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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-snow-cone-necklace.html

my oldest sister is expecting, and she has been talking about wanting snow cones non-stop! I'm in college across the country from her, so we haven't seen each other since Christmas. I'd love to give this to her when I go back east to meet my new niece or nephew in September!
May 29 | Unregistered Commentermary hupka
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-raspberry-french-macaron-necklace.html

I absolutely adore food jewelry. I have a waffle necklace from Tiny Hands to match a pancake skirt I have, and I would love a macaron necklace to match a dress with macarons on it!
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterCavity Cake
No waffling here, I would pick the Scented Butter & Maple Syrup Waffle Necklace!

http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-butter-maple-syrup-waffle-necklace.html

My sweet wife loves sweet things, and has a special fondness for waffles. She even wears maple syrup lip gloss on a daily basis. She would adore this!
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterJason
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-snow-cone-necklace.html

So much cute! I chose the snow cone necklace because it's summer and I've actually been obsessing a little bit about snow cones. My sweet tooth has been trying to convince the rest of me to buy a snow cone maker.
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterKellyGirl
I would love the Watermelon Bubble Tea charm because of the memories associated with those objects. Every summer, my house is filled with watermelon because it's deliciously juicy and plentiful during that season. And bubble tea reminds me of my friends and how we would go out for bubble tea around our school. Those bubbles were really fun to chew on.

Also, it's insanely adorable and I would love it for its cuteness.

http://tinyhandsonline.com/watermelon-scented-bubble-boba-tea-charm.html
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterLily
Well, my daughter jas has wanted the scented chocolate chip cookie necklace for a long time now. It used to be about her loving to bake but now its about her sick grandmother in the hospital. They used to do everything together but all these problems she has had stopped it. She wants to give it to her grandma to show her how much she loves her and the good baking times they had. : )
I would love the Scented Chocolate Chip Cookie earrings!
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-chocolate-chip-cookie-earstuds.html

I am so obsessed with baking cookies and do it all the time. These earrings would be perfect for me!
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterJacqui
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-birthday-cupcake-necklace.html
My best friend baked me a cake when I fell in love with my current boyfriend! It had a cupcake baked into it, so when you cut a slice, there was a pink heart in the cross-section!
What better way to celebrate love?
She needs this!
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterCori
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-maple-syrup-butter-on-waffle-earrings.html

I would love these earrings! They remind me of the pure bliss of a lazy Sunday brunch at my favorite breakfast spots. Yes I have more than one. I love waffles it was a hard choice between these and the pancake necklace!
All the jewelry looks amazing & edible. Nom
May 29 | Unregistered CommenterDanica
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-vanilla-cupcake-necklace.html

I chose the Scented Vanilla Cupcake necklace because vanilla cupcakes were actually the first baked good I EVER learned how to bake. They hold a special place in my heart (well, my stomach).
May 30 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Stark
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-pistachio-french-macaron-necklace.html

I pick this one! Macarons are my favorite and I loooove pistachio! And I've seen other food jewelry before, but never a macaron! These are just wonderfully detailed, thanks for showcasing them!
May 30 | Unregistered CommenterKendra
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-mint-chocolate-chip-ice-cream-necklace.html

I chose the mint chocolate chip ice cream necklace because its my favorite ice cream flavor and, with summer coming, who doesn't need an ice cream cone necklace!
May 30 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney
The birthday cupcake (vanilla with strawberry frosting) is suuuuuuper cute!!! :D

http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-birthday-cupcake-necklace.html
May 30 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie G.
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-pancake-ring.html

Although it was an extremely hard decision, I chose this amazing pancake ring. I love giant novelty rings because they make great conversation starters! This one in particular should bring a smile to anyone's face too :)
May 30 | Unregistered Commentermiss jille
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-shortcake-heart-cookie-necklace.html
That's just the cutest thing. And it goes with every outfit I own--just like real cookies do.
May 30 | Unregistered CommenterToni
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-raspberry-french-macaron-necklace.html

I chose the raspberry macaron because it's my favorite!!
May 30 | Unregistered CommenterWalkiria
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-raspberry-french-macaron-necklace.html

I chose this because:

It was love at first sight.......
and if it were real I know............
It would be love at first bite!!!!!!
May 30 | Unregistered CommenterSue Scara
http://tinyhandsonline.com/custom-scented-fruit-on-waffle-ring.html

I chose this ring because I love breakfast! To me, breakfast time has always been sacred, a time to start the day off right by focusing on nothing but enjoying some delicious fuel (and if possible, good company!). Having this ring on all through the day would be a lovely reminder for me to constantly savor life and the energy it provides just as I do at breakfast.
May 30 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-mint-chocolate-chip-ice-cream-necklace.html

The Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Necklace! It's tiny and green and smells like chocolate and mint! Plus I got an ice cream maker recently and I'm having obsession problems with it. I don't think I need any more reasons.
May 31 | Unregistered CommenterJinger
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-chocolate-chip-cookie-earstuds.html

I chose the chocolate chip cookie earrings because I love chocolate and I love cookies! :) Plus, I need a new pair of earrings :)
June 1 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany T.
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-chocolate-covered-strawberry-necklace.html

i chose the chocolate covered strawberry because it is one of the things i make and they are also one of my favorites.
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-strawberry-sprinkles-donut-ring.html

Hubby has been getting me many pairs of earrings the last few years, so I really would like to break away from the ears and go for a strawberry sprinkle donut ring! Plus I am recovering from surgery to my left hand from nerve damage. Nothing says celebrate use of your hand like sporting a super cool ring!
June 3 | Unregistered CommenterSeattlerain
http://tinyhandsonline.com/scented-rose-french-macaron-necklace.html

So. Incredibly. Cute!!

French macarons are the most adorable and delicious cookies ever! I'd actually prefer to eat the pistachio flavor, but I'm opting for the rose-scented one because pink's more my color.
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