Friday, February 27, 2009

I am featured on Found-Handmade

I am thrilled to be featured on Found-Handmade, a wonderful Blog that features artisans (handmade & vintage items).

I can been seen at:

To view full collection of Spotlights, please visit:

Yours in design,

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I was featured on Design:Handmade {Designer Profile}

Many thanks to Cassandra for featuring me as one of their Designer Profiles on Design:Handmade. I am truly honored to be a part of this exciting and growing indie community of Canadian Artisans.

Design:Handmade is filled with tons of useful information that would relate to small businesses, tutorials, giveaways, and plenty more.

I urge anyone interested to check it out and spread the word!


My full interview can be seen at

Yours in design,

Made by Hand. By Me.

Have you heard of Made by Hand. By Me? It's a wonderful new site geared for all handmade items. This community promotes a large variety of handmade items (and offers a user friendly Artisan Directory guide from A-Z)...emphasis is to help 'put the personal back to handmade'.

You can find Jewelry by Carmen Bowe in the Artisan Directory under Carmen Bowe.,com_sobi2/Itemid,/catid,/sobi2Id,799/sobi2Task,sobi2Details/

Here's a great story on how 'Made by Hand. By Me' got started.

You should check them out!

Yours in design,

Monday, February 23, 2009

Heart Warming Stories

I am touched by all the heart warming stories my customers share with me. If your custom order has a special story behind the piece, I would love to hear all about it. I have heard so many touching stories...from newly weds celebrating their first Valentine's together, to a daughter helping her mother mourn over her late husband, to new births entering our world...each tale is as unique as the person wearing the jewelry piece. Many thanks again for allowing me to create beautiful handcrafted jewelry with pure expression for you and your loved ones.

Yours in design,

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Contest Sponsor at IndieNorth

Hello dear friends,

Like Contests? Me too!

I will be sponsoring a contest at IndieNorth the week of April 6-12, 2009.
Check out

The prize will be a gift certificate to be used at
There is no expiry date, so you can use it at anytime...but wait, Mother's Day is May 10Th...and I've got great gift ideas (for you or a wonderful mom you know).

Haven't heard of Indienorth? It's a Canadian indie business collective. Stop by for details on this community of talented Canadian Artists.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Life is a Journey ~Inukshuk Collection

Crafted using quality sterling silver and copper metals, I thrive to be unique and elegant while offering personalized designs to my customers.

My latest design is called "Life is a Journey" and is part of the Inukshuk Collection.

Yours in Design,

Monday, February 16, 2009

Custom Copper and Sterling Duo Charm Necklace by Carmen Bowe

This design was originally created for a special young lady for her birthday...I liked it so much, I decided to add it to my shop.

The Custom Copper and Sterling Duo Charm is the ideal jewel piece to commemorate a family’s love, a birthday, an anniversary, or any special event.

This design features a petite 1/2” sterling silver circle charm against a 3/4” copper charm. The combination of copper and sterling compliments each other with warmth and radiance. This design is a perfect choice for those who like to wear both gold and silver tone jewelry.

This elegant handcrafted jewelry with pure expression hangs gracefully against an 18" 2mm rubber cord necklace finished with a sterling silver (925) lobster clasp closure.

Yours in Design,

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mother's Day is May 10th

Mother's Day is May 10, 2009, here's my shipping cut-offs for getting some glittering goods.

Important Dates:

April 27th is the "recommended" last day I will ship via Canada Post prior to Mother's Day within Canada, April 20th is the recommended date for US & International shipments. Ok, so let's back track a few days to create the orders. April 10th is the "recommended" deadline day for Custom Mother's Day request. Pressed for time, perhaps we can make an arrangement for Express Shipping.

To avoid disappointment, please order early...
It's never too early to think about Mother's Day!

***Please Note:

Unfortunately, due to possible delays at customs, I cannot guarantee on time delivery for any International shipments (US & Overseas).

Coming soon, a new "Mother's Collection"!

Yours in design,

Hand stamped Inukshuk Charm Earrings by Carmen Bowe

The latest design to grace the Inukshuk Collection...a pair of sterling silver charm earrings.

Carmen Bowe's Inukshuk Collection

My Exclusive Inukshuk Collection is now available at my Etsy shop. Two designs are currently featured, but watch for more original designs in the coming months...

These unique designs are exclusive items in my shop. The Inukshuk design stamp has been created as a ‘one of a kind’ exclusive design stamp for Carmen Bowe’s hand stamped jewelry collection. You will not find this ‘Inukshuk’ design stamp in another shop.

This design features an Inukshuk symbol hand stamped in the centre of a high quality (20 gauge) thick sterling silver charm (or adorned with a Swarovski crystal pearl drop). The sterling silver charm is 7/8” in diameter and floats effortlessly against an 18” ‘Made in Italy’ sterling silver double ball chain or ball chain necklace (it’s your choice!).

This design is hand stamped with the words:

For customization: I can accommodate up to 24 characters in my smaller font alphabets. Letters can be oxidized (blacken) or left non-oxidized (raw-silver tone). Please contact me via convo with your special request, and let’s see if it will work.

The backside is brushed and gently hand stamped with .925 (sterling silver).

Of Note: The Inukshuk design stamp is a larger design stamp than most, as a result, the impression of the Inukshuk is lighter than the alphabet stamps. This is the way the design is intended to look...Fresh and Raw.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Inukshuk symbol, here’s my version of the Canadian tale.

Long ago, in Northern Canada, the Inukshuk was customarily used as a navigational guides to travelers. Today, the Inukshuk symbol serves well as a keepsake of a journey, commemorating a special achievement, and symbolizing the importance of unity and lasting friendship. This unique sterling silver handcrafted pendant is designed to embrace Canada with Unity and Friendship. All pieces are lovingly hand stamped by me, letter by letter, with the utmost in care and is adorned with its own uniqueness and charm. I hope in wearing this piece, it will bring you luck through life’s journey.

Yours in design,

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Gift Certificate Is A Perfect Choice

Having problems deciding which handcrafted jewel design your loved one would like most? Then a CBDesignStudio Gift Certificate would be the perfect choice.

The gift certificate is valid only in my Etsy shop and is only redeemable there.

I offer gift certificate for $30 USD in my shop, but you can send me a message and request a gift certificate for any denomination you desire. I will set up a Custom Listing just for you.

When you purchase a gift certificate, you will receive an image file within 36 hours of your payment clearing. Once you received the email attachment, you can print it out and deliver to the recipient anyway you wish. Upon request, I can print off the gift certificate and mail it to you (via Regular Canada Post)at no charge. Please specify in the 'Message to Seller' box upon your Etsy checkout, if a mail out is requested.

Recipients will need to register on to redeem their gift certificate.

To redeem, please ask the recipient to visit and 'contact seller' with the details of the custom order they wish to purchase. A custom listing will be set up just for them with an appropriate price tag ($0 if it is completely covered by the gift certificate; or a partial amount if it is not). If the custom piece purchased (+shipping fee) is less than the gift certificate amount, a separate certificate code with the remaining amount will be issued.

Every gift certificate will have an unique ‘Certificate Code’ which must be used upon redeeming it. To redeem, enter the certificate code in the ‘Message to Seller’ box upon checkout.

***CBDesignStudio Gift Certificates have No Expiry Date. Gift certificates cannot be replaced, returned or redeemed for cash.

My unique 'No Expiry Date' Gift Certificates may be perfect gift you have been looking for. Celebrate every mood, every event and every special person in your life with a unique handcrafted jewelry with pure expression by Carmen Bowe.

Here's a testimonial from a Gift Certificate Client:

"Thank you so much. She was admiring my necklace at Christmas and
has just had her 3rd (and final) baby so know she will love it.
It is just too hard to decide between all of your beautiful designs!
I am constantly getting compliments on the one Julie picked out for me.
Thank you for your prompt and professional service!"
~Jill-Victoria, BC

Yours in Design,