Thursday, November 11, 2010


Testing... out a new necklace. I will post it in a few days. New metal, new design. Very excited!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Morning Whine

Trying really hard to stay positive. Not an easy thing for me to do in any occasion, but especially with this.
When I started creating necklaces from Felt in the beginning of the year, I got great responses and sold (to friends) almost everything that I made. Though at the time, I was using acrylic felt and store bought feature buttons. I decided I didn't want to do it this way anymore and so I started sourcing the best Merino Wool Felt and antique buttons.

Since this new turn in my designs, I've yet to sell a single piece. And so I'm wondering - Are my new designs just not that good?? see--> Flickr

I don't want to give up, aside from my partner Darcy, it is the only thing making me really happy... I guess I'm always the frustrated artist!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Online Store!!
You do not have to become a member like you do on so this will be my main store from now on!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sneak Peak!

I just simply couldn't wait to show this piece. I will properly photograph this gorgeous belt/sash as soon as I can, but for now, my iPhone will suffice.

Red and Black ribbon, Grey Merino Wool Felt and a Vintage Crest button.

This item will be available to purchase soon.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I'm back!!!!

Lady Bow P is finally back up and running!! It's been a loooooong process but I finally made it. =D

I currently only have 6 listings posted @ but more will be listed this week. I'm excited to hear what you think about the store.



Sunday, September 5, 2010

Eco-fi Felt!

I have just come across a different form of felt. One that is made purely of 100% recycled plastic bottles, that's right, plastic bottles!! It's called Eco-fi Felt. I am crazy excited about this!! If I find that it works well for my pieces, I am converting!! I am so happy I came across this, although this morning I ordered another batch of Merino Wool Felt... Anyhoo, I still do LOVE my Wool Felt.
Now to wait for the delivery...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

non-profit enviro org - CHECK!!

I think I have found the Not-for-Profit Environmental Organization that I want to become a part of and donate a % of Lady Bow P profit made, to - - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies. It's local and fantastic and I really cant wait to get involved!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

One Chance Left!!

I found out today that the Intro to Jewelry course is FULL! I am devastated!! I really wanted to have some real knowledge before my course starts next year... Though I have once chance left in November through CAE.


Monday, August 30, 2010


I have ordered my tags, in 14 days I shall receive a box of 250 business cards, that I will then proceed to punch a whole through and turn into swing tags!

This is what they will look like:



My new pieces are coming along nicely, by the time my tags arrive and are converted, I shall have a nice little listing for my etsy shop.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Damn You Time!!!!

14 days till my tags arrive! New neckpieces underway... Very Very EXCITED!!! All I need now is more free time sew!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Very Excited!!!

Design and tags are done!!! Over the next week I am going to hopefully get my tags printed so I can start restocking!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Almost ready..

It's almost finished. The only thing left to do is the design for my tags.
Here is my banner, avatar, custom listing, reserved listing & thank you card designs..
I'm very happy with the outcome!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

So what do you think?

I just received this from my graphic designer.. This will be the banner for my etsy shop and blogs. What do you think? It's not yet finished..

Decision Time

Since deciding I want to become a handcrafted jeweler, and about to enroll in a jewelry making course, I've been thinking about the name I have chosen for my business. "Lady Bow P" Do I want to change it? Do I need to change it? Will it fit my new work?

I've always loved feminine things and feeling like a lady. This still holds true today, though for some reason I don't think it will fit my new direction. I guess that's my problem.. How do I choose a name that is going to represent all my different sides?? Because that is basically what my work is, "representing my different sides". I would have liked to have just used my name, "Polia" but that just sounds silly and so using my full name is out of the question, "Polia Giannoulidis".

The name "Piece by Piece" has stuck in my head, because that is how I work, in pieces.. But the name is already registered, as is "Piece by Peace" which I also thought about. I then moved onto "Piece by Polia" or "Pieces by Polia".  I just don't know.

I guess I want my name to represent the fact that my work is/will be, unique, beautiful and ECO-FRIENDLY. Does Lady Bow P do all that??

Saturday, August 14, 2010

SO many plans.. SO little money!!

I have seen the first ideas of my logo. It's looking amazing, I'm very excited!!
I know I naively thought I would have been reopened within a month of my closing shop, but I now know by Christmas, I will be in full swing!!

Also.. I am enrolling into "Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Jewelry)" at NMIT starting next Feb for 2yrs full time. In order to enroll, I must first sit an interview/folio presentation, so I am enrolling myself into a few jewelry making short courses at CAE. I am very excited about everything!! Lady Bow P will soon have an extended range of handcrafted silver/(and all sorts of materials) jewelry.   

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Great Day!

Darcy surprised me today by taking me to the Craft & Quilt Fair. I had no idea it was on.. I'm so thankful he is the amazing person he is!! It was a great day, saw so many beautiful quilts, wool and silks. I bought some supplies for felting and got a few tips form the experts and left a very happy and inspired lady.

It's midnight now and I'm marveling at my beautiful creation. I tried my hand at cobweb felting. I really enjoyed it, though at first I was really afraid because I find it hard to do something I don't know how to do on my own... but I got through and it turned out great! Tomorrow I'm going to spend my time before work turning it into a purse.

I can't wait to show you all!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I can't wait!!

It is getting closer... I am almost ready to relaunch Lady Bow P! So many new designs.. I can't wait to reveal them!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


My beautiful felt has arrived, orders are made. All I need now is my branding.. But the designing cannot begin until I pay the designer and I am dead broke!! :( I am way too impatient to wait two weeks. Going to ask my older brother for a little sibling loan. heh!

I know I said I'd be set up in a month last time, but this time I'm serious!! Within a month, Lady Bow P will be live!!

I'm off now to collect some buttons...


Sunday, July 4, 2010

3 Orders!

Although I have decided to close shop for a little while, I have recieved 3 orders from friends of my family. I explained to them about the materials but they didn't care, they want them now. So tomorrow is going to be a fun filled day of sewing and cutting and making beautiful things.


Thursday, July 1, 2010


I did it! I decided to temporarily close my etsy shop and have my grand reopening in a months time. So please stay tuned!! I will be back bigger, better & gloriously stocked!!

Love love... xx

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A quick hello!!

Hello to all my new followers (that would be 99% of you) heh! I am so happy to have found everyone on the etsy forums. This feels like a little community. I'm excited to get to know everyone and help each other out with promoting and followers.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010


HALF PRICE OFF EACH ITEM IN MY ETSY STORE!!! - Everything must go for I am starting over!

I have just purchased my very first batch of 100% Merino Wool Felt Fabric. - NO MORE ACRYLIC FELT!!

I purchased this set of wool from Felt On The Fly and for my second batch I will purchase from Material Evidences Shop. I can't wait to get my hands on some really soft, beautiful felt!!

The next step for me will be wet felting. Oh the endless possibilities!!!

I can't wait!! xx

Monday, June 28, 2010

Dark Romance

This here is my first Treasury Collection - Dark Romance. Take a look. It is a gorgeously dark selection of etsy's finest! I've fallen in love with every single piece I've chosen but sadly could only afford one. :(

I purchased this piece by GlitzGlitter

Scarlet Red Teardrop Oxidized Sterling Silver Necklace - Fever

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


So as it turns out, I'm not as prepared for my business as I thought. I knew I still needed a logo design and banner for etsy shop and professional photos taken of all my products, but what I didn't know was how much research I needed to do for my product titles and descriptions using "keywords" and "tagging". Man I was way behind.

Thanks to some lovely people at I think I'm well on my way. I still need my logo designed and photos taken, (both of which are being worked on), things are slowly coming along. And once my logo is designed, my brothers own a Design & Printing company so anything I need printed will be done with LOVE. - Thanks George&Michael!! - ALSO, I plan to have Corrabelle turn my logo design into a gorgeous stamp for my packaging.

My amazingly talented partner Darcy is working on my design, he is sketching it as I type. It is fantastic, I can't wait to share it with the world!!


  • Logo
  • Banner
  • Photos
  • Stamp
  • Stickers
  • Flyers
  • Business Cards
So excited about it all. (I am also working on some new ideas... very excited)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lady Bow P AU Store

For those of you Australian buyers, instead of purchasing through etsy, look to my side bar----->
and you will see my little custom AU Store with the AU prices...

Each item will be shipped **FREE OF CHARGE** max 3 days after I receive your payment.
Each order will be beautifully packaged in recyclable materials with a personalized thank you card.
**3 Day Refund Policy** email:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Button Love Neckpiece is sold.. Thank you Anne!
Another very similar will be made Friday. xx

Monday, June 7, 2010

Button Love Neckpiece

I am so happy with this piece. I individually hand stitched each button as well as the button-whole in the back. I think it's gorgeous!! I'm extremely pleased!!

Lady Bow P Shop - (For more info & to buy)

Sunday, June 6, 2010


This piece goes with almost anything. Wear it casual or dressy, it will make any outfit look gorgeous!

Each chipboard button is super-glued onto felt. 

(I did not make the buttons.)

Lady Bow P Shop - (for more info & to buy)

This piece is a gorgeous bold statement. 
Each piece is carefully hand-sewn. 

For a more dramatic effect, wrap this pieces tightly around the neck. It can then be tied wherever you want it, either the front, side or back. For a more loose fitting, simply wear it like you would a scarf.

Lady Bow P Shop - (for more info & to buy)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Autumn Love

Although technically it is now Winter, we are finally getting our Autumn season. The leaves are starting to change colour and fall, the streets are lined with gorgeous brown/red leaves. It is definitely my favourite time of the year. I took the most beautiful photo today.. 
<---This is what I get to see everyday as I walk from my car to work... it makes me so happy!
So since this photo was taken, I've been in love with warm, hue tones. I am going to work on a whole range of neckpieces in these colours and follow this theme.



Lady Bow P... is ME!!

This is how they look on...


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Black-Blue-Burgundy Choker

To be worn as a choker. Colours are hard to see in these photos but they are Black, Midnight Blue & Burgundy. (I will replace these photos with HQ ones as soon as I can.)
Materials used: Felt & Velvet Ribbon. - Hand Stitched.


This is my newest design. - I simply LOVE it. It is designed to be worn tightly wrapped around the neck but can also be worn more loosely like a scarf.

Materials used: Felt, Lace & Velvet Ribbon. - Hand Stitched.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Things I need to do.

I have almost everything organized for Lady Bow P. All I really need to do now is have beautiful photos taken of my neckpieces so I can add them to my online store and get this show on the road...

  • I need a photographer, a setting and a model!!
  • I then need a website built. I'm just not happy with the one I'm using now and I don't want to pay $20 a month!!!
  • An invoice/receipt  book is needed as is a visit to my accountant and the bank!
I guess I need a lot done.. Slowly but surely, I'll get it done.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

In the beginning there was a Lady and she loved Bows and her name began with a P.

I've always loved feminine, beautiful, classic glamour fashion. The 20s through to the 50s, Pin Up Girls and Hollywood Glamour, I love it all.

I wanted to create beautiful, original handmade neck-pieces reminiscent of classic beauty and glamour. So I created Lady Bow P and thus my love affair with  ribbon, velvet, lace and buttons began. Spotlight and Trimings Remnants have become like a second home.

As for the name - In the beginning there was a Lady, she loved Bows and her name began with a P.