Archive for March, 2010

Birch – What a perfect spring-time accent for your home decor or accessories.  I love the soft neutral coloring and dynamic texture of Birch, and I’m thrilled with how these artists have incorporated this natural element into their designs:

Flowergirl Basket by NHWoodsCreations

Birch Bark Earrings by bettula

Hand Built Porcelain Birch Bark Cup by bobedafarm

Birch Bark Ring by Elizabeth Scott

Birch Tree Engraved Pendant by MissesBird

Cream Corduroy Birch Trees Zipper Pouch by Papavier

And here is a way you can do it yourself – a lovely tutorial from Design*Sponge for creating a birch vase to display your spring bouquet:



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Couture du Jour

What a fun surprise!  My ensemble is featured today over on Lillyella’s blog! Stop by and check it out.

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Well, we’ve had some beautiful weather here for the last few days, and I’m finally feeling spring!  This spring, floral prints are quite popular!  Looks like these designers have caught spring fever with their bright and bold floral prints:

Floral Print Dresses:

Tunic Dress by plumprettysugar

Romantic Summer Dress by MyLolaFashion

Mix Floral Printed Convertable Skirt by Keytome

Carousel by ShabbyApple

Not sure if you can pull off the Floral Print Dress?  Try a smaller dose of flowers with these Floral Print Accessories:

Sophie Earrings by vadjutka

Alice Earrings by handmadecharlie

Alice Earring by handmadecharlie

And here’s a fabulous tutorial for making your own spring-time floral print top!

Spring Ruffle Top Tutorial by Sew Moma Sew!


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Need a little pick-me-up?  visit Sofia Masri’s etsy shop!  I just love the vivid colors and incredible textures Sofia uses in her porcelain jewelry!  Just taking a peek in her shop cheers me up and gets me excited for spring!


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I am finding myself quite drawn to this week’s theme:  Ruffles.  Fun, flirty and feminine ruffles add a lovely touch and texture to items from throw pillows to accessories and clothing.  I’m quite thrilled that these little fabric folds are quite popular right now!

English Rose Ruffle Dress by lirola

Nuno Felted Shawl by vart

Round Satchel Bag by jillybeancraft

Urban Couture by GRACEnDIGNITYcollection

Ruffled Up Pillow Cover by missmosh

Large Tough Ruffles bag by madebyhank

Icing on the Cake handbag by stacyleigh


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Thanks to all who participated in the Big Birthday Giveaway! I loved hearing the feedback you all left regarding my shop and my blog! There were so many great suggestions, and I am excited about putting some of your ideas into action!

We have a winner for Week 3 of the Big Birthday Giveaway! Congratulations to Marie, writer of comment #45 . Marie’s comment was selected using the Random Number Generator.
Marie has selected gift #2.  Package #2 had been the winner each week – how crazy is that?! Take a peek at Marie’s prize:

This week, Package #2 contains a  Lilac Bloom Bracelet. The Lilac Bloom Bracelet is one of the newer items I’ve added to my shop for spring.  It features lovely faceted cape amethyst coins and plum freshwater pearls.

Curious about Week 1’s prize? Check out this post .
Want to know who won what for Week 2?  Find out here.

Well, we’ve come to the end of the Big Birthday Giveaway!  More giveaways are in store for the future.  Continue to stop by the KaraAnnisJewelry blog to keep up to date with our current events and promotions!

*This post was supposed to go up Monday March 1, but due to some technical difficulties, it had to wait until today. I apologize for any inconvenience the suspense may have caused you.

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