Buzzworthy: Bijoux by Meg

I’ve been enjoying perusing and shopping on Etsy lately, which is an online marketplace for small business owners to sell handcrafted goods.  It’s truly amazing to see the beautiful things people make!  After successfully finding the exact camera strap I wanted for my vlogging camera a couple of months ago (see that post here), I started searching Etsy for bee-themed jewelry.  I’ve wanted a bee necklace for awhile now, but all of the ones I have found through jewelry designer websites are either too expensive or not quite right.  I was hoping I’d have more luck on Etsy and after a quick search I stumbled upon Bijoux by Meg, a handcrafted jewelry shop run by Megan who creates each piece listed on her site by hand.

OJ|TBBB 7:24:2013_1Megan had the perfect bee necklace in her shop!  It’s small and dainty, which is how I prefer the majority of my necklaces.  I couldn’t pass up this lovely piece!  Priced at just $30 it was almost too good to be true.  I also loved that it could be personalized.  I absolutely love monogrammed jewelry!  I placed my order after deciding on a a script letter “J” for the hammered disk that hangs next to the delicate gold-toned bee.  I practically squealed with delight (ok, there’s no “practically” about it, I literally squealed), when my new necklace arrived a few days later.  I just love how Megan packages her jewelry!  How perfect are these little gift-boxed beauties for sweet gifts?  I have something in mind for the holidays already… 😉

OJ|TBBB 7:24:2013_2After wearing and absolutely loving my little bee for a some time I got to thinking how nice it would be to have a dainty gold charm bracelet made with the same gold disc that hangs from the bee necklace.  I contacted Megan to see if this was something she’d be willing to make custom for me.  She replied back almost immediately that she would be happy to make the charm bracelet.  We messaged through Etsy while finalizing the details of the bracelet.  I found that Megan is a sweet and attentive small business owner who makes sure to communicate with her customers in a very warm and timely manner.  She’s a dream to work with!  When it came time to finalize the order, I asked her to send me an invoice for the bracelet and she surprised me by insisting on sending it as a gift.  One of my YouTube viewers had informed her of how I featured the bee necklace in my June Favorites video and she wanted to send the bracelet as a thank you.  What a sweetheart!

OJ|TBBB 7:24:2013_4The custom charm bracelet arrived in my mailbox a few days later.  This one got an even bigger squeal than the bee necklace!  I’ve been in the market for a dainty gold bracelet forever and just like with the bee necklace, I never found one that was exactly right.  My new bracelet is absolutely perfect for me!  I love how willing Megan was to work with me to make my vision a reality.

OJ|TBBB 7:24:2013_3I’ve enjoyed wearing both pieces together and separately on many occasions over the past few weeks.  They are beautiful additions to my jewelry collection and I will treasure both for years to come.  I popped in one of my #OOTD photos from the 4th of July weekend where you can see me wearing both the necklace and the bracelet together.  They’re a match made in heaven!

Megan is a talented craftswoman and an absolutely lovely small business owner.  I encourage you to visit her Etsy shop, Bijoux By Meg, to peruse her beautiful handcrafted jewelry.  She has very kindly extended a discount code to readers!  Apply code JEN10 at checkout to save 10% off your purchase now through August 2, 2013.

OJ|TBBB 7:24:2013_5Megan has also very kindly provided two bracelets for a giveaway (did I mention she’s a sweetheart?)!  Two lucky readers will win a charm bracelet exactly like the one I received.  Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter widget below to be entered to win.  The giveaway is open internationally and will run until Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6 PM CST.  There will be TWO winners.  I will contact the winners directly via email in addition to announcing them on this blog post.  Good luck!


Congrats to Toura H. and Wyatt E. on being selected as the winners of my Bijoux By Meg Giveaway!

 The Bijoux By Meg Poll Results for *Do you like personalized jewelry?* out of 1053 entries (a landslide!):

Over 99% say Yes
Under 1% say No

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sometimes Rafflecopter experiences technical difficulties.  If you can’t enter for some reason, try again later and it will probably work.

*This is not a sponsored post or giveaway.  I purchased the bee necklace myself.  The bracelet shown as well as the giveaway prizes were graciously provided by Bijoux By Meg.  Megan did not ask me to review or feature her products.  I am not being compensated for this review.   All opinions are my own.*


20 thoughts on “Buzzworthy: Bijoux by Meg”

  1. Jen, thank you so much for hosting this giveaway. The jewelry you purchased is beautiful and that little bee necklace is just too adorable for words.

  2. That is a lovely bracelet! I think you should come to Crete (that’s a greek island) next year and buy the original Minoan Bee earrings to complete the set!

  3. I purchased from BijouxbyMeg after I saw your haul. Got a necklace for my birthday and I LOVE IT! Your items are so cute!

  4. Hi Jen…beautiful jewelry…heading to Etsy now! But, I would love to know where you found your iphone case? Thanks!

  5. Jen… I LOVE these pieces.. May I ask what length you got your necklace? That is the length I would like to order.. I plan on placing an Order Tonight.. I have a Grandmother who will be celebrating her 93rd Birthday August 6th.. and she loves dainty Pieces like this.. Thank you.. Rhonda

  6. I have a necklace that would match this bracket. I think I maybe placing an order tonight. Thanks for the advice!

  7. I have had gold jewelry for YEARS but never busted them out to wear them in a long, long time, because silver and white gold have been much more prevalent in the past decade. However, you have inspired me to start wearing my gold pieces again. It also helps that gold has become more trendy as of late, in fashion and home decor. But, you pushed me along nonetheless, regardless of what the stores are pushing these days!

  8. Just wanted to let you know I purchased a few pieces from Meg. Jen, over the past few months you have quickly become one of my favorite personal shoppers, giving me ideas for gift options and showing me items that I now love. Thanks friend! 🙂

  9. I just ordered a custom gold charm bracelet for my daughter’s birthday next month & while I was at it I also bought a sterling silver infinity necklace for myself. I couldn’t resist a little something for me…thanks Jen for the link! I can’t wait to get it!

  10. I hadn’t realized that she told you about the message I passed along to her when I purchased my bracelet after seeing your video and told her all about it. Planning on ordering from her again real soon. She is the best & her craftsmanship is amazing!

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