Saturday, 24 December 2011

Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas‏ ... From Miss Bohemia

"Wishing all my followers and customers a very Merry Christmas‏"




I would like to say a big THANK YOU for your support throughout 2011. 


I appreciate both old and new friends that I have met along the way, who have helped make this a magical year for me.

I have met some amazing people through my blog, Etsy, Folksy, Facebook, Twitter and through my website :-) 

Many new and exciting things planned for 2012, but first a little festive break to spend time with family, friends and recharge my batteries!



Jen x

Miss Bohemia

Monday, 12 December 2011

Miss Bohemia over at Laughing Vixen Lounge for some Christmas cheer!


Miss Bohemia over at Laughing Vixen Lounge for some Christmas cheer!

Kris over at Laughing Vixen Lounge's has featured Miss Bohemia here as part of the Christmas A Go-Go Giveaway, which includes a goodie bag filled with gifts from 'Miss Bohemia', Laughing Vixen Lounge and 4 more amazing shops!
Winter themed giveaway prizes from Miss Bohemia

You can find out one of my favourite films to watch at Christmas time and Kris has also highlighted a few of her favourites from my shop :-) While you're there, you can check out my easy recipe for 'Salt Dough Christmas Decorations' and some other recipes too!

 
Thanks Kris :-)
Laughing Vixen Lounge

Happy holidays!

Jen x

Monday, 5 December 2011

Christmas A Go-Go Giveaway over at Laughing Vixen's Lounge

Christmas A Go-Go Giveaway over at Laughing Vixen's Lounge


Head on over to Laughing Vixen's Lounge for the 'Christmas A Go-Go Giveaway' where you can win a goody bag with treats from Miss Bohemia, Laughing Vixen's Lounge and 5 other shops!

These are the Winter goodies you can win from Miss Bohemia :-)
A small icy white box highlighted with lots of sparkly silver glitter, faux icy gem stars and diamonds  comes complete with the romantic quote "Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale" and the word MAGICAL flows down the left hand side. 

Ice Queen Fairytale Heart Of Glass Earrings
'Ice Queen' Heart of Glass earrings made with iced glass hearts and acrylic diamond shaped beads to create a fairytale illusion enhanced by their iridescent rainbow shimmer!

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As well as organising this fab giveaway, the talented Kris over at Laughing Vixen Lounge is also offering the chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from her shop ! 

Retro Santa Necklace from Laughing Vixen Lounge

Happy Holidays!

Jen x

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Miss Bohemia at Rosewill Cottage for Diabetes UK

Miss Bohemia at Rosewill Cottage for Diabetes UK

Some of you may remember that I mentioned that my designs are being stocked at Rosewill Cottage in Whitley Bay, UK.  Owner of Rosewill Cottage, Dawn McLean kindly donates a section of shop space known as a 'charity square'.  Each month the square is filled by a different Artist's handmade designs and all sales raised from these designs go directly to the Charity nominated by the Artist. 

In addition to my regular square, in December I also have the 'charity square'. All sales raised from Miss Bohemia designs in the charity square will go to the Charity I have nominated; 'Diabetes UK'.  I have chosen this Charity for several reasons.  I have taken part in 5K Charity Fun Runs (for The British Heart Foundation and the Race For Life for Cancer) and had planned to do so this year for Diabetes UK but as I was unable to, I wanted to find another way to lend my support. I have included some of the information provided by Diabetes UK's website below.

Diabetes UK's mission is "to improve the lives of people with diabetes and to work towards a future without diabetes".  Diabetes is a serious health condition with both short term and long term complications (including cardiovascular disease, retinopathy, kidney disease and nerve damage) and affects some 2.8 million people in the UK (including a close family member and friends with this condition).  Diabetes UK explains that "Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in your blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly." Type 1 diabetes develops when the insulin-producing cells in the body have been destroyed and the body is unable to produce any insulin. Type 2 diabetes develops when the body can still make some insulin, but not enough, or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly (known as insulin resistance).

 Diabetes UK states that there are "over 850,000 people with this condition that don't know it". The list of symptoms for diabetes are given on their website here.  Further information can also be found at their website here.
As I now have 2 sections of shop space over at Rosewill Cottage (and so as not to confuse you :-)) my regular square is highlighted with my regular cream logo and jewellery cards, while the talented Debbe of 'Ephemeras Vintage Garden'  created a pink logo and pink jewellery cards (which can be seen in some of the photos) for me to use for my new square for December the 'charity square' (thank you).  I chose pink because this is a colour used for the Diabetes UK logo and their website. 


I have included some photos in this blog post of the jewellery available in this new section at Rosewill Cottage.  The designs include a 'Lullaby' charm bracelet (with a mini piano and music charms), a 'Love & Hope' Charm Bracelet and a 'Shopaholic' Charm bracelet with mini shopping bags & credit card charms,  earrings, bagcharms, bookmarks and fantasy pendants! 

So if you're in or near the Whitley Bay area and fancy a bit of retail therapy do stop by Rosewill cottage and you could own a wonderful piece of jewellery and support Diabetes UK at the same time.  Rosewill Cottage is located at 188 Park View, Whitley Bay NE26 3QP (in the UK) and open from 10:00am-5:00pm Monday to Saturday!

I would like to thank my sister 'Sammi' for helping me in my time of need with the designs, pricing and packaging  :-)

Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

Jen x
Rosewill Cottage: The Bead Shop in Whitley Bay
Thank you to Dawn McLean of Rosewill Cottage for donating shop space

*Miss Bohemia is also going 'pink' on twitter and facebook for December too.
**Figures and statements on diabetes sourced from the Diabetes UK website.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Christmas CRAFTfest Virtual shopping extravaganza ~ over 150 Stalls plus 15% off at Miss Bohemia

Coming soon!

Christmas CRAFTfest 
A virtual shopping extravaganza 
Over 150 Stalls

Miss Bohemia is excited to be part of the Christmas CRAFTfest shopping weekend on the 26th & 27th November 2011. This weekend brings no less than 150 stalls straight to your computer in one event.

Why you wont want to miss Christmas CRAFTfest

* Amazing range to choose from including jewellery, accessories, beads, woods, glass, ceramics, papercrafts, art, paintings, wool and lots more!
* No travelling
* No bad weather
* No queuing
* Lots of fun browsing at the click of a button

You can find my stall here and view a selection from Miss Bohemia below. Enter 'Craftfest01' at checkout to get 15% off all your purchases at Miss Bohemia!
 

Enjoy your holiday shopping!
Jen x

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales & promotions

Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales & promotions

Lots of activities and promotions taking place at Miss Bohemia over the next week or so.  Firstly, I'm taking part in a massive virtual shopping extravaganza called 'CRAFTfest' (details will be posted on my blog tomorrow) and I'm also taking part in the Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales!  Black Friday's is a term that was given to the financial crisis that occured in the United States (US) in 1869, but more recently the title is used for the day after 'Thanksgiving' which traditionally marks the beginning of the "Christmas shopping season" referenced from the time when "retailers make enough sales to put themselves into the black ink". (Investorwords.com)

As more than half of my lovely customers, blog followers and facebook friends are from the US, how could I not take part in this big event which marks the arrival of the Christmas shopping season!   Please enjoy 15% off all Miss Bohemia designs (excluding p&p) by using the 'BLACKFRIDAY' discount code.  This offer is available from my Miss Bohemia website and also my Miss Bohemia Etsy shop!  Lots of fantasy, fairytale, Paris themed, vintage inspired and Alice in Wonderland Jewellery and Accessories! See pics below for peak at what's available!
  
 

 

 

 

This 15% off coupon code 'BLACK FRIDAY'  is available from now until Monday 28th November 2001, Midnight EST (Eastern Standard Time)!  Feel free to pass this offer on to others who you think may be interested too!

More discounts and promotions from some Crafty Folk Etsy Artists & Shops!

I also wanted to let you know of some more fabulous promotions also taking place :-)
Fused glass jewellery,glass art and greetings cards from BlueDaisy Glass
Promo available from now until Cyber Monday:
1. Any order of more than £15 will receive a free glass Christmas Decoration.
2. Free raffle ticket with every item purchased between now and Monday 28th November.
Winner receives a daisy pendant.
3. Valid discount codes that you have still can be applied.

Eclectic English vintage finds by Mish
Promo: Coupon code 'MISH73' at checkout for 15% discount

Handmade silver & beaded jewellery by Natalia Lovat
Promo: 15% discount - Coupon code NLBF01
Valid valid from 25th November-Midnight 28th November.

Wonderful Handmade purses, business card holders, bags & accessories by Moody Cow Designs
Promo: Free international shipping (discount already applied)


Relaxing and rejuvinating handmade soaps, salts, lotions & more by
Harmony Designs & Soaps
Promo: Coupon code 'fridaysale' 5% discount
Friday 11/25/11 only!
Original artwork by Craftunikat
Promo: Free Shipping worldwide & 20% off on handpainted pottery (no code needed)

 Handmade designs by Crafty Little Kitten
Promo: Early Black Friday to Cyber Monday - All Items Ship for FREE (unless otherwise stated).

Handmade jewellery, cards & accessories by Squintessential
Promo: Coupon code BLACKFRIDAY 20% off
Runs from Black Friday to Cyber Monday

Happy Shopping!

Jen x
                 

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Coming Soon ~ Christmas CRAFTfest Virtual shopping extravaganza ~ over 150 Stalls

Coming soon

Christmas CRAFTfest
A virtual craft extravaganza


Miss Bohemia is excited to be part of the Christmas CRAFTfest shopping weekend on the 26th & 27th November 2011. This weekend brings no less than 150 stalls straight to your computer in one event. I will also be releasing a special CRAFTfest 15% discount code for all Miss Bohemia purchases.

Why you wont want to miss Christmas CRAFTfest

* Amazing range to choose from including jewellery, accessories, beads, woods, glass, ceramics, papercrafts, art, paintings, wool and lots more!
* No travelling
* No bad weather
* No queuing
* Lots of fun browsing at the click of a button

Some of the shops taking part include; -
Kokokelli,  MysticMoon, Dottie DesignsBeady Pool,Lynwood Crafts, The Very Small Company, A Home for All Seasons, Paulinescrafts, Bits And Bobs Crafts, Pirate Swag, Miss Bohemia, Jolly Designs, Scrapbookerry, Made with Love Designs, Stitched with Love UK, Raggady Homespun Crafts, Milly’s Cottage, Clarissa Says, Inspired Chic Cards and Gifts, Carolee Crafts, Funki Munki Badges, TheFeminineTouch, Exclusively By Claire, The Lemon Tree, Colabean Curiosities, Wedding Toppers, Bow & Butterfly’s, NoodleBubble, Alphabet Arts, Grace’s Favours, Lollipop Boutique & For Keeps NI

Shop or facebook links provided where available but head over to the CRAFTfest main shopping page for more details.
 

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Update on Miss Bohemia at Rosewill Cottage

Update on Miss Bohemia at Rosewill Cottage

Snapshot of Miss Bohemia designs at Rosewill Cottage

I wanted to update you on the 'Miss Bohemia' section at Rosewill Cottage in Whitley Bay, UK.  Owner, Dawn kindly updated the pic of my designs on receipt of some new pieces I sent her in the week.  My designs include Alice In Wonderland creations, vintage inspired bracelets, rings, bookmarks, mermaid jewellery, keepsake boxes etc! 

Something new...

One new addition is the variation of the Mermaid Secret treasures keepsake box which can be seen in the first photo above. I have also added a 'Book of Shadows' locket and some fabric based designs which include a pink patchwork shabby chic coin purse and a vintage script make-up/cosmetic purse, with more fabric designs to follow (see pic below). 

Something old...
My Phantom of the Opera Masked Rose Necklace is available again at Rosewill Cottage too!

Don't forget that in addition to my usual 'Miss Bohemia' square, in the month of December I will also have an additional 'Charity' square, where the sales made from my designs in the charity square will go directly to the charity 'Diabetes UK'. Details and pictures coming soon.

Stop by the new Rosewill Cottage website or add yourself to the Rosewill Cottage facebook page to find out more about UK designers and crafters who are stocked at the Cottage and also for more information on beading and crafting supplies and jewellery classes too.

Better yet, if you're in the area or nearby why not pop along to Rosewill Cottage for an amazing range of handmade designs perfect for gifts or why not treat yourself!

Rosewill Cottage
188 Park View
Whitley Bay
NE26 3QP

Opening Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesay, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Happy Saturday!

Jen x

Friday, 18 November 2011

Miss Bohemia featured in the UK Handmade Christmas Showcase

Miss Bohemia featured in the UK Handmade Christmas Showcase

I have some really exciting news to share you with you :-) 

You may have already seen the 'UK handmade' logo displayed on the left hand side of my blog and if you haven't already heard,
UK Handmade is a 'design led online magazine' which celebrates, promotes and features UK handmade designers. In addition to the wonderful online magazine and showcases, they also have advice, information and a forum network, which you can find out more about here.

My Christmas Fairy Wishes Keepsake box is featured in the
UK Handmade Christmas Showcase for 2011!


The UK handmade Christmas showcase features some amazing gifts and decorations from talented UK designers and crafters.  The designs includes cards & decorations, jewellery, accessories, gifts and homewares and much more!

Jen x

Monday, 14 November 2011

The Winter Fey ~ A Magical treasury of Etsy Artists

The Winter Fey

Continuing with the up-and-coming Winter, I wanted to share a collection that I curated full of the designs of talented artists on Etsy.  The collection has been put together through Etsy's treasury tool, which allows you to showcase the work of others under a theme, topic, colour, mood and much more. 

I called this treasury the 'Winter Fey' as it was inspired by ethereal creatures and the magic Winter brings!  This treasury includes jewellery, candles, a wand, a crown, a sculptured treasure box, prints and artwork.
If you would like to know more about the design or the artist behind each piece, please click on the picture below.

Jen x

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Blog Candy Alert over at The Craft Barn

Blog Candy Alert over at The Craft Barn


To celebrate reaching over 600 followers, The Craft Barn are offering some amazing blog candy worth over £200!!!  As both a regular shopper and blog following of The Craft Barn and as someone who has become obsessed with altered art, painting and stamping up a storm, I would love to win this prize!  The goodies include Tim Holtz, Sizzix, embossing folders, dies, inks and much more!

You can enter too... head over to The Craft Barn blog
for more details :-)

Good luck!

Jen x


Season's Greetings At the Apothecary

Season's Greetings From the Apothecary

A new treasury I curated for November! It's called 'Season's Greetings From the Apothecary' and was based around 'Crafty Folk' team member 'Amy's Moving Castle's' amazing 'Apothecary' photograph. For this treasury I also chose other artists with apothecary related designs complemented by a festive theme!

If you would like to know more about the design or the artist behind each piece, please click on the picture below.


Jen x

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Winter Wonderland and Winter Faeries

Winter Wonderland & Winter Faeries

 As I think about the up-and-coming Winter, my plans for a homemade Christmas and the end of year holiday season, I can't help but be inspired to create designs with a Wintery feel and all the magic that comes with this special time of year!   The beauty of glistening icicles and falling snow drops on trees and on the ground always set a beautiful scene, despite the often falling temperatures and coldness of the weather.
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My Winter selection includes this Christmas Fairy Wishes keepsake box which has been painted in winter white and highlighted with lots of sparkly silver glitter and then handstamped with images of fairies, snowdrops, crescent moons, stars and other winter graphics. The box also contains ice clear faux gems, a blue vintage script and includes the words 'Fairy Wishes', 'Have a Magical Christmas' and 'Winter Wonderland' has been stamped onto the back. The box is perfect for those with keepsakes collections, trinkets, jewellery and other treasures.

 
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My Winter creations also include 2 of my current fairy designs which have been given a Winter makeover, complete with a mix of sparkling beads and pearls. These designs are also available with pink, purple and red accents.

A stunning pair of 'Ice Queen' Heart of Glass earrings, created with iced glass hearts and acrylic diamond shaped clear beads, these earrings create a fairytale illusion enhanced by their iridescent rainbow shimmer!  They hang elegantly from the ears and make a perfect gift or treat!


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White Winter Flowers Silver Leaf Bookmark
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White Winter Rose Silver Leaf Dangle Earrings
The next 2 creations (shown above) take the form of silver leaf earrings which hold white roses and a matching bookmark. 
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Winter Romance Charm Sparkly Bracelet & Earrings

I also created a romantic charm bracelet with matching earrings, which includes a range of snow and icicle inspired beads.  This magical set is perfect for Winter dances, proms, balls and as bridal jewellery.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of my Winter collection :-)

Are you already making plans for Christmas? Doing anything crafty or creative?

Jen x

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