Friday, February 26, 2010

Fairy Tale Friday...

Some romantic, rose-inspired finds for your Friday! Be sure to click the banner for more photos from the Fairy Tale Ornament flickr group...
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I also just found out today that my Aurore Necklace has been nominated for this week's Etsy Voter! The theme is
and it features lots of red carpet worthy items from Etsy sellers. Voting is open until March 4th!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
xo,

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hmm...I'm seeing a Coral-lation...

between the colors of this Treasury I just put together :
{featuring the work of: 
AmeliaKayPhotography, MamasLittleBabies, FairyBerry,
Bonheur, ClosetsofWhimsy, IreneSuchocki,
HadleyHutton, DiamondsLtd, Bonzie,
Berniolie, JenniferMorrisBeads, OxfordHeaven }

...and the colors of these new earrings:
I definitely have coral and pink on the mind! 
The earrings feature petal pink freshwater pearls, vintage rhinstones, Swarovksi crystals and vintage seed beads, for a seriously romantic look...
Both are on Etsy, should you like to come over and visit :)
I'll be back tomorrow with some Fairy Tale Friday Finds! 
Until then...
xo,
ps--my apologies for the cheesy title of this post--I just couldn't resist! ;)
UPDATE: The Treasury made the Front Page of Etsy this morning! Congrats to all of the artists!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Creative Space...

Some yummy new stones waiting to be incorporated into new designs...
{I'm still daydreaming and brainstorming about how best to use them.}
{citrine, garnet, rainbow moonstone, amethyst, bi-prehnite}
I'm particularly smitten with these rainbow moonstone briolettes--the shades of blue are so lovely and ethereal...
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To see what other bloggers are working on in their creative spaces, be sure to visit Kootoyoo's blog!
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xo,

Sunday, February 14, 2010

1000 ♥s~Valentines Day Giveaway Winner...

Happy Valentines Day! 
It's time to announce the winner for the giveaway...
But first, I just wanted to say how lovely it was to see the large turnout for this contest--I received well over 100 entries, and had such a fun time reading your comments, both on my blog and on FaceBook, Twitter, etc. I also loved your name suggestions, and plan to add many of them to my list of names for future designs...So, a big thank you to everyone who entered! 
I have taken everyones' comments from the giveaway post below and assigned a number to each entry. I then typed this number into a handy-dandy random number generator to find the winning entry for the contest...

Southern Lady's Vintage! 
Congrats, Barbara! I will be emailing you shortly for your mailing address so I can ship the necklace to you this week...
And if you didn't win, there is still a chance to own a piece of Edera Jewelry--
I'm offering a 10% discount on all purchases from my Etsy shop to blog Followers and those who entered the giveaway. This offer is good until February 16th. Just type in your Blogger user name in the "Notes to Seller" section at checkout, and wait for me to send a revised invoice via PayPal.
Thank you to everyone who has hearted my shop and supported and encouraged my work in the past few years...
Much love,

Friday, February 12, 2010

mystérieux...

Mysterious how elusive an Etsy Treasury slot can be, only to appear when you least expect it! Today I happened to be on the Treasury page right as it was opening up and of course, I had to put together this collection of ethereal finds in misty shades of blue!
irenesuchoki, LeeOhio, susantique,
emilygrayjewels, CoutureDivine, bcm999,
Waterose, MagnolijaDRESS, AmeliaKayPhotography,
kiefferceramics, fairyberry, OxfordHeaven
To see these lovely items in all their glory, be sure to click here...
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And while you're on Etsy, you might want to take a peek at this new design in my Etsy shop!
A brooch featuring my signature handmade lace, crafted with real silver threads, Swarovski crystals, and vintage rhinestones...

I've also used lots of freshwater pearls, which I think gives it a rather Elizabethan feel...
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And if you haven't entered the Valentines Day/1000 ♥s Giveaway yet, there is still time!
Click here for more info...
I'll be back on Sunday to announce the winner--hope everyone has a great weekend!
xo,

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

1000 ♥s~Valentines Day Giveaway!

To celebrate my 1000th heart on Etsy, and as a little Valentines Day gift to all of my readers, I am having a giveaway! The winner receives bonbons and roses--combined in one necklace, that is...
I'm giving away this romantic BonBon Necklace--which I created in a lovely shade of rose colored silk and adorned with petal pink freshwater pearls and a vintage rhinestone...
  
The chain is 14k gold filled, dotted with A grade freshwater pearls and AA quartz crystal rondelles...
The necklace is finished with a gold filled lobster clasp and an extender chain, so that it can be adjusted between 15"-16" long...

CONTEST RULES:
You can enter up to 9 times by doing the following:

Become a Follower on my blog and leave a comment below letting me know
Join my Mailing List (look for the widget on the right hand column of my blog) and leave a comment
Visit my Etsy Shop and heart an item, then leave a comment on this post letting me know which one you chose
 Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment letting me know
Tweet About the Giveaway and leave a comment here to let me know
Become a Facebook Fan  and leave a comment here
Comment about the Giveaway on Facebook and leave a note below mentioning it
Blog about the Giveaway and leave a link in the comment section to the post
Suggest a name or two that you think would be great for a new design--I'm always on the look out for unusual names...

IMPORTANT:
Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry so I know how many times you've entered, and be sure to leave a way for me to get in touch with you, either as a link to your blog, or an email address! 

The contest is open until February 13th--I'll announce the winner on February 14th, Valentines Day!
Good luck to everyone :)
xo,

Friday, February 5, 2010

Fairy Tale Friday...

Some golden, Fairy Tale finds for your Friday...
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
xo,

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Creative Space...

 Today I've been sketching designs for a custom work commission...
A lovely bride-to-be in Australia recently contacted me about making a pair of BonBon earrings for her wedding in the most unusual and elegant color scheme of burgundy and olive green. I've been searching for just the right stones in the right shades of red and green for the project, and even made a little sample motif {in the upper right hand corner...}
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And speaking of BonBon Earrings {it seems like I've been speaking about them quite a bit on my blog lately!} the pair I was working on in last week's Creative Space post are now finished and available in my Etsy shop...
These reminded me of water lilies, so I named them after the nymphs of streams and ponds in Greek Mythology--the Naiads. I was experimenting with layering my gold lace over the silk thread, and I'm really pleased with the effect...the long, delicate drops are also something new :)
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To see what other bloggers are working on in their Creative Spaces, be sure to visit Kootoyoo's blog!
xo,