Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I have made a series of these "Organic Hoop Earrings" over the past few weeks and am really pleased with them.
I have been wanting to do more with wire and metal and this was a good place to start. I used sterling silver wire to handforge these hoops. I then hammered them for strength and texture. I love the visible bumps and divots in the metal (yes...it was intentional!) On this particular pair I oxidized the metal and brushed the hoops for an antique finish.
Check out some of the other handforged hoops in my shop!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I have been more busy than I had expected this holiday season. Fortunately, Etsy has given me an early Christmas present this year by featuring my jewelry in their gift guide sections! In ealrier posts I had noted that two of my items were featured this year: "Tweet Earrings" and "Flirty Floral Necklace".
The "Flirty Floral Necklace" has been so popular that I have sold a dozen of them just in the past month! Thanks Etsy!
I have also been featured in other gift guides this holiday season. The Mama Speaks Holiday Gift Guide and the Indie Collective Holiday Shopping Guide.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Visit Etsy.com to view all the Gift Guides which feature beautiful handmade items. The Gift Guides are conveniently organized by categories for easy shopping. Need a gift for MOM? Easy! Click here. Looking for the perfect gift for your environmentally conscious friend? You got it!
Remember that the Holidays are approaching...get started on your shopping soon :-)
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
You can see the Gift Guides here.
The "Autumn" Gift Guide is located under the "Holiday" section.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
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My jewelry was featured in the newsletter that was sent out today! So far, three items have sold out of the shop, the first being the necklace which was featured. You can see all items that were featured in today's Etsy Finds here.
L. Rose Design's: Autumn Necklace
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I am very excited to be participating in this event on November 22 at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ. I will be one of 21 independent designers at the show. It is a juried show which features many talented artists. To see a list of vendors, visit the Made for You Showcase Website. There will be everything from sculpture to baked goods to jewelry!
It is also for a great cause. Half of the proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to The Parker Family Health Center which provides health care to those in need. Free Food....Free Music....and Complimentary "Swag Bags" will be given to all attendees!
It will be an event that you don't want to miss! For ticket information visit The Made for You Showcase website. (If you purchase tickets online before the event, you will receive a $5 discount!)
Saturday, September 27, 2008
The process takes quite a while to achieve the look that I am going for. Many layers of patina are painted on by hand, are left to dry, and painted on again and again to get the perfect shade and texture.
I have been pleased with my experimentations so far, and hope to continue to perfect the process as I learn from my mistakes! :-)
Here are a few of my pieces to date:
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Great news...my Cascading Droplet earrings were featured on the front page of Etsy.com today! Thank you to Betsy3 for featuring my earrrings in her beautiful treasury.
My Autumn necklace was also featured this week on the FRONT page of Etsy. Too good to be true! Two items on the front page within three days :-) Thanks to Whimsidoodle for creating her treasury as well <3
I am so thankful for all of your support!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
L. Rose Designs handcrafted jewelry is now available for purchase at Heritage Surf and Sport in Ocean City and Margate, New Jersey. Heritage is a one stop surf shop featuring clothing, accessories, and all your surfing needs. It is a really great store to stop in and check out if you are in the South Jersey shore area.
The staff is knowledgeable and very helpful. Currently on display at the shops are my necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
Here are a few of the beauties you can see on display in the stores:
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
L. Rose Designs has been included as a feature artist at the IndieCollective Website. IndieCollective features "independently-owned businesses, showcases artists, artisans, designers & many other facets of the creative arts community."
The site offers not just jewelry artisans, but a variety of independent artists including categories of bath and beauty, home goods, handbags, apparel, and pet goods to name a few.
Click the link to get your fix of indie designers!