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Sunday, September 8, 2013

WEDDING TIPS- My Creations

Cake Toppers
I wanted to share a couple of my creations with you! The first item is my cake topper. I bought the kit on Etsy from the shop GooseGrease. I love their peg people but knew I could do them myself. The kit includes all the paint and tools to complete these. Although I did buy a pearl white from hobby lobby for the brides dress. 

I made a burlap platform for them to stand on by gluing burlap to a wooden round board. 
You can buy the peg people kit here: Cost $18.00

Basically the possiblities are endless on how you want them to look. I love how mine came out! 

Bridal Necklaces

I made all the jewelry for my bridal party and also my own too! My bridemaids necklaces are made with antique copper chain cut to an 18 inch length finished with antique copper clasp. I added a green czech glass bead and made it adjustible.  I added a beautiful czech glass green focal drop with flecks of brown. I made 4 and included one for my flower girl! Love them! 

Let your imagination run wild! When making your bridal jewely take into consideration what your colors and theme are. For example for my friends wedding  she has chosen a peacock theme in colors of teal and plum. I wouldn't use a copper chain but instead a silver one. I think the silver would accent the plum or teal better. 

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Wedding Tips- DO it yourself Wedding on a Budget!!

I have learned so much about wedding planning with my upcoming wedding in September. I really want to share some wonderful tips to help any future brides! I want to start by saying yes I made everything from scratch! From decor to bouquets to all the bridal jewelry. It did take a lot of time but I believe it was well worth it. My wedding will be one of a kind. You don't have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful one of a kind wedding!

 A little about my wedding.

 A Fall wedding with a rustic outdoor theme. I used mason jars and skeleton keys to accent everything and added sparkle wherever I could!! I love sparkle! My colors are copper & olive green. Our venue is a beautiful farm with a barn converted to a reception hall. I used lots of burlap!

The Dress.
My dress is a beautiful strapless a-line gown with crystal embellished bodice with a corsette back. It has many pick ups and is made of white taffeta! Absolutely stunning. 

Tips on how to manage. 
I will be honest at first I was completely overwhelmed. The first step was getting my vision down on paper. That really helped me make a to do list. I broke it down into sections. I wrote down everything I intended on making along with all the things I needed to purchase. As I would complete it I marked it with a check mark. You DO NOT have to rush and finish eveything all at once. I started on my list early at least 6-8 months before the wedding. I work long hours at my full time job so I worked on it on weekends and afternoons. Once you break the list down into smaller more manageable tasks it seems a lot less overwhelming.

Check back and I will post all the wonderful things I made for my wedding and share advice on everything Wedding!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Launching New Product

Christmas is fast approaching! That being said I will be launching my new flax seed eye packs soon! They will come in many wonderful fabric choices. You will have a choice of unscented, lavender or other wonderful scents! Perfect for migraines or boo boos. Can be microwaved or put in freezer for a cold pack. I will post a pic when I get them done! Keep your eye out because these would make perfect Christmas gifts!!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

NEW Gemstone Bracelets!!

Crazy Lace Agate Gemstone Bracelete 7" Length  $16.00

Green Olive Jade Gemstone Om Bracelet 7" Length  $15.00

Friday, July 5, 2013

Gemstone Charm Stretch Bracelets Coming Soon!!

I love gemstones! I do have a serious addiction to them. My absolute favorites are Moonstone and London Blue Topaz!! I love charm bracelets! I will launch my new braceletes soon. Here is a sneak peek!
A Green Jade and copper ohm stretch bracelet! Love it!

Keep your eyes out for beautiful gemstone bracelets in Jade, Rose Quartz and Labradorite! I think they be perfect for layering. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Gemstone Earrings!!

I love gemstones! They are truly one of my weaknesses! I have some beautiful surgical steel & sterling silver gemstone earrings available in my shop!! Click on photo for more info or to purchase!

Purple Jade Sterling Silver Earrings
Antique Copper Gray Ice Crystal Quartz Earrings

Surgical Steel Golden Rutilated Quartz Earrings

Surgical Steel Green Dragons Vein Agate Earrings

Friday, May 10, 2013

fAveritte creations: 31st Birthday Bash Giveaway

fAveritte creations: 31st Birthday Bash Giveaway: Well as of 6:07 this morning...I am 31 years old and what better way to celebrate it then with an AWEmazing giveaway from 17 different spon...

Friday, May 3, 2013


Please check out my Photography ETsy Shop! jlphotography5.etsy.com

Preview of my new prints that will be available soon!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Announcing Photography Prints!!!

I have been a photographer for awhile amongst so many other things! I am finally about to launch my new prints. They will be available in 8X10's & 5X7's. They are printed only with the best professional Kodak Endura metallic paper. I am giving you a sneek peek of my work!! I will start by listing some of my florals and then will add more as time goes by! If you are interested in purchasing any of my photographs please don't hesistate to contact me via my Etsy shop @ www.harmony5.etsy.com. Eventually I will be launching a stand alone website for all my photography prints.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Launch of new Spring/Summer Flowers

I am launching a new line of stud earrings. Made from polymer clay flowers and perfect for Summer. They come in lots of beautiful colors!! Made with sugical steel posts. 
Only $5.25 a pair!

Click on photo for more info!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


I love this site! What a way to earn cashback on items you are already buying!! Check out the link!


You can earn 2% cashback @ STAPLES.
 2% cashback @ TARGET
8% cashback @ SEPHORA (Love Sephora!)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sale Items

In order to raise funds for my upcoming Wedding I am having a sale on some of my shop items. I have listed those items below! I will be adding a few more in the near future. I am also going to be writing a blog with tips for weddings on a smaller budget. I have found so many ways to cut cost! Weddings do not have to cost a fortune!!
Click on any of the items for info or to purchase.
Swarovski Tanzanite Dangles
Sale $10 ($2 off)

Halloween Ghost Kanzashi Hair Flower
Sale $9 ($2 off)

Halloween Casper Kanzashi Hair Flower
Sale $10 ($2 off)

Christmas Kanzashi Hair Flower
Sale $10 ($2 off)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Spring Weddings!

I am already thinking about Spring and all the beautiful Spring Weddings coming soon! My wedding is a Fall wedding but no worries I love Fall too!! In celebration of Spring I want to highlight wonderful Etsy Wedding finds!
Bath Salt Favors- Customizable to match your Wedding theme & colors!

What a beautiful bright Spring bouquet by justanns of Etsy!

These are adorable wedding invitations by CowPrintDesigns!

Mason Jar center pieces, I love these! by BoondocksPaperCo

Friday, February 1, 2013

Please Re-Pin- Pinterest Challenge

Check out these adorable heart hair clips I made for the JenEtsy Pinterest Challenge, Please re-pin and I could be chosen as the winner on Feb. 5th!! Thanks!!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Treasury Time!

This treasury features KnitCraftSew of Team Serenity.
Check it out and show some love!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Treasury Feature!

I created this beautiful treasury My Purple Valentine! Check out all of the wonderful Etsy items!