Friday, October 31, 2008

{Spooktacular Day}

I think I can speak for both Leslee & I that we had a super fun Halloween. We'll have pictures to share of all of our dumplins next week. We just wanted to pop in and say, BOO!

Check out the last post to see pictures of new pieces!

Sneaky, Peaky...

We just completed our first few orders from Bell Buckle... I thought those of you who ordered might like a sneak peak to see what your orders look like... As always, we would love it if you sent us pictures of you wearing your jewelry that you bought... Hint, hint!




Making jewelry is the best job ever. I do not even think of it as a job. I can sit at my desk and loose hours of time to just making jewelry! It is especially fun when it is personalized like we make it... Each piece has a story behind it. Some customers buy them for themselves, some buy them for other people, some are put up for Christmas and Birthdays, some are bought as mementos to remind someone of a great time in life or a great person... I love that Kiki & Lele jewelry means so many different things to {our customers}... It makes it what we do that much more worth it!

Thank you for being our customers...

Just a reminder, Christmas is just around the corner. DECEMBER 10th is going to be your last day to make a purchase to promise to get your gift to you on time!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

{Etsy Fabulous}

As most of you know, in addition to placing orders through our blog/website, you can also make purchases at our Etsy shop. If you've never explored Etsy now is the time to do it! It is a wonderful website dedicated to featuring handmade artists. Etsy is also very user friendly offering different ways to navigate their site - you can shop by doing general searches or by category which I really enjoy.

So while your gathering together your Christmas lists be sure to keep Etsy in mind. Not only will you be able to give a unique gift but you will be supporting a handmade artist! Only 58 more shopping days left until Christmas so it is closer than you think! Kiki & Lele's deadline to guarantee orders by Christmas is December 10th.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. We'll be popping in throughout the week.


Saturday, October 25, 2008

{Keeping Things Busy}

Now that all of our supplies are in from all of the custom orders that were placed in Bell Buckle, Kacey and I are getting busy. So do not forget to come back around to see what we have whipped up... Especially if you ordered something- you never know when you might get a sneak peek!

On another random note, Mason got a hair cut this week and he got his hair styled for the very first time. He looks so adorable... I just have to share...

Everyday this little kiddo looks more and more like his Daddy! He is so cute, I just want to pinch him {sometimes I do- just because he is mine, LOL}

I hope you are having a great weekend, and we will see you back here next week with some exciting stuff to share... You won't forget us, right?


Thursday, October 23, 2008

{Keeping Things Simple}

Our event this weekend was such a hit and between Leslee & I we have several highlights. I thought I would share one of my favorites with you....

Leslee and I were (happily) slammed trying to talk to all of our customers all the while trying to complete orders. In the hustle and bustle of everything I turn around and this sweet little girl was standing with her brother at our table playing with the necklaces. I greeted her and asked if she was having fun. I made some comment about how sparkly everything was in the sun and she agreed not really making eye contact. I kept working for a few seconds and she looks up at me with these huge eyes and says "How much are your necklaces?" And I reply "Well, depending on the piece it varies. The one you're looking at right now is 36." And without missing a beat she tilts her little head to the side and says "is that cents or dollars?" She really made me chuckle and smile and I explained that it was in fact dollars. She skipped away with her brother probably off to find the face painting lady which I am sure was the highlight of their day. Whoever that was did an EXCELLENT job!

At any rate, it was really a highlight of my day talking to her. She reminded me to keep things simple, enjoy the simple pleasures that are offered to me every day and take great pride in those. Don't complicate things. She also reminded me to be sure to clarify...the next time Brian says he "took a 20 out" I better check to make sure if it was .20 cents, $20.00, or even $20,000.00 - okay I'm dreaming but still... Ha! :o)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fancy Me

As we said before, "We are back from Bell Buckle, and we have new stuff!" I am so loving these ear rings that we made this weekend... They were the very last purchase for the day on Sunday and they were a special request from someone who is "not really a necklace person!" They are so cute, fresh and adorable! Who could not love these babies? They are on sterling silver hooks and hung from a fresh water creme pearl! Of course, as always, if you want to change them up you can...

{We have not named them yet} ear rings $24.00

This is a picture of Kacey {on the left} and Leslee {on the right} on Sunday morning after the set up! We were cold, and I mean to the bone... It is super hard to work with your hands in the 34 degree weather... But we weren't complaining, we were loving it! The craft festival was a HIT!

If you have any questions on how to navigate our web site, please read the post below this one welcoming new readers!

Monday, October 20, 2008


Hello there....

Kiki & Lele met so many new people this weekend, so we wanted to make sure that all of those new people knew how to navigate our blog and ETSY shop.

New designs to come early on this week- keep checking back...

Information on Holly Market to come this week!

If you want to look at our line through this web-site, look to your right at the side bar. Almost at the top is {2 links}. If you click on "necklaces" you will see some of the necklaces we have designed so far. If you click on bracelets, you will be able to see the bracelets.

Some people are not familiar with ETSY. ETSY is a wonderful website that you can find all things hand-made... Kind of like e-bay, but waaaaay more fabulous and the prices are set! There is a link for that shop as well on the side bar.

As always if you see something that you love and you feel like you would like to tweak it or give it your own personal touch, just e-mail us at We love a challenge, that is one of the best parts of making personalized jewelry. There is always a challenge in store. When you get *SuPeR CrEaTiVe* that makes us get very excited!

Have a great week and check in on us to see the new designs that we made this weekend... I just know you are going to love them....


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Back in the Spring we set up a booth at the "Moon Pie Festival" in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. It was a lovely art & crafts show and we did great. Our jewelry was a hit. Mostly, people around this area had not really seen anything like we had to offer. Of course this made Kacey and I super excited. Even though we did not invent or come up with the type of jewelry we make, it was nice to feel like we are bringing it to this area.

After the Moon Pie Festival was such a big success, we decided to enter into the Webb Craft show in Bell Buckle. We are SUPER excited and cannot wait to see the turn out. They are expecting over 80,000 people. Can you say nervous???

The projected weather this weekend is BeAuTiFuL! Saturday the high is going to be 68 and mostly sunny... Sunday the high is going to be 72 and sunny! Do not miss an opportunity to get out of the house with the family and head over to Bell Buckle! It is a wonderful little historic town with lots to do this weekend. There will be fried food of all kinds and all kinds of arts and crafts.

The 32nd annual Bell Buckle Craft Fair will be held on the Webb School campus in Bell Buckle from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19.

Kiki & Lele booth will be located in the downtown section of the festival. Do not forget to come by and say "hello!" We would love to see you!

Click here for directions

Monday, October 13, 2008


"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings in the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before. Everyone can create. You do not need money position, or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty." (President Dieter F. Uchtdorf)

What do you think of this quote? I found it on a friend of a friends blog. I love how it is so true that we all can create- no matter who we are or our circumstances!

Have a great day & create something!


{Hope & Faith}

Have A Little Faith $32

Don't we all need this? I think this necklace is a great reminder to always have both. We've used two 1/2 inch sterling silver discs that are connected by a cream freshwater pearl. The pendant is strung through an 18" sterling silver ball chain. We hope you enjoy!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Little Bug

Recently Mason turned 2! He had a wonderful party surrounded by family & friends. What a wonderful day it was! I can hardly believe that my little man is growing so fast. With 2 years already behind him, I cannot wait to see what life brings this wonderful little man.

Mason is such a character, he is always trying to be the one to make people laugh. He is also compassionate and loving. With these being such wonderful traits, I feel like Curt and I are doing a pretty good job at this whole parent thing....


Thursday, October 9, 2008


Already... Yes, already. The early bird gets the worm, right? Right! I have some super exciting news to share with you... Ready?.... Ok...

Kiki & Lele has been invited to be a part of {Christmas @ The Gift Closet}. We are very excited!
The Gift Closet is a super cute on-line store/ boutique and fun blog all rolled into one. Heather really puts some hard work into what she does.

Here is the sassy button to help promote this event... Head on over to her shop, grab the button for support and go shopping.....

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

{Tear Drop Necklace}

It's Wordful Wednesday at Angie's 7 Clown Circus and boy do we love Wednesdays! We also love showing off some of our new stuff! Leslee and I are gearing up for several events through the end of the year. It's busy, busy, busy as usual but that is how we prefer it! Who wants to be bored? Not us! So, we hope you enjoy our new shape. It's a tear drop shape with the small size measuring approximately one inch long and the large measuring approximately 1.5 inches. We've stamped names on the ones shown, however, you know the drill - we can do anything you like! We've also hammered the shape to give a a nice texture and a more domed organic shape.
We hope you all have a wonderful day!

Small Tear Drop $28 Large Tear Drop $34

Monday, October 6, 2008


OK, so here is some BIG news.... Kacey and I were approached during a local event we had a booth at lately by two local business women. The own a shop called "mesh." They were looking for some fresh, new jewelry ideas for their new shop. They loved the look that Kiki & Lele jewelry has and they have not seen anything like it before... So, let me tell you how cool it is for people to brag on stuff that you make and then they want to sell it in their store... VERY COOL! So, after Kacey and I made a special after hours trip over to the store to talk business with Jenny and Heather, it was a deal. Officially, Kiki & Lele jewelry is sold locally in Murfreesboro at "mesh."
If you live around here, take a stroll on over to Lytle street over by the square and see what they have... I was amazed at all they have to offer and at how reasonable the prices are for such a sassy boutique...

Introductions are in Order...

Little but Loud Cuff $52

Introducing our fabulous new cuff bangle! We love, LoVe, LOVE this piece! We've affectionately dubbed it the "Little but Loud' cuff since it's the "Say What You Mean" cuff's baby sister. This cuff is a little more dainty measuring approximately 1/4 of an inch wide with a heavier weight. It is {of course} all sterling silver and very easy to wear. This little gem was actually created for a friend of a friend. Our friend Sandi wanted to send this as a gift to one of her gal pals as a little "pick me up." We certainly hope it does the trick! We know it would brighten our day for sure.

If you would like to purchase one of these cuffs for yourself or for a loved one, remember we can personalize everything to fit your needs! Leslee and I {selfishly} cannot wait to create one of these beauties for ourselves. So, we're just racking our brain to come up with the most fabulous statement. Do I feel a contest coming on? Just maybe....


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Do Your Ears Hang Low???

Nope. But our {Sassy Ear Rings} do!





Order Fast... These make great Christmas gifts... While you are at it pick a pair up for your own stocking....


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wordful Wednesday- Tools

As designers and jewelry makers we need help.... We cannot just use our sweet little hands to build all of these beautiful pieces... Here are some of the tools that help us make the fun jewelry that you love to wear!

I know, I know... You are dying to see more.... Well, just hang in there... Over the next few days we will be debuting some FaBuLoUs pieces that you will just love!