Friday, January 29, 2010

Jewels of the Day


Shoulder Duster Caviar Stix
and nothing else (except for the little guys).

Check out these tights I coveted at Sofia.
Cable knit, warm and fun.
I feel addiction # 17 sneaking up on me.
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Addiction#16: Tea


This addiction snuck up on me and I may need a 12 step program fast! Maybe it was when my friend Leah suggested I visit the Chinese Gardens? Or when Maggie enabled my addiction by buying me a gorgeous teacup and saucer set at an antique store on the OR coast ( I owe you for that Featherz)? It could be that I never played "Tea Time" as a child and I'm making up for lost time. Anyway, I'm still addicted to cappuccinos, but the variety of flavors a cup of tea delivers is wonderful! The cups are so delicate and feminine too. I can't be monogamous to my caps anymore... Jasmine is my flavor of the week.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Diamond Ring


I am a fan of the non traditional engagement ring.
From scratch, I soldered, hammered and bezel set the
.05ct. diamond. It's simplicity is lovely.
This is for one lucky lady.

Moment of Hesitation...

video

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Miel=Honey


These faceted Hessonite Garnets are
Yummy. All shades of honey.
I'm thinking about a honey collection...

The wheels are turning.
Photo by tres.jolie



Salt Bath Therapy

A quiet, steaming hot, lavender salt, bubble
bath should soothe my achy muscles after a brutal ski day.
It's been years since I've had a hot bath. How about you?
My little guy kept knocking at the door because
he wanted - Oh so badly- to play with his
boats in my bubble bath.
I surrendered.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Ski Day

We started at Government Camp and skied up towards
Timberline Lodge in a blizzard! Seriously. Icicles
were forming on my glasses and gloves and snow was
exfoliating my face. It felt like millions of needles
attacking my face. I learned that there is gym pretty, and
mountain tough. I'm no where near mountain tough.
I was a panting pansy;)
Timberline Lodge is beautiful. I love that it was
built entirely by hand during the peak of the Great
Depression.
I deserved a Spanish coffee! This should have been
dangling in front of me as I skied. I might have hustled
a bit more. My legs are mush...
I'm such a pansy.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sneak Peak

This is part of a project I'm working on.
It's jewelry for your bike...
I'll show you the finished
product soon.

My mind is still here...


Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Inspired by Nature


The ocean is the ultimate for me. Endless
inspiration. I love it's glittery sea foam!
It looks like a frothy latte against the sand.
It shimmers in the sun like faceted Moonstones.
My sketch book will be occupied this evening;)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Inspired by Nature

This I picked from a tree a long time ago.
It's inspired many pieces of our jewelry.
It's so delicate and beautiful.
I just had to share;)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Spirits

Vanilla infused vodka makes a yummy blissfully smelling elixir. The vanilla beans look so sultry resting inside a bottle of vodka. Vanilla is the fruit of an orchid that blossoms only a few hours each year. That makes them labor intensive to hand harvest and costly. A friend of mine ordered some Tahitian Vanilla Beans here. They should be moist and the color of espresso. We added 7 Split Beans to 750 ML.

Pour a cup of vodka over 2 vanilla beans split length wise in a clean glass jar and you have yourself some homemade vanilla extract. Shake occasionally and store in a cool dark place. In a couple of months it's ready to use. When it's running low, just add more vodka.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Listening to Camille


She's amazing and her music live gives me
goose bumps.

Charms!

Never say never...I said I'd never make a heart. We'll I did
and it's so tiny. Little cutie.
The heart on the right is

a wee bit bigger.

My favorite is the "3 wishes" (3rd from the right).

My version of a wish bone. The horseshoe
is teeny too.
The "Blooming Daisy" is a
sweetheart.


I love all my babies!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Stunning Stove


Where can I find this stunning stove?
I love it! It's classic jewelry for the home;)

photo via Decor8, via Hybris

Friday, January 15, 2010

Lan Su Chinese Garden


Thank you to my friend Leah for letting me in on
the
happenings at the Chinese Garden- via her blog.
We checked it out and had a good time.


I can't believe how detailed the floors are with
little stones.
Amazing! Can I do that at home?
Nope.


Check out this lady's boots.
I liked them too.

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Blues & Wood

I'm speechless. This is gorgeous.
The color, elements,
fabrics, design...
Sigh.

photo via apartment therapy

Anthropologie

These items caught my eye at Anthro.
A girl can dream right?

Orders Out

I love it when our orders are packaged
up and ready to go. Fresh jewelry arriving at:
Twiggs- Hood River, OR
Silverado- Portland, OR
Zizia-Burien, WA
Splurge-Portland, OR

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Loving Nneka

Flavor of the Week... In Jewels.

These earrings have been getting some exposure.
They are big, black and bold. Plus the 'lil pink
Sapphires are so cute!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Portland Tram




I know the Tram has been in Portland for a while now
but we thought, "What the heck, let's take a ride."
Lovely views and I admit, I got a tiny bit scared.
Now Micah wants one from Santa-of course.
Santa does magical things...
Who is this 'lil boy?
James Bond?

Monday, January 11, 2010

I'm wondering...

Why do boys have the longest lashes?

Tea Time




I'm beginning to get addicted to tea. Not a bad thing at all.
The aromas and bold flavors have a calming effect on me.
Moroccan Mint is on my top 5.

This lovely setting above is from the Chinese Garden downtown.

The treats of kumquats, chestnuts, candied lotus seeds and
winter
melon represent five blessings of the New Year:
health,
wealth, longevity, virtue and happiness.
I drink to that;)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Addiction #15: Cappuccinos


albina3, originally uploaded by YedOmi.
I am completely addicted to these.
Albina Press makes the best ones!
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Campos Christmas Part II

I had an emergency craft kit with me.
We all made a polymer clay
snowman. Yed's is
a bit gross
but cute.
Omi's

Ralf's
(nose broke off)

Jenni's

Yed's
(yellow snow)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Campos Christmas Part I


My Sweet In-laws
threw a great Christmas Dinner...






I'm still full!

Pom Love

I love these!
No need for a party, I want a dozen please:)

These poms are made with love by
a 'lil Oregon company
named
PomLove. You can
find their work
here.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Wedding Season

Wedding Season is fast approaching
and we'd love to jewel you up!
You'll be breathtaking!
We promise;)

photo by sherri diteman