Tag Archives: Couture

November Savings at Little Whimsy

Sun 8th – Tue 10th FREE Mother of Pearl Holiday Ornament with $150.00** purchase.  Enter coupon code FREEMOP during check out. **$150.00 purchase is merchandise total, not including the free ornament, after all discounts are applied.
Wed 11th – Sat 14th Buy 2 Get 1 Free Balsa or Maple photo ornament. Must purchase from the special offers page.
Sun 15th – Tue 17th 10% off pendants. No coupon needed
Wed 18th – Sat 21st 20% off all gifts. No coupon needed
Sun 22nd – Wed 25th 10% off all couture. No coupon needed
Thu 26th – Fri 27th FREE 20mm pendant with $150.00** purchase. Enter coupon code GOBBLE during check out. **$150.00 purchase is merchandise total, not including the free pendant, after all discounts are applied.
Sat 28th Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Mother of Pearl Holiday Ornament Must purchase from the special offers page.
Sun 29th FREE USPS Priority Mail SHIPPING on all US orders. Enter coupon code HOLSHIP during check out.
Mon 30th 15% off all Sterling Jewelry & Gifts featured on the sterling page. No coupon needed.
Tuesday Dec. 1st is the deadline for ALL holiday orders

Coupons and Promotional offers are only valid on listed dates and are in Eastern Standard Time.  Please plan accordingly as no offers will be extended beyond their promotional period.

All orders placed (must include image submissions) by 11:59:59 PM EST Tuesday December 1st will ship no later than Thursday December 17th (anticipated arrival of Mon 12/21).  Orders placed after December 2nd will not be prioritized and cannot be guaranteed for Christmas delivery.

All orders ship via USPS Priority Mail unless otherwise selected at checkout.  USPS PM typically takes 2-3 within the United States, however can take longer due to the season.  Tracking information is provided through PayPal & posted to your Little Whimsy account when items ship.

Happy Holidays!!

Announcing Uniques!

I have a confession to make, I am a shop-a-holic.  Not only for myself, but for my business.  I am always out sourcing new materials and really funky beads to work with and I can’t not buy something when it screams to be worked with.  The issue at hand is how do you know what I have without me posting thousands of pictures of beads, which for me would be thrilling, but lets face it, I don’t think YOU would really want to look through everything.  After all, how many versions of an 8mm black round bead can one person have (17 if you really want to know).

So without further ado Little Whimsy is thrilled to announce Uniques.  A line of one of a kind pieces made as the mood strikes from my many beads on hand.  Each piece is crafted with the same love and care, selecting each bead one by one for it’s beauty and flow in the final piece.  Uniques can be resized free of charge, plus or minus one inch.

Here are just a few that we’re launching with:

Onyx Crush Bracelet – Stunning black onyx surrounded by Bali sterling accents, a match made in heaven.

Copper Dream Bracelet – Gorgeous antiqued Bali inspired copper paired with rich black onyx.  A stunning combination!

Pretty In Pink Bracelet – Fresh and bright, perfect for Spring!  Frosted pink glass nuggets are brought to life by bright AB fire polished crystals and high polish sterling silver accents.

Chocolate Turquoise Bracelet – What could be more delightful than a blend of creamy chocolate and vibrant turquoise?  Our chocolate turquoise bracelet shows off the beauty of these amazing beads and is chock full of sterling silver accents.

Uniques are ready for immediate shipping as is, or add a photo charm for your own personal twist (additional production time required if adding a photo tile).  Since each piece is a one of a kind creation, pieces are limited to the quantities on hand.

Check our selection of Uniques often to see what’s new!

Coming Soon – Ribbon Necklaces & Photo Magnets!

I’m tickled pink to announce that just in time for the holidays we have 2 new products that will be launching.

First one is a double stranded ribbon necklace with sterling lobster clasp.  We will have these available in black, brown, and pink starting November 1st.

Here it is in pink with a 20mm x 30mm simple couture pendant:

And here it is in black with a 30mm x 20mm funky couture pendant.

The next item (which I’ll have to upload a picture for later) is our photo magnet!  They will each be 2″ x 2″ in size, manufactured on bass wood (a hard wood version of our balsa ornament) and will feature a full bleed magnet backing.  The photo magnets will retail for $20 each and make FANTASTIC client gifts!  A perfect trinket they will leave up year round in the most focal point of thier home.  😉  The magnets will come individually packaged in our tulle silver and white pouch that coordinate with our ornament packaging.

A few recent gems

I haven’t updated in a while, it’s been pretty crazy here.  We’ve had end of the year activities for school (only 68 more days till the kids go back – but who’s counting 🙂 ) and no late Spring lull like I was expecting.  I’m not complaining, I LOVE my clients and business, but thought I may have a few weeks of down time before we all kick into holiday planning and no such luck this year.  Woot!

Anyhow I wanted to take a moment and post a few of my beauties from the past few weeks.  I’m gonna skip all of the same old same old and just show off four pieces that I really really loved.

This one here is Fiesta (ya’ll know how much I love that piece, right?) but kicked up a bit with some added blues to make the (amazing!) image pop.

Then I had one of my regulars request a custom piece that I have pondered for a while.  She requested a choker with the photo tile on the strand vs. dangling down.  The challenge, we wanted to do some red, white, and lots of blue, wonderful colors but a challenge to not look too “patriotic”.  I focused a bit more on the deeper blues to really pop the denim in the image and then used rich garnet to highlight the red in the brick wall.  I think it came out stunning!

And what’s really cool is the reverse of her image is B&W so I even added a hint of black to it so when she wears her choker reversed it looks like a completely different piece.

And here’s one that I made for me.  Well maybe not for ME but for my son’s kindergarten teacher as an end of year gift.  I had him draw a picture of how he sees her and I then took a picture of it and we made a card and key ring out of it.  We also did this for my middle guys preschool teacher.  I think they came out ADORABLE and what a great way to capture a moment in time when a photograph might not be available.

And the last piece for today is this stunning Double Swarovski Y.  Can you say purty?

Simplicity – new product preview & blog only special

Launching next month will be a new product line called Simplicity.

Simplicity features a dual strand of beautiful gemstone accented by a sterling box clasp and sterling bail. At launch it will be available in several colors including onyx (shown), coral, garnet, turquoise, tiger eye, cobalt blue, white jade and possibly a few others. 🙂  Simplicity will retail for $200 and includes either a 30mm x 30mm or 20mm x 30mm couture pendant in your choice of orientation (vertical or horizontal).

This item will not be listed on the website until early/mid June, however if you are interested in ordering a piece ahead of time you can email me at info @ littlewhimsy (dot) com and I can accept it as a custom order. As an added bonus, mention you saw it on the blog and I’ll throw in an extra 10% discount. The additional discount expires May 20th, so for those of you who check in on me regularly it’s a special little gift for you!

Special gift for a mom

This is for a clients friends mother as a special birthday gift. I’m guessing this image is of multiple generations and near and dear to the recipients heart. She is going to be beside herself with joy when she receives this, it’s simply beautiful.

Sneak Peek for H

Here are two that are shipping out today to H. She was kind enough to let me use her image as a proto type for my new horizontal couture pendant. Thank you H and I hope you enjoy them!!

Sneak Peek for R.

A recent client ordered a handful of tiles so she could have her mom custom make the necklaces. I’m still working on them and have some finishing touches to do on a few but I thought I would show a tile 360. Here’s one of her 30mm x 40mm couture tiles from 3 angles.

From the front

R from the front

From the side

R from the side

From the bottom

R from the bottom

R, I can’t wait for you to get these and see the designs you come up with!