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.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ellen, wings, and random things

Ok, so for the big news! The Obama necklace was purchased as a gift for my hero, Ellen (Degeneres!), Portia, and Ellen's mom (who is so sweet and adorable!). Not to sound too corny, but this is seriously a dream of mine.
My husband's dream is that someday he will be on the Daily Show being interviewed by Jon Stewart for a film he wrote. My dream is this! Ellen Degeneres owning one of my necklaces. She really liked it too:)

So, it's not too late to get your Obama necklace. I am still donating 10% of the sales to the campaign. After election day (next Tuesday, mark your calendars!) I will choose a charity to donate sales to. Most likely something for kid's education. I want all children to believe that they can become President if they want and try to.

So, wings... Here it is. This is a custom order I just completed. I am so happy with the result. The person it is for has the tiniest fingers I have ever heard of. The ring is a size 3.5. What? So this ring was challenging.

and Random things.... I am working on a little newsletter to send out. I am seriously aiming for the end of this week. It's been busy around this little workshop. I am telling you this because you should sign up for my mailing list over there somewhere so you get it.
There's a little extra sumtin sumtin to help get you through this "Economic Adjustment".

Friday, October 24, 2008

Shopping List Saturday

Thanks to FancyPicnic for inviting me to join in on Shopping List Saturday. I went to a farm today and was reminded of how much I love animals. While this is not technically a farm animal it is an adorable one!

BeneathTheRowanTree, Time2cre8 , SweetestPea, PaperedTogether, BerkleyIllustration, Marjji, SeaBreezeStudio, TheBlackApple, TolliPop

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fired Up

Another ring! It's become an obsession:)This ring is all about passion and what fires us up. Wear it to remind yourself of someone you love or as a symbol of your passion for life. It's called "Fired Up" and is in my shop now.

It is so hot here today. I have to get off the computer soon because the heat from the computer is making it worse. My phone says that it's currently 96 degrees. What the heck! Isn't it the end of October? This is crazy.

I managed to get to the park this morning with my son to play a little baseball. Grandma and Grandpa were visiting last week and bought him a tee-ball stand. I know I "may" be biased, but he is really, really good. Especially for a 2 year old (almost 3). I was running all over the field trying to catch the ball. It was a lot of fun:)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Petals and Dew

This is my newest ring. It's funny because I hesitated making rings for so long because I was scared. And then when I made a few they were horrible. But now I am on a roll and it's hard to think about anything else.

I love reading people's blogs and I have been so inspired by the beautiful photos of the leaves changing and rehydrating. It makes me feel all warm and cozy:)

This ring has layered circles inspired by petals and a tiny droplet of dew (cz)

In my shop now.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Madame and Monsieur

Ok, so this is something that I have been so excited about but couldn't talk about until now. Ashley G and I collaborated on this awesome necklace. Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE Ashley's work. I was thrilled when she said yes to this collaboration.

This piece is called "Madame and Monsieur". It is a necklace with two pendants hanging from it and they are reaching out for each other. It is now available in the shop.

Friday, October 17, 2008

How I feel

This is how I feel today. I feel like time is running away and I wish that stuck little birdie on my clock meant that time would stand still for one hour, at least.

Does that ever happen to you? I feel chaotic for no good reason. Yes, I have a lot to do but sometimes it's easier to prioritize than others. Like right now. I should get some work done:)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Harvest Moon

Did anyone see the moon last night? It was so gorgeous and bright and huge and powerful.

I listed this ring in my shop on the night of the full Harvest Moon. Surprisingly, it's entitled "Harvest Moon".

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Want a discount?

Be my 400th sale on Etsy and I'll refund you 20% of your purchase when you enter the code "BlogLove". Be quick! I'm only 1 sale away from 400:)
Be quick as a bunny.....

Monday, October 13, 2008

Etsy Feature

Wow, as I laid sick in bed for the last week life has kept moving around me. And boy has it been busy:) I am so honored to have been featured today on Etsy's "Quit your Day job Series". If you want to know a bit more about me, my passions, and my schedule check it out. Thanks Etsy!!!

Obama '08

Well, if you know me at all you know that I am a big fan of Barack Obama. For once there is a candidate that I am voting for because I really, really like them, not because they are the lesser of two evils.

So, I'm excited to introduce two new pieces in the shop that I have collaborated with artist Heather Scholl on. Heather is an extremely talented mixed media artist that I'm lucky to call a friend. She recently did a painting of Obama that I fell in love with and knew that this was our time to collaborate. These pieces are limited edition pieces of 100 and are stamped with the artist's name on the back. 10% of the sale is donated to the Obama/Biden campaign. Get them quick!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

the good, the bad, and the ugly

Good Debate!
Bad Project Runway!
Ugly - this cold that I can't kick!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

EtsyMetalClay Team

I am a part of really great team on Etsy called EtsyMetalClay. We are a fairly new team - I think only 2 months old - but a lively one. Check out the feature on Etsy to hear more about us.
We also have a new website - www.EtsyMetalClay.comI proud to be involved with such talented artists!