With August upon us and monthly surprises on their way, our Thyme subscribers will have their weekend look all zipped up. Lacy Lou Designs is the Thyme artist of the month and she has designed a fabulous zippered clutch purse exclusively for our Fair Ivy subscribers. Scroll on down to see all the details this fabric clutch and the sweet little surprise that is hidden inside.
Coming to you from northern Utah, the surprise for this month is a sleek clutch that is the perfect size for holding everything you need and versatile enough to go with you on morning errands and out with friends. The zippered closure keeps the contents of this clutch purse neatly tucked away and it is finished with a silver and white tassel.
Lacy, from Lacy Lou Designs, describes herself as a busy mom and self diagnosed fabric addict. Her items are all handmade and she offers purses, key chains, wallets and other items in her Etsy shop, Lacy Lou Designs. The clutch purse she designed for our Fair Ivy subscribers combines grey pinstripes and a white vegan leather in a subtle color palette that plays well with any outfit.
Every Fair Ivy item is handmade, vegan, hand wrapped and chosen specifically for our subscribers. This month’s Thyme gift box is no exception and Lacy Lou Designs has include one final touch to make it even more special. After all, the only thing better than unwrapping one gift is unwrapping two gifts. Tucked carefully inside each purse is a pair of button stud earrings, made of matching pinstripe fabric with a clasp backing.
Our Rosemary subscribers are enjoying their monthly gift boxes and the gift this month comes from Susi D. Jewelry in Valencia, California. Handmade and wrapped by the artist herself, this silver horseshoe necklace is feminine and playful. Keep reading to see the packaging and unwrapping of this month’s Rosemary subscription.
Every monthly gift is handmade by artists, using vegan and cruelty free materials. Inside each box, you’ll find a gift exclusively for Fair Ivy subscribers and an artist’s card that tells about the piece and the story behind it. Susan, the face behind Susi D. Jewelry, officially opened shop in 2008 but has been making jewelry for much longer. Inspired by the unexpected turns and the beauty in life, Susan’s jewelry is feminine and elegant, with unexpected details that add charm and playfulness.
The necklace chosen for this month’s Rosemary box is hand formed and then hammered to add shimmer and reflection to the piece. The classic horseshoe charm makes this piece timeless while the hammered texture adds a modern twist. Sitting close along the neckline, this horseshoe necklace can be layered with other pieces or worn alone.
A closer look shows the surface texture of the horseshoe and the warmth and sparkle that it reflects. In addition to hand crafted necklaces, Susi D. Jewelry also offers bracelets, earrings and other pieces. Her work includes silver, gold and other metals and many of her pieces incorporate semiprecious gems. To see more and shop her store, visit Susan’s shop at www.susidjewelry.com. As a Fair Ivy subscriber, be sure to check the artist’s card for a special discount.
July’s gift subscription box is bringing something full of sparkle and fun to our Fair Ivy Thyme subscribers. Not only does this surprise packaging mix shimmer with organics, it also keeps getting better with a handcrafted pair of mixed metal hammered square earrings – created to be modern and simple.
This month our Fair Ivy subscribers received a sweet little package from Natasha Justice of Silver Love and Mud in Loveland, Ohio. Hand wrapped in a craft paper box and decorated with gold threaded twine, hand punched gold spangles and bits of green foliage, this box is almost too pretty to open. Luckily for you, we can’t wait to show off what is hidden inside this cute little package.
Nestled inside each box is a pair of mixed metal earrings, featuring a hammered texture and just a bit of length. Created especially for Fair Ivy, these earrings have a French hook with the silver and golden squares suspended beneath. Great for a casual look, these modern earrings are lightweight and have just the right amount of shine.
In addition to making metal and ceramic earrings, Natasha also designs ceramic dishes, necklaces and rings. Her process uses basic smithing techniques to turn raw materials into simple, modern, every day pieces that are both beautiful and wearable. To shop for other items, visit her shop at Silverlove and Mud or look for her on Instagram @silverloveandmud.
July brings warm weather and more surprises for our Rosemary subscribers. What busted out of their mailboxes? Handmade from start to finish, this small ceramic planter combines square lines, literally splashed with bold, summer colors. Scroll down to find out more.
Fair Ivy is delighted to welcome back Amy from Redraven Studio this month and we are smitten with the ceramic planter she created for us. This little planter is the perfect size for a brightening up an entry table or adding some green to your countertop. Bright splashes of color are dabbled around the base and contrast nicely with crisp straight lines and square edges.
Created using a handmade mold, this porcelain planter has a solid bottom making it perfect for succulents or herbs. The simple lines compliment any decor and the bright pops of glaze add a bit of color.
Redraven Studios is based in Berkeley, California where the artist Amy and her family live. Amy’s work is inspired by her explorations in the national parks and the natural beauty of northern California. To see more of her work, including planters, decor and dinnerware, visit Redraven Studios at www.redravenshop.com.
June has arrived and that means our Rosemary subscribers have something new in their mailboxes! Always handmade with attention to detail and chosen specifically for Fair Ivy subscribers, this month’s item is sleek and modern with just the right amount of contemporary flair. What did our Rosemary subscribers receive this month? What’s long and chic and gold all over?
Formed by hand and crafted to be reversible, the monthly subscription for June comes to our subscribers from Happy Fox Studios in Tacoma, Washington. This pair of long earrings with a minimalist design can be worn as studs or put in backwards for a spin on dangly, delicate earrings.
Unwrapping each gift is really half the fun and Allison at Happy Fox Studios has done a great job with these gold earrings. Layers of grey tissue unfold to reveal another tiny package and the Thyme gift is tucked carefully inside.
These sleek long tailed earrings feature a whorled stud that can be worn front facing or flipped around for a completely different look. The artist makes each pair by hand without using forms and you’ll find that each pair is one of a kind. These long earrings are made from 14K gold fill and the tail is 1.5″ in length, hanging straight down.
A closer look at this set of modern earrings and the stud front. Allison uses recycled and reclaimed materials to make her jewelry, and offers necklaces, earrings and other items. Part of each purchase is donated to local and international charities, so you’re supporting the craftsman and those in need!
Minimalist earrings, dainty necklaces and handmade scarves are just a few of the items our Fair Ivy subscribers have recently received. Fair Ivy subscriptions are always handmade, always vegan, always hand picked and hand wrapped just for you.
June has arrived and brought an amazing surprise for our lovely Thyme subscribers. Handmade in San Jose California, this month’s surprise is crafted with care and made for everyday use. Here’s a closer look at the hanging planter our Thyme subscribers received this month.
Each month, items are carefully chosen and hand wrapped by the artist before being sent out to Fair Ivy subscribers. We love attention to detail and this month’s artist, RossLab, is all about those handmade details. From the hand tied bow to the color coordinated washi tape, this gift is lovingly wrapped and so inviting to open! There is even a small magnet that our artist has included, perfectly color coordinated to the aqua glaze that coats the ceramic planter.
Rossella Manzini at Rosslab is the artist behind this month’s gift and she crafts every day ceramic pieces, designed to bring brightness and charm to life. A potter’s wheel was used to shape each piece, while paint and glaze provide finishing touches. Thyme subscribers may notice each piece a bit different because handmade goods are each a unique piece of art.
This hanging planter features a solid bottom and is unglazed on the inside to keep plants nice and healthy. The aqua glaze on this planter covers the bottom so that it is beautiful from any angle. Add a few rocks or gravel for drainage and this planter is ready to use (ideally for succulents or other small plantings). The planter is finished with a knotted jute cord and is about 15″ in length.
The stunning ceramics don’t need to stop here – to see more of the goodies available at Rosslab, simply stop by the site at www.rosslabdesign.com. There you’ll find handmade ceramic items for you, your home and your garden (and maybe a gift for someone else too!).