Monday, October 26, 2009


Welcome to the blog for Nadia's Rose Garden, my Etsy shop.  I have always been a passionate lover of jewelry, and I have dabbled in creative arts for as long as I can remember, but I have only recently merged these two passions.

The current items for sale in my Etsy shop were inspired by a year of loss.  My family lost two beautiful women.  My shop is my way of celebrating their lives and honouring their memories by raising money for their favourite charities. Please consider checking out the shop, and if you see something you like, fantastic!  You'll get some handmade jewelry, and you'll be donating to charity, too!

Particularly close to my heart right now are the Nadia Earrings.  Named for my cousin, taken from us violently and far too soon, all of the profits go to her favourite charity, the Animal Hospital of Kitchener, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.  Right now, I have two styles for sale:  Nadia in Sparkling Pink, and Nadia in Ruby Red.  I plan to expand this line to include many more variations;  right now, I have designs in mind that incorporate blue, red, and orange.

Nadia's Rose Garden is also a tribute to my grandmother Rose, and the Rose Collection is in development now.  For sale in the shop today are the Crystal Rose Earrings, and all of the profits from these are earmarked for Granny's favourite charity, the St. Vincent de Paul Society. 
Moreover, a portion of the profits from all the items in the shop will be divided equally and donated to those charities.  This is my way of remembering two loving, kind-hearted, and generous women.

I hope you will visit my blog often.  I plan to cover a variety of topics:  recipes, interviews with other artists, books, gardening, possibly even contests/giveaways.  Please feel free to email me with suggestions for topics you'd like to see!

In the meantime, thanks for dropping in!