Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Baby is Six - Contest #3 - I Heart ...

This would be a real test of our fans...simple steps but enter this Baby is Six contest only if you really LOVE us and not afraid to SHOW it! :-) Yes? Read on!

1) Visit hoveylee.com and choose the piece you are passionate about. (e.g. Vanna III earrings)

2) Copy and paste the URL of the piece from the site to your Facebook status. (e.g. http://www.hoveylee.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=997) The description and picture of the piece should show up in the box, if not make sure you choose the correct picture.

3) Say something about the piece and tag us (use the @ sign and choose Hovey Lee - Exquisite Handmade Eco Jewelry). Make it fun, share with others your style and passion and bring home the prize!

Winner will receive her favorite piece. 1 entry per person. We will pick a winner when we reach 10 participants. So tell your friends to enter too! Contest starts Tue Oct 25th and ends Oct 31st 9pm PST.

Good luck!!! Start by picking your favorite on hoveylee.com now!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Modern

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is a great museum that houses beautiful works of the modern masters, on view right now is Richard Diebenkorn's Ocean Park series! I'm thrilled that the museum store carries our jewelry since 2010. I can't wait to visit the museum in person!

The Modern
The building is a work of art.

The Modern
The Modern Shop.

The Modern
Display of HL pieces in The Modern Shop.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Baby is Six - Contest #2 - Get Creative for Your Charity!

We want to celebrate our 6 years of creativity with our fans and benefit your favorite charity! Send us a photo of something you create...a scenic photo or a goofy video you take, cookies you bake, a piece of jewelry you make, a scrapbook, a craft project etc... no category limit as long as you have fun in the process of making it! It can be something simple and fun or complex and dark or anything in between! :)

The winner will win a piece of HL jewelry upto $100 value! Hovey Lee Jewelry will also donate $100 to the charity of the winner's choice.

Winner will be selected based on the number of likes for the entry! Contest starts Oct 11 and ends Oct 17 9pm PST. We will declare the winner on Oct 18.

How to Submit:
1. Entry would be in the form of a photo or video with caption that includes which charity you are playing for, and post on Hovey Lee Eco Jewelry's Facebook wall. By entering the contest you agree to let us repost your photo on the web.

2. Tell all your friends that you are playing for your charity and they can help you win by liking and commenting on your entry.

3. Vote for at least one entry other than your own by liking or commenting on it by Oct 17.

Good luck!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

From Then To Now

With the anniversary we celebrate this month, I wanted to extend a sincere and personal thank you to our customers and supporters who've been with us throughout the years! Six years ago when I left New York for San Francisco my day job let me telecommuting and I used the time saved to make jewelry, a long-time hobby of mine. I'd post pictures of my creations on my personal blog at the time, and friends were asking me to sell the pieces to them, and eventually I had to create a page to list them and that morphed into a web catalog. In October of 2005 I entered the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion which was a competition for emerging designers. I was very lucky to be selected winner in the jewelry category. That really made the turn for me and the line was officially launched.

Here are a few photos from that night at Gen Art Fresh Faces in 2005.
Gen Art
Gen Art
Gen Art

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I Heart Big Bear!

Over the anniversary weekend we took a trip to Big Bear, about 2.5 hours drive east of LA. Crisp air scented with the aroma of the pines, and the clear tranquil water of the lake set the scene for our first time visit. We took our skates and strolled along the water most part of the first day. Ahhh, so relaxing, this is what I'm here for, no better way to celebrate 6 years of hard work!!! ;-)

Big Bear Lake
The shimmering lake

Big Bear Lake
By the boulder

Big Bear Lake
Who's here?

Next morning we took the Snow Summit chairlift up the mountain, a thrilling experience in itself, but definitely worth it! We enjoyed one of the most breathtaking views to be found anywhere.

Big Bear Lake
Ethereal...breathtaking view!

Big Bear Lake
Hiking at the top

Big Bear Lake
Chairlift ride is EXCITING!

Do you like short weekend trips? Have you taken one lately that you'd recommend to your friends?