Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I have a lot of new wedding items to show you!

For now I am posting a piece of jewelry made by me.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Yes this post isn't about weddings, but it is about handmade, and selling handmade items.

UPDATE: Zibbet sold out of $7 dollar accounts so they are $8 dollars now HOWEVER they posted this:

PLEASE USE MY LINK to sign up! Thanks! http://www.zibbet.com/bridaljewelry4u/sell

So I am very dedicated to Etsy and I absolutely love it there but someone referred me to Zibbet the other day and it is AWESOME.

Bare with me here...

Zibbet has little widgets you can add to the side of your page! You can have Etsy on your Zibbet page!!

Not only that but there are no listing fees and no fees taken out when you sell something! If you want the premium account it's only $7 dollars a month (which is much less than I pay for Etsy) and it lets you customize your entire site.

I figured why not just try it. There is a FREE 7 day trial code to try out the premium which is FREETRIAL so make sure you enter that when trying.

If you are going to try please click on here so I get a discount on my monthly bill for referring you! http://www.zibbet.com/bridaljewelry4u/sell

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Wedding Vows Personalized Painting

The first wedding vows painting with the church was inspired by the vows which were on the invitation to my brother-in-law’s wedding. I wanted to do something memorable with the wording as a wedding gift. The church was just a practical reminder of the blessing of their love on this special day. It was a last minute idea the night before the wedding. I stayed up all night and managed to squeeze about 2 hours of sleep in prior to the wedding. Through this and other late night paintings, I have found I am at my most creative during this half dreamy, half wakeful state of mind, where you just paint and do not question every stoke. The second example was a custom order request for someone that wanted a painting that matched her friends taste and used the wording from her wedding. So each painting is as original as the recipients.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Handmade ties! A feature of frogsandflowers!

Sometimes it is a bit tricky when you try to tie all the colors of a wedding together, and these ties are the answer to that problem! You, the Bride, may choose up to 3 fabrics for these ties. I will work with you to create the look you want and need. Ties are made with cotton fabrics, and can be made in any color combo or print!!!

The creator of these fabulous ties is Sharlene. Sharlene lives in CT with her husband and two little boys. Her work is found in NY boutiques as well as other places throughout the USA. She can also be found on many boutique websites. Sharlene also has an etsy store.

Friday, January 29, 2010

How often to post?

Ok a have a dilemma that I want YOUR help with.
How often should I post on this blog? Do want a new one everyday? Every other day? Twice a week? Once a week? Or on no particular schedule?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

AndreasGoodies Feature. Custom Wedding Favors.

Are you looking for favors for you wedding? You should get them from AndreasGoodies! This talented Etsian creates custom cookie favors. They are adorable decorated and are only $1.50 per. cookie!

Here is what Andrea has to say: I am a mom of two young boys and my main job is staying at home and taking care of them. I also am the wife of a pastor and love to support him in his ministry. Baking is one of my favorite things to do. I have always made goodies for family events but at some point I started doing more.
The first major event that started my whole quest was when I had a friend who was getting married and she needed an idea for favors. I really wanted to help her so I was trying to think of what I could do for her. I decided to make her custom decorated sugar cookies for her special day. They went with her color scheme and were personalized with her wedding date, names,etc. Everyone loved them! I remember when I was at the wedding I wanted to find one to eat and they were ALL gone! No kidding....not a single one in sight.
And that's how it all started. I started to think....what other special events can I make these for. And it didn't stop with cookies. I now bake/make all kinds of things for weddings, parties, birthdays, etc.
I think my favorite part of baking my custom items is being able to contribute to someone's special day. I love to hear about a theme/color scheme, or a little about the VIP and make something special just for them. I rarely make two items that are the same. I find myself hearing about themes and thinking "hmm....what can I make to go perfectly with that." Or I see a a theme and think..."what can I make that will match that." I truly love to bake and have sine I was a little girl (although I do think I am a little better now.) :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Calligraphics Feature! Hand Drawn maps and Quaker marriage certificates.

I have just discovered a very talented etsian that can help you along the way to planing your big day! Ladies and Gentlemen I would like to introduce to you Calligraphic!

Calligraphic specializes in custom wedding maps and Quaker marriage certificates. Each map is drawn specifically to meet your needs and each is an original. It is a fun way to add a little originality to your invitations and still provide a great tool for your guests!
Calliegraphic's maps start at only $20, which is money well-spent to make sure no one gets lost!

How did Calligraphic get started?: As a child I had a dream of being a cartographer and loved geography. I also love to draw. My father is an architect and I grew up with drawings and sketches of buildings.The first map I ever made was of my favorite neighborhood parks when I was in second grade.

Customers have said:
“Wonderful map! So QUICK! I bought it on Friday, and it was in my inbox on Saturday. Meghan is so great to work with, and her work looks a lot like Laura Hooper. AMAZING!! Thanks so much for all of your time!!”
“It is absolutely perfect I love what you do!”

Saturday, January 23, 2010

New bridesmaid line

I recently put in a bridesmaid line to my shop. The jewelry is more affordable, because it is silver plated instead of sterling silver, but it is still just as beautiful! Let me know what you think. What other colors or styles should I add?