Friday, July 31, 2009

Little Lovelies

I mentioned before I was on an earring kick... Aren't these adorable? Which ones are your favs?

1. Lush Smoky Quartz Earrings

2. Gorgeous Pearl and Amazonite Earrings
3. Pretty Pearl Duos

Remember: All earrings are under $20!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

... Is it Fall yet?

I am so ready for the fall and the cooler weather. Until then, I have this necklace to remind me of the pumpkins and sweaters that are only a few months ahead...

The orange in this necklace is beeeautiful. I love it with the dainty filigree copper beads.

Love it? Hate it?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Earring Fetish

Today, as I was lounging around my apartment waiting for the side effects of my novocain to wear off (4 hours? Really?), I started making earrings.

I still haven't stopped. I'm not sure I can stop. What's not to love about making earrings? It's not too time-consuming, I can use all of my left-over beads from other projects, and I can do it while watching and re-watching Ed propose to Jillian on the Bachelorette (I know, I know - lame).

Here are some of the little beauties I've made so far... Which are your favs?





Plus, I've decided that all of my earrings are not going to be over $20. What a steal, right? :)

Friday, July 24, 2009

BOGO Sale this Weekend!

Lush Boutique is having another fabulous sale this weekend!

Buy One Get One 25% Off!

It's a great time to stock up on hot fall accessories, or even do a little Christmas shopping if you are that on-the-ball :)
In the message to the buyer, simply write "BOGO 25% Off" and I will quickly refund your discount to you through PayPal.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Arm Candy

This little gem is oh-so-lovely. It twinkles in the sun, looks fabulous, and matches basically every outfit.

Sparkling lemon quartz crystals and textured oval links encircle the wrist in this glamorous bracelet. Pair it with your favorite pumps for an ultra-chic look.

Want to know more?

This little bracelet definitely gave me a few troubles while making it. I loved the lemon quartz from the moment I spotted it, but I was not sure how to best show them off. After wire-wrapping the gems, I connected them to the gorgeous textured oval rings with hard-core jump rings (I nearly lost a finger). I can definitely assure you, the only way this bracelet is coming off your wrist is if you do it purposefully.

I love how the organic textured oval rings complement the cut crystal. The textures are so different, but the size and shape pull it together. The design itself is so simple, but stunning. I love it when jewelry pieces can make a statement without being too gaudy!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Vote for Lush Boutique!

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Vote for us as Best in Show at Cafe Handmade!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lush Lengths

L o n g e r lengths in necklaces are hotter than the weather these days, and this trend will definitely continue into the fall.

Our latest necklace features teardrop turquoise beads, gold-tone filigree beads and a luscious length. It is absolutely perfect for that layering look.

Love it? Hate it? Leave your comments below!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Anyone Else Melting?

When it is 100+ degrees here in Sacramento, I can't help but long for fall and the cooler weather. I love the hot cocoa, the pumpkins, and the sweaters. It's just so cozy and colorful.

This necklace reminds me of the changing seasons: the silver chilly bite in the air, the fluttering leaves, the romance of the fall..

What is your favorite thing about autumn?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cafe Handmade

I just recently discovered Cafe Handmade - a lovely little blog where every week is a virtual craft show - but without the aching feet and limited parking. It showcases so many different artists and their amazing skills - it can be a little overwhelming.

But, it's the perfect place to spend a few hours browsing around while you watch Jillian on The Bachelorette attempt meaningful conversation.

Every week, you can vote for "Best in Show." Hopefully, Lush Boutique will be up and running on Cafe Handmade soon. I'll keep you posted!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

All About ETSY

I've gotten a few questions lately about Etsy: What is Etsy? Why is Lush Boutique on Etsy? Is it treatable? Is there a vaccine to prevent the Etsy?

I'll give you the rundown:

Etsy is a website dedicated to all things handmade. Their mission is to help people make a living making things and to, in their words, Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade. They also have sections for vintage shops as well as supplies for crafters.

The Etsy community is worldwide - it boasts buyers and sellers from over 150 countries. Etsy sellers number in the hundreds of thousands, so if you think Lush Boutique is one-in-a-million, you're pretty close :)

Etsy was founded in 2005 and has been featured in literally every business, craft, fashion and political magazine and media outlet. Anyone can sell or buy on Etsy. Etsy takes a percentage of all sales, but it is absolutely free to purchase items on Etsy.

If you are looking for that unique, one-of-a-kind item, go to Etsy. If you can't find it in the stores, you can always request a custom item from any seller there.

I chose to put Lush Boutique on Etsy because it is the ideal locale for my jewelry - buyers who go to Etsy are looking for unique, handcrafted items that are fresh and fabulous.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Pendants and More Pendants

I love pendants! They are so great for layering and you can wear them with almost any style neckline - crewneck tees, button-up shirts, wrap dresses, scoop necks - they'll prove flattering every time. They also come in a wide variety of styles for every tastes. We are debuting these two pieces this week.

Turquoise Pendant #1

I love the chunky, funky chain. It looks fabulous with just a white tee.

Turquoise Pendant #2

This piece is simple, elegant, and extra-long for a wonderful slimming effect.

What do you think? They are so alike, yet radically different. Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fall Forecast

Jewelry does so much more than enhance your sense of style and finish an outfit - it can change your mood, give you confidence, and uplift your spirits. We all know the "green" trend is exploding, and the desire to connect to nature is now driving fashion (and jewelry!) to use natural products such as semiprecious stones, shell, and wood.

Vibrant colors from nature are being paired with coppery browns, and metal colors are being combined with natural materials for a more edgy, organic look. Colors inspired by the outdoors are going to be everywhere this fall and winter - look for emeralds, soft lavenders, plums, modern pastels, warm browns and vibrant turquoises.

When jewelry shopping, go for pieces that have a feeling of luxury without the bling - soft pearls, rich semiprecious stones, and exquisitely worked metals. Mix up your look by adding chains and links, and pick pieces that focus on shape and silhouette. As a final tip, layers are still going strong - layer a bulkier piece with a delicate chain and a pendant, and you are ready to work it this fall!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Lush Boutique is featured today in Etsy's Main Showcase!

Click or copy and paste this link into your browser:

Can you guess which necklace is ours?

Turquoise Tuesday

I am so excited about today's new jewelry! Most of these new pieces are not yet being offered in Lush Boutique just quite yet, but we wanted to give you a sneak peak.

Which one is your favorite?

Turquoise and Amazonite Necklace

Two gorgeous strands of turquoise and AAA Grade faceted amazonite intertwine to produce this breathtaking necklace. Secured with sterling silver findings, the total length of this necklace is 20" and it is adjustable to 22".

This necklace is definitely a conversation piece, and it will have everyone raving! Turquoise and bright red coral accented with antiqued copper beads style this fabulous necklace, which has a length of approximately 24". This is the perfect accessory to transition your wardrobe into the autumn months!

Look familiar? This was our first item featured on Etsy and we are just now making a replacement - with improvements, of course. Now with a longer, adjustable length of up to 24", this fabulous sterling silver and turquoise necklace screams for attention.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Free Shipping This Weekend!!!!!

(You will get a refund through PayPal.)

Have a fabulous Friday!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Changes are Coming..

If you have checked out Lush Boutique online lately, you may have noticed some improvements to our site:

1. Better pictures

We have brand new equipment and are loving how easy it is now to show you our beautiful jewelry!

2. More products

We are creating and listing new products daily, so be sure to check out Lush Boutique often!

3. Lower prices

We have started buying our supplies wholesale, and have been able to lower our prices as a result. Isn't that fabulous?

Psst... There is a limited time special going on at Lush Boutique right now... Check it out!

Let us know what you think about our changes!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Turquoise Tuesday

We are so happy to be back! And don't worry, we have brought back some fabulous new items. Check them out:

Our new oversized circle turquoise pendant is styled with an elegant chain to create a stunning wardrobe centerpiece.

These new turquoise earrings are criminally chic. Gorgeous blue turquoise chips dangle from shimmering silver feather charms on sterling silver ear wires.

In our newest bracelet, stylish blue beads of turquoise accented with sterling silver beads style a must-have accessory.

Which one is your favorite?