I've been wanting an adorable cupcake charm for quite a while (is that strange?) I've been looking all over for one with just the right amount of realism and cuteness, and I think I've found a winner in Claybaby's adorable polymer clay products! I really think the items in Claybaby's Clay & Me Etsy shop are the most adorable cupcake charms that Etsy has to offer.
I ordered the set of 4 blue cupcake charms pictured above for just $5.00 + $3.50 shipping. I think that's a pretty good deal since they came all the way from the Philippines. It also makes me feel good to support and artist who is working entirely by hand. But you, my dears, won't have to pay shipping because, for a limited time, shipping on all orders is free if you enter the code BIG100 at checkout. Shipping is standard mail unless you choose otherwise and takes 2-4 weeks.
As you can see from my (poorly-lit) photo, each cupcake fits onto a quarter and has a hook on top for stringing on necklaces, phone chains, you name it. (For stringing on a necklace, you'll need to attach a jump ring first.) The pieces are made of polymer clay, which can be fragile, and they are tiny and chokeable so I wouldn't recommend giving these to small children. ClayBaby actually has a policy that they are not liable for any breakage after shipping--and, while packed well in a plastic egg, two of my cupcakes did lose a single sprinkle. Nothing a little craft glue can't fix, though!
ClayBaby offers other charms--from cakes to Kokeshi dolls--that are super adorable. Carla--the woman behind ClayBaby--also does custom clay orders such as cameos, floral rings and pendants that are GORGEOUS. Check out her Facebook page for galleries that will make you want to shop!
Ok, you've been waiting patiently--onto the giveaway! I contacted Carla at ClayBaby after I had placed my order and she offered two adorable freebies for giveaway: a pink and purple cupcake charm and a kokeshi doll pendant. Both are attached to clips and chords for easy attachment to a necklace, cell phone, or elsewhere. Really, I wanted to keep these ridiculously adorable beauties for myself, but... :)
To enter, visit ClayBaby's Etsy shop and post your favorite item in a comment below. For extra entries, like ClayBaby on Facebook, like Rockland Mother on Facebook, and/or follow Rockland Mother on Google Friend Connect and post a separate comment for each below stating that you did so. The contest will end at 11:59pm on August 1st. I will then contact the winner and wrap the charms well for shipping, but cannot be responsible for any breakage (my apologies!)