Do your days feel extra full in December too? It’s always a busy time of year. We’ve been working hard to get the last of our custom orders finished up and out the door, and while we haven’t done any shop updates recently, as always we’re busy behind the scenes. Jeff did make a batch of earrings for the shop though, and there’s still time to get them for Christmas! If you are looking for a unique, handmade gift for the holidays, these earrings make wonderful gifts. Jeff has made similar designs over the years and they’ve been so well loved that he decided to make more of them all at once. Each time he makes them they are different, and while these ones all from the same batch (there are fourteen pairs total) might be very similar- no two are exactly alike. So much love goes into making each and every earring.
Jeff made these earrings in red cedar wood and chose a part of the grain that had two different colors, giving these a really fun contrast. He wood burns these by hand, something he really enjoys doing. To me, it’s the magic touch to these beauties and it makes them truly unique. I’m also a huge fan of turquoise, and I love the addition of the turquoise stones in these earrings. I should also mention that the red cedar wood makes for very lightweight earrings, and it also happens to be an absorbent wood so you can use these as aromatherapy earrings if you’d like and add a drop of essential oil on the back of each to enjoy while you wear them.
As for shipping dates in the U.S., I am planning on shipping these out on Monday, December 14th. If you order by then, I can still be shipping out orders through first class mail. If you order them after the morning of the 14th, I would recommend doing the upgraded shipping option for priority mail. Even though USPS says to send gifts no later than Dec. 18 for First Class and Dec.19 for Priority Mail, I think earlier is always better especially since I’ve heard shipping times are running later this year.
We want to thank you for your support this year! We appreciate you supporting a small family business and shopping handmade!
P.S. I have a similar pair of earrings that are one of my favorites, I wear them all the time. I thought it would be good to share a picture to give you an idea of what these look like being worn. I don’t show up here on the blog all that often because I’m usually the one behind the camera, but this time B was the one taking pictures and he took one of me this week. I don’t put a lot of effort in my appearance and when I’m home I rarely even look in a mirror, but when I go out and about I love to put on a pair of earrings- it’s a simple thing that makes me feel dressed up, and it feels kind of special and fun.
In case I’m asked, I’m wearing my Hermione hat I knit years ago. (The pattern is called Hermione Hearts Ron by Christy Aylesworth, it’s free on Ravelry.) I still wear it all the time. My child teased me recently, pointing out the fact that it matches my grey hairs, which is true and also made me laugh. I turned 35 in September and yes, I spotted my first grey hairs this year. I joked with a friend that if ever there were a year to bring someone their first grey hairs it would be 2020, am I right? Other new things this year… I started drinking coffee for the first time, and now I enjoy a coffee drink once a week. Between the grey hairs and the coffee I feel like I can officially be considered an adult now. 🙂