Thursday, May 29, 2008

about JDV

coming soon!

bohême necklaces

below is a photo of the Boheme necklaces: these are a simplified look compared to the bracelets for this line.
on display at a recent jewelry party

boheme in amethyst
using a gold overlay hoop and a hand wired teardrop.
this necklace hangs between 16" - 20" long (it has an extender at the clasp).

boheme in yellow quartz
same details as the amethyst version
let me know if you'd like this necklace in another color and i most likely can 
accommodate your request!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

bohême bracelets

i've really become quite taken with these gold hammered hoops you will find throughout many of my designs.  below are some bracelets with a few variations on the design.

Boheme in blue & green quartz 
with multi-colored stones on an oval hoop.
  this is such a beautiful bracelet, the photos don't do it justice, the colors in person remind me of photos of Santorini or any of the Greek Isles (or what i'd imagine them to look like anyway)!

this would also make a wonderful necklace, i just haven't gotten to doing that yet!

here's Boheme in amethyst & lavender on a circle hoop
and for all of you born in February, you are lucky to have a beautiful birthstone which i still enjoy even though i'm a January baby!

lastly: Boheme in aquamarine & light teal jade
this is one is a staple bracelet of mine at the moment, it goes with much of my wardrobe, and the stones are just that beautiful!

if you would like a Boheme bracelet, as with any of my other designs, yet you don't see the color you'd like, leave a comment for me, or private message me via my Esty store (just click on my mini-store up in the upper right hand corner of my blog page!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

introducing Joie de Vie Paperie!

these have been a few months coming, but i wanted to make sure my new paper goods were perfect before i posted them for all the world to see!
all of my stationery is created using my print gocco (a screen printing press).  
many elements are customizable, so if you have a particular image or text in mind i can see if the gocco will work with it.

so without further ado:

the Classique Note Cards
these are a classy correspondence set, with gold detailing along one edge of the flat card and along the envelope flap closure.  card & envelope colors can be customized just let me know what you'd like and i'll send you a picture of potential color matches.

shown below in pool blue

in papaya

and in leaf green

i can also create custom invitations, here's a look at two i've already completed:

rehearsal dinner invitations, all custom gocco'd by me
shown in pool blue with gold and brown ink.

bridal shower invitations 
text is gocco'd with lilac and gold ink, and the envelope labels were custom made by me.

another items i will be adding to the Paperie line is cutoms wrap around return address labels, like these pictured below:

i can prepair them in any color you would like, 
and they will arrive as stickers, which you can peel as you use them.
all you'll need to do is fill in the recipient's address and your's will be 
pre-printed on the back part of the wrap around.  
pictured below

photo credit: Joie de Vie Jewelry & Accessories 2008

Saturday, May 3, 2008

we have a new look!

the new look for jewelry parties and expo display...
here's what you will see when you sign up to host a jewelry party

things are starting to look very professional, it's so exciting!

i love that the vintag-y / parisian theme is now tied in with my branding choice for the french business name: "Joie de Vie"

also right in the center of this pic is a cute display which is serving as the stand for my new stationery line i'm just starting... more on that soon!

my mom helped out and decoupaged and painted the little dress forms, then gave them french stickers and stamps for some added style, and finished them all off with their very own ribbon belts! they are too cute... i especially love that my parents sacrificed some of their treasured collection of vintage tins to serve as the dress form bases!

here's a close up of the dress form with the "coraux" necklace & sand dollar pendant