Monday, September 14, 2009

Press Package

So I decided to make a press package bc a lot of friends say it can reap some pretty awesome results. My only question... what goes into those things??

I made a list of some stuff I was going to include:
1. high resolution images of my jewelry on a CD
2. brief little note about the designer- yours truly!
3. information of where I can be reached
4. brochure of all my items and the suggested retail price
5. maybe a sample or two so they can see my jewelry in person along with the packaging

Do you think that's good enough? I would like an outsider's perspective on what you think is good if you were an editor- what you would like to see?

another note~ in case you all didn't know, my favorite jewelry designer is Alexis Bittar. He's super famous for his lucite designs. He's a self-taught creative genius and I just love his line! Check out some of my inspirations...
Long Gold Metal Mesh Pendant

Small Gold Crystal Ivy Earrings

Gold Triple Link Pearl Drop Necklace

Extra Large Gold Aventurine Klimt Pendant
Isn't everything LOVELY?! He's one of my favorites and his pieces are generally affordable, but not for me quite yet. I'll definitely be a fan for life and will own some fabulous essentials soon enough... Hope he wears my stuff one day, too. haha!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Bit of Good News

drum roll please.... so yesterday an accessories editor from InStyle magazine emailed me telling me they were interested in my line for their "under $100" articles. Pretty exciting, right?!  I emailed them my line sheet and now all that's left to do is keep my fingers crossed. Please do the same for me.  

On a random note, my hubby bought me the Global Knife I've been wanting and I love it! It's samurai sword sharp and makes chopping really fun. He was messing around tho and cut his finger- pretty much gushed blood and I almost fainted bc I cannot stand the sight of blood. It clotted soon enough and life went on. are you cringing? I'm reliving it in my mind and feel kinda faint. wimp!

I also wanted to show some new styles that I have yet to debut on my website. Tell me what you think!

 1. tear shaped with a vine like pattern in gold
 (also available in silver)
2. matte silver tear shaped hoop with a turquoise gem
(also available in gold)
         3. free hanging gold hoops   
         (also available in silver)

That's about it- have a splendid day! btw ~ Have you dropped by the Nordstroms Anniversary sale? Just wondering if it's worth driving to South Coast Plaza.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Science Party Theme

If you have science nerd friends or little kids-- isn't this so clever? I stumbled upon this by accident on the web and thought it was great. I have many friends who are starting to have kids and wanted to post some different ideas for party themes.

This one is a petri dish with Jello-O and it has baby jaw breakers and gummy worms. love it.
This brain cake requires a little more effort. You bake any flavor cake you want in a bake safe rounded bowl. After it cools, flip it so it is rounded side up. For the brainy folds, use a frosting piper or a zip lock with snipped corners to make "S" shape patterns throughout. Clever, right?

Maybe I'll do this for my nephew's birthday in August. It's so fun! Hope someone ends up using these great ideas as well! 

Sunday, April 26, 2009

BBB Baby!

You know you're old when you'd rather shop for kitchen stuff instead of clothes- that's me.

I know this is my jewelry blog, but there is more to this gal... much more. Do you like Bed Bath and Beyond? I am obsessed with that place and seriously go whenever I can. I save my 20% off coupons in a safe place and guard them with my life. Here is some stuff that I have my eyes on.

Gorgeous, right? I love to chop, blend, mince-  you name it, I will do it for the sake of cooking. I enjoy making new dishes... it's therapeutic for me. That's why I'm totally diggin' this Cuisinart hand blender and Global knives. Great quality with a sleek look. I have a wish list I like to keep and this is definitely on it. I lOVE that lamp, as well. So chic :) My birthday is coming up and I'm sure hoping... haha! They're pricey, so I'm planning on buying them myself. A girl's gotta spoil herself every now and then.

I guess since I'm a newlywed with no kids, this cooking stuff is fun, I'm hoping I keep the enthusiasm for it in the future bc the hubs sure seems to like my food. yay for the non-picky!

There's a lot more on my list, but this is the (much) shortened version. *sigh. 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Some of my Faves...

I love creating pieces of jewelry and I wanted to share some of my faves. These have been on the site for a while, but I like them a lot. I'm really into clean, classic, timeless pieces and I think for the most part, my line satisfies all three criteria. 

This one is my Origami Earrings and I love the charm, especially. They are 24K gold dipped and probably my favorite pair. It's literally woven and very intricate- I wear this one quite often...
This is my Two-Coin Necklace and the charm is a black silver and sterling silver disk. I love it especially because they aren't perfect. In fact they look far from perfect and each piece is different from the next. I love that about it! It's an everyday necklace and really does go with anything.

Couldn't you wear these to a club? Or to church? haha- that's pretty naughty. I love these little beauties. The quality is amazing and dangles quite nicely bc they have a bit of weight to them. I think I like these bc they're hoops. Heck- I love hoops, gold, and just well-made little pieces of art! 
Now that I think about it- I like all my jewelry. If I didn't, I certainly wouldn't be selling them! Yes, that's me- a girl who knows what she likes and she likes what she makes. Serve me up some humble pie! ;)

What's your favorite style? Or even your favorite jewelry designer (I won't be offended if it's not me- hehe)... I certainly have many favorites of my own and I'll share some with you next time.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Getting the kinks out

My first post. COOL! First off, I'm so proud of my website because I think it matches my personal style and my jewelry line quite nicely. To no one's fault, my website is encountering numerous kinks! It's a daily work in progress to get everything working smoothly and boy is it tough. More for the people behind the scenes bc all I have to do is call and tell them what to change. It's nice being the boss. Maybe that's why I got married... jk! As soon as the site is more "presentable" I'm hoping my google count goes up. More styles and designs are in the making and I'm excited to debut them soon.

Got any styles that you're loving this season? Do share so I can garner some inspiration from you- if you don't mind! thanks :)