Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Shop Update: A Celebrated Lady Party!

Fun, friends, and jewelry… three things that all separately are great and when put together are a recipe for an amazing Friday night.  I had a total blast creating a fun home shopping experience for a great group of ladies. They got to see all the newest pieces that Celebrated Lady has to offer… most of which are not even in the online shop! I also treated the ladies to some fun games and prizes, with a grand raffle at the end!

I set up my display on the dinning room table of the hostesses home. I used crates I stained and a mixture of handmade, salvaged vintage, and store bought pieces to create what you see here. I was excited because I got to use my architectural salvaged bracelet holder from the Letter Q as well as some jewelry busts I made myself. I rounded out my display with a beautiful vintage tablecloth I found at a church yard sale and some burlap canvases to make certain pieces pop! I had so many button earrings ready to g,  so when I ran out of space I just lined them up along the hostess half wall and bookshelves. One way of finding extra display space, right?

It was so much fun to be able to connect with local women and share my creations. It's part of the reason I love Celebrated Lady so much. I didn't only want to create jewelry because I had a vision, but also I created Celebrated Lady to share the feeling of finding the prefect piece, that fits just right, is the right color, or for that special occasion. It means so much to me to see my Celebrated Ladies happy and excited about their new pieces or the gifts they are buying.

I'm so looking forward to the next one! If you are in the South NJ area and interested in hosting a Celebrated Lady Shopping Party please feel free to contact me at for more information.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Warm Weather Weekend

The winter here has been quite brutal… cold quiet days of solitude and snow… I crave the sunshine. I'm a warm weather girl. The more sun the better… so when a Spring-like weekend arrived here in my little corner of the world in New Jersey a few weekends ago I ran out of the house twirling in circles, rejoicing and singing … no I didn't but I felt like I did.. Instead of reenacting a favorite Disney cartoon from childhood I choose to go to a local thrift shop and flea market.  The weather was so beautiful. I should have known it was a precursor to the awesome things I would find! 

My favorite discovery of the the day was a vintage yellow shirtdress! It is the loveliest shade of buttercup. It fits just right and I can't wait to wear it! An added plus was that is was $4.99 and then 50% off so I got this awesome dress for only $2.49! That's a total steal in my book!

I was also able to find a couple other great things that I was really excited about. Besides finding a shopping bag full of vintage buttons to use for earrings in the shop I came across this cute little metal soap dish at the flea market… I plan to use it as a business card holder or display at shows. The display find of the day tough was this  little glass display case for only three bucks! I've spent many hours drooling over the ones that can be found on Etsy and though they aren't extremely out of my price range, this thrifty girl has her budget to think of. Thats why when I saw it just sitting on the bottom shelf in the thrift shop I knew it was going to come home with me. I tried it out by putting some of my Celebrated Lady hand painted button earrings in it. The case fit in with my studio great just like I hoped! I am so glad to have found it. I keep thinking of all the ways I can use it at parties and shows. 

Now I just can't wait for the weather to stay nice and warm so I can go out adventuring more!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

It's Official!

Celebrated Lady jewelry is now going to be sold at The Brownstone Emporium! I'm so excited that I can start this journey of working with the amazing staff of this beautiful shop!

The Brownstone Emporium is lovely little boutique full of character located in the equally wonderful Wheaton Village. The shop is filled with so many amazing and interesting pieces from local artists and fair trade items from artists around the world.

I have been to Wheaton Village so many times since I was a kid, in and out of the shops and to the many events they host each year. The one room school house my great-grandmother taught in is even there. I can remember looking about The Brownstone Emporium, at all of their interesting items. To now think that my jewelry is now being sold in the boutique...  I am over the moon with excitement!

So, if you find yourself in the area of Millville, New Jersey make sure to check out Wheaton Village. Plan a trip for when they are having a show or festival and when you do make sure to stop on in The Brownstone Emporium and see their Celebrated Lady selection!

One last little bit… check out my escort to my meeting at The Brownstone Emporium this past weekend. This pair honked and waddled in front of me the whole way to the shop.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

UPDATED! Giveaway : Women's Day!

UPDATE: It was brought to my attention that quite a few people were having trouble entering the giveaway…. so I have moved the give away over to the Celebrated Lady Facebook page. Now you can just leave your comment on the giveaway post on the Celebrated Lady FB page.

In honor of International Women's Day this year (the day that inspired Celebrated Lady's name) I will be giving away one pair of Celebrated Lady Cameo Vintage Button Earrings!

The Cameo Vintage Button Earrings are made from, well of course, vintage buttons! They are a cute and dainty little addition to any collection.


Want to win a pair of Celebrated Lady Earrings?

Here's how…

From March 1st through March 9th

1. Take a peek at the Celebrated Lady Etsy Shop.

2. Leave a comment on the post on the Celebrated Lady Facebook Page and tell me what your favorite piece in the shop is.

One winner will be chosen on March 10th 11am EST. Check Back to see who won!

Open to United States residents only.

Also! Don't forget it's 25% off with entire shop with the code CELEBRATE from March 2nd through March 9th, 2014!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Week Recap

There is so much going on this week! Preparations for Spring, gearing up for the big Celebrated Lady International Women's Day Sale, and getting ready to present my work to a new shop. It's all really super exciting!

Here is just a little snippet of what I have been up to...
Some of the new hand painted wooden button earrings I have been working on! 
A fresh new buttercup yellow Braided Vintage Chandelier Crystal Necklace finished just this week!
My little presentation prep table were I laid out selected pieces to see what fit and what didn't. A lot of these pieces have since been up-dated to use the new Celebrated Lady tags!