But I'm not really writing this to share my admiration for women who seem to keep a thousand balls in the air at once. (Though it is worthy of a blog post.) Really I just wanted to tell you about one of Kelly's little treasures... her shop, Jiayin Designs.
As you know, Scarlet Threads' roots are in China, and so the products she sells go straight to our heart. Beautiful charms with Chinese characters... and get this, you can even custom-order charms with specific words or names! (And the story behind the shop is as precious as the charms.)
The character hao, which means "good."
Composed of the characters for woman and child and backed with mother of pearl.And it isn't just necklaces! Jiayin Designs partners with a young woman in Hunan province who makes handmade dolls and the animals from the traditional Chinese zodiac. A former school teacher, she started sewing as a way to support her family. If we could, we'd be selling these dolls through Scarlet Threads! But for now we'll tell you to go buy them from Jiayin Designs. :)
I know lots of you are connected to the Chinese adoption community. So do you know someone who just received a referral? You can have a custom-made charm created with the little one's name... keeping him even closer to mama's heart while they wait. Do you already have a little brood of your own? They even offer charms with space for multiple names!
This week, Jiayin Designs is offering a 25% discount off their charms this week to anyone who mentions Scarlet Threads in their order! You have until midnight Monday, July 16 to take advantage of this generous offer.