Sunday, November 4, 2012

Featured Shop of the Week: Jacaranda Designs

It's time for a new Featured Shop of the Week! This week's featured shop & giveaway is from Jacaranda Designs.

Jacaranda Designs owner/creator Jane Garnett, embarked on jewelry making about 6 years ago when she signed up for a jewelry making class at a local college. "I took lessons for about three years, became hooked immediately and it is now my passion. I opened my Etsy shop in October 2005 and Jacaranda Designs is now my full time business. I love working in my studio in my home and spend many hours in there, creating." Besides a passion for creating all things colorful and pretty, she is a volunteer IT tutor for seniors at her local library, teaching the ins and outs of social networking.

I adore these acorn earrings
Jane says,"I often get asked why I named my business Jacaranda Designs. The name Jacaranda Designs was inspired by the gorgeous Jacaranda tree. In the suburb where we lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, our street was lined with Jacaranda trees. The tree has a beautiful purple five lobed flower and when in bloom was simply spectacular. This year I opened a second shop, Jacaranda Hair, where I sell only hair accessories."

When asked the most challenging aspect of having her business, Jane explains, "Definitely marketing! You can have a wonderful looking shop and beautiful products, but if nobody visits, you're not going to be very profitable. It's a constant challenge making sure I'm getting traffic to my shop. I have a lot of work still to do!"

Some of Jane's favorite things include: Creme caramel dessert, Cuban music, Fall, & Periwinkle blue. She is addicted to tea & Instagram, and has a huge collection of vintage cookbooks. She would like everyone to know "I love doing custom designs- just contact me and let me know what you'd like!"

Would you like to win a Jaracanda Designs necklace? Jane is giving away a Cappuccino Cup Necklace to one lucky fan! The only mandatory entries are to like Violet's Buds & Jaracanda Designs Facebook pages, and we have included many optional entries to increase your chances. Additionally, Jane is offering coupon code VIOLET15 to use at Jaracanda Designs Etsy shop. When you make a purchase with Jaracanda Designs or Violet's Buds during the featured week, you earn an additional 25 entries to the giveaway! The giveaway starts Sunday, Nov 4th, and end on Saturday, Nov 10th at 8pm CST.

Win this necklace!
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Want to have your business featured on Violet's Buds blog? Click here to fill out the application for Featured Shop of the Week. This is a free program aimed to give fellow businesses added exposure, and to introduce our fans to your products!

Fine Print: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participants are providing information to Violet's Buds and not to Facebook. Your information will not be sold. Violet's Buds is not responsible for any computer or website malfunctions during the giveaway. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. By entering the contest you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. You may not reside in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India according to Facebook rules. International players may enter but may be responsible for the shipping if they wish to redeem their prize. If you are not willing to pay shipping, do not enter. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items.


  1. I love the Blue Crystal Necklace, Sterling Silver, Wedding, Bridesmaids, Handmade Necklace. What a gorgeous color! :)

  2. Everything is so pretty but I really like this :

  3. Love the Purple Flower Necklace and the Dreamy Pink Pearl earrings!!!

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  5. I am absolutely in love with the cappuccino cup necklace :) so cute :)

  6. So many pretty, feminine items! Among many, I love this:

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  7. i love her birdsnest necklaces and hair pins!

  8. The wire wrapped birds nest necklace is my favorite! (


  9. My fave is the Birds Nest Necklace With Pink Eggs


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