Oct 31, 2012

Happy Halloweeeeeeen!

Have a groovy goolie day!!!



Oct 29, 2012

Autumn Chill

Our weather is beginning to change (FINALLY) and it's starting to get cool. In north-east Florida, we have two seasons...warm and hot. And instead of Indian Summers we have Indian Winters....a week of cold weather and that's about it. I totally made that up but, you catch my drift. Here is a lil mellowness for your Monday blues.
 

Mixtape Monday 29Oct2012 by Christina LeMarr on Grooveshark


Oct 27, 2012

Oct 26, 2012

Odds and Ends







 It's been a very busy week. My bestie and photog biz partner did a last min shoot with me wearing jewelry from our new line. I also had a special custom job the last week and half to finish and can't wait to hear the new on how it was received! :)


It's also that time of year for the biggest tail gate party in the U.S.!! GA/FL game!!! (photo credited to news4jax.com - linked. I do not own photo)


And at the same time, a late season bloomer...Hurricane Sandy. Lets cross our fingers she stays off our coast. (I'm at the top corner of FL) (photo credited to Brevard Times - linked. I do not own photo)



How was your week?
Have a great weekend!



Oct 24, 2012

Dalmation Jasper

I've always loved gemstones and have been fascinated with their meanings and healing properties. I've always believed that everything in nature has energy, and with that energy comes a connection. I won't get into a lengthy philosophical, metaphysical post (haven't had enough coffee for that ☺) on you but I figured, since it's been a super long time that I've focused on gemstones, that I'd take you on my journey to really learn them and how I used them in a project. I thought I'd start with Dalmatian Jasper.


I've had this stone given to me three times in the past few months. My husband bought me one from my best friends store Bead Here Now. Second time came in a sweet package in one of my purchases from Run with the Tribe. The third time came when my son, husband and I were at a Gemstone & Mineral show mining for gemstones at a booth and a lil piece was in my find!







































Dalmation Jasper 
Zodiac Sign: Virgo • Planet: Earth • Element: Earth • Chakra: RootDalmation Jasper is an energizing stone that helps cleanse and breaks down walls built as a defense mechanism. When worn, it helps you view your own strengths and weaknesses, while keeping you grounded to earth. The black Tourmaline spots help encourage a positive attitude, good luck and happiness. It take in the negative energy in its surroundings then redirects positive energy. 

I soldered mine with patinaed copper and finished it with a copper feather and Red Tigers Eye beads.
My hubby bought this piece for me (see above) and I've been wearing it quite often.



Oct 22, 2012

Mixtape Monday

It's a lil late..again...but here is a mix for your Monday evening. I combined a small compilation of my fave ladies in music. I'm trying to also figure out 8Tracks to put another list on. If you don't have Spotify, GET IT! It's free, and super awesome to put your own music list together.
Have a great evening!




Get outside

and BREATHE!!!


I had some messing around and cleaning to do on some pieces today so I decided to drag everything outside. The weather in north Florida is starting to cool off and it feels AMAZING!!
I can't wait for fall/winter seasons! Boots, scarfs, coats..and LOTS of hot cocoa and bubble baths!
Here's to the chill and hope you are having a great Monday!

Yes, I need to pressure wash my steps...O_o

Oct 19, 2012

Odds and Ends














cat in a hoop ▿ my caffeinated feather ▿ a gift for a friend ▿ photobooth ▿ family night pumpkin carving ▿ waiting room ▿ finished thunderbird ▿ mr frodo ▿ finishing pieces ▿ sweet furry face

My week in a nutshell. How was yours? Any odds & ends pics you want to share?
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Oct 16, 2012

In the studio

Every week, my friends Shannon (The Gypsy Peacock Jewelry), Danielle and I meet in the morning for coffee at Bold Bean (BEST coffee in Jacksonville by the way!!) and have our "coffee talk". 
After we've had our fill, Shannon and I head over to her studio and bang out some jewelry. 

This is me working on a Thunderbird pendant. Getting it ready to solder. 


Shannon working on one of her beautiful rings!








Our stuff.....
Everywhere!









I love our studio days. We get a lot accomplished and route each other on with our new creations!
Do you have your own creative space? I'd love to hear about it :)
Happy Tuesday! 










Oct 15, 2012

Mixtape Monday

It's a little late in the day to share but...better late than never!

Here is the beginning of Mixtape Monday!








 


Oct 13, 2012

A special Thank you

There is someone I'd like you to meet. She is an artist, mother, hooper, entrepreneur and most of all...my best friend. Her name is Shannon Reeves-Noelke. She is designer of The Gypsy Peacock Jewelry.

(she's likely to kill me for posting her pic lol)









She is a WONDERFUL designer and I drool over her creations!







































She has taught me A LOT about working with metals. I used to mess with beads EONS ago, and grew up working with leather...but when she brought me into her studio and showed me how to make fold form jewelry and how to solder....she created a monster!

I wanted to thank her for showing me the ropes, for pushing me to be better, for encouraging me to make more, to sell more...for being my cheerleader and for being my friend. Thank you Shannon. You're a wonderful person and have a beautiful soul.
Love you chicky! ♥





Oct 5, 2012

Odds and Ends










A little picture trip through my week. Super busy but super great!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! ☮ ♥