Friday, December 18, 2009
Thank you to everyone who entered the Bullfinch & Barbury Holiday Giveaway! I have the names of two winners, provided by RANDOM.org's true random number generator.
The winner of the Bit of Merry Giveaway is: Melissa Moore
Melissa was number 81 out of 95 entries - she is getting a set of Wexford enameled bangles and a Cranberry Spice Enamel and Pearl Necklace!
The winner of the Holiday Cache Giveaway is: Jamie Waggoner
Jaime was number 6 out of 29 entries - she is getting the Somerset enameled bangle set and a Somerset Damask Enameled Necklace!
Thank you again to everyone who entered!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
This lovely hand-colored swan print from the 1850's caught my eye while browing through Etsy the other day - and suddenly inspired a whole winter scene of elegant clothing, chilly hues and ruffled finery.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
In honour of the holidays (and B&B's birthday on December 3), I've made some extra jewelry pieces to be awarded at random to fans of Bullfinch & Barbury. There are two different giveaways - which means more chances to win some lovely enameled prizes!
So, read the details about both giveaways below and enter. Best of luck!
WHAT YOU WIN: Wexford Bangle Set & Cranberry Spice Necklace
WAYS TO ENTER:
- Be a Fan on Facebook - Bullfinch & Barbury
- Twitter about this post
- Blog about this contest and link back to this post
DRAWING: December 18th @ Midnight
Holiday Cache Giveaway
WHAT YOU WIN: Somerset Bangle Set & Somerset Damask Necklace
HOW TO ENTER:
- You are automatically entered when you order from http://www.bullfinchbarbury.etsy.com/ or http://www.bullfinchbarbury.1000markets.com/.
Every item ordered counts towards 1 entry, so orders with multiple items will get an entry for each piece.
DRAWING: December 18th @ Midnight
Thursday, November 5, 2009
At this point, I know I have well over 30 pages full of "hearted" Etsy favourites. You would think that I would learn to curb the habit - but instead, I've decided to spread it (to you)!
Thanksgiving is coming, and it seems like all of the latest items I've added to the annuls of my Etsy obsession play perfectly into a kind of survival kit for the season.
For the drive to visit relatives that live a distance away, a soft, hand-spun skein of yard like this Sand Stone merino and Llama blend by On The Round comes in handy. Rather than staring out the window, you can try your hand at knitting or crochet. Yet, I've found with so many of these yarns that they are too much a work of art just as they are to knit them into anything. The solution: more and more scarves and cowls out there have a multi-strand appearance that you can create just by making some large loops of yarn and securing them all together in several spots.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Here's a first look at some of the new, frost-inspired jewelry pieces I'm working on for winter. Hopefully, these will be in my Etsy shop by Nov. 1 (which is coming up fast)!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I'm making sure that there is at least one of each of these items on both my Etsy and 1000 Markets shops - but don't miss out! If you've had your eye on some enameled goodies that happen to be on this list . . . my only advice to you is carpe diem!
Some new pieces of arm candy will be taking the place of the past favourites - not to mention a few more necklaces and earring sets. An entire collection of pieces inspired by frost will be offered in my Etsy shop starting Nov. 1st! All of this new line of work is enameled in trendy palette of greys, nudes and white - with lots and lots of creamy, luminous pearl accents.
(I think a few sneak peaks are in order, since I am very excited about these new lovelies.) More to come!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Poor, neglected blog! Here's a post that should reflect how I've been spending my time (because it's probably too clear that those extra hours haven't been devoted to writing on here)! Just in time for Autumn, I was invited to create some new bangles to pair with a line of Fall fashions from Unabashed Apparel.
The images of this Autumn line are laced with a gilded type of Gothic beauty - and a haunting touch of mystery. So perfectly suited for the time of year and my personal favorite of all the holidays: Hallowe'en! When described to me, Sarahbeth summed up her vision as:
"The general theme is a very magical - rich, saturated colored affair. I'm thinking some deep ink bottle green, midnight blue, orchid, raspberry, pumpkin - and some steel blue/grey with a bit of gilt for golden measure."
Lyra Top shown in Ink
Cobblestone Pullover shown in Quill / Emerald Bangle Set
Making these bracelet sets to pair with Unabashed Apparel's Fall clothing has been such an enjoyable and inspiring project. Please take a look at our hard work - and share your thoughts here!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Hurrah for custom orders! Here are a few of my favorite commissioned pieces.
P.S.: if you recognize one of these as your's, please feel free to send a photo of you wearing it so that I can include it with these! My e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I love beautiful shop banners and graphics - and though I'm no graphic designer, I have fun trying out new designs. Yet, when it comes to making a decision on which one I should use, it's usually best for me to leave that up to someone else! I need to borrow your good taste : which of these is most fitting?
Choice # 2
Or Choice #3
Please share your opinion here!