Back earlier this year, I received my first Origami Owl necklace: a locket and 4 charms inside. It is simply beautiful, and I wear it practically every day. Inside are the symbols of our family: the four-leaf clover for Tim and his family, the chai for me and my family (“chai” means “life” in Hebrew), a dog bone for Lucy the Dog, and a paw print for Toby the Cat.
I had the hardest time narrowing down the choices to just those 4. I also loved the round plates that can go in the back, the dangles, and the tags. So many options!
What is Origami Owl?
Origami Owl was founded in 2010 with modest beginnings. The goal was simply to fuel the founder Bella’s car fund. She started by selling these lockets at home parties and events. The news of her jewelry spread, and others wanted to sell it as well.
Who can sell Origami Owl?
Because Bella was so young when she started selling, she allows girls age 14 and up to sell her jewelry (with parent permission). What a great opportunity for young ladies to learn about business and customer service at such a young age! If you are interested, I know that our giveaway sponsor, Kelly, would be happy to fill you in on the details of starting your own Origami Owl business.
Where did the name Origami Owl come from?
The founder Bella Weems always loved origami and had it hanging around her house when she was young. She loves how it also represents her lockets: “Each person folds in their own way, so all have unique characteristics. That’s the signature of Origami Owl jewelry. No two are exactly alike.” (source: http://kraftymama.blogspot.com/p/origami-owl.html)
What makes Origami Owl different than those other jewelry companies?
There are several points of difference that sets Origami Owl apart: customizable, exclusive designs, exceptional price point, design quality, O2 charms, O2 living lockets, O2 dangles, O2 chains, O2 clasps, O2 plates, pewter tags, natural stone, and packaging. If you want to read about any of these in more detail, click on the link to look at the PDF: PointsOfDifferencePDF
How much are Origami Own necklaces?
You can pay anywhere from $25 to $100+ for a necklace, depending on what you add to it. The lockets are $20-38, the charms that go inside are $5 each, the dangles are $6-10, the plates are $7-9, and the chains are $8-22. You can really mix and match to fit any budget!
About Kelly, Independent Origami Owl Designer
Kelly is from a small town in Illinois. She met her husband when she was a teenager, but it wasn’t until their path crossed again as adults that they knew it was their time to be together. They got married in 2005 and they had an instant family, as she became a stepmother to his two boys. As their family quickly grew, she knew that she needed to do something that would allow her to fulfill her dream of staying home and raising their children as well as helping out financially. When she was pregnant with her third child, she found Origami Owl. We was suddenly able to tell her story without saying a single word. Immediately, she was hooked. OO is a conversation starter.
As she wrote: “Your jewelry matches every outfit and every occasion. We have such a large selection of charms that include hobbies, occupations, awareness ribbons, birthstones, children, family, pets…the list goes on and on. You can add dangles, plates, change out the necklace, etc. They make wonderful heartfelt gifts that are one of a kind. I love seeing tears well up in my customers eyes as they open their new locket or tagged collection necklace. Not only am I able to be at home with my children during the day, I’m able to have some ‘me’ time and meet other women, share stories, and make friends in my free time. Let me help you tell your story.”
How can you not root for a woman like that?
So, the giveaway?
Well, for one lucky reader, you can actually win a locket of your own! Thanks to Kelly Ryckeghem, a good friend that sells Origami Owl, you can pick out exactly what you want. Here are the details:
What: $50 gift certificate to pick out anything you want from the Origami Owl catalog. (Pictures throughout the post show examples of what you can receive in the $40-$50 range.)
Contest Starts: Tuesday, April 2 at 12:00 midnight
Contest Ends: Wednesday, April 11 at 12:00 midnight
How to Enter: Use this handy-dandy Rafflecopter link to enter. You have lots of chances to earn extra entries! a Rafflecopter giveaway
If you want one of the extra entries, you can embed this code on your blog as well: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/OTQwODA5YWMxNTM2YjVmMjJiNWY2OWNhMzUxYzY1OjE=/.