Friday, April 23, 2010

Green Jade Metal Mix Bracelet-ON SALE NOW!



I just designed and listed this hot little bracelet and listed it in our Love Designs Etsy Store :) I LOVE to mix it up with metal and stones.....and this chunky, funky bracelet is no exception. It's all mixed up with funky gunmetal chain, silver chain, and green jade gemstones...each one handknotted and secured to gunmetal findings. The result...a cool and funky piece of jewelry to throw on and have some FUN with :) Right now, this bracelet and all of our in stock inventory is 10% OFF! Visit our store and check out all of our designs and we will refund you 10% through PayPal.
All of in stock inventory is also on SALE in our ArtFire Studio and our newest online store...Glass Sparrows where you will find unique one of a kind gifts for Mother's Day!

Hope you have a HAPPY FRIDAY! Leave a comment below!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Stunning Flower and Pearl Bridal Necklace


One of the reasons we LOVE designing Custom Bridal Jewelry is because of the insipiration that we receive from our Brides. Every one of our designs is created with the Bride and the theme for her wedding at the center. We could not come up with many of our creations without the Brides thoughts about what she wanted for her wedding. Her taste, her personal style, her dream is thoughtfully placed into each design. Every one of our designs is an original piece that was created by and through our Brides making each one uniquely her own. We just help make her dream, her vision, a reality :)
With that in mind, this STUNNING Bridal Necklace is created and designed for a Bride who wanted a 1950' s style wedding with a black and white color pallette with a touch of Royal Blue. She had very definite ideas about what she wanted in her necklace and for her Bridesmaids. With this in mind, we created this gorgeous two strand, handknotted, Swarovski Crystal Necklace featuring an Artisan Handmade Flower which has been offset romantically to the side. The necklace features graduated pearl strands which is finished with a lovely filigree sterling silver clasp. The result, a one of a kind creation which personifies the brides image of her wedding dream.
The Bridesmaids will be wearing Royal Blue dresses. The Bride fell in love with our Amethyst Flower Necklace with Black Handnotted Resin Beads finished with Black Ribbon which is secured in the back with a bow. We simply modified this design with an Artisan Handmade Organza Flower in Royal Blue and kept the rest of this design the same. I love the Royal Blue color...the Bridesmaids are going to look stylish and stunning making a beautiful wedding party.
Enjoy the pictures....you can find all of our designs in our Etsy Store, Christa Marie Boutique, Custom Wedding Jewelry. All of our designs can be customized to fit your personal wedding dream!
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Friday, April 16, 2010

~**~MOTHER'S DAY SALE~**~


Happy Mother's Day! In celebration of Mother's Day, we are having a 10% OFF SALE in three of our Love Designs online stores beginning today Friday, April 16th and ending on Mother's Day, Saturday, May 8th! Our Love Designs ArtFire Studio inventory is already marked 10% off throughout our entire store. In our Etsy Studios, be sure to type in HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY in the comment section and we will refund 10% of your purchase through PayPal as soon as we see your purchase! Take advantage of great savings in combination with Unique and Irresistable Jewelry created by Love Designs :) Enjoy!


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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Unique Mother's Day Gifts




"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." ~Honore de Balzac

"Thou art thy Mother's glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime."
~William Shakespeare

"If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?"
~Milton Berle


As a mother of three, I can definitely relate and laugh with these quotes. A mother's work is never done....the laundry always piles up, dishes always return to the sink, dirt has a way of leaving it's tracks all through the house, multi tasking is a must....yet, her greatest work is her children. Our children reflect our love, patience, endurance, our very essence and there will come a day when you have to let them go. And still, they have a home in our hearts. Yes, a mother's love for her children runs deep....there is nothing to compare it with.
My mother holds a special place in my heart. She is our rock...always there for us....ever forgiving....instilling Godly values into our hearts. My Mom would lay down her life for any one of her five children. Mother of five and Grandmother to eleven. I don't know what I would do without her in my life.
In celebration of Mothers Day, Love Designs will be having a 10% off ~*~SALE~*~ of all of our in stock inventory in our ArtFire and Etsy Studios beginning Friday, April 16th. (only in stock items will be available-please read each item description carefully) We recently opened a new store in Etsy, Glass Sparrows, featuring our exlusive line of Seaglass Jewelry. There you will find many unique, one of a kind gifts for Mom! Visit our Love Designs studio listed on ArtFire and our Lovescreation store on Etsy for more creative and unique gifts! Be sure to read our SHOP ANNOUNCEMENT to find our how to receive your discount off of all in stock inventory! I will be sure to post an update on our SALE this Friday, April 16th.
Hannah and I would like to wish all Mom's a wonderful and blessed Mother's Day!!! May God bless you and the work of your hands!
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Glass Sparrows


We did it! Hannah and I officially opened our newest online store on Etsy. Over the past few months, we've noticed that our Seaglass Jewelry was getting lost among our other designs and it wasn't being showcased the way it should be. So, we decided it was time to set up a place for our seaglass designs where it could be viewed together and enjoyed by everyone who came to visit our shop.

Hannah and I have a passion for Sea Glass that started about four years ago. We just fell in love with the uiqueness of each piece of glass and found a peace and tranquility searching for beach glass that drew us in and closer to God as we searched for these tiny treasures hidden in the sand and rocks. There is just something about the beach and the gentle, rhythmic sound of crashing waves that has always drawn us back to it. Lake Erie is so unpredictable in its weather and currents. The wildlife and rustic beauty of the lake inspires us each time we go out on the beach. I guess for us, it's a time to reflect, to see and feel God's prescence everywhere we look. In the beauty and power of the lake and it's waves and currents and in the insects, wildlife and foilage on the beach. It's a time to collect our thoughts and to be together as sisters.

With that in mind, how did we come up with the name Glass Sparrows. Well, I have spent a lot of time thinking about a name and trying to capture that feeling....that peace and tranquility and beauty of the glass with the prescence of God. In our designs, we try to capture little pieces of Lake Erie by incorporating the insects that we find on the beach, foilage of the trees, and the animals that we come across on our adventures. So, you will find lady bugs, different kinds of leaves, and birds in our designs. Recently, I started to incorporate Sparrows in my designs with Spring in mind at the about the same time that I was thinking of a name for our shop. That's when I received some mail and on the envelope it said..."His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me." and also the corresponding scripture:


Luke 12:6-7

"Are not five sparrows worth more than two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs on your head are all numbered. Do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."


That very same night, I was talking to my Mom about what I discovered and she told me that my Grandma Love's favorite hymn was "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.". My Grandmother passed away two years ago and yet she still shows up in my life in mysterious ways. I can't help but smile at the thought that she had a part in all of this :) I know she is smiling down at me from heaven. My brother helped me to narrow the name down to Glass Sparrows.

This is our story of how we came to love Sea Glass and how our love of Sea Glass has drawn us closer to God. We hope you enjoy our store....please take a moment to visit our store and let us know what you think of it! Enjoy!



Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Metal Mix Mania




The weatherman says that this is the last day of unusually warm springlike weather here in Northeast Ohio and needless to say.....I am bummed! Tomorrow the weather is supposed to take a dramatic turn to cold...40 degrees with the possibility of SNOW! Ugh. Welp, that's the way it goes here in unpredictable Northeast Ohio. You just never know how the winds are going to shift and change. I guess I should be used to it by now!


Regardless of the weather, Hannah and I are busy designing and creating new pieces of jewelry. One of my most favorite things to do is mix up our designs with all kinds of METAL! I love mixing it up Gunmetal, Antiqued Silver, Sterling Silver and to add a little sparkle...we've added rhinestones to the mix :) Did you catch that POP of color.....Love it! See for yourself...check out our newest designs in our ArtFire and Etsy stores and let us know what you think?


Here are some pics to enjoy for now...and don't forget to leave a comment below!


Cheers!


Hannah and Joy