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Sugar and Spice ….

Sugar and spice and everything nice…that’s what curvy girls are made of!  Made of Rose Quartz, rubies, Swarovski crystals and pearls, pink jade and oxidized sterling silver.  Like this necklace?  Want this necklace?  There is only one place you can get it….at the Curves for the Cure charity auction on the opening night of Full Figured Fashion Week(end)(tm) taking place October 28th- October30th, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA.

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’m donating my latest design – this necklace – to be auctioned off to raise funds for the L.A. Komen for A Cure Foundation. Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ – Los Angeles will open its fashion celebration with a silent auction charity event, Curves for a Cure: A Celebration of Pink. Browse, bid, and score one-of-a-kind fashions specifically fashioned for this event.  You are  invited you to attend, shop, and raise money for cancer research- in style.

For more info, check out their website – http://www.fffweek.com/la.php?a=la

Multimedia Chain Necklace and the Little Black Dress Experiment

Multimedia Chain Necklace

I was honored to discover that Marie Denee, The Curvy Fashionista, selected my Multimedia Chain Necklace to accessorize her outfit for the Society Stylist’s Little Black Dress Experiment.  She does Oakland proud as she looks chic and polished in her Ann Taylor “Little Black Dress”.  I’ve always admired Marie’s style so I am extra excited by the inclusion.  Thanks Marie!

HDJ Voted #1 Designer Jewelry

I am honored to tell you that Heart’s Desire Jewelry was voted as the #1 Designer Jewelry in SF Gate’s Best of the BayList for 2010.  There were 70, 634 votes in this year’s contest…more than they have ever had.  To win against such strong competition is just amazing.  I feel humble, but at the same time incredibly proud too.  I can’t properly express my gratitude to everyone who showed me their support and voted for my jewelry because it means so much to me.   Thank you!

The SF THREAD Show

 

I’m really looking forward to participating in the SF Thread show this Saturday.  It’s a great event with the best indie designers of the Bay.  Please drop by to see my latest designs :)

Please Vote For Me!

I am honored to have just been nominated in the Best Designer Jewelry category of the 2010 Best of the BayList contest.  The problem is that the winner is decided by public vote and the contest ends in 4 days – most of the nominees have been gathering votes for months.  I have a lot of catching up to do! 

Would you consider voting for me?  I would be eternally grateful!
 
It’s easy…just click on the link below and then verify your vote in the e-mail that follows.  You can even enter the contest for a $500 i-phone gift card if you like.  Only one vote is allowed per e-mail address.
 
Click here to vote for Heart’s Desire Jewelry

Thanks!

Appel & Frank’s ‘Chic Summer Soiree’ Shopping Event

Don’t miss San Francisco’s hottest shopping destination, Appel & Frank’s ‘Chic Summer Soiree’!  Shop from 70 designers offering fabulous jewelry, handbags, apparel and more….at discounted prices!  Indulge in a complimentary drink, beauty services, a raffle and coveted gift bags filled with fabulous products and offers.

Appel & Frank’s ‘Chic Summer Soiree’ is Thursday, May 20th  from 5:00pm–9:00pm, at The Regency Center, 1270 Sutter Street @ Van Ness. 

RSVP in advance at www.appelandfrank.com with the code DESIGNERSF for 50% off the $10 admission! All tickets will be $10 at the door.Chic Summer Soiree

Fun Events This Weekend! + Giveaway :)

I will be taking part in two fun events this weekend in Oakland.  I hope to see you at one of them.

Event #1 – Oakland Indie Awards Party, Friday May 14 

 

Oakland Indie Awards May 14, 2010

Cheer on the winners as you enjoy food from

over 20 different Oakland restaurants, local beer, wine, tea,

coffee, and chocolate, DJ spinning Oakland music,

cool products from Oakland Unwrapped stores, and more!

For more info, visit their website – http://www.oaklandunwrapped.org/indies/

 

Event #2 – SPA-bulous! , Sunday May 16

 SPA-bulous!

Bring all your girlfriends to the hottest most talked about shopping party in town and have some fun a la Sex in the City style :)   

Ladies can pamper themselves with ultra fab beauty and fashion finds. Shop, nosh, nibble, and sip AND…its all for Charity!

Featuring local indie vendors, designers and boutiques.

Candy buffet

Dessert bar, Culinary bites, Beauty and pamper bar

SPA-bulous! A Spa Retreat for FA-bulous Women! will be providing the following Pamper & Beauty Spa Treatments.

Lash & Wax Bar, MAC Makeup Bar, Cosmo Manicure Corner, Chair Massage Lounge, complimentary drinks

uptown gift bag*

raffle

and more… all for only $10! ($15 with gift bag)   For tickets and more info go to the party HQ website – http://uptowngirlsnightout.eventbrite.com/

GIVEAWAY: I have a pair of tickets to give away to this event.  To enter, leave a comment on this post and I will select one winner at random.  

I will select one winner at random on Saturday, May 15 at 10pm.  

Hurry – this party waits for no one!

You must be able to attend the event in order to win the tickets.  I will be delivering the tickets to you at the door on May 16.

The Marin Store Sample Sale – May 1

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift or just in the mood to shop?  Shop local and save big with The Marin Store’s Summer Sample Sale taking place on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Marin Country Mart (formerly Larkspur Landing – click here for map).

Make a fun day of it by taking the ferry over to Larkspur.  There is an elevated walkway that takes you from the ferry landing to the center.   Once you’re there, you can shop for my jewelry (as well as some from other designers) clothing, sweet treats, handbags and items for the home.  You can sample delicious offerings from XOX Truffles, A Perfect Pear and Napa Cookie Company, and get your Mother’s Day shopping done. Click here for more information, including a complete list of participating vendors.

Entrance is free and all items are being sold at a discounted price.  To save even more, print out the coupon below for an additional 10% off your total purchase.

Bead Soup Blog Party – the reveal!

Here it is folks… the necklace that I made with the bead soup sent to me by Cristi Clothier.

I added in some freshwater pearls, vintage sugar beads, czech glass pendants and lucite rounds in the same color as the crystals. I had these other beads all set aside because I thought they would work well together, but never had the inspiration to make anything with them…until the bead soup arrived!

First I made a single strand necklace, but it felt a bit lacking to me, so I took advantage of the big holes in the fluted silver beads that Cristi sent me and the czech glass pendants by weaving another strand along side the first. So…what do you think?



If you would like to see the other bead soup creations by the rest of the participants, you can check them out here –

1. Lori, Pretty Things
2. Mallory, For the Love of Beads
3. Terri, Blooming Ideas
4. Cindy, Sweet Bead Studio
5. Lorelei, Lorelei’s Blog: Inside the Studio
6. Kerry, Kabs Creative Concepts
7. Erin, Treasures Found
8. Jeannette, Jeannette Blix Wire and Metal Jewelry
9. Adrienne, Adrienne Designs
10. Nan, Spirit Rattles
11. Laurel, Rue’s Daftique
12. Nancy, Beading From the Heart
13. Mary, MK’s Creative Musings
14. Cassie, The Glass Beadle
15. Dot, Winchell Clayworks
16. Sharon, Sharon’s Jewelry Garden
17. Lisa, Lo and Behold
18. Norma, Bead Dreams and Moonlit Fantaseas
19. Judith, Judith B.
20. Debbie, Prairie Emporium
21. Maria, Garden Path Beads
22. Susan, Kaplan Creations Jewelry and Glass Design
23. Melissa, Melissa Meman: Art, Love, Life
24. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things
25. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa
26. Cristi, 2 If By Sea
27. Sandra, Marbella Jewelry Design
28. Maria, Greene Earth Originals
29. Barbara, Jewelry of Distinction
30. Leslie, Bei Mondi
31. Loretta, Designs by Loretta
32. Linda, Bella Bead Jewelry
33. Kathie, The Bead Cult
34. Patty, Plays With Fire
35. Nicki, Nicki’s Reef
36. Anne Marie, You’re already here :)
37. Mary, Mary Harding Jewelry
38. Jayne, Mama’s Got to Doodle
39. Emanda, Artemesia’s Studio
40. Whitney, Whitney Lassini
41. Marcie, La Bella Joya
42. Suzann, Beadphoria
43. Jen, Jen Judd Rocks
44. Julie, Credit River Art Glass
45. Janiece, J Birds Garden
46. Kate, Organic Odysseys
47. Laurie, The Mermaid Tale
48. Michelle, My Crazy Crafty Adventure
49. Sue, Sue Beads
50. Janeen, Janeen 365
51. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse
52. Kristie, Artisan Clay
53. Regina, Regina’s Writings
54. Tari, Pearl and Pebble
55. Lyn, Lyn Foley
56. Beth, Sunshine Daydreamz
57. Cathryn, Chile Cats
58. Emma, Fred Bean’s Nook
59. Connie, Cetta Cheese Chatter
60. Juli, Jul’s Beads
61. Julie, RockerJewlz
62. Libby, LibbyLeu and Glass Too
63. Melanie, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
64. Katie, My Life and My Beads
65. Zuleykha, Zuleykha’s Polymer Clay
66. Rekella, Me But a Little More in Depth
67. Ricki, What’s New at Ricki Voges Design
68. Lisa, Lucid Moon Studio
69. Jo, Daisychain Jewellery
70. Lynette, Rock Hill Designs
71. Lynne, Island Girl’s Insights
72. Chas, One Woman’s Haven
73. Chas, One Woman’s Haven
74. Ruthie, Rose Works Jewelry
75. Elizabeth, Turquoise Sky
76. Maire, Maire Dodd
77. Janet, Singing Woods
78. Eileen, Dorset Hill Beads
79. Julie, Miss Kitten’s Jewels
80. Joann, Jo’s Jewels
81. Patti, PJ Clark Designs
82. Mel, Kookie Designs
83. Erin, Every Heart Crafts
84. Dale, Flights of Fancy
85. Dee, Runako Designs

Bead Soup!

My bead soup package arrived from Christi who writes the blog – 2 if By Sea . I love the color mix of ruby crystals, silver fluted rounds, silver pearls and fossil jasper focal bead.
Check back on Feb. 10, when I will reveal the finished project using this beautiful collection.
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