GIVEAWAY: Natural Moss Necklace

UPDATE! Entries Closed!

Winners have been selected by a random number generating machine based on how many entries you have made.

Here we go…. first of all thank you all for the lovin’ and likin’ around the internet. Every entry on here was wonderful and much appreciated. It has inspired me to at the very least start a monthly giveaway and possibly even more.Here are some statistics on this contest:

We had 50 people enter!

They made over 122 entries!

One of my fish died of old age during this contest 🙁  I guess that’s ok though because another one will be joining the tank shortly!

Everyone who entered the contest will receive 15% off one purchase of any one item in my etsy shop, expiring Friday August 20th! Just place your order, I will look you up, and refund the 15% when I verify your entry.

1st Place: Susan Hazel !  From

– Susan, send me an email with your contact info and I will get your necklace prepared! And thank you for the lovely blog post!

2nd Place: Olivia (entry #7)

– Olivia, please have a look at the incredible selection of fish below. Pick your favorite, email or comment on the fish you would like, and I will photograph it and drop it in my tank with your name on it!


3rd Place: Bridget

– Bridget, you get 50% off any jewelry item in my shop. Go ahead and place your order by August 31st and I will refund the 50% as soon as I can verify it is you! Also – please send me an email with contact info to help verify.


Honorable Mentions:

Thank you to all who featured me on their blogs, you went the extra mile and I am glad you shared the giveaway happiness!

My favorite inspiration entry: by Rotem who said, “everything that is old! old people (the way the talk, dress, the Wrinkles…), old furniture (the way the color tends to peel, the curves…), old clothing (the fabric, pattern and even the smell!)”

And Stelle’s inspiration: she said, “I’m inspired by people, their emotions, their lives and their (and also my) mistakes”



Since it is in fact my favorite month of the year…August, I thought I would celebrate with all of my favorite people out there (that’s you, reading this right now!) with a giveaway.

This month I am featuring an all natural wood and moss necklace – hand crafted to imperfection by me – Mr. Lentz. The wood is stained with an all-natural, non toxic mix created with walnut husks and vinegar. The moss is real and has been dried and preserved so you don’t have to water it! Just wear, enjoy, repeat, and tell all of your friends and family that you won it on

Winners will be picked at random based on the entry rule or two below.

First Place: The Wood and Moss Necklace of course! Shipped right to your front door.

Second Place: You get to pick out a fish (from the photo below) that I am going to put in my fish tank. (I need more fish, the others are lonely)


Third Place: 50% off any jewelry item in my etsy shop.

How to enter: Each item completed below counts as an entry, yeehaw!

1. Go to the Mr. Lentz Facebook page and ‘Like’ it (you can use the button in the sidebar on this site too). Then report back in the comment section below…might as well do step 2 in the same comment.

2. Answer the following question in one sentence in the comment section below: What the hell inspires me (not me, but you)?

3. Share this page on facebook on your wall using the button below

4. Tweet about this giveaway, then comment below on your tweet.

5. Submit this page to StumbleUpon, then report back in a comment below.

6. Blog about this giveaway (Worth two entries) then put a link to your post in the comments below.

There you have it – 7 ways to get yourself a custom made work of nature. The contest winners will be announced on August 12th by noon, so get up and get goin’.

70 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY: Natural Moss Necklace

  1. Emma says:

    crusty old books with that great mossy smell and of course surfing… if only I could figure out a way to take pen and paper out with me…

  2. Shaneyl says:

    Sinister hair, cotton flowers and cold blues inspire me.

    And I just don’t think second place is fair at all. That poor little Hatchet fish, that face! He looks mortified by the shear thought that anyone could pick over him.

  3. Marissa says:

    Facebooked it out!

    Rich, deep, intense colour inspires me and I love to touch fabric – It reminds me of hugs, shelter, comfort, expression and creativity.

    Tweeted it out!
    I love this natural moss and wood necklace by #Mr.Lentz and you could #win it! Support handmade! #Etsy

  4. Marissa says:

    Oh and I stumbled it AND G+ it to my circles as well. My blog has no followers so I figured that was a little more relevant 🙂

  5. leigh says:

    I’m inspired by cowboys. oh wait, no, I mean Indians. (ps. don’t pick me since I’ve already been the recipient of one of your amazing pieces)

  6. Meekah says:

    liked you on facebook!!! I had actually featured you on my blog awhile back 😉 when I was window shopping for my birthday!

    What inspires me? What doesn’t inspire me is more the question!!! But, if I have to hone it down I would say…..old vintage maps, freshly harvested high desert sagebrush, the smell of the desert after a monsoon rain, found rocks and small unusual wood chips. And right now, 180 Degrees South. A MUST SEE! (although I’m sure you have seen it already ;))

  7. Olivia J says:

    I am in love with your jewelry! I put this site on stumble upon:

    And what the hell inspires me? Well, I am in love with fashion. I’m inspired by soft pastels, lace, and feminine silhouettes. I love looking at beautifully draped clothing. I’m also inspired by architecture, especially modern designs.

    I can’t wait to get my hands on one of your pieces!
    And I’ve liked you on facebook.

  8. Olivia J says:

    (same as above)
    Oh oops, I was supposed to answer in one sentence!
    I am inspired by modern architecture and feminine fashion, like lace, silk, and soft drapery.

  9. MaJo @ MissBird says:

    Hi! 🙂
    First, I love your work is super original.
    I really inspired the sunny days and warm, singing birds and the silence of my house early in the morning. I am inspired a book and a story, a movie, a song. I think it depends on how I feel, but basically these are some of the things that cause me a boost.

    Shared in google+, FB & twitter. Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. Erin Prais-Hintz says:

    “Inspiration is everywhere” is the tag line on my own blog so I would say that there is no limit to what can inspire, from the mundane every day flotsam and jetsam of life to high art, music, food and of course the people you love!

    Enjoy the day!

  11. Sarah Hladek says:

    What the hell inspires me??? When I close my eyes at night and see colors, designs, shapes and space dancing in my head, I am inspired to quit my job and give myself more time to find that place during the rest of my life. Since it started happening about a year ago, I have found more and more time to create and enjoy sharing my work with others. I plan to be a full-time creator in the near future because it’s as if it is calling me.

  12. Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox says:

    I am a facebook fan 🙂

    wth inspires me…nature. i’m in awe every day and so thankful to live in such a gorgeous place (seattle) 🙂

  13. Irina (kaftansarafan) says:

    hi mr.lentz, thank you so much for your invitation, your giveaway necklace is quite amazing..
    so. travelling inspires me the most, the farther and longer – the better. sometimes when I come back home to ireland my mind refuses to return and i sleep-walk for some time, digesting the new impressions. with every new (or sometimes even revisited) place that perspective expands just a little bit further, opens some new doors inside. to me this is inspiration..

    liked, shared, tweeted

  14. rotem says:

    everything that is old! old people (the way the talk, dress, the Wrinkles…), old furniture (the way the color tends to peel, the curves…), old clothing (the fabric, pattern and even the smell!). 🙂

  15. Ashley lee says:

    What inspires me: nature, colors and rainy days.
    Love being at home when it rains- it just makes me brainstorm on what I want to do or make- plus I love the smell of rain!


  16. Joel says:

    I think it might be easier to list the things that don’t inspire me! I’m inspired by growth, by the seasons, by cartoons, by the post office and machines, I’m inspired by coffee, old bicycles, and lists.

  17. Megan says:

    I liked your facebook page. My inspiration is found in the little details. Today I was taking pictures of jellyfish tentacles… it helps that I work at an aquarium, lots of inspiration there. You should come pick out a bigger fish for your tank 😉

  18. Elke M. Gomez says:

    Hello there!!
    What the hell inspires me? Well, a hell of a lot! Mainly the great Earth, a breathtaking view, a warm breeze, the ocean, a sun shiny day, a heartfelt conversation, truth, love-in all it’s forms and other artists doing what they were born to do.
    Thanks for this great opportunity!!
    Good luck all!! 🙂

  19. Becca B says:

    I’m constantly inspired. By extreme feelings and gut reactions.

    Extremely happy.or.extremely sad.

    Neruda got it. So did e.e.
    no labels (manic, crazy, whathaveyou) i simply FEEL. EXTREMELY.

    I’m inspired by the simplicity of my cat Minxy.

    Nature, and the beauty in every day never cease to amaze me. (No imaginary friends, though.)

    I’m inspired by happiness and happy people.

    I’m inspired by a certain Mr. Ebert’s constant creativity.

    Oh, and pay phones inexplicably capture my attention.

    I know that was more than one sentence. I blogged quite simply, though:
    and I shared/liked on FB 🙂


  20. bridget says:

    I have liked n shared n tweeted 🙂 you will see me as bhmakes on your new likers updates and I @-ed you in my tweet 🙂
    shared here:

    I am so so so inspired by faded paint and worn away textures. I love it when nature hits and life wears…crumbling paint, falling down fences, rusty metal, old textiles LOVE IT and stitching, weaves, knits, textile textures floaty my boaty


  21. Clemence says:

    I’m inspired by a LOT of random things, but if I had to pick only one inspiring thing, it would be a whole morning on a swedish beach, doing nothing but admiring the baltic sea and the wild gooses.

  22. Laura says:

    I am inspired by antique books, vintage patterns, and fresh herbs. My forays into herbdum (not really a work huh?) are still a work in progress!

  23. Monika Reis says:

    I’m inspired watching plants change even throughout a single day. August is particularly an inspirational month as plants are doing so many things each day of this month.

  24. Judy R. says:

    Liked you on facebook. Literally everything inspires me and I am told that because I can make all these strange connections from seemingly disjointed information, that it makes everything I do unique and artistic.

  25. Kait says:

    the Rocky mountains, hiking up the flat irons and looking over the plains, the night sky and cacti are all inspirations for me!

  26. Nick says:

    the new, the innovative, the fresh and the natural. The small tokens in life we take for granted like the soft rolling of the waves – day in, day out.

  27. Asun de Megustaloquehaces says:

    Thank you very much for sharing your work, it is very special and it would be the whole pleasure to illuminate it. The essence of the nature is in your works. Your you inspire us with her whenever we enjoy them. Thank you.
    Of fish I choose the Guppy for your aquarium, colourist, small and strong;).
    Follow your work in Facebook, in your blog and in twitter, I announce you in my facebook:
    Http: // Story_fbid=236211736417271*id=702209379
    A greeting, happy summer and luck for all.

  28. Kourtney says:

    Let’s see…

    I am inspired by stormy weather, geometry, patterns, and civilizations past.

    I like your page through my personal and fanpage accounts.

    I shared your giveaway through my Facebook fanpage:

    I tweeted about your giveaway:!/HairoftheHare

    and I shared this giveaway on my Tumblr blog:

    I would love to do a feature of your work on my other blog, though, if you like:

  29. shannon says:

    waaaah! how in the world did i forget to submit an entry for this? i was in rush when i saw this in my google reader and then forgot to come back to it to enter! gaaaaah!

    so sorry to hear about your fish. 🙁 but, i am curious to see what new one will be added to the tank. i think all those choices are pretty cool myself. actually, this past weekend, i spent some time nursing one of our 3 guppies back to health. my son had brought home a guppy as part of a mini aquaponics system he made in summer school. unfortunately, the system failed, and we were left with a guppy…his pet that he named steve. now i felt badly for steve and did research on guppies, and now we have a 2.5 gallon tank and two friends for steven. anyways…one of the three was sick, but i think all is good now. now that was a sneaky way for my son to have a “pet!” ha ha ha!

    congrats to the winners! 🙂 what a fun contest that was! 🙂

  30. Karen says:

    I am inspired by so many things it’s hard to just put down one…you didn’t say just one so here goes…walking and running on the beach at sunrise, then going in the water, (here in South Florida, it is gorgeous), making beaded earrings, bracelets and necklaces, making floral arrangements, making handpainted furniture, accessories and murals, making or sewing anything new and different!, driftwood, shells, good looking sexy men, good looking sexy women, beautiful clothes, handcrafted furntiture, waterfalls, miniature handmade waterfalls, tiny miniature handmade art objects, hand made pottery and clay objects, hand made tiles, hand tiled tables, chairs and furniture, cooking and baking anything new and exciting, haitian art, surfing the internet, repairing computers, music of all kinds, You Tube!, dancing to all kinds of music, hot, tropical, vibrant colors, little newborn babies, cute little children, sad, lonely, abused and hurting people, rainbows!, moss!, going into a bead store and being surrounded by thousands of beads!, well, I guess I better stop somewhere, but I could go on forever…

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