over50feeling40: Reinvention Story: Leaving A Legacy + A Giveaway
Fashion and Lifestyle Blog for women over 50 to help achieve strength, confidence, joy, inspiration, and, of course, head-turning personal style!

Jun 12, 2013

Reinvention Story: Leaving A Legacy + A Giveaway

At 59 years of age, Cyndee Conrad is living her dream. "When I am designing jewelry, I feel like I am doing what I was created to do," she told me recently.  Becoming a new grandmother however, added a whole new dimension to her vision.  Looking into the eyes of her granddaughter, a desire to create keepsake jewelry was born in 2012.  Cyndee keeps her original picture of her grandmother and her aunts next to a current picture with her daughter and granddaughter. It is a constant reminder of where her talent originates and where she desires for it to go.

The older photo created a nostalgia within Cyndee.  "Being the only girl on my mother's side of the family, I was given my dear relatives' jewelry...not anything of great value, but extremely meaningful to me because of the relationships I had with these women." she said. 

Through JUVY JEWELS , Cyndee creates custom designs with top quality materials like semi-precious gemstones and freshwater pearls, however at affordable prices.  She also desires to encourage women over 50.  "If you have neglected your passions," she told me, "it is time to pick them up!  Don't let anyone stop you.  Do what you were created to do."  She says she loves this time because she can finally be herself.

Cyndee would like to give one of you this beautiful necklace she designed.  It is 21 inches made of aquamarine and sterling silver beads with a clasp!  All you have to do is
1. Be a follower of over50feeling40
2. Visit Juvy Jewels on Etsy, HERE
3. Tell us in the comments which piece is your favorite!!  Make sure I have your email.

A winner will be selected next Thursday, June 20!  

Have a fabulous Thursday!!

Now, visit the wonderful talents of bloggers from KATIE'S FAVORITE THINGS BLOG HOP!!

Thursday Favorite Things


  1. They are all sweet and delicate. Loved the moonstone bracelet

    ctpolishprincessinsert at)sbcglobal(insert dot)net

  2. I love the topaz necklaces - such a pretty stone. I follow Over 50 Feeling 40 and my email address is aliasgracie@gmail.com. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Love the amethyst and crystal necklace!! Beautiful!

    Art by Karena

  4. How lovely these pieces are and what an inspiring tale... 50's are just the best as I am sure are the 60's... :)
    I love the little citrine (?) pendant... xv

  5. Was introduced to this blog through Hydrochic and am loving it. My favorite Esty piece is the New Mom's necklace. I am a mother of 5 sons and have 2 daughters in law expecting babies-would love to be able to present a necklace to them.

  6. Debra again-my email address is: 7311956@gmail.com

  7. I love both, but I particularly love topaz. How beautiful that stone, setting and design is.

    I follow you anyway (religiously) and I visited Etsy and "favorited" her store.

    My email is ShifraChester@gmail.com.


  8. Love this story of Cyndee! And I love the turquoise and coral earrings. The necklace in the give-away is awesome. Thanks for the opportunity! debfrost2 at gmail dot com

  9. love her jewelry! It is inspirational. I love the child's necklace that looks like vines, just beautiful. jnkbake@yahoo.com

  10. Loving the Girls necklace-a vine of pink tourmaline quartz, amethyst, peridot, and amazonite. All of the jewelry is tasteful and beautiful and I should think every little girl would love any item.


  11. They are all so sweet.
    I love the Girl's necklace of "7 pearls on a string"

    I am a follower

  12. Girl's turqouise necklace with heart toggle. Looks just like something my daughter-in-law would love. So, her daughter, my only granddaughter would look so sweet in a necklace like her Mommy wears!
    marykbg (at) hotmail (dot) com

  13. I love the One for Mom- Citrine necklace
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

  14. The I love you necklace is my favorite. The saying and sparkle appeal to me.
    My email is celusayo65@gmail.com
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely necklace.

  15. The aquamarine is my favorite. All are very pretty! Thanks, Sara sefs1(at)sbcglobal.net

  16. lovely , the citrine is close to my birthstone ( topaz) Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  17. I loved Gorgeous freshwater pearls wire wrapped on a delicate sterling silver chain

  18. Hi! I follow thru GFC. I love the darling Girl's necklace--"Baby" freshwater pearls. thesimplyblogs @ gmail. com

  19. I loved all the "blues"= very pretty! I really enjoyed the mother necklace and the pearls. THANK YOU! wlvrn@nntc.net

  20. I like the Girls necklace---Amethyst and quartz crystal on a 14k gold filled chain!

  21. I follow on bloglovin (latoya gordon).

    My favorite item is: Sea Breeze of chalcedony and peridot


  22. Following on GFC (Chris Alejandro)

    I thought the "Girls necklace----blush pink stones wire wrapped on a sterling silver chain" looks great and is a perfect gift idea!

    lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. Follow via gfc (ellen casper)and love the Gorgeous freshwater pearls wire wrapped on a delicate sterling silver chain.

  24. Followed on GFC and like Blue Lace agate drop and amethyst beads on a sterling silver chain


  25. GFC Follower! Christine Sutor happycatsitting@gmail.com

  26. I really love the colors of this necklace and the necklace itself!!

    Sea Breeze of chalcedony and peridot necklace.

    Christine Sutor

  27. i FOLLOW YOU ON GFC AS cjabdelnour. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

  28. I like the New Mom Necklace--topaz and nestled pearl wrapped in 14k gold filled wire and chain but i really like the one you are giving away. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

  29. Follow GFC, Mary Dailey
    e-mail subscriber marika200@hotmail.com
    I love the Blue Lace agate drop and amethyst beads on a sterling silver chain

  30. Follow via GFC. Visited and love the necklace Midnight. http://www.etsy.com/listing/129097802/midnight-kyanite-blue-quartz-drop-and?ref=shop_home_active

    coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

  31. I follow on GFC and I adore the Girls Necklace with amethyst and quartz!

  32. -Sierra

  33. i follow by email and on gfc (hma map igg ya ta old otc om, amy honious)
    i love the Ocean Waves of chalcedony, peridot, and teal apatite necklace or the citrine and agate necklace-thanks for such a lovely giveaway!

  34. following by gfc
    I like New Mom Necklace 2--topaz and nestled pearl wrapped in 14k gold filled wire and chain
    carlaboo11 @ yahoo . com

  35. i follow on gfc as kathy dalton

    i visited the etsy shop and i love Girl's necklace of freshwater pearls, sterling silver cross with cz's, and sterling silver elements
    my email is studying,forensix@gmsil.com


Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!