Sunday, August 18, 2013

New business...

In order to keep the jewelry separate from the furniture I have started a new business called "Dugout Designs"
 My facebook is and I can be reached at with any questions you may have.

Right now I am offering blinged cuffs, blinged with handstamped charms, photo frame cuffs and monogram baseball cuffs. I am working on the softball cuffs and hope to have those and keychains ready soon. A lot of the bling cuffs are one of a kind but there are several designs that I can continue to make as long as my supplier continues to stock it. Ex of a continuous offer is the "Queen Bee" cuff pictured below. It has become a instant hit and I hope that it continues to be available for a long time to come!

All orders are custom made upon order, monogram can take up to a week-2weeks depending on the embroiders schedule and all bling can take up to 3 days right now. I offer shipping for $3 within SC and $7 anywhere outside SC. I do not currently ship outside the US.

Would love for you to spread the word about the jewelry to anyone you know who may be interested in a bracelet!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Where to begin...

So much has happened since my last post...Spring Break, packed up a house, end of school, moved to South Carolina, unpacked (for the most part) and starting to learn about our new community. My son is playing football so that has taken up a lot of the summer, my daughter has been researching the best place to take dance lessons in the Upstate and I have been trying to get my name out there so I can get my furniture pieces sold and I started selling the baseball cuff bracelets here as well.

Furniture is a little slow, I have finished 2 pieces since we have been here. A gorgeous 1940's vanity with original mirror. I used Websters Chalk Powder with Behr Peacock Feather. After a light distressing I used Martha Stewart Silver Metallic glaze, I replaced all the hardware and now she is waiting for her new owner to come along and purchase her.

I also finished a desk this week using CeCe Caldwell Emerald Isle. I REALLY wanted to keep the original hardware on this one but one pull was broken and no one had a replacement much had seen a pull that looked like this one before so I had to purchase new pulls. It worked out because I found these cute owl knobs and they are now perched on the desk drawer. This piece is currently FOR SALE as well. (the pic looks funny because not all spots were dry when I took the photo)

While we have been here I have been looking high and low for a place that I could rent some space to put my furniture. So far I have struck out but I have made a lot of connections. One place in Greer just started carrying Websters back in June. Since he is fairly new to the product  and I have used it for quite awhile he asked if I would come help him teach a basic Painting 101 class using Websters this week. I loved it! This is why I so want to find a store to sell my stuff in so I can become a retailer of one of the paint lines out there and teach people how to paint their own pieces.

My basball cuff bracelets have really taken off the past couple of weeks and today when I stopped into a store to inquire about placing some furniture she was interested in my bracelet I had on. She could not offer me a spot to place pieces bc she is in a one on one deal with someone but she wants me to bring some of my bracelets up there and set up a table to sell them. She is also willing to pass out my business card for people wanting custom painting done since the lady who is selling furniture there does not do custom painting on items a customer owns. She gets lots of requests for that and will be able to pass out my cards when someone inquires. So excited how the last couple of weeks have gone!

I've rambled enough,here are the pictures of the pieces I have FOR SALE right now. If interested in them shoot me a message!