Crystal Bracelet

The October artist of the month hails from the Seattle area and has designed a lovely set for our Fair Ivy subscribers. Simple details with a bit of hammering and a bezel setting, this crystal bracelet and ring is modern, classy and full of warmth and light. Can’t wait to find out more about this month’s gift box? Scroll down to check out all the details and find out more about the artist of the month.

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Each gift box has two items designed and made by Natalie at Modest Elements Jewelry . Both pieces are crafted from 14k gold fill and are lightweight pieces that embrace minimalist lines- simple, easy to wear alone and they play well with others too. Much of Natalie’s work incorporates natural materials such as stones and crystals and you’ll also find layered necklaces, geometric shapes and daintily linked chains.

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The ring in this month’s surprise package has been hand forged and lightly hammered on the ends to add texture and detail. Each ring is open ended to allow for a cozy fit that isn’t too snug. The thin gold band can be stacked with other rings to make a bolder statement or worn by itself for just a bit of shine.
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Along with the hammered ring, October’s subscribers received a delicate crystal bracelet, handmade from gold fill chain and set with a spring clasp. The chain bracelet has an understated elegance and is an easy to wear piece that is perfect for everyday use. With an extra long tail, this gold bracelet is a breeze to clasp and lets you find the perfect length for a comfy fit.

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If you’d like to see more offerings from Natalie, check out her Etsy shop  and be sure to follow her Instagram feed for updates on the latest pieces she’s created. For our Fair Ivy subscribers, a special discount code has been included in each package.

Whisk & Flour Review: A Unique Baking Subscription

Whisk and Flour ReviewThere’s no two ways about it. I’m in love with my Whisk & Flour subscription! I mean, who wouldn’t love mail day when it brings such a fun, adorable and delicious activity to your doorstep?

What is Whisk & Flour?

Whisk & Flour is a new baking subscription that sends a unique baking kit to your doorstep every month. For $28 a month (including shipping!) you receive the main ingredients, an adorable recipe card, info about the recipes origins/background, and my first one even came with a little kitchen product as a surprise gift!

My Whisk & Flour Review: October Box

So I obviously jumped on board as soon as this subscription released. It promised to have everything I love—surprises, adorable packaging, and delicious treats. Plus, I love when mail I receive turns into an activity for the evening.

So this October, I got my first box! The packaging is too adorable for words. Upon opening, you find two notecards—one with the recipe, and the other describing the dessert and it’s background. This month was Matcha Green Tea Cookies! Which sounded so unique. I jumped right in (and roped my boyfriend into the baking fun).

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What is Whisk & Flour?

Each of the ingredients comes in its own eco-friendly packaging, and are all packaged inside a cute linen baggie (that I’m going to re-use for crafting supplies—yay!). Plus, we got a bonus gift in our box this month—a silpat baking sheet.

I also love that all the ingredients have little baking puns on them. My favorite was “Stop and smell the {all-purpose} flour”. Hehe.

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The actual mixing process was easy (thanks to the instruction card), and I really liked that there was an hour when the mixture had to cool in the fridge. It added a real element of anticipation to the event. We watched an episode of our favorite tv show while we waited, happily knowing dessert was coming soon.

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When the cookies were finally baked and cooled, we found they were delicious. My boyfriend was a bit worried at first because he normally only likes chocolate-based desserts, but we were both pleasantly Whisk & Flour Box Contentssurprised. And they were such a fun color.

I love that Whisk & Flour gets you to try desserts and recipes you wouldn’t normally choose. It’s opening up a whole new baking world!

Plus, I do feel like this is a really cute activity to bring together friends or family members for the evening. We enjoyed it as a couples activity, but I could see it being really fun for a mom/kid, or even for an easy-going girls’ night activity.

Overall, I’m a huge fan. Can’t wait to see what the next few months bring!

Check out Whisk & Flour here.