Friday, December 16, 2011

Earrings & an Angel

{heart earrings all ready to ship}

These are all for one customer and ready to ship! I have more orders to get ready and then I can rest. Today I took a break and visited my favorite etsy bead shops. Because of them I can create the earrings I design. Can't wait to receive everything I've purchased and to come up with new jewelry designs this new year!

In the meantime, I just look at my holiday decor {I went with white & silver this year} and let the stress of the season melt away while I remember the true meaning of Christmas.
 {angel on my mantel}


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Jewelry bags all in a row!

{my new jewelry bags}

I just had to take a quick pic after embellishing my new cotton/muslin jewelry bags! I know they are not really 'christmas-y' but I have quite a few orders I need to get going on. These bags have a stenciled letter initial for the gift recipient...with glitter added of course!

I did them in a dark blue, lighter blue, and a green. I have a few more to make and jewelry to make to fill the bags before I officially take a holiday and spend time with family and friends and start all over next year!

{I will be taking orders until Dec. 15th...for any earrings seen in print, on my website, or at my etsy shop.}

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year,


Tuesday, December 06, 2011

As seen in Bead Trends {Dec. 2011}!!!

{As seen in Bead Trends Dec. '11, pg 44}
Please note: Pic taken with my phone.
 {Thank you Bead Trends!}  

I finally got my hands on a copy to see how my earrings turned out...needless to say I was and am still in awe of the photography and concept for the photo. I really love how the design team interpreted my earring design in their layout and pairing it with the white tree/wood background. It's amazing to see something I created in print!

To make this an even more amazing day the above pair of earrings have already sold! I will be creating a limited edition amount that I will be adding to my etsy shop, so stay tuned. If you can't wait, just let me know and reserve your pair today! I can still get it out to you before the holidays but Dec. 15th will be the deadline to receive before Christmas.

Have a wonderful holiday season!


Monday, December 05, 2011

Creative Spaces

{my creative space}

Finally had time recently to organize my little creative space. Take a look above! It's already become a little disorganized but at least I can remember how it looked for a couple days. ;)

{my dream creative space} 
Photo: La Dolce Vita blog       

I love the desk shown above! I have created at the dinner table, the coffee table, and in my little 'office' space. But, one can dream....right!     


Thursday, December 01, 2011

As seen in Stringing...

Here are the other 2 pairs of earrings that are shown in the Winter 2011 issue of Stringing magazine! (pg 54-55)...

{winterberry earrings}
{vintage glitter snowballs}

I do have a limited amount of each pair of earrings available. Just contact me for details.

Thank you to those customers old and new who have placed their orders this week! :)


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Heart of Winter

{etched hearts with blue swarovski crystals}

Hope everyone is having a wonderful winter season! Above are the earrings that are shown in the winter issue of Stringing magazine. To order a pair just like the one's shown above, purchase here, or send me a message on etsy (via etsy convo) for a custom order. This is a limited edition design, so they won't be around long!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

So excited! Thank you Stringing {my heart earrings are shown on pg 2}!

Many moons ago when my boys where just babies, Stringing magazine was the very first magazine that I found to 'teach' me how to create jewelry. I'm very honored to be included in this issue of their magazine! When I received my issue yesterday in the mail, my boys (who are now teenagers) where the first ones to see my work published. :) -Roxanne Str Winter11 Toc

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

fall into Fall {Part 2}

This necklace & ring combo was created for a special customer. I think its perfect for Fall and happy she loved it! The bead clusters are vintage.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

fall into Fall

Some of my favorite designs for Fall...

And cupcakes!

I know the cupcakes aren't a Fall color but pale yellow frosting is my favorite. ;)
I took this pic one sunny afternoon.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

New stuff!

Roxi Designs

Roxi Designs

Roxi Designs

This is some of my newest line called the 'Sky Collection'....
The earrings and necklace are a matching set.
Check out my site for more details!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer Giveaway!

I am having a giveaway this weekend! Leave a comment below for either #1 (Patina Earrings), #2 (Ring), or #3 (Vintage Beaded Ring). One winner will be chosen from my blog entries and one winner will be chosen from my facebook page. For 2 entries leave a comment at both locations!


Monday, May 30, 2011

Faux Patina Beads {Turquoise}

A couple weeks ago I decided to try to create my own {faux} patina beads. I had some rose silvertone metal beads that had been left out and already started to oxidize. I gathered them up and started on my faux patina project! In the end, I wanted them to have a lot of turquoise left on them and only lightly sanded off to see the rose part of the bead. They had a sealer applied twice and I let them dry.

This was a quick weekend project. I have other colors to try next. But now, I can't wait to create some fun summer earrings using these beads!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Etsy Treasury {Shower the Bride}

Happy Monday Everyone! I wanted to share with you an Etsy Treasury I created featuring a Bridal Theme. Even though I'm married its still fun to find all the pretty bridal party accessories out there. This treasury shows some gift ideas to shower the bride with...enjoy!

Edited 4/7/11: Thank you Janet for featuring my earrings on your blog!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Book {Signature Styles}

Jenny Doh has a new book coming out on May 3rd. I can't wait to get it and read about these 20 inspiring women! Share with us your 'Signature Style'...feel free to post your comments here.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Etsy Sellers Unite to Help Japan

Hi Everyone,
This is just a sample of the many etsy sellers uniting to help Japan's relief efforts. Every little bit helps! So, if you have any gift shopping to do now is the time to shop handmade and contribute to the relief efforts. Thanks to all the many sellers on etsy donating the proceeds of their wonderful creations to this cause.

ps...make sure when purchasing that each individual shop states proceeds donated to Japan's relief efforts via the Red Cross, etc.


Featured on etsy treasury {dress it up}

Thank you terraterra for featuring my vintage girl silhouette ring earlier this month!


Featured on etsy treasury {Springtime Fun}

Thank you Tamsy Trends for featuring my Pink Champagne Earrings (upper right corner)!


Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Meet Tracey Atkinson {My Boutique Bijou}

The Bliss Guild's Favorite Finds
my boutique bijou

I created this little collage ad featuring blog member Tracey Atkinson's lovely jewelry designs. She is featured right now at The Bliss Guild blog! Her designs won us over as our Favorite Finds for March. Take a look at her etsy shop full of antique & vintage jewelry refashioned with "found objects, jewels, trinkets and treasures."



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Vintage look {photo experiment}



I love the look of vintage or retro photos and wanted to try to re-create the look on the pic above. At first, I was looking for a polaroid app maker but decided to just bronze the photo instead. I like the way it turned out. What software or websites do you like to use to create a vintage look for photos?

Monday, January 31, 2011

Heart Earrings {Part 1}

Leopard Shell Earrings w/ Crystals {Antique Bronze}

Leopard Shell Earrings w/ Crystals {Silver}

Leopard Hot Pink Rosette Print {$15.}

These earrings are on the larger side and not for the timid! They measure 1 1/4" wide. Very pretty hot pink 'rosette' leopard print with a glossy finish. These are available in an antique bronze or silver ear hook finish.

You can find them at my etsy shop:


Sunday, January 23, 2011

{Amber} Earrings

Here's another pair of earrings that are available. They are Amber beads with silver and crystal. I'm still working on the new website so they will be up soon! If you can't wait, send me a message before they are gone!


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Valentine's Day Earrings!

Photo by Roxanne Mendoza

{Pink Heart Earrings w/ Swarovski Crystals}

{Pink Crackled Glass Earrings w/ Crystals}

I created these earrings last week and will be adding them to my newly updated website. Stop by for a visit!