Saturday, June 16, 2012


Took me about an hour to make but I think it turned out pretty well!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Impromtu creativity

Not sure what/where I got the idea to do this. But once I started making it, that was it. Not sure if I want to make it a hair clip or a accessory for a plain shirt. Leaning more towards the accessory. Anyone have any ideas?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Changing blog layout

Over the next few days, there are going to be many changes to my blog. I will be adding a link to Shari Lynn Gardners (my mom)'s page. She has a blog about her complications of surgeries branching from bariatric, gall bladder, exploratory surgeries, a rare large hernia and more. She is documenting everything that has gone on and is still going on that way if anyone else has these problems, she may be able to help from description of her own problems. She is also a author with one novel "Tara's Adventures In Life" and a ebook short story "The New Kid on the Bus" and more to come. 

I will also be adding a section to my blog about graphic design. I am going to be starting my bachelors in June for Graphic Design and I intend on expanding Plein Design to accompany that. Currently, I am making book covers for my moms books but once I am able to get Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, I will be expanding and offering design of flyers, business cards, logos, book covers, etc. I can't wait! 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Why did I choose Plein Design?

Why did I choose Plein Design?

For years I have worried that the name Plein would end with me in my family because there are no sons to carry on the name. I have thought about hyphenating my name when the time comes that I get married but that still would not allow the name to live on. I had been doing crafts with friends since I was in eighth grade. Over the past few years it has become more of a hobby and now it is something that I love to do. Whenever I am stressed or under pressure, I need a way of venting and most times, it leads to my jewelry making or one of my other crafts. From doing these over the years, I now have piles of crafts just laying around, so I thought why not share my love of crafts for others to see and love as well. That is why I chose to make my own company. From there I knew I wanted to use my name in some way, Plein was my first choice. From there I could not decide what else to say. But then it came to me while I was designing someone's logo for their company and work, design. Everything I do is designing, I love designing. Plein Design was born. Over time as I grow, so will Plein Design. Right now it is to sell my jewelry and hair accessories. I am starting at a college for design and technology in June for my bachelors degree. Once I have my degree I hope to open up a new branch to Plein Design and offer designing of flyers, business cards, logos, etc. Perhaps I'll even add fashion design soon. There are so many roads to take. I hope you will follow me on this Journey.

In the next few days I will do another posting on the Origin on the name Plein. I have wanted to do this for a long time because my father tells me it mean to be full or full to capacity and I always thought it was french but now as I see who is looking at my blog, many viewers are from Bulgaria. Now I want to research and find all the meanings of Plein.

Comments are open to anyone, if you know a separate reading, please let me know and I will include your meaning and credit you in my post.

Listings are LIVE on Etsy!

Most of my jewelry is now on Etsy!! I have a little widjet here on my blog, upper right corner, its a slideshow of all of my listings right now. I also have 3 of my hair accessories on there right now. Once I get home later I will be helping my mom with Photoshop and then hopefully posting more of the hair accessories and then bracelets! 

What should I post first? Bracelets or hair accessories?