Unique Handcrafted Jewelry

Welcome to Lauren Elise Designs!

Thank you for stopping by, we hope you'll take the time to look around.
We're all about beautifully handcrafted jewelry designed for the sophisticated, and fashion conscious!

Perfect for anyone wishing to make a statement or pull together an outfit with flair and style.

Friday, December 31, 2010


I can hardly believe another year has come and gone!  The much anticipated Christmas season is no longer being awaited, the decorations are ready to hibernate until next year, and the guilt we all feel from too much "holiday cheer" (disguised as a myriad of delicious treats) will soon dissipate into our New Year's resolutions.  ;-)  
I've had a fabulous 2010!  How about you?  What did you learn the most from this past year?  What's one of your most memorable moments?  For me and my husband, our most memorable moment was probably learning that we are going to be parents!  What a thrilling and life changing moment that is!  Next to that, it would have to be the joy of making the big announcement to our families (on Christmas).  Needless to say, we're all eagerly awaiting 2011 (July to be more specific) 
As 2010 is brought to a close, I just want to thank each of you for all the wonderful support you've given me.  I've been encouraged by so many of you, and I want to sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart!  I can't wait to introduce new designs, and offer you even more variety in my handcrafted jewelry.  I love what I do and I'm honored to be able to design for YOU! I'm looking forward to a new year full of new designs, new inspiration, and new challenges.

I wish each of you a most blessed New Year!! 


~Lauren Elise 

Monday, December 13, 2010


Thanks to all of you who entered the Christmas Giveaway!  

Congrats to the winner.....Joanna Noel!  (fitting for Ms. Noel to win the Christmas giveaway, huh?) :-D

To the rest of you, you still have time to get some fabulous jewelry for Christmas!  FREE SHIPPING until the 25th! 

I am busy catching up after being here, there, and everywhere!  I have lots of jewelry coming to my Etsy shop in the next couple of weeks - thanks for your patience!!

Christmas is just around the corner, enjoy all the preparations that come with this wonderful time of the year.

Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 6, 2010


I appreciate all of my friends, followers, "fans"- those of you who have given me valuable words of encouragement.  Because I appreciate you so much, I'm giving away a $25 gift card to my Etsy shop!  Head on over to my friend's wonderful blog and you will have a chance to enter this fabulous giveaway, just in time for Christmas!!  Hurry though because this giveaway ends on Wednesday at midnight. 

Combine this great giveaway with my FREE SHIPPING offer (until Christmas), and it makes for truly a wonderful time of the year! ;)  Keep checking my Etsy shop as I have many more designs coming soon!  I have items to list, as well as pieces that I've made even today! I can't wait to share all of these beautiful designs with YOU!

Merry Christmas, Everyone!!!  I appreciate you all!

~Lauren Elise

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Are any of you wondering where this year has gone??  I truly can't believe that we're now in the month of NOVEMBER!!!  I have to say that I LOVE the Holidays and can't wait for them to get here, despite not feeling ready for them yet.  Like you, I still have a few gifts left to get (yes, I said few- I start my shopping EARLY).

Here at Lauren Elise Designs, we're offering FREE SHIPPING on all jewelry orders until that most special day called Christmas.  :-)  This is a perfect time to start your shopping, and get beautiful Handcrafted Jewelry for that special someone.  I also have fabulous Designer *Replica* Purses and wallets that would make great gifts (free shipping does not apply). 

As I've mentioned previously, I will be restocking my Etsy store during these next couple of weeks, until that time please email me if you see something in particular that you like.  I take Paypal and can easily invoice you just as I would via Etsy. 

Happy November, Everyone!  Start your shopping!!!!

~Lauren Elise

Note: Free Shipping applies to orders within the US only.  Thank you!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Vintage Inspired Jewelry

I LOVE vintage inspired jewelry, in fact I love almost anything vintage inspired!  Right now there's a lot of clothing, jewelry, furniture, decor, etc. that lends itself to this style.  I have been staying extremely busy with my photography, but now that Winter is coming I will have much more time to design new pieces that reflect this personna! 
  I've also been making fabric flowers lately and love how each one is unique.  I have been incorporating these into various designs and love how they are turning out!  As Winter approaches, and I have even more time for jewelry designing, I will be blogging about these new pieces!  I will also be restocking my Etsy store with new vintage inspired pieces!  You won't wanna miss them!

  As many of you may know, I not only have this blog but Lauren Elise Designs is on Facebook!  Become a fan to see the latest designs, replica handbags, and special offers! ;-D

I'm looking forward to taking pictures of new jewelry pieces and getting them online for all to see!!  For now, I'm preparing for a BIG party on November 6th in Minot, ND!  I'll be busy preparing for that, but hope to have new pictures up soon as well as a freshly stocked Etsy store!

Have a great weekend everyone!!


~Lauren Elise

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Do You Like To JUGGLE?

  Where did the month go??  I suppose we've all been busy, one thing I know for sure is that I am a person who has a variety of interests.  My main two "hobbies" right now are Photography & Jewelry Design.  I LOVE what I do, I have these businesses in addition to being a wife, homemaker, musician, etc.  Sometimes, I just have to say that I feel like I'm juggling.  Do you ever feel like that?  Sometimes I'm amazed at how quickly a month passes!  I had to chuckle when I realized that it had been over a month since I've blogged.  Wow, how quickly time flies!!  I guess time flies when you're having fun aka "juggling". :-)

  Recently, my town did a story on my photography business.  I thought I'd share the article with you, and allow you to learn a little bit more about me.  (click on the article to enlarge) Once winter is upon us, my photography will slow down somewhat and my jewelry designing will pick up even more.  Life is a juggling act sometimes, but I LOVE it (most of the time - haha)!  I'm looking forward to sharing new jewelry designs with you soon!!  I'll be stocking my Etsy store again, and offering a few incentives to making that Holiday shopping even easier. 

Happy October - (tomorrow!) :-D


~Lauren Elise

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Handbags AND Wallets!!

The long awaited order of fabulous Designer **Replica** Handbags & Wallets are HERE!!!  

I'm planning another Jewelry/Purse party the end of Sept, so I'm sure I'll be making another order before then as well.  However, I wanted to introduce to you some of the beautiful new bags!  Feel free to contact me about how to purchase them.  It's really quite easy. ;-)

Also, if you have any questions about any of the bags or wallets, please do not hesitate to contact me!  I will be more than happy to offer more details, dimensions, etc.  These would make wonderful Christmas gifts!  What a great idea to get your Holiday shopping done before the rush!!  December will be here before we know it!

Enjoy browsing these lovely handbags....

This classic Coach bag is structured, sophisticated and perfect for any age! $50.00

Vivacious and striking, this captivating Coach bag exudes tons of personality! Can you handle it? ;-) $60.00 

This beautiful zipper woven Chanel bag is fabulously unique and fun. The vibrant fuchsia hue is the perfect color pop for any outfit! $50.00
 Sleek, effortless, and modern -this Christian Dior bag is everything you'll want in a purse and more! $60.00
Feminine, elegant, and beautiful, this Versace bag is a little modern, and a little vintage. Similar to the lovely gray bag I had in stock a few months ago. This one has a leather feel to it, perfect bag for Autumn! Get it while you can! $60.00
Adorable in color and pattern, you can't go wrong with this eye catching Coach patchwork bag! $50.00

Lovely Chanel, Douney & Bourke, and Gucci Wallets.  $20.00 each -
-Chanel Pink & Black fold over snap closure,
-Chanel Plum textured accordian clasp closure
- Red & White Douney & Bourke zipper closure
- Gucci, Red accordian clasp closure.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sneak Peak!

  One of my darling sisters came out for a quick visit.  It is amazing how many things we pack into her time out here!  One of the things on the "to do" list was a photoshoot.  We headed over to the Scandinavian Heritage Park dont'cha know! ;-) It was such an interesting location,we had lots of fun discovering this beautiful park!  I made her do lots of crazy jumps, poses, modeling, and all in public no less!  ha! 
Here's a sneak peak from our shoot!  If I can ever stay home longer than 4 days, I will blog more of these amazing pictures, while introducing the Lauren Elise Jewelry she was wearing!

How has your Summer been?  What has kept you busy?  Leave me a comment and let me know how things are going for YOU! :-D

Happy August, Everyone!

~Lauren Elise


Monday, July 19, 2010

J'taime Paris

  I had the privilege of living in Europe for about a year and a half, and while I traveled to many countries, I happen to have a very special place in my heart for Paris!  I loved everything about it and have so many fond memories of being there.  I would absolutely LOVE to go back with my husband one day!  Beautiful architecture, fabulous coffee, quaint little shops, fresh flowers, outdoor markets, the lovely language, these are just a few of the charming attributes of this "city of love".

  I decided to create a necklace in honor of my love of Paris..... 

The Jolie (meaning "pretty" in French) necklace is charming, interesting, vintage, and definitely Paris inspired!  It incorporates a chandelier crystal, rhinestone button, bronze key, and a few other assorted charms.  It instantly adds "love" to any outfit.  While the name means "pretty", I guarantee you'll feel stunning while wearing it!  
   This necklace is $55.00, and if you decide that you must have it, :-) please email me at laurenelisedesigns@rocketmail.com  I'm busy building my inventory for several upcoming parties, and the Four Rivers Salon (in Fargo, ND), so I'm keeping my Etsy shop stocked with just a few items. If you're interested in any of the designs you see on my blog -please email me for more information regarding how to purchase them!

Dream of Paris and the lovely Jolie necklace! ;-D

~Lauren Elise

Monday, July 12, 2010

Featured at Four Rivers Salon

           I am very pleased to announce that Lauren Elise Jewelry is now being featured at the beautiful
Four Rivers Salon in Bethany on 42nd, 4255 30th Ave. S., Fargo, ND, as well as some of my designer replica handbags.  For those of you in the area, swing by and check it out!!  Also, my friend, Alicia works there and is a great hair stylist!  Swing by, pick out some great jewelry, a new purse and get your hair done all at the same stop!  What girl can resist that?  I'm very excited about this new venture, and the expansion of Lauren Elise Designs.  I'm looking forward to meeting new people and gaining more clients.  Designing jewelry with YOU in mind, is one of my favorite things to do!

Thanks for your support and patience.  I'm busy making jewelry this week, and I can't wait to introduce some gorgeous new designs to you!  I have enlisted my sister to do some more modeling over the next few days (and to organize my beads!-haha).  I'm striving to have a few new pieces blogged by the end of this week!

Happy July to all!

~Lauren Elise

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Blog Design!

    I can't believe it has been over a month since I've blogged!!  I suppose I'm enjoying my Summer too much! ;-)  I've planted a garden, been fishing, taken lots of walks with my adorable pups, golfing with my man, etc.  I'm trying to keep up with the blogging, but I can't help but enjoy this gorgeous weather!  North Dakota has a short enough Summer as it is, so I MUST enjoy it while I can!  :-)
    As you can see, my blog has been transforming and will continue to do so!  Let me know what you think, I personally love it so much more!  If you have a special interest in any of the jewelry designs posted, please email me  at laurenelisedesigns@rocketmail.com - for information on how to purchase it.  I can always upload the jewelry of your choice to my Etsy shop and allow you to purchase that way.

Thanks for your continued support and patience with me!  I promise you that I do have many new designs to share and new materials to make some fabulous new pieces! 

Hope everyone is having a HAPPY SUMMER!!!


~Lauren Elise

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Jewelry Modeling

     I truly believe that a picture is worth "a thousand words" and therefore I find it very important to take pictures of my jewelry being modeled in order to fully convey each piece accurately.  There's just something about seeing the jewelry on somebody, that makes you feel and understand it and realize that you can't live without it!  :-D
   With that said, my dear friend and founder of Madison J Photography took some beautiful photos of my jewelry.  A special thanks from Lauren Elise Designs to the lovely models, and my friend, Page, for giving of their time to make my jewelry even more beautiful!  Go here to view all the photos!  I hope you all enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for more to come!! 

~Lauren Elise

Friday, April 30, 2010

.I DO.

    This is the season for WEDDINGS!!  I personally know of 6 weddings this Summer, some of which I'm doing the photography for, others which I'm doing the jewelry. I have said before that I'm a hopeless romantic, so I especially love being a part of a couple's most special day! Whether it's designing wedding jewelry or capturing all their priceless moments in photography- I LOVE weddings.
   Recently, I had a bride ask me to come up with a modern, stylish, and unique set for her destination wedding to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  It can be quite challenging coming up with "new" ideas.  Often it involves a good dose of inspiration and a lot of tweaking until it's just right.  The necklace above was the finished piece and I can't help but appreciate the opportunity to stretch my creative muscles.  The combination of textures, really lend toward the "exotic beach" feel, while the color scheme keeps it elegant, romantic and with a definite "wedding persona".   
    Since then, I've again been asked to design custom jewelry for a few other brides and bridal parties.  I hope to post pictures of those soon!
     If you're looking for the perfect jewelry to accompany your dream dress, let me know!   You can say "I DO" in a stylish manner and have a custom set designed specifically for you and your bridesmaids.  Please contact me for more information!

~Lauren Elise

Monday, April 19, 2010

~Honoring Mothers~

    While I'm not a mother yet, Lord willing I will be one day!  (Our parents are hoping SOON)  Haha!
I DO have an incredible mother and mother-in-law though, and in honor of these special ladies and to those of you who ARE mothers, there is a very wonderful day set apart for you!!  What an incredible responsibility bound up in the word "Mother", I can't even begin to comprehend the depth of this word.  The Lord is the one who gives the grace to raise another human being, but He most certainly has given mothers a very real gift for all that motherhood entails.  I wrote a very special article for my Mom that you can read here that just barely scratches the surface of all the reasons why I love my Mom.  I cherish my mother and am indebted to her in so many ways. 
"Mother's Day" -what a special time to truly thank our mothers and show them how much we love and appreciate them.

A mother is someone to shelter and guide us,
To love us, whatever we do,
With a warm understanding and infinite patience
And wonderful gentleness, too.
How often a mother means swift reassurance
In soothing our small, childish fears,
How tenderly mothers watch over their children
And treasure them all through the years!
The heart of a mother is full of forgiveness
For any mistake, big or small,
And generous always in helping her family,
Whose needs she has placed above all.
A mother can utter a word of compassion
And make all our cares fall away,
She can brighten a home with the sound of her laughter
And make life delightful and gay.
A mother possesses incredible wisdom
And wonderful insight and skill -
In each human heart is that one special corner
Which only a mother can fill!

*By Katherine Nelson Davis

   With that being said, I am offering FREE SHIPPING on ANY jewelry orders from now until this most special day.  I will be posting more pictures in the days to come on my blog and my Facebook page so make sure you check back often. 

   If you are interested in taking advantage of this limited time offer, please email me at LaurenEliseDesigns@rocketmail.com for more information on how you can purchase your favorite designs!

Happy Mother's Day!!


~Lauren Elise

Monday, April 12, 2010

*A little- Etsy Shop- Spring Cleanin'*

Hello Everyone,

  I'm just letting you know that I'm  doing a little "Spring Cleaning" to my Etsy store so that I can prepare to add some fabulous Spring & Summer pieces to the shop. :-D I won't be listing EVERY single item I have in stock for sale, so if you see something you like on my blog or FB page but do NOT see it on Etsy, PLEASE let me know via email.

    I'm busy preparing for parties this Summer and only want to carry a few pieces of interest in my shop for right now.  The number of items might fluctuate, but as a rule, I'd MUCH rather sell jewelry to you in person. :-) If you are someone who is interested in having a party in ND/MN, please contact me.  Also, if you are eager to purchase something that you see, PLEASE say so via email and I will be more than happy to list it in my shop for you to buy it.  I realize not everyone has the option of having a fabulous jewelry/purse party. {although I WOULD love to take Lauren Elise Designs on the road! ;-D }

~Enjoy these sneak peaks from my *SPRING & SUMMER 2010 COLLECTION*

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fabulous Handbags.....

   Here are those pictures I promised!  Email me if interested!  A couple of these bags are spoken for already, so hurry and get them while you can!  :-D



Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Rings n Things

     I'm excited to announce that these beautiful wire wrapped rings are making their "Spring Debut" in 
Lauren Elise Designs.  
    ~ Perfect for Spring (and anytime for that matter), these rings are fun, artsy & unique!   Stay tuned for more pictures, there's a ring that's sure to suit everyone's own personal style!~

  *I'm working on uploading many more pictures, so please be patient with me. :-) 

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things.....

~Coffee & quaint coffee shops, Europe, dresses, anything with a damask pattern, scarves, chocolate, jewelry, heels, sushi, my hubby's kisses, horses, amazing architecture, beads, photography, vintage charm, Summer, hats, my camera, and...... PURSES!!!

    Ok, so these are just a "few" of my favorite things, in no particular order....none of the truly important things in life are on it, yes I realize that. :-)  However, I said all this to say that I really love purses!  Due to this love (or addiction, as my husband will tell you) I've decided to introduce some FABULOUS Designer **REPLICA** Handbags!   Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Chloe', Coach......to name a few!  You can get the "look" without the pick-yourself-up-off-the-floor-extremely- high- price! 

  Have you ever thought about the fact that you can accessorize your wardrobe with pieces of "art"?  With fun jewelry, amazing shoes, or unique handbags,  you can do just that!  I LOVE having jewelry parties, and am enjoying adding purses to the mix!  Jewelry/Purse parties -what woman wouldn't love coming to one of THOSE parties?? ;-) I enjoy getting to meet new people, and getting to show my jewelry (and purses) in person!  However, I know that this isn't possible for everyone.  Due to this reason, I will be selling these purses right here on my blog as well -payment via Paypal.  Email me at LaurenEliseDesigns@rocketmail.com  if you're interested!  I only have a few in stock right now (some not shown).  Grab one of these gorgeous purses (and jewelry while you're at it) to add some pizazz to your Spring/Summer wardrobe!  ;-)

.....now if I could only figure out a way to sell SHOES!  I'd be set!!  Haha!

Happy Resurrection Day everyone!!  Because HE lives!

~Lauren Elise

p.s.- I will be listing these beauties individually on my blog & Facebook shortly!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Spring!!

  Hello Everyone! 
       Happy Spring!!  Ok, so I know that Spring is technically NOT here until the 21st, but when North Dakota is getting RAIN instead of SNOW and ABOVE freezing temps, it calls for a celebration!!  The 21st marks the first day of Spring, and I will be having another jewelry party on the 26th!!  I'm looking forward to bringing out some of my new *SPRING Collection* and then....if I don't sell everything....putting it online!  ;-D   I believe we're all ready for the birds to fly home, delicate buds to bloom, and the gentle smells of the earth being awoken again after a long, cold Winter.  I can't wait for the grass to appear, to bask in the warmth of the Sun and to enjoy the new season!  Ecclesiastes 3:1 "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven"
       Also, a special thanks to everyone for entering my two giveaways I've had over the past couple of months!  I appreciate all the positive feedback and encouraging words!  Congrats to the winners - I truly hope you LOVE your jewelry! 

    Until next time, enjoy the enfolding of Spring and keep watching for my new designs coming soon!


    ~Lauren Elise

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Birthday Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone!
    No, I'm not giving away a birthday, but rather another $25 Gift Card to my Etsy store because this designer is feeling EXTRA generous. :-)   I celebrated my birthday yesterday and because I'm in the "giving mood", I have decided that if you go here and follow the directions, you just might be the lucky winner!  This giveaway ends SOON, so act fast and maybe you'll have a fabulous new piece of jewelry to welcome Spring! 
   I've been insanely busy (I'm sure you can relate) and am impatient to show you some of my new jewelry creations, but I'm afraid that will have to wait for a few more days or so.   Until then, go enter to win some FREE jewelry and I'll look forward to introducing my new designs ASAP! 


~Lauren Elise

Sunday, February 14, 2010

~ Happy Valentine's Day!!! ~

     Happy Valentine's Day!  Roses, chocolate, BIG red hearts: these are all the signs that this lovey dovey holiday is here! I, for one am a hopeless romantic and adore the fact that we have an entire day devoted to "romance and love". I realize that just like any other holiday, the commercialism and extravagance that this day entails can be a bit much......however, how can you NOT love Valentine's Day? I mean, I will GLADLY use any excuse to spoil my man!  Vday shouldn't be anything extraordinary but a day just like any other day, a day that we seek to do something special for our loved ones.  It's so important to remember to treat each other with the same love and respect each all throughout the year!! 
      I appreciate the fact that my husband chooses to cherish me in such a way that Valentine's Day really is no different, for he makes sure to show me his love on a daily basis!  You never know how much time that you have with the ones you love, and it's crucial to treat each day as if it were your last.  We often hear that cliche' but when you take time to truly think about it, I think we would all act vastly different if we knew today was our last with our family.  We need to treat every moment like Valentine's Day in the sense that loving each other should be at the forefront. Take the time each and every day to let your loved ones know that you care!
     With that said, have a wonderfully romantic holiday with your family!!  Create those heart shaped pancakes, exchange those valentine's, savor the aroma of those ruby red roses and indulge yourself in those delicious dark chocolates wrapped beautifully just for you.  At the end of the day, determine to treat each other just as loving tomorrow morning and....every day of the year.

With love,

~Lauren Elise

(photo of my wonderful husband and I taken by my sweet friend and talented photographer www.edenphotography.biz)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

GRAND opening of LAUREN ELISE DESIGNS on Etsy.com.

      I am pleased to announce the GRAND opening of my Lauren Elise Designs store on Etsy.com!

I have many beautiful pieces of jewelry in my online shop now and many more coming in the next week so be sure to check it out! 

     In honor of this most special occasion,  I will be giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to ONE lucky person!  I'd like to introduce you to my wonderful friend, Rachael, and her money saving tips web site for more details on this fabulous offer!   Her site is one that I know you will want to follow and frequent often as she does an excellent job in reviewing products for various companies and sharing her honest opinion of them with all of us!  Most importantly she strives to share money saving tips with all of her readers!  In her own words, "This began as a very small site dedicated to share the money saving tips that I had discovered in purchasing items for my family. I had the desire to share this with all of those that I love so that they also could make their money stretch a little further."  This is something I believe we all aspire to do, so GO check it out!!

Thanks again for everyone's support in making this possible!  I truly appreciate it!

Happy Shopping!

~Lauren Elise

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy 2010 to you all!!!!


Happy New Year to you all!!!!  I can't believe almost a month has passed since I've blogged.  The weeks have flown by!!  I hope this New Year has proven to be a good one already for everybody, I know it has for me!!!  To begin the New Year, my sweet husband surprised me with a little bundle of joy that we pick up on the 20th of January.  "Lola", as I've affectionately named her, will become our newest addition to the family!  I'm still in shock over this recent gift of mine and am over the moon excited!!  I will post more pictures as soon as I have her but until then, will give you a sneak peak.  I know this has nothing to do with jewelry, but I just had to share!! ;-)  I know, I really should be working on my jewelry and adding more pictures for all to see....but I couldn't resist introducing you to our adorable little "Lola".  I love her already!!! 
    Well, now that I've officially made my first post of 2010 -I'm off to continue working on getting my Etsy shop up and running!!  Lots of exciting things just around the corner!   Thanks everyone for your support and wonderful feedback!  I appreciate it all and am looking forward to another year of introducing fabulous jewelry designs to you!!

       ~Lauren Elise