Saturday, December 17, 2011

Time to Clean House

It's time to make room in the studio to work on new pieces. This means deep sa for you! Use code Holiday30 and save 30% on your order now through 12/18/11!

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Saturday, November 05, 2011

Happy Anniversary to B14!

November 9th will be my 6 year Etsy-versary!!!! Time sure does fly! to celebrate I am offering you 25% off now through November 13th! Use code 6Years at checkout!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

BazaarSpark This Weekend!!!

i have to say this is the weekend I have been looking forward to ALLLLLLL year! BazaarSpark is finally here! BazaarSpark brings a collection of very talented and designers to the middle of downtown Raleigh. I am so honored to be able to participate for the second year.

BazaarSpark is only part of the SparkCon event. The entire event runs from September 15th through the 18th and will feature many different Sparks including: artSPARK, danceSPARK,geekSPARK, comedySPARK, tastySPARK and so many more!

For more info on schedules and events please visit the SparkCon website.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer Is Coming To A Close...

Ahhh another summer is coming to a close. Even though the temps are still high (like the surface of the sun in some places), we are nearing the end. I haven't posted much lately. I have busy at work getting ready for Bazaar Spark in September, and brainstorming a few new collections.

Before you know it, it will be time for those Holiday shows! I love the busy time around the holidays!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Fresh Coat of Paint Does Wonders...

When we loved into our house 7 years ago I loved the color of the dark cranberry colored dining room. However, of the past year I have started notice how dark the dining room always seemed. Even the large window didn't seem to bring in enough light.

This weekend with some time to spare I picked up the cans of paint (including primer) and jumped in. It was no small endeavor. Just getting the primer to cover that deep red was almost enough to bring tear to my eyes.

Now the room is complete and I couldn't be more pleased. The light in the room is incredible and it even looks bigger!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Stay Cool with Summer Incentives...

Every Wednesday from now through the end of August we will be offer very special Summer Incentives. Incentives will be posted to out Facebook page and our Twitter! Want incentives sent directly to your inbox? Sign up for our mailing list.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

New Pendants

I spent most of today getting these pendants and chains together. They will be making their debut at Peak Fest this Saturday.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Making More With Less...

No matter what your crafty calling is you know that you have little bits of this and that laying around. These were treasures used in other pieces, vintage pieces picked up at the thrift shop and a jar full of mismatched buttons or beads. They sit around waiting for another chance while we continue to acquire new bits of this and that.

This year I have pledged to myself to use as many of the extras, one-offs, and interesting goodies I have picked up over the years. Making more while spending less money on new supplies. Who's with me here?

This necklace is made up of some left over chain, a few frosted glass beads and a Strawberry Quartz focal that I have had for years. I think the color of beads compliment the color of the focal.

Feel free to post links to any of your pieces that incorporates left over supplies!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Clever Caption Contest...

Everyone likes to win prizes right? Well, here's your chance. Just come up with a clever caption for this photo (from and you could win pair of hammered brass disc earrings, just like these:

Comments can be left here on my blog or on my Facebook page:!/Below14thDesigns. All comment entries must be received by 3/16/2011. You may enter as many times as you wish. The winner will be chosen and contacted on 3/17/2011.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bathroom Remodel: Entry 2 {2.19..11}

Made some more progress today...put down the underlayer for the floor and tested out the paint color. Yay!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bathroom Remodel: Entry1 {2.16..11}

I love me house. I love the neighborhood it's in and I love the property we have. Our house was built in the late 90's and after living here for 6 years it is time to start updating some things and repairing others. I want to make sure this house is somewhere I always want to be. That being said, 2011 will hold many small DIY projects.

Project #1 is the small guest bathroom in our upstairs hallway. When we first moved in we gave it a fresh coat of paint, but now 6 years later it's in need of so much more. It's time for the brass fixtures to go, the bulky vanity to go and and that dated light sooo out of here.

Today we began our first DIY project. The vanity and toilet were removed and the Wainscoting came down. Next up Spackling! Good times.

Here are some pictures of our adventure so far. The first picture is the before of our little bathroom. The second is a shot after the removal of the large pieces and the last depicts my fine spackling skills.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

An Office..In A Box...

I think I love this.... How perfect would it be to simply unload this baby at your next craft show and a super organized area to check out your customers. A little extra space for your laptop, small register, whatever you may need???

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Ready, Set, Craft...

I am so ready to get started with this year's shows. However, I still have a few weeks before my first one.

So, what's a girl to do? Well, other crafty things of course. Valentines day is coming up. Do you remember how fun it was to give and receive those cute little valentine cards with your classmates?

Well, this year my son is in Kindergarten, and since you are never to young to start being crafty we are making these iLove Sweetheart iPods. I found the tutorial online

Friday, January 28, 2011

It's Official...

There is no backing out now... I just signed up for a 5K. Yep, first one ever. A group of girls I work with and I decided we were all going to do do out first 5K together. The big day is Sunday, April 10th! We chose the Raleigh Rocks 5K and Half Marathon. Looks like fun....hope I make it!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Pick Your Potion

Aren't these fun?? Little glass bottles filled with glitter and topped with a real cork. I have a bunch of different colors to choose from! For more info click here