I’m very excited about this post and giveaway. A few months back (thanks Facebook!), I learned that a high school friend, Heather, had started a hand stamped jewelry business called Thought Blossoms on etsy. As an admitted un-artistic person, I am always in awe of those who have the ability to create art. I have even more respect for those who have the courage to pursue their passion as a career. That’s what I tell my husband (and self) when I have bought a few too many etsy items…. ‘it’s supporting the artist directly! How can you not buy it?’
Heather has a beautiful collection of customizable, hand stamped jewelry that is somehow
- feminine without being girly
- simple without being plain
- industrial without being cold
- graceful without being fussy
I have been eyeing her store and am wavering between some of these pieces:
As is this one.
I love the dual metals in this one, along with the feminine pearl. Here is what she says about this piece on her etsy site: I made this with a friend in mind – thinking about the strength you need to be patient in waiting for love to appear in your life. As all her pieces can be personalized/customized, maybe I should get ‘strength and child’ as a reminder of the strength needed to be patient with your child. I don’t think ‘strength and ‘child who is a lot like yourself’ would fit.
I love the initial necklaces too – although my kid’s initials spell ‘MA’ which makes me think of Little House on the Prairie. You could do so many combinations – your siblings, your parents, your children, you and your significant other. Maybe I’ll do M and R for Michelle and Ryan Reynolds. Or maybe just RR for his whole name. That’s as close as I’ll ever get to him. sigh.
For all you runners – what a great way to commemorate your race.
I wonder if I can get her to make me a special 5K bracelet for my little run. It was the pinnacle of my running career and all.
Some are motivated by the word ‘Dream.’ It is a wonderfully motivating and evocative word. As for me, it usually makes me dream about sleep. Which isn’t an altogether bad thing, but somehow I don’t think that’s the message she was going for. I’d probably go with ‘Grace,’ which has multiple meanings to me.
Heather has very generously offered a $20 credit to her etsy store to one reader. To enter, please visit her site:
and come back to my blog and leave a comment with the piece you’d buy if you won the credit. I’ll pick a winner next Wednesday, Sept, 28th.
All images are used with permission from the artist, Heather at Thought Blossoms.