Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Jonara Blu Maui ~ Etsy Showcase

Are you or someone you know getting married on the beach this year? Maybe you just love the beach like I do. If so I have the perfect shop for you today! Jonara Blu Maui has the most beautiful island inspired jewelry geared toward beach brides, but great for anyone who loves the beach!

Here is a little bit more about this great Etsy Shop:

Jonara Blu Maui is a fun little jewelry company stranded on the island of Maui with it's owner, Jamee Jones. As a WAHM, she creates jewelry inspired by her home, the beautiful island of Maui. Her creations are fresh and funky with an island twist. While using many different semi precious gemstones and metals, her favorite components to work w/ are pearls, shell and silk. This is what she uses to create her specialty... romantic, feminine beach wedding jewelry with a beachy-organic appeal.

Jamee started creating her first jewelry pieces when only 9 years old. Her babysitter would bring a shoe box full of beads over for her to play with and eventually passed it down to her. She still vividly remembers the excitement she felt as the new owner of the little colorful candy-like wonders and has never lost her fascination for beads, gemstones and all things sparkly.

In 1996 she started working for a local Maui ceramic jewelry artist. Having taken many art classes and having the knack for painting, she picked up right away on how to paint intricate designs on ceramic beads for this artist. She also was trained on how to string well made heavy jewelry designs the artist sold in local galleries. In 2002 Jamee branched out on her own, selling at local craft fairs and then May of 2003 she launched her online shop through RubyLane. Since then she has added her Etsy shop and has enjoyed becoming part of the Etsy community.

"As a resident of Maui since 1992, I have appreciated the inspiration that this beautiful island has played in my jewelry making hobby. Beading has brought me much joy and has been great therapy for 'mom time' over the years. It even offered me the opportunity to do some large corporate orders for companies like 'Volvo Trucks' and 'Relational LLC'. I'd have to say though that Maui beach weddings play the biggest part in my inspiration. I feel so fortunate that very often my jewelry can be seen delicately gracing the neckline of Maui's lovely beach brides, as well as women all over the world on one of the most special days of their life."

Jamee's jewelry is currently carried at 'B-Side the Sea' located in Poole England and she is currently under negotiations to have it carried in a cute little shop full of Maui artists creations in the small north shore beach town of Paia.

Here are a few of my favorite picks from Jonara Blu Maui

Jamee is generously offered to giveaway these beautiful handmade earrings!! A $22 value!

The winner and 4 runners up will all recieve a $5 coupon to use in her Esty shop!

Here is how to enter:

Main Entry: You must complete both parts to be eligible
~Subscribe to my blog via reader (left sidebar) leave comment. = 1 entry
~ Go to Jonara Blu Maui shop here and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is. = 1 entry

Bonus Entries
~ Follow Jonara Blu Maui on Twitter here. Leave a comment. = 1 entry
~ Follow me on Twitter here. Leave a comment. = 1 entry
~Subscribe to Jonara Blu Maui's blog here (right side enter your email address) = 1 entry
~Post this giveaway on a social networking site such as Facebook or Twitter. Leave a link to your post in your comment. = 1 entry each day
~ Post a link to this giveaway on your blog. Leave a link to your blog in your comment. = 1 entry
~ Grab my button (right sidebar) and post it on your blog. = 1 entry

Thank you Jamee for this great giveaway :)

US entries only please. Please make sure to leave a valid email address or your Twitter ID in one of your comments. I will not hunt you down if you win. If you do not follow the entry requirements as stated above, your entry will be invalid, so please make sure you read the directions carefully :) This contest will end at 11:59pm EST , Wednesday, January 21st. The winner will be chosen by and will be notified via email or Twitter DM. The winner will also be posted on this blog on Thursday, January 22nd. The winner has 48 hrs from the time of the posting to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.


Angie said...

I really loved this item: Baby White Freshwater Coin Pearl Beach Wedding Necklace!!

Just lovely!!


Angie said...

I subscribed to your blog via the reader on your left sidebar. I have not gotten an email yet to verify it-hope it comes.


Angie said...

I am following Jonara Blu Maui on Twitter


Angie said...

I have subscribed to Jonara Blu Maui's blog.


MJ said...

I subscribed & I love the Tiger Ebony and Freshwater Coin Pearl Bracelet.

Leah said...

Hearbreaking~ly can't seem to follow you as a non~blogging MAMA, but I definitely subscribe and follow you in spirit! : )))

And, what do I love most at Jonara Blu Maui's Esty Shop? The Paua Palm Tree Bracelet is truly aesthetically gorgeous!

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))


Leah said...

YAHOOOO!!! I am now following Jonara Blu Maui on TWITTER....username: leahita!!! : )))


Leah said...

I love following you on TWITTER....username: leahita!!! : )))


Leah said...

And, I TWITTERED about this give~away.......user name: leahita.

Thanks again! : )))


Angie said...

I am following you (craftymamaof4)on Twitter! (angiee1)

Thank you!

Wanda said...

Cute stuff! I love several things. I would have a hard time deciding on one thing.

miss_moneymaker said...

Please enter me in your contest!
I just subscribed to your blog, and my favorite item is The Wild at Heart Multi Gem Beaded Necklace.

sarahjd766 at

Thanks for the chance.

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