Thursday, March 4, 2010
If you don't, I've got no one to blame but myself.
I haven't posted anything since December 5th 2009.
Today is March 4th, 2010.
While I have been lax about posting, I have been very busy making jewelry.
Here are the two most recent pieces, just added to my shop today:
Hunka Hunka Purple Love Necklace — natural amethyst crystal and sterling silver
Specter Necklace — labradorite and sterling silver
Saturday, December 5, 2009
1. GIFT FOR ANY WOMAN UNDER $25.
ROCK ON NECKLACE
This simple yet sparkly necklace is suitable for women of all ages and priced right at only $22. Free shipping until 12/31/09 and packaged in a beautiful black gift box with complimentary holiday gift tag!
2. VERY CHERRY NECKLACE $35 perfect for any woman of any age who is fun loving!
3. Here's one for the guys--QUIET ONE SINGLE BARBED WIRE EARRING $16.50
Perfect for the rocker on your list, handmade from sterling silver and priced right!
4. Gift for the fearless fashionista--THE MAEVE HARNESS NECKLACE $95 So stylish and amazing this piece will amp up any look it is paired with.
5. Perfect for the trendy teen (or any other woman on your list who likes shiny things!)
LUCKY STARS LARIAT $30
6. Modern/conservative? Gotcha right here! ICE CUBE EARRINGS $25 These are very contemporary and will go with virtually anything is her wardrobe!
7. Individualist who loves unique one of a kind finds? Here's one she'll love for years to come. The ATMOSPHERE LARIAT $50
8. For the glamour girl on your list THE ICE LARIAT $40 Big chunky faceted clear quartz crystal pairs with hand forged sterling silver for a look that will GET looks!
9. For the rocker on your list, not one but THREE different versions of my barbed wire hoops.
Let's start with the ones that started it all--THE ORIGINAL BARBED WIRE HOOPS $49
A larger and darker version of the barbed wire hoop, THE HIGH VOLTAGE EARRINGS $95
Small but deadly barbed wire hoops--THE QUIET ONES $33
10. Something for the coffee lover that is NOT coffee! THE CAFE LATTE LARIAT $35 I love this necklace! The stone is so pretty--shiny agate in stripes of coffee and cream. Delish!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
I've been busy making some new earrings. Check em' out:
Thursday, November 5, 2009
WHAT— Bold color-drenched jewelry with vintage flair and pinup-worthy hair accessories.
WHERE— Visit her shop on Etsy: SoCoDivka Designs and swing by her blog.
WHY— Shanna's designs are colorful, youthful, versatile and fun! What more could you want? Here are my top picks from SoCoDivka Designs:
LAPLAND LARIAT agate and quartz crystal druzy with sterling silver
ATMOSPHERE LARIAT crazy lace agate and sterling silver
ATMOSPHERE II LARIAT crazy lace agate and sterling silver
NORTHERN LIGHTS NECKLACE agate and quartz crystal druzy with sterling silver
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The open call was scheduled to open at 9 am, but based on the photos that I saw on the Henri Bendel website, I thought it best to get there early:
This photo was taken at a previous open call, not the one I attended, but I can attest that the line was VERY LONG. The line started on 55th St. in the middle of the block between 5th and 6th aves., wrapped all the way around on 5th, and went around the corner onto 56th and ultimately went in the employee entrance in the middle of the block on 56th.
Yes, it could have been worse. It could have been raining or snowing or been kiln-like in temperature. Friday's temperature was cool but when the wind kicked up, and boy did it, the temperature really took a nose dive!
We were all cold but all were troopers. I and the rest around me waited 3.5 or MORE hours to get our chance to meet with the buyers of Henri Bendel.
My experience with one of HB's buyers took around 2 minutes. I started off by showing my barbed wire jewelry. She (the buyer) held my High Voltage Earrings and contemplated them briefly, asking me what they were made of and what the retail price of them was. She said that my items were too edgy for Henri Bendel. Next.
I knew when I set out to go on this open call that it was a long shot at best. I went because you never know what will happen. While my jewelry did not fit with Henri Bendel's aesthetic, I was inspired by the tenacity of the people around me, all with hope in their hearts and their products ready to show. I met many nice tourists who all seemed to gravitate towards me to ask why we were all standing on this very long line. I gave out a lot of business cards to those around me. I got to see the inner sanctum. I set out to do something and I did it.