Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

So today's Top 2 Tuesday theme is:
Top 2 Favorite perfumes/colognes/scents
I've never really been a perfume girl, so I'm choosing to focus on the "scent" portion.
1. There is nothing like the smell right before it's gonna rain on a summer night in the south. I love swinging on the back porch right before a storm. There are just no words to describe that scent!
2. I love the smell of little clean babies. What happens to that smell as we get older? Why do we lose it? The world would be such a nicer place if we all smelled so wonderful.

Hope this isn't breaking the rules :) But those are my Top 2 favorite scents!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Featured Etsy Item of the Week

So I once again forgot to post a featured item yesterday. I guess it's still early in the week, so I won't be too down on myself. This week's featured item is this vintage button ring. My friend, Rachel, told me I should start making rings because she has become obsessed with them. I just had to listen!! (She bought 2!) This ring has a dark red flower shaped button attached to a silver adjustable ring base. The flower is so cute! It would be perfect for a UGA football game (or any other school with red as a main color). What a deal for only $5!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Everyone Needs A Boost Sometimes


Boost your Blog this Friday!!

For any new readers...My name is Bracey. I design and make handmade jewelry. I love using beads and buttons. I try to use vintage whenever possible. Check out my older posts and my Etsy shop (braceypate.etsy.com) to see what I have for sale. Follow my blog and comment on the post so I can follow you too! I love gaining new blogging friends! :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Etsy Items

I've posted new Etsy items again!! Four pairs of earrings today, and I posted two new bobby pins and a necklace and earring set yesterday. One pair of the earrings posted today is pictured above. I love this color blue, and I think the larger beaded balls are cute. The smaller glass beads offset the size. The earrings dangle about 1 & 1/2". They are so bright! Perfect for a summer outfit or to bring color to fall or winter. Check them out...a true deal for only $10!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Etsy Items

I've finally posted some new Etsy items! Be sure to check them out and let me know what you think! I've posted 2 new necklaces, a very cute bobby pin, a chunky beaded bracelet, and 3 rings. Rings are new! My friend, Rachel, suggested I make some...so I did.

Top 2 Tuesday

Sometimes I feel like Tuesday probably brags to all the other days of the week for having all the cutesy names...anyway, I think this is such a fun idea! (and hopefully it will get me to blog regularly every Tues.) This week's Top 2 Tuesday theme is Top 2 Things You Want to Purchase! How hard is that to narrow down??
Currently, my number one "wanna be" purchase is a new car. I love this white jeep! I could definitely use the upgrade. Pretty please Daddy :)
My second purchase would be a little smaller. I really want to get some kind of clay beads. I think these are beautiful! I'm always looking for new jewelry makings.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Featured Etsy Item of the Week

I have been slacking so badly!! I promised myself I'd remember to post a featured item every Sunday. Well, it's almost Tuesday. This week's featured Etsy item is this beautiful fresh water pearl necklace. A small charm made of fresh water pearls on a gold chain is sure to dress up any outfit. I love the simplicity and elegance of the piece. This would make a great gift! And even better, I just put the item on sale...20% off!! This sale won't last long! I have another necklace featuring brown fresh water pearls too. I can make more similar necklaces of different lengths if you were thinking of them as bridesmaid gifts or wanted one for you and one for a family member or friend. Feel free to contact me!

Friday, July 16, 2010

I'm Surrounded by Orange and Purple!!

...Not that that is a bad thing :)

I have missed being at Clemson this summer so much! My jewelry journey brought me to the conclusion that I needed to make some Clemson-themed jewelry for all my girls up there! I plan on having a show/sale Saturday, August 28th (which is the Saturday before football starts). Everyone needs something new to wear to the first game! The Clemson jewelry will be the feature, but I am also going to have all the items from my Etsy shop on display and for sale. So far I've made key chains, bobby pins, rings, earrings, and necklaces all featuring the beautiful colors of orange, purple, and white. I've been using glass and plastic beads, vintage buttons, and even a pair of vintage clip-on earrings (They found new life as a ring and necklace.). For all the Clemson girls interested, I plan on making a Facebook event shortly after classes start. Let me know if you'd like to be on the guest list!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blog Bash

Blog Bash

So, I've decided to join in on this Blog Bash as a way to hopefully network and gain more followers...If you're new to my blog, I'll introduce myself. My name is Bracey, and I'm about to be a senior at Clemson University. I'm studying architecture and have recently starting making and selling jewelry. I have lots of pretty treasures in my Etsy shop, braceypate.etsy.com, and you can actually see a lot of them on this blog. Now on to the questions...
1.) Why do you blog?
 After I started my jewelry business, my dad told me I should start a blog. I was hesitant, but I'm really glad I did! It's a fun way for me to post more about my jewelry. I love being able to give better descriptions about why I made a certain piece, or where I got the materials.
2.) What do you blog about?
I mainly blog about thing I'm working on or things I've recently finished. I try to post a feature item each week, but sometimes I slack. I also post when I've new new materials because it always excites me!!
3.) What do you find to be the biggest reward you get from blogging?
I love it when someone tells me they like my jewelry. I never get too many comments, so it's always so great to have something! I need some more followers!!
4.) How long have you been blogging?
I started blogging in late May of 2010. I'm VERY new!
5.) Let's hear the story behind your blog title! :) 
My blog is titled B-Jeweled as a play on words, since my first name starts with a "B" and I'm trying to sell jewels! I also just think everyone deserves to be jeweled! Jewel yourself!! Check out my Etsy shop and other posts!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Featured Etsy Item of the Week

This week's featured Etsy item is another button necklace. This is one is a little different than my others though. I took 2 vintage buttons and wired them together to make a pendant and then attached the pendant to a gold chain. The chain is 18" long. I love the colors! This could be casual or dressy.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Any Business Out There??

I'm in the market for some cute boutiques that would want to sell Bracey Pate Jewelry. As stated in a previous post, I have a few things in a store in Greenwood, SC. I've been searching and have a few options lined up. Let me know if you know any local boutiques needing some new cute jewelry or accessories!! I'd love to send them some information.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Back to Beading

I've just returned from a week long trip to Myrtle Beach, and I'm back to beading. I picked up some new vintage buttons on my trip so be sure to look for new things on Etsy! I recently ordered ring bases, so I'll be adding rings to my site very shortly. There are some cute ones coming!!