Sunday, May 8, 2011

Personalized Necklaces going fast!

Pin It These custom initial necklaces that I've introduced a few months ago are quite popular! I offer them in sterling silver and 14k gold, with heart charms, circle charms or star shaped charms. For a simple, more minimal look just wear one initial -or- pair them together for a layered look!

Various colors of birthstones and semi precious stones are available to add a pop of color to your custom necklaces. A great choice for a gift for mom or your sweetheart! Perfect for a bridal party gift too....a personalized keepsake to wear again and again.

Visit the shop to see all the custom initial necklaces!

Birthstone and Semi Precious Stone Colors

Custom Initial Script

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring is almost here and Etsy Photography tips!

Pin It I LOVE SPRING! It's refreshing, beginning to get warm, and new growth is sprouting up everywhere! I also love Spring because I am given the extra hour to photograph my jewelry in the natural light. The winter is tough for me. I work my day job, and rush home to photograph in the 20-30 minute span of natural sunlight that I have before the sun sets for the evening! Thankfully, daylight savings has set in, and there is plenty of sunlight to go around.

Typically, I find that cloudy days are best to photograph. There is enough light, and no glare from the sun. I like to set up right near a window. I place a couple sheets of scrapbook paper (usually a gray tone) on a steady surface, bring in a couple props like a photo frame and tea cup and I am all set. I place my camera of Macro Mode. This allows me to get close enough to show detail of the jewelry. However, because the Macro lens magnifies the items, it's important to show relative size reference so the customer gets a better idea of the true size of the item.

My Basic Photography Set Up

Etsy has some great photography tips. To read about how to achieve clarity and crispness in your photos, read this great article.

Photography is so important when selling items online. A customer doesn't have the ability to touch or try on your items. You have to create a feeling with your photos if you want your items to get noticed. Being featured on the front page of Etsy is always a wonderful surprise. Your photos must be perfect! Here are some great tips from Etsy about getting the items in your shop featured more frequently. Good Luck!

The finished Products

Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentine's Day Sale!

Pin It YAY! Valentine's Day SALE this weekend!!!

Buy your sweetie something handmade!

In honor of the upcoming holiday of LOVE, I am offering 30% OFF your entire purchase from my Shop! After adding the items to your cart, simply type the Coupon Code "LOVE2011" into the Shop Coupon Code Box to automatically receive the 30% OFF discount!

Visit the Shop Here: L. Rose Designs Handcrafted Jewelry


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Native American Treasury

Pin It Here is my latest Treasury created on Etsy. Snow days allow me to have a little extra time on my hands. :-) Click on the title " Modern Native American" to be directed to Etsy, and leave me a comment!

Monday, January 24, 2011

New Bridal Collection

Pin It I wanted to share with you some new Bridal earrings that I have been excited about. I loved creating my bridal jewelry, and am looking forward to being able to create some beautiful pieces for brides to wear on their memorable day.

If you are planning a 2011 wedding, I offer discounts for brides and bridal party orders. Please contact me for specifics!

You can see the entire L. Rose Designs Bridal Collection HERE!