Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Back to the Beach Necklaces & new pearl bracelet

I sketched out a design for these necklaces a couple months back, and I'm so glad it's finally summer so I can show you. Apparently they channel some Mac To The Beach collection vibe so I was wanting to release them at the same time. (Linda's idea!) Who's getting Marine Life? :)

What are your plans this summer? I'm going to Vietnam in June so some orders will be delayed a couple of weeks. To make up for that and to celebrate my birthday month, shipping is free all month long! We'll start early now! Be sure to use code "summer" during checkout! <3 Applies to first-class shipping only.

Back To The Beach (seahorse) [SHOP]
For the centerpiece there is a large Swarovski Crystal AB Starfish. It is balanced by a medium-sized Freshwater Coin Pearl and a large Sterling Silver Seahorse. Being sterling silver, the seahorse has a nice weight to it. All components are sterling silver including the chain in your length of choice. 16"-20". [only one]

The sterling charms are top quality did you know sterling is sold by the ounce?

So here I have an option for you if you don't like seahorses. But who doesn't like seahorses?? This sterling silver Conch Shell is gorgeous too.

In the Water Necklace (seahorse) [SHOP]
I also have this necklace in a separate listing with an Indicolite colored starfish. Turns out this blue is similar to that eyeshadow Shimmermoss? Am I right? What makes this unique is the Freshwater Coin Pearl. Each one is slightly different so no necklace will ever be the same. It is a disc shaped pearl, hence the name coin pearl. [only one]

The starfish crystal is really a Gorgeously cut crystal pendant. I'm not just sayin'... If you haven't seen it in person you must!

Of course an option with the Conch Shell.

Orchid Blossom Bracelet [SHOP]
A more gradual pearl gradient than the last bracelet. The largest bead here is 10mm instead and is flattering on even small wrists. Cyclamen Opal purple rondelles give a pop of color and the antique pewter bow clasp finishes off the sweet look of the bracelet. 6.5" length. Sterling Silver components and Swarovski Pearls and Beads.

Only one - more  upon request! Colors are customizable.

The bracelet turned out looking similar to these Phalaenopsis Orchids with the pop of purple.

Now for the totally random part of the post...

Sometimes you get these rushes of creativity and you have to keep working until you've finished. Being in the "zone." The opposite of writer's block. Then when you're done you feel really good and proud of your work. Anyone ever experienced this with your own hobby or circumstance? Don't you love it?!

Now the random photo!
The beach complete with a bum!

Later this week there will be a CSN giveaway- stay tuned!

Let me know if you've seen Avenue Q before! I'm going to see it tonight!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Key of Love + photo shoot

So this weekend my sister and I finally got around to taking her senior photos. Either she wouldn't wake up or would be stuck playing pokemon (sigh!) and not in the mood. Thankfully we were on the same wavelength that day and produced some nice (if I may say so) photos! woo hoo! I've shared just a few below and I'll be releasing more in the coming posts.

Key of Love Necklace - $23
Featuring a large bright rhodium plated key, rhinestone wing, and a medium heart dangling from a long or short chain. Being quality Rhodium plated these components will not tarnish for a very long time if they ever do. They generally will not. Silver plated chain or Sterling Silver available.
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I chose sapphire ab here, but the color is up to you! I love how weighty this key is.

This is one of my favorite photos from the shoot. She looks so grown up! ::tear:: My baby sis is a woman!

Fun posing in front of the fountain. We just discovered this location a couple days prior when we went to the grand opening of a yogurt shop called Yumilicious. Yeah, extremely lame name but they had 8" lcd screens above each flavor station so that was pretty cool looking. Other than that I was not impressed. Especially since it was $0.44/ounce! It was good but not GREAT like my favorite Yogurt Walki (another lame name) or Yogurtland. What's your favorite flavor? Mine's TARO!

Fancy Heart Crystal Studs [available]
Pretty but how do they look on?

These fancy cut swarovski hearts are so sparkly in photos. I used them throughout the photo shoot.

It's a shame we look nothing alike!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Formal Elegance - hearts, bows, crystals sparkle

Gotta say I love love love these new dangling crystal ball earrings! I hope you do too.

Crystal Ball Dangling Earrings - $20 (intro price)
Featuring bezel set, heart-shaped, and brilliant cut cubic zirconia sterling silver studs. Sparkling bows are accented with a hand-placed swarovski rhinestone and large swarovski rhinestone balls swing below. Elegantly hangs from your ears and so cute fluttering besides your neck. These will go great with a little black dress!
btw, I need a better name for these! I have gold ones in the works. E-mail me for a sneak peak.
[2 available]

If you liked those Golden Bow Earrings, here are the silver versions.

Sparkling Bows and Hearts Earrings - First Formal - $15
Silver bows with a swarovski crystal rhinestone accent and a jet black heart make the perfect "first formal" earrings. Dangles off elegantly shaped handcrafted sterling silver earwires.
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Sparkling Bows and Hearts Earrings - Blueberry Sparkles - $15
Silver bows with a swarovski crystal rhinestone accent and a sapphire ab heart. Dangles off elegantly shaped handcrafted sterling silver earwires.
[available]

As always your heart color is customizable.

Silver Bow Earrings - Raspberry Love - $15
Cute and sleek silver bows with a sparkling Fuchsia AB Swarovski crystal. Dangles off elegantly shaped handcrafted sterling silver earwires. Perfect for everyday wear.
[available]

Silver Bow Earrings - Strawberry Love - $15
Cute and sleek silver bows with a sparkling Rose AB Swarovski crystal. Dangles off elegantly shaped handcrafted sterling silver earwires.
[available]

Stay tuned for tomorrow's Key of Love necklace! My sister's photo shoot went well for her senior pictures. There's a lot of photos we like and it's hard to choose (which is good). I'll be sharing some next post! :)

I also really want to get more prom style earrings posted. I have a prototype worked out of my sister's prom earrings so far. Maybe I should post her dress and some jewelry options for you gals to vote on, haha.

Thank you for all the entries in the quicky Mother's Day giveaway. My family started off celebrating on Saturday with 16lbs of crawfish that my aunt and uncle cooked! YUM! Since most of the celebrating was done on Saturday, Sunday was mostly low-key with presents and stuff. My mom always makes it seem like she doesn't want anything.. but when I gave her her gift she said "I've been waiting for this!" ::shakes head::
speaking of gifts.. the winner is!!

yay Katie!! You won! Thank you for sharing your plans, and I'm sure your father was smiling down on you two. Please e-mail to claim your prize! <3

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Pearl Bracelet Finally and Love from Lisa

Woo hoo, so I finally made my first pearl bracelet for this blog! Took long enough, don't ya think? haha. Check it out! Keep reading for info on a referral program and some custom work.

Surprisingly not many people entered the mini giveaway from my last post... it ends today...

Lovingly Lavender Pearl Bracelet - $29
A gorgeous strand of Lavender pearls and rhinestone rondelles. Provence Lavender butterfly crystals accent the ends. The clasp features an antique silver curly heart. Measures 7.5" long BUT can be made shorter to a custom length.
[only one]
Lavender is the newest Swarovski pearl color. This bracelet can be made in any pearl color of your choice such as white or cream or pink! Most of you will probably need it 6.5 inches? Let me know your size.

Now some custom work!!
Designed by my favorite daily beauty blogger, Erynn of { e.motion in: motion; }
Every Queen Needs her Crown Necklace - $21
Antique silver royal crown with dangling a small crystal ab heart and pearl. 16" or 18" sterling silver chain.
[available]

Modeled here by the gorgeous Erynn herself. If you visit her blog you'll instantly see how creative she is.
I want to start a special referral program. If you custom design a necklace with me from scratch, and if I sell 5 necklaces of that Exact design you will receive a store credit for a future necklace/earrings. I'm not exactly sure about the details yet so I'll be flexible. If you had a custom design in the past and you want to join this program, please email me and we'll work it out!

Your Heart is my Hostage Necklace - $19
I love this! Also designed by Erynn and one of my back-burner ideas, this necklace features an antique crossed gun charm with a small Swarovski crystal heart in Light Rose AB. Sterling silver links and 16" or 18" sterling silver chain.
[available]

How about a modeled pic? ;) They would probably make cute earrings too!

Sunset Romance Necklace - $40, sale $38
A romantic pairing of gold and pink. Features a Light Rose AB Swarovski Heart and Golden Shadow Pegasus Pendant. 14k Gold-Filled bails and 16" or 18" chain. It's simple but the color pairing is so classy and romantic! I've had this for months and months and months but finally posting it. Inspired by Samantha! <3
[only one]

Want to know what Lisa of HQCD sent me? Click over to my beauty blog!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Classic Pieces for Mother's Day, Free Shipping Upgrade

For the new followers out there I wanted to re-share some classic popular pieces! These would be perfect for your Mom on Mother's Day! If you need it quick please type in "shipping upgrade" in the comments section for free upgrade to Priority Shipping! Valid Wednesday and Thursday til 1pm. I can't guarantee it will make it there in time (by sat) if you order after that time. US only.

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psst! Thanks for taking a look at my jewelry! A mini giveaway starts now! To win the Filigree Hearts earrings please leave a comment below telling me your plans for Mother's Day. Winner will be picked randomly. Ends this Saturday at midnight! :D Good Luck!!