For the past year I have been coveting Cocoon jewelry. Every piece is so beautiful and unique that it is impossible to pick one.
These fused glass pieces of wearable art are handcrafted using a process originally developed by the Ancient Egyptians. Glass fusion requires carefully measuring, cutting and cleaning fusible glass before layering and assembling it into the desired conceptual design. The assembled unit is then placed into a kiln for several hours until it reaches 1475 degrees, the point at which the layered pieces melt into each other to become one piece. The kiln is then cooled over several hours, which anneals the glass to give it strength and durability. A good portion of the pieces come out of the kiln requiring further work (called “cold-working”) which includes grinding, drilling, sawing or sandblasting, depending on the what the desired final outcome of the piece is. After the piece is cold-worked, it requires another round through the kiln – at even slower heating and cooling rates – to “fire-polish” the piece.
In February, Cocoon jewelry artist Suzanne Balestri, asked if I would write a post focused on my yoga practice to contribute to her blog. Instead of writing about different yoga styles or my favorite asanas, I chose to write about how my practice helped me open my throat chakra which would allow my mind to hear my heart. In July, I got to meet Suzanne at the Yoga Journal Conference where she unveiled her new Chakra Series.
That is when I found the one piece I knew I had to have … Crown Chakra Symbol Necklace.
Now you can have a piece of your own! I am giving away one (1) Cocoon Jewelry Chakra Series necklace of your choice.
For this contest, there is one official entry and one bonus entry available (NOTE: The bonus entry will only count if you leave another comment below letting me know you did them). The deadline to enter is Friday, September 28, 2012 at 11:59pm PT. One (1) winner will be selected at random using Random.org List Randomizer. The results will be posted and I will notify the winners via email (so I MUST have a way to get in touch with you). If the notified winner does not responded within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. No purchase or payment necessary. Must be 18 or older to enter.
Leave a comment below naming one of the 7 chakras. (HINT: Click on the image below for help.)
Click here to tweet about this giveaway. This bonus entry will only count if you leave another comment below with a link to the tweet.
Special thanks to Cocoon for the beautiful necklace to help bring me bliss. All statements are my opinion and my opinion only. I did not receive any other form of compensation.