Thursday, May 8, 2014

PicturesOnGold.com & a Giveaway!

**Disclaimer: I have received products to try from PicturesOnGold.com & am simply sharing my personal opinion which may vary from yours. I was not compensated for this review.


I seem to have more necklaces than any other kind of jewelry. But I've never had a necklace that was so perfect. And I've also never received so many compliments on a necklace before in my life! 


Every time I hear of a locket necklace, I immediately picture the kind I grew up with. They all seemed to have the generic front & you always had to cut your own pictures to fit. So of course I was blown away by the quality of the locket necklace I received from PicturesOnGold. So much so, that my eyes actually watered. (Seriously, they did.)


Aside from the locket itself, I loved how easy it was to build. Yep, that's right, I chose every detail of the locket myself!

To build your own locket, you must first decide on the locket itself. (I have the Build Your Own Sterling Silver 2-Picture Heart Locket) & then decide on what you'd like for the front. I went with a mother with three kids (how perfect!) from the selection of clipart available for Mother's Day. You can also leave it blank, add text or choose a monogram instead.


Next was the inside, which was only difficult because I was being indecisive on which photos to use. I started out with two that I wasn't really impressed with, but when I got to the end, I realized I could choose the pictures I really wanted & leave special instructions to have them placed how I wanted. And you have to admit, the color laser engraved pictures just pop! (Simple laser engraving or a paper photo option are also available, as well as leaving either side plain, adding text or adding a monogram.)


Now for the back of the locket. I kept mine very simple with text in a Script font (Block font also available) that went perfect with the clipart on the front. 

You can also choose the chain. I chose an 18in. Rolo style chain, for the simple fact that it stated that it was very durable. You should know that my two year old has thoroughly put it to the test & it has passed with flying colors! (Box & Singapore chains are also available in varying sizes.)


OK, so now for the special instructions that I mentioned earlier. If your picture isn't quite centered or slightly small, simply tell PicturesOnGold exactly how you'd like it & they'll perfect it for you. My pictures needed to be slightly altered in size & position and I also asked for faces only, which eliminates any background. I was semi-afraid that it wouldn't turn out as I had hoped, but it turned out better than I imagined!

Would you love to build your own Sterling Silver 2-Picture Heart Locket for someone special (including yourself)?


One lucky winner will get the chance! 

The giveaway will conclude on at 12:00 a.m. est on Thursday 5/22/14. Winners will be announced via rafflecopter & in a separate blog post which will be published no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday 5/22/14. Winners will also be notified via email & announced on the Smith and Blessings facebook page. Winners will have 48 hours to submit shipping information, which will then be passed on to PicturesOnGold.com for distribution of product. If 48 hours has lapsed, a new winner will be picked & then will also have 48 hours to submit their information. Smith and Blessings is not responsible for prize shipment. 
*Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can also use the Promo Code: MOM2014 to save 10% on all purchases made until May 9th.


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66 comments:

  1. I think that my best friend could use one of these...she's got 2 kiddies and one on the way!

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  2. I would love to build this locket for myself. I'd love to keep this around my neck with a picture of my daughters, myself and my husband.

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  3. I would want it for myself, but my daughter really wants one so I would probably give it to her

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  4. I'd love this for Mother's Day, it's beautiful <3

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  5. I would buy one for myself i love it!

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  6. I would buy one for myself i love it!

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  7. I would build this for my daughter so she can put her boyfriend and herself in it.

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  8. Honestly, myself something special with my son and husband. beautiful locket btw!

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  9. My sister, she is turning 50 this year and this would be a lovely gift with pictures of her 2 kids!!

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  10. I'd like it for myself because i've always wanted a locket with a family photo.

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  11. Honestly I would want it for myself because it is awesome and I do not have anything like this yet.

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  12. I don't know yet...is that an acceptable answer?!?

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  13. I would love to give this to my daughter.

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  14. I would build it for myself because I have always wanted one like it & I would be thrilled to get one!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  15. my daughter so she can have a locket of me and her she is growing up fast 10 years old alr and want her to have a special memory in a locket means a lot especially since my mother never was around i want her to always have my picture in a locket

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  16. I would build this locket for my brother's girlfriend because she is a wonderful single mother who has had a rough life. She is working to do the best she can for herself and her son.

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  17. I would have to be selfish and make the locket for myself! I had one made and didnt get to have pics engraved like it was supposed to! :( Thank you for this awesome giveaway! Good luck to all! :)

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  18. Probably for my 9 year old daughter. She would LOVE this.

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  19. I would get this locket for my best friend for her birthday, she would love it! Alona Y in rafflecoptor.

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  20. I would get it for my daughter, for her birthday. She would really like it a lot!

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  21. I would make this for my mom she really would love one with the grandkids pictures.

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  22. I would build this for my daughter. We lost my 20 yr old brother in Oct and my Dad in Nov. I would have a picture of my dad on one side my brother on the other and a Angel wing on the front and their initials on the back.

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  23. I would build it for myself with my 3 granddaughter's picture in it.

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  24. my grandaughter Jocelyn because she is the love of my life!

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  25. I would love to build this locket for my mother with my children's picture in it.

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  26. I would build this locket for my mother in law because she lives in Argentina and we don't get to see her as often as we would like

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  27. I'd put a photo of myself and my boyfriend in the locket that I'd wear.

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  28. I would build this locket for myself with pictures of my grandchildren.

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  29. I would build it for my significant others birthday she would like it

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  30. I would build it for my mom because she's the best and deserves it!

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  31. I would love to gift this to my Mom, because she's awesome!

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  32. I'd make this for my mom! she's so sweet and she always loves the jewelry I give her (and actually wears them, unlike the ugly stuff I gave her when I was a little kid that she kept :) )

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  33. I would love this for myself, to have a picture of my Mom on one side for sure, but not to sure yet what I would put on the other side if I won. The reason I would definitely have Mom's picture is that way I would always be able to wear her close to my heart

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  34. I would build it for my daughter so that when I'm gone she can look at it and it how much I love her

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  35. I would want this for myself because it is beautiful. RC name Denise Davis.

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  36. I would build this for myself with my kids pictures in it:)

    Kimberly Bauer
    kbauer74@verizon.net

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  37. For me with my two kids in it!

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  38. I would build this for myself - It's beautiful & I never treat myself.

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  39. I would love to win for me to put my parents pictures that have passed on.

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  40. I would like to win this for my mom and put her granddaughters in it.

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  41. I would build this locket for myself. I have never had a nice locket like this one and I've seen so many great reviews about it lately. I've always wanted a locket to add a nice picture of my husband and daughter. This would also make for a great heirloom.

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  42. I would build this locket for my mother and I would put a picture of her on one side and my father on the other side. My father has passed away and that is what would make it even more special.

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  43. I would buy this for my mother in law because I didn't get her a mother's day gift.

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  44. My mother, she has given so much to me, I would like to give her something she would cherish!

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  45. I would actually be keeping this for myself. I don't have anything pretty like this.

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  46. I would build this for my daughter because it would be nice to have her children's photos in it.

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  47. I would give to my daughter in law who lost a baby last year
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  48. I would love to keep it for myself & put pictures of my four children in! What a great gift idea!

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  49. i would build this locket for my mother because she took the passing of my grandfather really hard and it would cheer her up if she could have his picture in it.

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  50. I would build it for my sister who is a wonderful mother and has been through a lot!

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  51. I would build it for my mom so she can have pics of all her grandkids

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  52. I would build this for my mother in law.She is such a huge help and blessing in my life and loves fiercely!

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  53. I would make it for my daughter!

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  54. I would build it for my daughter because she is very sentimental and would love to have a locket.

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  55. I would build it for my mom she loves her grandchildren more than anything in this world and it would look fabulous on her neck..

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  56. I would do it for my daughter for her birthday from my granddaughter.

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  57. I would make this for my step daughter. She graduates form high school in just a few weeks and this would be an awesome graduation gift to give her...I still can't grasp the fact that she's already graduating....I've been with her daddy since she was in elementary school and it seems like just yesterday,....she will be going off to college in the fall and has never been away from home so this would be a great gift that she can enjoy now and also will remind her of home when she's away this fall.... Thanks for the chance to win....

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  58. I would build this for my mother in law! she does do much for us! I appreciate her!

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