Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bella Vita Holiday Gift Guide

Check out the 2012 Holiday Bella Vita Gift Guide! I compiled a nice document of my best selling jewelry to give you all gift ideas! There are price points for everyone's budget. If you're interested in a custom order please remember to get it to me as soon as possible. If you want to see a larger version of the gift guide, check it out on my facebook page here
Happy Halloween y'all!!


Friday, October 26, 2012


 I've been going stamp crazy! About 3 weeks ago I got my complete set of U.S. States custom made for Bella Vita. Since then, I've had a few (exciting) wholesale orders and will be featured on a "Southern" blog soon. All this excitement has me making samples like crazy! The stamped charms are not limited to states, nor are they limited to the beaded bangles. I just love the look of them on the bracelets! But, I can certainly make ANY stamped charm into a simple necklace on a vintage chain.
 I also picked up a new set of letter stamps that is a cursive font and a few new designs stamps that you can see below. I had fun photographing the bangles the past few days. The first few photos are with my Cannon DSLR and the last few are with my iPhone, Hipstamatic app. The color in the Hipstamatic pics isn't accurate but I really like how they turned out :)

 Pricing on the bangles is as follows: Bangle w/ state charm - $25, Bangle w/ design stamp or letter stamp $20. If you want to order multiple bangles please let me know and I can give a group discount. I've had tons of people tell me what great gifts these will make! It's never too early to think about your Holiday shopping lists!

My first order going straight to a Holiday Pop Up Shop in Bryant Park, New York, New York!!

Southern state bangles that will be featured on a "Southern" blog very soon!
New cursive font letter stamps.
Design stamps, bird, peace sign, spiral, diamond, skull and bones.
More states! Missouri, California, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii - isn't Hawaii adorable?!
iPhone Hipstamatic pics.
iPhone Hipstamatic pics.
iPhone Hipstamatic pics.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall Show Schedule

  Shows, show, shows, and more shows! I have a really busy and exciting Fall lineup. You can find the schedule below and I'll be making event pages on facebook with all the details as soon as I find a minute to do so. In the mean time, if you have any questions, feel free to email me

Northwest Arkansas Boutique Show - November 9th and 10th - Springdale, Arkansas

Bella Vita Trunk Show at DeVito's Restaurant - November 28th - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Bella Vita Trunk Show at Bungalow Designs - November 30th - Harrison, Arkansas

Bella Vita Trunk Show at Stash!!! - November 17th - Norman, Oklahoma

Bella Vita Trunk Show at the Makeup Bar - November 15th or December 6th (date still being determined) - Oklahoma City, OK

The Little Craft Show! - December 1st - Fayetteville, AR

Deluxe Indie Craft Bazaar - December 8th - Oklahoma City, OK

Bella Vita Holiday Trunk Show at Good Things Boutique - December 14th & 15th - Fayetteville, AR

 Like I said, I am still working on adding all the event information to facebook. I might also be doing more shows in Oklahoma City the week of December 17th - 23rd. All of this is still being worked out. Follow  Bella Vita  on facebook for all updated information and/or sign up for my newsletter here.
 Hope to see you at an upcoming show! And as always, you can shop online or place custom orders by emailing me, if you are planning a custom order, I encourage you to place it sooner than later :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

New designs

  I finally got to spend some quality time with all the amazing goods I bought on my trip last week! Check out what came out of the studio. I can't wait for you to see these peices at my upcoming shows. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Vintage metals, chains, and Art Deco glass.
New!!! I am branching out! Big time! I made stud earrings. Made with vintage glass and surgical steel posts! Very affordable too, $7 - $15 each.
These might be my fav. They come in royal blue and turquoise. Vintage brass and glass.
Necklace version!
And these beauties! I started riveting metal to metal and just had a hard time stopping! More colors to come.
Vintage St. Cristopher medals embellished with semi precious stones and vintage chains! These are $40 each.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Buying Trip

 I just returned from a super secret shopping trip and all I can say is "WOW!"
It was amazing! 
 I was joined by my friends Stefanie Wolf - from Martha's Vineyard, and Christy Bourns - from Little Rock. We had the best time! The three of us spent 3 1/2 days digging through 2 warehouses totaling 180,000 sq. ft. To say I was in heaven is an understatement... although, it isn't all fun and games. There is a lot of planning - planning for upcoming seasons, new designs, budgets, etc. It was all very overwhelming too! 
 My 109 lbs should be delivered via UPS sometime tomorrow. Can you imagine the separation anxiety I am experiencing???!!!! Make sure you follow on facebook and instagram so you can get a sneak peak at all my goodies.

The "don't go in there" room! :( I wanted to dig in here too!
Chains for days! Vintage, dead stock chain.

My favorite room... full of vintage glass cabochons, rhinestones, and various other glass stones.
One glimpse into the warehouse. Aisle after aisle after second floor, first floor, basement, basement 2 etc. etc. etc. They even have closeout rooms... who ever would have thought?!
Czech crystals in their original packaging!

Loved hanging out with these two! Stefanie Wolf Designs (left) & Robinson Lane (middle). Check them out!