GutsyGoodness

Inspirational & Scripture Pendant Necklaces, Keychains

California, United States · 2221 Sales

GutsyGoodness

Inspirational & Scripture Pendant Necklaces, Keychains

California, United States 2221 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Find a charming, vintage-inspired pendant necklace or key chain that will hearten others as you tell a piece of your story. Encourage a loved one with a message of hope during a challenging time.

Our necklaces are the perfect gift to tell a friend who is going through a battle few understand, "I see you. You inspire me!" Don't forget to email us a few sentences we can write in a card on your behalf and the package is all ready for gift-giving, wrapped with loving care--see the 5th image on any listing.

Here are some things we want to make sure you know:

--> COUPONS: Get 10% off with this coupon code: GUTSY10 . After your order check your email (and later your paper receipt with your necklace) and you will find more great coupons!

--> CARD: Each necklace has a unique quotation card enclosed in the box, which makes it an even more personalized gift and a true keepsake. The necklace/keychain listing tells you what the card says.

--> SHIPPING: Most orders are shipped within 12 hours. We have worked hard to do as much as we can in advance to get your necklace to you as quickly as possible. Check shipping policies to ensure your item will arrive on time. The USPS recommends using Priority Mail (2-3 days, not guaranteed) to ensure it reaches you when you need it. We ship from San Diego. You can choose your shipping preference at checkout.

--> PREFER SILVER? Any necklace can be made with silver-tone chains and trays. We have many charms in silver and will convo you to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for.

--> KEYCHAINS: Any necklace can be made into a key chain.

--> Watch our Facebook page for deals and new products at http://facebook.com/GutsyGoodness . This is the best place to stay alerted to new sales as they are announced. You can also find Lisa here:
http://twitter.com/lisacopen
http://pinterest.com/lisacopen

We are looking forward to hearing what you love and what you wish we had. If you're looking for a special quote, saying, or scripture, convo us and we will be happy to help!

Blessings to you,
Lisa & Joel

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 22, 2016

Find a charming, vintage-inspired pendant necklace or key chain that will hearten others as you tell a piece of your story. Encourage a loved one with a message of hope during a challenging time.

Our necklaces are the perfect gift to tell a friend who is going through a battle few understand, "I see you. You inspire me!" Don't forget to email us a few sentences we can write in a card on your behalf and the package is all ready for gift-giving, wrapped with loving care--see the 5th image on any listing.

Here are some things we want to make sure you know:

--> COUPONS: Get 10% off with this coupon code: GUTSY10 . After your order check your email (and later your paper receipt with your necklace) and you will find more great coupons!

--> CARD: Each necklace has a unique quotation card enclosed in the box, which makes it an even more personalized gift and a true keepsake. The necklace/keychain listing tells you what the card says.

--> SHIPPING: Most orders are shipped within 12 hours. We have worked hard to do as much as we can in advance to get your necklace to you as quickly as possible. Check shipping policies to ensure your item will arrive on time. The USPS recommends using Priority Mail (2-3 days, not guaranteed) to ensure it reaches you when you need it. We ship from San Diego. You can choose your shipping preference at checkout.

--> PREFER SILVER? Any necklace can be made with silver-tone chains and trays. We have many charms in silver and will convo you to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for.

--> KEYCHAINS: Any necklace can be made into a key chain.

--> Watch our Facebook page for deals and new products at http://facebook.com/GutsyGoodness . This is the best place to stay alerted to new sales as they are announced. You can also find Lisa here:
http://twitter.com/lisacopen
http://pinterest.com/lisacopen

We are looking forward to hearing what you love and what you wish we had. If you're looking for a special quote, saying, or scripture, convo us and we will be happy to help!

Blessings to you,
Lisa & Joel

Lisa and Joel Copen

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Lisa and Joel Copen

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Updates

Joel just finished more dan dollar charms for our etsy packaging. We love to give you that something special!
We are now on Instagram! Wow, what a fun place to be creative while featuring some of the most popular designs of our shop. Share your #GutsyGoodness photos too! http://Instagram.com/gutsygoodness
More fun new designs coming soon for strong women, off to college, housewarming keychains, and for grandmas!
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About

Can Jewelry Really Have a Purpose?

✿ BEHIND THE SCENES

Joel and Lisa are a husband and wife team who began their shop in 2015. Lisa sold jewelry from her locker in junior high to clothing boutiques in her hometown of Eugene, Oregon through her college days. When she moved to San Diego in 1992 she was still creating unique items from the room she rented while working at a non-profit organization. But all that changed a year later.

✿ WHEN HANDS DON'T WORK

"I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 1993 and within days could hardly drive my car or open a jar." She vividly remembers calling her supervisor at work, trying to explain that her hands and wrists were so swollen she couldn't twist the door knob to even leave the house.

Since then, the progression of her rheumatoid arthritis has continued to grow, but she still seeks ways to keep busy and serve where God places her.

"If I stop using my hands, I lose abilities--permanently--so I approach everything I can do with them as some for of therapy."

She types with 3 fingers, has four silicone joint replacements, and has only limited use of all of her hands due to ruptured tendons. But she can still use a mouse and she delights in designing each piece.

"I love getting to use my creative side, designing the layout and message of each necklace," she shares. "And then I pass them along to my husband to do the logistics."

✿ WORKING TOGETHER AS A FAMILY

Joel, an audio editor for a major video game company, was laid off his job of 19 years in Spring of 2015. Lisa had recently purchased some jewelry supplies to make a few pendant necklaces for herself and gifts.

The expense of living and taking care of unpredictable medical bills hit their household quickly and Joel and Lisa looked closely at everything from their skills to limitations, and asked how God how He might use them all. They decided to open an Etsy store in hopes that it would assist their family during this career transition season.

Lisa and Joel have a son, 13, who also helps--sometimes as a volunteer, sometimes to earn a few dollars. In 2014 they made the challenging decision to homeschool. So, now, with all three of them in the house, it has become organized chaos--or . . . some days--just chaos.

"It has been fun for my son to see the logistics behind a business. From keeping supplies in stock to understanding advertising costs, he is learning some unique skills." And their son is learning how a family comes together to help pay the bills and how to work as a team for a mutual goal.

And at some point in Spring of 2016 it went from "What can God do?" to "Wow! What is God doing?!" The Copen family has had great success with Gutsy Goodness as it continues to grow. They delight in hearing how someone received a personal gift that touched them deeply and there are some days when they grieve and pray for those recipients of their jewelry who have lost a loved one or had a miscarriage.

✿ THE PASSING OF A LEGACY

Each piece--a necklace, keychain, pin, or other item--is designed by Lisa on the computer, and then Joel and her glue and assemble them together at the 1940s green aluminum table of Lisa's grandmother, Austeen. Lisa inherited this table after her prayer warrior grandmother passed away in the late 1990s.

"Every time I visited my grandmother her Bible sat open on this table," Lisa explains. "This table was her 'war room.' If you have seen the movie War Room, well, my grandmother's prayers are 'baked in' to this table and I can imagine she is smiling seeing God's Word go out to thousands of people from where she prayed and served meals for those she loved.

"I know my grandma is looking down at our jewelry and is so joyful that her legacy of encouraging someone each day is being passed along from her own table. This is where she would invite someone in to have a piece of peach cobbler as she listened to their troubles and prayed for them. I have an amazing legacy and am accountable to honor it."

"I believe the Word never returns empty and it is my hope that every piece glorifies God," Lisa says, "even if it just about never giving up."

We hope that whatever item you choose for yourself or a loved one, you can feel the joy and love that goes behind it. We make a special effort to create not just a piece of jewelry, but an entire package that reminds you that you are loved.

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  • Lisa Copen

    Owner

    Lisa has been in ministry two decades, writing and comforting those hurting. She sold jewelry from her 6th grade locker, and has created beautiful things ever since. GG pendants brings all her joys together. Life makes sense.

  • Joel Copen

    Owner

    Joel, Lisa's husband, is enrolled in a computer programming program, starting a new career after 20 years as a sound designer. He assembles necklaces, packages, ships, and all the personal touches that make your package special.

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More information

Last updated on Mar 19, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

> All packages are wrapped with a raffia ribbon and will look special.
> Add a 1-3 sentences and I will write your message in a note card to include with the package.
> If the name on the address does not match the name of the person ordering it, we consider it a gift and a receipt will NOT be enclosed.
> If it looks like a gift but there is not a note for the recipient or you have not told us it's a gift, we will contact you to see if you'd like a note included, but you may just have a couple hours to respond before it's sent. If we don't hear from you we will just send the gift.

Custom and personalized orders

> We have listings in our shop for...

A round pendant necklace or keychain
https://www.etsy.com/listing/286421321

An oval pendant necklace or keychain
https://www.etsy.com/listing/286421483

A photo pendant
https://www.etsy.com/listing/267819142

If what you have in mind does not fit in one of these categories, or you would like us to walk through exactly what you need and make a custom listing for your purchase, just let us know and we will help you get the perfect item you've envisioned.

Care instructions

Your zinc alloy brass piece will naturally darken, but can be cared for to keep it looking the way you received it.
> Keep it in a cool dry place. A cotton bag can absorb some of the oils.
> Avoid spraying perfume on your piece or using lotion directly where it will come into contact.
> To clean the glass on your pendant wipe gently with glass cleaner sprayed on a rag. Avoid allowing this to touch the bronze, however,
> It is recommended that every 2 weeks or so polish your jewelry with a jewelry grade polishing cloth and rub a thin coat of olive oil to the back. (Available at Michael's craft stores.)
> Note that brass will blackened when it is exposed to natural skin oils. You can avoid this by updated care.