Friday, August 31, 2007

Yoga Revival

I have to admit, it's been quite a while since I've done any yoga. Which begs the question, is it wrong to want to get back into yoga just because I found this insanely cool yoga rug from Prana? Hmmm.... I think I'll have to strike a pose and meditate on it.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Blue & The Beautiful


Brightly hued mascaras have always had a place in my make-up bag. A new favorite of mine? BeneFit's Bad Gal Blue mascara. I love the generous-sized tube, staying power, and the way it brightens up my brown eyes.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Gilded cupcake

Oooooh, check out this sweet little ring from Emma-Jane & Tan! I especially love the singular jewel that accents the frosting of this gilded cupcake. Best of all? You can indulge all you want in this little sweet - it's 100% calorie free.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Dear Chandelier

I am seriously in awe of this gorgeous chandelier. When I first saw it, I noticed this lovely bud-like shape, and imagined the crystals to represent morning dew. This design is just so cool. The steely charcoal acrylic, fanciful shape, and dripping crystals give this piece a truly exceptional sense of modern sophistication.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Bejeweled Bangles

Check out my newest creations, just added to the site this weekend! These gorgeous jewel encrusted bangles are perfectly chic, and look amazing worn alone or piled on. They're just about 67mm-70mm in diameter, but just in case, I've included a little handmade s-clasp to ensure a hassle-free fit.
Shown above (from left to right) are the sterling baby navy pearl bangle, gold-filled garnet bangle, and the gold-filled green onyx bangle. Also on the site is a lovely gold-filled labradorite specimen. Making these chic little items was so fun! I've decided they'll be spanning the seasons in different colors and combinations to make effortless mix-and-match combinations.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Wood you believe?

I have to say that I think this is one of the most exceptional and original items I've found since the blog started back in February. These lust-worthy wedding invites from Olso Press are custom laser engraved and crafted from fine veneers with gorgeous paper accents. I have to say, I love my own wedding invites (in fact, I still have the box with a few extras in it sitting in my home office), but these are just amazing. If I had known about these before my wedding a couple years ago, I definitely would have checked them out for my own nuptials.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tufi Duek Cocktail Dress

Oooooh, aaaaaah . . . Now this is one amazing dress! So vibrant, and undeniably beautiful. This will make those upcoming holiday cocktail parties a truly bright occasion.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bird*Nerd

You gotta check out the Bird*Nerd shop over at Etsy. I came across it recently, and love the prints! This one is called Strawberry Jam Sakura. Adorable!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sneak Peek - Versatile Hoops

OK, I know I posted about some hoops last week, but I had to do it again. Ever since I made the gunmetal hoops, I've been thinking about infusing a little more silver into my accessories and here are the results!
These cool hoops are a generous 50mm in diameter (about 2 inches), and they seriously go with everything! They're a great size, and can be dressed up or down. Not surprisingly, they've managed to sneak their way into my own stash. I should be able to add them to the site this week.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Tea for Two


Now this is a truly great idea! This tea set is exquisite. I just love the unusual design with the blooming crimson graphics. So modern and cool, and a definite conversation piece too.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Sneak Peek - Fall Bracelets

Happy Friday, everyone! I figured I'd grace the day with a sneak peek since I haven't done one in a while. This week, I concentrated on making some new bracelets for fall and winter. Now, I'm not normally a big bracelet-wearer, but I think at least one of these lovely specimens will find it's way into my own jewelry box sooner or later. Most likely sooner!
iridescent labradorite link bracelet



blue goldstone, mint julep glass, and iridescent dark and smoky champagne quartz link bracelet

clear crystal quartz link bracelet

These pieces will show up, along with a few other items, on the web site next week. As always, if you just can't wait, contact me and we can work out a PayPal transaction. Well, that's all to report for now. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wit-tea Dishes

These bright dessert dishes are fashioned in the shape of teacups, and include a variety of witty tea-related sentiments. Such a cute idea for entertaining! I can just imagine using them to serve little afternoon teacakes, or an tart-style dessert after an intimate dinner party.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Pillow Talk

Unique pillows are such a great way to spruce up a room. A great example? These velvet Moroccan-styled bolster pillows from Z Gallerie. They would add a little worldliness to any couch or bed. I love the little tassels too!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Colorful Flats

I just love these flats! The colors along with the gold piping are just adorable. I can just image how cute they'd look with dark trouser jeans or fall dresses.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Gunmetal Glass Hoops


I just added these amazing new hoops to the site yesterday, and they are nothing less than gorgeous! They are so complimentary to the colors of fall, that they've become a new addition to my own jewelry box. I just love the swing that the hinge detail provides. So cool!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Make it a double



I thought this was pretty cool! This bright red coral tree can be used simply as table art, but also doubles as a fascinating display for lovely baubles. Such a bright and vibrant piece. Love it!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

My first interview!


I'm happy to report that my first interview was published as of last Friday!

I was interviewed a few weeks ago by Stephanie Armenta of Your Essential Style, widely known as YES. This development has been so exciting! I've been a faithful reader since my arrival to AZ two years ago, and it's an amazing feeling to be featured as their Designer of the Week.

The images to the right are just a few of the items that showed up in the print version, which also had a picture of me as well.

The interview showed up in the August 3rd issue. How cool is that? Click here to read the article online.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Better late ;)

Hi everyone! Sorry there's no actual post today. I was able to have another amazing day of vacation in the White Lakes area of Minnesota, and had to take it. Will be back for real posts tomorrow, but until then, check out a few of my favorite images from the trip.
I got these images from the deck of the cabin. The first is just a perspective shot of the cool benches they had outside, and in the second you can see the view of the dock. I got to ride a jet ski for the first time, which was so awesome! Although, I think I'm a certified wuss. I don't think I went over 40 mph, while my husband was racing around at 70 mph! We also took a couple spectacular boat rides.
My hosts had gorgeous hydrangeas surrounding the cabin! I've always loved these delicate blooms. I used some in my wedding a couple years ago, so they hold a lot of sentimental value for me.I hate to say it, but this guy is for target practice! Honestly, I just thought he was really cute so I couldn't resist a getting a picture. I did see a ton of real deer, though. I even got to see two fawns! So cute. Aside from the deer, I saw loads of loons, ducks, and had a bald eagle swoop in over me. That was really cool.
Ok, this is the last one, I promise. I really liked the look of this single wine rack. I figured I had to mention something about wines because we enjoyed some really nice bottles during the trip.

I have to say, I was sad to leave! Minnesota was a fabulous vacation from the heat here in Phoenix. But that's it for now - regular posts will resume tomorrow!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Bootie-licious

Right now in the desert, Monsoon Season is starting. In a moments notice, torriential rain rainpour falls, lightning lights up the sky, and you better not wear any nice shoes outside. Quite frankly, I can't wait until it's over! I found these Jeffrey Campbell booties at Zappos, and I am dying to get a pair. Grey is going to be big for fall, and these edgy, sexy booties will sport the trend nicely.

p.s. - I'm going to be out of town on an unexpected but incredibly cool mini-vacation until next Tuesday, and will be taking a little blog break until then. I'll be refreshed and ready for more posts on Wednesday!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Shoe Fetish

How cool is this? I found this sexy stiletto charm necklace made by Andrew Hamilton Crawford while perusing the goods on Patricia Field's online shop. True to the real thing, the red sole and rhinestone heel make for enviable details.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Branch In

This little branch shelf is so cute. I must say, I think the design is totally ingenious. I love infusing my own home with little organic accents inspired by nature, and this definitely fits the bill!