Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Alice Cameos - Preview II

This is the second preview of a new design I have been working on and I LOVE how these ones turned out! More than likely I will be selling these soon as necklace pendants on fun colored ball chains. I'm thinking about having color options of gunmetal, gold, pink, and red (maybe mint too). I also got a suggestion from several people to make them into pins, so I think I will make a couple of those too and see how they sell.

For now I just decided to do the White Rabbit and Alice. I definitely will be doing more characters in the future. Overall I love the girly, vintage-inspired, lolita style of the pendants. Another idea I had was to add some micro-fine glitter to the finish. I tried it on a test pendant and it is so cute. That might be an option if people like the idea.

What do you think of them? 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Summer Inspirations

The weather is getting warmer and the days longer...

What is better this time of year than an ice cold sweet treat? This week I have been drawing inspiration from delicious looking summer desserts: my favorite of which is ice cream! Check out these photos of some unique and yummy ice cream I found on flickr:

Ice Cream Cones - Colours by  just4pics

I have already made some really yummy charms inspired by ice cream which you can buy on fatallyfemininedesigns.com . Check them out:

Look out for more ice cream charms & pendants inspired by the photos above!

Monday, May 17, 2010

We Have a Winner! - May Blog Giveaway

And the winner is....

Little Miss Sunshine!

Please send your mailing address to aubree @ fatallyfemininedesigns.com within one week to claim your prize. Congrats!!

If you all are curious about how I choose winners, I use the comments on my blog post to count how many people have entered. Then I use the random number generator (seen below). When it gives the result number, I use the order that people commented to find out who won.

If you didn't win this month, look out for June's giveaway in about 3 weeks!

xo Aubree

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Work in Progress - AIW Collection

Lately I have been working on new designs for my Alice collection. I really want to improve and grow the line. So I have been updating older designs, adding new scenes, and improving quality. I don't know about you, but I LOVE the classic novel and Tenniel illustrations. It was my favorite childhood book and constantly inspires me with endless possibilities for designs.

I wanted to share with you a new idea I had for the Alice collection that is still in the works. I had this idea a few months ago for "framed alice pendants". It sort of evolved and took on a life of its own into black and white "Alice Cameos", using the original black line illustrations from the book.

The other day I finally made a prototype, which you can see in the pictures. This one features the white rabbit in an ornate frame with a cute bow. Eventually I would like to have a whole line of Alice Cameos featuring the main characters from the book and maybe a few scenes.

Let me know what you think! Of course the final cameos will have some changes. One of which being making the cameos slightly smaller and making them into necklaces, bracelets, and rings.

Look forward to the final products soon!

Monday, May 10, 2010

May Blog Giveaway

Today is the official start of the May giveaway. This month's prize is a necklace from the Alice in Wonderland Collection: White Rabbit Wonderland Necklace, an $18 value! Handmade by me from acrylic and my own original design, attached to a 17" silver plated chain, closes with a toggle clasp.

How to enter:
1) Visit the FFD Website or Etsy Shop, linked in the right column. 
2) Find your favorite item and feature it in your blog, twitter, FaceBook, add to your Flickr page, DeviantArt Journal etc and link to the item. Basically you can use any social network tool you want. 
3) Send me a link to the feature in a comment here.

Giveaway Ends next Monday, May 17th! I will randomly choose a winner on May 17th and announce it here. You must check here next Monday to see if you won. Anyone is free to enter, please do so between now and May 17th. Once a winner is chosen I will need that person's shipping address. If I do not receive your address within one week of May 17th, you will forfeit your prize. Good Luck!

xo Aubree

Sunday, May 9, 2010

New Website Grand Opening

Yesterday was the official grand opening of the new fatallyfemininedesigns.com!

I hope everyone will go check it out and let me know what you think! I think that you will find it more attractive, user-friendly, and modern. I only have 6 products for sale currently, but I hope to have around 75 for a fully stocked website. I'm almost done adding 6 more products and will be updating the site with those soon.

The checkout will be much smoother with the new website and I hope to add the payment option of credit cards without the use of Paypal sometime in the future. I will let everyone know when and if that happens. 

I have a new Sweet Treats Collection that I hope to soon debut on the new website so look out for that.

Also, May's blog giveaway will start in a few days, and this month's prize will be from the Alice in Wonderland Collection!

xo Aubree

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

FatallyFeminineDesigns.com Makeover

I just wanted to let you all know that the FFD website will be going through some major changes over the next two weeks. As I posted previously, I am transitioning to a Yahoo Webstore. 

This process will be happening over the next few weeks, which means some growing pains will occur. The site might experience a few days downtime between the current and new site, so please don't be alarmed. If it does experience any downtime it will be back up very shortly. 

I also will be closing down the shopping portion of the website soon so that I can start transferring the products to the new site. Also, my Email Address may experience a day of downtime, so if you e-mail me, please be patient and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

But don't worry, this will all be worth it. I hope everyone loves the new site and finds it much more attractive and user-friendly. If you have any questions about the transition or site downtime don't be afraid to comment here, send me a message on DA, flickr, facebook, or Etsy. Thanks so much for bearing with me as I improve the FFD website!

PLEASE NOTE: The new website will be located at the same address. I am just giving it a makeover. It will still be fatallyfemininedesigns.com

xo Aubree

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

GNO Pictures

Last Friday I participated the GNO Benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities. As you know, I have been preparing for it over the last couple of months.

Overall, it was a really fun experience. I met a lot of really nice women and got a lot of wonderful feedback about my jewelry. I also met a lot of other local business owners that I might end up working with in the future. I also made a few sales, but I think I was over-prepared as far as inventory goes. I have a lot of left over stock. 

I have already started to list in my Etsy Shop again. I have a lot of new Alice items to list (some already available) and tons of other cute jewelry, so check my Etsy Shop often for new items!

Here are a few photos from the event. It was indoor and the lighting isn't that great but I hope you enjoy them:

Me at the table. I don't know what I'm doing, but I promise I wasn't picking my nose! 

A photo of just some of the stock I brought to the show. People were really impressed 
with my Sweet Treats Charms!

A Giveaway for May will start next week and just run for one week this time. I have also added a rule that the winner must claim their prize within one week of the drawing or they will forfeit it to someone else. The last giveaway winner has yet to contact me with a mailing address and I hate for the necklace to go to waste!

xo Aubree