Monday, March 22, 2010

A Crafter's Dream

I'm so excited about these new earrings! I saw a picture of some similar earrings online and thought, hmm....I wonder if I can make those? After a couple attempts I was able to figure it out and I just love how they turned out. Yay! I love when something turns out exactly how you imagined it would. I'm sure my fellow crafters will agree. They were really time consuming to make, but worth it i'd say. I'm going to try and put some up on etsy soon. I wore the black ones yesterday, and the copper ones today and got lots of compliments. I think i'll keep these two for myself : )

Saturday, March 20, 2010

upcycled button earrings

I have been a busy bee lately! Starting lots of new jewelry projects and being fortunate enough to actually finish some of them! I'm really excited about my new UPCYCLED button earrings. I love that I can take something that has been forgotten about for so many years and make it into something lovely and beautiful again. Aren't they fun?! These are just a few of them. I'll be posting them on Etsy slowly but surely so be sure to go and check them out.
I've also recently got a hammer and a stainless steel block for hammering wires and metals. I've been experimenting with this a lot and have made some earrings I'm really happy with. These and more to come shortly!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

PLUG for TalarLaraDesigns

My sister just opened up her very own etsy shop -- TalarLaraDesigns! A couple of months ago she came up with the grand idea to start making beaded headbands. It seemed way to complicated to me, but she persevered through the ups and downs of making a new product and has now created some truly exquisite pieces. It started more as a christmas gift idea for friends and family, but after getting such great feedback from the people who saw and recieved the headbands, she decided to try and sell them on etsy.

The process is very time consuming, but she is so excited and proud of each headband that she finishes. She gave me a headband for christmas and I love it because it is so versatile. You can wear it everyday with jeans and a t-shirt, but it's also great for special occasions. I think it would even be gorgeous for a bride to wear on her wedding day!

I hope you'll take the time to go and check out her new storefront and maybe even give her a couple of hearts. You might even see a headband that you can't live without! If you read this feature and are her first costumer you'll also a recieve a FREE GIFT from me-CocoaBeadDesigns with your purchase. Just mention my blog in the comment to seller box at check out or leave me a comment to recieve your free gift.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Some exciting news!

I got featured on another blog this week! So exciting! Please go check it out HERE and give the blog some love. 

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is already over and tomorrow will be the first day of DECEMBER! Only 25 more shopping days till Christmas, and that includes today, which is almost over! I need to get moving in that department...Are any of you already done with your christmas shopping? I'm sure there are some of you out there that are, but I know i'm definitely lagging in that department.
For those of you like me, who haven't even started there Christmas shopping, come by and check out my store because it's full of SALE items! I'm going to mark down even more items in the coming hours and days, so go check it out because it won't last for long! Also, people who live in the San Luis Obispo area, I would be happy to take away shipping charges if you'd like to pick up your earrings from my parents flower shop. That will save you even more money! 
I hope you're all having a Happy Monday so far...1 down and 4 more days to go until the blessed weekend!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


As most of you can tell from previous posts, my parents own a flower shop here in beautiful San Luis Obispo. They have owned ALBERT'S FLORIST for almost 30 years now and recently moved from Morro steet to Monterey steet just a couple blocks away from our historic Fremont Theater. To celebrate almost 60 years in San Luis Obispo, we have decided to have a HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE! This open house will be a fundraiser to benefit the SLO FOOD BANK OF SAN LUIS OBISPO. It will be a time of fun, FREE food and hot drinks, giveaways and great holiday gift ideas and decor!

I'd like to make this blog post a personal invitation to anyone who lives here in SLO to come and join us tomorrow night, FRIDAY, NOV. 20, 2009 from 5-9pm. We are located at 1357 Monterey St. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions at or call Albert's Florist at (805) 543-0567. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Sale on select items in my shop this weekend! Go check it out! $10 Earrings! Get some Christmas shopping done!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

And today's SPECIAL is...

Just decided to have a SPECIAL in my shop today!

FREE SHIPPING today (Oct 31) to anyone who buys a pair of earrings before 12AM pacific time!! -check out my shop and take advantage of this limited time offer!