Monday, November 18, 2013

This is the week!!! Julie Ellyn Designs on TV

The wait has been tough, but this is the week that my earrings will be worn on the CW Network’s popular thriller, “The Vampire Diaries.” This time, Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) will wear the  “Fancy Clover (Caroline)” earrings...Episode 5:8, airing Thursday, November 21 at 8/7c.

I will add screen shots of the earrings worn by Caroline as soon as possible. In the mean time, please enter my Caroline Earrings giveaway hosted by the Daily Dose of Handmade!  All entries should be made on the DDH Blog.

Thank you for your continued support!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy October!!

Happy October! Sorry I have neglected my blog for a while but things have been wonderfully busy! A
new school year has started and both of my little ones are now in school! I have also had an opportunity to participate in several wonderful Art Festivals this Fall.
I had so much fun showing off my new designs and getting feedback first hand from customers! Have you had a chance to see my new line of leather items?? Rings, wrap bracelets, necklaces oh my!

So much more to share...but I will save it for later :) Stay tuned for great sales, giveaways, and exciting announcements! HUGS, Julie

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Hand-Tooled Leather Cuff GIVEAWAY

I have been having so much fun making my new line of leather cuffs that I figured it was time to have a giveaway!!!   One lucky winner will receive this studded leather cuff in their size.

Go to the Daily Dose of Handmade Blog to enter to win!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

St Leonards from Australia

I got in touch with the great guys of St Leonards and sent a few pieces from my new men's line for them to try out. From the picture they shared...I think it looks pretty tough and manly! ;)
Listen/Buy their music here (featured on The Vampire Diaries, Beauty and the Beast, and Necessary Roughness)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Another great opportunity....Thanks to The Artisan Group!

I have the wonderful opportunity to submit another jewelry design for consideration for use during Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries!!!!  What do you think?  I think they would look amazing on Elena...or Caroline...or Katherine...or Bonnie! :)


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Trendy on Twitter Party and GIVEAWAY

Tonight I will be giving away FOUR prizes during my Trendy on Twitter Party.

RSVP here to have a chance to win some fab jewelry!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

St Leonards Music - Featured on The Vampire Diaries

St Leonards' song "Best Part of Me" was featured on The Vampire Diaries, Beauty and the Beast, and Necessary Roughness.  I reached out to the band b/c I love their music and we had The Vampire Diaries tie ;).  Look what the guys sent me ... signed CD and Vinyl! They are the coolest! 
 Listen HERE 
Check out their website and great music!
I am hoping the guys love the new men's line pieces that I sent to them. Maybe you will see them rocking Julie Ellyn Designs in their next video ;) (a girl can dream, right?)
(Russian Serpentine, Black Onyx, Onyx Leather Cuff)
Of course the Elena Goddess Bracelet worn by Nina Dobrev Episodes 4x11 and 4x12 is still available in my shop!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Favorites

Great Gift for Dad! Handmade Reclaimed Wood Organizer from TimberWoodsWares

My favorite earrings! Handformed Hearts from TheLovelySmith
Great Chevron Infinity Scarf from Milo and Molly
Tank top by Candie Ink

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Amazing Sale - The Lovely Smith

I just wanted to share the amazing sale one of my favorite jewelry designers is running right now!

40% OFF at The Lovely Smith!! (coupon code EMMYS2013)

The wonderful Cylene also offers free shipping to the US and Canada! Isn't that amazing!!! are a few of my favorite pieces that I HIGHLY recommend...

I am basically a walking advertisement for Cylene's gorgeous work :) I wear her jewelry more than my own! LOL

Now go shopping!!!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tophatter auction of Julie Ellyn Designs Jewelry

You are cordially invited to the community auction event Julie Ellyn Designs Jewelry on Wednesday, May  1 at 10pm EDT. In this one of a kind sale, you'll get exclusive access to bid on and buy some of my most popular items at great prices.

This is going to be a fantastic event, and it's all hosted on the exciting new live auction website See everything that's up for auction by clicking the link below.
Set a reminder here -

This invite is open to your friends and family as well, so please share this link on Twitter, Facebook & email.

Can't wait to see you there,

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Earth Day Celebration

Happy Earth Day (Monday) everyone!!!  Growing up on a farm, everyday is Earth Day at my house.  I am excited to share my love for planting trees, flowers, and vegetables with my little ones now.  Since the kids are old enough, Sunday's are nature walk day at local State Parks or even in our own woods.  It is so special to share our love of earth's creatures with our children and hopefully raise their awareness of the importance of keeping the world healthy and clean.

I have always tried to be eco-conscious in my crafting by not over buying, sharing destash items with other artists.  I even send my sterling silver clippings to fellow Etsy Artist The Lovely Smith...she makes gorgeous Pebble Rings from some of the scrap!  New Etsy shop Timber Woods Wares is the marvelous creator of my jewelry stands and displays...all made from recovered wood or old fence boards!  How eco friendly!

This year I have been able to pass my love of nature and recycling on to my small business thanks participation with The Artisan Group!  This Earth Day the team is gifting an amazing list of eco-conscious celebrities and goody bag full of  handmade artisan items created largely from recycled, repurposed, reused or otherwise "green" materials and processes.

This year's recipients will be Hayden Panettiere, Ginnifer Goodwin, Edward Norton, Adrian Grenier, Kate Bosworth, P!nk, Leonardo DiCaprio, Rachel McAdams, Emily VanCamp, Woody Harrelson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Daryl Hannah, Malin Akerman, Ted Danson, Orlando Bloom, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Hartnett, Sting, Barbra Streisand, Alicia Silverstone, Courteney Cox, Cameron Diaz, Sheryl Crow, Mark Ruffalo, and Natalie Portman!

I decided to gift handcrafted needle felted wool keepsake bowls from Sweet Pea Boutique.  Each bowl is made from 100% natural wool harvested in the US on an eco friendly family farm in Michigan.

These sweet little bowls would make lovely wedding or party favors, unique and useful.  They are the perfect place to set little keepsakes or rings.  Each bowl was gifted in a stamped muslin bag.  Please check out other handmade wool and needle felted items in my shop

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Huge thank you to The Artisan Group!!!

I cannot thank The Artisan Group and Valerie enough for all of the amazing support and unbelievable opportunities they have provided me.

It is such an honor that I am the feature artist today on The ArtisanGroup blog!!! Please check it out!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Celebrities LOVED Julie Ellyn Designs Gemstone Cuffs at the GBK Oscars Gift Lounge

I am so happy that I had the opportunity to showcase my jewelry at the coveted GBK Oscars Celebrity Gifting Suite held at 22-23 February in Beverly Hills, California as a member of The Artisan Group (an elite art promotions group).

Several celebrities posed for a professional photograph wearing one of my gemstone cuffs!

Camilla Luddington, wearing the Onyx and Magnesite cuff is a new resident on Grey's Anatomy and her roles in True Blood, Californication, and Tomb Raider video game.

I guess Penny Marshall liked them all because she posed with my entire display! :)  Penny Marshall is best know for her lead role in Laverne and Shirley.

Other celebrities in attendance included Tempest Bledsloe (Guys with Kids), Kristen Hager (Being Human), Dilshad Vadsaria (Revenge, Greek), Jayson Blair (The New Normal), and many others.

New Spring designs are coming soon!!! Check out my shop at

Monday, February 18, 2013

Getting Ready for the OSCARS!!!!

I am thrilled to announce that Julie Ellyn Designs, in association with The Artisan Group*, will participate in a luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on February 22-23, 2013 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, CA, in honor of the 2013 Academy Awards Nominees and Presenters.

How did I get ready for this amazing opportunity??? Well, it took a lot of hard work and love! I made 100 leather and gemstone bracelets to be gifted in the coveted The Artisan Group Celebrity Swag Bag (see photo below). 

At the gift lounge, to be held February 22-32, the celebrity guests will have an opportunity to try one of my leather and gemstone cuffs!  I selected four of my favorite styles. Note: Amazing, rustic bracelet holder designed by TimberWoodsWares of Etsy.

Here is a peak inside one of the gift boxes! I gifted a variety of bracelet styles include single wraps from my new Unisex Line as well as double and triple wraps and gemstone cuffs!

Stay tuned for pictures of Celebrities trying on my jewelry!!!

About The Artisan Group

The Artisan Group ( is an elite art promotions group representing talented small business artisans at the best celebrity gift lounges. The organization provides a collective sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at top luxury gift lounges such as those leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, The MTV Movie Awards and The Primetime Emmys. Membership in The Artisan Group is juried and by invitation-only. The Artisan Group also offers its members guidance in the areas of sales, marketing, social media and public relations.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your day is filled with love and happiness (ok...and some chocolate ;p)

Here is a little gift from me!  Valentine's Day coupon for 14% off anything in my shop!

Code: TVDLove


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Julie Ellyn Designs on The Vampire Diaires

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I thought we would have to wait until next week, but Elena was wearing the Goddess bracelet the entire episode this past Thursday! How could I have missed that? LOL

Episode 4x11 still shots from the CW



To celebrate this wonderful Julie Ellyn Designs Debut, I will be giving away the Elena Goddess Bracelet to one lucky winner!!!!  ENTER HERE at the Daily Dose of Handmade
starting 27 January!
Winner will be announced 7 February!!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Two weeks until....

I just watched Episode 10 of The Vampire Diaries....besides being awesome, that means we are just two weeks away from seeing the Elena Goddess bracelet on TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am about to burst with excitement!!!

Even more exciting...yesterday I found this new promo photo for the season 4 return and it is a picture of Nina Dobrev/Elena wearing my bracelet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sorry for all of the exclamation points but I can hardly contain myself!) 

Of course Nina Dobrev is absolutely stunning so most will not notice the accessories. But I sure did! LOL  What do you think?
Close-up picture:
I cannot wait to see the bracelet "live" in action on February 7th when Episode 13 airs (just read the spoiler alert!!!  Rats! That is a week later than I expected!!!)
At least you can look at the Elena bracelet now :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The count down begins! 3 weeks until...

The count down begins!  3 weeks until the Elena Goddess Bracelet makes it's small screen debut!
Not only will the bracelet be worn on tv, but it is being worn on my all time favorite guilty pleasure show....The Vampire Diaries!

The gorgeous Nina Dobrev (Elena) will be wearing the Goddess bracelet this season Episode 4. Who is your favorite Vampire?  I have to admit that Damon's blue eyes definitely melt me! :)