Personalize Your Christmas Giving

Necklaces, Bracelets and earrings..oh my! 

Necklaces, Bracelets and earrings..oh my! 

Most of us love to give…especially at Christmas.  Sometimes, that giving, is stressful.  We want to pick a nice gift, the perfect item for those we love.  Something that will make them happy, smile and become something they’ll cherish.  That can be hard!

Some people just have everything.  Or are difficult to please (dare we say!).  And sometimes, we end up at a complete loss as to what to give.  That is when, looking at a personalized gift is often the answer!

My String Beadz has many lovely options that are personized or can be personalized for that gift challenge in your life.  Starting with “Family” or “Family in Pearls”…both bracelets…these can be made with the recipients family’s birth months or favourite colour(s).  Created with Swarovski crystals or Swarovski crystal pearls….these bracelets are lovely.  Give her one in her family birth months and one in her fav colours….and then she can stack them at times.

Family Bracelet

Family Bracelet

Family in Pearls

Family in Pearls

­Another option is a “Fabulous Fifty” bracelet.  While these were designed to celebrate that 50th bday milestone (or 40th or 60th etc), it also makes a perfect personalized gift for that special someone.  This charm style bracelet is created with 50 beads hand-picked for the recipient.  Charms showcasing her passions, birthstone beads for her and family members, her favourite colours or beads….anything and everything special to her!

One of my favs, of my pieces that can be personalized, is my “Corked” Pendants.  These necklaces are just so unique and special.  First…send me a cork from a special event from the life of the recipient.  A wedding, anniversary, retirement dinner…the list goes on.  I can add colours and a charm to suit the recipients tastes and loves.  A piece that remind the wearer of that special event. Don’t have a cork?...just let me know a winery you’d like the cork to be from, and I’ll do my best to get one. 

Corked Pendants

Corked Pendants

Of course, pretty much every MSB creation can be made to suit the recipient as much as possible.  From their favourite colour(s) to a precise size, (that works for them…not manufacture standards), and special details…like an important charm added to a bracelet.  Every piece has an opportunity to be “customized”….and working with you on this, is super special.   Better yet…work with me to create a custom “one and only” piece for the recipient.  Just because it is a “one of a kind”…does not mean you will pay thru the roof prices for that customization.  You might just be very pleasantly surprised.

So let me know if you’re needing some help with your gift challenges.  Working with customers’ on challenges…makes me very happy…and I want to share that happiness. 


Vintage Market

On Sat, I had the pleasure of participating in a Vintage Market, hosted by Vintage 30 and Corner Shop Decor.  What a fun...although very hot (thank you breeze!) day!  

 

  My table set up. 

  My table set up. 

The other vendors had so many lovely vintage pieces...furniture in its original state, furniture revamped with chalk, milk or mineral paints, dishes, items that would have been at home originally in a garage...you name it!  But all, I'm sure, could tell quite a story! 

 

Some lovely pieces in original state!   Photo cred: Vintage 30

Some lovely pieces in original state!  

Photo cred: Vintage 30

One of the most talked about pieces...at least from my perch...had to be this 60's-70's era hamper in gold with a star on the front.  You know the type I mean...everyone's parents or grandparents or aunt had one of these hampers.  I heard many tales on Sat about this hamper...until it was scooped up by a happy customer! 

 

"The" hamper of many tales!

"The" hamper of many tales!

I have often re-created jewelry out of vintage jewelry.  I like to take old clip on style earrings and create bracelets... 

 

A gorgeous bracelet from vintage earrings.  

A gorgeous bracelet from vintage earrings.  

...of all different styles.   Or fix the back, so they can still be earrings...but with modern ear wires.   

 

Lovely vintage earrings now have Sterling silver ear wires.  

Lovely vintage earrings now have Sterling silver ear wires.  

Or for some fridge fun...I can create fridge magnets from vintage earrings or brooches.  Yes!...even your fridge should look lovely! 

 

A large metal daisy brooch is now a striking fridge magnet!

A large metal daisy brooch is now a striking fridge magnet!

I had not created "vintage" pieces in a while, so was very happy to have this market to get me "back" to it! 

 

A stunning vintage brooch is paired with a new string of cultured pearls.  Wear together or just brooch or just pearls! 

A stunning vintage brooch is paired with a new string of cultured pearls.  Wear together or just brooch or just pearls! 

If you get an opportunity...drop by a vintage market.  The unique pieces, colours, textures...all will enthrall you!  Don't worry about missing this one...find another...and I know @vintage30 and @cornershopdecor plan on doing more of these markets...so keep an ear out!  Fun just to walk down memory lane...although I'm sure something will speak to you and want to continue its tale at your home! 

 

Check out the colour of these fun chairs!! 

Check out the colour of these fun chairs!!