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!