Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sweet Custom Order

As promised - I'm going to try my hardest to blog about some of my larger and/or orders with stories. :)

Here is an order I did for a group of girls getting ready to graduation from college with a degree in Occupational Therapy.

The top has "OT" and Class of 2011" while the bottom disc says "The journey is the reward." How sweet! Each necklace was also personalized with the girl's birthstone crystal.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Big News for Seize The Night Designs

Lots of things happening for me and Seize The Night Designs. It's been a long time since I've written - lots of work and traveling! First things first - Seize Night Designs is in a few new shops! How exciting! Here is a list of them:

Bleu Dame - Canton, Georgia - (Most items on the website have sold...)
The Craft House - Crawfordsville, Indiana (I'm deciding whether to stay at this location as of March..)
The Lemon Fair - Sewanee, Tennessee -
Frazee Gardens - Brownsburg, Indiana
EnRoute Spa - Indianapolis, Indiana (HUGE STN display here!)
Annette's Touch of Class - website

I've been wanting to share some of the amazing orders I've been blessed to fill and the heartwarming stories behind them. I'll hopefully be posting pictures and stories from some of the outstanding orders over the next week or so.

The first order I'd like to touch on tonight is one for a friend of mine. My friend Mike is getting married this June to his amazing fiance Aimee. She entrusted me to make these gorgeous Swarovski Crystal briolette and sterling silver necklaces and bracelets for her bridesmaids. I can't wait to see them sparkle during the ceremony. It means to the world to me to have customers entrust me with their bridal jewelry. Just another moment that makes what I do not only worthwhile - but brings me immense happiness. :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Holiday Season

I'm so sad fall is almost over. It was so cold today I feel like we're almost past just sweaters and sweatshirts... and I HATE bulky winter coats. :( But with the passing of fall comes HOLIDAY SEASON and CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. :) I have a show this Saturday (October 30th) from 10-4 at the IUPUI Student Center on Vermont and University. Admission is free so come out and support handmade. :)

I'm working on a few home parties for this winter as well, so if you'd like to host one and earn free jewelry - contact me asap! My schedule is filling up quickly. :) I'll also have a booth at the Hendrick's County Holiday Fair and the Southport "That Something Special" show. Message me or comment for details now - I'll be posting more information as they get closer. :)

I'm also very excited to be spending Halloween weekend with some of my favorite friends in Brown County. It's SO beautiful there, and it only seems right to spend a night in the middle of the woods the night before Halloween. :)

Posted is a picture from our night's stay at the haunted Story Inn. More pictures on my facebook page. :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I'm so excited for this weekend! A group of friend and I are going to Story, Indiana to stay in their Haunted Inn! Check it out here! It's completely in the middle of the country and the whole small town has been restored into cabins and the inn you can stay at. The Inn is supposedly haunted by the Blue Lady - and we'll be staying right next to her room. There are no alarm clocks, tv's, refrigerators etc. We'll have to get dinner in Nashville or Bloomington and bring coolers for drinks and games to keep ourselves entertained. I could not be more excited. It's the perfect way to celebrate fall! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited about the potential shopping in Nashville the next day too. :)

Autumn always makes me feel nostalgic, probably from the fairs and outdoor festivals in old towns. I love things with history; that tell a story. I recently purchased a box of old slides from an estate sale, and I've been totally inspired to work them into a new jewelry line. I've started making looking glass photo slide jewelry. I'm absolutely in love with them - it's like being allowed just a glimpse into someone's past and carrying it around with you. Taking someone else's memory and adding to it with your own experiences while you wear the piece. They are all long chain's (25" - but can be requested at other lengths) Each necklace is one of a kind and feature pictures of animals, people, places, buildings, etc. The pictures range from family gatherings, candid pictures, family vacations, and flowers. Check them out in my shop.

I've also recently had a great show at Rocky Ripple, and should be in the works of getting my jewelry in a spa at the Indianapolis Airport! Very exciting! :) I've also opened an Artfire shop - so if you're in the Artfire more than Etsy (you don't have to be a member or have Paypal to purchase) check it out here. Happy Fall! <3

Monday, September 20, 2010

Whew Where Does The Time Go?

Well It's been a while since my last post. We didn't have internet as often as we thought we would on our road trip. I've been traveling a lot since the cross country trip - and it's been amazing. The business has been doing great and I've been busy with shows on the weekends and keeping up with my custom orders.

Most recently I've been a part of the Brownsburg Festival of the Arts and the North Salem Old Fashion Days Fair. Both have been great for me and resulted in offers to be in some local shops. Seize The Night Designs is already being sold in the Bleu Dame shop in Canton, Georgia and on their website . Seize The Night is now also being sold in The Craft House in Crawfordsville, Indiana and I'm in the works with Frazee Gardens in Brownsburg, Indiana.

Just TODAY I was asked to make a wholesale order for an awesome shop in Tennessee! It's called the The Lemon Fair and they have the cutest stuff! I'll be making some metal cuff hand stamped bracelets for them and possibly some other custom items. :)

This upcoming weekend I have a show in Broad Ripple, Indiana - the Rocky Ripple Fair on Saturday from 11-6. Come see me and get a coupon for 10% off your next purchase. :)