I am so excited to share this shop with you this afternoon–because as I sit here at my kitchen table writing this post, I'm wearing a little goodness around my neck from this very talented mother and artist.
Erin of The Vintage Pearl, was one of my lovely sponsors for the month of August and she emailed me about working together on a Show & Tell for mommycoddle readers.
Erin's shop is absolutely lovely and full of so many beautiful classic creations. They are timeless, and make wonderful gifts. Lately, I am really loving the idea of giving personalized jewelry as gifts–whether it be for a friend, a mother, a newlywed, or even our children. (Shhh, but I'm already thinking my older two might be ready for their own simple necklace this Christmas.)
Erin is a mother of four children. She makes her hand-stamped jewelry, keeps a lovely blog and shop and also takes beautiful photographs. I asked Erin to share a little bit about herself :
How did you get started making jewelry?
After my daughter was born (after having 2 boys) I started tinkering around with how to make jewelry for her and I to wear. I started with beading and soldering charms before discovering hand stamping. I love playing with new materials and figuring out new techniques!
How do you balance it all?
Balance can be really hard sometimes! It's probably my biggest obstacle. I try to work during naptimes and I work a lot of late nights after all 4 kids are in bed. My husband is very supportive and if I need to get orders done he will take the kids out for a few hours. My family is very close and we love to be together… I also love my job and work hard to keep up with it all. Sometimes, especially during busy seasons, it's hard to do both! But we make it work 🙂
And I'm so happy to tell you that Erin is giving one lucky mommycoddle reader their choice of one item from her beautiful shop! Yup, that's right. Your choice of any item from The Vintage Pearl.
You know how it works: Pop over to Erin's shop and have a look around. Come back and leave a comment letting us know what catches your eye, and you'll be entered in the giveaway. I will randomly choose and announce a winner on Monday.
Good luck! And thank you, Erin for such a sweet giveaway!