Since the first time I saw these beautiful living lockets from Origami Owl, I knew I wanted – no, NEEDED, to have one! I adore customized jewelry especially if you can tell a story with it. I think it’s so special to be able to show off a little bit of your life with a beautiful piece of jewelry. All of the jewelry that I wear on a regular basis has some sort of emotional significance to me, so I knew that my locket would too. I think this is the case for a lot of people, which is why Origami Owl is such a hit!
When I learned the story behind the company, which you can read here, I knew that it was a company that I wanted to be involved with. Not only is the jewelry inspiring, but the founder herself, Bella, is a incredibly inspiring young woman. And anyone who knows me knows that I’m obsessed with owls, so the name alone got me anyways.
I decided that I wanted to get involved anyway I could (besides being a designer, because as much as I’d LOVE to, I just don’t have the time right now!!) and that’s how I met Kari. Here’s what Kari has to say about herself and Origami Owl.
I’ve been with Origami Owl since the first week of January. I had signed up to be a designer in late September but there was a waitlist, due to an overwhelming demand to join their company within the first year of business that they want to ensure that they aren’t getting too big, too fast and want to keep their current customers happy prior to enrolling more designers. There is still a waitlist but fortunately it’s not as long of a wait, but if anyone is interested in joining, I suggest doing so immediately as to reserve their ‘spot in line’ and there’s no obligation to go through with it afterward, should they change their mind.
I chose to join Origami Owl when I first saw someone selling it at a vendor event in September. That very day I joined the waitlist and knew immediately that it was something that I’d love to do! I used to manage a retail jewelry store but then gave that up to become a stay at home mom. I knew this would be perfect for me so that I could still stay at home with my girls and set my own schedule in bringing in an extra income, all while having fun! My girls are newly turned 5 and 4 years old. Their names are Ella and Sage. They are just as obsessed with Origami owl as I am, and we’re benefitting from that by being able to teach life lessons in earning themselves charms!
I decided to have Kari design a locket for me from her own collection of charms, and she did a remarkable job!
My living locket contains the following:
July Birthstone Boy (this is similar to the one I have, but mine is retired)
Chain – Silver Ball Station Chain (an Origami Owl original!)
Tag – Letter A Tag
Locket – Medium Silver Locket
You can also add dangles and plates in the back of the locket. There’s so many fun combinations and stories you can tell with your locket. My locket shows a lot of different elements about myself, as you can tell – my career as a teacher, my son, my fiance, and my love of nature (and owls ). With so many different elements to choose from your locket, you can tell any story you want! I intend to purchase many more charms and change out the elements in my locket from time to time to tell different stories. My late mother-in-law would have adored Origami Owl, so I know I want to make a locket in her memory.
I also must say that the presentation of your necklace when it comes in the mail is exceptional! A pretty purple box came in the mail that said “Today…. Happiness has found you.” And inside was an adorable little teal take-out box containing all of the components of my locket! The actual locket and chain were inside a little box, but the charms came in small case resembling a fortune cookie! I wish I had taken a picture of it, but Garrett snatched that up real quick and toted it off somewhere. Silly kid.
Kari has so generously offered to give one of my readers a $50 gift certificate to make their very own living locket. I’m so excited to be able to work with Kari on this awesome giveaway and I can’t wait to see who wins and what the story they decide to share! Enter via the Rafflecopter below!