Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Some Hot Beach Glass Hunting Babes


Hahaha, I just had to use that title for today's post. Oh I love you Joy!! My sister and I have the greatest times looking for beach glass together. We have come a long way since that first day back in...oh was it February???...I am pretty sure that we looked this stunning then as well. Huddled together in our five layers of clothes and trying to move giant blocks of ice to find that perfect piece of beach glass and getting hit by freezing cold waves in the process.


Thank the good Lord that it is finally summer and we can now enjoy being splashed by huge waves. Today, Joy and I decided to hit the beach since it was storming all day. It was pouring down rain as we made our way to the beach. Joy looked at me and said, "I know God will stop the rain for us...right?" And you know what...He did!! We walked about a mile to get to the beach only to find that the beach was overtaken by GIGANTIC waves. There was no way we were going to find any beach glass today. On or way back, we decided to be adventurous and try Mentor Headlands, another local beach. Most of the beach was covered with waves, but we found a small patch of rocks that was filled with beach glass. Of course we were splashed by tons of waves, but the water was warm enough that I kicked off my shoes and enjoyed the waves. We had a beautiful beach glass find today!!


Everytime we go beach glass hunting we learn something new. Today our lesson was to be patient. To really find the great pieces, we needed to wait the storm out to its finish. I can't wait for the end of this week and the finds that we will have. Hopefully soon, you all will be able to witness the beauty that we can create out of God's little treasures. Remember to keep visiting us at http://www.lovedesigns.artfire.com/ to see all of our newest designs!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Check out Love Designs Facebook Page!


~~**~~BECOME A FAN ON FACEBOOK~~**~~

That's right! Love Designs is on facebook. We just started our page about 4 weeks ago and our fans are quickly growing! Why become a fan on Facebook? This is why! You will get sneek peaks at our newest designs, promotions, and sales! Not only that, we are planning Giveaways to our fans on Facebook that you won't be able to access anywhere else.

My sister and I are constantly designing new jewelry and we want to keep you updated on the latest in jewely design. We want to hear from you! Our customers are very important to us and Facebook provides a unique, interactive oppurtunity for you to tell us what you want and what you would like to see us design!

There is a direct link to Love Designs on Facebook right here to the right of this blog. Just scroll down until you see the Love Designs Logo for Facebook and click it!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Our Jewelry is "AN INCREDIBLE VALUE"-says Leslie a valued customer







We love feedback from our customers because it helps us design jewelry FOR our customers. Pictured above are some of the items a customer purchased from Love Designs ArtFire studio. We just received this message from a customer...thought it would be nice to share it with you all! Thanks Leslie

My things arrived today, and they are even lovelier than they appeared in the photos. Your jewelry is lovely, and AN INCREDIBLE VALUE. I'm posting a little something on my blog (http://getonthe.blogspot.com/) to give you a little boost.Thank you so much! I'll be buying from you again and again.
Leslie

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Don't Leave Home Without Them ;)


We have Earrings! And, we are working on NEW Earrings! We are listening to your feedback and we have heard your voice! We agree... we need more earrings...and, since your input is very important to us...we've listed new earrings in our Love Designs ArtFire Studio.
There is just something to be said about a great pair of earrings! You can wear them long and sophisticated, short and cute, simple yet elegant, chandeleir, or make a statement! Whatever style you choose, don't leave home without them! Skip the necklace, bracelet and rings but throw on a great pair of earrings and your outfit is complete.
We would like more input and suggestions about our online stores and what you would like to see us design. Don't forget...we LOVE to Custom Design especially for Weddings! We have designed most of our Weddings long distance and have not had any problems!
Most of our casual and trendy earrings are listed in our ArtFire Studio at:
http://www.lovedesigns.artfire.com/
You will find our Evening and Wedding Earrings in our Etsy Store at:
http://www.lovescreation.etsy.com/
Don't Forget to Leave us Some FEEDBACK :)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Whimsical Long Flower Necklace


I found these gorgeous Acrylic Flower Beads at the store and they immediately caught my attention! I just love the whimsical and exotic feel of these beads and it did not take long for me to put this necklace together.

This necklace is whimsical, gorgeous, and long! I've designed this necklace using these gorgeous Flower Acrylic beads and Swarovski Crystal Pearls which are handwrapped making the long pendant in this design. I attached a whimsical heart charm and flower link to finish this pendant and securely attached it to the necklace.More Acrylic Floral Beads and Black Celestial Crystals and Decorative links are handwrapped and attached to silver chain to finish this piece.
Necklace Length: 34 inches
Pendant Length: 4 inches

IN STOCK AND READY FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPPING!

Currently available at our Love Designs Artisan Studio:
We love Feedback! Please leave us a comment if you like our designs! We also love suggestions....is there something you would like to see us design? Please let us know all about it :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pretty Blue Flower Ring


Our flower rings are fast becoming our biggest sellers on Etsy and ArtFire! We love using flowers in our designs and incorporating nature in as many ways as possible. The colors found in nature inspire us continually! Check out our latest designs at our online stores:

Enjoy :)


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
I love this ring! I personally wear one all the time...just reminds me of the beaut of summer! Perfect for adults and children:)
I've designed this ring using a blue plastic flower bead and securely hand wrapped it with non tarnish silver plate Artistic Wire.
Currently available in a size 6...if you need a different size, just let me know!
IN STOCK AND READY FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT!

We Have A Winner!


We have a winner for our Giveaway! Beth Parker you have won the Wedding Dolls handcrafted by Beccijo and the Swarovski Crystal Earrings designed by Love Designs! Congratulations! Beth is also a fellow Etsian who is crazy about crafts! Check out her online store at Etsy.com and also her blog at http://www.http//www.craftscrazy.com.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our Giveaway and especially to Beccijo who made this Giveaway possible!


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And Beccijo's shop at:


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Our Giveaway is over-Winner will be drawn....

I just want to say "Thank you" to all who entered our Giveaway! We will draw and announce the winner on Thursday, June 18th! Please check in to find out if you have won :) We will contact our winner as soon as we have the results.
It was an interesting experience having a Giveaway...I learned a lot from it and if we have one in the future, I will open it up to our Facebook friends! We definitely need more comepetition!
Thank you to Beccijo for donating her dolls in this Giveaway! I just love your work and hope that this Giveaway was helpful to your business! You are very talented and I wish you the best of luck and may God bless you in all your work! Please visit Beccijo's stores for more of her handmade creative play dolls at her online stores....
www.http://www.theenchantedcupboard.etsy.com
www.http://www.thefairyring.etsy.com
www.http://www.theenchantedcupboard.1000markets.com

Thanks so much!
Joy
Love Designs

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Super Chunky Long Necklace

I want to share this necklace with all of you because I LOVE IT and it was voted 2nd place at www.votehandmade.com! The necklace was submitted by someone on Twitter recently and I was so surprised to see that it had made 2nd place. The results change daily and it is not at the top of the list now, but, it was for that day and I would like to share our necklace with you!

This design is super chunky and super long! I love how it turned out! This necklace was designed by my sister Hannah. She is so creative and it never ceases to amaze me at the jewelry she designs. Hannah's design features three chunky silver chains each adding interest, depth and a little bit of fun to the necklace. She then handwrapped wood beads in all shapes and sizes, ceramic beads, glass beads, and quartz gemstones and arranged them in a fun and funky style! This is a fantastic necklace for summer! Enjoy:)




Necklace Length: 36 Inches

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Amethyst Flower Necklace-FREE SHIPPING




This weekend we will be featuring our newest design, Amethyst Flower Necklace, designed after our very popular Olivine Flower Necklace. This necklace is vibrant with color and features a single Amethyst Acrylic Flower focal pendant which is offset to the side of a two strand necklace. The Amethyst Flower is secured with a single Amethyst Swarovski Crystal using Artistic Wire. Amethyst Celestial Crystals are handwrapped and securely attached to one another forming this two strand necklace and securely attached to Sterling Silver flat oval chain. The necklace is finished with a silver S hook clasp. The result is stunning!

Starting tomorrow, June 12th, we will be offering this necklace with FREE SHIPPING! This offer will expire on Monday June 15th.

Visit http://www.lovedesigns.artfire.com/ to find out more about our Amethyst Flower Necklace!
Please feel free to leave a comment below :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Don't Miss Out!! Enter Our Giveaway!!




We are reaching the end of the line for our giveaway! Featured Etsian Beccijo will be giving away her handcrafted Wedding Dolls and Love Designs will be giving away our Swarovski Crystal Bridal Earrings to qualified entries on June 18th! The Giveaway ends on Monday June 15th! Check out our interview with Beccijo...she is creative and so talented. What an imagination!
1. How long have you been designing and creating wooden dolls?
Since Winter of 2008, I started making them for my kids and then startedselling them on Etsy.
2. What inspired you to start creating these dolls?
My kids were my inspiration, and later on, my customers would request customorders which pushed me to create things I didn't think I could do.
3. How long have you been selling your craft?
I opened my shop in Sept. of 2008 but didn't start listing right away. Isold my first item in Jan. of 2009
4. Where do you get your inspiration from?
Mostly my childhood, I have always had a big imagination. Stories just cometo me, so everything has a story line not just a name or description.
5. What role does your family play in your art?
Well, my art is my release. I am a homeschooling mom of 4, and I needed anoutlet. Getting to make these little dolls keeps me laughing, and the factthat it may one day be a way to support my family is a double blessing.
6. Do you find it challenging to be a work at home Mom, juggling familylife with your passion?Everything about being a mom is challenging; it is just about finding abalance. And to do that I have to be flexible with my family and theirneeds. I am lucky to have a very supportive husband, who when needed, willdo more than his share. We have always said that a marriage is 100%!Sometimes we are both 50%; other times one may only be able to give 20% andthen the other has to give 80%. As long as you can be flexible and do somegive and take your marriage will thrive.
7. Do you have any tips for stay at home Moms who are considering startinga business from home?
Set a schedule, and have a goal but be flexible to give and take with it..You can't have everything all at the same time. It is like when a toddlerfirst learns they can hold more then one thing. They take the first item,then the second, but become fustrated and confussed when offered a third,they just have not learned to let one thing go. And that letting go does notmean it is lost to them. Well, moms are the same way, we want to doeverything but don't know how to let go.
8. How many children do you have?
We have 4.
9. How long have you been married?
Does your husband support your passion?This August will be 12 wonderful years for us. We are so in love, still likenewlyweds! We really cherish each other and hold each others heart's as ifthey were precious jewels. My husband supports me and really becomes Mr. Momwhen he gets home. We believe in attachment parenting and are very devotedto our family!
10. Where do you live and what is your hometown like?
We live in Central NJ, but my heart belongs to PA. Central NJ is great thatit is about a hour or less from Philly, NYC and the Jersey Shore.
11. How long have you been selling your craft on Etsy?
Etsy is really where I started. Before that I only made things for others,I have sold a few water colors, before but not my crafts. I have beenselling on Etsy since January of this year.
12. Do you have any other online stores?
Yes, on 1000 Markets. I love the look and feel of that shop!http://www.theenchantedcupboard.1000markets.com/
13. What the best advice you can think of to help other crafters?
Get online and read the fourm and know what you are doing because the makingof your craft is just a small part of what you have to do to have a shop orsell at shows. Ask others and get knowledge!
14. What is your most treasured set in your store
My fairies are really a part of my heart. Each doll will have her ownplaybox! They will also have story books that will tell their tale.
15. What are you featuring in your giveaway and what is the inspirationbehind it?
Tell us a little about it.
I am offering a set of my Wedding Dolls for my collection called, Tying theKnot. This sweet couple will be custom made for the winner in theirlikeness. I started making these out of a request from a family friend whois getting married this year. The collection will also have a smaller setthat can be given at the reception as the favors and a Flower Girl Playbox.Couples can also add smaller dolls of a beloved pet or children in blendedfamilies.
16. How long will you be featuring this special giveaway?
The giveaway can run for a month or 2 weeks how ever long you see fit. Iwould like them to go view the 1000 Markets shop or one on Etsy and say what they like most also to blog or tweet about the giveaway or my shop.
Thank you!
Beccijo Neff
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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Just Relisted...Check it out! Modern Cobalt Blue Seaglass Necklace




Make a statement with this Modern Style Seaglass Necklace. My sister, Hannah, did an outstanding job designing and creating this pendant. She used a large, RARE, piece of Cobalt Blue Seaglass which was found off the shores of Cape Cod Bay and artistically wrapped it with non tarnish, silver plate, Artistic Wire. The pendant is securely attached to Sterling Silver Figaro Chain and finished with a Modern Swirl s hook clasp.


Necklace Length: 18 inches


In stock and ready for IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT!


All of our seaglass is GENUINE!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Light Aqua Seaglass Ring


This ring is designed with a unique piece of Light Aqua Seaglass found off the shore Lake Erie in Mentor Ohio. This piece of glass has a clean smooth shape with great curves! The ring is securely wrapped using non tarnish silver plate wire.

Currently available in a size 7 1/2.

In stock and ready for IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT!
Inspiration / Story behind this Product:
All beach glass is GENUINE! Most is found by my sister and I. We search the beaches off of Lake Erie near Cleveland Ohio. Seaglass designs are UNIQUE and can't be duplicated. Every piece makes a special gift and ONE OF A KIND accessory!


Enter Our GIVEAWAY! See our Blogpost for Double Giveaway and enter for your chance to win!


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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pretty Little Flower Ring


This ring is pretty and the perfect summer green color! It is inspired for children but, I where these rings and love the way they look. The flower bead is securely wrapped with non tarnish silver plate Artistic Wire.

Shown in size 7.

Please let me know if you would like a different size!

ENJOY!

Our jewelry is intended for children age six and older.

Don't miss our GIVEAWAY! Check out the blogpost below for rules!