Lauren Blythe is...

A work at home mom with a passion for vintage jewelry and design. I love sharing my handcrafted jewelry designs with others as well as being inspired by other vintage designs. Find me at www.laurenblythedesigns.etsy.com.











Friday, December 17, 2010

Blog Giveaway for Team Discovery Purple Cowl Scarf!

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Wonderful giveaway for this gorgeous purple cowl scarf from My Hobby Shop from Etsy! Click on link below for a chance to win (I did!) enjoy!

Purple Cowl Scarf Giveaway

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Come Win my Nutcracker Necklace!

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Just in time for Chirstmas!

Win the Nutcracker Necklace!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Giveaway from Moboogie on Etsy!

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Hi everyone! I am excited to be part of a Treasury Team on Etsy called Team Discovery! It has gorgeous shops and makes fabulous treasuries! They also have a great blog with fabulous giveaways! Here is one of the giveaways from the shop Moboogie! With the holidays coming up wouldn't you love to win this amazing Iphone (or cell phone!) case? It's red and gold and gorgeous! I know I'd like to win it!
Here's the info for you too!














Gold and Red Iphone or Cell Phone Case Giveaway

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Giveaway of $25.00 gift certifcate is announced!

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Thank you everyone for playing! Remember the more people that play, the more fun it is! Here is what Random Generator choose between 1-7 as 7 people had entries, some with double entries!



Susan!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Susan says she never wins anything so today is your lucky day Susan!! And thank you for your continued support!

Now for the other fun part (after we all congratulate Susan!). Everyone who participated will receive a 15% off coupon on their total order for my shop. I will email each of you the details!
Thank you again! I will run another fabulous contest around the holidays!

Giveaway Time is Over!

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I will announce a winner tonight! (once I figure out how to use Random Generator again- LOL!) I am not very blog savvy so bear with me. I will post that tonight so check back!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Giveaway Time!

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I have been tempting all the Facebook and Blog fans with a giveaway and finally the time has come!


In honor of end of summer and beginning of September, one lucky person will receive a $25 gift certificate towards my shop!!! http://www.laurenblythedesigns.etsy.com/

Not only do I have a lot of still fabulous summer items at great prices, but I am adding new fall stuff weekly with some very exciting new designs!

Here's how to enter:

1. Become a facebook fan of laurenblythedesigns if you are not already and most importantly tell YOUR facebook friends about my facebook page! I have 129 FB fans and would love to add more with your help! Post a comment here that you have done so!

2. Share this contest with your friends and post that you have done so here!

3 Follow me on Twitter or this Blog and post a comment here that you have done so! For each place that you follow, post a separate comment as that will count as ONE entry EACH!

Each item counts as an entire separate entry, so the more you do, the more you enter and have a chance to win!

I will pick a winner by random generator on September 21st! have fun!


Monday, August 30, 2010

Magnificent Monday Madness with Peyton's Rose!

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It's MAGNIFICENT MONDAY MADNESS on this end of summer Monday! All day today I am running a special on one item! Special goes until midnight Eastern time. Today's special is the very popular and lovely Peyton's Rose! Normally $36 today it's just $27! Use the code "MMM" on checkout and I will refund you the discount via paypal after you purchase!

Peyton's Rose

Monday, August 23, 2010

Magnificent Monday Madness with Emmy Necklace!

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It's MAGNIFICENT MONDAY MADNESS today! All day today I am running a special on one item! Special goes until midnight Eastern time. Today's special is the Emmy Blue Rose Locket necklace on a fun vintage bar chain with a tiny white flower on the side! Normally $26 and it's o...n sale today only for $18! Use the code "MMM" on checkout and I will refund you the discount via paypal after you purchase! Only for Facebook, Blog and Twitter fans!



Emmy Necklace

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Life is Beautiful Treasury

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Do you like monograms, numbers, phrases, quotes? Etsy does! I created a Treasury of all these lovely things. Cause Life is Beautiful right? Happy Sunday!


Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful Treasury

Monday, August 16, 2010

Magnificient Monday Madness with the Enchanted Locket Necklace!

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It's MAGNIFICENT MONDAY MADNESS! All day today I am running a special on one item! Today's special is the Enchanted Classic Locket necklace adorned with 3 glass czech flowers! Normally $18 and it's on sale today only for $14! It comes in Garnet (the link here) and also Pink and Turquoise! If you want Pink or Turquoise just browse my Etsy site for those listings as they are listed separately. Use the code "MMM" on checkout and I will refund you the discount via paypal after you purchase!

Enchanted Locket Necklace




**Special goes until midnight Eastern time

Monday, August 9, 2010

Magnificent Monday Madness! New Feature!

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MAGNIFICENT MONDAY MADNESS promotion starts today! This Monday’s featured item is lovely Garland necklace! A gorgeous vintage oval scrolled locket is adorned with a vintage pink carved glass pendant. Antique brass double chain. Definitely an everyday favorite! Can be worn alone or layered with a longer piece! Normally... sells for $26, today it’s just $16!!!! Please include the code “MMM” in the comment area and I will refund you via paypal. Cannot be combined with the current sale going on in my shop. There are only 4 available!

Garland Vintage Locket Pink Carved Pendant Necklace

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Giveaway Winner Announced!

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Birdhouse Books, #6! Congratulations! I will be contacting you! You have won a beautiful Love Story necklace! I will be sending out your necklace this week!
 
 
 
Thank you everyone who entered! You guys are great!
 
 

Summer Contest Winner Announced Today, July 3rd!

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Today is the day! Thank you everyone for participating! this was so much fun and I can't wait to send someone the beautiful Love Story necklace!

Here are how the numbers stacked up. Some of you did a Twitter and told me on Twitter so I counted you. In the future I will have all comments here only to keep track easier (luckily I wrote everything down in order!)

Katie is 1 and 2
Birdhouse is 3-6 (includes twitter)
Devon 7-9 (includes her twitter and blog)
Susan 10 and 11
PassionandPaisely (Nicole) is 12-14 (including her twitter and FB)
Pixie is 15-17
KC is 18-21

Good luck!!! I will post the Random Generator above this post and contact the winner!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Treasured Year - 365 Days of Treasuries!

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A fellow Etsian has created this wonderful blog where she does a Treasury a day! Check out her blog (permanent link on the right too)!

Her newest Treasury, Strawberry Mint features my necklace Emilie!

A Treasured Year

Friday, June 18, 2010

Lavendar, Lilac and Purple Treasury

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Here's a soothing Treasury I created with some of my favorite hues!



Lavendar Lilac and Purple Treasury

Sunday, June 6, 2010

White Roses in Spring Flowers Treasury!

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The beautiful white roses necklace with the creamy sakura flower, vintage locket and freshwater pearls on a gold filled chain is in this gorgeous "Spring Flowers" Treasury!

My necklace is in the 2nd row, last necklace (next to another sakura flower necklace!)


Thursday, June 3, 2010

NEW SUMMER CONTEST! LOVE STORY NECKLACE GIVEAWAY!

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 Lauren Blythe Designs is having a new contest that starts today, Thursday, June 3rd and will run for an entire MONTH so will end on Friday, July 2nd.

The winner will receive this gorgeous necklace called "Love Story"


Here's what you need to do to enter. Each of these actions counts as 1 entry!!


1. Follow my blog and leave a comment here. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment.
2. Go to my Etsy shop - http://www.laurenblythedesigns.etsy.com/ and leave a comment here about your favorite item and why
3. Follow me on twitter and leave a comment here (Twitter link on the right!)
4. Fan me on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/laurenblythedesigns and leave a comment here that you have done so.
5. If you are already a fan on Facebook, please post a comment on Facebook about your favorite item in my shop. You don't need to leave a comment here as I will see it there.

So you have FIVE different ways to enter and if you do all FIVE your name will be entered FIVE times! Yeah!

All comments left here, please leave under this Contest post or any reminder Contest posts so I can keep track easily!

For extra entries ( so a total of SEVEN entries!)


1. Tweet about this giveaway using @laurenbdesigns in your tweet and post that you did so here
2. Blog about my giveaway and leave me a comment with a link here


I will use Random Generator to choose the winner!

Good luck!















Sunday, May 30, 2010

Interview with Associated Content by Rachel Krech

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I was fortunate enough to be interviewed for my Etsy shop for the website Associated Content! Here is the interview!

Lauren Blythe Designs

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Background Fairy!

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Wow, I just discovered this great website (thanks to Factory Girl Ashley on Etsy and her blog- scroll down to the right to see her blog button and wonderful Etsy jewelry!) called the Background Fairy that has free vintage backgrounds and photos you can download, use for your blog, scrapbooking, labels, etc. I will definately be back! You can see my new lovely roses background and here are a few images from her site I am in love with!










Friday, May 7, 2010

Featured in Gimmie that - No Frumpy Frau Friday Blog Spot

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The lovely Flowers of Paradise Vintage Coral Glass Flower Necklace is featured in a wonderful new blog:

Gimmie That - No Frumpy Frau Friday

Check out her lovely headbands too! She is also added to my fave blogs on the bottom left.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Winner of the Lauren Blythe Designs Facebook Contest!

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The winner of the Lauren Blythe Designs Facebook Contest for a $40 gift certificate to my Etsy shop or www shop is........................



ERIKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations! I will contact you with the details Erika and congratulations! I hope you will love your jewelry!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Handmade Spark- Do's and Don't for Crafters

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La Marguerite (the vintage daisy and bee necklace) made it to the Handmade Spark! (my first little publication- yeah!!!) Read about it here, especially if you are creating handmade items too, great article!

http://handmadespark.com/blog/the-dos-and-donts-for-crafters/

Also I almost have 100 Twitter followers in ONE WEEK! Yeah! Be sure to follow me on Twitter. Click to the right.

The big contest ends next Tuesday, April 20th so please post a comment under the contest on this blog to be entered! A fabulous $40 gift certificate to my shop!

Hope everyone is well!
Lauren

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hello to Susan- my Gorgeous Model!

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This is my dear friend Susan, she has a nice collection of my pieces. She's wearing the Courting Necklace (the short necklace) which was a one of a kind piece with a large vintage locket and a vintage cameo of a couple "courting" surrounded by lovely jade quartz round beads.  She is also wearing a beautiful longer piece from a different designer to show how you can layer your necklaces. I think she model's it well and looks lovely! Thanks Susan for the photo!

If you have a photo of yourself wearing any of my pieces, I would love to post them here.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Meet Behnaz and her gorgeous collages!

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As I was growing up, I was always involved in art and even though art came naturally to me, I was always taking art classes. I loved making things and my mom really encouraged me and since she was a fashion designer, I got to learn a lot from her, we always did some sort of project together.

Ever since I can remember I wanted to be known for something. I had a dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Since I always loved art, for years I was looking for my niche. I explored so many different options. When I left my design job I thought seriously about what I wanted to do. I played around and explored with so many different options, sometimes driving myself crazy. Then one day I saw a collaged lampshade with birds on it and that sparked my creation. That day I could not wait to get home and put in on canvas, it was one of the best days of my life. Since then I was inspired to create my own line of fun and colorful pieces of art. My sense of color creates pieces that are truly unique. Deliberate thoughtfulness that combines hand-stitching, raw edged appliqué and patch work creates a one of a kind product, which I drew from my experiences as a designer.

My collages are mounted on canvas and are created and designed from found paper and fabric. I appliqué the found papers and fabrics on a fabric upholstered canvas and add intricate embroidery.

A lot of my inspirations come from nature; being outdoors looking at god’s wonderful creations calms me and makes me happy. I have always been fascinated with trees. I loved looking at them and painting them naked with no leaves.

I am also fascinated with birds. They have a beauty I can’t explain. When I see them, I get a sense of stillness and hearing them sing makes me blissful. They are free, they fly where they please and seem content as to where they land and they are so darn cute.

My mother is also my inspiration with her encouragements and what she has taught me. That is why I named my business after her; Behjat translates “happiness from the best places” from Persian, because she is my true inspiration and since she has now passed away, I want to keep her name alive.

The journey in my life has lead me to my dream. I am almost there, I can taste it. I just want to be successful with my art and would love to have everyone love them as much as I loved making them and to make people smile.



You can view Behnaz's shop on Etsy:
Behjat on Etsy

Finally did the Twitter!

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Yes, I joined the Twitter bandwagon (finally!). You'd think as computer literate as I am I'd have done it a lot sooner! Anyway click on the link on the right to follow me!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Happy Hump Day! It's Wednesday, March 31st! Please remember to post a comment so you can be included in my $40 gift certificate giveway! Less than a month away!! Good luck!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Miriam Haskell Vintage Costume Jewelry

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I was up pretty late last week reading about Miriam Haskell, a jewelry designer who got her start in the 1920s.  I was drawn to her designs in the way she created them and her style. She is known for her intricate, feminine designs using a lot of filigree, antique gilded surfaces, pearls and glass flowers.  She become very large with celebrities in the 1950s.

Here are some articles that will tell you more about her. She started creating jewelry on her own in the 1920s and hand wrapped each bead and each piece by hand and made it so you could not even see where the wrapped end was! It was so intricate and amazing. Some designs took her three days (Yeah I'd be out of business if that were the case!). Of course, her stuff is worth a lot these days (especially the originals from the 20s-50s).

You can still find new old stock of some of the actual beads she used (which I am eyeing!) to create your own pieces.

I posted a link to her actual workman ship on her main site and another link to her actual designs (gorgeous!)  Enjoy!

Miriam Haskell Workmanship

Miriam Haskell Designs

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Lauren Blythe Designs Facebook Fan Giveway!

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To thank all my wonderful customers and to celebrate Spring, Lauren Blythe Designs Facebook Fan Page is having a wonderful giveaway!


The Prize: A $40.00 Gift Certificate to be used in my Etsy Shop or main website!*

How to enter: Please join the blog if you haven't already, and simply post a comment here on my blog - whatever you want to post! Please note you may only post ONE comment. Multiple comments will be deleted. In order to qualify you must be listed as a fan on the Lauren Blythe Designs Facebook Fan page.

Details: the contest will run from today, March 20th thru 11:59PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, April 20th.  A winner will be drawn at random and announced on April 21st on the Blog and on the Facebook page!


Good luck!
Lauren
*gift certificate not good on past purchases or combined with other offers. Gift certificate IS good on the http://www.laurenblythedesigns.com/ website as well (especially for those of you registered there and want to shop on the site!)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Etsy sale reminder!

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Just a reminder if you don't already know about it, I am having an Etsy sale! Now thru Sunday, if you purchase 2 items you get another free (of equal or lesser value!) so come on over! Details on my front Etsy page.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

What makes you happy?

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Happy Saturday! I'd love to know- what makes people happy? Is it the little things? Right now I am having a cup of coffee and that makes me happy (i know simple but wired!). I heard birds chirping this morning- spring is in the air, although I hear it may snow? But back to Spring...I am really loving the color yellow right now and floral- so yellow and floral? Hmm.....


Retro Floral Thermos



Funky Vintage Yellow Earrings



Vintage yellow art deco sugar bowl

Friday, March 12, 2010

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What a fun blog: KayLovesVintage
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Happy Friday! Hope everyone is doing well! Plesae join my blog so you can be part of my Spring contest- the contest will be posted on the first day of Spring! I think that's March 21st? Click on the FOLLOW link on the right side of the page (go down a bit) and join!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

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Well it finally happened! I made it to the front page of Etsy!!! I am going to try to post a photo of the page here.

Also new Spring items are getting added as quickly as I have time (taking care of a 4 year old is also very time consuming!) I will have a new Spring contest...details to follow!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Hello! Happy Thursday! Just checking in! Adding new spring items as much as I can. Please check it out. Tell me your favorite colors for spring!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

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Happy Thursday!

President's Day sale starts today thru Sunday! For LaurenblytheDesign Bloggers and for Facebook fans you get 20% off any purchase! Once you purchase your item, please check out but do not pay with paypal yet and I will send you an invoice with the 20% discount. This is only for Blogger fans and Facebook fans- please mention word "FAN" upon checkout so I know to give you discount!

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

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Hello!

Been very busy! Designing for the shop, an upcoming auction basket and filling orders. I am in the Etsy treasury again- the Glamour necklace which is a gorgeous (hard to let it go gorgeous!) large vintage 1940s gold plated bow necklace!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=111930

Found an adorable set of gold cameo charms that word has it are a young Marie Antoinette! Let them eat cake...I already have some ideas for this beauty!

More items added this week.

Monday, February 1, 2010

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Ok so I need some followers! I am still very new to this blogging! I hope I am not talking to myself? I have several new items listed and in the works. Friends and Family weekend came and went and now have more work to do but it's a good thing! Am working on an auction basket for my son's school. Stay tuned!

Monday, January 25, 2010

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hello! new items will be up in a day or so! also I was in the Treasury on Etsy again with the Enchanted Rose bracelet- check it out!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=108100

Remember, only a few more days until the contest is over! if you aren't sure what it is please vist my Etsy Facebook page and read about it! You could win a beautiful necklace.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

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This week I have some wonderful new items I will be listing- a lot of one-of-a-kind items with fabulous vintage pieces I am excited about and some fabulous rings with large vintage flowers which make beautiful cocktail rings! Bring your friends to my blog and my Facebook Etsy page and remember only 7 more days until the contest is over for the free Valentine necklace.

Monday, January 18, 2010

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Happy Monday! Been working a lot- had a jewelry party on Thursday and worked on getting new items to Cali and Mo, the store in Cherry Creek where I sell some of my designs. I created a few new pieces that I think are wonderful and will have them on Etsy and website this week. I just listed one called "Eleanor" that's beautiful. Don't forget the giveway for Etsy fans on Facebook- time is running out so post your name as often as you can!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

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well that was fast! as soon as I listed my new one of a kind necklace, Garbo with the vintage rhinestone earring it sold! I do have one more left (cause earrings do came in a set!) so there is still one more listed! Ordered some gorgeous cameos and settings this morning- excited to see what I can create with that.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

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Good morning! for those of you that are fans of my Etsy page on Facebook please remember to do the contest - time is running lower! Here is the contest and if you haven't joined the fan page yet you can do that and play! it's so easy!!!

It's GIVEAWAY time for Lauren Blythe Designs Etsy fans! This contest will run for three weeks and at the end of that time I will draw a name out of the hat and the winner will receive one of my new designs called "French Valentine"! It's a gorgeous piece on a gold filled chain with a brass bow, french charm that says ..."Je T'aime" and a tiny garnet glass flower. This giveaway is for fans of my Lauren Blythe Designs Etsy page on Facebook. Here are the rules:
1. Post this contest to your wall. 2. Invite your friends to to become of fan of Lauren Blythe Designs fan page and post your name to the LBD fan page wall. 3. Get your friends to post their names to the wall too. 4. You can post to the wall as many times a day as you want. The more you post, the more your name will be in the hat!
On January 30th I will draw a name from the hat and announce the winner the following day! I will contact you for your address so you can receive your beautiful necklace!

Friday, January 8, 2010

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I am so excited about some new vintage pieces I am awaiting arrival on so I can create, create, create! Have any ideas or things you love? Post them! I'd love to hear ideas! I will be adding new items to Etsy and the www shop today hopefully if time allows (or shall I say if 4 year old that's home today from school allows!) I have a GORGEOUS piece I am hestitant to let go of. I designed it with a vintage rhinestone earring on a vintage large filigree. Very simple and stunning!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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Hello! It's January 5th and hope everyone is having a good beginning to their New Year! I've been working away. Added some new items to my shop on Etsy and on my website. Some very nice, simple vintage style earrings and lovely necklaces as well. Did you know a lot of the vintage flowers I use are from the 1940s? It's amazing these things are still around. Once they are gone, they are gone but that's the fun of designing pieces with vintage items. Don't forget to join my Facebook page as I have a fabulous contest going on now to win a necklace!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

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Hello fans!
Be sure to join my Etsy site on Facebook! Lots of fabulous special savings just for you and I am going to have a Valentine giveaway!
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Happy New Year! I am going to get this blog going so please join in! For the New Year Lauren Blythe Designs has a lot going on. First I am happy to say that my designs are now in a fabulous store called Cali and Mo in Denver in the Cherry Creek Mall! Not only did the owner purchase several of my items but she had me create some special vintage pieces that were unique. Look for more of my items in her store for Valentine's Day and also my tiara and comb designs from the days I did bridal jewelry!

Again Happy New Year and thanks for the support!
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