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, 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!