* GRAND OPENING *
Friday, June 16, 2017
Dudars Designs is opening their very first ART GALLERY in downtown
Greenville, South Carolina.
Located in the HEART of Greenville on the Historical Reedy River, at 300 Riverplace.
For over 18 years, Dudars Designs has been providing beautiful, quality jewelry to women all over the world. And have now expanded our creative art pieces to include
Fine Furnishings, Beautiful Paintings, Hand-cut Wine Glass Racks, Bird Feeders,
Balancing Wine Bottle Holders and many more hand-crafted gifts.
Our creative juices have just begun.
We invite you to share our success by coming in on Friday, June 16
to enjoy wine, nibbles and receive a FREE pair of earrings with any purchase over $20.
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS !
Tonight, we had the best GIRLS NIGHT OUT!!
We had The Artisan Clay Jewelry class and had a blast talking GIRL stuff and creating BEAUTIFUL jewlery! Here are a few ideas of the gorgeous Artisan Clay wearable art pieces.
This years theme:
"LEAF" the past behind and 'fall' gracefully into the new day. May your day be filled with love, happiness and prosperity.
Keep scrolling down and see some of the beautiful art pieces that these beautiful ladies created tonight.
Here are jsut a few of the gorgeous wearable art pieces that were created tonight. Thank you Selena and Deborah for being models!
These classes are usually offered during a certain time of the year.
The theme for this class was about using what we have today, few leaves left on the trees, and using them to create our LEAF jewelry. Pictured below on Selena is an impression of an Evergreen. She wanted to invert hers to look like the TREE OF LIFE. Great idea, Selena! I love this piece, beautiful work!
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And remember, we are all beautiful.
Dudars Designs wants to
Gayle H. (Arizona)
Bethany S. (Greenville, SC) !!
Our Breast Cancer Pearl Birdnest Winners!
These two ladies are not just customers, we know them personally.
Both of whom are Breast Cancer survivors!
These beautiful pieces went to two very deserving women!
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dudars Designs has donated several Breast Cancer Pearl Birdnests to several Cancer locations in the Greenville area, Pearlie Harris Breast Cancer Center and Cancer Societies of America, to name a few.
Cancer is a BEAST!
And Breast Cancer can not be any closer to the heart !
If you, or someone you love, has battled this nastiness, please sign up for our newsletter and enter our drawing for another chance to win one of these Beautiful Genuine Freshwater Pearl Breast Cancer Birdnests.
Each Breast Cancer Birdnest is hand-designed with over 7 carats of
Genuine Freshwater Pearls and dangles from an 18" silver chain.
Dudars Designs is offering another drawing for the month of October.
To Enter to win, just go to the 'HOME' page, scroll to the bottom and enter your email address for a chance to win this Beautiful Breast Cancer Bird nest.
You will also receive jewelry specials and info on upcoming Art Shows.
Though oysters have long been considered a delicacy, “the world is one’s oyster” invokes, as a metaphor, much more than just a tasty snack. Oysters are also, of course, the source of beautiful and very valuable pearls, although the chances of finding a pearl-bearing oyster on your dinner plate are vanishingly remote (especially today, since the oysters that produce pearls are not considered edible). But, as they say in the Lotto ads, you can’t win it if you’re not in it, and only by prying open the oyster can you hope to win a pearl or, at the very least, partake of the delicacy inside. So, in the most expansive sense, “the world is your oyster” means that, because of your position or advantages, the world is laid out before you like a plate of oysters needing only to be pried open to be enjoyed, perhaps with a pearl as a prize.
The world is one’s oyster” first appeared in print in the early 17th century, and seems to be one of the dozens of phrases and figures of speech coined by William Shakespeare, in this case in his play The Merry Wives of Windsor ~ “Why then the world’s mine Oyster, which I, with sword will open”. ~
See "Necklaces" for the beautiful Oyster Shell jewelry, on sale now for just $10, originally $28.
These make the perfect gift for someone who is taking a new step, making a difficult choice, starting out in a new job or just a sweet gift for that someone special to remind them that no matter where they are in life, that LIFE IS GOOD and "The World is Your Oyster"!
Sitting here, on Edisto Island, South Carolina, I listen to the rumbling of the thunder above me and feel the temperature beginning to cool.
"RAIN" soothes me. Rain? Yes! Rain! It is such a lovely thing!
Actually, did you know that rain is therapeutic ?
Yes, it is very therapeutic.
Rain releases negative ions, which is a very good thing because they can produce a net positive effect on our health. Negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy.
Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we inhale in abundance in certain environments. Think mountains, waterfalls, and beaches.
You may have experienced the power of negative ions when you last set foot on the beach or walked beneath a waterfall. While part of the euphoria is simply being around these wondrous settings and away from the normal pressures of home and work, the air circulating in the mountains and the beach is said to contain tens of thousands of negative ions. (references: WebMD.com, RedlandsDailyFacts.com - "Rain brings Health benefits")
Pictured is the gorgeous RAIN Lariat from the "Capture Her Heart" Signature Jewelry Line from Dudars Designs.
This one is designed with the Natural semi-precious gemstones, Aquamarine and the beautiful Genuine Freshwater Pearls. Aquamarine gemstone nugget carat weight: 28.45 carats. Genuine Freshwater Pearl carat weight is: 5.40 carats.
It is designed on a diamond-cut silver chain, measuring 51 inches in length. .
Photos show several ways the Rain Lariat can be worn.
It is very versatile and can accommodate any outfit or any style you desire.
This lovely piece is available for purchase. Please see 'Necklaces' when shopping.
There are also other Rain Lariats available.
Special requests for other natural stones are available.
Please check back with us and see what is new and exciting. We are always adding new pieces to our collection.
As you visit our website and feel drawn to a specific line or piece of jewelry, it is because it resonates with you deep inside of your soul.
Remember . . .
Deep inside, we are all beautiful.
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Welcome to the very first blog!
So excited you are visiting with us today.
My name is Shannon Dudar and I co-own this domain with my husband, Steve.
Before I begin to share my inspiration and source of my creativity, I truly must thank my dear sweet friend, Tina Tena, who purchased the domain 'dudarsdesigns.com' for me.
When 'dudarsdesigns' was merely a thought and a twinkle in my eye, Tina believed in my work so much that she presented me with this Christmas gift: I am a proud owner of dudarsdesigns.com. This certificate had an expiration date on it. So, we knew we had to act upon it. Now, all I had to do was learn how to create a website. Sounds simple, right? ha. That was nearly 10 years ago. Well, after a huge move across country from Washington State to Washington DC, and then another move to S.C., we began to focus on this website which makes this blog possible today.
Tina, I thank you and am so grateful for you, more than you will ever know. I love you INFINITY!!
My artwork comes from the many different experiences in my life. Many pieces come from the depth of my pain. I am spiritual by nature and I am inspired by the energy of the ocean, the endless sky and graceful movement of the trees.
My artwork is about human emotion, it touches your heart. In a soft whisper, it 'speaks' to your heart.
My designs are simple, elegant and meaningful. They 'speak' to us because of their sentimentalism.
When I was around 6 years old, I was playing in the mud, making mud-pies. There were pieces of paper trash near me. As I played with the mud and piece of paper trash, my creative juices began to flow. As silly as it may sound, it was at that moment, I promised God/Source/Energy/Higher Power, that I would transform trash into beauty.
I certainly do not use trash to create my jewelry, I hand-select high quality materials. However, what I do believe is that God/Source/Energy/Higher Power uses the nastiness (or trash, if you may) in our lives to break us open and allow us to transform that painful energy into something beautiful, with a spiritual meaning.
My wish for you is to happily browse and find which piece(s) 'speak' to you. Each piece is custom-designed and created just for you.
And remember, as you visit our website and are drawn to a specific line, it is because it resonates deep inside of your soul.
Because . . .
Deep inside, we are all beautiful.