Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Summer Clearance Jewelry Sale - Buy One Get One Free Sale!

The end of summer is approaching and I'm starting to work on a new line of Fall and Christmas baubles. You'll start to notice them in Jacaranda Designs around the middle of September. I'm clearing summer stock so why not treat yourself to some jewelry. Or maybe you're an early, really organized holiday shopper. Whatever the reason, I'm having a big BOGO sale in my shop until Sunday September 12th.

Buy two, get two free and so on and so on…

If purchasing one item and choosing one free, please checkout only for the one higher priced item. Enter 'BOGO' in the 'message to seller' box during the Etsy checkout process along with a note telling me what second item you would like for free.

If purchasing two items and choosing two free, please checkout for the two highest priced items and leave a message telling me what two additional items you would like for free, etc.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

* This sale applies to in-stock item only. Custom orders are not included in this sale

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Etsy Interview and Giveaway - Judy from Toastory

Todays' Etsy artist interview is with Judy from Toastory. Grab a coffee and take some time to read on about her and her shop. Judy is also sponsoring a lovely giveaway so don't forget to enter.

a little background about yourself
I live in San Francisco, California. I am a fashion design student and studying in Academy of Art University. And I am now entering the last year of school.

Khaki Zipper Bow Brooch

Why you love what you do
With all my creations, I started with hand-stitching when I was little. I remember the first bag I made is a small little jeans handbag with a little patchwork. Soon thereafter, I have learned the most practical skills I ever felt, which was sewing.
I am passionate of sewing because I believe there are many possibilities to do with playing different textures of fabrics.

What inspires you
My inspiration came from everywhere of my life, such as visual objects, garment components. I love deconstructed pieces, and apply to accessories, then try to make them wearable.

Khaki Floral Bracelet Belt

Favorite item in your shop
Oh, that is a very hard question. I like every single piece of items in my shop. Any pieces that I don't satisfied will not be uploaded on toastory. And I hope you can find something you like and enjoy as I enjoy of making it.

Any specials deals customers should know about?
You can become toastory's facebook fan and can enjoy a 10% off discount and free shipping promotion!

Scarf Cubism printed Chiffon

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/toastory

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/toastory/

And now for the giveaway!

Lace Bow Brooch and Necklace

- Name of item: Lace Bow Brooch and Necklace
- Value: $25
- Eligible to win (US, CANADA, WORLDWIDE): US/CANADA

To enter:
1 entry - visit Toastory 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 - follow Toastory on Facebook
1 entry - follow Jacaranda Designs on Facebook
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 Monday Sept 6th at 5pm. Winner will be selected using random.org

Saturday, August 28, 2010

New For Today - Jewlery For the Avid Photographer or World Traveller

"Say Cheese!"

I just added this cute little camera charm necklace to my collection. Perfect gift for an avid photographer or someone who enjoys traveling.

Click Smile Silver Camera Charm Necklace

Click Smile Silver Camera Charm Necklace

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Artfire Collection - Magenta Purple

I recently opened an Artfire Shop for my jewelry and was pleasantly surprised this morning to find I've been included in a collection on Artfire. Yay!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Etsy Finds - Jewelry Boxes

Yesterday I was getting ready to go out and was looking for a piece of jewelry to wear. I have to admit, my jewelry is just one big jumble in my drawer. I looked at this mess and thought that there must be some wonderful jewelry and trinket boxes to be found on Etsy. I found some real gems. Take a look.

Galaxy Jewelry Box

The Original Treasure Box

Jewelry Box in Red Birch

With This Ring I Thee Wed Rustic Woodland Western Beach Ring Bearer Pillow Ring Jewelry Box Personalized

Aged Spider  jewelry box / Gothic wood chest /spiderwebs  Halloween

Red bird jewelry box, large

The Trapezoid Box, Curly Maple

Monday, August 23, 2010

Interview with Etsy Artist Britt from Pinklimed

Looking for a cute ornament or magnet? Britt from Pinklimed makes wonderful clay creations and ships worldwide. Read on to learn more about this Etsy artist.

Mini Orange Sprite

A little background about yourself

Hi there! I'm Britt, I'm a full-time college student from Central Massachusetts. I spend what free time I have on creating and making my store the best it can be. It amazes me that now I can get my creations to people all over the world!

Why you love what you do

I love to make things. I love having an idea, then figuring out how to execute it, and then seeing it in front of me. I think that's why I started with clay; I can think of something and then have a 3-D model of it right in my hands.

Little Wizard Magnet/Ornament - Totally Customizable Clay Creations

What inspires you

Colors! I love bright colors. I try to make my shop as colorful as possible. I love items that make people laugh and feel a bit nostalgic. Candy is always a great medium! ;D

Mad Hatter Hat Earrings - Traditional Style

Favorite item in your shop

Oh, I don't know if I could pick a favorite! Right now I really, really love the Customizable Ornaments and Magnets. I have tons of new designs coming and I think they are so fun! My mom always loved having ornaments on the tree that looked like my brother and I, and I think it's great to be able to make those memories for other families!

Halloween Lollipop Stud Earrings

Any specials deals customers should know about?

I do random giveaways all the time! If you'd like to know when they are happening, follow me on facebook, e-mail me or convo me on etsy to get updates! They will always be posted on the front of the shop as well, so keep a look out!

Facebook?: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pink-Limed/110798592307007 (It's brand new, so followers are absolutely welcome!)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Shots From Museum Gardens in York, England

When I was young, I used to go and stay with my grandmother in York for a couple of weeks in the summer. One of the activities I used to love was going to the Museum Gardens in York and seeing if we could find any peacock feathers. We often came home with a few. We were recently in York and although there were no longer any peacocks I could spot in the Gardens, I did capture some shots of some of the plants.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Etsy Interview With Lee From CloudNineCreative

Today's interview is with Lee from CloudNineCreative. The shop features hand drawn, original, highly detailed drawings and jewelry created by NZ artist and designer Lee Sinclair. Take a look inside the shop - you'll love what you see! Read on.

Green Butterfly - Original Pen Drawing

About Me
Hi, my name is Lee Sinclair I’m a 29 year old Freelance Graphic Designer born and bred in New Zealand. From a young age I was always interested in art and crafts. Throughout school I studied art and photography and at any opportunity would be making a ‘creative mess’. It wasn't until recently when I returned home to NZ after six years of being overseas I decided to follow my passion and really push the 'crafty side of me'.

You are My Sunshine

At present I'm working on a series of Russian doll drawings, mounted on patterned fabrics and framed. Various styles of jewelry using beads, wire & brass fittings. And a collection of highly detailed ink pen drawings consisting of patterned hearts and various other icons. Each piece is made with great care, attention to detail, and genuine love and passion.

Jandals - Original Drawing

What inspires me
I'm fascinated in intricate detail, patterns, textures, nature, anything vintage, typography and bright colours, so generally my works fall in to one or more of these categories.

Blue 'S' - Original Drawing
Why I love what I do
I really enjoy making a product from start to finish, with no machines, very little tools and a lot of patience and hard work. It gives me great satisfaction to know people are enjoying my works. I love doing what I do, and really don't think I would want it any other way.

Where else might we see my work?
My Website – www.cloudninecreative.co.nz
My Facebook Page –www.facebook.com/CloudNineCreative
My NZ online shop – www.cloudnine.felt.co.nz

Favourite item in my shop

Red Love Heart - Original Pen Drawing

My red love heart drawing
It was one of my first creations.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Jewelry Designs at Jacaranda Designs

I've been adding some more posy rings and posy bracelets to my shop during the last few days. They're colorful, whimsical designs and all one of a kind.

I'm offering free shipping on ALL JEWELRY to readers of my blog Wed Aug 18th & Thursday Aug 19th. Just enter the code "BLOG SPECIAL" in the message to seller when you purchase jewelry from Jacaranda Designs.

Holly and the Ivy Floral Posy Beaded Ring

Green With Envy Floral Posy Ring

Bronze and Purple Floral Posy Beaded Ring

Jacaranda Mauve and Green Floral Posy Bracelet

Vintage Style Green Floral and Bronze Posy Bracelet

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Interesting Storefronts in Camden, London

We recently went to London and stayed in the Camden area. We loved wondering around Camden Market but what I found really fascinating were the storefronts on the main street. Take a look and you'll see what I mean.

Winner of Jacaranda Designs Tree of Life Silver Necklace Giveaway

Hello everyone,

Well the giveaway for the Trree of Life Necklace is now over and we have a winner.

It is Tracy from Mom2Girls!

Congrats Tracy. Everyone else, thank you so much for taking part and stay posted for another
giveaway in the near future.

Silver Tree of Life Necklace

Monday, August 16, 2010

Etsy Interview With Dawn From TreacherCreatures

Today's interview is with Dawn from the shop TreacherCreatures. Dawn makes a variety of plush toys and will custom make any creature you'd like. So read on and take a look at TreacherCreatures. You'd be surprised who's hiding there!

Sock hippo, handmade sock animal, stuffed toy, soft sculpture, Hilary

A little background about yourself
I am a plush artist who has been making little creatures for years now. I started with traditional teddy bears and moved on to sock creatures when I discovered this concept a couple of years ago. I am also a landscape artist and a stay at home mum.

Sock cow, Clover- Reserved Listing for raedesignsinc

Why you love what you do
I love transforming a sock into a creature with its own little personality. I love animals of all kinds and have tried to create as many into sock designs as I can. I love a challenge.

Sock horse, handmade sock animal, stuffed toy, soft sculpture, Horace

What inspires you
Socks, colours and patterns.

Favorite item in your shop
Has to be my sock flamingo.

Sock Flamingo,  hand crafted sock animal,soft toy,  soft sculpture, Phoebie,

Any specials deals customers should know about?
I will custom make any animal of their choice.

Facebook? http://www.facebook.com/treachercreatures
Twitter?: http:/twitter.com/DSquiffy

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Jacaranda Designs Artfire Shop Just Opened

Yesterday I opened a Jacaranda Designs Artfire shop. I've heard a lot of talk about Artfire so figured it was time to open a shop there and see what it's all about.


So please head on over and take a look. I'm still working on categorization but that may take a while.

Friday, August 13, 2010

New Jewelry Designs From Jacaranda Designs - Posy Ring

I must admit that last year my shop wasn't as prepared for the holidays as I thought it would be. I was scurrying around trying to find supplies that had sold out and was so busy with Jacaranda Designs, that I really didn't spend much time preparing for our family Christmas.

I vowed this year wouldn't be a repeat so during the summer I have been designing new pieces of jewelry and stocking up on the supplies needed. Having children at home, I haven't been able to make many pieces up but I have started.

I've made a few posy rings in the past and they've been very popular. They're a very whimsical design and extremely eye-catching. I'm making them in a variety of colors. However, for now I've just photographed one and posted it yesterday in my Etsy shop. There are more to come as well as other new necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

I'd love some feedback - feel free to tell me what you think.

Happy weekend!