Friday, October 23, 2009

Hanging from the Moon

Wednesday item of the week in my Etsy Shop!

~hand-forged copper earrings~

inspiration: the first quarter moon hanging in a dark blue, night sky

Enter the code "tangleweeds blog" in the message section of your Etsy receipt to receive 30% off these rustic, hand-forged copper earrings.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Changing Seasons

Wednesday item of the week in my Etsy Shop!

Pearls and Raindrops
~hand-forged copper and silver earrings~

inspiration: the windy, rainy days of early fall (yesterday was the first really stormy day of the season where I live)

Enter the code "tangleweeds blog" in the message section of your Etsy receipt to receive 30% off these rustic, hand-forged swoop earrings featuring freshwater pearls.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Raindrops and Pearls

picture courtesy of this lovely Etsy shop

The weather has taken a turn for the cloudy and windy and very very rainy. It's been a delight to stay at home, all tucked in with four cats and lots of jewelry projects to work on. Last night I tidied up and re-arranged my studio space. (I'll hopefully get around to posting some pics of my workspace either here or on my flickr page sometime soon!) It was needing it, it felt like a spring cleaning, and while it may not be spring it is most definitely time to usher in a new season. . .

The simple act of going through piles of old beads, scraps of this and that: metal, fabrics, buttons, re-arranging the furniture in a more heart-pleasing way put me in a very reflective place. While I don't always feel like I have everything I want (who does anyways?), I do feel very grateful for what I have.

~My adorable cat, Snickers (who turned 13 in July):

~Warm scarves and cozy gloves and tights and socks and all the fun things there are to layer with when it gets cold outside.

handknit scarf from this lovely etsy shop

~This guy (my wonderfully supportive, caring, and understanding partner in life)

Other things I'm grateful for: good strong coffee first thing in the morning,this blog, oh and this one too!, good books to read, like The Hummingbird's Daughter, thrift stores galore, the simple fact that I live in the gorgeous San Francisco bay area, the upcoming holidays, the candy-pink trimmed house across the street from my own, the selby for interesting and inspiring live/work spaces, my own studio space for working on and creating jewelry designs. . .

There's lots more, and I could go on for quite a while, but I'll stop here and leave some for a future post!

Have a lovely day all~

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Sparrow Salvage

This lovely lady keeps one of the most visually lush, inspiring blogs I've stumbled across in a long while. Equal parts "tromp through the forest" (and not just any forest, but a forest full of fairies, and friends, and possibility) and "magic in the everyday", it will feed your creative soul. Really feed you, in a substantial way.

She also has an Etsy Shop full of gorgeous, handmade wrist cuffs, broachs made of repurposed fabrics and materials, and earrings fit for an urban queen. I bought a lovely wrist cuff from her store a few months back and I have not been dissapointed. It's a lovely touch to many of my dresses. It is perfect in that raggedy-beautiful way I like my things to be!

I kind of want these earrings for myself one day:

In the meantime I'll have to keep myself happy with regular trolls though her Etsy Shop and cozy readings of her blog.

all images sourced from her Etsy Shop and her blog

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Brass Hummingbird

Wednesday item of the week in my NEW Etsy Shop!

Brass Hummingbird
~hand-forged pendant~

inspiration: buzzing around, flitting from flower to flower as quickly as ever, barely stopping to rest at all, one of my namesakes, the hummingbird.

Enter the code "tangleweeds blog" in the message section of your Etsy receipt to receive 30% off this hand-forged brass hummingbird pendant.