21 February 2009

Oh Creativity!

I am SO excited! I have gone a little overboard with my ordering and have lots of new goodies to work with....now I just need the time! I can't wait to get started on my new pieces for spring. I seem to be working with a lot more gold these days, but don't worry I am working with silver too.

Summer always reminds me of beachy days and nautical themes and I am planning on keeping that in mind for my spring and summer jewelry. Look for chunky necklaces, long necklaces and lots of layering. And of course, I always love delicate pieces. I have been having so much fun working with vintage so I will continue my theme of "reuse reduce recycle" especially with earth day right around the corner. In fact, my best friend's grandpa gave me a HUGE bag of vintage jewelry and I am able to use everything.
I love it and can't wait to get started!

I'll keep everyone posted with updates and pictures as I continue to work away on new pieces.

14 February 2009

Valentine's Day Give Away!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I've never been one to celebrate this "holiday," especially since my husband is in the restaurant business and is always working on Valentine's Day. Although, tonight I have a hot date with an amazing three year old! I am so excited. It involves lots of popcorn, hot chocolate and a movie. You can't go wrong with that.

Now....let's get to this giveaway. Many of my friends are busy moms and hardworking women who always deserve a little something. That's why I've decided to do a Valentine's Day Giveaway.

This Valentine's Day Giveaway is for this unique necklace. It is made with a fresh water pearl, quartz and a brass charm. It is finished off with a toggle clasp and two swarovski crystals. It measures 19 inches.

All you have to do is post a comment to this blog. I will randomly pick one lucky winner. Make sure you also post your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. This necklace will be shipped free of charge! The contest deadline will be midnight on February 28th, 2009. One entry per person. The winner will be chosen randomly on February 29th, 2009.

**To everyone that comments on this post during the contest: You will receive 20% off of your purchase of any one item in my shop. During checkout make sure to leave a message to the seller. Please enter "Valentine's Day Giveaway." Do not pay yet, please wait for a revised invoice! You must have also posted a comment on this post to be able to redeem your discount! This offer will expire on February 29th, 2009.**

03 February 2009

Kimono as Art
True Inspiration

Kimono as Art: The Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota features forty oversized kimono created by Master Kubota. Kimono will tour the United States for six months with only two stops: San Diego, California and Canton, Ohio.

What can I say....this is so exciting for Canton, Ohio! This exhibit has truly inspired our town and we are ready to celebrate it's arrival. We have been preparing for some time and now it is down the the final moments. This exhibit has inspired my work in several ways. I have created a whole new line of Asian influenced jewelry just for this event. Below are a couple pictures, but I have several pieces. I will have everything displayed at First Friday on February 6th. After that event the pieces will be on my website.

This piece is created with a clay pendant made by Love to Clay,
sterling silver chain and fresh water pearls.

I just love these delicate earrings! They are made with vintage hand painted cabs from Japan.

Check out the Kimono as Art site: http://www.kimonoexhibit.com/

02 February 2009

Yellow Finch Designs

The truth is….I never would have thought I’d become a blogger. And here I am, waking up in the morning and racing to the computer to check my blog. I tend to stay up a little later these days, but it’s all good. This is a great way to expose my business and open my door to others. I invite you along on this journey. Get to know Yellow Finch Designs and get to know the creativity behind the scenes.

Even though I created this blog with the intention to get my name and vision out there, I also want to include other aspects of my life. There are several factors that help shape my creativity and designs. I have a strong passion for the arts, photography, music, film, literature, architecture, nature and family. So you’ll see lots about Yellow Finch Designs and lots about me. You'll see my thoughts and my interests and the bits and pieces that inspire me.

welcome to my little world
come with me
journey to far away places
unravel your desires

Cheers !