Tuesday, January 28, 2014

It's almost February so....

I've found a new outlet. Go figure.
In November, I was becoming a little burdened by cupcakes. I was spending an outrageous amount of time in the kitchen and reaping no rewards. My oven was starting to act funky, and everything I had learned how to do perfectly was being disturb by the constant needs of my girls.  The last straw came the week of Thanksgiving when I had an order for the day before Thanksgiving, and then I had to turn around and do another for the Saturday afterwards. Not to mention the need of cooking my family's Thanksgiving meal. I was exhausted!! Too many hours of standing, mixing, baking, cooling and icing. So, as of Dec 1, I put GG Cakes on the back burner. And I haven't turned on my mixer since. Ahhhhhhh

But we have a problem. I HAVE to have an outlet. Call it Type A, call it the need to keep my hands busy, or call it creative overload...but I had to find something.
So, for Christmas a girl that I work with gifted me a fun bracelet that I had my eye on for a few weeks. But I didn't want just one, I wanted more. So I pondered, bought some wire, and opened up my jewelry making bag (that had been collecting dust since before Miriam was born!), and found some beads.  That night I made another bracelet and what followed was momentous! I sent the picture to a friend, who sent it to her sister, her sent it to her boss.  Within 24 hours, I was now slated to make 20 bangles to carry in her store. Then we decided to do some shotgun shells, and those have flown out the window like crazy.  Thus, SWEET SOUTHERN BANGLES was created. I've been sharing the creative, financial, and marketing responsibilities with a good friend of mine who's in the same life place as I am (born and raised in South Carolina, married with 2 young girls, stay at home/part time working moms and we love Jesus).  It's been a whirlwind of a few weeks, but we're having a blast making these. Here are just a few of our favorites.
We can do gold or silver for you!

The Hollywood

I love this stack! From top to bottom: The Dillon, The Pelion, The Gaffney, and The Olanta)

Our famous Shotgun Shell & Pearl - every southern girl needs one!

The Prosperity

The Hartsville

The Clover

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What's your favorite? What would you like for us to make?