Monday, December 15, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
My shopping is almost completed - woo-hoo! I love shopping online. For those of you still undecided, here are just a few reasons why I shop online.
- Easier - No parking issues or aggravation searching from store to store. Easier to do comparison shopping.
- Safer - No worries that someone may be lurking in the parking lot, ready to rob you, or worse.
- Comfortable - No make-up, hair can be messy and you can be in your pajamas!
- Convenient - You can shop 24 hours a day - have a real lunch instead of shopping on your lunch hour.
- Save money - You save on gas, find lower prices, and many deals and promotions from your favorite merchants.
- Less Stressful - You avoid crowds! A lot of smaller, independent designers offer free gift wrapping - we do at Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry & Accessories.
Read this article about shopping online.
Monday, December 01, 2008
Support small, independent designers of handmade wares and purchase one of a kind gifts for your family and friends. The big box stores cannot compete with our attentive customer service and handmade items.
Here is another wonderful gift guide from Wishlistworthy. Check out the handmade goodness!
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
There is no better time to shop for sales and be sure to check out our Items under $25.
At checkout enter coupon code ELECTION and receive free priority mail shipping anywhere in the United States.
Monday, November 03, 2008
The Indie Collective Holiday Shopping Guide has a wide array of unique handcrafted items from innovative indie designers in a magazine-inspired format. Indie Collective boasts they provide one of the hippest resources for today's savvy shopper to discover the best of indie fashion & style. Look for incredible savings on shipping and discounts at each of the shops.
The Holiday Gift Guide at PurplePinkandOrange is available and contains over 30 indie designers and artists offering discounts and special savings to make shopping this holiday season a little easier.
Friday, October 31, 2008
So if anyone tried to shop at Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry & Accessories and had problems, I am truly sorry and I hope you'll give it another try. You can always email me email@example.com and let me know you're having trouble and I will be happy to assist you!
I'm participating in a weekly giveaway at Styleforfree.com to win a pair of Harper earrings. They'll be giving away one pair of Harper earrings every day for the next 7 days. I had to compromise a bit and offer the same style but in different colors so they would still be unique.
Please visit this cool website and enter to win the Dee-Zigns giveaway and the other fabulous giveaways up for grabs. You'll find wonderful coupons in many places you already shop and other new designers and stores you should check out.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I've already started my holiday shopping. I'm determined to start early so its not so stressful come December.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Rachael's name was randomly chosen from Dee-Zigns's newsletter subscribers. If you would like to be eligible to win the next Random Giveaway, be sure to sign up for Dee-Zigns email newsletter and you will automatically be entered. By signing up, you will receive 25% off your first purchase at Dee-Zigns.
Check this blog and the Dee-Zigns website regularly for the next Random Giveaway. You never know when we'll have it, that's why its random!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Shop now and get started on your holiday shopping list or pick up a birthday present for a friend or family member. Gift wrapping is always free and I'm happy to enclose a gift card and ship it directly to the recipient.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Mallory Whitfield interviews indie designers so you can read interesting facts about all the talented artists that you want to know and some you should know.
If you've never been on the Stylelist website, you're in for a treat.
Monday, October 13, 2008
I tweet on twitter, stumbling cool sites on stumbleupon, posting new photos on facebook and flickr and answering many emails.
So when do I have time to make jewelry? Funny, haven't lately. I have quite a few designs that I need to complete. I would love to copy myself like that movie with Michael Keaton, 'Multiplicity" Anybody remember seeing it? The plot: A man who never has enough time for the things he wants to do is offered the opportunity to have himself duplicated. Yep, I would do it, short term.
It could get messy, as it did in the movie, but I would love to try that out for a few days. I wonder if anyone would notice the difference in work Toni, mommy Toni, wife Toni, friend Toni.
To be continued...
Sunday, October 05, 2008
In other words - whenever it moves me! Could be once a month, once a quarter, once a year! That's why it's random. I'll announce each Random Giveaway in the email newsletter, on this blog and you'll see it on Dee-Zigns website at the top of the page. So add us to your favorites!
To enter, sign up for Dee-Zigns email newsletter. By joining you will automatically be entered to win a $50 gift certificate at Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry & Accessories. You'll also receive 25% off your first order by joining the email newsletter. Rest assured your email will not be shared with anyone or used in any other way.
Join now! The first Dee-Zigns Random Giveaway ends midnight, EST on October 17th. The winner will be notified via email. Good luck to everyone!
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
October is breast cancer awareness month and Wishlistworthy.com is sponsoring Pink October with the purpose being to support breast cancer awareness and contributing to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Dee-Zigns Handcrafted jewelry & Accessories has donated the Katherine Bracelet for Wishlistworthy's first giveaway for Pink October. The giveaway for Dee-Zigns' Katherine bracelet ends October 8th at 9pm but they will have giveaways all month long, so be sure to visit the site.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Cancer, in any form, is a horrible disease, but there is one form of cancer, Ovarian that is called the silent killer for a reason. There are no screening tests and no obvious symptoms. Hence, the importance of cancer research funding and spreading awareness.
Women need to be aware of their bodies, not shy away from looking and examining and asking their doctor questions. For more information, go to www.ovarian.org.
I want to do my part, to help raise money for Ovarian Cancer research. That is why my small company, Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry and Accessories is contributing 15% of our sales to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. I have adopted the NOCC to help spread the word, break the silence and support Ovarian Cancer research. You may help by purchasing items from Dee-Zigns online boutique.
I have created several teal jewelry items and will be donating 50% of the sales of the Joy necklace, the Marianna bracelet, and the Charlie bracelet to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.
Wear your teal, talk to your friends, family and talk to your doctor. Let's break the silence for good.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I was getting ready to meet a few other moms with our kiddos for coffee and conversation. I was pregnant with my second child and feeling sick. Not from the pregnancy.
While our children played, we sat there, stunned, confused, frightened, sad, worried, not sure what to do. Was there anything we could do? Pray, that's what we could do. Pray for the families that were being affected at that moment. Pray for our country.
We will always remember, we will never forget.
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
If you haven't already done so, please sign up for Dee-Zigns email newsletter, you'll receive 25% off your first purchase at Dee-Zigns. After signing up, I'll send you an email with a special coupon code to use at checkout. Easy, peasy.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Last night, I finally made it to a meeting. Christy and Shannon from the Indie Craft Experience (ICE) were there sharing information about press kits and other public relations information. I arrived late, but received valuable information and handouts. I really appreciated hearing their thoughts and ideas. Thank you girls.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
But - there are times when I need to focus and not be interrupted with "can I have a popsicle?" or "I'm bored" or "can you help me set-up for painting" and my favorite "when are we going to the pool?". Yes, have the popsicle it's 98 degrees outside. You're bored, go fold the 3 stacks of laundry upstairs. Painting is cool, just remember to change your clothes and put the "painting cloth" (vinyl cloth) on top of the table. The pool, oh yes, that sounds great! I can at least write another to-do list and prioritize what I need to do when I get home. Yes, swim, swim, swim! Tire your little selves out!
If this sounds familiar, then you feel my pain... or pleasure! I love summer and being around my kids, being carefree and not having a schedule. Life is good. Then August will roll around, we will complain that summer has flown by, but excited for a regular schedule again once school begins. Hence, the cycle of a WAHM and indie artist.
Go hug your kids, enjoy them while you have them, summer is too short!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
We are having beautiful weather in the south. Unseasonably cool for this time of year. The flowers are blooming and the birds are feasting.
I love having fresh flowers inside and out. The sunflowers are my favorite - they are so darn happy! The yellow drop crystal earrings put a smile on my face.
And I just picked up this vibrant basket of petunias for my deck. The fun drop earrings with the Bali silver stars pick up the color in the petunias
Other beauties using turquoise and riverstone. The smooth texture of these flat round stones feel nice and cool against your neck.
Inspired by the garden and the outdoors, the new designs will leave you wanting more bright, happy color and cool, soothing color. Find these one of a kind jewelry items and many others at Dee-Zigns.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
The bracelet below is another custom order for Mother's Day.
I really enjoy creating versatile jewelry. I will be thinking of many other designs that are versatile. Check back often as I am adding new pieces all the time at Dee-Zigns.
Friday, May 02, 2008
During our 5th Year Anniversary Sale every person that placed an order between April 15th-30th, was automatically entered into a drawing on May 1st. Mary's name was drawn randomly as the lucky winner.
Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive emails about special events, sales and new merchandise.
Back to work on Mother's Day orders. It's only 8 days away!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Twittering is about posting what you are doing. That's it. Simple. Somebody is making millions, I'm sure. You may follow your friends and family if they are twittering or you can follow people you don't even know. Weird, eh?
By the way, I'm www.twitter.com/DeeZigns.
Monday, March 31, 2008
I've been so busy creating necklaces and earrings that I have neglected a much loved accessory that I offer - handbeaded bookmarks. I get such a kick out of creating these and never tire of color combinations.
Obviously I have the beach on my brain because all I can think about is going to the beach with a great book and using one of my colorful bookmarks. Check out these that make a wonderful gift for your favorite beach addict. A blue glass flip flop charm dangles from one end for a bit of whimsy. On the other purple and green bookmark, a sterling silver adirondack chair hangs from one end.
Don't forget teachers - these one of a kind beaded bookmarks make a wonderful gift choice for end of the year teacher's gifts. The two bookmarks at the right are colorful and useful gifts starting at $16.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The Bradford pears are beginning to bloom in Atlanta and tulips are popping up everywhere. The weather should cooperate for a nice Spring weekend. Atlanta deserves it after last weekends' storms that caused plenty of damage to the downtown area. Bizarre weather we've been having, but that's March in the south.
Mother's Day is just around the corner and I have been busy creating new designs with mothers in mind. Not just your mother's mother, but every mother, the young and older ones. When I think of my mom and mother-in-law, I always think young, hip ladies. My mom has always been young - just 20 years older than me. She's always been career oriented and a strong individual. Early memories have my mom in cool dresses and fancy business suits. Women always admired my mom's style of dress and accessories. Men always admired her looks.
My mother-in-law always looks so stylish, pulled together with her clothes and accessories. A tad on the preppy side, or should I say casual chic conservative. Yeah, I like that term. Anyway, I've been designing jewelry that would look stunning on each of them and their distinct personalities.
I will finish these "mother's day" treasures and post them soon. Keep reading and have a wonderful day.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Some of these are on the website, the others I will have up by tomorrow. Remember Easter is 10 days away!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Here are a few of the latest earring styles I've added to the website.