Someone said that to me the other day. That in this creative, artistic world where we’re all trying to make a living, there is enough pie for all of us. Pie, of course, being money, time, energy, the fuel we need to survive… I love the idea of that kind of interconnected, supportive community, and I’ve been working to develop that around myself and my business lately. I’ve been trying hard to make sure that I leave pie for other people, and actively help them get some. It feels really good. So I wanted to ask you… how are you helping other people in your community get some pie? Is there a way you can reach out to do that? And are you remembering to take some pie for yourself? You deserve pie too!
There’s a lot going on around Honey & Ollie this week. I missed my usual Monday blogging slot due to a rather hectic studio day and then a Tragic Hand Injury took me out yesterday (it involved a cat, as so many of the hijinks here at Honey & Ollie seem to do.) But today I am back! And I have something exciting to announce…
Honey & Ollie is doing an earring club! It is a lot of fun to get a mystery package in the mail once a month…. and this is essentially three months of blingy mystery!
Here’s how it works. You buy the Etsy listing now – it is all 3 months plus shipping inclusive. The club starts in April, and runs through May and June and I will mail out club packages on the 15th of each month, without fail. One month you get earrings with sterling silver and gemstones. One month you’ll get a pair of pearl and mixed metal earrings (could be brass or copper, could be gold, could be steel, you never know!) and one month you will get a pair of earrings in mixed media. Which means, you could get hand wrapped fabric links, or polymer clay beads, you might get paper, or a collage and resin bezel. It’s anything goes as far as the media for mixed media month. It will be completely cool, though, unique, and pretty. That, I can guarantee…. and no matter what the media are for the dangles, you’ll always get hand forged sterling earwires, for the most happy ears.
I don’t know what order I’ll do things in as I plan to mix it up. But you will get one pair of each type of earring over the course of the club, for a total of three fabulous pairs.
There will be a mystery bonus gift.
And, even cooler, your earrings will be club-exclusive for six months. Which means, whatever that combination of gems and particular design work out to be, no matter how cool, I will not put up copies of that design in the shop or exhibit them at any shows for six months. So you won’t find them on anyone else at any parties!
You can find the link to the club listing here. It’s going to be a really fun journey for me to design these pieces and share them with everyone.
Spots are super limited, as this is the first round and I want to make sure all goes well before I open up too many.
While these are not part of the club (because they’re mine!) this is the sort of thing you can expect. Beautiful craftsmanship. Fine gemstones or elements. Hand forged earwires. Art, soul, and yes, shiny. I hope you join us!