Friday, September 25, 2009

Reasons to Love the Fall

Rich warm colors and cool air are looming. Summer is bliss but fall is mysteriously wonderful! I have embraced it and will relish every last drop;)
photo by nixiemichelle

1. Make use of that fireplace and grab a good book or lover to cozy up next to. Wink wink.

photo by boopsiedaisy

2. The pumpkin patch is too much fun! We drive out to Sauvie's and get the cutest pumpkins, warm java, and tractor rides (the 'lil guy loves that).

photo by Anadelmann

3. Chunky sweaters to go with your awesome boots.

photo by honeypoo

4. Break out those accessories neglected in the back of your closet, like your cool hats and scarves. Need to vamp up your collection? Sofia on NE Fremont will not disappoint.

photo by Neil...Baker

5. MMmmmmmm those warm drinks are just what the doctor ordered. Leaded or unleaded...

photo by noomrise

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Display Inspiration

I've been playing with new display ideas for Splurge.
I can't wait to execute what I have cookin'.

Photo credits from clockwise:
edivaldo de oliveira

Monday, September 21, 2009

New Jewelry

Fresh new jewelry at Twiggs in Hood River
and Silverado in Portland.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Awesome sculptures by Element Clay Studio.
Reminds me of the ocean.

How sweet is this? Cobwebs Shawl by LasLopezLas.

I know where to put this...Shhh don't tell Yed.
SurfaceFlik has more here.

Old faithful never fails. Frye rocks. Period.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Chalcedony Wisteria Goddess

I love this shot of Deanna in our Chalcedony
Goddess Necklace!

Deanna owns Ginger Salon, next door to us at Splurge.
Have I mentioned how much I love Turquoise?


Jewels for the Home

Bubble Chandelier by Jean Pelle

Intricate paper clip chandelier by Gary Ponzo.
photo: Rebellion

Beautiful ship crystal chandelier
Z Gallerie.

Friday, September 11, 2009


I have a feeling that our summer days are ending soon here in Portland. It's going to be 90 degrees tomorrow;)

Enjoy the sun this weekend!

photo by i b u

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Zippers in Your Jewels?

I love this zipper necklace by Silvia's Think.
She also makes bracelets and earrings
and bows.
Check out this
Italian Designer
I love her work.

My Wall

I found this picture of my wall in high school.
The whole flipin' thing was filled with Guess ads!
Can you remember what your room
looked like in high school?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vandalized Vintage

This cute cup says it all.
Trixie Delicious in New Zealand.
Check out their other work. Racy! I love it.

Vintage YedOmi

While in Texas, I looked through all our archives
of jewels and saw this piece. Amethyst & citrine
Valencia Necklace. I need to make her again.

We're happy to be back in Portland &
back to work!

Thank you Leah for helping us out yesterday!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sweet Surprise

Yed decided to show up in Texas and surprise us!
Usually I can sense these things (well, I kinda did;))
I give him kudos for almost having me completely fooled.
If I give him too much kudos, he will think he's invincible!
Love you baby!

New Mexico Notes

We just came back from Ruidoso, New Mexico and had a blast. This pretty deer kept spying on us the whole time. It was cute. I bet it sleeps in my parent's cabin when they are gone (with it's lil' guys too). All the apples and wild mint attract these cuties. It's lashes were super long. Kinda like my friend Erin's.

Ok, back on task...

  • Portland like climate this weekend.
  • Liquor at grocery/convenient stores. Real liquor. Seriously.
  • Trees
  • Spying deer
  • Calm fresh air
  • Howling wolves
  • Gorgeous & unusual wood furniture shops
picture by Allen Maestas

Friday, September 4, 2009

Texas Notes

Notes so far:
It's not too hot here today. Really.
Everything is bigger.
I love the southwest landscapes & colors.
Alot of family!
No Stumptown coffee. It's ok. I brought it with me.
I've been inspired & sketched out my hair accessories.
Sunsets are amazing!
Early mornings and evenings are romantic and inspiring.
Classic cars (I fell in love with a 59' FORD truck).
I keep hearing the word "Oregonian."
Pic by Martin LaBar

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I'm headed home to see my family including my
little brother (above) and his sweet family.

Check out that 70's shag rug!
The perfect prop.
It's green too;)
Love it.