Good morning Pearlies! We have an awesome praise for you today! Our friend Jen Nelson from Arbotique Designs creates AMAZING custom jewelry! It’s all silver and gemstone handcrafted goodness and I am IN LOVE with her stuff. In fact, if you follow my 27 Dresses Designs Instagram feed you may have noticed a little post around Christmas time that looked a little something like this…
This post may or may not have been captioned with some sort of bragging about how my new wedding bands couldn’t be any cuter. I can’t confirm or deny such propaganda. 😉
Anyway, my stunning bands are actually stacking rings that I came across in Jen’s Etsy store. Her shop was so great and I instantly started imagining the bands together with my ring and I knew in my heart they would create my perfect set. To top it all off, Jen’s work is done in silver and the reason I was looking for new bands was because I had developed an allergy to my old one. Sterling is considered one of the safest metals for allergy sufferers…I was so excited! After I got my bands I looked at Jen’s shop a few more times just to admire some of the other pieces, and I realized that people really need to know about her! Her bands make great gifts for all the gal’s of a wedding party! I could see the daisy rings for a flower girl, the necklaces and earrings on your bridesmaids for a gift they will continue to wear, and maybe even more brides opting to do what I did and create a beautiful custom wedding band set. The possibilities are endless. Take a look…
Jen’s story of start up is an inspiring one:
Ever since I can remember, my fondest memories have been of my mother creating stunning works of art with her own two hands. She painted beautiful water colors, knitted cozy blankets, and hooked plush wool rugs. She even sewed the latest fashions for me (anyone remember bubble pants?). As I got older, I lamented over the gene that completely passed me by. She tried to teach me her talents but the result was fruitless…until one day she brought me to a jewelry class. I instantly fell in love with the way my hands could create a miniature piece of wearable art. The gene hadn’t passed me by at all! It simply manifested itself in another medium. My mom, of course, was thrilled I found this passion and we still talk about someday opening “our boutique”. We may not have “our boutique” yet, but here is “Arbotique” (a play off of my maiden name-Arbogast).
I may never grace walls with my artwork, or cover the floor with masterpieces but I will forever adorn the necks and ears of loved ones. I put an immense amount of love and just a little piece of me into every piece of jewelry that I make. I suppose that is why when one is chosen as a gift, it almost feels like my baby is leaving the nest. Well, it’s time for them to fly! I hope you love my pieces as much as I love making them.
Isn’t everything just lovely?! And guess what? Jen has offered to do a giveaway of the 5 stackable hammered rings below!!! Is that awesome or what?! I for one wish I could win them for myself.
Entering is easy! Just “Like” the PPB Facebook page here and write “done” on our wall after you do.
From there just go to the Arbotique Etsy page here, and pin 5 of her pieces of your choice on your Pinterest Board.
That’s it! If you don’t have a Pinterest account, but want to enter, please private message us! We will announce the winner in one week. 🙂
And if that weren’t enough, Jen is offering an exclusive 15% off coupon code for ALL OF OUR READERS! Coupon code is : pinkpearls and is for use at any time in the Arbotique Etsy Store! What a generous offer! Thank you so much Jen for letting us feature you and your amazing work. It’s beautiful and anyone would be lucky to wear one of your designs.
Chrissy and Mimi