Thursday, November 11, 2010

I will be at the Souper Good Holiday Show this Saturday from 11-5pm. Come out and say hello and preview all of my new designs before they are added to my online shop! Mention that you saw my blog post and receive a 20% discount off of your entire purchase. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mystery Grab Bags

I'm cleaning out my studio and decided to put together some fun grab bags with my excess stock. I will fill a small flat rate USPS box to the brim with lots of vintage inspired jewelry goodies! I will include a mixture of earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets. The retail value of the included items will be at least $200. The photos I've included are an example of the types of items that you may find in each goody box. Grab yours for only $45 while they last!!
Mystery Grab Bag

These items would be great to add to your brick and mortar shop, to add some additional inventory to your craft shows, or to share with family and friends!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Just in time for your holiday shopping...Out of the Blue is offering FREE SHIPPING on all items through December 31st!! No special discount codes needed. All shipping costs have been adjusted to $0 at my online shop Out of the Blue

Thursday, October 7, 2010

What's New at Out of the Blue

Well, the kids are back and school and I'm finally getting back in the swing of things here. I'm getting geared up for Fall and have some wonderful new pieces I'd like to share with you.
Amber Honey Rhinestone Ball Necklace

Merlot Rose Asymmetric Necklace

Winter Frost White Rose Charm Necklace

Follow Your Heart Compass and Locket Necklace

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What's New at Out of the Blue?

I always have a hard time keeping up with my shop while entertaining my two little ones during the summer, so new items are usually few and far between. However, I've been sneaking in a little extra time here and there to create while the kids play on the computer, photograph my jewelry while they blow bubbles or swing outside, and add all of the new creations to my shop at night after they are asleep. It's definitely a juggling act, but I am so blessed to be able to stay at home and be a part of my kids lives everyday.

Here are some of my latest additions at Out of the Blue:

Dusty Rose earrings

Gothic Romance earrings

Emerald City earrings

Sweet Lullaby necklace

Madame cameo ring

Hope everyone is having a fantastic summer!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

3 Year Anniversary Sale!

In honor of my 3 year Etsy Anniversary I am offering Free Worldwide shipping for the entire month of June. In addition, orders over $30 will receive a discount of 30% with discount code "anniversary30". Just visit my shop at Out of the Blue and enter the code in the message to seller at checkout.

The past three years have been incredible and I can't thank all of my supporters enough! I absolutely love what I do and I have the best customers in the world :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Etsy Front Page

My compass cuff links made the front page in this lovely treasury today:

Friday, May 14, 2010

Etsy Front Page

I had a wonderful surprise this morning when I discovered my compass cuff links on the Front Page of Etsy. I haven't had an item featured on the FP in a while and I think this is the first one I actually got to see with my own two eyes so I was really excited.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Badminton anyone?

My kids absolutely love being outside. Me, not so much. However I recently purchased a badminton set for us and we have been loving it! We don't really play by the rules...we like to challenge ourselves to see how many hits back and forth we can get in a row. I'm proud to say that my husband and I are the reining champions at 38 :)

Here are some fun badminton themed items I found browsing Etsy recently. The last one cracks me up because it reminds me of my husband...he is willing to sacrifice his body anyway necessary in the name of badminton. It is rather funny but scary watching my 41 year old husband diving 6 feet across the lawn and landing face first in the ground just to hit the shuttlecock.

Spalding Carlton Plastic Shuttlecocks by echoart

Vintage Olympic Sporting Goods Badminton Racket by toanlaja

Shuttlecock belt buckle by littlegreenthings

Badminton Casualty Limited Edition Print by LouisaArmbrust

Monday, May 10, 2010

New at Out of the Blue

It was a busy weekend with Mother's Day, but I managed to get a few new items to add to Out of the Blue. The warm weather has got me thinking about summer flowers so here are a few new flower pieces:
Shabby Rose vintage inspired earrings
Spring Meadow vintage inspired earrings

Daisy Cuff bracelet

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Thanks for always being there for me Mom...I love you!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Hoot's House Vintage

I've been busy adding vintage goodies to my new Etsy shop Hoot's House. I've got lots of fun nautical themed earrings that would be perfect for this summer. Here are a few of my favorites:

Vintage Enamel Anchor Earrings $12

Vintage Red White and Blue Patriotic Earrings $12

Vintage Nautical Ship Wheel Earrings $10

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco De Mayo!

Here are some items to get you ready for a fiesta! Happy Cinco De Mayo!!

Lime Margarita Exfoliating Sugar Scrub from CleanQueenSoapCo

Calaveras Ornaments from Alphabulous

Colorful off shoulder embroidered dress from AidaCoronado

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Taking Over the Dining Room

I've been slowly spreading out from my office/studio space into our unused dining room for some time now. It started out with a few things piled on top of the table, then as I've begun doing local craft shows, my displays and extra inventory have been making their way there as well. The room was beginning to look like an indoor storage unit as you can see in the photo below.
Not a pretty sight...I know. So a few weeks ago I decided to make it official and make it a second studio space. Fortunately I have a husband that allows me to do ridiculous things in the house such as take over two complete rooms for my jewelry. (Love ya babe!) It is definitely a work in progress and I'm trying to decorate it as cheaply as possible so it is evolving a bit slower than I had hoped. I don't have it totally presentable yet, but as soon as I do I will be posting pictures.

For now, I wanted to share my latest addition to the room. While visiting our local church thrift shop, I found an unusual display shelf for $2. Yes, I know it wasn't the prettiest thing, but I saw potential in it. I couldn't figure out what its original purpose was...there were round indentions evenly spaced out on each shelf. After a little research I realized it was a display for golf balls...never would have guessed that one. I was hoping it was something a little more interesting, but oh well! :)

After cleaning it up a bit I removed the felt covered backing and spray painted it a cheerful blue color. I then covered the backing with a cute, whimsical fabric that I found on sale at Hobby Lobby for $4.20/yd. The fabric is made by Brother Sister Design Studio, but I'm not sure what the name of the print is. I loved the colors and bought extra fabric to re-cover my computer chair cushion also.
I haven't decided what I'm going to display on my new shelf yet...but I'm thinking maybe some small glass jars filled with beads and cabochons. I just adore it and the fact that the entire thing cost less than $5 has to make my husband happy too!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Custom Wedding Jewelry

It is always a privilege when I receive a request to make jewelry for a bridal party. I love being able to play a little part in such a momentous occasion, so when I recently received a request from a customer, Britanny, I was super excited.
Britanny requested a set of my Heirloom Pearl Initial Bracelets for her bridesmaids. These make a wonderful personalized gift and are one of my most popular bridal items. In addition, she asked if I could make a pair of cufflinks for her groom that would match the initial charm on the bracelet. I had never made them before, but I was up for the challenge.
The hardest part was finding the perfect bezel to insert the initial into. All of the ones I had on hand were a bit too feminine so I searched Etsy until I came upon these from brassgoldbeads. They were exactly what I needed! I was so happy with the way they turned out, I'm thinking about adding them to my online shop. Thanks so much for the inspiration Britanny!

When it came to the gift wrap I was stumped on how to creatively distinguish the bracelets from one another. I always wrap my jewelry boxes in a sleeve of paper from vintage books. When going through my stash of old books, I came upon a book of quotations. The index contained an alphabetized list by author which gave me a great idea. I wrapped each box in a list of author names which matched the initial of the bracelet that the box contained. They turned out so cute I couldn't help but snap a photo before they were boxed up and shipped off.

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Winner Is

Where in the world did March go?? I know I promised to announce the winner of my giveaway on March 31st...just 5 days late :) The winner is JustJingle. She has won a $25 gift certificate to be used at either of my online jewelry shops. Congratulations JustJingle and thanks to everyone that entered!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring is in the air and I'm feeling the need to refresh and renew the things around me. That includes all of my jewelry at Out of the Blue. Its time to get rid of the old and bring in the new...that's good news for all of my loyal customers! I am having a "Spring Cleaning" sale at Out of the Blue and all items will be 30% off through April 4th.

No special discount codes are required. Just make your purchase and after your checkout is complete I will issue you a refund through Paypal for your 30% discount.

Visit my shop at Out of the Blue

Monday, March 1, 2010

March Blog Giveaway

This month's giveaway is a $25 gift certificate to be used how ever you please at either of my Out of the Blue stores. To enter:

1.Visit my Etsy shop or my Big Cartel shop and tell me what goodies you would get if you were the winner.

2.For extra entries: follow me on Twitter, Tweet about my giveaway on Twitter, follow my blog, or subscribe to my newsletter. You will receive one additional entry for each one that you add. If you already follow you can still receive extra entries...just mention each in a separate comment.

3.Entries must be received by Midnight CST March 31st. Winner will be announced on April 1st.

Good Luck!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010