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Wednesday
May292013

Batter Chatter: Interview with Mei of Tiny Hands Jewelry, and a Giveaway!

Much sweeter than wearing your heart on your sleeve? Wearing sweets around your neck, or on your finger, or around your wrist! I'm talking about food-themed jewelry of course, and I'm pretty sure that Tiny Hands makes the absolute cutest stuff around. From teeny-tiny waffles with butter to sno-cones (pictured above) to slices of pie to doughnuts and cookies and now, even cupcake rings, these charms are not only adorable, but they are scented, too. What a fantastic way to declare your love of sweets!

Now. I really want to share this great company with you, so I'm going to do two things in this post: first, I'm going to introduce you to the company owner, Mei Pak, via interview. And then second, I'm offering a giveaway! You can scroll to the bottom of the post to figure out how to enter, ok?

Here's the interview:
Please describe your business in 6 words or less. Super cute scented food jewelry!
What is the best thing to happen to you in the past 48 hours? Wow, it's like you're in my mind! My husband and I just bought our FIRST home!! We're so excited - it's the perfect house for us and where we're at in our lives now. We just finished moving in. We're really stressed with the transition, but we're also super happy about our new home!
Can you describe your office (or where you work)? Our new Tiny Hands headquarters has hot pink walls, rainbow colored curtains and a large U-shaped white desk with pink chairs for us to make and ship our food jewelry across the world! What was once a boring built in cabinet, will be a really nice and neat storage space for all our materials and shipping supplies. We removed the doors and installed white curtains so our storage area looks really pretty too! We have some modular Ikea furniture for more organized space as well.
What quality do you most value in others? Kindness -- a year ago I was featured on local TV for the first time. We don't have TV at home so there was no way I could record the show. That weekend I was doing a craft show, and a really sweet older woman said she saw me on TV and had the recording. A few weeks later, I received the tape in the mail! This woman's kindness really touched me and I won't forget what she did for the rest of my life!
If you could instantly conjure up any dessert or sweet in the world at this moment, what would it be? French macarons! There aren't many french bakeries here in the Twin Cities, and I know making macarons can be super tedious!
One of my favorite things about your line is that it's all scented. Have you ever gotten mixed up and given one of your pieces of jewelry the wrong scent? Hmm... if I have I don't remember it! I have everything labeled so it's really hard to screw up!
How do you stay motivated? I love looking at pictures of real food! Pinterest is great for that. When I see a delicious looking cake, I just want to miniaturize it!
Cake for breakfast. Thoughts? Oh, heck yes! Cake for second breakfast too!
In your opinion, do people tend to gravitate toward the jewelry that reflects their food tastes, or do they just choose what they find cutest? I think people pick jewelry they've had a personal connection with. I had a grandma buy a chocolate chip cookie necklace for her granddaughter, who she nicknamed Cookie!

What's the product you're personally most excited about now? Ice cream cone and cupcake rings! Everyone keeps asking for them, and I'm stoked to put them up for sale!
What is a dream you'd love to see realized within the next 10 years? It would be awesome that in the next 10 years, I can open my own restaurant or bakery! I love food and know so many people do too, so I can't think of a better way to share that kind of experience with people.
If you want more info, or to go shopping, visit Tiny Hands online!
And as for that giveaway...want to enter? OK! It's easy. Here's how you enter.
  1. First, choose any item equal or lesser than $30 from the store.
  2. Next, post a link to it, and why you chose that piece, either in the comments section on this post (moderation is enabled!) or post your response on the CakeSpy facebook page.
We'll choose one lucky entrant at random one week from today, (end of day on Wednesday, June 5) and send them their chosen item! Because shipping rates overseas and abroad can be hefty, though, we have to ask that only US entrants participate. 
Good luck!

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http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-whipped-cream-strawberry-shortcake-necklace.html

I chose the strawberry shortcake necklace as it is one of my favorite treats and the next thing on my very long list of your creations to buy. Tiny hands jewlery makes the best quality, best looking charms out there!
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-snow-cone-necklace.html
I chose the snowcone necklace because it is just so stinkin cute! It also reminds me of summertime when my kids were little.
I love the snow cone!!

http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-snow-cone-necklace.html

It reminds me of the circus trip with cousins!
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-cookies-n-cream-ice-cream-bookmark.html I love this. I need a reminder to go eat my ice cream while I'm reading :-).
May 29 | Unregistered Commenterladywild
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-chocolate-chip-cookie-earstuds.html
I would love to win the chocolate chip earrings, because chocolate chip cookies are my FAVORITE dessert! I also love earrings, and I'm known for my "unusual" earrings, which range from dinosaurs, to flowers, to even babies. It's be pretty awesome to have some yummy smelling cookies on my earlobes.
~ Caroline~
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline S.
It would have to be the Scented Snow Cone Necklace! I've been a snow cone addict for as long as I can remember, and this piece in particular is so cute, so nicely done, and so unique! The necklace has actually been on one of my Pinterest boards for a while now! :)
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Love this scented Raspberry Macaron necklace! I love everything french and I think this is absolutely adorable. http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-raspberry-french-macaron-necklace.html
The snow cone is also adorable. Brings back so many wonderful memories from my childhood.
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
The Scented Whipped Cream Strawberry Shortcake Necklace is adorbs! I used to bake shortcake from scratch with my gram and then go get wild strawberries from her yard. Once we had them sugared we would make homemade whipped cream and voila - memories. She passed years ago, and now I carry on this tradition with my daughter. I would love to give this to her as a graduation present this year - she is going to 7th grade! My future baker <3
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Totally awesome giveaway! I would choose the red velvet cupcake necklace (http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-red-velvet-cupcake-necklace.html) because it's one of my absolutely favorite types of cake and I love cupcakes! :)
May 29 | Unregistered Commentersara
I love the little apple necklace:

http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-apple-necklace.html

as a teacher, I think I am drawn to it, but it was so hard to pick a favorite!
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterBeth McD
I would really like the birthday cupcake necklace!!! http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-birthday-cupcake-necklace.html
I love that the frosting is pink, and I'm known as a cupcake person among my friends, so it would be perfect for me!!
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterCara
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-cookies-n-cream-ice-cream-phonestrap.html

Cookies 'n cream is my favorite ice cream flavor since I get Oreos and vanilla ice cream, two favorite desserts, in one treat!
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterRose
I love the pancake necklace, it is so cute! pancakes are my all-time favourite food, and I can't believe that someone thought to make jewellery that looks yummy and tastes yummy!
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-pancake-necklace.html
it is really well made, it looks like real pancakes. I don't know if I could trust myself not to eat them! :-D
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterLily
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-raspberry-french-macaron-necklace.html

I would love to win the raspberry French macaron necklace! My husband got me French macarons for Valentines Day this year and they were delicious! They were my first and hopefully not my last. This necklace would always bring me back to those Valentines Day memories.
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterKrystal
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-christmas-cookie-charm-necklace.html

I love the Christmas cookie necklace and would probably wear it year round, not just at Christmas! I love the simplicity, and sugar cookies are the best scent in the world.
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-butter-maple-syrup-waffle-necklace.html
I chose the waffle necklace because I am a total waffle nut. I love to fill each square with butter and then syrup.
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-very-berry-strawberry-ice-cream-necklace.html
It's adorable and my favorite dessert!

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I chose this cupcake necklace: http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-chocolate-vanilla-cupcake-necklace.html

I adore all things cupcake and love to bake, so that's why I chose it! :)
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda M.
I love http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-shortcake-heart-cookie-necklace.html the shortcake cookie necklace! Your work is inspiring!
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-bluberries-and-cream-waffle-necklace.html

hi I chose the blueberry waffles because it reminds me of my very first date with my husband.. at a diner in Chicago :)
May 29 | Unregistered Commenterdonnamarie
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-butter-maple-syrup-waffle-necklace.html

A waffle necklace is perfect for me! It just so happens to be the pet name I call my boyfriend :)
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-butter-maple-syrup-waffle-necklace.html

I love the idea of the maple syrup and waffle necklace as a gift idea for my niece, whose family makes maple syrup every year. There are so many cute creations here, though!
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-red-velvet-cupcake-necklace.html
I selected the red velvet cupcake necklace for many reason...1)it's one of my favorite cupcake flavors 2)it represents my personality by being rich in flavor with a hint of chocolate 3)i'm a southern girl so it would be perfect to have something sweet to rep that.
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterKristen
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-maple-syrup-waffle-earstuds.html

I love the smell of maple syrup and can imagine this scent would keep me upbeat all day (as well as craving waffles!)
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterKristin
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-pistachio-french-macaron-necklace.html

I would choose the Pistachio French Macaron because it's one of my favorite cookies but so much work, I rarely make them.
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta
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