Origami Owl was founded in 2010 by Bella, a cutie-pie 14 year old who wanted to earn enough money to buy a car for her 16th birthday. Over the past couple years the company has grown from one teenager to thousands of women who are hugely passionate about both the jewelry and the Origami Owl mission: “To be a force for good; To love, inspire and motivate women of all ages to reach their dreams and empower them to make a difference in the lives of others.”
Super cool, right?!
So, I put out a call on my Facebook and Twitter accounts to see if any Independent Designers from Origami Owl would be interested in working with me… and found Angie Carter. Angie is one of those ladies who are so passionate about Origami Owl that it’s now her full-time job! In addition to being excited about the company, she’s also a total sweetheart.
Through Angie, I created my very own Living Locket, which is like a MUCH cooler version of a charm bracelet. You choose every single thing – the locket, the chain, all the tiny little charms, dangle charms and more – to make yourself a one-of-a-kind necklace. The best part is that you can switch the charms out any time your heart desires to keep your necklace fresh and fun!
Here’s the necklace I designed:
Here’s what I chose for my necklace:
- 32″ silver flat oval chain
- Large silver locket
- Two plates: one large “family” plate in rose gold and a small “love” plate in gold
- Round birthstone charms for myself, my husband and our son (September, April and February)
- Two shaped charms: a crystal star (which signifies family to me… in fact I have a star tattoo on my foot for that same reason) and a silver “D” for our last name
- Two dangles to make it look “charm-bracelet-y” – the silver heart and vintage pearl
To say I love this necklace is a total understatement – we went to Florida last week and I wore it every single day. I LOVE this necklace!
Oh, you want proof? Check this out…
The best part is that the locket isn’t just a “mommy” necklace, even though mine signifies my amazing family. You could create a necklace for a special little ladies’ 5th birthday by including a sparkly “5” and charms signifying her favorite hobbies. You could even create a locket for your best friend who survived cancer by including a breast cancer awareness ribbon and the ‘best friends’ charms. So sweet!
So what do you think… do you want to win one of these adorable Living Lockets for yourself? Because Angie is totally hooking one lucky reader up with a $50 credit towards their very own necklace!
How to enter the Origami Owl Giveaway:
Leave a comment below and tell me which charm(s) you’d HAVE to include in your necklace design. (You can see the full list of charms here)
For 1 extra entry:
Stop by and “like” Angie’s Facebook Fan page!
I’ll accept entries from now until noon on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Good luck!
4/10/13 Update: The contest is now closed and a winner has been announced!
Disclosure: I was provided a Living Locket to review for free; however all thoughts and opinions in this review are my own. Angie is so generously providing the winner with a $50 credit to use towards their locket, chain, plates and charms but not for tax or shipping costs.