Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dark Amethyst Flower Necklace...Simply Stunning!



This necklace is lovely! The Vibrant Purple Flower Bead jumps out at you against the black beads and ribbon! It is definitely one of my new favs!


We designed this necklace using these large Black Acrylic Rounds which are secured to black ribbon by handknotting between each bead. The single Purple Flower Bead is secured on the side of this necklace using Artistic Wire. The necklace is finished with a pretty bow.


***This necklace was relisted and the only difference between the one pictured here and the necklace being sold is the amount of ribbon to be tied in the back. I designed this necklace with more ribbon so you can create a bigger bow. If you would like the ribbon to be as short as the necklace pictured, please make sure to let me know in a note.


Necklace Length: Adjustable....close to neckline.


IN STOCK AND READY FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT!


Find this necklace exclusively at our Love Designs ArtFire Artisan Studio!


http://www.LoveDesigns.ArtFire.com

Sunday, August 23, 2009

~*~GIVEAWAY~*~FACEBOOK FANS~*~OFFICIAL RULES

All right girls! This is what everyone has been talking about and waiting for all week! Hannah and I are having our FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY on facebook exclusively for our facebook FANS! We are really excited to get it started tomorrow and want to share with you the official rules for entering to win our ARTISTIC CLEAR SEAGLASS NECKLACE, which is designed using genuine seaglass from Lake Erie and wrapped in an artistic swirl design. The seaglass pendant is attached to silver chain and finished with a silver lobster clasp. This piece of seaglass is medium in size and is well tumbled and frosted. It is truly a gorgeous necklace!

*RULES FOR THE GIVEAWAY*


1) You MUST be a Love Designs FAN on facebook to enter to win. http://www.facebook.com/LoveDesigns


2) You MUST be eighteen years or older to enter to win or have the permission of an adult to enter.


3) The GIVEAWAY begins on Monday, August 24th 2009 at 12:01 A.M. and ends at 12:01 A.M. on Monday August 31st 2009. ANY ENTRIES BEFORE GIVEAWAY BEGINS OR AFTER IT ENDS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED VALID ENTRIES!


4) The winner will be drawn on Friday, September 4th and announced on our Fan Page. We will also send a message to the winner.


5) The winner will be responsible for $3.50 cents in shipping and handling. Details on how to redeem the prize will be given to the winner upon notification of winning the giveaway.


6) No purchase is necessary to enter to win and will not improve your chances of winning the giveaway.


*How to Enter for your chance to WIN*


(For each number listed below...it is worth one entry for a total number of up to 4 entries per fan)


1) Using the SHARE button found in the lower left hand column of our Love Designs FAN PAGE...post our Fan Page to your profile and share with your friends why you love being a FAN of Love Designs.


2) Visit either our Etsy or ArtFire Studios and post on our fan page wall your favorite piece of jewelry by Love Designs.


3) Post a direct link to either our ArtFire or Etsy store on your profile. http://www.lovedesigns.artfire.com/ or http://www.lovescreation.etsy.com/


4) Share this GIVEAWAY NOTE with your friends by using the SHARE BUTTON found at the top of this page and post it to your profile.




**VERY IMPORTANT** YOU MUST NOTIFY LOVE DESIGNS BY LEAVING A COMMENT BELOW ON THIS GIVEAWAY NOTE OF EACH STEP THAT YOU TOOK IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR YOUR ENTRIES. WE WILL BE CHECKING TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU DID EACH STEP!! FOR EACH STEP YOU TAKE ABOVE, YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE ENTRY INTO THE GIVEAWAY FOR A TOTAL OF FOUR ENTRIES PER FAN. YOU MUST DO ALL FOUR NUMBERS TO RECEIVE FOUR ENTRIES. IF YOU SHOULD HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US VIA LOVESCREATION@WINDSTREAM.NET.


THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO ENTER AND SHARE LOVE DESIGNS WITH YOUR FRIENDS!!! WE LOVE OUR FANS AND APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR FEEDBACK AND COMMENTS ABOUT OUR JEWELRY! GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS TO ALL OR OUR FANS!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

~~**~~NEW!! Geode Pendant Designs~~**~~


What is a Geode???? It's a question I've had and I'm sure many others are wondering what is so special about Geode Pendants?? Well, this is what a Geode is according to Wikipedia:

Geodes (Greek γεώδης - geōdēs, "earthlike") are geological rock formations which occur in sedimentary and certain volcanic rocks. Geodes are essentially rock cavities or vugs with internal crystal formations or concentric banding. The exterior of the most common geodes is generally limestone or a related rock, while the interior contains quartz crystals and/or chalcedony deposits. Other geodes are completely filled with crystal, being solid all the way through. These types of geodes are called nodules.


Most contain clear quartz crystals, and others have purple amethyst crystals. Still others can have agate, chalcedony, or jasper banding or crystals such as calcite, dolomite, celestite, etc. There is no easy way of telling what the inside of a geode holds until it is cut open or broken apart. However, geodes from any one locality usually have a more restricted variety of interior mineralization.

Geodes and geode slices are sometimes dyed with artificial colors. Samples of geodes with unusual colors or highly unlikely formations have usually been synthetically altered.

So, there you have it! A scientific explanation of what Geode is and how it is formed. Personally, we just think they are REALLY COOL and make FANTASTIC PENDANTS!!! Over the last few weeks, my sister and I have been designing new jewelry and preparing the FALL SEASON!!! A good part of our new collection will include Geode Pendants. We are really feeling the BIG AND CHUNKY GUNMETAL CHAIN and SLEEK AND COOL OXIDIZED STERLING SILVER....Oh yeah! Basically what we are thinking for this fall is BOLD, SLEEK, SEXY AND GORGEOUS!

With that in mind...check out our new and latest Geode Pendant Necklaces. Exclusively at our Love Designs ArtFire Artisan Store:
http://www.lovedesigns.artfire.com/



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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Serenity in Searching

Searching for beach glass has become quite the hobby for Love Designs. More than that, it has become a time for us to realax, enjoy the beach and the waves, and have plenty of alone time to spend with God.
Both Joy and I have hectic schedules and are constantly involoved with one task or another. Being able to walk the beach, throw our sandals off, and speak with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, has really helped to take the stress and pressures of everyday life off our shoulders. There are times when I close my eyes and throw my head up to the sky and thank God for the serenity I feel at that moment.

About a month ago, Joy, my Mother,and I went to the beach in search of God's little treasures. Whenever we go beach glass hunting we always come home with bags full off glass. However, our plan isn't always God's plan. On this particular day, we could barely find enough to fill a quarter of the bag with all our efforts combined. That week was a very hard week for me, with many personal battles to deal with. I had not carved out any time for God and the weight of not being with him was taking its tole on me. As the search went on, I decided to quit looking and sit silently for awhile. I was blessed to have that alone time with my Lord and when that trip was over, I felt more free and filled than I had in a long time. Of course I was bummed that we didn't find a whole lot, but that trip was far from wasted. Sometimes we need those trips of solitude to find peace through God.





God did not let me leave that day without finding at least one piece of beach glass. As I was sitting there on the rocks listening to the waves, I heard my sister yell, "Hannah...I found one!!" I was so excited that I got up and ran to her and one my way, I ran right into a beautiful piece of green beach glass. I thanked the Lord for helping me to find that piece and for helping me to find the serenity and peace that I needed.





Pictured is the piece of green beach glass I found that day. It has been beautifully wrapped and secured onto sterling silver chain. Along the chain, the necklace is adorned with gorgeous emerald green crystals. If you would like this necklace, it will be posted in our online store within the week. You can find it at, http://www.lovedesigns.artfire.com/ .




Almost all our jewelry has a story attached to it. No design is ever made without joy and love. God bless you all!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bold and Beautiful



BOLD is definately the fashion statement for the end of summer and beginning of Fall. Everywhere I go I see brillant colors of blues, greens and vivid purples. I adore these colors, so of course, I am a fanatic about the new jewelry we are designing.







Last year, Joy and I made a classic black Swarovski crystal ring. It was a hit for those winter months and all those fantastic Christmas and New Years parties. Recently, we sold our last Swarovski Black ring, so I decided to put in an order for another crystal and came across this BEAUTY!!! I am so in love with this ring, it just shouts FUN! This ring can also come in three other great colors for the upcomming season.










Love the ring...visit our online store at http://www.lovedesigns.artfire.com/. If you would like this ring in a different color, please specify the color you prefer in a message to us.