Friday, December 23, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Want to a chance to win over $600 worth of awesome Etsy items?
Check out the 2011 Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway on etsyfix!
My half wishbone simple silver earrings are part of the giveaway. So comment on their blog and then share away! Good luck!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
So in the spirit of the crazy holiday shopping sales this year, I have decided to do...
Free Shipping from now through 11/28!!
No need for a coupon! All of the shipping at lime green modern has been set to free*. :-)
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Fine Print: Free shipping excludes my large bridal same-item sets.
Monday, November 7, 2011
So I decided to create an even longer version of my ultimate minimalist earring.... the simple line.
I had previously done this design in a smaller version that's 1 3/4" in length, but decided I wanted a longer version too, 2 1/8". A little more dramatic, but in a very subtle way...is that possible? :-)
I've been wearing my own personal pair every day for a week now.... super comfy yet interesting and modern.
Happy November and shop early!
Monday, October 3, 2011
So we took a drive to Vail for the day yesterday....our favorite place in the summer for a day trip.
They are saying it's some of the best fall colors seen in years here in CO and this past weekend was the "peak"....lucky us! It was unreal...yellow so vivid it was glowing in the sunlight.
Hit all the favorites....Pirate Ship Park, the deli, Betty Ford Gardens, and of course walked around the town itself.
Now I almost feel ready to hunker down for winter and get ready for the holiday season coming up fast!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
What's better than getting an "I love it!" email from a happy customer....when they decide to feature it on their blog too!
I recently sent one of my mini silver bows off to Jana in Germany ....and she surprised me by sending me a link to her fashion blog featuring it. Now since I don't speak German, I had to use Google translation, which can be a bit dodgy, but she loved it!
It makes me happy that not only did she take the time to write the lovely blog and take pictures, but that she supports handcrafted independent artisans like myself. :-)
Sunday, September 18, 2011
So I have to introduce you to my newest obsession....Pinterest.
I had heard talk of this site on the Etsy forums but hadn't checked it out until my neighbor, T., declared her love for it. Once I saw it, I was instantly hooked. Thanks, T.
Here's my full disclaimer: This will undoubtedly become your newest obsession too (trust me), so don't say I didn't warn you of its full time-sucking capabilities.
So what is it? The quick and dirty is it is a virtual bulletin board for all the things you love...and more. You can customize your "Boards" with any title you want and then whenever you're browsing the web and see a hairstyle you love, a bathroom tile you must have, etc; you just click "Pin It" and save it on one of your boards. Once pinned, to get back to the original site where the picture resides, just keep clicking on the picture and it will take you there.
Here is my personal page with all my customized boards and all the things I love: http://pinterest.com/limegreenmodern/
It's kind of like Twitter, in that you can follow other people you are interested in and "repin" their choices if you like them. And people can follow you back for the same reasons.
First: If you are new, you need to be invited. So either ask for an invite on the Pinterest homepage or feel free to leave your email in the comments here and I'll email you an invite.
Biggest Tip: After you have joined, go to Pinterest's homepage. Then click on About (far right) and then on Help. It gives you all the answers to the basic FAQs for how the site works. I'd read through these before you start....tells you everything you need to know.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Keeping up with the layered look....a simple tiny cross on a hammered circle background.
I just liked the way these two looked together, as I was looking for something "just a little more" than the basic cross pendant. I had made these hammered circles so I decided to put them together.
Simple and great for the everyday necklace.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I can''t believe the end of the summer is nearing!
My kiddos are back in school, so I finally had time to take some pics of a few new layered pendants that I created forever ago.
Today's feature is the everyday necklace: small layered hammered circles
More to post in a few days!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Wishing all the Dads out there a Happy Father's Day!
I was lucky enough to have my dad out here in CO recently for a visit, where we went up to the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. Gorgeous!
And since my daughter is very much a daddy's girl, thought it was a great day to post a pic of them going to the Father/Daughter Dance at her school this spring.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
When I was little, I had a thing for small coin purses.
I had quite a few...some zipped, some you squeezed, but my favorites were the ones with the little silver ball clasps at the top that clicked when you open and shut them. I would squirrel away my coins and other treasures in them.
So recently I decided to get one that would fit folded cash and coins, trying to alleviate the huge collection of change constantly wallowing around the bottom of my purse. And since the coins were never handy, when I used cash I couldn't ever find the proper change, thus I got more change back. Ugh.
I happened upon this most lovely framed coin purse from the zakka...it is just perfect! It fits the cash and coins exactly how I wanted it to, it is beautifully made, has super cute fabric, and best of all, has the little silver balls on top to click shut. Right back to my childhood memories.
Check out her beautiful shop for many sizes of framed clutches, pouches, accessories, and more!
Friday, April 15, 2011
When I was in college and felt like shopping (but only had about $10 to my name), my roommate and I would hit the thrift stores. We would come out with loads of uber-cool stuff for next to nothing.
I loved to thrift well into my late 20s, more for the thrill of a really cool find, but also because an awesome bargain brings a great adrenaline rush...and it's just so fun!
Somewhere along the way once I had my kiddos, I just didn't have the time to do it. Let's face it, a baby doesn't want to sit for hours in a stroller while I poke around looking for treasure.
Well, this is where Etsy enters. Not only is Etsy for handcrafted items like my own shop, it is also a place to buy/sell vintage items (anything older than 20 years).
I was doing a random search the other day and ran across this amazingly cool modern circle belt buckle from Accent on Vintage. I had to have it, and now just a few days later, I do! Put it on my belt right out of the envelope...LOVE IT!
Now I can look for vintage treasures from the comfort of my laptop!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I have taken to wearing layers of necklaces as of late....love to put a cute necklace that sits close to the neck with a long 26-inch dangle one. I decided on a 3/4 inch hammered circle and a 1 inch hammered circle, each on a lovely long cable chain.
Also lots of requests for more modern heart options! So I decided to make a long angled hammered heart too.
If you love these pendant designs, but do prefer a shorter necklace, I have all three of these in a shorter necklace length too.
Monday, March 28, 2011
So what's your earring style...fancy, boho chic, ultra mod, romantic, or simple?
Thank you to the a great blog called The Handmade Gift Guide who featured my skinny black earrings under one of those styles...can you guess?
And if these aren't your style...lots more to choose from in my shop or on Etsy.
Friday, March 25, 2011
This week is spring break for us (the first week of a 2-week break), so we decided to head up to the Butterfly Pavilion just north of Denver to check it out. It was nice to feel that 85 degree heat where they kept the butterflies!
I'm always amazed that the most brilliant patterns and colors I see are almost always straight from nature....it inspires me to start making more jewelry with pops of color.
Looking for a certain color to match a spring outfit? I have all my earrings divided in sections by color in my lime green modern shop. Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Saw these crocheted flowers on a job-site fence in downtown Denver at Union Station.
The impressive thing is they were all along the entire fence, probably a block long. Definitely a nice way to spruce up an otherwise ugly fence.
Random art is good for the soul.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
You would think since I make jewelry that I may not be into jewelry from others...but that's the fun of Etsy. There are so many great shops with interesting unique items, so I can't help but support them! So fun to get something someone made and personalized just for you.
Being the minimalist that I am, I love the concept of a hidden inscription on this lovely copper bracelet from Noah's Ark Creations. I chose to have my kiddos names stamped on the inside.
Keona has different styles of fonts to choose from....I chose "tiny" and I love it! Such a super nice seller too.
If you love the personalized look of handstamped jewelry, then you should really check out her shop....so many beautiful choices from sterling to aluminum to copper and more.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
What to you get for the wine aficionado who already has everything (aka my dad)?
Well...you get this awesome serving tray. I found this super cool tray by d'Pholk Designs, made with a flattened recycled wine bottle. It is carefully cleaned and then put into a kiln. A little touch of copper wire and beads are added, as well as a lovely little wine cork cheese spreader. It was a huge hit and definitely an interesting conversation piece.
Check out d'Pholk Designs for lots of super interesting original glasswork!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
It's always a rush of adrenaline when a treasury that you are part of makes it to the front page of Etsy. I am happy to say that my small circle hoops were among those featured today!
Thank you octopurse for your great selections!
Thank you octopurse for your great selections!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
So I have received a large amount of "please make a tiny bow" messages in the past couple of months, so I finally sat down to work out the details (or basically quit procrastinating). :-)
My mini bow is the exact same design as my original, except scaled down to a super cute 1-inch size.
The first one I made I decided to give to my daughter, as tonight is her very first father/daughter dance at her school.
She was so excited to go with him (she is the quintessential daddy's girl) but as she left she whispered to me, "The bow will remind me of you Mom."
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Why the Santa picture in January you might be asking?
Ok, for most of us the holiday season of 2010 is long over, but many of the gifts I bought for family and friends are just starting to be used.
I love to do a little wrap-up of all the wonderful things I found on Etsy, so let's start with these adorable little Santa soaps from Satin & Birch Soap Studio.
They were just exquisite, came beautifully handcrafted and wrapped, smelled amazing, and were just super cute.
Check out her shop for an amazing array of gorgeous sculptural soap!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I am always very appreciative when a customer of mine loves the piece of jewelry they got from my shop and writes up a little blog post about it.
Here is a great post from a really cool fashion blog in Germany about a recent gift of my tiny domed necklace.
You can translate it via the Google translator on her blog, though it makes for a funny read, but you can get the idea. :-)
Silber-Kettchen à la mode: http://ouicameplait.blogspot.com/2011/01/silber-kettchen-la-mode.html