Sunday, January 22, 2012

Review of "The Tessy Tree" + Pea in a Pod Necklace Giveaway!

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited that I've been given another opportunity to do a review and host a giveaway!  This time, for a great Etsy shop- "TheTessyTree"!

Our sponsor, Tess, runs TheTessyTree in her 'spare time'.  I say 'spare time' because Tess is a single mother of two little girls and two dachshunds- Bob & Apples.  She also works full time and runs a 2nd Esty shop, as well- T shreds, where she sells clothing and accessories!  She has Facebook pages (where she runs awesome specials) for both shops that she keeps up to date all the time- TheTessyTree Fan Page & T shreds Fan Page!  I don't know how she finds time in the day...

The Tessy Tree is such a cool shop!  Tess opened her shop on January 13, 2011, and in just over a year has had 269 Etsy sales!  This doesn't even count any other form of sales she makes!  She obviously puts nothing but her very best into her work, which is quite important to her!  She has 100% positive feedback for 330 transactions on Etsy- a trustworthy seller!  Tess mainly sells jewelry at this shop, including bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings, but also sells a few accessories and home decor items.  She has many different styles of jewelry for sale (look at the MANY photos on her TheTessyTree FB Page!), but among her most popular items are her "Tree of Life" necklaces.

These gorgeous necklaces are made of twisted wire and beads, and some include other small charms, too.  Every one of these necklaces is unique and with so many colors and variations to choose from, the possibilities are endless!  They are also very customizable. 


Another of Tess' most popular designs is her 'Pea in a Pod' jewelry.  These are simply beautiful!  She sells 'Pea in a Pod' necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, so you can have a matching set!  They are also completely customizable.  You can choose the number of peas you want as well as colors.  She even has some beautiful rhinestones she can add to 'jazz up' your pea pod!  As you may have guessed, these are super popular as Mother's/Grandmother's jewelry!  How lucky am I that I get to review one of the 'Pea in a Pod' necklaces?!?!

I wanted my pea pod necklace to be a Mother's necklace, representing my kids.  Though I could have gotten my 'pearls' in their birthstone colors, I really like the look of the green peas in my pea pod (Plus, I don't know if my new baby will be born in March for sure!).  I chose to have 3 peas.  One for the first baby we lost, one for Brennan, and one for the new baby coming in March.  After choosing my pea pod design, all I had to do was wait.  I was SO anxious to receive it!

When our mail lady dropped it off at our house, I tore into the package like a 7 year old on Christmas morning!  Even the packaging was delightfully cute- definitely cute enough to give to someone as a gift, just as it came.  


I pulled the necklace out of its beautiful packaging and was so happy to see how great it looks!  It is just so pretty and I love it!  The peas are intricately wrapped in non-tarnishing shiny silver wire and topped off with 2 cheery little stem tendrils.  It comes on an 18 inch silver ball chain.  On a side note, Tess was even thoughtful enough to send along a really pretty metal stamped key chain, as well, just 'because'!  :)

It is obvious that Tess takes lots of pride in her work- it shows.  I think anyone would be very satisfied with their purchase from The Tessy Tree, based on my experience.  The only possible criticism about my necklace I can come up with is that the ends of the stem tendrils are slightly sharp on the ends.  If the pea pod sits on your shirt or high enough on the flat part of your chest, this definitely wouldn't be an issue at all.  It only poked me when it slid down too far between my boobs, which is always an issue I have with necklaces and my rather much-too-large chest.  Here's how it looks on me...  I think it is beautiful and has such a special meaning for me.  (Just a note- I switched out the chain in the following picture to achieve a little shorter length.)


One more little peek at my 3 little baby peas.  This is what the back side of the necklace looks like.- 


Now comes the really exciting part!  You've got the chance to win your very own pea pod necklace from TheTessyTree!  These each retail for $25.  You'll be able to customize it exactly as you like with your special number of peas, pea colors, and wire color!  If you'd rather not wait for the giveaway to end and want to buy your own pea pod now, just visit TheTessyTree and place your order with this special coupon code for 25% off!  Here's the code: blogger25.  ATTENTION MEN- These would make great gifts for your wives and girlfriends on Valentine's Day!  And don't forget about this great option for Mother's Day, in a few months!

Here's how to win:
It is so easy!  All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment telling me how you would personalize this necklace!  Please include your email in this comment so I can contact the winner! This entry must be completed before you complete any extra entries.

Extra Entries (Make sure you leave me a comment telling me which of these you did!):

  • 'Like' TheTessyTree Fan Page & T shreds Fan Page on Facebook- 1 extra entry for each page (Please use a separate comment for each!).
  • Comment with which item at Tess' Shop is your favorite!- 1 extra entry
  •  Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect- 1 extra entry
  • Vote for my blog on Picket Fence (Icon on right)- 1 extra entry (can be done daily)
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook!- 1 extra entry (can be done daily)

Please use individual comments for each entry to make choosing the winner randomly with Random.org simpler.  This giveaway is open to USA residents.  Giveaway ends on February 5th, 2012 at Noon CST.  I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen, so please remember to leave me your email.

Good luck!  Please spread the word!!! 

*I was given this product for review purposes.  All of my opinions about this product are solely my own.  Your opinions may differ.  I was not compensated to write this post in any way.*

114 comments:

  1. I would like it in purples....

    Email is hagermama@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I would have 3 greens peas with rhinestones.

    haleyacushing@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I follow with Google Friend Connect.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I would have 2 peas one for my son colton he loves the color red, and for my other son kamden I would pick green because that's the color of his favorite blankie. I would put a C and a K on their pea and use silver wire because its so fresh looking. .... my name is marena. My email is marenarae@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I would have 3 peas, One of my husbands birthstone color for september. One of my birthstones, july. Also one for my daughter in november! On the back of each pea I would right F on one and A on another and M on the last for family, because they mean the most to me! I would have the wire be red for my heart. My names is Vanessa. My email is vnovek@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I would choose 2 green ones to represent my 2 girls
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would do a tree using all my family's birth month colors. dudley.2two@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I would have a peapod with 4 peas for my four girls. I would have them in the green color since I like to garden so much! Sue cushings@q.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I "liked" Tessy Tree Fan page.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I "liked" T Shreds fan page

    ReplyDelete
  11. I would get a pea pod in dark pink, light pink and white... to represent my, my mom & my grandma =]

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have already liked Tessy Tree on facebook =]

    ReplyDelete
  13. For the pea pod,I would get my birth stone, August. Then, I would have to get December for my 4 legged child, my cat Miss Kitty. December is the month I got her from someone she was dumped on and he was highly allergic. She has been my child for a little over 4 years and I don't know what I would do without her. I am not blessed with children that I could have so thrilled for the one I feel I was gifted with by chance and who has brought me so much joy just like others children have for them. I love Tessy Tree, just placed an order today, some for me and for gifts. Looking forward to seeing more of her work. Carol Meyer cmeshop@embarqmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. My favorite thing in Tess's shop are the Pea Pods!!! love them!

    ReplyDelete
  15. VEry cute and unique. I would put my kids birthstone color so red and lite pink and then do my husband birthstone color as well which is lite blue. for you that know me i have 4 children but two have july and two have october. that is why i would chose to put my husbands birthstone color as well.
    Andrea.SColley@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love Love this pea pod necklace and I have 3 beautiful kids 2 boys and 1 girl, I would for sure put their birthstones it it as I hav April,July and a Feb babies so three different colors would be so neat and versatile to be able to wear with many different outfits!!! :) If I don't win I would def purchase one if not more great unique gift idea!!! Thanks Patty
    p.wettern@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. i have 5 kids and 1 grandbaby so i would go for the tree, but the 3 green pod is beautiful and perfect for my daughters new family of 3. rebeccabangard@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Greetings FiveFootMomma,
    I would have my pea pods in the following way: I would have the wiring be white(for the purity of Heaven,then I would have the birthstone (April) of my son Jeremiah that passed away @12mins old (he was born at 5 1/2 months gestation), then of my 2 beautiful daughters Stephanie (21years) Feb, and Trinity (18 years) July, and on the end closest to my heart I would have a pink pea and at the opposite end I would have a lime green pea... as pink and lime green are the colors of Lung Cancer (which my mother is dying from)... My email is: janicapeterson@gmail.com

    Have a wonderful Monday...

    ReplyDelete
  19. Like Tessy Tree on Facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I absolutely love the pea pods. They are sooo cute. I have a real thing for purple but have gone back and forth on whether or not to do a blue and pink for my kiddos.

    ReplyDelete
  21. 'Like' TheTessyTree Fan Page

    ReplyDelete
  22. Just voted on Picket Fence. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  23. OMG! I love these Pea Pod jewelry! Necklaces, earrings and bracelets...they are all great! I would get 5 peas. I have 2 kids (boy and girl) and my boyfriend has 3 kids (2 boys and 1 girl). I love the green beads and the pink ones. I would probably ask for 2 pods on the same necklace to represent each set of kids. Green for boys and pink for the girls...or if on one necklace...all green! kimhobratschk@yahoo.com is my email.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I have liked Tessy Tree on FB!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I have liked Tshreds on FB!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hey, my name is Lindsy.... i love Tessy Tree and Tshreds.... I want a pea pod necklace with 4 peas... one light pink for my daugter, one light blue for my son, one dark blue for my husband, and one dark pink for me... and would like to have our initials on it... please pick me....

    Lindsyplustwo@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I like Tess Tree on FB

    ReplyDelete
  28. I liked Tshreds on FB

    ReplyDelete
  29. Just voted on Picket Fence

    ReplyDelete
  30. I would get the birthstones colors of my husband and son

    dlatany at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. I Like' TheTessyTree Fan Page

    dlatany at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  32. I like T shreds Fan Page on Facebook

    dlatany at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Pink and White Heart Love Tree of Life is my fave

    dlatany at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  34. gfc follower

    dlatany at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  35. I voted on picket fences

    dlatany at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I would personalize it with two white and a pink.
    mort421@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I like the tessy tree on facebook
    mort421@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. I like t shreds on facebook
    mort421@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. my favorite product at tess shop is the tree necklaces
    mort421@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. I voted on picket fence
    mort421@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. I follow with google friend connect
    mort421@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. I would have two pink pearls for my girls in white or sliver wire. My little girls are only 14 mth apart so everyone thinks they are twins!!! Does not help I like to dress them the same :) My name is Kelly Little and my email is mrcpup@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. I would write our initials on the peas in silver sharpie!

    ReplyDelete
  44. I would put initials or birthstones of my 3 children

    Mary
    anddmrmr@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  45. I love the trees of life on the Tessy Tree site, my favorite premade one is the chocolate one with sea shells, but I think I would get a custom one made with birthstones

    Mary
    anddmrmr@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  46. I would use three blue ones...im the only girl in my family, i would have one for my fiance and my two boys, i would also put the first letter of their first name on it!!! Love this necklace, i would always have my three boys close to my heart!!!

    Thanks
    Hallie
    hcataract@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. Adorable necklace! It's so cute :) I don't have kids yet so I'd get one for my best friend who is having her first baby. It would have to be a black and white pea because those are her fave colors to wear and we don't know the gender of the baby.

    Amanda

    ReplyDelete
  48. Just shared again on Facebook. :-) hill_factor@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. Voted on picket fence too. hill_factor@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. voted on picket fences

    dlatany at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  51. I voted on picket fence.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I like how the one you had was a drop chain. If I had to customize it anyway I could, I would have two light pink peas with silver chain (for each of my daughters). If I could customize it further, I would love to have two blue (not baby blue, but blue) peas for my stepsons and a darker pink pea for my stepdaughter since all my stepkids think of me as their mother.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I already follow your blog. Oh and my email which I forgot before is gadgettrek at yahoo dot com.

    ReplyDelete
  54. My favorite item is the peridote tree necklace.

    ReplyDelete
  55. voted on picket fences

    dlatany at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete

I LOVE comments! I hope you'll leave one for me! Have a great day!