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Jewelry with a message by Marbella Charles


There is a new brand of jewelry in town…handmade with love in Hoboken!


Pink Leaf Design Shop is Introducing a small capsule collection of Marbella Charles Jewelry. A Limited Edition of a vintage-bohemian-chic inspired necklaces.  The unique pairings of mixed metals, unexpected materials and textures are the focal point of these distinctive jewelry pieces.

The artistry of Marbella Charles Jewelry is as cohesive and intricate as a jewelry lover’s life.  The process begins with the careful selection of charms, chains and findings that come together in a new, vintage chic way.  Careful attention is evident in the selection of gems and extensive hand beading that add an intimate feeling to unique designs.  Mixed metals and diverse materials that range from lace to shimmering beads, crystal, freshwater pearls and precious gemstones reflect the many facets of a woman’s life giving every design the ability to shine from day to night, weekday to weekend.  Marbella Charles Jewelry is all about Living Life Right through personal choice and upcycled style.  A carefully selected inspirational quote is included with each piece of jewelry to inspire customers to discover and celebrate their unique spirit.

Enjoy and get this special offerings at this month.


Diamond Ring Flip-Flops


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Fall wedding season begins.

If you are looking for something unique for the bridal shower party gifts, customized rhinestone flip-flops for each bridesmaid make the perfect bridal-spa-party footwear. You can personalize their names on these flip-flops with Rhinestone Charms:  Letters, Numbers, Symbols or Danglers.

We are introducing the new ‘Diamond Ring’ Dangler for this special occasion.
Select from our solid and printed Flip-Flops, personalized and sparkle your bridal party!

Express Your Personal Fashion Style


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Show off your summer pedicure with a pair of stylish Flip-Flops. Personalize them. Express your fashion style. Accessorize your footwear.

…Just add Bling-Bling Charms. To create your unique style of expression. Pick a Rhinestone Letter, Number, or Symbol to add to your Flip-Flops.
Buckle Straps on the Flip Flops are adjustable.  Rhinestone Charms can slide on and off easily the straps, be your own footwear designer. Perfect for Spa-Party, Bridal Shower gifts and other occasions.

Happy Holidays from Pink Leaf Designs-Shop


Happy Holidays and thank you for all  of your support!!

Some of our favorite holiday gift list:

‘Dream’ Charm Bracelet with an inspiring message:
‘It is never too late in the journey of life to follow your dreams.’

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‘Ooh-la-la’ Luxury Silk French Lavender Sachets:

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…pretty and aromatic…bring a little luxury and relaxation to your daily life!

‘Little Pup Pup’ – towel treats & party favors

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If you are a dog lover, then this fluffy ‘Towel Treat’ (whimsical way to fold towels to create beautiful gifts) will be your perfect wedding, or birthday favor.  Share this adorable puppy with your other dog lover friends.  This will definitely be the biggest hit at your party.

Fabulous Rhinestone Flip-Flops – Zebra Print Platform Wedge style

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…stylishly comfortable…take a break from your party high-heels...personalize them with Rhinestone Charms!

Limited Edition of our Artsy T-shirts & Scarves

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…unique and creative…show your artsy style!

Towel Folding Is An Art Form




Towel folding is an art form.
What can we say about these creative gifts from Towel Treats?


Select the ‘Little Pup Pup’ – each ‘towel art’ is really a soft, fluffy cotton hand-towel or wash-cloth carefully folded look like a cuddly puppy for pet lover.  Or express your love with the unique and practical gift of the single rose ‘Towel Treat.  These whimsical party favor gifts will be the perfect accent to any wedding, bridal shower or baby shower.

How about the fabulous towel-cake gifts that are carefully designed to resemble delicious sweet treats?   Each delectable ‘dessert’ is really a soft, fluffy cotton hand-towel or wash-cloth folded to look like a tasty cake.  Resist the sweet temptations when staring at these artfully hand-wrapped creations.

‘Towel Treats’ are unique and practical party favors gifts and best of all, they’re calorie-free!

Marlene C. Designs – Creativity on a 6″ x 5″ card





‘All art requires courage.’ ~ Anne Tucker.

As Paper Art/ Stationery Designer, Marlene Christophers of Marlene C. Designs goes by this quote.   She expresses her creativity on 3D Special Occasion Cake Cards.  Sharing her joy and love for weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries.

Marlene C. Designs have set up shop at Etsy (  Each handmade card is unique and embellished with the right amount of beauty and sparkle!  Check them out and you’ll discover what a 6″ x 5″ card of love is all about.

1)  Pink Leaf Designs:  When did you first know you wanted to be a paper art designer?

Marlene Christophers:   As a young fashion student in NY, I found myself in Soho NY browsing in boutiques and I found a very unique card shop (the type that you would only find in SoHo) with the most unique cards I have ever seen. That day I started my collection. I still have a recollection of a beautiful kimono card they had. I find it amazing how a beautiful card can produce such strong emotions in an individual. I draw my inspiration from nature, especially flowers and their colors.   One of my favorite quotes is ‘All art requires courage.’ by Anne Tucker.

2)  Pink Leaf Designs:  If the sky’s the limit, what type of cards would you create?

Marlene Christophers:  I would love to create a card that would cause anyone who saw it to feel happy; I would call it “Bliss.” Sounds naïve, but you said the sky’s the limit!

3)  PLD:  You have the artist’s block today, what do you do to get unstuck?

MC:  I have an obsession with all-over mini floral prints. I own a large amount of chintz prints—in pictures, on tea cups, and on fabrics. I just go through my collections and just look at them; it always does the trick. Royal Albert chintz prints are a source of inspiration for me!

4)  PLD:  What LIVE celebrity would you like to send your creation for FREE and why?

MC:  The first name that came to my mind was Martha Stewart! I would send them to her because her show has always been inspirational to me.

5)  PLD:  What obstacles did you face when starting up your business? Any new challenges when creating your design lines?

MC:  I constantly second guess myself, I think that’s I am my biggest obstacle. One of the challenges when creating a new design line is getting the word out there about them.

6)  PLD:  If you want to branch out your business, which stores / venue would you like to carry your products?

MC:  I would love to sell my designs in high-end wedding boutiques and stationery stores.  At this time, I sell through, but I see myself starting my own website in the near future.

7)  PLD:  What would you do differently for your products to stand up your competitions?

MC:  I would use Eco Friendly or Natural  Paper to stand out from the competition.

8)   Currently, you are selling to Etsy, what advice would you give to the newbies?

MC:  Be Patient!  Sales on Etsy are very slow right now, but my advice is to be patient and to believe in your creations!

9)  PLD:  Which music CD are you listening now?

MC:   I listen to a variety of music:  latin, jazz, and I love eighties music.

10)  PLD:  What’s in your tool box?


MC:  My work space is covered with boxes filled with paper flowers, card stock in a multitude of colors, ribbons, stones, lace, metal trims. It’s an organized mess.

11)  PLD:  What else would you like the readers know about your work and future business plans?

MC:  Creating these designs fills me joy and relaxation; to me it is the perfect therapy!  As for my plans for the near future, I’m planning on exhibiting my designs in an international wedding show here in Miami.

Connect at Marlene C. Designs (MarleneCDesigns) at Facebook.

For your holiday shopping, visit  Marlene C. Designs at Etsy ( !!

Pretty Frenchie Bébé


Another new products arrived from France this week…Embroidered French Lavender Sachets!

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The original concept of these wonderful embroidered Lavender Sachet was created by Chantal-Marie Leblanc in 1995.  Each sachet was made to look like a miniature pillowcase in white cotton with variety of designs.
These pretty little sachets are filled with a pocket of dried lavender from Provence, France.

The aromatic lavender has soothing properties to help you relax, so place one by your bedside for restful sleep.  If you don’t want to share with your BFF’s, get them for this holiday.  The cute Bébé styles would be perfect for the Mom-to-be…shop while supplies last.