Summer time trends you will love!

Summer is almost here. Pretty soon we will basking in the warm rays of the sun on the beach or the boat, or  having lunch at a quaint outdoor patio with the girls.  And who is not looking forward to those beautiful summer nights sitting around the campfire sharing stories of the long winter we endured once again.

And, of course, we will want to have all of the summer fashion essentials to take along.

Summer would not be complete without shades of blue. Whether it is a great top, bathing suit or faded jeans and, the perfect piece of jewellery to accent your outfit.

These bracelets from Lisa Designer Jewels Summer Sparkle Collection are the perfect addition to make any outfit scream summer. Just check out the amazing colors and styles.


Now if you prefer to stick with one bracelet that can be interchanged to match your mood or outfit, we have the solution for you as well. Our stunning Sparkle Snap bracelets are the perfect fit.

The Sparkle Snap bracelet can be interchanged with our Sparkle Snaps so it is like having a different bracelet each time.

The biggest trend for the summer right now are the choker style necklace and we have them! Check them out here.

There is nothing more stunning than that perfect necklace to make any summer outfit pop. Choose one from our Sparkle Sterling Silver Collection for an evening dinner under the stars.


Or if you would prefer a necklace that’s more fun and flirty, check out our Love Your Life Charm Necklace Collection. These charm necklaces remind us to Love the Life we Live and Live the Life we Love!

Longing to take that bike out on the open highway. You will always look fashionable with our Sparkle Biker Chic Bracelet in real black leather.


And did you know we now carry stainless steel body jewellery as well. Check out our belly jewellery in our Summer Sparkle Collection.

Gold rings worn half knuckle are also a very trendy item for summer and look fantastic on a sun kissed hand.


And, of course, summer would not be complete without your favorite beverage. Take it along in style with our popular Sparkle VINO2GO™ Wine Sippy Cups.



Enjoy wine on-the-go while camping or while relaxing at the pool in style. It’s lid design prevents spills on choppy lakes or while carting down the golf course. Vino on your wedding day with with less chance of ruining your white wedding dress or black tux!  Keep bugs and dirt from getting into your wine while relaxing at the beach or working in the garden. 

Each Sparkle VINO2GO™ Wine Sippy Cup has a silver plated charm holder that can hold 1-3  LDJ Sparkle Charms. so you can personalize it any way you like.

And don’t forget that handbag this summer. Dress it up with a fun fur pom pom in one of the many colors we have and add our stunning LD Key Finder. Always keep your keys handy and where you need them. After all, fashionable ladies never waste time digging for their keys!

You can’t go wrong with these must have summer fashion trends to be stylish and trendy this summer.

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Lava Stone Bracelets for Wellness

Lava is a very unique and amazing stone.  Because it is naturally porous it is the ideal stone for diffusing essential oils and can hold a scent for many days.  Lava begins as mineral-rich, molten magma deep within the earth’s surface and, because of this, embodies the extremely rare elemental combination of passionate “fire” and grounding “earth”.  Many cultures have used lava stone for centuries due to its potent balancing, protective and healing properties.


Bracelets created using the lava stone, are an excellent way to keep these balancing, protective and healing properties close and because of their porous nature, they provide a perfect palette for adding essential oils to further enhance their healing properties.

Here’s a guideline to adding essential oils to your lava stone bracelet.
1. Apply 1-2 drops of your favorite essential oil onto the lava beads on your bracelet to infuse them with your scent.

2. The porous nature of lava beads allow them to easily soak in the oil. Then your body heat aids in gently diffusing the scent to create your personal wearable aromatherapy diffuser.

3. Breathe in the aromatherapy scents for up to 3-5 days depending on the concentration of oil that you used. You can re-apply the oils onto the lava beads as needed.

For an introductory list of some popular essential oils here is a helpful link from the Huffington Post Essential Oils



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BOHO Chic-How to get the look

Bring out the Bohemian Chic in you with so many choices of bracelets, jewellery and fashion this spring. A BOHO Chic is carefree, adventurous and daring with a real sense of her own style.

So let’s start step by step with which fashion accessories you want to select to get that BOHO Chic look!

First, the clothes. You want something light, airy and free. Something that says I am comfortable with who I am and where I am in this moment. Remember BOHO chic is all about being true to yourself.


Desert BOHO (photo from LizBiju)

Anyone who knows me knows I love boots and wedges! Well BOHO Chic rocks both. Not only do wedges provide height, which elongates your legs, they are a lot more stable than spike-style heels. And boots are just so comfortable and add such a sense of style. Here are some of my favorite BOHO boots and wedges.


Now let’s move on to the jewellery. BOHO Chic means a mix of metals, gemstones, wood and fabrics layered in a fun and trendy way. And the more the better! Get the look here

And, of course, fringes are the biggest accent to any BOHO Chic look. Whether they are on boots, purses or clothes, they are the must have item for the BOHO Chic.

Let’s not forgot body art in the form of temporary glitter tattoos. These tattoos accent the BOHO jewellery perfectly or can be worn without jewellery to add some gold touches to your sunkissed tan.

So why not have some fun putting together your perfect BOHO Chic look!

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LOKA Charms-The perfect gift this holiday season

With so many different charm bracelets and charms available this holiday season sometimes it is difficult to decide which style and brand to choose to add to your bracelet or as a gift for someone special in your life.


LOKA charms by Lisa Designer Jewels are a collection of Murano glass, Austrian crystal and genuine sterling silver charms that are of the highest quality but without the high price tag that you have come to expect with some of the other brands of charms like Pandora and Persona. LOKA charms will fit on most bracelets like Pandora, etc or you can also choose a LOKA bracelet and start building your own bracelet with our beautiful LOKA charms.

In fact, some of our LOKA charms are unique to only Lisa Designer Jewels and that’s what makes them so special especially when it comes to choosing one for a special gift this holiday season.

Our Designer Murano Glass LOKA charms are an example of such charms as they are so unique and exquisite and all have a genuine sterling silver single core.


Indonesia Dream


Aztec Sun in Winter


Blue Butterfly

LOKA Charms are also the perfect gift to celebrate a special milestone or event.


LOKA 50th Birthday Sparkle Charm


LOKA 21st Birthday Charm


A Mother’s Love (Mother holding child)


Happy Anniversary LOKA Charm

Wedding Day

Wedding Day LOKA Charm

Our genuine Austrian crystal LOKA Charms are also the perfect way to add a little sparkle to your charm bracelet.


Breakfast at Tiffany’s


Festive Holiday Sparkle


Puttin on the Glitz

These LOKA Charms are so unique and exclusive you will want to choose one to make your bracelet stand out in a crowd.


Black Pearl Shell


More Paua To You


Black Snowflake Obsidian

LOKA is the sanskrit word for world and what better way to celebrate your world.

You can find LOKA charms at

LOKA Charms….Your life….Your love….Your world.

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Take your wine anywhere this summer with a little sparkle!

Add a little “SPARKLE” to your summer with the Sparkle VINO2GO Sippy Cup!

Enjoy your wine on-the-go while camping or while relaxing at the pool in style. The unique lid design prevents spills on choppy lakes or while carting down the golf course. Enjoy wine on your wedding day with with less chance of ruining your white wedding dress or black tux! And best of all keep bugs and dirt from getting into your wine while relaxing at the beach or working in the garden. It even keeps your wine cooler for longer by insulating the exterior wall from the interior drink compartment.

Sparkle VINO2GO Sippy Cup


Each Sparkle VINO2GO Sippy Cup comes with a handcrafted unique rhinestone charm holder that can hold as many LDJ charms as you would like.

These also make excellent wedding party gifts as well and can be blinged up with Bride, Bridesmaid, etc charms as a special order.

To order the Sparkle VINO2GO Sippy Cup and the LDJ Charms please visit


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Gemstones are more than just a pretty stone!

People are drawn to gemstones for their color, their sparkle and, of course, their value but have you ever wondered if there is more behind the meanings and uses of various gemstones.

Turquoise: Turquoise balances and aligns and can stabilize mood swings and instill inner calm.  This gemstone is excellent for depression and exhaustion, and also has the power to prevent panic attacks.  Turquoise assists creative problem solving and promotes self-realisation and   It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love.


Turquoise Dazzle Dream LD Key Finder

Rhodonite: This gemstone has a strong heart based energy, that has a useful healing vibration to help with relationship problems. It helps to bring peace to troubled relationships because it has the power to stimulate acceptance, forgiveness and unconditional love towards others.


Rhodonite Gemstone Sparkle LD Key Finder

Black Obsidian: Black Obsidian Stone is a strong psychic protection stone. This black stone is excellent to assist you to let go of disharmony that has built up in your day to day life and during work on yourself, including resentment of others, fear and anger.


Stars in the Night Sky LD Key Finder

Hematite: Hematite crystals have an excellent grounding and balancing energy. They are also a powerful aid to stimulate the mind and may enhance memory and evoke deep thought.


Live Love Laugh Hematite LD Key Finder

Rhyolite: Some believe that Ryolite can support change and creativity. It is said that Ryolite also increases self-esteem and the capacity to love.


Rhyolite Sterling Silver Ring

Bronzite: Bronzite is used for protection, because it sends back the negative energies to the sender.  Spiritually, Bronzite helps us to achieve a state of certainty without willfulness which allows us to easily adapt to the best path to take.


Bronzite Gemstone Sparkle LD Key Finder

Tiger’s Eye: Tiger’s Eye (Tiger Eye) is a stone of protection that alos has grounding properties. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and proper use of power. This stone may enhance good luck and brings prosperity usually in the form of money


Tiger Eye Sterling Silver Ring

Lapis Lazuli: Lapis (lapis lazuli)is a stone that can bring truthfulness, openness, inner power, intuition, creativity, virility and manifestation. It can increase awareness and spiritual connection and evolution. It can also strengthen the mind and body and can help organize daily life as well as organize and quiet a busy or restless mind.


Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Sparkle LD Key Finder

Labradorite: Labradorite (also called Spectrolite sometimes) is a considered by many to be a transformation stone. It is said to clear, balance and protect the aura. It is known to attract succes and help provide clarity and insight into your destiny.


Morning Mist Shine LD Key Finder

Moonstone: This stone has an energy that balances the masculine-feminine vibrations within your body . It will nurture your spirit and has a vibration that will assist women to recognize and embrace their innate personal power.


Modern Design Rainbow Moonstone Sterling Silver Ring

Blue Topaz : Blue Topaz Stones will improve your ability to communicate better and to express yourself in a meaningful way, both when speaking or when writing. It can assist you if you have been having difficulties with public speaking.


Blue Topaz Dragonfly Sterling Silver Pendant

Mystic Quartz: Quartz attracts life force at the core of your being and brings it into the physical world. It nourishes and balances your mind, emotions, and physical body and corrects color ray imbalances within them. As this stream of vital energy touches every facet of your being, it can improve all aspects of your life.


Mystic Quartz Teardrop Sterling Silver Ring

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Tis the season to buy local!

Christmas Blog Pic

As a small business owner, I always support buying locally as much as possible vs purchasing items from the big box stores when making decisions about holiday shopping.

And at this time of year the best way to find as many local artisans and merchants under one roof is to visit some of the local craft shows that are ongoing at this time of year.

There have been some excellent Facebook pages that have been created to help find local artisans and craft shows and Kijiji is an excellent source for this as well.

However I do realize that it is time consuming to review the many craft shows that are taking place throughout Winnipeg so I have done the work for you and have included a list of a few that you may like to attend to help with your holiday shopping this year. I have listed them by date so you can plan when you would like to attend.

November 15th

Sturgeon Heights Collegiate Annual Craft Sale
2665 Ness Avenue                                                                                                                            9am-3pm

Burrows Resource Centre Presents…
Holiday Craft & Vendor Sale
90 Sinclair Street (North Centennial Rec Complex)

The Spina Bifida/Hydrocephalus Association of Manitoba Christmas Craft Sale           Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, 201 Scurfield Blvd                                                           10am-3pm

In Support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba                                               Canad Inns, Windsor Park, 1034 Elizabeth Road                                                             10am-4pm

John Pritchard 19th Annual Holiday Craft Show                                                                      1490 Henderson Hwy                                                                                                               9:30am-3pm

Calvin Christian Schools 24th annual Christmas Craft & Bake Sale                                        245 Sutton Avenue                                                                                                                         10am-3pm

Ecole Lansdowne Holiday Craft Show                                                                                                 715 Wiginton St. (off Inkster)                                                                                                9am-3pm

Catholic Women’s League of Christ the King Parish “Pious Penguin” Craft Sale                  847 St. Mary’s Ave in school gymnasium                                                                          10am-4:30pm

Earl Grey Craft Sale and Flea Market                                                                                                360 Cockburn St N                                                                                                                             9am-3pm

November 16th

31st Annual Window on Christmas Craft Sale                                                                      Greendell Park C.C., 75 Woodlawn Ave                                                                               11am-4pm

Heritage Victoria CC Craft and Vendor Sale                                                                                      950 Sturgeon road (St James area)                                                                                                       11am-4pm

West St. Paul School Annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale                                                         3740 Main Street, West Saint Paul                                                                                                     10am-4pm

George Waters Middle School/St James Collegiate                                                                     190 Ferry Road                                                                                                                                 10am-4pm

November 20-23

Signatures Craft Show and Sale                                                                                                      RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre

November 21

Samuel Burland Craft & Bake Sale                                                                                                        192 Burland Avenue                                                                                                                          3:30-9pm

November 22

St Bart’s Christmas Tea and Bazaar                                                                                                881 Autumnwood Drive                                                                                                                 1pm-4pm

North Kildonan CC Craft Sale                                                                                                           1144 Kingsford Place                                                                                                                       10am-3pm

Good Neighbors Craft Sale                                                                                                                    720 Henderson Highway                                                                                                                     9am-2pm

November 22-23

11th Annual Holidaze Craft Show                                                                                                   586 Ellice Avenue                                                                                                                                    10am-7pm

November 29

10th Annual Christmas Market and Craft Sale                                                                                College Jeanne-Sauve School 1128 Dakota St                                                                           10am-3pm

Miles MacDonell Christmas Craft Show                                                                                             757 Roch Ave                                                                                                                                  10am-3pm

Silver Heights United Church Christmas Craft Sale
199 Garrioch Ave                                                                                                                           10am-3pm

November 30

Corydon Community Club Craft and Vendor Sale                                                                           1170 Corydon Avenue                                                                                                                     10am-4pm

December 6

Springs Church Christmas Craft Sale                                                                                                   595 Lagimodiere Blvd   10am-4pm

Sinclair Park Christmas Craft Sale                                                                                                   490 Sinclair Street                                                                                                                            9am-3pm

December 7

25th Annual Tuxedo Holiday Craft Sale                                                                                            Canadian Mennonite University  500 Shaftsbury Blvd                                                                    11am-4pm

In addition, Travel Manitoba has done an outstanding job outlining the many holiday craft shows taking place throughout the province. I have included the link for their suggestions as well:

So happy shopping local this holiday season everyone!

After all ’tis the season!

Wishing you all a peaceful holiday season.                                                                                       Lisa

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