Saturday, January 1, 2011

Far West Handcrafts Review & Giveaway






Discovering the world of Etsy has opened up so many doors for me. I live in a small town, and its impossible to find the types of products I am looking for to suite my spiritual needs. But on Etsy, you can find lovely, hand crafted pieces that hold so much more meaning and power than anything store bought. One of the magical shops I came across is my travels is Far West Handcrafts. I immediately fell in love with their Chakra Hangings, which are so charged with the amazing positive energy of their creator that they are always glowing and warm to the touch.









If you are into Eastern philosophy,Wicca, meditation, Reiki, yoga, or anything New Age, you are probably familiar with at least the basics of the Chakras. For those of you who are not unfamiliar. The Chakras are the seven vortexes of spinning energy that start at your spine (root chakra)  and go up to the top of your head (crown Chakra). Each Chakra vibrates with a different color and controls a different area of our emotions. If your Chakras are not functioning properly, it can cause you both emotional and physical problems. Practicing Yoga and mediation is a wonderful way to keep your Chakras in balance and help you become more in touch with your own spirituality.



At Far West Handcrafts, they have harnessed the power of the Chakras into beautiful, collectible artwork.  The hangings are made from very sturdy gold tone wire and seven colored glass orbs that represent the seven colors of our Chakras from root to crown. They are a beautiful decoration in their own right, but they are also so much more. They are a wonderful tool for mediation that can be used as a focal point, especially for Chakra cleansing. They can also be used as an alter wand for ritual purposes. They can be kept indoors or outdoors because items of this quality will have no trouble standing up to the elements.



The Chakra Hanging is only one example of the beautiful hand crafted items you can find at Far West Hand Crafts. They also have  elegant bottle stoppers, humming bird attractors, magic wands, lovely art prints and more. All are available at reasonable prices and shipping is quick. Each piece is a one of a kind creation that you can be proud to display or to keep as a special tool for your own private rituals.



One lucky winner is going to receive a Chakra Hanging of their very own. To enter you must publicly follow my blog AND visit the Far West Handcrafts Etsy shop and tell me another item you would love to have.  For additional entries, you can do any of the following, but you must complete this initial entry first.

1) Become a fan of Far West Handcrafts
2) Subscribe to this blog via email
3) Become my fan on face book
4) Follow me on twitter
5) Tweet this giveaway including @authorldeluca
6) Post or share this giveaway on face book, sweepstakes sites, Mr. Linky, etc (1 entry each)
7) Blog about this giveaway including a link to this blog (5 entries)


This giveaway will end on 1/19/11 at 12pm. Giveaway is open WORLDWIDE. Winner will be selected randomly from all comment received using a random number generator. Thanks again to Far West Handcrafts for offering this terrific prize.



***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a sample of the product to try in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way. ***

204 comments:

  1. Love the protection pendent. A must have.

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  2. I follow and I really like the Deep Purple Bottle Stopper

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  3. I love the chakras keychain

    misaacmom at gmail dot com

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  4. There are so many beutiful items at this shop that making a choice is almost impossible. I love all the wall hangings.

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  5. oops forgot to post this first. i love the Renaissance Style Lemon Yellow Glass Bottle Stopper

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  6. i follow your blog publicly on GFC (mouster)

    i would love Translucent Rose Quartz Cross the energy coming off of it is amazing.

    mouster71 at gmail dot com

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  7. i subscribe to your blog via email

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  8. i follow you on twitter @mouster71

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  9. I follow your blog and I love the Purple Swirl Glass Keyring
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  10. i tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/mouster71/status/21360656351502336

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  11. fan of Far West Handcrafts
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    Susan White

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  12. i like you on facebook (michelle cooke)

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  13. subscribe to blog via email
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    Susan White

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  14. I am your fan on FB
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    Susan White

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  15. i'm a fan of Far West Handcrafts on facebook (michelle cooke)

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  16. your fan on FB
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  17. follow on Twitter
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  18. GFC follow *heavensent1* and I also love the Emerald Green Magic Wand... http://www.etsy.com/listing/54956585/emerald-green-magic-wand ...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  19. Like Far West on FB *Jennifer C.*

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  20. Email subscribe...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  21. Follow you on Twitter *DNatrlBeauty*

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  23. I am so glad to have found this shop through you! I absolutely love everything! My very favorite is the Sacred Geometry Fine Art Print. Beautiful!
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  24. I like Far West Handcrafts on Facebook
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  25. I follow you on Twitter - amccrenshaw
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  26. I like you on Facebook
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  28. DIGG... http://digg.com/news/entertainment/laura_deluca_far_west_handcrafts_review_giveaway

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  29. Stumble... http://www.stumbleupon.com/url/authorlauradeluca.blogspot.com/2011/01/far-west-handcrafts-review-giveaway.html%253FshowComment%253D1293934323920_AIe9_BFPBp6kbDDVNIWKEi5utl3DJ7iHtcQovIROvsUbZx8XXpreLqvOIJiWl9BwyVVARDKn1dmDNnuhQZzmXDajFcyX9Cr_SIE7-J2C5lW3zZR3R-qSMyW5ORnsidkk4OIbCT62NH9bFn

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  30. Oh how I love this stuff. I am so interested in the Chakras ;) Even though the items you posted are my faves, lol...I also really like the "EMF Protector Pendant."

    ~Steph
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  31. I follow FWH on fb (stephanie christmann)

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  32. I already follow you on fb
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  33. Love your work;) Would love Amber Orange Pendant.
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  34. this is a wonderful giveaway! i love the chakras' symbolism! from the shop, i also would love to have the Rainbow Chakras Glass Cross.
    i follow you via gfc :) happy new year!
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  40. I love the Rainbow Chakras Daystar.
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  42. I follow you on twitter @wizardewu
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  43. tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/21449495803863040
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  44. Shared on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=115503161854272&id=100000413913778
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  45. I have loved Etsy for years. I follow you publicly on GFC (Sadie Carey). I would like the Rare Orange / Amber Marble Magic Wand.

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  46. I am a fan of Far West Handcrafts-Sadie Carey.

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  47. I am a fan on Facebook-Sadie Carey.

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  48. I follow you on Twitter @karmajnke.

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  49. I tweeted your giveaway-http://twitter.com/#!/karmajnke/status/21505855249711104

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  50. I also like her amber pendant

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  51. I love the Turquoise Glass Key ring!

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  52. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/one2try/status/21615828831043584

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  55. Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
    Their Red and Gold Hummingbird Attractor also caught my eye from the shop!
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  56. I LIKE Far West Handcrafts on Facebook (Erin Mize)
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  57. I LIKE Author Laura DeLuca on Facebook (Erin Mize)
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  58. e-mail subscriber.(validated!)
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  59. Following @authorldeluca via Twitter.
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  60. Stumbled this giveaway post!
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  62. gfc follower and I love the blue spirit glass daystar

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  63. email subscriber

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  64. twitter follower

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  65. I became a fan of far west on FB

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  66. Following your blog and I like Renaissance Style Lemon Yellow Glass Bottle Stopper!!!

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  67. I like Far West Handcrafts on Facebook!

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  68. Mail subscriber!

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  69. Following you on Twitter! (oksana2372)

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  70. Tweet!
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  71. Follow and I like EMF Protector Pendant

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  72. e-mail subscriber

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  73. your fan on FB as Yuliya Sh

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  75. liked Far West Handcrafts on Facebook as Yuliya Sh

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  77. shared on FB http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=189922661021929&id=100001658387083

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  78. fan on FB
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  79. Google follower. I like the All Occasion Colorful Greeting Cards.

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  80. Like Far West Handcrafts on FB (Estell Aekz)

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  81. Like you on FB (Estell Aekz)

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  86. I follow you. I love the Renaissance Style Turquoise Bottle Stopper-so pretty!
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  87. I follow you on twitter as ptowngirl.
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  92. I LOVE the Renaissance Style Irish Green Cross
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  93. I follow you on Twitter
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  94. Tweet!
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  96. I follow you on GFC (Donna Hunt) and am an email subscriber. I would LOVE to own the Rainbow Magic Wand! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  97. http://twitter.com/DNatrlBeauty/status/24924705324539904 ...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  98. Im a public follower and I like the Elf Green Iridescent Glass Keyring - added it to my favorites. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  99. Following you on Twitter (pricelessteam) Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  100. Im a Facebook friend (Priceless Writers). Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  101. Im a Facebook friend (Priceless Writers)of Far West Handcrafts. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  102. http://twitter.com/DNatrlBeauty/status/25299687649058816 ...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  103. I like Far West Handcrafts
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  104. I follow blog via gfc
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  105. fan of Author Laura DeLuca on fb
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  106. I follow on twitter
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  107. http://twitter.com/DNatrlBeauty/status/25934867015401472

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  108. i like EMF Protector Pendant intime@myself.com

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  109. like Become a fan of Far West Handcrafts jen twark gersch intime@myself.com

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  110. Become your fan on face book jen twark gersch intime@myself.com

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  111. follow titter @intime111 intime@myself.com

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  112. http://twitter.com/DNatrlBeauty/status/26411124341604352

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  113. I also think the Renaissance Style Clear Glass Cross is very pretty!!
    blog follower (ginger)

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  114. email subscriber

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  115. http://twitter.com/DNatrlBeauty/status/26735175962468352

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  116. I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485 and I love the 'EMF Protector Pendant'

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  117. I'm a fan of FWH on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

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  118. I'm your fan on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

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  119. I'm following you on Twitter (@NTFancy)

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  120. I tweeted about it:

    http://twitter.com/NTFancy/status/26997942300704768

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  121. Honestly, I love EVERYTHING at the FAR West Handcrafts. (Etsy "Hearted" the shop and MANY items/creations.) Among my most favorites are the Ice Blue Glass Daystar, the EMF Protector Pendants, and the delightful Royal Blue Magic Wand.

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  122. I LIKE (Fan)Far West Handcrafts on Facebook
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  123. I LIKE YOU/AuthorLauraDeLuca on Facebook
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  124. confirmed email subscriber
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  125. I follow you via GFC.
    Love love love the Azure Blue Glass Raindrop Hanging! Wish it came in silver...wish everything she sold came in the options of silver or copper wire instead of just gold for that matter!
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  126. I am their FB fan, Tofu Fairy.
    Angie
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  127. I get your emails.
    Angie
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  128. I am your FB fan, Tofu Fairy.
    Angie
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  129. I follow you on Twitter as FotoMacro.
    Angie
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  130. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/27388615797510144
    Angie
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  131. I posted this on Stumbleupon as one4earth here: http://www.stumbleupon.com/url/authorlauradeluca.blogspot.com/2011/01/far-west-handcrafts-review-giveaway.html
    Angie
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  132. I dugg this as Angie16 here: http://digg.com/news/entertainment/laura_deluca_far_west_handcrafts_review_giveaway
    Angie
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  133. I like the Renaissance Style Ice Blue Bottle Stopper! It's so pretty!

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

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  134. follow w/google friend
    Rainbow Chakras Daystar is beautiful!
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  135. their facebook fan Heath Cole
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  136. getting emails
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  137. your facebook fan Heath Cole
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  138. follow w/twitter under repurrpussed
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  139. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/27406568890834944
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  140. stumbled under nynekats http://www.stumbleupon.com/url/authorlauradeluca.blogspot.com/2011/01/far-west-handcrafts-review-giveaway.html
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  141. dugg under scotthl http://digg.com/news/entertainment/laura_deluca_far_west_handcrafts_review_giveaway
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  142. I follow your blog publicly and I'd like to have a Chakras Keyring. mcgillrmccgill(at)charter(dot)net

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  143. Follower, I love the Renaissance Style Ice Blue Bottle Stopper

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  144. http://twitter.com/DNatrlBeauty/status/27534036616351744

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  145. I follow on GFC
    I like the Ruby & Gold Dastar

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  146. I like Far West Handcrafts on FB

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  147. I am your fan on FB

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  148. I follow you on Twitter - tmy56

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  149. The Amber Orange Pendant is my favorite.

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  150. I am your fan on fb as Lyndsey Rullman.

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  151. I follow you on Twitter as Lyndsey1stunna.

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  152. LIKE FWH on FB
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  153. LIKE you, Laura, on FB
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  154. follow you, Laura, on Twitter as @ContestQueen
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  155. Tweeted as @Lucky_Yogini
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  156. tweeted as @ContestQueen
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  157. posted on my FB page
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  158. I am following your Blog - GFC

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  159. I would love to have the Renaissance Style Clear Glass Cross

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  160. Become a fan of Far West Handcrafts on FB

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  161. Subscribe to this blog via email

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  162. Became a fan of Author Laura DeLuca on FB

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  163. Following you on Twitter

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  164. I tweeted giveaway on Twitter

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  165. Shared this giveaway on facebook

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  166. I love the chakras keychain
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  167. i am a follower and i like the Emerald Green and Purple Glass Daystar
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  168. I love the Renaissance Style Irish Green Cross.

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  169. I would love to have the Sacred Geometry Fine Art Print. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  170. i like the Turquoise Glass Keyring/Zipper Pull

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  171. Final Tweet... http://twitter.com/DNatrlBeauty/status/27738533502386176 ...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  172. google friend klp1965
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    i like the Ruby Red Glass Keyring/Zipper Pull

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  173. like you on facebook kathy l pease
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  174. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/27742371579953153

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  175. the Amber Orange Pendant
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  176. that royal blue wand is beautiful! i follow you on GFC paigejagan at yahoo dot com

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  177. i am a gfc follower(cpage2323) and i like the emf protection pendant.
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