Monday, August 24, 2009

Sneak Peek

There are some new and exciting things going on with The Willow Tree Foundation. If you recall, I mentioned many months ago that I was working on a new website for the Foundation. That's still in the works, but we are making progress. Someone is doing it pro-bono for me, so I can't be too pushy. Those of you who submitted "Day in the Life" stories, don't worry I haven't forgotten you and I still have your stories tucked away. And those of you who promised stories but haven't turned them in yet, there's still time. I don't know when the new website will be ready to unveil, but hopefully, not in the too distant future.

The other fun news is that several months ago I asked Lisa Leonard if she would design a necklace for The Willow Tree Foundation. She and I worked together to come up with this necklace:

The Foundation will purchase the necklace from Lisa at wholesale and then we'll sell it with all profits going to the Foundation. I'm not sure yet how much I'm going to charge for the necklace because I want to make it as affordable as possible. So, tell me .... what do you think? Would you buy it? It's sterling silver. You can get an idea of the quality of Lisa's work by looking at her pieces on her website. I have several of her necklaces and I love them.

Here is Mary modeling the necklace for you:

The necklace is not yet available for sale - but soon. I've also got another designer working on a different necklace and I hope to have two choices available for sale.

Tell me what you think!


Rachel said...

I would SO buy it! It is beautiful!!!!! Wow!!

Okay, I'm a little over-enthusiastic this morning, but honestly it is so pretty, Ann. You and Lisa did a good job!!! I would definitely buy it and I'm sure many of my friends and family would, too.

I will submit a story about Gabe, if it's okay with you.

As always, love and prayers,

Sarah said...

I love it! Is there a matching bracelet in the near future? :) I'm all about the matchy match. could make a bracelet out of small willow tree branches....that bend.....and don't break! How cool would that be! :)

Cindy said...

Very nice, since you already have the design a key chain would be cool too!

Ann said...

Love the idea of a bracelet and key chain. I'll have to see if Lisa will be willing to create them for me!

Anonymous said...

yes I will buy one. It is so beautiful!

Faith said...

What a wonderful idea- and beauitful (and classy necklace). I know quite a few people who would be interested in buying them!

Let us know when you get the info- I can forward the information to the various parent groups I am involved with.

Thanks Ann!
Jen :)

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful Ann. I think it would be a big seller and I would DEF get one.
I am so glad that you said it wasn't too late to get a story in. I remember and then I totally forget. YIKES.

Our Family's Spot said...

I love the necklace - it's so simple, and so elegant! I would definitely buy one.


Anonymous said...

They are beautiful and I'd get one for sure!

Kerri (mom to Olivia)