Friday, December 10, 2010

**10% OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING**


Hey everyone!! I hope everyone is in the Christmas and Holiday spirit! We definitely are in Northeast Ohio following a huge snowstorm from Lake Effect Snow. We are just now digging out and the kids are having a blast playing in the snow. I am not loving the snow so much, but, that's what I get for living in the snow belt! At least everything looks pretty : )


Well, if you haven't finished your Holiday Shopping, like myself, then don't worry! There is still plenty of time to receive your gifts in the mail as long as you get your orders in by Friday, December 17th. We are offering 10% OFF (with coupon code) everything in our online stores as well as FREE SHIPPING to our FB FANS!!! Click the link below for details:




After the 17th...you will have to upgrade the shipping to receive your purchase by Christmas Eve. So, don't miss out on the savings!!! In our stores you will find our Shabby Chic Scarves (going fast!), our cute little Flower Kufi Hats, and unique everyday jewelry, including statement pieces. In our Glass Sparrows store...find unique, one of a kind, Seaglass Jewelry including Seaglass Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, and Rings. They all make wonderful Stocking Stuffers!!!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!
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Friday, December 3, 2010

Giving Back 2010!!!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!!
From Hannah and Joy of Love Designs
It's the time of year to look back on the accomplishments made, the trials and triumphs over the year, and goals achieved. One of my favorite things to look back upon is the way that God made for us to Give Back. Because of you, our FANS and loyal customers, Hannah and I have been able to Give Back to several ministries that help save and change lives not only in the U.S., but all over the world. We are blessed to be a blessing and it is with a cheerful heart that we sow into these ministries. Hand of Hope ministries touches lives all over the world...here is a list what this ministry accomplishes throughout the year:


  • serve millions of meals to the impovershed worldwide

  • fully support and operate children's homes

  • nurture HIV-AIDS orphans in third world countries

  • help the homeless off the streets

  • provide clean, safe water to entire villages

  • treat thousands through our medical missions outreaches

  • minister to the elderly

  • help troubled young women

  • reach our to thousands of inner city children

  • offer hope to forgotten prisoners

  • rescure women and children from human trafficking

Here is a link to this ministry if you would like more information or would like to donate to this mission. http://www.joycemeyer.org/OurMinistries/HandofHope/AboutUs/

Another ministry we support is the ministry of Marylin and Sarah. This ministry is run by a mother/daughter team who not only save and change lives, but, have a heart to deliver the gospel all over the world. If you would like to know more about Maylin and Sarah...visit their website here: http://www.marilynandsarah.org/

We were also able to sponsor a child for Operation Christmas Child along with our MOPS group which all together were able to send out 22 shoe boxes filled with Christmas goodies to children all over the world. Learn more about Operation Christmas Child here: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/Pack_A_Shoe_Box/

Finally, we have been long time supporters of The American Leprosy Mission. This mission provides care to people around the world with leprosy and Buruli Ulcer and related disabilities. This ministry is a non-denominational Christian ministry of hope and restoration for those suffering from these diseases. To donate and find out more about ALM...visit their website here: http://www.leprosy.org/getinformed/aboutalm/whoisalm.php

We are very thankful that the Lord continues to bless us and prosper the work of our hands. We are also very thankful for you. Without you, we would not be able to help these people in such a profound way. With every purchase...we give back to these ministries. We would like to wish you all a wonderful, blessed Holiday Season!

2 Corinthians 9:7

So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

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Right now...all in stock inventory is 10% off with our coupon code...visit our online stores to view our handmade jewelry.

New Seaglass Jewelry Designs! On SALE now!!!


Hey everyone! There is still plenty of time to do your online shopping and get your order before Christmas!!! It's been a busy Holiday season and Hannah and I have new Seaglass Jewelry Designs in stock in our newest store, Glass Sparrows.

Seaglass Jewelry makes a wonderful gift because each piece of glass is unique in shape and color. Some of our pieces show detailing from the bottle it came from and the writing is still etched in the glass. We do personally go out and find our beach glass primarily from the shores of Lake Erie, near Cleveland, Ohio. We absolutely love beach glass hunting and since it's freezing cold and snowing right now in Cleveland...we are not able to go out. Since we do have plenty of glass in stock...it should keep us busy until Spring : )

Everything in our Glass Sparrows store in currently 10% off with our coupon code found in our store announcement at http://www.glasssparrows.etsy.com/. If you are a Facebook Fan...you can also get Free Shipping in addition to the 10% off. Visit our FAN page at http://www.facebook.com/LoveDesigns , "LIKE" the page, and click on the *NOTES* tab at the top of the page in order to retrieve the coupon code.
Hannah and I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!!!!
We love to hear back from our visitors...please leave a comment below : )

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Exclusive Holiday Sale!!!




Tis the season to GIVE back!!!! Hannah and I are having another sale effective immediately!!! We are once again discounting all in stock inventory by 10% PLUS if you are a Facebook FAN of Love Designs...you will receive FREE SHIPPING plus 10% OFF!!!! This sale will be effective through December 18th...after which you will need to upgrade your shipping in order to receive it by Christmas Eve. We have a TON of jewelry and accessories in all three of our online stores and will be updating our stores inventory daily!!!

Use this coupon code to receive 10% off in our Etsy and ArtFire stores only! LOVEDESIGNS10OFF01
http://www.lovescreation.etsy.com/ (casual every day jewelry, shabby chic scarves, kufi flower hats) &
http://www.glasssparrows.etsy.com/ (Unique Seaglass Jewelry)
http://www.lovedesigns.artfire.com/ (casual every day jewelry at an affordable price)

To find out how to receive FREE SHIPPING...visit our FAN page on facebook, "Like" the page, and click on the *NOTES* tab found at the top of our Love Designs FAN page.

Happy Holidays!!!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stocking Stuffers : )







Cyber Monday is tomorrow and we have everything *ON SALE* in all of our online stores!!! Including great Stocking Stuffers like our Sweet Violet, Pink and Peridot Adjustable Rings. These gorgeous rings feature a Vintage Style, multi-layer, flower cabochon which is secured to a silver, adjustable ring. These ring bases are not only look great, but, they are sturdy and strong.

We also have our popular and super comfy, Shabby Chic Scarves along with our very cute Flower Kufi Hats in our online store on Etsy at:

Find many other unique, handmade jewelry pieces at:

Looking for a one of a kind gift??? Check out our Glass Sparrows store featuring one of a kind pieces of Seaglass Jewelry...every piece is unique and created from *GENUINE* beach glass found off the shores of Lake Erie near Cleveland, Ohio.

Everything is *ON SALE*...so stop by and check out our stores!!! Happy Shopping : )

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

~*~Thanksgiving Holiday SALE~*~


Just a reminder that everything in stock is *ON SALE* in our Love Designs Etsy store, ArtFire studio and our Glass Sparrows store featuring unique pieces of Seaglass Jewelry. Don't miss out on the savings! We also have Kufi Flower Hats and Shabby Chic Scarves!!! Visit our online stores...we will be updating our sites with new designs daily!!!






We love to hear back from our visitors...please leave a comment below!!!


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

~Early Bird Holiday Sale~


Christmas is only *5* Weeks away!!!! Time to start shopping!!! In celebration of the Holidays...we've decided to start our Holiday Sale early this year! Beginning Friday, November 19th, all of our in stock items in our http://www.glasssparrows.etsy.com/, http://www.lovescreation.etsy.com/, and http://www.lovedesigns.artfire.com/ stores will be 10% OFF!!!! This sale will go through Black Friday and Cyber Monday and will end on Tuesday, November 30th!!!


We have a wonderful collection of unique Holiday Gifts! Find one of a kind Beach Glass Jewelry in our Glass Sparrows store on Etsy. Find Statement, Multi Strand, and Simple Necklaces along with unique Handmade Earrings, Bracelets, and Rings in our Love Designs stores on Etsy and ArtFire. We will be sure to mail out your packages so that you receive them in plenty of time for Christmas.


Not only do we have Unique, Handmade Jewelry...we've also added our very comfortable and stylish, Shabby Chic Scarves and our Three In One Flower Crochet Hats to our store on Etsy. These items are a HOT seller in all of our craft shows!!! They are going ~FAST! So check them out in our Love Designs Etsy store at http://www.lovescreation.etsy.com/.


Hannah and I wish everyone a wonderful and blessed Holiday season!!!!


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and get up to the minute updates on new in stock items, find out about our *Giveaways*, and all of our ongoing sales!!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

*Christmas Boutique*


Hey everyone! 'Tis the season to start shopping! If you are in the Cleveland area...stop by and visit us at the Hambden Grange in Hambden, Ohio. Hannah and I will be there along with some other local ladies with our Holiday Crafts and Items to purchase for friends and family. We will have food and drinks and everyone who comes will get a ticket for our raffle basket filled with goodies from all the crafters at the event! So, stop by and see us and get some of that Christmas shopping out of the way! Hannah and I will have our handmade jewelry, shabby chic scarves, and our crochet flower hats. To find out who else will be at this event...click the link below! Hope to see you there!



Christmas Boutique

9778 Old State Rd. (rt. 608)

Chardon, OH 44024


From 12:30pm to 4:30pm on Saturday, November 13th.


Check out our stores here:





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Monday, November 8, 2010

~*~Thanksgiving GIVEAWAY~*~


Hi everyone!!!! Hannah and I are so excited for this HOLIDAY season!!!! We are very thankful for all of you and our FANS, for the wonderful feedback, and for all of your love and support! In the spirit of Thanksgiving...we are *GIVING AWAY* one of our Three in One Kufi Flower Hats. These hats are simply adorable and a big seller for us this season. This hat can be worn three different ways. We've designed the hat with a removable flower clip...wear the hat with the flower, wear it with the ribbon alone, or remove the flower clip and wear it as a hair clip...you decide!


Please visit the link below for details on how to enter to *WIN* this adorable hat! Also, Hannah and would like to wish you and your family a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving day!!!!




Wednesday, October 27, 2010

~*~Holiday Gift Ideas for Her~*~




The Holiday season is almost here!!! Hannah and I have been working hard to add to our line of accessories for the Fall and Winter season. Our newest venture is our line of Shabby Chic Scarves. We've taken extra care to make sure that each scarf captures the warm hues of Autumn and is not only super soft but stylish and warm. Each scarf is made out of 100% cotton knit jersey with the exception of our printed material and grey scarf which is made out of quality fabric. Our scarves are hand sewn and created with love.
Start planning for the Holiday Season now! These scarves will make a wonderful and thoughtful gift this Holiday season for Mom, sister, cousin or your closest friend. If you see one that has been sold and would like us to try to re-create it...please contact us at lovescreation@windstream.net and we will do our best to re-create it for you! We LoVe custom orders also!
Check them all out in our Etsy store and let us know what you think : )http://www.lovescreation.etsy.com/

Find out more about Hannah and Joy at:

Don't forget to leave a comment!

~Seaglass Weddings~











If I were to go back in time and have a second chance at planning my wedding...I would definitely have a wedding on the beach at sunset. There is no other place I would rather be given the choice. Since I cannot re-do my wedding and I did have a beautiful fall wedding...I can certainly make someone else's beach wedding come true.

Recently, Hannah and I created beach inspired jewelry for two weddings. In both, the bride was the inspiration for the design and incorporated her ideas into the final product. For the Beachglass Bridal Necklace, the bride personally picked out each piece of glass choosing a gorgeous Aqua piece of seaglass as the pendant and two Clear pieces of seaglass as accent links. Tiny Swarovski Crystals in clear AB and pearls in white are handwrapped throughout the delicate sterling silver chain. A detailed Sterling Silver Starfish Charm rests next to the pendant finishing this gorgeous necklace.

Our second bride was looking for a personal gift for her Bridesmaids and chose our Personalized Bridesmaids Bracelets with Cobalt Blue Seaglass. Each bracelet is handwrapped with a hand stamped sterling silver initial charm with her choice of Swarovski Crystal accents. The result is absolutely stunning! They will make the perfect gift for her Bridesmaids!

We absolutely love creating custom jewelry for our Brides. We work very closely with our Brides to create unique pieces of jewelry with the brides personal style incorporated into each piece. Our beach glass designs are one of a kind and you will not find them listed in our stores as they cannot be duplicated. We can create similar pieces if you see a design that you like. Please contact us if you are interested in Hannah and I creating unique, one of a kind, seaglass jewelry for your wedding at christamarieboutique@windstream.net. To view our store gallery visit our online store at:


Find out more about Hannah and Joy and our designs at:

Please let us know what you think about our seaglass jewelry and leave a comment below : )

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Little Love's Boutique




New to our collection....Little Love's Boutique : ) We absolutely fell in love with these little crochet hats with the flowers and ribbon for girls and decided that we needed to add this to our Holiday Collection. These hats fit children from age 1 and up! You will definitely get your moneys worth out of these hats because our hats can be worn three different ways. The Flower is actually a clip that is attached to the hat with an alligator clip. Simply detach it from the hat and use it as a hair embellishment all by itself, wear the hat alone without the flower or wear the hat and flower together. Three different looks in one hat...you decide which way you want to wear it!




Check out all of our collection online at http://www.lovescreation.etsy.com/. We also have been filling many custom orders...simply convo us and tell us what color flower and hat you would like and we will create it for you!




Happy shopping : )

Friday, October 1, 2010

Autumn *GIVEAWAY*- Shabby Chic Scarf


Hey all! It's getting close to the Holiday season and I must apologize because I have not had the time to post a blog lately! I just wanted to send out a quick note to let you know that we are having a GIVEAWAY this month! Yay! Featured in this month's GIVEAWAY is one of our Shabby Chic Scarves. They are super soft, comfy and stylish...we absolutely adore them. So, take a minute to visit our FAN Page and click on the *NOTES* tab found at the top of the page to find out how to enter to WIN!!!!


Also, check out more of our Shabby Chic Scarves found on our FAN PAGE by clicking on the *PHOTOS* tab. Our scarves are going fast and we've decided to give our Facebook "Likers" a chance to snatch them up first before we list them online! Click on the link below to check them out and to find out how to enter to WIN one of our scarves ; )


Friday, September 10, 2010

Warm Autumn Breeze


This lovely collection of warm, orange hues makes you want to grab a cup of hot apple cider, get in your comfy sweater, and sit next to a roaring fire on a cold Autumn night! You have to check out this collection, all from our area Cleveland Team. We have so many talented artisans from Cleveland on Etsy! Although I'm not ready for fall just yet...this collection will make you want to pull out you fall decor, start decorating, and preparing for those brisk Autumn days and cold Autumn nights : )


Here is a link to our Warm Autumn Breeze Treasury on Etsy!http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c8948f8a7b96d918eedefec/warm-autumn-breeze


Please let us know what you think of this collection! Leave a comment below!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tranquil Autumn Blues


Summer is not over yet...there is plenty of sun left in the season to take a walk on the beach, dip your feet in the water, and enjoy a sunset picnic. Deep tranquil hues of blue remind us that even though Autumn is right around the corner...the beach is still here.


Yes, fall is right around the corner. You can feel it in the crispness of the air and see the leaves falling from the trees. But, I'm not ready to leave summer behind to embrace fall. That's why I've created this lovely little treasury, Tranquil Autumn Blues, featuring very talented fellow Etsy Artisans to remind us that Summer isn't over yet.


Click on the link below to view our Tranquil Autumn Blues Treasury and please let us know what you think of our collection.



Check out our newest online store, Glass Sparrows, filled with reminders of the beach and warm breezes.



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tropical Wedding Theme


We absolutely LoVe designing custom wedding jewelry for Brides! Just recently, we created the wedding jewelry pictured in the above photos with a Classy Tropical Wedding Theme. We absolutely love the bold colors used by Gabrielle for her wedding theme...the boldness of fuschia roses against the striking color of the tropical green Bridesmaids Dresses is genius! For the Bride, who is stunning, she chose our Glamour Flower Brooch Necklace with handknotted Ivory Swarovski Crystal Pearls to match her dress and for the Flower Girl, her daughter, who is absolutely beautiful, she chose our Fuschia Flower Necklace with matching earrings. It could not have turned out any more perfect!
Here is what the Bride had to say about working with Hannah and I....
"After working for several months trying to find a necklace for my July wedding, I feel so lucky to have found Love Designs! I love it SO much that I bought another necklace and some earrings for my 9 year old daughter to wear at the wedding. There were so many shops on Etsy for Wedding Jewelry, but, none as amazing as Love Designs. They make such unique pieces and they are truly talented artists! My whole buying experience was EXCELLENT! We received MANY compliments on our jewelry during and after our wedding! My necklace was perfect with my birdcage veil to, exactly what I was looking for : ) These ladies create gorgeous and high quality jewelry & I plan to buy from them in the future : ) I highly recommend working with Love Designs! : )"
Wow! Thank you so much Gabby! Working with you was truly our pleasure! We want to thank you for allowing us to design and create this jewelry for you and your daughter! We wish you and your husband the very best for your future and your family!
~ Joy and Hannah
Christa Marie Boutique

Monday, August 23, 2010

August *~*GIVEAWAY~*~


Hey everyone!!!! Hannah and I are Giving Away these very cool and funky Zebra Filigree Flower Earrings this week! Enter for you chance to *WIN* on our FACEBOOK FAN PAGE! These earrings are not only FuN and FunKy, they are also lightweight and easy to throw on :) I personally have a pair that I wear all the time and I LoVe them! Click on the link below for more information on how to enter to *WIN*! Best wishes to all!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cozy Embroidered Cotton Scarf



Autumn is right around the corner.....time to prepare for cooler breezes, to look for the changing leaves, and the warmth of comfy sweaters and jeans. Right now, Hannah and I are preparing for craft shows as the holidays draw nearer and with that, we are working in some comfy, cozy cotton jersey scarves to help keep everyone warm and look good this fall :)

We just listed this very comfy Cotton Jersey Scarf in our store on Etsy. Hannah picked out this casual pink and grey cotton jersey fabric and added a woven trim accent across the bottom. As she was working on this scarf, she came across this grey silk ribbon flower brooch that you can secure to the scarf anywhere you feel like. What's so great about this combination is the versatility of the scarf and the flower. The scarf can be worn wrapped around the neck, as a shawl across the shoulders, or wrap it around your head and use it as a wrap or a headband. The flower pin can be secured anywhere on the scarf, as a hair clip by itself, or as a brooch. There are so many fashion possibilities with this pair you just can't go wrong! We are also giving away the Flower Pin/Clip for FREE :)))) We have just fell in LoVe with this idea and will be listing many more in the future....so stay tuned!!!!

We would absolutely LoVe to hear back from you and what your thoughts are about this scarf and flower duo....so please leave us comment below!!!

To find out more about our little store and this scarf...enter our store gallery here:

Thanks so much and remember to smile :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Autumn Wedding


I recently created my first ever treasury on Etsy. Etsy recently opened up the treasury's allowing more people to create them and share them. Up until that point, you had to wait for an opening to create a treasury and then you had to have superfast cyber ability in order to make it in before everyone else, who were also patiently waiting for that split second opening. It was frustrating and I just did not have the time to wait for an opening. So, when they opened up the treasury's, I was really excited to get my chance to create one.


So, since Autumn is right around the corner, I decided to create an Autumn Wedding Treasury. I had a lot of fun surfing through all the very talented artisans in this category and received a lot of inspiration as a result. I was pleasantly surprised by the experience...I really enjoyed it and I get to promote some of work of my fellow artisans which is rewarding in itself :)


In celebration of our "First Ever" treasury on Etsy...I would like to share it with all of you and get your feedback on the items that I've picked. Please take a peek and let us know what you think of our "Autumn Wedding" treasury....click the link below to view and then leave us a comment below!




Visit our online store to view our Bridal Jewelry at:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wedding Day Whites


I am soooo excited and just wanted to share with you that our Glamour Flower Brooch Necklace is featured in this LoVeLy Treasury on Etsy by My Art 2 Cherish. She has a wonderful shop on Etsy! You have to check out the artists featured here in this treasury!


Here is a direct link to the "Wedding Day Whites" treasury featured on Etsy :)

Enjoy~





Thursday, July 29, 2010

Inspired by the Sand Dollar


I recently designed some jewelry for our newest online store, Glass Sparrows on Etsy, using Sand Dollar Charms combined with the beach glass that my sister and I have found off the shores of lake Erie. We often incorporate nature into our designs and use what we see as our inspiration for new designs.


Growing up, we often vacationed by the ocean. I LoVeD finding little treasures on the beach and one of themost prized treasures was finding a Sand Dollar that was not damaged! I did find one on our last trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. It was completely by accident. We had just arrived at the beach and decided to take a walk along the shore with my family. We were just walking along the beach reminiscing about past vacations and listening to the sound of the waves and breathing in the ocean air. I just happened to take a look down and saw a little Sand Dollar floating in the waves..not damaged...almost like it was just waiting for me to look down and snatch it up! I have to say...finding that sand dollar was probably one of the best moments of our vacation. Later on that week, my Aunt brought me a post card that she had found at one of the stores and on it was the Legend of the Sand Dollar. This is what it said:


"The Holy Ghost Shell, otherwise known as the Sand Dollar is one of nature's most unusual specimens of marine life. The markings on the shell symbolize the birth, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ. An outline of the Easter Lily is a five pointed star that represents the star of Bethlehem. The narrow elliptical openings are remeniscent of the five wounds made in the body of Christ during the crucifixion. On the underside of the shell is an easily recognized outline of the Christmas Poinsettia. When the shell is broken open, cells are found each holding five objects that look like five birds in flight. These represent the Doves of Peace. Another interpretation of these bird-like objects connects them to the angels who sang to the shepherds in the first Christmas morning."


Don't you just love that! I certainly do...nothing makes me more at peace and content then being at the ocean and seeing God in every living thing, in each wave that crashes on the shore, in every breath that I take, and in every little treasure hidden in the sand.
To view our newest beach glass designs inspired by the Sand Dollar...enter our store gallery here: http://www.glasssparrows.etsy.com/
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Friday, July 16, 2010

It's All About Giving Back


Hey everyone! I just wanted to take a minute to share with you a wonderful local family from Chardon, Ohio who suffered a terrible tragedy this past year. Byron Luther and his wife Jennifer live in the Chardon area with their two daughters. Byron is a member of Morning Star Friends Church (also our church) and is the drummer in our worship band. He is a dedicated father, loving husband, faithful to helping his community, and has a great love for his friends and family. On March 1st, 2010, Byron fell 30ft. at his job in Lorain, Ohio. He was rushed to the hospital and then into surgery as he suffered from swelling and bleeding on the brain. It has been an uphill battle for Byron and his family since. The Luther family has been lifted up in prayer throughout this battle with prayer chains from coast to coast. Byron is now home, in a wheelchair, and slowly recovering movement and making tremendous strides in his recovery.


The faith of the Luther family is inspiring...the response from our community has been wonderful!!! This tragedy has been an incredible financial hardship on the Luther family. We see this as a wonderful opportunity to *GIVE BACK* to a family who has given this community and Morning Star Friends Church so much over the years! This is what we are called to do! To LOVE one another and GIVE to those in need! On July 24th, 2010 is Byron Luther Benefit Day....this event will be held at Morning Star Friends Church in Chardon, Ohio. Please come and join us for a Cornhole Tournament, Cook Out, Music featuring local bands and Praise Apella, a Bake Sale and Chinese Auction, and you can participate in the 5K Run/Walk. We will also have games for the children and many more FUN events to participate in!!!! What a wonderful opportunity to *GIVE BACK* to our community :) I can't think of a better way to spend the day!


For more information about Byron and his family and the Byron Luther Benefit Day or how to help, please visit:



Thanks so much everyone....Hope to see you there!!!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

~*~GIVEAWAY~*~This week only!


Hi everyone!!! Hannah and I have decided that it is definitely time to have another GIVEAWAY!!! So, beginning today Monday, June 21st and ending Monday, June 28th...we will be giving our Love Designs Facebook FANS a chance to win our Rasberry and Cream Floral Clip. It is a gorgeous clip featuring a silk chrysanthemum flower which we have carefully disassembled and reassembled with a faux pearl centerpiece. The entire flower is secured to a gator clip. This clip is perfect for summertime...a great accessory that is easy to throw on and go!


Visit our FAN page to find out how to enter to WIN! This GIVEAWAY is exclusively for FANS who Like Love Designs.



This clip is also available in our online store at:


Monday, June 14, 2010

~Our First Bridal Fair~


Last weekend, Hannah and I attended our first Bridal Fair! I have to say, we had no idea what to expect or what we would find there. Fortunately, this event was was affordable, thanks to St. Mary's Church and Jay Walker's Catering in Chardon, Ohio for hosting the event. From what I understand, Bridal Fairs can be very expensive!

Hannah and I now have four online stores and needless to say, we've been very busy making sure that each store has enough inventory for our customers. Our Bridal Boutique was opened in February of this year and so far, we've had a lot of success on Etsy :0) However, it's not easy keeping our Bridal Jewelry in stock...so, for the last couple of months, we've been busy, busy, busy! Creating and designing everything from Bridal Necklaces...to Pretty Floral Clips :)
The show was a great experience and this is what we've learned about ourselves as a result. We refuse to sacrifice quality in the name of saving a few bucks on time and material. So, you will find that YES, we do handknot all of our necklaces. Not only does handknotting bring out the individual beauty of each bead, lays nicer when you put it on, it also strengthens the necklace. If it breaks, you only loose one bead! Verses loosing a whole strand of beads! And, YES, we do test our jewelry to make sure that everything is secure and gorgeous before we ship it out. Most of our jewelry is kid tested....not kidding...if the design can withstand our children, there is no doubt it will withstand just about anything! YES, we do wire wrap our jewelry. Wire wrapping also increases the strength of each design and adds design interest. All of our designs have been inspired by our Brides! Making each one unique because we listen to our Brides and then incorporate their personal taste and style into each piece. And, MOST importantly!!! We work with your budget!!!! Not kidding! We will do everything we can to make your day extra special and make your dream, your vision, a reality :)))
In conclusion....we've learned that we stand apart from the rest because we listen to our Brides. We create custom pieces with our Brides personal taste and style in mind. We work with your budget to make your dream come true! We absolutely LOVE designing Wedding Jewelry! That's what sets the Love Sisters apart.
O.K., O.K.....I do realize that it's not all about us!!! You need a team to make all of your wedding dreams come true! So, we met some fantastic fellow artisans that also LOVE creating Custom Weddings!!! One of our favs is Ooh La La Bridal located on the square in Chardon, Ohio. They specialize in creating custom Wedding Dresses! That's right...you see something you like but want to add in special detail...just tell them what you want, and they create it! They do carry in stock Wedding Gowns also! You can find them on Facebook, search Ooh La La Bridal, or at http://www.oohlalabridal.com/. They were absolutely fantastic at the show and they allowed us to put our designs on there models for the show :))) Thanks so much!!!
Another fabulous designer at the show was Danelle Ash Design Studio. She creates custom Wedding Invitations and/or custom Event Invitations!!! Let me tell you....her designs are tasteful, professional quality, and I adore the graphics and boldness of her designs. Her sister Christina is an outstanding Caligraphy Artist incorporating personal touch in each design. If you would like to know more about Danelle Ash Design Studio...you can contact her at solo_designstudio@hotmail.com.
Finally, for that little extra something that Hannah and I thought was unique as well as a nice way to add that little something special to your day.....We absolutely fell in love with Hearts Take Wing. They specialize in Special Occasion White Dove Releases. I thought that the Dove Release was a great way to symbolize the Bride and Grooms new beginning together making a covenant in marriage together. It also makes for a great photo opp on your wedding day! I also thought that the fact that the doves find their own way home was especially amazing! Hearts Take Wing serves Lake, Geauga, and Cuyahoga counties in Ohio. To contact Margaret call 440-352-6953 for more information on Dove releases.
That about sums up our first Bridal Fair! Will do more? Sure, if the opportunity arises. It was a great learning experience! Thanks againg to St. Mary's Banquet Room and Jay Walker's Catering for delicious food and entertainment and a gorgeous room to host it in!

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