Sunday, December 13, 2009

Last Minute Shoppers! It's not too Late!


If you are a last minute shopper, like me, I know that it can get quite stressful! Just like everyone else out there, I am on a budget and I do not look forward to doing all of our shopping at the last minute. I am really hoping to find nice gifts at an affordable price! But, what can you do when there is not enough time in the day to do everything that needs to get done! That's why I'm constantly reminding myself and my family what this season is all about. It's about celebrating the life and freedom that we have through the birth and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, spending time with loved ones, forgiving, and giving to others in need. I find my peace through the stress of the Holidays when I am reminded of why we celebrate Christmas and through thanking the Lord for the blessings that He has poured out upon our home. The Lord has blessed my sister and I with this wonderful creativity and He continues to inspire and move us every day! I am so thankful for the work He has done in our lives! Our business has grown by leaps and bounds this year and I know that it will continue to grow through out the coming year.



The Lord continues to inspire us with new ideas and Hannah and I have listed quite a few new pieces in our stores! We are really excited by our new designs and would love to share them with you! There is still time to place your order and receive it by Christmas! Up until the 19th of December, you will be able to place your order without having to upgrade the shipping (this applies to orders in the U.S.-for International orders-we do not have control over customs and it may take longer to receive your purchase). Any purchase after the 19th can still be received by Christmas, but, you will need to upgrade the shipping. We will do our very best to make sure that you receive your package in time!

We also have our 10% OFF SALE going in both of our stores until Christmas Eve! Visit our stores at:


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
~Joy and Hannah
Love Designs




Friday, December 11, 2009

We have a ~WINNER~ ~WINNER~ ~WINNER~ YAY!


Hannah and I have just finished up another exciting and successful GIVEAWAY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER! I can't think of a better way to celebrate giving this Holiday Season and our love of Christmas than giving away our Signature Simple Elegance Necklace :) We had eight ladies from our Facebook Fans enter into our contest with twenty eligible entries into the contest. I won't hold you all in suspense any longer! Our WINNER of our ~**~DECEMBER GIVEAWAY~**~ is Kathy Johnson!!!!!

I can't think of a more wonderful person to WIN this month's GIVEAWAY! We are so excited for you Kathy! Congratulations! You have your choice of Amethyst, Light Amethyst, Fuschia, Olivine, Indicolite, Aquamarine, or Crystal Clear for your necklace. Just let us know which Swarovski Crystal Colour you prefer and we will get your necklace to you!
Become a FAN of Love Designs on Facebook!

Friday, December 4, 2009

~**~HURRY~**~Christmas~ is almost here!!~




Happy Holidays everyone! We've been busy! We've added new designs daily to our in stock inventory in both our Etsy and ArtFire Studio's. Christmas is right around the corner! We have so many unique items in our store and I'll give you a peek at some of the newest designs that were just added. We've added new Seaglass Jewelry, Contemporary and Modern Designs, Whimsical and Organic Designs, and Romantic Jewelry. We have new Bracelets, Rings (Wire Wrapped and Adjustable), Multi Strand Necklaces, and Unique Earrings. If you want to ensure that you receive your order before Christmas...place your order soon! We can upgrade the shipping on orders to ensure that you get your package on time. However, right now you can SAVE on our shipping! All shipping, primary and secondary, have been reduced!

Check out our online stores and you will receive 10% off your entire order! Hannah and I are looking forward to spending time with our families during the Holidays and our stores will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve and New Year's Day! We hope you have a wonderful and blessed Holiday!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!
~Hannah and Joy
Love Designs
Our Online Stores...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

~**~DECEMBER GIVEAWAY~**~







That's right! Hannah and I are featuring another GIVEAWAY just in time for Christmas! "Tis the season" for Giving and we love giving especially at this time of year. For our GIVEAWAY, our Facebook FANS voted on a necklace for our Holiday Feature. We love our FANS and they give us a lot of great feedback about our jewelry and what they would like to see us design. That's why this month we decided to feature our Signature Simple Elegance Necklace after one of our FANS suggested that we design some dantier jewelry because she would like to wear jewelry, but, her children like to tug on the larger pieces. So, our Simple Elegance Necklace was an obvious choice!



To date, our Simple Elegance Necklace has been and continues to be our TOP SELLER at Jewelry Parties and for Weddings. Why is it so popular? It's simple...not only is this necklace beautiful...our signature necklace is extremely versatile. We've designed this necklace using sleek Sterling Silver Chain and handwrapped a single Swarovski Crystal Cosmic Bead which is secured to the chain. The Swarovski Crystals come in fabulous jewel colours which add just the right amount of warmth and sparkle against the Sterling Silver chain. The necklace is finished with a Sterling Silver Clasp. If you WIN this necklace, we are going to let you pick out the color! The Swarovski Crystal featured in this GIVEAWAY comes in Amethyst, Light Amethyst, Indicolite, Olivine, Aquamarine, Fuschia, and Crystal Clear.



Our GIVEAWAY is exclusive to Facebook FANS>>>so, visit our FAN page at http://www.facebook.com/LoveDesigns and become a FAN today and enter our GIVEAWAY for your chance to WIN our Signature Simple Elegance Necklace.



Hannah and I love the Holiday Season and would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and blessed Holiday Season!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

***REDUCED SHIPPING RATES AND SALE!***


In an increasing effort to help our customers out this Holiday Season, Hannah and I have decided to REDUCE our Primary and Secondary SHIPPING RATES along with slashing our inventory by 10%. We know it's not easy finding affordable and quality jewelry for your Christmas Gifts and we want to make sure that you will find a gorgeous and unique gift for you loved ones! We are listing new inventory daily, so, check out our online stores at:




You will be sure to find awesome deals on both ArtFire and Etsy! There are many talented crafters and unique gifts on both of these websites.


For current updates on sales items...become a FAN of Love Designs on Facebook or follow us on TWITTER!




Happy Shopping ;)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Modern Emerald Green Seaglass Earrings-SALE!


So unique! I love these seaglass earrings...the green color is a VIBRANT Emerald Green and looks fantastic against the sleek Modern Brass. They are fantastic earrings and are a perfect match to our Modern Emerald Green Seaglass Necklace also listed in our ArtFire store.


These earrings are designed using GENUINE SEAGLASS found off the shores of Lake Erie near Cleveland, Ohio. It is not easy to find matching pairs...but, these pieces are almost an exact match and have the same gorgeous Emerald Green colour! The pieces of glass are handwrapped and attached to sleek Brass Rounds. The earrings are finished with Brass Earwire.


Earring Length: 2 inches


IN STOCK AND READY FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT!


Find them in our ArtFire Artisan Studio at:


Tranquil Aqua Briolette and Leaf Necklace


Tranquil and Stunning! This necklace is simply gorgeous featuring a single handwrapped Aqua Briolette in Oxidized Sterling Silver resting on this fabulous Maple Leaf Resin Bead. The pendant is attached to a decorative stamped silver round and secured to gunmetal chain. The entire necklace is finished with a lobster clasp.


Necklace Length: 18 inches


Currently on ~*~SALE~*~ in our ArtFire Artisan Studio at:




Friday, November 27, 2009

~*~SALE~*~ ~*~SALE~*~ ~*~SALE~*~


Just a reminder! We are having a SALE in our online stores until Christmas Eve! Visit our online stores today!




We will also be having a GIVEAWAY exclusively for our Facebook FANS beginning November 30th! Visit Love Designs Facebook page and become a FAN and enter to win a necklace in our GIVEAWAY!!!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

*DEALS* *DEALS* *DEALS* FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

"Lift up your eyes on high and see! Who has created these? He who brings out their host by number and calls them all by name; through the greatness of His might and because He is strong in power, not one is missing or lacks anything."
Isaiah 40:26

Hey everyone! Hannah and I are really looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with our family tomorrow and eating LOTS of really delicious food and giving THANKS to our Father in heaven for all that he is blessing us with!

In celebration of the Holidays, all of our ONLINE jewelry will be listed as 10% off in our ArtFire Studio starting Friday, November 27th, and ending Christmas Eve! We will be adding new inventory daily...be sure to check our store for new and exciting designs and don't miss out on the savings!

Also, in our Loves Creation Etsy store...we will also take 10% off all purchases! Hannah and I will refund you 10% through PayPal after we receive payment! Our Etsy store is set up a little differently than our ArtFire store...you won't see the savings immediately...but, we will refund you through PayPal. This will also be effective on Friday, November 27th, and will end on Christmas Eve! We will also be adding new designs to our Etsy store!

Visit our online store at:

http://www.lovedesigns.artfire.com/

http://www.lovescreation.etsy.com/

Become a FAN of Love Designs on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/LoveDesigns


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Our TOP SELLER at the Cleveland Handmade Market :)


Sunday was a GORGEOUS day in Chagrin Falls, Ohio! We could not have asked for better weather and we had a fantastic time at the Cleveland Handmade Market! Hannah and I finally got the chance to meet some of the wonderfully talented people who are on the Cleveland Street Team on Etsy. Check out the website...http://www.clevelandhandmade.com...you will find links to great deals for all of your Holiday Shopping on this website!
Besides it being a gorgeous day for this time of year in Northeast Ohio...we had a great turnout at the Market and did surprisingly well for all of the competition. We were in a room full of talented jewelry makers and it was tough competition. We were completely surprised by our biggest seller which were our Handknotted Scarves! This was a last minute decision by my sister Hannah and I have to say that I was shocked at how fast they went! I just want to share the scarves with all of you and see what you think of them? If you have a minute...let us know if you think we should list these scarves in our Etsy store?
Thanks to everyone at the Cleveland Handmade Market! It was great getting to know all of you! All of the members of the Etsy Cleveland Street Team are not only extremely talented, but, also extremely kind and helpful!
Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving everyone! Hannah and I are very thankful for the work that God has done in our lives and in our business over the last year. Thank you for supporting HANDMADE!
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DON'T FORGET! Leave us a comment below about our Handknotted Scarves :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

~Cleveland Handmade Market~

The holidays are approaching FAST! A lot faster than I realized! I was watching Grey's Anatomy last night and they actually had their Christmas and New Years show last night...I had to stop the show when they started playing Christmas Carols and count down the weeks left until Christmas and guess what?!? There are only FOUR WEEKS and FIVE DAYS left until Christmas Day. I don't know about you, but, I have a LOT of Christmas shopping to get done in a very small period of time. But, I'm a procrastinator and like all great procrastinator's, we thrive on the chaos of last minute shopping frenzy:)
So, in the spirit of Holiday shopping and finding those unique and special gifts for your friends and loved ones. Hannah and I would like to let all of you know that if you are in the Cleveland area to stop by and visit us and all of our crafter friends from Etsy at the Valley Art Center, 155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022. We will be there from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. Some of you may or may not know that Chagrin Falls is a wonderful town filled with great shops and quaint places to eat. The weather is supposed to be sunny and beautiful out on Sunday..so, get a group of your girlfriends, have lunch, and come out to see us and enjoy the day! We will be featuring many of our designs that you will find in our online stores, plus, new designs that we have not listed yet!

Hannah and I wish all of you a blessed and wonderful Holiday Season! If you can't make it out to Chagrin Falls this weekend, visit our online stores at:


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pictures from our Recent Jewelry Party and Craft Show!

Love Designs Jewelry Party hosted by Janess
One of our customers showing off her jewelry that she purchased for a night out on the town!

One of our biggest FANS...already a jewelry DIVA :)


A picture of Love Designs Display at the IMAGO Arts Festival and our Mom who helped us out that day! Thanks MOM!
Hi Everyone! I know I haven't been as diligent as I should be about posting new blogs...BUT, Hannah and I have been extremely busy with our Jewelry Parties and Craft Shows and would like to share with you some pictures from our recent adventures. Some of the pictures feature our recent craft show at the IMAGO Arts Festival hosted by Willoughby Hills Friends Church and some are from a recent Jewelry Party hosted by Janess.

Hannah and I will be at the Valley Arts Center in Chagrin Falls on November 22nd from 1-5pm this coming weekend. SO, if you are in the area you should stop by and check it out. There will be several artists from Cleveland Handmade who are all shop owners on the very popular online store Etsy. For more information on this event visit http://www.clevelandhandmade.com/.

We are updating our store with new designs daily so be sure to check them out at:
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Thank you for supporting all things HANDMADE :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Sneek Peak ;)






Sorry I haven't been posting any new blogs lately...we've been very busy with Arts and Crafts Festivals and Jewelry Parties! I just wanted to take a minute to give you all a sneak peek at our new designs that we will be listing in our Etsy and ArtFire stores this week! Hannah and I have really been into the Vintage and Antique jewelry bringing back some of the nostalgia of times past. Just recently, we've started to use Vintaj pieces in our designs and will be adding Patina to enhance our designs. We are really excited about these new pieces, so let us know what you think and leave a comment below. Be sure to check out our online stores this week for the newest listings!

Friday, October 30, 2009

We have a ~WINNER~ ~WINNER~ ~WINNER~ YAY!


This month my sister and I featured another GIVEAWAY for our FACEBOOK FANS! Today we announced the winner! All I can say is WOW! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful feedback and comments! We had another great response with 16 FANS entering the contest and 56 official entries. That is just so AWESOME!!! I won't keep you all waiting any longer...the WINNER of this month's GIVEAWAY is:

Tracy Fortenbery!!!

Yay! Tracy, you have won our Bold Indicolite Graphic Ring! I'm so excited for you because I know that you will love it! I will be getting in touch with you today to let you know the details about your ring!

Thank you to everyone who entered our contest! Don't be sad if you did not win this month...we will be featuring another GIVEAWAY this coming month!

To find out more about Love Designs and the artists behind the designs...Become a FAN of Love Designs on FACEBOOK at:
http://www.facebook.com/LoveDesigns

Visit our online stores at:
http://www.lovescreation.etsy.com/
http://www.lovedesigns.artfire.com/

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Custom Seaglass Designs





"Everytime we walk along the beach, some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war."
~Loren Eiseley
I just want to takea minute and share with you a passion that Hannah and I share with many of our customers...a passion for scavenging the beach for lost treasures and little pieces of sparkling glass that has been carefully tumbled and washed ashore by powerful waves and moving water! I am finding that many of our customers pick up these tiny treasures and hold on to them as tiny keepsakes of the memories that were made on family vacations and of the fun they had with friends and family playing on the beach. These are special memories of times of laughing, relaxing, and letting our everyday worries fade away with the sound of the seagulls and crashing waves. There is something powerful and special about this creation of water and sand. It calls out to us, draws us near, and reminds us that there is something more powerful, tranquil, and comforting here...it reminds us something bigger than ourselves....of a Creator, who created the earth and everything in it.
My sister and I love designing special pieces for our customers especially when what we design brings back the precious memories that they hold on to. Just recently, I had the opportunity to design some pieces for a friend that I recently got back in touch with on Facebook. Sherry and her sister found some very special pieces of glass off the coast of Lake Erie near Cleveland Ohio and asked me make her and her sister seaglass rings and her Mom a seaglass necklace. These pieces of glass were especially rare...one was a large piece of Pink Seaglass. Only one in ten thousand pieces of glass found on the beach are the color of pink. The other two were a Seafoam color, which was a large size, and also an Emerald color. Not only did they have a great time finding these pieces, they also created wonderful memories of their time together on the beach. I was more than happy to design these pieces for Sherry and her family and I think the result is beautiful. Here are some pictures of the jewelry that I designed for her and her family and what Sherry had to say about the final result!
"Hi Joy! I couldn't wait to give my Mom her necklace! She LOVES it! It looks so beautiful on her and it also has a lot of meaning to it. She took my sister's ring down to her in NC this week. My sister called this morning and said it was more beautiful than she thought! Thank you so much-these mean so much to us!"
Thanks so much Sherry! Designing these pieces was our pleasure! We love designing seaglass jewelry and it means a lot to us that not only are we doing something that we love...we are helping our customers keep their memories close at heart!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Vintage Filigree Necklace

Hannah and I have been working hard to create new and unique jewelry. This piece is especially unique with this gorgeous Silver Filigree Link. We've used a Vintage Acrylic Elongated Teardrop, handwrapped it and attached the pendant to the link. The necklace is finished with Sterling Silver chain and lobster clasp. The result is stunning! You can check it out in our Etsy studio at:
http://www.lovescreation.etsy.com/
and you will find more original designs at:
http://www.lovedesigns.artfire.com/

Become a FAN of Love Designs on Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/LoveDesigns

Or follow us on TWITTER!
http://www.twitter.com/LoveDesigns

As always, we love hearing from you! Let us know what you think of our recent designs and leave us a comment below!
~Joy and Hannah
Love Designs

Thursday, October 22, 2009

God Gave Us Memories...

"God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December."
J.M. Barrie
Amethyst Rose Necklace...listed in Love Designs Etsy store.

Monday, October 19, 2009

ENTER OUR ~*~GIVEAWAY~*~ STARTS TODAY!!


I just want to remind everyone that our GIVEAWAY has started today, Monday, October 19th and will end on Monday, October 26th! You must be a FAN of Love Designs to enter to win! Scroll down this page for our official rules or visit http://www.facebook.com/LoveDesigns to become a FAN and learn more about us and our jewelry. We love our FANS and want all of you to know that we sincerely appreciate all of your feedback and comments! We are hoping to have another GREAT RESPONSE to this GIVEAWAY so, be sure to tell all of your friends!

Also, we are planning on having a GIVEAWAY monthly for all of our Facebook FANS!!! Be sure to check back next month also for another special GIVEAWAY designed exclusively by Hannah and I ;)


Visit our online stores for more jewelry designed by us:




I look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

~*~GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES FOR OUR FACEBOOK FANS~*~




It's time for another GIVEAWAY exclusively for our Facebook FANS!!!! Hannah and I appreciate your support and all of your feedback and want to give a little something back to our FANS for being so awesome! This month, we will be giving away our BOLD INDICOLITE GRAPHIC RING! This ring is stunning! We've designed this ring using a single, jewel colour, Indicolite Graphic bead by Swarovski and wrapped it in non tarnish, silver plate, Artistic wire. This ring is definitely BOLD and it is an eye catcher with this gorgeous colour and the sparkle of the Swarovski Crystal.

*Giveaway Rules*:
1) You must be a Facebook FAN to enter this Giveaway.
2) You MUST be eighteen years or older to enter this Giveaway.
3) The Giveaway will begin on Monday, October 19th at 12:01 am and will end on Monday, October 26th at 12:01 am. ANY ENTRIES BEFORE OR AFTER SPECIFIED DATES AND TIMES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED VALID!
4) The winner will be drawn on Monday, November 2nd and announced on our FAN page. The winner will also be notified via facebook messaging.
5) The winner will be responsible for $3.50 shipping and handling. Details on how to redeem your prize will given to the winner upon notification of winning the Giveaway.
6) No purchase is necessary to win and will not improve your chances of winning.

HOW TO ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!
(For each number listed below, it is worth one entry for a total of up to four chances to win. You must leave a comment on our page of which steps you've completed to receive credit for each entry.)
1) Using the *Share* button found in the bottom left hand corner of Love Designs Fan page...post our page on your profile and share with your friends why you love being a FAN of Love Designs.
2) Hannah and I would like to know what you would like to see us design in our store and what items you would like to see more of. Under the *Just for Fans* section of our Love Designs Fan page...leave us a comment.
3) Visit our online stores at http://www.lovedesigns.artfire.com/ and http://www.lovescreation.etsy.com/ and let us know which piece of jewelry was your personal fav.
4) Using the *Share* button found at the top of this note...Share the love and this GIVEAWAY with friends and family on your profile.

***VERY IMPORTANT***
YOU MUST LEAVE US A COMMENT BELOW TO NOTIFY US OF THE STEPS YOU TOOK FOR THE GIVEAWAY IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CREDIT. IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CREDIT OR AN ENTRY INTO THE GIVEAWAY. HANNAH AND I WILL DO OUR BEST TO CHECK AND MAKE SURE EVERYONE COMPLETED EACH STEP. AGAIN, FOR EACH STEP LISTED ABOVE, YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE ENTRY INTO OUR GIVEAWAY FOR A TOTAL OF FOUR ENTRIES PER FAN! FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CONTACT US VIA EMAIL AT lovescreation@windstream.net.

WE JUST WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT AND SAY ****THANK YOU**** TO ALL OF OUR FANS FOR ENCOURAGING AND SUPPORTING US AND LOVE DESIGNS! WE COULD NOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOU! WE LOVE OUR FANS AND APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR WONDERFUL COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN US! BEST WISHES AND GOD BLESS TO ALL OF OUR FANS!

Monday, October 5, 2009

~*~My Sister's Wedding~*~







The big day has finally come and gone and I would like to share my sister's Wedding Day with all of you! We had a such a great time and it was a wonderful day! There were some road bumps along the way...such as the fact that it was a MONSOON in the morning, my poor little neice who was the flower girl was sick, and my sister's nerves were about to overtake her!!! But, after mys sister saw her husband to be and said "I do"....all the chaos and nerves dissolved to nothing and when the party started at the hall, we all had a great time. My sister, Amber, looked stunning and all of the Bridesmaids were gorgeous! Many of you already know that we designed the jewelry for the Wedding and I have to say, the designs turned out beautiful. Here are some pics of the day!
We just want to remind you that if you would like Hannah and Joy to design your jewelry for your special day or occasion, we would love to be a part of it! Hannah and I love Weddings and love designing jewelry for Weddings! Our custom designs push us creatively and we are constantly pushing ourselves to make our customers satisfied and thrilled with the result. Please contact Love Designs at lovescreation@windstream.net if you would like us to help with your special day!
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Let us know what you think about Amber's Wedding and leave a comment below :)