Thank you Erin for sharing your story, and for spreading the Etsy love!
29 July 2009
28 July 2009
Rod bought me this sweet bow top on a shopping trip for his birthday. He got some stuffs too, though, so it's okay. :)
21 July 2009
16 July 2009
So today I'm proud to launch a new article on my blog called Haute Chicks, which will feature a different kick-ass Etsy seller each week. And they may not all be chicks, mind you, but everyone I have lined up for the first weeks just happens to be.
This week's Haute Chick is the talented and fabulous Esther Eve of Eve M. Metalsmith. Eve is a fellow member of Etsy Dallas, and I had the opportunity to meet and chat with her at a show that we both did this summer. Her gorgeous work speaks for itself, but what's equally amazing is the passion that she has for her craft. Here she talks about how she got started doing what she does:
"When I was a little girl, I would wander about and collect rocks and keep them in my pockets...nothing much has changed really, except now I understand what to do with them. I have always been fascinated with metal, and its cold, sharp hardness. About two years ago I decided to further my knowledge and take a beginning silversmithing class at my local Craft Guild of Dallas. Since then I have collected tools and created my own homely studio at my residence. I love to mix incredible stones with gorgeous sterling silver, the combinations are endless, and also to experiment with new techniques such as electroforming, and etching. I carry a sketch book with me at all times, as I am constantly inspired and moved to creativity by many things evident in nature. Ultimately, I am living my dream of doing something I love...working with my hands and having the ability to expend my creativity into something that others can enjoy and love for years to come! "Some photos of her work - for the full collection, visit her Etsy shop (I mean it - go there NOW).
I've got two of Eve's pieces (Bitten earrings and Flame Licked necklace) and counting, and not only does she make me want to spend all my dough in her shop, but she really inspires me as a jewelry artist. And she happens to be wicked fun to hang out with, which never hurts.
That concludes this week's episode of Haute Chicks. Tune in next week to read about another craft-tacular gal!!
15 July 2009
Yesterday brought out an oldie but goodie DVF:
And one more for the cheap seats:
I'm pretty jazzed about tomorrow's post - I'm starting a weekly feature called Haute Chicks, starring my favorite fellow Etsy gals & their respective talents. Tune in tomorrow to read all about Eve M. Metalsmith!
08 July 2009
top & skirt: Gap, shoes: Calvin Klein, bag: Miu Miu, cuff: Marc Jacobs, watch: vintage
One final pic - the piece de resistance, my MJ stack. I've had this Michael Jackson watch since I was a little girl, and although it hasn't worked for years, I've always hung onto it. I pulled it out again yesterday to pay homage to my first musical love.
More jewelry close-ups - my good friends Erin, Nathan & Bill got me this Erica Weiner necklace last year for my birthday. It's kind of an awkward length which means I don't wear it as much as I'd like. Yesterday I added an extra jump ring 2" in on the chain so I have the option of wearing it shorter. It's now perfect, so I have a feeling you'll be seeing a lot more of it:
Finally, I wear these Michelle Chang earrings at least 3x a week, but I never give them their propers because you can't really see them in pics. They are simple and fantastic:
03 July 2009
And just for you, my readers, I'm offering 10% off any piece in the Etsy shop for the whole month of July. Just mention the blog upon checkout, and I'll refund you the 10%.
Go forth and shop! Just click the widget to your right, or here to get to the goods.
02 July 2009
Last but not least, a shoe close-up. I got these strange, almost ugly Stuart Weitzmans on my last thrifting jaunt. I've been drawn to the menswear-inspired loafers & brogues that are everywhere lately, but it wasn't a trend I felt like shelling out a lot of money for. But $3 I could handle.
top: French Connection, jeans: Gap, shoes: Stuart Weitzman (thrifted), belt: vintage, bag: Rebecca Minkoff