Tuesday, June 8, 2010

in the works...




i've got some jewelry shows in the works for the summer, so i will be keeping you updated with when and where. i hope to hit up norcal, socal, and even the armpit of california that is called bakersfield:)
i will be adding a few things to my store to spice up summer wardrobes, but most everything i will make will be saved for the shows. 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

wedding season:)



wedding season is here!
i have like 4 weekends of weddings in a row!
love is in the air:)

last weekend, my beautiful friend got married and i was able to do the hairpieces for her bridal besties...here is the finished product and the beautiful bride!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

this just in.....

thank you. thank you. thank you.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

hair pins. hair pins. hair pins.

miss these people.

photo taken by janelle cadamia
(she is a wonderful photographer who happens to also be selling her photos for bangladesh, i will get the info and link it soon)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

i am a huge fan of henri nouwen, he was a catholic priest who taught at several theological institutes, lived with the poor in peru, spent time with the trappist monks,  and spent the final years if his life with people with mental and physical disabilities at L'arch in Trosly France where people with developmental disabilities live with assistants. he was all about using every single one of his experiences useful to god and others. i am reading through "the inner voice of love," it was his "secret journal" that was written during the most difficult time of his life, where he suddenly lost his self-esteem, his energy to live and work, his sense of being loved, even his hope in God. he had planned on keeping these raw conversation with god a secret until friends asked him, "why keep your anguish hidden from the many people who have been nurtured by your writing? wouldn't it be of consolation for many to know about the fierce inner battle that lies underneath so many of your spiritual insights?" so this morning when i read this, my heart loved.

"there will be a bit ore pain and struggle. you have to dare to live through it. keep walking straight. acknowledge your anguish, but do not let it pull you out of yourself. hold on to your chosen direction, your discipline, your prayer, your work, your guides and trust that one day love will have conquered enough of you that even the most fearful part will allow love (God) to cast out all fear."
 
oh and i made this last night.......:)


Monday, April 12, 2010

wading.....

this inspires me today:

"long have you timidly waded holding a plank by the shore, now i will you to be a BOLD swimmer, to JUMP off into the midst of the sea, RISE AGAIN, nod to me, SHOUT! and LAUGHINGLY dash with your hair."
- walt whitman

Friday, April 9, 2010

some new creations, a new mission:)






i have got some new stuff being added to my etsy store. there is also going to be a bit of a change in the direction it is going. i am hoping to join and serve with surfing the nations in bangladesh in september....and that means i've got to come up with the money to get there. the changes will be that 10% will be donated to invisible children or missions of charity and the other 40% will go to help fundraise my way there. the lord had completely rocked my world and this just came out of the blue....you really should go check out the gum for my boat trailer and after you see the trailer...i am sure will want to go to the website and buy it!! it has more information about what i will be doing...i plan on writing more later about it:) slowly uploading pictures on my etsy since my computer is the slowest:)
thank you again for taking the time to check out my blog.....
the lord is sooooo gooood.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

because i think everyone needs to rent this.



this arrived in my netflix yesterday. i was so anxious to see it....by the middle of the movie i was in tears. it is truly BEAUTIFUL. There are an estimated 40 million widows in India .seriously, consider adding it to your que if you have netflix.

Friday, February 12, 2010

silver lining.



boo to the rain. please hurry spring.

Monday, January 25, 2010

they are back....




these sold out at the shows...and i am just getting time to make some more.
more colors on the way:)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010



officially moved in and unpacked....just avoid looking at the mess and the empty cardboard boxes in my car. so its time to pull out my box o' crafts and start some new stuff!!

and if you haven't read Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn then you should probably go to amazon.com and buy it...its on sale for over half the price!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

some pink.


i have been on a bit of a break from any sort of creativity for the next week....moving is consuming my whole life. i decided that from now on, i am only making friends with people who own trucks.
however, there are just a couple of things i added a few days ago....

i hate moving. grr.