Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Greetings

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Anything ordered after Dec. 21, 2010 will ship after January 4th, 2011.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Winners are...

Thank you to everyone that participated in out Luchador Thank yous Giveaway.

The winners are:


Congratulations! Hope these come in handy and bring a smile to those you share them with. Please send my your mailing address to: lucia [at] blugrndesign.com

I hope to offer more of these give aways in the near future... Any Boston Terrier Lovers out there? ;)

Heading out for some turkey with family in Missouri! Hope to hear from you soon!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

HOliday Heist

5 DAYS.... DC Craft Mafia's Holiday Heist is a juried indie craft fair featuring over 25 alternative crafters from the DC area and beyond. The Heist is free and open to everyone! Purchase your out-of-the-ordinary gifts for the holiday season all in one place.

Get your mitts on some awesome handmade art Sunday, November 21st at The Soundry in Vienna, VA from 10 AM – 5 PM.

For more information, venue directions and a complete exhibitor list, visit


Monday, November 8, 2010

New Pretties

Getting ready for the DC Craft Mafia's Holiday Heist on November 21st and I've had the opportunity to play a bit with some new ideas and techniques so I just wanted to do a little show and tell post.

Hope to see you at the Holiday Heist show and don't forget to leave your "thanks" on the last post for your chance to win some Luchador Thank you notes!

Enameled Silhouettes and new hand pierced silver designs-

Custom Silhouettes- Remember those framed profile portraits? Have one? Get one made to wear. Just send me the photo of your old (or new) profile portrait and I'll custom make you a pendant to wear.
I can even stamp a name and/or date.

Monday, November 1, 2010


So... I've been trying to come up with ideas for a contest or give away... and I've GOT IT!

In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays I want to offer THREE lucky winners a set of Luchador Thank you cards.

Each set comes with 6 cards hand detailed with a bit of *sparkle* and 6 envelopes sealed in a celophane envelope.

What you need to do to win:
1) Sign up for my "Updates" by entering your email at the top right hand "sign up" box. If you're already signed up Great! GO to #2
2) Leave a comment on what you're thankful for this season by November 15th. Click on the blue text that says "Comments" or "Post Comments" at the end of this post.
That's it! I'll post the winners on November 16th!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Swag

Just wanted to share some new items now available on my website.

Upcoming Events

Busy time of the year coming up. Just wanted to let every one know about the upcoming show in Silver Spring, MD at the new Veterans Plaza.
SAVE THE DATE- October 23
More info coming soon.

The second holiday show will be November 6th! Click on flyer to view larger

For those on facebook here's the event link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113625712031023

Plan to come? Want to see something specific? I'm taking requests ;) contact me or leave a comment and I'll be sure to have those items ready for you.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Hello Fashionistas!

:) Sorry, I just got back from NYC where I collaborated with designer MinnaK on a little fashion show for her little silk dress capsule collection. I accessorized! Was so much fun and a great means of inspiration for some "Haute" designs.

Here are a few of my NEW pieces on the models. ENJOY!

P.S. if you'd like to see any of these up close... I'll be at the Barracks Row festival this Saturday 10-5 pm

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Quick! Hampdenfest 2010 is here!

Yikes! Hampdenfest 2010 is this Saturday from 11am-7pm on the Avenue!

I'll be there and I've been playing catch up with new designs so I'm a LITTLE behind on letting everyone in on all the news. Sorry!

Come to Baltimore! Hampden is one of Baltimore's most darling neighborhoods full of great food, little vintage and hip shops, and to top it off there will be a festival with parade and EVERYTHING! ;)

ABOUT Hampdenfest
Directions and Parking


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Customer Inspired

The August shows are over and ready to start over for September. Thanks to everyone that made it out to Arts on N and to the Ballston Arts Market!

Just wanted to do a quick post about how so many of my customers inspire new designs. I get a lot of custom orders and ideas from customers such as the Little Prince's "tamed fox", and earrings with the Cheshire cat.

Other times just a simple suggestion for new products -like cufflinks with dogs- will inspire me...Hence the new "Mooshface" pendant and ring... soon to be cufflinks too! ;)

So to all my customers : THANK YOU!!! Keep all the great ideas and custom orders coming!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Come help us kick off the new season and meet us this Sunday (August 1) in Annapolis, MD.

Members of the DC Craft Mafia will be selling our crafty goods on West St.

First Sunday Arts Festival is a Free Annapolis arts and craft show. Plus be entertained with live music, dance, street performers and food

First Sunday Arts Festival
noon to 5pm


AUGUST 7&8- Arts on N -10am-4pm

has teamed up with the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to host Arts On N, a two-week arts festival along N Street between 7th & 9th Streets, NW. The Festival features art by local artists, music, fashion and local businesses.

Sign up for updates on the Facebook Event Page

AUGUST 14 - Ballston Arts and Crafts show

A monthly juried outdoor market for the exhibition and sale of original handmade art-and-craft items.

Held May-October every Second Saturdays from 10am-4pm, this season's Market Dates are:

May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11 & October 9

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hello Again.

Image: Ottaqueche River in Woodstock, VT
It's been a little while since I last posted with bLuGrn updates... I've been enjoying my summer near sunny beaches and cool water... and am looking forward to continuing this lucky habit. ;)

I've also had a chance this week to play with some new material- Leather.

Check out my new leather necklaces, cuffs and braille wrist wraps... hope you like. ;)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Simple beauty

I admire simple beauty and wanted to share these lovely designs by otchipotchi.
porcelain wall vases and crochet stones

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Father's Day- June 20th

Along with free shipping the month of JUNE... don't forget about Father's day!
check out these fun ideas available on my website.

Custom Money Clip $27:
Put man's best friend on there. Name your dog's silhouette and even personalize it by having a name stamped on there for FREE!

OR.....Custom Key Chains $12: Also with man's best friend (your pick of dog silhouette) and free name stamping.


Don't forget the fun Card:$6-$12

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and is enjoying their summer!

I just got back from a beautiful and relaxing vacation in Tulum, Mexico...and wanted to keep up the happy momentum by adding my little bit of sunshine to the pot- FREE SHIPPING

That includes worldwide shipping ;)

The only catch is that it has to be purchased from my website: bLuGrndesign.com/shop

That said I just want to share some new designs with you. ENJOY!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Last Show this Spring

Last week was Ballston Arts and Crafts Market in Arlington. Winds were mighty at 45 mph so everyone had to make due without their canopies... but it was a beautiful sunny cool day with plenty of visitors.
All in all a successful and fun day!

This Sunday's show is Taste of Arlington!
This fun street festival will have local entertainment, lively sponsors, children's activities, and over 40 restaurants participate in this spectacular community event.

The Ballston Arts & Crafts Market will be one street down from the festival. I'll be setting up shop in the regular spot, Welburn Square, joining the festive spirit. So come join in on the food and fun!

I'm taking requests...so let me know if there's anything you'd like to see this Sunday. ;)

Hope to see you soon!