Sunny Summer Fair comes to Rutherford House

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Looking for something to do this Sunday in Edmonton? Family fun!

Originally posted on Alberta Culture:

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Fairs are the traditional way to bring people in a community together to mingle, browse for goods and eat different foods. On July 27, Rutherford House is hosting its fifth annual Sunny Summer Fair in the spirit of agricultural festivals of the past.

There will be classic carnival games, old-fashioned toys, crafts, musical entertainment and a market. . Lemonade and popcorn will be available for purchase.

Vendors participating in this year’s fair include:

The Lilac Tree Museum Shop will also be open and features unique merchandise including specialty tea, old-fashion candy and toys, kitchenware and unique gifts for all ages.

Rutherford House is a post-Edwardian mansion built in 1911 for Alexander Cameron Rutherford, Alberta’s first premier and his family. For many years, the home welcomed the political and social elite of Alberta. Today, Rutherford House is a designated historic…

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July 23, 2014 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

Summer Features

This just in … we’ve been published again (twice)!

The current issue of Create Jewelry (a special edition publication also known as 101 Bracelets, Necklaces & Earrings) is out on newsstands/available online and it features a gorgeous array of tutorials for creating your own inspired jewelry projects, including a pair of Peacock & Lime earrings!

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Also, now available, is the Summer 2014 edition of Jewelry Stringing Magazine – which features a few Peacock & Lime pieces … “stylish stackables” – a trio of bohemian chic wrap bracelets including the triangle wrap bracelets & the copper and leather “not all those who wander are lost” wrap bracelet. There are a lot of great design ideas in this issue, so if you’re looking for a bit of style inspiration … this is a great place to start!  Happy reading :)

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July 7, 2014 at 12:08 pm 1 comment

Not all is quiet on the western front

Despite the lack of posting since the big Bead Soup Blog Party reveal (sorry about that!) … not all is quiet around these parts.

Things have been brewing in the background for the past few weeks … and I’m finally getting a bit caught up and am able to share what has been happening!  I’ve recently been given the opportunity, through the Artisan Group, to submit a few pieces to not one, but three (!) costume designer/stylists for consideration to use on different television series. Curious about which ones?!  Well …. no need to wait … here they are!

for season 6 of …

 the Vampire Diaries,

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for season 5 of …

Rizzoli & Isles,

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and for a new show …

Chasing Life

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Who knows what may become of this? If we’re lucky … we might just see one (or more!) of these necklaces on a t.v. series coming soon near you!  Fingers crossed and here’s hoping … :)

 

June 13, 2014 at 9:53 am Leave a comment

bead soup blog party reveal

Oh … so exciting!   Today is the day … the BIG REVEAL for all those participating in Lori Anderson’s 8th annual Bead Soup Blog Party! I can.not.wait. to see what everyone has designed and created!

My beautiful bead soup (if you’ll remember, from the lovely Niky Sayers) has been simmering and stewing away for a few weeks now.  It has finally finished percolating, having left a delightful aroma and an amazing array of ideas to create with.

{a reminder of what Niky sent me (isn’t it gorgeous!?) Thank You so much, Niky!! }

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With such a beautiful assortment, only a few extra ingredients were added to get things going … and they were;

~ a pinch of Czech glass beads, and copper beads,

~ a splash of leather,

~ a drop of chain,

~ a handful of copper rivets,

~ a pat of fabric bias tape,

~ and a little dash of brass & copper wires.

 

And the end result?

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Similar to last year, with so many pretty components, I decided to create more than 1 piece to give them all the spotlight they deserve.  (and besides that … there were just so many ideas running around in my head!)  The initial reveal date was set for May 3rd, and by that time, I had created 3 different pieces … a mixed multi media wrap bracelet, a fabric and chain double strand bracelet and a prominent focal pendant necklace.

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This mixed multi media wrap bracelet features Niky’s handmade coin clasp up front and centre! It is surrounded by the  polka dot lampwork spacer beads by Laura Sparling, the pearl beads, some added Czech glass trumpet beads and a leather band with copper rivets and accents.

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This fabric and chain double strand bracelet features the pink (possibly rose quartz or jade?) round beads surrounded by Liberty of London fabric (in a nod to where this soup originated!) and added natural brass chain & findings.

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This prominent focal pendant necklace features the stunning lampwork focal by Moogin Beads, Niky’s own fancy head pins tripled up with the focal bead and also used as a design element & connector for the Roman glass bead on top surrounded by an added natural brass ring, and copper findings.

 

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Since, the reveal was postponed a week – until now …  a bit of extra time was granted, which gave a little incentive to create a few other items, so for this year’s celebration …  5 pieces materialized out of  my beautiful bead soup (I guess I just wanted as many of the beads to get to go to the bead soup blog party!)

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The newest editions were the butterfly dangle earrings, centered around the beautiful lampwork head pins by Earth Shine Beads, and paired with copper butterfly beads and simple natural brass ear wires.

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And lastly, another multi strand bracelet (hmm … I’m sensing a trend here!)  focusing around Niky’s lentil coin bead and featuring square czech glass beads, liberty of london fabric, purple leather and a mixture of copper and natural brass wire and findings.

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Participating in an event such as this is so incredible.  It is beyond amazing to see the creativity of such a collective group of talented participants – to see what they were sent, and how they chose to work with that to design truly spectacular pieces. It is also so wonderful to receive a package of gorgeous goodies that one would not ordinarily find, and to have been teamed up with a fantastic partner who has now become a new overseas friend :)  I can not thank Lori enough for creating/ hosting/organizing such an extraordinary event, and for choosing such a perfect partner to work with! And a huge Thank You to Niky for making this so much fun! I hope you like what became of your beads!

 

Now … I can’t wait to see what Niky came up with, from the soup I sent her!  Interested?  Let’s go check out Silver NikNats …

 

Need more!?  To see a list of all of those participating, and their amazing creations, please visit our lovely host – Lori Anderson’s site

http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2014/05/welcome-to-8th-bead-soup-blog-party.html

Have fun!

May 9, 2014 at 10:01 pm 139 comments

And the winners are …

It’s time to get excited!

The moment has come to announce the winners of the 5th Birthday celebration giveaways!

(chosen via random.org based on the order in which entries were received.)

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A BIG Congratulations goes out to:

giveaway #1 ….. the facebook comment giveaway ….. Jessica Harris

giveaway #2 ….. the twitter retweet giveaway …..  @LemonDropCakes (Michelle Kenny)

giveaway #3 ….. the instagram photo giveaway ….. @LilAnimalLover

giveaway #4 ….. the facebook wall photo giveaway ….. Diane Goettel Wowk

giveaway #5 ….. the blog comment giveaway ….. beewbedard (Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard)

 

Winners, please contact me either via email, facebook, twitter, instagram or this blog to let me know which item you would most like to receive and where it can be sent to!

Thank you to all that participated, and I hope you had fun!

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April 30, 2014 at 2:37 pm Leave a comment

Happy 5th B-Day, peacock & lime!

It’s our birthday, and do we have a surprise for you! FREE STUFF!

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It kind of snuck up on us, but did you know that Peacock & Lime is turning 5 this month?!

That is cause for a celebration! So, what should we do?!  How about a giveaway?  How about 5!?

Yes! Let’s go crazy, and go for 5 giveaways … the prize in each one will be a jewelry item of your choice handmade by Peacock & Lime! WooHoo!

 

And now … here are the 5 contests …

# 1. Facebook giveaway … the rules are simple.  Like us on facebook, and comment on the giveaway post – which item you would most like to win.

# 2. Twitter giveaway … again, the rules are simple.  Follow us on twitter, favourite & retweet “Happy 5th b-day ! To WIN your very own piece of handmade jewelry,see details here …  “

# 3. Instagram giveaway … this one is going to be fun! Take a photo with your favourite Peacock & Lime piece or (if you don’t have any, yet!) how about a picture that relates to a birthday celebration, or Peacock & Lime, or something that portrays our style, or what it would mean to you. This one is open … Get creative! Be sure to tag us in your  photo (@peacockandlime) and use the hashtag #HappyBDayPeacockandLime .  You could even find your photo featured on our facebook page!

*please note … many instagram account profiles are set to private, which means that we won’t be able to see your entry unless we either follow each other, or the photo is sent to @peacockandlime via Instagram Direct 

# 4. If you don’t have instagram … post a picture (same criteria as above) on our facebook wall. Share your Peacock & Lime style!

# 5. Blog giveaway … the rules are simple here, too! Just leave a comment after this post telling us why you’d like to win this giveaway.

 

Hope you have FUN & … Good Luck!

All winners will be chosen via random.org and posted by April 30, 2014

 

 

April 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm 13 comments

the Water necklaces – a fundraiser

Last year, it was the Water Wish bracelets … this year … we’d like to introduce the Water necklaces!

This year’s Water necklaces were officially released today in Aveda Edmonton’s store & made available online in the Etsy shop!

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March 2014

Edmonton, Alberta – Peacock & Lime has, once again, partnered up with the Edmonton Aveda Academy Salon in designing & releasing special Limited Edition Water necklaces to help support the efforts in raising funds for WaterCan – a leading Canadian water charity dedicated to fighting global poverty by helping the world’s poorest people gain access to clean water. Proceeds from the sale of these necklaces will go directly to Aveda’s initiative “I Walk for Water” which helps raise funds for WaterCan and their vision of “Clean Water for All”.

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This year there are 5 different Water necklaces to choose from each featuring an element representing water;

~ the Square Beach Glass bead,

~ the Triangle Water Droplet bead,

~ the Tribal Coin Beach Glass bead,

~ the Inverted Triangle Water Droplet bead, and

~ the Filled Glass Bottle Vial.

Available for only $23 each.

 

All 5 styles are now in stock at the Edmonton Aveda Academy Salon – so take your pick!.  But remember, they are only available until Earth Day – April 22, 2014 (or while supplies last …)

(the online etsy shop, currently only has three of the five styles offered – the Square Beach glass, the Triangle Water Droplet & the Inverted Triangle Water Droplet.)

**UPDATE** the online etsy shop now has all five styles offered as well!

 

Give water, Give Life. Look down and see this hand-made piece around your neck and you won’t soon forget the difference you can make!
For more information on WaterCan, please visit their website at http://www.WaterCan.com and for more on Aveda’s initiative, please visit http://www.iwalkforwater.ca

March 25, 2014 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

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