Monday, March 10, 2014

Huge Spring Giveaway!

What is now Bespangled Jewelry began in 2002 as a hobby quickly flourished into an obsession, and I happily began taking custom design requests from friends and family. Shortly thereafter I set up my first jewelry show, had an absolute blast...and the rest, as they say, is history!

I am so filled with joy that what has been my passion for the last 12 years (!) has become my full-time job. I am so honored and humbled to have such incredible fans and friends supporting me and my small handmade business!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to my wonderful blog readers, email subscribers, Facebook fans and of course, my amazing customers for making it possible for me to have the best job (and the best boss) in the world ;)

I hope you'll celebrate with me as I do a little happy dance over recently reaching two major milestones in my business - 1,000 fans on Facebook and my 300th sale on Etsy! I wouldn't be here without your love and support, so as a huge THANK YOU and a GIANT HUG, I would like to show my profound appreciation by announcing my first giveaway of 2014!

Bespangled Jewelry huge spring giveaway! Win up to $50 spending credit


1st prize: $50 spending credit
2nd prize: $25 spending credit

Spending credit is valid only at BespangledJewelry.etsy.com and must be used by April 30, 2014. Winners will be announced and contacted within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway. Entries close at 11:59 pm March 24, 2014 (CST). 

Don't forget you can tweet about the giveaway once a day. I'll be changing up the wording of the tweets occasionally so you don't get bored. Good luck!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Valentine's Day Strawberry Brownie Hearts {Low Fat!}

Valentine's Day Treat:  Low Fat Chocolate Strawberry Brownie Hearts


I made the most delicious low fat chunky fudgey chocolate brownies the other day.

I also bought some new heart shaped cookie cutters (and a bunch of other fun stuff) with my Amazon gift card score from Christmas! I was thinking I would make some cute heart cookies, but what I was craving was chocolate, and when I think of chocolate I usually think of brownies, so I put two and two together... and there ya have it folks, an adorable Valentine's Day dessert was born!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Branching out!

It's been a long while but I finally have my jeweler's bench set up again and ready to do some more metalwork! My jewelry work is mostly wire forging and wire wrapping, but now that I've got the bench pin and jeweler's saw back in action, be on the lookout for some different style designs. I can't wait to share!


Meanwhile, check out what's new in the shop - a new pair of interchangeable hoop earrings. I LOVE them, what do you think?

This gorgeous style is available in both sterling silver and gold filled, as well as with or without the gemstone charms.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Low Fat Chunky Fudgey Chocolate Brownies {Recipe}



I am so excited to share this delicious LOW FAT chunky fudgey brownie recipe with you! As you can see from the photo, there's no shortage of chocolate in this batch of brownies, nor is there any shortage of flavor!

Thanks to replacing the butter with non-fat Greek yogurt, this decadent treat will satisfy your chocolate-craving naughty little sweet tooth for about half the fat of some butter-filled brownies of the same size. See bottom post for complete nutrition info.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Choosing Necklaces for Necklines

Choosing Necklaces for Necklines

Choosing Necklaces for Necklines by imogenl on Polyvore




It's not always easy to choose jewelry that fits well with every outfit, and certain necklines are more challenging than others when it comes to accessorizing with necklaces! I hope you enjoy this visual representation of choosing the best necklace for various shaped necklines. Read more from the creator of this image here - she goes over each of these neckline shapes in detail. 

Ready to find your next favorite necklace

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

 
Wishing you all a safe and Happy New Year!
May you look back on 2013 with pride and happiness, and look toward 2014 with hope and joy!

♥ Jess

Monday, December 30, 2013

Handmade Christmas: Feather Prints by Jody Edwards

One of my resolutions for 2014 is to fill my empty walls with art. I am so picky that I end up just leaving walls bare instead of throwing any ole thing up there. I always think to myself that I'll make something to fill up this space and paint something to fill up that space, but then guess what? I never do. It's just too much pressure. It's like the whole blank canvas syndrome - where to start?

So when I discovered Jody Edwards' beautiful paintings on Etsy, I felt like it was a sign! When my darling husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I showed him these feather prints and he said, "Those are awesome, let's get a bunch!" So we did, but it's only the beginning of our collection :)

Click on any of the photos to see them on Etsy:

 three feathers print by jodyvanb on etsy

 country feathers print by jodyvanb on etsy

 woodpecker feathers vertical print by jodyvanb on etsy

 two blue jay feathers print by jodyvanb on etsy
 grouse feathers blank card by jodyvanb on etsy



four blue jay feathers art card by jodyvanb on etsy

Aren't they just gorgeous? The first four we got as 8x10 prints and the last two on greeting cards. I think they will be a beautiful start to a picture wall. Now to get some frames!

All images © Jody Edwards from http://jodyvanb.etsy.com
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