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Christmas In July Giveaway! July 14 2014, 7 Comments

Giveaway is now closed.

Christmas in July Giveaway

I've been working hard to get thing back up and running here and I want to thank all of you who've supported me via Etsy, IG, local shows and in my personal life. Without you I couldn't do what I do! So it's time for a little Christmas in July giveaway, yay! What's up for grabs? Winner announced July 25th!

One lucky winner will receive a handmade lace bow necklace, felt bracelet and a pennant clutch!

Here's how you enter: (each of the following counts as 1 entry!)

1. Like my Facebook Page 

2. Follow me on Twitter @bailybelle

3. Check out the website and tell me what your favorite piece is or what you'd like to see more of.

4. Tweet about the giveaway using @bailybelle, feel free to do this as many times as you like. Each tweet counts as 1 entry!


That's it, super easy! Obviously sharing the giveaway is highly encouraged and appreciated!


Good Luck friends.



Local Feature October 03 2013, 0 Comments

I love it when the people in my community understand and appreciate what I do. This past summer I did several shows at the Artist Market in Eau Claire that coincides with the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings & every event was a blast! At the final show I did, a young lady entered my booth with her friends and was instantly smitten with my work. It always amazes me and makes me feel like all the late nights and struggles are worth it. She blogged about it a little here >

Make sure you check it out, her photos are fantastic!


Etsy announcement may prove good for bailybelle and friends! October 02 2013, 0 Comments

I'm sure most of you have heard but for those who have not...Yesterday Etsy announced that they are now allowing sellers to design work and mass produce said work while still calling it handmade. There has been an uproar within the Etsy community and it's yet again another reason why I started my own website over a year ago. I have a plan up my sleeve to maintain the bailybelle brand and help out some of my fellow small business owners who work hard everyday to create unique and special handmade items. Stay tuned for more information! This will be HUGE!


It's Giveaway Time! - Closed August 30 2013, 1 Comment

Who Feels Like Winning?!

These beauties were hand cut using genuine deer hide and are hung on antiqued brass ear wires (nickle & lead free). It's super easy to do and I will  announce the winner next Tuesday (September 3, 2013)! Just follow the steps below for your chance to win. Good luck to all of you! 

  • Follow me on Twitter and RT the giveaway (make sure to @ me so I see your tweet) 
  • Visit either my Etsy shop or browse this site and tell me what your favorite item is in the comments below
  • Follow me on FB and leave a comment here when you have done so
  • Follow me on Instagram (@bailybelle) and leave a comment here when you have done so
That's it! Good luck to all of you and have a fabulous Labor Day Weekend. 
This giveaway has ended! Thanks to those who participated. The winner is IMEONDESIGN!!! Congratulations. 
I'll be in touch via twitter. 

Adventure in Summer 2013 August 28 2013, 0 Comments

 Summer of 2013 has been a great one filled with adventure and laughter. We have had very little rest but I'm alright with that because it means we've been busy doing things and making memories. 

 This summer I traveled to several antique stores with my fiance, rediscovered my love for vintage and gave him a bit of the bug! It became apparent to us that one of my biggest passions is "picking" and reselling vintage/antiques, which happened while dumpster diving at my grandparent's estate auction....yes, I got into a dumpster and pulled out family treasures and pieces that I found value in where no one else could. I have always loved vintage and it's always something I go back too, but I've decided to not let it go again and to stick with it because it's always with me. I am now in need of a storage shed and a good chlorine bath. LOL I can't help myself when it comes to these old, rusty and beautiful pieces and I can't wait to share them with you!

 One of my goals this summer was too take time off from working on online sales to regroup and enjoy my family. I did, however, do several outdoor shows that proved to be great successes and helped me stay on track. My favorite show was the Wine Meets Art Festival in Stillwater, MN. It's a two day show with wine, music, great food and a to die for location. My last outdoor show will be September 21 at the Artist Market here in Eau Claire, WI, come see me if you can!

 Our summer included a trip to Hayward to visit the family cabin and enjoy the outdoors, which always helps to ground me. We canoed, paddle boated and helped the little ones fish with cane poles (I did most of the fish grabbing and worm hooking). We also went into town to visit a fabulous candy shop and I managed to get some time to stop into my favorite bead shop in town, where I snagged beautiful stones and boars tusks! 

 In July, I was commissioned to make 150 business card wallets for the BlogHer convention in Chicago! It was a daunting but very rewarding order, as it's always a pleasure to work with Shannon from Sweet Stellas! During the convention the guests were able to use my business card wallets as canvases to create beautiful artwork on. I got to see a few of them via Twitter & Instagram and Shannon painted a few of them to giveaway on her blog so make sure you check that out!   

 The last big adventure of the summer was attending the National American Miss pageant in the Wisconsin Dells for our oldest daughter Maddie. She decided to do the pageant earlier this summer and with the little time we had to prepare she did an amazing job! I was apprehensive at first because I'm not the pageant type (no honey boo boo love here) and I worry about the girls involved. NAM, however, did not appear to be that type of pageant and I was pleasantly surprised at how real most of the girls were. Maddie is excited to try again next year and I can't wait to see where this takes her. 

 Overall, my summer was wonderful and taking some time off was just what I needed. Now, however, it's time to get back to work and focus on getting pieces ready for the Holiday season. My Etsy shop is back online and I'll be adding new pieces as I can for you to enjoy. If you saw my work at a show this summer and it's not online just email me about it, I'll be happy to get it to you! 

 Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me along the way during my break and since the creation of bailybelle in 2009. I appreciate each and every one of you!!





Congratulations to.... May 25 2012, 0 Comments

Thank you to everyone who entered the very first giveaway! Time to announce the winner of the $20 store credit!
I had to had my little owl friend help me out on this one.


    Congratulations KILLERELLA!

You won the $20 store credit giveaway! Can't wait to see what you get with it!
Thanks again everyone for entering!

It's Giveaway Time! - Now CLOSED May 21 2012, 5 Comments



 It has finally happened, has arrived!! Thank you to everyone    
  who helped make this possible & to all my loyal fans for following me here. 

  I'm celebrating with a giveaway that's super easy to enter! Here's how...

1. Leave a comment here. What do you love about my new site?
2. Tweet the giveaway, don't forget to @bailybelle so I can keep track.

  That's it! I told you it was easy. Winner will be announced on May 25th!
  Good luck everyone :)