We’ve had numerous requests from customers, bloggers and fans for us to create a third subscription option, with the variety items from our Duet subscription. So we’re gonna give it a shot!
We now have three subscription types available for your surprise pleasure:
- Mystery : 1 variety item ($16/month)
- Jewelry : 1 jewelry item ($25/month)
- Duet : both the above items ($35/month)
These are the items that would have been sent in the past few months (if this subscription type had been open then):
January subscribers to all three of our subscriptions (Jewelry, Duet and Original—which is now closed) received this gorgeous pearl necklace, handmade by Just A Charm Jewelry. It’s the essence of class, without being overly fancy (so you can wear it on a regular day or dress up a fancy evening outfit with it!).
The packaging it came in was absolutely wonderful as well. In a little kraft box with lace-type ribbon and organic twine, it was sealed with a cute circular sticker from the small business. It felt like very organic gift wrapping–our favorite kind!
The Artist’s Card read:
“We make contemporary jewelry with clean and simple geometries. Each piece is handcrafted in New York City with sterling silver, gold-filled, semi-precious gemstones and delicate charms. The style is modern, versatile, minimalist and understated.“
We couldn’t agree more!
Want to pick up this lovely pearl necklace as a surprise gift for a friend (or yourself)? Head on over to Just A Charm’s Shop!
Blogger One Little Mama loves Fair Ivy’s February jewelry surprise
This month, mom and handmade-loving blogger Kilee from One Little Mama was signed up for Fair Ivy’s Duet Subscription. And she loved it!
Now, we don’t want to reveal the surprise too soon since February isn’t over yet, but if you are a super curious cat and want to know what the February gift is, click here to see the review and more photos of Kilee with her Fair Ivy monthly surprise gift (the item is hidden in the below picture)!
Photo from Onelittlemama.com
Ps. You should totally check out One Little Mama in general for wonderful diy ideas, thrift store finds and fashion tips! She also handmakes awesome stuff!
January 2014 was the last month of Fair Ivy’s Original Subscription—the one that sent three items per month (including one bath product). This lovely grapefruit shea soap by Whispering Willow was the final of the bath product surprise gifts sent out—and boy was it lovely! It not only smelled great, but had a wonderful color and came packaged so beautifully!
We really liked the packaging—the wrapping paper felt like papier mache! And the thin gold ribbon was a lovely touch.
Plus, look at that wonderful ingredient list—so clean!
Grapefruit Shea Soap
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Unrefined Shea Butter
We love the logo and Artist’s Info card that came with this Artisan Grapefruit scented soap bar. The card reads:
“Whispering Willow is a small bath & body company in NC made up of Julia & Wayne — a husband and wife team. Together we handcraft natural bath & body products using organic oils, essential oils and eco-friendly packaging. Additionally, we commit 10% of our profits to charity.
All of this means you can enjoy our products with peace of mind, knowing that not only are they great for you, but they are also helping to create a cleaner and healthier world for everyone.”
Want to pick up a bar of this grapefruit shea soap for yourself? Or perhaps try a different scent? Head on over to Whispering Willow’s store!
In January, subscribers to our Duet Subscription received a set of wonderful Cajeta caramels from Bliss Farms Dry Goods. One bite of these treats and you will never want to eat another “regular” caramel again.
We absolutely adored the way they were packaged—it felt very farmsy and organic! Not to mention the use of washi tape, our favorite type of tape!
The ingredient list shows just how natural and wonderful these cajeta caramels really are:
Organic Goat Milk
Organic Evaporated Cane Juice
Organic Mexican Vanilla Bean
Organic Baking Soda
We also loved the Artist’s Card, which reads:
“On our sweet little family owned micro farm in Northern Arizona we create fine foods, body care products, visual/functional art, jewelry and ceramics. We consider ourselves (and others) “Creatives”. This means that life and art are not separate…a life considered fully, embraced expansively and enjoyed thoroughly is a life well lived. Organic food, good design, adornment, exceptional company and a healthy dose of laughter are well situated on our list of values as well as a passion for handmade, DIY, local (even if that mean individuals and micro businesses around the globe), home grown movements that have a positive global impact, and family. All of this and more led us four (Mister, Missus, Nana and Sprout) to a rural life and the creation of bliss farms.
Thank you for supporting community oriented movements like these. Together we are creating a new economy and a brighter future for all of us. May bliss be yours.”
Want to check out their wonderful store and pick up some cajeta caramels for yourself (or other goods)? Click here to visit Bliss Farms Dry Goods.
Meet the surprise gift artist: Erin from Lustrous Elements
In December, subscribers to our monthly gifts for women received this gorgeous pair of handmade gold and silver earrings made by surprise gift artist Erin from Lustrous Elements:
Everyone went nuts, and it is already one of our more popular surprise gifts of all time! So we thought you’d perhaps like to learn a little bit more about the wonderful handmade artist who created this lovely surprise gift!
About the Artist: Erin
What’s your background for your art and your business?
I attended the Art Institute of Dallas from 90-92, graduating with a degree in Visual Communications. I studied design, composition, painting photography, and use of color and space. I’ve been working in the promotional advertising business since 1993. I’m a self taught jewelry & accessories designer, beginning in 2005.
Is your handmade jewelry style the same as what you choose to wear yourself?
Yes, other than my wedding ring the only jewelry I wear is my own. Over time my designs have grown to incorporate men’s jewelry and accessories, of which my husband has been a grateful recipient. I’m a very lucky wife!
What are a few fun facts to help your fans get to know you a bit better?
I love dancing. Starting in 2007 I started taking country western couples dance lessons, and in 2010 I started competing. Yes I know, very quirky. I’m not so great, but don’t need to be because dancing makes me very very happy.
Nice to meet you, Erin! We can’t wait to see more lovely handmade jewelry creations from you!