Last year, I had the good fortune to have met Miss Tierra Sedgemore, the delightful woman behind the brand Size Sexy – click here to for that story 🙂
Early this May, Tierra hosted a fantastic evening of entertainment and curvy fashion entitled: Get Your Sexy On at The Uptown Lofts in Toronto.
These events are always a great opportunity to catchup with the lovelies of the plus-sized communities in the city. As well as seeing all the gorgeous fashion-forward creations of independent designers up close and personally.
This table is covered in lovely jewellery by My Beaded Designs. These unique and custom handmade creations are the brainchild of Maryanne Walczak, a Toronto-based artist.I had the pleasure of meeting this crafty gal last month at SexyPlus Clothing’s exclusive blogger soiree.
Turns out she’s been a long time follower of PPMeow! She was touched by the blogpost I did as a Tribute to the passing of my pup, The Berto a few months ago, and wanted to gift me a set of memorial Swarovski PAW jewellery to help lift my spirits and keep his memory with me always, by way of these symbolic pieces 🙂 (Isn’t she the sweetest?)
The special collection gifted to me in the picture below included:
small Swarovski PAW Print necklace (Black Clay, Clear Swarovski Chatons – hung on a 24 inch silver plated ball chain with an 8mm Swarovski Jet Black Crystal)
Swarovski Dog PAW Print keychain (White Clay, Hematite Swarovski Chatons, Cute Charms and Chinese Crystals
Swarovski PAW Print Earrings (Black Clay, Clear Swarovski Chatons on silver plated lever back earrings – 12mm)
Each piece is made with love by Maryanne, using an Apoxie Clay and then she hand sets each of the Swarovski Chatons (ie. the crystals).
My Beaded Designs original Swarovski PAW Print Necklace was designed and created almost 3 years ago. The very first PAW Print necklace was donated to Urban Cat Relief (UCR) in memory of a kitten that volunteers tried to save, but couldn’t. Maryanne spent quite some time trying to figure out how to create something beautiful as a memory of such a sad event. Many tears were shed while Maryanne was making this first piece. And ever since that dreadful day when that kitten passed, she was determined to help UCR raise money so that they can do what they do best. Since that time she’s been able to create and donate to Cuddly Cats Rescue and Sanctuary and several other animal rescues and causes – donating $5 from the sale of every Swarovski PAW Print Necklace. And she is now proudly known among these communities as “The PAW lady” :).
In 2014, Maryanne got involved in Toronto’s WorldPride event and introduced a few new pieces into the PAW collection:
– Rainbow PAW Print Necklaces/Keychains
– Love PAW Print Necklace/Keychains
Please use the code “PPMeow” when requesting your orders friends, so that the donations for PSBR can be tracked and collected easily from now until December 31, 2014.
For a Album of PAW Necklaces and options, click here.
I am personally very pleased and proud to be wearing such a lovely, stylish symbol of puppy love in memory of The Berto. AND am trilled to be able to help support Pomeranian and Small Breed Rescue in his memory at the same time — Thanks so much Maryanne & My Beaded Designs. xo\
So, which ones are your favourites? And which ones are you gonna order? Tell me – take pictures and post them to the FB page. I wanna see you in your PAWs!