Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Today I'm going to do little featurette, if you will indulge me. I don't want to just talk about what I'M doing, but what about those who inspire me are doing. So, with that in mind, here is someone who inspires me.

Meet Brittney

This amazing woman is a single mom of 3 amazing kids. She is so strong and always so upbeat and positive and so sweet. Her kids are amazing! They are so kind and sweet. We used to live a couple doors down from them, and miss them terribly now that they are 10 hours away! She started knitting to help cool off during the day. She now has a little Etsy Shop called

And honestly, how talented is she?! These are so adorable! She makes the cutest (and funniest) things (I mean you should see her kids.. she REALLY makes the cutest things hehe)!

Silly little monkey!
This one is my favorite
This one is my husband's favorite (of course)
You can order all of these awesome headbands/hats in any color you want (or for the more specialized ones like the monkey, you choose the size).

Anyway, make sure you go show her some love over on her Etsy page. You can ask for custom orders too!!

Shes awesome. How can you not be inspired by her?!

And don't forget to enter our giveaway of a beaded scarf HERE.

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentines Day!

Well, we all know what time of year is it...

Yup, that wonderful time of year when flowers are bought, chocolates are eaten, love is abound, and women are adorned in jewelry! My daughter is absolutely ECSTATIC about valentines day this year. She loves hearts, loves pink, and is so excited to hand out her valentines at preschool. Like mother like daughter apparently :)

I've always wondered the origins of Valentines day. How it became all hearts and lovey-dovey (insert goo-goo eyes at that word hehe). I knew it wasn't a very happy beginning, so I decided for the sake of those readers who are actually reading this (thank you, by the way, for indulging me) to actually find out the origins of Valentine's day. Here is a short history (borrowed from, should you wish to read it. If not, you may skip to the end (I won't fuss... much):

"Three hundred years after the death of Jesus Christ, the Roman emperors still demanded that everyone believe in the Roman gods. Valentine, a Christian priest, had been thrown in prison for his teachings. On February 14, Valentine was beheaded, not only because he was a Christian, but also because he had performed a miracle. He supposedly cured the jailer's daughter of her blindness. The night before he was executed, he wrote the jailer's daughter a farewell letter, signing it "From Your Valentine." Another legend tells us that this same Valentine, well-loved by all, received notes to his jail cell from children and friends who missed him.

Bishop Valentine?

Another Valentine was an Italian bishop who lived at about the same time, AD 200. He was imprisoned because he secretly married couples, contrary to the laws of the Roman emperor. Some legends say he was burned at the stake.

Feast of Lupercalia

The ancient Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia, a spring festival, on the 15th of February, held in honor of a goddess. Young men randomly chose the name of a young girl to escort to the festivities. With the introduction of Christianity, the holiday moved to the 14th of February. The Christians had come to celebrate February 14 as the saint day that celebrated the several early Christian martyrs named Valentine.

Choosing a Sweetheart on Valentine's Day

The custom of choosing a sweetheart on this date spread through Europe in the Middle Ages, and then to the early American colonies. Throughout the ages, people also believed that birds picked their mates on February 14!

In AD 496 Sain Pope Gelasius I declared February 14 as "Valentine's Day". Although it's not an official holiday, most Americans observe this day.

Whatever the odd mixture of origins, St Valentine's Day is now a day for sweethearts. It is the day that you show your friend or loved one that you care. You can send candy to someone you think is special. Or you can send roses, the flower of love. Most people send "valentine" a greeting card named after the notes that St Valentine received in jail.

Greeting Cards

Probably the first greeting cards, handmade valentines, appeared in the 16th century. As early as 1800, companies began mass-producing cards. Initially these cards were hand-colored by factory workers. By the early 20th century even fancy lace and ribbon-strewn cards were created by machine."

Interesting, no? I only ever knew about the beheading part, not the rest. Anyway, in honor of St. Valentines day, and to keep up with tradition of jewelry intertwined with gift-giving sweethearts, here are some awesome new pieces for you love birds! These are on sale in our shop, or over on our facebook page :)

Oh, and just a quick reminder to make sure you head over to THIS post and enter to win an awesome beaded scarf of your choice! Draw will be done February 28, 2014! Good Luck!

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Startin Fresh!

Well it certainly has been a while since I posted on here! I took a few years off of the Urban Jewelry scene to have (and take care of) my family. I have 3 amazing children now between 5 years and 8 months! I love it! I miss being in the jewelry scene though! I definitely missed the creative aspects of my life! But now, I'm back! Celebrate!

Here is some catching up:

In November/December I was able to do some craft shows for the first time! It was a blast! I'm so glad I was able to attend! I made some great friends and saw so much talent! It was just so great to be out there! The talent was honestly just mind boggling! People are just so creative now-a-days! I don't even know where they get it from, but I'll tell you it was simply humbling to be surrounded by them! Make sure you stay connected with us, so you know when we'll be at our next craft fair, and you can come see what I mean!

One of my favorite new things that I've started playing with are leather wrapped bracelets! They are so neat! I've also done leather wrapped cuffs, and with the different colors of leather, and different kinds of beads to work with, the possibilities are endless!

I also started a new line of "beaded scarves!" It was actually my mother's idea first, but using her help I was able to put together an amazing combination of a scarf and a necklace! Its simply beautiful, and I'm so glad I have my mother for inspiration at times like these!!


Now that we're getting picked up a little, I've decided to do a little give away for one of these gorgeous scarves!!

Here are the rules!

Go over to our facebook page and follow us.
Share us on facebook (Don't forget to tag us so we know you did!)
And Leave a comment below with your facebook name (or link to your post) so we know you did it!

Hurray!! Winner will be chosen randomly on February 28th!  Good luck!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A pig of a designer!

Ok so a friend showed me THIS on etsy... This girl's potbelly pig designs jewelry! Seriously this is AWESOME! How cool would it be so say "My pig designs my jewelry!"

Seriously Check it out!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Auction on Tophatter!

So I recently found this great live auction site called Tophatter. Its fantastic. A couple times every day they have auctions for crafting things - Jewelry, clothes, home supplies, beauty supplies, also crafting supplies! Its fantastic! And its live auction so you bid then and there and win within a minute or two! No waiting around for hours to see if you've won!
Anyway, yesterday I sold my first piece of jewelry on it! I was thrilled! It was so exciting to see people actually bidding and commenting live on something I made! So fun!
I have another piece of jewelry coming up on March 23! Click here to see it (and others)! Its the Ocean sensory bracelet! You can also see it on etsy here! Its starting bid is at $6 and its retailed at over $25! So definitely go have a look! Plus Through Tophatter, I offer free shipping! Hurrah! So fun!
Anyway, if you are looking for a way to sell jewelry or are looking for a place to buy handmade jewelry at a fantastic price, definitely check out Tophatter! Its soooo worth it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Awesome Sales for Black Friday!

This Christmas I have decided I want to do mostly "handmade" (whether by my or others) gifts. This is to help support other "creators" and also have more heartfelt gifts! Anyway, in my browsing of awesome shops for awesome ideas for gifts, it came to my mind that people might be searching the same as I am for black friday sales!

 I think that Black Friday Sales shouldn't just apply to commercial stores, but to handmade things as well! So, to help with searching people, I have compiled a list of awesome shops that are participating in Black Friday Deals! Hope it gives you some great ideas!

Over at Alter Delenda they will be having a sale Midnight on thanksgiving through midnight monday night. (basically the start of black friday through the end of cyber monday) It'll be 10% off, plus free shipping. Yay! They have Mens and Women's apparel. Awesome stuff. Love it!

At My Fun Beads they are doing 15% off on Black Friday (code BLACKFRIDAY15) and 15% off on Cyber Monday (code (PCMONDAY15). Beautiful Jewelry there!!

Donna's Earthly Delites Starting Friday 11/25 and continuing through Monday 11/28, receive 20% off when you use coupon code BLACKCYBER20 at checkout. That's 20% off EVERYTHING in the shop, the whole weekend! Beautiful Natural Gemstone Jewelry!

Lilach Oren is offering free holiday shipping! Use this coupon code - SHIPFREE They have fantastic handmade bags. I love them!

The Ladybug Press is having a Black Friday Weekend sale, 15% off use coupon code BLACKFRIDAYWEEKEND

With Crocodile Crunch You can get free Shipping! They offer children's clothing and baby accessories and I'll be offering free shipping with code FREESHIPPING

Since I cant list them all, I will now just add a few links for you to go to that all have black friday deals (and the coupon code if needed). I hope this helps everyone with their holiday shopping!  I LOVE etsy deals!!

luciagphoto  - Free shipping and free gift wrapping for cyber monday
Loreesjewelrybox - Offering 25% off purchase of $20 or more from 11/25 to 11/29 Coupon code BF25CM
 RenaissanceDays - free shipping coupon code SHIPSAIL
gypsybeadpeddler - BLACK FRIDAY/ CYBER MONDAY SALE 25% off any item in the store. Sale begins Nov. 25th at 12:00 a.m. EST/NY time and ends NOV. 28th at 11:59 p.m. EST/NY time. Use coupon code BLACKCYBER2528.
  RDBeads - Offering 30% discount Friday through Monday No coupon code Necessary!
mguven84 - 30% off Black Friday through Cyber Monday Coupon Code BLACKFRIDAY30
BellaBeads4U - 10% off all items no coupon needed plus any purchase will entitle buyer to discount coupon to be redeemed for a future purchase!!
KCDesignsshop - 20% off from Friday through Monday (facebook fans get a coupon now through 11/30) coupon code: holiday2011
goddessofthecosmos   - 10% off order coupon code givemeten
ladykjewels - Sal until 11/28 for 15% off coupon code CYBERSALE2011
LaleePops82 - 11/25-11/28 20% off purchase coupon code BFCM20
clayillusions - 20% off Black Friday to Cyber monday coupon code BLACKFRIDAY20
SFBeads - 20% off 11/25 to 11/28 coupon code BLKFR20
GlassPeace - 25% off until Dec. 20!! Coupon Code EARLYBIRD
jmijewelry - 25% off sale with free shipping no code needed

JadeLouiseDesigns - 20% off from Friday until 8am Monday - first 5 sales receive a surprise gift! Coupon Code  BLACKFRIDAY
StudioSharon - 20% off Black Friday through Cyber Monday coupon code TWENTYPERCENTOFF

MySweetPotato3 - 15% off code: Holiday2011
seelorisew - 20% discount 11/24 to 12/2 and always free shipping coupon code blackfriday2011
DESIGNandCREATE - 10% off anything in the store through until 11/28th code Christmas2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Black Friday at Urban Jewelry!

Black Friday?!?! Its so soon! What ever shall I do?!?! I have absolutely no idea (well besides shopping haha!) I mean what shall I do for all those lovely customers? I know!!!

I do declare on this day, that from today until the end of black friday, everything shall be 40% off!!!!! YOU HEARD ME!!! 
head over to
Enter the code blackfri11 for your 40% off!!