Sunday, January 31, 2010

Small, medium and large

This is seriously fun. These capped crystals and gemstones make a great focal piece.
I wonder if Ronnie's pendant will last longer than the 2 days she had her mood ring, or the 1 day she had her stamped heart bracelet I made her.

Friday, January 29, 2010

A few new designs

Tonight I added a couple new designs to the shop. Deep red garnet has always been my favorite gemstone, and now I am offering a genuine garnet and sterling chain!

And finally, I learned how to do this:

Customize your own in my shop!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Best in Show

I have to admit, I first saw this item on Regretsy (you know, where DIY meets WTF), but it is SO cool, I had to get one for myself. And I am pretty sure this little guy liked it!

Thanks so much to Jennifer at Goose on the Loose for making such an awesome product! I mean, who CAN'T use a chicken poncho!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Cadogan House Medal

I am so excited to have been asked by author Chloe Neill to help create this Cadogan House Medal!

This medal is part of the Chicagoland Vampire Series. I think I'll be picking up some new reading material!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hello Kitty, BBQ Ducks, and Ninja Swords

Even the kids enjoyed the feast for the eyes in Chinatown.

Everyone got to pick out a treat in Chinatown (although Edwin didn't). Match the family member with the purchase (answers below):
1. a wooden ninja sword
2. a pretty china doll
3. Hello Panda cookies
4. a furry chick

1. Ben; 2. Ronnie; 3. Lila; 4. Lisa

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I heart Valentine's Day!

New limited edition Key to My Heart Valentine's Day 2010 Under Her Charm necklace!

And, in case your wondering from yesterday, Lila's hair did not fall out, and my antagonist-agonist experiment went perfectly.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Rainbow over Albany

Funny how infrequently we actually see real rainbows. I probably haven't seen more than 10 or 15 in my life, but 2 of them have been since we moved here. Another iphone moment, a rainbow over Solano Avenue this morning.

Maybe it is good luck that my experiment will go well today. Or that Lila's pony tail (yes, pony tail) won't fall out in a clump of hair.

In case you missed it. . .

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Born with a silver spoon

I am really excited to offer some new custom made keepsakes! This is a SOLID 925 sterling silver baby spoon that can be hand stamped with the baby's name, monogram, or birthdate.

How about a solid sterling silver hand stamped monogrammed thimble for the sewer, crafter or collector in your life!

Find them in my etsy shop.

On another note, I am proud to say that I joined the University gym and had my first work out since getting pregnant with Ronnie! All thanks to the person at that party last weekend who asked when my baby is due, to which I replied, "Last year. . ."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunset at Half Moon Bay

Devil's slide, giant waves, surfers, and a sunset. We took a drive to Half Moon Bay. The disclaimer: I forgot my camera at home and my phone in the car, so I was left with Edwin's (older) iphone for pictures. The result. . .

Guess whose little feet these are!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Be the change

Mahatma Gandhi said it best.

Only FIVE of these vintage style pendants will be made, so get it while you can! Find it in my etsy shop.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Bright Side

I am so honored that The Bright Side Project included me in this feature!

They wrote such a nice bio and picked some of my favorite pieces! You can leave a comment on their post for your chance to win a $75 gift certificate to Under Her Charm! You need to answer the question: Which is your favorite, silver or gold?

I am tallying up the answers, and we'll see who wins, silver or gold, on January 20th! And also who wins the gift certificate. . .

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Why I Love Houston, continued


and gumbo

. . . in the airport! Thanks Pappadeaux, that made the 4 hour flight back with just me and the kids a little smoother.

Monday, January 4, 2010

It's official!

Under Her Charm is official:

*Sometimes* I feel like such a responsible adult!

Now if only the USPS would deliver my packages. . .