Review and Giveaway: {Origami Owl}

by Cate on May 27, 2013

Nick and I love to watch Shark Tank. It’s a show that features a panel of multi-millionaires, and guests come on the show to pitch their idea for the next big thing. The panel (or “the sharks”) then choose to invest in the person and their idea, or pass. We love to hear the pitches, the stories behind the idea, and see the decision making happen. And it’s even more fun when we walk into a store and see the actual product for sale. It’s a smart show, which is the perfect counterbalance to the reality TV I watch.

I have always loved the whys, hows, whens, and wheres of business development, so when I heard about the story behind Origami Owl, I was more than intrigued. A business started by a 14-year-old about two years ago. A business that is so successful that it consistently has a waiting list of designers (their name for consultants) to sign up that numbers in the tens of thousands.

How’s that for a good “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” essay?

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When a friend of mine started selling Origami Owl a few months ago, she offered a locket to me so I could see the quality first-hand. I love the concept behind it. The lockets are designed to be filled with charms of your choice, so you can tell your own story. You can put in charms with your children’s birth dates, for example. Or maybe charms that depict some of your favorite hobbies. Or things that are particularly meaningful to you. Or with Communions and Confirmations coming up, perhaps a locket with religious symbols as the perfect gift for a family member. Or a locket for the special teacher your child had this year.

With tons of different charms and stones to choose from (and 100 more just recently added), the possibilities are endless. And with the customization, each quality-made locket is specific and special to the wearer. It doesn’t get more personalized than that.

And now it’s your turn to discover Origami Owl for yourself. My friend, Denise, has generously offered to give away a locket to one lucky Sweetnicks’ reader. The winner will receive a medium locket, silver ball chain, and choice of 4 charms, a $48-$52 value.

To enter, comment below and tell me your favorite charm from Origami Owl. See below to find out how you can get extra entries.

Good luck!

PRIZE: One Origami Owl medium silver locket, one silver ball chain, and choice of up to four charms
TO ENTER: Leave a comment and share your favorite Origami Owl charm.
FOR MORE ENTRIES: Tweet this post. Or Pin this post and comment that you’ve done so. Or follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram, if you don’t already (and come back and tell me you do). Or follow Denise on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest. And tell me you’ve done so. You can also tweet this post with the message “I want to win an #OrigamiOwl locket from @cateomalley” for an extra entry.  That’s a lot of extra entries!
GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Friday, May 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST
WINNER ANNOUNCED: In an upcoming post and via Twitter. If winner doesn’t respond with address info within 48 hours, a second winner will be chosen.
NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
FINE PRINT: The winner will be selected using random.org.

*If you would like to host a party (either online or in person), or if you would like more information on becoming a Designer with Origami Owl (can be outside of NJ), drop me a line and I will connect you with Denise.

Tomorrow? Sea World.

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Sarah W. Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) May 27, 2013 at 9:16 pm

LOVE this. I had so much fun looking at the charms and fell in love with the Vintage Cross In Silver. But I would totally have to get my kid’s birthstones too.
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Daily Woman (Lacey) May 28, 2013 at 1:29 am

It so hard to pick out just one charm. I love the Sand Dollar and the Starfish. I would totally love to get one of these lockets for my Mom. It would be fun to design one for her.

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Daily Woman (Lacey) May 28, 2013 at 1:32 am

Pinned this giveaway – Link – http://pinterest.com/pin/171699804516162386/

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Dina May 28, 2013 at 1:41 am

The heart is beautiful!

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Faith Plvan May 28, 2013 at 6:00 am

My favorite charm? The one that says “Faith” because that’s my name!

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Joanne May 28, 2013 at 6:19 am

The.Boy and I watch shark tank also!! This is really such a cute idea..I can see why it’s been such a huge success! I think the double scoop ice cream cone is super cute.
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Sherry Lee May 28, 2013 at 8:42 am

I love ALL the charms but my favorite(s) would have to be the birthstone girls as my two daughters had girls last year three months apart! I would love to add my daughters birthstones in the locket with theirs!!

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Alexandra May 28, 2013 at 9:38 am

the margarita! naturally :)

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Alexandra May 28, 2013 at 9:40 am

followed you on pinterest @allyycm

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Crystal May 28, 2013 at 11:01 am

The ‘Nana’ gold heart charm is my favorite. So simple yet so sweet.

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Stacy May 28, 2013 at 11:26 am

My first choice would be the little girl with the December birthday, but there are so many fun choices!

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Miranda May 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

I love the cross charm

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Miranda May 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

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Miranda May 28, 2013 at 11:46 am

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John Hutchens May 28, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I like the bright eyed owl charm

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John Hutchens May 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm

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John Hutchens May 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm
judy gardner May 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm

i like the MOM charm

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Mary Lou Tyler May 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Love the red wine glass and the crystal star and the crystal butterfly !!!!

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Danielle May 28, 2013 at 9:00 pm

The Family Heart charm is my favorite!

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Patrizia May 28, 2013 at 11:21 pm

My fave is the butterfly!

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Patrizia May 28, 2013 at 11:22 pm

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Patrizia May 28, 2013 at 11:22 pm

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Patrizia May 28, 2013 at 11:23 pm

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Patrizia May 28, 2013 at 11:23 pm

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Patrizia May 28, 2013 at 11:24 pm

I just pinned this :-)

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Patrizia May 28, 2013 at 11:25 pm

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Lindsey D. May 29, 2013 at 4:08 am

I love the anchor charm

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Lindsey D. May 29, 2013 at 4:09 am

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Lindsey D. May 29, 2013 at 4:09 am

I follow Denise on Twitter
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Lindsey D. May 29, 2013 at 4:11 am
Monica G. May 29, 2013 at 12:23 pm

What a cool idea! There are a lot of fun charms to choose from… although my fav so far is the elephant. I *heart* elephants. :-)

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Tracie Trump May 29, 2013 at 5:04 pm

My favs are the hear birthstones and angel wing charm, tracietrump@yahoo.com

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Suzi May 29, 2013 at 7:06 pm

would love to win that for my Mom…75 this birthday..could fill it for her.

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Danielle May 29, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I’m following Denise on facebook!

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Sherryleej May 30, 2013 at 9:45 am

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Jean May 30, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I like so many, but the charm I’m currently loving most is the black cameo!

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Jean May 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm
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Jean May 30, 2013 at 1:44 pm

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Jean May 30, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I follow Denise on Twitter as @hellina2000

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Ashley_M May 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm

My favorite charm is the cupcake. So cute and colorful. Love this idea.

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