Monday, December 26, 2011

Classic..Chic..Champagne - Check!! { BLACK and WHITE Wedding } // Wedding Day Prep (Vol. 8)



BOY, how I have missed the busy Wedding Season! I can't wait to get started on new orders for 2012. After getting through a crazy-short winded HOLIDAY season, I am just itching to get connected with new BRIDES and GROOMS who are looking for their super fun, unique, custom glassware to give to all of their loved ones. Just 2 weeks ago, one of my recent FIZZY BRIDES - Kristin, was lovely enough to send me a sweet email with feedback and wonderful snapshots of her wedding and my glassware.

Her photographer, Sara Jayne captured beautiful moments and had fun highlighting the custom champagne glasses. The angle here in this photo on the right from the bride's perspective is so sweet and artistic. You can feel all of the love, support and excitement that Kristin was able to receive on her special day with the women she choose to have around her.

Who doesn't love a CLASSIC "Black and White" themed wedding? Anything with color surrounding the nuetrals just POP and look stunning. You can see in the photo above that the bridesmaids had gorgeous matching black bracelets to accessorize their chic and simple look. The photos below show off the handsome groom and breathtaking bride as they smile with happiness! What a cute newlywed couple.





"Hi Bethany, - Thank you again for the awesome glasses,
they were amazing and all of my girls LOVED them!
I have attached the photos from our wedding!
I threw a couple of other fun ones in too.

Our photographer is Sara Jayne Photography
http://www.sara-jayne.com/
so if you use them for anything and
wouldn't mind giving her credit! :)

Thanks again for everything! You're the bomb!"
- Kristin {Krosschell} Fawver





Sara Jayne Photography

{ ETSY SHOP}

Bridesmaids (12 glasses) - $345
Custom Hand Painted Wedding Glassware
http://www.fizzyartist.etsy.com/

{ ARE YOU THE BLUSHING BRIDE-TO-BE? }

"If you are, then the FizzyArtist's *Bridesmaids Design* would make the perfect custom gift for all of the ladies joining you on your special day! You can have glasses personalized for anyone, such as your MAID OF HONOR, BRIDESMAIDS, FLOWER GIRLS, JR. BRIDESMAIDS, MOTHERS, PERSONAL ATTENDANTS, READERS, and why not one for yourself, the BRIDE! Plus, there have been plenty of brides who add in one for the GROOM :) Or if you are the MOH and will be hosting a bridal shower, just imagine how the guests would feel when you give them a glass as their party favor?"

{ CUSTOM and MADE-TO-ORDER }

Each order is designed and customized by your provided details such as: The Wedding Colors, Flowers, Date, Formal Wear, Theme, Destination, the possibilities are ENDLESS, well almost :)


Each glass will have a hand-painted "Cartoon Portrait" of the person the glass is made for. These glasses are made to look like the bridesmaids, maid of honor, groomsmen, the best man, flower girl, mothers and fathers and most of all the BRIDE and GROOM!


Special Feature: Look inside the glass and you will find a special message... "refill A.S.A.P."
CAN I SEND YOU PHOTOS OR JUST DESCRIPTIONS? Yes, you can do both or either!


WHAT TYPES OF GLASSWARE CAN WE ORDER? This design can be created on a wine glass (perfect for red or white), beer pilsner (stien), pint glass (perfect for beer or water), low-ball (short), martini, coffee mug or water goblet (perfect for water or mixed cocktail).
Feel free to mix and match!

Click here to read more of the Etsy Listing Description and How To Order...


{ RECENT FEATURE }


Even the awesome Wedding Blog: EMMALINE BRIDE... noticed these fun new glassware photos when I added them to a listing. So they wrote up a wonderful new blog feature "Cheers to Bridal Party Glasses They’ll Love!" the day before Christmas Eve!

"Having been given an official wine glass hand-painted by the lovely Bethany of Fizzy Artist, I can tell you first hand that her work is incredible! The photos alone are beautiful, but in person? Even more incredible!" - Emma (Emmaline Bride)

Having a Wedding website support my artistic craft and love for custom gifts is the best! I wouldn't be where I am today without the wonderful couples out there getting married who enjoy my work and the incredible wedding gurus that want to spread the word about my Fizzy creations!



{ SECRET SALE }


{BLACKandWHITE} Secret Sale:
Please share this blog post on your
Facebook or Twitter to use the
12% off Coupon Code below.
Follow me on FACEBOOK this week
to catch my second FB CONTEST for
an additional savings off your purchase!

Use the COUPON CODE for
12% off
"FIZZYNEWYEAR12"

(HURRY: Sale ends this Saturday
1.12.12 at MIDNIGHT!)








Monday, October 3, 2011

Babes and Bouquets - How I Paint A {BRIDESMAIDS} Custom Order // In The Studio (Vol. 1)



"Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve
anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision,
hard work, determination, and dedication.
Remember all things are possible for those who believe."
- Gail Devers


Working for a bride is very rewarding because all they care about is making everyone feel special. I've found that one of their favorite things to do is to research and find the best thank you gifts to give to their bridesmaids. I know, because I have the brides sending me e-mails saying how excited they have found my fizzy glassware to be and can't wait to give their custom, one-of-a-kind gifts to their maids!

As the bride, you select your bridesmaids for sentimental and other specific reasons. Usually these women have been your closest confidants throughout your entire life. They might be sisters, best friends, college roommates or childhood friends. Having your bridesmaids stand up with you at your wedding is like having a special support team for one of the best days of your life.


With that said, your bridesmaids are a special part of the wedding experience. They're the ones that freaked out the most (in a good way) when you announced your engagement and made sure that you had the appropriate celebration. They're the ones that with when you tried on wedding gowns and helped you decide which one was THE ONE. The bridesmaids set up and attend several bridal showers, group gifts, and most of all, the bachelorette party. What would you do without these fabulous women?


One of my buyers, Nicole, had a wedding last fall. She purchased FizzyArtist wine glasses and water goblets for all of her bridesmaids. They were able to use their custom glasses for the bridal shower and again for the wedding day. The color wine was one of the most popular colors for weddings in October and November this year. I painted the bases of each glass using this color to coordinate with the wedding colors and bridesmaid's dresses.


 



The Bride "Nicole" gifted her "Ladies" with their custom
wine galsses at the bridal shower a month before the wedding!



Nicole came back to my Etsy Shop during the holiday season to buy a christmas gift for a friend. In her e-mail with custom details she included these fun photos of her and the "girls" at the shower and wedding. She also wrote...

"I wanted to pass along a few pictures that I have of me and my bridesmaids with our glasses. Everyone was so amazed by how great the glasses are! They were shocked and excited to receive them at my shower in September. I received soooo many compliments on how cute they were. We have the glasses to keep forever as a memory! Thanks a million for all the hard work you put into
the 13 glasses that I ordered for my wedding. I really enjoyed giving them as gifts, and having everyone oooo and awww over them! Thanks so much!" --Nicole Emery

 I love it when my Fizzy Brides send me a note with photos. It just makes my day!



STEP-BY-STEP VIEW ON HOW I CREATE
MY CUSTOM, ONE-OF-A-KIND GLASSES!

STEP 1: Gather glasses and order form.

STEP 2: Sketch faces and details on order form.



STEP 3: Paint black outline and "refill A.S.A.P".


STEP 4: Paint base colors from wedding color scheme.
STEP 5: Add wedding date in the "Fizzy Label Tag".



STEP 6: Add "Bridal Titles" and names on the base.

STEP 7: Paint skin color, then dresses and bouquets.

STEP 8: Add lips and then the hair styles.



STEP 9: Repaint black outlines to frame everything in.

STEP 10: Add dots and swirls for an accented detail.

STEP 11: Paint each girl's detail in black with super fine brush.



STEP 12: Finish with white detailing and signature on the bottom of glass.

STEP 13: Bake glasses in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degress.




Thank you for taking a behind-the-scenes
look into my STUDIO!


"BRIDESMAIDS"


ARE YOU THE BLUSHING BRIDE?

"If you are then these would make
great gifts for your bridal party.
You can have them customized for you
MAID OF HONOR,
BRIDESMAIDS, FLOWER GIRLS,
JR. BRIDESMAIDS, MOTHERS,
PERSONAL ATTENDANTS,
READERS,
and why not get one for yourself,
the BRIDE!

Or if you are hosting a bridal shower imagine
what the attendants would do when you
 give them a glass as their party favor?"

Look inside the glass and you will
find a special message... "refill A.S.A.P."


***PLEASE READ FOR IMPORTANT INFO***

This listing, as well as the rest of my designs,
are custom and made to order.
Please make sure to see my shop
HOME PAGE and POLICIES
before placing your order. Thank you!!

*BOOKING SCHEDULE:
Please make your purchase at least 6-8 weeks ahead.
Items are custom and made to order.
You can refer to the "booking schedule"
at the top of my shop HOME PAGE.

*CHOOSE YOUR QUANTITY CAREFULLY:

For more details please see the POLICIES section.


*AFTER your PURCHASE and PAYMENT:
You will submit your custom details with the
"WEDDING ORDER FORM" at - http://www.fizzyartist.blogspot.com/

HOW ARE THE GLASSES PERSONALIZED?
Each glass is designed to look like the bridesmaids, maid of honor, groomsmen,
the best man, flower girl, mothers and fathers and most of all the BRIDE and GROOM!

Check out the other BRIDESMAIDS listings here:

CAN I SEND YOU PHOTOS OR JUST DESCRIPTIONS? Yes, either!

WHAT TYPES OF GLASSWARE CAN WE ORDER?
This design can be on a wine, beer pilsner(stien),
beer pint, low-ball (short), martini,
coffee mug or water glass.
Feel free to mix and match!


{ FEEDBACK }
Here is another email from a recent "Fizzy Bride".http://www.etsy.com/people/FizzyArtist/feedback


"Glasses were a huge hit with our bridal party! They used them for both the rehearsal dinner, as well as the wedding and after party! I had so many compliments on the gift and questions about where we got them. I would suggest ordering them super early though, because they really do take as long as she says! But worth the wait! :) " - MsPensFan


Thanks for checking out the FIZZ!
~FizzyArtist


Life is like riding a bike. It is impossible to maintain
your balance while standing still.
-Linda Brakeall



Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Warm Colors...Tasty Cider and {FALLin' into FIZZ} // Sales and Specials (Vol. 2)


 --- FIZZY.FALL.SALE ---
(now thru 9/25/22)

Place your order while they're HOT from the end of the summer!!
Running the FIZZY FALL SALE until 9/25/11
with a savings of 10% off your total with the
coupon code: FIZZYFALL10
(please note "booking schedule" cut-off date below).




{ BOOKING SCHEDULE }

I am currently taking orders for shipments after 10/15/11,
SEPTEMBER is officially FULL with ORDERS.
The estimated time-frame for booking an order of "any size" is at
least 6-8 weeks. Don't wait too late, my books fill up super fast!


Here in Minnesota, it has been a typical week for the month of September. On Monday the weather was humid, sunny and a high of 90 degrees. Two days later the temperature has quickly dropped to a crisp 70 degrees. The end of summer has arrived and now there are new things to look forward to. Falling leaves, changing colors, carving pumpkins, apple orchards, late-night bonfires, smores and more. Sure the weather might fluctuate over the next few weeks, but you can tell that people are ready to break out the cozy sweaters, hooded sweatshirts and fuzzy boots.

As I have been busy painting away, I've noticed a trend with fall wedding orders. Color schemes for September, October and November weddings have been GRAY and YELLOW, CHOCOLATE and BURNT ORANGE, EGGPLANT and GREEN, and BLACK and WHITE.






BRIDESMAIDS (6 glasses)
$180 regular price, includes US shipping




{ ARE YOU THE BLUSHING BRIDE-TO-BE? }

"If you are, then the FizzyArtist's *Bridesmaids Design* would make the perfect custom gift for all of the ladies joining you on your special day! You can have glasses personalized for anyone, such as your MAID OF HONOR, BRIDESMAIDS, FLOWER GIRLS, JR. BRIDESMAIDS, MOTHERS, PERSONAL ATTENDANTS, READERS, and why not one for yourself, the BRIDE! Plus, there have been plenty of brides who add in one for the GROOM :) Or if you are the MOH and will be hosting a bridal shower, just imagine how the guests would feel when you give them a glass as their party favor?"


{ CUSTOM and MADE-TO-ORDER }

Each order is designed and customized by your provided details such as: The Wedding Colors, Flowers, Date, Formal Wear, Theme, Destination, the possibilities are ENDLESS, well almost :)

Each glass will have a hand-painted "Cartoon Portrait" of the person the glass is made for.
These glasses are made to look like the bridesmaids, maid of honor, groomsmen, the best man,
flower girl, mothers and fathers and most of all the BRIDE and GROOM!

Special Feature: Look inside the glass and you will find a special message... "refill A.S.A.P."


{ F.A.Q. }

CAN I SEND YOU PHOTOS OR JUST DESCRIPTIONS? Yes, you can do both or either!

WHAT TYPES OF GLASSWARE CAN WE ORDER? This design can be created on a wine glass (perfect for red or white), beer pilsner (stien), pint glass (perfect for beer or water), low-ball (short), martini, coffee mug or water goblet (perfect for water or mixed cocktail).

Feel free to mix and match!

HOW LONG DO WE NEED TO WAIT UNTIL WE GET OUR AWESOME GLASSES?

Orders are booked/reserved by your requested *NEED DATE* that you select on your order form. So many orders come in all at once that my schedule continues to fill up faster than I can paint the glasses! The Booking Schedule can be found in my SHOP'S ANNOUNCEMENT section and the estimated time frame is normally "6-8 weeks" for the earliest arrival. Don't wait too late, my books fill up super fast!


{ PLEASE READ }

Please make sure to see my shop's POLICIES http://www.etsy.com/shop/FizzyArtist/policy before placing your order. You will find details on How Things Are Made, Booking Schedule, Shipping, and more. Thank you!!

Your ordering process will only be complete once you submit your Custom Details and Need Date* with the "WEDDING ORDER FORM" at - http://www.fizzyartist.blogspot.com/

* Your selected { NEED DATE } is also when you can EXPECT your glasses to arrive in the mail. Your order is reserved for the week prior to be started and finished before shipment. When the order is shipped you will receive an e-mail from stamps.com with tracking information (2-3day Priority Mail).


{ FEEDBACK }

“Bethany, I just received my glasses and they are FABULOUS!!!!! You are an amazing artist and really have a gift, the way you captured my bridesmaids look was perfect!!!!!!! I am thrilled with them and I'm sure my girls will be too, I can't wait to see their faces when they open them!!!
Thank you so much! - April"



Thanks for checking out the FIZZ!
Bethany - FizzyArtist



Wednesday, August 31, 2011

{FALL in LOVE} with Custom Gifts this Wedding Season // Wedding Day Prep (Vol. 8)

Photo by Infinite Image Design

 "We LOVED using our custom glasses on our big day! All of them turned out great and were a hit with the entire wedding party!" 

- Jessica Simon (Fizzy Bride)


See more of Kurt and Jessica's Wedding Photos
by Infinite Image Design at
infiniteimagedesignweddings.blogspot.com


I'll admit, it's been a while since my last blog-post entry! In May, I had my very first Fitness Competition, I moved on June 1st and then once summer began I have been crazy busy with wedding orders and have not been able to catch up. Now summer is coming to an end and I am already "body-deep" in Fall Wedding orders. September is here and I thought I was prepared for the fall season, but now I've realized there is simply no clear way to truly "prepare" for the work that needs to be done.

I am painting about 100 glasses a week which pans out to be at least 20 glasses a day. Lately, the 20 glasses I paint each day turns out to be just ONE order for a Bride and Groom and their entire Bridal Party!

 

'Up Close and Personal' by RoughMagicHolidays

Personalized ... especially for you!

Custom House Portrait Encaus...

$275.00
Custom Personalized Poetry B...

$20.00
Mothers or Grandmothers Pers...

$85.00
Footprints Custom Fine Silve...

$65.00
Engraved Birch bark and moss...

$29.00
mommy .. a copper disc hand...

$13.00
Personalized wedding gifts -...

$38.00
16x16 Personalized Picture F...

$75.00
Bridesmaids (11 glasses) Cus...

$320.00
Personalized Original Artwor...

$165.00
Hot Air Balloon Personalized...

$25.00
Personalized Soup Mug - OOAK...

$56.00
HIS sterling silver bar on b...

$62.00
Personalized Ribbon Decorati...

$21.00
Dog Nose Necklace Personaliz...

$199.99
Remember the Day - Burlap F...

$35.00




"Thank you! I must say...I am beyond excited to see your work and surprise my bridal party at the reception with these awesome glasses. Have a wonderful weekend - Alison"

'Bridesmaids Everything You Need' by myart2cherish

So you're getting married and now you need a few things for those girls who have always been there for you. Get your cart and go shopping...

ON SALE...Will You Be My Bri...

$15.00
Custom Made Bridesmaids Dres...

$120.00
DASHA - Made to Order Peacoc...

$95.00
Wedding Shoes Peacock painte...

$225.00
Aqua Quartz Glass Necklace, ...

$74.00
Glass Perfume Bottle Pendant...

$38.00
Aqua Satin Ruffle Clutch wit...

$49.50
Chandeliers Earrings- Gorgeo...

$18.00
Turquoise Chrysanthemum Ring...

$11.00
Bridesmaids (11 glasses) Cus...

$320.00
Wedding Dress Cookies - Deco...

$3.75
Gift Set LARGE Bath Soaks Pr...

$19.00
Maid of Honor bridesmaid Gif...

$49.00
Modern Bride - Bridal Party ...

$26.00
Light Blue Shawl Wrap, Uniq...

$39.30
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$26.25

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