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Friday, July 30, 2010

Inspired By Finn Review and Giveaway




By now you all know I love jewelry! It doesn’t matter if it’s rings, necklaces or bracelets I love it all! I’ve got myself quite a collection of jewelry in my jewelry box here at home but I’m constantly looking for new and unique items to add to my collection. Recently I came across a company known as Inspired By Finn that offers a variety of jewelry items that are made to help with different kinds conditions and my husband has pretty bad acid reflux so we decided to try out the 12.5 inch Amethyst Gemstone (chip) Hazelwood necklace.

About Hazelwood Necklaces (Taken From Website):

Hazelwood has the medicinal property of neutralizing the body's acidity. It is an ancient remedy first used by aboriginal people. It relieves or prevents ailments such as acid reflux, skin problems, and constipation. In order to receive a therapeutic benefit the necklace must be worn as much as possible.

Hazelwood necklaces are made from the branches of a hazelwood tree alternated with Amethyst gemstone beads. No chemicals of any kind (pesticides, fertilizers, etc.) are used to grow the hazelwood trees these necklaces are made from. (Often when wood comes from a plantation chemical pesticides and fertilizers are used.) The necklaces are handmade - from the gathering of the wood to the stringing of the beads. All of the metal used to fasten the clasp and the clasp itself is solid sterling-silver (a lead-free metal).
This necklace has small parts and is not intended for children under 3 years old. Children should be supervised while wearing the jewelry, and the jewelry should be removed from the child's neck when he/she goes to sleep.

These necklaces work effectively for adults as well! Please see our listing of adult necklaces for more information. (Helps with many things including pregnancy heartburn and nausea!)

The life span of the necklace will depend on the level of acidity of the body. In general, a necklace will maintain its medicinal benefits for 6 months to 1 year. Higher acidity may mean a shorter lifespan of the necklace. Indicators that a necklace is losing effectiveness are: the ends of the wood beads will darken and/or symptoms return.

Keeping the hazelwood moist aids the body in absorbing the beneficial properties of the Hazelwood. Though it is not recommended to wear the hazelwood in the pool, spa, or in other highly chlorinated water.

Don't be alarmed if/when the bark comes off the hazelwood beads - the wood beads will change over time.


Our Thoughts:

We were sent the 12.5 inch Amethyst Gemstone (chip) Hazelwood necklace to review and since my husband has such bad acid reflux I decided to let him try it out. Now purple isn’t really his color but since it’s supposed to help he decided that he would just suck up the anti-purpleness and wear it anyways :0)

He has been wearing this necklace constantly since we received it and he only takes it off to shower. Now at first he said there really wasn’t a change in his acid reflux and he was still taking Pepcid and Tums like candy but after about a week he said that he did notice a slight change and his acid reflux wasn’t near as bad as it had been a week before he started wearing the necklace.

Now, he has pretty much been able to eat as he wishes again with less pain form the acid reflux but he does still occasionally have to hit the bottle of Tums but it doesn’t happen as much as before he started wearing the necklace.

Bottom Line:
I think the necklace itself is beautiful and I would wear it as an accessory if I had it for myself but since it seems to help the hubby I will let him continue to use it. I’m not going to say that this necklace will cure his acid reflux but it has seemed to help it a little and I hope the longer he wears it the better it will continue to get. We are both very impressed with the durability of the necklace being that Chad works as a mechanic and tire technician and gets so dirty and sweaty but it’s still as beautiful as the day we received it in the mail.



Buy It:
To purchase a Hazelwood Necklacefor yourself visit their website!


Win It:
Inspired by Finn has offered one of my readers their choice of anything 16 inches or SMALLER that is in stock from their online store!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Inspired by Finn and tell me what jewelry piece you would choose if you won! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Inspired by Finn be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. “Like” Inspired by Finn on Facebook (also if “like” them you get a 20% savings on an order and if you both “like” and share with your friends you get a 25% savings)


Giveaway ends Aug 12, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the necklace mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

83 comments:

  1. I would pick the HAZELWOOD & AMETHYST GEMSTONE necklace.

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  2. I am a public follower of your blog

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  3. I follow you on twitter (coleleigh)

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  4. I liked Inspired By Finn on Facebook.

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  5. I'd chose the French Hook Earings in
    Amber. wowowow

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  6. i would pick the colorful pendant

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  7. public follower

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  8. tweeted http://twitter.com/eljho88/status/20017569552

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  9. like inspired by finn on FB

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  10. Hello, I like the HAZELWOOD & FRESH WATER PEARL GEMSTONE

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  11. I love this one http://hyenacart.com/inspiredbyfinn/index.php?c=19&p=73657

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  12. follow and tweeted http://twitter.com/hcwpw/status/20071071129

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  13. I like the Variety
    TEAR DROP
    22 to 24 inches

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    follow blog

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    email subscriber

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  17. I love the Hazelwood - Burgundy & Black.

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  18. We would choose the Jasper Gemstone
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  19. I like the Many Color ROYAL RECTANGLES

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  20. Follow on GFC

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  21. Mandatory Entry: I would choose the Earth Tones Chips in 16".

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  22. Following on Twitter already.

    Tweeted giveaway :)

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  23. would choose the Aventurine (Green) Gemstone necklace

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  24. I'd choose the 15" Pumpkin & Butter Round necklace. Pain relief would be a bonus, but it's very pretty regardless.

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  25. I'm a public follower of your blog.

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  26. I'd pick the Honey Pendant Necklace.
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  27. I'm a google follower.
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  28. I subscribe via reader.
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  29. I follow and tweeted http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/20827339187
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  30. daily tweet http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/20885115464
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  31. I'd pick the Turmeric & Cream CHIPS necklace!

    Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!
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  32. following you on twitter (@HappyReviews)
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  33. liked Inspired by Finn on facebook (Happily Southern)

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  34. blogged!
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  39. I think I would choose the Coral Gemstone Hazelwood necklace!
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  40. higgs.rachel at gmail.com
    I would choose turmeric and cream chips necklace

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  41. I would choose 16" Amber DISC necklace

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  42. I follow your blog publicly
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  43. Follow you on Twitter (@trvlglr121) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/trvlgrl121/statuses/20911791930
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  44. I “Like” Inspired by Finn on Facebook
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  45. I really like the Honey PENDANT necklace
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  46. Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

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  47. I like Inspired By Finn on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)

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  48. following you on twitter at rosidentevil
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  49. I'd pick the 16" cinnamon teardrop necklace. I have terrible back problems, maybe this would help.
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  50. Following you publicly via GFC.

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  51. Following you on Twitter and tweeted-
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  52. Like Inspired by Finn on facebook as
    Brutus Duffy

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  53. Many favorites including the Raw Amber Dark Chips:)

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  54. I like the mixed pendant one :)

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  55. daily tweet. thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/20982799712
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  56. My favorite is the Cognac Round 16 inches
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  57. GFC
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  58. RSS subscriber
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  59. i would choose Malachite Gemstone

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  60. I would choose the Hazelwood & coral necklace.
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  61. I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted about this giveaway.

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  62. I'd pick the Amber DISC in 16 inch for my daughter.

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  63. Like IBF on FB

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  64. Follow on Twitter and tweeted

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  65. I would choose the Multi-Strand
    Braided Nutmeg.

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  66. My favorite is the Cinnamon - TEAR DROP - 21 to 24 inches.

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  67. I would choose the Hazelwood and Coral necklace.

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  68. I would pick the Honey Elastic
    Bracelet


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  69. I am a public follower of your blog
    (Charlene)

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  70. Following and Tweet:@Swtlilchick
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  71. I am a subscriber via reader

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  72. I Like Inspired by Finn on Facebook
    (Charlene Kuser)

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Thanks so much for entering the giveaways here on my blog but please remember that if you do not have your profile public with an e-mail address to leave one so I can contact you if you win.