Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Featuring: Bits N' Beads by Gilliauna

Pewter Elephant Charm Bracelet / $40.00
Talk about beauty and quality all rolled into one! Meet Gilliauna of Bits N' Beads! She hand crafts beautiful artisan jewelry. The detailing and beauty of her pieces are really set apart from the many jewelry artists on Etsy. She creates custom pieces if you're looking for a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art. Also if you're low on cheddar, she even offers a layaway plan! 

In her own words: 
"The colors that surround us us add an extra level of beauty and richness to every day of our lives. Sometimes color isn't just seen but experienced through all the senses and even the emotions. We strive to add a bit of extra color to your life and make each of your days a little brighter with a variety of colorful, quality pieces that will be perfect as a gift for yourself or for someone else!

Each piece offered in our shop is a unique, hand-crafted piece of art lovingly created to be enjoyed for years to come. With over twenty years of experience in jewelry design to back each piece we have to offer, you can rest assured you're receiving top-quality craftsmanship backed by a loving attention to detail.

We often use cleaned and re-purposed as well as vintage jewelry parts and beads in many of our colorful creations. This is a terrific way to help keep waste to a minimum and help out the community at the same time since we shop for our vintage materials at places like the Salvation Army where the profits go back into the community."

Check out her shop on Etsy:

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Featuring: Jewelry By Jaynemarie

I am happy to introduce you to Jaynemarie Crawford of Jewelry by Jaynemarie! She hand creates truly beautiful pieces of jewelry from necklaces to earrings and other various accessories. She's what I like to call a "professional" artist as she's taken courses at local stores and jewelry schools and is continually working to improve her knowledge of jewelry design and construction. A lot of jewelry in Etsy is beautifully handmade by people who are naturally talented; however, Jaynemarie's taste and tailoring of each individual piece really stands out in my eyes.

Handmade Black Agate Flower Necklace / $110.00
Jaynemarie started making jewelry when her daughters were small. She would make their clothes and, of course, accessories. She found out that she really enjoy designing and making jewelry. So, of course, she started making jewelry for herself. She always received many compliments and questions about her jewelry and because of that she decided to design and make jewelry for sale.

I really feel a passion for the craft when I look at some of her designs. Every design is so deliberate and well thought out. You really can tell that she loves jewelry - the sparkle of gemstones, the luster of fine pearls, the shapes and textures of silver and gold chains - and she uses this love to create jewelry that she hopes everyone will treasure just as much as she does.

Check her out on Etsy:

Stay Glamorous!
Rachel DeSantis

Friday, April 1, 2011

And The Winner Is...

Hey everyone out there! I labored and toiled all last night making the video to announce the winner of my $30 store credit giveaway and now it's done! Congratulations to the winner, I hope you get yourself something very cool as I'm sure you deserve it!

Thanks to everyone who participated and I can't wait to do this again, it was a lot of fun.

I have a lot of new great vintage finds in my shop so head on over to http://www.rdesant86.etsy.com and check them out. I've been asked quite a bit to add larger sized clothing and dresses to my shop so I found some ah-MAZING new pieces that I'll be adding over the weekend so keep an eye out!

Stay Glamorous,
Rachel DeSantis