Gandhara Designs: Air and Earth Kenyan Necklace {Giveaway}


Welcome to the official Earth Tribe Baby Company’s 30 Day Social Enterprise Celebration!

Earth Tribe Baby Company has a very unique business model, where all of their products are manufactured in our communities, with a focus on working with stay at home parents, First Nations or individuals with disabilities. By creating flexible work, they provide a platform for financial independence – allowing people to make decisions which better themselves and the communities we share. Be sure to visit their website to check out the products they offer!

And to celebrate the launch of their fantastic journey, we have partnered with them and other like minded businesses and bloggers to offer 30 days of back to back giveaways, product reviews and discount days!

The giveaway

Today we are giving away a gorgeous Air and Earth Kenyan Necklace from Gandhara Designs.  Here is some info about Gandhara Designs from their website:

“We are an exclusive online boutique specializing in one-of-a-kind, heirloom quality artisanal jewellery and  accessories that are hand-crafted by artisans around the world using centuries-old techniques and master craftsmanship. We are the sole Canadian retailer of many of our products, making them attractive to globally-conscious buyers seeking unique pieces that increase in value and can be passed down through the generations.

Built upon a Direct Trade model of social entrepreneurship, Gandhara Designs empowers artisans across the developing world to end their own poverty and become active agents of social change. The Direct Trade model means that, wherever possible, we work directly with the artisan to purchase their crafts at their asking market price. In cases where additional support is needed to ensure the highest standard of artisanal quality, we work with  locally-based value adding organizations (e.g. Kazuri Fair Trade Cooperative and Zardozi: Markets for Afghan Artisans).”

Win it:

One lucky US/CAN reader will win a gorgeous Air and Earth Kenyan Necklace (pictured above)! Enter to win via Rafflecopter below, good luck!

Description: White hand-rolled beads dance with the colour and energy of the Northern Lights; they are grounded by smaller earth-brown beads. Wear this piece at work or at play and feel your spirits lift. Handcrafted with love in the Kazuri women’s cooperative in Kenya. 22 inch length. $65 value

Disclosure:  I received no compensation to facilitate this post.  All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

108 responses to “Gandhara Designs: Air and Earth Kenyan Necklace {Giveaway}”

  1. my family lives out of town – i celebrate with friends and their family

  2. No family, I don’t celebrate.

  3. we go to disney world each yr

  4. This is beautiful!

  5. We are having Turkey dinner on Monday. But I like to think we are taking time to do fun things and celebrating all weekend. Tonight we are going to a movie, tomorrow is a baby shower and Monday the dinner.

  6. we have dinner with my in-laws for thanksgiving, growing up my family would go to the science center. I loved it.

  7. Love the next lace

  8. turkey and the works at our house

  9. We celebrate with a Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends.

  10. We celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with my mom & her husband, we have a newfie dinner.

  11. We spend the whole day together watch the Macy’s parade in the morning, eat like pigs, then go for a walk on a beach in the afternoon

  12. We celebrate with my mom and brothers family with lots of food!

  13. Family dinners!

  14. yes we do

  15. We all get together and EAT!!!!

  16. We usually just have supper at my moms house. Its always a good time!

  17. We all get together and spend the weekend hanging out and eating well.

  18. We “ALL” get together to have a sincere “Family Day”. I enjoy these get-togethers more than any other except Christmas.

  19. We gather immediate and extended family, and friends for a big potluck dinner. (I bring the seitan and tofurky!)

  20. With a wonderful dinnner with all the fixin’s for family and friends! Including the furry ones! 🙂

  21. dinner and great conversation

  22. Family dinner, stories and singing.

  23. we start around 1 in the afternoon. every one shows up for appys, dinner and then after dinner we play games

  24. We celebrate by eating together of course.

  25. we have all the older kids home and my mother

  26. I travel to see family….spend time with them, eat a lot, and shop:)


  28. turkey dinner with in-laws on Sunday. Ham dinner at home with family & mother on Monday.every one writes down something they’re thankful for,puts it in a bowl/hat then take turns picking one out and reading it- sometimes quite funny or emotional,but always fun.

  29. Dinner at Grannie & Grampa’s house

  30. We usually go to a family get together but I don’t believe we did last year .. we just had a dinner at home so not sure what is going on this Thanksgiving .. thanks so much, Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday:)

  31. We have both sides of our family over and my husband cooks for everyone

  32. my whole family does Thanksgiving pot luck style and whoever hosts cooks the Turkey and trimmings and everyone else brings all the side dishes and deserts. A huge family meal and lots of family chatter always makes for a fun day!

  33. We always have a humungous turkey and just enjoy ourselves together as a family.

  34. We share a vegan dinner with friends and family.

  35. With a big dinner..and we go around the table and each say what we’re thankful for.

  36. Thanksgiving is family time – a large turkey dinner & a road hockey game.

  37. I usually have two thanksgiving per year, one from my dad’s and one from my mom’s. We would go to one a relative’s house and having a nice family dinner/gathering.

  38. I love the Ting Ting in Blueberry!

  39. My favorite pieces would be The SATHI Signature Pendant and The Bodhi Tree Bracelet.. I love all the pieces they are really beautiful.

  40. I love the Silver Cuff Bracelet featuring Tibetan Knot of Interconnectedness.

  41. Love the Felted Silk Vintage Sari Scarf!

  42. I like the Jungle Adventure necklace.

  43. favorite piece: Jewel of the Lotus Pendant

  44. My favorite piece is the Turquoise Filigree Bracelet…Just Beautiful

  45. I am just smitten from the blue agate lace necklace. Gorgeous piece! Some awesome jewelry on here.

  46. I’m drawn to Bula Waya Moonlight. It’s gorgeous.

  47. I like the Bodhi Tree Bracelet

  48. Visited Gandhara Designs and my favourite piece from their selection is their “Rose Quartz and Sterling Silver Bracelet” ‘cos it’s both elegant with a bit of edge.

  49. I like the All That Glitters Necklace. So pretty!

  50. I’m in love with the Moonstone Pendant with Filigree

  51. I like the Turquoise pendant.

  52. I like the twilight twinkle beads!

  53. family dinners

  54. I like the Filigree Ohm Pendant. Thanks.

  55. I love the Silver Cuff Bracelet featuring Tibetan Knot of Interconnectedness.

  56. The Rose Quartz and Sterling Silver Bracelet is my favourite.

  57. love the gold bird pendant with ruby

  58. I like the Ting Ting in Blueberry necklace.

  59. I love the The SATHI Signature Pendant.

  60. Beautiful pieces!

  61. gold and rbird earriings

  62. I like the Sterling Silver Bangle with Ohm Symbol Motif for my wife, really beautiful.

  63. Handcrafted Sterling Silver Snake Chain

  64. I love the gold bird and ruby earrings, beautiful piece

  65. I like the vintage sari scarf

  66. I love the turquoise pendants.

  67. I liked the Facetted Rose Quartz Heart earrings 🙂

  68. I like the “All that Glitters” beaded necklace.

  69. I think the Red Garnet Infinity Pendant and Earrings Set. This set could be worn with jeans and a turtleneck or even a night on the town.

  70. i really like Red Jasper Heart Pendant

  71. I think the Felted Silk Vintage Sari Scarf by The Red Sari is so beautiful.

  72. I like the all that Glitters Necklace

  73. Beautiful jewellery… and such a good cause

  74. I like the Desert Flower

  75. I love the Red on the Dot bracelet. Cute!

  76. October 18-I really like the Sterling Silver and Amethyst bracelet.

  77. I like Mermaid’s Dream.

  78. I like the Meditation Ring – 8 Auspicious Signs.

  79. I like the twilight twinkle bracelet

  80. i love the Twilight Twinkle

  81. I love the Sedona Desert Necklace!

  82. I really am thrilled about the Meditation Ring – 8 Auspicious Signs. I love that is gives the wearer something to fiddle with and it’s design is to calm and embrace meditation.

  83. I like the bodhi tree bracelet.

  84. Very lovely beads!

  85. I love the gold bird pendant!

  86. I really like the Filigree Ohm Pendant

  87. I love the Desert Flower Necklace, the colour!

  88. I really like the Red Garnet Infinity Pendant and Earrings Set

  89. I love this Tourmaline Statement Bracelet- it’s my birthstone and so pretty. There are a lot of other beautiful items/

  90. My fav piece is the Om pendant in sterling silver with garnet

  91. I like the Om pendant in sterling silver with garnet or amethyst.

  92. The air and earth necklace is absolutely beautiful!! 🙂

  93. I really like the mindfulness collection

  94. I love the all that glitters necklace

  95. My favorite piece is the Amethyst 5 Petal Flower Pendant with Earrings. It’s so pretty.

  96. Gorgeous pieces, hard to narrow it down to a single favourite. Mountain wildflowers is one of my favourites.

  97. Sterling Silver Bangle with Ohm Symbol Motif

  98. I adore the Om pendant sterling silver with garnet. Such intricate silver work and deep gem colour

  99. I really love the beauty of the Petal Necklace and Earrings!

  100. The Orange Blossom necklace

  101. I really like the Peridot Solitaire Cat’s Eye Pendant.

  102. I love the Amethyst Filigree bracelet!

  103. i like the moonstone earrings

  104. I love the Moonstone Pendant with Filigree – so pretty!

  105. I like the Black Onyx and Lapis Lazuli Vintage Bangle

  106. favourite is Ishya necklace

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