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Frozen, Frozen, Frozen…the movie and the characters are everywhere you look, especially this time of year. I heard Disney World put the characters and theme pretty much everywhere they could to cash in on the obsession. And with 2 girls under 9, I know all about the obsession! So, what did I do? I made some Frozen jewelry, of course! Here’s a look at what I’ve done. And, I’m always open to suggestions about other items or styles!


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Now the question is – Do you wanna build a snowman? ๐Ÿ™‚

Talk soon!


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Just a quick note to share a couple of great giveaways on right now of another blog I read My Organized Chaos…she’s always having contests ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are the links:



I also had a Santa present emergency today…thankfully it was solved by my mom. Her persistence with calling all the stores in the city meant I got my hands on a skating Elsa doll! This was one Santa request that was not to be found anywhere…how do you explain that? Now I will have a happy little on on Christmas Day!! Thanks mom!

All the Christmas preparations has left me with little time or energy for jewelry-making. Hopefully I’ll get back at it soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Talk soon,


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I’ve been meaning to do this post for a week now…So here it is. A roundup of some Christmas items – some old, some new – to get you into the spirit!












Hope you have a great holiday, however you choose to celebrate!

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As promised, here is the next photo recap of some of the items I have made recently.

Today we’ll cover pendants/necklaces and rings ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!
















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As I suspected would happen, my blog posting has dwindled to nothingness. But I am here now to post a bit of a recap in photos of some items I have made.

Since there is so much to go through, I’ll feature bracelets and earrings today. Enjoy!

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Talk soon (hopefully),


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Hello! Sorry for being so quite lately but I have been busy with Mother’s Day orders. And almost every single one has been for my “Pod Bangle Bracelet”! Never have I gotten so many orders for 1 particular item all at once…or even so many orders through Etsy – period!

Here is a peek at some of the bracelets I have made in the past couple of weeks. They’re all with faux pearls to represent birthstone colors but I can also do these with glass beads (people just seem to like pearls!).

Talk soon!

Pod bangle bracelet 1

Pod bangle bracelet 2

Pod bangle 3

Pod bangle 4

Pod bangle 5

Pod bangle 6

Pod bangle 7

Pod bangle 8

Pod bangle 9

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Two years ago today I created a Facebook business page for the Blushing Violet Jewelry…it was slow going at first but here I am at 4,000+ fabulous fans and many loyal customers! As a way of saying thank you to everyone, I’m offering 15% off all orders placed today!! To order, you can contact me through my Facebook pageย or simply visit my Etsy shop and enter the coupon code BV2FB at checkout (please note that note all of my items are currently listed in my Etsy shop).

And…there’s even more fun! Comment on this post for an extra entry into my giveaway of a $25 BV GC!! Enter via rafflecopter hereย (get 2 entries automatically for being a fan of BV on Facebook).


Thanks to everyone for making the last two years so great!!

Talk soon!


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Here’s a round-up of some items I made recently:


Sisters birthstone bracelets – these would also be cute with a “Mom” charm


Purple Ruffle bracelet, with Swarovski crystals (I almost kept this one for myself :-))



Pave stud earrings


initial ring

Wrapped initial ring, I added a bit of interest by encircling the letter with smaller beads



Gold ruffle bracelet, with Swarovski crystals, made for my mil



Blue pearl (Sept.) birthstone ring

Talk soon!


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I’m long overdue for a post, I know. I’ve had this one in mind for a couple of weeks and finally have time to write it ๐Ÿ™‚

We’re in full March Break mode in my neck of the woods right now but hubby and I took our trip last week – to Cancun Mexico! It was fabulous…below is a pic I took of our resort – The Royal Cancun.


But before we went, I had to think about what to take, specifically what jewelry to take. And here they are my “Beach Vacation Accessories”…

A couple of notes:

– Now, you’d think as a jewelry maker, I’d be all blinged out, right? Well, truth is I have a very…let’s say “understated” style when it comes to accessories. I have several simple favorite pieces that I wear every day and only tend to mix it up when I get dressed up ๐Ÿ™‚

– Also, I don’t wear yellow gold. No sensitivities to it, I just prefer the look of silver (and white gold, and platinum) on me.

– I didn’t make all the items shown here, I will note when something is made by someone else and credit them, when possible.


First, let’s talk earrings. They’re the one thing I tend to change every day and I try to match to my outfit as much as possible. That’s why it was important for me to pack my clothes first!


I pack a fair amount of pink, can you tell? ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t end of wearing the heart ones but I do wear them a lot to work. I also love turquoise and the top right earrings are my go-to for that color. I also ended up taking a second pair or teardrop earrings with clear beads (they go with everything). I made all of these, except the top right pair, which are my go-to for casual everyday wear. They were made by the lovely Jewelz by Angie (she’s also a childhood friend of mine).


I have a silver chain and pendant I wear almost every day but found I liked to wear something different almost every evening to dinner while we were away.


The top necklace is the one I wear every day, made by cinnamon*sticks jewelry. I made the pendant in the middle and remade a the bottom pendant from an earring that I found too heavy to wear. The clear “disco” ball pendant was a great option that went with everything.


These are the ring I wear every day…


From right is my wedding and engagement set (custom made by Magee Jewellers), the birthstone eternity ring given to me by hubby for our 10th anniversary (made byย Gemvara), a thick silver ring of my sister’s (maker unknown), a simple knot ring (made by me), and an amethyst ring that I found in some old jewelry I had (maker unknown). I, of course, only wore my wedding set most days as it’s platinum so hold up better to chlorine and salt water. I put the rest on in the evenings for dinner.


In every day life, I rarely wear bracelets. I like them but mostly just don’t think to put them on unless I’m going somewhere special. Also, I have a ridiculously small wrist so I find regular bangles too big and they flop around.


I actually didn’t end of taking the pink heart one but that’s made by me and matching my heart earrings! The white one is actually a necklace that I just wrap around my wrist 4 times and it makes a cute, casual bracelet. I got this from a friend but I’m thinking of making a similar one in a bright color so I can wear them together. The silver one I also got from a friend and is a great every day option. I made the pink “ruffle” one and again, it goes with my pink outfits…


When I break out the shorts, skirts and summer dresses, I add another standard piece of jewelry – an anklet.


The clear one is handmade (not by me) and I bought it when we went to Jamaica a few years ago, after I discovered I had forgotten my anklet at home! The beaded one is made by me and again, matches with most of my outfits (note the pink and turquoise).

Toe ring

Another standard for me once the socks come off ๐Ÿ˜€


This is not the exact one I took…it was the same style but no bead. And I tend to pick one style of toe ring and wear it all summer. I make these out of sterling filled wire so they stand up really well. Again though, no wearing it swimming.

And that’s it! Everything you need to look fabulous while on a beach vacation ๐Ÿ™‚

Talk soon!


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The winners list for the fantabulous multi-vendorย 4K giveaway has been posted!! Did you win? If so, please contact the vendor within 48 hours!

4K Giveaway Winners List

THANK YOU to all my friends, fans, and fellow vendors who helped make this a great giveaway!!

Talk soon!


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