Saturday, December 7, 2013

Happy St.Nick's Day!

Today is Saturday, December 7th and we celebrated St. Nicholas Day yesterday! This is my seventh year celebrating this day with my son. He is now 11 years old and this year it was much more sombre and quiet. If you like to learn about what I did last year in 2012, and when I first blogged about it in the year 2009. Hope everyone is getting ready for the holidays. Wishing all my readers a peaceful  & Blessed Holiday Season in 2013!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Cedarburg Strawberry Festival 2013!

Today is the 28th Annual Cedarburg Strawberry Festival 2013! This is one of my favorite festivals to attend each year in the summer. Yesterday marked the first day of summer. I have been busy since the beginning of this year and have not been very frequent in updating my blog. I plan to get back into the swing of things as summer wraps up and blog about new jewelry trends for 2013-14. So stay tuned.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Happy St.Nick's Day!

Today is Friday, December 7th and we celebrate St. Nicholas Day today! This is my sixth year celebrating this day with my son. He is now 10 years old and was still  excited to see his boot filled with goodies in the morning. If you like to learn about what I did last year in 2011, and the year prior in 2010 and when I first blogged about it in the year 2009. Hope everyone is getting ready for the holidays. Wishing all my readers a peaceful  & happy Friday!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cedarburg Strawberry Festival 2012!

Wow, my last post was on January 19th! I have been busy with other things besides jewelry. New for Summer 2012, I was planning my jewelry making introductory classes. The schedule is soon to be uploaded. Hope my readers are enjoying a fun summer. I will post photos of my newest creations for 2012 shortly.

Guess what day it is today?? It is Strawberry Festival 2012 in Cedarburg, WI! Check out a complete schedule of the 2012 Events. Are you going? Drop in a line below.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

5 Jewelry Trends for Spring 2012

The beginning of the year is a perfect time to evaluate your jewelry wardrobe and decide that stays and what goes.  I tend to do this in January or sometimes even as late as March just in time for Spring!  It's  not without doubt true that most women love their jewelry.  But as fashion and style evolve each year, trends are created and followed accordingly.  It is a consumer-centric world right now, that is driven by people's unique choices.  Jewelry continues to be the most important accessory for women, and  here are 5 Jewelry Trends for Spring 2012!

1) Handmade Organic Jewelry: Once again handmade jewelry is going to be huge this year. Most of my readers know that the largest  source for unique handmade jewelry is Etsy! There are other online sources and several local artists that you can find near where you live.  Anything with metal is going to be in vogue. Especially the custom stamped metal clay type jewelry. I saw several shops carrying a flavor of this theme even last year on

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 2) Classic Antique and Romantic Jewelry: These are pieces inspired by the Victorian era, it could be recycled from old pieces, or made to look old. Pale white pearls, antiqued brass, copper & silver, red, blue and green beads, vintage reproductions pieces etc.  You can find some of these in estate sales, online on eBay, or sometimes even on Etsy.I love finding treasures in antique shops. You can read about my Antique Shopping Haul & Skeleton Keys collection on one such treasure hunt.

3)Floral Woodland Nature Jewelry: This style has been around for a while, but it is making a big comeback this year. Anything related to flowers, nature, woodland, forests, etc is going to be very much in trend.  Think about how you can combine your existing pieces to bring together a one of a kind cohesive style for you! Papaver Jewelry Creations has some beautiful earrings that capture this essence and you can browse through our flower earring collection. You can also ready about my Etsy Wednesday Treasury, My Red Woodland Treasure that relates to this theme.

4)Lustrous Primary Colored Jewelry: Earrings in bright red, necklaces in primary blue, green, orange and yellow are all in high fashion this season! If you look at some of the fashion magazines or runway fashion shows it is very evident that bright primary colors are making a huge comeback this year. Pantone recently released its Pantone color of the year for 2012, and yes, you guessed it right, it is aptly called "Tangerine Tango"! Helpful Tip: First choose your bright bold earrings, then accessorize your outfit around them.  This will make it a lot simpler when working with bright colors.
5)Pearls and Beaded Jewelry: Pearl jewelry is timeless, elegant and classic! A pair of simple pearl earrings can give your outfit a quick lift of elegance and sophistication with very less effort. Personally, I love pearls. Same can be said about beads.  Both beads and pearls come in a variety of different colors, shapes and sizes.  You can do a Google Search to see the huge collection of sites from which you can find your perfect pearl jewelry piece. Helpful Tip: Create your own unique style by mixing and matching pearls with some vintage beads you might find in an antique shop.

Now that you have read the 5 Jewelry Trends for Spring 2012, what do you think is your most favorite? Which one do you think would be the easiest for you to adopt? I'd love to hear your comments!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Etsy Wednesday Treasury, My Red Woodland Treasures

Today I wanted to include and feature some of my favorite woodland themed items from my Etsy community artists. You can browse through My Red Woodland Treasures by papavercreations and let me know what you think? Just in time for Valentine's Day, I think all these items are romantic, cute and fit the woodland theme so well. Writing about Valentine's Day, have you looked at our newly listed items on Etsy? Please check out our specials on Facebook (for a special coupon) and take 15% off your entire purchase of $25 or more when you shop with us. Don't find what you are looking for? No problem! Just send me an email or leave a comment below and I will be happy to help you. Coming up in my next post I shall write about 5 Jewelry Trends for Spring 2012, you don't want to miss!

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