With the holidays around the corner, I’ve received several emails from advertisers and entrepreneurs asking me to stick an ad on my site or review a product, book, or appliance. (Umm, one kick ass juicer, please.) Now, as many of you know, this is my personal website and not a billboard, but at the same time, I don’t want to deprive my readers of learning about something that really does deserve attention or some good ol’ American commerce. I got such an email from a sweet chickadee in Virginia, who’s even offering a special deal to Prana & Pie readers. Let me say that she didn’t give me anything for free or any special perks for doing this – I just think she’s a creative, ambitious hard worker who deserves a shout out. Here’s the scoop:
At 21 years old, Jen Livingston has been a self-employed entrepreneur for 3 years, and is the owner of the cute Etsy shop Exaltation, a wire jewelry shop that specializes in creating conversation starters of all kinds. The jewelry is very customizable – stainless steel, sterling silver or hand-painted wire in any color is available, to fit any budget or price point. Jen makes customized pieces of any phrase or mantra: words of wisdom, bijoux en français, joyería en español, Sanskrit yoga necklaces, and inspirational Latin phrases are just the tip of the iceberg. Jen’s love of language, science, and spirituality strongly influence her designs, as well as a desire to create affordable, environmentally friendly art that expresses her customers’ uniqueness and values. She is based out of Charlottesville, Virginia, and lives a happily nomadic life with her rambunctious cat, Lilavati.
Every purchase from Exaltation is mailed in one of a kind stationary that Jen hand-dyes through a unique bubble-coloring process. Not only does she add on cute Etsy-esque perks like personalized service and hand-dyed stationary, but she also donates 10% of her profits to charity, usually educational or environmental causes,to help make the world a better place. As the cherry on top of the sundae, Jen offers returning customers 10% off all future purchases.
For Prana & Pie readers, Jen is offering a Buy 3 Get One Free deal, as well as the coupon code DAILYYOGA10 for a 10% discount. Visit her shop over at Etsy to check out the cuteness.