Did you know that August 1st is the universal birthday for shelter and rescue dogs everywhere?
Often the actual birthday of shelter dogs and rescue dogs is unknown. To give these animals some much needed recognition The North Shore Animal League in the United States has named August 1st ”DOGust 1st – The Universal Birthday of Shelter Dogs.” We love this idea! Every dog deserves a birthday!
S’wag Jewellery would like to celebrate this special birthday with you. From now until Saturday, August 1st we have discounted our mini friendship bracelets in our Etsy shop from $20 to just $12. $2 from each sale of one of these friendship bracelets will be donated to the Canadian Dachshund Rescue here in Ontario, Canada.
Help us to wish shelter and rescue dogs a Happy Birthday by purchasing one of our bracelets for yourself or as a gift for a friend. Stock up now and save for the holiday season or upcoming birthdays! These bracelets are the gift that keeps on giving!
Do you have a best friend that you share everything with? If ‘yes’ then this contest is for you!
I recently teamed up with my best friend to start a small business called I’m With Sarah. We sew really cute things to bring comfort and cuteness into your life – lavender filled sachets, boo boo bags, hand warmers, hot/cold bags, weenie wigwams – all in super pretty, soft, cozy fabrics. (Lots of them with doxie’s on them!)
S’wag Jewellery and I’m With Sarah have teamed up to bring you a fantastic prize pack for you to share with your best friend. In the prize pack you win: 2 friendship bracelets, 2 lavender filled sachets in cute doxie fabrics, 2 doxie shaped bookmarks and 6 greeting cards to share! All items are handmade by either S’wag Jewellery or I’m With Sarah. The prize pack has an approx. value of $90.
Here is how you enter:
You must follow both S’wag Jewellery and I’m with Sarah on either Facebook or Instagram. All links listed below. Once you like both pages TAG your best friend or SHARE this photo with the person that you would like to share this prize with. (We need to be able to see that you shared or tagged the photo so please make sure your profile is set to the appropriate settings.
We will be choosing the winner on Tuesday, June 9th and announcing the winner on Wednesday June 10th. Good luck to you and your bestie! ~ Sarah and Sarah
Valentine’s Day is just a little over a month away but it is never too early to start thinking of unique, one-of-a-kind gifts. When I am looking for handmade items to give as gifts I like to look at local craft shows most of which fall before Christmas or during the summer. When I can’t attend craft shows or when I am looking for something very specific (ie. Themed items) I turn to Etsy. Since most things ordered online take a little while to ship I thought I would share my thoughts sooner than later.
Below I will suggest a few items from my own shop that make great Valentine’s Gifts. I will also share a Treasury I made on Etsy with a few items which I thought were really cute. (There are way too many on there. I wish I could have included more!)
First up we have our best seller – Mini Doxie Friendship Bracelets. These are a perfect little item to give to a friend. They are only $20 and come in a variety of colours.
Next up is the newest addition to our shop. This one is super simple and lightweight. It is available on a sterling silver chain or on a black cord. These ones retail for $25-$35.
Keeping with the theme of Valentine’s Day we have chosen our next piece, our Heart Shaped Doxie Pendant. This one is made in Sterling Silver and retails for $95.
If you are looking for a ‘gift for him’ (or her, these are unisex) we have a great pair of dachshund cufflinks for $100.
And next we include our all time favourite. Our dachshund bangle is sure to make any doxie lover smile! The sterling silver doxie wraps cozily around the wrist. These ones retail for $165.
To browse some other cute items that we have in store visit our Etsy shop. We have items ranging from $10-$165. We have also made a treasury on Etsy of other cute doxie items from various different shops.
Have an idea for the perfect piece of dog inspired jewellery but can’t seem to find it anywhere? Why not look to custom jewellery to find your perfect piece?
As most of you know the majority of the pieces of jewellery we make are Dachshund related, but every so often someone comes to us asking if we can make a dog of another breed. We love custom projects so we are always eager to see and hear what people have in mind. We have made pieces from small friendship style bracelets, to gold pendants, cufflinks and charm bracelets. We have made pieces that resemble yorkies, french bulldogs, redbone coonhounds, dobermans, corgis and more! We have made pieces for Mother’s Day, Anniversaries, Birthdays and to commemorate the loss of a pet. No matter the dog, no matter the occasion, we love designing the perfect piece for you!
Here is a look at a few custom pieces we have made for clients.
If you are considering a piece of custom jewellery or would like to inquire about pricing of custom pieces write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to see/hear about what kind of ideas you have and we look forward to the next exciting projects that will come our way! If you are looking to have a custom piece made for the holiday season we encourage you to contact us sooner then later as the season gets busy and our production times slow a little. We look forward to hearing from you!
Wow, have we ever been horrible with keeping up with our Blog! We need to make it our mission to post more often!
I guess to start off we have lots of new designs in shop! We have been branching out a bit and have some new breeds. Have a look at our shop and let us know what you think! Here is a sneak peak at a few of the pieces.
Don’t see your favourite breed in shop (We know, we are heavy on the weenies!) you can always commission a custom piece! We love doing custom orders! Stay tuned for our next blog post where we will share for you some of the custom pieces we have made in the last little while.
Yesterday I saw a long haired wiener walking near work and my heart started to race and I let out a squeal! In just 24 days Harbourfront will be a bustle with over 200 dachshunds! 200! That is crazy! (If I squeal at the site of one doxie just imagine the excitement that will be bursting from me when I see 200!)
Preparation for the DachshundUN marketplace is in full force. Castings are back from the casting house and now its a matter of turning them into wearable objects! We will be busy making friendship bracelets, charm bracelets, rings and pendants for the next few weeks.
S’wag will be selling our jewellery and greeting cards at all 4 performances. If you wish to pre-order jewellery for pick up at the show you can use promo code PICKUPUN when checking out of our Etsy shop. Pre-ordering will ensure that we have the piece you want available at the shows.
Woah, it’s been a while since we’ve done a post! We are hoping everyone is happy and healthy as we have entered into this new and exciting year!
We have lots of new things on the go! We are happy to report on 2 upcoming sales we will be participating in! The first is the Dachshund UN Marketplace! Between February 28th to March 3rd there will be 4 performance installations of the Dachshund UN at Harbourfront Centre here in Toronto. During each performance there will be a marketplace with vendors! Please check the Harbourfront website for show times!
(photo taken from https://www.facebook.com/DachshundUN)
Our second sale is at this years Spring One of a Kind show from March 27th-31st! We will be participating as part of SarahAnaDesigns in the new Etsy section of the show! We are very excited!
As you can see we will have our work cut out for us in the next few months! We will be busy making our old faithful designs as well as developing some new ones so be sure to check in often!
If you wish to pre-order jewellery for pick up at the Dachshund UN then please use Promo Code PICKUPUN when checking out of our Etsy shop. In using this code we know not to ship your piece and that you will be picking it up at the event!
September 23rd The Calgary Lowriders Dachshund Club will be hosting Wienerpawlooza. This event is held at the Rosemont Community Hall from 11- 4. There will be a BBQ, races, demonstrations and prizes! A portion of all the proceeds from the event will go to Alberta Dachshund Rescue.
We wish we could attend then event but unfortunately it is too far away for us! In our place we have sent a donation and some “S’wag” bags.
For those people attending Calgary Wienerpawlooza we are offering a special discount. Use coupon code CALGARY when purchasing from our Etsy Shop and receive 10% off your purchase.
We hope that Calgary Wienerpawlooza is a huge success!