Saturday, May 29, 2010

Jacaranda Designs Jewelry Now Available at Dorly Designs in Toronto

My apologies for not having posted in the last week. I've been so busy. I made the decision to start selling my jewelry in stores. On Wednesday I approached a brand new store in the Leslieville area of Toronto called Dorly Designs. They just opened on Tuesday.

On Friday I delivered my first stock and set up my glass display shelf with my jewelry.

So I'm hoping that this is successful. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Keep you fingers crossed
for me!

Winner of the LifeInGeneral Giveaway

Congrats to TopHat who is the winner of the LifeInGeneral giveaway!

Thanks to everyone for entering.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Featured Artist and Giveaway - LifeInGeneral

This week I'm featuring the Etsy shop LifeInGeneral. I was drawn to these wonderful depictions of everyday emotions painted by Sherri. Read on to learn more about the artist behind these paintings and to enter the giveaway for one art card of your choice.

Clueless....An Original Painting

A little background: I was a latch key kid from the age of 7. Raised as an only child, I spent a ton of time alone... the end product was a slightly eclectic adult with a wildly inspiring imagination.

Why you love what you do: I am easily stressed out. Painting and crafts in general let me go inside my head and find a calm peaceful place. Especially if that place does not involve two screaming, yet beautiful little girls!

Making It All Work...An Original Painting

What inspires you: Honestly, just the drama of everyday life and the people that occupy it.

Favorite item in store: Probably Back Stabbed, though it is one of my first paintings and i have worked out my style since them, it is so full of truth and that Witty/cleverness is what I strive for all of my paintings to relay.

Back Stabbed....An Original Painting

My Goals for 2010: TO NOT STRESS and be so tightly wound! We are in the process of moving and downsizing our life, so I am hoping that will bring a big change to my mental state. Even though I am positive this is just my personality and i might as well learn to use it for good :)

Facebook link:

Naive....An Original Painting

Etsy store:

And now for the giveaway!

Name of item: 1 artcard of the winner's choice
Value of item: $3
Eligible to win: Worldwide

To enter:
1 entry - visit LifeInGeneral and tell us what your favorite item is
1 entry - visit Jacaranda Designs and tell us your favorite item of jewelry
1 entry - follow this blog
1 entry - tweet about this giveaway
1 entry - blog about this giveaway

Don't forget to leave your email so you can be contacted should you win!

Contest ends Friday May 28th at 5pm. Winner will be selected using

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My Spring Jewelry Sale

Last weekend I hosted my spring jewelry sale in my home. Leading up to the sale, I was of course tidying up the house (we have 2 boys and they sure make a lot of mess). I asked the boys to put the shoes in the hallway away and they did a great job, until I opened the hallway closet ( see the photo)...I just laughed my head off.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Jewelry Giveaway - Jacaranda Designs

Hello everyone,

I've been really busy the last couple of weeks preparing for my spring jewelry show and it finished up yesterday. So the May giveaway is a little late, but better late than never!

This month's giveaway is for a pair of Silver Geometric Earrings With Diagonal Squares. Simple, understated, fun earrings!

Free Shipping - Silver Geometric Earrings With Diagonal Squares
The rules are simple....

To enter....

Please leave a comment on this post telling us which piece of jewelry at Jacaranda Designs is your favorite.

You can enter once per day and you must include your first name -and- etsy username or email address with every entry. If you are worried about email spam, you can spell out the 'at' and 'dot' rather than using the standard email format.

Receive additional entries:
- if you follow or subscribe to my blog
- twitter about the giveaway and/or blog about the giveaway
- become a fan of Jacaranda's facebook page
- feature any of my items on your blog
- follow me on twitter
- purchase any item from Jacaranda Designs (5 additional entries!)

Just leave a comment/link letting me know!

To go ahead, have fun and maybe you'll be the lucky winner.

As usual, I'll be using to select the winner.

Giveaway ends May 31st at 5pm.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Hello everyone,

I'm offering a special this entire week - free shipping on everything in my shop.

Sorry you're not going to see many posts from me this week as I'm hosting my spring jewelry open house and busy preparing for it.

Next week however, I will post my May giveaway - better late than never!

Vintage Look Marmalade Posy Bracelet

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lemon Yellow!

Bright, refreshing and full of warmth! Lemon yellow!

Sweetheart Apron in Fresh Squeezed

Sweetheart Apron in Fresh Squeezed by prettylittlepearl

lemon drop

Lemon Drop by TiCi

Heirloom Amarillo Yellow Carrot

Heirloom Amarillo Carrots by Azuredandelion

Sugared Lemons Handmade Lip Balm Vegan

Sugared Lemons Handmade Lip Balm Vegan by GetLathered

Monday, May 3, 2010

Winner of the Jacaranda Designs April Giveaway

Once again, I have a winner for my monthly giveaway. April's lucky winner of a Lovebirds on a Branch Necklace is

Very Married


Lovebirds on a Branch Necklace

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Free shipping on all orders over $40 this weekend at Jacaranda Designs Jewelry

Enjoy free shipping when you spend more than $40 at Jacaranda Designs this weekend. Refunds shall be issued promptly via Paypal. Enjoy!

Also, check out my Clearance section for some great buys.