Friday, October 30, 2009

custom wedding: Rebecca + Chris (sneak peek)

So as promised, here is just little sneak peek into some photos of Rebecca and Chris' wedding day (photos are taken by Christy Pelland of c. pelland photography).

I can't wait to share with you a few more details about Rebecca's necklace and earrings, however, you will have to wait a few more weeks for that. As soon as I get all the images together... I will be sure to post.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

custom wedding: Rebecca + Chris (continued)

Another interesting fact that Rebecca shared with me about her family is that they also had Cherokee Indian heritage and that the feather was another important family symbol. Even though that aspect of her family's heritage is mostly unknown, Chris and Rebecca wanted to honor this part in their wedding by also including a Native American Wedding vase made for the ceremony.

In designing Rebecca's wedding necklace, I thought it would be an interesting idea to include both her Cherokee Indian heritage as well as her families' Irish background. I wanted these two aspects to be the focal components in the necklace. So I came up with a design that would basically allow Rebecca to have two necklaces in one. For the actual wedding ceremony, she could wear the sterling silver domed Claddagh design in the front.

And for the reception, she could switch the necklace around and have the Cherokee feather be the focal point. There are a few more interesting details about the necklace that I would like to share with you, but you will have to wait a bit to find out more about Rebecca's necklace. So stay tuned in the weeks to come!

However, tomorrow I will be including a little sneak peek into Rebecca and Chris' wedding day.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

custom wedding: Rebecca + Chris (the process)

Here is a blogpost that I have been meaning to post since last week. I am really excited to share with you the custom wedding pieces that I made for Rebecca and Chris' wedding. I met Rebecca through Christy Pelland when we had gotten together to speak about my new website; these two wonderful ladies are graciously collaborating together to design it. Thanks ladies!

When I met up with Rebecca to talk to her about her custom wedding pieces, I had brought along some questions I wanted to know about her family, Chris, and herself.

Option #1:

I had also asked Rebecca what are some ideas that she thought were important to incorporate into the custom pieces as well as if she had any found objects that she wanted to include in any of the pieces.

With all of this information in hand, I started to do some more research before I started to sketch together all these ideas into her custom wedding pieces. For the necklace, I came up with three main options that all had slight variations among the symbols used throughout the piece.

Option #2:

In our meeting, Rebecca had mentioned to me that the Claddagh (a traditional Irish) design that features two hands clasping a heart, which is usually surmounted by a crown is something that she wanted to include in the necklace because of her families' Irish background. The elements that are incorporated within the symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown).

Option #3:

In tomorrow's post, I will describe some more aspects of each of the pieces along with some quick shots of the pieces... and more.

Monday, October 26, 2009

new location: Fancy Tiger Clothing

Last week, I sent out an order of my jewelry to a new boutique. Here is a photo of some of the pieces before they were sent out.

I found out that the pieces arrived today at Fancy Tiger Clothing in Denver, Colorado. So if you live or are in the area, stop by and take a look at my items at this apparel and accessories boutique that focuses on small and independent designers.

who: Fancy Tiger Clothing
where: 14 South Broadway/ Denver, CO

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Treasury: wow

Another one of my pieces made it into another lovely treasury this week. This time my Traveled No. 2- Ring is in a treasury put together by amelun and titled wow (a few of my favorites).

Thanks: amelun
Link to treasury: wow (a few of my favorites)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Treasury: Yellow Yellow....

SundraSANDRUSI has included my Bloc 2- Earrings in her truly bright and lovely treasury titled: Yellow Yellow.... The treasury makes me think of warm summer days. Thank you SundraSANDRUSI for including me in this sunny collection.

Thanks again: SundraSANDRUSI
Link to treasury: Yellow Yellow....

I also wanted to remind you about my FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING.....

and if your still not a fan of my facebook page yet-- I wanted to share with you this week's SPECIAL OFFER (Oct. 19-26) that is ONLY available to my FANS! Get a FREE pair of Modern Pearl- Earrings in my Etsy shop!!!! To find out how, become a fan!

Link to my facebook page:

Friday, October 16, 2009

fall is here.

So fall has officially arrived here in the Pacific Northwest! It is literally pouring cats and dogs here or as we say in Polish "Leje jak z cebra!" (translation: It rains as if from a pail).

A few weeks ago, I found this great wooden rack at a local thrift store. I thought it would be a great way to have easy access to all my scarves for winter as well as a fun way of display all of the wonderful textures and bright colors on my wall. The wooden rack was originally this dark blue color....

I decided to sand it down a bit and paint it a creamy white color so that all the scarves would pop against the color.

Wishing everyone a beautiful fall weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

custom work: llama earrings (part 2)

So here are the custom llama earrings that I made for Mary's daughter, Brooke. Each earring included a silhouette of a llama pierced out of sterling silver. While the back of one of the earrings was stamped with Brooke's llama name Nuttin.

It was so neat to know that Brooke would be wearing these while showing her llama and such a fun experiencing receiving these images.

Thanks again to Mary for sending these wonderful photos as well as sharing her story about her daughter and her daughter's llama.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

custom work: llama earrings.

So I have been wanting to do this for a while, to share with you some of the custom work that I make. I really do enjoy making custom pieces because you get the chance to learn more about someone else as well as gives me the chance to create a special piece of wearable art that is able to carry the wearer's own personal story.

Recently, I got a custom order on Etsy from Mary in Wisconsin to make a custom pair of llama earrings for her daughter, Brooke. She wanted to surprise her daughter with these custom earrings that she could wear, while showing her llama. I later asked Mary if she could send me some information about Brooke and her llama. In the email, Mary explained to me that the llama is not actually Brooke's, but rather Brooke is part of the Jefferson County 4H club. The llama belongs to a local llama farm named Animal Acres Llamas that is owned by their good friend, Barb Parsons. Barb Parsons leads a 4H group and allows the kids to use her llamas to show. Mary's daughter, Brooke has been showing llamas with the Jefferson County 4H club for the past two years.

Last fall, Brooke and Mary were taking care of the farm when Nuttin was born on August 30th, 2008. Brooke had carried him in from the pasture. Nuttin weighed 25 pounds when he was born.

Mary said that, "He [Nuttin] is a very correct Llama and has won many awards for his confirmation and fiber. Brooke is lucky to be able to show him!" This month, Brooke showed Nuttin in the Jefferson County Fair and they won Grand Champion in Showmanship and Halter. Here are just a few of the images from a regional show that was on October 4th, 2009:

Tomorrow, I will share with you the llama earrings themselves and a few more pictures of Brooke.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

hike: found objects.

Made my way back down to Eastern Oregon last week for a few days. Just wanted to share with you some photos from the hikes. I have also recently been thinking about starting to sketch and design some new jewelry pieces from the all the found objects that I have been saving from past travels. But for now, I hope you enjoy these pictures.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Treasury: You make me smile!

Kristina Sabaite of Krize has done it again.... another wonderful treasury! Take a look at this red and black treasury she put together, in which she has included my Malinka (red or pink)- Necklace. The treasury's is titled: You make me smile!

Thanks: Krize
Link to treasury: You make me smile!

The Set of 3 Christmas Cards are a new addition to Krize's shop and sure make me smile!

Thanks again Kristina!

PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Auction.

The 8th Annual PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Auction, Grow Art, was held last Saturday, October 03, 2009 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. It was so neat seeing the various silent auctions and of course the live action.

Here is a group photo of mostly everyone at our table.

It was such a wonderful evening. The auction ended up raising $625,000 for the arts!

Next week's posts will include some of my custom work and much more. Wishing everyone a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

heads up: 80's revisited.

This weekend I will be posting some of the 80's revisited pieces from the Urban Glam photo shot in my etsy shop. All of the pieces are basically one-of-kind work! Except the blue earrings, which will be available in a limited quantity.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


So I have yet again extended my shipping sale: FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING until the end of the year! What a great opportunity to get all of your holiday gifts with no extra shipping charge.
I also wanted to share with you what some of the benefits of becoming a fan on my facebook page include: discounts sent to fans and early notification of sales! Hint: I will be posting some lovely fall discounts in the weeks to come, which will ONLY be available to my facebook fans.

Link to facebook page: Ada Rosman. (metalsmith + jewelry designer)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Olympic Peninsula.

So last Friday, I didn't get around to posting new pieces from my eco wear collection because I am still a little behind in photographing those pieces. But by the end of this week I will share them with you on my blog as well as post them in my etsy shop.

Today, I wanted to share with you some photos from my camping adventures from two weeks ago on the Olympic Peninsula. Just trying to enjoy the last few moments of lovely summer weather around the Pacific Northwest by doing some fishing, hiking, and camping.

To see some more of my photos, take a look at my flickr page: my flickr