Sunday, November 21, 2010


From now until Christmas day, I am going to give the followers of my blog and exclusive deal!! 

15% off all purchases!!!!!

You must be a follower of my blog to receive the discount.  Once you have the items in your cart that you would like to purchase and are ready to check out, you will see a coupon code on your subtotal.  You should see it before you  pay with PayPal.  In the coupon code section, simply enter : follower15 and continue checking out.  It will automatically be deducted from your total amount before you pay.  If you have any problems with this new Etsy feature, please don't hesitate to notify me.  Now, see the perks of being a follower of Lil Lollipops Designs??  Yay!

Just a heads may want to wait a week or so to use the coupon when I have some of my winter items up in my shop...but up to you!  I do have some FAB capelets ready to ship right now.  OK, off to sew sew!!

Friday, November 19, 2010


I had such a hard time deciding on who would get this necklace!!!  All of you have people in your life who are so special too you and deserve this sooooo much!!!  No story is better or worse than the other.  I gave you all a number and went on and it choose the winner.    The winner is RACHEL who nominated Katie Sharp!!!!  So I guess KATIE IS THE WINNER!!!!  

All of your stories touched me so much...this is what I am going to do:  Those of you who didn't win, each of you will get a custom necklace, based on each person's story.    I will create the piece and send to you to give your loved one.  It may take a hang in there.   If you guys could please take a picture of you giving the necklace to your loved one and share it with us on this blog...that would be awesome!!!!

Now, in order for me to give you these prizes, I must have your address to send the item too.  Rachel, you will get yours ASAP since the necklace is done and ready to go.  The rest of you may have to wait a bit for me to design and make yours.  Please be patient!!  So all of you shoot me an email at  I need your address so I can send it to you.  THANKS!!!

I pray that this small gesture will bring the smallest bit of happiness to your loved one.  They are NOT ALONE!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Do you have someone in your life who is fighting a battle or struggling.  Win this necklace...for free...for them!!!  (See prior post.)

Monday, November 8, 2010

NEW GIVEAWAY!!! Strong Hearts Necklace

Wasn't that a great giveaway from Midnight Boudoir a few weeks ago???  I know Erin is so excited that she won.  As promised, this giveaway is a one of a kind (OOAK) necklace.  The necklace was created by me and inspired by my daughter who fights Spina Bifida everyday.  She is not a very severe case, her kind is very rare and if you wanted SB you would want her kind, but she overcomes struggles with it everyday. Even things as simple as walking, she has to struggle with as her one leg is fine and the other is different and uses different muscles and nerves to walk.  Think of the coordination she had to learn!!  This necklace I call Strong Hearts.  My daughter has gone through so much in such a short time (5 years).  She is my hero...a "Strong Heart".

Let me tell you the meanings behind the construction of this OOAK necklace:  The pendents hang off a 17 inch chain.  The large crystal like pendant hanging down is from a vintage piece.  It represents the fact that a person struggling is not alone.  There were many before.  It hangs off of the lightest pink and clear swarovski crystal beads, these represent the beauty within.

The heart pendant with the pearl in the middle represents the strength of the heart, the pearl being the stronghold.
The small outline of a gold heart is hanging from a vintage gold chain.  The openness of the heart represents a person's transparent heart in their fight or struggle.
 All of the hearts hang from a gold colored teardrop.  This represents the struggle itself...the pain...the sorrow...the many days and nights crying "why me?" All the hearts hanging from the teardrop represents what comes out of the pain...the strength...the beauty...the love.  Because I am Christian, the three items hanging together represent the Trinity...another reminder that we are not alone in our pain or struggle.

Now because this piece was made with such thought and meaning.... this giveaway will have meaning and thought.
Here is how it will work:

  1. Those entering must be a follower of this blog.  
  2. I want to know...OUT OF EVERYONE IN YOUR LIFE, who deserves  this necklace based on their circumstances and why.  Please write it in the comments of this post.
  3. I am asking that the person who wins the giveaway, please give this necklace to that person to whom you wrote about that deserves this.  The winner will be chosen based on the story and they will receive the necklace along with the description of the meaning behind the piece. 
  4. OPTIONAL: If possible, please take a picture of you giving it to that person or them opening it or them with it on and post it on the blog.   It would be great for us all to see and rejoice in their joy with this little item of encouragement.   
GOOD LUCK!!!  I pray the person who truly deserves this or needs this to give them a boost of encouragement...will win.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


The winner for the adorable feather vintage clutch from Midnight Boudoir is..... can I have a drum roll please???......


Erin posted a great post about the item in Glenda's Midnight Boudoir shop on Etsy that reminded her of her son.  Glenda chose this post as children are very dear to her (by day she is a peds nurse).  If you didn't read it, here is the post,

"I picked the .Silver Angel Winged Dragonfly French Barrette the dragon fly to me,has always reminded me of my son axel,when he was born,he was a premie and very sick with jondus and we were in the hospital for a week trying to get my sweet new born well.

for some reason,the dragon fly always came to mind when i would pray for my angel, axel,i think because,all the dragon flys i saw before i had him always were the color of his eyes,a soft sky blue and dragon flies always seems to be so joyful the way they seem to dance as they fly.Axel,even as a new born would always make my heart fly so high with joy,even threw all his sickness,he would always smile at me and just be soo strong for such a tiny baby,he is my dragon fly,tiny but filled with so much joy and spirit!"

Erin you can email me at so you can give me your address and I will get it to Glenda ASAP so she can get the beauty to you in the mail!

Thank you so much Glenda for the generous giveaway item!!! 
WE ALL love it!

Visit for more unique, affordable and posh gifts for Chrsistmas.  They are one of a kind!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Inspiration in a Break

So...took a pause from have to do that from time to time when your brain is full of creativity and when you have Carpal Tunnel in both hands, as I do!  I got an idea that was inspired by our recent giveaway from my friend Glenda from Midnight Boudoir.  I am by no means as talented as she is with feathers...I won't tell you my secret of how I made this, but Glenda I will tell you some time.  You will see that I am not even close to your caliber of feather talent. lol  Which reminds me...Glenda have you chosen a winner for our giveaway????!!  Stay tune for that ladies!!  Anyhow, I bought a very nice vintage clutch/handbag and glamoured it up a bit.

TA DA!!!! 

 Listed on my shop under purses and pigtails.
Small little white things are glitter that has fallen from the butterflies.  The purse is in perfect black satin shape!  One of a kind (OOAK)...get it before someone else does!

Thank you Glenda for your creative inspiration.

Oh and I must give credit where credit is due...I need to thank my husband.  He helped me decide on the position of the butterflies.  :)  Love you hun!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Reorganizing the Shop

In the next few days I will be closing my Refinement jewelry shop.  Between being a mom, rehearsing, singing, and filling my orders (sewing)....I am in transition of moving the jewelry shop to my Lil Lollipops Designs Boutique under the section Jewelry With a Soul.  Check it out if you get a chance.  Here are some new items I listed today that I have had made for a while, but just now took a break and listed them.  

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Lil Lollipops in the Winter Issue!!!

Lil Lollipops can be seen on page 10 of the New Modern handmade Child Winter Issue.  You will love this online magazine!!!  Tons of projects, DYI, stuff about your kiddos, and unique shops.  Check it out at   check it out !