Sunday, December 9, 2012

New Fabric Jewelry & Giveaway

In my quest to craft & create new items, I am continually inspired by my daughter. I was gathering up scraps one night post-crafting, and I had a few inches here and there leftover from headband elastic. Never one to throw out something I might be able to use (I can thank my grandma for that trait), I collected them for later. As I was considering how to use the little pieces, I came up with an idea- I could take the leftover elastic and make jewelry. V has reached the pretend-play stage, and is starting to incorporate costumes and props. She is still young enough that I don't feel comfortable leaving her unattended with small-piece items like plastic toy-store necklaces, bracelets, & rings.
Showing off a fabric bracelet and mini crown
Without having small additions like buttons or beads, a fabric ring or bracelet could be worn by a small child comfortably (supervision is still recommended). The bands of the bracelets and rings are made from soft, stretchy elastic. The decorations on the band are all-fabric rosettes, yo-yos, and/or ruffles, which can be made to match any of our hair accessories.




Additionally, as a part of the photo prop and pretend play collection, I've made crowns, and princess wand sets. The crowns can be made any size from newborn to adult, and I have designs for both boys & girls. Princess wands are ribbon-wrapped dowels with fabric ruffle tops and ribbon streamers. They come in your choice of color, and include a matching hair accessory. The wand sets and crowns are fun for playtime, and for photo props!





I was particularly excited about trying fabric jewelry for myself. I am unable to wear any metal jewelry because of an allergic skin reaction, which is why I don't wear a wedding ring. I have been able to wear the fabric jewelry rings without having any skin reactions. I like that I can wear a little something eye-catching without spending too much money, and I can match a ring or bracelet to my hair clip or outfit. Fabric jewelry custom made for an adult can have beads, buttons, or jeweled accents upon request.
a collection of Violet's Buds rings
Most of the ring bands are 1.25" in circumference and fit comfortably on my pinkie, plus they fit on my daughter's thumb or ring finger. This way we can share our accessories!
Pink rosette bracelet and ring set
I would love to hear feedback from fans on the fabric jewelry & photo props. Who would you buy a bracelet or ring set for? What color or style combinations would you like to see?

Red felt rose with black satin petals
We are offering one lucky Violet's Buds fan a chance to "test" a fabric jewelry set. In exchange for feedback, one fan will win a matching ring, bracelet, & hair clip set in either pink, purple, red, or black. Shipping is free to any fan in the US. If the winner is outside the US, shipping fees will be charged. Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds Facebook page and Etsy shop, plus there are several optional entries to increase your chances of winning.

The giveaway starts at midnight CST on 12/10, and the winner will be chosen & announced at 8pm CST on Tuesday, Dec 18th. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting violetsbuds@hotmail.com. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



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30 comments:

  1. Wow! You made so many cute things with your leftovers! ;-D Great blog I look forward to reading more!

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  2. How creative and cute!! Your daughter is beautiful!!

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  3. These are beautiful!!! My Olivia would LOVE these in any color!This was my favorite from ETSY http://www.etsy.com/listing/116835449/fabric-jewelry-red-felt-rose-with-black

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  4. The Purple Princess Wand (http://www.etsy.com/listing/82760063/purple-princess-wand-with-coordinating) is my fave

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  5. I would choose the color black. So many things can coordinate with it, and it is my favorite color.

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  6. I absolutely love your newborn crowns and my favorite is the Silver Flair lace & rosette tiara.

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  7. I would choose to win pink! My baby girl has everything done in pink, black and white!

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  8. Purple Lollipop head band is my favorite from the Pretend play section and I love Purple!

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  9. my favorite item is PALE PINK PRINCESS WAND WITH COORDINATING HAIR CLIP/FROM MEI LING LIU

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  10. I would choose pink color/from mei ling liu

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  11. My favorite from the pretend play would be "Silver Flair" newborn size lace tiara/crown

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  12. Blooming tiara newborn lace eyelet crown photo prop hair accessory is my fav!! Seriously so cute!!

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  13. Purple and I love the wizard wands!

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  15. I really like the Edward newborn boy lace with blue ribbon crown.

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  16. I would chose purple!! My favorite color!

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway, and my color would be purple...

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  18. i love the purple wand



    the colour i would choose would be purplle or pink

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  19. I would choose pink if I won the set and I really REALLY love the Pale Pink Princess Wand in your etsy shop!!!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS and God bless!
    Jessi Gonzalez

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  20. I love the Avery white lace & pink accent tiara newborn crown photo prop hair accessory!

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  21. I would pick purple or pink! I just love these so much! My daughter just turned 2 and she's just now getting into the dress up phase and these would be perfect for her!!

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  22. Also, I love the pale pink princess wand and clip set on Etsy! It is so sweet and classic!!

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  23. I really thankful to you for this great read!! You did a very great job, keep it up.
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