Giveaway Contest: Spiral Pendant by Lisa

October 31st, 2010 by | Tags: , , | 80 Comments »

Cochlear Implant Online is proud to host its first ever giveaway contest.  Lisa at Lisa’s Pieces, a shop at Etsy.com, is generously offering one of her beautiful spiral pendants to give away.  My mom purchased two of Lisa’s pendants a year ago, one for her and one for my sister.  Both of them proudly wear the spiral pendants on regular basis because the spiral, as we all know, represents the cochlea and miracles of hearing.  It also gives them the opportunity to create awareness about cochlear implants.

Jessica, my sister, wearing the spiral pendant.

Lisa’s pendants have beautiful phrases that suits many of us, cochlear implant users, parents of children with cochlear implants, family members of cochlear implant users, and professionals alike:

  • Life is a journey
  • Dream, believe, achieve
  • Live, Laugh, Love
  • You are my sunshine
  • A teacher affects eternity
  • Make a difference
  • Hope, faith, love

How to enter:

  1. Visit Lisa’s Pieces at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lpjewelry.  Look around and buy something, if you can!
  2. Leave a comment telling which phrase you would pick for your spiral pendant.  Please choose one of the phrases enclosed above.
  3. You can earn an extra entry by tweeting about this contest and make sure you include @CochlearImplant in your tweet.  Please add a comment if you tweeted about the contest.
  4. You can add another entry by blogging about this contest.  Please add a comment if you blogged about this contest.
  5. You can earn an extra entry by posting about this contest on Facebook.  Make sure you put @Cochlear Implant Online in the status and set the post to be seen by everyone.  Please add a comment if you posted on Facbeook.

This contest is for US readers only.  There will be more contests in the coming weeks that will be available to international readers.

The deadline for the contest is Sunday, Nov. 7th at 5PM EST.  The winner will receive a spiral pendant with the phrase of his/her choice enclosed in the comment!


Connie Jacobs

October 31, 2010 at 8:31 pm

I would choose Live, Laugh, Love.



October 31, 2010 at 8:33 pm

it is gorgeous and STILL looks like a cochlea!


October 31, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Life is a journey!!!! Everyday!


October 31, 2010 at 8:34 pm

They are so pretty!!! Keep up the good work. My grandson Jaden had a CI and is dong very well.

Debbi Hook

October 31, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I would choose Life is a journey… and Lisa’s pieces are fabulous. I have her spiral earrings…they are my favorite pair. We also bought my hubby a guitar pick for Father’s Day. Love her shop!

Michele Jerome

October 31, 2010 at 8:59 pm

oh my….

I would choose “Hope, Faith, Love” but I went to the site first….I think I could do all of my holiday shopping on her site!! Beautiful jewelry and I have guitar players in the fam too…. love it.

Terri Pulice

October 31, 2010 at 9:13 pm

I would choose Dream, Believe, Achieve as it ties well with my taekwondo life’s journey.

Jennifer Rigby

October 31, 2010 at 9:52 pm

i would choose, “you are my sunshine” for my daughter


October 31, 2010 at 10:05 pm

“Life is a Journey” is what I would choose as that’s what I am experiencing being bilateral.


October 31, 2010 at 10:18 pm

I would choose “you are my sunshine” for my beautiful 10 yo daughter who listens with bilateral CIs.


October 31, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I like them all but I would choose “Make a difference”.

Kat Ellis

November 1, 2010 at 12:00 am

I <3 the "Life is a Journey" saying the most….because my CI Journey has been AMAZING!

Sharing on Facebook! =)


November 1, 2010 at 5:09 am

Lisa’s work is so pretty….there are several pieces I’d love to own.

The phrase that fits my life most right now is “Dream, Believe, Achieve”


November 1, 2010 at 6:08 am

“You are my sunshine” for my 3 year old daughter who has bilateral cochlear implants.


November 1, 2010 at 7:15 am

Live laugh love would be perfect.

November 1, 2010 at 11:04 am

I would chose “Make a Difference” . Words I live by!


November 1, 2010 at 11:07 am

I would chose life is a journey for my 7 yr old son who is bilaterally implanted! These are truly gorgeous!

November 1, 2010 at 11:42 am

I wear 2 Cochlear Implants, they have improved my life dramatically since I became late deafened. I am myself again. Live, Laugh, Love–great mantra. Lisa, you are very talented.

Beth Conaway

November 1, 2010 at 11:49 am

I’m a teacher, so I would choose, “A teacher affects eternity.”

Beth Conaway

November 1, 2010 at 11:50 am

I posted the contest on facebook!

Martha deHahn

November 1, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Live, Love, Laugh is the one I choose because it says it all!

Martha deHahn

November 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I posted this contest on my facebook!

November 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I love these! I would choose “Hope, faith, love” – it’s perfect for my journey with my Deaf+ kiddo.

Martha deHahn

November 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I did a retweet so all my friends know about this contest too!

November 1, 2010 at 12:51 pm

I tweeted about the contest (quietsong)

Jessica K

November 1, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I would choose “To thine own self be true!”

November 1, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I would choose you are my sunshine for my 3 year old grandson with bilateral implants

Ashley Mullins

November 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I would choose the “You are my sunshine”


November 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I chose Dream, Believe, Achieve as it fits my mantra in life. I also love Make a Difference………..was hard to choose! I did put it on my FB page.

November 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Love these! I would choose Life is a Journey as it goes hand in hand with our outlook depicted through our son Aiden’s blog, “Our Journey” which is details his journey to hear and speak with bilateral cochlear implants. I will post this on Facebook and blog about it too!

November 1, 2010 at 5:10 pm

I would choose Make a Difference! I tweeted also! I may write an article this week if have time about some of the sites w/jewelry, apparel, etc. so I can include this as well…….! if I do, you know I’ll link ya in and will post on Fbook.

November 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm

tweet complete! again I’d have to choose the Make a Difference

November 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm

We’ve already purchased “A Teacher Affects Eternity” last Christmas for Tayten’s preschool teacher and I want “Make a Difference” for another special professional in our lives.

Lisa’s pieces are amazing!

Kara Hendrick

November 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Make a difference would be my first choose…But I have to say, I love them all and they all have such strong meaning…Good luck to everyone and your work is Beautiful Lisa….THANK YOU


November 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Hope, Faith, Love : )

Varda Cheskis Sauer

November 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm

I would choose “Positive Mental Attitude!”

November 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Love these pendants and have purchased two for Christian’s teachers (and have ALWAYS wanted Live Laugh Love for OBVIOUS REASONS!)

November 1, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Posted on Twitter, Facebook and a Blog Post!

November 1, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Posted on Facebook!

November 1, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Put it on my blog!

November 1, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I shared on Facebook!

November 1, 2010 at 8:30 pm


I would choose: Make a Difference

I will share on Facebook

Thanks so much!


November 1, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I would choose Make a Difference.

Your pendants are beautiful and represent the cochlea so artfully. It will be fun to share what it means every time I get a compliment on it (I plan to order AT LEAST one from you)!

Debbi Hook

November 1, 2010 at 9:27 pm

I Facebook posted…another point for Debbi please :-)
Thanks for the reminder Rachel!!!
And still – Life is a Journey is my favorite

Debbi Hook

November 1, 2010 at 9:33 pm

AND I tweeted :-)
I love Lisa’s Pieces!!!
Life is a Journey…NOT A DESTINATION!!!
ummm….competetive much???


November 1, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Live, Laugh, Love

(I am going to buy “you are my sunshine” for my daughter cuz I sing that to her all the time when she was little..and, if I sing it to her now, she’ll have tears in her eyes.)



November 2, 2010 at 8:57 am

Love the pendant! I would choose “You Are My Sunshine”!
I know what all the grandmas are getting for mother’s day now :)

Susan Stevens

November 2, 2010 at 9:00 am

You Are My Sunshine!
Inspired by my beautiful granddaughter who wears bilateral CIs and loves to sing that song!


November 2, 2010 at 9:33 am

You Are My Sunshine!
Beautiful pendants!
Great idea for teacher presents!

November 2, 2010 at 9:51 am

Posted on Facebook!

November 2, 2010 at 9:52 am

Posted a blog post too!

November 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm


Thank you for this opportunity!


November 2, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Very cool! I’d choose Live, Laugh, Love!

November 3, 2010 at 8:19 am

“You are my sunshine” – I’ve sung that to Drew since before he could hear with his cochlear implants. Now, he sings it to me.

November 3, 2010 at 8:22 am

I just tweeted too!

Mary Berry

November 3, 2010 at 11:23 am

Dream, believe, achieve

Lisa Cantwell

November 3, 2010 at 8:17 pm

BEAUTIFUL work!! I’d choose Dream, Believe, Achieve . . . . for Billy . . . my bilateral Bionic Wonderboy . . :)

I re-posted on my Facebook page!! :)

joy caffrey

November 3, 2010 at 8:54 pm

I love life is a journey.. beautiful work.. my lil one has two baha’s..

Shari Richard

November 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Hard to choose just one! Probably “Live, Laugh, Love!”

Posted link on Facebook, too!

November 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

I would choose “You are my sunshine” – because it makes me smile & feel like singing that song to my kids right now :-)

I also tweeted & posted this on Facebook. These are beautiful pendants – thanks for this contest! (California mom to a bilateral CI 11 yr old kid & his 8 year old sister – both bring sunshine wherever they go!)

November 4, 2010 at 1:50 pm

here is my separate comment – I just tweeted this on Twitter of course

November 4, 2010 at 1:51 pm

and I also posted this on Facebook – I love this jewelry – gorgeous, perfect design!

Shari Richard

November 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Shared the link on Facebook, too!

Sheri Byrne-Haber

November 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I would choose “Be the Change” — please consider donating one to the upcoming Jean Weingarten Peninsula Oral School for the Deaf silent auction on November 13th? If you could, please contact me for more details.

Jennifer Borhegyi

November 4, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I would choose “Life is a journey “. Hope you are doing well!

Li-Li's mom (Beth)

November 5, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Lovely. Off to tweet/fb …

Live, laugh, love!


November 6, 2010 at 11:23 am

Love it.. i like the Make the Differences.

love it.. :) it help me to move forward in life.. .

November 6, 2010 at 1:14 pm

I love it!

I pick Live, Laugh, Love.

I also blogged about it here at tumblr: http://mindsauce.tumblr.com/post/1497600937/ci-online-website-is-hosting-a-give-away-for.

November 6, 2010 at 6:40 pm

I would choose “Dream, Believe, Achieve” because those are the words I live by.

November 6, 2010 at 6:48 pm

I posted about it on my personal blog as well as on the Cochlear Community website.

Lisa Munson

November 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm

I would pick life is a journey as for me my bilaterals CIs has been a journey back to hearing. I will post this on Facebook

Stacey Vincent

November 6, 2010 at 9:51 pm

I would choose “Live, Laugh, and Love.” It’s beautiful jewelry!


November 7, 2010 at 12:57 am

I would choose Live Laugh Love. Your jewelry is beautiful.

Regina Tochterman

November 7, 2010 at 1:12 am

I love your work, LIsa. The artwork is so inspirational and creative! I had a hard time figuring out which saying I liked the most- but would probably go with Life is a Journey.

Going to mention this on Facebook in a few minutes… cheers!


November 7, 2010 at 1:47 am

I like cochlear live laught love

Richard Aronoff

November 7, 2010 at 9:25 am

You Are My Sunshine!

November 7, 2010 at 2:31 pm

LOVE these.

I would choose “You are my sunshine” because I used to sing that song to my daughter when she was a baby. When my son Noah was born deaf, one of the (many) things that made me cry was not being able to sing that song to him. Once he got his CI’s, it was the first song I sang to him. :)

Natalie Martinez

November 7, 2010 at 3:12 pm

“Lifeis like a box g chocolates, you never know what your going to get..”

November 7, 2010 at 3:36 pm

I would choose Live Laugh Love.

November 7, 2010 at 5:38 pm

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