Saturday, October 17, 2015

Gift Giving 2015-Mininitials Collection

As much as I dislike Christmas taking over all of the fall/winter holidays, there is something kind of exciting about the Holiday season beginning.  As a veteran shopper myself, only outdone by my mother and brother, I start looking around for gift ideas as soon as I start to see the red and green slowly making its way out from the back corner of Target and Michael's.

In recent years, I've been doing more craft shows and have been able to buy unique handmade items for my family from fellow crafters and it's been tons of fun finding unique gifts that can't be found elsewhere, even at Target!  My biggest challenge, if I start buying too soon is remembering that I did actually buy the gift and who it was for. (I won't mention the brie baker that I bought for my mother at a September show and found in my closet a year later...)

At most of my shows, the most popular piece of jewelry that shoppers are excited to find as a gift for someone special is a piece of jewelry from our Min-i-nitials Collection.  These personal, one-of-a-kind necklaces and bracelets are fun to put together and make a great gift for anyone, including yourself.  Select a tiny monogram charm, several shapes to choose from, and add a birthstone or just have everyone represented by their birthstone, a great option for lots of grandkids!


Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Problem with Big Jewelry

The problem with wearing big jewelry is not so much the size of it.  Some very large pieces look stunning when worn the right way.  The dilemma is the weight of the piece.  I have very rarely worn heavy jewelry but as a teenager in the 80's, we had some large, funky earrings to go with our big hair and I was right in the middle of it.  I'm grateful that decade passed and the 90's came along with small silver hippie hoops!

A common theme when customers talk about Cloverleaf Handcrafted Jewelry is the lightness of the earrings.  There are several larger designs to choose from but each is incredibly lightweight.  Try these out:
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Vale Earrings

My first attempt at actual hoop earrings.  Vale earrings are hammered sterling silver.