I’ll post all the pieces that will be in the Official Offer later today or tomorrow with prices and details on each design. For now, let’s talk about the different chains!
This offer has been a long time coming and I’m excited to include the first official offer of Front Clasping All in Ones (FCAiO). The FCAiO option in this batch will be made with cute little elephant clasps and the chain will be permanently attached by looping around the centerpiece on one side. The cute little elephants will clasp right into the centerpiece on the other side for a complete necklace All in One piece!
The organic shapes in this piece symbolize rocks or boulders in a stream or creek. The heart has a rough texture to give the feeling of a tree root. The design is called rolling rocks and will be available as shown with a silver heart root or with a 24k gold heart root.
It can also be worn with any of the Lullaby Links connection chains such as the Wheat Convertible Connection Chain (WCCC) (shown below) which doubles around the centerpiece on both sides and clasps in back or can be worn long with one or two clasps on the centerpiece. The WCCC is available in two lengths 31″ and 33″. The WCCC31 (previously misnamed WCCC30) doubles back and clasps can be attached for an overall chain length of 15-17″ along a horizontal extender. The WCCC33 doubles back and clasps can be attached for an overall chain length of 17-19″ along a horizontal extender. The Convertible Connection Chain is a Lullaby Links original design that was made with maximal flexibility in mind.
All the Connection Chain lengths are added to centerpiece lengths and a la carte centerpieces can be worn various ways. The connections chains are all interchangeable and can be worn with as many centerpieces as you have in your Lullaby Links collection.
This offer will also have a Sterling Connection Chain 18″ (SCC18) that is a simple lightweight open link chain with two small oval clasps attached on either side. The clasps can be clipped directly to the centerpieces (as shown below) or strung through and clipped back into the chain they’re connected to.
The below piece is called Rock You and is one of three versions that will come with 1,2 or 3 pebbles.
The final chain is pictured below with a design that will not likely make it into the Official Offer. The chain is a Ready-Made Argentium Chain 18″ (RMAC18). I sourced this chain ready-made so that I could offer an inexpensive chain that requires no hand assembly in house. All of the Connection Chains are cut to size and hand assembled using American made chains and American or Italian made clasps. The RMAC are made in an American factory and are similar to the chains most department stores offer with a tiny singular clasp. They can be strung through links to wear clustered or vertical and are best suited to smaller pieces like the piece shown below which is inspired by a Grandis eucalyptus leaf and seedpod. The design is called Gone to Seed.
If you’d like to weigh in on what’s offered head over to the Lullaby Links Facebook page and post a list of your favorite designs from the full album in the album comments.
Stay cool in these last days of summer and don’t forget to check back here for more details on Friday’s opening!!
💕 francie 💕
This will be our second Official Offer here. The first offer went so well that we plan to do an almost exact repeat. You can scroll through the posts to see how the Beachcomber Offer was rolled out.
The first pieces I made for this order are inspired by two species of the same family that is growing in abundance in the park near my home. Can anyone guess what it is?
That one ^^ may be a little less obvious but perhaps this next one will give you a better idea of the family.
Still no? Maybe this fuzzy little seed pod will clue you in!
And the family is… Eucalyptus!!
I've got a few more leaf styles coming and at two rocks in the works as well! I'll keep posting here and on the Lullaby Links Facebook page in the next few days and prices will go up at least a day if not a few before the order.
Happy almost fall, y'all!
We wrapped up summer with a quick trip to the east coast and look who I found there!! It was so lovely to meet these Linklettes face to face and share some lunch by the beautiful Philadelphia train station.
It's been a while since I photographed Lullaby Links in action but we are going to be looking for photographers to do some mini sessions this fall so I thought I'd try taking a few myself.
All of the offer pictures are taken in my little sunken yard by the beach in San Francisco on one of my dearest friends.
Here's a picture of the same piece before it shipped out to the east coast.
And clustered how it is worn above
We will be posting an offer and sending some links traveling to photographers soon! Keep an eye if you're a photographer or have a great photographer you'd like to recommend!!
💕 Francie 💕
It usually actually takes much closer to 3-6 weeks for me to make an entire offer 50-100 sets by hand. I got a jump start and worked extra hard on these so they could ship out for end of summer celebrations!!
All the pieces are officially done and boxes are being prepared to ship out of San Francisco and Long Beach but we may have a little surprise in store for the Lullaby Links Facebook this weekend!
I can't wait to get out my big camera to take pictures of the mixed metal Pinctadas for the viewbook! Here's a little preview in the meantime.
And all the Limonatas together one last time!! That's A LOT of teeny tiny soda bubbles!!!
I'm so excited to get started on the stream of consciousness leading into the next order!!
Today marks one week since the bulk of the payments for the beachcomber offer were in! I have been very busy getting the pieces all made at record speed so they can be worn while the weather is still nice and warm in most places.
The Aurelia sisters are already drifting down the coast to be boxed and shipped out by the Lullaby Links admin team in Southern California.
Limonata are all fused and the silver batch are almost done being hammered! Here are the mixed pieces I couldn't quite get to last night.
All the pearls are ready for Pinctada assembly today but I took a picture of what was left from the original batch I made at random and used for a guessing game on the Lullaby Links Facebook page. Here's what was left yesterday.
I can't wait to see Pinctada in both mixed versions and I'm hoping to have them ready for a little photo shoot with my sweet friend and our main viewbook model, Ariel. I may make a separate post here for that because I'm absolutely giddy thinking about the little oysters in gold.
I'll be hopping back into inspiration mode and looking for natural things found around streams. You can share pictures on the thread started on our Facebook page or by tagging #LullabyLinks #linkspiration on Instagram. I'll also be hiking through golden gate park this weekend looking at the many species of eucalyptus growing there. The next offer will be coming together soon!!
💕 francie 💕