Monday, December 3, 2012

Custom Order Deadline for TAKE TIME Jewelry

There's still time to order your Custom TAKE TIME piece! Deadline is December 15!

Custom orders are taken on a first come, first serve basis. How do you submit your custom order?
1. Email us at
2. Follow our instructions to submit your deposit (min $5, orders paid full receive priority).
3. Once your deposit/payment is received, you'll receive an email confirmation as to when your expected ship date will be.
4. LAST DAY to submit a custom order for domestic delivery is December 15 for mailed and local orders (within a 30 mile radius).
5. Last day for international orders is December 5.

There are still a few slots left, so get your custom order in today!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Rock N Roll Holiday Boutique Part 2

Join us for another awesome ROCK N ROLL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE!

DATE: Saturday, December 15, 2012
TIME: 12-5pm
LOCATION: DiPiazza's Restaurant & Lounge; 5205 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90804; (562) 498-2461

Brianne's Basics will once again be selling our TAKE TIME Jewelry, which was a HUGE hit at the first boutique!

* Santa will be on hand to have your picture taken, all proceeds will go to charity
* Photo booth fun will also be available for you and your friends to capture this experience!
Art, Christmas Decor, Jewelry, Handmade Crafts, Vintage Clothing & More!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Meet Me At The Depot!

Come meet me at the Long Beach Depot For Creative Reuse and do some creative shopping!

I will be at the LB Depot on three separate dates this December! Come by and purchase your Take Time Jewelry or a copy of my charity memoir, My Work Of Heart, browse around, and find some unique and fun gifts!

LOCATION: 320 Elm Avenue, Long Beach CA 90803

DATE: Saturday, December 1
TIME: 12 - 4 p.m.

DATE: Saturday, December 8
TIME: 4 - 8 p.m. (during Second Saturday ArtWalk)

DATE: Friday, December 21
TIME: 10am - 4pm

Come join us, avoid the mall, & find UNIQUE & fun gifts!

The Depot is currently collecting new socks for the Socks For Souls Drive, benefitting the folks at the MHA Village. If you bring in 3 pairs of brand new socks, you get a sweet discount from us!

Monday, November 26, 2012


Join us for a unique Holiday Boutique combining Rock n' Roll & Shopping! Can't get much better than that!

DATE: Thursday, November 29
TIME: 5 - 8 p.m.
LOCATION: diPiazza Restaurant and Lounge; 5205 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach CA 90804

Brianne's Basics will be there with our Take Time Jewelry!

Plus you'll find Art, Christmas Decor, Jewelry, Handmade Crafts, Vintage Clothing, & MORE! Guests receive a FREE glass of champagne.

Come join us, avoid the mall, & find UNIQUE & fun gifts!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Models Needed!

We're in search of a couple of models willing to model our TAKE TIME Jewelry.

No model experience is necessary! We just need a couple of ladies who are interested in modeling our jewelry. You need to be local to Long Beach/Belmont Shore area. It will only take about 15-30 minutes to take the photos.

We just need a couple of ladies who are interested in helping out our Charity Craft Business. Models will be receive a small compensation for their time, which should only take about 15-30 minutes. We are not paying a large amount, just a small amount to thank you for helping us out.

If you're interested, please email us at


Monday, November 19, 2012


We all have something to be thankful for! Show your gratitude with OOAK Take Time jewelry with our BLACK FRIDAY SALE Nov 22-25!

* All jewelry on sale: Necklaces $10-15 (reg. $15-20, bracelets $10 (reg. $15), keychains $7 (reg. $10)
* Buy ANY 2 necklaces, get a FREE keychain!
* Buy (2) necklaces regularly priced $20, get a FREE Carved Wooden Jewelry Box!
* Spend $50 or more & receive a FREE signed copy of my charity memoir, My Work Of Heart

PLUS, all orders get a FREE muslin gift bag, handstamped with an inspirational message!

NOW OPEN: Take Time Jewelry on Etsy -->

We'll be at a HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE on November 29, so be sure to get your orders in now!

The Fine Print: To qualify for the discounts/free gifts, purchases must be ordered & paid for between 11/22 12:01am PST & 11/25 11:59pm PST. Discounts may be combined at the owner's discretion. International shipping is an additional fee. Not valid on previously ordered items. For additional information & questions, please email us at

Saturday, October 6, 2012

"Take Time"... A new way to reflect

INTRODUCING... "Take Time", my new jewelry line to promote an attitude of gratitude!

So often we're too consumed with our daily lives and responsibilities, and we forget to TAKE TIME to breathe, to reflect, to be grateful. Each necklace features a 4 second sand timer hourglass as the centerpiece, which is all you need to give thanks and breathe.

Every single necklace is different. No two are alike. Each necklace is as unique as your life. The majority of our beads and accents are purchased at a thrift store that gives back to local organizations, and then creatively reused and repurposed into these one of a kind necklaces.

These necklaces make the perfect commemorative or holiday gift, or even a treat for yourself!

Each necklace will be posted individually on our website & sold at on our Facebook page with pricing and ordering information. Once the necklace is sold, it's sold! Remember, every one is different!

It only takes a moment to reflect.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Tess' Hilarious Videos, Starring My Dolls!

Tess & Josh posted a hilarious video this morning, starring my dolls! Check out the silliness that happens when you realize you're a toy!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dolls For Josh & Tess

I recently got the privilege of making custom amigurumi dolls for Josh Sussman (Glee, Wizards of Waverly Place, Fish Hooks, and much more) and his equally talented (and hilarious!) girlfriend Tess Hunt.

This was definitely more challenging than past dolls I've done because of one reason: the hair. Josh has very unique and quirky hair, and when you're making a doll in the customer's likeness, you want to capture those little details. I even got Tess' adorable pink streak in her hair!

They both absolutely loved the dolls! They're picking them up from the MTV Movie Awards Gifting Suite (where my MIB amigurumi is being displayed) and Tess said she'll be sending pictures. I can't wait to see what hilarity they get into with dolls! In the meantime, enjoy these pictures I took!

MTV Movie Awards Gift Suite

Tomorrow, May 31, my handmade OOAK Men In Black amigurumi doll will be on display at the MTV Movie Awards Gifting Suite! It's very exciting, since my husband Ryan will be displaying his book and my charity memoir, My Work Of Heart, will also be on display!

We can't wait to share pictures with you!

Saturday, May 26, 2012


It's nearing the end of May so I think it's time for a SALE!

From May 26-29, purchase any personalized doll for $20! You choose the hair color, style, dress color, etc.!

In addition, all amigurumi posted on our Facebook Fanpage are now only $5!!! $10 amis, $7 amis, order any of them for only $5 + actual shipping costs!

To order, email me at & we'll respond within just a few hours!

THANK YOU for your support!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Purchase Your Very Own GLOOM & DOOM!

As seen at the 2012 Oscars Gifting Suite! I'm now offering Gloom & Doom, from the wildly popular graphics by Shannon Justice at, for a limited time only!

These adorable dolls were my display piece for the Oscars Gifting Suite, hosted by WOW Creations, at The IndiExhibit Booth. My dolls were scooped up by George Lazenby who portrayed James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".

Now you have a chance to own your very own set of Gloom & Doom dolls!

I will be making only 10 sets of these. The set of two dolls will be $30 (free shipping). I will be offering them until March 23, or until supplies run out.

So if you're interested, please email me at

Oscars 2012 Gifting Suite

On Thursday, February 25, we got to participate in the Oscars Gifting Suite, hosted by WOW Creations! Even better, Heather was one of the reps for The IndiExhibit! We met so many great celebrities and press. Not to mention, we met some great vendors and got some amazing goodies.

Here are some of the event photos we took, along with the Official Celebrity Photos, taken by Brianne's Basics founder Heather Nelson.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Spa Goodies Galore!

We just got a GREAT donation for our online store! Lots of spa goodies!

Bamboo foot file or nail brush, green tea & bamboo bath fizzies, bath confetti fizzies, & Hard Candy lip gloss rings! Look for them on our online store tomorrow!

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