Showing posts from October, 2011

Fall Designs with Yoga as Inspiration...

What week, weather finally cooled off (for Fla) and it's really nice and overcast & bit windy!
I luv Luv it!
The skies are cloudy & beautiful!!!

I have been tru (well mostly) to my new back care regimen....
Got some new goodies to work with...My goal of 100 new items by end of November is lurking over me! But I'm moving forward. I listed 11 items today.. That doesn't seem like much but it's a all day affair, proper pics, editing, listing, etc....
I'm tired, but in a good way!!!
Visit my Etsy Shoppe!!

Yoga Charm Jewelry Sets..
I'm crushing on long breezy earrings!

Beyond The Sea Line of jewelry... My first set I listed today... I luv all things inspired by Ocean! I even have a mermaid clasp!!!

My Yoga Ribbon Wrap Bracelets are inspired by hand forged, hand stamped custom made Be the Change You Wish to See bracelet charm. The silky Ribbons are beautiful colours and hues of dreams!

I'm excited to get to the 100 items mark. I'm at 64 right now....
I'm also …

Bit of Beach Livin..

With my back still in recoup mode I didn't venture out far just across A1A to beach......
What a absolutely gorgeoooous day it was.. Windy, breezy, sunny, warm & bluest skies!
We so deserve this after our long hot summer!!!
I took pics, tweeted, meditated & relaxed on the beach......
It's what I needed to do for me..
All by my lonesome! I was in heaven!!!!!

Last pic has a kewl streak of light color in sky!!!

Toes resting in sand!

Looky what I'm up to!!

Freckled Nest LA's Blog
I'm advertising (med space) on her blog!
And I'm doing a giveaway!!!

Seashore Pearls of Bliss
Necklace & Bracelet
Retails $45.00

And you could win it on FN's Blog!

Also I got clip in hair this week...

Luv it! But don't think I have patience to grow it that long!!


Monday Monday.....

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.

Monday Monday, can't trust that day,
Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be
Oh Monday Monday, how yould cou leave and not take me.

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin' all of the time

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin' all of the time

Monday Monday, ...
Lyrics By Mamas & Papas

Monday brings..
-Back pain e…

Week in a Instant (Instagram)

Week of ups, downs & all arounds!
Getting a severe Migraine when I'm busy with life stops me in my tracks, or at least slows me down to crawl.
And this week I was plagued w not one attack, but two...
Good news, they lasted only 24 hours!!!

Of course my gratitude that today I am Migraine Free & able to spend time @ beach, read on my Kindle, blog, etc is such a joy! I feel alive again!

Had opportunity this week to spy & take pictures of a old school bus painted & decorated with I Luv Jesus! Of course the Bus was from California, Northern ya think?!!

And scored some cute & quirky mustache silver pendants, as well as shells today @ beach, a sunset & a few fun pics around homefront!

Also since we got new futon mattress we decided to use the old one as a Loungey area in our small living room! I luv relaxing design in my home & this gre8t area to see out to beautiful grounds & fountain we look at while reading on my kindle, playing on my iPad or just cru…

Goin round in circles....

That's me the mad hatter, dog who chases her tail, yada yada...

But sometimes everyone once in a Autumn Moon it's a good thing..

And that my friends it is!

I've been stretching myself w my jewelry designing on a limited budget with time restrictions, but I'm doin it... And doin it....

And I'm branching out beyond bracelets..

I haven't done that in two years!

Not easy, frustrating, not always in flow.. Making stuff others will probably adore, me I'm a simple Grrl who likes small simple necklaces & lots of arm blingy bling...

I've been inspired by Pinterest lately ALOT!!!

It gives me faith in humanekind that there's soooooo much good stuff out there! Beautiful Stuff, adorable stuff!!!

I luv that there's so many folx on Etsy putting their hat in the ring & working toward living their dream! My dream, our dream!!!

It's exciting to see the beauty being cre8ted daily, hourly, minute to minute! It's the grease I need to keep my wheels m…

Day by Day...

I keep inching forward toward my goal of being a prosperous Etsy Seller & Designer!!

Mr Mailman brought me more 26g wire to work with.

Hubby got me a Vice, that is multi functional & has a metal block on it for hammering metal!

He also got me a jewelers hammer...

And I stopped by Hobby Lobby & picked up this incredible book on wire earrings! 40% off w coupon!!

I then popped into Michael's & got the Premier issue of Stitch, Craft Create.

I'm seriously in need of some inspiration time! Beach was blown out today as we had storm...

I can't wait to jot notes in my Ideal Log... And play with some wire & "fall in luv luv" w the process.. I'm so ready for this step & embracing every moment!

On Etsy front today they rolled out the change I've been waiting for! That you can change your shop name!
When I signed up 4 years ago I didn't realize my sign up name was my shop name & I couldn't change it.
Today they are finally offe…

What's new pussycat?????

Fall is in the air!
Even in Satellite Beach!

Overcast days, rain & a bit cooler temps... Niccccccce!!!

I got in my Zebra Striped Handled Jewelry Pliers!! Luv luv them! I didn't know what I was missing, so easy to use & purrfect loops every time!

We also got a new Futon 12inch mattress this week from
Yes we sleep on a futon, have on & off for ten years or more.. I use to sell them. I believe sleeping on cotton (foam in middle) is healthier then sleeping on wire spring mattresses & better for the environment.. This is no ordinary mattress it's for platform beds & thick! They usually last us a few years, then we donate them....

I ordered some custom Sunshine Bliss Metal Jewelry ID charms, with the saying be the change you wish to see.. I've wrapped them in multi colored silky cord & have OM or peace bird hanging from the ID charm..
And I got in some Ceramic handmade ID Bracelet Charms did same thing...
You just wrap them around your arm a f…

My Day in a Instan(t) (gram)

What a gorgeous Fla day...
Only Instagram can really storytell it!

Waiting not so patiently on my new Jewelry Pliers, and Czech Vintage Glass Buttons as well as WIRE!!

What today in Fla Fall 2011 looked like! A beaut!

Here's Zen Zen's newest habit! We present.... Our coffee table dog!

Our latest Fall "look" in our tiny cute, minimalist Apt!

And this lovely Fla Fall 2011 Drink Hubby made for moi!
Organic Pomegranate/Cranberry Organic Honey w Crushed Ice & Organic Whipped Cream! Yum Yum Yum!

That sums up my day, w worky & Breakfast at Tiffany's movie fun!


Getting serious w Beading Tools

Ya know even after all this years of messing with jewelry designing I've never owned a excellent set of pliers.. NEver! Ever Ever! I'm pretty sure that it's rather insane that I've been using vintage or craftsman (ok their not bad) but their not German precision tools!
I'm actually getting my tools from Germany! From Gems 2 Behold

So I jumped in & decided it was high time I got a pro set.. Ok their not Da best, like Lindstrom but they have high rating & it's what I could afford & likey.... $100 + buckaroo's!

So w/o further ado....

Yah their zebra stripe foam handles, hey I'm gonna have them 4ever so I best likey like them!
I got set w case & three additional pliers for Wire working & loop making... Probably be set for life... Or For a bit.... Another big step for moi moving toward my goal of being a full time jewelry designer!

- Shanti

Yum Yums on Hump Day

After busy & eventful day I got a really luv luv surprise!

I was blissed with a gourmet din din to die for!!!

Can u say fav meal ever?!

Without further ado....

Teriyaki Ahi Tuna! My Hubster is a gourmet chef (self taught!) and does everything gluten free & organic!
Me so lucky!!! And we have left overs for tomorrow!

Also wanted to share my drive to worky... Cloudy overcast Florida Fall weather! Luv it!

Here's sneaky peak @ latest jewelry finds via Etsy & post office!

Can't wait to play play w them!

- Shanti