Monday, May 20, 2013

Freshie & Zero Review and Giveaway



I'd say that necklaces are my favorite type of jewelry, and I've been amassing an enviable collection for many, many years. But I gravitate toward long strand and chain styles, which look a bit awkward with my tops and dresses that feature v-necklines. I've been slowly seeking out more pendants - ideally versatile ones - so I was delighted when talented jewelry designer Beth of Freshie & Zero agreed to collaborate on a review and giveaway.

I've actually admired Beth's designs for years, finding them through Etsy and admiring their pared-down, elegant shapes. Everything she does is minimalist, but NOTHING is boring. Each piece is created with care and has eye-catching details.

I was sent the Inky Moonset necklace you see above to review and keep. I adore mixed metals and have been loving gunmetal and oxidized silver lately, so this seemed like a perfect choice. The pendant and chain are delicate, but not to the point of being irritatingly damage-able. This pendant is just like Beth's other designs: Understated but truly lovely. I'm excited to see how I can work it into other outfits!

Beth has generously offered a $50 credit to her Etsy shop to one lucky Already Pretty reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Visit the Freshie & Zero Etsy shop and peruse the gorgeous designs.
  2. Leave a comment on this post telling us which item you'd select from the Etsy shop if you won, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified. (Best policy: note your e-mail like this: sally [at] alreadypretty [dot] com)
  3. Cross your fingers!
Quick note: Beth ships internationally from Etsy, which is why we're pointing you there. If you see something in her main shop that you adore and win this contest, we'll work that out!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, May 26, 2013. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to everyone, including international readers.

Good luck!

*CMP.ly/2

112 comments:

Mym Johnson said...

I'd go for the Modern Bunting Necklace, in sterling.

redglasses [at] gmail [dot] com

kelly said...

love the Gold Filled Hammered Oval on Oxidized Sterling Chain Necklace, (also really like the cartwheel necklace)

kel78belle[at]yahoo[dot]com

fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

I really love the earrings "Tiny Amie". They are perfect!

nicole [dot] wear [at] swansonhealth [dot] com

Mindy said...

Sideways Heart Hammered Wire Sterling Silver Necklace. seahag_60[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kind of hard to choose!

Shannon said...

The Leaf Outline earrings are gorgeous! Organic without being too earthy. shannonruthfoster (at) gmail (dot) com

Eileen said...

Definitely the Gold Filled Hammered Oval on Oxidized Sterling Chain Necklace!

elangstr11[at]su[dot]edu

Kristin said...

I like the Swirl Earrings! :)

freakymagnet [at] gmail [dot] com

Margaret said...

Ooh, the Modern Bunting Necklace would be my pick.

margaret [dot] mmh [at] gmail [dot] come

Jacqueline said...

I'd pick lucky petals in sterling
Huntermare [at] gmail [dot] com

Claire said...

I love the Inky Honey Halo Earrings - Sterling Silver and oxidized double circle earrings.

iwanttobeaturtle[at]gmail[dot]com

Loris Ayoub said...

my favorite one
Sparky Amie Necklace - Two linked gold and silver circles on Sterling Silver Chain

lorisayoub[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

The swirl earrings are lovely. Sendtocharlotte (at) gmail (dot) com

Karin said...

Gold Filled Hammered Oval on Oxidized Sterling Chain Necklace as seen on Chelsea Handler would be very nice :)
karin [dot] m [dot] jacobsen [at] gmail [dot] com

miscellaneouscraftiness said...

I love the sweet halo in gold and silver.

miscellaneouscraftiness at. gmail

miscellaneouscraftiness said...

I love the sweet halo in gold and silver.

miscellaneouscraftiness at. gmail

Heather E said...

I love the Inky Amie Necklace -- so pretty!

heather [at] tsdesigns [dot] us

Anonymous said...

Beautiful necklaces.

I'm really into the Gold Filled Hammered Oval on the Oxidized Sterling Chain.

Thanks!

juliewolffe [at] gmail [dot] com

Krista said...

I'd get the Modern Flags necklace in silver - so pretty. Thank you for the great giveaway!

julla5(at)verizon(dot)net

Anonymous said...

What beautiful jewelry! I'd choose the Gold Swirl Zero Necklace, love the combo of gold and silver!

babsnelson1[at]hotmail[dot]com

fingers and toes crossed.

Anonymous said...

I love the inky moonset necklace that you're wearing!
paintsplotch [at] yahoo [dot] com

SueZ said...

love the linked necklaces, any of them, but especially with the mixed gold and silver...lovely.
zabrit (at) earthlink (dot) net

P said...

Love the Love Necklace - so precious!

petra [dot] borovsak [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Love the "sparkly amie" necklace!

jsancken[at]hotmail[dot]com.

Anonymous said...

Love the "sparkly amie" necklace!

jsancken[at]hotmail[dot]com.

em said...

Inky Amie......love it......

mcwlms@mchsi.com

Stacey said...

Love Necklace - Linked gold and silver circles on Sterling Silver Chain Necklace

stacey_stokes@bellsouth.net

Rebecca said...

I am torn! I like Honey Petals, Sparky Luckies, and antique stone.
kentuckyinmain [at] gmail [dot] com

Gina said...

the Gold Swirl Zero Necklace!

unmitigated me said...

Wow, love her stuff. The Bucket and Pail necklace makes my math-teacher-heart go pitter-pat!

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, I think I would choose the Bucket and Pail necklace.


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Stephanie D said...

Oh man! What beautiful pieces!!! As of right now I am torn between the inky moonset neckalce, the inky amie necklace, the bucket and pail necklace, and the modern flags necklace...

I would say though...the inky amie would be my pick if I won.

stephanolio24 [at] yahoo [dot] com

EvaNadine said...

i love the descriptions of the concepts around her designs.
i really love the "Honey Petals" necklace, and i also really like the "Love" (even though im not yet a mother, myself).
either of these would be an amazing addition to my jewelry wardrobe.

sam2979 [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I love the Lucky Petal necklace!

cmarieb2b at gmail dot com

Shana said...

Love the Love necklace (heh)

shanahattis at gmail dot com

lbacher said...

Inky Amie necklace.

lbacher at gmail

LadyWild said...

I love the Bucket and Pail Necklace

Betty Crown said...

I really like the Gold Filled Hammered Oval

Holly said...

I would put the credit towards the Swirl Earrings. Lovely!

hms_888 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Gold filled honey petals, please!

silverjenny [at] gmail [dot] com

Ryan Smith said...

The gold swirl zero necklace!

ryans [at] vancamplaw [dot] com

Heather said...

I would love the Modern Bunting Necklace in gold. It would really add some interest to plain tees and tanks.

Anonymous said...

Love the Inky Moonset necklace that you are wearing in the photo. Beautiful, simple, perfect for me!
Pam
pskramer@earthlink.net

Heather said...

Opps! Can't win without an email :)
Modern Bunting Necklace in gold.

jhbanderson[at]wiktel[dot]com

Jean said...

Those are beautiful pieces. I am partial to the Little Bermuda earrings in silver. Very lovely.

thilmanyj at yahoodot com

Turophile said...

Lovely jewelry. Sparky Amie Necklace may be the favorite.

eawefel (at) gmail (dot) com

Kaki said...

I <3'd several items, but would probably go with the Inky Moonset as well. It does have a great shape for v-necks! knotestine [at] gmail [dot] com

Jana said...

I'd get the love necklace.

jana [dot] koh [at] gmail [dot] com

Michelle said...

Her work is absolutely lovely! It made me want to pick up a torch and do some soldering. I would order inky amie, it's really cool.

michelle at bootseg dot com

anita said...

I would love to have the Lucky Petal necklance - Sterling Silver Hammered half circles.

email - shuklaanita66@gmail.com

Hope to be lucky :) !

Deux Points Verts said...

Love that Modern Bunting necklace! The gold-filled is very pretty.
All of this jewelry is lovely!
deux.points.verts [at] gmail [dot] com

Unknown said...

The bucket and pail necklace is quite interesting! I'd love to give it a shot. millermo at gmail

Sarah said...

Sparky Amie necklace, please. Thanks for the chance to win and showcasing such lovely jewelry.
smilingfish75 at yahoo dot com

Jana said...

What I'd really love is a version of the Shadow necklace with the dark metal on top instead of gold! Plus earrings to match. :)

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Mary Rose Cristello said...

Thanks for featuring this lovely shop! I adore the Sparky Amie Necklace.

mrcristello [at} gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Sideways Heart Hammered Wire Sterling Silver Necklace.

nidhi14jan (at) yahoo (dot) com

Pamela Walker said...
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Pamela Walker said...

I would choose the inky moonset necklace!

Lauren said...

I've wanted something like the Love Necklace for awhile.

lauren799 [at] gmail.com

Kristin said...

love the sparky amie necklace

wallerka at yahoo dot com

annalgh said...

I ADORE the Leaf Outline Earrings! Thanks for the great giveaway!

annagagnehawes [at] hotmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I would choose the Love Necklace. I love the story behind the design.

hachadwin [at] yahoo [dot] com

Justine said...

I'd pick one of the gold linked circles necklaces. (extemter at hotmail dot com)

Anonymous said...

I adore the Love Necklace!

Dee

whereistoto (at) hotmail (dot) com

Devon said...

So many pretty items. I like the love necklace best.

devon [dot] mccune [at] gmail.com

Lissa said...

Definitely the Gold Filled Hammered Oval on Oxidized Sterling Chain Necklace!

mrshudak[at]gmail[dot]com

Kelsey said...

I'd choose the beautiful Love Necklace.

klugk [at] carleton [dot] edu

cek said...

Ooo, I wear gold (goes with my hair) and silver (goes with my eyes) together regularly, so - just like a multicolored scarf can tie together seemingly disparate elements of an outfit - I would LOVE to sport the "Glow Double Circle Mixed Metal Hammered Earrings in gold filled and sterling silver."

email: claire11 [at] iastate (dot) eee-dee-youuuu. (educational institution).

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I like the Glow Double Circle earrings.

cwerner[at]windstream[dot]net

Anonymous said...

I would probably choose the Heavy Drop - hammered gold filled large teardrop earrings. So timeless! Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway!

kailikea [at] hotmail [dot] com

Karla said...

I love the love necklace linked gold. So cute and versatile.

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ClaraT said...

I'd choose the Love Necklace - Linked gold and silver circles on Sterling Silver Chain Necklace.
tmgant [at] me [dot] com.

Niki said...

Love the Sideways Heart Hammered Wire Sterling Silver Necklace
nikole[dot]ross[at]gmail[dot]com

Amanda said...

I have always wanted a pair of earrings in that "circle with an upwards pointing crescent" shape so my eyes are on the Orbit and Halo Sterling Silver Earrings. Plus they come with the super secure clasps so that is a wonderful bonus!

amanda [dot] brooks [at] alumni [dot] utoronto [dot] ca

L said...

Really like their earrings, especially mini shadow.

pleasepasstheicecream "at" gmail "dot" com

Sally said...

Inky moonset necklace

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Sarah said...

I love the lucky petal necklace!

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Anonymous said...

I love the "Inky Moonset Necklace." I've been slowing building up an accessory wardrobe, and I feel so much more polished!

annemarie.becker [at] gmail.com

Tanya said...

I love the Modern Bunting Necklace!

tanyaihnen [at] hotmail dot com

NancyN said...

Such pretty choices. I like the Bucket & Pail necklace.

nnowalk [at] verizon [dot] net

Thanks for the chance!

BamaCarol said...

I love the Inky Moonset necklace like you are wearing.

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Amber said...

Gold filled Hammered Oval. I need a few cute pendants.

coolwhatever [at] hotmail [dot] com

*crossing fingers. And toes.*

S said...

I really like the Bars design in sterling silver.

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Marisa said...

LOVE the lucky petal necklace! marisa /./ brandt /@/ gmail \.\ com

Maricel said...

Ooooh! Do i have to pick just one? Torn between Inky Amie and Shadow. What a fun giveaway. How lucky if i won since it ends right before my birthday. ;p

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monquee said...

I was all about the bucket and pail (love) but I am taken in by the luna, so I would go with that one. monquee [at] g mail [dots] com

Anonymous said...

I'd love the sweet halo double circle mixed metal hammered earrings!

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Fruitbat said...

I love the Heavy Drop earrings in silver. The style is so elegant and simple, and the hammered finish adds a modern touch. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

sarahvirginiapeters (at) gmail (dot) com

Shanda said...

I like the Gold Swirl Zero necklace or the Heavy Drop silver earrings.
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Devon said...

I like several items, but the Swirl Earrings - wire wrapped pearls in gold - are my favorite. (Second favorite is the Lucky Petal Necklace in gold.)
crankydevon [at] gmail {dot} com

-Devon

Anonymous said...

The lucky petal necklace is my hands-down favorite.

Jen
cliffennifer[at]roadrunner[dot]com

Eden said...
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Eden said...

I love the Bucket & Pail Necklace. I'd also spring for a pair of square earrings to match.
EdenAlison (at) gmail (dot) com

Galena said...

So I took a peek at the website and found a pair of earrings that I didn't see on the Etsy shop. I live in the US so hopefully I could still get them! They're the Seed earrings.

ostipow at gmail.com

Jennifer L said...

I love the Modern Bunting Necklace in Gold!

jlinl[at]juno[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Glow Double Circle Mixed Metal Hammered Earrings would work well for me.
a1silvergirl[at]gmail[dot]com

Missey said...

I love the gold filled hammered oval!

missey(dot)pedersen(at)gmail(dot)come

Missey said...

missey(dot)pedersen(at)gmail(dot)com

not "come" as previously posted Whoops!

Hammered gold oval

Angela said...

I want the Glow Double Circle Mixed Metal Hammered Earrings in gold filled and sterling silver!
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Kelly Kleiner said...

I would choose the Inky Honey Halo Earrings - Sterling Silver and oxidized double circle earrings.
kakleiner(at)gmail(dot)com

heidi said...

love the love necklace! so pretty.

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ec said...

I really like the Inky Amie Necklace, too cute!

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Annie said...

Love the Inky Amie necklace. Can't resist a touch of gunmetal gray!

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Unknown said...

I like the Love Necklace

Hannah said...

My favorite is the Inky Amie Necklace. Thanks for the giveaway!
h6davis at gmail dot com

Sunnymay said...

I believe the Sideways Hammered Heart Necklace will look pretty around my neck and show off my pretty shoulders.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/119486061/sideways-heart-hammered-wire-sterling?ref=shop_home_active

Keilexandra said...

I love the Modern Bunting Necklace -- I've seen the style a lot lately in costume jewelry, but Beth's version is much more minimalistic and also made from better-quality metals.

keilexandra (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

The inky moonset necklace is gorgeous!

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jolene said...

i love the modern bunting necklace in sterling silver!

yyjolene [at] gmail [dot] com

*fingers crossed!*

Unknown said...

Many Moons in silver is my fav!!
carmenbishop@graceba.net

Anonymous said...

The Lula lariat with labradorite (yay alliteration!) is beautiful and I think I'd get a lot of wear out of it.

catnip33 [at] hotmail [dot] com

*crossing my fingers and toes*

Elizabeth Reeves said...

I love the Inky Stitch Necklace and Earrings from the main site...

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Anonymous said...

Honey Petals pendant in gold. I need all the luck I can get in my new job! :)

Kirsten.Welge[at]gmail[dot]com