Friday, June 30, 2006

That's Right, More Copper....



I love the warmth of copper. Here is one of the pieces I added today. The necklace is is antiqued copper, rolo chain. The focal is a pendant I made from dyed Capiz shells and a single Swarovski crystal bicone. For more on this piece and other new pieces I have just added; please visit my Etsy shop at http://myboutique.etsy.com

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Holiday Shopping Poll

I have posted a holiday shopping poll on my main website. Once you complete the poll you may also enter to win a very stylish "Round O' Drinks" lipgloss palette from Liquidtdesign.etsy.com

I will post pictures of the prize soon. To complete the poll go to: http://www.below14thdesigns.com/contest

Monday, June 26, 2006

The Big Marketing Push





I am always working on marketing and getting my name and designs out there, but the past few weeks I have really been working extra hard.

Below 14th is currently featured in the Indieshopping.com Summer Spotlight On Emerging Designers and we have also added our listing to the Wickedly Chic Rolodex.

Please stop by and check both these fabulous sites out. There are so many little pretties to look at!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

6/25-7/8 Spotlight

This month's second Spotlight is up! Be sure to stop by and take a look. You can check it out at:
http://www.below14thdesigns.com/Spotlight.html




Friday, June 23, 2006

The Weekend Deal



Are you looking for a deal this weekend?

This weekend take 20% off the total of your purchase. After you make your purchases I will send you an updated invoice reflecting your new discounted total.

Stop by My Boutique
or visit me at Below 14th Designs

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

indieshopping.com


That's right! Below 14th Designs is very excited to be taking part in the Indieshopping.com Summer Spotlight. The Summer Spotlight launches today; so be sure to check out all of the featured emerging designers.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Something A Little Different


I had these blue teardop glass beads that I bought originally for another project. However, the project didn't work out as well as I had planned. So instead of letting them just sit here I turned them into this adorable little flower bobbie. This is great for keeping those side bangs out of your eyes.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Summer In The City


Hit the streets this summer in these fun and colorful earrings. The are made with faceted, New Jade briolettes and Paparadscha Swarovski crystals dangle from sterling silver filigree components. The ear wires are also sterling silver.
For more on these earrings visit:
http://myboutique.etsy.com



Thank you to everyone who has been checking out my featured artist page. if you haven't done so yet here is the link:
http://www.below14thdesigns.com/Spotlight.html

Sunday, June 11, 2006

6/11- 6/24 Spotlight

This is week is the debut of the Below 14th Spotlight feature. Our very first Spotlight goes to Pippit Carlington, "The Giftbearer" be sure to check out her interview .

You can also view her work at http://giftbearer.etsy.com

The Spotlight changes every 2 weeks. So be sure to stay tuned for more talented featured artists.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Isn't Copper Fabulous


There is something about copper that gives me the warm fuzzies and when paired with lovely dark Carnelian nuggets, well it just doesnt get much better.

This is my new favorite piece in my shop:

Rustic: 18 inches of antiqued Copper rolo chain, Carnelian nuggets and a large faceted Carnelian oval.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

New This Week




These pieces have just been added since yesterday. I usually try to only add one a day, but I'm on a creative over-flow right now. Is that a good thing or a bad thing????

** The Onyx Dreams necklace is made with jet black faceted rosary chain and a faceted Onyx nugget as the focal. Great necklace for the little black dress.

** The Lucky necklace is made with multi-colored quart beads and sterling silver beads. it is finished off with a sterling toggle clasp.

** The El Paso earrings are made with sterling wire as well as sterling hooks. The Turquoise Howlite beads are a perfect companion for the red coral chips.


To view my full catalog visit http://myboutique.etsy.com

Monday, June 05, 2006

**The Spotlight**

I am adding a new page to website called the Spotlight. It will feature a new emerging, artist, designer or crafter every 2 weeks. By doing this I am hoping to bring everyone a little more exposure. I have some really talented people on the schedule. If you would like to be considered as well you may get more info at http://www.below14thdesigns.com/Spotlight.html

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Elks Lodge Show- Raleigh








Well, the day started out really rainy with little hope for any sunshine at all, but the sun did eventually come out. Unfortunately I think it may have been too late and people made other "indoor" plans. The turn out wasn't fantastic, sales were minimal, but I did meet some really cool vendors as well as customers and got to spread the Etsy love at the same time. I have included some pictures of my set up. Much improved since my first show, but I still need to work on some more inventory. As, always comments are welcomed and appreciated.

Friday, June 02, 2006

What's To Come....


Well tomorrow I will be doing my second show and I cannot tell you how very prepared and together I feel this time around. Thanks to some fabulous Etsy-ers I have polished and tied together my "look". I had some really cool earring cards designed by ThisandThat.etsy.com and some really great labels designed by Wiserabbit.etsy.com. If you need some really amazing design work done I highly recommend both of these Etsy-ers.


I picked up some really great beads today. Now I am just waiting on some wire and I can get started on the next group of designs that have been running amok in my head. Here's a little hint of whats to come: I have some great dark Carnelian beads, Onyx, and some really funky shells.

After my show tomorrow I am hoping to re-invest some of the profits in some supplies. Feel free to email me with suggestions on colors and/or gemstone beads, etc.

I'll be sure to post some pictures eitehr tomorrow evening or Sunday.

Wish me luck!!