Monday, December 28, 2009

Time to Clean Up & Clear Out...

Well, 2009 is coming to a close. 2010 will bring with it new collections and new designs.

However, the end of the year means it is time to clean up shop. This week take 60% off all the items in my sale section. Use code "sale60" for an updated invoice...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Nothing Can Stop the Rock & Shop...

The day was dreary, bitter cold, wet and blustery, but nothing could stop the masses from attending the Rock & Shop Market.

This years R & S was held at the All Saints Chapel, downtown Raleigh. It was absolutely beautiful venue.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Some More Custom Work...

I just finished these "grandparent keychains" for a co-worker of mine...
Although it's a little late to order a custom piece for Christmas, it's not too early too think about Valentine's Day....

Friday, December 11, 2009

What's New...

Originally uploaded by Below14th
All this week I will be feverishly working to get ready for my last show of the season. I will be set up at the 10th Rock and Shop Market!

The new year will bring a new Spring collection, and some BIG shows.

Stay tuned...

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Holly Days...

Holly Days was this past weekend at Sanderson High School in Raleigh. This was the 3rd year I have participated and it was the best show so far.

The faculty is always super organized and easy to work with. However, I am especially impressed by the students. They are always so helpful; from unloading to breaking down, to booth sitting. They work together so well and display a great sense of community. Kudos to the Holly Days volunteers!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Deal of the Day....

Are you looking for something one of a kind for someone on you holiday list? This bunch of beautiful briolettes are wire wrapped and are suspended from an oxidized sterling chain.

Regularly $30, today only $15!
Visit my Etsy shop for more details!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

It's Party Time!!!!!!

Better catch your Zzz's early tonight because the online holiday party starts bright and early tomorrow morning. I have decided to open the doors earlier than I had planned. Shopping and huge savings will now be available at 5am!

Don't forget to enter your coupon codes in the message to seller box to receive an adjusted invoice.

Happy Shopping all!

Monday, November 23, 2009

And the Craziness Kicks In....

I am certain I am not the only one. I am certain that in homes all over America the Thanksgiving planning is in full swing. Houses are being cleaned, groceries bought, food is being prepared. I know I am not the only one, but it seems like everyone else has it so much more together than I do. In one world I feel completely "overwhelmed"

I will spend the next few weeks focusing on getting product ready for the holiday shows. So, if you don't see any new items added to my shop, don't fret. New items will arrive with the the new year.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Special Savings....

If you're anything like me; every year you say you're going to start your holiday shopping early. Well, why not start today and save 25% to boot!

Just visit or Use code local25

Monday, November 16, 2009

Calendar of Events...

This week is just beginning and already has brought confirmation of 3 new crafty events...

11/20/09 Riverwood Elementary Craft Fair
6pm - 8:30pm

11/28/09 Designers Downtown Market
9am - 3pm

12/19/09 Rock & Shop Market
1pm - 5pm

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New This Week...

This necklace would be a lovely addition to your holiday accessories. Antiqued brass chain, accented by faux pearls and an off center rose. Simple. Pretty.

For more info visit my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Holiday Orders

Custom PP2
Originally uploaded by Below14th
I love working on custom orders. The one pictured is 4 sets of fabric covered push pins. A great gift for co-workers or a stocking stuffer for anybody.

I will be accepting custom orders for the Holiday season now through 12/15/09. If there is something you'd like me to make special for you please feel free to contact me at

Sunday, November 01, 2009

New This Week

Originally uploaded by Below14th
It is a dreary day here in Clayton,NC. A great day to cook, watch movies and do crafty things.

While hubby is downstairs whipping up some homemade peanut butter fudge I am upstairs in the studio working on new things for upcoming shows.

This week, the DiscoTech earrings will make their debut in both my Etsy shop and on the B14 website.

What are all of you up to on this Sunday afternoon?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Online Holiday Trunk Show...

It's that time of year again...Time to start getting ready for our annual Holiday Trunk Show. Its a great time to get your holiday shopping done, save some $ and the best part is, you don't have to fight any crowds because it's all online.

Each party guest will receive an email with coupon codes to use during the party and all orders will receive free shipping!

If this sounds like a party you'd like to be invited to and you aren't already on our mailing list simply sign up for our newsletter to get your invitation.

Invites will be sent out on Monday!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


Originally uploaded by Below14th
The latest addition to the shop....

Dusty Mauve briolette. Sweet!
Oxidized sterling chain and a gorgeous toggle, from closure.


Big news on a new collection coming soon!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Upcoming Events...

Craft Bazaar:
Saturday, October 10
First United Methodist Church
402 N Main St
Fuquay Varina

Craft Show
Saturday, October 24
Horne United Methodist Church

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Deal of the Day...

Usually the Deal of the Day applies to one item, but today Deal of the Day applies to the whole shop!

Take an additional 40% off shop-wide! Please use code Sept40 and I will send a revised invoice.

This offer is valid through 9pm est tonight!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, September 28, 2009

On the Horizon...

With all the stresses of working a day job and running my business have decided to seriously sit down and research boutique space. I love my day job, but really want to follow the dream...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


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Originally uploaded by Below14th
I am gearing up for a couple of shows in October. I decided it was about time to start working on some new clips and ponies.

These little beauties were just added to my Etsy shop:

Saturday, September 19, 2009

From Polyester, to Petals, To Posies...

I spent Saturday afternoon with some fabric and flame. I may try this one out at the next "Crafty Afternoon"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Deal of the Day...

Kate ear.3
Originally uploaded by Below14th
These fluted Czech glass beads are a pretty shade of blue. They are also a perect match for the Kate necklace!

Regular price is $7, but today they are on sale for $5!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pyrex Love

Pyrex Love
Originally uploaded by Below14th
I try to get to the flea market in Raleigh a couple times a month. It is a great place to find vintage beads, brooches etc.

However, today I found some lovely Pyrex mixing bowls. The yellow one is a little scratched up, but I still love them!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Sky on Fire

Sky on Fire Purple
Originally uploaded by Below14th
I love the light this pendant catches!

Perfect to wear to those upcoming holiday parties...

A single faceted Swarovski briolette dangles from a sterling silver necklace.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Deal of the Day...

Happy Wednesday everyone! Here is your Deal of the Day....

VERUCA: Regularly $20.00 Today it is specially priced at $15.00!

For more info visit my Etsy Shop

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Be One Of A Kind...

I'm really not sure what stands out more, the lovely vintage brooch or the gorgeous Red Stone beads.

This conversation starter is bold, vibrant and chunky. The brooch measures 2.25 inches across.

To purchase or for more info click here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Deal of the Day...

LillyBelle Earrings
Originally uploaded by Below14th
Today's Deal of the Day, The LillyBelle earrings.

They are originally priced at $7, but today only they are yours for $5.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New This Week

Originally uploaded by Below14th
I'll be adding a ew new things this week. This necklace "LillyBelle" is the first. Matching earrings to follow shortly.

Also, on the way some new hand-stamped charm necklaces.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

New This Week

Originally uploaded by Below14th
I love finding vintage brooches and beads and giving them a new life...

This lovely vintage flower brooch steals the show. It is complimented by pale blue vintage beads.

So sweet! For more info visit my etsy shop.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New This Week

crystal ball
Originally uploaded by Below14th
Bold yet simple...

This large faceted Czech glass beads catches the light brilliantly. It is suspended from an oxidized sterling silver necklace.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Good Stuff...

Below 14th Designs was chosen to be the first Featured Seller at!

What is It's a new site where you can find coupon codes for many different Etsy shops.

Be sure to stop by and check it out. The site also has a fabulous message board!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Chaos, Be Gone...,

I couldn't take it anymore. I finally reached my breaking point. My studio; well my supplies to be precise were in need of some major TLC. Gone are the days of shuffling through mini plastic baggies to find those Swarovski bicones I bought 3 weeks ago.....

First, we need a before shot of the chaos...

Organizing beads in a way that is functional for me....

Ahhh, sweet organization...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Deal of the Day...

It's Wednesday..that means it's time for the Deal of the Day....

This necklace is part of the very popular Poppies and Posies Collection. It is the last one in stock. Regularly $25, today marked down to $15.

For more details on the Arbol necklace click here

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New Features at B14...

For those of you celebrating Christmas in July there are some new features at the B14 website to enjoy.

1) Create your own wish list. Tired of jotting down your accessory wishes on sticky notes? Simply click on the "add to my wish list" and keep all your favorites in one spot. The first time you set up your wish list you will be asked to answer some basic questions.

2) Start a gift registry. Having a birthday bash, or special event. When friends and family ask what you would like you can now refer them to you gift registry.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More Caged Birds...

caged bird pink.yellow
Originally uploaded by Below14th
I made a bunch of these fun little brooches for the Designers Market and they were a hit.

I will be adding a new batch of these to my Etsy shop over the next few days and will definitely be bringing them the this weekends show.

Monday, July 13, 2009

New This Week

Originally uploaded by Below14th
Another combo of old and new....

A pretty little vintage daisy is wired to a brass ring. A Swarovski crystal dangles from the ring and gives a gorgeous sparkle. The chain is brass and measures 17 inches.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Originally uploaded by Below14th
One of a kind.

Would you like to see it in person? I'll be bringing this beauty with me to the Designers Market tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Deal of the Day...

It's Wednesday, that means it's time for Deal of the Day...

Regularly this necklace is $22, today it's yours for $15.

For more info or to purchase, click here.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Jaded Rose and Other News

Jaded Rose
Originally uploaded by Below14th
Gorgeous deep Carnelian rounds are accented by a carved jade rose.
The colors compliment each other sweetly.

I'll be bringing this necklace to the Designers Market on Saturday!
In other news the Caged Bird brooches got a sweet lil' tweet from cutethingsfound. Check out her Twitter:

Sunday, July 05, 2009

R A N D O M....

paper drawer
Originally uploaded by Below14th
This is photo I will add to my "Random" file. I opened my paper drawer to grab a background for a new necklace and this is what I saw.

Beauty in random places...

Friday, July 03, 2009

New Arrivals...

There is so much to do, yet I can't seem to focus on just one thing in order to make a bit of progress. I am dying to finish my studio, which means I need to do some serious organization and destashing. I am also doing some more brick and mortar brainstorming.

I did however, manage to get some new brooches done. These wise guys will be making their debut at the Designer's Market on July 11th!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

July Events...

Another month has passed, hard to believe. July will be a busy month. I have a few shows booked and some decisions to make on some larger shows.

I feel like Below 14th has evolved and I am needing to take it to the next level. I am going to try to apply to some larger, more high profile (and more expensive) shows. This is a pretty big step for me since most of these shows are juried.


July Shows:

July 11th Designers Downtown Market, Raleigh, NC
July 25th Christmas in July, details to follow

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Deal of the Day...

Every Wednesday Below 14th Designs features a new Deal of The Day....

These decorative discs measure approximately 1/2 across. They hang from antiqued metal ear wires.

Regularly $10, today they are yours for just $5.

Only 4 pairs available!

Buy Now

Friday, June 12, 2009

Upcoming Shows...

In need of some great food, great music and great local shopping? Join me and many other local designers for the Rock & Shop Market. The event takes place on June 20th at Tir Na Nog, downtown Raleigh. For more information visit

Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Calendar Is Filling Up...

I really love doing craft shows. Even more than selling online sometimes. It's nice to see people touch and ask questions about my work.

I have a bunch of shows scheduled already and I am waiting on acceptance from a few new ones. Hopefully I'll be able to add new ones every year.

In preparation I am making some more glass tile pendants. Those seemed to be a real hit last week. Magnets and earrings are also on my to do list this week.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Waiting, Waiting...

I am not patient when it comes to waiting for supplies. I ordered a bunch of new supplies this past week and I'm boiling over with inspiration. I am hoping my new goodies get here before my next show on Saturday.

If you happen to be in the Raleigh/Clayton/Garner area stop by the St Andrews Spring Craft Fair. Shopping hours are 8am to 3pm.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Want To save 25%?

Now through May 26th save an additional 25% on your total order. Please use code MWS25 at checkout and I will send a revised invoice.

Stop by today and save: Below 14th Designs

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Originally uploaded by Below14th
I haven't been posting much lately because I have been spendin some extra time on marketing as well as preparing for a few Spring shows.

So, what's new? Well, a new collection is about to debut. Stay tuned for more info over the next few weeks.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Replenishing Stock...

The Designer's Market was yesterday. The weather was rather high for early May, but that didn't stop folks from coming by.

The was (and always is) so well organized, had great traffic and talented artists and crafters.

I'll spend the next couple of weeks replenishing stock and working on some new displays. Today's project fabric covered brooches.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Designers Downtown Market...Tomorrow!

I am so excited. I have been looking forward to this show for a couple of months now. It should be a great day filled with handmade goodness.

The show starts at 9am and ends at 3pm. It's an outdoor show so bring your sunscreen!

509 West Street

See you there!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Something Old; Something New

May and June are just around the corner and that means it is wedding season once again.

What's your wedding style? Traditional? Contemporary?