Christians Get Spotted with Help from the Giraffe

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A new line of faith-based necklaces looks to the giraffe as a model for the Christian life.

"Are you living like the giraffe?" is a question most people aren't asked everyday. But, it's the question behind a new line of faith-based necklaces available at select gift stores this spring. Blessings of Comfort, a 2-year-old company in Germantown, TN, is launching the necklaces to remind Christians that a strong faith walk requires more than attending church on Sundays.

"The giraffe possesses many traits that remind us to rely on God and to love our neighbor," explains Marcy Pate, founder of Blessings of Comfort. It is her belief that Christians should stand tall, feed on things above, live in groups, look out for others, watch for the enemy, remain strong under attack, and maintain peace -- like the giraffe.

Co-created by fine jewelry artists Leslie Schnitman and Stacy Jacob, each necklace has a giraffe spotted cross set among a "collage" pendant of freshwater pearls, gemstones, Swarovski crystals and glass beads. The necklaces are limited edition pieces and will appeal to shop owners who want hand-crafted and unique merchandise for their customers.

Schnitman sculpted the metal cross for Pate after the two met at a local trade show. "I loved the giraffe logo, and wanted to incorporate some aspect of it into the cross," she explains. Each cross is finished in sterling silver and signed by Schnitman, who owns Silver Quail jewelry studio in Arkansas.

Jacob is a self-taught designer and owner of Staliza Jewelry in Louisiana. "When Marcy asked me to design a collage pendant line to complement the giraffe cross, I thought it would be a wonderful venture," she explains. "I think people will enjoy wearing these pendants as an expression of their own spiritual journey."

Necklaces retail for $48 to $115. For more information or to order, contact Blessings of Comfort at 866-385-1504, or visit the web site

About Blessings of Comfort
Blessings of Comfort is part of Graceful Oaks Design, LLC and is owned by Marcy Pate, a former veterinarian. The company offers shirts, candles and jewelry with the uplifting message of the giraffe.

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