If you’ve been reading this blog and have wondered how I came to be so incredibly talented and witty, not to mention humble, it’s time you knew my secret: I was homeschooled.
Yes, it’s true. I was homeschooled off and on during my elementary years and all through high school. It was a great experience, for the most part. I got to take naps right in the middle of Algebra and never had any pop quizzes.
But my senior year came and went and I graduated with very little fanfare. One day, I ran out of school work to do and that was it. My high school years were over. I didn’t have a class ring, a year book, or even a cap and gown. There was very little to commemorate my years of effort except an ACT score and a stack of college applications.
So when Shannon Ferraby contacted me a few months ago about the possibility of doing a giveaway for customizable jewelry, I was thrilled. Shannon is an independent consultant with Origami Owl Custom Jewelry. She is in the business of making wearable works of art that tell a story, the story of what you’ve accomplished, what you love, or maybe even what you dream of.
Shannon is a memory-keeper, a story-weaver, a dream-catcher.
All I could think about when I was introduced to her business was how perfect her jewelry is for all the other homeschooled girls out there who graduate without much to show for the milestone they have achieved. I thought about how perfect her living lockets would be as a graduation gift for a special young woman, like my own daughters, and I knew I had to do this giveaway.
Of course, this giveaway is not just about me (ahem) and Origami Owl is about more than just making lockets for homeschooled girls. Origami Owl is about preserving any story in jewelry form.
Being a story-teller myself, I kind of love that. A lot.
Shannon specializes in creating Living Lockets, although if you look around her site, you’ll see some other types of jewelry too. It’s just that these are my favorite.
These beautiful pieces are like scrapbook pages on a chain. You all know I don’t scrapbook, even though I love the idea of scrapbooks. I just. can’t. do it. So I am thrilled by the idea of having a “scrapbook” without all the, well, scrapbooking.
Much like the page of a scrapbook, each locket can be filled with personalized charms that tell a story. The story can change over time, and you can add or subtract charms as often as you like. Change it to suit the season, a new goal in your life–whatever you like!
The story you choose to highlight might be an accomplishment, like a graduation,
the story of motherhood,
or a lifetime achievement.
You might want to preserve the memory of a special trip,
a beloved pet,
or remind yourself of the person you strive to be,
and what you believe.
Whatever your story is, Shannon would like to give you the chance to tell it with Origami Owl. She is giving away a $35 credit to Origami Owl to one reader! All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below. Don’t forget to share the giveaway for extra entries, and stay tuned to Shannon’s Facebook page for other specials you won’t want to miss! You can even send your husband to her page and Shannon will help him create a Mother’s Day gift you’ll adore.
That’s what I call a happy ending.