I am a jewelry designer with a love of all things beautiful. I am drawn to modern handcrafted lovelies. You will see them all as I discover them here on my blog. Enjoy!

psst.. and visit my shop to see these inspirations turned into jewelry.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Giveaway... as promised (with a bonus, a really good bonus)

I'm really excited to have another giveaway here on my little blog. The rules for entering are super simple. Just leave a comment and you get a chance to win. Now for the big reveal. The special piece being given away ...... drum roll......

This little nest ring will be made in whatever size you'd like. This is part of my upcoming fall collection. Currently unreleased so you will get first dibs on it. Contest ends on Monday August 31st and winner announced Wednesday, September 2nd.

Ok, for the bonus. The super duper bonus! Dave and I made a little video for Etsy's Handmade Moment contest. I would be so forever grateful if you would check it out.... and rate it! We are totally late to the contest and it ends on Sunday (1 week, yikes).

IF we win I will double the prize for the winner of my giveaway. You will get to choose whatever piece you want from the BOYGIRLPARTY ® collection (see last post)

Don't forget to go and vote. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your support. Fingers crossed for a big win all around.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Heads up!!! Giveaway forthcoming.....

I am finally digging myself out of this hole I fell into. Our summer has been so fun and really busy. It went by too fast but I am somewhat looking forward to getting back to a regular work schedule.

So, to kick it all off I am going to be posting a giveaway on my blog next Monday. Stay tuned because it's going to be a doosy. I am going to offer up one of my new pieces with the possibility of doubling your win! Enticing, right? So check back then. Want to see a sneak peek of the new collection?

But, until then.... I am so happy to announce a new collection that I collaborated with Boygirlparty on. Is it possible to look at any of boygirlparty's illustrations and not smile or be filled with a warm happy feeling? I think not. So here is the collection. 5 pieces - 1 year - 100 piece limited edition. They are being listed in the shop as we speak and all will be there by Saturday.

(clockwise) Quail with customizable birthstone - $53.50, Whale - $49.50, Snowy Owls - $49.50
Fawn - $47.50, Birdhouse - $47.50

Friday, August 14, 2009

Weekend Eye Candy - the jewelry box

I am part of a team of artists that work with metal clay. These are some of my favorites from my team but I have so many more favorites too. You can see them all at http://etsymetalclay.com

Eager to see some more well curated pics? Visit Lora, Paige and Michelle to see what they drummed up this week.

Have a wonderful weekend!

1. silver and concrete pear, 2. eclipseear1, 3. Wheat Pendant, 4. Waterfall, 5. Summer Leaf, 6. Verde Earrings, 7. Bronzclay & polymer, 8. Copper Hoops, 9. Mech-Chain1-Sm, 10. Bronze Tribal Dome Necklace with fine silver donut, 11. Repose, 12. afternoon sunlight & lens flare

Sunday, August 9, 2009

a good day

I have already slapped my hand for being a bad blogger. Last month I participated in my first wholesale show, The California Gift Show. Then last weekend I did the Buyers Market in Philadelphia. So much fun and SO much work. I finally got a chance to work two full days this weekend on fulfilling some of my orders. I have 250 pieces to make by next Monday. CRAZY!! but I actually have been working quite fast and plan on getting it all together. I had no idea that stores would want product so quick. I thought they would be placing orders for holiday. Not complaining, not complaining at all:) I hope to show off some of the pictures from Philly soon.

But I wanted to share some pics from a lovely day at the Getty before I left on my trip. Gosh I love this place. I typically have to go through the galleries pretty quick because James doesn't last long inside. But this time they had an exhibit all about casting a bronze sculpture. It was so fascinating and because I have some knowledge of the process I was able to get James really interested in it as well. It was a proud moment. And that moment ended quickly and we dashed outside to the gardens, our favorite place.

and my latest custom "peace". Get it:)