Wednesday, September 29, 2010


This year has been a lot about transformation. Leaving behind old thought patterns, or habits and trying to move forward and follow my 2010 motto 'don't worry until you have to worry'. So far, so good. I feel like, yes, transformation has taken place and I have moved forward and done things I had never thought I would do... Like, for instance, work on a movie in France, or start to write a book. Things have shifted for the better, I am quite motivated each day to get up and do (whatever that may be). I am a dreamer, I do believe anything is possible, and I mean it. No, I didn't say everything is easy, I said, anything is possible and sometimes those dreams that seem so far fetched aren't really impossible, they are just difficult. The obstacles are sometimes larger than the dream, so why do it or why try?? hhhmmm... I often wonder, why am I making jewelry and trying to make a living doing it... Believe me, it is not the easy route. But the answer is because I love it! And why not spend my days (sometimes with many obstacles) doing something I love, rather than spending my days doing something I dislike?

I had a brief moment earlier this year, where I thought, 'I don't think I can do this anymore (this being, make jewelry). I just want to shift my challenge to something else, this challenge is old I always seem to struggle with the same things'. That thought pattern opened up some doors to me. Thinking in my head, I wasn't going to do this anymore. I had space to explore and act upon other things and ideas that had been brewing for a long long time. That space, created the transformation, I had been seeking and BOOM!! My jewelry inspiration started to soar, once again.. Thank god! Because as an artist these things ebb and flow like you wouldn't believe.

Now several months later, and with transformation achieved, I am flying high with my jewelry and soon off to visit my 92 year old grandmother in the Middle East and am writing a book and will fly to an undisclosed tropical location to film more of the movie and will go to India in January... Life is full of possibilities. You just have to have a little passion and be open to them too...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Old Turkish coin Necklace: Featured piece Sept 23-30... 40% off

Last week was busy here. I delivered a big order of the Byzantine Collection to KOBO in Seattle. We SOLD OUT of Ganesha Pendants, which was 'the featured piece of the week' last week. If you are still interested in a Ganesha Pendant, please contact me and I can make one for you when I go to India this coming winter...

This week, September 23-30, we are featuring this beautiful OLD TURKISH COIN NECKLACE... It is elegant, versatile and a great price.

regular price: $120

buy it HERE

This exquisite necklace is part of a limited edition series I call the Egypt Collection. It is inspired by my journey to Cairo in May of 2009. I bought many rare and unique beads, coins, and stones while there.

This necklace is made from brass chips and handmade silver beads. The pendant is an 80-100 year old impression of an old Turkish coin. It is made of silver and was worn by the Bedouin women of the middle east as part of their headress.

~17 inches long with sterling silver chain and handmade toggle clasp

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ganesha, the remover of obstacles. FEATURED NECKLACE SEPT. 16-22

In Honor of Ganesha's birthday and the huge 10 day celebration in India (which I wrote about here), called Ganesh Chaturthi, we are featuring at 40% off, our 20k gold Ganesha pendant.

this week: $171
regular: $285 (SOLD OUT)

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Ganesha. Remover of obstacles

19mm X 19mm, 20k gold pendant, oxidized silver adjustable chain 16"-18"

Ganesha the elephant God is the son of Shiva and he removes those nasty obstacles from our lives and makes sure we succeed in our efforts. He is very revered throughout India!

Wear Ganesha to help you plow on through and keep going. He will guide you as you are challenged with all the twists and turns in your life.

Everyone loves Ganesha!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Elis.. jewelry for fearlessness

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They are for protection and to help you remove fears in your life.

They are filled with symbols to help do this.

tikka powder: represents the goddess (within you)
puja ash: represents the god (within you)
fishing net: to help catch evil spirits
elephant tail hair: represents Ganesha, the remover of obstacles
tumeric: for health and also represents the goddess

The elis' are handmade in the ancient Indian way, over a fire. Each Elis has been blessed in a ceremony and is made of silver and 20k gold. The purchase of this elis will help support a hard working artist in S. India.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Featured jewelry 40% OFF September 1-8

So, it's been two weeks. We are back in Seattle and back to our 'regular' schedule, whatever that is...

Throughout the month of September, I decided to do something fun and exciting for all you readers. I will be featuring one piece of jewelry and it will be 40% off it's regular price. You can purchase it online here or just contact me and we can work it out.

This week September 1-8. I am featuring the ever popular lava and citrine necklace for $81, regularly $135. oh la la!!

Stay tuned for more surprises and exciting things..