Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The First Giveaway!

Good afternoon everyone! As the Easter holiday approaches I am so excited to offer my first jewelry giveaway! All you have to do is make sure you are following my blog and leave a comment after this post! That is it! And on Monday the 5th of April I will pick a winner! If you refer someone new to my FB page and blog you will each get two entries into the drawing! I will post the picture of the piece that will be given away on either Saturday or Sunday, I am awaiting an order for some absolutely gorgeous and unique beads that will be perfect for this first giveaway! So round up those friends and start following my blog you will NOT be disappointed!

Big hugs!

Friday, March 26, 2010

How Earthy met Elegance.....

Since my blog is new I thought I would take this time to write a bit more about myself and how my business started. I will start with my most biggest reason why, which is shown on my blog, my boys (oh, and husband of course! LOL). They are my reason for everything really! I am fortunate to be able to stay at home to raise my boys. Now granted some days I want to run screaming but 98% of the time all is good! Some days it might be and 80% 20% split! I have however found a groove with balancing my love of designing/making jewelry and being a wife and mom. It did take some time but it is all coming together and is a bit easier as the boys continue to grow. It also helps to have a super supportive husband who through my trials, tribulations and childbirth loves me anyway! LOL
So when this whole adventure began I had not a clue what to name my business. I knew I had to come up with something before launching my shop and venturing out to do vendor shows so I thought and thought. I am a very down to earth person, very "what you see is what you get", t-shirt and jeans kinda woman that sometimes shows her "spicy Sicilian side" (husbands term), loves simple things, the outdoors, the change of seasons... that is where "Earthy" originated. Flip that coin over and you have a definite girlie girl who loves to shop, get dressed up to go out, pretty shoes and bags and of course JEWELRY! That is where you get "Elegance". So out of that Earthy Elegance Jewelry Design was born. Taking the elegance and crossing it with earthy and simple. So in my creations you will always see a little bit of me! I've characterize my line as having an organic flair, kind of "raw" if you will. You will see that things do not always look "perfect" and that is on purpose to give it that organic feel or the whimsical feeling.
Well that is how this third baby of mine was born! I am super excited (you will hear me say that alot) about what is next! I will be starting some awesome monthly giveaways here on my blog!!! In the next week or so I will be posting the giveaway and all you need to do is leave me a comment to get entered! I also have a FB page if any of you are on there just search out Earthy Elegance and become a fan too! Between here and there you cannot miss out on the "goings on"! On my Facebook page I also post when I am having sales on my etsy site or couponcodes for free shipping, etc.
Hope you enjoyed this post! Stay tuned for the start of the giveaways!!!

Oh PS if you have new people join my blog or FB page you both get a second entry for the giveaway! All you have to do is put each others names in your comment!!!

Have a fantastic day!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mommy Runs on Dunkin'

Thanks to my afternoon cup of Dunkin', my oldest son at nursery school, and to the Backyardigans keeping my youngest son occupied I am able to start my first blog post! I am very excited to be able to start this blog and share my life, my designs, and why I love designing with all of you.

I am a self taught jewelry artist, very new to this business actually. I actually got my certification in personal training after having my second son. I had the intentions to start my own personal training business, and did for a short time. After realizing that I in fact do love fitness and training, I also came to realize that I love designing and making jewelry more. I still train (myself) and help others that may ask for it but jewelry is where my passion is. I will always keep up my certification because you never know what the future may bring, but building my jewelry business is what the concentration is on.

Well, let me tell you how I fell in love with beads and designing! I actually thought I would make a couple gifts for a few people, so I went to the local craft store to take a peek at their bead supply. I just simply fell in love with the feel of the beads and wire in my hands and the peace that came over me while I created and designed the pieces of jewelry. From that point on I was hooked and thought of different ways I could possibly make this a business. I started last fall by doing local craft and vendor shows. I met a lot of great people! It was also a nice out for a stay at home mom of two boys 4 and 2! I have received a lot of great feedback regarding my designs and people often say that they can't believe I have only been doing this for such a short time. I am so flattered with the great comments and strive to produce more and more great pieces!

I have started using only sterling silver for my designs and have also introduced metal stamping and wire work into my line as well! I am super excited to share all of this with you! I hope you all tune in to see new posts, new pieces, and to hear new tales of this crazy moms life!

Pictured above are a few of my newest earrings working on a couple of new earwires so stay tuned!
Until next time....