Silver Sparrow Designs (giveaway!)
I feel a little like Rose today when she got her big girl bed (which she claims to want to sleep in even after she grows up, moves in downstairs and has kids, whom she’d like me to raise upstairs; so sentimental that Rose), because I have my first blog sponsor!
I am thrilled to introduce you to Silver Sparrow Designs, a small, Mama-run business in Dolores, Colorado.
I’ve known Kristi longer than I’ve had an e-mail address. And even though we’re all posing as responsible adults these days, it doesn’t seem that long ago that I was 23 years old, “renting” the hallway of Kristi’s tiny studio apartment, while cute boys came over daily to counsel her on dreadlock-care.
After years of teaching elementary school and the birth of her first daughter, Kristi told me matter-of-factly that she wanted to find some silversmithing equipment and start making jewelry. Next thing you know, a local, toothless character sells Kristi all his old equipment, cheap, including a buffing wheel made out of an old dryer motor. This is exactly how things work for Kristi, which is to say she has a least ten angels looking out for her, some of which have a great sense of humor. Four years later her gorgeous work is being sold in many regional galleries and she’s had over 1200 sales on etsy.
Today Silver Sparrow Designs is offering a $40 gift certificate to a lucky reader towards anything in her shop!
This is the very special necklace she surprised me with 3 years ago, that I haven’t taken off in oh, about 3 years.
These are her very popular custom charm necklaces (many of which start at $40):
Go forth and check out the Silver Sparrow Designs etsy shop, and then come back and leave a comment telling me what your favorite piece is. Also, she is offering 10% off any orders until Christmas. Just type in 6512GROW as your coupon code.
A winner will be selected on Wednesday, November 23rd.
Congratulations, Emily! #42
*ps: I’m also feeling very grown up because of my new blog header! Dan made the sketch of the mountains and rows of crops for a gardening column I wrote years ago. And Katie, wondrous Katie, helped me with all the behind-the-scenes techno-stuff that I’m too old to figure out on my own.