Saturday, November 10, 2012


It's November already and things are moving swiftly to the height of the coming holiday shopping season.  I've been busy making and adding new necklaces, bracelets and cuff links to the Man Cave at Designed by Audrey on Etsy.  Showcased in this post is a wonderful 22 inch red tiger's eye necklace, natural stone cuff links in red jasper, turquoise blue howlite, deep lapis blue howlite, tropical sea sediment jasper, golden brown tiger's eye, red agate, green agate. fancy jasper and snowflake obsidian. Check out the hematite and red beaded necklace, a creamy white coral and calcite necklace, and a brown mocha buri bead and cream necklace.  I've also included beaded bracelets in red tiger's eye and gold and hematite and silver.  Designed by Audrey on Etsy offers over 60 elegantly handcrafted men's items which are sure to delight the special men in your life.  I'm adding items to the Man Cave everyday so stop by often for the best selection.  Designed by Audrey on Etsy, the place for great handmade jewelry, accessories and gifts for men and women.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Delightfully Audrey on Etsy (my sister site) presents this awesome Etsy Treasury featuring pink white and gray handmade jewelry, art, and accessories. Stop by and check out all of the Etsy shops included:  Treasury

For quality handmade, jewelry, accessories and gifts for women and men stop by Designed by Audrey on Etsy.  You will be pleasantly surprised at the variety of handmade items available.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Green With Envy Mother of Pearl and Pyrite Wrap Bracelet

Wow, what a lovely bracelet! Showcasing a stunning green and deep gold highlighted bracelet fashioned in mother of pearl and pyrite.  This awesome wrap bracelet has loads and loads of green mother of pearl nuggets with medium and small pyrite ovals sprinkled for interest all on a sturdy silver memory wire base.  This awesome olive green pearl bracelet is one size fits all.  Item #374B will make everyone who sees this bracelet on your wrist green with envy!  This wrap bracelet is available at Designed by Audrey on Etsy and is priced at $40.00.  More Info. . .

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Today, Designed by Audrey on Etsy is showcasing some lovely green women's jewelry pieces that I have designed and made.  The items showcased include necklace and earring sets and nature stone and pearl bracelets.  Featured in this post is the Vivid Green Chunky Beaded Necklace Set, then there is the lovely Olive Green Citrine and Jade Medallion Pendant Necklace with Matching Earrings, the refreshing Mint Julep Necklace and Earrings and the Colorful Butterflies in Paradise.  The bracelets featured include the Green and Bronze Beaded Bracelet, the Desert Sun Yellow Turquoise and Fluorite Bracelet, the Chunky Olive Jade Bracelet and the delicious Golden Green Apple Wrap Bracelet.  All of these lovely items are available in my Etsy Shop. Did you know that Designed by Audrey carries over 350 fabulous handmade items for women and men in a variety of colors, styles and materials?  Stop by to see it all at Designed by Audrey

Thursday, August 2, 2012


I've been busy creating new items for the Man Cave jewelry and accessory section of my Etsy shop for August 2012.  Some of the new handmade items are showcased below and include a turquoise and black necklace boasting chalk turquoise, black coco and agate beads.  Also showcased are the beautiful ocean blue and the tropical green paua shell cuff links as well as natural stone cuff links in red carnelian and olive jade.  Then there is the lovely blue tiger's eye and buri bead necklace and a turquoise and red coral necklace that has a southwestern flair.  Check out the wonderful black and cream necklace, and a creamy white puka shell bone beaded bracelet.  Last but not least is a lovely black and red beaded necklace that features black agate and red sea coral nature gem beads.  So come on by my shop and see all of the wonderful men's jewelry and accessories being added every day to the Man Cave at Designed By Audrey on Etsy.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Just a sampling of some of the new handmade items I am featuring in my Etsy shop. The items showcased are for the ladies and include lovely necklace and earring sets and fashion fun bracelets.

Included in this showcase is a luscious red tiger's eye necklace and earring set, a blue banded agate and yellow turquoise wrap bracelet, an awesome mint green and gold necklace and earring set, a chunky purple agate bracelet, a turquoise variscite, mosaic turquoise, mountain jade and crystal necklace and earring set and a green howlite, green banded agate and bronze pearl bracelet.

All of these lovely handmade items are available and more at Designed by Audrey on Etsy

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Designed by Audrey Kicks Off the 2012 Summer Season

Well, the summer season is off to a bang and I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day.  My family remembered and celebrated the life of my cousin Charles who gave his life in the Korean War. 

The school year is just about over and we are setting our sights on summertime activities and vacations.  During my upcoming vacation I plan to take a day and do some much needed organizing.  I have commandeered my dining room and my family have been really good sports about the mess.  But all of that is about to change with the purchase of a small cabinet that will house all the clutter.  This new cabinet will house my shipping supplies, pliers and other special tools I use to create my handmade jewelry and accessories.

I also plan to do some gardening.  I love to fill my many planters and the flower beds around my home with loads of colorful annuals.  I love to work with  orange and yellow marigolds, vincas, begonias, salvia - red and purple, black-eyed Susans, coleus, zennias, geraniums, gerbera daisies, and corn flowers to name a few.

The rest of the time I plan to spend at the pool, entertaining and visiting with family and friends and, of course, feeding my need to bead!

Here is a sampling of the new items I created this week:
New Items for the Week of June 1, 2012
All of these wonderful handmade items are available in my Etsy Shop at Designed By Audrey


Monday, May 28, 2012

Celebrating Another Milestone At Designed by Audrey!

Tiger's Iron & Hematite Necklace
It has taken a lot of patience and hard work, but with joy and thanksgiving, I am very excited to announce that this month Designed by Audrey has reached another milestone on Etsy -- 200 Sales!  I am happy to say that I currently have an inventory of over 350 items for sale on Etsy and I also sell my handmade jewelry and accessories in two other online venues – Artfire and Zibbet. As I work full time days, this milestone is a great return and such a reward for doing something I really enjoy!  Yes, I enjoy making jewelry and I love, love, love working with natural stone best.

Azurite Malachite Necklace
Hematite & Tiger's Eye
As I have shared previously,  I initially gave the handmade jewelry I made away as gifts to my family, friends and co-workers.  Additionally, I gave jewelry away to get feedback on material and wearability.  The items given away, for the most part, were earrings and bracelets.  Then, as I started making necklace and earring sets for myself that were custom matched to my outfits, I would get lots of compliments!  With joy, I would proclaim, "I made it myself!" Most often I was asked, if I sell my work and if I had pictures of my work. So, I quickly figured out that I needed a place where I could easily showcase my work and Etsy fit the bill.  So, I began to post my handmade items on Etsy. I tell you the truth, my first pictures were absolutely awful, but they were the best I could muster at the time.  However, within two weeks, I had my very first sale online -- despite the pictures. Now I know that pictures are paramount, but when my first customers received their order, they were very pleased and surprised at just how pretty the jewelry actually was. Those early pictures keep me humble as there are still a few of them here and there in my current listings.  I still struggle with the picture taking, but I am improving. 

Sodalite Cross Necklace
Up until this year most of my sales were accomplished by word of mouth, at craft shows and vending events.  However with this 200 sale milestone, my Etsy sales are starting to catch up with my offline sales.  In celebration, I want to first thank God for the ability to make jewelry, for customers and for the many wonderful Artisans I have met and network with on Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Wano, Stumbleupon, Blogspot, Artfire, and Zibbet.

Horn & Bone Beaded Bracelet
Ocean Fossil Jasper Cuff Links
And, most exciting is the fantastic response I have received to the  launching of my men’s jewelry line just a few months ago. I have been showcasing a few items from my men's jewelry line in this post. Sales have been great online and offline and I am happy to say that I am growing my men's jewelry line with over 80 items in stock.  There are beaded necklaces, bracelets and cuff links in an array of colors, styles and materials which includes blackstone, tigers iron, horn, bone, puka shell, sodalite, agate, wood, tigers eye, sponge coral, onyx, jasper, hematite, jade, adventure, turquoise, howlite, obsidian, marble, azurite malachite and glass.   Thank you guys for supporting me!

I'm excited about the future and I am in the processing of learning new techniques and skills to take my jewelry and accessories to the next level.  But today, I'm celebrating my 200th sale on Etsy.  I am adding new items all the time, so don't be a stranger Designed by Audrey on Etsy!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sunday Morning

Doing something a little different in this post.  Instead of showcasing the handmade jewelry and accessories I sell on Etsy and Artfire, I'm sharing some of the fashions I like.  This fashion board features a lovely short sleeve teal Ellison Dress which hails a sleek and slimming line. I accessorized this lovely dress with a wonderful pair of black pumps, handbag, hat, necklace and sunglasses.  The teal earrings, bracelet, ring and white lace lap scarf pulls this outfit all together.  Just grab your bible and perhaps a shawl and you are ready for Sunday Morning!

Sunday Morning

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Well the new year is off to a great start and I have listed loads of new items in my Etsy shop.  Here are a few:

Red Crystal Hoop Earrings. These awesome hoop earrings are 3-1/4 inches in length.  Created for those who loves the styling of basketball wives earrings but in a smaller size.  These lovely hoop earrings are also available in black and silver.

Golden Green Apple Beaded Bracelet. A lovely bracelet in a mix of lampwork, crystal, aventurine, and jade beads in shades of green from deep to light with a touch to gold.  Set on a gold metal base, this memory bracelet is one size fits all.

Red Poppy Jasper and Copper Double Heart  Necklace Set.  Red poppy jasper and topaz Swarovski crytals were teamed with a large  abstract heart pendant that pulls it all together with its blend of antique copper, taupe, deep red enamel panel topped off with topaz crystals.  The necklace is 18 inches long and comes with matching earrings!
So stop by Designed by Audrey on Etsy to see more of the wonderful new and exciting jewelry, accessories and gift items I have created just for you.  There are a lot of new items for the guys as well!