Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Fall Indie Handmade Market

Their look has changed but the important stuff is still the same!

Been participating in the Handmade Market for perhaps a year and a half steady now. It's a great venue run by the lovely Jessica, a dynamo of a woman. You can find all manner of handmade goodies there, as well as special deals. Adorn Me is offering 20% off (if you use the code found through my shop in the Market), as well as free shipping on orders of $50 or more (pre-discount!). So, come see our shop there and save! And if you are an artisan and you decide to have a 'booth' there, tell Jessica that Tina at Adorn Me sent you. :c)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Thank you, Heather!

Heather of Nifty Knits did a wonderful write-up on me on her blog. Please check it out and even comment. :c)

Thank you, Heather, and thank you to those of you who go over there to read and comment!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

And the winner is...

Congratulations to Stacey -- your baby has brought you luck!

The winning number, chosen by, between one and 2008, is 221 and Miss Stacie chose 225. As outlined in the rules, it doesn't matter if the person has gone over, it's about who is closest and Stacie couldn't have gotten much closer without hitting it on the head!

So Stacie, please message me with your address and the next time we go do mailing your English Garden earrings will be wending their way across the pond.

Thanks so much to all of you who have participated; it's tough because I wanted you all to win. :c)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Another chance to win...

Our resident big-brain, Gin, kicked butt right out of the gate, but I had planned all along to give away two pair of earrings, so we're going to do a draw using, the random number generator.

You have from now until Saturday, September 18, 2010 to choose, and post here, a number between 1 and 2,008 (the year we opened our shop at Etsy). Whomever guesses the number exactly -- or barring that, comes closest to it, either above or below, wins. Make sure I know who you are from your post so I can contact you to get your address so I can send your earrings off to you!

Only one entry per person, please.

Aaaaand, we're off! :c)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Win a pair of our English Garden earrings!

Go to our facebook page and see how many people Like that page. Then look through our store and then post here with the the number of people who like our facebook page and also links to the pieces of jewelry that correspond to the hints below. The first one to post all of the correct answer links wins these earrings. :c)

1) She went to the Elysian Fields after her death...

2) She wishes you "unpleasant dreams."

3) She is said to be the daughter of Arthur's mother, the Lady Igraine.

4) A type of fine cashmere wool.

5) An island in the Caribbean.

9/11 Tribute

Thank you to epictera for including Adorn Me's Helen of Troy necklace in this moving treasury. I particularly like the "Still They Flew" painting by rainamast.

I wanted to write something that would capture how I feel on this day and what my thoughts are, but I'm afraid the words will sound trite. This day still has the ability to make me quiet and pensive. My heart goes out to the loved ones of the victims of the terrorists who planned and carried out the death and destruction wrought on that day. To go to straight to the treasury, click here.

'A Tribute' by epicetera

Never forgotten

















Generated using Treasury HTML code generator by Whale Shark Websites.

Monday, August 30, 2010

"What are those little brown squares in my order?"

I've been asked that question before, and the answer is two-fold:

1) Don't throw them away!

2) They help to prevent tarnishing of your silver and copper.

Adorn Me includes these tabs in with your order as a service, to help keep your jewelry shiny. The technology used to make these are the same that is used by NASA, the Guggenheim Museum, and smart jewelry manufacturers around the world.

These tabs provide protection from tranish for up to 12 months (keeping your jewelry in the sealed little bags they came in helps to keep the tabs fresh longer), and they do not leave any deposits on the items they protect. You can even use it for pearl and opal-based pieces, but be sure to allow your pearls and opals to breathe, as they need air, so do not seal those bags for long, if at all.

They do not out-gas like charcoal-based poly tabs or charcoal papers, and they are non-toxix, non-abrasive, and will not scratch or harm your jewelry. Each tab protects up to 30 cubic inches of container space.

So, as you can see, the tabs are in your jewelry bag for a reason, so don't throw them out. Just one more service that we like to provide -- along with rubber ear wire stoppers, protective and lovely packaging and gift enclosure notes -- to make your experience better and your purchases long-lasting. :c)

I should add that these tabs do not clean the jewelry, they only keep it from tarnishing. To clean you need something like the very reasonably-priced polishing cloth we offer in our shop. The tab only keeps clean jewelry shiny, but won't actually clean it itself. Your tarnish-prone jewelry (all jewelry, really) should be wiped clean and then polished before and after wearing and stored. Use the outside cloth to wipe clean, then the inside cloth to polish, and then a different part of the outside cloth to final polish.

Come see our stores at Etsy and at Zibbet.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

White Mystic Topaz...

If you've never seen highest gem quality white mystic topaz you're missing a real treat. They sparkle like diamonds, and the colors refracted are mesmerizing.

These gem quality, positively delicious rainbow mystic white topaz faceted pear briolettes are, bar none, some of the most gorgeous, luxe stones we have in stock. They are totally clear, but pick up and refract the light to spark off a range of colors. They are simple in design: just the gorgeous topaz wrapped in oxidized sterling silver, hanging from ball end oxidized sterling ear wires, and are approximately 1 1/8" in length, from top to bottom.

I'm a huge fan of moonstone and these are even lovelier than the finest moonstone . These stones are topaz, not quartz, which means they are of a much higher quality and greater hardness and durability. Their clarity is superb, having a classification of VVS, or AAA quality. Magnificent! You may find them here.

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Now, on to the next pair of white mystic topaz earrings! These are longer, at 2 inches, and use beautiful little silver and marcasite 'S" connectors. They are One Of A Kind (or, OOAK)!

Elegant in design, I hand-wrapped these gorgeous brios in shiny sterling silver and hung them from silver and marcasite connectors and semi-circle sterling silver ear wires. Their design makes for a long -- but not too long, slinky design. You may find these earrings here.

All Of Our Jewelry Is Shipped Low Cost, Worldwide! When you order, your jewelry will arrive to you in a glossy black box with an note card inside. If your purchase is a gift for someone, you can send us a note at Etsy when checking out and tell us what you would like hand-written on the card. This is then boxed and wrapped up in either a black or sparkly silver ribbon, all ready for gift-giving!

Adorn Me has a Facebook Fan Page where you will find news and discounts that are exclusive to fan page members. Our deep discount 24-hour sales are always fun, but those are for members only.

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

For those who have ever wondered...

I really love VickiDiane's popular Artists Exposed series of treasuries at Etsy, because I like to see what my fellow Etsians look like. It puts more of a face to the store, makes it more personal. I have participated before, and she asked me to again, soooo...

Why not head on over there and click around, maybe make a comment, and give Vicki, who has one of the biggest hearts on Etsy, a nice hello. :c)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Adorn Me Guest Blogs at Niftyknits!

Presentation is important. So is protecting the creations one has made that a valued customer has purchased. We try to keep both of those thoughts in mind at AMJ.

Heather of Niftyknits requested I blog about how I wrap my sales items for AMJ cutomers' purchases for her So much yarn, so little time blog. You can find my post right here.

Please go over, take a look and leave a comment.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Vote is still on until the 14th of this month.

Still stumping for votes for my butterfly necklace -- mine is number 1 of 12 entries below.

Please vote for my necklace if you think it's worthy.

Just removed the voter, as I believe the voting is over and I think I came in second.

A hearty THANK YOU! to those of you who voted for Adorn Me's necklace. :c)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Please Vote For Madame Butterfly

I think it's been a year now since I've imposed upon you to beg for votes. I only enter this contest once or twice per year (the end of the year one is a biggie but I was too busy making jewelry to enter last year *grin*). Soooo, here goes...

Will you please vote for my design in the Vintaj Design challenge for May? Well, if you like it, that is. :c) It's the first one -- number 1, named Madame Butterfly. I don't do a lot of these contests, so I won't be bugging you with this stuff very often, promise. :c)

"Madame Butterfly" I used to have a wonderful little garden in the back of my house, which was on a bit of property. We weren't far from town, but because of the way it was situated, it felt like it was far removed. This garden, where daffodils, dahlias, cosmos and strawberries grew, was my favorite place to wake up. I'd turn on the mister attached to the irrigation system and watch the hummingbirds and butterflies dip down into the mist and fly back up -- just enough to cool off a bit on a warm day. I'd sit and drink my tea with honey and draw in my sketch book. It was the most Zen way to begin my day and I miss that. Daffodils and butterflies are inexorably tied together in my mind, and I knew what I would make when I read the challenge theme for May, "Daffodil Walkway." As you can see from the photo, every bit of this necklace is made of Vintaj materials but the stones, which are various kinds and colors of crystals, and one little golden-coated glass melon bead up on the chain.

If you would like to see more photos and info about the necklace, you can see it in our store here.

Thanks in advance to those of you who do vote for Madame!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Loving Lucite

One of Adorn Me Jewelry's favorite materials to work with is Lucite because it's so diverse, and in most cases is comparitively inexpensive while giving a very luxe look. While many often think of Lucite being strictly translucent, it actually comes in in many degrees of opaqueness, colors, and texture. We always love working with vintage components, and almost all of our Lucite used in our designs is vintage.

In our Vintage Metro Line, we carry a wide array of lucite jewelry where we use vintage beads made in the 1930's - 1980's, and give them updated, Modern look (in some cases a Mod look). Adorn Me Jewelry's entire Vintage Metro Line can be found here in our "Vintage Elements" section.

One of our best sellers -- and a sweet, fun, Springish pair of earrings are our Elle - Vintage Bead Earrings with a Modern Twist! Below vintage, crystal clear asymmetrical lucite beads hang one smooth round, opaque, baby pink, vintage lucite bead. The finishing touch is a fabulous asymmetrical, vintage lucite bead that's translucent pink! The entire piece is hand wrapped with shiny copper wire, and hang from shiny copper lever back ear wires. More information and photos can be found here. These are a must for pink lovers out there!

Our Champagne on Ice, Vintage Bead Earrings with a Modern Twist feature a vintage, clear, asymmetrical piece of lucite "ice" that has been placed between round, vintage lucite bubble beads -- the "champagne." They are all hand wrapped with antiqued brass wire, and hang from antiqued brass lever back ear wires, and are 3 1/8" in length. Lovely and fun! More info and pics can be found here.

Another one of Adorn Me Jewelry's favorites is our Lana - Vintage Teardrop Faux Pearl earrings. These sensuous beauties feature pale baby-pink, vintage lucite teardrop-shaped faux pearls. To add more glamor to these lovelies, 3mm white round Swarovski crystal pearls and 4.5mm simplicity-cut Copper Shadow Swarovski crystals have been added to the bright pinkish copper findings. More info and pics can be found here.

An unusual vintage lucite piece for the pink lovers out there is our Chinese Lantern necklace in very pale iridescent pink. This necklace's focal point is an 11mm vintage ribbed and pebbled lucite bead that glows a soft, pale baby pink. All of the findings used are a deep gray gunmetal for contrast and feature a 2mm gunmetal round bead. The little 'lantern' hangs from petite gunmetal chain with a heart-shaped parrot clasp closure. More photos and info can be found here. We also carry matching earrings which can be found here. If you like this particular design, but would prefer it not to be in pink, take a look at these. This design features 12mm copper- and gray-colored vintage ribbed and pebbled lucite beads. The matching necklace can be found here.

If you're a lover of spring green, AMJ's Iridescent Peridot Green Vintage Bead Flapper Earrings are for you (plus they happen to be on sale)! They're 4" in length (including the ear wires) and feature big 18mm vintage lucite rounds that have the loveliest iridescent peridot green swirling pattern which dangle flapper style, from Vintaj Natural Brass findings. More photos and info can be found here. Full of fun, movement, and wonderful color!

A piece that uses more lucite than any other is our Charlotte Redux - Vintage Romantic, Art Nouveau Era necklace (which also happens to be on clearance). This stunner features a large natural brass swallow stamping that is surrounded on each side by 1" long, clear, twisted, vintage lucite beads, which really sparkle. They are interspersed with antiqued brass-colored lucite beads with an Art Nouveau floral design and strung on etched antiqued brass chain. More photos and information can be found here. This lovely piece is simple, yet intricate, and would be a wonderful item to add to your collection!

Another one of our Lucite items that happens to be on sale is our Amber Twist Vintage Bead earrings. Hanging from large sterling silver kidney wires, the 19mm x 15mm vintage lucite beads sparkle and emanate a firey warmth when the light hits them, and are capped with antiqued sterling inverse heart bead caps. More info and photos about these beauties.

Another lucite best seller is our Pashmina en Copper, Lush Vintage Bead earrings. The color of these is really such a beautiful pinkish copper. These leverback earrings feature intricately carved copper colored vintage lucite flute beads that hang from handmade ball end rosey copper head pins and are topped by with tiny little copper ball beads and 4mm bicone crystals in a newer Swarovski color called "Air." The complimentary color contrast between the bead and the crystal is lovely. More info and photos can be found here. Simple, yet intricate at the same time.

Our last featured item is our newest lucite addition, Pods - Otherworldly Vintage Lucite Bead earrings. These highly textured earrings feature vintage brass tone lucite organic styled beads that look like leaf pods. They hang from antiqued brass lever back ear wires, and have a small brass teardrop that dangles below the pod. More photos and info on these earrings can be found here.

If you would like to see more of Adorn Me Jewelry's Lucite pieces, please check out our "Vintage Elements" section.

If you would like to join the Adorn Me mailing list, where you will find news, contests and exclusive email-subscriber discounts and virtual coupons, drop us a line giving us your email address (we do NOT sell or pass on your email address or information to anyone). Adorn Me also has a new Facebook Fan Page. Come visit for news and also discounts that are exclusive to fan page members.

Our next shipping date is April 24th.

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Add Some Sparkle to Your Spring

As the sun starts to shine though the dreary clouds, we thought it would be a good time to showcase some glass jewelry for that sun to shine through! Using glass in jewelry is fantastic since it comes in pretty much every size, shape, and color imaginable. Plus, in most cases, it's very affordable. Glass jewelry is also very easy to keep; the wearer just needs to be gentle with their glass jewelry while wearing and storing it.

One of our newer designs is our Spring Solstice - Verdigris Brass Hoop and Orange Melon Earrings. These Bohemian earrings feature a 12mm soft orange givre glass melon beads hanging through the center of distressed verdigris treated brass. More info and pics can be found here, in the listing.

Another new glass creation are our Blue Hawaiian - Hand Hammered Sterling and Czech Glass earrings. On hand-hammered sterling silver ear wires, 8mm opalescent faceted milky jonquil yellow Czech glass beads are sandwiched between 5mm deep aqua faceted rondelles with a celsian coating. These are simple and sweet earrings that would be perfect for all occasions, and are particularly great for those who prefer short, non-swingy earrings. More photos and information on these darling earrings can be found here.

Our next featured item is our Luminous Yellow Pineapple Quartz earrings. They have been wrapped with gold filled wire. The focus of these lovely light yellow earrings are faceted harlequin diamond-shaped opalescent Pineapple Quartz (which is actually not a stone, but glass). They are top-drilled and wrapped with gold-filled wire and hang from gold filled fish hook ear wires adorned with lovely little gold filled stardust beads. Simple and stunning. More info and pics can be found here.

Adorn Me Jewelry's Sapphire Blue Glass and Copper Necklace's focus is a sapphire blue table-cut Czech glass bead. It has been paired with round sapphire blue Swarovski crystal, a tiny 1mm copper bead, handcrafted copper ball-end head pin, a beautiful antiqued copper Tierra Cast saddle bead cap and antiqued copper chain with a heart-shaped clasp. For more photos and information on this beauty, please click here. We also carry matching earrings which can be found here.

Our Garden Path, in Aqua - Vibrant, Flowery Czech Glass earrings scream Spring! The 10mm Picasso treated, faceted aqua Czech glass rondelles hang invitingly below grass green flower bead caps. Sitting atop the green flower bead caps are little, teal vitrail-coated faceted Czech glass crystals. More info and pics can be found here.

AMJ's fun Hand Blown Hollow Glass Disc Earrings feature dynamic 20mm disc shaped hollow blown glass beads in aqua with chartreuse swirled lines that are nestled between two 4mm clear swarovski bicone crystals with an Aurora Borealis (AB) coating, and are strung on sterling silver ball-end headpins which hang from long sterling silver kidney shaped ear wires. More info and photos can be found here.

Our last featured item for today is our stunning Aura - Amazingly Colorful Vitrail Aurora Molded Glass Teardrop Earrings. These smooth, teardrop molded glass pieces have a vitrail finish that catch the light and sparkle every color of the rainbow! Simple gunmetal hardware's used to not detract from the stunning glass teardrops. More photos and info can be found here.

Adorn Me Jewelry caters to all body types, so if you prefer your necklaces or earrings longer or shorter, please convo us and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.
AMJ can found on Twitter, and now on Facebook. Come check us out there for additional specials!

Happy shopping!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Milk or dark, it's your choice.

I choose both! :c)

I'd like to announce a new design to both the Fractal Girl and Adorn Me Jewelry stores. You'll find a discount for a quantity of three in the Fractal Girl store.

Based upon a British WWII poster, this perfectly describes my motto. You've seen the chocolate lover's version here first, folks -- this is the original.

An 11 x 17 poster, professionally printed on quality 100# glossy book stock. I give a discount on larger quantities, just drop me a note to inquire.

Enjoy and share with friends and fellow chocolate lovers!

AMJ doesn't usually do prints, but from time to time you will find one or two there; Fractal Girl is all about prints (and destash, but that's not the store's main reason for being).

Look for more artwork from both Adorn Me and Fractal Girl!