With the New Year upon us, the first item in our Thyme subscription has arrived. A pair of simple, beautiful made hook earrings was delivered to our subscribers by Melissa at Simply Me Jewelry. These minimalist earrings are sleek and elegant, adding just the right amount of detail and shine to any outfit. As always, the packaging deserves almost as much attention as the hook earrings and shows how much thought and care goes into every package that Fair Ivy subscribers receive.
Let’s take a look at the package that has been sent to our Thyme subscribers and the lovely wrapping it arrived in.
Every package arrives with a welcome card from the artist and from Fair Ivy as well. Be sure to read the artist card to find out more about them, the items they make and sell and where to find more of their handmade goodies.
We love the attention to detail that Melissa has put into this month’s gift subscription. From the stamped boxes to the the tiny tag, all the little things come together in such a great way.
And now, let’s take a closer look at what is inside. It’s easy to see why we are excited about these hook earrings and we hope our subscribers love them too.
Melissa, the owner and designer of Simply Me Jewelry, lives Utah and is a self taught artist. She started her business in October of 2011, after a few years of making jewelry as a hobby and her items can be found at her shop Simply Me Jewelry. Melissa’s goal is to make items that have a beautiful simplicity and can be worn everyday. Here at Fair Ivy, we think Melissa has hit her goal with these hook earrings and it is easy to see the care she puts into creating her items.
TodayTix is an awesome app for purchasing last minute, awesome deals on theater events.
Plus, get a $10 or£10 discount when you use the TodayTix coupon code GWHNV.
More about Today Tix
TodayTix is not only a great deal, but it’s pretty fun. For a lot of bigger events, you actually pick up your tickets from a TodayTix person outside the theater. It feels very covert and fun. And most deals on there are 25-50% off. If your schedule is flexible its a great way to get out there and see shows for cheaper.
December’s lovely little surprise is sure to be a bright spot in your month. This flower vase is wrapped with care and features dainty lace edging and will add the perfect splash of color wherever it is displayed. Like all our of items, the December surprise is handmade and hand wrapped, then shipped directly to our subscribers from the artist that created it. We know you’ll adore this little flower vase as much as we do!
Marianne Demartini, owner of Marianne Demartini Ceramics, is the featured artist for December and we love her wrapping on this month’s surprise. The ceramic heart ornament is the icing on the cake.
Each monthly surprise includes an artist’s card that tells you a bit about the artist and the surprise gift. The porcelain vase that our subscriber’s received this month was made at Marianne DeMartini’s studio in Northern California. She makes each piece by hand on her potter’s wheel and then hand carves the delicate details on each of her pottery pieces. This small flower vase is made from pure white porcelain clay and no two pieces are alike.
Unique and designed for everyday use, this ceramic flower vase features an aqua green glazing and eyelet lace detailing along the rim. The lead free glaze is food safe and is created from scratch by Marianne.
We love the simple beauty of this ceramic vase and hope you treasure this lovely gift as well. To see more of Marianne’s work or pick up a vase for yourself, head over to www.adventuresinclay.etsy.com or visit her website at www.mariannedemartiniceramics.com. As an added bonus, Fair Ivy subscribers will find an exclusive discount code on the artist’s card that can be used until the end of the month.
Turo is a car rental service that allows you to rent from other car owners. You can get $25 off your first Turo rental. Sign up via this link.
What is Turo?
Turo is a fun new additional to the peer sharing economy. You can either lease out your own car, or rent someone’s car. Prices are usually a lot cheaper than at a conventional car rental place. Additionally, it’s much easier to coordinate, and a lot more fun too.
You can find ANY kind of car on there. From simple compact cars, to convertibles, SUVs and even sports cars. We’ve found it super useful to borrow a simple car for a couple days when ours was in the shop. And once we needed to pick up some big lumber from Home Depot—so we rented a pickup truck for a day. And guess what? We even found a car on there that had a proper camping setup in the back. So instead of tent camping, we slept in super comfort in the back of our Turo car.
We haven’t yet rented a convertible, but that’s next on the list. When my relatives come to visit, it’s time to drive up PCH with the top down.
An added benefit? If you hate the smell of rental cars, this is a clever way around that. The cars on Turo will smell like a clean, used car. Which is actually preferable to that weird car rental smell. To us at least!
Sign up for Turo here. You can also find a Turo Promo Code via this link.
Turo Promo Code
Click this link to sign up for Turo. Once you have an account, you can share your own Turo promo code link with friends. Each time one of them signs up and uses Turo, you will earn $25 in Turo credits. And each time one of them rents out their car for the first time, you’ll earn $75 in credits. Woohoo!
For our November surprise, we teamed up with Lotus Stone Jewelry to surprise our subscribers with a handmade gold coil ring. This is the first ring that we’ve featured and it has a lovely hammered finish and a design that can be adjusted for a perfect fit. Are you ready to see what our subscribers received?
Beautifully wrapped and delivered straight from the artist, each item has a note from the artist and is packaged with care. We know you’ll love what’s inside!
This coiled ring is custom made by artist Kristen Briggs in her studio in the Sonoran Desert and can be worn as a knuckle ring or coiled as a mid-finger ring. It is a simple, modern design that can be worn everyday and will add a touch of warmth and sparkle to any outfit.
Each ring is hand made and the coils are hammered, giving it texture and facets that reflect the sunlight. Wear the coils stacked tightly or the ring can be spaced out and adjusted for a fit that is truly personal.
Kristen’s pieces are made from sterling silver, gold and hand selected semi-precious and precious stones. To see more of her work or to pick up one of the lovely gold coil rings that our subscribers have received, visit her store at www.lotustonejewelry.com.
The monthly surprise for October has arrived and it is simply beautiful. Made by hand at Red Raven Studios and delivered straight to Fair Ivy subscribers, this dainty porcelain ring bowl is perfect for collecting earrings and rings or for adding a touch of color to your decor. Keep reading to see the October surprise.
In October, Red Raven sent each of our Fair Ivy subscribers a hand crafted porcelain ring bowl from their Canyon series. This lovely surprise was inspired by the artist’s travels to national parks and is accented with 14K gold luster. Each porcelain piece is created using handmade molds and then individually painted by hand with colors inspired by nature’s palette.
This little treasure is the perfect size to catch your rings and other jewelry or to add a wash of color to any display. Lovingly created and inspired by nature, we are sure you’ll love the artistry of the sunset hues and striking simplicity.
The ring bowl that arrived as our October surprise is part of the Canyon collection; to see more of this collection, be sure to stop by www.redravenshop.com. Beautiful hand crafted jewelry and other home decor pieces can also be found on Red Raven’s website.