Thursday, February 25, 2010

diseño collection- new pieces.

Here are some new necklaces that are now available in my Etsy shop:

They are all part of my diseño collection that are inspired by patterns and designs across various cultures. These particular ones are inspired by Morocco. Next week's blogpost will include some more new additions to the diseño collection.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

hike: Rattlesnake Trail

Hello again! It has been a while since my last blogpost. I have been keeping busy in the studio and have lots of new ideas brewing in my head. Today, I would like to share with you some photos from my Valentine's Day hike with friends. We did the Rattlesnake Trail and hiked from one trailhead to the other.... 11 miles.

There was rain for the first part of the hike...

We even found some snow on the ground...

As well as some sun....

This heart was carved in one of the benches half way through the hike...

The view from on top of the Rattlesnake Ledges....

Head on over to my flickr page to see more photos: my flickr page.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

BAM: INDULGE jewelry marketplace.

Today, I would like to share with you some photos from the Bellevue Arts Museum: INDULGE jewelry marketplace. The event was this past weekend (Feb. 5-7) at the Bellevue Arts Museum.

Last Thursday was the setup day. Here is a little preview of my booth without the pieces:

My dad and I had designed my booth walls as well as made them ourselves.

These next few group of photos are detail shots of my booth. I had used some vintage suitcases to display some of the collections as well as wooden frames with fabric inserts.

These next photos show some of the various other artist booths at the INDULGE jewelry marketplace event. It was so neat to see everyone's work and how different each artist work was.

I would like to first say thank you to the Bellevue Arts Museum for inviting me to participate in this great event as well as a super special thanks to everyone that helped me prepare for this event.

It was such a wonderful adventure!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

filling orders.

So BAM: INDULGE has come and gone. It was a wonderful weekend. Tomorrow's blogpost will include photos from the event. Things have been quite busy these past few weeks preparing for it all, in the midst of that came Valentine's Day orders.

Here is a line up of some of the pieces.....

ALL of the orders have been made and mailed out! It was fun seeing some of the little custom details people wanted to include in their pieces, but more on that in a later blogpost.

This afternoon, I am off to the Spread the Love workshop with Rebecca Stewart-Johnson and Christy Pelland. Should be an interesting workshop.

Monday, February 8, 2010

rack cards.

The past few days have been quite busy with the BAM: INDULGE event being this weekend, that is why I wasn't able to get to last week's blogpost about my new rack cards. Rebecca Stewart-Johnson designed my new rack cards.....

I think they look absolutely amazing. The front of the card includes an image of a textile storefront that I had take when I was in La Paz, Bolivia on Calle Sagarnaga (it's mainly a market street with artesano and souvenir stores). This is what inspired the World Textile (Awayo/Bolivia)- Earrings (image on the left). While the last image on the right is taken by Christy Pelland of c. pelland photography for the Urban Glam photo shoot.

The back of the rack card includes my artist's bio.....

along with my photo and details about where to find my work online.

I ordered a 1,000 of them before the show and they turned out great. Thank you so much Rebecca Stewart-Johnson for designing them. They are perfect!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lost in Translation.

Yesterday was the premiere of the sixth and final season of LOST! I picked up watching LOST towards the beginning of the fifth season and quickly became interested. This morning I found out my 143 (I Love You)- Necklace was included in a storque article about Etsy Finds: Lost in Translation. What a fun surprise to wake up to!

One of etsy adminstrators (emilybidwell) put together today's Etsy Finds with items "inspired by the secret messages and important symbols found by the marooned crash survivors in their efforts to find a way off of the island." Thanks Etsy for including my necklace in this fun article!

my description/meaning of necklace:

This necklace is your little secret way of saying "I Love You". 143 is a numerical representation of the expression 'I love you' where each of the three numbers represents the amount of letters in each of the words. One letter for I, four letters for Love, three letters for You. This necklace is part of my word collection.

This numerical representation and expression of ones love was commonly used when pagers just came out. However, 143 is still used in text messaging and online.

This necklace can also be personalized as a CUSTOM ORDER:
If you would like a custom message stamped (e.g. your child's name, couple's initials, special dates) or a different design/shape, please convo me on Etsy to find out pricing. I enjoy making custom orders!

This necklace would be a PERFECT gift for any special occasion.... a secret way of telling someone you love them!

side note: tomorrow is load-in day for BAM: INDULGE.... super exciting. Also, tomorrow's blogpost will include photos of my new rack cards for the event that were designed by Rebecca Stewart-Johnson---I look forward to sharing those with you!