I have a thing for woman-owned shops. Maybe it’s because I’m a woman, maybe it’s because I like to shop and women-owned boutiques are more my taste, or maybe it’s because I saw my sister’s husband leave her; a single-mom who had to raise four boys under the age of ten on her own. Then, maybe I watched as she scraped and struggled through that life-changing event all her way to a successful business. Maybe.
KyKy’s Treasures is a mother and daughter team who began by making simple, beaded bracelets and selling them at their yearly garage sale. They loved doing it so much that they decided to sell them online too. Not only are they woman-owned, they are woman-and-daughter-owned. That’s a bonus woman, right there.
KyKy’s Treasures isn’t just a job for them; they love doing it and they especially enjoy creating custom items. All you have to do is ask and they will work closely with you to design the perfect piece! They sell their designs on Etsy and Luulla, but you can also like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter for shop info, promotional sales. and occasional coupon codes.
And, because this mother/daughter team is so awesome, they have decided to celebrate motherhood with one of you! A lucky reader will win this Mother’s Birthstone Necklace from their Mother’s Collection. It is 18″ long and features three 6mm sterling silver satin birthstone beads with Swarovski crystals. They are strung on a sterling silver, diamond cut, oval link chain which closes with a lobster claw clasp.
1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me which birthstone is your favorite.
2. For an additional entry, follow KyKy’s Treasures on Twitter, then leave a comment on this post with a link to your Twitter post (click on the timestamp in the tweet and it will show your tweet on a page of its own, with a unique URL).
3. For an additional entry, share this post on Facebook, then leave a comment on this post with a link to your Facebook post (click on the timestamp in the Facebook post and it will show your update with a unique URL.)
Entries are open to U.S. residents until April 17, 2013 at 10:00pm ET. Good luck and happy shopping!