new jewelry collection: gypsy queen

Gypsy Dreams necklace Savage Beauty necklace Gypsy Dreams ear cuff Gold Glitz necklace Bee Mine ear cuff Cubism earrings Reign it In hand harness For this collection I experimented with new ways of accessorizing such as ear cuffs and finger-to-wrist … Continue reading

picture perfect pastel: an etsy exclusive

Even with winter jewel tones running rampant, it seems I just cannot shake my passion for pastel. There’s something about a soft pastel pink that is just oh-so-lovely. Sure rubies and sapphires are delightful, but pastels are the very essence … Continue reading

dare to wear: over-the-top collars

As the embellished collar trend grows, so does the flashy factor. With so many brands out there that are offering collars nowadays, designers are striving to create wilder, funkier, more over-the-top collars to make theirs stand out in a sea … Continue reading

weekend wishlist: gravity-defying elegance and floor-sweeping florals

1. Jolly green jewels: While it may not apply to portion sizes or phone bills, the Texan motto “Bigger is always better” does have its place. For instance, when it comes to an Erickson Beamon emerald and gold-plated statement necklace, bigger … Continue reading

weekend wishlist: shades of denim, popsicle makeup, and lost treasure

1. Handy dandy: When it comes to fashion, it’s all about the details. A single piece of jewelry harbors the potential to make or break the outfit. In this case, these delicate collar tips are definitely on the “make it” end … Continue reading

why didn’t I think of that? the genius of Henry Hargreaves

Photography is a unique  art form — using natural elements of light and shadow play, coupled with the manmade structures of lens and tripods. And not to mention the necessity of a good eye. But while it certainly is a beautiful … Continue reading

a tale of three necklaces: part II

In lieu of my recent post “Do What You Love: A Tale of Three Necklaces” — in which I detailed my return to jewelry-making, fueled by a growing exasperation with the finicky job market — I have found myself spending … Continue reading

trend blend: floral print + chunky heels

With the arrival of summer comes the inevitable arrival of floral sundresses in all shapes, sizes, and shades. But instead of joining the herd of flowery frocks, why not rock the pattern elsewhere. Floral print shoes are the perfect way … Continue reading

accessories report: no-hassle tassels

Evoking the glamour and sensuality of the 1920’s, tassel earrings are a great way to make a style statement this season. Fringe is all over the fashion world lately, mainly in the from of bohemian trimmed vests and dresses, but … Continue reading

etsy crush: scout & catalogue

Today as I was browsing through the handmade haven that is Etsy.com, I discovered a little gem of a shop. I had initially been searching for a blue snakeskin clutch, but what I found here was much, much better. What … Continue reading