The Hotlegs Runner PRODUCT REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Tarma Jewelry (Running Gal) | The Hotlegs Runner

Monday, October 25, 2010

PRODUCT REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Tarma Jewelry (Running Gal)

Tarma Designs and manufactures a variety of unique, hand-crafted, earth-friendly and fair trade jewelry that celebrates the spirit of life and a love of the outdoors. From our Active line of sustainable, recycled 316L stainless steel jewelry to our fairly traded, hand-made Artisan collection, there are many styles including pendants, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, wristbands, and bottle openers to choose from.
Tarma's Active Line for women and men includes jewelry for: climbing, hiking, kayaking, running, mountain biking, cycling, yoga, surfing, snow boarding, and skiing.


LIGHTWEIGHT
I really do not wear jewelry when I run.  The only things I wear around my neck and arms are my RoadID, Garmin Forerunner 305 and my Livestrong wristband.  Before the runner gal necklace was sent to me by Tarma Jewelry to review,  I already knew that I would not be wearing it while out running.  Frankly, I do not need the extra weight.

When I opened the package, I was amazed at how lightweight the pendant was.  Guess it was wrong of me to assume that the pendant would be heavy and would annoyingly (or painfully) bounce on my neck.  I actually wore it during my 15 mile run and hardly felt it was there!

my running gal necklace with sage colored cord


EARTH-FRIENDLY
I am for all things earth-friendly or green. And Tarma is Earth-Friendly Jewlery from the product itself,  down to the packaging and shipping materials used. 

Stainless Steel a "green metal"

Tarma's 316L stainless has a +60% post-consumer recycled content and ability to be worked in many different finishes. It can be cut or cast and made in many finishes, including brushed and sand blasted. It will never tarnish,  is very lightweight and strong. It's a great substitute for gold and silver.

Vacuum Plated Finishes

New for 2008 are vacuum plated finishes in faux gold. Environmentally friendly vacuum plating doesn't use liquids like electro-plating or anodizing processes, which leave toxic liquid waste that has to be disposed.

RePly™ Recycled Polyester Cord

For all cord products, Tarma has moved entirely to a recycled yarn from RePly made from PET water bottles and industrial polyester scrap.

Recycled Chipboard Packaging


All of Tarma's packaging is made from a minimum of 90% post consumer recycled and unbleached paper pulp. Even the cord used for the hanger is made from RePly polyester.

Shipping Containers


The last step in maximizing use of recycled materials and environmentally responsible practices comes in our shipping containers. For envelopes and boxes, we use unbleached mailers and corrugated cardboard with a minimum of 60% post consumer content paper.


DESIGN & DURABILITY
Tarma offers a plethora of designs and styles to choose from.  They have designs for each type of fitness activity: running, cycling, yoga, hiking, and more.

Their jewelry is very durable and colors won't fade or tarnish even when it is submerged in water or exposed to other elements. That said, every runner, kayaker, cylist or hiker can still wear some bling while pursuing her (or his) favorite activity.



More designs at their site

Christmas is fast approaching and these beauties would definitely make a great present for fitness enthusiasts --- Female OR male!  Yes, they carry manly adornments as well!

Or... why not gift yourself with one? or two! 

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GIVEAWAY


And it's time for the Tarma Jewelry Giveaway!  One lucky reader will win a Running Gal Necklace (see pic below)! If you're a male reader, you can still join.  Like I said, this will make a nice gift for your wife, girl-friend, daughter, sister or any female runner you know.
Unfortunately, this giveaway is for U.S. and Canada residents only.  If you live abroad and want to have this shipped to a U.S. address of a relative, then you are welcome to participate.

I will announce the winner this coming Sunday, October 31.

Please remember to leave a SEPARATE comment for each of the things below.  1 comment = 1 entry.  I suggest you do everything specified below to increase your chances of winning.  If you do all 9, that's 9 entries!

Mandatory:
1.  Must be a FOLLOWER of my blog. I'm doing this because it's my way of thanking you for being one! =) Click the Follow button located at my right sidebar. And let me know that you are following already by posting a comment here like, "I am a follower" .  I am always happy to see new people following. = 1 entry

 2.  Visit the Tarma Jewelry Website and tell me your favorite piece of jewelry there that you'd want to gift to another person. Let me know who you'd like to give it to and just briefly explain why you think he or she will like it. = 1 entry


Extra Credit
3.  Add my site to your blogroll = 1 entry
4.  Follow me on Twitter (@HotlegsRunner) and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
5.  Like the Hotlegs Runner on FACEBOOK and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
6.  Like Tarma Jewelry on FACEBOOK and leave a comment that lets me know you already do. = 1 entry
7.  Post this giveaway on your blog, Twitter and/or Facebook.  Let me know when you've spread the word. Leave a comment for each. = 3 entries

Good luck!

Disclaimer:  I did not pay for the Tarma Jewelry.  It was sent to me and in exchange, I post an honest review of it.  I was not compensated nor was I encouraged by the manufacturer to post a positive review.  This review is based solely on my experience with this product.


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134 comments:

  1. I'd buy a namaste necklace for a friend who loves her yoga!

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  2. i'd want to give a running one to my running sistaaaa because we share such a bond!

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  3. and a link will go up (likely tmrw) on my blog :)

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  4. I posted your giveaway on my blog

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  5. I'd buy the Love to run necklace, pendant or earrings for a friend to motivate her to get back into running.

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  6. I already follow you on Twitter

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  7. I'd like to get the Love to Run necklace and give to my bestie Erin. She's a pretty new runner and I'm hoping she'll come to love it very soon.

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  8. My fav is the runner one. of course!! ;)

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  9. I would give the running man square pendant to my husband. I think he'd like it because he's found his sport in running - originally he only ran to run with me, but now I sometimes I think he loves it more than I do...

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  10. Linked to my sidebar @ running42km.blogspot.com

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  11. I would get the Marathon pendant for my training partner. She's been a huge inspiration and I wouldn't still be training without her :)

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  12. Following you on twitter (@knitterphd)

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  13. "Liked" Tarma Designs on Facebook

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  14. Posted the giveaway in the sidebar of my blog.

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  15. Tweeted the giveaway (@knitterphd)

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  16. lot's of cool stuff ... but I'll pass on this one!

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  17. That necklace looks great on you! I am a follower here. :)

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  18. All of the jewelry is so pretty but I am really drawn to the Tagua line - love the colorful necklace!

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  19. My Favorite is the Love to run pendant

    Nolan1009@gmail.com

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  20. I'd get the road bike pendant for my sister-in-law to congratulate her on finishing her first distance cycling race (Livestrong Austin).

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  21. i like the love to run pendant

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  22. i follow you on twitter @erica_H

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  23. i linked back
    http://www.ericarunning30.com/2010/10/weekend-round-up-1025.html

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  24. I'm a new follower. Thanks for following me too, Julie! :)

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  25. I really love the leaf pendant, but I would give the Dove Pendant to my sister. She lives overseas and struggles with balancing her family and work. I think the reminder of Peace would be special for her.

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  26. I linked to your giveaway on my blog:
    http://irunforthehills.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  27. I would choose to pick something for my friend Tressa aka Adorable Wife. I'd love to get her the triathlon pendant or possibly one of the cute bike charms. She has been a huge supporter of my running.

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  28. I follow you on Twitter ~ windyrunner

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  29. I like Hot Legs Runner on Facebook.

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  30. I like Tarma Jewelry on Facebook.

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  31. I posted the giveaway on my blog.

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  32. I posted the giveaway on Facebook.

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  33. I would give the leaf necklace to my daughter. She is my nature girl.

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  34. Ok. I just followed this blog, liked hotlegs runner and tarma designs on fb, followed hotlegs runner on twitter, posted the link in my fb and twitter accounts.

    I just checked out the accessories at the site and if ever I win the running gal necklace I'll give it to my sporty aunt who loves golf and anything else that keeps her on her toes.

    - rose218

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  35. I looked around on the Tarma jewelry website. They have some cool stuff! Hard to pick my favorite for a gift. I love the turtle pendant. I think I'd give the heart spiral necklace to my sister. Or the monkey one to my daughter. Or one of the mountain ones to my son! I'll definitely be doing some Christmas shopping on their site.

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  36. Okay- I actually just joined twitter. Never thought I would. But you got me to do it! I'm following you on twitter now too :)

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  37. I shared/posted your giveaway on FB.

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  38. I shared your giveaway on Twitter. My first tweet :)

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  39. I'm a follower - really loving your blog!! Can't wait to read more! :)

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  40. I would buy the guy hiker (and I just might!) for my husband who LOVES to backpack outdoors and would love to have something with him at all times to remind him of his love for the outdoors - it's guy enough for even him!

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  41. I added your blog to my blog today!

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  42. "Liked" Tarma on FB - thanks for sharing their products!

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  43. Posted your giveaway on my blog.

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  44. Posted your giveaway on my FB too! Thanks again.

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  45. I like the love to run pendant, but there are quite a few others I'd be happy with as well.

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  46. I follow you on twitter using my MetroDCMom account.

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  47. I would get the love to run necklace for my running partner. She loves funky cool jewelry and lover running even more than cool jewelry.

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  48. I added your blog to my blogroll.

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  49. posted the giveaway on my blog.

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  50. I would get my mom one of the road cycling pendandt necklaces. I am trying to help her get back into being active and I think that would be a really fun motivation!

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  51. I like the love to run pendent. They have lots of items I would buy!

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  52. I'm following your blog on networked blogs
    janice@fitnescheerleader.com

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  53. I am a follower through google reader.

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  54. I follow you on Twitter\janice@fitnesscheerleader.com

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  55. I tweeted your giveaway
    janice@fitnesscheerleader.com

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  56. Just became a follower of your blog :)

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  57. I would love to give my sister the running necklace. She loves to run but right now her job is eating up her life. This would remind her that she will again have time to run!

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  58. Following you on twitter @beana619

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  59. Tweeted the giveaway @beana619 #1

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  60. Tweeted the giveaway @beana619 #2

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  61. Tweeted the giveaway @beana619 #3

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  62. I love these pendants! I'd like to get the triathlon one for my daughter who competed in her first tri this summer!

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