaces.

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maxfate November 12, 2011 at 11:15 pm

My favorite is the Dramatic Effect Necklace!

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Kat Heartscats November 12, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I like the charmed earrings

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Michelle November 14, 2011 at 6:00 pm

I love the Western Spirit Necklace. Thanks for the chance to win!
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mframe November 14, 2011 at 8:44 pm

I love the Charmed Earrings
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Me November 14, 2011 at 9:40 pm

second chances necklace

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Kathy November 14, 2011 at 11:34 pm

The Three Sisters Necklace.

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Love Katydid November 15, 2011 at 2:14 am

I love the Playful Necklace
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Brett Monster November 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm

My wife liked the cherish necklace

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Anonymous November 16, 2011 at 7:36 am

my fave is the western spirit necklace. it rocks. hydepennym@gmail.com

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Anonymous November 16, 2011 at 7:38 am

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Donna November 17, 2011 at 1:13 am

Twilight necklace- beautiful!

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Kelly November 17, 2011 at 1:15 am

I like the Playful necklace
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faith2 November 17, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Love the charm necklace very nice! Brayfaith86@.gmail.com

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Anonymous November 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I like the Western Spirit Necklace because of its visual impact and color.

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erinbdisney November 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I LOVE the ‘Dramatic Effect’ earrings!

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ACMommy3 November 17, 2011 at 4:06 pm

the Playful Necklace or Infinity Earrings are lovely!

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Stacy November 18, 2011 at 12:28 am

I love the Bloom necklace

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Katherine Fary November 18, 2011 at 1:04 am

I love the Playful Necklace

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