What’s new at Olive Yew? Handmade hoop earrings of all sizes (and a few shapes too)!

If a hoop earring is shaped like a square, is it still a hoop earring? We say yes. And with all due respect to the stud earrings we’ve recently added to the Olive Yew catalog, why should stud earrings have all the fun? We say they shouldn’t — and thanks to the newest additions to the catalog, we have the goods to back it up! If you love handmade hoop earrings that will last a lifetime, this post is for you. Here’s a quick look at what’s new.

Don’t leave home without it! Clever ways to pack light and keep your jewelry safe (with things you already own) when traveling

Unless you’re a workaholic (which we are, so we’re not judging) or you already live in paradise (okay, now we’re judging), summertime means it’s also vacation time — which, for many of us, also means it’s time to endure the hassles of airports, overpacking and luggage jostling across the cabin and down the baggage claim carousel.

Fortunately, there are some crafty ways to pack your delicate jewelry that will both lighten your luggage and keep those handmade investments feeling secure while they travel with you. Best of all, there’s an excellent chance you already have everything you need.

Celebrate the 4th with stars, bars and free shipping all weekend long at Olive Yew!

This 4th of July weekend, domestic first class shipping within the United States is once again on us. Just apply the coupon code STARSNBARS at checkout and you’re good to go. No minimum purchase necessary!

Etsy Craft Party 2014 Recap: Who said learning can’t be a ton of fun (and delicious too)?

If you weren’t able to attend Olive Yew’s first-ever Etsy Craft Party earlier in June, we have some bad news: You missed an amazing good time. Fortunately, there’s good news too: We had so much fun, we’re almost certainly going to do it again soon.