Thursday, October 6, 2011

Vingo ~ Jour Jolie!

Today's word is :

Mercury Glass

I'm reposting this because today's sale is for a CUSTOM Jour Jolie! It will be similar to this one, but you can tell me what theme and colors you prefer. This is a handmade piece, so I won't be doing a sale on these again anytime soon. I'm only doing it for Vingo. These are reg. 65.00. Today only, it will be 52.00. You will use, and enjoy this so much. I guarantee it. I love mine, and keep it by my bed. Now, I wonder how I lived without it for so long! Here's the original post....

I absolutely love things that are beautiful, yet serve a purpose. This is how "Jour Joli" was born. It basically means "Everyday Beauty" I needed a holder of some kind for my bedside table to hold my cell phone, ipod, etc.. So, I figured why not make it beautiful, and something that will help me to a.)always have a place for my phone b.)listen to music c.) watch movies on my phone or ipod, or d.) to hold other things, like my business cards. I made it with spaces on either side for cords for charging. It also has silver little arms for holding the phone/ipod in place so it won't slide off. The vintage rose paper is over 100 years old. It is the original. These can be custom ordered with monograms, words/names, different themes, masculine styled, and whatever ideas you might have.. I love hearing other people's ideas! The silver has been aged, but can be made in a bright silver. It's made from non-toxic, lead-free silver. Each one will be slightly different as these are hand cut, hand crafted.

Hope your day is full of everyday beauty as well~

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Newest Additions~

I have beautiful sheet music from 1901 that I've been holding onto for just the right piece. Well, I finally found it! This piece is called "Pedal Marks" named after words on the sheet music. It's made from vintage pearls, cut glass beads,and the pendant from 1901. It was the only design like it on the music, so it's a one-of-a-kind. It measures approx. 23" with the charm.
I'm having a sale today through Friday. Regular price will be $85.00. Sale will be $75.00. There are matching earrings (not pictured).


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Where does time go?

I recently got new carpet in my studio, and so I feel like a fresh start. I had to literally pack everything as if I were moving. I never thought about what a huge job it is to get new carpet. Wow! Anyway, now that it's over, I'm slowly adding things back in so I can get back to work. I keep looking for things that I know I have, but I have no idea where they are now. I don't love that feeling, but I do like my new carpet. As soon as I have everything decorated again, I'll be posting pictures of it.
I finally got to go antiquing with my sweet friend, Abbie the other day. We had a blast, and I found a very cool piece of rusted tin architecture for my wall. I haven't decided about how I will display it, but I knew it was mine the minute I saw it.
We have a favorite booth at one of the shops we go to, and it never disappoints. She always has amazing idea for decorating. One thing she did was to use tea stained cheesecloth to make a "skirt" for her mannequin. I love that look.
I've been busy making some new pieces from aged metals and crystals. I love making these. They go with just about anything. They look good with just a t-shirt, or dressed up. They're all on the website under "divine designs".

Hope you're enjoying your summer!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Colorado snippet (shockingly, no mountain shots)

Just a few shots from my recent trip to Colorado. Some statues from one of my favorite stores, buds about to blossom on a tree, and of course, my dessert at Cinzetti's(unbelievably good Italian restaurant. Google it. If there's one near you-go. Now.) I couldn't believe they had tiramisu on the dessert bar! I was in heaven!! There was also an ultra cool tea shop with a tea wall in downtown Fort Collins. The owner was very knowledgable and told us all kinds of neat tea facts. Above the tea wall, there was this cool art done by a local artist. We asked for coconut chai tea, but they didn't carry it. I'll have to get some from Zhena's Gypsy tea soon since I'm about out. It is my all-time, year round favorite. Apparently, you can buy it in bulk there at a reasonable price (so my friend,Jill tells me) She loves it as much as I do.

Happy Spring!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Granting Hope...

Granting Hope is a ministry that helps bring comfort to those who have lost a child. We are working together to do just that with our new line of jewelry called, Granting Hope pendants. Each pendant is a custom design that's primary goal is to preserve memories in a tangible way. Each glass vial has a removable lid, so that extra things can be added on arrival. These are made in the hopes that they will bring a small amount of comfort. A portion of the proceeds will also help benefit Granting Hope Ministries. Check out their blog, and see what all they do to help others.
These are here, if you'd like to order one. Some ideas to add would be, a small dried flower, a small photo, a photocopy of a hand or footprint scaled down, words to a song, etc. I will work with you as best as I can on getting just what you'd like to make it special.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Introducing...Open Fields

Look at this beautiful pillow I got from my friend, Abbie at Open Fields on etsy! Isn't it gorgeous! I love the drawstring at the top, which is sewn closed by the way. Take a look at her beautiful things. I'm sure you'll find something you can't live without. Click here to visit now. Not only do they have beautiful vintage dishes, kitchenware, pillows,and more, they're just getting started! New items are being regularly added.Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Not bad for 5 bucks!

I have always wanted a large, sparkly Eiffel tower, and now I have one, and for only 5.oo! Yay!
Here's how I did it. You go to Michael's and buy this...

It's even prettier in person. I couldn't get a good picture for some reason. I started off by putting it together and then glueing it with hot glue to give it extra strength. Then, I mixed together pink & linen acylic paints. I then used a sparkle glaze over that, and added pink crushed crystals all over. It's pretty tall too. Love, love, love it! I may just have to go back to Michael's and try some in other colors. I didn't even read the directions, and I put it together in less than 30 minutes. So, go get one and have some fun! I mean, 5.00? Easy projects, reasonable $ = happy me!! Oh, and it's made of wood too!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Got Love? Give Love.

For Valentine's Day, what better way to celebrate it than by helping a family who are trying to adopt a baby girl? I have teamed up with this family's brother-in-law, Scott Coons, who is the designer. He designed this exclusive logo for a t-shirt that the proceeds go to help with their adoption. You can check it out here. I went to college with them, and I'm happy to offer this custom logo in a necklace as well. A portion of the proceeds will also go to help them with their adoption. It can be customized on reverse. I have decided the way to kick off this new design, which is already on my website under "Specialty Custom" is to have a raffle. I have done raffles before for good causes, and they're always a lot of fun. All the proceeds will go to the Abernathy family from this raffle for Valentine's Day. Here's how to play: 1. buy a ticket. This will enter you in the raffle. 2. Tell other people! (That would be nice of you) 3. The winner will get a 30.00 gift certificate to my website! This will run until Friday at midnight CST. The winner will be a random number generated from the raffle tickets. Tickets are $1.00 each. You can buy just one to enter, but each ticket purchased gives you that many extra chances. Like I said, all the proceeds from this raffle will go to them. You can also help by visiting the website, or you can purchase a "Got Love?...Adopt" necklace here. (That would give you 30 tickets as well!)

Thank you & Happy Valentine's Day!

p.s... but the greatest of these is Love.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Valentine, you're on my mind...

Goodness, where did Christmas, New Years, and January go? Here we are with Valentine's Day right around the corner. I have added some new pieces that I think should make for some easy *cough* husband shopping if certain people let him know. wink wink. :) I love Valentine's Day because it's nice to feel loved and give love in return. I wonder who St.Valentine was anyway? Something to google later in all my free time. I have tons...

I've already added the new Valentine and just the new stuff to the website, so hang a right and check it out. Click on Ellenay Designs first. They will be under the left hand tabs of Divine Designs & Vintage. Here's a sneak peek at a few...

I have more that I'll add on Monday. I can still do custom and have them ready in time if you contact me soon. Also,if you order(any order) off the website, you get free shipping!

Goodnight Love...xo

Monday, January 3, 2011

Yep, it's time...Day 1

I know this is my blog about my jewelry, but I wanted to let you know about something cool I'm doing on my other blog, Through the Vintage Garden, I'm doing a daily post update on my progress. If you want to join for free, Ivillage is doing a 6 week weight loss program starting today through Valentines Day. Leslie Sansone hosts this, and I love her. I have tons of her dvd's and they really do work for anybody. All I have to do is be consistent, so that's the plan. If I post my progress daily, it'll help me stay on track. I hope! Come on with me and post your results too! It'll be fun. Go here to check it out.

P.s. This dvd pictured is one of my favorite workouts. It's a different one each day and even comes with a menu for the week. I'm starting with this one.


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