I worked hard to get my press kits done for Silver Bella 2009 and out to Sadie of Lollishops before my company arrived. She has graciously offered Lollishops vendors the opportunity to create 10 press kits to be handed out at the event (Check out some of the other vendor press kits on the Lollishops blog at lollishops.blogspot.com. Thanks, Sadie! I had really wanted to do this last year but wasn't in on the opportunity in time. Also, I've wanted to post about this earlier, but, alas, computer problems prevented that.
Anyway, here are pictures that I took before shipping them off.
I made little origami purses (such fun to make once I figured them out--compliments of HGTV) out of black brocade paper then attached a chain and little turquoise jewel sticker for the "latch." On this I attached a purse pull (aka zipper pull or charm).
It is a pretty charm made of blue and white glass bead flowers and olive seed-bead "leaves" hand stitched onto a white material. I wanted the colors to coincide with the brooch colors and wanted the colors to be winter colors instead of Christmas. Winter colors of blue and white can be enjoyed the entire season (until March here in Wisconsin!) not just up until December 25, and, of course, the purse pull can be enjoyed year round.
Next is a vintage image pin of a wintry scene with a little house, iced-over pond, and sweet little birds. I've added ultra fine white "snow" glitter, silver leafing pen highlights, and ultra fine blue glitter for extra sparkle. Can a person have too much sparkle?
These pins were placed on a little feminine "collar" made out of the same brocade paper as the purse.
In the back of the kit, I placed my business card. I had wanted the pretty picture on the card to show but thought it wiser to put my information showing instead--then the pretty picture on the other side would be a little surprise.
I made 10 kits to send off to Sadie, but the good news is that I made 11 total so that I could give one away! If you are interested, simply make a comment below with your e-mail address so that I can contact you should you win. If you blog about this, make a separate comment, and I'll enter you again. (I'll be checking up on these just to make sure). A name will be drawn on October 29 sometime after noon time CST. Hope you like the kit! ; )