Sunday, April 25, 2010

April Giveaway Winner Chosen!

And the winner is....


Congrats! Please send me your name and mailing address so I can ship your package. Send this info to aubree at

I used the random number generator to pick a winner. I want to say thank you to everyone who entered! You all did a great job of posting features about my work. If you did not win this time, don't worry. I will be hosting another giveaway here for May. That will begin in a few weeks!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Discontinuing the 'Edgy Feminine' Line

After some long consideration, I have decided it would be best for my business and for my customers to discontinue my Edgy Feminine Line. This is the line of vintage inspired jewelry sold through my Etsy Shop.


There are several reasons for this decision. The main one being that it is the least popular of my three lines. I get a lot more sales from my other two lines (Sweet Treats and Alice in Wonderland). Many people have a much stronger response to these other lines as well. Also, the other two lines are original to me. Yes, others make Alice and Sweets inspired jewelry, but both collections have unique attributes and styles that my customers seem to really enjoy. Discontinuing the Edgy Feminine Line will also allow me to really focus on Alice and Sweet Treats. I want to give all of my customers and fans a more dynamic selection and higher quality product in both lines, and I think this will happen once I allow myself to focus.

To sum up, I will no longer be designing or producing items for this collection. The ones that are left in my etsy shop will have a free worldwide shipping promotion on them until they sell. So if you want to grab up these last pieces please do so soon. I will have them marked down by tomorrow.

What do you think about this decision? I want to hear your opinions good or bad! 

xo Aubree

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Inspirations - Japanese Snacks

Like a lot of you, I love all things Japanese: food, culture, clothes, and much more. I have a huge list of things that inspire me and one of those is japanese snacks. I love how unique and cute their candies and snacks are. I am always on the look out for things like this to inspire new charms or styles of charms. I gather inspiration from rare and unique sweets from around the world. One of my most popular charms, boba tea, was inspired by the asian drink, originally from Taiwan. 

This past week, I went to my local world foods market and picked up these kawaii goodies:

"Caramel Corn", which is nothing like the American version, but interestingly yummy! It is almost like cheetos without cheese and coated in a crunchy caramel glaze. I love the kawaii packaging on this one! I probably won't be making an Japanese caramel corn charms, but I love the inspiration of bright colors and cute characters on the package.

"Pudding" candies, which look just like the picture on the package and were creamy and delicious. I am thinking about making some pudding charms as inspiration from these.

Hope you all have a great Wednesday. Don't forget to enter the giveaway by April 25th!

xo Aubree

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April Giveaway - Big Cupcake Necklace

This is the first giveaway here at FFD! Up for grabs is a handmade necklace, designed and made by me. A huge kawaii cupcake pendant made from polymer clay, accented with a pink satin bow, hangs from an 18 inch silver plated chain with a lobster clasp and pink Swarovski Crystal bead in the back. This is your chance to win this necklace, valued at $25!

How to enter:
1) Visit the FFD Website or Etsy Shop, linked in the right column. 
2) Find your favorite item and feature it in your blog, twitter, FaceBook, add to your Flickr page, DeviantArt Journal etc and link to the item. Basically you can use any social network tool you want. 
3) Send me a link to the feature in a comment here.

I will randomly choose a winner on April 25th and announce it here. Anyone is free to enter, please do so between now and April 25th. Once a winner is chosen I will need that person's address. Good Luck!

xo Aubree