Saturday, July 3, 2010

A new beginning

Hey! There is a lot going on around here and I would like to invite you to follow along on this crazy journey - lots of amazing opportunitites and exciting changes I can't wait to tell you about! Come check it all out at our new blog home Ceola Design

Monday, May 17, 2010

new pieces

Here are some fun new pieces I made for Twill last week - they had a huge birthday celebration this weekend and I made 30 new pairs of earrings just for the occasion. These are all definitely inspired by summer and all the great colors that come along with it!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day Project

As some of you know, this weekend is both the first birthday and Mother's Day without my mom. As I looked ahead to this weekend, I wanted to try and find a positive way to remember her and decided what better way to honor her memory than to celebrate some of the amazing women in my life! There are so many wonderful women that I have shared laughter, joy, and tears with and those who have continued to encourage, support, and believe in me. I realized that so many of the attributes that I loved about my mom, I see in these women, and I am so grateful to have them in my life. Here are some of the things I made for those speacial ladies:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Etsy: out of the gray

Thursday, April 1, 2010

drum roll please!

And the winner is ............... Donna Urban. Congratulations Donna - you will now have a new pair of shiny earrings just in time for spring!
Thank you everyone who entered the drawing and for all your support and encouragement!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Give Away!

This is my first ever give away! Everyone who becomes a follower of my blog by March 31st will be entered to win a free pair of earrings. No catch, no funny business, just a little thank you for following along on this crazy journey! Just click on the sidebar to the right and become a follower - it's that easy. The drawing will be held April 1st, so stayed tuned to see who the lucky winner is - who knows, it could be you!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

new pieces

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

poem #32

Beauty seeps into silent moments,

filling voids we never knew.

I see it in the stars......

in the tiny quiet moments that pass all to quickly.

A glimpse of hope

something bigger than myself

I know that tomorrow will be a new day

filled with new beauty.

Filled with hope.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Industrial Beauty

These pieces reflect some of my greatest inspiration right now. I am so inspired by all things old, rusty, forgotten and neglected. The way something ages gives it so much character. I'm drawn to chipped paint, things that have been tucked away, beat up and weathered metal. I just can't get enough!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Just Added

These have just been added to the shop!

Friday, February 12, 2010

It's Official!

It feels wonderful to be able to announce that my new Etsy shop has finally opened!! I have been working on creating new pieces and tried to get this in place for quite some time now. I hope that you will check out the shop and make sure to tell all your friends!

Monday, February 8, 2010

new piece

This piece was a custom order for a very dear friend of mine. The center pendant is actually from a bolo tie belonging to her step father who recently passed. I tried to create a unique piece that would be extra special for her and was really happy with how it turned out:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

poem #431

The dark arthritic tree stands strong against the pale gray sky, a single black crow perched on a mangled naked branch. This colored sky usually drops rain in buckets but for the moment it is dry...the pavement still stained with falls discarded leaves. The train is in motion and I see the city is slowly waking up - sleep still in its eyes.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Neato Artist: Justin Maylone

I recently found Justin through Etsy and have to say I am loving his art! I think it's amazing and has such a depth and richness to it. The textures are beautiful and I love the colors he uses. These paintings have been very inspiring!

Check out his shop at!

Friday, January 8, 2010

new pieces

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Etsy: I've Got The Blues

some of my favorite Etsy finds: