Monday, January 25, 2010

New Spring 2010

I've been dreaming of spring and mixing in some softer colors into
some new flower necklaces.
Maybe if I dream long and hard enough spring will come faster.

I'm loving these long and chunky necklaces.

Before I hit the spring gemshow I like to do some investigating work on what the new trends will be for the year. I want to make smart choices on my purchases.
I found this article about the new color trends for Spring 2010.
You can check out the links for the color guide.

"With the continuation of the global financial crisis one can expect subdued colour trends from Spring/Summer 2010. Interfiliere have released their interpretation of the season's palette which we're pleased to say at least provides a vast array of colours, all with different, if somewhat earthy, tones. For the most part we're impressed; read up on Spring/Summer 2010 colour"

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Designer spotlight

This is my first designer spotlight. I just couldn't help but bragging about my darling cousin Gayle. She makes the coolest stuff. I'm so impressed with her sewing skills and especially her designs.

I think she is amazing! Here are a few of her DESIGNS. She has created these awesome hiking belts. If you are a hiker, a frequent tourist, or love Disneyland-- then you would love this belt. I think she needs to take them to the Shark Tank, have you seen that show? It's one of my new favorites. Anyways, you can keep a few essentials in a stylishly placed pocket on the side. This is NOT your mama's fanny-pack It's so cute!

She also makes darling wallets and purses out of trendy designer fabrics.
Check out her etsy site HERE. It's called Stitch-a-line 509.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Neckcandy for 2010!!

Add some SPARK to your wardrobe with these new sparkly bib
necklaces! Even more darling in person. Bib Necklaces are a very big fashion trend right now. These can worn dressed up or down by wearing with that little black dress or favorite t-shirt. Made with beautiful beaded appliques.

New Chunky Gems Ribbon Necklaces, very versatile and adjustable lengths!

Made with beautiful large faceted rutilated quartz rounds, gold obsidian, and
one of my favorites mosaic abalone. You can slip this golden silk ribbon (or even one of you favorite silver chains or leather) through the chain and tie it up pretty depending on how long or short you want it.
Unique and one of a kind.

Made with gorgeous large Azurite oval shape stones.
Azurite is a very popular mineral because of its unparalleled color, a deep blue called "azure", hence its name.
Large Onyx nuggets mixed throughout, and topped off with large gold obsidian oval stones. I love gold obsidian because it looks black until you look deep inside and see the gold undertones. It's stunning and as always one of a kind!!

That's it for now! Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy New Year Earcandy!

Here is my first new batch of earrings for 2010. I have a few trunk shows coming up I'm preparing for but here's a little sneak peak. I'm SO SO looking forward to heading to the Tucson, AZ Gemshow in a couple weeks to see what is new and exciting for the year. It's one of my all time favorite places to go. It was so convenient when I lived there and could just jump in my car and head on over to it. Now I have to plan and plot out a whole trip. I'm hoping it will be worth it and I will score lots of yummy new gems!