Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Oh the Places You Go!

Our customers go to some amazing places around the world and I just love hearing their stories. Amy brought this luscious multicolored silk back from Indonesia. We made her this special Audrey shoulder bag trimmed in black and lined in saffron.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Taking a Trip?

You might not have considered buying fabric as a souvenir, but that's what our customer Lisa did when she went to South Africa recently.
She found a fair trade fabric store in Capetown and came away with this gorgeous batik cotton. With custom handbags from Laura Bee in mind, she tucked the print into her luggage and came home to Seattle.
When she returned, she brought the fabric to us and commissioned two bags: this Olivia clutch, and a gorgeous cognac Helen Hobo whose photograph I missed.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Good News - May Newsletter

 We've published our May newsletter and this cheeky monkey pin awaits you inside.
In case you aren't a subscriber, check it out here. If you like what you see, subscribe here.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Rhoda Bag with Exterior Pocket

One of our long-time best-sellers, Rhoda is roomy and functional. We now offer her with a new upgrade option.
Behold, Rhoda with an exterior zipper pocket.
 Slip your wallet and keys into this pocket so you don't have to dig at the checkout line. Stash your boarding pass here when you're traveling and you'll be organized and ready to fly.

Exterior zipper pocket upgrade, $14. Rhoda as shown with premium pesto faux leather and exterior pocket, $129. Rhoda base price $110.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Contest - We're Giving Away this Locket

locket_jadegem2, originally uploaded by Laura Bee Seattle.

Visit our Facebook page to enter a contest we're running right now. Tell us what picture(s) you would have us put inside this locket, and you'll be entered to win via random drawing.

Contest ends 5/18/12 at 2 pm.

Pooch Passport cover

passport_cover, originally uploaded by Laura Bee Seattle.
A lucky mom received this passport cover from her daughter for Mother's Day. Wouldn't you want to look at these pooches whenever you cross the border?

Our custom photo passport covers make great guy gifts (think Father's Day), as well as unique graduation presents. Order here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New! Flip Flops You'll Love

I wore Oka B shoes all around Florida earlier this spring to test them out and I fell in love.

Now I'm excited to share these sandals just in time for Northwest toe-baring weather.

Not only are these sandals made in the USA, they are super comfy, easily cleaned, and fun! They remind of of Jellies from back in the day.

We're stocking two styles in four colors each. Above, Kylie in aged gold, capri, copper and twilight. $25/pair. Wedge heel.

See those little bumps? They are massaging insoles that put a spring in your step.
I chose a mix of color options to offer. I liked the neutral metallics and candy-colored brights.

Depending on the toenail polish you favor, you could go with versatile option, or a eye-catching pop to accent your summer wardrobe.

Chloe flats, $20/pair in Copper, Citrine, Pearl, and Capri.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Laura Bee Lockets

Forget-me-not locket, available here.
For several years, we've offered a variety of lockets our customers because they are such special gifts. I'm excited to announce that we now offer our own exclusive line of lockets.
We'll even add your picture to the inside of our designs. We print archival images and seal them under epoxy domes for durability.

Jade gem locket, available here.

So whether you are celebrating a new family member, remembering someone who is no longer with you, or sharing a special secret, consider a locket for yourself or a loved one.

We will process locket image insertion orders each Friday, so turnaround will generally be one week. Visit our store or order online.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Stackable Enamel Rings

rings_stackable, originally uploaded by Laura Bee Seattle.
Even the least expensive accessory in our store is fun and colorful. These enamel rings are designed to mix, match, and stack.

$3 each.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Smiley Face in Fabric Form

This Kate bag is all boxed up and headed to Montana via Priority Mail. A customer designed it on our shop while visiting Seattle. I think receiving this happy purse at home a few weeks after a vacation would be great fun.
In fact, I don't think you could be in a bad mood when you look inside a bag that has saffron yellow lining. It's like a smiley face in fabric form.

Kate is currently our best-selling bag. Its large size, roomy pockets and color-blocked look make it fun to custom design and handy to carry.

Kate bag, $135. This bag features our Sonic Bloom ribbon, plus glossy gray and mandarin faux leather.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Moms Love Jewelry - Website Coupon Code

We're offering free shipping for website orders on all jewelry. Select a necklace or earrings from this section of our site, enter the coupon code OTIS$MAY2012 when you check out, and the shopping cart will give you free shipping! Offer expires 5/6/12.

 This offer corresponds with our in-store $10 Otis Dollars offer which is running right now.