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!

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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!


March 1, 2010

Happy March everyone! Can I tell you how excited I am that Spring is getting close?! I see the light at the end of the {wintery} tunnel…there’s just something about March first!

I love the mix of wood and beads in the bracelets from Musette. Also, her necklaces have a great mix of elements…from chunky stones and beads to cool chains and vintage bits. I especially like the necklace on the top right!

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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

  • ClassiclyAmber: Aw, you will definitely be missed around here! But how exciting for your new adv...
  • ellinor: OMG, I love the leather stuff below. The colours are amazing. Thanks for sharing...
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  • farragio: Great pieces! The colors are lovely and soothing....