**This giveaway is now closed!**I have been on a the hunt for perfect fitting bangles for a very long time. It's been a very frustrating process and so many of you have emailed and asked where you can find tiny bangles. After doing extensive research and found nothing worth sharing, I considered having them custom made in all gold. Given the ridiculous price of gold these days, I gave up on that idea. I ran across Lavender Cottage Jewelry and was immediately drawn to her jewelry. Everything she makes is completely handmade. You can read more about the owner Cheryl here. I immediately contacted her about bangles and she was kind enough to send me two different sets for me to try. She can custom make any size bangle to fit your wrist. At first, I was originally going to have her make 2 1/4" in diameter for me but this was prior to me finding the H&M girls bangles which measure 2 1/8" (slightly smaller) and fit me perfectly. So luckily she got super busy over the holiday with tons of orders and hadn't starting making my bangles yet. I caught her just in time and requested she make my bangles in 2 1/8".
This comes as as set of three and includes a hammered bangle, twisted rope pattern, and one with tiny flowers with milligrain edges (Petite Fleur). All of them are solid sterling silver so they won't turn your arm green if you accidentally get water on them while washing your hands. The hammered bangle measures right under 2mm, twisted rope is 2.6mm, and the Petite Fleur is 2.8mm. I love the gradual increase in sizes of each individual bangle. Yet as a set, they are still very dainty and you can still mix and match with other arm candy.
I love how simple, classic and dainty these are. Each skinny bangle is soldered, hammered and hand-polished. The material is gold filled with the higher quality of 14/20 which is thicker material than 14K gold. You can even custom make solid gold bangles and are priced at market price when ordered.
If you are unsure about what size you need, measure the distance across the back of your hand between the center of your index finger knuckle and the center of your pinkie knuckle.
The best part about this company is that everything is guaranteed for life. If there is ever a problem, Cheryl will be more than happy to fix it- granted you didn't take a hammer and smash it to death or something catastrophic happens to it that is beyond her control. She stands behind everything she makes. What an amazing thing to offer our customers. This alone would make me go back and want to purchase something. If you have tiny fingers, Lavender Cottage even custom makes rings!
In my opinion, her prices are very affordable and more than fair given the increases in metal. They were the cheapest I could find that were high quality. The fact that you can custom make bangles for under $70 (for a set of 3) in pure sterling silver is so worth it. Lavender Cottage is kind enough to give one set of your choice (between the 2 above) to one lucky reader!
1. Open to U.S and International Readers!
2. Giveaway ends on 2/3/2012 at Midnight (PST).
♥How to Enter♥
1. Follow Lavender Cottage on Twitter (@LavenderCottage) OR Like them on Facebook (+1 mandatory entry)
**To be fair, all entries will be verified.
Disclaimer: The bangles were sent to me as a courtesy of Lavender Cottage. This giveaway is being sponsored by them as well.