I absolutely adore hand stamped jewelry. Unlike many of the recent jewelry trends, hand stamped jewelry is classic, delicate and feminine. It also can be customized to reflect the initials of you and your love, your children, or a word that reflects your values. I've been eying several designs for a while now, but I thought that I wouldn't actually be able to afford one. That is, until I found Belle of the Ball Jewelry and Accessories. Owner, Elise, offers custom hand stamped jewelry for as low as $15.
When Elise contacted me about partnering with Catholic Newlywed to promote Belle of the Ball, I was elated. She offers beautiful jewelry for the most affordable prices I've seen. More than that, though, she is a young Catholic wife and mother, and I love being able to promote small businesses that are backed by strong family values and Christian faith. I enjoy learning about the people and stories behind a business, so here is a little bit about Elise in her own words:
I grew up in a small town and moved back after college to raise my family. I loved returning to the parish I got baptized in! I have my bachelors degree in marine biology and my PhD in Biomedicine. I have been married for five years to Paul and we have a sweet little girl, Isabelle, who is two. Our faith is extremely important to us and we are raising my daughter in the same way. Belle loves pictures and statues of Mary and baby Jesus and even carries a card of them in her "purse". She loves to thank God for random things throughout the day which melts my heart. I currently am staying home with Isabelle and enjoying every second. In order to make ends meet, I started making jewelry. I love creating custom pieces and am always up for new ideas!
Elise sent me a hand stamped piece that she made just for me. She didn't tell me what she was making which made it was SO exciting when the package arrived in the mail. This is what I found inside:
I absolutely adore it! Isn't it just lovely? I've worn it almost every day since I've received it and have received numerous compliments. This is also Lucia's favorite necklace and anytime I wear it, she can't keep her hands off it! (My little one has great taste, if I say so myself!) This piece is copper and silver plated (I love the contrast of the two metals); Elise also works with sterling silver and Swarovski crystals. In addition to hand stamped jewelry, she also makes darling necklaces and bracelets for little girls so they can feel like princesses too. Next month, Elise will be giving away one of her little girl's jewelry items as part of my month long First Birthday Baby giveaway in honor of Lucia's first birthday (What? You mean I haven't told you about this yet? Stay tuned for a formal announcement sometime in the next week!)
In the meantime, check out Belle of the Ball's Facebook page and message Elise with any custom orders you would like her to create for you! She's offering a special discount to any Catholic Newlywed readers who like her Facebook page: Free shipping anywhere in the US, 10% off if you purchase two items, and 15% off three or more items. Christmas is coming up and these would make really sweet personalized gifts for the women and girls in your life. Some gift ideas: lover's initials for newly engaged or married ladies, children's initials for the moms you know, or an inspirational word for a hardworking student.
I received the necklace mentioned in this post to facilitate my review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are 100% mine. Please see Disclosure Policy.