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Monthly Archives: March 2012

And the winner is…..

Thanks to everyone who entered to win our Rose Quartz Necklace this week sponsored by Bijou Bride! The winner was chosen at random and is Erin Stewart! Congratulations!! For all those who didn’t win we would like to give you this coupon to use on our online store as a thank you for all your kind words and great feedback! Thanks for you support and we hope you enjoy shopping Golden Plume handmade jewelry!

Here’s some of our recently added handmade items:

Round Ball Cracked Clear Natural Crystal and Gold Long Necklace Boho Chic

African Copper Beads and Blue Leather Wrap Bracelet

Custom Zodiac Sign Charm with Gold Filled Chain

For more visit: golden plume’s online store. 

Golden Plume Special Giveaway!

We are pleased to partner with Bijou Bride, an online bridal magazine, to bring you Golden Plume’s very first online giveaway!  Follow the directions below to enter:

Visit Golden Plume on Etsy and let us know what your favorite item is and why it garners your admiration!* Comment here, on this post to be entered for a drawing to win Golden Plume’s Rose Quartz Romance Necklace! Not a winner? Runners up will receive a coupon to use at our online shop. Winner will be announced this Friday. Good luck & thanks for participating!

*Become a fan of Golden Plume’s facebook page (also Bijou Bride’s  facebook page ), follow us on twitter and favorite Golden Plume’s shop and listings on Etsy to up your chances to win!

Calling all the free-spirited brides-to-be

Recently a woman approaching her upcoming wedding contacted us about creating a handful of necklaces for her bridal party and  a very special custom gold and leather bracelet for her husband to be. The thought of hand selecting just the right rose quartz to create a necklace that would be worn by her friends and family in her wedding and cherished for a lifetime was an exhilarating and uplifting adventure. Creating a hand-stamped wedding bracelet for her soon to be lifetime partner was the icing on the cake. While creating it I thought perhaps in thirty years he would wear this leather bracelet proudly or have it tucked away in a keep safe box he took out to remind him of that beautiful and life affirming day many years ago.  As for the bride, I was told she was absolutely beautiful in a lovely ceremony right on the beach at sunset, boho chic gown and jewels she was flanked by several happy bridesmaids wearing an assortment of Golden Plume and rose-colored slip dresses. What a special time indeed. I’m very happy and proud to be a small part of helping to preserve a cherished memory.

Here is a sampling of what the bride gave to her bridal party and husband:

Rose Quartz and Gold Romance Necklace

Moonstone & Gold Necklace, Vintage Gold Necklace

Gold Filled Droplet Bracelet

Mens Custom Made Leather and Gold Personalized Bracelet

Photo Makeover Tres Chic

Recently I sat down and gave my website and etsy shop a nice little photo makeover. As with most things on the internet, photos do most of the talking. My online store was having trouble figuring out if it was a Sundance catalogue or a shabby chic yard sale. Then heaven put the website application Foto Fuse onto to my lap and the rest was history! It took many hours to convert all my product photos but I’m in love with the new look. Here is a before and after from one of the shots:

Before:

After:

For all 54 Product makeovers visit my shop:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/GoldenPlumeJewelry?ref=seller_info

Love is in the air

Whether you are a new item or an “old hat” couple this set of sentiment bracelets will surely inspire those loving feelings. I can hand hammer anything you want on the gold discs from coordinates of the city you met, an important anniversary, astrological signs, initials and beyond. These certainly make a romantic sentiment of a gift~

Men’s Sentiment Leather & Gold Custom Bracelet

For sale on Etsy.com for $ 34.00 each

Check out all the details and see more photos here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/94999029/womens-sentiment-blonde-leather-gold

http://www.etsy.com/listing/93497331/mens-sentiment-leather-gold-custom

Boho Chic, a beacon among the chaos

When creating a piece for Golden Plume I usually just get wild and grab every single bead in site, spread them out, pump some Bon Iver tunes, turn the phone off  and experiment! Recently I was asked what goes into my creation process, how do I do it? Stumped at first, I really had to dig deep to get the words out. After all I really don’t draw a design like a typical clothing or shoe designer and rarely do I ever go to a gem show knowing exactly what I need to complete a piece, usually just reaching for eye-catching, unique materials. I would say the only thing that keeps my design process logical and in any sane manner would be the basic ideals under which I breathe & live fashion and style: Boho Chic. When up in the studio pushing around massive amounts of beads, wire, gold, stone and leather on a giant table the one thing that is always in the back of my mind is that the jewelry must live up to the  fun-loving nature of the boho chic lady/man while still being able to wear the adornment out to a fancy party. A tall order to fill but simply envisioning a muse, a simple chic, unique, free-spirited woman helps guide me through the beautiful chaos of the creation process. After all even artists need structure to make it through to the other side and find their way to a complete design:


Happy Saturday.

For more:

www.goldenplumejewelry.com

A Birthday gift to all!

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Birthday’s are just more fun to celebrate with everyone else! An overwhelming amount of friends and family have purchased Golden Plume today, it being my 29th birthday! Keeping with the spirit I wanted to share Golden Plume’s friends and family discount with all you wonderful bloggers out there! Today all Golden Plume fans can redeem this coupon for 15% off any item in my shop. Click here to start shopping 🙂 Thanks for celebrating with me! Cheers to birthdays!