I’m about to head out to Portland but I am so excited, I just can’t keep a lid on this until Labor Day!
It’s that time again, and Honey&Ollie’s AUTUMN Earring Of The Month Club will open for signups on September 1st!
We’re doing something a little bit different this round. I’ve decided to take the club in a new direction and I am very excited about it! Starting with the Autumn Club round, you get TWO options for your club membership. Whichever one you pick, you’re guaranteed to get something that will utterly delight you!
Autumn Earring Club Theme #1 – Tales From The Teahouse
Inspired by a short fantasy story I wrote many years ago about a teahouse. Sitting at the crossroads in the middle of a marketplace, built around a magic spring and guarded by a dragon, there is an ancient teahouse. Weary travelers from distant lands congregate here and share their stories over steaming pots of tea.
Each month’s selection will be an artful interpretation of a place where one might like to travel. It is entirely the Artist’s discretion as to whether or not those destinations are of this world or from this time – the Universe is a big place, after all. Who knows where, or when, a traveler might have hailed from originally!
Each club selection will include new and wonderful gemstones or possibly handmade art beads and textiles – the elements for this global and culturally themed club are going to be a surprise each month! You can definitely expect some very funky and bohemian designs with lots of color, as I create my artful interpretation of a new exotic locale each month! You will also receive a delicious tea sample to sip, while you imagine yourself at the Teahouse or perhaps on even more distant shores…
I have tried to be a little bit seasonal with this club. I will be offering this theme for the next 12 months (that’s 4 club rounds of 3 months each), so I can match the colors, material and place inspiration to the appropriate season as much as possible. Thus, as we are going into fall and winter, we will focus on lands that might be snowy or reflect the coming season.
October: The ancient kingdom of Rus… land of the Firebird and the Czars.
November: The Himalayas… sacred mountains, with eternal snows.
December: Iceland… surrounded by the sea and crowned by the Northern Lights, stark contrast of fire and ice.
Autumn Earring Club Theme #2 The Faerie Ring
This option was inspired by my love of fairy tales and myth. As ever, you will receive one pair of earrings each month. Each selection will include new and wonderful gemstones that we haven’t used before, or possibly handmade art beads and textiles. Expect whimsy and enchantment, as I create my artful interpretation of a beloved faerie tale each month! This club will span the globe, and you will receive a delicious fine tea sample to sip as you immerse yourself in your Fairy Tale.
I have tried to be a little bit seasonal with this club. I am going to be offering this theme for 12 months (that’s 4 club rounds of 3 months each), so I can match colors, material and designs to the appropriate story and season as much as possible. Thus, as we are going into fall and then winter, we will focus on tales that come from snowy climes…
October: The Firebird… a Russian fairy tale about a bird of flame who becomes a beautiful girl…
November: Snow White… hair as black as a raven’s wing, skin as white as snow, ruby lips like drops of blood in the snow…
December: The Snow Queen… Scandinavian tale of valiant Gerda and her companion the Wise Bear, on a quest to save her true love from the Snow Queen.
Whichever option you choose…
it is an amazing bargain at just $99 for three months! The choice is yours. Pick your preference on our Etsy site, there is a separate listing for each club option. If you really want to splurge or can’t decide, why not go for double the earrings and sign up for one of each?
Signups start on September 1st, for the Autumn Club. Club runs October, November, and December. Each month, around the 15th, you’ll get a pair of surprise earrings in the mail. It’s a lot of fun and people love the club so much that they sign up over and over! As always, club designs are exclusive to the club for the three months of the round they came from. You will not find them in our online stores or at any of our shows until the three months are over.
Hope you are as excited about these options as I am!