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!


Monday, April 6, 2009


yay!! today is my shop's one month anniversary. while "we" (me and my imaginary friends) technically opened our doors on february 18th (to save a spot!), the first items went up on march 6th. so far i've got 25 sales, thanks to all of you.

thanks so much for the support everyone!hugsssss


Friday, April 3, 2009

happy friday folks!

tgif, for real reals. too bad it's rainy here in manhattan, but according to the today show we really needed this so yay! (??...) looking forward to seeing some friends tonight, singing along at the ra ra riot concert this weekend, kissing in the rain ❤, and of course making some jewelry!!!


lefties unite!!!

hi friends!

so lori over at riskybeads just started a great new blog for left-handed artists like herself (and yours truly) called Lefthand Madens.

righties are definitely welcome as long as they are willing to coddle us for all of the trials and tribulations we've had to overcome in this right-hand prejudiced wold...jusssttt kidding! please take a look at Lefthand Maden's first lefty artisan interview with hmmm...who could it be.... lalalla


Thursday, April 2, 2009

my curtains find a new purpose!

so besides brightening my day and keeping the peeping toms of 9th avenue away, my [favorite and only] ikea curtains are doing triple duty as the newest "display" for some of my pieces!

these babies are the ikea stockholm blad - get your very own here! i also covet this matching chair...sigh...


i know i promised...

not to make this blog too personal, but what the heck! my good friend katie made this lovely breakfast last sunday and the picture makes me so happy i had to share!!!

hope you're inspired to make something just as pretty and delicious this weekend!


a few more pieces!

hiya friends!

so just two new pieces today, the product of trying to keep myself busy while watching american idol (c'mon anoop!!!)

  • the baubly boo necklace - so fun and will add a pop of color to summer dresses and flowy tops
  • fleur de lis earrings - as stated in the description of these babies, in an attempt to get them perffeeect, i hammered my finger - oy. i hope you enjoy the fruits of my labor and pain!
  • i made the first BOWie ring with my new 14kt gold filled wire. it's a little bit more difficult to work with but it's so worth it considering gold filled jewelry is meant to last a lifetime.
check everything out below!


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

as promised...

i've added some new pieces today!
  • finally, another hair flower - just in time for spring!
  • the darling earrings, my boyfriend really likes these and i have to admit i'm also sort of obsessed! be forewarned though, i'm down to my last three pink/coral mystery teardrop stones, sighhhhh
  • the jumble ring - a chunkier ring than my others and really earthy and fun 14k gold filled and sterling silver wire just came in from another etsy seller today! The lady ring and BOWie ring will now be made with these to ensure the best of quality for all of you! I've also decided to make the BOWie ring in a thicker gauge for those of you worried about the fragility of the original one, so keep an eye out for that!