I have some WONDERFUL news, I was scouted by an organization called RAW: Natural Born Artists for an upcoming showcase they are having in Atlanta. Many of you are probably saying to yourself “What is RAW?” In a nutshell, RAW is a global organization that brings together indie artists, that they have handpicked, in the areas of fashion, film, art, music, photography, makeup artistry and many others to perform or showcase their work in one of many international shows.
On Sunday, April 19th I’ll have a pop up shop with my jewelry at their showcase and I’m inviting you to attend. It’ll be an evening of fun. There will be indie musicians performing, fashion designers who will debut their new collections, artists with their newest art pieces.
Part of my contribution for the showcase is to sell 20 tickets at $15 each by April 12th, which goes towards my participation entry fee for the showcase. As a thank you, anyone who purchases a ticket will also receive a free pair of my metal dangle earrings as a “Thank You.” So even if you are not in the Atlanta area and you decide that you want to purchase a ticket, you’ll still receive your free pair of earrings as my thank you to you. Here’s the link to my page for tickets:
We’ve brought our online shopping experience to your finger tips (literally). You can now get your jewelry fix and shop our handmade dangle earrings at Charis Books & More in Little Five Points in Atlanta. You’ll get to choose from our unique earring collection, not to mention the ambiance at Charis is so indie and fresh. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the experience overall.
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Jewelry dishes come in such handy. As a matter of fact, I keep one by my kitchen sink so that I can store my rings while I was dishes. It’s a great inexpensive way to help store jewelry that you wear everyday. For today’s Make It Monday I’m going to show you how to create a simple and of course personalized jewelry dish. Here’s a layout of the materials you’ll need. This jewelry dish I created for my niece as a birthday gift.
Materials: Molding clay, glitter, sharpie pen (whatever color you choose), stamping set, glitter and rolling pin or bottle (not pictured), cookie cutter (not pictured)
1. Using bottle or rolling pin, roll out clay and use cookie cutter to cut out shape.
2. Using your fingers slowly pinch a fold edge of clay upwards to create the “dish” effect.
3. Now stamp the clay with whatever name, words or saying you like.
4. Lightly shake some glitter and use your fingers to lightly press into the clay.
5. Bake at 265 degrees for about 10 minutes and allow to cool afterwards for about 5 minutes.
6. Use your sharpie to color around the rim of the dish. I used Sharpie paint marker in gold.
7. This is optional, but I also used a little Mod Podge to glaze the dish afterwards. It gave it a nice sheen effect.
Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to share with you some great news. If you haven’t had a chance yet check out my feature on Flourish & Thrive in the Designer Spotlight section. When things like this happen to me I’m so grateful and appreciative. It’s my motivation to keep going, keep creating and keep positive. There will be some more great news coming over the next couple weeks to be sure to sign up to my list to stay in the loop.
When I originally heard of the idea of shoe clips all I could think about were those annoying clips that we use to have to wear on our shoes, that would bother the tops of my feet and couldn’t wait to take them off. Then I began to discover a whole new love for them when I realized I could create shoe clips that I liked and not just some generic ones from the 80s (not that there’s anything wrong with those–just not for me). Plus these make a great addition to your spring flats.
In this DIY I’m going to show you how to create your own shoe clips, you may even become addicted and start making several.
- Using a toothpick apply E-6000 (or glue from glue gun) on the top of the alligator clip.
- Apply one of your largest rhinestones to the top of the alligator clip.
- Now apply the smaller rhinestones to the bottom of the alligator clip. Allow the glue to dry partially and open the clip to remove any excess glue on the inner part of the clip.
- Repeat the same steps for the 2nd alligator clip.
- When you’re done you’ll have something that looks like this.
Spring is my favorite season, and it’s not because I’m a Spring baby. There’s just something about that transitioning weather that makes it so wonderful. The colors of Spring just bring a certain vibe that’s refreshing. My newest collection is bringing just that, a refreshing vibe. With this collection I wanted a way to infuse some color, so I’ll be using Vintaj metal paints.
I’ve even decided to throw a bit of “vintage” in the the mix with vintage crystal chandelier pieces.
Keeping gold metal as the base, these earrings will also have a splash of color.
Since I can’t decide on just one type of ring, I’m going to create two for this collection, both with a gold brass base.
Hope you enjoyed my sketchpad peek. What are some of your favorite jewelry designs? Drop a comment or subscribe to my list for more jewelry peeks.
For the past week my home has been hit with the nasty flu/cold. I spent most of last week, hacking with the most annoying cough. From experience ginger and mint have always been my “go to” for a cold. It’s actually not a bad combo to have as tea on a regular basis as well. It also works wonders for upset stomach. Here’s my go to recipe tea specialty.
2 cups of water
1 inch long piece of ginger root
1 green tea bag
Few sprigs of mint
1 tablespoon of honey
1. Bring ginger root and water to a boil and pour into a tea pot or cup to seep with mint and green tea for at least 5 minutes.
2. Pour tea into a cup and sweeten with honey.