This post took me a long time to organize. It's for my friend Carrie who always asks where I got my necklaces and who always gets a vague "I'll send you the link" from me.
I have a collection of jewelry that has my kids' names on it. It started out with a piece or two and then I just couldn't stop. I adore them all and have trouble deciding each day which one to wear.
(pictures are from the artist's websites, they are not my actual necklaces)
It started with this necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs. Lisa used to write a fun little blog that I followed and she'd sometimes sell her gorgeous ideas on there. Now she's selling in boutiques and celebrities are wearing her pieces.
My version of this necklace has two tags one with each of the kids' names on it.
I also have her Family Tree necklace with all four of our names on it. I get tons of compliments on this one.
Then I found Kimbra Studios. I ordered this necklace with a picture of the four of us walking along a beach. It's beautiful.
Next I bought this one for myself. It is from designsbycathy on Etsy. It says "A mother is she who can take the place of all others...but whose place no one else can take." and has a the kids' names on each heart.
Next I bought a matching set. I got a coin for Matt that says "I love you to the moon and back" on one side and "Amanda" on the other and a necklace for myself that has the matching phrase on one side and "Matthew" on the back. I got these at BirthDesigns from Etsy. I will admit this is one of my least favorites. The star jingles too much and the necklace is a bit short for my taste. It's still beautiful though.
Next was a bar necklace from LillyEllen. It has all four of our names on it and a blue bead.
Two Christmases ago, my MIL Lu gave me a ring from Nelle and Lizzy. Mine has Zack and Skyler on it.
Last Christmas, I sent myself a bracelet. It's one of my favorite favorites. It has all four of our names on it.
It's from bddesigns on Etsy.
The next addition to my collection will be this bracelet from Nelle and Lizzy. Matt and the kids ordered it for Mother's Day. I can't wait to get it!!! It's got "Zack & Sky" stamped on it. LOVE.
And it continues...
I had coveted FOREVER the fingerprint necklaces that you see. I managed to win a blog contest that gave me a $100 gc to Tina Steinberg Designs which still had me squeemish as I'd need ANOTHER $100 to get a two fingerprint necklace. So as I hemmed and hawed Tina ran a BOGO sale. SCORE! So I ordered the kit and now have a necklace with each of the kids' fingerprints on it. They look like this:
Then I got onto a bracelet bandwagon and went back to Lisa Leonard but this particular adventure did not go as well as in the past. I really really wanted this bracelet but her silver prices had tripled since I started ordering from her. Because of this Lisa started offering similar designs in pewter. The difference was $90 so I bit on the pewter. According to the description, pewter looked basically the same and wore the same as well..
THEN, as my most recent purchase, I ordered...
SoulPeaces on Etsy. It has four little lotus flowers with our initals on it. Love love love. It's darling and dainty and beautiful.
That's my current collection. I love it with all my heart. I have no new pieces in mind. The last few were purchased prior to Mother's Day and nothing new has tugged at my heart strings since.
Got any suggestions?