Sunday, October 30, 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 researching yummy displays for my future cr8fty set ups.... I'm wanting to come up w something original....
More will be revealed!!
-Shanti

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bit of Beach Livin..

Today.
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!!

-Shanti

Monday, October 24, 2011

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 easing up
(with every trauma comes growth)
-Copper Dreams Earring Design
-Rest & Peace w Sunshine & dreamy temperatures
-A realization & dedication to back care
-Auburn Red Henna Hair Colour
(All natural w organic ingredients & for first time ever my scalp didn't burn!)









I'm very blessed to live in such a gorgeous place & have such beautiful weather!




-Shanti

Sunday, October 23, 2011

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 cruising thru my inspirational monthly Mags!


We put the futon up against the wall with part of it like a headboard for comfort! I know it's gonna be my new fav fav spot!

Also thus week I was able to come up with a name for my Etsy Shoppe since they have newly added feature of shop name change one time..

Sunshine Bliss Studio

I was thinking I should have added s on end of Studio to make it plural, but it's done now & I'm at peace w it!!!

And I'm going to be advertising starting November! On 4 different blogs..

Lastly I designed some new pieces w the wire I got & some new charms.

Busy week w challenges but made it thru!

-Shanti

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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 moving forward!

I'm working on doing some advertising for my Etsy Shop.. And getting a ad cre8ted!!

I'm gonna take crochet class this weekend. It's been FAIL b4 but I know I can learn & I really wanna do Granny Squares!!! Don't ask me why!

I'm gonna cre8te my late Fall Early Winter Goals/Manifestion list.
Here in Florida the change is subtle so I can do this.. Heck I can do this anyway.. I mean I'm making the non rules here!!

So much to do see feel taste hear and all the time in the world to do it!

Time is my friend!
- Shanti

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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 offering that feature, you can change it one time!
Problem is I signed up another account last year as Sunshine Bliss & I can't transfer it to Shantifla 4 year old account...
Oh well...

Off to dream of jewels, hippie designs & earring dangles..

-Shanti



- Shanti

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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 Overstocked.com..
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 few times & knot the silky cord & tuck then ends in..





I've also been playing with copper wire & shells & made few necklaces, not sure I likey but just messing around trying something new...


I'm in a bit of a flux cre8tivly right now. I'm going to go to the beach b4 work today & go shelling..Tony found some large purrfect shape shells (which is not norm)... I'm thinking my inspiration may blossom since I haven't been to the beach in while!

I've finally lost 5 pounds!! Tony keeps telling me it will start sliding off now, I'm sure hoping so. I get three hour workout @ work daily & team that w less calories, healthy eating & Gerson Therapy I surprised it's not more, hence under active Thyroid gland...

Zen Zen's newest thang is yarn or I should say renewed thang!



- Shanti

Friday, October 14, 2011

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!

-Shanti

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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