Simply Love Necklaces {Giveaway}

By February 11, 2011 Everyday Life 106 Comments

I’m ecstatic to have one of my favorite jewelry designers, Tracy Hanson (Junk Posse) create not one, but two Simply Love necklaces!!!!  They are stunning and girlie and perfect for spreading simply love with funky style!!  I’m soooo giddy, I’m throwing a Giveaway on my blog.  Leave me a comment and let me know what necklace you would pick and why you simply love it.  I will randomly select two bloggers and announce the winner on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday 12/14!!  Email me if you are the blessed winners.

What do you win?

2 winners will receive a gift certificate to purchase one of the new Simply Love necklaces- you pick!!

Simply Love 1

Simply Love 2 – Front & Back

A little about Junk Posse Designer –

I am a Adoptive Mom & Grandma of 2 Amazing Guys and 2 Beautiful Bio Girls. I Love being Grandy to my three Grand-babys! I traveled last year to Ethiopia to bring home our Very Sweet Grandbaby that My Daughter and her family adopted.

I create each piece of my Jewelry one at a time by hand in my little studio in a small town in Colorado. My jewelry is my passion with a purpose and I am inspired by so many wonderful People that have the Heart and Desire to take the risk to Love the unloved, to make a difference and Be the change for Children.  Thank you all!  Tracy Hanson

Here’s the crazy part, starting today, you can purchase your own Simply Love necklace and this will help the Gibson family (us) fund our adoption miracle.  Also, Junk Posse will also give each buyer that puts the words “Free Earrings” in when ordering a pair of Heart earrings.  We are praying 365 Days for His direction with our next adoption and this is such a blessing!


  • 1
    scrappycdavis says:

    Yay, I'm first! :) I would love the third choice because I love the key and how God can hold the key to our hearts and open them to whatever He has for us and whoever we need to love that He puts in our lives.

  • 2
    Christy says:

    Yay, I'm first! :) I love the 3rd choice and how the key represents how God holds the key to our hearts and allows us to love anyone He puts into our lives.

  • 3
    @anashct says:

    Mandatory Entry: i like the key because you never know who holds the key to open up your heart and hopefully you find the one who can do that for you

    Anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • 4
    rebeka says:

    I really really love those! My favorite is the second one, cause it simbolize that the adoption is the key to open my heart.

  • 5
    Jen says:

    Oh WOW!!!!!! I LOVE the second one!!!!! I love what everyone is writing about the key!!! I am hoping the key fully opens my hubbys heart to adoption!!!!!!! # 2 is soooo purrrrtyyyy!!!!

  • 6
    Jessica says:

    Beautiful!!!! Definitely the "key to my heart"- we just received our referral this morning and I can't believe the JOY that is has unlocked! This is our first child and my husband and I are thrilled that the Lord led us to adopt from Ethiopia! We call our angel: Baby E!!! My coordinator said that this was our Valentine's present and how special to have a necklace to commemorate the greatest moment of my life!!!!

  • 7
    Lisa says:

    They are both so great! I would pick the second one though! I love all the glorious details! LOVE it!

  • 8
    sallee says:

    Love the both!! but especially the circle…just love circles!
    Love Tracy's creations!! she's so very talented!

  • 9
    Dawn says:

    Amazing. Beautiful!!!!!!!!! I would love option #1…the dog tag style. Actually, I'd like either but since I have to choose ;o) Why, because I love what simply love is all about. Jesus called us to love our neighbors as ourselves. It's that simple. Amen! Junk Posse….you have some mad skills!!!!!!

  • 10
    Michelle says:

    Kari, these are beautiful! I love them both but the second necklace is my fav! I love the design on both the front and the back. It is very feminine, but what stood out to me was the pearl. With out the grain of sand that irritates, and makes the oyster uncomfortable we would not have a beautiful pearl. The pearl, a beautiful treasure is created during an uncomfortable time, each unique. I 'Simply Love' it!

  • 11
    Erica says:

    Gorgeous! I love the second one, its beautifully ornate, the pearl reminds of the pearl of great price and the key reminds me that God holds the key to my heart and simply love reminds me of how much He loves me and how much I get to pour out on others.

  • 12
    Amy L. Quick says:

    I simply love the one with the pearl and key attached! It shows what doors you can open when you allow love to guide your life. Opening opportunities to love God more, love others abundantly and to serve others throughgiving of ourselves. Amazing jewelry! Amazing ministry! You are an inspiration to all!

  • 13
    paige says:

    Soooooo cute!!!! I love both but I really love #2!!! I love the heart and key design!!! It is very soft and delicate!! Love!!!!

  • 14
    Danielle says:

    I like them both too, but #2 is more my style. I just LOVE it. Soooo beautiful. Junk Posse has TALENT!!!!

  • 15
    Linda Trevino says:

    I really love the circles with the key! It’s very girly and I love what Simply Love represents as we as Junk Posse.

  • 16
    Bob Williams says:

    They are all great, but I am one of the few guys following so… I would say I like the dog tag style, but in the end it will go to someone I love so they will get to choose.

  • 17
    Mel says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE them both but would also choose the second because I know who holds the key to my heart and oh the joy that comes from "Simply Loving". On the other hand, it is a constant reminder that even through our toughest of trials, God holds the key to His perfect plan!!

  • 18
    Angela says:

    Love the second one (circle)! Would wear it every day!

  • 19

    I simply love the second choice! I wear my africa shaped necklace everyday from junk posse but now I have 2 sons one from africa one bio so I have been wanting a necklace to represent them both. ; )

  • 20
    Gabby says:

    I love the first one! So beautiful and will be such a great conversation starter about Simply Love, adoption, and my love of Ethiopia. :-)

  • 21
    Meredith says:

    These are all beautiful! I love the second one because of the beautiful detail. I would love to win!

  • 22
    Tammy says:

    I love Junk Posse and I know first hand how very special these necklaces are because I own one. I received mine as a Mother's Day gift at the same time we received the referral of our son. I have hardly ever taken it off and even wore it to Ethiopia and back. Then one day, it was gone! It somehow fell off my neck and I was devastated. A few days passed and my daughter was called to her school office and the secretary handed her MY necklace and asked if that was her's. To this day, we have no idea where it was found or who turned it in or how anyone made the connection to my daughter. I was just so grateful to have it back. I have seen many other styles on other women and they are even more radiant in person. I guess this is more of a plug for Junk Posse =)

    Anyway, I think they are both beautiful! I would like to see someone who doesn't already own one win one of these gorgeous pieces!

  • 23
    jen says:

    Both are amazing but I would choose the second one. To simply love orphans right where they are. The orphans I have had the joy of loving on definitely hold the key to my heart and I am so looking foreward to loving on more precious orphans this summer in Ethiopia abd Uganda!

  • 24
    Jessica Antigua says:

    Love, Love, Love the second one!!! It's beautiful! I love the key and all it symbolizes!!!!

  • 25
    wkbanker says:

    I love them both – but the second one I REALLY Love! I love the key – it reminds me of Revelation 3 and the message to the church in Philadelphia – " These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name".

  • 26
    Gena Beam says:

    I love the second one for all the reasons everyone else said and because It just looks more girly and dressy than # 1. Don't have a blog but follow you through Emily Alexander and sent you some headbands. Hope you got them in time.

    Gena Beam
    mom to Abrham (15) home from Ethiopia (08)

  • 27
    Deena says:

    I LOVE the second necklace!!! I love the key/heart concept, because after traveling to Ethiopia and adopting this year, adoption really has held the key to my heart!!!! I also love Junk posse and wear my Africa necklace proudly almost every day!

  • 28
    Sherry says:

    I love love the second one. When I look at this one it makes me think that opening my heart for Adoption is such a rewarding gift from GOD. It just makes me think of our recent trip to Ethiopia and just opeing my heart to the people there!

  • 29
    Carrie C. says:

    I like them both, but the first one is fabulous. It's a dogtag- used for id in the military. but God knows the id of each and every one of us and by simply loving others, we can share that message. Love you Mama Kiki!!

  • 30
    rande says:

    i love number 2 as well. what jumped out to me is how it reminds us to live out God's command to love. although simple words – complex to live.

  • 31
    Cathy says:

    I would choose #2. Reminds me of 1 Cor 13. Without love we have nothing. Simply Love. Absolutely beautiful. I think I love everything Junk Posse makes! 😉

  • 32
    Tammy says:

    LOVE them both! I would probably choose the second one. As a mother to 5 bio children, 1 developmentally disabled adult, and on our way to Africa to pick up 3 babies, SIMPLY LOVE has become our family's mantra. When life gets crazy we go back to the basics of just simply loving God and each other.
    Love your site.

  • 33
    Elisa says:

    I LOVE simply love 2. These are really awesome! Can't wait to see who the lucky winners are!

  • 34
    Julie says:

    This time when you yell "Did Deep" will you draw my name!! Love ya!!!

  • 35
    Abby says:

    I SIMPLY LOVE the second necklace!! I love how there is something on the front and the back!! SO cute!!!!

  • 36
    shannon p says:

    They are beautiful. I really like the 2nd one.

  • 37
    dawn says:

    Girl…you’ve not only branched out and become a t shirt business, you are now jewelry! Its amazing what god wil do with a little dream. Always abundantly more than we could ever ask or imagine! So happy for you. The necklace designs are simply perfect. The round one is my favorite. It blows my mind what you are doing for orphans. God has used you in a mighty way. Very proud of you for taking the leap. Love you!

  • 38
    Rachel says:

    They are soo adorable! If I could choose, I would pick the first one! I love its simple design and its totally my style!
    I'm praying for your mission trip, what an amazing God adventure it will be!

  • 39
    Amanda says:

    I love the second necklace! God has been breaking my heart for the cause of the orphan. He has been showing me that we are all called to simply love. This necklace is the perfect reminder and testimony to that!

  • 40
    jenifer s says:

    I simply love the first one. As a counselor I see every day the people who don’t understand their identity in Christ and the love that is theirs in Christ. What a perfect reminder of the gospel and the love available to us all.

  • 41
    Kristy says:

    I love both of them but am more drawn to the the 2nd one because of the key and they way Simply Love is written on the front. They are beautiful!

  • 42
    encouragingfamily says:

    Both are LOVELY! I really like the second one with the heart …. isn't that was God calls us to do??? SIMPLY LOVE?!! It's truly what He does for us. I am so thankful for His example of what love really means. I'm also forever grateful for what that realization has meant in our family with the addition of two kiddos through adoption.

  • 43
    Casi says:

    LOVE the second one. It is so simple yet says so much.

  • 44

    Oh, they are both so beautiful! Yay, Kari! I would choose the 2nd one – I love the pearl….reminds me of the “pearl of great price.” Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 45
    Tricia says:

    Simply Love number two is my favorite! The are wonderful!! Tracy has done it again!! LOVE your work and your heart!!

  • 46
    Jody says:

    I like them both a LOT but I think I'd first b/c i really really really like swirly twirly designs :)

  • 47
    Deborah West says:

    I love the 2nd one because it shows LOVE no matter how you look at it; just like parenting, just like adoption, just like Jesus.

  • 48
    Lori says:

    I love the second one! The circle symbolizes completeness for me–that is found in Christ alone. I love the details, and of course, the key, and all it represents.

  • 49
    Katrina says:

    I really like the second one with the key and heart. I think it is beautiful and so symbolic of God's love for us. All Love comes from God and only through Him can we have the ability to Love others. The Key to all Love, Joy, and Peace is Jesus Christ……….Simply Love.

  • 50
    Kryste says:

    Those are beautiful! Junk Posse makes some very awesome stuff! I've always wanted one of her necklaces! I'd love the 2nd one!!!

  • 51
    Becky says:

    I also simply love #2 … it’s simple elegance is captivating & bringing home our Ethiopian princess 6 months ago has definitely unlocked an awareness to God’s love for each and every one of His precious children.
    Blessed beyond measure,
    Becky <3

  • 52
    April says:

    These are so great! But I would pick the second one it is so beautiful and I love the small key, it just speaks to me and reminds me of who holds the key to our hearts!

  • 53
    Julia says:

    they are both so beautiful- love this chick's stuff! just checked out her etsy website and I will definitely be asking for one of these necklaces for mother's day. just beautiful!
    if I had to choose, my favorite is the 2nd one, I think. the key is a great touch.

  • 54
    Alicia says:

    I wear a Junk Posse necklace everyday. These new ones are super cute. My fav. is the first one. Why? Not sure. It is different from anything I have, girly yet tough both – like a mommy must be!

  • 55
    Debi Jenkins says:

    They are both so cute it would be hard to decide. I would have to say I'd choose the second one but I still love the first one too! Tracy always does amazing work and she has such a good heart!

  • 56

    I really like the bottom one b/c you can wear it two ways, how fun! She makes amazing jewelry!

  • 57
    Adeline says:

    These are SO precious!!
    I really LOVE the second one…the shape, front/back detail, and I'm addicted to jewelry with keys on it!! <3

  • 58
    sallee says:

    Both i LOVE!!! -why? because we are called to "simply love", just as He first loved us!!

  • 59
    Sissy Ski says:

    I love them both!! Oh my gosh, I love ALL of her stuff. It is so hard to pick which is my favorite, but I think the second one is my fave. Randomly pick me! Randomly pick me!! :)
    Lisa (Advertising myself again…I'm shameless)

  • 60
    Sissy Ski says:

    I love them both!! Oh my gosh, I love ALL of her stuff. It is so hard to pick which is my favorite, but I think the second one is my fave. Randomly pick me! Randomly pick me!! :)
    Sissy (Advertising myself again…I'm shameless)

  • 61
    Lenka says:

    Hi Kari,
    I love the second one. The little pearl and a key just add a little something to the neckles:)

  • 62
    stephanie says:

    I love the second design…the circle and key….love never ending and the key that lead to love and adoption.
    Stephanie in NC

    • 62.1
      stephanie says:

      Gosh! The more I look at the necklaces, the more I really like them both. The second as I mentioned above and the first because of the "Simply Love". What a great discuss starter! Really hoping I win one or the other!

  • 63
    Angi Cooper says:

    Hi Kari! I would love to have #1 because it looks like dog tags and I am in God's Army :) Praying for your adoption!

  • 64
    Rebecca Maas says:

    I love #2!! It is simple and beautiful.

  • 65
    Chelsey says:

    I would pick Simply Love 2 … has a nice ring to it 😉 "I'd simply love too" 😉 or "two"
    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  • 66
    Sherry Semlow says:

    I love the second one, because the key reminds me that Jesus holds the key to my heart.

  • 67
    Sherrie says:

    You always seem to have the "best" giveaways!! I LOVE #1.. I love the style and it would look so awesome with all my "SIMPLY LOVE" T shirts I have!! If I don't win it I'm buying it!!! God Bless you for all you do for everyone!! these necklaces rock!!!


  • 68

    I love all three of them but I'd narrow it down between 2 and 3. Maybe 3? It's SO HARD to pick just one. I enjoy them all because, "All You Need Is Love!"

  • 69
    Big Nanny says:

    I love the second one! Because it's adorable!

  • 70
    KariGibson says:

    "YAYYY! I got on your blog!!! hahahah! Well, I can't see the second picture, because the Ethiopian internet doesn't want to let me, so I will just say I love them both, and I would love to win one because I love Simply Love, and I love Kari Gibson, and I love Ethiopia!!! :)"

  • 71
    Julie says:

    thanks for the bff shout out on facebk. you are very special to me!!

  • 72
    Kim Parrish says:

    Beautiful necklaces. I love all of their stuff!

  • 73
    paige says:

    Ok im posting every day then!! I love them and i love Junkposse jewelry!!! Pick me pick me!!! #2 still my Fav!!

  • 74
    Kelly Manges says:

    I simply love the 2nd choice. We hold the key to our heart and when we accept Jesus we give the key to Him so that He can come in. I also see the heart as symbolizing some sweet little child's heart that we hold the key to open up and show Christ's love.

  • 75
    Rachel says:

    Love #2! So cute!

  • 76
    jen says:

    Still love the second one! I love everything it symbolizes!

  • 77
    Christie says:

    i would choose the second one because i "simply love" the design :) very cute

  • 78
    jena penner says:

    The first is simple yet girlie. Love the second one cause we adopted from the pearl of Africa, Uganda….so pearls always make me think of the country where I left a huge chunk of my heart! But if I had to pick it would be number one….love the beautiful simplicity!

  • 79
    Amanda pierce says:

    The simply love with the pearl and key is simply beautiful. I would simply love to simply wear it simply every day and tell simply everyone about it’s simply marvelous meaning.

  • 80

    Praying for you guys as you leave. Hmmmm. Both necklaces are beautiful but I love the round shape with the heart, key and pearl. Those elements tie in with scripture I love!

  • 81
    Nancy says:

    Hi Kari! I would choose the dog tag design. Dog tags are worn by our soldiers (My dad, brother and brother in law are soldiers in the United States Army) so that they can be 'identified' in the event they are wounded or worse. I think the dog tag version of your Simply Love necklace is an awesome idea and would serve as a GREAT reminder of how I want to be 'identified' by others. As someone that simply loved others. What an honor. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these fabulous necklaces!

  • 82
    Julie says:

    I LOVE them both but the first one is my favorite. I like simple things and it is just a bit more simple than the 2nd. I like simplicity because it keeps my life focused on God and my precious husband and the 5 beautiful children I've been blessed with, one of whom is proudly from Ethiopia!

  • 83
    harveyj1 says:

    LOVE these. I prefer the 1st one…the designs on it are definitely my style and remind me of a Celtic design-which I love since I am Irish.

  • 84
    Miriam says:

    My favorite is Simply Love 1. I like simple jewelry designs – less is more. We are just about to begin the adoption process (most likely from Ethiopia), and I could use a reminder around my neck of your encouraging blog. Thank you!

  • 85
    Pam says:

    I like them both! I especially like the circle one because of its versatility to wear on either side. I think the very unique heart design would be a great attention getter to draw people into conversations about what Simply Love is all about!

  • 86
    Teri says:

    Love both, I Hto choose…I would pick #2!! Love the design, the symbolism of the circle and the heart and the key and the pearl! Beautiful!

  • 87
    Teri says:

    Love both, but if I HAD to choose….it would be the second one. Love the symbolism of the circle and the heart and the key and the pearl! Beautiful!!

  • 88
    Kelly says:

    I love the 2nd one because it has two sides… More options :) I also like the little charms too!

  • 89
    Jenny Beard says:

    Both of them are beautiful, but I would have to choose the 2nd one! I love the heart, because I just went to Ethiopia in January and left a part of my heart there!! I am forever changed and can't wait to go back!!

  • 90
    Sarah says:

    Oooh hard decision. They are both so cute!! I love all of Junk Posse's jewelry.

  • 91
    Carolee says:

    I have spoken with Tracy, she is a wonderful lady with a huge heart for adoption. Her jewelry is beautiful and God inspired. I would be thrilled to have a piece of Simply Love 1.

    Thanks so much for this opportunity!!


  • 92
    Jana Garrett says:

    I love the circle with the key. Keys can hold so many special meanings for adoption!

  • 93
    Brittney says:

    I love, love, LOVE the second one. It is really cute and girlie. Great message.

  • 94
    julie says:

    Oh, I LOVE Tracy’s work. I have some earrings, and the are great. I’d love a necklace! I think I’d choose the round one with the key. I just like it! Thanks, Kerri!

  • 95
    Emily says:

    How fun are these?!? i love #2! Love all the fun details {pearl & key}. it's perfect.

  • 96
    Nikki says:

    Both of these necklaces are B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L! I just love ALL of Tracy's necklaces. I think I would like #2, but just because I love the layered look. I also love the message "simply love". God bless you and your adoption!

  • 97
    ourheritagefromthelord says:

    LOVE Junk Posse… I'd choose the second… aesthetically because it looks more girly to me… but also because of the extra touch of the key!

  • 98
    wendy sterk says:

    Oh, pick me, pick me!! I love them both but my fav is the 2nd one. We have just completed our adoption and brought home a sweet little boy from Kazakhstan last week!!! I love the key and all that it can symbolize. Simply love reminds me that LOVE covers it all! I can not change the world, but for this little orphan, his world has changed. We just simply love him and have adopted him as our own just as Christ has adopted us!

  • 99
    Holly says:

    They are both really great, but I love the second one best. Best wishes on your adoption journey!

  • 100
    michelle w says:

    Wow, they're both gorgeous! I really love Simply Love 2 because it is so unique and feminine. And the pearl would be just right for my Pearl of Africa from Uganda. :) Thanks for the chance to win! My email address is mwilson518 at gmail dot com :)

  • 101
    Ashleigh says:

    Oh! I adore SIMPLY LOVE 1. It is so bold and yet elegant. Thank you!

  • 102
    Sara says:

    I love Simply Love 2…I love that it is front and back….love the key…and just love the simple meaning of the phrase "Simply Love".

  • 103
    Erika Solgos says:

    I pick the one with the heart. 4 years ago today, my son came home from the hospital after six heart surgeries. Recently, we just adopted a ten year old girl who will have heart surgery very soon. Thank you Carter, for teaching me how to trust God with everything!

  • 104
    erin says:

    I love the first one… the letters aren't quite as clear, and it is a great reminder that, as with love, things are not always as they first appear!

  • 105

    Love the "Love" heart one. Beautiful!

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