Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sunshine and Carousels Giveaway!

Good morning!
A month or so ago I participated in the Indie Emporium in downtown Tulsa. That is where I met Erin, the owner and creative mind behind Sunshine and Carousels, we were neighbors at the show. I love doing shows like this because you have the opportunity to meet new artists and crafters. Erin and I did a little trading at the show, she got a pair of my earrings and I got a head band and a hair clip from her. Another reason I love these shows!!! Please visit Erin's blog and become a follower, she likes to do giveaways and shares a wealth of information and pictures.
Today she has generously sponsored a giveaway on my blog. See the details below! Look for more giveaways from other fellow artists each month. If you are interested in sponsoring a giveaway or advertising on my blog, send me a message.

About Erin:
   Hi there this is Erin from Sunshine and Carousels. I'm mother, wife, crafter and coffee drinker.  I absolutely love coloring my world and making pretty things.  I spend my days working in my at home studio making handmade hair accessories, shoe clips, belts, clutches and jewelry.  I'm on a mission to create pretty wearable items with unique color combinations and lovely details.

Holly Golightly - Feather Hair Clip and Brooch

Miss Penelope - Flower and Feather Headband

To enter this giveaway...
Leave a comment telling me what you have on your Holiday gift wish list.

For additional entries:

1) Be a follower of the Sunshine and Carousels Facebook Page.
2) Be a follower of Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry Blog.
3) Blog, tweet or facebook this giveaway.

Please leave one comment for each additional entry.  There will be two drawings, you can enter both up to 5 times if you meet the criteria above. If you tweet it, facebook it or blog about it just make sure to leave that in the coment.  Thank you!
(giveaway open until December 12th)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bella Vita Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas is 18 days away! I still can't believe how fast this year has passed me by, but I'll save that for another post...

I am offering free shipping (first class) on all custom mail orders or website orders from now until this Saturday, December 11th. All orders placed before December 15th will be charged regular shipping rates and are guaranteed to arrive on time by Christmas. 

I have put together a small gift guide of my jewelry designs in case you are in need of some inspiration or direction in this gift giving season. There is still plenty of time for custom orders. I will be traveling to Fayetteville, Arkansas on December 18th and will be able to make deliveries if you live in or around Northwest Arkansas. I will also be traveling home through the same area on December 23rd and will be able to make deliveries then as well. Don't wait until the last minute!!! I almost shipped a package yesterday using express mail at the post office and it was going to be $18. Granted it is guaranteed next day, but, that was 1/2 of the value of what I was shipping! I don't mind to ship express, I just hate for you to pay that much for shipping.

Now, on to the fun stuff... Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 2010 Gift Guide.

Personalized necklaces for Moms, Grandmas, daughters, granddaughters, nieces etc. These necklaces can be personalized with any stamping. You choose the text and the stones you want to embellish with and I put it all together for you. Popular combination are grandchildren and children names with corresponding birthstone, pet names or add a short message.
Custom Mother's Necklaces

Custom Mother's necklace with Birthstone and Birth Date.       
 Vintage skeleton key necklaces mixed with semi precious stones. These necklaces have been extremely popular since I started making them.
Double Key Necklace with Mixed Stones.
Truly a Bella Vita "one of a kind!" This necklace comes with a matching pair of earrings and would be a very nice gift to someone special. You can find if at, under "The Delicate Balance."
Ammonite fossil, honey agate, freshwater pearl and sterling silver.
 Vintage religious medals mixed with semi precious stones. I have a selection of vintage religious medals, saint medals and crosses to choose from. Embellish with your favorite stone or birthstone.
Vintage Sacred Heart, Iolite, Ruby, Rhodocrosite.
"The Delicate Balance" Bella Vita's unique line of handmade jewelry made from precious and semi precious stones, 14k gold fill, vermeil and/or sterling silver findings and components. This line makes wonderful gifts and is the classic addition to any woman's jewelry collection.
Vermel, 14k gold fill, Chrysoprase, can be found at

Vermel, 14k gold fill, Chrysoprase, can be custom ordered.

Ruby, Spinel, Vermeil, 14k gold fill, can be custom ordered.

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Vermeil, 14k gold fill, can be found at

Cluster Necklace, can be custom ordered.

Amethyst, 14k gold fill, can be custom ordered.

Aquamarine, 14k gold fill, can be custom ordered.   

If you are interested in any of the above designs please feel free to contact me, or 479.200.1824.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A very important message!

I am trying to purchase all of my holiday gifts from local and indie artists this year. I encourage you to do the same. I would also like to thank everyone that has purchased jewelry from me this year. I couldn't live my dream without your help and support.
Tis the season!