Sunday, March 28, 2010

she's having a contest!

This contest is being held for YOU special folks who are attempting my project in the Spring 2010 Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine. The article is called, "A Little Goes A Long Way" and it starts on page 6. Here's the skinny....
  1. Pick up the Spring 2010 issue, and use the article as your muse. The only requirement is that you incorporate a decoupaged crystal into your design.
  2. You can create any type of jewelry... necklace, earrings, bracelet, brooch, etc. Once you have finished your piece, take photos and write a short paragraph about your jewel. You can write a little about your technique, inspiration, or anything you feel like.
  3. send 2-3 different photos of your creation, along with your paragraph, your blog or website info., you first, last name & state to If you don't have a blog or website.... that's OK too!
  4. All entries must be sent to the above email by Friday, April 30th
  5. This contest will be a drawing. All names will go into a hat and three names will be pulled out one by one.
  6. By entering this contest you are giving me permission to show your jewelry photos and to publish your paragraph, name & state here on Junque Revival. You are also giving me permission to touch-up your photos as I see fit. I can't guarantee that I will be able to show off all of your entries, but I WILL MAKE BY BEST EFFORTS to get everyone on here!
  7. I will draw the names on Monday, May 3rd and I'll post the winners here on this blog, and email the winners as well.
Would you like a chance to have your name entered into the drawing a second time? Just post about this contest on your blog or website, let me know you've done so and your name goes into the hat a second time!
The first name that will be drawn will win:

The second name that will be drawn will win:

You'll get:

(1) 8 oz. jar of Divine Sugar Scrub
(1) 8 oz. jar of Soothing Salt Soak
(1) 1 oz. jar of Hot Oil Hair Therapy

The third name that will be drawn will win:


I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your lovely designs!

xoxox ~Jes

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

sharing the new biz.....

For those of you that are swinging by to check on the contest details, I have worked out the prizes and will do an official contest post over the weekend. Because one of the prizes is going to be products from our new company.... I thought I'd finally let you all in on our new adventure!

I have been trying to share my time between our new work-shop and here at home on the computer designing the labels. The label work has been extremely time consuming, but we found that by designing them ourselves, we captured exactly who we are and what we are all about.

So, welcome to Sweet Mojo Apothecary..... We will be launching our products in a couple of weeks! We are going to start off selling on Etsy, and I am also working on our own website. So please swing by and heart us, and we'll be sure to heart you back:) We also plan on selling wholesale to some exclusive Maine shops.

Here are just a few of the products we'll be offering:

For the past 2 1/2 months we have been working on scents and perfecting our products. We will have a plethora of scents that have been blended with each product, so our customers can layer the scents. We will also have massage oils, blended perfume oils and a "Super" Sugar Scrub that contains flax seed. The Salt Soak & Sugar Scrubs will also be sold in 1 & 2 oz. sample jars. We'll add more products down the line.

We are very lucky to know so many women who love this kind of product, as we have a hearty bunch of gals that have been our testers. We carefully took all of their suggestions into consideration and played with the recipes until they felt just right. I think the funnest part for us, and for the testers were the scents (and we are going to have a lot of them!) We love the way the scents smell slightly different on each individual's skin.... and we figure that has got to be each person's individual MOJO!

How does a full-time artsist and her book-keeping friend turn into bath & body product makers? hmmmm.... I think I'll save that story for another post.

So please check back this weekend if you want to participate in the contest. I have a couple of other prizes up my sleeve, and I will fill you in on the contest deadline, etc....

Monday, March 22, 2010

how about a contest?

SO! I have to tell you that you girls who have written my email and here at the blog about my Belle Armoire Jewelry Spring 2010 article, "A Little Goes a Long Way" have inspired me to do something special!

I am thinking about having a contest. I am working out the details now.

So stay tuned.....keep creating....take some pretty photos, and I'll post about it soon!

And please don't hesitate to keep writing me with your questions. I want your lovely pieces to be something that you will cherish for years to come.

ALL WILL BE WELCOME! Just pick up the Spring issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry and go to page 6 and follow along!

Friday, March 12, 2010


It's official!
Our little business that Jolene and I have been working on is officially an incorporation!!
We still have a lot of work ahead... the path is winding and turning, and there have been a few roots and stumps that we've tripped over, but for the most part it's been a smooth trail filled with pine needles and moss.
There are folks in our lives that have blazed the trail, making it an easier jaunt. A BIG hearfelt thanks goes out to Greg, Big Daddy's Stepdad (lawyer extraordinnaire) for believing in us and making the official parts of the proccess a smooth one. Because of him, we were able to leap over that big old log in the way, and keep focusing on the fun part of the trek! Because of him we are OFFICIAL!
THANKYOU GREG! We feel blessed!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Belle Armoire Jewelry Spring Issue

The new Belle Armoire Jewelry issue is here and chock full of Springy ideas that will tickle your inspiration bones!
This is a little peak at my article... it's all about our feathered friends, crystals and metal flowers.

I share my secret source for those vintage bird images, but you've got to pick up the magazine to find out where I get them from!

And to those who have written me about this article, thanks so much, and I hope I was able to answer your questions properly!! GOOD LUCK and PLEASE let me know how your little treasures come out!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

working, working, working..........

The new project is coming along..... it's getting there...
Every day we work on this. Every day is a challenge, but it's a good challenge. Every day our senses have been heightened, simply by the use of our own creations and the materials that we work with. We are very close to getting it all launched!
I am taking a much needed break and heading north to shop with Mom for two days. I need to clear my head (literally) and come back fresh for Monday.
I will get back to some of you gals when I get home.... I am amazed at how the hours in the day fly by, and there hasn't been much time for chitty-chat. I am a bit of a social-butterfly, so when it's all work and no play, I go a little kooky! LOL!