Blog

Last Minute Gifts for Ma

Posted by Janine Design Admin on

Last Minute Gifts for Ma

We've all been there. Work, commuting, presentations, kid's games, you name it. Life gets chaotic and then before you know it, it's May and poof! Mother's day. Too late to ship something yourself.  You should see the delivery fees for bouquet or gift baskets. Believe me, I know why they charge so much (I used to be a florist) but it's still painful to pay $24.95 just for delivery fees!   www.personalizationmall.com I found these I love mugs and who wouldn't want a mug of a cute face they know? Tip? ORDER FROM THEM NOW!    Really late? Try Gift...

Read more →

5 Great Crafts to Learn

Posted by Janine Design Admin on

5 Great Crafts to Learn

Making my way down the aisles of Michaels or Joanne's Fabrics, I see so many crafts I wish I could do. Anyone who knows me knows I am all about a new craft!  With the time and money it takes to start a new one, I want to make sure it's something I can really enjoy. I especially like crafts I can bring with me, ones that are really portable. I like to do crafts on my day off or on vacation. I bring a bunch of crafts and work to Maine when I visit family. It's so relaxing to...

Read more →

Bad Jewelry

Posted by Janine Design Admin on

Bad Jewelry

Bad jewelry. We all have some.   The worst I hate to say is the stuff you get in a gumball machine. Tiny mystery metal ring with shiny cuts in it to replicate gemstones. Or the plastic rings that smell like a chemical factory. But what if you get a really sentimental piece and it just is....well, bad?   I gave someone an engraved necklace and I couldn't believe a clear film came off it after a few years. Like the silver was dipped in clear goo. Made me sad. Good thing it didn't make the recipient sad. As far...

Read more →

My top 5 places to go in Massachusetts

Posted by Janine Design Admin on

My top 5 places to go in Massachusetts

Since living in Massachusetts for 37 years, I have an opinion or two on where to take visitors to see Massachusetts.  I did include a few tourist spots that would be easy to get to and not so crowded most of the time. Massachusetts has some real gems to offer travelers. I tend to focus on shopping, sights and restaurants when I travel. What does this have to do with my jewelry company? I love to visit boutiques when I am in a quaint little New England town and I hope my boutique is a spot for travelers in the near future....

Read more →

How can I help you?

Posted by Janine Design Admin on

How can I help you?

I was thinking the other day how I can be of service for my customers. You see, I love to help and give advice in subjects I have some experience in. I joined a training group for jewelry designers a few weeks ago. I really enjoyed helping a few designers with business and design advice. It was really enjoyable and I want to help people more. Some of the ways I think I can help is to design jewelry using items you have:   • Re-designing a single layer necklace to a double layer • Making a stretch bracelet into...

Read more →