April 26, 2010

I adore the jewelry from Maine’s Quench Metalworks. Let’s just say that you were wondering what kind of gift to get me…you know, just in case you didn’t know. Then, you might consider the fabulous butterfly necklace {bottom, right}…or the ring {top, left}. That’s just the nice kind of person I am…helping you make these difficult decisions easier!!

You can learn more about the artist, Jen, here. Follow her blog here. Fan {or, “like”} her on Facebook!


April 19, 2010

My mom used to do enamel work…before I was born, and up until I was a toddler {and could potentially get WAY too close to a hot kiln}. I’ve always wanted to learn how, but have to make a point of asking for a lesson next time I visit my parents…my mom still has the kiln!

I think the enamel jewelry from Angela Gerhard is beautiful. I love her color combinations, and the craftsmanship is exquisite. I’m totally in love with the bracelets {center, left}. Just gorgeous.

starving artist.

April 9, 2010

PHEW! I took a much longer break than I had intended…I’ve been paying the price for having a ton of fun while on vacation…I have had a nasty cold for the past week…Bleh.

Amazingly, while we were in Sedona, I did ABSOLUTELY no shopping. NONE. Zilch. Zippo. It’s hard for me to believe, really. We just hiked around the beautiful red rock, cooked gobs of food, drank wine and hot-tubbed under the stars….

I DID find a wonderful online-jeweler who is BASED in Arizona…does that count?! I’ve been a fan of Starving Artist Bazaar for years, and her work has been featured on pretty much EVERY indie blog out there…but I just had to share too! I love lampwork beads, and especially the pieces she creates!

flight path.

March 25, 2010

Vancouver based Flight Path uses a tattoo-like process to permanently color the leather on each of the pieces, resulting in some very cool pieces. I love the colors and unique graphics…and I’m WAY too chicken to get a real tattoo…these fantastic pieces suit me just fine!

You can become a Facebook Fan or follow along on Twitter.

tel aviv style.

March 15, 2010

From Tel Aviv, AnaKim makes lovely jewelry! I especially love the little earrings with their organic shapes…and not-so-perfect circles. I think they’d be nice every day pieces…great for layering too!

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i'm a california girl living in the midwest. my hubby and i lived a slightly nomadic life after college, and wound up in a chicago suburb.... read more

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