Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Holidays are ON at Willie and Lu!

Through the New Year, everything at Willie & Lu 



for our blog followers only,

save 15% 

with coupon code 
at checkout!

New to the shop:



Sunday, November 11, 2012

We've chosen a 
in our Fall Jewelry Giveaway!!!

Congratulations to 

Kathy has won her choice of any item in the shop!*

Visit the shop ( for lots of new goodies, and for more contests to come!

~ Happy Fall ~

* =/< $30; not redeemable for cash

Monday, September 3, 2012


September's here, so I hope things are cooling down for everyone. It's been such a brutal summer! It's just starting to really heat up here, but that's okay -- I'm heading to Denver at the end of the month to take part in my first HORSESHOE MARKET (! This amazing art, craft, and flea market is the creation of my lovely sister-in-law, Amy, and now my brother Doug. I'm extra excited that my aunt Barbara will be by my side, when we're not fighting over my sweet little niece Fiona, who will be 1 this month!

If you happen to be anywhere near Denver on October 6, check out the Market; it's not like any flea market you've ever seen! And if you're travelling through Colorado, catch up with the Horseshoe's travelling markets (held in conjunction with the Colorado Historical Society):


We've just launched our second contest, and you can enter RIGHT NOW, just by leaving a comment at the end of this post! There are oodles of ways you can accrue entries (and the last contest was won by someone who had a lot of entries!). Visit to find out how you can enter to win your choice of item ($30 or less) from the shop! I'm adding pretty new things to the shop as fast as I can, so you'll have lots to chose from. 
Now through September 21 (my Ma's bday), take 15% OFF your entire order with coupon code


We contribute at least 20% of our proceeds to charity, and at least through October 31, we'll continue donating to two organizations that are important to us, UCLA's Pediatric Pain Management Clinic (where Lucy has been receiving treatment this past year) and the American Lupus Foundation. Our first donation was $40 to the Pain Clinic, and we recently donated a hefty & happy $300 to the Lupus Foundation, so the next chunk of change (coming soon!) goes to the the Kids' Pain Clinic. 

Additionally, during the spring, we made two donations -- $60 and $30 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (in honor of our friend, Laura, who was just 34 when she passed away a year ago), and we are continuing to contribute to a fund for Laura's 12 year-old daughter, Eva.THANK YOU to those of you who have supported our giving! Please let us know if you'd like further info about any of the charities we support.

I'll leave you now with just a few pictures of new pieces in the shop. Don't forget to enter the contest -- and keep entering! We'd looooove to hear from you, so get started with a comment below!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Please enjoy this beautiful Mr. Rogers remix:

Play all summer long, and think about things 
and they'll grow --
in the garden of your mind

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Summer on the Horizon

A Very Busy May

We are having a great spring! The garden is busting with flowers in every color imaginable; as I write from the studio, I see, from one window, goldenrod, magenta, lavender, tomato red, palest pink, white, purple, orange, coral, cream, peach, and so much green! I can't imagine a more wonderful, secluded little spot. It continues to inspire me, and when I'm making jewelry, I find that I'm mixing colors in ways that surprise me. Rainbow is the color of the season!

The lovely and brilliant JULIE NEWMAN REED is the winner of our Big Spring Jewelry Giveaway! Julie's name was drawn from over 100 entries to win her choice of any piece in the shop. I'll be posting news about a New Contest soon, so stay tuned! Here's a taste of what could be yours...It's Julie's prize, Green Goddess jade, mother-of pearl, & sterling earrings: 

Everyone's busy as we wind up another school year. One of the biggest benefits of being married to a teacher is having ALL of us free to play all summer long! A trip to Stone Harbor (NJ) is in order, of course, and in August, Aidan & Lucy will be accompanying Nonna & Gramps on an adventure that will take them to Glacier National Park and parts of Canada & the Northern U.S.. Jeremy and I hope to take a little trip somewhere while they're gone, and welcome your suggestions!

May has been a great month for Willie & Lu, as we were accepted by PapernStitch, an online curated gallery of handcrafted art and craft. I confess that I've been denied a few times before, so it's extra special to be a part of PapernStitch's May exhibition!!!  I hope you'll visit the exhibition here:  If you see something you like, you'll be linked directly to my Etsy shop, so any purchases will be made the old-fashioned Etsy way. Be sure to use coupon code PAPERNSTITCH10 for 10% OFF everything in the shop, for as long as we're on exhibit!

I'm listing loads of new pieces this month, and I've got some beautiful necklaces -- with earrings to match, if you want them to.  I've got so many new beads, I can't keep up with my desire to create! We'll be staying close to home for much of the summer, and I'm going to be focusing on bracelets, necklaces, and beautiful earrings, so please please please let me know what you'd like to see in the shop.

Here are a few of the newest designs in the shop. I welcome your comments, suggestions, questions, and even criticisms (if delicately put). Enjoy this season's graduations, weddings, vacations, picnics, and adventures!




Thursday, April 19, 2012

50% OFF = AND= Donation Update

A few treasures for you...

Okay, here's the deal: I want someone to visit our blog AND leave a comment. So the first person who does so will get a pair of earrings for HALF OFF!!! Good or bad, long or short, just comment. Then I'll send you a coupon code that will never expire; it will give you 50% off any pair of earrings in the shop! What a deal! If you don't "need" earrings for yourself, I'll send you a gift certificate for a pair of earrings that you can give to someone you love -- You pay $14 for a $28 pair! Questions? Leave them as your comment!!! 

An update on our donations: On April 18, we contributed $60 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ( in memory of our dear friend Laura. Laura passed away in September after her second battle with leukemia; she was just 34 years old. Laura's 12 year-old daughter is Lucy's best friend; She's always been more like a member of the family to all of us. We're starting an educational trust for Eva, and would welcome donations to this fund.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us in our charitable donations.


jools & jeremy

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Presenting...Our Facebook Page!!!

For the past year or so, I've been using my personal Facebook page  as the shop page, just because I couldn't figure out how to make a shop page! Well, it's finally time to introduce my FB page to the world. But of course I can't do it without any fanfare, sooooo we're having a... 

AND I'm extending our BUY 2, GET 1 FREE Program for Facebook -- and Blog -- friends ONLY. 

I'll keep posting little tidbits just for FB fans, to make it worth your while, including sneak previews, special discounts, and more contests. 

***Start accruing entries in the jewelry now -- Leave a comment to this post for 1 entry ***
and visit the new FB page to earn more! 

xo xo xo!


Leaving you with a few sneak previews of spring baubles...


Friday, April 6, 2012

Introducing our new Customer Appreciation Program!

It's taken a while, but I've finally gotten our shop Facebook page up and running ~ and there's a special bonus for everyone who visits here AND there: When you buy 2 items, you'll get 1 FREE, through May 15!!! Just order your 2 pieces, and send me a note that mentions Facebook & Blogspot, and let me know what you'd like as your free piece!*  This leads me to...


We're so grateful for our returning customers, and for the terrific people who send new customers our way, we're looking for ways to say THANKS! We're starting our new Customer Appreciation Program with a terrific gift that keeps on giving: When you purchase 3 items, you'll get a FREE item of your choice.  It's a great treat, made greater for a few reasons: 1) No expiration! Once you're in the program, you're in it for as long as W&L is open!  If you  2) You don't have to buy all 3 pieces at one time! You can buy a pair of earrings now, a necklace for Mother's Day, and a birthday present in October, and you'll have a freebie for Christmas! We'll keep track of your purchases for you. 3) If you don't find anything you'd love as your FREE pair, I'll send you a gift certificate, valid for a whole year! Keep it for yourself, or give it as a gift!

Coming soon: Referral bonus! 

I'm going to leave you with a few images of spring, just to get your mouth watering...