Friday, October 30, 2009

Glam for Good: Featured Non-Profit #2

Ashley adopted her Puggle Tucker through Seattle Pug Rescue.

This week I'm announcing the three not-for-profit organizations that will receive your money, should you purchase one of our Glam for Good extra-special bags at our November 7th party.

While each year we donate to about fifty auctions, Our Glam for Good bag collection is our way to do a year-end grand finale of fundraising for some of our favorite organizations.

We love all animals at Laura Bee Designs, but Ashley and I have special places in our hearts for our own dogs. Ashley's dog Tucker, dressed up for Halloween above, is a rescue Pug/Beagle mix with special needs. Like other "Helping Hands" dogs adopted through SPR, his extra medical expenses are covered by the organization.

All-volunteer SPR takes in owner-surrender, stray, and puppy mill pugs and pug mixes, gives them medical care, and then works tirelessly to re-home the dogs. With the gloomy economy causing many people to lose their homes and incomes, the SPR intake of dogs had doubled in 2009. Small rescue organizations need your help, now more than ever.

Learn more about adopting a dog through Seattle Pug Rescue here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Glam for Good: Licorice Squares Katherine

Here's a one-of-a-kind bag that we'll be selling in our Glam for Good collection at our party on November 7th. It's a twist on our popular Kate design, which is a large bag that is loaded with pockets.
We've used a stunning art nouveau style olive green ribbon and vintage buckle as the embellishment. Other details include silver rings and olive moire lining.
The bag is built with our Premium Licorice Squares faux leather, which is both soft and durable.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Introducing Dolls for Friends

Check out these sweet new critters from Vancouver, WA's Dolls for Friends.

Each one is unique with special little details like bow ties and floppy ears. We'll debut these at our party on November 7th.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Glam For Good: Featured Non-Profit #1

Photo courtesy of Mercycorps.
To learn more about the image, click here.

This week I'm announcing the three not-for-profit organizations that will receive your money, should you purchase one of our Glam for Good extra-special bags at our November 7th party.

While each year we donate to about fifty auctions, Our Glam for Good bag collection is our way to do a year-end grand finale of fundraising for some of our favorite organizations.

Northwest-based Mercycorps is an amazing organization. From sending books to schools in Zimbabwe to aiding in the disaster relief efforts Somoa and Indonesia, they are do going good all over the world.

Their mission is as follows, "Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities."

Sunday, October 25, 2009

New On Our Website: Truffle Wristlets

This bronze metallic premium faux leather is rich, but not at all gaudy. You can order your very own customized version here on our website for $32.

You can choose your very own embellishment from the trims above, and we will coordinate your lining.

Don't forget, we're having a $7 off website orders over $40 on our website until October 30st. Enter the code LUCKY709 when you check out online.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Party Debut: French Barrettes and Hair Clips

These little barrettes combine sparkling clear crystals with faux tortoise shell for a pretty look that can go day to night. Prices start at $6.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Party Debut: Alaska Gadgetry

We'll debut this new line of vintage image jewelry at our Anniversary Party on November 7th.

Handmade of resin in Alaska, these pieces have a charming old-fashioned quality. In addition to the earring and necklace show here, we have barrettes and money clips as well. Prices starting at $14.50.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Button Thursday: Woodland Birdie

Tiny Bird Button, originally uploaded by Laura Bee Seattle.

I've been going through my stash of extra-special buttons and brooches that I've saved throughout the year. I will use some of the best goodies on our Glam For Good collection for our November 7th party.

In looking through the notions, I found this little bird button that is so sweet and pretty. I think she'll look lovely atop a silk wristlet.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hats & Scarves in Stock Now

Rain has arrived in Seattle, and hats and scarves have arrived at Laura Bee Designs.
Stop by our shop for stylish designs ranging in price from $18-$34.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Button Thursday: Dreamy Pearl Snowflake

Check out our latest online newsletter here. We have a little coupon in there for online shoppers only.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Introducing Our Wish List Program

Create a wish list in our shop, and we'll give you a little stack of these
cute hint cards to hand out to your loved ones.
Let's face it, the dads, moms, husbands, and boyfriends out there want to 'get it right' when they shop for presents for you. In fact, they often come into the shop and tell us that hints have been dropped sending them our way.

This phenomenon has inspired our latest program here at Laura Bee Designs. Behold, our Wish List! Just stop by our shop at your convenience and have fun filling out one of our handy pink forms. We'll ask you questions like, "What are your favorite colors to wear," as well as give you a place to list the specific goodies you have your eye on in our shop.

We'll keep your wish list on file in the store for easy access. Then we'll give you a little stack of Hint Cards (see above) to hand out to your friends and family. They can simply call, email or come into the shop and we'll help them select gifts for you. We can even ship and wrap their choices for them.

With the holidays just around the corner, it's time to scope out the goods start dropping some serious hints.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Party Debut: Bright Glass Necklaces

Photo courtesy of Sunup Jewelry

I'm so looking forward to getting this new line of jewelry in for our Anniversary Party on November 7th.

Every year Ashley and I hunt for new handmade lines to debut at the event, and these beautiful fused glass tree necklaces by Portland's Sunup Jewelry are sure to sell quickly.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Video: Gift Guide Series #1

Here's the first in a series of videos I'll be doing on some of our most popular items. I'm hoping these videos will help viewers learn a bit more about our goodies.

Let me know if there are item items you'd like me to feature.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

November 7th Party Details

We feel so lucky to be celebrating the
7 year birthday of our store,

that we're busting to share our luck with you!
Join us from 4-8 pm.

* One night only! Play our Lucky 7 Dice Game, where you are guaranteed to win prizes!

* Kick off your holiday shopping in our festive atmosphere. Earn our famous Bee Bucks as you shop to spend later.

* We'll have lots of new merchandise - jewelry, scarves, bags, and more to share with you.

* Shop our Glam for Good handbag collection made from vintage components. Proceeds to benefit some of our favorite local charities.

* Book custom bag appointments at the party and save 10% on your orders!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Sweet Swallow Lockets

This sweet necklace is tiny. The oval locket charm is a bit smaller than a dime. It would be a great gift for a preteen, or the necklace would easy to wear every day for the woman on the go.

Available in silver and gold on our website here and in our store. ($24)

Friday, October 02, 2009

Finally: The Party Postcard Image!

Popular Ribbons on Licorice Squares