Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Click here to purchase any piece in the sealed with style line.
This rugged, organic looking initial pendant is hand crafted using lead free metal and antiqued for an old world style. It is rustic in nature with a custom initial or symbol (fleur de lys or double heart) with a textured back, reminiscent of wax seals used for letters and documents. It is designed to continue to age with wear.
All of my sealed with style pieces come in a brown reillybelle bag with the initial or design sealed in red wax. The picture used at the bottom is representative of what your packaging will look like. Perfect for gift giving...they make the perfect bridesmaid gifts!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Those were the first words that I read when I got my email from Alyson from 1000markets about using my personalized kilt pins for NY media kits...ps add Ann Curry. When I opened the excel spread sheet that she sent me for names to personalize, I just about fell on the floor! Thanks so much to Alyson and Matt for including my pins in their NY media kits! Check out this flickr page to see the entire box: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alyson2/sets/72157... You can also read Alyson's blog post about it here: http://www.1000markets.com/users/alyson2/blog_p...
ps That is my kilt pin in the little blue envelope that says Martha...yup....the one and only Martha!!
pps The top pic is the final box that was sent in...Ann's pin is tucked in the 1000markets sash and ready for delivery!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I've broken up all of my ribbon into 16 great lots by season, color, and holiday! I've got some terrific deals for you over on etsy! Most of the ribbon is 3/8" unless otherwise noted. This size is great for making ribbon necklaces, clippies, or just for presentation and packaging.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I have a ton of things to list today and tomorrow. I'll be listing: valentine, spring, autumn, back to school, metal buttons, vintage bottle caps, southwest, naturals, and bobby pin blanks with metal covered buttons. Stay tuned for some great deals!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
This is one of my all time favorite pieces that I still wear today. It has evolved from resin charms to soldered charms, but the sentiment is still the same. I created adorable soldered necklaces and keychains from this original creation, which I had given to my kids' teachers...talk about a huge hit! I have made many of these for clients that have send me large envelopes of preschool art for me to create these lovely keepsakes. It is so much fun to go through the piles of sweet little pictures and then transform them into an heirloom item! This item falls into my button.wear category. Have you ever noticed that I put dots in between my titles of categories and items? Believe it or not, there is a reason...just like my film strip gallery frames that I discussed in a previous post. I am a full time English teacher on top of being the creative force behind reillybelle original designs, and decided years ago that I would incorporate strong punctuation (the period) in between all of my words to represent that I'm not only a jeweler, but a teacher. This has even crossed over to my school projects! Last year, I introduced the make.a.difference project. All of these little things have helped brand reillybelle over the past six years. There is a reason behind everything I do! I don't stock these anymore, but am always happy to take custom orders for art.gallery necklaces, bracelets, zipper pulls, and key chains. It truly makes the perfect gift for a mom, grandmom, or teacher!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
If anyone sold back in the gold ole boutique ebay days beginning in 2003, you would recognize that it was nearly impossible to be seen since the market was flooded. A very smart friend of mine thought our group should use gallery frames to identify our group from others. That certainly caught on throughout the boutique community. At that time, I adopted a branding look of my own with film. So much of my experience on boutique ebay was spent photographing Reilly and then Jackson. It was the time in my life that I fell in love with photography. So the filmstrip was born out of my love of photography and the creative process that I was using to sell my items. It has evolved over the past 6 years and stuck with me...it's not just some cool little graphic...it has a story and a meaning...it is part of the reillybelle branding. I encourage others to connect with something that is meaningful to them as well. You can always tell when it's a reillybelle!
Listing all those beads made me nostalgic for a lot of things that I used to to. Digging through pictures from April 2006, I found my original hand burned and stained wood pendants. These were a huge seller for me...especially in the summer months! I still make these for custom orders, but think it is interesting that 3 years later, I'm still incorporating wood into my paperbag boutique series. Amazing how time flies!
Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting some of my all time favorite and memorable designs from the past 6 years!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Here are some graduation gifts I was commissioned to do this year. The top shows class rings that were hung on a leather necklace, so that the girls could wear them on their finger or around their neck. The bottom shows sterling pendants that have the school's map coordinates, which hang from a key chain for the boys. Congrats class of 2009! Please feel free to contact me for large special occasion orders!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Introducing the newest reillybelle line...what's your type? This half inch distressed fine silver pendant was crafted to be the same size as the top of an antique typewriter key. It hangs from a 16" sterling silver ball chain and can be customized with any number or letter. If you want to cluster several on a chain, I'd be happy to use a jump ring instead of a bail. The reillybelle what's your type necklace is the perfect all occasion accessory...and the perfect gift, of course! Available on 1000markets and etsy!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
By fate, I was contacted by Lianna the day before Easter...the day I listed my "prints on my heart" line...asking if I would be willing to donate anything for a big giveaway to help raise money for an IVF treatment. Lianna and her husband have been trying to "grow their garden" and have come up with the concept of handmade giveaways. Please join me in supporting Lianna and her husband. Click here to learn how to participate.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I've added tons of new spring designs to my paperbagboutique line! I've also included a custom rubber necklace, which looks great with the black ink. New necklaces include: dandelions, daisies, black eyed susan, sparrow, robot, lovebird, and hedgehog.
Friday, April 10, 2009
I'm slowly, but surely adding my new spring line. You'll find these fine silver and sterling silver items to be rustic in nature and simply beautiful. My goal with this line was to create everyday jewels that could be worn dressed up or down.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Here is a closeup of 209 individually stamped penny pendants that will be used as party favors for a client in May. This is the reason I'm behind on launching my new lines...I need these little guys out of here before I can focus on my new projects. Personalized pennies make great favors...I've done them for weddings, showers, bar/bat mitzvahs...you name it. Feel free to contact me if you would like a quote for your upcoming party!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Here's a little sneak peek of my new line, "prints on my heart", which features your child's real fingerprints in fine silver. I'll be debuting three new lines later this week, so stay tuned! If you're not on my mailing list already, make sure to sign up to keep updated on my latest designs and special offers:
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
You may have noticed some differences in my designing focus...that just might have to do with a little law called the CPSIA. As a designer, it has completely frustrated me....as a mom, I totally understand the need for it. Most of you have known me as a children's designer for the past 6 years. Slowly, as Reilly has been growing up, my designs have been growing with her as well. Many designers have chosen to completely close up shop and stop selling. I am going to take this opportunity to shift my focus and be a responsible mom and designer. See...not only should children's jewelry be CPSIA compliant, but their mom's jewelry should as well. How many times does a child under 12 play with their mom's jewels and even stick it in their mouths! Believe me, I'm a middle school teacher and I see 12-14 year olds stick necklaces in their mouths on a daily basis! So, my pledge to you is that I will only be purchasing my supplies from CPSIA compliant sources. I will offer high quality materials in my designs that will be made and purchased in the USA. You will see more of a focus on natural materials like wood and pearls along with sterling and fine silver. I just am not comfortable using items like bottle caps, rhinestones, nickel silver, plastic beads, or any charm or bead made in Hong Kong. I am working on my new Spring line right now that I'll be launching very soon...one of the lines is called dandelion wishes, and the other is called prints on my heart. Thank you to all of my loyal customers. It is always a pleasure working with you!