Thursday, June 10, 2010

Saving up...

so close! the lovely bf surprised me with a mini torch 2 weeks ago and i am SO EXCITED to get to work on it. unfortunately, i've got this cart full of stuff i'll need (okay some is want :) first. so please be patient folks as i scrape together my pennies!

also, i'm trying to get enough interested people together for a saturday class with Bianca Lopez at her studio in NoHo. why are most classes during the week? do other people not have jobs? how did everyone get so rich??? please let me know if you're interested! she's also got some summer workshops going on - email her for more info. In her own words her school "offers total immersion in a creative environment and business development." She's also just awesome and really understands what it's like to have a dream and no idea what to do with it!

random pretty

just had to share!

Embellished silk-organza dress by Armand Basi here

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Where in the world has Kelly been?

Not that I have a lot of followers, but my sincerest apologies for the neglect! I do have an excuse of sorts though - I've been to school! After working on plated wire with just my pliers to secure my jewelry for some time, I finally decided to take the plunge (and dip into my bank account) and attend JAI (Jewelry Arts Institute) for 4 intensive Saturday classes. So I took a break from the shop in hopes of improving the quality and workmanship of my pieces. Below are some photos of what I created in class, nothing is perfect or even great, but at least proof that I've been busy while away! Please be on the lookout for new pieces in the shop as soon as I can get my hands on a mini torch for my apartment (watch out Hell's Kitchen)!

these are probably my least fave (just not my style), but we were required to make them and i learned a lot while doing so!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

hello fall!

Whoopsies, long time no post! So what's kept me away? Excuses excuses I know, but here goes:
  • 2 movies at work
  • apt hunting
  • one ginormous move
  • furniture shopping
  • yadda yadda yadda
Alas, I am back with a vengeance and am hoping to have some new pieces up soon! I actually have worked on some that I just have yet to post, so stay tuned for those. My creative energy has (of late) been spent on work and decorating the apt, but as we're slowly winding down in both of these areas (for now), time to redirect my energy! Fall is only going to fuel my obsession with branches. Now, the question is - earrings or necklaces first?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Funday!

Hi lovelies!!!

It's so pretty here in the big manzana, hope the weather's treating you well wherever YOU may be. This weekend has lots in store for me including a rooftop party, home-cooked meal, bead shopping, and some custom orders to fill.

On another note: I think one of my tadpoles is grown an (yes only one, for now) arm! His little nubbin is getting noticeably larger, perhaps he'll make it to central park this summer!


Friday, April 10, 2009

happy [good] friday my loves!

hiya folks! hope everyone is out and about enjoying their friday nights right about now.

as for me, i'm home with my 'rentals in good 'ol queeeeeeeeeeeeeeeens! it's been a particularly good day for me with 3 sales - yay! thanks so much again for your support everyone.

so supposedly yet another rainy weekend in the city, sigh. i know april showers bring may flowers, but these better be some HUGE a** may flowers (perhaps like my newest rose pieces...shameless plug....)! hope you're making the most of it :)will be working on filling some of these orders this weekend, but hopefully i'll have some new stuff monday. happy weekend all!!!


Thursday, April 9, 2009

yay for thursday and photography exploration!

happy thursday my loves!

it's a booootiful day here in the city, only to be followed by some good friday (and satuday) rain..BOOOOO..oh well...i guess a rainy saturday will make sure i stay indoors and work on some of the ideas i've been mulling around in my head.

so today's update has to do on photography! my fellow etsians were kind enough to critique my shop for me and recommended i try to improve my photos with a lightbox or by taking pictures of my pieces in natural light. as a thank you, below please find pictures of and links to the shops of just a few of the MANY great folks who were kind and talented enough to offer me advice:



Grace Handmade Jewelry

wellll...i totally failed at the lightbox thing (am counting on my boyfriend for that one now ;) but i did manage to get in a few shots on my windowsill before i had to leave this morning. please take a look and let me know what you think :) definitely not as good as everyone's above, but i think they're a good start!.... (you'll also get a look at the new FATTIE bow ring!)

can't wait til friday!