Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 is almost here!

I'm celebrating my New Year in Sacramento, California this year. I'll be in front of a big fireplace with a bottle of fruit forward Terra D'Oro Barbera from Amador County! I can't think of a better way to celebrate the new year. I love wine...

I'd love to hear what everyone else has planned. How have you decided to spend your New Year?

However you're celebrating, I'd like to wish you a very Happy New Year! May 2010 bring you blessings, peace and prosperity.

♥ Elizabeth

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Velvet Rose

I've always been fascinated with velvet - the texture, the mood it conjures, and of course the deep rich reds that characterize the gorgeous fabric.

Recently I ran across some velvet roses in the craft store and I had that special creative tingle that told me I needed to take them home because something beautiful was about to be birthed.

Scarlett - Designing this necklace was such a pleasure! Some pieces are a struggle. From the design to the photography they give me fits, but not this necklace. Everything just flowed perfectly...

Chianti - Bright red and slightly piquant, like the wine itself! This bracelet conjures the joy and romance of the holidays, and looks just gorgeous on the wrist.


Bordeax - This is such a deep rich bracelet, much like the wine it's named after. These dark reds just evoke so much mystery, perfect for the winter season!


I hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday season! Warmest wishes to you and your family.

♥ Elizabeth

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Belle Noir

The weather has suddenly turned much colder in my part of the country. My husband and I have been enjoying hot cocoa, fuzzy slippers, and the warm glow of Christmas lights. Somehow my state of mind always seems to make its way into my designs,  and true to form, the cloudy days and cold nights have turned my creative eye to gunmetal and jewel tones.

Raven - I am so attracted to the sleek smooth look of gunmetal. It's rich, refined, and understated all at once. I stumbled across this acrylic black rose while shopping for supplies the other day. I wasn't convinced I really wanted it until I glanced down into my basket and saw it lying next to this gorgeous gunmetal feather. Happy creative accidents are my favorite!

Intrigued? See more of Raven here

Sienna - Estate style jewelry is a rising trend that has really started to resonate with me recently. I love the opulent feel of the oversized jewels that characterize this trend - even if they're just faceted glass like this one. My favorite thing about this necklace is the juxtaposition of the rich amber against the cool gunmetal, but I also love the modern twist that the thicker chain adds. Such a lovely piece!

Meet Sienna here

Valentina - The inspiration for the construction of this piece came to me once again in the middle of the night. I knew I wanted to use this unique gunmetal filigree stamping with this gorgeous purple jewel, but I couldn't quite figure out how to make it all come together. Suddenly the image just appeared right in front of my eyes. Three chains on each side stretching up to one point with another touch of purple. After a lot of tweaking and tinkering to get the lengths right, the result was a breathtaking and avante garde piece that I really can't take my eyes off of.

 Meet Valentina here

If this little trip to the darker side lasts, I foresee many more mysterious pieces to come!

♥ Elizabeth

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