BellaLili™

Valiant Heart + Rebellious Soul

Gypsy Bangles a Storyteller's Art

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concept sketch 2011
Did you know that these Bangles started life as a rough sketch in my "art journal" years ago?  Only to gather dust and wait patiently for their turn?  And I am so glad that they did.

Gypsy is a pregnant word, heavy with many meanings and hidden depths.  Gypsy, such a few short letters to encompass:  magic, storytellers, nomads, free spirit, artists, unconventional, freedom, unpretentious, strength, whimsy, industrious, unfettered, sinful temptations, and mysterious secrets.

Gypsy and Boho (short for Bohemian) have become a staple in my recent works.  Its a new direction which allows for more art and less perfection.  For awhile I sought a tidy perfection in finished work, just to see if I could.  Once I reached a point where folks would ask me if I made things, because they assumed I had bought them pre-made and just added jewels. It was time for me to choose my next challenge.  This challenge is the polar opposite, of perfection.  Allow myself to not over design and to be more organic in composition.  Its a more raw and personal experience as an artist.

My wandering creative journey of a Gypsy is a small glimpse into my soul. 

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The above Gypsy Bangles, dubbed "Storyteller", they come in short stacks (3 pieces), medium stacks (5 pieces) and tall stacks (7 pieces).  This weeks shop updates has 7 Medium stacks and 1 Short stack.  With more to come soon.

Each set are different and unique, one of a kind.  Designed and paired, as I would personally recommend to wear them.  Various widths, fits and textures within the set, so that they wear very well.  If you have ever tried to wear a set of 5 bangles all the same size, they can be very lackluster, these are anything but.  Storyteller sets include: hinged, hook & eye, rigid bangles that slide over the wrist or cuffs.

There is even a set for my Rubenseque ladies, at 9"+ (B112), all the way down to my petite sprites at 6"+(B11), with the majority sized for average wrists.

"Storyteller" can be worn all on one wrist, or split 3/2 on both wrists.

Please be sure to check all the details of what went into each set, they are a feast for the senses.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Warmly ~ Autumn

Storytime

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Have you ever intended one thing, and had another pleasantly surprise you?  I sat down to write individual descriptions for the above items.  Not surprisingly they were having none of it.  They decided to tell their own tale.

Without further ado....

Once upon a time in a land far, far away.   

There lived a Dragon. 


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 But you see he was no ordinary dragon; he thought himself quite extraordinary.  He was the fiercest being in the land.  He would always protect that which his heart held most dear.  With his thick hide, dagger claws and incinerating fire, he was a warrior's dream made flesh.

The dragon loved a maid. She was as gentle as she was kind.

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Most assuredly she was lovely, just as he was scaled.  She was a warm glow of ever-burning light.  Not the brightest burning star in the sky, but the most steadfast.  She was all the things a woman ought to be, with none of the “ought nots”. 




The Dragon and Maid were constant companions. With his fiercely protective wings and gaping maw, none but the most daring—or daringly stupid—dare approach her.   

And as the days passed into night, summer into fall, while the trees shed their leaves, 


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the dragon noticed a change.

 His evening star appeared to dim, not so much that her light had gone out, but that she didn’t warm him as she used to. “This won’t do at all,” thought the dragon, “I cannot be bereft my most prized love, I must do something”. 

Being the wise and kind dragon that he was, during the small hours of the night he set about to do just that.   Because everyone knows the dark holds our secrets best.  Spoken in the light of day secrets may take flight and land on unkind ears.  The Dragon asked the Maid, “Dear Maid, why are you sad?” 

The Maid responded that she was not sad, that she was tired.  Tired?  Dragons don’t get tired.  They rest when needed and eat when hungry. How could she be tired?  But you see that was the trouble; the maid wasn’t a dragon.  You see and she loved him best—even above herself.  She would save the best berries for him.  Even though winter was lean and the berries wouldn’t fill a dragon, they were his favorite.  She would cover his paw with the corner of her blanket, even though it allowed the heat to escape.  A thousand kindnesses she paid him never asking for one.  And each time he thought, “Well it’s only as I am due,” her light would dim a little more. 

You see the maid loved the dragon best, of that there was no doubt.  But she loved him better then herself.  And as days faded to night, seasons into years, she lost her light.  She was dying a death of a thousand cuts, made by a knife sharpened with indifference and selfishness.  For not everyone had loved the dragon, and their unkind words had left scars upon his flesh.  He used her light to mend himself.  Her love was the balm for his wounds. 
For each time she gave with no thought of herself, her light would leak out through a tiny cut.


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She was dying a slow death of neglect and loneliness.

And so it happened, the dragon lost his most prized love.  Because he loved her best, but he took what was freely offered, even when he ought not.  And so as the last of her light winked out, the dragon changed.  He shed his scales and lost his claws, he was robbed of flight.   

And during the small hours of the morning when unspoken secrets lay heavy in the air, he spoke three words: “I am human.” 


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Inner workings of the Dark

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Often I struggle with how much info to share when I offer a piece of my work for sale.  Normally each piece is a word, a phrase or a thought to complete a sentence, the sentences combine over time to tell a tale.  Some tales are newly begun and in their infancy, they haven't matured completely.  Other times they are past their first blush of youth, without the vigor of teenage passion, and are the soft guiding touch of maturity.

In the off chance that you are curious about my darker pieces... let me to share some thoughts and insights.


Allow me to paint a picture, my ideas and thoughts are the ink and my words are the brush to make this tale come to life.  "UnderDark" is a collection which has been heavily inspired by H.R. Giger, The Chronicles of Riddick, Session 9, Event Horizon, Pandorum just to name a few.  Musical influences such as the song "Counting Bodies Like Sheep" by A Perfect Circle, "Narcissistic Cannibal" by Korn,  "This is the New Shit" by Marilyn Manson, are the types of F@#k you middle to the world, I am gonna be who I want to be and take my black eyeliner with me.  Is the kinda of attitude of this series.

We are the tattooed, every color of hair natural & unnatural, chains and buckles galore.  Standing there staring at you with unblinking eyes. Completely at ease with ourselves, while you are drowning in the echoes of your own insecurities. We do not judge, we simply are.  With every blink of your eye, the layers of posturing and pretenses are shred away, like a child's view finder toy.  Click, click click.

Who are you?  Have you survived the crucible of youth and become a stronger person?  Or have you be swept away by masses?

I love making unexpectedly beautiful things, balancing on a knife's edge of convention and risque.  I am able to loose myself in the process of balancing conflicting imagery.  Redefining the canons of Goth (the word Goth vexes me, by the way its so vague and not an accurate description of my work).

If I can create something that speaks to you, which you are able to connect with on a visceral level.  Hopefully that connection, empowers you to be the best version of yourself.  If that comes to pass, then I have achieved my goal. You do not have to had tattoos, have a wardrobe of mostly black, or hate all things conventional, you do not have to be anything other than comfortable in your own skin.  Because at the end of the day, that is exactly where you should be, it is home.

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Giveaway Time!


Did anyone say giveaway? Up for grabs are these fabulous fall earrings.

 Click here to enter

Or if Facebooks is not your thing.  Feel free to leave a comment with your entries and I can add them for you.  :-)  Good luck everyone.  



Change...

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You know I have have had so much happen since the 1st of the year, it feels like it has been 5 years.  There is so much to announce.  I keep waiting for the best time to strategically announce everything.  But as I wait, the weeks go by and I never seem to find the time.

So I thought while I drink my morning coffee I will have some diarrhea of the mouth and brain if you will.  Those of you who know me, know my twisted sense of humor.

Those of you who do not...


Welcome.  Have a seat, this might take awhile.


1st and Foremost..

I know you are all wondering WHY in the hell I left Etsy.  It was sudden, it was unannounced...well for the most part.  Since then, I have been very quiet.  Which is not usual for me.  I normally have a lot to say, even if no one wants to hear it.

I left Etsy on May 22nd, 2012.  After over a year of steady copycats.  I had finally had enough.  Frequent messages with examples of those "inspired", and when I say frequent, I mean several times a week.  From customers, friends and family members with examples.  Yes, I have heard the "copying is the sincerest form of flattery."  I think that is total bullshit, and must have been said by a copycat themselves.

Now you have to understand, that while I do not shout it from the rooftops, I am single Mom of 2.  My jewelry is my only source of income.  So when I pour my blood sweat and tears into my business, 80+ hours a week.  And some nameless person, steals my ideas.  It takes something out of me, and I am left cold and empty.  And I wonder what the hell am I doing?  Why am I killing myself?  Does anyone notice?  The final straw was when yet another former customer (yes I have had folks buy my things just to figure out how I made them.) recreate a piece for one of my regular customer, and even used one of my pics as well as the same name of the piece.  Etsy refused to take action once again.  And when a family member asked her about it.  Her defense was to list off my copycats, saying that if it was a problem, Etsy would have shut them down.  ::laughs hysterically:: Etsy is no longer the lovely comfy home of an artist, where the customer and artist meet to have a conversation.  It had become, ugly dirty and something that left me feeling hollow. 

That day I closed shop. 


I took a deep breath with a step back and did a lot of soul searching. 


What I came up with is this...


Yes, I was sad, hurt and angry.  But I NEED to create, as in it in my blood.  Its a compulsion/obsession that I cannot deny.  While Etsy was no longer the place for me.  I decided to make my own place.  I found a website that was fairly easy to use, ShoppePro.  And set up shop.  I designed most of my graphics, a friend/customer did the web design.  And I began listing.  All the while I began to look for business partner.  And I found one, in a unexpected place.  Her name is January (Business Mgr Extraordinaire).   Her role will be more defined as time goes on.  For now she handles the wholesale side of things.

Yes, yes, I know, January and Autumn.  We have heard a lot of jokes and I am sure we will hear a lot more.



Between the two of us we came up with a compromise of what would be the new direction of
 Bella Lili. Which is this, its split into 2 parts.   OOAK and Wholesale.

OOAK

1 part is of pieces labeled OOAK or One of a Kind.  Those OOAK pieces are priced at wholesale, or what many of you know as my former Etsy prices.  They will not be recreated, and once they are gone, they are gone.  The OOAK allows for my typical fly by the seat of my pants designs, you have come to know and love.  The designs are vast an far reaching, from small and delicate to XL and visceral.  Creating those are my happy place.

Wholesale

The 2nd part is my most beloved designs that recreate in limited editions for my wholesale customers.  Our focus is on high end Boutiques.  Local customers will recognize my pieces in Boutiques like La Belle Vie (my Vintage repurposed and Steampunk items) as well as The Red Stag (My leather and pearl pieces, less sparkle more texture).  We are still looking for a home for my darker pieces and skulls.


 Etsy Shop gone, or is it?


But there is also one other facet that has largely gone unannounced (more so then the other two).  And that is an overstock shop.  My Mom and I decided to have a yard sale.  But this is yard sale where everything sparkles and you never want to leave.  Its her Etsy shop that I sometimes hijack.  It will take quite a while to get everything up and listed.  I have so many things to create.  She also is a very crafty person and has quite a few things to list as well.  It will eventually have Vintage letterpress pieces, tons of Swarovski (with and without settings), metal stampings, chain and all sort of odds and ends.


 Stay in touch...


So while your daily routine of going on Etsy and seeing what I listed/sold may have been interrupted.  I am still here,  I welcome your company, feel free to email me or visit me on facebook for even see my recent finds on pinterest .



Now that I have had my rest and regrouped, I hope you will see a lot more of me. 


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May Giveaway Winner is...Jess Bess!  Check your email my dear.  Congrats and thank you to everyone who entered.  There will be lots of fun new ways to enter and win Bella Lili stuff to come. 
~ Autumn

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 June Giveaway

Now that I have my website up and running, www.bellalili.com its time to do another giveaway.  Its been some time since my last one. 

Up for grabs is...


Natural Element



"Natural Element" is a nature themed piece in my new Heirloom Collection.  Retail price is $48.  The only way to own this one of a kind, item is thru this giveaway.  Here are the rules for my giveaways.

How to enter:
1. Grab a pen or pencil and jot down the steps.
2. Click on Bella Lili and take a look around.
3. Leave a Comment on THIS BLOG post telling me what steps you did (see additional info below). Please leave me your email address or another way to contact you (remember to make it web friendly and use ( at ) instead of @. Comments with no email address or blog link will be deleted. If I cannot contact you, I will choose another winner. If you win, you have 48 hours to respond.

Want your name in the hat more than once? Do all of the steps!!!!
* Blog, Twitter, Pin an Item or Facebook about this giveaway, then come back and let me know where you posted. (1 entry per action, or 4 if you do all 4), check your privacy settings, if I can't verify your posts, they won't count.
*Tell me your fav item/collection (1 entry).
* Add a link to Bella Lili Blog on your sidebar (new and existing count as 1 entry)
* Subscribe to the feed of this blog on Google Reader, Bloglines, etc.( new and existing count as 1 entry)
* Become a follower of my blog!( new and existing count as 1 entry)
* Link to my shop. (new and existing count as 1 entry).
* For five extra entries, make a purchase from the shop!! You have until Sunday June 20th, at 12 midnight CST to enter. I will put all names in a hat and choose a winner. Check back in the afternoon on the 20th to find out if you are the lucky winner(s)!!

psst~For an extra special treat:
Anyone who purchases more than $100 during my giveaway will receive a free gift of my choosing, up to a $20 value. Its a surprise what you will receive. More than likely it will be an all new item not yet listed in my shop.  Lucky you!!!!!



Good luck everyone!!!!!
xoxo
Autumn

Black Friday Sale & the Halloween Contest Winner

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A few updates and notifications...

First off...Sorry for my woefully late post regarding the blog contest.  I actually notified the winner privately last week.  StaticWhite was the winner.

Thank you all for who entered and please keep entering for your chance to win!

Secondly...I am not doing a giveaway for Christmas.  I am pretty swamped now.  But I have decided to do a black Friday Sale.  I know many of you are tight on cash, so I thought I would make it fun.  At 12:01am (just past midnight) all my items in my shop will be discounted 30% off.  The only exclusion will be anything made to order.  It will state in the body of the description if it is made to order.  Usually at the bottom near the "Measurements".  The sale will go through 6am.  At 6:01 it will be 20% off until 9am, and then 10% off for the remainder of the weekend.  I am adding new pieces and fluffing my stock to get ready for the sale.  I will not increase any of my prices.  They will stay as they are, and be discounted from there.  So make sure you add what you want to your cart now.  So that you can checkout quickly.  I have never had a 30% off sale before.  Sooo get your trigger finger ready.

Here is the time line again (all CST):
Black Friday - 12:01 am to 6:00am 30% off (prices will reflect the discounted)
Black Friday - 6:01am to 9:00am 20% off (prices will reflect the discounted)
Friday 9:01am to Sunday 8pm 10% off (prices will reflect the discounted)

There is this great tool on Craftopolis, it enables you to change your prices for sales.  So all sales will use this tool going forward.  No more refunds or waiting for a combined invoice.  How nice!  This makes shopping and seller a whole lot easier.   If you are not currently using Craftopolis, why not? 

New for BellaLili


Last but certainly not least...

Also I have been hard at work designing my calendars.  I have two different version almost completed.  One features my skull and darker items.  The other is chalked full of sparkle.  They are 12 month calendars.  Actually they were 16 month, but I haven't had time to finish them before now.  If they are well received, I will offer them again next year.  Its a great way to have tons of BellaLili without being a hoarder!  ;)

Thx again everyone, and Happy Holidays, however you choose (or not too) celebrate them.

~ Autumn

Halloween 2010 Giveaway - Glam Rock Bracelet

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YAY!  Giveaway time again!!!!!

Since I have been so busy I have neglected my poor blog.  So lets fix that!

I decided to give away another Glam Rock!!!  



Ok so I decided to giveaway a Glam Rock bracelet.  It sells for $44.  But you can win your very own for free this month.  Same bat-time, same bat-place as normal.  But here are the rules just to be safe for those who are new to my giveaways.

How to enter:
1. Grab a pen or pencil and jot down the steps.
2. Click on Bella Lili and take a look around.
3. Leave a Comment on THIS BLOG post telling me what steps you did. Please leave me your email address or another way to contact you (remember to make it web friendly and use ( at ) instead of @. Comments with no email address or blog link will be deleted. If I cannot contact you, I will choose another winner. If you win, you have 48 hours to respond.

Want your name in the hat more than once? Do all of the steps!!!!
* Blog, Twitter (I don't tweet much, no time) or Facebook about this giveaway, then come back and let me know where you posted. (1 entry per action, or 3 if you do all 3), check your privacy settings, if I can't verify your posts, they won't count.
*Tell me your fav item.
* Add a link to Bella Lili Blog on your sidebar (new and existing count as 1 entry)
* Subscribe to the feed of this blog on Google Reader, Bloglines, etc.( new and existing count as 1 entry)
* Become a follower of my blog!( new and existing count as 1 entry)
*Heart my shop. (new and existing count as 1 entry).
*For five extra entries, make a purchase from the shop!! ("Halloween 2010 Giveaway" in a message to seller upon checkout so I can give credit where credit is due). You have until Nov 12th, at 12 midnight CST to enter. I will put all names in a hat and choose a winner. Check back Nov 13th to find out if you are the lucky winner(s)!!

psst~For an extra special treat:
Anyone who purchases more than $100 during my giveaway will receive a free gift of my choosing, up to a $20 value. Its a surprise what you will receive. More than likely it will be an all new item not yet listed in my shop. Just make sure and put "Halloween Giveaway" in a message to seller, so I know how you found me, and to get your free goodies!  Lucky you!!!!!



Good luck everyone!!!!!
xoxo
Autumn

September 2010 Giveaway - Literary Sword

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This month is a little different for giveaways.  I am teaming up with Jessica from Booksake.  She is doing a blogathon and offering up over $150 worth of prizes.  One of the prizes up for grabs is a Literary Sword.  Each and everyone is different.  So it a surprise what you will receive.

Blogmania started at 12:01am this morning.  The winners will be picked using randomizer.org.  Jessica will notify the winners before the end of the weekend.  We've divided the prizes into 3 prize packs so that the winners are all sure to have over $150 worth of prizes each.
Jessica will be posting on Facebook and Twitter over the next two days to give reminders about the event going on.  The Blogmania post should remain at the top of the blog website for the length of the event, so anyone wanting to access the event can just go to http://booksake.blogspot.com and it will be right there.

Head over to Jessica's blog and enter to win!

Xoxo ~ Autumn

August Giveaway Winner!

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Ok guys I am super exhausted with everything I have managed to create and do this past month.  Soooo I am taking the lazy way out and not posting a pretty pic. 

Psst!  There will be a holiday sale next month (October 2010) so keep your eyes open for that!


But I am announcing the winner!  Megan Chavis.  Claim your prize my dear.

Ok my brain is fried, not that there was much beyond jewelry info in there in the 1st place. I am off to drink some chamomile tea and snuggle in bed.  Adieu! 

August 2010 Giveaway

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Ok so I decided to giveaway a Glam Rock bracelet.  It sells for $44.  But you can win your very own for free this month.  Same bat-time, same bat-place as normal.  But here are the rules just to be safe for those who are new to my giveaways.

How to enter:
1. Grab a pen or pencil and jot down the steps.
2. Click on Bella Lili and take a look around.
3. Leave a Comment on THIS BLOG post telling me what steps you did. Please leave me your email address or another way to contact you (remember to make it web friendly and use ( at ) instead of @. Comments with no email address or blog link will be deleted. If I cannot contact you, I will choose another winner. If you win, you have 48 hours to respond.

Want your name in the hat more than once? Do all of the steps!!!!
* Blog, Twitter (I don't tweet much, no time) or Facebook about this giveaway, then come back and let me know where you posted. (1 entry per action, or 3 if you do all 3), check your privacy settings, if I can't verify your posts, they won't count.
*Tell me your fav item.
* Add a link to Bella Lili Blog on your sidebar (new and existing count as 1 entry)
* Subscribe to the feed of this blog on Google Reader, Bloglines, etc.( new and existing count as 1 entry)
* Become a follower of my blog!( new and existing count as 1 entry)
*Heart my shop. (new and existing count as 1 entry).
*For five extra entries, make a purchase from the shop!! ("Aug 2010 Giveaway" in a message to seller upon checkout so I can give credit where credit is due). You have until August 30th, at 12 midnight CST to enter. I will put all names in a hat and choose a winner. Check back Sept 1st to find out if you are the lucky winner(s)!!

psst~For an extra special treat:
Anyone who purchases more than $100 during my giveaway will receive a free gift of my choosing, up to a $20 value. Its a surprise what you will receive. More than likely it will be an all new item not yet listed in my shop. Just make sure and put "July Giveaway" in a message to seller, so I know how you found me, and to get your free goodies!  Lucky you!!!!!



Good luck everyone!!!!!
xoxo
Autumn

July Giveaway Winner!!!!!!

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First of all thanks so much to everyone who entered the giveaway this month.  I know that with the summer in full swing, most of us have a really full schedule and are not home often.  So I appreciate all my loyal fans/customers.  If I could give each and everyone of you a free necklace I would.  But alas, there can only be one winner this time.  I will announce my next giveaway very soon.  I am trying to decide if I want to giveaway a cuff or an altered skull purse again.  Hmmmm decisions, decisions.  Suggestions are welcome.  Just leave them in a comment below this post.

Without further ado, the winner of this month's giveaway is TheOtherMagdalene.  Congrats Lady!  I know you are a loyal follower and repeat customer.  :-D

Remember guys, to spread the word so that I pull more names for the next giveaway.  It's more chances to win! 

xoxo ~ Autumn

Meet the Artist

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Hello all,

My name is Autumn and I am the one woman show behind Bella Lili.  I have a blond Mohawk (this week, it changes often), green eyes and a slight temper.  I always have my head in the clouds.  I tend to shy away from the norm or do things that others expect.  I am a self-proclaimed sci-fi/fantasy dork.  I love books and mythology.  I immerse myself within world that my favorite authors have created.  

My creations come from my mind's eye while I am within those novels. 

Most times I feel my creations make themselves and I am just the hands that help them along.

Well that's it for my random bit of info about me.  I feel as if I know all of you, so it's only fair to introduce myself formally. 

Warmly,
Autumn

Great Graphic Designer

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I am a blogging fool today.  Allow me to introduce you to a wonderful Lady I recently met on Etsy.  She is Sarah from OhmeOhmydesign on Etsy. 

I normally design all my graphics myself since I am so picky but, I just can't seem to create a banner that I love.  So I started searching through the 128 pages of Etsy Shop Banners and found one that stood out from the crowd.  It wasn't pink and it wasn't cute.  Which is monumental for Etsy, the home of cute fluffy pink stuff.  I am the rebellious seller who makes edgier stuff.  So cutie cutesy banner's do not work for me.

So anyways, I was thrilled with how quick I received my banner and with how great the communication was with Sarah.  I have bought so many things off Etsy and NEVER heard a peep from the seller.  I avoid those shops, and am not a repeat customer, if they do that.  Because if they care that little about me, then they do not need my money.  It's poor customer service.

So please take a look at her website and tell her Autumn sent you!

July Bella Lili Giveaway

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Sorry for the late post guys, I know I promised to have this up earlier this week.   Alas, time got away from me, and I had a last minute trip out of town.  So here it is:

You will receive a free necklace up to $30 (sorry you may not use it to off set the cost of a more expensive necklace), from my currently for sale items.   I wish I could, but I can't commit to making anymore custom pieces at this time.  I have a bunch to do now as it is.
 
I will unlock a 2nd prize of  a $30 gift certificate announced once I have 31 entrants.  I will continue to unlock gift certificates for every 30 entrants there after.  Since the giveaway starts today and will continue until the end of the month.  You have lots of time to spread the word.  The more people to enter, the more chances to win!  How fabulous is that?

How to enter:
1. Grab a pen or pencil and jot down the steps.
2. Click on Bella Lili and take a look around.
3. Leave a Comment on THIS BLOG post telling me what steps you did. Please leave me your email address or another way to contact you (remember to make it web friendly and use ( at ) instead of @. Comments with no email address or blog link will be deleted. If I cannot contact you, I will choose another winner. If you win, you have 48 hours to respond.

Want your name in the hat more than once? Do all of the steps!!!!
* Blog, Twitter  (I don't tweet much, no time) or Facebook about this giveaway, then come back and let me know where you posted. (1 entry per action, or 3 if you do all 3), check your privacy settings, if I can't verify your posts, they won't count.
*Tell me your fav item.
* Add a link to Bella Lili Blog on your sidebar (1 entry, new and existing count)
* Subscribe to the feed of this blog on Google Reader, Bloglines, etc.(1 entry, new and existing count)
* Become a follower of my blog!(1 entry, new and existing count)
*Heart my shop. (new and existing count, get 1 entry).
*For five extra entries, make a purchase from the shop!! ("July Giveaway" in a message to seller upon checkout so I can give credit where credit is due). You have until June 30th, at 12 midnight CST to enter. I will put all names in a hat and choose a winner. Check back August 2nd to find out if you are the lucky winner(s)!!

psst~For an extra special treat:

Anyone who purchases more than $100 during my giveaway will receive a free gift of my choosing, up to a $20 value. Its a surprise what you will receive. More than likely it will be an all new item not yet listed in my shop. Just make sure and put "July Giveaway" in a message to seller, so I know how you found me, and to get your free goodies!  Lucky you!!!!!


Good luck everyone!!!!!
xoxo
Autumn

June Nior Puppet Giveaway Winner!!!!

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Sorry guys, I have been so super busy that time just got away from me!  But nonetheless, we have a winner!  There was only 1 drawing since we had 27 entrants this time around.  So maybe next time we will get over 31 and have a 2nd drawing for another prize.

Agonysdecay claim your prize Lady.  Congrats and thanks to everyone who entered.  I will be announcing my newest giveaway later tonight.  It will be for a $30 gift certificate to my shop to spend how you choose.  Fabulous!!!!

Sale on BellaLili this weekend!

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If you know me and you follow my shop regularly, you know I rarely offer sales or discounts.  But I haven't had one in a little while and I am going out of town tomorrow for a short weekend trip.  I will have very limited internet access.   Because of this, I won't be creating and listing like mad.  So why not have a sale and make some room in my shop for new goodies?!?!

Sooooo, starting tonight at midnight thru Sunday at midnight CST, you will receive 10% off your entire order.  It's automatic, there is no need for a code.  I will refund the $ via paypal when I return on Sunday.  I can't do revised invoices because I won't have easy access to the internet.  If something goes without payment, then I will cancel the sale and relist it so that someone else can snag it (that can be accomplished on my phone!  :-D ).

Feel free to ask questions but be aware that I won't be able to respond to questions until I return Sunday/Monday.

The cuffs and custom orders are exempt. 

xoxo ~ Autumn