Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mother's Day is May 10th

With Mother's Day fast approaching I have been working feverishly trying to get new designs finished. I have been working with alot of bright colors for the Spring and Summer. I always seem to want to add color this time of the year. I guess with all the trees and flowers in full bloom it puts me in the mood.

I have also been experimenting with a few new designs. Feeling extra creative these day.

Well, my son's teacher is getting married this Saturday. I decided (since I must be the only one in the class that knows how) to bake a mini wedding cake to bring in and share tommorrow. I am throwing her a Wedding shower in the class. So cute. The kids will get a big kick out of it.

I am also going to have them each work on a scrapbook page for her and then assemble it at the end so she will have a scrapbook made by her students for her wedding day.

Hope it's not to corny,. But should be alot of fun.

Well have a great Tuesday everyone.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spring Zaniness

Well I know I haven't posted a new blog in about a week but trust me it's literally a zoo around my house.
Just to fill you in, Baseball season has begun. So having two little boys ages 7 and 11 , each having 2 practices a week, add in CCD and homework and my son's biweekly visits to the Dermatoligist (poor baby has Psoriasis) it's litterally insane.
Oh and by the way did I tell you my 7 year old broke my camera last week. My poor husband bought me an expensive camera this Christmas specifically with my jewelry business in mind. And last week "My little angel" decided to make a video of him and his little cousin with their robots and he dropped it.
Needless to say I feel like someone cut off my arm. I have been working feverously with all my new designs for Spring with no camera.
Anyway, the "little angel" is making his 1st Holy Communion in 2 weeks and I have been running around getting favors and suits and shoes and ties.......I'm delerious.
I found the most gorgeous amber pendant with Mother of Pearl flowers, I am making myself a beautiful necklace to wear that day. I will post the picture when I am done.
Well thank you for allowing me to vent. I feel much better now. Continue to watch the crazy antics as they unfold in the next 2 weeks. It should be interesting.
Have a great Day...................<3

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Did you ever have one of those days? Well for me today was one of them.
Not to mention the fact that today is Uncle Sam's favorite day.
Well I thought we could all use a laugh.
Don' t think my Weight Watchers leaders would laugh as much but who cares....
It is day 7 of the children being home on Easter break and they do not go back until the 20th.
Well I plan to bury myself in beads and designs and hopefully the won't see me......
Happy Beading....................

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Well now that the hubbub of Easter is over we can all get back to work.
I recently discovered that this year is the anniversary of the Peace sign. So in honor of that I designed this necklace which all ready sent my neices in a tizzee.
I used lampwork beads in shades of turquoise along with copper and silver spacer beads.
My neices already have two orders in from their college buddies so I guess I better get busy.
Have a great day everyone.......

Monday, April 13, 2009

I have to say getting back into the groove this morning was a little tough. We had 18 people over for Easter dinner yesterday.
But after all the china and platters went away and my hubby helped with the cleaning, I woke this morning to a beautiful sunny day here in New Jersey. Recharged and ready to go.
I love Spring, the trees budding with flowers and the grass filling in with the most vibrant shade of green.
I feel I am most creative in Spring and want to bring those Spring colors indoors into my jewelry.
The necklace you see here is perfect for those breezy linens outfits of Spring. Its light and airy and strung on tri colored cord.
It is featured in my etsy shop at www.JacquelineVDesigns.etsy.com and there is an etsy mini on the bottom of my blog.
Have a great day...

Friday, April 10, 2009

I had the honor of having an article written about me and my business from a local journalist.

To actually have my work recognized I have to say is a real kick.

I truly enjoy what I do so for me it does't seem like work. Although I think I have put more hours into this business then anything I have ever done.

Between the research for designs and the networking between other bloggers my website , twitter, facebook, and flickr the list is endless.

But again very rewarding. I try to get my name out there any way I can.

At the bottom of this blog is a link to nominate mom bloggers so please take a moment to access the link and nominate me.

Thanks so much.

Here is the link for the article.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Fling

My Spring charm bracelet is being featured today in www.DZFantasy.blogspot.com where she has featured alot of etsians who have embraced spring.

This charm bracelet features enamel flowers and heart charms and turquiose and natural colored jasper stones. I used a copper bracelet to showcase the charms. It can be found in my etsy shop at www.JacquelineVDesigns.etsy.com or look at the bottom of my blog for my etsy mini.

Happy Spring!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Well here is another addition to my Spring line. I was trying to think of something fun that I would like to wear and this idea popped into my head.

I see alot of enamel jewelry out this spring and I love it. It is colorful and fun.

So I took enamel flowers and other springlike charms and hand knotted them on tricolored cording.

Such a great piece.

This is available for purchase at my etsy store. www.JacquelineVDesigns.etsy.com or see my mini store at the bottom of this page.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I've been working on new designs lately for my spring line.

I am using earthtone colored stones, natural beads such as turquiose and jasper, pearls and sterling.

I have also experimented with cording and it has come out gorgeous.

Spring is such a fun time of year for me. I seem to get a burst of creative energy.

I have so man fun and colorful ideas for my jewelry.

Please visit my shop for my newest listings. I post daily.