I'm just about to shut down the etsy shop, grab my suitcase and head for the airport...Heading to the mainland for some best friend reunions, a wedding, the meeting of a very special baby, and general soul re-booting.  I'll be back in a few weeks...

Happy Summer!!!!!!!



I wish...

That I was doing this...

Instead of heading out the door to my day job.

That about sums it up for me today...


Somebody got some work done before leaving for "work"

 Sleeping beauty faceted turquoise, with my favorite chain...

Lovely little drops of "lime juice" colored Jade

Rustic tall oval links with more of the lovely turquoise...

Last but not least, 5" of dangling, shoulder dusting goodness in bright pops of red/orange coral.

These lovelies made their way into shop this morning, hopefully to be followed
by a few more this afternoon!

Let me just say, that I am seriously feeling the Friday today...We've got a beach bbq
with lots of kids and dogs planned for the morning, then hopefully a
quick nap at home before heading out for a date!  Jo got us VIP tickets for a 
reggae show at a park by the ocean!!!!!  (they were a gift from a friend that couln't use them).
I can't remember the last time I went to a show, let alone outside under the moon 
and stars!  Excited doesn't even cover it...And since we got the VIP hookup we get free pupu's
beers, and have our own fancy concert bathroom facilities!  ( While my injury is mostly healed
I still get excited when I get to go do "normal" things, especially when the lines
are shorter and whatever I might need is not a LONG walk away!)

Sending love and Aloha for your weekend!


 I had  a super positive, productive, and most of all fun time in the studio over the weekend...

I had so much fun making this necklace, that I wanted to continue with the theme and make another, this time with a super RAD ocean jasper cab.  The deep sea green,  and mustardy yellow goodness is really quite something! 

I figured when I sat down to make this one that I would stumble upon the usual roadblocks that I usually encounter...Solder won't flow, melted bezel, melting the chain while trying to solder the jump rings, etc...  Such is the story of a mostly self taught craftswoman.  I have come to peace with my little studio hiccups and am learning to breathe deep through the frustrations and try to figure out what I can do to turn the situation around, really great advice for the challenges of daily life too!  I was shocked, thrilled and STOKED that this piece went just as smoothly as the original and everything just flowed...Amen.

I also finished up a bundle of earrings, hopefully making their way to the shop tonight.


As you can see, I've got a thing for long dangly earrings this time around...It makes me want to cut my hair even shorter, and head out for some summery adventures.

I'm getting closer to my trip to the mainland, for some long over due visiting with my "sisters" that are scattered across the west coast...When I say "sisters" I'm referring to the ladies in my life, and one special boy, who I love with all my heart.  These are the hand full of people that I think about a million times a day for no reason, who I cannot wait to share laughter, sunshine, coffee, days in the city, farmers markets, and aimless walks with.  My very being longs to connect with theses special humans, I seriously think that my cells miss them...Only large amounts of laughter, and a few moments of making new memories will quench this thirst, I am counting the days!!!!!

I hope your Monday was as awesome as mine...