Tulips are Blooming

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If your yard is like mine, the tulips are blooming, the daffodils are open and yes … there is pollen everywhere! But blow off that yellow coating and check out the vibrant colors of the beautiful spring flowers. They are absolutely some of my favorite flowers, and they make gorgeous jewelry.

That’s right, there is no need to go buy flowers to make a timeless keepsake, many lovely colors are right outside your front door. The bright yellows, reds, and purples transform into incredible pieces of jewelry. All you have to do is clip the flowers from the yard and leave the rest to us. Any of these spring flowers would look so great on our new cuffs and would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift for Mom!

Yes, only six more weeks to Mother’s Day, but with a bit of work on your part, we can create her a piece from spring flower that she will treasure for a lifetime! To learn more simply contact us today at 404-644-8672 or visit http://www.fleurenasci.com.

A Nice Surprise

I love reading news on the internet, especially when I find a mention about Fleurenasci. Well imagine my surprise when I found a mention about us in a blog from a Kentucky blogger! Yes! Apparently he and his wife had been visiting the beautiful and historic Marietta Square and happened upon my jewelry at the Art Walk. Here is the author’s quote:

“My wife really liked Fleurenasci. They use flowers to make beads. Their stuff looked great, and it was very unique.”

Thanks Jim! I love when new people learn about our concept. To read his entre blog click here.

If you’d like to share your thoughts on our unique keepsakes, please post on our Facebook page so we can share with others who are learning about Fleurenasci!.

Which flower will you choose?

The end of summer is upon us. Vacations have been taken. The kids are heading back to school. As you work to organize your photos and memorabilia into photo albums might we suggest another way to remember those carefree summer days, the afternoons spent at Grandma’s house, family gatherings, or time spent taking in the wonders of mother nature…

Why not hold onto those memories through flowers? That’s right you can revisit those cherished moments everyday with jewelry and keepsake items created using your preserved flowers. At Fleurenasci, we take Grandma’s prize roses or Mom’s favorite flower and preserve them, crush them, and hand-roll them into beads. Those beads are then incorporated into jewelry and keepsake items allowing you to celebrate your loved ones everyday!

Not ready to think about Christmas gifts just yet. No worries! You can bring us your flowers now while they are vibrant and blooming. We are happy to preserve and store them for you for up to six months. The small non-refundable deposit will be applied toward your future creations.

Schedule an appointment to drop off your flowers or mail them using our mailing instruction and enclosure form to start the process. We’ll be happy to hear from you!

Preserve your memories, create unique jewelry and keepsake items, and celebrate your loved ones everyday.

Taking Time to Enjoy the Flowers

While researching new and different flowers I came across this excellent article about the Best Flowers for each month of spring. What a great find and an awesome reminder that we should take a moment to enjoy the beauty we can find each month in the flowers around us.

As we enter the month of May, pay close attention to such flowers as the Peony, Lilac and Garden Roses. In June Dahlias will also join the list. The article even suggested some beautiful pairings for a spectacular bouquet in your home. Why not try the following:

• Daffodils and Daisies, Iris in shades of yellow-white blue

• Lilac and Ranunculus in shades of lavender and blush

• Vibernum and Calla Lilly in shades of white, yellow and green

• Sweet Peas and Hyacinth and Lisianthus in shades of bright pinks

 To the authors of this post I want to say thank you for this monthly guide, and I hope it inspires others to discover flowers, and to see, enjoy and celebrate the beauty around us.  Flowers are a wonderful gift to receive, but isn’t it refreshing to just enjoy them because they are there … right outside our window? Enjoy spring and enjoy the beauty around you!
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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a Shamrock Plant

Did you go out this weekend and purchase a Shamrock plant to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow? If so, you are not alone, we might even have one or two here at Fleurenasci. The little green plant has been on sale everywhere, but how does one take care of a Shamrock?

Here is some great information we found when learning more about the Shamrock:

“Shamrocks grow and bloom best in full sun, but they will tolerate partial shade. In hot summer regions they will need protection from the afternoon sun.They should only be planted in very well-drained soil. Water regularly and thoroughly while actively growing, but Shamrocks prefer to be kept on the dry side during winter while they are dormant. In areas with wet winters they should be grown in raised planting beds or under the eaves of the house.”

If you are growing your plant indoors, it will grow best when it is grown in bright light but not direct sun. The plant enjoys relatively cool temperatures and plenty of fresh air. “Keep the soil evenly moist when your Shamrocks are actively growing, but allow them to slowly dry out and go into dormancy when they begin to lose vigor.”

Whether keeping your plant indoors or outdoors, enjoy your Shamrock and have a great St. Patrick’s Day!

It’s Never Too Late

Fleurenasci literally, is flowers renewed.

Flower and Butterfly 8 w Tag Line with R mark (1)Fleur ~ French Etymology: /flœʁ/ Latin flos, florem; (flower; the finest part of something).

Renasci ~ Latin Etymology: re-+nāscor. Verb, present infinitive renāscī; (revived, renewed, born again).

Essence ~ Latin Etymology: essentia (the core nature or most important qualities of a person or thing).

Fleurenasci literally, is flowers renewed. As I celebrate the approval and finalization of the company’s logo trademark, I am reminded that Fleurenasci represents so much more than simply flowers renewed.   The choice to include the tag line “Bringing Flower Essence to Life,” is a gentle reminder to look beyond the exterior…. to celebrate the essence of life’s triumphs and life’s trials … for they shape the essence of the individual.

While the adding of a flower was initially intended as a subtle way of connecting Fleurenasci to flowers, again it evolved into so much more. The daffodil was chosen for its essence of joy and new beginnings.   Which brings me to the butterfly.   While there are many meanings derived from the butterfly, I choose to embrace the spiritual meaning, which is… to convey the choice to transcend, the power to make a choice, to choose our way of being… our paths… our destiny.

Is it my hope that you think Fleurenasci when you see flowers or even think about flowers? Certainly. But more importantly, as we enter this holiday season with all the hustle and bustle it brings with it, it is my hope you are gently reminded to celebrate and embrace life… to celebrate and embrace the essence of those around you… to celebrate and embrace your essence and all that you are!

I know I’ll be taking a moment to celebrate the essence of a few wonderful people who without their insights and skills the Fleurenasci logo would not have been born. Thank you to Jennifer Wilkes of JDW Integrated Marketing for your guidance and suppport and thank you to Tracy Willis of Tracy R Willis Photography for your design work and insightful vision in creating the Fleurenasci logo! I am forever grateful!

Another Amazing Story at Fleurenasci

10704239_10152776286785960_171382427313662690_o (1)One awesome part of my job is learning about the story behind the flowers I transform into keepsakes. This past month I had the privilege of turning some very special flowers into beautiful earrings for an incredible woman, Pamela Vandewalker. Pamela has traveled internationally promoting and helping the welfare of children,and she recently received a Dove Award for her work. I was honored to create earrings from her flowers I wanted to share a bit of her story.

Pamela is actually the author of more than 30 books and a full-time minister of worship programming and creativity serving a congregation of over 7,000 active worshipers. As a senior programming director for six worship services, she guides and creates worship opportunities from traditional worship to seeker oriented, media-driven contemporary worship. Pamela also coordinates the children’s music program, with 800 children participating, and the church’s drama ministry. She has served with a variety of publishing houses as a creative arts, devotional, and curriculum writer for worship, drama, and the music genres for over 20 years. As a nationally recognized clinician and conference speaker, Pamela has the opportunity to share insight and relevant ministry tools to hundreds of people every year. Her newest projects include: Live Love!(Lillenas), Camp Wallaballa (Lillenas), Made for Praise volume 12 (Dovetail Music), and Tiny, Tots & Tunes. She earned Magna Cum Laude undergraduate and graduate degrees from Houston Baptist University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, respectively. She and her husband, David, make their home in Marietta, Georgia.

And be sure to check out this link to see pictures of Pamela at the Dove Awards. Thanks Pam for entrusting me with your flowers, and thank you for all you do!

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Fleurenasci Now Available at The Local Exchange

It just seems like something new and exciting is happening every week at Fleurenasci. This week I am so excited to tell you all that Fleurenasci items can now be purchased at The Local Exchange on the Marietta Square. Located at 130 South Park Square, The Local Exchange is a modern-day general store. You will find locally made fresh food, beverages, merchandise, artisan beers, fine wines, local art and vintage antiques. You will also now find us there! All products sold at The Local Exchange are local, fair trade, organic, made in the USA and/or recycled or recyclable. The Local Exchange also specializes in gift baskets. Whether for a corporate or personal gift, they can customize a unique basket for any need.

We invite you to stop in today, take a look at our new pieces, and make sure you tell them you heard about the store through us.