Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunny Sunday

After a month of battling the flu and bronchitis, I think I am finally on the mend. Yesterday I headed up to the ski hill with the family and although I no longer downhill ski, I threw on my hiking boots and my snow shoes and went on a 2 hour walk (which felt like a marathon). There was a lot of uphill and so today I've got the aching muscles. However, it felt so good to get out and exercise and smell the fresh air. Plus, once I made it to the top of the hill, the view was just spectacular.

Today is a beautiful, bright, sunny day, although very crisp. In that train of thought, I wanted to showcase on my blog, an Etsy treasury called "Spring Stripes" that was created by a fellow Etsian, Octopurse, a couple of weeks ago. I just LOVE this one. I really like the idea of stripes of color and was thrilled to have my necklace featured in it.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Jewelry Designs at Jacaranda Designs

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes nature's fresh, colorful array of flowers. My latest jewelry designs reflect this in the use of gorgeous colors and floral themes. They're romantic and classic with a vintage twist. I hope you enjoy them.Collette Vintage Jewel Latte Rose NecklaceMadelaine Peach Rose NecklaceMissy Pale Lavender Rose NecklaceCoral Pink Flower and Vintage Jewel EarringsChantal Ivory Rose and Pearl NecklaceVintage Heart Vibrant Red Rose NecklaceMadelaine Maroon Rose NecklacePomegranate Flower and Vintage Heart Jewel EarringsMadelaine Lilac Rose NecklaceCollette Aqua Rose Necklace

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

We Have a Winner of the Together Forever Engraved Heart Earrings!

Wow! I can't believe what a wonderful response I had to the recent giveaway for the Together Forever Engraved Heart Earrings. Thank you all SO MUCH.

I picked a winner using and congratulations go out to .....


Thanks once again to everyone for entering, tweeting and getting to word out there.

Wishing you all a wonderful Valentines Day!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Jacaranda Designs Jewelry Valentines Giveaway

It's Valentine's Day in a few weeks and so I thought a suitable giveaway from Jacaranda Designs would be my Together Forever Floral Engraved Heart Earrings. They arrive packaged in an adorable little jewelry box, tied with a bow.

It's EASY to enter. The rules are below.

Together Forever Floral Engraved Heart Earrings - Perfect valentines Gift

Together Forever Floral Engraved Heart Earrings - Perfect valentines Gift

Please leave a comment on this post, including one word you would use to describe the style of jewelry at Jacaranda Designs.

You can enter once per day and you must include your first name and etsy username or email address with every entry. If you're worried about spam email, 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 Designs Facebook Page
- feature any of my items on your blog
- follow me on twitter
- purchase any item from Jacaranda Designs (5 additional entries!)

Just comment/leave a link letting me know!

Go ahead, have fun and spread the word please!

This giveaway is open to everyone, worldwide. Giveaway ends Tuesday Jan 25th 5pm.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

It's Chilly Out - Winter Hats From Etsy Sellers

I've spent most of this weekend in a hockey rink watching my youngest son's team in a tournament. Yesterday my head got so cold, I decided I was dressing for the cold arena this morning and popped on my black fleecy hat - worked like a charm. I realized I actually enjoy wearing hats and yet I only have the one. So I started scouting around on Etsy and found some great hats guaranteed to keep your head cozy in the chilly weather.

Check out the little owl hat at the end...wish they made it in an adult size :)

My Favorite Hat - Green in every shade

Womens Hat, Medium - Large Teen / Adult Newsboy, Black, Gray, Pearl, Removable Flower Pin Brooch, Jewelry, Wedding Gifts, Birthday Gifts, Photo Prop, Handmade by jadeexpressions on Etsy- JE148NML

ladies or girls crochet slouch style hat multi coloured 4433

Twisted pattern woollen ball lady wool hat

Heathered Charcoal Grey Wool Beret with Flower Brooch....Winter Fashion

Hand Knit Hat - The Slouch Hat in Barley Tweed

Marsha The OWL  handmade crochet HAT Newborn  to 10 years old

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New year, New Packaging For Jacaranda Designs Jewelry

I decided to start off the new year with a change in the packaging for Jacaranda Designs jewelry. In the past I've used the silver foil jewelry boxes for larger or more delicate items. Smaller items were packaged in delicate organza bags.

I'm now using eco friendly boxes with a simple purple and white ribbon tied in a tasteful bow around the box.

I'll be using this packaging for many of my more fragile and larger items of jewelry but I'm still in two minds as to whether to continue to use organza bags for smaller products or whether to switch everything over to the new packaging?

What do you think? I'd love some feedback from you.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Nothin' Like a Good Snowball Fight

There's nothing like a good snowball fight especially if you're the one lobbing the snowballs!

Of course, if you don't feel like participating, you can always try eating snow..yuck.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy 2011! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Have you made any new year resolutions? I was going to go to the gym this morning but didn't get to it but I imagine it was fairly full of people determined to get fit and lose weight. I'm definitely cutting out sugar for a while as I over indulged on the baked goods over Christmas and am now paying the price!

We spent the last few days at my in-laws cottage in Saint Saveur, Quebec. The weather wasn't perfect for outdoor sports but we managed to get in some skiing and snow shoeing!

Wishing you a fabulous 2011 full of health, happiness and good fortune.