In the end of 2018 we launched a second brand that is a spinoff of Lullaby Links. We had been working to broaden the focus of Lullaby Links but there was always a stumbling block: the word "lullaby" always conjures up thoughts of babies in arms. We wanted to shift from being centered around caregivers with babies and small children to including adults soothing themselves with the jewelry. Lullaby Links has been a perfect brand name and we have loved being enmeshed in parenting spaces while all of the Lullaby Links team members (past and present) have been raising our own babies!
Lullaby Links is going to remain focused on caregivers wearing jewelry with their little ones. Fancy Fidget will be focused on adults and teens wearing jewelry themselves to self soothe and promote focus at school and at work. Most of the designs will be overlapped, but a few will be exclusive to each of the brands. Anything that is specific to caregivers with little ones, including birth imagery and babywearing inspired pieces will be exclusive to Lullaby Links, for example.
We are also working on making both brands as accessible as possible while still making room for semi-custom pieces. We will be offering some items made-to-order just like the samples shown, in our web shops, and some customizable pieces with google form entries (as shown by the forms below). There will always be some seasonal pieces and some classics in each of the shops and we will try to do 1-3 things semi-custom each season as well. You can read more about the Spring designs and semi-customs below. All of the pieces will be made to order in concert with each other! All invoices will be sent out from the google forms on Mondays and due on the Wednesdays after (roughly 48 hours) but forms can be submitted any time.
This Spring I have chosen 3 of my favorite designs; Love Me Dew, Dew Drops on Lotus Petals and Ova Omega and Flora to add to the shops and offer as semi-customs via three separate google forms.
Love Me Dew:
Dew Drops on Lotus Petals:
Ova Omega and Flora:
I will be posting the versions of these three that are made from the Semi-Custom forms on Instagram and Facebook, so make sure you are following both brands on each of the platforms.
We are also reworking our group on Facebook that was originally made around Lullaby Links to include Fancy Fidget. We want to focus not only on little ones in arms but also on adults wearing for themselves. We will be bringing back trivia nights and continuing some of the fun traditions in the group with a couple new spins to make the group as inclusive as possible. While we are rolling out these changes the group name, Lullaby Links Chatter, also clearly needed a change; so we have changed the group name to include both brands, with a nod to my love of acronyms and humor. The new group name will be LLaFF & Chat! That's Lullaby Links and Fancy Fidget & Chat but it's pronounced "laugh."
Speaking of pronunciation.. Did you know that the word coop in our other Facebook group Linklette Coop is pronounced like a coop full of chickens? It never was a co-op but many people thought that was what it meant! The Linklette Coop is a sales group for Lullaby Links and Fancy Fidget. It is mostly secondhand sales but I occasionally offer some new pieces there and post about current offerings on the websites there as well.
We hope you will join us in the LLaFF & Chat group for some laughs, games and post a selfie or a picture of your LLaFF collection!