October 22, 2015

Fleurings jewelry designer, Samantha Lockwood, finds creative inspiration from acting, painting and yoga

 Samantha Lockwood wearing Fleurings

Unique and elegant Fleurings came to be when Samantha Lockwood had the idea to design jewelry with a tiny reservoir that can hold water for small flowers. She was inspired by her grandmother Betty who suggested that wearing flowers in your hair brings good luck and nature's positive energy everywhere you go.

"I love wearing flowers," Samantha explains. "Flowers offer happiness, beauty, color, fragrance and a sense of calm."

But that isn't the only family influence inspiring Lockwood's creativity. Her dad Gary Lockwood is a movie actor who appeared in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the pilot for Star Trek and two movies with Elvis Presley, while her mom Denise DuBarry Hay is an actress, entrepreneur and yogini. Following in her parent's footsteps, Samantha Lockwood applies her talents in multiple areas.

As a kid, Samantha says she caught the acting bug: "I grew up watching movies. I think that's the main reason why I wanted to be an actor is because I love films."

Samantha Lockwood
Samantha has had guest roles on CSI: NY and recently on Hawaii Five-0. She has appeared in several indie films including Lords of Dogtown and Mexican Gold. In 2010 she played the female lead 'Kate' in the Showtime action comedy Shoot the Hero!

Lockwood says she got great acting advice from her dad: "It doesn't matter how old you are," Lockwood told her. "Nobody can tell you that you're too old to make it. If one day you're 40 or you're 50 and you get the best part of your life... just hang in there and be an actor for the sake of being an actor."

To keep in shape, Samantha learned about Bikram yoga as a child through her mother, Denise, who ran her own studio in Malibu after a successful acting career. Samantha became the youngest certified teacher for Bikram at 17 and has competed twice in their international competition. This year, she decided to open her own Bikram yoga studio in Kauai.

BIkram Yoga Kauai
Squeezed in-between her acting, yoga and jewelry business, Samantha also finds time to paint. Her paintings are frequently on display in fine art galleries. Currently her paintings are on exhibit at Silver Screen Artists Gallery in Miami.

All these activities help contribute to Samantha's creativity as a jewelry designer. Her vase necklaces are offered in a variety of sizes that enable flowers to stay fresh while you wear them. Fleurings jewelry, which also includes earrings and hairpieces, come in different finishes including gold, silver, black, pink gold and stainless steel. - T.Y.


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August 20, 2015

The Type of Flower You Wear Says A Lot About You

While the placement of a flower behind your ear can send a message, the type of flower you wear can also say a lot about you.

Here are some ideas for flowers to wear depending on your mood:
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February 08, 2015

6 Great Bridal Looks Wearing Flowers

1. Hair up in a Bun with fresh White Orchid flower Earrings

Hair pulled up and back creates a regal canvas to show off fresh small white phalaenopsis (or butterfly face) orchids in Fleurings vase earrings. These fresh flower earrings create an elegant look for a Bride.

Get this look by creating an up-do. A simple bun like the one pictured below works fine. Then add water and small White Phalanopsis Orchids into the earrings.




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February 08, 2015

Wearing Flowers "Elicits A Positive Emotion & Fosters Positive Relationships"

Can wearing flowers actually make you money? According to a new study... "Exposure to flowers elicits a positive emotion and fosters positive relationships." This wonderful new article by Tom Jacobs shares a study about how strangers were more apt to give donations to people 'wearing a flower'. This mirrors the story about how I came up with Fleurings from advice my grandmother gave me to 'wear a flower in my hair to make better tips'...back when I had a job waiting tables in my early 20's. I learned that wearing flowers = more customer interaction and I made wayyy better tips. Grandma was right. A 'vase jewelry' concept was born from my desire to wear fresh flowers and keep them lasting throughout my shift. Many of us who already know the power of the flower, but now we have PROOF. Read on here... View full article →
January 09, 2015

5 Tips for Growing Orchids plus Videos

Here's some inside scoop on how to keep your Orchids blooming and happy! Grow blooms for your Fleurings necklaces. You can get new flowers every 6 months from one plant! Watch a video overview on how to grow orchids and 5 Tips for Growing Happy Orchids: Watering, Trimming (to re-bloom), Light and Temperature, Fertilizing, and last but not least Re-Potting. View full article →
December 16, 2014

Fleurings vase jewelry, concept demo and tutorial by Samantha Lockwood

If you missed my recent Wizeo event here is an abbreviated video intro to Fleurings. Here I quickly discuss how Fleurings work and give a demonstration of how to add water to your jewelry, then insert a flower (demo is on the small vase necklace which holds the same size flowers as the earrings).

Fleurings intro from Samantha Lockwood 

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December 12, 2014

CBS News "Eye on the Desert" with Samantha Lockwood

I'm really grateful for all the love and support I have received from my hometown 'desert area' for so many years. This supportive community has always been like the wind beneath my wings for any project I have done ...whether it was "Shoot the Hero!" and my acting career, or my Fleurings jewelry. Last week I had the pleasure of doing another interview with Patrick Evans on CBS News "Eye on the Desert".
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December 12, 2014

3 Groupon Specials for Christmas Jewelry Shopping

Unique Fleurings vase jewelry on Groupon   Checkout our special Groupon offers this month! Just in time to order for Valentine's Day or Christmas. For a limited time only you can get some amazing deals for Fleurings through Groupon... follow the link below now!  http://www.groupon.com/deals/fleurings


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December 12, 2014

California Wildflowers

Jeffreys shooting star flower to wear in Fleurings jewelry .... Yosemite is a beautiful place not only to visit but also to find some exquisite flowers for your Fleurings   jewelry. These blooms are perfect to wear in our small vase necklaces and earrings. View full article →
December 08, 2014

Monday December 5th! Live video Holiday Pop Up Shop Sale and Demostration!

Today...Monday December 5th! Samantha Lockwood, designer of Fleurings is hosting a LIVE VIDEO presentation and Holiday Pop Up Shop Sale. Please come and join us for this exciting in home shopping event.                                                                                            TUNE IN @ 5pm PST / 6pm MST / 7pm CST / 8pm MST             http://www.wizeo.me/platform/fleurings/live/

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