A week or so ago I received a bracelet from Westminster Studio, shown below.
Before even putting it on it was remarkable. The colors were striking, all the pearl drop pieces just have a glow to them that makes the silver loops they are held by stand out that much more. The pearl drops came in pink, brown, and a 'somewhat' off white. The blend of the colors work perfectly. Even the end of the clasp clears with a small white/pink pearl, to bring the whole bracelet together. I love this bracelet because it looks clean, it doesn't come off gaudy or take over an outfit. It can be paired easily with anything from jeans and a tank-top to a simple sundress. The bracelet fits nicely, it comes with numerous loops to hook so you can change the size around your wrist. I like Westminster Studio's because every piece has that same clean simple look as the bracelet I received.
Here is some information about Jennifer, the creator of Westminster Stuido;
"I'm an art teacher in Arizona and I had worked at an Alternative High School for over a decade and loved the kids there. We were a place for teen parents, kids who live on their own, kids with chronic disease whos medical conditions made it difficult for them to attend regular school, etc. Our state (already 50th in the nation for school funding) made more drastic cuts to education that resulted in many of my coworkers getting laid off, my having to take a pay cut, and our entire school getting closed down with no place for the kids to go. It was so incredibly sad.
Every day I'd go in to work and do what I could to council the kids about the transition they were about to make and try to talk them out of dropping out of school altogether. The days were stressful and emotionally taxing. At the end of the day I needed to do something positive to both unwind and lift my spirits. After spending a day passing out kleenex to students in tears because their school was closing and they had nowhere to go I wanted some positive space that wasn't sad or depressing. So I started making jewelry, first just for myself. I'd make a new piece each night and wear it to work in the morning. I tried to make jewelry that felt uplifting, to keep my spirits up a bit during a difficult time. My coworkers and students started to compliment and ask about the pieces I was wearing and I started giving some away as gifts and then eventually people I worked with began asking if I would be willing to sell some and then through word of mouth I started creating pieces by request for their friends and family members.
I found that I really enjoyed making jewelry and loved when people would come back and tell me about compliments they had gotten while wearing something I made. It made me feel great and I loved the creative outlet. As an art teacher, I helped others create art all day, but didn't get a chance to make any myself. But now, in the evenings, I make jewelry and even though I've moved on and work at a different school it still lifts my spirits to spend time creating something beautiful."
To purchase some of your own jewelry from Westminster Studio head over to Westminster Studio on Etsy and purchase! While your at it, give yourself 5 more entries on this giveaway for buying something!
This month Westminster Studio has been generous enough to let one lucky winner choose any bracelet under $20 from their shop! Follow the instructions below for your chance to win!
Giveaway open to U.S. & Canada Only!
Follow me PUBLICLY then head over to Westminster Studio's and tell which bracelet you would choose if you won!!!
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Thank you for entering. This giveaway will end Sunday, August, 15th @ 11:59pm PST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org. I will e-mail the winner, if no response is sent within 48 hours I will choose another winner. Thank you again!