La Bonne Vie Designs | Rockin’ Roses Necklace
The first feature in our Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway Series. La Bonne Vie Designs was founded by Marlene Debeljak in 1999 and has quickly grown, feeding off of her passion for design. Her very popular Rockin’ Roses necklaces (pictured to the left) are handcrafted from a mixture of upcycled and new fabrics, adorned with vintage jewelry pieces. Every Rockin’ Roses necklace is unique and sure to be a conversation starter!
Marlene shares her story below:
“I am so proud to say that my products are all American made! Now more than ever, the idea of handcrafted, made in America means so much to our country.
I became interested in design at an early age. I remember creating doll clothes from pages of sketches that I had spent hours designing. After my first home economics class in seventh grade I was hooked on sewing. I could not have been more thrilled with my project, even if it was just a strawberry place mat. It was perfect for one place setting!
As time went by I made many “real” prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses with purses to match, baby items and gifts. I was suddenly in a little cottage business doing exactly what I loved – designing and sewing. Being creative was always an outlet for me. I made sure to organize my time to allow me to get in the studio no matter how busy I was. Being married, raising three children and holding down a career outside the home was challenging at times. However, my passion to keep the business going was my drive.
In 1999 I wanted to make it official and named the business La Bonne Vie Designs (The Good Life). Since that time, La Bonne Vie Designs has continued to thrive! I have sewn for celebrities, have my work at upscale boutiques and art galleries and am a vendor at premium shows. I am happy to say I am really leading the good life!!”
Enter to Win a five rose Rockin’ Roses necklace, embellished with a time worn vintage rhinestone circle brooch by leaving a comment on this post. Be sure to leave your email address or your entry will not be counted. A winner will be chosen at random on November 24th and contacted via email.
For more information visit www.LaBonneVieDesigns.com and be sure to check out Marlene’s Etsy shop to order Rockin’ Roses necklaces as gifts this holiday season. You can also follow Marlene on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget to tell her FOLK said hello!