Saturday, March 23, 2013

Nina Designs and Contests

Live Laugh Love Charm by Nina Designs
I won this Live, Laugh, Love charm along with 2 other charms from Nina Designs in a fun contest that they sponsored.  Basically, all you had to do is use their Pinterest site to pin love related products of theirs.  This contest was around Valentine's Day.  Thank you Nina Designs! 

The sterling silver charm has "Live Laugh Love" on one side and shinny silver on the other. It comes with a soldered jump ring. This gave me a perfect excuse to open an account and buy some of their products.  I had to get a charm holder for it and a chain.  Their  charm sits in a sterling silver charm holder. The word love doubles as a removable charm holder. This unique design lets you to easily switch your charms to suit your changing moods. This gives me an opportunity to wear the other 2 charms that I won.

Namaste Necklace Available on Etsy by BayMoonDesign
I needed a chain for the charm and holder so I purchased 1 of Nina Designs chains.  I selected an18" scored sterling silver cable with finished chain which is oxidized. I love how the oxidation brings out the words on charm. The chain is composed of both oval and round links and finished with a 5 mm clasp. The scoring on this chain helps it to oxidize easily.  I put together this necklace for my Esty store with this chain and a Nina Designs Lotus charm holder.  The necklace and charm holder are a great investment because they are versatile. You can wear this gorgeous chain by itself, with the lotus holder, or with the lotus holder and namaste charm.  The namaste charm is not from the Nina Designs collection but they have a number that I love.  Since I practice Yoga I have a collection of Yoga charms that I have collected over the years and this gives me a perfect opportunity to share some of them in my Etsy store

Lotus Necklace available in Bay Moon Design Etsy Store
As I am getting deeper into Yoga, my Etsy store is reflecting this interest with more Yoga inspired jewelry like this aqua Lotus necklace.  This necklace has a large, gold colored bronze lotus flower focal and two infinity symbols that are paired with a aqua silk ribbon and beads.

I selected a lotus flower because it is one of the most delicate and beautiful flowers. Although lotus grows in muddy water, it grows beautiful and brings a smile on anyone's face who sees it. The Lotus has long been associated with purity, rebirth and beauty. I paired it with infinity symbols because of the shape is classic, fluid, and romantic all at the same time. Think love, for it is infinite, boundless, and everywhere. I think that this is a very romantic necklace.

Paisley Bracelet by BayMoonDesign Available in Etsy story
Nina Designs had an earring contest which I missed somehow.  Currently they are sponsoring a leather contest which I entered.  I purchased this gorgeous caramel 3 mm deer hide leather from them and combined it with this paisley ceramic as my entry in this contest.  To enter the contest all you needed to do was make leather bracelets, necklaces or earrings featuring leather.  The deadline to enter was March 18.  The contest is in the voting stage now until March 26.  Nina Designs will select one winner from 3 finalists.   Take a look at the great design and if you would like to vote, please do.  I certainly would love to have you vote for my bracelet so I could go crazy with $100 prize from Nina Designs.  By the way, if you open a wholesale account, please mention my name so that I can get $25 for a referral and you can get $5 off of your order.   By the way, I am a blog partner of Nina Designs but I did not receive anything from them for writing this.  I just love their contests and products.

Starfish bracelet by BayMoonDesign Available in Etsy Store
Here is another bracelet using that same leather.  The color of the leather accentuates the brown starfish on the ceramic.

I hope you will stop by next week and see what I came up with for Lori Anderson's 7th Bead Soup Blog Challenge.  All I will say is that it was a huge challenge for me.

 I will also be blogging about my 2 new pairs for earrings for the AJE Earring Challenge.  I still have 1 pair to create. 


  1. I do love the leather with the ceramic for the bracelets. Nice choice there.

  2. Great Paisley Bracelet! I’m part of the bead soup party. Looking forward to the reveals. I'm now following you. I have a new blog. Please consider following my jewelry blog. Thanks.

  3. Hi Kathy! You won the drawing for the book Multistrand Jewelry at AJE. Please email me with your snail mail address so I can send it out this week. jennifer.glassaddictions @

  4. We are so glad to see your are enjoying your Pinterest prize!
    Your designs are lovely. Good luck in the Facebook leather jewelry contest.
    Thanks for your loyal support of Nina Designs!