Monday, March 28, 2011

Nautical Nonsense

Corvidae has received such a soft launch. I had originally intended to have a huge Internet party and invite all the rich and famous to rub elbows with us common folk while enjoying tea and crumpets. Alas, time got in my way and I have been forced to slowly trickle my wares into the vast, wide sea that is the Internet. My precious gems sinking to the bottom of the deep blue sea. I mean Internet. Whatever. My point is that I didn't draw enough attention to myself so nobody noticed. I needed to put a stop to my poor time management and have a true "Grand Opening" celebration. I still felt as if my work didn't seem to really fit together. Enter my boyfriend. His suggestion to "follow through on what I have been saying I was gonna do for years" was the exact solution. Make a line. Release a seasonal line. His ideas helped me scale back my insanely over the top ambitions to something a one woman show could conceivable complete.
*set a launch date.
*stick to it (this will be the hardest)
*Pick a theme. (you know actually design a seasonal line)
*choose a palate
*Limit my pieces
5 "simple" necklaces
5 pairs of earrings
3-5 bracelets
Showcase pieces (1-3 standout couture crazy over the top pieces.)

So, I decided to design a summer line (since I kinda missed a spring launch. My yellow pieces kinda fit that bill) And what better theme for a summer only line than to jump right into a resort collection? That's right!
Corvidae's First line will have a nautical theme!
And though I will be drawing from a familiar theme (and sticking with some familiar colors and imagery) I was mostly inspired by this vintage illustration of starfish.
Stay tuned as I release design sketches and completed pieces. Who knows, maybe I will have a party after all...


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lemony Lace

I have been into yellow lately. I talked about it here, and though I haven't finished that piece yet, I have finished another. My Lemony Lace necklace has been completed, and is just awaiting my posting it to ETSY. I was heavily inspired by 60's dresses where a bright color has white lace trim. The last dress is the best example.

This girl's blog is adorable! Check her out!
Image via Blooming Leopold

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We got these beautiful vintage yellow beads in at work and it was love at first sight! I immediately paired them with the vintage white drops and decided to stitch a "lacy" edge around it.
Available for sale soon on my ETSY.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring In Winter

A few weeks ago spring weather set in a little bit early. These photos were taken mid February, and as you can see, it was warm. Very. John and I decided to head down to Freedom park, which neither of us had ever been to. The size of the place kinda blew me away. I look forward to coming back and have a lazy Sunday: picnics, long walks, and swing set time.

My legs made their seasonal debut and as you can see, they are WHITE. I'm hoping to spend more time outside this summer and get some much needed vitamin d. I'm going to miss the cooler weather, but I really want to get out doors this summer. John and I have discussed camping, and I couln't be more thrilled. I love hiking, camping, and the whole outdoor experience. Here's to hoping we can find the time for it.

Dress: thrifted, taken in
Blouse: Arden B
Socks: Kmart
Shoes: Seychelles
Necklace: Corvidae

Hope you all are enjoying the change of the weather,

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Milking out the cold

The groundhog was right. Spring is coming in fast and winter is not long for this world. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and I had to turn on the AC in my car the other day to not sweat through my t-shirt. So any day we have cool to cold weather I pile on the layers.I adore the bold orange! The best thing about this skirt? It's reversible! The other side is shocking pink!

Shirt: Forever 21
Skirt: Obtained at a clothing swap
Tights: Target
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Belt: Thrifted Ralph Lauren
Coat: Anthropologie
Necklace: Corvidae

This my be my last post with a coat, solid tights, or long sleeves. I'm enjoying it while it lasts because come mid-April: 85 degree weather (minimum) daily.


Thursday, March 3, 2011


Hey guys! Did you know my jewelry line is on Facebook now? Check out Corvidae on FB for all the latest and greatest. I've listed new things!