Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Expanding the Horizons...

ok, so it's been awhile since my last post but with three kids and lots of stuff going on, blogging takes a backseat. things are slowing down over here now and i'm ready to start making some new stuff! i've been getting crafty with other things like decor for a friends bridal shower and helping with her wedding has got me thinking about more than just jewelry...and don't get me started with Pinterest!! ugh!! gets a crafty girl like me thinkin way too much. i do love it though, it's such an outlet for me. i believe God gives us talents for a reason, now just trying to find my place...

Monday, 23 May 2011

Funky Feathers!

Just started making more of these feather clip-ins. They are a very cute alternative to the extension kind, especially if you get your hair done at the salon once a month. You can easily take this out on your own:) We are still planning on having a Sola Jewelry party but my party planning buddy is getting married...yay!!! It will happen though! It's all in HIS perfect timing anyway. Sola had a booth at ARTventure a few months ago but besides that just been spending time with the family. I have a few custom orders that I'm working on and just enjoying creating things besides jewelry. I started making these really cute fabric banners for my daughters room and to hang around the home:) Thinking of putting them up on Etsy. It's been awhile since my last post so just wanted to update you a bit. Peace and Grace to you! xo

Saturday, 19 March 2011

ARTventure...

hi-ya! Sola has been asked to do another boutique show, soo excited!! i guess the launch party is getting put off once again...sorry for those who are looking forward to it. you can come see me April 16th though. i have a few new things that i have been working on and can't wait to showcase them!! the boutique show is going to be showcasing so many talented ladies and there will be fun stuff for the kids to, you won't want to miss this. feeling so thankful to God for even the small things. HE always knows how to provide in times of need. staying faithful and staying true. following HIS will is the only way...


Saturday, 26 February 2011

Grace To You!

hello there. the launch party is being moved...sorry about that. so much to do and so little time, i need more time in my day. i want to make everything perfect and i have a few new things i want to make for the launch party! i have been feeling so inspired by so many things around me and i am super excited to express that through my jewelry:) went thrift store shopping today down in lb but not much luck with any new pieces. monday is a new day and excited to explore a new place with a friend in lb, supposedly it is filled with old fabric pieces, buttons and misc pieces for recycle! super excited to check it out. i will keep you updated on the new date. praying you are all blessed and seeking HIM in all things you do...even art;)

Friday, 18 February 2011

Clever Recycled Jewlery...


old drawer fronts make a nice necklace! found a bunch of these at a flea market. i think they turned out very nice indeed.

Fun With Salvaged Leather







up late, finishing up some last minute things that needed to be done. painting my scrap leather & punching holes in it (not as relaxing as wire wrapping rings). came up with a new design for my necklaces that i'm quite happy with. went thrift store shopping today, no luck finding any buttons but did find an amazing little mid-century chest for only 12 bucks!!! looking forward to Blazing Hearts ministry at our church on Saturday. been trying to think about a creative way of displaying the jewelry, think i got a few ideas. i'll be sure to post pics of how it turned out. until next time be blessed!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Shalom!

getting ready to showcase my stuff at our women's ministry meeting on saturday and also trying to collect a few unique pieces for the launch party. wishing there was a local bead store that i could find incredible pieces in but not much luck. going to hit up the local swap meet after Blazing Hearts on saturday to see what i can find...i love hunting for cool stuff in unlikely places, it also makes the pieces i create so much more special. blessings to you all...

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Hello

just put a few new rings on Etsy, be sure to check them out. trying to get my hands on some salvaged leather to make some new pennant necklaces too! went on a little adventure with a friend to a new button store in LA, which ended up being right in beverly hills, not anything like i pictured but was very excited once inside. we discovered all kinds of vintage buttons and made a really nice contact. while we paroosed through hundreds of buttons a new line for Sola was birthed. it will be called the Timeless Collection and will be finished by the launch party. it's inspired by true vintage pieces that you would perhaps find in your grandmother's jewelry box. exciting things are happening for Sola...God is good!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Welcome!!

ok, so i had to do a few changes due to the fact that wordpress doesn't support Etsy, so it's back to blogger:) here you will be able to connect directly to my Etsy shop and follow my blog to see what Sola is up to. the launch party is set for March 5th and i'll be sure to keep you posted with that. i have an appt. coming up with a cute little boutique dowtown hb & she is very interested in carrying Sola! exciting stuff happening and feeling super blessed to be able to make money doing stuff that i love to do and to be able to stay home with my kids. thanks so much for everyones support. investing in handmade stuff is so much better than department store mass produced stuff;) praying everyone is blessed in His name...