Saturday, December 5, 2009

New Custom Bridal Order

Pin It I've been working on this custom bridal order for the past couple of months for the lovely Katie. The color scheme was gold, ivory, and crystal. The girls are wearing persimmon colored dresses and the bride will be wearing ivory. I really love the opportunity to work with brides to design jewelry for their special day. If you are planning on being married in 2010 please get in touch if you want something completely unique and personal to wear for you and your bridesmaids!

Here are a few of the custom pieces. To see them all check out the "sold" section of my Etsy store.

Swarovski Briolette and Ivory Pearls

Swarovski and Pearl Cascade Earrings

Long Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Earrings

Bridal Set: Baroque Crystal and Pearls

Bridesmaids Bracelets: Crystal and Shadow Swarovski and Pearls

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sneak Peek at the New Goodies

Pin It So, summer has captured me and stolen all of my precious creative jewelry time. I admit that I have slightly neglected putting my energy into making new pieces this summer, however I am so happy to show you all the new things I designed today. YES, TODAY! I have been a busy little bee! These pieces are all brand new... and I wanted to share them with you before I complete the necessary details to get them ready to make their debut in the shop. So...take a peek!

A few new Lariat styles and some brass charm necklaces!

Stay tuned! They will be in the shop soon :-)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Gold Rush

Pin It I've been playing around with using more gold tones in my designs lately. I am usually a silver girl, however I am starting to love the classic, feminine look of gold. I love the pairing of the gold with brighter colors....perfect pairing for summer!

Here are a few of the newest pieces:

Don't forget to check out the shop! New pieces added every week :-)

Monday, April 27, 2009

FRONT PAGE of Etsy 4-26-09

Pin It My Bombay Earrings were featured on the front page of Etsy yesterday as part of an India themed treasury. They sold, but if you are interested in a pair I can certainly re-create them for you. Check out my shop for details to request a custom item.

Front Page 4-26-09

A big THANK YOU to Tulamyra for creating the treasury~

Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's Wedding Season

Pin It I just finished a custom Bridal order for a customer this past week. I am really happy with how the items look. The bride wanted the bridesmaids jewelry to reflect each girl's personality. I thought it was a great idea and agreed to make each set different. Some of the designs are big and bold while others are feminine and light. It was such a great order to work on! The color scheme was bright gold, champagne and light green. I used Green Aventurine stones, champagne glass pearls and bright gold wire and chain.

Bridal Earrings:Freshwater Keishi Pearls with New Jade stones

Feminine Bridesmaid Necklace: Pearls and Green Aventurine

Flower Bridesmaid Necklace: Pearls, Green Aventurine and Metal Flower Pendant

Bold Bridesmaid Necklace: Large Pearls and Chunky Green Aventrine

Filigree Bridesmaid Necklace: Filigree Pendant with Pearls and Green Aventurine

I am anticipating more custom bridal orders in the future. Please contact me through my website to get more information about custom bridal orders. Each piece is created with you in mind, and adds a personal touch to your wedding. I would love to work with you!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Recommended Reading.....

Pin It I wanted to share with you some of my favorite books of late:

First, I will mention a jewelry book entitled "bead on a wire" written by Sharilyn Miller. This book is one of the first books I purchased when I began my interest in jewelry making. I am self taught, so this was a close companion of mine in the beginning year of my jewelry discoveries. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in the beginnings of wire jewelry. The descriptions are easy to follow and the photos are a great addition.

Another is a Vegetarian Cookbook by Linda Yoakam and Sue Spitler entitled "1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes". There are lots of yummy, good for you recipes for vegetarians to peruse through in this large book.

Lastly, one of my favorite authors, David Sedaris' "When you are engulfed in flames". I had the pleasure of seeing him read some essay's from this book last October. His observations and assumptions make for interesting reading! He even signed my copy of this book for me :-)

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Featured at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts

Pin It L. Rose Designs is currently being featured at The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts Gift Shop in Millville, NJ.

Here are some pieces you will find on display at the Center:




Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sneak Peak at the Spring Line 2009

Pin It Hello lovlies,

I have been a busy bee trying to get some new pretties in the shop. At this point, I am about half way there! I have had bundle of new supplies coming in, and have been sketching some ideas that have been floating around in my head. I have managed to complete a few pieces and wanted to share them with you before I put them in the shop where they will be merrily on their way!

Carved Shell and Labradorite Necklace on Sterling

Wooden Feather Bracelet with Chrysoprase accent

Vintage Brass Drops with Handpainted Verdigris

Custom Piece with Soocho Jade and Wood

Thanks for looking! More pieces will be filling up the shop soon!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

North American Sea Glass Festival

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In October I had the opportunity to attend the North American Sea Glass Festival in Lewes, DE. The festival featured many talented artists from sea glass jewelry to sculpture. For a sea glass lover and collector, it was my heaven on earth! 2008 was the first year that the festival was held on the east coast. Next year's festival will be held in Erie, PA on October 17 and 18, 2009. I am hoping to make my way to the Lake Erie coast next year as well for another wonderful sea glass gathering!

Every year the North American Sea Glass Association holds a "Shard of the Year" Contest. Collectors from all over the world bring their prized pieces of glass hoping to a chance at the $1,000 prize.

Shard of the Year Contest Table

The festival also offers many workshops about the history of sea glass, origins and where to find it. I attended a few of the lectures, one with Pure Sea Glass author Richard LaMotte. He even signed my copy of the book! The book is a great resource for any sea glass collector.

Private Collection from Washington State

Handcrafted Sea Glass Jewelry from Relish

Sea Glass Suncatcher

More Contest Pieces