Monday, August 20, 2012


Sold and shipped a pair of these lovely Gold Arrow earrings. You can get yours for the special price of $10 until September 10th!

Trying to drum up a little extra cash for Dragon Con.
I'm really excited about going, I'm just really broke.
More excitement soon!

p.s. Don't forget to enter to win a par of earrings HERE!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Summer Sunset

 It's been a warm, weird, kinda summer. I live in Charlotte, NC and it has reached 105 this year (not mention we had more than one week where every day was over 100). After the terrible unlivable (we also have like 60% humidity or more on most days) heat wave came the never ending downpours. I began to feel like I would never see the sun again. That too has (mostly) passed and although it did rain for a while yesterday, it was a lovely bright sunset. Or at least bright enough for photos. While we do have stupid hot and rainy days, it's nice to be able to tolerate being outside for a spell.

 Top: Gift from my sister (from JAPAN!)
Skirt:Thrifted Liz Claiborne
Belt: JCrew
Sandals: Dolce Vita

Available for a short time for $10! They go to $14 on September 10th.
Don't forget you can win a pair these or any of my other Simple Symbolism Earrings by entering my contest--> Here

You have until September 10th!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Simple Symbolism Earrings Intro Sale and GIVEAWAY

Gold and Silver Feather earrings

As much as I love making ornate and crazy complicated jewelry, I'm completely aware that most people just want a delicate something to feel special. So I present my Simple Symbolism earring collection. Each charm, shape and talisman has been selected for meaning as well as how well they tie with my other collections.
Brass, Matte Gold, and Matte Silver Leaf earrings

I decided to release these at a special introductory price. $10 get you a pair of handcrafted, lightweight, everyday earrings! Get them quickly though as the price will raise to $14 on September 10th.

Brass, Steel, and Silver Key Earrings

Brass and Silver Swallow Earrings

Brass and Silver Skull earrings

Silver Cross Earrings these are $12 not $10 but well worth it.

Gold and Silver Star earrings

And now on the the Giveaway!
I would love a little help spreading the word about my new little collection. You have from now until September 10th to spread the word as much as you can. Re-Blog, Facebook, Tweet, Pin, Tumbl, or all of the above. Just be sure to let me know about each way you share. Leave me a comment telling me your favorite pair and your email so I can contact you if you win.

Good Luck, 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Wise Owl

There has been a massive lack of outfit photos as of late. Part of it has been a busy (or very sick) cameraman, part of it has been a never ending monsoon every afternoon. For some reason John doesn't like taking the camera out in the pouring rain. I wonder why... 
Anyway, we had a lovely evening last night so directly before dinner John and I went out to nab some LAST minute photos.  Directly after the last photo was snapped the sun dropped below the horizon. Excellent timing on our part because the sun was gorgeous. It did result in a bit of scrambling.

Dress: Target (Kids Section)
Cardigan: Madewell
Belt: Frye (thrifted)
Shoes: Dolce Vita (Ebay score)
Jewelry: Corvidae
Bag: C/O  Glamour Owl

What I love about my crazy way of life is the unique people I meet. Combine all my walks of life (jewelry, crafts, antiques, nerdiness, and blogging) and I have truly made contact with talented folks all as different from each other as they are interesting. Marie of Glamour Owl is one such Lady. She wandered into Beadlush one day and fell in love with a SoCo owl pendant. She liked it so much she had the design updated, vectored and turned into her logo! Marie has since purchased Swarovski crystals for her beautiful t-shirts and taken classes with us. We love to see her smiling face (and her adorable daughter's) come around the shop. She recently launched her line of clothing centered on the owl image and I really love them. I'm not much of a t-shirt girl but i may have to make an exception for this tank top.
Anyway, we loaned her some dress forms for her launch and as a thank you she sent this bag full of goodies.  I seriously have been dragging the thing everywhere and it's holding up very well. I love that the colors match everything I wear.

So to sum up, Glamour Owl is awesome and local to Charlotte (yay local!), and I still can't make a normal face in photos. Boo.


(this post is unsolicited. I was not asked to do it, I just like Marie and her stuff. So go buy it.)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tea for 2(sday)

I found this image on Tumblr and loved everything about it. I typically am drinking tea while my fingers are wiring beads together, but I really enjoy curling up (especially on a rainy or snowy day) with an exceptional piece of literature and a mug of brew. Those are some of my favorite kind of days. 
Where do you enjoy your tea the most?

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Just a sneak peek of a photoshoot I participated in with the lovely Shayla Torres .
I can't wait to see the final photos!

They used some of my existing jewelry as well as a few new pieces (like the one above).
Stay posted for updates!