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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.

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

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 ~

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

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

Lucy Loves Ethel Clothing (
MacFashion House (
Gypsy Palace Boutique (
Ahni Radvanyi (
Lauren's Gemstone Jewelry (

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

For updates, visit:

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.


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

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Today's jewelry projects

The projects I was working on today

Smokey Topaz, strawberry quartz & green aventurine necklace created in Sterling Silver.  This necklace is two chains fashioned into on necklace with the stones off setting each other.  It lies beautifully along your neckline.

Strawberry quartz , Green Aventurine & Hasonite quartz necklace created in Sterling Silver.  This necklace is two chains fashioned into on necklace with the stones off setting each other.  It lies beautifully along your neckline.