Wednesday, May 24, 2006


You know, I can't just sit still and watch tv. I'm always doing something or I feel like I'm waisting my time. Since TV is what I do in the eves before bed, I took up crocheting to feel like I'm doing something. My first project was a beanie and this amigurumi puppy is the second project (pattern here). I made him to look like my whippets (in a stuffed sort of way). I think these make great little gifts and plan on making all kinds of stuffed little things. Besides jewelry (and many different jewelry techniques), I'm always into different crafts. It was knitting in the winter (made a couple of scarves), and last year, felting (which I failed miserably at). Who knows what it will be next.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Nice Mentions this week

I got some really nice, and surprising pr this week. Bonnin Designs got a wonderful review on Modish as well as on this incredible blog Pomegranita which I never knew about. This makes me really giddy with joy that people are enjoying my new summer collections.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Proud Sponsors at 2 new Sites

Bonnin Designs is the proud sponsor at 2 new websites. The first is The Little Black Box. Your place to try samples of the most fabulous companies on the web. A great way to try before you buy from the companies your friends will be talking about in the future! Boxes will be available on May 25th for sale. We donated 25 necklaces to TLBB. One may be in your Little Black Box.

The second new site that we have a sponsorship this coming month is In Haute Pursuit. In Haute Pursuit (IHP) is a new contest site that's unlike any other. At those other contest sites the prizes are either sample, discontinued or last seasons items. NOT AT IHP...All prizes have a minimum retail value of $20 and are full size products from the current season. Remember you have to play to win! Join us June 1, 2006 to play our first contest & enter to win some fab HAUTE prizes. We have donated for the June contest a fun pair of wood and red bead earrings.

We are thrilled to be in great company with many other talented indie designers. Go to The Little Black Box and In Haute Pursuit and show your support.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Ceiling Fan Pull Sale

One-of-a-kind ceiling fan pulls that I made a while ago are now on sale on the website at very low prices. This is all that is available and I don't make these anymore, so once they're gone that's it. There is a fun selection, so go check them out. And shipping is FREE.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

A Big Reason to buy Handcrafted Jewelry

Wal-Mart to Reduce Lead Levels in Costume Jewelry
Wal-Mart has been added to the group of retailers and distributors who have agreed to meet new standards for lead levels in costume jewelry as part of a legal settlement, according to California Attorney General Bill Lockyer.
This is another reason to buy Handcrafted Indie made Jewelry!
Oh, it get's better. Read more here