Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bitty Block Pendants

Teens & Tweens will LOVE these clever pendants that can be personalized with any initial!

Our new Bitty Block Pendants look great on any any neck chain or satin cord necklace. Made using a reclaimed Scrabble Tile, each is approximately 3/4" square and features a genuine sparkling Swarovski Bicone Crystal & 2 .925 Bali Silver Daisy spacers on a sterling silver head pin. It is attached to a sterling split jump ring that can slide easily onto any neck chain. Satin Cord Necklaces & Beaded Chains can be ordered separately!

Handmade in our studio and sealed for durability. Please note that the tiles may vary slightly due to paper variations. Although a sealer has been applied making this pendant water resistant, it is not completely water proof and should be removed before swimming or showering.

Hey, MOMS! You will LOVE our Custom Photo Tile Pendant!

Easter SALE!

Save 25% on your entire order through March 9th!
coupon code: "EASTER08"

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Custom PHOTO Tile Pendants

Turn any image into an Heirloom!

Showcase the apple of your eye on a Bitty Block PHOTO Pendant. Just send us your digital image and we’ll crop your image, if needed, and create this beautiful one-of-a-kind work of art!

Moms LOVE these clever pendants with photos of their children with corresponding birthstones!

Fill Her Easter Basket with Little Bugs!

Not real "little bugs" of course! Why not fill her basket this year with some fabulous jewelry handcrafted by Little Bugs Boutique? Need to match her Easter Outfit? We can help!

Save 25% on your entire order through March 9th
coupon code: "EASTER08"

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Monkey Love

This FUNKY MONKEY handcrafted boutique bracelet is just one of the many SASSY bracelets you will find on our website & ETSY shop!

How it all began!

I have always done something creative. As a child I was the one always coloring, drawing and collaging. This love of creativity continued through High School and eventually on to an Interior Design program in college. After many classes of painting, drawing, sculpture and design, I started to develop my own "style". I went out into the working world as a designer at an Architectural firm. My career progressed very nicely and I absolutely loved what I was doing. Still, all the while, I knew I wanted to start using my creative energies in a more personal way. But I was still searching for that perfect . . .thing. I envied people who had found their passion and could just lose all sense of time when they were creating.

Shortly after my first daughter was born in 2001, I began to look for a way to release some creative energy while caring for a newborn. I tried scrapbooking, not for me. I tossed around some ideas of starting my own design business but that was just overwhelming and not personal enough. Then one day I woke up, literally, and thought . . . jewelry! It really was just that simple.
I went out that very afternoon and started poking around some local craft shops. Honestly, I got a little carried away. It feels like I bought the entire store's inventory of beads, gemstones, stringing materials, findings, etc. I found that making jewelry was another form of sculpture, only you could wear it! I then poured myself into learning everything I could and started making my own designs. I'm STILL learning!

I decided that this was a great opportunity to start my own business. I had always wanted to, but never had anything to sell or the time to put into it. At this point in my life I had both. So now it's growing, slowly but surely. Honestly, it never could have happened without the support of my husband. His patience and willingness to help with EVERYTHING has been a true blessing. What can you say about a guy who will get up at crack of dawn on a Saturday morning to haul our stuff 90 miles to a craft show.

Now, here we are 5 years later! A growing jewelry business & an online children's boutique! I wonder what is next?

Where did you find that?

This is a question I get all the time. Where did you find that? I guess I just have the knack for finding super cute and really useful things. I love to shop! It was only fitting that I am fortunate enough to be blessed with three beautiful little girls to really fuel my shopping addiction. I cannot stop shopping for my "little bugs" and I am ever on a mission to find the next adorable "thing".

So my mission on this blog is to show you all the cool little things that I find in my travels and share them with whoever wants to know, where did you find that?