Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday Home Decor

Today's Home Decor issue brings you a husband and wife team with the goal to "Live their art".

Michael has always found an amazing beauty in nature, especially right here in the heart of the Blue Ridge. This is where most of his inspiration comes from. With his cutting boards, in particular, Michael designs and arranges the grain of every species of wood so the viewer can see the real beauty and uniqueness of each piece. The amazing colors and patterns of the grain combined with a contrasting color of another species of wood reminds him of the contrasting colors that he sees in nature, as he and his wife Talina and with their son, Quinn, and Michael’s three “adventuresome” stepsons, Seth, Aaron, and Jacob explore these incredible mountains! Each piece of wood that Michael uses is unique and different….Amazingly different. Through his cutting boards, Michael wants to share with other people the beauty that he sees, in just one very small piece of these glorious Appalachian Mountains. Michael has formal education in the arts with a BFA in Ceramics and a BFA in Wood Design both from East Carolina University. He has recently took a leap of faith, resigning from his job making custom furniture for someone else, and opening his own studio where he plans to do woodwork and pottery. Michael and his wife Talina are beginning their journey of living their art!

Friday, April 17, 2009

AND THE WINNER IS......................

The winner of the bracelet is:

Hillary: You Give Me Wings

Hillary, please e-mail us at with your mailing address so we can send you the bracelet.

We will list the bracelet today in our store at with this name.

Thank you all for participating! We'll have a new piece up of grabs soon.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

You Name It - You Win It - Names chosen to be included in the drawing

Here are the names we chose from each of you to be included in the drawing:

Jen: Butterfly Summer Rose

Nathalie: Rose Butterflies

Hillary: You Give Me Wings

Lunargent: Meeting in Spring

Ms Bijoux Beads: Butterfly Kisses

Funny in my mind: Signs of Spring

MISS RED’S DIARY: butterfly effect

Amber Eilert: Flowers & Flutters

Sheilah Sprouse Wiser: Spring Fling

Melanie Heard: Just Wing It

Hawleywood: En Plein Air

Anonymous: Kissed by a Rose

Giovanna816: Happy Love

Sema: I'd Love to Fly With You

NezV: Jaded Garden

Cindy Drisdelle: A New Beginning

This evening we'll put all the names in a bowl and our neighbour will draw the winner! We'll announce the winner tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Customer Appreciation Program is now installed

We've worked really hard in the last month to install a new program for all our customers: the Customer Appreciation Program. If you bought from us in the past or you will buy from now on, you will automatically be entered in the program and receive a CAP (Customer Appreciation Program) card. You can use your CAP points against a purchase in our online store at (note that you might have earned enough points already to receive a product for free!) or you can e-mail us and order a gift card for a loved one. Either way you choose to use your CAP Points, we feel like this is the best way to thank you for supporting Elle. If you have any questions on our new program you can e-mail us at at any time, or you can wait for the complete details to reach your Inbox.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday Home Decor

Today's Home Decor issue brings you an artist with a beautiful collection of paintings at affordable prices. Using different styles like mixed media and acrylic and amazing textures, this artist delivers paintings ready to be hanged and to decorate your living space. We hope you'll enjoy the collection of pieces we chose for this article and make sure to visit his online store at and give it a heart.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

You Name It - You Win It

We finally had the time to prepare a fun new game: "You Name It - You Win It"

This is your chance to win an Elle piece with just a little bit of work. This game will go on for two weeks after which we'll draw the winner. Here are the rules:
  1. Reply to this posting with a comment that includes one or more names for the bracelet
  2. Two weeks from today we'll close the game, choose one name from each participant, put them in a hat, and draw the winner
  3. We'll announce the winner in an article on our blog, so be sure to check frequently
  4. If you see your name listed next to the bracelet it means you are the happy winner!
  5. You'll then have to e-mail us at with name and address so we can send you your new bracelet
  6. After the game is closed, we'll list the bracelet with the winning name in our online store at

If you have any questions about the rules, feel free to e-mail us at

Good luck!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Monthly Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter went out today with special offers for five of our jewelry pieces. If you wish to receive this newsletter, e-mail us at There are exciting products coming to your email at special prices every month and some of them are sold only through this newsletter. Take advantage of great prices and secret jewelry pieces by signing up today.

April's Box of Jewels has already sold out. Listed below are the products that will be included in May's issue.