I have been writing about re-launching my etsy shop for some time now. It's time to stop all the talk and take action. As of today, my shop is open again. With new stock and new photography. To celebrate, I am offering 15% off until 18th May. Just head to my shop and enter the code BBRELAUNCH15 at checkout to avail of the discount. Please do let me know what you think of my new look shop, I love feedback.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Monday, 29 April 2013
Well, I have not been very good on the blog for the last few weeks, time seems to be flying by!
I had lined up several posts before I had Dylan 10 weeks ago now so I could keep up the blog posts. These posts ran out about a month ago and I haven't had a chance to write anything new. I have been trying to get photos and product information together to re-launch my Etsy shop and I am just about ready to go now. I have also been keeping up to date on the ever increasing number of social networking sites. The most recent being Vine.
I wasn't sure how best to use vine for jewellery based videos but here (above) is one of my first attempts, showcasing some rings I made recently.
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Images from: 1 - Hoss Intropia necklace at Jules B, 2 - Clear Vibe Square Bangle from Nordstrom, 3 - Marc Jacobs Bracelet from shopbop, 4 - Kate Spade necklace from Nordstrom, 5 - Knitted Rope necklace by Hearsay Designs on Etsy, 6 - Tribal necklace by Nao on Etsy, 7 - Big Links necklace from Nordstrom, 8 - Wooden Bead and Wax Cotton necklace from Hearsay Designs on Etsy, 9 - Wire Spring Earrings from AmpersandXYZ on Etsy
Yellow would not usually be my colour of choice but it has been very popular in recent seasons. It really is a spring time or Easter colour and so in honor of this Easter week I though I would post some of my top yellow finds from around the web.
My personal favourite is the more subtle yellow of number 1 by Hoss Intropia, available at Jules B. I love the mix of leather and multi strands of beads. Which yellow beauty is your favourite?
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
I finally got around to ordering my own branded stamp a few weeks ago. It is something I had been meaning to do for a long time. It is a fantastic low cost way of branding packaging, stationery and anything that you fancy really. As soon as it arrived, I tried it out on one of my kraft jewellery boxes along with my new packaging decoration of colourful wool and Bead Bash branded moo mini card.
I had initially wanted to purchase a branded stamp last year but couldn't find a Europe based supplier at a decent price. Eventually good old Etsy came to the rescue. I can't recommend Standard Stamp Co enough - a great price and super speedy considering this was made to order and then shipped from the USA to Ireland.
What do you do to brand your products? Any tips?
Now, I'm off to stamp everything in site!
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
I love a bit of pastel every now and then. Normally I would associate pastels with very feminine floaty dresses and textures. I love the masculinity of the pastels in J Crews most recent collection which provides a gorgeous modern twist to the use of pastels. The necklace from Adia Kibur has a lovely solid bubble look to it which I think gives the necklace an equally modern twist. What do you think of the more modern masculine use of pastel shades?
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
I wrote a post a few weeks ago when I received some goodies in the post - this included some candy coloured washi tape.
I love mint - in fact I posted some other minty goodies here. It is such a calming colour and the diagonal stripe gives a 1950s mid century feel.
The red stripe earrings along with the bubblegum bobby pin also follow the candy colours theme. I made these purely because they are fun and I was experimenting with the colour combinations in my washi tape collection. Which of these candy pieces are your favourite? Mine is the pendant with the mint coloured cord. I can't wait to photograph these all for my etsy shop - I just need to come up with a theme to make my new look shop cohesive and then sort out the props - so it could be a while before I actually get around to listing them!
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Images from: 1 - Lee Bonk Boutique on Etsy, 2 - Michael Kors at Nordstrom, 3 - Theodora and Callum at Shopbop, 4 - MerCurious on Etsy, 5 - House of Harlow on Piperlime, 6 - Bop Bijoux at Shopbop, 7 - Shashi at Shopbop, 8 - Alexis Bittar at Shopbop, 9 - Luisa Viaroma
Black and gold is a new discovery for me. I have always been a silver or platinum girl but I am really loving this classic combination just now. With a lot of recent trends nodding towards the 80s, this is another one - 80s glamour with a modern twist.
I actually have three favourites in this selection of black and gold goodies. I love number 1 - the asymmetric ring, number 7 the simple, sleek and thin bracelet and number 8 - the more organic cuff bracelet.
Which of these would you choose?