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Thank you Avens!

Although I have looked on Etsy, it can be like an ocean. It depends which key words you put in. Some of your links I really like their jewelry and I haven't come across them. I will let you know when I finally find what I am looking for!

Originally Posted by Avens View Post

I was going to suggest the same, check out etsy.  They have a ton of stuff! Most sellers would do something custom I would imagine if you couldn't find something exactly like what you want.  You can also often find local people too.

 

I just did a quick search of "swarovski crystal clear red" and "swarovski crystal clear" and these are some of the ones that came up on the first page. There is a ton! Once you know what you're looking for, you can usually type more descriptive words (i.e. a certain pendant shape, or just necklaces). 

 

A lot of sellers also give you discounts if you are buying sets for bridesmaids.  Also if you find a necklacey you like, there is often matching earrings.  I would check it out! This was my plan and I had everything all picked out - then one of my bridesmaids offered to make it all for me.  So I didn't need to buy, but I sure spent ALOT of time on it. :D

 

 

Earrings

http://www.etsy.com/listing/80139935/red-swarovski-crystal-earrings

http://www.etsy.com/listing/53732943/sale-earrings-bridal-wedding-swarovski

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81789015/handcrafted-czech-ruby-red-and-swarovski

 

Necklace

http://www.etsy.com/listing/56041700/carrie-necklace-swarovski-crystal

http://www.etsy.com/listing/69989421/handmade-crystal-earrings-sterling

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82916297/clear-crystal-pearl-silver-and-red

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81746195/andromeda-necklace-with-copper

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74184318/ruby-red-bridal-earrings-wedding

 



 



 

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I really was not impressed with it, especially since I have ordered tons of other things from there and everything was good quality.  I did have to start over.  I tried my hardest to export what I made on vistaprint but just couldnt figure out how to do it (not sure if you can). 
 

Originally Posted by BusyBee123 View Post

I've heard the same thing from several people now about the Vistaprint brochures.  I made one in Vistaprint a while ago, but am really second guessing ordering.  Especially not that nothing seems to be free anymore, and the best I've seen is 80% off.   Were you able to export what you had made and just print it at home?  Or did you have to start new?  I recently started working on a passport template for our pre-departure mail out just in case, but being able to print out the one designed in Vistaprint would be much easier!  
 



 



 

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Sorry it took me a few days to put up the pics, but I do finally have them to share. I did buy them local at a craft show of all places!!!! I'm just waiting for my barefoot sandals to come in, I ordered them on ebay from a seller in Australia, if anyone is interested in the name of the seller let me know, she has tons of swarvoski crystal jewellery also!!!

 

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I ordered my pre-travel brochures through vistaprint and mine turned out fine. If you saved your old emails from like August and prior you can still go in and get that stuff for free. I tons of the old emails with the free offers if anyone needs, just pm me your email addy and I will forward them!!! I think I'm going to ordered the postcards today for my wedding week survival kit labels. Another bride in the Canadian OOT thread posted a pic of how she used vistaprint postcards for labels... it looks awesome!!! Happy Halloween Ladies... lets pray I have to will power to not eat all the candies I see tonight!!!! LOL

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Beautiful stuff! Love the starfish.

I love shopping local at craft shows etc.! I got mine at a small bead shop, They are not quite finished yet but I am excited to seee them!

 

I'd like to know the seller of your sandles, I was planning on making all the BMS/MOB/MOG barefoot sandles but it's so hard to find the time!

Thanks!

 

Originally Posted by kya101 View Post

Sorry it took me a few days to put up the pics, but I do finally have them to share. I did buy them local at a craft show of all places!!!! I'm just waiting for my barefoot sandals to come in, I ordered them on ebay from a seller in Australia, if anyone is interested in the name of the seller let me know, she has tons of swarvoski crystal jewellery also!!!

 

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Hey girls,

Since we're on the subject of jewellery I thought I would post mine that I ordered about a week ago. I am from Canada but my parents go down to Arizona for the winter so to save on shipping I had everything (except my barefoot sandals) shipped to them.

My earrings I got on sale from beyondtherack.com, they are cz diamonds but real freshwater pearls. They were regularly $300, I got them for $69.

Earrings Splendid Pearls Earring.jpg

 

I fell in love with this bracelet on overstock.com but then went to buy it one day and it was sold out! I waited a few weeks and it was back, thank god, I almost had a heart attack as I searched high and low for one like this (real pearls) with no luck, all the ones on etsy were swarovski pearls and pretty much the same price. This bracelet (with a 10% off coupon) costed me $88.

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My barefoot sandals which I adore were purchased off of etsy from seller brilliantbeadsbling. Total cost was $44.

 

Barefoot Sandals brilliantbeadsbling.jpg

So I budgeted $200 for all my jewellery (which I thought was very low seeing that I wanted real pearls) and spent $201. Go me!! :)

Enjoy your planning ladies!!

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Thanks JayKay...I was trying to figure out how to export it for ages, but couldn't figure it out either!  So frustrating! 
 

Originally Posted by JayKay View Post


I really was not impressed with it, especially since I have ordered tons of other things from there and everything was good quality.  I did have to start over.  I tried my hardest to export what I made on vistaprint but just couldnt figure out how to do it (not sure if you can). 

 

Mllek - I LOVE the jewelry you bought!  Love the pearl and swarovski crystal combo!  

Originally Posted by mllek1986 View Post

Hey girls,

Since we're on the subject of jewellery I thought I would post mine that I ordered about a week ago. I am from Canada but my parents go down to Arizona for the winter so to save on shipping I had everything (except my barefoot sandals) shipped to them.

My earrings I got on sale from beyondtherack.com, they are cz diamonds but real freshwater pearls. They were regularly $300, I got them for $69.

Earrings Splendid Pearls Earring.jpg

 

I fell in love with this bracelet on overstock.com but then went to buy it one day and it was sold out! I waited a few weeks and it was back, thank god, I almost had a heart attack as I searched high and low for one like this (real pearls) with no luck, all the ones on etsy were swarovski pearls and pretty much the same price. This bracelet (with a 10% off coupon) costed me $88.

Bracelet Pearl CZ.jpg


So I'm having a super frustrating day, and with only 72 days until the wedding, I'm not going to pretend that I'm not getting a little bit stressed!  I had two people just cancel their trips today due to a work conflict! Albeit they were flying in from Europe and I know it was a big trip for them, but still! Thank goodness they were not in our travel group so they are not affecting the deal with had with travel, but when you only have 16 guests, 2 makes a big difference!  They were somewhat apologetic, but I don't think anyone realizes the work that goes into a DW!  I have all their OOT stuff personalized with their names, their flip flops sizes, etc, etc.  Plus I've already paid for excursions for the two of them, which is now money that is going to waste.  I'm so upset.  Then today, I also hear that one of my friend's guests may not come either and she might be bringing someone else...again an issue with all of the personalized stuff!  I'm so frustrated I could cry!  Not having a good day! :S

 

Hope everyone else's planning is going much smoother....

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Sorry to hear about your guests BusyBee123, I know what you mean about ppl not understanding how much time and effort is spent planning a DW. There's no way that the company will reimburse you for the excursions?

I'm sure everything will work out in the end, you still have a few months to fix up any personalized items that need changing. Maybe just take a wedding planning breather for a few days, let it all blow over... that or crack a bottle of wine ;)

Sending happy vibes your way ~~~
 

Originally Posted by BusyBee123 View Post

Thanks JayKay...I was trying to figure out how to export it for ages, but couldn't figure it out either!  So frustrating! 
 

 

Mllek - I LOVE the jewelry you bought!  Love the pearl and swarovski crystal combo!  


So I'm having a super frustrating day, and with only 72 days until the wedding, I'm not going to pretend that I'm not getting a little bit stressed!  I had two people just cancel their trips today due to a work conflict! Albeit they were flying in from Europe and I know it was a big trip for them, but still! Thank goodness they were not in our travel group so they are not affecting the deal with had with travel, but when you only have 16 guests, 2 makes a big difference!  They were somewhat apologetic, but I don't think anyone realizes the work that goes into a DW!  I have all their OOT stuff personalized with their names, their flip flops sizes, etc, etc.  Plus I've already paid for excursions for the two of them, which is now money that is going to waste.  I'm so upset.  Then today, I also hear that one of my friend's guests may not come either and she might be bringing someone else...again an issue with all of the personalized stuff!  I'm so frustrated I could cry!  Not having a good day! :S

 

Hope everyone else's planning is going much smoother....



 

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Thanks for the moral support Mllek!  I agree 100%...staring at my seating chart that I'm trying to rearrange is really not working out so well right now!  A break and some wine are definitely in order!  Will contact the excursion company in a few days to see if we can work it out, but the pricing we got was based on a minimum of 15 people...and now we're one short!  Here's hoping we can work something out!

 

Thanks again for the happy vibes!  Love this forum!  
 

Originally Posted by mllek1986 View Post

Sorry to hear about your guests BusyBee123, I know what you mean about ppl not understanding how much time and effort is spent planning a DW. There's no way that the company will reimburse you for the excursions?

I'm sure everything will work out in the end, you still have a few months to fix up any personalized items that need changing. Maybe just take a wedding planning breather for a few days, let it all blow over... that or crack a bottle of wine ;)

Sending happy vibes your way ~~~



 

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