With the Memorial Day weekend just days away, I am looking forward to a three-day weekend of fun, sun, and lots of extra reading time. I am also celebrating the unofficial start of summer with a sale on my bookish pendants. These handmade pendants are a great way to combine your summer style with your summer reading list and to show off your love of books and literature while on vacation, heading to the beach, or enjoying the summer sunshine. Don’t believe me? Check out these fun summer outfits featuring handmade pendants inspired by The Great Gatsby and Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Thanksgiving is just a little over a week away and stores everywhere are getting ready for Black Friday weekend and the official beginning of the holiday shopping season. But here at C. S. Literary Jewelry, we have a special tradition. Every year, one week before Black Friday, I have my Annual Thanksgiving Sale. Available exclusively to my newsletter subscribers, the C. S. Literary Jewelry Thanksgiving Sale is my biggest sale of the year and my way of saying thank you to all my customers for supporting me throughout the year.
This year, my Thanksgiving Sale will be held on Friday, November 18th. For one day only, you can save 30% on orders under $100 and 40% on orders of $100 or more! You won’t want to miss your chance to get great Black Friday deals on my handmade literary jewelry, get a head-start on your Christmas shopping, and find perfect the holiday gifts for book lovers, bibliophiles, and bookworms.
Check out the latest additions to my collection of literary rings. Inspired by The Three Musketeers, The Great Gatsby, and Romeo and Juliet, these new mini rings pack a lot of bookish style in a small package, making them the perfect literary jewelry for book lovers who prefer a more subtle look. They are also small enough to wear comfortably while typing, reading, or working with your hands, which means you can wear them almost anywhere!
BACK TO SCHOOL SALE:
It’s hard to believe but the summer is almost over and it’s time to head back to school. I am celebrating the start of a new school year with my annual Back to School Sale! Save 10% on everything in the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop with the coupon code: APPLE16. (Offer ends 9/5/16). Click here to shop.
BACK TO SCHOOL FUNDRAISER:
I’m also teaming up with First Book to give books to kids in need. You can help by heading to the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop and making a purchase. For every piece of handmade literary jewelry that I sell from now until Sept. 16th, I will donate $2 to First Book.*
The more you shop, the more money we raise to buy books for kids from low-income families, which will help them succeed academically and develop a life-long love of books and reading! You can also help me meet my fundraising goal of $100 by making a donation here on Fundly.
* Does not include: gift cards, note cards, or custom orders.
SAVE THE DATE
It’s almost time for my favorite event of the year, the Long Island Women’s EXPO. Come join us at the Middle Country Public Library on Oct. 6th for great shopping and networking with talented women entrepreneurs. For more details, visit: http://www.womensexpoli.org/
For some reason, I’ve got fairytales on my mind. Maybe it’s the fact that my baby sister picked out her wedding gown yesterday and I got a little misty-eyed thinking of the little girl who used to sit on my lap and watch Disney’s movies with me. *sniff* Regardless of the reason, I can’t stop thinking about my favorite storybook stories with their beautiful princesses, charming princes, and wonderful “happily ever after” endings. So I decided to give this week’s Sale of the Week a fairytale theme and offer a 20% discount on my collection of adjustable bangle bracelets inspired by classic fairytale characters
I’ve had a lot of fun putting my Fairytale jewelry collection together and I am looking to expand the series with even more of my favorite fairytale characters in the near future. I already have plans for a Fairy Godmother bracelet and a Little Mermaid bracelet but who do you think I should add next? What are your favorite fairytale stories? Leave a comment and let me know.
Valentine’s Day is just days away and if you are still scrambling to find that perfect gift for your bookish valentine, we’ve got you covered with some great handmade literary jewelry inspired by romantic books and poetry.
If your valentine loves Jane Austen, then you can’t go wrong with this romantic Pride and Prejudice necklace inspired by Mr. Darcy’s declaration of love to Elizabeth Bennet. Add this matching adjustable statement ring (and maybe this gorgeous Pride and Prejudice Book Purse by Novel Creations) to create a beautiful Jane Austen gift set that celebrates her favorite book and lets her know just how ardently you love and admire her.
Inspired by the iconic balcony scene in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, these pearl drop earrings are the perfect gift for a valentine who can’t get enough of the Bard and add a touch of Shakespearean drama to romantic Valentine’s Day dinners or elegant nights out at the theatre.
Nothing says classic romance like a love letter and this charming love letter bangle bracelet – alone or paired with a note from you – is sure to sweep her off her feet. You can also add a personal touch by choosing a Swarovski heart charm in her favorite color or birthstone.
Last week, amid the bustle of the Thanksgiving holiday and the rush of the Black Friday weekend, we had some very special birthdays that sort of got lost in all the craziness, including Frances Hodgson Burnett (11/24), Louisa May Alcott, C. S. Lewis, and Madeline L’Engle, (11/29) and Lucy Maud Montgomery (11/30).
It always tickles me to realize how much of the world’s greatest children’s books came from people born in just the span of a week of each other and since these authors are some of my favorites, I simply cannot allow their birthdays to pass without doing something to commemorate the occasion. And so I have decided to make this week’s Sale of the Week a Belated Birthday Celebration and take 30% off all handmade jewelry inspired by: Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, The Secret Garden, and the Chronicles of Narnia.
This sale is a great opportunity to get great handmade gifts for book lovers of all ages. Check out the photos below (or visit my Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/csliteraryjewelry) to see some of the great children’s book jewelry included in this sale.