Freshly Launched Women in Business :: Your Daily Jewels

Freshly Launched :: Your Daily Jewels on Etsy

Launched :: Norah Downey

LaunchHER says :: Norah makes beautiful things, responsibly. She promises to use 100% reclaimed 99.9% pure silver combined with gemstones from ethical vendors. Love it.

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Use coupon code Launch515 for 15% off at Your Daily Jewels through 5/15/2012.  Remember Mother’s Day!

In HER words :: I believe I lead a charmed life.

I am a self-taught jeweler and physical therapist working with children and horses.

What I am most excited about in my jewelry line is “growing green”.  More and more of my metals are reclaimed or recycled; my goal is to get to 100% reclaimed metal use.  I use gemstones of magnificent color and texture, all purchased ethically.

I work in reclaimed fine silver to make custom pendants, earrings and rings upon which I inscribe the backs with song lyrics, verse, initials or symbols. I pair these with sparkling gemstones for truly one of a kind, eco-friendly heirloom pieces.

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Freshly Launched Women in Business :: Starlet Glam, Bath & Body

Freshly Launched :: Starlet Glam, Bath & Body on Etsy

Launched :: Peggy Paliotta

LaunchHER says :: With product names like “Stiletto Seduction”, “Scene of Passion” and “Sinful Mademoiselle”, how can you go wrong? Sizzlin’!

In HER words :: My name is Peggy Paliotta. I’m the founder and owner of Starlet Glam. I’ve always had a passion for bath and body products which led to the creation of my business.

My crafting began in 1999 while living in NYC.  However, after relocating back to RI in 2005, I decided on a new name and that’s when Starlet Glam was born!

I’m inspired by old Hollywood glamour. My luxurious collection is vegan-friendly and paraben-free.  Skin-loving oils and rich butters are used. Products are designed to engage your senses and add a sparkle of glamour to your everyday life!

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Freshly Launched Women in Business :: Mt Baldy Glassworks

Freshly Launched :: Mt Baldy Glassworks on Etsy

Launched :: Libbi Shorts

LaunchHER says :: Deep in her rich mountain forest Libbi is making beautiful, irridescent objects with colorful, fused glass. We can’t join her, but at least we can buy a piece of it.

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Use coupon code Launchher15 for 15% off your purchase. Offer is good until April 6, 2012.

In HER words :: My name is Libbi Shorts.  About 10 years ago I found myself face to face with dichroic glass for the first time. The dancing and changing colors captivated me in a way that nothing else has ever done.  Within a few years I had taken a number of classes and bought my first kiln. About four years ago Mt Baldy Glassworks was born.

Last year I opened my Etsy Shop. Besides making beautiful fused glass home decor and jewelry items, I belong to two fantastic groups of artisans that are very supportive, educational, and fun!  I have learned so much from these folks, and each group has helped me learn how to generate more traffic in my shop.

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Freshly Launched Women in Business :: Helena Pion Photography & Design

Freshly Launched :: Helena Pion Photography & Design

Launched :: Helena Pion

LaunchHER says :: Helena puts her very stylish personal stamp on everything from graduation cards to iPod cases. Together, you and she can customize the world!

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Receive 25% invitations, cards and postcards when you use coupon code CARDSINSTYLE by March 31, 2012.

In HER words :: I was born in Portugal and developed a love for photography during my teenage years. In 2009 I decided to sell some photos on in the form of postcards and calendars. Today I find it incredibly rewarding when someone near or far purchases one of my mobile cases, a set of personalized invitations or another of my products that combines my interest in design and continued commitment to photography.

2011 was a turning point in my life. I received several Today’s Best Awards and became a Zazzle ProSeller. One of my iPod cases designs was featured in Seattle Magazine’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide and I was proud to be invited to join The Artisan Group.

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Freshly Launched Women in Business :: Charmed Design

Freshly Launched :: Charmed Design

Launched :: Lori Cohn

LaunchHER says :: Lori at Charmed Design carefully selects and combines stones, charms and symbols to create jewelry that is rich with meaning and positive energy.

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Use coupon code LAUNCH20 to receive a 20% discount on your order. Offer expires May 1, 2012.

In HER words :: My jewelry line, Charmed Design, came into being as something constructive and positive to do while I recovered from a sudden and life-threatening illness. I came very close to dying, had several life-saving surgeries, and am blessed to be here today.

Surviving such a near-death experience makes me believe that I am, indeed, charmed. Hence the nameCharmed DesignMy jewelry reflects my experience and love for life. I share this by exploring the fascinating world of symbols that have traditionally surrounded and directed humanity. Each piece is designed to be full of meaning and beautifully unique.

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Freshly Launched Women in Business :: Maiden Jane

Freshly Launched :: Maiden Jane

Launched :: Jane Skoch

LaunchHER says :: The Class of 2012 called to say they want you to order one of Maiden Jane’s cosy, custom T-shirt memory quilts! STAT!

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Use coupon code LaunchHER15 for 15% off any item in Jane’s Etsy shop. Offer expires April 30, 2012.

In HER words :: I created Maiden Jane as a virtual sewing studio.  Sewing began as a hobby and creative outlet for me as a busy mom of four children.   Being pragmatic, I like to offer items that are practical for busy families. I designed my oversized beach tote to fit all the things a family of six needs to carry to the beach. I create T Shirt quilts as a practical way to use up T Shirts and be wrapped in memories of high school years or memories of a loved one. Some of my best ideas come from customers.

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Luxaby Lily :: Confidence to Do Big Things

Molly is the owner of Luxaby Baby & Child in Princeton, New Jersey. and is also a “regular” around here as LaunchHER Pro & LaunchHER League Member.  We are thrilled to share her newest project with you, Luxaby Lily, a children’s story.

“…you were the one with the magic all along.”

Luxaby Lily Childrens Book Confidence and Self Esteem

Luxaby Lily is an encouraging tale of a young girl who finds the confidence to do big things by Molly Hillenbrand Vernon.  Lily is a character many young children can relate to…at times she feels shy, scared, and like she doesn’t fit in.  Lily’s parents help her overcome her fears with the help of a pair of shoes and a {not so magic} potion.  By the end of the story, Lily comes to realize that those “things” weren’t really magic at all, but they did give her the confidence she needed to help her through.

Some of life’s greatest joys are a result of someone believing in you, and giving you the confidence to believe in yourself!


Molly is the owner of Luxaby Baby & Child in Princeton, New Jersey. and is also a “regular” around here as LaunchHER Pro & LaunchHER League Member.

Fine Print: This book was given to LaunchHER free of charge as a gift from the author.  The opinions expressed in this article are that of LaunchHER.

Freshly Launched Women in Business :: Le bibble

Freshly Launched :: Le bibble

Launched :: Michelle Cloney

LaunchHER says :: Keep those dribbles on your bibble! Michelle’s baby bottle bibs are perfectly darling and will help keep the heap in your laundry hamper to a minimum. Yay Le bibble!

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Use coupon code Launch12 to receive 20% orders through August 2012!

In HER words :: Launched in 2010, I designed Le bibble® to solve the problem of messy bottle feedings. Using Le bibble®, you never have to put down the bottle to interrupt feeding.  You can just turn and swipe!

I’ve always loved bright, colorful patterns and fabric, so I incorporated that aesthetic into Le bibble’s® design. Available in array of ‘happy’ designer fabrics, each bib has a super-absorbent organic birds-eye cotton underlay for wiping away dribbles. I also incorporated a large looped tag with our logo dots off the edge to give baby something to play with and focus on during feeding as many babies have a hard time transitioning from breast to bottle.

Le bibble® is sold in over 100 boutiques in the US and internationally — including Paris! A second collection is launching late April 2012.

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Freshly Launched Women in Business :: Kendra Renee Jewelry

Freshly Launched :: Kendra Renee Jewelry

Launched :: Kendra Lawrence

LaunchHER says :: Kendra Renee Jewelry is the very definition of simple elegance. At the age of six, Kendra got her start making friendship bracelets for her friends and gem-encrusted tiaras for her dolls. Soon she’ll be working on a pair of adorable droplet earrings for me!

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Use coupon code Fresh20 to receive 20% off your purchases through March 31, 2012.

In HER words :: The jewelry you wear should speak to you. It should inspire confidence, joy and strength. It should harmonize with your body, yet it shouldn’t blend in. It should be noticed.

The jewelry I create is just that, the result of meticulous craftsmanship and the shapes and textures I dream of every night. I craft each piece by hand: the bowl-shaped pendants, the clasps of the necklaces, the posts of the earrings. I dream and I draw then I sit and I cut and I form and I forge and I solder and I hammer and then I send you a little cream colored box with my initials embossed on the outside.

My jewelry is elegant. It is unique. And most of all, it is wearable.


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Freshly Launched Women in Business :: Great Graphics Designs

Freshly Launched :: Great Graphics Designs

Launched :: Beth Picard

LaunchHER says :: Beth is a DIYer’s best friend. She makes original clip art and backgrounds that you can use to create your own invitations, party decorations, t-shirt designs, mouse pads – anything you can dream up!

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Use coupon code FRESHLYLAUNCHED to receive a 20% discount on all graphic sets. Offer expires April 30, 2012.

In HER words :: I love drawing, painting, whimsical designs and bright colors, and especially PINK! I love creating fabulous digital backgrounds and clip art for others to use and it thrills me to see what people make using my graphics.

Selling digital graphics is the BOMB!!! I design what I want, when I want: no deadlines, no pressure, just FUN! I have a new studio where I plop down in my pink chaise, or sit at my drawing table and play all day! This all makes me more creative and able to make tons of fun, GREAT graphics!