Monday, September 27, 2010

A Little Etsy Update...

The work in progress that I featured last week here is now completed and listed in my Etsy shop! It's one of my first pieces for my Wedding Collection for Fall/Winter...
Eglantine is a type of rose {as well as a rather romantic sounding girl's name} and living up to its inspiration, this bracelet features some sumptuous, petal-soft silk ribbon in a deep shade of red. I love how the rich color contrasts with the sparkly, lightness of the lace, which is almost snowflake like...
I think it would be perfect for a winter wedding... and there is some versatility in how it can be worn, as I've made the ribbon ties extra long. 
I've wrapped them twice around my wrist for an interesting layered effect, but it could also be worn once around for a larger bow, or even as a choker...
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And I was recently invited to be part of the Independent Jewelry Goddesses' Facebook group-- a gathering of many talented jewelry designers who create upscale jewelry and sell on Etsy. It's been awhile since I made a Treasury, so this weekend I decided to create one spotlighting a design from each of the designers in the group 
{as well as a few other Etsy favorites!}
If you like beautiful jewelry by indie designers, then you might like to visit the group here.
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xo,

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Scenes from the Studio...

Today I've been working on these little earrings, a custom order for a bride...
I just finished them this afternoon and am pretty happy with how they turned out! They're very dainty and vintage looking, with lots of rhinestones stitched on by hand and some large champagne colored freshwater pearls... 
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I've also been creating lots of tiny little lace motifs to adorn the tops of every package that I send out. I like to sit and create a batch of them so that I have them ready to go when I am packaging up my orders...
To see what other bloggers are working on in their studios this week, be sure to visit Kirsty's blog!
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Hope everyone in the States had a nice Labor Day Weekend! I had a good one--my birthday was on Saturday, so I took some time off to celebrate :)
xo,