Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wanna See Something Cute?

Yesterday, I was a little stressed out. I had an order for 10 jewelry pieces to fill, seven of which were made-to-order, which means I had to create them from scratch. And I had a meeting at 5pm to prepare for. I was elbow-deep in Liver of Sulfur (peeeee-ew!) in the bathroom with the fan going, sensing my brain cells softly calling "we're dyyyyying!" Then I noticed Lulu outside, spread haunch to head in a pile of leaves.

Clearly, I dropped everything and ran outside for a kitty photoshoot.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Golden Opulence

I love a good combination of tough and feminine. There's something so chic about the interplay between chunky chains and a sweet, faceted gemstone.

When I posted my first Golden Opulence bracelet, it got a lot of attention. It was featured on Another Shade of Grey and when Franki at Life in a Venti Cup saw it, she bought it and featured it on her excellent blog. I was quite tickled (also pleased as punch, happy as a clam)!

Luckily, I had this bracelet in mind when I went to the gem show a few weeks ago. There, I found a stunning strand of Copper Rutile. Swoooon! I gulped back my fear and paid more than I usually would for a single gem strand. But it was worth it.

The Golden Opulence bracelet will be a limited edition run featuring vintage brass chains and a single nugget of Copper Rutile. Each bracelet will be unique, as no two Rutile gems are ever the same.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Shall. We. Play. A. Game?

Don't you love these games where you get to fill in all sorts of information about yourself in the name of entertainment (and, let's just go ahead and say it, narcissism)? Yeah, me too.

This is one I stole from my bud Tonya at Happy Dash (who stole it from One Good Bumblebee)

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Keiko Volvo

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (favorite ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Mud Pie Thin Mint

3. YOUR FLY Guy/Girl NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Cerulean Dolphin

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Sara New Rochelle

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
The Purple Old Fashioned

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
Bertil George

9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)
Sugar Blossom Red Hot

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )
Sheridan Nels

11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
Mislak Miami

12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)
Halloween Orchid

13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)
Strawberry Fleecie

14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
Peanut Butter Japanese Maple

15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)
The Metalwork Lightning Tour

Sunday, October 14, 2007

If I Were a Shoe....

From the annals of Odd: a pair of shoes that share my name.

There's also a female bodybuilder that shares my name. She's not as cute as these shoes.