Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A DiVine Sneak Peek

Here's a little glimpse of a design that's coming soon to my site. Made from hand formed sterling silver wire, sparkling pale blue glass, and my very own earwires crafted in house, they're so light and ethereal. I'll be adding them to the site next week. As always, if you can't wait until then, contact me and we'll work something out.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Infinite Beauty

Check out this ultra-chic infinity ring from Jeanine Payer. I love the mix of gently sloping curves with the duo of softly textured metal and graceful cursive. Such a wonderful idea, and perfectly done! I definitely think that this wonderful piece is nothing less than heirloom-worthy.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Presents of Mind

I've decided that MySpace can actually be pretty cool sometimes - especially when you can find gems like Presents of Mind while poking around. They are located in my hometown of Portland, Oregon, they're website is totally adorable!

While perusing the site, I found that one of my favorite items was this canvas. There's several available, and the prices range from $15-$42 each. If you ever happen to find yourself in the lovely City of Roses sometime, you should definitely head down to the Hawthorne District and check out the brick and mortar shop.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Jocelyn Warner Wallpapers

Now this is really gorgeous - check out this charming metallic leaf wallpaper from Jocelyn Warner. It's also available in white/grey and turquoise/gold. If metallics aren't your thing, there's several non-metallic versions to choose from that are just as lovely.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

No post today

Due to a super hectic day, there will be no post today! Things should be back to normal tomorrow, though.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

One Million in One

This stellar wrap dress from AngelRox is by far the coolest dress on the planet. Why, you ask? Simply put - it's a million dresses in one! Amazingly, the dress is one piece of fabric that can be wrapped to create totally different looks.

Who can resist a single piece of fabric that expands the possibilities of your wardrobe ten-fold? Personally, I have a huge weakness for this kind of thing. While I'm still undecided on the color I want, I've had the opportunity to try it out and am definitely picking one up for fall.

Monday, July 23, 2007

It's My 21st Birthday! Again ;)

Happy Monday!

It's my birthday today, so I thought I'd deviate from the norm and post about my cool and exciting presents. From my husband? Drum lessons! I have become interested in them in the last year or so, and he thought it would be a fun present. I'm happy to report that he was right! I've done a few lessons already (I had to start early due to my instructors tour dates), and am having a blast!!! It's so fun. And aside from my instructor being a great teacher, he also does a mean Speak 'n Spell impression.

I also got a completely unintentional, but super cool birthday present from Kalmbach Publishing. Last year, I submitted an instructional article to Bead and Button magazine on how to make a pair of cool, bohemian style hoop earrings, which showed up in the August 2006 issue. Totally cool in and of itself, but the editors selected the tutorial to appear in the book Creative Beading Vol. 2. Below is a variation of the project that appears in the book.
The book showcases the best projects over the year from the magazine. While my project in particular is relatively quick and easy, there are some really beautiful projects for every skill level. I recieved my complimentary copy over the weekend, and my Boho Hoops project shows up on page 20. Cool, I'm published!

Friday, July 20, 2007

New Fave Fragrance

I've found my new signature perfume! In Two by Stella McCartney. There are two versions of this fragrance, Amber and Peony, which are actually meant to be layered. While I haven't actually tried the two together, I am absolutely smitten with the Peony scent. It seems to last for hours, and works well with my particular chemistry. With notes of peony and black pepper, it's just heavenly!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Pure Inspiration

Check out this cool zen-like collection of bud vases. What a lovely way to display freshly cut blossoms and other inspirational foliage. I'm just imagining how fetching an assortment of brightly colored orchids, or pure and delicate lily of the valley would look. Absolutely divine, no doubt!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Sneak Peek - More Luscious Turquoise

Well, folks, I think I have to admit it. I have a problem. I'm hopelessly addicted. My vice? Sleeping beauty turquoise. It started off innocently, with a single strand of 3mm beads, which I used for hoop earrings and a pendant. Then I got two. Just last week though, I purchased a strand of undeniably luscious, vibrant and substantial 10mm beads. Below you'll find a couple images of my most recent creations.
Once again, both pairs have made the little journey into my personal jewelry box. Big surprise there, right? I've found these earrings to be really fabulous and versatile. They can be dressed up or dressed down accordingly, and the compliments I get when I wear them out are endless. The color of the gem is pure and bright, with no veins of black or anything else marring the surface. These are really heirloom grade gems.
Due to a crazy week, I wasn't able to add them onto the site or update the homepage, but they'll be available for purchase next week. As always, if you don't think you can wait that long, contact me and we can arrange a PayPal transaction.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Wall bubbles

Image courtesy of Robert Marksteiner
Happy Monday, everyone! I'm always really excited when I come across something that I've never seen before. A good example? These quirky wall vases. As you can see, they come in a couple different sizes, and also are available with the design in a slate blue color. My Austrian German isn't that great, but it looks like there's a few variations on the print as well.

Friday, July 13, 2007

The plant feeds itself

image courtesy of Vitamin Store

I need some plant food and water, STAT! Oh wait, never mind. This quirky pot comes with a plant food IV drip and a self-watering feature so your plant never has to go hungry again. A bit of an odd twist, but I image it can actually come in quite handy.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Silky silky

I haven't shopped at Old Navy in about a million years, but last night I got the opportunity to check out a store opening in my area. While I was there, I found these cute little silk/cotton blend lounge shorts for only $12.50. Why post about it? First off, I love the print. Second, they are actually machine washable! You can't really go wrong.

Image courtesy of Old Navy

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ring Leader

This week I've added some great new rings to the site! Whether you're into the cool and crisp silver, or sparkling gold, these new additions are sure to please.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Fit for a Queen

Image courtesy of Maisons du Monde

There's nothing wrong with feeling like the queen of your home, is there? That's exactly how I would feel enjoying the view of my subjects from this fabulously extravagant armchair. As the moniker implies, love, love, love it!!

Monday, July 9, 2007

I'm Essentially Stylish!

I have some super exciting business news to share, everyone! My golden lightning bolt necklace has been featured in the print edition of Your Essential Style, the weekly style section of the largest paper in the state, the Arizona Republic. Click here to check out the on-line version.

The 7/6/07 issue hit the streets of Phoenix last Friday morning, and the response has been amazing! If you happen to be in the great and incredibly hot state of AZ at the moment, you should check it out. The necklace graces page 21 in the Your Essential Schedule section.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Lotus Lamp

Image courtesy of Z Gallerie

Ooh - check out this perfectly enchanting hanging lotus lamp. Made from luminous golden capiz shells, this piece is a perfect for any home looking for Asian-inspired flair.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Gilded Greek

It's that time again - I need to get a new pair of chic and versatile sandals for the summer. My last pair - dark brown and bronze woven leather flip flops, rest their sole, has finally had it.

Image courtesy of Net-A-Porter

I've actually been looking for a replacement for quite a while a while now, but recently came across these cool, yet understated sandals from Michael Kors. I just love the minimal Greek thing they have going for them, not to mention the faux wood insole. They're a great find, and should work with everything. Score!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Absolute Modness

While I'm sure you're all preparing for the traditional festivities for Independence Day, I figured I'd mix it up and throw a little fall fashion your way. I happened upon this delightful mod mini dress from Emilio Pucci at e-Luxury, and am absolutely crazy about it!

Image courtesy of e-Luxury

Personally, I wish it were fall already. It's been over 100 degrees every day in the desert for a while now, and as you can imagine, I'm spending a lot of time day dreaming about fall. I know I still have a while to wait, seeing as how summer has just started and everything - but it's those little things that keep me going! Oh, and the AC, of course ;)

Have a happy and safe 4th, everyone!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Hoop Style

Check out these new sleeping beauty turquoise and baby pearl hoop earrings and necklace.

Just added to the site yesterday, I think I have to say that I have some new favorites! The combination of elements is just so vibrant and summery. I love it!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Slice of Style

image courtesy of Andrea Corson

Check out this unusually modern, one-of-a-kind slice ring from Andrea Corson. The shape is so unique, and I absolutely adore the brushed finish of the vermeil. Gorgeous!