Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Ideas -- Create a Living Locket from Origami Owl (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views I share are mine and mine alone.

Now I am not usually one to hold Home Parties or order from them, but after reading about Origami Owl from a handful of bloggers, as well as seeing a few living lockets up close from Moms in my Mommy Meetup group, I had to check out this popular social selling jewelry business.  After reaching out to Megan Lee, an independent designer (#9495) for Origami Owl, I was on my way to seeing why some many people love to create wearable art.  Customers get to customize Living Lockets by choosing charms that "tell the story of your life, and represent the things you love."

Even though the ordering process is easy, it can be a little overwhelming trying to decide which charms to add to your Living Locket, as there are so many to choose from, with new ones being added often.  I found myself with a large wish list of charms, but had to narrow it down to 5, for the large locket that Megan was creating for me to review - and cherish.  Note: Medium lockets hold 3-5 charms, while large  work best with 5-7 charms.  

I ended up choosing the following charms, as they each represent my life story --

July birthstone -- For Savannah's birthday

November birthstone -- For Arabella (and my) birthday

Infinity -- I always tell my girls "I love you times infinity."  And, whenever I see the infinity symbol it reminds me of how love is infinite, and that the love you give to others will come back to you, even if it takes some time, love will eventually find it way back to you. :-)  I hope that when my girls grow up and move out, that they will know that I will always be there for them no matter what.  And, when I am no longer with them, that I will be looking down on them with the same love (if not more) that they have given me during my time on Earth. :-)  Love is a continuum, that will always be revolving -- for infinity! 

Star -- I sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to the girls every night at bedtime, and now they are learning to sing it.  It is so cute to hear them sing a song that I began singing to them in the womb, and see them get excited every time they see the moon or stars in the sky. They are truly my stars. :-)

Heart with Wings -- This charm represents a few things to me: 1) It reminds me of loved ones who have passed away and now have their wings, 2) On the day my daughters were born, my heart never felt so much love, as it did, looking down at them.  At those two moments, it felt like my heart had wings and was soaring, and from the popular saying 3) "If you love something very much, Let it go free. If it does not return, it was not meant to be yours. If it does return, love it as hard as you can for the rest of your life. -- this is how I feel about my marriage and those I hold near and dear to my heart.

Paw Print -- I chose this charm not only because I am a dog lover, but to remember my two dogs, Abby and Manny, who I had to put down last year, each for different medical reasons.  Oh, how I wish Abby was still with me as I come upon 5 years of being cancer free. I rescued her as a baby right before I started treatment.  And, she stayed by my side through it all.  She truly was the pet therapy I needed to help me through my treatment, and I will forever be grateful for the unconditional love she and Manny gave to me during their lives.

I took choosing the charms seriously as I wanted to create a Living Locket I would feel proud wearing and showing off to people.  And, when they would ask about the charms, that I would be able to share the reasons behind them, thus giving them a little glimpse into my cherished life. :-)

I can't say enough about the overall quality of the locket and the charms.  From the way the Living Locket is presented to you, in a little blue take-out box, to being stored inside a cloth fortune cookie holder, you can't help but fall in love with Origami Owl. I can't tell you how many compliments I have received from family and friends, who see my customized locket up close.  It is truly a stunning piece of jewelry, and one that will be treasured for years to come. 

So, if you are looking for a way to show your Mom how much she means to you, or are a fan of charms and collecting them to represent things you love in life, why not consider making a Living Locket from Origami Owl?  And, unlike other charm jewelry, the wearable art from Origami Owl is affordable. :-)  To learn more about Origami Owl, to order a Living Locket for yourself or someone you love, or even learn about being an Independent Designer or hosting an in-home party, visit the Origami Owl website today --

And, don't forget to follow Megan Lee, an Independent Designer for Origami Owl on Facebook, to stay up-to-date on new charms, offers and more --

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views I share are mine and mine alone.

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