Still looking for the perfect gift and want to support a local business? You’ll have your chance this Friday night from 5pm-8pm Kick It Boots & Stompwear. I’ll be a part of a trunk show with 2 other lovely jewelry designers. Stop by for wine and shopping. It’s sure to be a great night!
After we all pass the gravy we’ll have the big decision this holiday season to risk being maced at Walmart or to support local artisans and shop local. This Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24th I’ll be at McCaw Hall for the EtsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show. Support your local community and see all the new Mrs. Robinson’s Affair jewelry I’ll have on display. Click here for more show info. Happy Thanksgiving!
I had the pleasure of walking home from school (not in the rain) and had a chance to admire the changing leaves near my home in Seattle. Isn’t nature amazing! I promptly went home and made these Mexican Fire Opal Earrings mirroring the gorgeous oranges and yellows of the changing leaves.
Farmers Markets are one of the best ways to explore and get your bearings in a new city. I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Vermont to see one of my friends get married. Burlington, VT is a beautiful city and reminded me of Seattle quite a bit. I frequent the Ballard farmers market and was delighted to discover that every Saturday, Burlington has a market of its own. I made these long Hessonite Garnet earrings after being inspired by these gorgeous sunflowers I saw in Burlington. Enjoy!
One of my favorite places in Seattle is Volunteer Park. I’ve been coming to this beautiful park for most of my life and I never tire of it. One of the best times to visit the park is at the end of the summer when the dahlias are blooming. Each dahlia appears to be one of a kind and reminds me how amazing nature is.
I’m reading the book The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp as I prepare to go back to school for the first time in 10 years. I am excited and nervous all at the same time and find the book inspiring. All artists have moments in their lives where they find the creative energy fleeting. Lately I have become addicted to Pinterest and try to look at it every morning. I love having a place to share those inspirations. I look forward to sharing my new adventures with you here. Jewelry design here I come!
I had the pleasure this past weekend to see one of my best friends get married to the man of her dreams. They traveled all the way from Spain to have a ceremony here in Seattle. The reception was on Lake Union during one of the sunniest days of the year. It is always so exciting to be a part of someone’s special day and I was lucky enough to make her wedding jewelry and know it will be something she’ll treasure. Congrats Jessica and Angel!
The time has come again for naked bicyclists, tons of food and craft vendors, and the always adorable dogs and dads parade. I’ll be selling lots of new jewelry this weekend at the Fremont Fair which runs from 10am to 8pm on Saturday and 11am to 6pm on Sunday. I’ll be in booth B51–come by and say hi!
It’s not uncommon to be jealous of another months’ birthstone. As a young girl I felt that Turquoise, December’s birthstone, was only for hippies and gypsies. Now I’ve embraced the bright blue stone but still have a twinge of envy over the stunning pearl. Pearls have been known to help love grow and can aid in fertility and reproduction. They have the power to attract and are also known for purity, innocence and integrity. Check out this article on stunning white accessories from Yoko at the Seattle Etsy Examiner. Find more pearl jewelry in my shop here.