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 💕
The invoices are out and I’m busily making all the Aurelias first!! I’ll be posting updates here and on the social media accounts. Please make sure to check for invoices both in email and by logging into PayPal!
Please click through and fill out this form as accurately as possible. It’s okay if you do not have a Facebook account but if you do it may make it easier for us to contact you about your order. We will be drawing from all the entrants and will send out invoices Monday or sooner and updates will be posted here and on Facebook when we do. Please stick to one entry per person!
Thanks so much for joining us for our first official offer on the website!
Go ahead and share this link with friends and family if you like!
We have decided since this is our first offer here to make it as stress free as possible. We will be posting a google form here in the offers section of the website tomorrow and sharing it in various places. You can share it (and this post) if you like too! We also won’t be requiring that anyone be in the Lullaby Links Facebook groups or even have a Facebook account!!
Because this is our first offer here (and where links can be shared!) we are going to be deciding whether we stay open all day continuously or in a few openings throughout the day as we see entries coming in. We hope that everyone will relax, take time filling out the form and only enter once but if it ends up getting crowded with duplicates we may close and reopen on a set schedule. In that case it may end up only being open for 3-4 hours spread out throughout the day. We’ll post updates as we open and close and really hope we can just keep it open.
We will be drawing a maximum of 25 per style but the total order number will not exceed 60 sets. We will invoice some time Monday (if not before) and payment will be due by Wednesday evening. Your first and only notification that you have won the draw will be your invoice so make sure to not only check your email but log into PayPal too!
Shipping fees will be added based on location and taxes will be applied for orders shipped within the state of California. You can expect us to start shipping within 3-6 weeks of payment but I’ve already gotten a lot of the most tedious parts prepped this time so I’m hoping it’s even quicker than expected!!
Who’s excited to see the pieces being offered? If you haven’t seen the action on our Facebook business page already. 😜
This is Limonata! It’s inspired by the bubbly lemonade made by San Pelegrino. The sample has a 24k gold lemon, fine silver bubbles and is worn on a Wheat Convertible Connection Chain (WCCC). Chains will be listed after the pictures of the links.
Limonata Silver (LS) $70.00
Limonata Mixed (LM) $236.00
This is Aurelia! She’s inspired by a jellyfish of the aurelia genesis. The sample is being worn on a Wheat Convertible Connection Chain (WCCC).
Aurelia (A) $140.00
This is Pinctada! Pinctada is the Latin name for oysters that are lined with mother of pearl and are pearl producing. There are two different shapes of oysters with 5 little pearls orbiting them. Each oyster has ridges along the outer rim like a real oyster. The sample shown is made in fine silver but there are two mixed metal options PM1 will have two small pearls made in 24k gold and PM2 will have the two smaller shells as well as two small pearls made in 24k gold. The sample is being worn on a Wheat Convertible Connection Chain (WCCC).
Pictada Silver (PS) $145.00
Pinctada Mixed 1 (PM1) $295.00
Pinctada Mixed 2 (PM2) $647.00
*You will be an option of entering a first and second choice on the form so your odds of getting something on this offer are greater!
Chains available on this offer:
Ready-Made Argentium Chain 20″ (RMAC20) $22
Sterling Connection Chain 18″ (SCC18) $32.00
Wheat Convertible Connection Chain 30″ (WCCC30) $110.00
Wheat Convertible Connection Chain 33″ (WCCC33) $115.00
We hope to see lots of familiar names and just as many new ones entered tomorrow and hope you all have your beachcomber dreams come true in the draw!!
💕 francie 💕
The order is set to open Friday morning but we are going to leave it up all day so that everyone will get the hang of clicking over here. It’ll be a google form just like previous orders we’ve posted in the Linklette Coop.
This sample is so sweet I had to keep it but I’m really excited to make more. It’s called Limonata and it’s inspired by the delicious bubbly lemonade made by San Pelegrino.
There’s also a fundraiser draw up on the Lullaby Links Facebook page you may want to check out when you pop over to look at the Beachcomber collection.
I’m excited to post our first official offering here!! See you all Friday!
I’ve been plotting something for fall way in advance and pulling together the website to start offering here where anyone can access. I LOVE the fall and in some ways I’m ready for it to happen now but I was a little quick to dismiss summer! Some insightful Linklettes have convinced me to do a little run of beachy things.
I’m going to start playing around with the ideas for fall this weekend but first I’ll be making 3-4 samples for a very limited summer offering! This will be our first order offer here on the website and we plan to still use the google forms for entry so that everyone will have plenty of time to put in their correct information. We will be sending invoices using PayPal as we have been doing in our Facebook group the Linklette Coop with updates posted here and there.
This will allow people not using Facebook to enter the draws and the link will be shareable. We hope this will make Lullaby Links more accessible and make us all a little less dependent on social media. Check back soon to see what’s up next and we’ll make sure to drop a few hints in our little corners of social media too!