And the winner is …

A HUGE Thank You shoutout to All Work And No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something for writing such a wonderful post about Peacock & Lime-  and for hosting their little giveaway!
Congratulations to our winner ….

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June 14, 2015 at 3:37 pm Leave a comment

Be Fearless. Be Strong. | Peacock & Lime Giveaway (via All Work and No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something)

Hello June! What better way to start off the month, than with an opportunity to win a necklace from Peacock & Lime!
For more information on how … please head on over to Kimberly’s blog to read this amazing & touching post she has written at All Work And No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something

 

“No matter who you are, we all have those moments that we’d like to erase from our respective stories. You know, they’re the embarrassing ones like the time I was sedated for a procedure on my spine and I cursed at the anesthesiologist for getting iodine on my new sexy underwear. He kindly reminded me that I wasn’t wearing any and that if I touched my buttocks one more time they would have to restrain me.

Then there are the painful ones like that time my dog ran away and I blamed myself for his disappearance. I cried big crocodile tears as I waited at the back door for him every single night. It was many years later when I was in my 20’s that my dad revealed to me that he loathed the mangy mutt and had given it to a farmer.

Then there are break ups and losing loved ones and then there was the year 2012.

Physically, mentally, and emotionally — I was completely drained.

It was in May of that year, that I had just come out of surgery and I just received my brand new wish bracelet in the mail from Peacock & Lime . I have been ordering them ever since I had discovered Kristina’s store back in 2010. I thought to myself “Kim, this is it. This is a new beginning. Let’s start fresh” and so I made a wish and I put it on.

A day or two later, I started having complications from the surgery and had to go back in to the hospital. They initially thought that I had a blood clot in my lung, but thankfully, it was just a massive air pocket lodged in my diaphragm. It would be a few days before the gas would be absorbed, the surgeon had told me. Then she clipped my armband off…

…and the wish bracelet.

And I just busted out crying because that was the icing on my crap pie. The wish bracelet that represented me moving forward — and she snipped it off. ” … Read More

via All Work and No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something

June 5, 2015 at 10:54 am Leave a comment

design challenge REVEAL day

Yippee! It’s here at last! Today is the Big Reveal Day for the 1st annual  #BeadPeepsSwap N Hop 2015 !

I’ve been dying to share what became of all of the gorgeous components Debra (of Debra’s Divine Designs) sent to me as part of this challenge … and finally! … I can! (*warning* this is going to be a long post, so feel free to just peruse the photos, if you feel so inclined! ;) )

Swap N Hop pieces ~ revealed!  peacock & lime creations for the bead peeps swap n hop 2015With so many beautiful bits and beads to work with … came so many ideas.  Where to begin was the biggest challenge!

What resulted were not 1, not 2, not 3 … but … 10 different pieces (with still more ideas floating around in my head!)  There are necklaces, bracelets and earrings … let’s have a look …

The first few pieces were created using Debra Jeffries‘ wing pendants.

At first, I wasn’t sure how to handle a real butterfly (or moth) wing piece, but once I read on Debra’s blog that “… all Butterfly & Insect wings are attained from cruelty-free farms across the globe through a licensed wholesaler. These farms raise and care for the caterpillars to pupae to butterflies and the butterflies once hatched are allowed to fly in freedom until their natural death. They are raised intentionally in underpriveledged countries and are collected when their lives expire naturally.” and that “These farms play a HUGE role in providing employment, education and conservation of their reared specimens as they release a certain percentage back into the wild to increase the natural population.”, it was made incredibly clear, how beautiful and special the pieces really are.

madagascar-sunset-moth-necklace-5Madagascar Sunset Moth pendant necklace.

With this necklace, Debra’s pendant is the focal piece, and is surrounded by 3 of the large silver jump rings, pink & orange seed beads and 1 of the silver tube beads she sent. I then added just a few other simple components such as copper jump rings, some brass wire, 2 lampwork glass bead spacers, a strip of leather and some micro-fiber suede cord.

 

great-orange-tip-butterfly-wing-necklace-3The Great Orange Tip pendant necklace.

This necklace again features Debra’s pendant as the focal and is partnered up with her lovely matte yellow lampwork bead, along with some added sea green new jade and aragonite gemstone beads, brass chain and brass components.

 

 

 

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The Morpho Sulkowski wing pendant necklace.

This necklace pendant has a beautiful shimmering purple/blue hue. It incorporates some of the blue farfaille beads Debra sent, along with a hand dyed silk ribbon, some lavender stone gemstone beads and natural brass components from Vintaj.

 

 

 

Now for something completely different … bracelets!

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leather-and-moonstone-wrap-bracelet-1I love multi strand bracelets, and the black moonstone beads and the silver farfaille beads that Debra sent worked in so well with these new designs.

The first bracelet is part of a new series collection I am creating, of interchangeable pieces. They will be individually customizable by allowing choice in leather and/ or bead bracelet sections.

The second bracelet is a take on a simple, classic, black leather wrap bracelet with double strands of gemstone beads.

some more necklaces …

The first necklace here was made using Debra’s gorgeous blue/green glass teardrop beads (wire wrapped into a flower) and a lovely leaf charm (with added patina ink). They are both attached to a copper square tag and hang on a simple copper ball chain.

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I liked the teardrop bead flower so much, I just had to make another necklace! This one has the flower attached to one of the hammered silver rings from Debra, and paired up with leather cord, pewter tube beads and natural brass wire & components.

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The next piece definitely has a bohemian flair. This one was made using Debra’s sea sediment jasper bead as the focal, along with some turquoise chips, a patina’d feather charm, some leather cord, natural brass components & chain, and a lovely spiral headpin (that I have been hoarding!) from my bead soup partner of last year – Niky of Silver NikNats.

 

 

Another Boho Style necklace … with a tassel.

tassel-bohemian-necklaceSuch beautful colours! I loved the matte yellow lampwork beads Debra sent, and this necklace features the other one! It is matched up with the other silver tube bead and some of Debra’s pink & orange seed beads. Add a lovely purple glass lampwork spacer bead from Lampwork by Julie, a multi-coloured tassel, some leather and some natural brass components and you’re good to go for summer festival season!

 

silver-circle-earringsAnd … the last piece made (for now, anyways!) …  a simple, dainty pair of circle earrings. Made mostly from Debra’s stash … the only added components were a few twisted brass jump rings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you believe that ALL of these pieces were spawned from this batch of goodies … ?

bead-peeps-swap-from-Debra-JeffriesThank you so much, Debra, for the wonderful mix of pretty pieces to play with … you made it amazingly easy to get creative – with such talents and generosity and it has all been a joy to work with! I hope you had as much fun!  And thank you to Linda Anderson for all of your hard work in pairing up partners and hosting such a grand event!

I can’t wait to see what Debra did with the mix I sent her!  Let’s go have a peek at Debra’s blog to find out!

And after that … off to see what everyone else in the swap has created!

To see a full list of the participants … visit Linda Anderson’s From the Bead Board blog, see the list below or click here

Time to grab a cup of coffee, this may take a little while ;)

 

 

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2015 

Partner List  

 Our Hostess: Linda Anderson from http//:fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

Linda Anderson http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Marica Zammit http://www.beadlovelies.com
Jessica Hocutt https://faithfamilyandadventure.wordpress.com
Kristina Hahn Eleniak http://www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com
Debbie Jeffries http://debrasdivinedesigns.com/blog
Rosantia Petkova http://bairozan.blogspot.com/
Shalini Austin http://jewellerybyshalini.co.uk/my-blog/
Catherine La Vite http://drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com
Annica Larsson http://zestyfrog.wordpress.com/
Lori Schneider http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com/
Divya N http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
Mowse Doyle http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com
Fay Wolfenden http://torchfairy.blogspot.com
Kathy Lindemer http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Claire Fabian http://saraccino.blogspot.de/
Janice Warden Bergeron http://thejewelryroom.blogspot.ca
Natalie Davidson http://www.northshoredays.com
Deb Fortin http://www.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Inge von Roos http://ingetraud.wordpress.com
Karen Mitchell http://overthemoon-design.com
Robin Reed http://willowdragon.blogspot.com
Marie Covert http://thistledown-and-swaddlings.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache http://www.allprettythings.ca
Nan Smith http://www.wirednan.blogspot.ca
Johana Nunez http://artincendi.com
Kelly Hosford Patterson http://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com/
Lori Blanchard http://alainnjewelry.WordPress.com
Sue Kennedy http://suebeads.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.com
Niky Sayers http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
Melissa Trudinger http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Candida Castleberry http://www.spunsugarbeadworks.blogspot.com
Erin Guest http://www.renlish.com
Nicole Rennell http://nicolerennell.com/blog
Ien Temaluru http://ienmaginationsjewelry.wordpress.com
Robin Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Sam Waghorn http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk
Marianne Baxter http://www.simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca http://ladelizchica.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.com
Lee Koopman http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Jayne Capps http://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
Marti Conrad http://artisancomponentmarketplace.com/martisbuttonsandbeads/2015/03/20/bead-peeps-blog-hop/
Tina Bosh http://bookbug-somanybookssolittletime.blogspot.com/
Eleanor Thomas http://woolywireetc.blogspot.com
Jeanne Steck http://www.gemsbyjeannemarie.blogspot.com
Gloria Allen http://www.wingsandbeads.blogspot.com
Rachel Mallis http://www.mintmonarch.com/#!blog/c1jlz
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Stamper http://skwds.blogspot.com
Chris Haussler http://pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Betony Maiden http://www.beadwenches.blogspot.com/
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickjewelrydesign.com/blog/
Jenny Kyrlach http://anafiassa.blogspot.com/
Colleen Foley http://colleenfoleycreations.blogspot.com
Marybeth Rich http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
Marcy Lamberson http://www.StudioMarcy.blogspot.com
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell http://www.deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com
Ginny Lones http://www.Skippingintotheunknown.blogspot.com
Maria Rosa Sharrow http://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Loretta Carstensen http://designsbyloretta.blogspot.com
Dolores Raml http://craftydscreations.wordpress.com
Michelle McCarthy http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Louise McCormick-Glazier http://jewelrytreasuresbylouise.blogspot.com/
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
Tammy Adams http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog/
Shirley Moore http://beadsandbread.blogspot.com
Seed Beaders
Susanne

Sheila

Stelljes

Prosterman

http://pearlify.blogspot.de

http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com

Pallavi Asher http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/
Jami Shipp http://celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com
Peggy Kosier http://www.kosydesigns.blogspot.ca/
Andra Weber http://andrasjoyfuljourney.blogspot.com
Catherine King http://catherines-musings.blogspot.com
Krafty Max http://kraftymax.com
Sierra Barrett http://giraffecanhas.wordpress.com
Lois Sherwood http://thiznthat5454blog.wordpress.com
Katy Heider http://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com
Rebecca Robertson   (White) http://morganafeycreations.121hub.com/
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
Brandy Collier http://bhjewelry.wordpress.com
Stephanie Haussler http://www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Lori Blanchard http://alainnjewelry.WordPress.com
Kathleen Breeding http://99bobotw.blogspot.com
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
Tami Norris https://jewelrybytami.wordpress.com/
Ginger Bishop http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/
Peggy Johnson http://charmbarn.blogspot.com

May 1, 2015 at 11:01 pm 60 comments

Sweet Treats


A little Bead Peeps Swap N Hop update … A few weeks back, I introduced you to my bead swap partner Debra Jeffries of Debra’s Divine Designs … now, let me show you all of the amazing bounty she sent!

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So many goodies, so little time!

 

I can not even begin to describe the feelings I had when opening Debbie’s packages … each so wonderfully wrapped, like perfect little christmas presents, and with such super cool containers!  Included are not one, not two, but 3 of her incredible handmade, recycled butterfly wing pendants (plus an extra amazing bonus one for me, as well!), some gorgeous peacock blue & lime green glass tear beads, beautiful sea sediment jasper beads, lovely yellow lampwork beads, black moonstone, sparkly crystal beads, crackle glass rock crystal, antique silver & brass components, lots of silver (jump) rings, chain, cord, seed beads … oh my, the list is extensive!

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As if that weren’t already plentiful enough … Debbie added so many extra goodies as well! Yummy treats like … chocolate covered pretzels, werther’s toffees & choco toffees, and cool items like … chalkboard signs (perfect for the next art show display!), butterfly washi tape, owl notecards, handy see-thru pouches and a colour yourself ipad case!

I have honestly never been so spoiled in my life (and I have been spoiled by some amazing people!)  Saying a mere Thank You to Debbie is hardly enough. I will have to come up with something better …

I have so many ideas already, of pieces to create …. there aren’t enough hours in the day to get them all made! But here’s hoping to showcase a few of them by the big reveal date of May 2!  Stay tuned …

 

If you were curious about what I sent Debbie, and if this teaser was too cryptic of an image … have a look below :)

While the purpose of this swap is to stretch your swap-ee’s  boundaries past their normal comfort zone – I didn’t want to stray too far … so .. this …

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… became … sent-to-Debra

… this!

Sensing a theme here?  If you’ve ever had a chance to view some of Debbie’s work, you will have noticed how she creates the most stunning jewellery out of butterfly and moth wings. Hence this selection of goodies … chosen to go with how enamoured she is with butterflies! I centered around some hand made (by me) pendants – consisting of two mixed media collage square focals and one handstamped copper & brass butterfly tag (with the saying “your wings already exist all you have to do is fly”).

Included along with the pendants were … some striped lampwork cubes by River Rock Artglass, a strand of prehnite gemstone cubes, a Vintaj floral brass embellishment, cultured potato pearls, swarovski butterfly beads & bicones, a thai silver butterfly toggle clasp, a patina’d round toggle clasp, floral lampwork beads, some brown (and dark green – not shown) leather lacing and a hand dyed silk ribbon (along with a few other embellishments thrown in for fun!). I sure hope she likes her surprise pack, and I can not wait to see what she ends up creating! We’ll all find out May 2nd :)

April 15, 2015 at 1:43 pm 1 comment

Earth Month Water “Wish” necklaces – for WaterAid

Peacock & Lime’s limited edition Water “Wish” necklaces for Aveda Edmonton & WaterAid are now available ~ in support of Aveda Edmonton‘s initiative “Walk for Water” campaign to help raise funds for WaterAid and their vision “Clean Water for All”.

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

 

press release

April 2015

Edmonton, Alberta – Peacock & Lime is, once again, partnering with the Edmonton Aveda Academy Salon in designing & releasing special Limited Edition Water necklaces to help support their efforts in raising funds for WaterAid – 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 Walk for Water” supporting WaterAid.

 
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There are 2 different necklaces to choose from each featuring an element representing water –

the Water Droplet image pendant necklace and the Water “Wish” necklace which features a small natural brass tag stamped with the word “wish” & a tiny turquoise Czech glass bead representing a drop of water.

Available in store and online for a limited time.

 

“When you protect water, you protect what you love”. 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 WaterAid, please visit their websites at either http://www.WaterAid.org or http://www.WaterAidCanada.com

and for more information on Aveda’s inititive, please visit http://www.EarthMonthCanada.com

April 4, 2015 at 5:35 pm Leave a comment

the WOW Factor: Designing an Effective Branding Strategy webinar

Chalk this up to another first … a live Interweave Web seminar!

 On Tuesday, March 31 – I will be presenting

The WOW Factor: Designing an Effective Branding Strategy

LIVE at 1 pm (EST)

packaging2-2015This webinar is intended to help those interested in learning how to make their business stand out with a unique brand identity.

In it, I’ll focus on the importance of giving your company a unique voice and how to create brand recognition through packaging and brand design.  I’ll give tips on how to create a logo, share valuable information on the types of packaging to consider, how and where to get marketing materials made, and  how to stay consistent across various online platforms and social media. I’ll include specific examples from various successful brands, and I’ll share tips on how to get your products out where they can be seen by more potential customers!

Anyone who attends the live event will have the chance to participate in a real time Q & A at the end of the presentation.

For those that can not attend the live event, you can still register at Interweave to receive a recorded version of the broadcast complete with the question & answer period.

Hope you can tune in and join me!

March 27, 2015 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment

a penny for your thoughts …

Eep! It has just occurred to me that I never posted any photos of what become of the gorgeous Canadian penny clasps I posted a while back … well, wait no longer … allow me to introduce my Canadian Penny clasp mixed media wrap bracelets!

These bracelets showcase the spectacular clasp (commissioned from Niky Sayers), along with some beautiful little tiny polka dotted lampwork spacer beads by Lampwork by Julie, some colour co-ordinating leather and natural brass chain & findings.

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They have yet to find their way into the Etsy shop, but there is one listed here on the website!  Enjoy!

 

*Update* one of the bracelets has made it in to the Etsy shop and can be found here! *

March 2, 2015 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

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