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!).
Inspired by nature and screen printed with an original design, our Rosemary subscribers are in for a treat this month. This month brings a soft and cozy infinity scarf, made from an organic cotton and bamboo blend that you can’t help but touch. Let’s take a look at the Rosemary subscription!
The printed scarf sent to Fair Ivy members is printed with an aqua ink that was mixed exclusively for us and is decorated with succulent plants. Long enough to loop twice and with a lightweight fabric, the scarf from Flytrap Clothing is breezy and an easy add on to any outfit in your closet. The extra width allows this scarf to be easily draped and for those with little ones, it is wide enough to double as a nursing scarf.
Based in North Carolina, the clothing and accessories at Flytrap Clothing are all made in the USA and designed by owner Jody Cedzidlo. Flytrap Clothing offers hand printed scarves, men’s and women’s clothing at select boutiques across the US and on their website, www.FlyTrapClothing.com. Drop by to see all of their items and find out more about their process.
This month’s packages have been wrapped with care and sent off to doorsteps and mailboxes across the country. We are pleased to welcome back Kristen Briggs with Lotus Stone Jewelry as our artist this month. Her designs are full of clean lines, subtle details and an easy grace that makes them easy to wear every day. We hope you’ll adore the charming gold cuff bracelet that was chosen specifically for our Fair Ivy subscribers.
Every monthly gift subscription is hand wrapped by the artist and shipped from their studios to Fair Ivy subscribers. Lotus Stone Jewelry is based in Arizona and Kristen’s jewelry is created using silver, gold and brass as well as semi precious stones. She takes care to design pieces that are both beautiful and practical, perfect for bringing brightness to every day.
The handmade bracelet sent to our Thyme subscribers is made with 14k gold fill and has a gleaming polished shine. Gently twisted in the middle with squared edges, this is a unique piece of jewelry that can stand on its own or be stacked with other pieces for an even bigger impact. The open cuff design allows you to have a custom fit and to make this piece truly your own. Lightweight and with smoothly contoured edges, this gold bracelet is super comfortable and a breeze to wear.
Like other items in the Lotus Stone shop, each cuff bracelet is made by hand with recycled/re-purposed materials. To see Kristen’s other pieces or find a cuff bracelet of your own, be sure to visit Lotus Stone Jewelry.