With the biggest Christmas shopping weekend fast approaching, gift giving is on almost everyone's mind. It seems everywhere I look online these days, hand stamped jewelry designers are popping up left and right. This trend may have been around longer than I realize, but I'm especially attuned to it because my favorite gift came from Handyman Tim last year:
Want to get some intense stares out in public? Walk around with a necklace that says "MONEY" so bold and clear.
No, I'm not advertising my intense materialism, "Money" is what the peanut called me from the moment she attempted to say "Mommy". We initially started trying to correct her, but it eventually became a family-wide nickname for me. My heart broke when 5 months after Christmas, "Mommy" came out clear as a bell. She hasn't reverted once, but I have that sweet little memory of my tiny peanut's first words where I can wear it close.
So I have a special soft spot for the personalized jewelry I've been seeing online. Here are few purveyors I thought you'd find interesting:
The Vintage Pearl offers layered necklaces and I love her open circle design.
Cinnamon Sticks is one of the many Etsy artists selling these unique necklaces.
Handyman Tim went with a charm from Heather Moore Jewelry. We both loved that it incorporated 24K gold since it went with a necklace I already owned and matches most of the jewelry I wear daily. I'm just not a big silver wearer.
My favorite thing about this kind of jewelry is the creativity behind what gets engraved. While I think having children's names spelled out in full is still sweet, I love the mystery behind my little charm. I love knowing that out in public, I'm the only person that understands it's message.
I'm hoping that maybe someday "Peanut" and "Little Pea" might join the cluster in some form or another. I guess we'll have to see which list of Santa's I'm on in the next couple years.