Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Very Jane

If you haven't see it yet, my jewelry is on Very Jane right now! I'm super excited so please check it out!

The deal being offered is $6.99 for a pair of fresh water pearl earrings that are available in four color choices - oyster, blush, storm and olive. These sweet little earrings are perfect for ladies of all ages! They're great to wear to work, running errands, special evenings out and they're awesome for bridesmaids earrings!

There's only a couple hours left so you'll have to hurry!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Edisto Jewelry Collection

I'm really not so good at this whole blogging thing...but I'm really going to try to be better! Promise.

Like I said in the last post, Edisto Beach is one of my favorite places on the planet! It's so beautiful and peaceful and all my best childhood memories are from Edisto so it was only fitting for me to create an entire jewelry collection inspired by it's beauty!

You can find the entire Edisto Collection here.

And right now there's a giveaway going on at A Creative Day Blog for your choice of the Grey Crystal Necklace (from the Edisto Collection) or the Gold Quatrefoil with Black Onyx Earrings. Check it out!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Edisto Beach 2012

Last week I was vacationing with my wonderful family at Edisto Beach. I've gone there almost every summer of my entire life and it holds a very special place in my heart! I grew up as an only child so I've always looked at my cousins as siblings. We're a very close family and I look forward to that trip more than Christmas. Seriously. No rushing around or holiday drama, just a relaxing peaceful week of solid quality family time filled with lots of fun and laughter (with maybe some wine and coronas mixed in)!
We had two new little faces this year, Edie and Henry! It was their first time at Edisto and I think they enjoyed it! The top picture has my nieces and nephews (Walt, Henry, Edie and Emmie). They're all so sweet and were so much fun, I'm a proud Auntie! :)
Some instagrams of what went on during the week: (well, technically the last day because I could never remember to bring my phone out to the beach to take photos, even though the house is on front beach so it was just pure laziness - don't judge...I was on vacay!) Walt and Emmie being pulled on the boogy board, catching lots of crabs, and Emmie and me went on a long walk along the beach which is one of my favorite things to do!

All in all is was probably one of the best weeks at the beach!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Champagne & Gold Bridesmaids Earrings

I had the pleasure of working with another Etsy bride recently and wanted to share some pictures! I think they turned out so gorgeous!  She really loved the Vermeil Quatrefoil Earrings, but she wanted a champagne colored teardrop bead instead of the emerald jade color. My response, "Yes! Of course I can make that for you!" I already had the most perfect champagne drops, so I took a quick pic and sent her this...
Gorgeous, right? Why I didn't think that design before, who knows, but I'm in love with these earrings! Seriously. And so was the bride! She ordered six pairs for her bridesmaids and a pair for herself too!
Here's some more pics of the earrings:

I was just thrilled with how they turned out! And the best part is these are perfect for the wedding, but they're also great for the girls to wear afterwards. Classic gold quatrefoil design paired with a neutral teardrop make these earrings dressy or casual!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A little shopping at the LAM

I couldn't be at the Lowcountry Artist Market without picking up a couple things for myself! I needed to shop the awesomeness too! I was busy pretty much the entire show, but I had a couple of minutes to sneak away and do a little shopping!

First stop: Rewined candles. If you have never experienced the smell of these candles, then you need go buy some right now! They are incredible and hands down my favorite candle line! They use recycled wine bottles and fill them with natural soy wax in scents mimicking your favorite wines! My favorite scent is the Pinot Noir, but since I already had one at home I picked up Sangria (their summer scent) and Sauvignon Blanc at the show! You can find them online here.

Here's a pic from when I was creating this bridesmaid order with a morning cup of coffee and a Rewined candle.

Second stop: Whiskey Kittens for a lovely new iPhone case! Erica has some awesome designs but I had my eye on the teal chevron case! I'm really into chevron these days and one of my favorite colors is teal so that iPhone case was the perfect combo! You can find all her lovely iPhone cases in her Etsy shop here.

Believe me, I could've spent every penny to my name, but I had to show some self control! I definitely have some great idea for gifts! That's all for now!

Successful Show

Whew! It's definitely been a little while since I've posted, but I've been busy bee for sure! Last week I was preparing for the Lowcountry Artist Market. I always feel like I'm not going to have enough jewelry so the week before I go on a crazy binge and make tons of new jewels! The only problem - I start setting up my table and realize I brought WAY too much! Oh well!

As always, the LAM was absolutely amazing! It's my very favorite show and I'm so thankful to be included each time! Kristen always does an incredible job selecting vendors and there's always a nice crowd! And this time I was between two fantastic sellers: Dodeline Design and Inherited. You should definitely check out their Etsy shops! Dodeline Design creates hilarious greeting cards, personalized stationery and custom wedding invitations. Sarah's super sweet and very talented! Inherited is a beautiful vintage shop with lovely dresses, tops, skirts and shoes! Sabrina definitely has an eye for fashion!

Here are a couple photos I snapped before the show started:
As you can see, my table was overflowing with jewelry! My number one seller were the Quatrefoil Dangle Earrings!
My little milk glass dish was completely full when I started and I only had two pairs left by the end! Time to order some more and restock the online shop!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Blushing Bridesmaids

The past couple weeks I had the pleasure of working with a very sweet bride through Etsy on some custom earrings for her bridesmaids! They turned out absolutely beautiful!! I was so pleased with the end design and I'm pretty sure the bride was too when I got an e-mail from her yesterday saying that she absolutely loved them! Responses like that make me love what I'm doing!

I wanted to share a little bit about the process of getting to the end design...

She really loved these sweet blush pearl earrings that were listed in my shop, so I sent her a pair so she could make sure they matched the bridesmaids dresses.
The blush color matched perfectly (thank goodness!) but she asked if I could make them 2 drop pearl earrings instead of just the 1 pearl. I said, "yes! of course", and sent her a photo of these new designs.

We both decided that this design was the best! The crystal at the top with the two blush coin pearls hanging down. Classy, beautiful and perfect for her bridesmaids!

She ordered 6 pairs for her bridesmaids and kept the first pair, the one pearl drop earrings, for her junior bridesmaid!

Here are some more photos of the final design:

So pretty! I just love them!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Life on Mars Feature

I am so excited to be featured on the Life on Mars blog today!! This is one of my favorite blogs and I was thrilled when she offered to write a feature about LAD!

And we're even doing a *special giveaway* so stop by Maury's blog for a look!

The winner will receive a pair of the Quatrefoil Clover Dangle Earrings - in your choice of Black, Ruby, Turquoise or White

and...(yes, there's more) a $25 gift certificate to the Lauren Amos Designs Online Shop!

So please be sure to start following Life on Mars! You'll love it!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Lowcountry Artist Market - June 16th

One of my favorite shows to sell at is the Lowcountry Artist Market! Nothing else compares. Not only are there a ton of amazing vendors with the coolest products in Charleston, but everything there is handmade! There will be vintage clothing, Rewined candles (my fav!), photography, stationery, dog treats, and jewelry! It's a great place to pick up unique gifts and even something fabulous for yourself - and did I mention that the bar's open?! You can even have a little drink while you're shopping! 

The Artist Market will be held on June 16th from 10-3pm at the Music Farm!

You can see the list of vendors here and something new we're doing this year is we're having a *giveaway* for one special winner! Here's the details pulled directly from the Lowcountry Artist Market Blog:

Lowcountry Artist Market fans - we've devised a little contest for you! We'll be giving away 5 gifts from your 5 favorite LAM vendors. Here's what you need to do:

1 - Like the Lowcountry Artist Market Page on Facebook.

2 - Like ANY 5 of the following Lowcountry Artist Market Vendors' Facebook pages.

3 - Come back to this blog and leave us a comment, letting us know which 5 pages you liked. Leave a link to your Facebook page, so we can verify.

That's it! We'll randomly pick a winner from the list of comments. You'll win a gift from each of the 5 vendors you liked!

You can enter the contest from now until June 10th. The winner will be selected and notified on the 11th. Prizes can be picked up at the June 16th LAM, or I'll mail them to you, if you're out of town.

So, first step, like LAM on Facebook:

Lowcountry Artist Market 

and step 2, check out all the pages below and like your favorite 5.

Piper Blue  

Runaround Sue Vintage 

Anita Dean Sews 

Once you've liked your favorite 5, just leave a comment here (LAM blog), letting Kristen know the 5 you liked with a link to your Facebook page.

Hope to see y'all on June 16th!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Facebook Giveaway Winner

And the winner of the Facebook Giveaway is...(drum roll, please)

Alicia Gregg! Congrats!!

Thank you to everyone that participated! I really appreciate it! I got a couple more Facebook likes and lots of attention on my online shop!

Have a fun Memorial Day weekend!

Thursday, May 24, 2012


This is pretty much how I feel right now... 

I want so badly for Lauren Amos Designs to be a successful jewelry business! I've always told people that creating jewelry was my fun hobby, but now I'm ready to turn it into a full on career! I am putting my heart and soul into this business and trying to think of all kinds of ways to increase my audience, by creating a twitter account, offering a giveaway on my facebook fan page and even starting this blog...but it's a hard road. Harder than I expected. But now I'm in it, I've jumped off the deep end and I'm no quitter - so here it goes! Fingers crossed!

By the way - there's still a few more hours left of my Facebook Giveaway! The winner will be announced tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Jewels

This past weekend I went home to Charleston for a quick trip and while I was there I found out that the bead show was in town. I love the bead show and as a self-diagnosed bead-a-holic the bead show is like paradise! I think I love buying beads just as much as I love creating jewelry! And I always enjoy going home and working with the new beads!

At this show there was a new vendor and she had all the jewels that've been searching for! It was amazing! Very high end exquisite jewels! So here are some of the earrings I created...

I can't even express how beautiful these jewels! I handpicked each jewel to create a matching pair for earrings. I think my favorite pair are the large Labradorite teardrop earrings (top right)and I might just shed a few tears whenever they sell. 

Check out my online shop: www.laurenamosdesigns.etsy.com (or click the tab above) for all the new jewels!

**And don't forget - the Facebook Giveaway is still going on! All you have to do is post a link to your favorite piece of Lauren Amos Designs jewelry to your Facebook wall and tag the LAD Facebook Fan Page (@Lauren Amos Designs) in your status**

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Trio

Coral, Teal & Yellow - three perfect colors for a fun and cheery summer!

Check out my Summer Trio Treasury here!

This treasury also features three vendors that will be at the Lowcountry Artist Market on June 16th!

Modern Girls Peasant Dress (top row, far left)

Sassy Surfer Short Sleeved Tee (third row, far right)

3 Pairs of Flower Post Earrings (second row, far right)

Enjoy the treasury and I hope to see y'all at the Lowcountry Artist Market!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Facebook Giveaway

How would you like to win a free pair of the Vermeil Quatrefoil Emerald Jade Earrings?

Here's what you have to do:

1. Post to your Facebook wall a link to your favorite piece of Lauren Amos Designs jewelry (earrings, necklaces, rings or bangles)from my online shop: www.laurenamosdesigns.etsy.com or click the tab above.

2. In the status section of the post, make sure you link it to the Lauren Amos Designs Facebook Fan Page by typing @LaurenAmosDesigns - this is a *really important* step because that's how I'll know to put your name in pot to win the earrings!

Side note: the more times you post your favorites and link them to the Facebook Fan page - the more times you'll be entered to win! And feel free to pass this on to your friends too!

Promo starts NOW Monday, May 21st - midnight Thursday, May 24th and a WINNER will be chosen Friday, May 25th!!

Thank you so much for all the support as I try to grow my business!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Clambake Coral

Have y'all heard about Birchbox? If not, then you should sign up asap! It's a minimal monthly fee and each month you receive a box filled with sample sized goodies! The whole purpose is so you can try out new products like nail polish, face lotion, facial scrubs, perfume - all things girly! It's so fun getting a little package in the mail because you never know what you'll be surprised with each month! You can visit their website here and find out more!

So this month, one of the items I received was Color Club nail polish in Clambake Coral...

...which matches perfectly to a pair of earrings that I had just made - Gold Filigree Tangerine Coral Dangle Earrings

So if you're looking for the perfect earring and nail color combo - here you go!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sea Glass Treasury

On Etsy, members can create treasuries where you can feature 16 items available from other Etsy sellers. There's usually a theme to the treasury, whether it be by color, season, holiday or just random favorites and people get pretty creative! The other cool part is that a treasury can get featured on the front page of Etsy! The major plus side is the massive amount of attention those items receive due to the high volume of people that visit the site everyday! 

Over the years several of my items have been featured in various treasuries, which is always very exciting! I've never created one myself until last Monday!

You can check out my Sea Glass Treasury here! Enjoy!

There's several jewelry pieces, a wreath, bobby pins, water color painting, and even a wine stopper all made from beautiful sea glass!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Custom Wedding Jewels

One of my favorite parts about designing jewelry is being able to work with brides to create either custom jewelry for themselves or for their bridesmaids! It's such a fun experience talking with the brides, seeing some of their wedding plans, and listening to their ideas about what would be the the perfect compliment to the wedding day dresses!

Here are some pictures of jewelry I created with brides in mind...

If you're getting married, or know something else that is and would like custom jewelry created for your special day just drop my an e-mail at laurenamosdesigns@gmail.com or contact me through Etsy!

I'd love to work with you!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hello! Let me introduce myself...

My name is Lauren and this is my first blog. I wanted to create a place where my family and friends can keep up with my day to day happenings in my new home and to post about the exciting journey of expanding my business, Lauren Amos Designs.

I married my high school sweetheart, Bobby, in 2009. He's my rock and I love him to pieces! He recently got his dream job as a healthcare attorney in Raleigh, NC so we packed up our apartment, grabbed our little schnoodle girl, Addie, and hit the road! My last job was working for the federal government as a financial manager for marine corps project - real exciting, huh? (Yea...not so much.) It was a great experience, but now I'm ready to be my own boss and pursue creating jewelry as my full time career! (fingers crossed!)

I started Lauren Amos Designs when I was in college. I created an Etsy shop and have maintained it ever since. In Charleston, I participated in several craft shows and over the years sweet friends have hosted house parties, but now I'm really trying to get involved in all aspects of social media. I hope to keep you updated on new jewels, my crafting process and all my new adventures. So stay tuned!