Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dazzling Adornments GIVEAWAY ends 6/11

I'd like to introduce Lisa Mitchell from 

Dazzling Adornments features great little trinkets at super affordable prices!  She's got a great array of jewelry, ear cuffs, wine glass and cell phone charms

Silver & Orange Crystal earrings

So Lisa, tell us a little about yourself!

Pink wire & black Swarovski earrings
I have lived in NH all my life and grew up in the small town of Wilton. I'm a newly wed and stay at home wife. I have always loved being creative and hand making jewelry. Most of my collection is earrings, I think they are such a simple accessory that can liven up any outfit! I started making jewelry for coworkers a couple years ago, then we got a house so I quit so I could work on fixing it up a little bit but I had no one to sell my earrings to, until a friend told me about Etsy. I have been hooked on Etsy ever since, I love the people on here, there is so much support from team members and my husband.

What's the most popular item in your shop?  

Colorful Ear Cuff
Right now, it's my colorful earcuff! Great for un-pierced ears, they work best on top of your ear and can be adjusted for any ear size! These are all made from silver plated wire that has been colored. And the great thing is that they come in 10 different colors!

Tell us about some of the materials you work with!
I use a mix of glass beads, lampwork beads, Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and metal beads.  All my ear hooks are silver plated, although they can be switched out for sterling silver if requested.  I myself have a sensitivity to metals so I am more than willing to work with anyone who needs silver or gold in an item!

Lisa is also offering readers 
a great discount at her etsy store! 
checkout for 20% off! 

Thanks, Lisa!!!

Now for the GIVEAWAY!  
Lisa is offering one lucky winner her 
Pretty in Pink earrings!

How to enter:
Mandatory:  You must be a follower of my blog!  
Not a follower?  It's easy!  Just click follow to the right!
This is not considered an entry =)  Please complete any of the 7 options below.

you must leave a separate comment for each entry you complete!
If your blogger information is blocked, be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you when you win!

open to followers in the US, Canada and International!

1.  Check out DazzlingAdornments shop on etsy and then come back and leave me a comment telling me your favorite item in the shop (1 entry)

2.  Like Jewelry By J on facebook (1 entry)

4.  Heart one of DazzlingAdornment's item in her etsy store (1 entry)

5.  Become a follower of DazzlingAdornment's Blog (1 entry)

6. Heart my etsy shop! (1 entry)

7.  Check out my etsy shop and the come back and tell me what your favorite item is or what you'd like to see (1 entry)

Contest ends on 6.11.2011
Winner will be chosen by

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Summer Giveaways Preview!

Now that the weather is starting to warm up, let's celebrate the summer!

Starting next month, I'm so pleased to introduce you to a bunch of wonderful artisans!
Better yet, they've graciously agreed to sponsor some great giveaways!  

I'm very excited and you should be, too!

Here's a sneak peak!  
Click on the image to be transported to their shop and check out the goods!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Featured on LittleGreyFox!

Take a look!  I was featured on littlegreyfox's blog

She sells great little crafts that are sooo adorable!  Take a sneak peak!

She was kind enough to interview me and feature me on her blog!  Unfortunately, with blogger's little burp last week, it got bumped, but here it is again!

Thanks again Tsuki!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Silk chord and Sterling Friendship bracelet

Wanted to give you a sneak peak at what I'm currently working on!  With gold and silver prices so high, I wanted to think of a more affordable way to still wear the metals we love without breaking the bank!

These were inspired by my friend, Elizabeth  =)  I made her one and liked them so much I decided to duplicate!

 This one has tiny square beads that stay in place by themselves as well as a longer tube bead held in place by tiny knots in the silk!

Sterling silver spring clasp closure with finished ends =)

These are made of the same silk chord used to tie pearls!  

All components are sterling silver!  

Wouldn't these make a great gift for a young lady or between friends?!

These are not listed in my etsy store yet, but would love to hear your opinion on them!
I'm planning on listing them for only $10.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Chaotic Knot earrings

A sneak peak at one of my most popular lines...

My chaotic knot earrings...surprisingly elegant and goes with just about everything!  My chaotic knot jewelry can be done in either gold filled, sterling silver or anti-tarinish argentium silver and come in a bunch of different varieties - from long to short to fit every taste!

Stay tuned for necklaces, bracelets and knots with semi-precious stones!

Gold filled Long Knots (also available in silver!)

Sterling Silver Short knot

Sterling Silver Knot on Chain

Gold filled and Sterling Stud Knots

These are all surprisingly difficult and hard on the hands to make.  You'd be surprised, but the wire doesn't always go where you want it to make a symmetrical circle and its taken a little bit of trial and error to get it juuuuust right...enjoy!

Love them and have to have a pair for yourself?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Japanese Culture Week and Charity Bazaar

For anyone who's going to be in Pasadena (California) this week, I have donated some of my jewelry for the charity bazaar on Saturday, May 21st @ Catalyst from 9am to 3pm.  

All proceeds go to Japanese Red Cross, so check it out!

For more information (are you crafty and want to donate your items, too?  There's still time!)
Check out or you can contact them at or you can contact me directly and I will forward your information.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Giveaway and Review by Pink Lemonade

Paige from Pink Lemonade Blog has graciously reviewed my jewelry (she loves them!) and together, we are giving away ANOTHER pair of earrings!!!

 These are my "pink lemonade" earrings and are sterling silver and cherry quartz.  They are a very pretty color and simply elegant!

Wanna win these?  Visit her blog here or click on the photo and make sure you follow both of us!

Giveaway ends May 18!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Appreciation Photo's

I just wanted to post a picture that Nancy (the winner of my giveaway) sent me of her daughter wearing my earrings!  It's so thrilling!  Thanks for the picture!  They look lovely!

Didn't win?  If you would like your own copper knot earrings, please click here to purchase your own!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Silver hoop and clear quartz earrings

One of my newest!  Made out of a thicker gauge sterling silver wire with a large, faceted quartz crystal ball.  This one is already pretty popular!

Each hoop is hand formed and the thicker gauge makes it a little bit trickier.

Here's what it looks like on!  So chic, yet so simple.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

And the winner is...

All Comments were numbered #1-20, with the lone comment on my Giveaways page from Jeff designated as #20.

And the winner of my Mother's Day giveaway is....

True Random Number Generator  15Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Comment # 15 from Nancy StylenDecorDeals!  Congratulations Nancy!!!

Sculpture Jewelry

I love making what I call "sculpted jewelry".  It uses some of my art background to minimalize objects into clean lines - one of my favorite things to do waaaaay back when!  I've translated that into jewelry!

Leaves Series

 What are leaves without flowers?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It's all made by me!

I always get comments on how cute my boxes are!  Thanks to everyone who has been so kind!  So I wanted to share that yes, I do buy recycled craft boxes and hand stamp every one of them to personalize it so you know it came from me!
I intentionally do not put a logo in the hopes that instead of throwing it away, you will either repurpose it or re-use to give a gift to someone (I hate waste, don't you?!)

I also hand cut and hand stamp all the earring and necklace cards out of 100% recycled card stock.

all that card crafting I used to do comes in handy!

finished product!

There's still time to enter my mother's day earring giveaway!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Gucci Limited Edition Bracelet

Look Stylish for a good cause!

Gucci introduced a limited edition charity bracelet to support earthquake relief efforts in Japan with all proceeds benefiting the Japanese Red Cross!


It features a white-red-white web that represents the Japanese flag and has a medal that reads "Gucci Loves you".

Available at Gucci Flagship stores.

So cool!  I really want one!

UPDATE:  For all those that want one, now available on with free shipping until they sell out!