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Holiday Shopping in the comfort of a home setting

Meeting new people and supporting local women who are working for themselves.  What a great combination. Come on out November 10 from 4 till 8 pm and/or November 11 from 9 till 5.  Hosted by Sharon Bernard Clarke of Monogram Mamas   in her beautiful yard off MacGregor Road.

Clothing, hats, skincare products, customized purses, flags, household items, home decor, make-up and of course, my line of custom designed jewelry.  No need to RSVP.  Please bring a friend.

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At Heaven Lane Creations, I design custom jewelry to fit your wardrobe and match your personal look. I also design custom yoga classes to meet your physical, emotional and health needs.

Click on any image to view more details and sample photos.

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Wishing you Joy, health and beauty during your day.

Namaste,

Andrea

Wholesale orders to stores are available as well.  Please contact me directly using the contact form.

You can reach me through the website contact form or by emailing me at andrea@heavenlanecreations.com .  By the way I live on Heaven Lane, so my company is aptly called Heaven Lane Creations.

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Sea Glass and College Spirit provide the Creative Spark for new jewelry designs

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I am fortunate to be included in a team of designers nationwide that are asked periodically to showcase how to use cultured sea glass from ZnetShows. This summer’s on-line publication features all of my University of Florida spirit jewelry.  I made two pairs of earrings, a bracelet, a necklace and several anklets.  Check out my features on pages 61 (Gator Pendant), Pages 81 Gator Nation Bracelet, and pages 94 and 95 (Gator Spirit Earrings and Anklet). There are many other beautiful designs by a variety of jewelry designers in the magazine as well.

gator sea glass and leather wrap bracelet   Gator earrings two pairs   Gator Anklet on Antique Gold Chain

So what is sea glass and what is cultured sea glass, you may be asking?

All glass categorized as Sea glass or Beach glass is made from recycled man made objects such as bottles. Natural beach or sea glass is unaltered.  So it looks rougher, has pores from the natural weathering processes of the sea, and comes in fewer colors.  The sea glass I use from ZnetShows is also recycled glass (not collected on the beach), but the company cultures it by tumbling, dying and putting holes in its products.  This makes cultured sea glass less organic, but easier to work with as a designer.  If you want more information about their beads, check out this page.

Gator earrings  Gator jewelry sea glass and silver and bling  Gator anklet silver and sea glass

Gator jewelry on Andrea with MarkWhy look like everyone else cheering on your favorite team!

Let me design unique and classy Cultured Sea Glass Spirit Jewelry for you. Contact me through my website or through my Etsy Store. L

et me know the team and whether you want silver, gold colored or copper as your findings. You can pick your length and your size.

Leave the designing to me. Go Gators or Steelers or Broncos or Phillies or “you catch my drift!”

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Designing custom jewelry to fit your wardrobe and match your personal look. Designing custom yoga classes to meet your physical, emotional and health needs.

Click on any image to view more details and sample photos.

Custom Anklet Jewelry SWFLBracelets Custom DesignsEarrings Custom Designs

Custom Necklaces Jewelry SWFLCustom Jewelry Sets SWFLCustom Yoga Jewelry Fort Myers

Wishing you Joy, health and beauty during your day.

Namaste,

Andrea

Wholesale orders to stores are available as well.  Please contact me directly using the contact form.

You can reach me through the website contact form or by emailing me at andrea@heavenlanecreations.com .  By the way I live on Heaven Lane, so my company is aptly called Heaven Lane Creations.

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Heaven Lane Creations Fort Myers, FL

Andrea Trank
Heaven Lane Creations
HeavenLaneCreations.com

 

 

Custom Jewelry is More than Costume Jewelry

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Do you want  fun and wearable jewelry made just for you?

Do you have a hard-to-match outfit that you need to accessorize?  Do you have a pendant sitting around in your jewelry box that you want a special necklace for?  Or do you have an idea in your head about a piece of jewelry that you can’t seem to find anywhere?

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The steps in making a 216 Mala Necklace

That is where I come in!!!

I love custom designing jewelry.  Here is what I have been up to the past few weeks in my jewelry-making studio, which by the way, is my home.  Thank you Trank men for eating and working around my growing mess.

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If you want me to  custom design a  sweet pair of earrings on the spot, come by my  Open House this Friday, April 29th between 2:30 pm and 6 pm.  If you need an address, contact me. Bring the necklace or bracelet you want to match or wear the top you need to accessorize.  Just pay $15.00 and I will design you earrings while you enjoy food and friendship.  $2.00 of every sale will go to the Children’s Advocacy Center, a local organization that FGCU’s Sorority Kappa Delta is supporting.

If you live far away or can’t make the event, you can order from me through my Etsy Store.

Designing custom jewelry to fit your wardrobe and match your personal look. Designing custom yoga classes to meet your physical, emotional and health needs.

Click on any image to view more details and sample photos.

Custom Anklet Jewelry SWFLBracelets Custom DesignsEarrings Custom Designs

Custom Necklaces Jewelry SWFLCustom Jewelry Sets SWFLCustom Yoga Jewelry Fort Myers

Wishing you Joy, health and beauty during your day.

Namaste,

Andrea

Wholesale orders to stores are available as well.  Please contact me directly using the contact form.

You can reach me through the website contact form or by emailing me at andrea@heavenlanecreations.com .  By the way I live on Heaven Lane, so my company is aptly called Heaven Lane Creations.

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Andrea Trank
Heaven Lane Creations
HeavenLaneCreations.com

 

 

Why Jewelry is the Perfect Gift

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Celebrate your Valentine’s Day with a handmade custom designed piece of jewelry made from the heart.

  1.  Jewelry is an investment, not just a purchase.  It can appreciate in value.
  2.  You can’t wear stocks or bonds as accessories and still look sane.
  3.  Jewelry is one of the only gifts that always elicits a “GASP!” response.  Also, try a car…but jewelry is more affordable and won’t crash.
  4.  Jewelry can speak when you don’t have the words.
  5.  Jewelry is an extremely customizable gift.  You can cater to personality, color preferences, style, almost everything.
  6.  Jewelry is lasting; aren’t most family heirlooms a piece of jewelry passed down through the ages?  Start a new family tradition.
  7.  Jewelry is appropriate for someone of any age.
  8.  Jewelry is perfect for either sex.  Baubles for beautiful women and watches and chunky chains for the boys.
  9.  You can make the presentation process just as unique as the gift.  I will gift wrap it for you.
  10.  Jewelry is a memorable gift.  You’ll always remember who gave it to you, what the occasion was, and where you were.  Jewelry is meaningful and more than just metal and rocks.  Jewelry tells a story; your story. Reprinted with edits from the Gem Affairs Diaries Blog 2008.

Check out my latest creations by clicking on the pictures below.  If you are local, I will arrange to deliver the jewelry. If you are not ready to buy, please favorite these items or my  Etsy store and visit often because I am always creating.

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Chunky turqoise necklace nugget handmade in Southwest Florida custom designed green leather and crystal bracelet handmade in Fort Myers Custom Designed Red necklace handmade in Southwest Florida

Valentines Day Gift Ideas 2016 SWFL

Special thanks to the amazing Annie Wood (ECS Senior) for her incredible photographs and for ECS Senior Erica Swafford for modeling my jewelry.  Both young ladies are pursuing their own businesses, so contact me if you would like to hire them.

Designing custom jewelry to fit your wardrobe and match your personal look. Designing custom yoga classes to meet your physical, emotional and health needs.

Click on any image to view more details and sample photos.

Custom Anklet Jewelry SWFLBracelets Custom DesignsEarrings Custom Designs

Custom Necklaces Jewelry SWFLCustom Jewelry Sets SWFLCustom Yoga Jewelry Fort Myers

Wishing you Joy, health and beauty during your day.

Namaste,

Andrea

Wholesale orders to stores are available as well.  Please contact me directly using the contact form.

You can reach me through the website contact form or by emailing me at andrea@heavenlanecreations.com .  By the way I live on Heaven Lane, so my company is aptly called Heaven Lane Creations.

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Andrea Trank
Heaven Lane Creations
HeavenLaneCreations.com

Visit Us on Etsy and Favorite our Store!

Heaven Lane Creations Etsy Store

Heaven Lane Creations is Excited to Announce “We’re On Etsy!”

Etsy Store IconThis journey as an artist to share my creations and offer custom designed, beautiful jewelry pieces that everyone can enjoy has been both wonderful and challenging at the same time. In an effort to reach out past my local community and my close circle of connections I decided to take my business to the next level and launch an Etsy store! The opportunity to reach anyone, anyplace at anytime is inspiring and mind blowing but fills me with so much gratitude as well!

In the past month, I have been filling my store with beautiful, hand-made, custom designed jewelry, using the amazing photographic talents of Annie Wood, a  high school senior, and the modeling talents of the beautiful  Taylor D’Angelo, also a senior. On December 2, 2015 , my sea glass and copper jewelry set was featured as the second item in an email Etsy sent out to its thousands of customers called “Discover Gifts for Everyone on your List!” For me this was an exciting and historic moment! I’m finally getting noticed! I feel like all my hard work is finally paying off and I’d like to take this opportunity to share this exciting moment with you.

I would like to personally invite you to click here now to visit my Etsy store and please like or favorite my store and my individual items by clicking on the heart that appears as you hover over a jewelry piece.  I continue to add new pieces daily am currently running a few holiday specials. Please use coupon code HOLIDAY10 when checking out to get 10% off your total purchase price and if you spend $75, drop me a note and I will custom design a fabulous FREE pair of earrings just for you.  You can specify the colors, length, silver, gold or copper and you will get your own “Uniquely Beautiful” and “Beautiful Unique” piece of jewelry representing your own style.  Even if you’re not making a purchase right now please favorite my store and items to help boost my store visibility on Etsy. Many thanks in advance for your wonderful support!

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Designing custom jewelry to fit your wardrobe and match your personal look. Designing custom yoga classes to meet your physical, emotional and health needs.

Click on any image to view more details and sample photos.

Custom Anklet Jewelry SWFLBracelets Custom DesignsEarrings Custom Designs

Custom Necklaces Jewelry SWFLCustom Jewelry Sets SWFLCustom Yoga Jewelry Fort Myers

Wishing you Joy, health and beauty during this Holiday Season.

Namaste,

Andrea

Wholesale orders to stores are available as well.  Please contact me directly using the contact form.

You can reach me through the website contact form or by emailing me at andrea@heavenlanecreations.com .  By the way I live on Heaven Lane, so my company is aptly called Heaven Lane Creations.

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Heaven Lane Creations Fort Myers, FL

Andrea Trank
Heaven Lane Creations
HeavenLaneCreations.com

Custom Wedding Jewelry Design

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Orlando Sentinel Dec. 14, 2014

Custom Wedding Jewelry Design From Heaven Lane Creations – Its more than meets the eye

There is nothing more exciting for a jewelry designer than to help a bride get ready for her big day.  I have been extremely fortunate to have had this opportunity a few times in my jewelry designing career.  Last year, my designs were worn by the the Belcher bridesmaids (Stacy and Jill) and Jean, the mother of the bride on Amanda’s big day.Not only was it a beautiful wedding, but the wedding party and  my jewelry made it into the Orlando Sentinel. Timing is everything.  12-13-14 was a good day to get married.

This year I am helping another bride.  This, by far, has been my most challenging  assignment because I have never met  the bride and she lives several hundred miles away.   We started working together eight months before the big day. Here are the steps.

Step 1:  We exchanged emails including pictures of herself and her dress.

Step 2:  She Searched Etsy and picked out some of her favorites, so I could see her style.

Step 3: I went bead shopping.

SFirst stage of wedding jewelry 250  widetep 4: I waited for the creative juices to flow and the flower to bloom.  This week, I woke up with the idea blooming and went to work. We are still a month a half out from the wedding.  I need to make her earrings and a matching bracelet.  I need to make sure the length of the necklace is exact for the dress.

My bride will report back to me with an exact length after the final fitting.  Then the package will be prepared for shipping and off to Pennsylvania where I hope she will wear her hand made custom designed pieces with pride during her special day.

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Etsy Store IconLet me work with you to custom design jewelry for a special event or just a difficult outfit. Everything I make is unique so check out all my new listings on my Etsy Store.  Use the following discount code HOLIDAY10 to get 10% off and even if you are not ready to buy, favor my items or store by clicking the heart. Thank you.

My specialties include:

  • Bead embroidery
  • Bead weaving
  • Kumihimo
  • Bead Crochet
  • Chinese Knotting and macrame
  • Viking Weave
  • Wire wrapping
  • Traditional bead stringing
  • Silversmithing

My strength is in mixing colors and creating beautiful wearable patterns

Designing custom jewelry to fit your wardrobe and match your personal look. Designing custom yoga classes to meet your physical, emotional and health needs.

Click on any image to view more details and sample photos.

Custom Anklet Jewelry SWFLBracelets Custom DesignsEarrings Custom Designs

Custom Necklaces Jewelry SWFLCustom Jewelry Sets SWFLCustom Yoga Jewelry Fort Myers

Wishing you Joy, health and beauty during this Holiday Season.

Namaste,

Andrea

Wholesale orders to stores are available as well.  Please contact me directly using the contact form.

You can reach me through the website contact form or by emailing me at andrea@heavenlanecreations.com .  By the way I live on Heaven Lane, so my company is aptly called Heaven Lane Creations.

Heaven Lane Creations Fort Myers, FL

Holiday Shopping Simple and Sweet

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etsy Heaven Lane CreationsAre you ready to start your Holiday Shopping?

Do you want to buy unique, one-of-a-kind custom designed jewelry boxed up and ready to go?  I have lowered the prices of my sets and individual earrings, bracelets, anklets and necklaces and have adorable gift boxes and wrapping for you just in time for the holidays.  Here is a sampling of what I have made and ready to go. Please click here to visit my Etsy shop and buy now! Click on any image below to enlarge and begin slide show.

Andrea sitting up straightObviously, this is a small sampling of what I have available.  If you want to see more, contact me through my website or email.  I am also willing to have a jewelry party at your home or location in around Fort Myers.  You invite your friends and you get jewelry for free.

So take the stress out of your Holiday Shopping this year and support a local artist who designs and makes jewelry from her heart.

Wholesale orders to stores are available as well.  Please contact me directly using the contact form.

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My specialties include:

  • Bead embroidery
  • Bead weaving
  • Kumihimo
  • Bead Crochet
  • Chinese Knotting and macrame
  • Viking Weave
  • Wire wrapping
  • Traditional bead stringing
  • Silversmithing

My strength is in mixing colors and creating beautiful wearable patterns

Designing custom jewelry to fit your wardrobe and match your personal look. Designing custom yoga classes to meet your physical, emotional and health needs.

Click on any image to view more details and sample photos.

Custom Anklet Jewelry SWFLBracelets Custom DesignsEarrings Custom Designs

Custom Necklaces Jewelry SWFLCustom Jewelry Sets SWFLCustom Yoga Jewelry Fort Myers

Wholesale orders to stores are available as well.  Please contact me directly using the contact form.

You can reach me through the website contact form or by emailing me at andrea@heavenlanecreations.com .  By the way I live on Heaven Lane, so my company is aptly called Heaven Lane Creations.

Heaven Lane Creations Fort Myers, FL

Happehatchee Happenings

Open House Happehatchee 2015

Aaron-painting-rain-barrelAwesome Open House at Happehatchee!

We had phenomenal attendance Saturday September 26 at Happehatchee’s Open House and Celebration of National Estuaries Day.  The response from the community far exceeded our “hopes and dreams,” according to board member Holley Rauen.

The weather forecast was foreboding, (it was the last week of September in Southwest Florida, what do you expect) and it had been raining cats and dogs for weeks now.

But the matriarch of Happehatchee, Ellen Peterson, must have been looking down from above giving her blessing to this event…. because young and old, new and familiar, local and foreign people flocked into Happehatchee for a celebration of National Estuaries Day. It was also an Open House to introduce or re-introduce the Center to the Southwest Florida community.

This event was billed as a chance to experience Happehatchee in all of its glory, and it lived up to its billing. Every half hour, the Peace Pavilion filled up with students eager to try out our yoga in nature classes, participate in a drum circle or Kirtan, sing for world peace or learn about cutting edge healing methods like EFT.

FGCU students were stationed everywhere as well as local artist Ehren Gerhard, Happehatchee board member Holley Rauen and regular volunteers such as Terry and Peg. Special thanks to Terry Ganley, Peggy Lindsey, Sheila Hultgren, Stephanie Bravo, Zuliana Salerno, Lexi Siegle, Kathryn Marinace, Nat Kelleher and Lindsey Smith. Two staff members, newly appointed Executive Director Julie Gerhard and me, the Yoga Coordinator tag teamed to make sure all were “happe” with Happehatchee.

The reviews were extremely positive.  “ I can feel the energy here,” said one person who had never been at Happehatchee before.  “I am staying all day,” said another Happe client after the second yoga class.  “I’m in. Sign me up!” said another.

Happe Open House TentNot a drop of rain spilled on the outdoor vendors, the food station where yummy Guatemalan food was served or the environmental education station, where children and adults alike learned what an estuary was and how to protect it.  Zuliana, who volunteered at this station commented, “the kids were like sponges, but what really surprised me was how much the adults learned as well.”

So as Happehatchee enters its 10th year in existence as a not-for-profit eco spiritual center, it looks like an auspicious beginning to health and healing for those who venture onto these sacred grounds.

Happehatchee Center is a sanctuary for peace and healing.

Below check out a gallery of Happehatchee’s Celebration of National Estuaries Day and Open House.

 

I wish you health and joy in  your day.  Namaste,  Andrea

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Heaven Lane Yoga – Designing custom yoga classes to meet your physical, emotional and health needs.

You can reach me through the website contact form or by emailing me at andrea@heavenlanecreations.com .  By the way I live on Heaven Lane, so my company is aptly called Heaven Lane Creations.

Cover Girl — Surprise

Summer 2015 cover design

Look what’s on the cover of the Summer Edition of Creative Spark, an on-line magazine brought to you by the Jewelry Supply Company Znetshows. It’s a necklace I designed  a few weeks ago with their cultured sea glass .In fact, I designed an entire collection of jewelry that you can see in the Creative Spark magazine (click on magazine) starting on page 28. All of the designers in this journal are so creative and they come from all over the country and most like me, are artists,  some of whom are trying to figure out the incredible confusing new world of social media.  In fact, I wrote about that social media struggle on page 142 of the Magazine. (just turn the pages with the arrow as if you are reading a book)

 

The big question for all the jewelers was  “What about the sea inspires you?”  This is what I wrote:

“In Southwest Florida, the color of the Gulf changes daily.  Every time I go to the beach, I learn something new…  maybe it’s a birSanibelIslandwithleastternsd I have not seen before, or sea pork that has been washed in on  the beach.  One day it’s a beach full of star fish and another day, its sand dollars  or live shells.  It changes daily and each day it is exquisite reminder of the beauty  and drama played out in nature.”  Please tell me what inspiration you get from our amazing Gulf of Mexico!

Peace,  Andrea

Sensational Sunday: Finally Opening my Etsy Store

It’s a Sensational Sunday.  Why?  I have finally opened my Etsy Store.

 

Here is the back story.

Do you have a tendency to wait for everything to be perfect before you launch or do you just dive in, knowing that a few more weeks, or possibly, months of work might be warranted?  This has basically been my journey with Etsy, the on-line worldwide marketplace for crafters, jewelers, etc. you name it.  I changed my mind a hundred times about opening a shop. Heaven Lane Creations Etsy Shop

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“I don’t have enough jewelry for sale, my pictures aren’t good enough, there are so many other designers on line,” these were a few of the negative mantras I was repeating in my head.  I have had an Esty account since 2008, however I never got past the posting of three pictures. It was never the right time. But in the past few months, I have turned the corner on my love/hate relationship with the world of technology.

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Thanks to my wonderful web designer, Monica Garcia Saenz , the help I received on social media marketing from Ysmay Walsh and Nicola DeAvilla, and good old fashion hard work and persistence on my part, I am beginning to see the value of interfacing technology with my Jewelry Design and Yoga Teaching careers.

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So in keeping with a Sensational Sunday,  I am offering a deal  for the next month through my Etsy Store — spend $50 and get a pair of earrings for $5.00 or spend $100 and a get a pair of earrings for free.

Etsy Store Grand Opening Sale

 

Designing custom jewelry to fit your wardrobe and match your personal look. Designing custom yoga classes to meet your physical, emotional and health needs.

You can reach me through the website contact form or by emailing me at andrea@heavenlanecreations.com .  By the way I live on Heaven Lane, so my company is aptly called Heaven Lane Creations.

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