I wanted to share another of my new favorite Etsy finds, a lovely shop called LycheeKiss owned and run by a lovely lady, Michelle. Michelle handcrafts each piece available in her shop from her home in Hawaii. Her designs are unique and dainty, and she offers some customizable options. I’ve been expanding my jewelry collection over the past few months to include a few more summery pieces. I absolutely love my little whale necklace from Dogeared and wanted a bracelet to match. I was searching for “whale jewelry” on Etsy when I stumbled across LycheeKiss. I was immediately drawn in by the beautiful jewelry in Michelle’s shop, in particular a dainty Whale Banner bracelet she had crafted. This was exactly what I had in mind when I began my search!
I was excited I could customize the banner in the bracelet with whatever words or initials I wanted. I chose to have the word FAITH inscribed in the bracelet. After deciding on what color leather suede I wanted (turquoise), I placed my order, not expecting it to arrive for at least a couple of weeks, considering it was a handmade, customizable piece. Once again, an Etsy shop owner surprised me with extremely fast service! I had my new whale bracelet within a week! The packaging was too cute. I love how Michelle wraps each piece in a sweet, custom embellished box. It’s truly like opening a gift! The yummy candy is a nice touch as well. I love how she includes the Lychee flavor to tie in with her business name!
My little Whale Banner bracelet is absolutely perfect! I love how dainty it is. It’s perfect for layering or worn on its own. Between the colors and the darling whales, this bracelet has become a popular piece in my jewelry rotation this summer. There is a small extender chain attached at the clasp, which acts as a dangler with a beautiful tiny crystal at the end (not shown), which completes the look perfectly. I have worn it so many times already this summer and will treasure it for years to come!
Just as with my last few Etsy experiences, I decided to reach out to the shop owner to see about a possible custom piece. I wanted a silver version of my banner bracelet, but with sea turtles instead of whales for a little variety. I messaged Michelle via Etsy and she responded almost immediately saying she had contacted her supplier to see if she could get little sea turtles and provided three options to choose from, including pictures. I was floored by her fast communication and action! We started talking about the custom bracelet and she ordered the pieces to make it for me. I was super excited to be able to yet again get exactly what I was looking for by working one-on-one with an Etsy shop owner!
Michelle shipped out my custom sea turtle bracelet almost immediately after she received the supplies. Her turn around time is impressive! I couldn’t believe the beautiful outcome. It’s even more darling than I could have dreamed! I chose the same color suede and had STEADY inscribed on the sterling silver banner. The sterling turtles are too cute! Michelle recommended adding a small pearl to the extender chain to tie in with the sea theme. It works perfectly!
Both bracelets are exactly what I was hoping for when I turned to Etsy in search of sea life inspired dainty jewelry. This is what I love most about Etsy: if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, you can more likely than not find someone who is willing to create it for you (at least in terms of jewelry, in my experience). Michelle is a talented and extremely dedicated jewelry designer. Her Etsy shop, LycheeKiss, is absolutely worth a visit even if you’re not in the market for jewelry just to view her beautiful handiwork. She has very kindly extended a discount code to OrganizedJen.com readers! Apply code JEN10 at checkout to save 10% off your purchase now through August 31, 2013.
I love being able to share some of my favorites with you. I purchased two of each of the bracelets shown above for a giveaway. There will be FOUR winners this time: two will win the Whale Banner bracelet and two will win the Turtle Banner bracelet. You will be able to choose which bracelet you prefer when you enter the giveaway. Each bracelet measures 7″ long with a 3/4″ extender chain and is designed exactly as the ones shown (Please note: The bracelets in the pictures are my own personal ones. The new prizes have not been removed from the gift boxes they sere sent in). Each winner will receive their bracelet packaged up just as Michelle ships out purchases (as shown above). Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter widget below to be entered to win. The giveaway is open internationally and will run until Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 6 PM CST. Remember, there will be FOUR winners. I will contact the winners directly via email in addition to announcing them on this blog post. Good luck!
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Congrats to Betty D., Rebecca, Melanie, and Melissa P. on being selected as the winners of my LycheeKiss Giveaway!
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*This is not a sponsored post or giveaway. I purchased all items shown myself, including the giveaway prizes. Michelle/LycheeKiss did not ask me to review or feature her products. I am not being compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.*