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Well, hey there! How are you? What have you been up to? Me? I’ve been in the kitchen ... making JEWELRY. Yep, you read that right. Jewelry.
Last summer, for a baby shower honoring the lovely Nata, I made these magnets:
I loved the process. And, I really fancied how the glass could make each image look a little different. It kind of fascinated me.
I kept fiddling with designs and improving how I put them together thinking something along these lines, with my Letter Project, could be great Christmas presents. When my computing abilities went south (remember THIS?) I stopped toying with it and set it aside.
Then, about a month ago I started it up again. I had jotted down, sketched, and Pinneda kajillion different designs and inspirations, in addition to the letters, and it was on like Donkey Kong.
At first, I posted a few photos to Facebook to see what my girlfriends thought and I was really surprised by the response (giggly and disbelief would be MY response) … I took a few pieces to a friend’s birthday party and a couple of girlfriends bought them on the spot (thanks, GiGi and Lizzie!). Since then, I’ve added so many designs I’ve lost count (I need to work on inventory management, ahem), dubbed them “baubles,” named the business, designed a logo, set up an online store, added a Facebook page, made business cards, donated a ring to a silent auction, sold a few pieces at a shopping party (thank you, Brandy!), filled a few custom orders for Valentine’s Day, created a fundraising collection, and now I’m working to get my baubles into stores and other online spaces, and set up more fundraisers, as well as shopping parties. People, I am DOING THIS and I am having a blast.
So now, to share the love, I’m giving you all a chance to win a Moxie Luxe piece! Here’s how we’ll do it: a) Share (in comments) a short quote or saying (three to seven words max), and b) your favorite combo of two colors (be as specific as possible). I’ll pick my favorite (and mayhaps a few runners up) and announce the winner Monday along with the reveal of the new piece, which will also be named after the winner. The winner can choose from a pendant or a ring (I’m running short on bracelets, as sourcing this stuff can be tricky).
You can enter multiple times, and I’ll close the contest Thursday night. Thanks for playing! Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!
Visit http://swissarmywives.com/blog/2012/02/21/elsewhere-moxie-luxe/ to comment and enter to win!