About Lauren's Gemstone Jewelry

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Lauren's Gemstone Jewelry personally creates unique and stylish jewelry, which enhances the natural beauty in all women using high quality Gemstones and Swarovski Crystal beads, together with 14K Gold Filled and Sterling Silver.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Artisan Holiday Open House-Kirkland area

Join us for an Artisan Holiday Open House on Dec. 11th between 12-6PM

Enjoy shopping in a personal, yet casual atmosphere for the upcoming holiday season.
Drinks and hors d’ oeuvres will be served.

We invite you to forward this invitation to your friends and family ~

Lucky U Cupcakes -LuckyUcupcakes.com
Lauren' Gemstone Jewelry - LaurensGemstoneJewelry.com
Trinkets by T-TrinketsbyT.com
Danette -Tupperware- dklundt@msn.com
Crafty Creations - Leigh Anne - Leighanne_12@yahoo.com

Message me for address

Cash, Checks, Visa, and MasterCard accepted.  Custom orders welcome!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CABI clothing & Gemstone Jewelry show-Kirkland area

Morgana & Pamela are co-hosting a Gemstone Jewelry & CABI clothing show just in time for your holiday shopping.

Imagine browsing and trying on beautiful handcrafted gemstone jewelry and boutique CABI clothing, presentation free, in the comfort of home, while enjoying appetizers and drinks and shopping at your own pace.

Lauren's Jewelry is hand crafted with the highest quality gemstones and crystals. There will be a great selection of jewelry,clothing and gifts from which to choose.

Enjoy a sneak preview of some of Lauren's Jewelry and CABI'S collection at~
www.LaurensGemstoneJewelry.com
www.Facebook.com/LaurensGemstoneJewelry
CABI - View current season:  www.pamelastjohn.cabionline.com
CABI - Latest fashions, visit the CAbi blog:  www.cabicanary.com

Please bring a few friends~The more the merrier.
 Message me for address;

**Custom orders welcome!***
Cash, Checks, Visa, and MasterCard accepted.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bellevue Club Holiday Bazaar

Please join Lauren's Gemstone Jewelry this Saturday at the Bellevue Club's annual holiday bazaar.  You will enjoy over 100 artist and vendor booths while getting a jump on your holiday shopping-early.


Saturday, November 5 · 9:00am - 3:00pm


Bellevue Club

Monday, September 12, 2011

Jewelry Photos

If you happen to have any pictures of yourself wearing my jewelry and you're willing to let me share them, please send them to me.

I'd love to share them on my blog along with my website.

It would be fun to find a "model" who would be willing to get photographed with my signature and unique pieces.  If you (or someone you know) would like to help with this please contact me.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Redmond Town Center Arts Festival

Patron of the Arts ~ A special invitation ~
I’m excited to share with you, I will be exhibiting in Booth #3 at the Redmond Town Center Sidewalk Sale & Arts Festival.
My booth is located near Utopia & Starbucks. Park by the cinemas or Claim Jumper.  I would love you to stop by and see my new designs.
The festival is June 23-26. Event times are Thursday-Saturday from 10am-7pm and Sunday from 11am-5pm.
Enjoy an art festival featuring locally handmade crafts for sale, great bargains from retailers, food, music and lots of fun for the whole family!
My jewelry is personally hand designed using only the highest quality gemstones and crystals that will bring years of enjoyment at a surprisingly affordable price.
Choose from a great selection of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more, a perfect gift for you or your special someone.
You can get a sneak preview and a small sampling of my jewelry at LaurensGemstoneJewelry.com or Facebook.com/LaurensGemstoneJewelry or visit my photo gallery at LaurensGems.blogspot.com
I can’t wait to see you so please mark the date on your calendar!
With jewelry prices starting as low as $18.00, you cannot afford to miss the fun.
Custom orders welcome!
Cash, Checks, Visa, and MasterCard accepted.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Question-

Tell me- What was the most memorable piece of jewelry you wore as a teenager and why

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

blog

I'm so sorry I've neglected my blog lately I've had so much going on outside of my jewelry world, I haven't even had a chance to check into my own beads, which is crazy in its own right.  I will update you on what is going on in hopes you find it interesting. ha ha

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Jewelry pictures

If you happen to have any pictures of yourself wearing my jewelry and you're willing to let me share them, please send them to me.

I'd love to share them on my blog along with my website.

It would be fun to find a "model" who would be willing to get photographed with my signature and unique pieces.  If you (or someone you know) would like to help with this please contact me.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Photos from the Club SUR trunk show

Happy Mother's Day- I hope you all are having a wonderful day.
Thanks to everyone who come to the show yesterday.

My booth at the show


they had some entertainment on stage.  Very impressive show





Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Seattle Fashion Week 2011 Spring Trunk Show (All Ages)

I’m excited for the fashion show this Saturday at Club SUR- It will be a wonderful opportunity for networking and launching me into the next phase of my business
 
 
Club Sur
2901 1ST AVE SOUTH (Sodo District)
Seattle, WA
 
Saturday, May 7 · 2:00pm - 5:00pm
 
A One of a Kind afternoon of fashion, shopping & entertainment!
$10 Cash Only at the Door- $5 off voucher-
www.sfw2011springtrunkshow.eventbrite.com (ends May 6, 11:59pm)
* Each voucher valid for 1 ticket only at the door
Vendors:
Lauren's Gemstone Jewelry (www.LaurensGemstoneJewelry.com)Lucy Loves Ethel Clothing (
http://www.lucylovesethel.com/)
MacFashion House (
www.myspace.com/macfashionhouse)
Gypsy Palace Boutique (
http://www.gypsypalace.com/)
Ahni Radvanyi (
www.etsy.com/shop/ahniradvanyi)MORE TO COME!!

Meet local clothing & jewelry designers & shop their spring collections and many other specialty business will be on hand for shopping too!

For updates, visit:
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=217887134895422

Monday, May 2, 2011

Thank you for your service

.•*""*Now I lay me down to sleep...one less terrorist the world to keep...with all my heart I give my thanks...to those in uniform regardless of ranks...you serve our country and serve it well...with humble hearts your stories tell...so as I rest my weary eyes...while freedom rings our flag still flies...you give your all, do what you must...with God we live and in God we trust....Amen.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Mother's Day open house a great success

I want to thank everyone who came out and supported Lucy love Ethel and myself at my annual Mother’s Day event. I appreciate LLE for sharing her collection with all of us.  I hope you enjoyed Mindy and her clothing line as much as I do.

We had over 30 people show up and we went through more than 7 bottles of vino, a bunch of beer and plenty of great food. 

For those of you who missed it, but would still like to get “MOM” something it isn’t too late, just contact me and I would be happy to wrap up something special up for your someone special








 

I wish I was able to get some photos when it was totally busy, but obviously since I was busy I didn't get more pictures.



Thursday, April 28, 2011

First phase of my website is finished

I'm SO excited - the first phase of my new website is complete! There is no purchase functionality yet but the new look is in place. More changes are on the way. Check it out and let me know what you think so far. http://www.laurensgemstonejewelry.com/

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mother's Day Open House- Shop Lucy loves Ethel & Laurens Gemstones

April 28th
5:00 – 9:00
Lauren's home
Kirkland, WA  98034
206-947-5666


MEN, this show is for you as well~

Please join us for an evening of drinks, and hors d’ oeuvres while shopping for the wonderful
Mother’s in your life.

Stop in anytime between 5-9pm, this is an open house format.

Bring a friend or two.  Shop Lucy Loves Ethel, a local clothing designer and
Lauren’s Gemstone Jewelry, my personal jewelry line.
Ladies, I will have a wish list available so your husband and children may choose items you
desire and still “surprise” you.
Mother’s Day is May 8th

There is no presentation, simply mingle, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, friends and a relaxed shopping experience

Lucy Loves Ethel- Women's Clothing -*Fashion *Versatility *Style For the lifestyle YOU live.

Lauren's Gemstone Jewelry -*Artistic* Elegant * Affordable* Jewelry designs. Enhancing your natural beauty through the use of Gemstones and Crystals


~ Call or email me for my address if you need it ~
Laurensgemstones@gmail.com
206-947-5666

What is a "trunk show"

I had the question, "what exactly is a trunk show" and I was asked to explain the meaning.

A trunk show essentially means that the designer of a fashion line comes to the show sharing their fashions directly to the customers.  It is a great way for designers to get personal feedback from the customers on what they like and don’t like

Seattle Fashion Week 2011 Spring Trunk Show (All Ages)

Saturday, May 7 · 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Location
Club Sur
2901 1ST AVE SOUTH (Sodo District)
Seattle, WA


A One of a Kind afternoon of fashion, shopping & entertainment!
$10 Cash Only at the Door- $5 off voucher- www.sfw2011springtrunkshow.eventbrite.com (ends May 6, 11:59pm)
* Each voucher valid for 1 ticket only at the door

Vendors:
Lucy Loves Ethel Clothing (
http://www.lucylovesethel.com/)
MacFashion House (
www.myspace.com/macfashionhouse)
Gypsy Palace Boutique (
http://www.gypsypalace.com/)
Ahni Radvanyi (
www.etsy.com/shop/ahniradvanyi)
Lauren's Gemstone Jewelry (
www.LaurensGemstoneJewelry.com)
MORE TO COME!!

Meet local clothing & jewelry designers & shop their spring collections and many other specialty business will be on hand for shopping too!

For updates, visit:
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=217887134895422

Friday, April 22, 2011

Family room remodel- coming to an end in site



Sunday night 1:30 - got the center back in


VACUUM marks, I haven't seen those in my house before (cheap carpet)

One couch back in
Vacuumed and let's call it a NIGHT

I will post finished photos when I get them.

Tell me your thoughts so far





Family room remodel - carpet install

Since our remnant didn't fit, we went carpet shopping and found a REALLY nice remnant and pad

Beautiful red, moisture resistant carpet pad


very RED




Is that carpet I see on my floor?


Why yes, yes it is - too bad you can't see the really cool texture to our carpet


Bill doing Carpet angels


New carpet in the family room, new carpet on the stairs and fresh paint.

It is coming together now.



We were originally going to just leave our entertainment center in the room and install the carpet around it (when we had a free remnant) BUT once we ended up buying a new carpet, we wanted to do the project right.



At 9:00 Sunday night we decided to take out the entertainment center- 

NO simple task mind you - 




Do you like the lovely bruise on my right thigh? I think i got that from resting furniture on my legs while moving it.   I'm turning into a bruise garden!
P.S. I have a matching one on my right forearm.


One last area to cover, so I'm doing ceiling touch ups before the carpet goes in

This piece looks like it would fit into the area we need to put it, but as you know carpets need to be installed in a specific direction or they don't look right

Here is Bill cutting and piecing together the carpet for under the entertainment center.




tucking in the carpet




Putting the entertainment center back



the carpet went down very easily, but putting the room back together did take some time. and since we needed to to it BEFORE we went to bed we were up till 1:30 AM Sunday night.

So, how is it looking so far?

Tune in tomorrow for more photos





Thursday, April 21, 2011

Looking for another artist/crafter for my show

If your an artist/crafter and are available on Thursday the 28th and would like to participate in a Mother's Day Event (in the Kirkland area) please contact me.  I'm having an open house (@ my home) and I'd like to include another exhibitor.

Laurensgems@comcast.net

Family room remodel- Paint

Now the project takes me to painting some of the walls some bold colors.  I choose a copper orange for off my kitchen and front entry and a brick red for 2 areas in the family room


My little artist hard at work


sneak peek at our new carpet- new copper/orange wall

I can't finish the top edge until we are done texturing and painting the ceiling, so we will see a finished wall soon.

again, I can't completely  finish (don't you LOVE the blue shade) NOT!

this red wall looks VERY orange when it is next to a RED carpet pad


this will be a copper/orange color

more to come soon- we are nearing the end of our project.

Family room remodel- furniture storage

So, what do you do with your furniture when you are scraping ceiling and recarpeting?


Add it to the Museum Room of course.

messy messy messy




I hope to see my office soon, I REALLY need to get to my bench and get some work done

Do you think we should keep the couch in the kitchen?


Kenzie seems comfortable, so maybe we will leave it

What about the entertainment center towers?


the towers are sort of in the way of my pantry, and entry, so they MUST go