Wednesday, November 11, 2009

handknits for nerds.

My husband is such a techie. He loves fancy electronic gadgets. A lot of his free time is spent on tech sites where he oogles and drools over the newest toys.
Well, until recently he has had the worst cell phone imaginable. Picture a small silver cell phone, the screen is about an inch wide, and there are no high tech capabilities whatsoever. I don't even think it has a camera on it.

(1999 called. They want their cell phone back.)

Finally, this week he got a new toy. It's the brand new Droid from Verizon wireless, and he loves it. The problem with a new phone though, is it didn't have a case for it yet. So.. being crafty and such, I knit him one.

Handknit with super soft and squishy merino wool, it has nice ribbing at the top to prevent it from slipping out, and fits oh so perfectly.
A little andriod guy made out of wool felt waves to you from the bottom.
After numerous nudges from my hubby, I also listed one in my handknits etsy shop. See if there are more nerdos like him who would like one.
He said it's robolicious. What do you think?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Lost in life..

Ever feel like you are so busy doing other things in life you miss out on the little things?

Here's a pic of my little boy. He's 16 months old this month, and oh, so curious!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

the beach bride

My husband and I got married on Po'olenalena beach in Maui three years ago. I remember how frustrating it was to try to find a beach wedding appropriate dress within my budget.

Luckily for me I found a Nicole Miller dress on ebay that was $150. SCORE!

Luckily for modern beach brides, these days there are easier options. I found browsing the internets:
Carly Dress
Jordy Dress

Sophie Dress

Riri Dress
Sienna Dress

Fighting Eel's bridal collection. Gorgeous beach bride attire and gorgeous dresses for your bridesmaids as well, all under $200. Best of all, they are made in Hawaii!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Featured as a staff pick on 1000 markets! :)
See my Romantique Smoky Topaz Cocktail Ring on the left side? Yay!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Since I've started making jewelry I have been drawn into the metaphysical properties of natural gemstones. It's fascinating, really.

Of course, many of these stem from folklore passed on for generations and generations, but it's insightful to know the history of these stones. Not only are they beautiful, but they have healing properties as well? I don't know about you- but that's enough to make me wear more jewelry. :)

For example:

10 mm pink amethyst cabochons

Did you know that amethyst is able to relieve worries & anxiety? It's also known to enhance mental strength. It's a powerful crystal that encourages purification, calm, and transition and transformation.
Popular wearers include Cleopatra, whom wore it as a ring. Another is Leonardo Di Vinci, whom believed in it's powers and wore it as a protective talisman (against evil thoughts and to encourage intellect).
The thing is, in order for to benefit from the metaphysical properties of the actual gemstone you need to have the gem come in contact with your skin.
This insight inspired my new! line of rings, necklaces and bracelets. All of the jewelry in this collection will have open back bezels, which allows contact between you and the beautiful gem.
Look for some sneak peeks in the coming week(s)!

1000 Markets!

Yay! My store is now live on 1000 Markets.

If you haven't been, its a wonderful new (to me) webstore for handcrafted goods. It's a great site, very modern and user friendly. It's a juried site, so in order to join the markets, you will have to submit to a jury process. It's full of beautiful work, gorgeous images, and just all around lovely stuff.

I heart 1000markets.

Come join the fun!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Leaflette-organic 14K necklace


Leaflette- 14K Goldfill Lariat with Sparkling Garnet Briolette

This is a new line I'm pretty excited about. I love the assymetry with the hand forged 14K gold fill leaf on only one side.

I am working on a sterling silver/ labradorite and rainbow moonstone version as well.
Let me know if you have any custom requests in mind. The gemstone possibilities are just endless!
The necklace shown is very limited edition, since I only have a few of these precious garnet gemstones available.
For sale at my shop!