Thursday, December 18, 2008

Want one?

Are these cute, or what?? This is how we package your handcrafted pieces as our gift to you for shopping with us. Shipping is always free! I am upgrading through Saturday to Priority mail-free of charge. This offer excludes custom orders as I cannot take anymore with guaranteed Christmas delivery. Hate to wrap? Love unique, handcrafted jewelry? Ellenay Designs is your one-stop shopping!

Merry Christmas from Ellenay Designs!

Lori Janiszewski~designer
Sonya Thompson~watercolor artist
Dave Russell~custom graphic collage

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Custom order client preview...Italia scroll

I had a custom order that I wanted her to see before I shipped it and thought I'd use it as a good example of a custom order. On my website, you will see a button for custom orders. It is for you to pick and chose exactly what you would like. It is completely your design ideas. I work closely with you to design a piece I think you would love. You get 5 design ideas for me to work with and I go from there. You will always get to see it to approve the design before I send it. These are always a lot of fun. Email me or click on the "custom order" button to create your design. If you want it in time for Christmas, time is running out!


Two more...

Measures approximately 1" square and has the tumbled rock edge. {28.00}

It measures approximately 1.5" square. It features the tumbled rock edge and a vintage crystal rhinestone charm. It's made from non-toxic, lead-free silver.
I will be adding more each day on the blog and then onto the website. This new watercolor, "Crystal Sea" is one of my favorites. It has just the right amount of shimmer that makes it look like the water is shimmering from the setting sun-just gorgeous! It is even more beautiful in person, as almost all of them are. I am not a photographer, so this has been challenging to capture just how beautiful these are. Trust me, you will not be disappointed! I've added my antique dictionary illustration of a bulldog. He's over 100 years old. This is a one-of-a-kind piece. Once he's gone, he's gone.

I hope you're having a wonderful time shopping, decorating, spending time with family, celebrating etc. It's a magical time of year.

Warm wishes~

New additions

Monday, December 15, 2008

New watercolor designs are here!

"Snow Babies" {42.00}
"Sandollar" {52.00}
"Sailing~"la mer" {58.00}
"De la mer"~ "by the sea"{62.00}
There are many more coming, so check back daily. Here are the latest just in time for Christmas. These are hand watercolored originals. They have been custom made into jewelry out of silver and glass to make a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art. Not to be found anywhere else, these make the perfect gift. Sonya Thompson, my sister, is the watercolor artist and is able to create custom pieces. Please email for pricing information. Each piece will come packaged and ready for gift giving in a decorative tin. Shipping is free.
More designs on the way......

Watercolor Originals

Please email me for payment options if you do not use paypal. Thank you!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

New designs~Watercolor originals!

This project is close to my heart for many reasons. My sister, who is an artist teamed up with me to paint these beautiful, watercolor originals for me. She has always loved to paint and has many beautiful paintings to show for it. She is amazingly talented and never ceases to awe and inspire me. These miniature watercolors are each one-of-a-kind. They vary in size from 1.5"-2.25". They will be on display in Gulf Breeze, Florida at the craft holiday show this Friday. I will be adding her work to the website as a new line that is ever-changing with one-of-a-kind paintings. This is only a very small sampling of her watercolors. This is extremely exciting for me because it has always been my dream to have my sisters working with me. So, I would like to introduce you to my new watercolor artist at Ellenay Designs, Sonya Thompson.

With Love,

P.s. If you are interested in purchasing any of these designs, please email me for pricing information.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Black Friday Sale Extended til Wed!

We all know that this is a great day for shopping and finding deals, and Friday Flea Market is no exception. We have a great selection for you if you hate crowded malls and getting up at 4am. If you are looking for one-of-a-kind, thoughtful, custom gifts, you will find it here. Sound good? Happy Shopping and have a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend!

Ellenay Minis~ made from small glass globs and non-toxic,lead-free silver, these little cuties add the perfect touch. They come on a silverplate ball chain necklace. You can have any letter or any word you choose. Keep in mind, it's about the size of a dime, so the word(s) would need to fit. It's handwritten in calligraphy on antiqued paper. Ships in one week. Comes with handmade label. {Reg.15.00 each} SALE 10.00 plus 1.00 shipping!

Custom Scrolly Monograms~ These are done on antiqued or white paper (your choice). Antique sheet music is on reverse. Please specify your letter when ordering. All monograms are approximately 1.25" x 1" and come on a silverplated ball chain necklace. Made from non-toxic, lead-free, silver and glass, they ship with care instructions and handmade label. {Reg. 22.00 ea} SALE 15.00 plus 1.00 shipping! Ships in one week.

For the Jane Austen fan~ "Lizzie" This is a custom collage made from the Pride & Prejudice book cover. It features the line from the book,"You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." It has a scalloped edge and genuine crystals with pearl charm. It is made from non-toxic, lead-free silver and glass and has vintage sheet music on reverse. It measures approximately 2"x 1.25" and comes on an organdy ribbon in a decorative tin. {Reg.32.00} SALE 24.00 plus 1.00 shipping! Ships immediately.

Please visit my website for more one-of-a-kind great gift ideas here. I will be adding new items every few days for the next 2 weeks. To insure Christmas delivery on custom orders, they will have to be ordered no later than Dec.5th.

Thank you for shopping with us! Have a very Merry Christmas from Ellenay Designs!

Flea Market Friday Sale

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friday Flea Market Sale

Hi everyone! I am sorry I haven't had anything for sale the last 2 Fridays. I will try to be consistent so you can always find a deal each week when you stop by.
This week's sale is for my original graphic design collages by Dave Russell. Dave is a graphic designer as well as an artist and co-owns Roundhouse Design Group in Ft.Collins, Co. He makes these beautiful custom designs for me as well as the large size prints for his studio. His creations are all original designs. They are handcrafted out of lead-free, non-toxic silver and glass with swarovski crystal charms.
Retail 38.00 ea. Sale
25.00 today only
Please leave a comment with whichever design you prefer and I will send you an invoice. Shipping is free. The first is "Take Wing." The second is "Angel baby."

Von Russell Collection

Thank you and Happy Friday~

Monday, November 10, 2008

St.Simon's & show and tell

First of all, thank you all for your sweet congratulations about the magazine. I have been overwhelmed by the whole thing and sharing my excitement with my friends made it even more special. I am still not over it and suppose I never will be. It doesn't take much to make me happy I guess!
We did the St.Simon's on the Sound show this past weekend. It was a 2 day event and it was fantastic! I had several new things there that I will share with you here. One thing that was new was the Ellenay Tins. I will tell you how to do these because I have learned so much from all of you when you have shared. You start with an altoid tin. Decorate with pretty paper and add a glass glob magnet to the top (it stays wonderfully) I put my website under the glass so they have a way to remember to check back. The jewelry fits beautifully inside. Add a decorative ribbon and you have a pretty, functional package for the jewelry. It's a great gift for the customers right here at the holidays. A special thanks goes to my sweet Aunt Nancy for making these for me so I could concentrate on jewelry making. I think they turned out adorable and the customers loved them. Secondly, we also had Ellenay Minis at the show for the first time. These were a hit and a favorite with adults, teens and even young girls. They are made from the miniature glass globs as well as some small squares that fit on the charm bracelet for a really cute and easy look. Also new were many of the crosses as well as swarovski crystal shadow boxes. I couldn't get many good pics of those, so they are not here to see. I will work on those later.
The next show I will be at is the Defuniak Springs Hometown Christmas. It is the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Thank you for being so positive and for cheering me on. I'm so happy doing what I love and seeing it be loved as well...

Hugs to you all~

Monday, October 27, 2008

It's Official- we're in Romantic Homes magazine!

Oh man! I'm trying to be calm, but I'm ecstatic! My tea themed bracelet (the reverse side is blue willow tea pots and cups) I made for, was chosen to be in the Romantic Homes December issue. We've known for awhile, but didn't announce it in case it didn't really make the cut. Well, I've seen it for myself (thank you, Jeanne!) and am very excited to share this news with you all. Ellenay Designs, the name didn't make it, but you can only get it through Karen anyway, so check it out there! If you subscribe to Romantic Homes, it's on page 27.
I just have to share this. About a year ago, I was talking to my Mom about this magazine. It really is my favorite and I even display favorite issues on an easle in my kitchen. I held up an issue and told my Mom that I really wanted to be in this magazine someday. It was my secret dream that I shared with her. For it to become a reality has been fabulous! I can't explain it.
Lastly, I just want to say, do what you love and never stop dreaming!

Have a great week!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Show Highlights

I'm so excited about how the craft show went today. It began with the staff walking around to the vendors offering us coffee and raspberry scones while we set up. This was a great beginning to a great show. It was very busy and we sold almost the entire new Divine Designs Collection! I was still in the process of adding them to the website, but now I will add new ones instead. I have more crosses, coins, keys etc. on the way. The First United Methodist Church is a wonderful host. I will definitely make plans to be there every year.
We had such a great time! Sarah Clauson's Photography is just gorgeous. We had fun teaming up to showcase our work individually as well as our combined effort with custom photo jewelry. My sweet friend, Jen, is one in a million! She came to the show to help me early on a Sat. morning and stayed for the show and then helped me take it all down. What an awesome, selfless friend she is. Thank you, Jen! Love ya, girl.
I look forward to making new jewelry for the Divine Designs Collection and hope to have it ready sometime this week.

Warm hugs,

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Flea Market

Hello everyone! Today's flea market sale is for one of my new designs from the Divine Designs Collection. It is the Vintage Brass Cross Pendant. It is even more beautiful in person. It measures 1.5" x 2". It has the "tumbled rock" edge style and 1920's sheet music on the front reverse. It also has lace ribbon. It will be listed on the website for $36.00. On sale today only for $28.00 If you would like to purchase it, please email me how you prefer to pay. Shipping is $2.00 extra. I prefer Paypal, but do accept money orders. Leave a comment here to let me know since it is first come, first served.

Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Divine Designs-The Metal Collection

Here are some of the new fall/winter designs I have been working on. These will be for sale in the etsy store soon and also at the craft bazaar in Niceville this coming Sat. I'm having trouble with my website which is why they will be in the etsy store only for now.
As many of you know, my faith is a big part of who I am. I grew up the daughter of a Pastor, but it is so much more than that. That was just a gift to have such a perfect childhood. As an adult, it is also my faith, my most important goal in life as a mother to pass on, my reason for being. I love the fact that these new designs really let me express that in my jewelry.
I came across these vintage brass crosses and nautical designs, and I fell in love with the 3 dimensionsal look of them under glass framed in silver. I have decided to start a whole collection of these and have named them, "Divine Designs-The Metal Collection". They are Spiritual, for the most part, and they are my favorite. I cannot really explain how much I enjoyed working on these. On my blog you will find the verse, "Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us and establish thou the work of our hands." I really want this verse to be true in my life. I hope you enjoy them and feel His love through my eyes.

With joy~

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