My daughter turned three on Monday. She is a very girly little girl - despite the headlocks she puts her 6 year old brother into!
I wanted some special favors to bring to her preschool class since they don't allow cupcakes or cookies. It's hard to find something fun and different - that doesn't entail icing or sugar - that expresses the festive and fun nature that a three year old birthday event should entail.
I found this great shop on Etsy called:
These beautiful favor boxes are handcrafted and then assembled to look like a cake. I filled it with little Hello Kitty tattoos, stickers and play jewelry - it was a HUGE hit! I ordered the "Princess Birthday Party" ensemble - gorgeous, rich hues, silky bows and a lovely touch of bling provoked a ton of giddy excitement from the preschoolers - and their parents when pick up time rolled around! It also came with a sparkling tiara, earrings and a ring!!!
Rachel, the owner of Paper Cakes is incredibly sweet, shipped my cake out right away (in great packaging and Priority shipped!) - check out her Shop for your next special event!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
With Mother's Day coming up and graduation around the corner, I wanted to create some simple, personalized pieces that can be added to over time. These are my new FlyLeaf Birthstone pieces. Each one is created using fine silver - which is eco-friendly by nature. I LOVE fine silver. It is such a fun material to work with - especially since I love texture and it takes to it perfectly. You also have to love the fact that it's Earth friendly.
These charms are 5/8" in diameter and have a really pretty leaf and flower imprint. I embed a birthstone of your choice and you can even personalize the back! I offer the charms on their own, or you can pair them with a bracelet, necklace or key chain. The best part is - you can keep adding charms as a new family member is born - or whenever the mood strikes!
Little more info on Fine Silver:
Fine silver is 99.9% pure silver vs. sterling's 92.5%. This means fewer alloys are present in fine silver. Fine silver doesn't require mining to procure - so it saves the planet from all that chemical run-off and exhaust that enters the atmosphere.
My GOOD KARMA Collection is full of eco-friendly pieces created from this 99.9% pure silver material...check it out!!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I am being featured in a give away on the ever-fantastic Maternal Spark until February 14th!
You can enter to win one of my GOOD KARMA Precious and Tiny Heart Pendants with a sapphire stone (the very one pictured here!).
My GOOD KARMA Collection are my fine silver pieces that are ECO-FRIENDLY! Fine silver does not require mining to procure - so all that harmful icky stuff that comes from mining - you know, leaching chemicals into our water and soil, causing irreparable damage to the Earth's surface....none of that comes from fine silver. Fine silver is actually 'reclaimed' silver from the tech industry - crazy, but true. It actually starts in clay form (probably heard of Precious Metal Clay or PMC) and suspends millions of the tiny 'reclaimed ' silver particles inside of an organic binder. When heated to high temperatures, the organic binder burns away, leaving only pure, 99.9% vs. Sterling's 92,5%, high grade, beautiful silver.
Don't get freaked out by the idea of 'reclaimed' - fine silver is just as high of quality as sterling. But not only are you beautifying yourself by wearing these lovely treasures, you're keeping the planet beautiful, too - now THAT's GOOD KARMA!!! :)