DIY Wedding

“DIY Wedding”

by Jennifer T. of MaJenta Designs

Over the winter holidays I went up to Maine for a wedding.   With a limited budget and creative ingenuity they put together a very DIY wedding!

It being the winter time and thus making fresh flowers hard to come by or expensive, they played up the winter theme by using Christmas lights and pine leaves garlands for decorations.

They also took apart pieces of Christmas decorations and made their own boutonnieres!

Table centerpieces were made using rustic preserves jars, a votive candle, and again a simple strand of golden decorations and ribbon they bought from after Christmas sales.

Seasonal Items

keychain bottle opener - $6

Those who’ve seen my Etsy shop or my booths at craft shows will likely know that I have a crazy eclectic mix of designs for all my jewelry and housewares – I just love to offer my potential shoppers a large range of fun possibilities!

However, I have recently noticed that its also good to have seasonal items too, as often those surfing the net or shopping around will want to find something that may make the perfect accessory to their Fall wardrobe, or perhaps a great display to use for a holiday party, for examples.

portable purse hook - $20

Therefore, for the oncoming Autumn season, I tried to find paper patterns that were rich in Harvest colors – crimson reds, burnt oranges, golden yellows, etc. much like the colors of the gorgeous New England autumn foliage!

However, it is not only important to have items that are rich harvest colors..but it is also good to be mindful of each month’s birthstone colors too.  I learned this last month, as in August, I saw several of the Etsy.com homepages treasuries that said “shades of Peridot” which is August’s birthstone…and most items were NOT just jewelry using the actual birthstone, but various clothing, paintings, toys, etc. that were just that shade of green.  So for September, for example, it is important to keep in mind items that are shades of Sapphire blue too. They even have a Etsy Gift Guide devoted to “Shades of Sapphire

glass pendant necklace - $15

One Year, Many Features!

Colors of Fall Treasury - Featuring my Autumn Foliage Pendant - $22

Yesterday was my one year anniversary since I opened my shop MaJenta Designs.  Its hard to believe its been only 1 year though!  People are impressed that I have sold over 200 items, created wedding favors out of my chiyogami tins for atleast 5 weddings, as well as have many of my items sold in cute boutiques such as OAK Boston and Gallery Up in addition to other stores in Australia!

I also have been featured quite a lot in the last few days as well!  Here are some treasuries and blogs I’ve been lucky enough to be selected for!

Featuring my LIMITED EDITION Autumn Foliage Pendant - $22.00

Fish & Chips Treasury - Featuring my 6pc Magnets Set for $16.50

Blues Treasury - Vintage Chic Round Glass Pendant Featured - $15

Blues Treasury - Vintage Chic Round Glass Pendant Featured - $15

My Etsy Anniversary SALE!

Its been exactly one year since I opened up my shop, MaJenta Designs!  I want to celebrate by offering FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on all purchases today!  Just make sure you leave a “message to seller” at check out saying “Anniversary sale!” and I will send you a NEW payment invoice with the shipping charges removed.  If you have any questions, dont hesitate to contact me! 🙂

One-of-a-kind Pendant – Featured!

golden flower on red

golden flower on red - $17 glass pendant necklace

This beautiful necklace was featured in an Etsy treasury. This necklace is for sale in my eboutique at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11972176

This beautiful pendant is classic and vibrant, perfect for matching any occasion or outfit – wear it with your favorite cocktail dress or with a casual shirt and jeans!  This pendant is of a golden etched floral design onto a red background; this paper is from a lucky Chinese “hong bao” (i.e., red envelope), which is used during the Chinese / Lunar New Year to spread good fortune and wishes for an auspicious new year! There is only ONE of these pendants, so its sure to be a unique gift!

Check out the rest of my eboutique for other patterns and designs in my signature chiyogami jewelry and housewares collection at www.majentadesigns.etsy.com

treasury

Asian inspired treasury

New Party Favor Gift Tins!

I just added gift tins to my Etsy shop, perfect for those who are purchasing my pendant necklaces as gifts! They also make great party favor too! They can store mints and candies, and are handy around the house and office as well for storing your craft findings, paper clips, pills, screws, etc! Each tin is handmade by me using delicate chiyogami (traditional Japanese handmade paper). The largest tin is the same size as an Altoid tin, but it is a blank tin, it only looks like the shape of an Altoid tin.

Prices are:

Round Tins: $2

Small Rectangle: $2.50

Big Rectangle: $4
If interested in purchasing, please contact me with the quantity. I can also try to work with you if you have specific paper designs.

Please check out my site at www.majentadesigns.etsy.com