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Meet Eva: Peach and Gunmetal

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I’ve been busy working on my 1920s Collection this past week and have finished five new pieces that I’ll be posting over the next few days! Today I want to introduce you to Eva.  This necklace features a cluster of peachy freshwater pearls (4 mm), dangling from three delicate gunmetal chains.  I absolutely love how the chains sparkle in the light, although that’s something I find difficult to capture in the photographs.

Anyway, in addition to the necklace, I’ve creating a matching set of earrings! These earrings have tiny freshwater pearls (2-3 mm) clustered on handcrafted gunmetal ear hooks.  What do you think?

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Meet Kait

Yesterday I released another necklace in my new 1920s Collection available at my Etsy shop, Eva M Designs.  Kait, as you can see below, is simple, soft and lovely.  I named her for a friend from high school who embodied this classic look – a long chain of pearls on antique bronze wire, complemented by (soon to be released!) pearl stud earrings.  I added a few bright Swarovski crystals to add contrast and an antique bronze leaf to tie in a second strand of smaller pearls.

Kait measures 32 inches (81 cm) of beads with another 28 inches (71 cm, 14 inches/side) of ribbon, allowing you to adjust the length as you desire.  Kait would look gorgeous against a dark red satin or navy blue fabric, although she looks just as cute when worn with any garment of contrasting color.

1920s inspired vintage pearl necklace

1920s inspired vintage pearl necklace1920s inspired vintage pearl necklace

Yesterday I also finished Lucy, another opera length necklace.  Lucy features peach pink freshwater pearls on delicate, dark curb chains.  The contrast is striking.  Though I haven’t released her for sale yet, I’ve decided to share a sneak peek with you!

1920s vintage inspired freshwater pearl necklace

Lucy

1920s flapper photograph

Lucy was inspired by this 1920s photograph.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more additions to my new 1920s line!

Introducing the New 1920s Collection

INTRODUCING THE NEW 1920S COLLECTION FROM EVA M DESIGNS

I am so excited to introduce you to the first few pieces of my new 1920s Collection.  As I started to think of this venture as a business, rather than just a hobby, I decided I needed to find a focus or “niche” that I could fill.  My love of history, my fascination with earlier times, and the new popularity of the 1920s inspired me to create a line of jewelry that fuses those vintage looks with the fashion of a modern woman. I will be releasing pieces over the next few weeks, building the line around a core of nine lovely ladies (my necklaces) and expanding the line to include matching earrings and bracelets.
I am so so so happy with this new look, my new photographs, and the direction my shop is moving, and I am so lucky to have met so many supportive fellow Etsians — from Kelly from Blart Blog, Lizzy Love fromOddball Art Co, and Lindsey from Natural Details — as well as my family (especially Mom and Aunt Michele!) for constantly promoting me and my works!  I am a lucky girl, and I know it!
Thanks everyone!! Hope you like the new Eva M Designs!

Mara: 1920s Inspired Opera L…

$68.00

Leigh: Handcrafted Black and…

$42.00

Stella: 1920s Inspired Blue …

$62.00

Sybil: 1920s Vintage Inspire…

$36.00

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

President’s Day Giveaway: Beach Glass Jewelry

Happy President’s Day!

I am so happy with my new domain and blog template (designed by Raspberry Road Designs) that I wanted to celebrate by hosting a Rafflecopter giveaway! You can earn entries by tweeting about the giveaway, following me on Twitter, “liking” my Facebook page, and leaving some comments on the blog.  Join the blog via Google and/or subscribe by email to earn another entry. This giveaway will run until Sunday, February 24 at 12:00AM.

aqua blue beach glass pendant
Enter to win this beach glass pendant!

 

To enter,  go to Eva M Designs and

follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter Giveaway box!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Burlap and Lace

I created this treasury earlier today, and it is definitely one of my favorites! I love how the artists feminized the burlap with lace and soft white/cream/beige hues.  Enjoy!

‘Burlap and Lace’ by EvaMDesigns

Lovely creations made from burlap and/or lace.


Personalized/Monogram Grapev…

$40.00

Burlap Cupcake Birthday Bann…

$12.00

BABY or EASTER Burlap Banner…

$24.00

One Dozen Natural Burlap Ros…

$19.00

Love Burlap Bunting

$10.00

Burlap and Lace Sand Ceremon…

$29.50

rustic shabby burlap grapevi…

$36.00

Burlap Pencil Roll – Holds 1…

$25.00

Winter White Rosettes & Burl…

$40.00

Burlap & Lace Printable Wedd…

$5.00

Grey White and Tan Custom LO…

$28.00

Burlap Art, Personalized Mr …

$20.00

Burlap and Lace Backdrop Fab…

$83.00

I’m One Burlap Banner – …

$24.00

Recipe Binder – Dividers, Gr…

$40.00

Burlap and Organza Rose Belt…

$29.00

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

Enter to Win A Beach Glass Pendant From Yours Truly!

If you haven’t already gotten on this, visit Blart Blog to see Eva M Design’s feature and enter to win a lovely beach glass pendant handcrafted by yours truly.  If you’re feeling too lazy to click that link, though,  I’ve made it even simpler for you! Just click  the Rafflecopter widgetthingamabob below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This is what you could win! What are you waiting for???

win an aqua blue beach glass pendant

Pretty White Blanket

Apparently snow is blanketing the UK right now, according to Polly S of CrossStreetPress. I am horrible at keeping up with the news, so I have to admit I wouldn’t know… Anyhoo, in honor of the snowy weather, Polly S created this awesome treasury! I love the whites, soft lighting and delicate finds!

‘Pretty White Blanket’ by CrossStreetPress

To celebrate the current snow covering the UK…


crochet heart with winter sp…

$6.00

New medium size porcelain bu…

$18.00

amethyst moonstone sterling …

$92.00

Handmade Teddy Bear in Natur…

$34.00

Wedding Shawl Stole Capelet …

$110.00

White Paper Flowers Origina…

$40.00

Nesting Bowl, Ring Bearer, …

$20.00

Salt and Pepper Shakers

$40.00

White freshwater pearl sterl…

$105.00

Lavender Necklace Pendant – …

$22.00

Sinamay 9.5 inch Saucer – wh…

$30.00

Small Bunny Rabbit hare doll…

$38.00

Dangly Frosted White Clear B…

$18.00

Linen Doily Crochet Trim Han…

$6.99

Geometrika – porcelain neckl…

$39.00

Wedding Cream Flower & White…

$24.00

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

Please stop by to see the treasury at Etsy and be sure to LIKE IT! You can find it here: Pretty White Blanket.

CSI Winter Craft Theme Challenge… and Other Stuff

won Top 10 in my first craft challenge!

I managed to get my Winter Framed Chalkboard entry into the CSI Project’s weekly challenge… and I made the Top 10!

I’ve also made the front page on a few other blogs on Friday!  Check out Blart Blog for a feature on Eva M Designs AND a giveaway! There are LOTS of easy ways to enter and the winner receives THIS beach glass pendant!

Finally, check out Creating Childhood Memories and enter to win THIS pair of beach glass earrings!

 

Also, if you’re looking for a simple, cute but inexpensive Valentine’s gift, check out these magnets:

Uniquely Eva M Designs – NEW Cobalt Blue Sea Glass Necklace

So for awhile I’ve been trying to figure out what my particular “niche” is — I definitely have trouble committing to one creative task alone (jewelry, magnets, cards, sewing projects, etc.) and my shop is certainly a reflection of that.  While the majority of my work is jewelry (both beach glass and beaded), I also have bookmarks, magnets, acrylic paintings, coasters, etc.  And I intend to continue that trend – I’m excited to be moving back north so I can pick up my sewing machine and get busy on some fun fabric projects!

That said, I have also wanted to find that one thing that makes Eva M Designs special.  I’ve been thinking about this for awhile, and earlier this fall I had narrowed that “thing” down to beach glass jewelry.  Granted, it’s still a broad base there — lots of people make beach glass jewelry.  What makes me and my work special?  Well, I think I figured it out.

When I started making jewelry, my focus was on the “young professional” trends I was attracted to as a new teacher — styles from The Limited, Loft, etc.  I still like those styles, and as you can see in my shop, I am definitely still creating those looks.  However, I realized recently that there is little in the world of beach glass jewelry besides pendant-type necklaces, bracelets in linked glass pieces, and dangly or stud earrings.  I want to meld that beach glass world with the “young professional” look I admire.  I want to create necklaces that stylishly scatter beach glass throughout chains, that recreate the big bulky modern — almost costume jewelry — look, using the beautiful pieces of glass I have found on the beach.

Well, this weekend I started this venture! I would like to share with you my FIRST product in what I consider a NEW line of jewelry!

Sterling Silver Cobalt Blue Beach Glass Necklace

Keep checking back at Eva M Designs for new pieces!

The CSI Project: Eva M Designs Featured Project!

Over Christmas break I stumbled upon The CSI Project – Create Something Inspiring.  Each week they post a crafting challenge focused around a single theme.  This week’s theme was Favorite Project of 2012.  I was lucky enough to have my earring tutorial featured this past Wednesday!  Check out the tutorial on the CSI Project’s site or on its original post: Tutorial – Dangling Pearl Earrings.

 

Also, post your own link on the CSI Project’s site to enter in this week’s contest! You can find the information here.

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