What we're about...

What we're about...

We love UPCYCLED art and a unique gift idea, so we work to create unusual frames and upcycled SCRABBLE ART– like Scrabble jewelry. We have Scrabble art for dog lovers (because we specialize in vintage dog stuff), but we also have other themed Scrabble jewelry and we’re adding more all the time!

Some of the newest themes we’ve added to our Scrabble jewelry include Star Wars, Van Gogh, Harry Potter and Banned Books and Paris…plus many more! You just never know what upcycled SCRABBLE ART we’ll come up with next…we love creating new Scrabble jewelry!!

We specialize in unique gift ideas for dog lovers, so we hope people will check us out when looking for upcycled dog jewelry or a cool DOG FRAME. We work hard to have lots to offer!

Our journey is crazy busy sometimes, the financial end can be a struggle, we don’t know how we’ll keep going, but then…oh my…the ideas come, people send wonderful notes about our stuff, and we’re working together for ourselves. So…our handcrafted journey continues. We hope you’ll stop by now and then. We love that this business opens us up to the whole world…how amazing of a journey is that!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Personalized Gifts

What fun it is to make personalized Scrabble bracelets!  And…we’ve had quite a few to complete lately.  It’s kept me hopping because we're also trying to build our inventory for the upcoming holiday season.  The personalized bracelets take a bit longer than our regular bracelets and require extra communication, but the end result is so gratifying!

There is something that touches my heart when someone orders one of our personalized bracelets.  It must be because you get to know a little part of that person and what is special to them.  I have had some wonderful connections through our custom orders.

I really started thinking about it as I was making a bracelet for a mom who ordered one for her teenage daughter.  It has images of a childhood book they shared together. She took a lot of time to think through her order.  It's important to remember how much things like this mean to the people who order them.  They put their creative and emotional energy into them.  It can be easy in the busy, day to day business to forget that there is a thoughtful person on the other end of the order.  They share their families, their pets, their trips, and their hearts…how special is that??

I love to read the responses we get when they receive their bracelets…

 “Bracelet arrive today and I just LOVE IT!!!! It is just beautiful!!!!!”

“I LOVE IT!! It's the sweetest thing! Thank you so so much.”

“Ahh! So darn cute!! She'll LOVE it!! Thanks so much”

Here are a few of my favorite custom orders:

A woman ordered two bracelets for her first wedding anniversary.  One was of her wedding and the other of the honeymoon they took in Hawaii.  

Another ordered one of our dog frames with two different breeds on it for a friend who had the two breeds.  What a thoughtful gift!

A young lady ordered a bracelet for her mom with pictures of all her family on it.  It was such a memorable bracelet!

 We have another customer that orders one custom bracelet a month, so that by Christmas she will have bracelets for many of her friends.  Talk about thinking ahead and budgeting!

 When times get busy or I feel stressed, I think about all the people I’ve come in contact with through our personalized bracelets and all our other items for that matter - people all around the world, and it makes me pause and take a deep breath to know that in a small way in the big scheme of the world dynamics that our bracelets are important to these people and appreciated.  Makes me smile…and that’s important, too.