Thursday, June 2, 2011

Straight Hair and My New Favorite

I am in the midst of growing out my very curly hair so I took a much needed trip to my favorite Portland salon Moxie For Hair today.  Christine has been cutting my hair for years and she's wonderful!  She used her magic and perfectly straightened my's always fun to try a new do!  Christine is wonder woman.  She rocks  the salon, raises awesome kids, always looks amazing and is one of the talented women behind Kiki Lou Hair Bobbles, the cutest little hair accessories in town.

These are my new favorite earrings.  I am in love, love, love.  They're made with vintage brass and they go with everything!  Handmade by another talented women, Portland jewelry artist Carley Brin.  She sells her beautiful work exclusively at Gilt

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My new favorite

I took one of my favorite beads that I've made I put it on a delicate sterling chain.  I just love it...simple, pretty, easy to wear. 

Bead of the Month

May showers bring June flowers?  At least that's the way it seems in Portland.  We're having one of those crazy stormy springs and I actually quite enjoy it.  I'm all about the cozy sweaters and jeans this's times like these I am so thankful to be living in the land of coffee!

Rainy days are the inspiration for this month's bead from my Harvest Beads shop.  June's bead is lovely transparent blues mixed with metallic bronze and scattered about white opal.

June's Bonus Bead (free with purchase)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bead of the Month

Everywhere I look I see tulips.  They are in abundant bloom all over my neighborhood.  So beautiful and cheery...makes me excited for the warm weather just around the corner!  They inspired May's Bead of the Month from my Harvest Beads shop.  May's bead is a mix of luminous dark pink beads and wispy, soft pink beads.
Also available-
May's Made-to-Order (sets of two)
Beads For a Year! (Bead of the Month Annual Subscription)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A few new sets

I just posted a few new bead sets in my Harvest Beads shop.  I'm really feeling the color green right now..spring is in the air!
Ballgown Champagne
Garden Sparkle
Spring Sparkle

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bead of the Month

How in the world is it April 12th already?!  Taking a little time off at the beginning of the month really threw me off.  Here is the newest Bead of the Month from my Harvest Beads shop.  April's bead is a swirling blend of fresh, springy green.
The Bead of the Month
April's Bonus Bead (free with purchase)
Also available-
April's Made-to-Order (sets of two)
Beads For a Year! (Bead of the Month Annual Subscription)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bead of the Month

It's that time again!  I'm finding it hard to believe it's March already.  Each month I have a new feature bead for my Harvest Beads shop.  March's bead is an ode to the weather in Portland...moments of sunshine, bulbs beginning to flower and a belated snow shower.
 March's Bonus Bead (free with purchase)
Also available-
March's Made-to-Order (sets of two)
Beads For a Year! (Bead of the Month Annual Subscription)

Monday, February 28, 2011

New Mai B. Earrings

I just finished putting a few new pairs of earrings up for sale in my Harvest Beads shop.  I am especially fond of the streaky, lustrous Elvish pair.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Frost. The Art of Custom Cake

Anyone who knows me knows that I love cupcakes.  I especially adore mini cupcakes.  Confession: I will even eat them for breakfast if they're in the house.  shhh, don't tell my daughter.  My favorite cupcakes in town are from Frost.  Confession two:  I recently tried their vegan vanilla cupcake and it was so incredibly delicious that I ate the one I was saving for my daughter while she was sleeping!  shhh, I'm lucky she can't read yet!

Frost is a collaborative effort between sisters, Stacie Thering, Tami Traeden and Aimee Traeden who reside in Portland, Oregon.  Together they love to create delicious, artful cakes and cupcakes for any event.
Visit their website for the full menu-

Not only are they scrumptious, look how cute these cupcakes are!  
Aimee Cupcake- chocolate cupcake with
chocolate buttercream frosting adorned with candy pearls

Josephine Cupcake-graham cracker cupcake with
key lime cream cheese frosting adorned with a lime peel curl

Nico Cupcake- graham cracker cupcake with
chocolate ganache frosting and a roasted marshmallow topping

Timothy Cupcake- vanilla cupcake with
vanilla buttercream frosting adorned with candy pearls

The sisters...even cuter then their cupcakes!
 All images used with permission from Frost.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mai B.

Happy Saturday! I woke up to a gorgeous sunny sky, granted it's freezing, but the sun feels wonderful.  This week my big project was adding a finished jewelry section to Harvest Beads.  I did it!  I have a bunch of beautiful earrings by Mai B, the collaborative project of yours truly and my dear friend Stacie Mai.  Our earrings are made of fused fine silver, sterling silver and lampwork beads.  Come take a peek, I'm so excited to share these with everyone:)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bead Inspiration

Yesterday's Valentine's Day post got me thinking about beads...I'm sure that shocks you :)  What a great color palette for beads on this rainy February morning.  

available in my shop- Harvest Beads

Monday, February 14, 2011

Portland Valentine

 I just love this picture. The colors, the raindrops, the beauty of an overcast morning. I was walking my daughter to school and there they were, these two adorable heart-shaped leaves that had fallen into this perfect little arrangement.  So sweet.  My kind of valentine :)  Hope you all had a wonderful day!
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