Friday, November 30, 2012

Hello again

Sorry for the long absence of updates. Baby + work + travel = BUSY BUSY!

We just got back from an amazing surfing trip in Costa Rica.  If you ever feel inclined for such an adventure I 100% recommend Witches Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo.  Everything is right there- board rentals, good food, lessons, great waves, beautiful beach and fun fun people...(not to mention babysitting)

Needless to say we were sad to leave & already planning our next trip.

On to bLugrn UPDATES:

This Saturday I'm participating in Present Day at Pleasant Plains Workshop here in D.C.  I'll have a few of my items there for sale through the month of December.

Opening reception on 12/1 from 3-6pm
Pleasant Plains Workshop - 2608 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington DC

Thurs & Fri 2-7pm
Sat 1-6pm
Sun noon-5pm

Second, Save the Date for GRUMP! A holiday market at the Artisphere on DECEMBER 15th.

1101 Wilson BoulevardArlington, Virginia (2 blocks from Rosslyn Metro)

Come see me, get some gifts at discounted prices and if you're looking for something specific or custom let me know and i'll bring it to the show.

Hope to see you soon!
Happy Holiday Season!
lv ~Lu

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Win a pair...

collar stays
...of collar stays.
This one is for the guys that mean business.

Go to my facebook page and tell me what you would want on your collar stays - (short) quote, name or design - on this picture. If I pick your idea I'll gift you a pair of stays.

Win Diamonds!

Win some #diamond jewelry. Go to my Facebook page- - and tag yourself on your favorite piece. Winner chosen at random and announced on Friday! Good luck!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hello Again!

Life with a baby- Amazing. Exausting. Happiness. Blessed. Stressed... A Love that grows more and more every day.  All to say that I have my hands and heart full. ;)

My little girl was born almost 4 months ago, and while I struggle to maintain orders and create new designs, my days are mostly filled by a little lady that is always smiling when she wakes from her nap.

So here's a quick little hello on the blog to update you on little Vivienne, some new designs and a new project I've taken on.

New Designs- Amethyst Geode slice necklaces now available in my Etsy shop:

New project- The DC MEETMarket - A new monthly community market I'm organizing together with my husband. Featuring local artisans, food, music, businesses and YOU! Our next market is August 18th.  Applications to be a vendor for the 2012 Season is available on line.

Friday, March 30, 2012


T- 6 days until my latest and greatest craftiness - Baby Vivienne - is here. :)

So what about one last Hurrah?!

Friday, March 30th, all day and one day only I will be having a 25% off "FLASH SALE" in both my bLuGrn design ETSY shop and my Website.

For my ETSY shop - enter coupon code FLASHBABY12

For my website in the notes to seller enter FLASHBABY12 and you will be refunded 25% off same day. If you forget to enter it in the notes... no worries, just email me with the code and I will promptly refund you 25% of purchase price.

After tomorrow any custom orders will not be filled until end of April. :(

lv ~Lu

P.S. Can't wait to start posting all the cool Etsy baby things I will probably be splurging on for the next couple of months.

Monday, March 5, 2012

All the new designs

I'm officially 4 weeks away from motherhood! I think the worry of not having time when the baby comes has inspired me to create as much as I can now while I can.
So far i've been playing with mixed metals- new silhouettes in gold tones with oxidized sterling chains. I'm liking the edgy modern look of this and the versatility of wear.

Lastly, I'm most excited by my new diamond silhouettes. Probably the last thing I'll make will be the diamond silhouette earrings which I think will make some pretty cool stud earrings. So keep an eye out for those coming before the end of March.

Hope you enjoy all these new designs as much as I did making them!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Haute Inspiration

It's NY Fashion week... and I've been anxiously watching the trends for inspiration.

Recently the flame motif in Prada's shoes and clothes (love the dress!) caught my eye... I was inspired to translate this into my jewelry with my own flame motif designs.
Now available on my website!

bLuGrn design:
Flame earrings - hammered polished brass flame silhouettes on 14k GF earwires
Flame motif necklace - hammered & polished brass flame design on 14k GF chain.

Monday, February 6, 2012

It's February!

Have you ever realized how eventful February is? Valentines day, Mardi Gras, Presidents day,... and this year is also a LEAP YEAR so we get one extra day to the month than usual!

To celebrate the great month of February I'm offering
25% off my ETSY SHOP with coupon code 2012HEARTS until Febrauary 15th.

Reminder: Order in the next couple of days to get your valentines gifts on time. Shipping usually takes 3-5 days.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gung hay fat choy!

Happy Chinese New Years!
Year of the Dragon : January 23, 2012 - February 09, 2013

The Chinese New Year is a chance to leave the problems of the previous year behind. It is important to start the New Year fresh, and this means cleaning up the house and buying new clothes...and accessories ;)

I've been trying to clear the house to make room for the new addition to the family. As far as new clothes... it will have to wait until post baby. (sigh)

I have, however, been making new accessories which I'm excited about. ;) I'm also looking forward to February and Valentines Day. (Already have a spa day scheduled. YAY!)

Check out some of my new designs and stay tuned for a February sale and coupon code!

Friday, January 6, 2012

HAPPY 2012!

Hope everyone had a fabulous 2011 and looking forward to an exciting New Year!

I know I have so much to plan for this year. For one I'm having a little baby girl this April! - the diamond month ;)
So my new years resolution is to try to streamline my offerings as much as possible with a new little person on the way that will be taking most of my time. A huge undertaking for me because I'm so easily distracted/inspired by everytihng I see! EEEK!

Also the Year of the Water Dragon starts on 1/23/2012!
So I've already made my first new design of the year! - pat on back for the head start ;)

Here's my "water dragon necklace" soon to be on line in both sterling and 14k GF. Thoughts?

Hope to be able to expand on this design.. we'll see.

A little bit of info on people born under the sign of the dragon: Water has a calming effect on the Dragon's fearless temperament. Water allows the Dragon to re-direct its enthusiasm, and makes him more perceptive of others. These Dragons are better equipped to take a step back to re-evaluate a situation because they understand the art of patience and do not desire the spotlight like other Dragons. Therefore, they make smart decisions and are able to see eye-to-eye with other people. However, their actions can go wrong if they do not research or if they do not finish one project before starting another.

So here's to good luck with everyone's plans for 2012 and hoping I get my butt in gear before this little water dragon shows up in April.