Today I want to the owner's story, because since first discovering this shop full of beautiful elegance & style and its master jeweler Kim, I've continued to check in on her shop and admire her work. Please read the below and learn about this shop owner (from Sid Kassidy's About Page):
My father loved me with all his heart, but he was older than my mother and it was difficult for him to fill in the void left by her passing. I did not understand his silence and restrictions against the feminine expression and modern times. There was a distance between us… I was overwhelmed by grief. I didn’t feel like doing anything other than rocking myself to sleep while watching the rain fall. My grades dropped. I felt empty, repressed, alone and ugly.
It was at that time that the magic touch of my grandmother changed everything. One day, she offered me a gift, a small box containing equipment to make jewelry. Life smiled at me once again! By working with pearls and crystals the little girl inside me found her spark and the momentum she needed to become a woman.Outfitted and equipped, I travelled the lands of Morocco, the United States and Canada. My creations were showcased in many shops so I decided to perfect my art by taking a course with renowned jeweler Josée Desjardins.
Today [a] mother of lovely kids, I have also found true love in my partner Vincent. We are parents of five! Vincent is a talented visual artist and digital sculptor. Trained as a jeweler, he works with me on the design and production of our silver & pewter jewelry. In addition, he is working on a future collection of precious metals using digital sculpting.
And hence the story of… Sid Kassidy. A small business but also, a family who wants to share with you the gift my grandmother gave me: light a spark that will make you glimmer like a star by wearing magnificent jewels signed Sid Kassidy. Open your jewelry box, embellish your future!----------------------------
Reading the information above really made me admire the shop and its owner just that much more. I have my eye on so many pieces! I don't know if I could choose just one as a favorite. I really like all of the geometric shape necklaces and there's an infinity bracelet that my daughter likes a ton (and has since we first found the shop).
With the holidays fast approaching, you can light a spark in someone with the gift of Sid Kassidy jewelry! The shop is offering FREE SHIPPING on all international orders from now through Christmas 2014, no coupon code needed. And there's a lifetime warranty on this handcrafted jewelry too. You can also take a look at the shop announcement to see the BLACK FRIDAY deal (it's a winner!).
PLUS, Sid Kassidy is giving away one piece of lovely handcrafted jewelry valued at $65 or less to one lucky 2justByou Blog reader!
This giveaway is open worldwide and ends Friday, December 5th at 11:59 pm, EST. To enter, just fill out the simple Rafflecopter entries below.
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Much luck to you all!!!
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