Friday, March 31, 2006

Monday, March 27, 2006

Turquoise and Trunk Shows



Todays listings are all about Turquoise. Brilliant turquoise drops adorn both a fabulous sterling silver necklcae and sterling ear wires. These pieces can be purchased seperately or as a set for $22. For more information click the links below:

**Turquoise Necklace
**Turquoise Earrings

I am looking into doing some online trunk shows. If you are interested in more information please contact me at admin@below14thdesigns.com

Friday, March 24, 2006

The Friday Post

Whew...what a week. I have spent the past 7 days recovering from last weekends show. My Etsy shop and website are in desperate need of re-stock and repair. In the next few weeks you will see many new styles and even some new collections.

Below 14th's contest for the month of April gives past customers a chance to win a special goodie bag from UniqueDsign.etsy.com. If you have purchased anything from myboutique.etsy.com or below14thdesigns.com all you need to do is send in a photo of the piece of jewlery in use. For full contest details visit the Below 14th contest page.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Grrrrr..For the Animal In You:


Classic and classy:
Black, glass beads with a copper colored trim. Accented by 6mm glass beads of similar color. The focal of this necklace is a leopard print pendant. The necklace measures 20 inches in length and is finished with a copper toggle for easier closure.
Interested in purchasing this piece?
Visit http://www.myboutique.etsy.com

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Just Call Me Rosie

This bracelet was designed with large puffed Rose Quartz rectangles alternating with sterling silver beads. The bracelet measures 7.75 inches and is finished with a sterling clasp. To make this piece a part of your Spring accessory wardrobe visit my Etsy shop at http://www.myboutique.etsy.com or http://www.below14thdesigns.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

April Contest

I am very excited to announce the Below 14th contest for the month of April.
"Show Me What'cha Got"
For full contest details and prize information visit:
http://www.below14thdesigns.com/contest.html


Today I got the first of my new supplies... and I did the happy dance because they are fabulous!!!! If you are in the Raleigh area I highly suggest checking out Panopolie







Monday, March 20, 2006

Welcome "The Classy Collection"


These are the first three pieces in the Classy Collection. Available color combinations are:

Ballerina- Jet faceted rectangles with rose colored Swarovski crystals.

Blush- Pink faceted rectangles, with clear Swarovski crystals.

Jazzy- Jet faceted rectangles with clear Swarovski crystals.

For more information visit www.myboutique.etsy.com

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Farmer's Market- Day 3

I would have to say that my first craft show was a success. In the past three days I was able to hand out plenty of business cards, promote my Below 14th Designs as well as Etsy and meet some really fantastic people.

This past weekend has really gotten my mind going and working on future designs. Now I just have to get them from inside my head into actual pieces! I am so very excited to get started.

My Etsy store looks kind of bare right now, but I promise in a few days there will be plenty of new goodies.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Raleigh Farmers Market Craft Show..Day1

Well, today was the first day of my first show and I have to say that I am pleased with the way it went. My goal today was to have at least one sale....I know I am an over-achiever. Hehe, but I really wanted to not leave there feeling like a loser so I figured if I aimed lower I'd be happy with the outcome. All in all I did well, and I even had more than one sale. On top of that I met some really fantastic people too! Stop by and say hello if you are in the area and you have a chance.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Flashback to the 90's


Just listed today folks, these earrings will bring back memories of the early 90's. Large white lucite hoops, black Onyx (dyed) beads and sterling ear wires. Although they are large they are very light-weight. To purchase these aor any other pieces please visit my Etsy shop at http://www.myboutique.etsy.com

Monday, March 13, 2006

And The Winner Is....

Congratulations to Courtney (of courtly.etsy.com) for coming up with the winning "Contest, Contest" idea!!!

All of the idea submissions were wonderful, but I could only choose one winner.

I will announce the details of the next contest later in the week!!

***Come out and Vist Me***

Below 14th Designs has a space at this weekend's craft fair at the Raleigh Farmer's Market. Come out and say hello 3/17-3/19, 9am-5pm. Mention this blog and get 10% discount!!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Playing Catch Up....


These earrings are a sneak peak at what will be posted this week in My Boutique.


I did not post yesterday, b/c things were crazy busy for me. I rec'd one of 2 new shipment of supplies. I must say I am very impressed with the beads I opdered from House of Gems. They were affordable and absolutely stunning. I am already busy working on some new designs with these fabulous beads.

For those of you in the Raleigh area I am in the process of booking jewelry parties for Spring and Summer. If you are interested please contact me at admin@below14thdesigns.com

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the announcement of last months "Contest, Contest" The winner will be recieving a $15 gift certificate for Below 14th Designs or my Etsy shop

Now here are my favorite things of the week:

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Gothic Pendant by xxliliybloomxx

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Sweet Skull Apron by lalaland

** Pink Ninja Dirt Destroyer by KiwiCuties

Friday, March 10, 2006

EXCITING NEWS FLASH!!!

As of this morning Below 14th Designs can now accept regular credit card payments as well as paypal. If you would like to purchase using credit card please contact me via email at admin@below14thdesigns.com

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Making Room

I have 2 supply orders on their way so this can only mean good things for you. Be sure to keep checking in on my Etsy shop and Below 14th for anticipated sales. I am going to be listing new designs so I am going to need the extra room.


There is still time to enter "The Contest, Contest" You could win a $15 gift certificate. For more details visit www.below14thdesigns.com

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

3000 Visits...




Today I reached another milestone.; I hit 3000 visits to my Etsy shop (http://myboutique.etsy.com) What a wonderful feeling. I hope I have 3000 more!!

I added a few new pieces to my shop today.

* Jingle Bunnies- They are cute, but something about them scares me. I think it's the hallow eyes.

* In Bloom- A funky, chunky necklace made of New Jade and Amethyst colored glass beads.

* Lucky Charm Bobbies- A great buy for only $2 you get two four leaf clover hair bobbies.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Making Progress on the Baskets!!!






I am still waiting for 2 more packages that have been held up in the mail, so I can't wrap the baskets just yet, but I wanted you all to see the progress so far. I can now oficially see my dining room table again.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Mix N Match Hair Gems and Suprise Eggs




Is your hair at that in between stage and you can't seem to do anything with it? Are your bangs growing in, but they're not quite long enough to put behind your ears yet? Well, these little hair gems may be just what you need. You can mix N match; you get any 2 for only $1.50. To read more check out http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=113353.

I recenltly listed these plastic eggs in my shop. Each egg contains a cute little pair of earrings for Spring. I thought it would be fun for a little Easter egg hunt or for someone who just wanted to give themself a little suprise. I have priced them at $2 each or 3 for $5. What do you think. Is this something you think people would be willing to take a chance on. All of the earrings are very cute and in my opinion worth the $2 price. Check it out and tell me what you think.... http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=106041

Sunday, March 05, 2006

My favorite Things, Sunday

It's Sunday again. That means it's time for my favorite things...

Today I decided to start with things that I have purchased this past week:

A lovely peachy pendant from Sugarlumps (www.sugarlumps.etsy.com):
http://www.etsy.com/view_item_bought.php?listing_id=61598&transaction_id=27137

The cutest hair pin ever, by A Pretty Rock (www.aprettyrock.etsy.com)
http://www.etsy.com/view_item_bought.php?listing_id=110925&transaction_id=28818

Now, here are some things that I would love to purchase someday soon:

The 1975 bag by Squaresville:
http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=55218

Lil Pirate Sauce Bowls by Vampottery:
http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=108974

I would strongly recommend checking out these fantastic shops and all of their treasures!!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

The Vanity Faire Collection




Today I added 3 new pieces to my shop. They are a part of the Vanity faire Collection. These three pieces will be the first in a series of romantic and delicate sets. All pieces can be purchased individually or as a set. For more details on pricing visit http://myboutique.etsy.com

For information on custom orders please contact me at admin@below14thdesigns.com

Friday, March 03, 2006

The Friday Post

Howard Stern has the "Friday Show" and I have the "Friday Post"

This is my weekly wrap up....

* You still have time to submit entries for "The contest, contest" One lucky winner will recieve a $15 gift certificate. More details are available at www.below14thdesigns.com

* Etsy Promo Baskets are still coming together. I have gotten a few more packages today, that should be everybody. The early part of next week will be devoted to getting them shipped out. Stay tuned for pictures....

* A "Below 14th Designs" newsletter is in the works for the beginnning of April. If you havent yet joined the mailing list please do at www.below14thdesigns.com

* More new Spring designs will be available next week.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Basket Promos





As most of you know I have been working with fellow Etsy sellers to put together promotional baskets for several talk show hosts. Baskets will be going to Oprah, Ellen, Martha and the View. I am still waiting on some more items, but after months of organizationand preperation the baskets are starting to come together!!! These are some pictures of the items as of last week, believe me there are soooooo many more now. I will add the completed pictures next week so stay tuned...

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Easter/ Spring Items


It is never to early to start thinking about your Spring accessory wardrobe. Check out these newest addtions. These are cute and fun, and the best part is they jingle like bells.

Be sure to check back for new designs every week.