Thursday, July 31, 2008

July Name Game Winner!

First off, a HUGE thank you to everyone who entered my July Name Game Contest! It was very hard trying to pick the winner from so many awesome suggestions - but that's my job!

So with that, meet my new Seaside Reverie Earrings!

Congratulations to Kristen for coming up with this perfectly suiting name! She wins the first pair and they are also for sale in my shop.

Be sure to check back on August 15 for the next Name Game piece which will be a necklace!

In closing, since I had so many great names submitted, I wanted to share my top 20 picks and offer there creators 10% off any purchase from my shop - just contact me if you would like to redeem that offer! Thanks again to everyone! 

Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for a great Friday Special!

TOP 20
Azure breeze
Sky Drops
Azul Lure
Pools of Blue
Encircled in blue
Golden pool
Under the Sea
Blue Orbit
Drops from Jupiter
Washed Ashore
The Storm tide
Blue lagoon
Seaside Reverie
Lost Treasures
Rustic Waves
Blue Moon
Ocean Amber
Ocean’s Labyrinth

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Thank you to everyone who entered my July Name Game contest! I received a record breaking 88 names to choose from!

I have narrowed it down to my top 20 and will reveal the winner in the morning - so be sure to check back!

Hump Day Special!

15% off my Waterlily Landing II necklace and add matching earrings for $5 if you would like ~

Good for today only - so act fast! Please mention my blog at checkout and if you would like to add the earrings and wait for a revised invoice.

Also, you have until 8pm EST tonight to enter the Name Game Contest!  Check back tomorrow for the winner!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

This piece is not for sale!

Yes - this one is all for me! Isn't it pretty :)
And over 100 years old!

Don't forget, tomorrow is the last day to enter the Name Game Contest - check back Thursday for the winner!

Monday, July 28, 2008

One day later...

Next step - roof!

Sunday, July 27, 2008


The second floor is starting to take shape!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday Special!

Happy Friday!

15% OFF all bird necklaces today - this includes my Springtime Sparrow, Soar and Into the Clouds Necklaces. Please mention my blog at checkout and wait for a revised invoice.

I have some fun new cabochon rings coming next week, so check back (may have some sneak peek photos up this weekend!)

And a few more days left to enter the Name Game Contest! Check back on July 31 for the winner and a NEW contest on August 1!

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sneak Peek

Here are a couple new items I will be listing in my shop today! 

I only have a few of each, so feel free to email me if you would like one and it's not listed in my shop yet.

The weekend is almost here! Check back tomorrow for the Friday special and don't forget to enter the Name Game Contest!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hump Day Special!

Happy Wednesday! The weekend is right around the corner - how about a little shopping to help get you through the day!

15% off all Turquoise in my shop today.

Please mention my blog at checkout and wait for a revised invoice.

Don't forget to enter my Name Game Contest while you are here - one more week!

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Prettier Than a Pig's Head...

So on this lazy Sunday I decided against sharing with you the photo I took yesterday of the roasted pig's head and instead decided to share something just a bit prettier...

The insanely beautiful Mr. and Mrs. Petaja and a couple shots from their recent wedding in which Chelsea, the blushing bride, is sporting two beautiful Lillyella pieces, made especially for her. I'm so honored that a little piece of me was part of their wonderful day.

And much well-deserved credit to their awesome photographer, 

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Morning Visitor

I was lucky to catch some photos of this little fellow taking a break on our roses this morning. He was a good model - even moved his wings around and stuck his tongue out at me a few times :)

I'm not exactly sure what kind of butterfly it is. It most resembles a Swallowtail, but does not have any "tails" - anyone know?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Special!

Yipea! Friday is here, and I'm sure we are all happy about that. I may even get to go to the movies today, which is a rarity at today's prices!

Here is today's special - 15% OFF my Lily of the Valley Necklace in silver OR brass. I will also be relisting my May Lily Bracelet later today, which will also be 15% off - it is my last one for a few weeks though, so keep an eye out (or send me a message if you would like it!). I do have it in silver now, too.

Just mention my blog is the 'message to seller' box at checkout and wait for a revised invoice.

Have a GREAT weekend and don't forget to enter my

Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Favorite

When in doubt - pick a favorite!

I have had my eye on this awesome little necklace by VerreEncore since I first joined Etsy - maybe come my birthday it can be mine :) What do you think - look like it suits me? :)

Check out the rest of the lovely designs in Verre's shop - you'll find it quite hard to choose a favorite!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

July Name Game Contest!

Yes, yes... I am late - but better late than never, right?

These lovely earrings need a name - so what can you come up with?
Please leave a comment with your name idea for these earrings and if I choose your idea - you win the first pair!

You may enter as many times as you wish, all names will be considered.

You have from now until July 30 - so get those thinking caps on! Check back here on July 31 for the winner.

Please be sure your blog profile is public when leaving a comment, otherwise, please leave your email address or Etsy username. If I cannot get ahold of you - I cant choose your name!

Have fun and be creative!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Getting Married?

Check out some pieces I have created for weddings lately...

I can customize any piece in my shop with your wedding colors or create a special one of a kind piece tailored to you - send me an email and we can discuss the perfect design for your special day! 

You can also find some of the above pieces for sale in my shop.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Signs of Spring is Back!

Good news! Well - it's exciting to me at least...

My original Signs of Spring Bracelet is back for a limited run :)

I will be posting them in my shop next week, but email me if you would like to reserve one.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Morning Favorites

ok - I was going to do this every Monday - BUT, instead of committing to a schedule, I'll just do it when I have time!!

Here are two more of my favorite Etsy shops...

Tshirts don't get much more fun than this!
I have one of these reserved just for me... to accentuate my love of pink and power tools!

I could say one million things about why the work of this husband and wife duo is so beautiful - but I think you should just check it out for yourself!
I have this piece waiting to be framed and hung proudly in my studio :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I would like to thank the Academy

Well, not quite the academy - but Mr. Clive Owen - for being so desirable - and of course, Ms Julie Garland, for thinking Clive is "so dreamy", and being such wonderful inspiration for my juliegarland hearts clive owen treasury list!

I missed it on the front page in the wee hours of this morning, but it's quite worthy of living on my blog for now, this was a fun one. Thanks for catching it, Noelle, you sleepless lady...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

thank you, fioretta

A big thank you to Isabella of fioretta for featuring me on her blog today! Check it out here.

Isabella is not only a talented graphic designer with a beautiful name and GREAT taste :), but has an awesome etsy shop to match. Be sure to stop by for a visit!

I especially love these pieces:

Monday, July 7, 2008

A Morning Visitor

The window in my studio looks right out onto the roof of our deck, and how lucky am I that little birdies just to love to perch up there! I was serenaded by three of these little guys while I packed up orders this morning.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Barn Raising!

Yup... that's my backyard. If you could call it that :)

The walls are going up! Though sometimes I'm tempted just to leave the war zone as is and hang out in the front yard...

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth!

Ah yes... my favorite holiday is upon us! Nothing is much better than fireworks, so I am quite excited for dusk to come.

In the meantime we must all take a moment to be thankful for all the independence we have in this great country and to remember all the men and woman serving. I am lucky that Tyler's Army days are done, but many of our good friends are right now serving in lands far away, and my thoughts are always with them and their families.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great holiday weekend!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Name Game Contest

Yes - It's July! And I'm behind on preparing the next piece for the name game contest...

I will get it up next week, so please check back!