Lucky Feather

This week I am going to tell you all about Lucky Feather. No, I’m not talking about a bird feather that’s meant to be a token of luck like a rabbit’s foot (which is kind of gross when you think about it. What if a rabbit was carrying around a human foot because he thought it was meant to bring him luck? Eww). I’m talking about a jewelry line!

Lucky Feather is the cutest jewelry and gift line filled with good energy and inspiration! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the brand, and what better time to talk about it than now, when they are in boutiques and gifts shops everywhere and spreading their beauty across the world. Every season, the lovely ladies at Lucky Feather design new pieces that are accommodating to all of the new fashion trends. Following the emoji addictions of the millennial generation and the huge audience of icon fanatics, each piece of jewelry accessorizes any outfit gorgeously.

Not only are they trendy and chic, but they are also inspirational. Many of the jewelry pieces come carded with beautiful words meant to inspire, show appreciation, give love, and so on. Other pieces have the words engraved right on them. I have a couple of examples of my favorites below.

One of the best things about this line is that it’s similar to a greeting card line, in that there is something for every occasion. Whether you are looking for something for a young lady on her birthday, a bridesmaid’s gift, a mother’s day moment, or a special memento “just because,” then you will be able to find it here. Oh yes, and there are even presents for your posh pets!

What makes this line so special is the women behind it. One of the reasons I pick some of the brands I talk about, is because I’m given the opportunity to meet the people who bring those brands alive. These ladies are changing the world, once piece of jewelry and a smile at a time. They are humble, loving, giving, and Lucky Feather is a true representation of who they are. Do yourself a favor and give someone the gift of Lucky Feather today! Click on the link above so you can browse all of these perfectly pretty pieces!

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#BopsLove

  
If you haven’t heard about Bops, it’s okay. You’re just late to the party! Bops is a unique line that kind of has that boho chic feel, but can be placed into anyone’s jewelry box or closet at the same time. As you can see from the above picture, they not only have accessories and tees, they have great little gifts too including these awesome Kraft journals with inspirational quotes and art on the outside. Bops is known for their interchangeable jewelry items including beaded bracelet foundations, brackets with cute reminders to get you through the day, watch faces, tassels adornments, and more. However, the past two seasons they have added several new things into their product mix which makes me even more in love. The quality of their items is awesome too (especially for the price).

I won’t go over all of the products because you can visit their website and see for yourselves. I do want to go over a couple of products that are made by women in their sewing programs in India and most recently Guatemala. Bops started these sewing programs to teach women how to sew and provide them with leadership skills so they can become entrepreneurs and in turn provide for their families without having to rely on anyone else. In many of the impoverished communities, women don’t have the skills or opportunities to work for others, let alone themselves. 

The women that have graduated from the India sewing program have been making reversible cross body sling bags that have beautiful prints. They are roomy, comfortable, and cute. This year they started making little jewelry pouches and coin purses that have a similar look. The coin purses have eight side pockets on the inside to hold your smaller pieces, and the center will carry your chunkier pieces. These are great for traveling and for gift giving!

So far 250 women have graduated from the India Sewing Program. How about those apples! 

India Sling Bags

Dropping Knowledge:  In Guatemala women create their own yarn and use natural dyes for color. All of the bops products from these indigenous artists are made from Huipils (wipil) which is the most common traditional garment worn by women in central Mexico and Central America.  It’s a tunic made of rectangular pieces of fabric that are stitched or tied together. 

This collection includes cross body bags, coin purses, travel bags, wallets, and headbands.  

Guatemala Handmade Crossbody Bag

 
Bops also has products sourced from Nepal, China, and the United States. They are a for profit group that supports several non-profits. This way they are able to continuously fund the projects they are creating to build sustainable lives for women around the world. They always strive to LIVE CREATIVELY & GIVE FREELY. We should all follow their lead

If you want to see my quick little vlog about Bops and get a glance at a few more items click here.

I hope you have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend. Be grateful for it!

Fresh Friday – Studio Pennylane

Studio Pennylane paired with the penny to inspire mindful change in every day life. Practicing gratitude and having daily affirmations bring light and happiness into our worlds. It’s research based! During our last Fresh Friday we talked about goal setting. This should be incorporated into your goals, because the more often we remind ourselves of what our goals are and what it takes to achieve them, the more active we will be in making them come true.

Laws of attraction. Practicing the secret. I know you’ve heard all of this!

Every item within the Studio Pennylane brand is meant to remind you of this. Remember that every day is a gift and it was given to you because you’re as important as the land, the sky, and the sea. Don’t take it for granted. Take a few minutes every day to close your eyes and clear your mind. When you open your eyes, tell the truth about what you’re grateful for. There is a person in another room opening their eyes and saying your name.

Below is the link to my vlog. Thanks for listening! Subscribe if you’d like Fresh Friday updates before ayone else!

Studio Pennylane Vlog


  

Gracewear Collection

Now that we have covered a few great beauty brands I want to switch topics to a Jewelry line that is not only beautiful, but has a beautiful message.


Gracewear is a Christian lifestyle brand that uses a unique symbol, the Shield of Faith (pictured above), to cover women in God’s protection daily. Whether you are a believer or not, the message that it sends and represents is one that is very meaningful.

We all have something worth praying for and Gracewear gives us a great reminder that no matter what, God is always with us and on our side. Gracewear Collection is based on Ephesians 6: 10-18- and is created to offer HOPE and LIGHT- through the Power of the Shield.


This season Gracewear has really come out with some beautiful pieces. One of my favorites is pictured above. This is an elegant necklace that will dress up a T and blue jeans or go well with your nicest evening attire.

The brand covers a broad demographic in that they’ve designed jewelry at different price points for girls and women and also have some great gifts for men. This fall they have not only added great new pieces to the jewelry collection, but are also introducing handbags and soft, one size fits most tunics. The handbags come in navy, maroon, and grey seen below. These purses are quite roomy and great for any gal on the go. They are big enough to hold an iPad!
  

 
Look out for your nearest Gracewear retailer or just visit the Gracewear boutique in Cashiers, NC! To find out more about the line and the story behind it click here.