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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Seagulls of New Hampshire

I just had a lovely 10-day vacation in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with lots of time spent by the ocean. I came up with lots of ideas during my time off, so stay tuned for more jewelry designs.

In the meantime, here are some of the MANY photos I took of seagulls while sitting on the beach. I got kind of obsessed -  they are so majestic in flight and just beautiful to watch.









Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Jewelry Sale at Monoco

Selected jewelry pieces are being sold this week at the Monoco web site based in Tokyo - stop by and take a peek!

Lilac Grey Earrings - Available this week at monoco.jp/sale

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Vintage Glam Jewelry Shop - 20% Off Sale

Each year, Etsy hosts a Christmas in July sale, and this year I decided to participate in my vintage glam jewelry shop! So I'm offering 20% off with coupon code CIJ20.

Please visit my vintage glam shop to take advantage of the sale : www.etsy.com/shop/zhivana

Rhinestone Bib Necklace

New Earrings In My Shop

True to my plan to start doing more metalwork, I made and listed a pair of diamond-shaped earrings in my Etsy shop. They have been hand-formed from 100% recycled sterling silver wire into geometric hoops.
Geometric Hoop Earrings
I've also been working on some other metalwork designs, so if you like these earrings, stay tuned!

Monday, July 15, 2013

My Garden This Week

Busy bees.

Phlox in full bloom.

As promised, one of my few yellow flowers - mislabeled at the nursery,  and so pretty I have to keep it.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

My Garden This Week

There's been a completely abnormal amount of rain in Montreal this summer, so it's been hard to get out into my garden all that much. I still managed to snap a few photos, though.

I planted lots of lavender, and there's more every year.
Bee Balm. The hummingbirds love this one!
I'm partial to blues, purple and pinks so all the flowers I planted myself (except a few yellows that were mislabeled at the nursery) are in those colors. We also have some yellow flowers from the previous owners, and while I love a cohesive palette (see my treasuries on Etsy!), I can't bring myself to pull out beautiful flowers. So the black-eyed Susans get to stay, and I'll try to snap some pics of them later in the summer when they're in bloom.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Night Sky Treasury on Etsy's Front Page!

I was so happy to see my Night Sky treasury on Etsy's front page this evening!

Night Sky on Etsy's Front Page

Thanks, Etsy, and congrats to all the sellers featured!