Shopping Columbia @ Along for the Ride

Local Columbia resident, Laura, founded her Etsy shop, Along for the Ride, almost a year ago. Since then, the colorful and delicate look of her necklaces, hairpins, and earrings have won over many happy customers. Myself included. Her handmade items even found a home in Maude Vintage where their success is almost too much for Laura to keep up. Almost. Laura is dedicated to providing her customers with quality products “made with love and care.”

Recently, Laura added a new product to her shop: The Limited Edition- Pink and Pearl Double Rosette Hair Pin/Brooch. 100% of the proceeds of this item will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Laura’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer this year and this is Laura’s heartfelt way of supporting the cause.

According to the Susan G. Komen website, “As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, [Susan G. Komen for the Cure is] working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.”

The limited edition pink and pearl double rosette hair pin/brooch features two delicate carnation pink rosettes attached to both a hair clip and a pin back. Rosettes are backed with felt for comfort and durability. Three pearls are hand sewn between the two rosettes.

I placed my order for this hairpin last week.

On Laura’s etsy site she says, “My motto is ‘keep it simple.’ That’s how I approach my work as well. I create jewelry and accessories that are simply delicate, whimsical, and beautiful.” Perhaps that is why I’m such a big fan of her bias tape earrings. They really do embody her motto and how she describes her products. The earrings are truly simply, delicate, whimsical, and beautiful. I try not to wear my pair every day, it is good to change things up a little. But these earrings are so comfortable and versatile, that they have quickly become my go-to accessory!

For more information about Laura and Along for the Ride:
Visit her Etsy shop here.
Visit her Facebook page here.

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