Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday Spotlight

So, this week's Wednesdays spotlight is bohemienneivy! Check out her shop at

Here is what she had to say:

My name is Ivy, and I create bohemian jewelry with genuine gemstones and antiqued brass, sterling silver, and gold vermeil. Many of my creations are based on French medieval legends and Celtic folklore, because I am a French teacher as well as a jewelry designer and "couturière".

In addition to designing jewelry, I also create "Renaissance Denim Couture", the name I chose for my line of fashion because I give vintage denim new life with French "bohémienne" flair.

For my couture creations, I like to upcycle vintage denim by adding lace, silk, and velvet to give it a modern bohemian look that is ultra femme and chic, but edgy and daring, too. That is exactly what the French word "bohémienne" means, and it is why I named my shop, "Bohémienne Ivy".

I decided to open my shop last year when I finally started creating jewelry, after having wanted to do just that for at least five years. This year, I decided to develop my creativity even more by putting my sewing skills and designer ideas into creating "Renaissance Denim Couture".

I also love to make jewelry to match my jean skirts, so that my customers can get a total "bohémienne" look , all in my shop!

I am most proud of my "Belle Époque" jean skirt, because its design blends a uniquely beautiful mermaid jean skirt with ultra femme ruffles. The result is an exquisite, one of a kind jean skirt that is "très chic", and "très bohémienne"!

If I could go anywhere for a week to sell my items, it would be to the south of France to the city of Avignon, because every July that city comes alive with the Festival de Théâtre. Thousands of actors, dancers, and artists flock to Avignon for the Festival, each July, and I would LOVE to sell my "bohémienne" creations to such artistic souls who would really love the "chic", original style of my couture.


Check out some of her items!
Click the picture to go to her shop and see the item/description

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Some of my favs

Some of my favorite items this week!

Monday, July 25, 2011

A new beginning

I know I keep saying I'm going to get around to updating more, and I have failed in the past.  But this time I am staying on track!  I got myself a notebook, and am going to plan out a weeks worth of blogs on the weekend so that it's easier for me to update.  I figure this will keep me on track, so Monday through Friday you guys will get a blog post.

Mondays are going to be fairly simple.  Just a weekend update and blurb.
Tuesday: Favorite item/items I found over the weekend.
Wednesday: Spotlight.  I'll be featuring a diffrent Etsy shop each week!  If you'd like to be featured, send me a convo at or email me at
Thursday;  Will be making a new treasury each week and posting on here.
Friday:  Just whatever I want to post.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


The past few weeks, I've been having fun making charm bracelets and non hemp necklaces.  Thw question is, do I sell them on Peppy and Belle, or make a new shop just for them?  I love my Peppy and Belle shop, bt I feel like my charm bracelets would get lost in the crowd.  What do you think?

Anyway, I added a coupon code for my shop, and it will be disabled the day after (Saturday July 16) my 1 year anniversy on Etsy.  Its BIRTHDAY1 and good for 20% off your order!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Partner in Necklace making

So, I made my Hanson symbol pendant into a hemp necklace.  Its orange and black twist, and looks pretty cool.  My boyfriend loved it, and wanted me to make him a tony steawrt necklace.  So I made him one, and now hes just coming up with ideas, and I'm buying supplies.  He says he wants to learn to make them so he can help me make them and sell them.  I really think its cute how interested he is in wanted to help me.

Other than that, I'm also a volunter on the trade a holics team.  Hopefully this will have a postive effect on my sales!

Hope everyone has a wonderful fourth of july.