Monday, November 15, 2010

The Handmade Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories Show

I am participating in my first craft fair at The Handmade Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories Show at The Holiday Inn in Rollings Meadows, Chicago.  I am so excited about selling my Scrabble Tile Pendants at this craft fair and getting a chance to meet new customers face-to-face.  If you are in the Chicagoland area on Sunday, November 21st, please come to the craft fair.  There are many fabulous and talented people who will be selling their creative artwork.  I am eager to say hello and meet you.  


Want to get an extra 10% off your purchase at the craft fair?  Just go to my Etsy shop, Backbonestudio2, read my Announcement Section on the first page and get the secret password.  Just say the password when you visit my table and you will receive 10% off your purchase.  Or, bring a Toys for Tots donation and you can also receive a 10% discount.

To give you an idea of what is featured in my Etsy shop and what I will be selling at The Handmade Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories Show, look below are a few holiday gift ideas:


Stocking Stuffer Ideas:
Please check back soon as I will be featuring more new Holiday Gift Ideas and offering sales to help make your shopping fun and affordable!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Back To School Giveaway - And The Winner Is . . . .

Hello Everyone,
Thank you all so much for participating in the Back To School Giveaway!  The lucky winner who can chose any pendant, which includes a free 24" ball chain from my Backbonestudio2 shop on Etsy is
Jane #27
!


For all other entrants, please visit my shop and for any pendant purchased during the month of September, you can receive another pendant FREE.  Just enter the name and number of the free pendant and include the word "ART"  in the notes to seller section.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Last Days of Summer means Back to School

Parents, your time has arrived -  Yes, it's back to school for all of your special loved ones.  Doesn't that bring a smile to your lips.  School teachers deserve some special love, wouldn't you say!

To start the school year off right, for your little daughters, they would look so cute in this outfit designed by Laura, owner of GingerLouise Clothing
 

Another darling outfit for the little ladies is The Seasonless Floral, Dot and Stripe Dress designed by Heather of Laken & Lila.


Make sure that your kids are eating nutritious lunch meals and a perfect way to pack their lunch bags is with this Insulated Lunch Bag which is eco friendly.  Fa Giandoso of Farfalla Gialla has a wide assortment of lunch bags to choose a perfect style for each of your kids.

 

Give this beautiful, stylish writing pen to your college bound student.  Created by GrainWorks on Etsy, this Purpleheart Fancy Slimline Pen with 24kt Gold Accents is a perfect writing instrument to write home letters asking for more cash.


September has turned a bit cool, and to keep hands a bit warm while taking notes in the lecture halls, Mariana and Paula, two sisters of Branda, have created a pair of Blue and Teal Green Lace Cuffs.


The perfect pairing to a pair of jeans is a World Peace tee shirt  designed by Toni and Mark.  This husband and wife team are the designers behind RCTees, a unisex Eco Alternative Apparel shop.


"SEPTEMBER - BACK TO SCHOOL  GIVEAWAY"
WIN A FREE SCRABBLE TILE PENDANT
with 14" silver ball chain and ivory gift bag 

 All you have to do is go to my Etsy shop, BackboneStudio2, heart my shop and then select any pendant you would like to receive if you happen to be the lucky winner.  Then come back to my blog and leave a comment with the title and number of the pendant.  Don't forget to leave your email.  Giveaway is open to everyone and leave as many comments (on separate days) as you wish.  Good Luck! 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Foundation Has Been Shattered . . .

How does it feel when the person in your life that you love so much, but sometimes takes for granted is gone!  How empty it feels.  You want to tell them something, but they are not there anymore.  My mother is gone, past away in one day.  She was here on a Friday morning and on the very next day, Saturday she has left all of her children, family and friends.  So unexpected.  I miss her so much I can't bear it.  It has been just one month today, this painful emptiness.  I want my mother back, I didn't even get a chance to say goodbye!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

July 4th Giveaway - The Winner Is . . .

Hello Everyone,
Thank you all so much for participating in the July 4th Giveaway!  The lucky winner who can chose any pendant, which includes a free 24" ball chain from my Backbonestudio2 shop on Etsy is Megan #22!
For all other entrants, please visit my shop and for any pendant purchased during the month of July, you can receive another pendant free.  Just enter the name and number of the free pendant and include the word "ART"  in the notes to seller section.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday America - July 4th


This is a proud day for all of us, July 4th, as we celebrate our nation's birthday!

To celebrate our country’s birthday, “One Pendant of Your Choice” is the July FREE GIVEAWAY PRIZE. The lucky winner will receive a Scrabble Tile Pendant with a 24" Shiny Silver Plated Ball Chain, enclosed in an organza bag, perfect for gift giving.

Here’s what you have to do:
  1. Just sign up for my Mailing List here on my blog to receive periodic emails informing you of special sales and promotions being featured in my shop. You will not get flooded with emails, I promise you that, no more than 1 of 2 a month!
  2. Then, go to my Etsy shop, Backbonestudio2, browse through my shop and select your favorite Scrabble Tile Pendant that you would love to win.
  3. Come back here to my blog and leave a comment of your favorite pendant. Don’t forget to include your email address. The lucky winner will be notified by email. This contest ends on July 16th!
Good Luck Everyone and Happy Birthday America!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

We Just LOVE Loving Her . . .

Audrey Hepburn was such a classy, stylish and much loved person and actress.  Her beauty has been captured in so many different styles of art, as represented in the Etsy Treasury curated by Hagarae, who creates fiber jewelry on Etsy.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Delicate

What a beautiful, soft and delicate collection of art, designed and created by some of the fabulous artists at Etsy.  This treasury was curated by Leaping Gazelle who has some of the most beautiful photography to be seen and collected.

Monday, May 31, 2010

To Plan A Perfect Wedding

The season is here for planning your perfect wedding.  There are so many fabulous designers on Etsy who have created designs for the most memorable parts of your wedding.

Joan Shum Brides has designed Lovely Jane, a 2-piece wedding ensemble of corset and short skirt with tulle details.

The plans begins after saying yes and receiving the gift of your commitment to each other.  McFarland Designs combine recycle metals and fair trade gemstones, so your marriage jewelry is as ethical as it is beautiful.

Another beautiful selection of wedding rings is from Beth Cyr Weddings.  Very organic and back to nature is this pair of rings hand carved in wax and each one is solely unique.  Cast in silver and tumbled for a final polish.

Print Your Party has designed these beautiful Printable Damask Pocketfold Invitation Set.  The printable designs in this shop are so exquisitely beautiful.  Perfect for budget conscious bride and groom. 

The mad rush is on to find the most perfect wedding gown for you.  Ellana Couture has designed to perfection Jasmine.  A vintage glamour ivory lace wedding dress which is created with super light and comfortable ivory lace.  Has the retro look of Hollywood glam!  I can see Elizabeth Taylor, as a young woman, wearing this beautiful dress!

Another gorgious wedding dress was designed by Clair La Faye.   The Parisian Princess Gown of gossamer confection is 100% silk chiffon over a layer of silk charmeuse and lined in a light china silk.

To accent your beautiful wedding gown, Myth Understood designed Ghost Bride - Fairytale Ethereal Snowy White OOAK Pearl Neckpiece with Vintage Art Brooch.  This stunning necklace is lush, etheral and romatic, a one-of-a-kind statement in soft creamy ivory white.

Have your Bridesmaid love you immensely for this gorgeous dress, Rosalie's Lipstick designed by Sarah Seven.  This silk chiffon dress pleated at the bust with a flower belt with layers flowing straight down could also be used after your wedding for other occasions.

To add more beauty to your wedding attire, make yourself into a Princess with this Queen of the Woods - Natural Crown by Which Goose.  This fabulous crown is created with a natural vine base, paired with dried leaves and a pine cone rose and topped with pearl beads.

Which Goose has also designed these too cute shoes, Garden Stroll.  These embellished shoes are amazing and have upcycled vintage heels by Stuart Weitzman.  On top of the shoes are lots of leaves and pink flowers, including matching vintage baubles on the toes (that were once clip-on earrings), how clever!


After the ceremony, the reception is the time to really sit back and enjoy your guests.  Set your lovely tables with Anchor Place Cards by Timeless Paper.  These handcrafted place cards gracefully perch on wine glasses making any table more eye-catching.

One of the most exciting moments at your reception for your guest is seeing your beautiful wedding cake.  Your guests will oooh and ahhh over it and anxiously wait to taste your sumptuous and tasty wedding cake.
Photographer, Me

Visit the designers at Etsy to help make your dream wedding day a perfect occasion to be remembered forever!

To celebrate June Brides, a Victorian Chandelier pendant is the month of June Free Giveaway. The lucky winner will receive this Scrabble Tile Pendant with a 24" Shiny Silver Plated Ball Chain, enclosed in a gold organza bag, perfect for gift giving.  All you have to do to enter is to go to my Etsy shop, Backbonestudio2, heart any Scrabble pendant in my shop. Then leave a comment of your favorite pendant here on my blog. The lucky winner will be notified by email. This contest ends on June 11th!

And the Lucky Winner is: Aikalice - Comment #28.  Congratulations!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Magical Alice in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was written by Lewis Carroll in 1865 and has remained throughout the years as a wonderful and fascinating story from our childhood. Alice’s adventures have once again become more hot and popular since the premier of Tim Burton’s sci-fi movie interpretation of Alice falling down the rabbit hole. Several talented artists from Etsy have created their own fabulous interpretations of Alice’s adventures.


This pendant is being offering as a month of May Free Giveaway. The lucky winner will receive this "Drink Me and the Fun Begins" Scrabble Tile Pendant with a 24" Shiny Silver Plated Ball Chain, enclosed in an ivory organza bag. Perfect for gift giving. All you have to do to enter is to go to my Etsy shop, Backbonestudio2, heart any Scrabble pendant in my shop. Then leave a comment of your favorite pendant here on my blog. The lucky winner will be notified by email. This contest ends on May 21st!

Youhoooo, the lucky winner for the the May Free Giveaway is Ewookie.  Thanks everyone for participating and visiting my Etsy Shop, Backbonestudio2.  It's very inspiring to see what each and everyone of you appreciates from my shop!

ODDandWHIMSY created this one of a kind hand sculptured The Queen of Hearts holding one of the talking roses.  This sculpture is made from armature and sculpey and finished with acrylic paint and sealed with UV varnish.
Having a party and want the theme to be, of course, Alice in Wonderland?  VivaLaViolette designs party invitations with each invitation as a Queen of Hearts playing card, decorated with delicate flowers on textured card stock and coordinated with a beet colored envelop.
The Cheshire Cat is Not Very Helpful - Alice and Cheshire Cat Earrings in Brass - Color- With Lampwork Rose Drops, designed by PersephonePlus.
Amber Alexander creates a beautiful and stunning Fine Art Print Set of her interpretation of Alice and her adventures after falling down the rabbit hole.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring is in the Air Scrabble Tile Pendant Giveaway!

The snow is gone and the new birth of green is showing everywhere here in Chicago.   The warm breezes of summer are just around the corner, which is my favorite season of the year.  To celebrate, I am giving away "Green Leaves" Scrabble Tile pendant with 24" Shiny Silver Plated Ball Chain to two lucky people.  All you have to do is follow my blog,  that's nice and easy, isn't it?  The lucky winners will be notified by email.  This contest ends on April 30th and the lucky winners will be notified by email!
 Green Leaves on Backbonestudio2
Thank you all so very much for following my blog and showing me that the Green Leaves Scrabble Tile Pendant is appreciated by others.  Well it is never easy choosing a winner, so to make things fair, I will give credit to Random Number Service for picking the lucky two winners. 
Congratulations to roswell, who followed on April 24th and samamfee, who followed on April 26th (boy, I got to figure out how to have the comments number automatically, makes it easier to count). 

But I am not going to leave all the rest of you who followed my blog's giveaway for the Green Leaves Pendant empty handed.  Each of you will receive Free Shipping during the first 2 weeks in May for all pendants/magnets ordered from my Etsy shop, Backbonestudio2.  Just enter the code PrizeToo! in the Message to Seller section at checkout.  Your shipping will be refunded very shortly via PayPal.

May is such a beautiful month, the busiest day of the year where love is expressed is on May 9th, Mother's Day! 

Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there in the world!

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Bold and The Beautiful

Spend your Monday morning sipping your favorite coffee or other breakfast beverage and browse the collection of creatives featured in my "The Bold and the Beautiful" Treasury East on Etsy.

Sunday, April 18, 2010