Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Let it Snow....or at least let it get cold!!

Here in California at least.....I don't want to be wearing shorts on Christmas! :)

This bangle is only the 2nd of many Christmas bangles I'm sure...but this one, well this one is for ME! This bangle was modeled after a painting I did last year that I LOVED......plus I just love snowmen in general. When I started doing bangles earlier this year I remembered this painting and immediately sketched out a design of him for when I "had time" to paint for myself.
The "sketchy" designs are the same, right down to the ridges on the carrot nose. There were also some added touches of Swarovski crystal "berries" to make him sparkle.....you can never have too much sparkle right?

On the back I also added a single raised white snowflake and both larger and smaller Swarovski crystals......it reminds me of how the snow use to sparkle as it fell when my husband and I were stationed in Maine, there was truly nothing more magical.

As this design was modeled after my previous painting, it can be used as an example of a Christmas design....but will not be replicated.

Love & Cupcakes,

Christmas time is here again!

So this particular bangle is very special to me.....as you all know I LIVE for bright colorful (and mostly obnoxious designs :) And this is as close to traditional as I will get. My Momma asked me to make her a bangle for Christmas which was really touching.....she asked that it be "cherry red and have Holly on it"....when I pointed out that Holly has red berries (and thus it wouldn't show up that great on a red background) her response? "You'll figure something out" lol

So I did.....While I adore and live for painting I can honestly say that I stressed most about making this piece for her. I wanted something that was both my "style" and fun for the Holidays...but that was traditional enough where she would actually wear it! LOL

I think I accomplished both goals with my "Holly" bangle.....So this being my first actual Christmas bangle and it being for my Momma...well it has Sentimental value to me.......adding in Swarovski crystal "berries" also gave it a fun touch that both made it festive AND solved my berry "problem"!

So I have posted this to share with all of you as an example of a Christmas design ....but I will not be replicating this bangle, it is special and truly one-of-a-kind for a one-of-a-kind woman <3
I hope all of you are having fun gearing up for the Holiday season, feel free to message me if you would love to have a special one-of-a-kind gift for YOUR special someone!

Love & Cupcakes,

Monograms, Art Deco and Zebra Galore!

And here come the custom orders!! SO excited to have these completed....and they have been a blast to work on :) Monograms are hot as usual this year....as are Polka Dots

This Design is what I am calling my "Art Deco" style and I love it! In fact I liked it so much after the fact I am wanting to make one for myself lol......my customers give me the best ideas! This one came from an order that was simply "I want something hot pink and black, but sophisticated.....something a little different. No monogram or normal pattern like stripes or polka dots....something more mature." I hope she loves it for Christmas!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Busy Bee

So I have officially completed the 1st of several "Arm Candy" Christmas orders! I have taken pictures of each and will be posting tomorrow------but wowzers, I seriously was bombarded with about 5 orders in a day....and then promptly came down with Step throat. Yep, that's my luck lol.

Oh well, I got them done and they turned out beautiful----also, tried out and love the new Christmas gift wrap....still has the Arm Candy flair, but with a Christmas twist! I have been busy non-stop.....and yet, have never been happier :) Also, TONS going on with Scentsy, my team was flat out AMAZING this last month breaking sales records left and right......I am blessed to have 30+ girls in over 10 states with a passion for a great product and a love to talk about it as much as I do!

Pictured below is "Prancer" our November Warmer-of-the-Month, available all month long for 10% off!

Want this little beauty for YOUR holiday decorating? Swing on over to my site at www.laurenbowen.scentsy.us and you can have one of your very own ;)

Until tomorrow (with pics!), Love and Cupcakes