The 12th Day of Christmas -- Introducing Rosie's Shop! --and GiveawayJanuary 05, 2013
Hello, everyone! I'd like to introduce you to my little gymnast sister "Rosie"!
|picture from my blog post about Halloween!|
Isn't she a sweetheart? (Well, most of the time!). You've probably seen her around my blog a lot. The boys manage to avoid the artsy craftsy craziness-- or at least they stay well away from the camera-- but my lil sis is a big help with many of my projects.
I'm going to interrupt myself for a moment here and share two pictures left over from the Book Page Skirt project we did earlier this year. Rosie picked out quotes to make neat little graphics with! And I went crazy with typography, and think these look neat, but don't feel like making a full blog post about it. Click to enlarge, please:
Over the past few months, she has become extremely fascinated with the jewelry that I make for the Shoppe. She's helped me with packaging and shipping a lot, and is always ready with critique and praise if I run into problems with any designs. I've discovered that she is really handy with pliers and beads, too. In fact, I've been teaching her some jewelry techniques that are really advanced for a barely-nine year old.
Rosie has graduated beyond the typical plastic beads and elastic bracelets that I did when I was her age. She's been asking me to teach her how to run a business so she can start one by herself if she wants when I leave for college. (Unfortunately, Roses, you have to be able to read emails and such in order to do that... awesome art and math skills alone won't do the trick, lol!). But experience is a great thing to have, so Rosie and I collaborated to bring you a line of beautiful jewelry!
She made each and every piece all by herself and many of them are entirely her own designs, based on techniques we've been practicing for ages. I inspect each one carefully to make sure that they are up to my own quality standards.
All of her jewelry is listed on my Shoppe-- if the image has a red banner that says "Rosie's Special," it is part of her jewelry line!
|St. Therese Good Deed Beads|
Rosie did all of the photography, too, although editing the photos was a tad beyond her. :) She will do all the packaging for her jewelry. (Don't worry, any order placed at Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe with a Rosie Shop item in the cart will not require extra postage, we'll combine our stuff).
She's already decided to give away a portion of her profit to charity, too! Rosie wants to support a local food pantry for the poor in our community. She says she'll save the rest of what she earns to buy an accessory for her dolls or save up until she sees something really cool. Little girl plans are so sweet. :)
|Hobbit Hole Necklace|
Random trivia fact: Sis chose the name "Rosie" for her shop because of Rosie Cotton from The Lord of the Rings. Rosie Cotton is the lovely Hobbit girl who Samwise Gamgee married. (Plus, "Rosie" is a nickname my sister frequently gets called at home).
There are several more pieces waiting to be photographed and added to Rosie's jewelry line. They will most likely only be up for a few months, so if you like a piece, go after it sooner than later!
Rosie decided to join in the Christmas festivities and give away one of her favorite necklaces!
(In fact, she was so proud of this design that she made it twice! The other one is up on my Shoppe.).
The winner will receive this gorgeous Fairytale Flower Necklace in Summer Greens!
It features one of my own designs (the flower pendant made with beads and a wirewrapping technique that took ages to teach her-- even though she normally catches on really quickly) but the beading on the 16 inch necklace chain is entirely her making! She even helped pick out some of the beads at the store!
The necklace is reversible. One side is an iridescent green that turns to yellow or pink in certain lighting. The other is a pale peridot green. Rosie made matching dainty earrings.
Enter below to win Rosie's Fairytale Flower Necklace!
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