Friday, February 26, 2010

The winner is...

Brooke #8!
Congratulations on winning February's giveaway! A new giveaway will be up on Monday- everyone have a great weekend!
(Hopefully with some better weather all around the country? Please, Mother Nature?)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spotlight: Italian Mosaic Necklace, ME!

I have been working on a custom necklace for a friend of mine that I wanted to share with everyone today. I liked the design of it so much that I'm going to duplicate it with something else. The way the chain sits reminds me of a vintage feel thin collar dress, like this one atModCloth.

Also, this week I was featured on Glamour weddings. Check it out here. Kind of crazy, right? Thanks to an awesome photographer, amazing shoes and my husband for helping me make that very unique and memorable cuff and earrings set for our wedding day. It's really cool to be noticed, especially by a company as huge as Glamour! Thank you, whoever you are, for adding me to the mix this week!

Only 2 more days to enter to win this month's GIVEAWAY! All you have to do is add your comment to the post to be entered to win. See ya Friday!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Growing up in California definitely had it's perks...namely, NO SNOW. But you have to have seasons, right? WRONG! I lived most of my life perfectly happy without them. Sunshine is never boring in my book. And so it is, that right about this time every year I hit the winter wall. It hasn't even been bad in Utah this year and I'm still over it! That's how much of a wimp I am. I'm always freezing. (I hate layering and wearing socks) Everything else is frozen. (I refuse to go for a walk if I come back colder than I was when I left) There's no color anywhere. This week, instead of feeding my depression, I thought I would share a few of my favorite things that have inspired me lately and are helping me get through these last few weeks (hopefully!) of winter. (You will soon see the products that came from these inspirations too!)

My very favorite: Sunshine, and lots of it
Grass, preferably freshly mowed
Water in general...pools, beaches, running through the sprinklers

Also, I want to thank my friend Renee for spotlighting me on her blog last week. Her site is one I check often because she has a great eye and excellent taste! I love seeing what she's going to post next. Be sure to check it out here.

Don't forget this month's giveaway ends on Thursday at midnight! Get your comment in and win a FREE necklace! See you Wednesday for another Spotlight!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Another Feature!

I was featured on another blog this week: One Crazy Stampin' Mama. It is the site of my friend Julie who is an amazing crafter and stamper extraordinaire. I just wanted to come on and thank her for the love and spread a little of my own her way. Check out the post she did on my jewelry here.

My sister just moved away from me last month, but she's coming back in two weeks! The reason why I'm telling you this (aside from the fact that I think you should care) is because she has decided to get into photography and is going to help me out by taking some WAY better pictures for me while she's here. I don't know what I'm supposed to do when she leaves...but we'll have to figure something out. It's super hard because I don't make a ton of any one thing and whenever I create something new I need a picture like, yesterday. Totally. If I was into mass producing it would be a lot easier, but alas...that goes against everything I am about with this little endeavor of mine. Since I only have one or two things to photograph at one time, it makes it a LOT difficult. (As opposed to a little difficult, in case you were questioning my grammar.) I need a live in photographer...ok maybe not that extreme...perhaps an on call photographer. Everyone start buying more jewelry so that I can afford an on call photographer. Thanks. :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Spotlight: Ice Castles Necklace ($78)

Materials: clear quartz, glass, silver plated findings and chain

Who doesn't love a wedding? With spring drawing near and so many weddings on the way, I thought it would be appropriate to share the first necklace in my bridal collection. This one of a kind stunner is made with clear quartz and glass beads, and is highly adjustable thanks to a very long cable chain at the back. If you are looking for a statement piece of jewelry that will definitely get some attention on your wedding day, this is the necklace for you. It is anything but traditional, and simply extraordinary. I hope you like it!

Don't forget to add your name to the list for this months giveaway. Simply click the button to the right and make a comment on the post to be entered to win!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentines Day seems like the perfect time...

To announce the first pieces in my Bridal line! I have a bridesmaid necklace in a variety of colors and one spectacular solid quartz necklace for one lucky bride. These necklaces will be going up on Etsy this weekend, so if you (or anyone you know) are looking for wedding jewelry, definitely keep checking back! I will be adding more and more as Spring nears. And, as always, I also specialize in custom pieces. If you know what you want but can't find it, I'm the girl for you!

Also, I wanted to say thank you to Heather at The Gift Closet, for honoring me with a Friday Feature! Be sure to stop by and check that out...there's a free gift in it for you!

Don't forget to enter this month's Giveaway: the Pasadena Necklace!

Happy Valentines Day! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, February 8, 2010

New Necklaces!

I have a few new necklaces going up on Etsy today that I thought I'd share. I wasn't able to post them over the weekend because it was so cloudy and dark that I couldn't get a good shot of any of them. Here they are:

Malibu Necklace
Crown of Violets Necklace
Laguna Beach Necklace
Drama Queen Necklace

*Don't forget to enter this month's giveaway!

*The sale continues! Visit my Etsy shop this week to take advantage of the Spring Cleaning sale which ends Sunday! (US orders: If you need something to arrive by Valentines Day, please order by Wednesday morning.)

Friday, February 5, 2010

The SALE continues...

I've decided to keep the Spring Cleaning SALE going because while this week was great, I still have a lot of inventory left. Thank you so very much to everyone who purchased this week! I was super busy, but loved every minute. I appreciate all of your support so much and hope that you LOVE everything you bought. The sale will end Sunday, the 14th; Valentines Day. This is the perfect opportunity to get some great gifts for that special someone (or mom, sisters, aunts, etc) in your life!

Also, one week from today I will be featured on a blog called "The Gift Closet", so be sure to stop by and check that out. I'm really excited about it!

Lastly, I have been designing like crazy this week so I will be putting up new items on Etsy through the weekend. I hope you'll stop by and take a looksie at those too.

Thanks everyone! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Spotlight: Cleopatra Earrings ($12)

This week's spotlight is on something I just made, the Cleopatra Earrings. They are made with laser-cut gold plated filigree fans and are super lightweight, so no worries about the dreaded "ear lobe sag" with these! I imagine Cleopatra on a chaise lounge being fanned and eating grapes while wearing this pair. They are a little bigger than what I normally do, (still not huge) but big dangly earrings are definitely in! They will be up on Etsy today.

Don't forget to stop by my shop and check out the sale that's going on this week. Thanks!

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