Saturday, April 23, 2011

Thank you Nicole!

Nicole from Mama Knows was wonderful enough to do a review and giveaway of my jewelry. There is still time to register for the giveaway!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thank you Rachelle and Amanda!

Rachelle at fingerprintsonthefridge and Amanda at onemommasavingmoney were kind enough to do reviews and giveaways of my jewelry. You can still register for the giveaways!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Frugal Invitation

Thank you Jen at Frugal Invitation for the wonderful review and giveaway! Register now!

Luvin my lil Monkeys Review and Giveaway!

Kaitlyn at luvinmylilmonkeys was gracious enough to post a review of a nest necklace! She also is doing a review of the verdigris initial necklace.

I've worked with her before and she has been so pleasant! Thanks!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

BlueButterflyVintage Giveaway

Check out BlueButterflyVintage for a giveaway of a nest ring! Jenn will be doing a review of a verdigris bird initial necklace soon too.

She also has a great Etsy shop with skirts, dresses, accessories and more!

Thanks Jenn!

SewMeMine Giveaway

Please check out SewMeMine for a sweet review of a mother's nest necklace and giveaway of my new verdigris initial bird.

Thanks Donnelle!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Our Wedding Location

In South Louisiana everyone has a 250-300+ person wedding personal right?

We decided (by "we", I mean my fiance went along with what my mother, sister, and I wanted) to have a destination wedding to....

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina

with about 50-75 guests in a picturesque location. That's more like it!

I can't wait! My mom is doing fresh flowers in a color palate of grass green, lavendar, and robin's egg blue. If you like my jewelry, you'll love my wedding even more! Our families are so excited!

Now to pick a photographer, DJ or band, and so on in North Carolina. I have a lot of decisions to make!

Bridal Party Invites

I found the one.

Five years later..

I got the ring...

We set the date....

And now to celebrate with those closest to us.

But, how to ask my bridesmaids?

What's better than a handmade personalized
card for each bridesmaid and maid of honor?

The first of many handmade items for our wedding. 

Materials needed: paper, envelopes, ribbon, decorative jewelry or button, and printer. Use whatever you have around the house...I did!

I had premade pearlized cards and envelopes. I created a design in a Word Document using various fonts and clips art and printed it. The design on the computer is probably the hardest part. Just practice on regular printer paper until you get it right.

 Cut your ribbon approximately 2 inches longer than your paper size
(longer for more ribbon overlap on back)

Punch a hole in the center. I used a Screw Punch.

 Make a small cut in the middle of the ribbon and insert the button
 (see a pictures below)

 Insert rhinestone button in the punched hole in the paper.

 With hot glue, glue the button in to place on the back and also the ribbon. Cut the ribbon longer if you want it to overlap the button.

 And here is the final product.....

All 5 of my bridesmaids loved their cards and said yes!

 Especially since I made it myself.

Oh and it requires extra postage.....I found out the hard way and so did my bridesmaids. The postmaster left them notes how much they owed the post office in extra postage! Whoops! Still they all received it. Thanks post office!

Other items I will be handmaking before our wedding: all jewelry of course, silk hair flowers, candy, flower arrangments, bouquets, and much more.

Giveaway Sweeps4Bloggers

Register for an Of the Earth Jewelry giveaway on
Thanks to Valerie at sweeps4bloggers, I am giving away a nest ring! Check out some of her other fabulous giveaways!