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!

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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!