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  • “What hath Knights to do with sleep?” ― John Milton

    THIS CONTEST IS FINISHED. WINNER - tlmfarmgirl

    THANK YOU EVERYONE!

    That's right, no sleeping here Knights of Lazarus of Bethany! The Knights of Lazarus are dedicated to help and protect those who cannot protect themselves. Matthew de Clermont's seal was used to activate these knights to once again protect someone, i.e. Diana Bishop.

    This contest has a noble cause like the Knights of Lazarus, and it is threefold: One is a vow; One is practice; One is help. You must do all of these in order to be worthy to wear this necklace.

    1. Vow: you must promise to help Deborah Harkness promote The Book of Life and the All Soul's Trilogy on the release day, i.e. July 15, 2014

    2. Practice: you must share a good deed you did. It can be an random act of kindness, a community service or an organization you support.

    3. Help: help me with jewelry ideas for the All Souls Trilogy

    Put your answers below and a random person will be chosen.

    You can also enter on Facebook here.

     

    Ends 1/19/14 at midnight.

    Good Luck!

     

  • Romina Nabhen talks inspiration and design with Janet

    You may be familiar with Romina Nabhen.  An Argentine beauty based in Miami, her fashion and lifestyle expertise has been shared on all major television networks, including CNN Español, BRAVO, E!, and Telemundo, (just to name a few!). 
    What makes Romina so successful?  We think it has to do with her huge heart-- besides rescuing two pups with her husband, she is a national spokesperson for Children Without A Voice (CWAV), raising awareness and preventing crimes against children, child abuse and neglect.  This is not your average fashionista!
    Romina recently discovered CADSAWAN Jewelry and fell in love with Janet's Dragon Collection. 
    She explains,
    "I resemble a butterfly; light, bright, fluttering my wings all over with an open heart.
    My soul however is strong and fierce like that of a warrior or dragon.
    The essence of my soul has been captured in this dragon pendant
    created by the Alchemist of Jewelry, Janet Cadsawan of CADSAWAN."

    Janet and Romina recently had a chat about inspiration and the jewelry design process.  Check out her blog, MyLifeMiVida.com for the full interview (and a ton of beautiful, inspiring posts)!

     

    http://mylifemivida.com/2013/12/06/cadsawan-captured-the-essence-of-my-soul/

  • THANKFUL sale

    We have a lot to be thankful for this year in the CADSAWAN Studio.
    Books, gems, and incredibly inspiring fans are the things that light up our days. 
    (...well, brownies, too!)

    We are celebrating the holidays with sparkling new designs + a THANKFUL sale!

    Save 30% on ALL JEWELRY with code THANKgems
    until Monday, December 2 at midnight PST.
  • If Wishes were a Locket ...

    The Cluviel Dor was found in a secret compartment of a desk owned by Sookie's Grandmother. It came in a velvet pouch with a letter from Gran telling her it is a magical fairy love object which allows the possessor one wish.

     

    We've collaborated with Charlaine Harris to bring this amazing object of love to you in the form of a locket!  A portion of proceeds are donated to Habitat for Humanity, so others' wishes may come true.

     

    You can win one if you help us choose the Sookie quote to be engraved inside. Just list your choice in the comments section and you'll be entered. Extra points can be earned through the Rafflecopter below. ENDS NOVEMBER 11TH.

     

    1. I'd been waiting for the vampire for years when he walked into the bar. [Dead Until Dark]

    2. My grandmother had raised me to be polite, but she hadn't raised me to be stupid. [Living Dead In Dallas]

    3. Knowing someone simply finds you attractive is always a boost to the spirits. [Dead as a Doornail]

    4. I was a terrible Christian and a decent survivalist. [From Dead to Worse]

  • Geek Chic Winner!

    Valerie here!  I am thrilled to announce that Kelly Fine has won our Geek Chic prize...a Silver Stake Necklace with Diamond Rondelles!

    Kelly's geek chic thoughts:

    "I’ve read the books of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, and they first got me interested in healing with herbs, etc. So now I am hooked on any fiction/non-fiction books that use herbs and homeopathy. I’ve tried several of Claire’s concoctions and have tailored my herb garden toward healing. I use teas and herbal supplements for myself and my family (which my hubby and daughter completely refuse at times because of the taste!). Plus with all the post-apocalyptic shows we watch (Revolution, Walking Dead, etc.) I figured it couldn’t hurt knowing this info. I think a cool celtic knot with some plant or herb used by Jamie and Claire would be awesome for jewelry (especially like the design on her ring…)."

    It has been so fun to read everyone's answers-- we love the diversity of everyone's geekiness!  CADSAWAN is crazy to lucky to have such interesting & inspiring fans.  If you have time, check out everyone's responses on the contest posting or on CADSAWAN's Facebook page-- you might find something new to geek out about!

  • The Geek Chic Bling Contest

    First of all, I would like to thank you for all the support you've given me over the years. True Blood is in it's last season. Vampire Academy is finally turning into a movie. KPOP stars are wearing my jewelry. I have the key to the red room of pain. And, where is Ashmole 782?  Valerie, my marketing maven, says all this has to do with geek chic being the new black.

    Well, if geek chic is in ... I want to hear from the geeks - both ladies and gents. I want to know what geeks you out! I want you to shame me with your überGeekiness! And, whomever WOWs me the most will get a prize. EDIT - Actually, I've decided to pick at random because so far ... I'm already finding it hard !!! ALSO ... you may enter on my FB Page. It can be about anything ... a book you're reading, a TV show you're watching, an animal you just discovered, caterpillars, the Higgs Boson, psychokinesis, the Teutonic Knights, a new iPhone app ... anything geeky. Extra points if you can turn that thought into a piece of jewelry :)

    Rules:

    1. one entry each

    2. 200 words MAX

    3. Ends 18 Sept 2013 23:59 EST

    4. This is an international contest

    The winners receive:

    ladies: Stake Necklace with Diamond Rondelles

    gents: A Sterling Silver Oliver Pendant

  • CADSAWAN at Eight of Swords!

     

    Have you been to Eight of Swords?  A stunning jewelry boutique + gallery in Williamsburg, it's also home to some seriously talented tattoo artists.  We could not be more excited to be one the incredible artists included in this shop! 

    Erica, who curates the collection, has found fierce, beautiful pieces that capture your imagination.  Stop by the shop, be inspired, + maybe get some ink!

     

    115 Grand Street Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Moon Of My Life, My Sun And Stars

    khaleesi

    Moon, Sun, Stars! Sounds like an astrological disaster or true love! Khaleesi, mother of dragons, had a moon in her life and now she has three bright, shining baby dragons, but it hasn't been all hearts and flowers for this lost princess. Khaleesi Targaryen, one of my favorite characters of Game of Thrones, is an outcast. Yet whatever grisly situation comes, she conquers gaining more power and even more followers. I have to say, I like heroines like her. Ones that find strength from adversity. Ones that humbly teeter on eminence. Ones who sacrifice for love. And that is the answer to why I designed dragon egg jewelry. The baby dragons symbolize regeneration from death and love. So poetic. I hope that she finds another moon, sun and/or stars in her life – mainly because those dragons need a father or at least someone to keep them in line. Hope you like the pieces. Here are what others think about them The Gloss & Accessories Magazine.

  • Valentine's Day Fifty Shades of Grey Jewelry & Book Giveaway

    This is exactly what you've been waiting for: a FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Valentine's Day present! 

    Ever since E L James' hardcover version of the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Trilogy came out, we wanted our own copies to re-read, re-read and re-read. Don't you just love the red bookmark? 

    Now, you can win Christian Grey's Tie Necklace from the official  Fifty Shades of Grey™ Jewelry Collection AND a set of hardcover of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, FIFTY SHADES DARKER & FIFTY SHADES FREED from Doubleday Publishing.

    An epic giveaway for this romantic day! Good luck!

     

     



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  • Welcome to Cadsawan

    I am happy to announce that we've released three designs from the Fifty Shades of Grey™ Fine Jewelry Collection. They are to celebrate the hardcover release of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy that was release last week. They are available for pre-order on Amazon and they ship on Valentines Day! Now, you can wear Christian's necktie wherever you go. Thank you for stopping by.

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