Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays!!

It's time for the holidays to come alive! The shopping is finished (not really but we can pretend) and the decorations are up. In my neck of the woods there is snow on the ground and the temps have dropped well below zero!

Christmas is 4 days away! Are you ready?! I'm not!

Yet, I am already thinking about New Years Eve and the sparkly fantasticness (yes, I made that word up) that goes along with it.






Shiny things are fun! With that in mind I offer you my newest creations! Pictured above is one of my favorites. Although it's not shiny it screams, FUN! I have hand formed a Gorgonzola Stuffed Green Olive from polymer clay and hung it on a copper chain. Love it!



I have also been tinkering with crystals. Who doesn't want to wear crystals on New Years? They are my alternative to sequins!

Here I have to fabulous Swarovski Pear Briolette Crystals wire wrapped on hand formed and hammered copper ear wires. So lovely...and Sparkly!





Below is my Black and Copper Crystal Ring Necklace which has been made using a black stone ring and a Jet Black Swarovski Briolette Crystal. Very unique! You can take the ring off the necklace and wear it on your finger!! It's multi-functional! Gotta love it!

There are many other fun things in my shop just waiting for good homes and fantastic party's!! FREE SHIPPING!


Have a Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Featured Etsian....ThreadRare

This weeks featured seller dabbles in accessories and does an amazing job!

ThreadRare features hand made, beautiful head bands with vintage accents and luxurious fabrics.

Jill, the maker of these wonderful pieces was kind enough to let me into her creative world. She started designing the flower patterns in the spring and summer of 2009 and came up with her first headband in October of this year! Amazing!

When I asked her about where her inspiration stems from she had this to say. "My degree is in textile and apparel design, and I remembered an exercise we did in one of my design classes that I really enjoyed. We all had to create our own flower out of any material we wanted. Mine was actually beaded wire (I still have it!), but there were so many interesting flowers made from fabrics: some three-dimensional, some flat. I'm not sure what triggered me as that class was years ago, but one day last spring I decided to try to make my own fabric flower. It ended up being an early version of the lily I now carry in my shop."

What did the very first headband look like? It was made for her friend to wear to a wedding and it was a reverse of this Silver and Gold Lily that she sells in her shop! Beautiful!

Once she discovered Etsy she was hooked! It was a new adventure that has gotten her a spot on the frontpage which got her a ton of exposure. How did she do it? Well it all started with the "rules" of Etsy. She scoured the sellers handbooks and forums to see how selling worked. This gave her a realistic approach to selling on Etsy that allowed her to keep her expectations in check. She has been able to grow slowly and is blossoming into a well-known Etsy seller!

Being a newbie to Etsy myself I was curious to know if she had any advice. She responded, "Etsy is such a great community with so, so many resources available. Take advantage of the forums, articles, and various interviews, there's good advice out there! My best advice is to do your research into the selling process, meet as many other sellers as you can (through forums and twitter), and don't be afraid to put your toe in the water and start selling! I started with three items, then grew to six, and now nine, and I will continue to add new pieces as I design them. Grow at your own pace, and keep your focus on quality and staying true to your style and unique point of view. And always have great photos, they are your best tool for selling online! One last thing; the sellers I have met so far have all been wonderful. They are excited to help each other and out see each other succeed. The encouragement I've received from the other Etsy sellers I've talked to has been priceless. Reach out to others and be kind, the support is well worth it."



Does she have a favorite headband?
Her favorite of her headbands is the Ruby Red Lily Headband. "I just really love the color and sparkle!" Me too!

I also really like the Empire Art Deco headband pictured at the top of this page.




I only hope to have the kind of success that ThreadRare has had this past month or so. Her work is beautiful and her heart is in the right place! She is talented and kind. Please take a moment to visit her shop and please feel free to leave her comments her on my blog.

Visit her shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ThreadRare
Check our her blog: http://www.ThreadRare.blogspot.com
Follow her on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/ThreadRare

Thanks so much, Jill!

Until next time...Stay warm everyone!
-Vanessa

Just a quick note!

Hello Everyone. I hope you are having a good week, so far. Just wanted to let you know that I am having a MAD DASH to Christmas SALE here at BailyBelleCreations!

-20% OFF on everything in my shop!
-FREE SHIPPING on jewelry and photography

-FREE SPIRAL RING with every purchase (if you buy 2 things you get 2 rings!!)


Also, this past week I opened NOPHIA PHOTOGRAPHY on ETSY. I will be transitioning all my photography to this new store. Check it out! http://nophiaphotography.etsy.com

Thanks for following me and stay tuned for our next feature!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Featured Etsian....Elisas Fairies

If you haven't seen these adorable dragons yet then you are missing out! I absolutely love the character that each one of these sculptures takes on. After getting the opportunity to ask her a few questions about her dragons I have a new appreciation for what she does.

Robyn, the creator of Elisas Fairies has enjoyed "fantasy art" for many years. This past October she started making Dragons and is on a roll! Her very first dragon was Cassanova the Crystal Ball Dragon and he is adorable (pictured to the left).

Her inspiration for each dragon comes from her 11 year old daughter, Elisa. Each dragon truly comes from the heart as the mother and daughter team curl up on the sofa together to iron out all the details. Each one of her sculptures comes with their own little story...those all come from Elisa.

So how much time does it take to make these sculptures? Well it takes a minimum of 5 hours! That's right folks, this is no small task! Robyn carefully and meticulously blends the polymer clay (she has been known to blend up to 5 different colors for one dragon), then she individually makes each body part including the eyes, chest plate, nostrils, eyebrows, fingers, stomach/back plates and horns! She then bakes, glazes and adds wings. It's a lot of work to make these special dragons and her patients and attention to detail shines in each piece. The longest it has taken her to complete a sculpture was 7 hours.

Currently, she has 5 items for sale in her Etsy shop. Love what you see but want something custom? She would be more than happy to work with you to create something you'll love!

I have to tell you my favorite of her dragons is
Hudson the Hug Dragon, he can be found on her blog! He is so cuddly and cute I just want to squeeze him! Robyn has her favorites too. When I asked her about a fav she responded..."There's a 3 way tie for the favorite dragon spot...lol. Hudson the Hug Dragon, Kelsy the Kiss Dragon and my newest Kahuna the Beach Bum Dragon are my favorites. There is just a quality about them...I'm especially proud of them." Who wouldn't be they are all fantastic!!



Kelsey the Kiss Dragon was recently awarded the Moderator's Choice spot on Elfwood.com (a fantasy are website).

WOO HOO! She's such a pretty dragon!








Make sure you check out her Etsy page and visit her blog for more about Elisas Fairies.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ElisasFairies
www.elisasfairiesandwhimsies.blogspot.com

Thank you Robyn for sharing with us! I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Until next time, stay warm everyone.
-Vanessa

Monday, December 7, 2009

New Items!

Here are a few of my new items to check out! I hope to have my featured seller up within the next couple of days! You're gonna love this one!!

Check out my shop this week on the Handmade Market! 10% off all jewelry and photography this week! Type DEC10% in note to seller area at checkout or convo me for an adjusted listing.

Psst - Follow me on twitter or facebook for more secret discounts!

For now here are some things I have been working on.


I have been tinkering with polymer clay and have come up with something delicious. Love these.

Yummy raspberry necklace and fabulous pea pod necklace, selling for only $10 a piece! Check them out in my Etsy shop!





I also have several items listed for SALE!! Don't forget about the FREE SHIPPING in DECEMBER!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pediatric Stroke Awareness Jewelry












Did you know that babies and children have strokes?
About 1 in 4,000 deliveries ends in the baby having a stroke. It's a relatively high number for something that is not often talked about. I didn't realize that it could happen either until it happened to my son.

He was born 2 1/2 years ago and had a stroke during the delivery. It was a horrible experience but one that has changed my life forever, in a good way. He is the light of my life (along with his new baby sisiter!).

About a year ago I started designing jewelry to help raise awareness for Pediatric Stroke. Since that time I have evolved a bit into a more sophisticated look and am proud to show you the first of this holiday season necklace and bracelet set.

These items can be purchased on my Etsy page and 10% of my sales from them will be donated to the Pediatric Stroke Network. You can find out more about the PSN by visiting their website here... http://pediatricstrokenetwork.com

PSN is dedicated to helping the families and friends of those who have had to go through this difficult journey. I am proud to offer this jewelry to you and to help PSN.

Please show your support. Visit my shop today. http://bailybellecreations.etsy.com

Do you know someone who has a child who has had a stroke? Maybe your son or daughter has had a stroke. I would be more than happy to customize these pieces for you and to work within your budget to do so. Contact me through my Etsy shop for more information.

Thanks so much. Your help in raising awareness is greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Featured Etsian....Triz Designs















It's time once again for me to feature one of my fellow Etsians! Congratulations to Triz Designs.

Triz designs features beautiful beaded jewelry. Absolutely stunning work!

The fabulous designs are extremely intricate and well made. The high end feel and attention to detail make this shop one that will stand the test of time. Triz Designs has been on Etsy since 2007 and currently has 57 items for sale. Visit Triz Designs by clicking here.

These one of a kind pieces come to you from Isreal! Right now Triz is offering worldwide FREE SHIPPING until December 31, 2009. Great gift ideas! With necklaces, earrings, and bracelets to choose from you are bound to fall in love with more than one design!


Seller has 100% positive feedback rating with 145 reviews.

Visit Triz Designs on Etsy....
http://www.etsy.com/shop/triz

Friday, November 27, 2009

AND THE WINNER IS?

WOO HOO!!

Thank you so much to all of those who participated in my very first fabulous necklace giveaway! I enjoyed reading all of your comments both here and on my FB fan page.

With great joy I am announcing the winner today!
But first I must tell you how much my two year old enjoyed picking the winner! We put all of your names into a lovely black vintage styled hat and he got to pick! First, he wanted to play with the hat.


Finally he drew a name....




And that name was......




CONGRATULATIONS to JESSICA CLAY! You are the WINNER!!!!!!!!!!
(please send me your information so I can get your new necklace in the mail!!)

Thanks again to all that participated!

Don't forget to shop my FREE SHIPPING and FREE RING Sale on Etsy this weekend!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/bailybellecreations

Monday, November 23, 2009

Ok so it's time for a GIVEAWAY and Black Friday!!

The holidays are rapidly approaching and with two little ones running around here I feel slightly disoriented (ok so majorly disoriented)!! But life goes on! Here is what I have in the works....


Thursday Nov 26 - Nov 30:
FREE SHIPPING on ALL MY ITEMS
FREE SPIRAL ADJUSTABLE COPPER RING with ANY PURCHASE (a $10 value!)

(I am in the process of changing this over in my shop so please be patient with me.)





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It is also time for my very first GIVEAWAY!!
I am going to be giving away this stunning copper necklace to one lucky fan.

What do you have to do to enter? It's simple. Just leave me a comment after this post or on my Facebook fan page by 3:00pm on Thursday and I will draw a name out of a hat (literally) on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27th, 2009!! It's that easy! Good-Luck everyone and pass it on :)

The winner will be posted here on my blog.


Visit my shop by clicking here BailyBelle Creations

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Featured Etsian....LD Photography

LD Photography featuring photography, art trading cards, aceos and photo pendants! Absolutely beautiful work!

My first question when visiting this shop was, "What in the world is an ACEO?". Thankfully it was all spelled out for me in her listings! It stands for 'Art Cards, Editions and Originals', they are miniature pieces of artwork measuring no larger than 3.5 x 2.5 inches! Let me tell you they look stunning! Great gift ideas for the holiday season, too!!







Her shop on Etsy is full of fabulous images and unique creations. Including greeting cards, coasters, and pendants!

I just love this bird print!












Featured here is one of her unique pendants. Made using a vintage image and Swarovski crystals. It is a one of a kind item and fabulous for any upcoming festivities you are planning to attend.

Check out her website for more creative and beautiful prints, coasters, pendants and more! http://www.etsy.com/shop/ldphotography

Seller has a 100% positive rating with over 400 sales!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Followers I Need Etsy Info!

Hey there to all my followers! All 9 of you :) LOL I would love to feature any of you that I have not but need some Etsy info. RR what is your Etsy page? You are next up on my list so as soon as I can find you on Etsy I will post your stuff on my blog! Hope to hear from you soon!! Thanks

PS: Pass my blog along and I'll feature your friends too!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Latest...

I have been busy here chasing my kiddos and trying to find inspiration for some new creations. The weather is getting gloomy and I am in the mood for a vacation! Ha, like that's going to happen :) So in the mean time I have been working on some hand painted items and thinking of ways to incorporate new textures into my designs.

Birds, butterflies and food have been coming into my mind lately. Funny thing is I am terrified of most things that can fly! Ha Ha!! But I am absolutely in love with owls, peacocks and feathers! One of my friends is working on an entire furniture line based of off different types of foods, mainly dessert. I am starting to get the food itch myself...a strawberry ring perhaps?


My latest project was a hand painted princess necklace for a 4 year old. I had so much fun with this one and it's the first time I have added ribbon to my jewelry, which I have been wanting to do.

Let's see...other inspiring things....Well I have mention Autumn Rea Art. Her paintings and bib necklaces are so beautiful! Check out her stuff here...Autumn Rae Art on Etsy!

Ta Ta for now. Stop back soon to see my next featured artist!!
-V

Monday, November 9, 2009

Featured Etsian....MamiMadeIt

ADORABLE!! MamiMadeIt, a creative mind from Vienna, Austria; features handmade bunnies and bottle gift bags. This shop has great prices and ships worldwide!

My favorite item from this shop is the Pink Bunny With Bow, Bag and Heart! After recently having a baby girl I consider this a great baby shower gift and for $38.00 you can't go wrong! The bunnies are machine washable and baby friendly.

Check this shop out for some great Holiday gifts. Seller has 100% positive feedback rating.

Check out her blog at: http://mamimadeit.blogspot.com/

Sunday, November 8, 2009

FREE SHIPPING and 15% OFF

Ok, I am running a sale! 15% off ALL MY EARRINGS and FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ITEMS! Check them out! http://www.bailybellecreations.etsy.com

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Followers....

Thanks for much for following me MamiMadeIt...you will be my next feature!!

EARRING SALE!!!

I am running a promotion...15% OFF ALL MY EARRINGS in my Etsy shop! Check it out! Sterling silver and Copper!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Featured Etsian....NeedleCraftArtisan

Can we say FREE SHIPPING!!! This shop has great prices, FREE SHIPPING within the USA and a wide range of items. Everything from jewelry, hats, and handmade beads to dishcloths and shop banners! WOW. Prices are fantastic and seller has a 100% positive rating.





Check out this shop by following this link...
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NeedleCraftArtisan
See something you like but want a different color? Send this seller a message and they will work something out with you!


Love this Orange Plastic Garbage Bag Holder! Great idea! Only $9.99 and FREE SHIPPING within the USA!







Thanks for following my blog! Can't wait to see what else you think up!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Followers....

Thanks to NeedleCraftArtisan for following me...you will be my next feature!

For the love of disco!

I have been scheming and playing with feathers here in the northwoods! My creations lately have been geared a bit towards the retro scene. Not intentional but I am starting to LOVE it!! Peacock earrings, red feathers and disco balls are starting to appear on my work space.


Here are a few things that I have been working on. My disco ball ring and feather earrings! I will be making the feather earrings in the red (shown here), black, white, brown and multi-colored!

Thanks to my fans on Facebook and Shannon from Queen of the Castle magazine, I have already sold one of the disco ball rings! It's fabulous, bold and beyond fun!! I may even make some earrings with these amazing beads.

Now...back to eating my mint M&M's and making more jewelry!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My new slippers

I just got these at Target and I love them so much I thought I'd share them with you! Super comfy and they have OWLS so I could not resist! Aren't they cute?!

Drama with Peacock!!!

Here are my newest earrings! Love them! I will be making more with Peacock now that I found where to get them. Love the feathers :) These are very long and dramatic. Roughly 5 3/4" in length. WOW

Click on the photo to check them out in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Hope everyone is having a great day! I have started eating the "Trick-or-Treat" candy already! NOOOO...that big box is just so irresistible!

Have a great day/night!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Cinderelly

My new listing on Etsy...Cinderella inspired. For the Princess in all of us! Wire wrapped with non-tarnish copper. I can do this in sterling silver if you prefer! So fun :)

Check it out..it's only $20!!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33541635

I Die!

So I love Rachel Zoe...what can I say! Today on facebook her team posted this....LOVE IT! Fabulous bunny ear headband by Louis Vuitton to be worn not just for Halloween. SO cute!

http://www.rachelzoe.com/trend-or-treat

Check out her site or her facebook page! BANANA'S!! Love you Rachel!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rainy Day In the Northwoods

Having a wonderful morning with the kiddos, watching more Bambi and eating some organic oatmeal. Yum Yum. It's a rainy cool day here in the Northwoods...great day for wrapping some rings or hammering some copper!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Blog Settings

Okay here is my new look. What do you think? Suggestions? So frustrating LOL I could have changed this a million times :)
Trying to figure out how to make my blog look "Purdy". Any suggestions are welcome :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

I am slowly learning the ropes on Twitter! So much info out there. Recently found another great supply website. Check out http://www.abeadedaffair.com

Great copper wire and beads!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

RING SALE!!

Get 15% off any of my rings from Oct 24th - Oct 31st!
Great prices on wire wrapped copper and sterling silver rings!

Most priced at $10 -$12 (you get 15% off the listed prices!)

All discounts are refunded through Paypal. Check it out!!

http://www.bailybellecreations.etsy.com

Thanks for your support!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Just bought some new beads and more wire. Can't wait to get started on some new creations! I will be adding some men's rings to my shop soon, so stay tuned!

Featured Etsian! Congratulations HappyGoLicky!

HAPPYGOLICKY won my Twitter contest!!













Check out this fellow Etsians great shop! Custom jewelry items featuring fine silver (99.9%). Many fantastic items in this shop with fabulous prices too!

Beautiful items and with the holidays right around the corner you can't go wrong! Rings, Necklaces, and Earrings...Oh My!

Seller has 90 feedback with 100% positive rating!

Go the shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5471154

Follow their Twitter - ByHappyGoLicky
Please take a minute to visit a fellow Etsians page...She has some lovely photography of carrots up right now. More to come in the future!

Here photos are $10.00 each!!!
Great deal!



Picme:

Her etsy home page - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5114608

Carrots - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31641516
Hello! Hope everyone is doing well. I have not posted here in awhile! Been busy with my kiddos, making some new jewelry and updating my photos on Etsy. I still have a lot of work to do :) Make sure you check out my shop to see what I've been doing.

http://www.bailybellecreations.etsy.com

Thanks!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Busted my thumbnail making this bracelet! LOL
It was worth it! I love it!

15% off this weekend only! Check it out :)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Great weekend to work on some jewelry. Rainy and a little cool. One of my latest rings. Gotta love copper and navy blue together. Check out my stuff and get 15% off this entire weekend!!

SALE 15% off any purchase
September 25th - 28th
Don't miss out!

Friday, September 25, 2009

15% off EVERYTHING in my online shop!! September 25th - 28th only!
Check it out http://www.bailybellecreations.etsy.com

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

--- BUY ONE GET ONE PRINT SALE ---

August 18 through August 24 buy one 5x7 photography print and get one free!! Pick two prints and pay just $5.00 for both of them!!
Let me know if you have any questions or special requests. Thanks for shopping with me!

Monday, August 17, 2009

New photography posted on my Etsy Shop!! Check it out :) Here's a taste....

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