Saturday, December 27, 2008

Shades of Green

Shades of Green
Originally uploaded by Below14th
I hope you all had a chance to enjoy time with family and friends this holiday season.

2009 is just around the corner and so are some new OOAK pieces as well as a brand new collection.

Stay tuned for more...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

One Week To Go..

Can you believe it? Christmas is just one week away. If you are really good, you have gotten all your holiday shopping done. Now, it's time to pick up a little something for yourself.

Use the coupon code above and save yourself an additional 30% on your total order (before shipping).

Coupon may be redeemed at Below 14th Designs

This offer is valid through 1/1/09

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Domestic Diva

Domestic Diva
Originally uploaded by Below14th
Magnets seem to be where it's at for everyones stocking stuffer needs this holiday season.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Busy Weekends...

Last weekend was the Designers Downtown Market and despite the cold temperature the traffic was really good.

Thank you to those of you who returned to my booth and to the first timers as well. I really enjoyed chatting with all of you.

Next weekend I will be attending Holly Days at Sanderson High School. Holly Days is a 2 day show, so stop by on Saturday or Sunday.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving...

The turkey is in the oven. It's only a matter of time before we are stuffed full of yummies.

Spend Saturday working off some of those extra calories by shopping at the Designers Downtown Market. The DDM is an open air market featuring artists, designers and crafters local to the Raleigh area. The market opens at 9am and will remain open until 3pm.

Saturday, November 08, 2008


Originally uploaded by Below14th
This necklace is part of the Affaire Collection that will launch in December.

Affaire will be a collection of bridal and occasion jewelry.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What Is It About Birds?

Originally uploaded by Below14th
I'm not quite sure, but I pretty much am obsessed with birds lately. I know that they are everywhere you look these days. Not only out of doors, but in designs of all mediums.

What's your obsession?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ready To Return...

After a week off from designing or creating; I am ready to return. I took the past week to sort through some supplies and come up with some new ideas. I also spent a great deal of time working on one of my other blogs (Friday at Five).

Check the shop for next week for some new items!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Handmade Showcase

Below 14th Designs is happy to be sponsoring a Handmade Showcase giveaway!

Stop by and check it out!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Autumn Harvest

Autumn Harvest
Originally uploaded by Below14th
Something about this necklace makes me want to stroll through the farmers market sipping on fresh apple cider....

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

"Hello Goodness"

I was very excited to find out that my "Juicy Fruit" earrings were one of the Daily Items on Hello Goodness.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Supplies Make Me Happy

There is nothing that makes me happier than shopping for some new supplies. Today I placed my last large order of the year. Yes, I'm sure there will be little things I need to get here and there before 2009 arrives, but nothing quite this large.

So, for the next few days I will be anxiously awaiting my package. Checking the front porch for my box of goodies. I'll be spinning ideas around in my head for some new pieces and getting my studio ready for some serious design time.

When the box finally arrives it will seem like an eternity has passed and I won't be able to get the package open fast enough. I will drool and oooo and ahhhh over each strand of beads and each stone as I remove them from the box.

Supplies are better than birthdays I tell you!

I can't be the only one who feels like this. I'd love to hear your supply shopping experiences.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Party Time...

It's time to start thinking about the holidays and shopping again. I am in the process of planning my 3rd annual online holiday party. Guests will receive great discounts and door prizes.

If you's like to attend or you'd like more info please drop a line to:


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Calming

I'm not exactly sure what it is about these earrings, but they make me feel good. I hope they give you good vibes too.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Playing Catch Up

With my hubby away for a few weeks I have been struggling to keep up with design, production, and marketing. This is why my blog has looked a little abandoned lately.

I was able to get a few things done late last night. I love the way these turned out. They actually compliment each other quite well.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Something a Little Different and Fun...

Be sure to visit Friday At Five next Friday for the kick off of the Craft Inc book discussion. Chapters 1 and 2 will be the topic of next weeks discussions.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

It's The Great Necklace Sale

That's right. Today only take an additional $5 dollars off of any of the necklaces in my shop.

Please use code SNS at checkout and I will send you revised invoice. Mention that you saw this post here and I will throw in a free gift!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Today's Pick...

I am so excited! I just found out that my Poolside earrings were "Today's Pick" on Wickedly Chic!

Thanks Liz!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Pain Free; It's a Beautiful Thing

The past few weeks have been painful and full of anxiety. After tolerating a massive toothache for a couple of weeks and stressing about the cost of a root canal I am finally pain free. Once the daily dosings of Tylenol and Motrin stopped being effective I decided to just go ahead and have the root canal. The anxiety didn't stop there of course. It just so happens that I am terrified of dental work. I much rather give birth than have dental work done. Aside from being a little sore today, I am a much happier person.

I have added a few new things to my site
I still have a bunch more to work on so stay tuned!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Boutique Chic Bangles

Boutique Chic Bangles
Originally uploaded by Below14th
Here are some fun bangles I have been working on. I have many more colors to add.

These look really cool stacked on the wrist.

Friday, July 25, 2008


Originally uploaded by Below14th
I was kind of just playing around when I sat down the other day, but I have to say I just love the way these turned out.

The copper hearts are handcrafted by Higher Chakra Supply.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Designers Downtown Market

Whew! Yesterday was a hot one for sure. Still, many people turned out for the Designer's Downtown Market. There were an incredible amount of talented vendors. Of course I forgot my camera, but I did stop and get a disposable, now I will have to wait until I use the rest of the pictures (like the old days). I will be sure to post some soon.

Until then, take a look at the newest piece in my shop in the picture above. I had bought a few feet of that chain a while back and have held onto it because I couldn't find the right pendant for it. I think this cameo works very well. What do you think?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Some Time Off

I spent much of last week up in NJ visiting family. While we were up there we went to the Mets/San Fran game. We had to get one last game in at Shea before they move over into their new home at City Field.

Of course nothing is better than ball park food. It's quite pricey, but it sure does taste good.

After a week of cleaning up shop and then a week away, I am ready to jump back into it. This weekend is the Desgners Downtown Market. I have been hard at work restocking a bunch of things and working on some new things to bring with me.

Monday, July 07, 2008


This is one of the newer pieces in my shop. The pendant was handmade and hand stamped by Higher Chakra Supply.

I have spent the past week cleaning up shop so to speak. Purging and destashing were my main projects. This next week I will spend restocking and gearing up for the Designers Market on the 19th.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Rock and Shop

Here are some pictures of the good eats and good times at the Rock & Shop Market yesterday...

There was plenty of great food and great shopping to be had by all. I took part in both of course. I bought some beautiful embroidered handkerchiefs from Mutant Angel. I will be posting some pics of them later in the week.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Big News

Well, I finally had the Below 14th Designs website professionally done and it looks fantastic! Thanks to Ink Prince for the hard work and fantastic support. The entire process went smoothly!

I will be celebrating the new site the second week in July with some great specials. To be added to out mailing list for more news on the big event please sign up here:

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Treaure Hunting

Originally uploaded by Below14th
Last weekend I went treasure hunting and was lucky enough to find this brooch that also doubles as a pendant. The colors were so fabulous and t was in such great condition that I just had to have it.

I found a few other goodies and hope to have them up for show soon.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom
Originally uploaded by Below14th
Isn't this pendant refreshing? I am really pleased with the way this came out.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Originally uploaded by Below14th
Something a little different...

A double strand of soft seafoam colored glass beads compliment a beautiful vintage flower pin that has been fashioned into a pendant.

The flower sits asymmetrically to one side and measures about 2 inches.

This necklace measures just at 17 inches.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Between Prince and Spring

between prince and spring
Originally uploaded by Below14th
Part of the Metropolitan Collection...

A large lime green, silver edged pendant. Large faceted Czech glass rose colored beads. Sterling silver chain finished the last couple inches of this necklace.

This necklace measures 18 inches and is finished with a sterling clasp.


This week I am working on a bunch of new pieces. Be sure to check my Etsy shop for the newest additions.

Friday, May 09, 2008

In The Garden

In The Garden
Originally uploaded by Below14th
The weather has been just gorgeous lately. Unfortunately, everytime I set foot outside the trees practically throw pollen at me and end up sneezing, coughing and host of other not so pretty side effects. This has been the longest allergy season I have ever personally experienced.

Nonetheless, here are some fun little hair accessories I have been working on. To read more about them feel free to visit my shop at

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Beauty and Wisdom

Beauty and Wisdom
Originally uploaded by Below14th
The focal of this necklace is a very wise looking owl. The necklace is a combination of brass cable chains. The look of this necklace is softened by the alternating glass pearls, Czech glass beads and a small bouquet of turquoise colored Czech glass flowers.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Cute As A Button...

These earrings are like candy for your ears...

Sweet little fabric covered button earrings. The buttons measure 1/2 inch across. The posts are sterling silver.

Please note that because these are handmade the placement of the fabric may vary.

Friday, April 18, 2008

New Work Space

I am hoping that the makeover my work space received last weekend will only enhance the flow of creative energy. The new brighter colors are so inviting. I now also have two separate work stations; one or designing and one for marketing/shipping/paperwork. The new two station layout helps tremendously with organization and clutter.

Enjoy the before and after photos!

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Originally uploaded by Below14th
Sweet little birds sit upon a branch watching over their nest...

The chain is oxidized sterling silver. The branch and birds are a base metal and measures 3 inches long. The entire piece measures 19 inches.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Back To Work...

Originally uploaded by Below14th
After last weekends successful show I am back to work and restocking. New supplies are starting to roll in so check back for new additions to my Etsy shop.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Work In Progress...

Above are some photos from the Designer's Downtown Market yesterday. The weather was absolutely gorgeous. The show was originally scheduled for last weekend, but had to be postponed due to severe storms that were supposed to come through the area. Usually, having a show be postponed is the kiss of death as far as attendance goes, but Mary-Michele did such a great job of advertising the rain date that the amount of traffic that came through was nothing to sneeze at.

On a side note I did come to a realization yesterday... Even though booth my set up has been through many changes I don't think I have found quite what I am looking for yet. I have a lot of ideas and visions of how I would like my display to look. I have gotten plenty of inspiration from looking at how other vendors set up their booth space. So, now what?

My plan of action is to start slowly. Pick up unique pieces and displays that will work with the style of set up I am hoping to create. Baby steps...

Sunday, March 16, 2008

A Wickedly Fabulous Review...

I just adore working with the girls at Wickedly Chic. When it was time to launch the Charmed Collection they were of course one of the first Indie sites I approached. You can check out the review here...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Designers Downtown Market Postponed

The weather can't always cooperate and so the Designer's Downtown Market that was scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed until 3/22. The forecast for tomorrow calls for a 60% chance of some stormy weather beginning in the afternoon sometime.

I am using this extra time to get some more projects finished to bring with me on the 22nd. Please mark your calendars and keep your fingers crossed for some pretty weather.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Suburban Romance

Originally uploaded by Below14th
The magnet says it all....


I have been busily working on magnets, clips, ponies and lots of other odds and ends for the Designers Market on Saturday. Right now I am using some really fun glitter paint like the one seen in the background of this magnet.

Monday, March 10, 2008


Originally uploaded by Below14th
Light blue, lime and white; great colors for the Spring and Summer...

A 1.5 inch fabric covered button fashioned into a pendant hangs from a sterling silver chain.

This necklace measures 18 inches.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Show Season Is About To Start...

old world charm
Originally uploaded by Below14th
The weather is getting warmer and craft show season is just around the corner for me. My first show of the season will be the Designers Downtown Market on March 15th.

I have been busily working on new pieces and stocking up on new supplies.

To see my newest additions visit my Etsy shop! I'd love to hear what you think....

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Thinking of Spring

Originally uploaded by Below14th
Chunky and colorful; new for Spring 2008...

The focal of this necklace is a pendant made of two glass pieces. The center square is a deep violet and the surrounding square ring is a pale pink.

The pendant is suspended from a silver plated chain. The chain measures 18 inches and is finished with a spring clasp.


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