Friday, December 31, 2010

All That Sparkles.

With the new year just around the corner and the beginning to a new decade, I would like to wish everyone a truly wonderful New Year---- to great adventures and many happy memories!


As we say goodbye to this year, I would like to leave you all with this quote from T.S. Eliot: "For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning."

Happy new beginnings!

(Fashion Shoot :: All That Sparkles. Photo by Claire Eliza/ Hair & Makeup: Kelsey Knutson)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas.

Wesołych Świąt!!! Merry Christmas. ¡Feliz Navidad!

15Wesołych Świąt!

I can't wait to share with you some more pictures from the holidays.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gift Certificates Available in my Etsy Shop!

This past few weeks have been quite busy with a holiday show, etsy orders, and custom pieces. But I would like to share with you some great news. Are you looking to buy handmade? Not sure about which item to choose for that special gift? Or perhaps you have procrastinated a bit and waited until the last moment to go shopping. Give that special someone in your life an Ada Rosman gift certificate! These lovely gift certificates are now available in my Etsy shop.

Gift Certificate $25

Gift certificates are available in denominations of: $25, $50, $75, and $100.

Gift Certificate $75

Upon your purchase and payment, I will email you a .pdf file via email that you can print out and give to your recipient. If you want a gift certificate in another amount, I can create a custom listing for you, just contact me through my Etsy shop or email me at: adarosman [at]


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! May you all have a truly lovely holiday and a festive weekend with family, friends, and splendid food.

happy thanksgiving everyone!

:: Black Friday through Cyber Monday ::
20% OFF* everything in my ETSY shop + FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING.
*excludes CUSTOM ORDERS and SALE codes can not be combined.

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Thank you all so much for following my jewelry adventures!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Argentina Destination Weddings.

First off, I wanted to congratulation Miss Claire of Claire Eliza Photography for being featured in the latest issue of the International Photography and Design Magazine CarneMagazine®. I truly love flipping through this online magazine and seeing the range of work from around the world. I always can't wait to see what is on the next page. I was so excited to hear that Claire's stunning work would be featured in CarneMag® Issue#6, which you can download for free onlne at: CARNE MAG


In honor of her feature in CarneMagazine®, Claire has extended her European Destinations deal of the century to Argentina! She will be offering destination wedding packages to weddings in Argentina minus the costly travel charges. Such a great opportunity!


Plus I will be offering custom bridal pieces along with some of Claire's packages.


Please email Claire for further details:

Monday, November 15, 2010

You're Invited.....

For those of you that weren't able to make it to the Polish Bazaar, you can stop by and take a look at my jewels at Derby Salon in Seattle.


I will be taking part in the first annual Holiday Shopping Extraveganza along with some other lovely local vendors. So mark your calendars for December 2 from 6-9pm. Hope to see you there!

the HOLIDAY shop.

Okay, okay..... so the posting and introduction of the holiday shop was slightly delayed, but it is up today in my etsy store.

holiday shop

So my holiday shop (as I like to call it) will actually be a holiday section in my etsy shop that will feature products that are perfect for the holiday season. This includes some of my new products like the leather picture ornaments and postcards as well as some holiday jewelry designs. But make sure to keep checking back to see what other new products will be listed.

Many of these items will be up for a limited time.... basically only for the season. Some items might come back next year, while others may NOT. So if you like something make sure to buy it! ;)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Items for the Holidays!

As I am preparing to list new jewelry items on Etsy, I have also decided to make some new products to add to my Etsy store for the holidays. The first set of items, are these leather ornaments that can be personalized to say anything you imagine. Perhaps, a special place, date, names or perhaps some international holiday greetings. Each leather ornament has a slit where you can slip in your favorite photo. You can also use a fabric pen to write a special message on the back of each of the ornaments.

new holiday items:: leather ornaments

This next addition will have a seperate section in my Etsy shop and will include a range of postcards that have been designed by me. Many of them have some fun Polish sayings and there is even a design that is perfect for the holidays. The postcard below reads: Wesołych Świąt!, which translated into English means Happy Holidays. This postcards is adorned with white and red classic Christmas ornaments that are filled with various size hearts. Definitely a great way to spread the holiday cheer and love.

new holiday items:: postcard

Tomorrow the holiday spirit will be in full swing with the introduction of my "Holiday Shop" in my Etsy store.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

50th Annual Fall Polish Bazaar!

Here is what I have been up to since my last blogpost. Busy in the studio: working hard on getting pieces down for the bazaar, finishing orders, making new jewelry designs, as well as some items that will be added to my holiday shop on my Etsy page. But more about the holiday shop on Friday.

50th Fall Polish Bazaar:: Seattle, WA

Preview of new products that will be available in my shop:

polish bazaar:: new items

Tomorrow I will share with you some details of the new products that will be available in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

bridesmaid jewelry: Eileen + Walt

This past summer, I had the wonderful opportunity to make some lovely bridesmaid jewelry for Eileen. Eileen found my work while browsing through Etsy and was drawn to my La Petite Pearle- Necklace.

It amazes me, how Etsy is able to connect people from different parts of the world. I was excited to hear Eileen wanted me to make her bridesmaid jewelry. Personally, I feel truly honored (also, a bit anxious) to be a part of somebody's wedding day. I think it is such a unique experience to know someone has picked your work to have as well as share with others on their big day.


While discussing details about the necklaces and perhaps using different stones or patina, Eileen mentioned she wanted some earrings to match. I shared with her an option that is currently available (Modern Pearl- Earrings) in my Etsy shop and also forwarded her an image of ones that have been featured on my blog before. She initially liked both, but was drawn to the dangling earrings a bit more.

bridesmaid jewelry: Eileen + Walt

I had mentioned to Eileen early in our correspondence, that I enjoy featuring work on my blog. I really take joy in having the chance to get to know my clients; who they are, where there from, and what the pieces mean to them.


A special little detail, that I love to do for my brides is to give them the option to personalize their jewelry bags with their wedding date and their initials or names.

As you can tell from the image below, Eileen and Walt's wedding was on July 31, 2010. Each of the bridesmaids had their names placed on their jewelry bag along with Eileen and Walt's wedding date. Eileen had also mentioned that the bridesmaids dresses would be a blue jay color, which I incorporated into the outside packaging with the ribbon and custom stamped name tags.

Eileen + Walt Wedding

I learned from Eileen that she met her husband (Walt) at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania. They had been friends for a long time, however, they didn't start dating until a couple of years after they graduated.


Eileen said that "the wedding day was absolutely beautiful!" The weather leading up to the wedding day had been so hot (95 degrees plus) and on that day, they couldn't have asked for better weather (sunny at like 80 degrees). The day was filled with close family and friends. The bridal party was all family and friends from different aspects of each of their lives (work, college, life-long friends, church).

bridesmaid jewelry: Eileen + Walt

Thank you Eileen for sharing your story and for letting me be a part of your wedding day. Congratulations to both of you. Best wishes for a lifetime of love and happiness. And Eileen, thank you for sending over the photos of you with some of your bridesmaids--- you looked absolutely radiant!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

custom: Smiles by Sutherland.

I wanted to share with you some custom pieces that I had the opportunity to make for a local orthodontist office in the area. The office provides the latest technology, from such items as Invisalign and use the Damon system for braces. It was a surprise gift for all of the employees of Smiles by Sutherland.

SBS- braceletsketch:: smiles by sutherland

SBS- necklaces

I designed a range of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets that had the letters SBS for Smiles by Sutherland stamped on the silver circles. Each piece was then given a liver of sulfur patina that was removed in spots to give a rustic finish. It was such a pleasure to work with such a great group of people and make them these custom pieces.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

VAIN installation.

Okay, alright... I am finally back to blogging. This time I will honestly be posting more frequently. Today, I would like to share with you a few images from the Ballard Artwalk, more specifically the installation of my collaboration with Claire. The Artwalk was a success despite the horrible downpour outside. Here are few images from the VAIN installation of Claire's lovely postcards and my new collection of jewelry:

VAIN: installation

VAIN: October Artwalk

VAIN: installation

If you weren't able to come by the Artwalk, you still can stop come by VAIN and take a look at our work. It will be up until the end of November. I will be uploading a few more images of our work on my flickr page.

P.S.- what do you think of my new hair cut and color (can you guess what color it is, since the image is black and white)?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Claire's Deal of the Century!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Before we head into the weekend, I wanted to share with everyone an amazing deal that Claire is offering this summer. It truly is the deal of the century! Claire Eliza Photography will be offering wedding packages to European weddings with OUT the costly travel charges. You will get a truly amazing destination wedding photographer with out the destination price. Make sure to share this with your family and friends!

Here is a little sneek peak of Claire's work:

Head on over to Claire's website to read more about her as well as to take a look at her stunning photos:

Here is to a great weekend and for those of you that can make it to the Ballard Art Walk... I look forward to seeing you at VAIN Ballard! :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

VAIN: España collection

I am excited to share a special photo/jewelry collaboration that I have been working on with the wonderfully talented photographer Miss Claire. This past summer, Claire studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain and had the opportunity to travel throughout the country. Before Claire left for Spain, we had had talked about her inspiration for the images--- pictures that would best represent and give a glimpse of the beautiful country.

plaza de toros

I really couldn't wait to see and hear about Claire's travels. In this collaboration, I created a new collection of work based off of images that Claire and I had selected from her travels in Spain. It was such a fun experience to look through the photos and to automatically see things that inspired me. Here is a sneak peek of some of the pieces:


Claire's photos turned unique, handmade postcards and my new collection of jewelry will be featured this month in VAIN Ballard. Please come by VAIN for the Ballard Art Walk this Saturday (October 9th). I will be posting more images from the Art Walk as well as introducing pieces from the España collection.

side note: i am trying a new format for the images on my blog. what do you think of the size of the images?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

fall is here.

Hello All!
It has definitely been a long time since my last blogpost. I hope everyone had a truly enjoyable summer. It is strange to think that today is the first day of fall. I feel like summer wasn't even here--- I suppose I was hoping for some more sunny days. Oh well. I have so many new things to share with you: new collections, custom work, travel photos, and much more.

To get back in the swing of things, I would like to share with you a new job that I started this summer. I am a jewelry curator for VAIN in Ballard-- it is such a fun position. It has been such a pleasure getting to know about VAIN as well as being a part of the Ballard ArtWalk. I really enjoying looking for new jewelers to feature. It is always so interesting to learn about what inspires different artists.

During the summer period (June-August), VAIN features a new jeweler each month for the Ballard ArtWalk as well as live music performance by local artists plus drinks and food. August was my first ArtWalk alone, since Aran Galligan the previous jewelry curator, metalsmith, and talented hairstylist at VAIN headed out east to start her postgraduate studies at SUNY New Paltz. The featured seller for August-September was Nancy O’Connell of Black Rabbit. Here she is with her work:

While August's live performance was by Hoquiam. Hoquiam is a band that is made up of two brothers, Drake and Damien Jurado. With their self-titled release, they have created an album based around their childhood in Grays Harbor.

The rest of the year VAIN participates every other month in the Ballard ArtWalk by featuring a new jeweler. Part of my job is also to write up blogposts about the Ballard ArtWalk event at VAIN. Head on over to VAIN's blog to see more photos from previous events. The blog also features awesome blogposts by others at the salon about hair, products, as well as updates on all things VAIN.

Monday, June 21, 2010

custom rubber stamp.

Today, I would like to share with you my new custom rubber stamp. I recently did a custom order with etsy seller: paperfruithair to design my logo as a rubber stamp. Melissa of paperfruithair truly did a wonderful job! The package from Canada arrived about a week and half ago--- I was truly excited to open up the package.

Take a look at the fun packaging as well as.....

the adorable matchbox that my custom stamp came wrapped in...

I also got a few other goodies. Some fun little tags to practice on as well as a sweet little cupcake stamp.

Thank you Melissa for this awesome custom stamp. I look forward to sharing in future blog posts how I will be using the custom stamp in my packaging. Head on over to Melissa's etsy shop and take a look at her fun designs: paperfruithair

Monday, June 14, 2010

sketchbook no. 3

Haven't done a sketchbook photo in quite awhile. The shot actually includes the finished triskele-necklace that can now be found in my etsy shop. This necklace was actually a custom order, however, I really liked how the piece turned out and now is part of my diseño collection.

Link to necklace in my Etsy shop: Triskele- Necklace

custom: silver ring (part 2)

So here is the second part of my custom: silver ring blog post, where I will be sharing some of the rings that are now available in my etsy shop as well as giving you ideas on custom rings. My 143 (I Love You)- Necklace is now also available as a ring! The 143 sterling silver ring is 5/16" inches wide--- the simple band has the numbers 143 stamped and has a liver of sulfur patina that has been removed in spots. Similar in style to the necklace!

Class of 2010- Ring has the numbers 2010 stamped... which would definitely make a great gift for a recent graduate!

I recently had an order on etsy where I customized the Class of 2010- Ring with the initials of the graduate's university. The recent graduate had just finished studying at Florida State University and didn't want a ring that was traditional, but rather something a bit more unique. Congrats to all the 2010 graduates!

This band can truly be customized to say anything you want from anniversary dates, your children's initials or names, high school or university names, fun words.... anything you can imagine! You can get the 5/16" width sterling silver band customized at no cost with up to 15 letters and/or numbers.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

custom: silver ring (part 1)

Hello everyone! I can't believe it is already June. Time sure does fly. So I have been meaning to share with you some new ring additions to my etsy shop as well as lots more updates on new collections and stand out prom happenings. Looking forward to sharing all this with you-- next week.

In regards to those new ring additions in my etsy shop, I would first like to share with you a story about a custom listing I recently made. A fellow etsian contacted me in regards to making my 143 (I Love You)- Necklace into a ring. She wanted "143 xIP4I" stamped on the outside of the band with the same finish as the necklace.

I had asked her if she wouldn't mind sharing what "xIP4I" meant to her and she had told me it was their own personal little message, standing for "to the infinite power, for infinity"

She continued to share with me that she had recently received a "promise ring a few months ago, but that's now changed hands to be a sort of pre-engagement ring, if you will." She wanted to also get her fiancée something that was of equal importance. I was excited to be included in this special surprise. It was so cute to hear that they have used 143 since the beginning, and that they still have "battles pretty much daily" to say I Love You at 1:43. Which is something I had never thought about before.... very fun! Thank you Cam for sharing your story and congrats to you both.

Tomorrow I will share some of the new additions that can already be found in my etsy shop and some fun ideas for custom orders.... so stay tuned.