Thursday, September 10, 2009
Oh maple leaf, I love you!
Maple Leaves are one of the most widely recognized and abundant leaves around the world. The wonderful little maple tree has stolen are hearts with it's beauty....oh and is sugary, sugary goodness. From the Japanese custom of viewing the changing leaf colors called Momijigari, Canada choosing it for their national symbol in 1965, and of course those wonderful candies you find in Vermont.
With all of it's history I thought that it was the perfect leaf to add to my fall collection! They come in 14k goldfill and sterling silver.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Two lovely lady's from Portland have created a beautiful blog about the local life here, and much much more. Misha Ashton (Misha Ashton Photography) and Amy Olsen (Amy Olsen Jewelry) have taken their love for all things crafty, creative, and Portland and run with it. Their attention to detail really shines through, and I am very much so looking forward to what they have to say in the future!
Check it out here!- Portland Loves: Local
*all of the pretty photos taken by Misha!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
HOLY CRAP of cuteness!!!! these little guys have to be the most adorable things I have ever seen.
I found them on etsy searching chickens. I'm not to sure why I was searching for chicken items at 2am. But one can never really be sure of anything at that time. Anywho, I found these little guys and fell in love with them.
For a while now I have been thinking about getting chickens (the real, living kind) to go with our new garden abilities. They don't smell to great, and take a little work, but it would be so nice to have fresh eggs...and less bugs in the garden.
We shall see....
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Hello all! I know, I know, I can't stop talking about summer. But I just have to (if you happen to live in portland, you know why) So now that the sun is a-shinning all of us etsyers can head out and get some natural light for pictures. Which is exactly what I did this week, here are some of the results!
Friday, June 26, 2009
So you might have noticed that it is summer time, and hopefully getting brighter and warmer everyday. Keeping with that idea I thought I would do something a little more colorful.
I have been wanting to play around with all of my vintage finds for a while now, so this summer i am doing a whole new line of fun vintage or vintage inspired jewelry!!!!
Here a few photos of the new stuff. I have some listed in my etsy shop now, and there will be much much more to come in the next couple of weeks.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
So I have decided to take on the task of taking new photographs for all of my leaf jewelry....it's turning out to be a pretty big task, but very fun non the less. Here a the 1st few photos, they were actually taken in color, but had some purple fringing so we decided to make them black and white. which I think looks really fantastic!
Photos by: Ron Hope Aperture 22 photography