Monday, December 14, 2009

Last Minute...

Just wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays! As well as thank everyone that has shopped with me this season! Looking forward to 2010 with extra holiday "bling"!

F.Y.I.- Holiday Orders-
the last day i can ship and hope it gets to its destination by or before the 24th is December 17th.

I ship via with delivery confirmation. shipping time takes anywhere from 2-5 days.

If you need your order shipped faster please contact me to do priority shipping which is a little more but is supposed to be faster ;)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Stocking Stuffers

Hope everyones holiday shopping experiences are going well. I have a long way to go....I was just going through my "list" and thinking about what i had that would make good stocking stuffers. Here's what i came up with in case you were curious ;)
1) braille necklace- can be customized with any name or word- $42
2)harmonica necklace- bring some music into the party - $34
3) silhouette necklaces- duckies, monkeys, puppies, birds... have a good idea... let me know i do custom orders - $40-72
4) cufflinks- silk brocade, carved bone roses...$18-$26
5) braille keychains - customize with a name or any word-$8
6) sterling birdie studs- $48
8) mini notes- puppy silhouettes, "merde" birdies, luchadores, fiesta- $6
9) compass necklace-" love leads the way" find your way any where you go- $24
10)black rose ring- carved bone on an adjustable ring - $8

Monday, November 30, 2009

SNEAK PEAK at Holiday Bling!

Remember this Friday and Saturday (December 4th and 5th) is
@ SHENY designs boutique

ENJOY: Gingerbread muffins, eggnog and wine while you do some holiday shopping.

(click on invite for more info)

In the meantime I thought I'd share another sneak peak at some new designs I'm pretty excited about.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Ready for this weekend's first holiday shopping event?!!! I have some new designs I plan to debut that I'm really excited about.

Holiday Heist
is this Saturday
November 21

From 12pm - 6pm
The Soundry
316 Dominion Road
Vienna, VA 22180

The next show will be in HOUSTON at the Sheny design boutique.
WHERE: 1740 Sunset Blvd, 77030
WHEN: Friday Dec 4, 4-8 pm
Saturday Dec. 5, 11-5pm

Featuring jewelry designs from local artists Amaria, and Sheny

10% of sales will benefit
Recipe for Success foundation.

Recipe for Success Foundation (RfS) is a non-profit 501C3 charity dedicated to combating childhood obesity by changing the way children understand, appreciate and eat their food.

Click and print out the invite and get 10% off your purchase!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Holiday Heist- Nov 21

Holdays are practically here! Where did the year go???!!!

I've started planning some holiday trunk shows in VA, TX, NYC, and of course D.C. in next 2 months. Also, a brand new 2010 line which I'm very excited about. Check out my facebook page for a sneak peek!

My next show will be with D.C. Craft Mafia at the Holiday Heist.

November 21, 12pm - 6pm

The Soundry
316 Dominion Road
Vienna, VA 22180

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"love IS blind" -sterling braille necklace

Monday, October 19, 2009

Houston- Pink Ribbon Event

Grand Opening!

WHY: Come out and support a great cause.- Pink Ribbons Project- breast cancer awareness
WHERE: Sheny Designs Boutique @ 1740 Sunset Blvd- Hou, TX
WHEN: Friday - October 23 4-8pm & Saturday - October 25 -11-5 pm
DISCOUNT: bring this invite and get 10% off your purchase of $50 or more on any blugrn design or sheny design purchase.

Follow/ R.S.V.P. - FACEBOOK

Friday, October 9, 2009

Ballston Market - This Saturday!

I'll be there! Booth # 16
Everything has been so busy i haven't had a chance to even post about Crafty Bastards (it was AMAZING)... and now i'm posting about my last show in October... and for a while, really... until end of November!

Quick note about Crafty Bastards... I was so happy to see everyone come out. It was so amazing... so packed... and sold so many of my favorite pieces...not to mention most of my Vintage rehab peices.

So if you're coming out this Saturday and are looking for a particular piece... please CONTACT ME to make sure i have it... otherwise i can try to make it for you for this show.

So come out to visit for the last ballston craft show of the season. Right outside of the Ballston st. metro!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2 more days...

...Until Crafty Bastards!
I've been designing and making like mad for the last 2 weeks. Completely new designs.... and some oldies but goodies. If you have any special requests let me know by Friday and I'll have it ready for you at the show.

Quick Sneak Peak:
I've had some fossil shark teeth custom designed and gold dipped to make these edgy neat necklaces on A row of fossil shark teeth on an elegant 14k G.F. chain or a single fossil shark tooth on a mix of oxidized sterling silver with 14k G.F. chain mingled with larger links.

SIGNATURE PIECES - birds , monkeys... and the "fox and the crow"- i haven't made this one since my first crafty bastards 3 years ago and I don't know why. I love Aesop's Fables.

Most of my items at shows are discounted up to 20% from my online prices . So if you want to get a deal try to come out to these fun events.

CROSS YOUR FINGERS - that it will not rain Saturday!

That's it... make sure you come out and enjoy the break dancing, all the cool hand made swag (possible ;) christmas gifts), food and craft making activities.

This Saturday, October 3, in Adams Morgan- 10am - 5pm.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Clarendon Day

WHEN: September 26th - 11 am - 7 pm (NEXT WEEKEND)

bLuGrn design will be a part of Arlington's Biggest Street Party! Come join the fun!

Clarendon Day features the cuisine of local restaurants,the music of local bands, and the art of area craft makers and artists.

+ Live Music on 2 Stages

+Food BoothsArt Vendors
+Belly Dance Performances
+Skateboarding Demos
+Electric Cars
+Clarendon Kid's Carnival
+Kinderhaus Kid's Stage

WHERE: Located at the Clarendon Metro Station in Arlington, VA

Wilson Blvd. from N. Highland St. to N. Irving St., Clarendon Blvd. from N. Garfield St. to Washington Blvd., plus N. Highland St. between N. 11th St. and Wilson Blvd.; as well as portions of N. Herndon St., N. Hudson St. & N. Hartford St.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Etsy Fave's of Late

Haven't posted Etsy fave's in quite some time... which is sad because I'm constantly "window shopping" on etsy...and i love sharing the shopping experience! Not to mention that there are so many great designers out there that everyone should know about. right?!

If you can't see the etsy gallery below in your on the post to view online. these lovelies are worth it ;)

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Friday, September 11, 2009

Craftiest Bastard 2009

VOTE FOR ME!!! As Craftiest Bastard 2009 CLICK HERE!

Please share the link with your friends:

ABOUT The Craftiest Bastard of 2009 Contest

Our friends at Urban Outfitters are excited to bring back the Craftiest Bastard contest. All Crafty Bastards craft vendors are eligible for the contest. The winner will be decided based on the number of votes cast online through Sunday October 4th and physical ballots received at the festival on Saturday, October 3rd.

The three vendors with the most votes cast in their favor will be awarded one of the following prizes:

Grand Prize: $500 gift certificate to Urban Outfitters + Winner Promotion in one City Paper 1/4 page print ad + 1 Crafty Bastards eblast

2nd Place: Washington City Paper advertising ($500 value)

3rd Place: Crafty Bastards prize pack filled with City Paper goodies

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Just wanted to remind everyone to come out to the cute little area of Baltimore- Hampden for...

SEPTEMBER 12th, 11 AM-7 PM , W. 36th St, Baltimore, MD
I'll have a small space there with jewelry, onsies and paper goods. Most of my items at shows are normally 10% to 20% less than my online prices... so shows are a good place for scoring some deals on gifts. Not to mention getting to visit a new area of town and meeting and seeing new people and vendors.

Hampdenfest promises to be a fun time with live music, games for kids, food and shopping!
Learn more by clicking on the links below.

MORE ABOUT Hampdenfest

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Crafty Bastards Vendor Gallery

It's up and i'm in it. ;)
There are so many cool vendors this year. Even though it's a month away i'm already starting to plan my set up and stock up on new designs..

Check out the gallery and some of the vendors. Click on the pics and you'll get to see more of what they will have to offer
at the 2009 Crafty Bastards fair October 3!

NEW in 2009:
1) B-boy battle goes all day from 10am-4pm! Hope to be able to catch some of these break dance battles... they are so amazing.
2) Food court and
3) ATM truck on the premises
4) Make something Awesome area: visitors can come into this area and be crafty. Special projects will be ready for you to try out and take home. FUN!

OCTOBER 3, 2009
Adams Morgan- Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Shout Out

I just ordered 2 of these great business card holders from
They're made of fabric and ship flat...and the wire that has been sewn inside the edges enables you to fold it (she supplies a little template) into your business card holder.

She has a ton of great fabric choices as well... and only $6! SCORE.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Gems and Minerals

I've always been entranced by the Gems and Minerals Exhibit at the Natural Science Museum. There's something magical about stepping into the dark hall with glowing vitrines filled with sparkly and colorful treasures...somehow reminiscent of Superman's world ;)

My latest designs are fashioned and inspired by these museum exhibits and to me, manage to be both elegant yet easy to wear. For example pair one of these necklaces with a plain white tank to add some fun eyecatching contrast. Or you can glam up that little black dress to make it gala worthy.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

on a roll

I've been busy making and remaking.
I'm bringing out all the vintage and antique items I've been collecting for my "vintage rehab pieces".

These pieces come from all over. From the antique market in Buenos Aires, to little Reading, Vermont... to my local flea market on capitol hill- Eastern Market.

Also introducing these fun new "swing earring" designs which are available in sterling silver or 14k goldfill.

Lastly, something i've been wanting to do for a while and I finally stopped procrastinating and made them:

I don't know why but i really love the idea of carrying around a ninja star around your neck. Always ready for action!