Thursday, October 31, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Sterling Silver Cuff

Kade was not the easy student during his first few weeks at preschool, however he was truly blessed with a great teacher. After the adjustment period and the teacher and I having discussions so she understood Kade's personality, it has been smooth sailing and Kade loves to go to school.

Since he attends a Christian preschool and his teacher is very religious, I decided to separate the three words with the heart symbol with the cross in the middle. I needed a sample to put on my site before the holidays and I wanted to make sure she knows we are appreciative of the job she has done and continues to do with Kade. So tomorrow this little gem will be hers.

Sterling Silver Teacher Appreciation Cuff

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Ice Hockey Necklace

My cousin, on my Dad's side lives in Missouri.
Her oldest boy plays ice hockey. I'm sure the younger brother will pick it up at some point as well.
She contacted me about a necklace to support her son.

Unlike my typical sport necklaces, this one required the use of the "guitar pick" style blank. With the hockey charm being a little longer the circle wasn't going to allow any room for personalization.

Sterling Silver Ice Hockey Personalized Necklace

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sterling Silver Hand Stamped Lacrosse Necklace

Since I get asked all the time, I do not wear any of my necklace creations. I'm not a jewelry swapper. I have certain pieces that I wear every day (honestly, most of my jewelry I never remove). Of my creations, I wear a ring personalized with my three children's names and a charm bracelet personalized with the first initial of each child.

Luckily, I have a best friend that loves to swap out her jewelry and is always looking for something new. Kim and I have known each other for 22 years and we laugh when we think that had I learned to hand stamp in college, I would either be broke or have had some fun money to spend.

Now although Kim and her family are HUGE baseball people, her boys have taken a liking to lacrosse. So the other day, she asked if I could make a lacrosse necklace similar to the baseball one she has. This proposed a slight problem because my two main suppliers do not carry a lacrosse charm. This led me to Google and a new supplier that not only carried a great lacrosse charm, but also had an unbelievable inventory of various other charms that will come in handy for other creations.

From Kim's request, came this:

Sterling Silver Hand Stamped Lacrosse Necklace

Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Favorite Part

I think the best part of this business is that by allowing people to personalize an item, they often come up with great ideas that I can use for other orders in the future.

A Gamma Phi Beta alumnae contacted me to purchase a bracelet as an initiation gift for her daughter.

The sorority motto became even more personal when the mother asked to add a name and the initiation year on the ends of the cuff. 

Customized Cuff Order

I received an order this morning for a sterling silver cuff personalized with a quote. The initial idea was too long, character wise, so the buyer chose to shorten the quote.

Sterling Silver Cuff personalized with your saying and font choice.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Founder's Day

Recently, a sorority sister saw my cuff bracelet. She suggested I stamp our sorority motto "founded upon a rock" on the cuff bracelet.

While once again helping out with recruitment at the Gamma Phi Beta chapter where I was initiated while attending Chapman University, I brought two of these cuffs as samples and gave them to the current President and MVP (two offices I also held).
I have gained additional business with this cuff via word of mouth and on Etsy.

Yesterday, the chapter advisor at Chapman University asked if I would like to sell these at Founder's Day which will be hosted by the girls from Epsilon Nu Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta.

So I will have a limited number for sale that day. Should I run out I will offer free shipping on this item on my website to those who would still like one. If you'd like to get one now, you too can get free shipping. Just purchase the "founded upon a rock" cuff on my store website and enter EpsilonNu in the coupon code to get the shipping for free.

Further proof that "sisterhood" lasts a lifetime.