Friday, May 31, 2013

Introducing Sweet Pea Pods!

A friend of mine sent me a message on Facebook with a picture of wire pea pod necklaces, and wrote, "I saw these today and thought of you. Could you make these?" Upon closer inspection, and with the help of YouTube, the answer was, "YES! I can make these!"

I proceeded to practice occasionally, and got the hang of making them and established my own way of doing it. After all, I can't just copy what others are doing. I always want to put my own twist on things, so to speak. I tried doing different numbers too, as A Nest by Design is known for "pushing the boundaries" of traditional numbers! But I found that for this item, I really need to stick with 2 to 4 pearls. So, I'm sorry that this isn't an item that allows for more personal customization for grandmothers, or for larger families, but I still love making them and think that this is a great thing to offer.

I also feel like these pea pods are fashionable. They don't have to represent anything, really. They are just cute, and the Light Green Swarovski pearl is PERFECT for peas!

So here we are! I'm happy to offer personalized Sweet Pea Pod Necklaces! They are $15, and I can make them with 2-4 pearls. I am also offering them in Sweet Pea Bundles. How cute is it to have matching pea pod necklaces with your BFF(s)?! You can order matching sets of 2 for $20, 3 for $30 or 4 for $40.

So, I ask you...

How many peas are in your pod?

Monday, May 27, 2013

Guessing Game

In just a few days we're launching a new customizable pendant. It's your job to guess what it is!

So far, no one on our Facebook Page has guessed it.

Here's a hint: A Plant

Visit the page, and make sure you comment on our status on Facebook with your guess! If you're the first one to guess the correct answer, you'll win one of these new necklaces! You have even guess up to three guesses!!!

Go. Guess. It's fun! Come back here on the 31st (I made a mistake and put the 30th on our Facebook Page) to see what's new!!!!

Seriously, go guess.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thus Ends the Mother's Day Rush

Our first A Nest by Design Mother's Day was a success! Thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement. There is no way we could have raised over $700 for the Lute adoption without YOU!

In the days and weeks ahead, there will be some exciting things coming up. Check back with us on Friday as we partner with Baby Be Blessed for their weekly giveaway. I. LOVE. BABY. BE. BLESSED. I love the work that she does, and the message she shares. Please go visit their website to see what they are about over there. It's truly a privilege to joins forces this week!

Also, on June 1st, make sure to see who our very first Featured Family will be! You can read about the program here, and apply for it here. Please help spread the word about this chance to help adopting families raise funds! As of now, we only have one family lined up for June! We are wide open for July through October!

For now, I just wanted to share some of the pretties that went out to mommies this season. I. LOVE. THE. NEW. COLORS. As orders came in, I was so excited about the beautiful combinations that people wanted.  Really, no one could go wrong. The Swarovski crystal pearls all look beautiful together. Seriously, it's a pat-myself-on-the-back sort of success!