Fair Ivy Duet: March 2014

This is the post where we get to focus on those fabulous handmade finds and explore some of the artistry of American crafters. This month features Fair Ivy’s Duet subscription, which features a jewelry plus a handmade item.

So let’s jump right into the box.
Jewelry Box UnOpened

As usual, Fair Ivy has gorgeous packaging.

Jewlery BoxEarrings

Package #1 (Jewelry) –23k Gold leaf Inlay Sterling Silver Round concave dome post earrings
from Virginia Wynne Jewelry
(Retail: $27.00)
Description: “The studs are hand cut out of sheet metal, shaped and then a thin layer of 23K gold used inside the dome with a technique called Keum-Boo”
Verdict:
Love!
I like to wear studs to work and these are lovely and unique. I think the concave shape gives them a bit of an edge. These are quite versatile and I think they’ll be a nice counterpoint against feminine spring florals. This also came with a coupon code. Just use the code SURPRISE10 for 10% off Virgina Wynne’s Etsy shop.

An unassuming envelope arrives…

Envelope
And now we have Package #2:
Other Wrapped Towel

Package #2 –Screen Printed Tea Towel from Wit & Whistle
(Retail: $20.00)
Description: “Wit &Whistle offers witty greeting cards and whistle worthy paper and home goods” all designed by Amanda Wright.
Verdict: Love!
I’m planning a giant spring cleaning overhaul of my home including my kitchen so I’m thrilled to get new home items to spruce it up. The Wit & Whistle shop is full of cute offerings and I am particularly enthralled with this Escargot Stamp.


OVERALL
Verdict:
Love!

Estimated Retail: $47.00. I paid $43 including the shipping so I got more than my value and I loved the items in this box. I will definitely use both items andthe Wit & Whistle shop is a great discovery for my online shopping fix.

Last month I expressed that I felt I kept receiving jewelry from Fair Ivy that was a bit too similar and was wishing for a box that only included just the handmade item. The genies at Fair Ivy must have heard my wish so they created the Mystery subscription featuring just one handmade item per month. I’ve signed up for that subscription going forward and I’m uber excited to see what shows up on my doorstep.

Do you enjoy handmade items? Are you a frequent Etsy shopper?  

THE BACKSTORY

Fair Ivy is a subscription box of beautifully wrapped, handmade items made by individual artisans.  
There are now three exciting subscription options:
A jewelry only subscription at $25.00 a month (plus shipping) for 1 jewelry item per month. (This option will ship in the US & Canada).
Or
The Mystery at $20.00 a month (plus shipping) for 1 handmade mystery gift every month
Or
The Duet subscription at $35.00 a month (plus shipping) of 2 handmade items (1 item will be jewelry). (This option only ships in the US).
Because the items ship directly from the artisans, if you choose a duet subscription you will receive the packages individually throughout the month.
DISCOUNT CODE: FAIRIVYFRIEND for $5 off the first month of any subscription.

Giveaway! Fair Ivy: December 2013

UPDATE!!!
This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you so much to everyone who entered.  The winner will be chosen at random from those who entered and announced soon.
Thanks again!

My postman’s brief psychotic break has turned out to be a lucky break for my readers.  This month I ended up receiving a duplicate surprise from Fair Ivy.  When I called them about returning the extra package, they generously offered to let me use it for a giveaway.

For info on Fair Ivy’s fabulous subscriptions and a great coupon code, jump down below.  But now let me tell you what one lucky reader will win…

Dulcinas  Purse Open Purse

This gorgeous vintage French chic purse was custom created for Fair Ivy by Dulcinas.  You can visit her Etsy Shop at Mi Bazaar Latino.

I have this bag and it’s versatile and perfect for special occasions.  If you want to make it super fancy, the fabrication makes it easy to add a brooch.

Since this is my first official giveaway, I’m keeping the rules for entering pretty simple.

1.  You need to have a mailing address in the US or Canada.
2.  You need to “like” Fair Ivy’s Facebook page.
3.  You need to leave a comment on this blog post and be sure to include an email address or link where I can let you know if you’ve won.

You’ve got one week (Until Thursday, December 19th) to enter.  Winners will be randomly selected.  I’ll announce the winner once they’ve been contacted and a mailing address confirmed.

Good Luck to you all and thanks for reading!

THE BACKSTORY

Fair Ivy is a subscription box of beautifully wrapped, handmade items made by individual artisans.

Fair Ivy has recently changed their subscription options.  They are as follows:

Jewelry Subscription at $25.00 a month (plus shipping) for 1 jewelry item per month.

Or

Duet Subscription at $35.00 a month (plus shipping) of 2 handmade items (1 item will be jewelry).

Because the items ship directly from the artisans, if you choose an original subscription you will receive your packages separately.

COUPON CODES!:  To get $10 off your first month of a subscription, enter code HAPPYHOLIDAYS during checkout.