Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wire Wrapped Chalcedony Earrings

Pin It I've just finished photographing my new series of Wire Wrapped Chalcedony Earrings. They are a rainbow of color! I love them!

Each stone has been artistically wire wrapped in a generous amount of sterling silver wire. The ear wires are hand formed and hammered by me! All the silver has been oxidized and brushed for a shiny contrasting finish.







See them listed in my Etsy shop here!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Me and Nate Berkus hanging out at the Brooklyn Flea Market

Pin It It was a gorgeous, seasonably warm, fall day on Saturday. We ventured into Brooklyn to walk, (and eat our way) through the Flea Market. There was so much to see, it was a bit overwhelming at first. We decided to start with some delicious food from some of the many food vendors. Matt had pizza from Pizza Moto, and I had a veggie huerache from Martinez Food Vendors.

After eating lunch, I noticed Nate Berkus in line for some pizza. He graciously allowed me to interrupt his lunch to snap a photo! Later on I saw him again interviewing some of the furniture vendors...he must have been there to film parts of his new show.

Me and Nate Berkus

From there we pretty much ate our way through all of the food vendors, and did some shopping. We sampled some amazing carbonated juice from our friend Antonio of Brooklyn Soda Works. The apple ginger was our favorite. Matt had a maple bacon cupcake from Kumquat Cupcakery. Of course he picked the one that had the largest piece of bacon on it.

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

We also sampled a few different types of raw chocolate bars and truffles from Fine and Raw Chocolates. Matt picked out three of his favorites since he is the choco-holic. Later on for his "snack", Matt tried the pork sandwich from Porchetta.

Some Ball jars from one of the vintage vendors.

Ride your bike to the flea and get a tune up.

Lunch #2 (Grilled ham and cheese and a malt milkshake from Milk Truck)

It was the perfect day!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

FREE Jewelry Giveaway for Facebook Fans

Pin It I've recently started a Facebook Page to spread the word about exclusive offers and sales in my Etsy shop. Enter the contest for your chance to win a free pair of L.Rose Designs earrings of your choice!

Help me get to 500 "likes" and you could win a free pair of earrings! Here's how:
1.) Click here to visit L. Rose Designs Facebook Page.
2.) If you haven't already done so, click "Like" at the top of the Facebook page.
3.) Suggest the page to your friends who you think would like the page.
4.) Leave a comment on the page saying that you did so.
5.) Once I receive your comment, your name will be entered to win a free pair of earrings of your choice!

The lucky winner will be randomly picked when I reach my goal of 500 "likes". The more people you suggest, the sooner you could be a winner! The winner can chose a favorite pair of earrings from my Etsy shop. I will send them directly to you, or to someone who you think deserves a gift from you!

Thanks! ♥ Lauren

Saturday, October 2, 2010

New Custom Stamped Design Jewelry

Pin It I've recently invested in some new design stamp tools, which I am very excited to use. Thanks to You Tube I've been able to watch some tutorial videos about hand stamping. I practiced a few weeks ago on some inexpensive cooper sheet. This is an example of the script that I will be using to create some of the custom initial pieces that I have been dreaming up!

These tools are easy to use. I have a stainless steel bench block and I just purchased a 2 lb. brass head mallet since I wasn't happy with the amount of pressure that the 1 lb. hammer was giving me. Hopefully with some more practice I will have some new pieces to add to the shop!

Stay tuned for some of the finished pieces. I should have them up in the next few weeks!