Giveaway: The Golden Lily Bracelet Created by Janet Cadsawan

Friday, June 29, 2012
Today on AwesomeSauce we are handing over our blog
 to the amazing 
Janet Cadsawan! 
 And at the end of this guest post you can enter to win this beautiful 
Golden Lily (by Richelle Mead) bracelet.















Strangely enough, this is my first guest blog. So, I'm quite delighted to lose my guest bloginity here. I met Amber and Amber from Awesomesauce at Romantic Times 2012 in Chicago with Rachel Caine over drinks. I don't quite remember if we got to talk about the mystery behind books and jewelry, but here I am now ready, willing, able.  
Books and jewelry are not an obvious duet, but for many people who love the universe, characters and stories they read, a piece of jewelry from the book makes complete sense. I like to think of it as a shapeshifter of sorts - off the pages of the book and into one's real life; a literary time warp, if you will, disguised as a charm. The piece of jewelry reminds you of the feelings you had while reading the adventure. I like to call these pieces "bliss jewelry", because it's shines from the inside out. That kernel of light is the essence of an idea, myth or a book, and that's what makes the piece beautiful. Of course, the form is very important too. When I say to people that I've cornered the vampire jewelry market, they laugh and say "aren't fangs cliche?" But if you look at my jewelry without the reference to the books, they are just beautiful. I think I have one stake in my True Blood collection and it is a very beautiful stake. Of course, I don't always do pieces from books. I have astrology, dragon and Viking collections. Again, they draw from ancient themes that are universal.

Of course, it's a lot of fun too! Richelle Mead's VAMPIRE ACADEMY and BLOODLINES are a series that I adore. Who wouldn't want to design for them? Her heroines are women who were accidentally put in a leadership role, and their courage, intelligence and determination make them out as winners - in love as well as in larger societal issues.  Both series have strong symbols, so it was was a challenge to make them wearable. I think I did a good job. The most recent addition, the golden lily bracelet was a fun. The lily symbolizes many things. The Greeks believed it sprouted from the milk of Hera, the queen of the gods! But it means friendship, virtue, transformation, and I will add resilience! Anyone who has lilies it their garden know this well! So, I say wear this lily with pride!!

My favorite piece of jewelry is not one that I made myself. It is, in fact, an antique from India. It is an oval turquoise with a diamond on one side and has red and green enameling of a lotus on the back. It's not terribly expensive nor is exquisite piece of antique Indian jewelry. It just speaks to me and that's what jewelry should do. I make these pieces and I know they are not my mine but belong to those who hear it.

Thanks for the chance for me to talk about my jewelry!!!





About Janet 




Janet Cadsawan's philosophy is that jewelry is magic adorned. She designs one-of-a-kind talismans, fine jewelry and supernatural baubles. Her pieces are showcased in both art galleries and fine jewelry stores. Her work has been on TV shows and movies. Several pieces come straight out of books!
All of her jewelry is made in New York City and Rhode Island with as much recycled metal as possible.


http://www.cadsawan.com
http://www.twitter.com/cadsawanjewelry
http://www.cadsawan.com/blog
https://www.facebook.com/cadsawanjewelry




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120 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway! I love the design on the bracelet. *Crosses fingers*

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  2. The bracelet is gorgeous. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway! This bracelet is awesome!

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  4. Pooh! Can't see the bracelet! But I'd still take it!

    RT was awesome! Envious that you got to hang out with Rachel Caine! Although I did have drinks with Kasey MacKenzie this time around! So that was still fun!

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  5. The bracelet is so pretty....
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!!

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  6. Thank you so much for the giveaway!! The bracelet is beautiful =)

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  7. Yay for your first guest post :D
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  8. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this! I do not wear a lot of jewelry not even my wedding rings all the time but I would wear this! I can not say how much I love it and the BOOKS!!!! <3 Thanks!

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  9. I love the lily symbol and was waiting for something to be designed from the books with it. I also think that jewelry speaking to you and having that connection to it is important. My mother has a cameo brooch and it isn't worth anything, but I remember looking in her jewelry box growing up and couldn't help staring at it. I can't wait to add this bracelet to my jewelry collection, competition or not.Catherine, @CSJohnson88

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  10. It is very beautiful. Great post and thank you for the giveaway.
    Artemis

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  11. Love the blog entry...it's always nice to find out what inspires people...and books certainly affect a lot of us! You make amazing jewelry.

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  12. Thank you so much for this giveaway! It is incredibly kind!

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  13. Hi! Thanks for this giveaway! I really like the bracelet!

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  14. thank you! the bracelet is beautiful, i hope i'll win it

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  15. Thank you for doing the giveaway! The bracelet is wicked pretty!

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  16. Crosses fingers. I hope I win. Good luck everyone. Such a pretty bracelet!

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway. It's a beautiful bracelet. :)

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  18. Tiffany YelvingtonJune 29, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    The bracelet looks beautiful!

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  19. I love this bracelet! I really hope I win!

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  20. It's beautiful. :D I love it. :D

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  21. wow love the bracelet! thnx for this giveaway!
    -Leca

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  22. thank you for the awesome giveaway! that bracelet is beautiful! thank you for the chance to win it!

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  23. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)

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  24. that is super creative and beautiful!

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  25. Love this bracelet! Now if only Janet could make something that fits in to the Succubus series by Richelle Mead I would buy that up in a heartbeat!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. Beautiful bracelet. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Jean S.

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  27. I made twitter account just to try and win this bracelet! I love it! I think it's amazing that Ms. Cadaswan makes jewelry to tie in with books. It's the most wonderful thing ever!

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  28. Love the bracelet! Would love to win one :)

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  29. Beautiful bracelet! Thanks for the chance to win!
    malibu311 at gmail dot com

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  30. What a beautiful bracelet! I have a friend that would die to have this! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!!

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  31. Thanks for the giveaway. I love this bracelet. Its so beautiful. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway!! That bracelet looks amazing, and I'm really loving Sydney so far in the new series (and obviously Adrian too!!)

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  33. Love the bracelet and I hope I win!!!

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  34. I have not read THE GOLDEN LILY yet. The bracelet is gorgeous.

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  35. would love to win this gorgeous bracelet, thanks for holding the giveaway.

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  36. this bracelet is gorgeous, thanks for the giveaway!
    Jessica

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  37. Love the bracelet and would love to sow it off to people. Thanks for the giveaway and opportunity to win.

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  38. I absolutely love the bracelet. Other than my wedding band and engagement ring, I don't wear much jewelry. But I think I would wear this bracelet. It is very simple, but still stands out. I like it!

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  39. So pretty!!! I'm checking out her site now.

    Ann

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  40. What a lovely bracelet. Awesome giveaway.

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  41. reni sito wulandariJuly 3, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    amazing bracelet. hope i win it :D

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  42. Thanks for this! The bracelet is really pretty!

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  43. It's a beautiful bracelet and as a Sydney fan, I love all things Sydney related.

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  44. I would die to have this bracelet lol it's so pretty! I love VA/Bloodlines! :D

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  45. thanks you so much for this beautiful bracelet!

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  46. OMG it's so pretty! Love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  47. Thanks for the giveaway. Love the bracelet!!

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  48. I love Janet's work. I owe a few of her pieces and I get compliments on them all the time. I met her at the RT convention and she was as sweet as can be!

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  49. Nice piece!!

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Rafflecopter name - Rosemarie D

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  50. Beautiful! Having jewelry pieces to remind one of favorite books is wonderful! You pieces are amazing!

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  51. Thank you for the cool giveaway!

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  52. love the bracelet!!!!:D

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  53. Thanks for this :)

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  54. Beautiful Bracelet

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway, the bracelet is beautiful

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  56. Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway!!!

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  57. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  58. Hi! I absolutely love this bracelet! If I don't win it, I still hope to buy it in the future! (: Thank you for the awesome give away! <3

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  59. Such a beautiful bracelet! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  60. Love the bracelet. It's really cool. The person who gets to win it would be really lucky to have it. :)

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  61. aww thanks fot the giveaway!!!! The bracelet is gorgeous!!! <33
    -Vanya

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  62. OMG!!!!
    that is soooo pretty!!!
    Who ever wins will have the honor to wear
    this beautiful tattoo xD
    good luck to everybody!

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  63. The design is pretty. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  64. Thank you for the giveaway I SOOOO WANT THIS!!!!

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  65. The bracelet is gorgeous! Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  66. Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway! Absolutely love the design on the bracelet. *Crosses fingers in anticipation*

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  67. Love this Giveaway! Thanks so much. The bracelet is gorgeous!!!

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  68. This is a very beautiful bracelet! <3

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  69. Beautiful Bracelet!

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  70. LOVE Janet's Jewelry! Definitely going to own a piece someday...from the Deborah Harkness collection!!

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  71. thanks for the giveaway. Is beutiful.

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  72. I looooooooooove this bracelet *-*
    Awesome work!

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  73. What a gorgeous bracelet! I've seen the link a few times today & finally had a break to click it and come see this bracelet. I'm glad I did!

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  74. this is so so awesome. thank you, its such a beautiful piece!

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  75. It's so beautiful :-) Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  76. Love the bracelet! It's beautiful!

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  77. great bracelet! id love some merch to show my love for bloodlines!

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  78. Beautiful bracelet!

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  79. the bracelet is awesome !!!
    i love VA and Bloodlines and The Golden Lily so freakin' much !!!
    thx 4 the giveaway !!!!

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  80. Beautiful bracelet.

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  81. This is amazing and beautiful! Will look lovely with my prom dress which is in a few months♥

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  82. This is so amazing! Thanks for the chance <3

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  83. Wow... I'm so excited for this giveaway! Hope I get the chance to win!

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  84. I love Janets Jewelry and that most of her it is inspired by my favorite books! TYVM for the giveaway!!

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  85. Thank you for a chance to win this awesome giveaway =)

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  86. Beautiful bracelet. Good luck to everyone who's entered

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  87. Thank you so much for this giveaway. The bracelet is so beautiful. :)

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  88. Beautiful bracelet! Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  89. Janet makes the most beautiful jewerly.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  90. The bracelet is simply gorgeous! Thank you for doing this giveaway and for giving someone the chance to win this piece of beautiful jewelry!

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  91. Cool giveaway! It's lovely :)

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  92. This bracelet is beautiful. I mean seriously stunning! <3

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  93. Great giveaway!! Gorgeous design!

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  94. Awesome design. Really cool!

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  95. I have loved the Discovery of Witches jewelry you did! This bracelet is lovely. How 'bout a ring for Rose and Dimitri's wedding?

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  96. Pretty I so want that

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  97. Thanks for the amazing giveaway. :)

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  98. Athmar AlshammeryJuly 5, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Rochelle provides young girls like myself a sense of power and freedom that our society holds against us. Thank you for creating such an amazing piece :)

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    1. Athmar AlshammeryJuly 5, 2012 at 10:25 PM

      Richelle* sorry autocorrect

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  99. Pretty bracelet. Congratulations to who ever wins it!

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  100. I LOVED the vampire academy books. Such greatness.

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  101. Beautiful bracelet! I would be honored to win it! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  102. I love this bracelet! It is so beautiful!

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  103. Beautiful bracelet to go with amazing books!

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  104. Beautiful..Would love to win...Thanks

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