Monday, April 23, 2012

$55 Gift Certificate Giveaway by Vixen's Natural Jewelry

By on Monday, April 23, 2012 107 Comments

Many artisans love making the Tree of Life pendant.  It's a deeply meaningful symbol.  However, every designer makes the Tree of Life differently.  Some of the most outstanding examples are made by Shannon Williams of Vixen's Natural Jewelry on Etsy.

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Moonlight Tree of Life Pendant

Her passion for making Tree of Life pendants is such that these have become her signature pieces. She works with much thicker wire than most people do. The addition of gemstone moons or suns and lovely metallic swirls make them uniquely hers.  She also makes them with beaded branches and can customize with birthstones for family trees. Shown here are some of my favorites.

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Mother Oak Tree

Why does she like the Tree of Life so much? She explains, "The Tree of Life has many meanings. My favorite is that we are all connected. It is a Universal symbol found in many spiritual traditions around the world. It symbolizes life itself, with it's branches reaching for the Heavens, and it's buried roots, linking to Earth." 

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Forest with Amber Sun and Bird
 
"There is something magical about cutting wire off of a spool, and turning it into a sculpture. I usually sip on coffee, go outside to create. Sometimes I sit by the window and let my hands guide me. I intuitively listen to the wire. It will tell me where to twist and bend. I guess the best way to describe it is lining our will powers together in unison. It is a harmonious dance, very organic. During that time I feel alive and completely in the moment. My head and all it's chatter turns off, and I feel like I am connected. It is the best feeling ever. The end result is a pretty tree, with a deeper meaning."

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Ancient Goddess Tree

All her Tree of Life designs are beautifully made and it comes as no surprise to learn that she is very experienced as she has made at least a thousand of them! She adds, "My mood can really influence how they look. If I am feeling happy, they are whimsical. If I am sad, they usually have a lot of soul to them. If I am feeling devious they might be really gnarly. I love how they have their own personalities. I find my rhythm in nature, and am always inspired by it."
 
While the Tree of Life is her favorite piece to make, it is not the only design style she does so do check out her store.

Giveaway
If you'd like to win one of her fabulous designs, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info if you do not have an online shop or blog. 

Subscribers need to click on the post title to come to my actual blog. Scroll down and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank. Please leave an email at the very least so I can contact you easily if you win.

This is an international giveaway.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Shannon also has a Facebook Page. Please say so in the comments.

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, April 30, 2012. I will pick a winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Good luck!

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107 comments:

  1. I have seen many versions of the Tree of Life, but these top all of them. Absolutely love them!!! litlwlf@yahoo.com

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  2. Wow these are stunning! I follow your blog too btw. melissa_trudinger at yahoo dot com

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  3. I too make tree of life pendants but mine use thinner wire and more strands.
    These trees by Shannon are outstanding. I love the simplicity of them, with the fewer wires they are more serene. I would love to win one of these.
    deb4tin(at)gmail.com

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  4. These are lovely. I especially like the amber sun/forest piece.

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  5. Would love to win one of these! Thank you for the giveaway chance!

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  6. These are gorgeous! cherryhilljewelry at gmail dot com

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  7. You are right Pearl, these are outstanding examples. She has really excelled at her craft. I would be thrilled to win one of these! Thanks to both of you for the giveaway!

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  8. I am already a Beading Gems follower.

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  9. These versions are outstanding and I would love to receive one! I follow your blog and am a Facebook fan.

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  10. pat_thom@yahoo.comApril 23, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    These Trees are sublime!!! My favourite is the moonstone one.
    pat_thom@yahoo.com

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  11. Tree of life is one of my favourite motifs too as its spans across cultures and these pieces are beautiful...esp the amber one

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  12. I follow your blog through GFC and facebook

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  13. Love those trees especially the moon ones but all of them are just adorable and so tactile looking too

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  14. Absolutely love these pendants...jlovelytn@bellsouth.net

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  15. These are all gorgeous I particularly like the moonstone ones, but they are all very tactile to me and I would love to own one

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  16. I can understand why she love the Tree of Life symbolism, it is mine as well. However, these designs are the most beautiful ones I've seen created. Wish I lived closer, I would love to take a workshop or two, or three, or four, with her.

    I will also be posting on facebook: www.facebook.com/catherinefranz ceafranz@gmail.com

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  17. I can understand why she love the Tree of Life symbolism, it is mine as well. However, these designs are the most beautiful ones I've seen created. Wish I lived closer, I would love to take a workshop or two, or three, or four, with her.

    I will also be posting on facebook: www.facebook.com/catherinefranz ceafranz@gmail.com

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  18. Posted on FB:
    https://www.facebook.com/catherine.franz#!/

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  19. https://www.facebook.com/catherine.franz#!/

    Posted on facebook

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  20. I have seen a lot of different tree-of-life designs but these top most of them. I love the ones with the Opalite moon

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  21. Beautiful interpretation of the tree of life. Love the addition of stones!

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  22. I have seen a lot of different tree-of-life designs but these top most of them. I love the ones with the Opalite moon

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  23. I have seen a lot of different tree-of-life designs but these top most of them.
    I love the one with the Opalite moon.

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  24. I'm intrigued by the meaning of Tree of Life which you have interpreted very nicely. Love the gemstone additions.

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  25. Very distinctive approach to trees of life. Like her work, thanks for introducing her.

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  26. The yellow moon tree pendant is GORGEOUS. They're all incredible, though. Really elegant.

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  27. My old house has a lot of trees and grapevines. One winter night I remember looking up to see the moon peek out amongst the vines and bare branches. It was one of those images that stick with you for life. Somehow Shannon captures it in jewelry, amazing!
    Santa_tk@yahoo.com

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  28. These pendants are really neat. I love how the artist bends and twists the wire and includes gemstones.

    I follow your blog and really enjoy it!

    Thanks,
    Danielle
    ddmjudd@aol.com

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  29. These pendants are really neat. I love how the artist creates twisting and flowing branches with the wire and how she includes gems.

    I'm subscribed to your blog and really enjoy it!

    Thanks,
    Danielle
    dmontaguejudd@gmail.com

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  30. I google + it too. (My first time doing that!).

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  31. I love Vixen's jewelry! I really want the sea opal one, it's amazing!

    tsiegel333(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. Gorgeous tree of life necklaces i love vixen! Www.missred871.etsy.com

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  33. These are beautiful! I have been staking her on Fackebook for some time now :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    le_fxxk@hotmail.com

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  34. This is the most wonderful tree of life artist that I have ever encountered. The stones are such an amazing addition.
    I admire her work and get inspiration from it.
    Julie

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  35. Love your tree's. They are so beautiful. thanks.

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  36. Absolutely beautiful! I want to attempt making a tree of life pendant but I am sure it will not turn out as well as yours.
    Candice
    candiluvscats@hotmail.com

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  37. These trees are beautiful and it is hard to pick a favorite. I really do love the forest with Amber, and would love to win one!

    daizy22petals at yahoo.com Also posted on facebook

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  38. Barbara -bcameron8@tampabay.rr.comApril 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Beautiful, especially the forest w/ amber sun.
    I'm a FB fan & email subscriber to your wonderful blog.

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  39. These are absolutely stunning. Quite the inspiration!

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  40. Incredibly inspirational creative designs.

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  41. Incredibly inspirational creative designs.

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  42. Those are so inspiring! The are simple yet complex at the same time. Love it!

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  43. A wonderful collection.
    Thanks for posting.

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  44. These are amazing, I love them. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  45. I already follow your blog.

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  46. I'm already a FB Fan as well.

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  47. I love all your creations, Shannon.

    I get your newsletter and also like you on Facebook. So glad to read your story on your "Tree of Life "

    Dora Muller Harrison FB

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  48. Wow, these are stunning! (I see I'm not the first to say that, but it's worth repeating.) I'm an email subscriber, a FB follower, and follow you from 2 Twitter accounts.

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  49. absolutely beautiful...my daughter has always loved the tree of life...i know she would love the Forest with Amber Sun and Bird...
    thank you for the chance...
    tina
    tleb1993@lusfiber.net

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  50. This is one of the BEST Tree of Life versions I've seen. Absolutely beautiful!

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  51. These are absolutely gorgeous. They are no so easy to make as I have made one myself. Love following this blog.

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  52. <3 The amber tree of life is so beautiful!! <3 Please pick me! seeyouinoz@hotmail.com

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  53. These are beautiful. I am definitely partial to the moonstone...

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  54. those are beautiful pendants

    via Facebook

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  55. Pamela DollarhideApril 23, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    These are absolutely GORGEOUS!

    via email

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  56. Shared and a must have for handmade jewelry collectors!

    via email

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  57. I've made several Tree of Life Pendants but I love these designs, especially with the moon or sun showing behind the tree. It's truly art. I haven't figured out how to make one with the moon so I just make the trees. These are beautiful.

    via email

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  58. Gorgeous....

    via facebook

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  59. Fantastic - Love the moonstone moons

    victoria_farrell a hotmail dot com

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  60. These are gorgeouse I would love to win one!

    Patricia pparkanderson@yahoo.com

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  61. Keeping my fingers crossed for this snowflake moon design, really OOAK.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/88012908/snowflake-moon-tree-of-life-pendant

    * Email subscriber
    * GFC follower (jc)
    * Like on FB (Jc Loh)

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  62. This is amazing!! I like the amber and moonlight much!!!!
    Hope got change to win this....

    missjoeycraft@gmail.com

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  63. Those pieces are absolutely amazing!

    I am also a blog follower and a Facebook fan.

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  64. By far she has the best designs and I thought I made them pretty good!I would love to win one of hers!
    sha365ful@gmail.com
    facebook.com/shalandaa1

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  65. I absolutely love her work!
    sha365ful@gmail.com
    facebook.com/shalandaa1

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  66. Being relatively new to jewelry design, I find these creations awe inspiring and terrifying at the same time. Stunning!
    pvallademorgan@gmail.com

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  67. The Tree of Life Designs are exquisite. I could definitely incorporate them into my designs. My blog and website are www.heavenlanecreations.com My email is andreatrank@yahoo.com

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  68. OOAK, keeping my fingers crossed, thank you.

    via Facebook

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  69. beautiful!
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  70. They are stunning. Wish I could win. I'm a blog subscriber.

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  71. Everything is so pretty!! The Yellow Moon and the Blue Moon are my favorite!

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  72. Vixen's Natural Jewelry FB fan-Crystal Marie

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  73. email subscriber-cyclona66 at aol

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  74. The Beading Gem FB fan-Crystal Marie
    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  75. Beading Gem twitter follower-CrystalGreene77

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  76. tweeted-https://twitter.com/#!/CrystalGreene77/status/195447733786656768

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  77. Absolutely gorgeous work! I LOVE the amber sun and forest with the bird charm -- stunning!

    I am a subscriber and follow you on Facebook and Pinterest, too. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    katrina@ecoFashionistasJewelry.com
    www.ecoFashionistasJewelry.com

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  78. I'd love to win one of these stunning pendants!

    aikychien at yahoo dto com

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  79. I'd love to win one of these stunning pendants!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  80. I'm a blog subscriber.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  81. Facebook fan - Aik Chien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  82. Twitter follower @3velyna

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  83. Nice to know there is so much behind these pendents for her. Probably why they are so good!

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  84. I am stunned. I have always been drawn to the trees but these are incredible. I love that Ancient Goddess Tree.

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  85. I am a facebook follower under Shaiha

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  86. And I shared on FB.

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/373337222712441

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  87. I follow you everywhere. On Twitter as Shaiha_

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  88. Here is my tweet.

    https://twitter.com/#!/Shaiha_/status/196503204035432449

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  89. I love these, so beautiful! The opalite and amber are my favorites :) lesullivan27@gmail.com

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  90. I love these, so beautiful! lesullivan27@gmail.com :)

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  91. I love Full Moon Amethyst in a Tree Necklace-February Birthstone

    FB fan: Blogul cu Hainutze

    blogulcuhainutze@yahoo.com

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  92. So wish I had the hands to do this :(
    https://www.facebook.com/PearlsAndDenim

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  93. Wow! Each one is unique and beautiful! I would love to have one! :). Susanrlozanoyahoo.com

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  94. I am wanting to learn how to make a tree of life and just put it in Bing and your page was the first and WOW what beautiful trees. I am just a beginner at wire wrapping and I had no idea that such beautiful trees could be made. You are so talented!

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  95. WOW! I cannot believe the beauty of these! Simply stunning!

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  96. Hi, I know your Giveaway is over, but I had to say that I love your "Tree of Life" pendants - especially the one with the Moon! I hope to own one or know how to make one someday!!!! So creative and pretty! Lisa <3

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  97. I would love the moonlight. One or the amber one. Thanks for giving me a chance to win. ambersippel_08@Hotmail. Com

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  98. I have now fallen in love with the Tree of Life concept. What a wonderful gift for a true friend, or yourself

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  99. ****Beautiful work.****
    You have the gift of creativity. slpedersen@sympatico.ca

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  100. These creations are gorgeous!!!! I also make jewelry and I am thinking about trying to make a Tree of Life pendant for my mother in law. I taught myself how to wire wrap loose uncut semi precious stones and am nervous about starting this new jewelry adventure. It would be a wonderful honor to have a wire sculpture to give me hope. You are welcome to reach me at Shana.grassi@gmail.com.

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