Happy 5th B-Day, peacock & lime!

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

5th-birthday-party

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 10 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!

press release

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”.

aveda-sample-necklaces

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

Start mixing!

It’s time to start mixing … bead soup style.

A very special package arrived in the mail yesterday, and … Eek! It felt like Christmas all over again!

You know I can only be talking about a certain bead soup package ;)

Niky of Silver NikNats sent the most beautifully packaged assortment of special goodies.  As soon as you opened the lid … you knew you were in for a treat! … (and that is before even realizing the contents!)

First up … a hand written message on a gorgeous note card featuring an image of her very own vintage typewriter – how cool is that?! I totally love it!

bead-soup-packaging-from-silver-niknats2

Then … upon delving in,  the ribbon untied, and the black tissue paper pulled back … what was inside?  Little exquisitely wrapped black & silver parcels … looking so beautiful and perfect together, I {almost} didn’t want to open any of them!

bead-soup-inside-from-silver-niknats

Got over that feeling pretty quickly, and was so excited to see what each special package had inside ….

bead-soup-mix-from-silver-niknats

The first packet I opened up was the focal bead and it is GORGEOUS! Purples and greens made by Moogin Beads.

The next one I opened was one of Niky’s handmade clasps! (I was secretly crossing my fingers that she might send me one, ever since the first day when we were partnered up and I saw her work on her blog!)

Next came some beautiful lampwork spacers by Laura Sparling, some pearls, pink beads, roman glass (so cool!) beads and lampwork head pins by Earth Shine beads

The last two packages contained more of Niky’s amazing handiwork … an awesome coin bead (created out of six pence coins) and some fancy headpins (which I totally love!)

I am so excited about all of these gorgeous goodies, but can’t help to feel totally anxious & stressed out! I sure hope to be able to come up with a design (or two!) that will do them all the justice they deserve!

 

Thank you so much, Niky!!

March 19, 2014 at 9:44 pm 2 comments

bead soup on its way!

“What a wonderful thing is the mail, capable of conveying across continents a warm human hand-clasp.”   ~Author Unknown

A quick little Bead Soup update …  the mix for Niky of SilverNikNats has officially started its trek across the pond!

(It was meant to go out yesterday, but my daughter set strict orders that it was in no way to be shipped until she was finished decorating the outside packaging – she wanted to get in on the fun, too!).

package-sent

So there it goes … hoping for a quick and safe journey!

March 7, 2014 at 12:47 pm 1 comment

coffee & some (bead) soup

And … we’re off!

Pretty Things - Bead Soup Blog Party

The 8th annual Bead Soup Blog Party is officially underway, and international partners have been assigned!

(If you’ll remember from last year’s post … the Bead Soup Blog Party is a wonderful once a year event, partnering participates from all over the world, who in turn send each other an assortment of beads and other goodies with the hopes of challenging their jewellery design skills and encouraging them to “think outside of their normal box” when it comes to creating pieces of jewellery. All of this is the brainchild of the amazing, one and only - Lori Anderson of Pretty Things Blog!)

I have just *met* my partner from the U.K. (hand picked by Lori, herself) and I must say … Niky Sayers of Silver NikNats and I must be kindred spirits! From her being a self proclaimed “lampwork bead addict”, to her taste in art, to her love of colour, the British show Sherlock & all things vintage-y – her contradiction (favourite word!) in style is as eclectic as mine! I’m very excited to see where this year’s soup will take us :)

Stay tuned to find out …

8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party

March 3, 2014 at 3:39 pm 3 comments

happy {heart} day!

valentine sweet

February 14, 2014 at 7:26 am Leave a comment

more clever jewellery storage ideas

One can never be TOO organized!

Maybe it’s because of the New Year  (and unintentional resolutions), maybe it’s the promise of spring coming sometime soon (wishful thinking, in these parts!), but around this time of year, I always seem to get the cleaning and re-organizing bug. This year is no different, and things have been changing in our house.  Furniture is being rearranged, prints are being hung in different configurations, and new arrangements of little stars are appearing – hanging from the bedroom ceiling.  It’s time now, to look for some new inspiration for cool jewellery storage ideas as well!.

One doesn’t have to go far … in this case, only to the computer in the office and to a little site called Etsy ;)

darling daisy earring tree by earthstudiometalartthis Darling Daisy Earring Tree is made in the US by Earth Studio Metal Art

MAX jewelry organizer by lessandmoreThe MAX jewelry holder/organizer is from Vienna, Austria by Less & More

jewelry tree by schpunkintlAnd, this cute little tree stand comes from Seoul, South Korea created by Schpunk intl.

 

For those looking to create your own storage units, how about these do-it-yourself projects?!

Pretty awesome, I’d say. Who would have thought to use a thread organizer rack for other than it’s intended purpose?

Why, Jillee from One Good Thing by Jillee did! Check out her awesome idea …

from this …

thread spool jewelry organizer… to this!  Pretty. Organized. And, easy, too!

Here is another organizer to try … this one I found on Pinterest, but is from BHG.com. A clever use of drawer pulls …

drawer pull jewelry organizer by bhgdotcom

And, finally, a little tutorial on making this sweet cork board combo from Katelyn Brooke

corkboard-jewelry-organizer-bykatelynbrookeblogdotcom

Happy Organizing!

January 29, 2014 at 7:46 pm Leave a comment

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