Friday, December 23, 2011

Wishing You A Merry Merry Merry Christmas 2011 from Hawaii!

One of my Many Custom Xmas Decorated Boxes...for a Lucky Customer's 6 Loves Necklace

My Modern Christmas Decorated Boxes

Just want to send a Big Mahalo (Thank You) to All of my Wonderful Customers this Holiday Season.  I've completed all  my customers' jewelry orders and mailed them out so they can give them as gifts to their loved ones Before Christmas.  My orders exceeded my expectations and helped me achieve my goals for this season...and I am very grateful. So, Thank You All!

Please continue to visit my Etsy Shop Stacy's Designs 88 in 2012. I'll be creating more new & exciting designs.

To get us all in the holiday spirit, wanted to share some photos of my Custom Decorated Holiday Jewelry Boxes and "Thank You" tags.  I created many using Vintage Christmas cards...they came out beautifully.  My customers loved them.

If any of my Friends and Relatives have old/new Christmas cards that you do not want anymore...they do not have to be vintage..Xmas Cards that you received and now don't know what to do with....they can be your old stash of extra "New" unsigned and unused  Xmas cards from Xmas Past that you don't want to send out... then please send them over to me. I'll use them in my 2012 Christmas jewelry boxes. I'm collecting now. Thanks in Advance!

Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) from Hawaii!

Friday, December 9, 2011

My Loves Personalized Birthstones Necklaces are Featured in Today's Honolulu Star Advertiser

Two Loves Necklace

Two Loves Necklace

Two Loves Necklace

Three Loves Necklace

Five Loves Necklace

Four Loves Necklace

I'm soooooo Thrilled!

In Today's,  Friday December 9, 2011, Edition of the Honolulu Star Bulletin, my Super Super Popular Loves Personalized Birthstone Necklaces was chosen by Nancy Arcayna, Writer for the Honolulu Star Bulletin, as one of the "Five Things We Love". Photos of my Loves Necklaces are on the Front Page of their Features section with a Full article within.  Woo Hooo!

If you have a subscription to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, you can read the full article entitled "Five Things We Love" and see the Terrific Photos by clicking HERE.

This is Thee perfect Christmas gift to get your Mother, Mother-in-Law, Sister, Best Friend and get one for Yourself.  Start your shopping now by visiting my shop Here

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Perfect Christmas Gift for Mothers and Grandmothers Alike

My Three 3 Loves Necklace: Personalized Initials and Birthstone Gemstones

My Four 4 Loves Necklace

My One 1 Love Necklace

My Two 2 Love Necklace

My Four 4 Love Necklace

My Three 3 Love Necklace in Gold & Silver
Looking for that Special and Gorgeous Gift for your Wife, Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandmother, Sister, Best Friend?  Look no's here!

My Loves Necklace Collection is one of my Customers Favorite Custom Order Necklaces.  All my customers who have bought one for either a Loved One or Themselves have LoVed theirs and were Super Happy.

This is a totally Custom designed necklace. You tell me which Initials you want and which Birthstone Gemstones you desire. I give you a Lot of choices in the Birthstones.  If you want me to choose the best gems that will look perfect together in balance, shape, size, and color, just tell me what you want (such as: all smaller gems, larger gems, balanced look, etc.) after telling me the months.

Your Loved one will Definitely LoVe her special and custom made Gift from you and your family.  Stand back and just feel the Love. 

To get yours today, please visit my shop Stacy's Designs 88 and check out my Loves Collection for yourself... click Here.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Two 2 Linked Floating Hearts Necklace, My Newest Best Friends Sisters Silversmithed Charm Necklace

Two 2 Linked Hearts Charm Necklace

My New Necklace in my shop.  Perfect Gift to get Each of your Best Friends, your Sisters, your Mother, your Grandmother, your Daughter, and for Yourself.   Each Heart is Artisan Hand Crafted by Me for You. Each Heart will be Unique and with their own Individual Identities...just like the People they represent.

Please stop by my Etsy Shop...Stacy's Designs 88 to get yours today...beat that Holiday in the comfort of your pajamas in your own home. that's a good thing. :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friendship Necklace - Popular Friendship Tattoo in Sterling Silver Friendship Symbol Charm Necklace

The Friendship Necklace

I've been busy brushing up on my silversmithing skills by taking another class.  My husband Jimmy is also learning this craft.  Together Our Plan is to start creating silversmithed or metal worked pieces of jewelry for my shop.  My Goal is to add a new "level" of jewelry to my online Etsy and ArtFire shops.  This will allow me to be more creative as well as add a new dimension of jewelry for you my customers.  Look forward to silver smithed gemstone rings, necklaces, and earrings in the near future.

A customer specially requested me to create this popular tattoo into a  Friendship Necklace. She sent me a photo of a tattoo of this design. I was caught by this symbol's Simplicity and Feminine Beauty with its Flowing Swirls.

This Symbol represents "Friendship"...the top loop connects to You and the bottom "open" loop connects to your Friend and/or Loved one...the 2 of you are eternally "connected" by these feminine swirls of friendship. 

Using traditional Silversmithing Jewelry techniques,  I drew out the design with my own creative touches, hand formed the Sterling Silver wire into the shapes of my design, cut and filed the edges, hammered and textured it, soldered the pieces together and then buffed it.

I was very pleased with the results.  This Friendship charm has the beauty and simplicity that I wanted to capture.

This necklace would be perfect for your Girlfriends, your Sisters, your Sorority Sisters, your Boyfriend, your Spouse. 

Click here to see my Friendship Necklace.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Kailua Beach Ocean Scenery Vases

My Kailua Beach Ocean Scenery Vases

Just Love the way they turned out. Can you smell the ocean?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Challah Bread French Toast Sunny Side Up...Yum Yum

Just had to breakfast this morning.  Jimmy made fresh baked Challah Bread this Sunday.  Then, this morning he made French Toast with it.  I cooked up my favorite Sunny Side Egg and added it to the top along with Maple Syrup....yummmmmmmmy :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My New Understated Mini Swarovski Crystal Limited Edition Necklaces

My New Mini Swarovski Crystal Limited Edition Colors Briolette Necklace

mInI Cobalt BLUE FUSCHIA Hot Pink Swarovski Crystal Necklace

Mini VOLCANO ORANGE RED COppeR GoLd Teal Swarovski Crystal Necklace

Small COppeR GoLd Chocolate Brown Green Tea Swarovski Crystal Necklace

Mini BLUE AQUA FUSCHIA Teal Necklace Swarovski Crystal Necklace

SMALL TANGERINE CITRUS Orange Grapefruit Peach Apricot color                             Swarovski Crystal Necklace

Size Comparison to a USA Dime...1/2" Tall by 1/2" Wide

Monday, July 25, 2011


Mailing packages can cost a pretty penny.  Here's a way to recycle your old shopping bags and create shipping mailers that are one of a kind, fit your item to be shipped, and are inexpensive. 

Materials Needed: 
Old Cardboard Gift Box or comparable, Clear Packing Tape, Scissors, Ruler, Paper Shopping Bag.

I use these dimensions for my mailers... 8" x 12".  But adjust it to fit the items you're going to mail.
Tip: Use an old gift box to cut your template...thin cardboard.

This is a great way to recycle your paper shopping bags.  
Tip: Choose ones that have good sturdy paper.

Cut open the bag...down the sides and across the bottom. 

 Using your template as a guide, cut out as many mailer blanks as you can.  
Tip: Remove the handles and excess cardboard which only adds unnecessary weight to your mailer package.

Fold a Mailer in Half. 

If you're kinda anal like me, you can trim down the sides that are uneven.
Tip: easiest way is to use your paper trimmer tool.

To make it sturdy, I fold over the edges and tape it down using packaging tape.
1) I cut at an angle, the bottom corner where the 2 "open sides" meet.
2) Next, I fold over the edge a bit...up to you how much you want to fold over...and then tape down.
3) I do the same thing to the other open side. I leave the "top" part of the mailer open.
Tip: For tapes to use, use clear strong packaging tape or Duct Tape (comes in neat colors). You don't want your mailer to fall apart during mailing. Make sure the Tape Sticks to the Bag...if paper is too slick, your tape may not stick.  If this happens, use a Different type of bag OR you'll need to Tape Up your entire bag.

To ready your item for mailing, first wrap Item in bubble wrap and tape down. 
This will provide that "cushiness" needed when mailing....just like those
 more expensive bubble mailers that they sell. 
After you insert your item in the mailer, then fold down the top open area and tape securely down.
Finally, double check your mailer and Tape over Any places that look like it needs taping...
like thin areas, seams in the bag, corners, etc.etc. You want to make sure that the mailer is secure. 
Final step: Just add your shipping label and you're ready to ship! 
Tip: I like to decorate my mailers with cute colorful decorated tape. It gives it just that little extra something. 

Here's a bunch of new recyclable mailers that I made today.  I'm ready to ship!


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