Thursday, July 1, 2010

Introducing our Tiny Touch Collection!

Those sweet, little hands and feet will only stay that way for a short time. We've found a way to capture your child's actual hand and footprints in fine silver so that you can have them stay that way forever!

Our Tiny Touch Collection also has pieces where we can capture your budding Picasso's work of art! Have a hundred of your child's drawings stashed away in a drawer (or if you're more organized than I ever dream to be - in a special chest of some sort!)? We can take your child's actual drawing, shrink it down and put it on fine silver!

Each piece is completely made by hand using 99.9% pure silver (also eco-friendly by n
ature!!), and you can have your piece personalized AND customized with a birthstone if you wish.

These are truly, little treasures just like your own little treasures!!

Tell us your thoughts - or if you have any other ideas for our Tiny Touch Collection!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Jewelry out of Book Covers?

Oh yes! But not with the ACTUAL book cover...

Our good friend, J.A. Pitts, just published his first Urban Fantasy novel entitled, "Black Blade Blues". How do you commemorate such an awesome accomplishment?

The Pretty Peacock took the novel's kick-butt cover and captured it in fine silver to produce this:
Perfect for any one - male or female AND because we know this is the first of many novels to be published, we can create one for each book as they are released!
We're working on creating a line that is more in sync with 'collectible' quality jewelry. Our "Black Blade Blue" pendant is just the beginning!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

There is nothing in the world like a Mother's Love...

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9th!!

Don't just get her another bouquet of roses, or bottle of perfume - show her how much she is appreciated and cherished by taking the time to create a personalized, custom, one-of-a-kind keepsake that she will treasure for a lifetime.

The Pretty Peacock has artisan-crafted jewelery that will suit any taste: Classic, Trendy, Earth-loving - you name it, we have it!

Check out our Mother's Day Gift Guide for great ideas to make Mom beam!

Our US ordering deadline is Wednesday, April 21st!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We're "Karma-Luscious"!!

Our Good Karma Lotus Petal Pendant in Sanskrit is being featured in the Spring issue of Good Karma Magazine!

"Good Karma magazine is dedicated to reporting on healthy
living, the environment, and spirituality.

Good Karma is distributed at health food stores, eco-conscious restaurants, select retail outlets, and on college campuses
in the Chicago, Illinois region."
Use the discount code: KARMA to snag 20% off your ENTIRE ORDER from April 1st, 2010 - July 1st, 2010 !! Great time to order for Mother's Day, Graduation, Wedding gifts... :)

Thank you Good Karma Magazine!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Pennies 4 Penny Auction March 19th - 21st

I was contacted by Rhea of the Mommy23Monkeys blog a couple of weeks ago with a request to help her out with an auction.
Pennies for Penny
This was not just any auction - it was an auction created to help fund the ever-rising expenses being accrued by her cousin whose daughter was just recently diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. You can read more about this story here.

I am a mother of two - and if I was facing what this family was facing, I have no idea what I would do with myself. It is one of those unimaginable situations that you just simply have to pray that you will never have to face.

In efforts to help, The Pretty Peacock has donated one of our best selling, personalized pendants for the Pennies4Penny Auction. The auction is live from March 19th until March 21st - so GO BID NOW!!!!

Also - if you purchase anything from The Pretty Peacock from March 19th - April 19th and use the discount code PENNY, you will receive FREE SHIPPING and Pennies4Penny will receive a $5 donation. SO SPREAD THE WORD!!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

"This is Not the Career I Ordered!"

I was approached by Caroline Dowd-Higgins last year to be interviewed for a book that she was working on called: "This is not the career I ordered." This book-to-be was going to be filled with stories from real people who have drastically changed their career path and how they went about doing it - in a realistic, honest and personal way.

I was lucky enough to be one of the hundreds of people that Ms. Dowd-Higgins interviewed to be chosen, and am now being featured on the blog she created to spread the good word about her upcoming book.

Check out my story, and make sure you check out all the other inspiring stories of women who have decided to take control of their lives and are all the more happy for it!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Design! Key to My Heart Pendants...

This pretty little, sterling key is a new addition to our love of sparkle!

Each 3/8", slightly antiqued key has a 4mm, AA grade gemstone set - you can choose from any of the 12 birthstones. If you have a gemstone in mind that isn't a birthstone...let us know and we'll see if we can find what you are looking for!

We use a special oval-shaped ring to attach the key to the chain. This helps to keep the key facing towards the front, where a round ring can allow for the key to flip to the back more easily.

As a special finishing touch, a sterling 'lock' charm adorns the clasp of the sterling chain. Each perfectly oxidized and textured chain is fully adjustable to 19".

This makes the perfect anniversary, birthday, graduation, or Valentine's gift. These precious keys look beautiful in multiples, and would definitely be treasured by any new, or seasoned mother as a way to show off their love!

LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT: Use discount code: KEYHEART for 20% off your pendant order from now until February 9th!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Make it a Green Valentine's Day...

Chocolates? Diamonds? Flowers? Ho hum.

Valentine's Day is one of those 'holidays' that doesn't hold a whole lot of personal meaning to me - but, I do really enjoy the idea of focused attention on the idea of LOVE.

In the age of Amazon wishlists and instant gratification, I appreciate anyone who takes the time to pick out a gift that is not just lovely to look at, but has some aspect of personalization from the giver. It makes that gift incredibly special.

Our Custom Conversation Heart Pendants are just that: lovely to look at and incredibly meaningful. AND they are, that's good stuff!

These dainty, but SOLID pendants are crafted from Earth loving fine silver. Fine silver is a great precious metal for individuals with nickel allergies since it is pure silver (99.9% vs. sterling's 92.%% content). Fine silver is actually 'reclaimed' silver from the tech industry. The whole idea of 'reclaimed' silver should not make you worry about the quality or integrity of this incredible material. The 'reclaimed' silver dust is suspended in an organic binder and when heated at high temperatures, the organic binders burn away and all that is left is 99.9% pure silver.

Mining is not required to procure fine silver, therefore no negative impact is done to our environment.

These Limited Edition pendants can be customized with a few choice words, and if you want, you can even have a birthstone embedded into the Pretty Peacock-esque ornate flip side (to represent an anniversary month, perhaps?).

These little beauties aren't just for your partner in life, they would make a memorable gift for any little girl out there - my four year old has one coming her way!

Our order deadline for Valentine's Day is FEBRUARY 1st!!

So, if you need to, send those hints out early!!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Having a Pretty Peacock Wedding?

Peacock-themed weddings seem to be all the rage - and for good reason! Although a new vein of thinking for the Western World, Peacocks have been revered as good luck around the globe - not to mention the very symbol of royalty. The Pretty Peacock was named so because of these qualities and symbols - and it has been long overdue for us to get our acts together and create peacock-related pieces. And what fun we have had doing so!

This is just a sneak-peek of things to come! We wanted to start with two designs that would be perfect for those peacock-themed weddings that we know Summer brides-to-be are starting to plan!

~ Hair Accessories ~
The photo pictured above is our TPP Clip. These are silver plated clips with a single, mini peacock feather with a sterling silver embellishment. These are perfect for your bridesmaids! They are subtle, but elegant and would be the perfect thing to set off that french twist!

We will have hair combs, and hair sticks (mother of pearl and black lip pearl!!) to come very soon!
PLEASE NOTE: Peacock feathers should ABSOLUTELY NOT be plucked from the bodies of these regal animals. We made certain that the feathers we use in our accessories were gathered AFTER the feathers had fallen off our friends. Please make sure that if you do purchase peacock feathers, that you check into the practices of how the feathers are gathered.

~ Bouquet Charms ~
Bouquet charms are one of the sweetest keepsakes - not only do you have a beautiful piece attached to your bouquet, but you can keep this fine silver lovely and wear it as a pendant for years to come!

We personalize the reverse of the charm with your first names and wedding date and tie it all pretty with a cream, organza ribbon.

This charm is a great size - just under 1" and created with our favorite material - fine silver! Not only is fine silver the purest silver you can get (99.9% versus 92.5% of sterling - so it's great for people with nickel allergies!), but fine silver is eco-friendly! What's not to love about that??!

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