Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hand Stamped Goodness!

I was so excited when I was contacted by Joseph Allen Designs to feature their great products on SIMPLE. I love jewelry and anything hand made is precious to me.

The item I received was made with great quality! I have seen many other hand stamped jewelry items in the market place and this one is at the top of my referral list. It looks great on the computer but in person even better!

As I was learning a little about Joseph Allen Designs, I came across his blog. I found one post in particular of GREAT interest. (You can read the whole thing HERE- the giveaway in the link is NOT live - but the one below is!) Here is a little that I thought was obviously worth including here:

So anyway, with all the hand stamped jewelry out there what makes a Joseph Allen Design so special. Here is a list:

- I don’t want my designs to be too thin so I carve all the designs in wax, make a mold and then cast all of the necklaces so they can be unique with substance.

- I use argentium Sterling Silver. The most tarnish resistant silver available. I have old pieces sitting in my work bench that have been there for almost 5 years and are still nice and shiny.

- I guarantee to ship in 3 days! I have all the materials in stock so I never have to worry about an item being back ordered.

- Options, Options, Options!!! Maybe too many, I haven’t decided yet. Satin or Hammered finishes. Birthstones, Pearls, or Crystals.

- Customer service. I will always be here for you! I’ll be honest, I may slip away on the weekend but if I do I will be back on Monday.

This is probably the most important of them all. And unfortunately I can’t take credit for it because it is…..

-YOU! YOU choose your necklace and customize it with the finish and accents that YOU want. YOU then make the necklace truly what it is supposed to be by adding YOUR words, YOUR phrases, and YOUR names, making it special and meaningful to YOU.

GET YOUR OWN!! Start your Christmas shopping early over at Joseph Allen Designs! There are quite a few hand stamped jewelry items to choose from!

WIN YOUR OWN!! One lucky SIMPLE reader will get their choice their favorite Hand Stamped Jewelry item from Joseph Allen Designs! To enter, visit their site, then come back here and comment telling us which item or items are your favorite!

Extra Entries: (leave separate comment for each and EACH ENTRY WILL BE VERIFIED - if not, the entry may be removed)
Winner will be randomly selected and announced November 12, 2010. Good shannonsignature copyLuck!

*I was provided with the 3-disc hammered necklace for review purposes
free of charge to conduct this review. What was wrote above is my own personal testimony!*

228 comments:

  1. I love the hammered collection. I would love to have two disks to have my children names on with their birthstones dangling above. Beautiful product!

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  2. FB follower of Josh Allen Designs.

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  3. I am a follower of Simple on FB

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  4. I didn't blog but I did post on facebook to come check it out!

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  5. I really like the Heart Earrings and the Large Forever Circle with Hammered Disc. I wonder if I could get my boys names now and add another later if and when... :)
    teacherkrista at gmail dot com

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  6. already like Simple on FB
    teacherkrista at gmail dot com

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  7. The Large Forever Circle is my favorite!

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  8. Tweeted ~ https://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/29647245949

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  9. I follow Joseph Allen Designs on Twitter.

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  10. I follow via Google Friend Connect.

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  11. I love the small circles bracelet,
    gray_andrea@hotmail.com

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  12. I love the Custom made and personalized hand stamped sterling silver necklace that I could get with my son's name and birthstone.

    shannon2rdh@yahoo.com

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  13. i like simple on facebook

    shannon2rdh@yahoo.com

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  14. Ohhh I really like the large forever circle with the pearl--pretty!

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  15. Happiness Satin, I think.
    We found out today we are having our seventh miscarriage... and I could use a necklace like this around my neck right now.

    mjbc07 at yahoo dot com

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  16. I love the 2 disc satin necklace, beautiful!!! Perfect for baby #2 coming in Dec!!!

    brittanyvannoord@hotmail.com

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  17. fb fan of simple

    brittanyvannoord@hotmail.com

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  18. fb fan of joseph allen designs

    brittanyvannoord@hotmail.com

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  19. follow simple on google friend connect

    brittanyvannoord@hotmail.com

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  20. I love the "Little Bird" necklace. Very sweet.

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  21. I love them all but my favorite is the little book of tags. I could create little books, one for each of my families (sisters and brothers/in-laws) to wear representing all of my neices and nephews

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  22. I LOVE the "Happiness w/ Disc" necklace. I would wear it all the time!

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  23. Have already "liked" SIMPLE on FB

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  24. Tweeted about the giveaway as: @MrsWindyPoplars

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  25. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the large forever circle with hammered discs. Really, all of it is gorgeous!

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  26. I LOVE the new Small circles bracelet in satin - fabulous!! Thanks for the giveaway!
    shelpowl(at)telus(dot)net

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  27. I like Joseph Allen Designs on facebook!
    shelpowl(at)telus(dot)net

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  28. I follow your blog via gfc!
    shelpowl(at)telus(dot)net

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  29. I like the two disc hammered with heart!

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  30. I like josephallendesigns on facebook.

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  31. I love the Satin Collection Star necklace! Gorgeous!

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  32. Following Joseph Allen Designs on Twitter!

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  33. I'm following Joseph Allen Designs on Facebook too!

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  34. I'm following SIMPLE via Google Friend connect toO!

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  35. I love the hammered collection! I would choose Happiness and have all 5 of my children's names engraved:)

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  36. I LOVE the whole hammered collection! WOW!

    Three disks would be perfect for representing my kiddos!

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  37. My favorite is the "One Two Three Discs Satin" and I would get 2 discs w/ 2 pearls on a 20" bead chain with my kids names on the discs.

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  38. Following Joseph Allen Designs on Twitter! @lovelimes

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  39. 'Like' SIMPLE on FB! (Tamara Todd Chewning)

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  40. "Like" Joseph Allen Designs on Facebook! (Tamara Todd Chewning)

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  41. Subscribed via RSS feed at Joseph Allen Designs' blog!

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  42. i like little book of tags satin
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  43. I LOVE the entire Satin collection - I can't decide which I like the best :)

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  44. I like Joseph Allen Designs on FB!

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  45. I subscribed to the Joseph Allen Designs email on the blog!

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  46. I love the Free Form Satin Pendent!
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  47. I'm following them on Twitter @MommaStaciA.
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  48. I like Simple on FB.
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  49. I like Joseph Allen Designs on FB.
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  50. I follow you through Google Friend.
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  51. Love his jewelry! I'd get the three round discs with a heart on one, my husband's and my name on one w/birthstones and our wedding date on one. So pretty! sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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  52. I follow Joseph Allen on twitter (luvmyrosie) sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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  53. I like Simple on FB (janice alvarez herberger) sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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  54. I like Joseph Allen on FB (janice alvarez herberger) sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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  55. email subscriber to Joseph Allen's blog sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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  56. I follow your blog publicly via GFC sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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  57. tweeted sammiejanL40 at aol dot com
    http://twitter.com/luvmyrosie/status/619826804432896

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  58. I would choose 3 satin discs with my children's names with 3 pearls.

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  59. Posted about the giveaway linking back to SIMPLE and Joseph Allen Designs:
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=173571112653113&id=100001597050150

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  60. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/mickeycoutts/status/654406894755841

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  61. Follow Joseph Allen Designs on Twitter (mickeycoutts)

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  62. "Like" SIMPLE on Facebook -
    (Mickey Coutts)

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  63. "Like" Joseph Allen Designs on Facebook (Mickey Coutts)

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  64. Subscribe via RSS feed at Joseph Allen Designs' blog.

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  65. Subscribe via e-mail at Joseph Allen Designs' blog.

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  66. Follow us via Google Friend Connect
    (Mickey Coutts)

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  67. I love the Small Circles Bracelet with the birth stones set inside...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  68. Follow Joseph Koecheler on Twitter *DNatrlBeauty*...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  69. Like Simple on FB...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  70. Like Joseph Allen Designs on FB...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  71. RSS Joseph Allen...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  72. GFC follow *heavensent1*...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  73. Tweeted...http://twitter.com/DNatrlBeauty/status/670750981750784...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  74. i like the little bird in satin.

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  75. daily tweet! sammiejanL40 at aol dot com
    http://twitter.com/luvmyrosie/status/788799349063680

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  76. Yeah! I can finally leave a comment! I love the hammered disks and would choose one with three disks for my three kids with their birthstones.

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  77. I love the hammered two disk. I would put my daughter's names and birthstones on it! I have a friend who has one of these and am so jealous!

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  78. subscribed to Joseph Allen RSS Feed

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  79. I "Like" Joseph Allen Designs on Facebook

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  80. Following Joseph Allen Designs on Twitter

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  81. Tweeted this giveaway @carolinacowgirl

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  82. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    fan on FB-Laura DeLuca

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  83. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    follow joseph & allen on FB-Laura DeLuca

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  84. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    follow josph & allen on twitter-gabbylowe

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  85. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    follow on google

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  86. timmiedeluca@comcast.net


    follow blog

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  87. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    subscribe to joseph allen

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  88. daily tweet sammiejanL40 at aol dot com
    http://twitter.com/luvmyrosie/status/1441225458581504

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  89. daily tweet sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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  90. My very favorite is the large, satin, Forever disc necklace, though there are so many others that I'm crazy about. Thanks for this giveaway.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  91. I'm an email subscriber to Joseph Allen Design's blog.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  92. daily tweet sammiejanL40 at aol dot com
    http://twitter.com/luvmyrosie/status/1905391793348608

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  93. I am in love with the Litte Bird necklace. I have wanted it for a while and have been waiting for it to be gifted to me. Fingers crossed for Christmas if I don't win. :)
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  94. I follow Joseph Allen on twitter @Aerated.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  95. I follow with GFC.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  96. I subscribe to Joseph Allen via email.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  97. tweet! thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/2147537590943744
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  98. I love the open square from the hammered collection.
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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  99. I really like the individual and two layered hammered disc necklaces

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

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  100. joseph twitter @kaiasmommy

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

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  101. joseph fb at melanie b

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

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  102. simple fb at melanie b

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

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  103. Follow JAD on Twitter
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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  104. daily tweet sammiejanL40 at aol dot com
    http://www.simple-momreviews.com/2010/11/hand-stamped-goodness.html

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  105. I like the Always heart satin necklace.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  106. Like Simple on facebook: Rebecca Honey Graham

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  107. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I THINK I LIKE THE Mokume Disc...HARD TO CHOOSE

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  108. daily tweet 11/10 http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/2362897275559936
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  109. I like the Small Disc Satin with the birthstone.

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  110. I like the little bird necklace.Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  111. I like little book of tags satin, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  112. I love the Small Circles Bracelet..
    Corinne
    ckurzmann@yahoo.com

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  113. i am a fan of Simple on Facebook..
    Corinne
    ckurzmann@yahoo.com

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  114. I am a fan Of Joseph Allen on facebook..
    Corinne
    ckkurzmann@yahoo.com

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  115. I am a gfc follower of Simple
    ~corky on gfc~
    Corinne
    ckurzmann@yahoo.com

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  116. The beautiful and eye-catching Two round discs with heart (smaller) Necklace would look so lovely encircling my neck! ;)
    Clownscrytoo@gmail.com

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  117. I like the little book of tags!
    Awesome contest! Thanks for entering me!
    Janna Johnson
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    Janna@Feedyourpigblog.com
    www.feedyourpigblog.com

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  118. My favorite is the "Doorway to My Heart" Necklace.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  119. I am following Joseph Allen Designs via Twitter as jlsc123.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  120. I am a fan of Joseph Allen Designs via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  121. I am a Joseph Allen Designs Blog subscriber via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

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  122. I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  123. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  124. I love the Happiness Hammered disc, the texture is so lovely!

    kiwidragon117 at yahoo dot com

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  125. the doorway to my heart is my favorite satin collection

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  126. daily tweet sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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  127. daily tweet http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/2722111378427904
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  128. I would love a necklace like the one pictured...and I would need three discs because I have my 3rd due next year!

    michelled@gm.edu

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  129. Love the Two Round Discs with Heart Large from the Hammered Collection and also like the same one in the Satin collection

    smatos04@hotmail.com

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  130. Subscribe to Joseph Allen Designs Blog via email

    smatos04@hotmail.com

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  131. GFC Follower of Simple

    smatos04@hotmail.com

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  132. Like'd Joseph Allen Designs on Facebook

    smatos04@hotmail.com

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  133. I love the Always heart necklace.

    joy_wrenn@yahoo.com

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  134. "Like" Joseph Allen Designs on Facebook!

    joy_wrenn@yahoo.com

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  135. Simple fan on FB

    joy_wrenn@yahoo.com

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  136. Hand Stamped Jewelryby Joseph Allen
    email subscriber

    joy_wrenn@yahoo.com

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  137. Simple GFC follower

    joy_wrenn@yahoo.com

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  138. daily tweet ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/2747770305777665

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  139. I love the Two round discs with heart (larger).

    hebert024 at aol dot com

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  140. I love the Forever Mokume necklace

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  141. I like the Large Forever Circle the most. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  142. I like SIMPLE Reviews on facebook susan s
    suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  143. I would like the two round hammered disk necklace.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  144. my favorite is the satin always heart

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  145. My fave is the Little Book Of Tags necklace. Love it! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  146. Liked SIMPLE on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  147. Liked Joseph Allen Designs on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  148. Subscribed to Joseph Allen Designs' blog. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  149. I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  150. I like SIMPLE on FB
    grandvalleykids@hotmail.com

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  151. I like the little book of tags with the pearls. Just beautiful!
    grandvalleykids@hotmail.com

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  152. I subscribed to Joseph Allen Designs email list.
    grandvalleykids@hotmail.com

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  153. I like the Two Oval Disc in Satin. I Would like it personalized with our anniversary then me and hubby's names.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  154. I follow Joseph Koecheler via Twitter- ksh123

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  155. I subscribe to his blog by Rss- Google reader

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  156. I'm a GFC follower

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  157. I like the Hugs and Kisses hammered square pendant and the Open Square pendant.
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  158. Like Simple on FB- Nicole Krebs Balogh
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  159. Follow Joseph Allen Designs on Twitter @maybaby522
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  160. Like Joseph Allen Designs on FB- Nicole Krebs Balogh
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  161. GFC follower
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  162. My fave is the beautiful Larger Two Discs With Heart Satin necklace

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  163. I love the Star charm. :)

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  164. I like simple over on Facebook.

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  165. I like Joseph Allen Designs on Facebook.

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  166. I follow Joseph Allen Designs on Twitter (@psychotichouse)

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  167. tweet sammiejanL40 at aol dot com
    http://twitter.com/luvmyrosie/status/2941494944075776

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  168. Daily tweet and ::crossing fingers:: sammiejanL40 at aol dot com
    http://twitter.com/luvmyrosie/status/2961013250985984

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  169. I love their satin star necklace. thank you!

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  170. I really love the Mokume Square necklace - the metal is so unique! I also like the Open Square Satin necklace.

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  171. I "Like" Joseph Allen Designs on Facebook (as Gaye McGill).

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  172. I follow you via Google Friend Connect.

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  173. I really like the Two round discs with heart (smaller)from the Hammered Collection

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  174. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/3070427077279744

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