Colleen Berg Thumbprint Jewelry Giveaway + O Foods Announcement

Heart thumbprint #2

Heart thumbprint #2

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month continues, and we have another jewelry giveaway to help get the word out about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. Please also see below for information on O Foods (especially if you have no idea what I’m talking about).

Colleen Berg has long been a supporter of ovarian cancer awareness, and now she is so very generously offering a $100 gift certificate toward her thumbprint, signature, or artwork jewelry lines.

The thumbprint line is especially wonderful because Colleen started it after her brother passed away from cancer. The pieces are simply adorable, described on the site as follows: “Your loved ones’ prints in silver or gold. These prints are your children, your spouse, your parents and grandparents. Every one you love, even the cats and dogs in your life!”

Yes, each and every piece is unique and personalized. Don’t you just love that heart?!


To enter for your chance to win visit Colleen Berg Jewelry then come back here and leave a comment with your favorite piece of jewelry.

For an extra entry, you can “like” Colleen Berg Jewelry on Facebook, then come back here and tell me you’ve done so in a separate comment. Note that the comment regarding your favorite piece of jewelry is the main entry and mandatory before you can gain an extra entry.

All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CET Sunday, September 26, 2010; this drawing is open only to those with U.S. shipping addresses. The winner will be chosen randomly.


Some of you may be wondering whether O Foods will happen this year; for those who don’t know, you can click O Foods to get more detailed info, but basically for the past two years, Sara of Ms Adventures in Italy and I have invited bloggers to come up with recipes that include foods that either begin or end with O to help raise ovarian cancer awareness — and so many of you have graciously sent in fabulous dishes (so fabulous that you may hear from me about putting them in a cookbook for an ovarian cancer charity…would you be interested in this, by the way, either putting in a recipe, buying a book, or both?).

This year, although there’s no contest and no particular rules to follow, by all means, please do consider posting an O Foods recipe on your blog to raise ovarian cancer awareness and sending the link to michelle(at)bleedingespresso(dot)com; I promise I’ll make sure Bleeding Espresso readers know about your recipe whether it’s by a roundup here on the blog, posts on Facebook and Twitter, or all of the above.

Check out previous roundups for inspiration:

I would love if you could include a list of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer with a link to that original post, and also please feel free to lift the ovarian cancer awareness ribbon; I look forward to your O foods!


Best of luck in the jewelry giveaway, and please feel free to share this contest on Facebook, Twitter, etc., and help spread the word about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer; remember you can also donate to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund through my FirstGiving page any time of year.


Have a great week!

33 Beans of Wisdom to “Colleen Berg Thumbprint Jewelry Giveaway + O Foods Announcement”
  1. Gil

    What a talented artist! There are so many beautiful pieces to choose from. I would probably buy “Bali silver balls drop from hammered sterling teardrops” if in the market for a gift.

    Just liked Coleen on FB!

  2. 09.20.2010

    wow…these are so lovely and unique. and what a generous giveaway 🙂 My favorite is definitely the Fingerprint Charm Bracelet:

  3. joanne at frutto della passione

    Very interested in the O Foods cookbook idea, let me know.

  4. 09.20.2010

    I love the Moonstone Wrap Ring! There’s so much great jewelry on there!

  5. 09.20.2010

    I liked on Facebook!

  6. madwoman-doing-cartwheels

    I love the unique Green Amethyst earrings. Awesome!

  7. madwoman-doing-cartwheels

    I LIKE Colleen Berg on Facebook
    rose manning

  8. lgw

    i love the Infinity mid-chain.

    i’ve got 4 kids, so carrying their thumbprints around with me every day would be lovely!

  9. lgw

    just liked Colleen Berg on FB!!

    the thumbprint collection is a wonderful idea. my godmother passed from ovarian cancer long ago, but it would have been nice to have had her print so i could carry her around with me. i think these make unique gifts for family members to be passed on.

  10. Joanne

    I love the heart thumbprint necklace – so sweet!

  11. Angela Z

    How do I choose just one!
    Being the mom of a great kitty girl, I like the cat paw print necklace/bracelet.

  12. Angela Z

    Just “liked” Colleen on FB too!

  13. Karla T

    What a generous way to raise awareness! My favorite is the Afghani Coins And Pearls necklace.

  14. Karla T

    I like Colleen Berg on FaceBook

  15. 09.21.2010

    Love the citrine items!

  16. 09.21.2010

    I love the Blue Nursing Necklace – it’s practical, beautiful, and feminine!

    Thanks for raising awareness!

  17. Lauren

    I love the afghani coin lariat, although there are several to die for pieces! Thanks for introducing me to this wonderful artist!

  18. Lauren

    I also like Colleen Berg on Facebook!

  19. all the jewellery is gorgeous, but you are absolutely right the heart necklace is completely gorgeous!!

  20. 09.23.2010

    I like the fingerprint lariat.

    All of the work is lovely.

  21. Lorene Lavora

    What a generous gesture on the part of the (very talented) designer. My faves: the ruby zoisite nugget earrings! I just love the colors. Have “liked” on FB, too!

    PS – ‘LOVE “Bleeding Espresso” – just found it several days ago. Good luck with the goats!

  22. Chris Cox

    I love the Heart thumbprint #1. Her jewelry is so unique, and what a special gift that would be.

  23. sandra

    my favorite is the Fingerprint Charm Bracelet

  24. I love the pawprint necklace.
    Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway.

  25. “Liked” on FB – left a message saying that I came by via your site:-)

  26. Sara Filler

    I like the Bali Silver ring

  27. Sara Filler

    I liked Colleen Berg Jewelry on facebook.

  28. 09.25.2010

    I love the Chunky Band Ring!

  29. kbbkbb0

    I love personalized jewelry, especially those with a connection to your own family. My favorite is the heart #2 necklace with the thumbprints of my 2 boys (6 & 7).

  30. Gabriella

    All gorgeous jewelry……in particular I liked the Chinese Yellow Jade earrings.

  31. Gabriella

    I “liked” Colleen Berg on Facebook.

  32. Cathy

    I like the silver Dog Tag necklace best because it has a spot for three prints. I have wanted a fingerprint pendant for quite some time, but have not been able to afford one. This one is ideal for me because it would have a spot for my daughter’s, my husband’s, and mine! What a beautiful way to express the unity we feel!

  33. Cathy

    I also just “Liked” Colleen Berg Jewelry on Facebook. Thanks for raising awareness. My husband was dx with cancer three years ago. We are so thankful that he is still in remission!

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