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Simply Mad Jewelry (Review & Giveaway)

Summertime is one of my favorite times of the year, because I get to play a little bit more with my jewelry and accessories. There are certain colors and styles of jewelry that I steer away from during the fall and winter months, but once summer is here, it's time to step outside of the box and start having a little bit of fun!

Not only do I love to add fun color back into my accessories, I love to wear jewelry that's just a little bit different. If everything in my jewelry box looked exactly the same, it would make for a pretty boring wardrobe. I like to browse around Etsy for jewelry, though. There are so many creative people in this world who make beautiful, quality, one of a kind jewelry, it's too hard to resist!

 by Madeline Barbeito

I connected with Madeline Barbeito, owner of Simply Mad Jewelry on Etsy, and inquired about featuring a piece of her jewelry, because her jewelry is unique and simply gorgeous! Madeline agreed to send me a piece of her jewelry, and that meant that it would be coming to my house all the way from Tokyo, Japan! It felt pretty cool when my mail carrier handed me an envelope with Japan stamped on it!

 My pretty little package from Madeline- love how everything is color coordinated!

I couldn't wait to see what Madeline had chosen to send to me. When I opened my package from her, I found a little white envelope with scalloped edges and a Simply Mad business tag. Inside the envelope, there was a gorgeous necklace waiting for me. The necklace was attached to a beautifully designed Simply Mad 'plate,' and Madeline also enclosed a handwritten note to me.

 So you can get an idea of how long the chain really is...

Look how pretty this pendant is!

Madeline sent me a beautiful silver turquoise pendant necklace, made with tiny TOHO beads. This is a nice, long necklace on a silver plated chain (yay- because I love silver). Turquoise is one of those colors I love to wear in the summertime. I think a stark white top with turquoise jewelry is so pretty! The tiny turquoise TOHO beads are wire wrapped around the entire perimeter of the tear shaped pendant. I can't imagine how much time it must have taken to individually wrap each one of those tiny little beads around the pendant! The pendant then sits off of a circle, connecting it to the chain. Along the chain, sit four tiny turquoise flower charms, and one also dangles playfully from the top of the pendant. This gives the already beautiful necklace a little extra touch of femininity and grace. There are also three tiny turquoise beads that sit at the back of the neck, on the chain.

 I love how this pretty necklace hangs...

Keeping the necklace safe, draping it over a photo on my dresser- so Balian can't get to it!

I've worn this beautiful necklace with black, white and a turquoise colored top I own, which has pretty white embroidery on it. I really like the fact that this necklace is very light- feather light, almost. I can wear it all day long without it beginning  to feel heavy. Because the chain is longer in length, than a lot of my other necklaces, I can easily change the look up, by layering another necklace with this one. I've received a lot of compliments on this necklace, and everyone has wanted a closer look at the tiny turquoise flower charms! I don't blame them- they're so pretty!

There are a lot of pretty pieces from Madeline's Simply Mad Jewelry shop that I would love to have in my jewelry box. Here are a few of my favorite pieces:

 Earrings to match my silver and turquoise pendant necklace...

 Simply stunning aquamarine earrings...

 Silver rose and Tahitian pearl pendant necklace...

With so many beautiful designs to choose from by Simply Mad Jewelry, I could go simply broke, because I like so many of them. Madeline's gorgeous designs are absolutely affordable, though and when you make a Simply Mad purchase, you can be sure you're purchasing a piece of jewelry that was made with love, and you won't find a duplicate like it anywhere else! Madeline wants all of her customers to love their jewelry and offers a 30 day money back guarantee. Madeline would also love to work with you on creating a piece of custom jewelry! Share your ideas with her, and she'll be glad to make a unique piece of jewelry to your liking, or make alterations to a current design in her shop.

Whether you're looking for a gift, or just for something to add to your jewelry box, you'd be simply mad if you didn't take the time to browse all of Madeline's lovely designs!

Want It? Buy It!

Take home a piece of Simply Mad Jewelry to love and enjoy for years to come! Shop Madeline's designs on Etsy in her Simply Mad Jewelry shop! Madeline ships worldwide for a $5.00 flat fee, so don't let her location keep you from purchasing a piece of her jewelry! You can also connect with Madeline through her Simply Mad Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter!

Want It? Win It!

One lucky reader will win a pair of  Small Beaded Hoop Earrings Black and Gold Wire Wrapped Earrings earrings from Madeline!
Beaded hoop earrings featuring gold Czech glass beads (4mm) and black tourmaline beads (4mm). 
They measure 1.5 inches.
  Just use our Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win!

Special thanks to Madeline Barbeito for allowing me to have a beautiful piece of her Simply Mad Jewelry to add to my collection, and for offering this wonderful giveaway for our readers!

Good luck, jewelry lovers!

Disclosure: Other than the above featured product, which I received free of charge, directly from this shop owner for review purposes, I was not monetarily compensated for facilitating this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Your experience may differ. 


  1. I like Silver Rose Charm Tahitian Pearl Necklace Rose Pendant (547).

  2. Love the Swarovski Smoky Quartz Pendant Necklace!

    Elaine R

  3. I absolutely love the turquoise pendant and earings shown above. It's one of my favorite colors and i love the style on both.

  4. Silver Eternity Circle Necklace Beaded Cluster Pearl Drop Peandant

    and all the turquoise pieces you've shown above!!

    I'd go broke too =)

  5. Love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/95249462/silver-rose-charm-tahitian-pearl

  6. i like the Sterling Silver Heart Necklace Black Tourmaline Valentine's Gifts

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  7. I love the sterling silver love pendant with crystal and pearl, so pretty.

  8. i am a big fan of the Swarovski Smoky Quartz Pendant Necklace


  9. Aquamarine and Pearl Dangle Earrings Blue Bead Dangle Earrings


  10. http://www.etsy.com/listing/95858119/tourmaline-wire-wrapped-handmade-pendant

  11. I like the Art Deco Beaded Bib Necklace Pearl Rhinestones Sequins Sterling SIlver (1777)
    lusizova at gmail.com


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