Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Available here: Hill Tribe Silver Circle and Freshwater Pearl Necklace
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Almost done with my 3rd wedding commission this month. Still waiting for the brides anklet size and will finish that up for her. Then I've got a bead show to go to at the end of the month and will hopefully be able to to pick up some of the mother of pearl starfish for a different brides beach bride earrings. She knows that the supplier is out of the white ones..and is hoping to check out the ones that are gold lip shell..so a yellowy color on the back and cream on the front. She's thinking it might work better with her dress anyways. We are hoping! That will make 4 weddings this month.
Here are the completed pieces so far though for the New York bride having a Hawaiian style wedding:
and here is the anklet waiting to be clasped:
I think these are going to look so nice w/ her Hawaiian style wedding dress!
Posted by Jonara Blu Maui at 2:48 PM
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wedding season seems to be blooming suddenly. I managed to get a number of jewelry pieces completed before I had to get serious about pulling my tax stuff together and now I will be able to work on some more. We have a bead show coming up at the end of March here on Maui..so I"m hoping to find more of my favorite mother of pearl carved plumerias and starfish as well as some new pearls.
I've recently been working on 4 bridal custom orders...shipped off two sets today. This first set is for a beach bride. She had me remake her the same matching earrings that had sold already. The necklace was one I had made and put up in the shop:
This next set developed out of needing the same thing..a pair of earrings that had sold that matched a necklace she wanted in my shop. She was going to get the Champagne Sands necklace to match her champagne gold adorable modern short wedding dress.
I was able to remake the matching earrings (and still will)..but then she changed her mind and decided she wanted a contrasting color. She wanted purple and these pearls were perfect because they have a peacock effect that also shows a tannish brown in some lights. Here are the same pearls in two different lightings. She chose the light Colorado topaz Swarovski crystals w/ double aurora borealis coating to go with them..a very interesting mix!
So now I"m waiting for materials to finish a full set of jewelry (necklace, anklet, bracelet and earrings) for an adorable Japanese bride living in New York who is having a Hawaiian themed wedding. As well as I'm trying to solve a delema for a bride wanting the white mother of pearl starfish I get a hold of once in a great while. My supplier is here on the island a few times a year and is often out of the white ones..so I've offered an alternative and am waiting to hear back from her. I always feel so badly when a bride gets her heart set on something that has already sold and I have no more of.
Wedding season is always an adventure!
Posted by Jonara Blu Maui at 6:53 PM
Friday, March 06, 2009
Last blog post was Determined not to get lazy... so I just wanted to make clear that even though I haven't been here for a bit again..I have not fallen into lazy mode. Granted this cold weather really makes me want to do nothing but curl up in my jammies and read or watch TV...I have been actually keeping a list of things to do each day for a little over a week and getting most done on it each day..except for my blog lately lol! But it's been great help w/ focusing. (a BIG problem for me)
I will admit though that Cameron and I finally did a walk today for the first time in a couple of weeks. So I have been slacking in that department as well.
What have I been up to? Well...lots of spring cleaning! I was stuck doing taxes for a couple of months so did minimal cleaning. Taxes are so boring that even cleaning feels good! Cameron's room really needed to be gutted out and have all it's nooks and cranny's vacuumed because of his allergies. We are finding all sorts of things we want to get rid of so will do a garage sale here in a couple of weeks.
Things are starting to pick up a little in the jewelry shop...I recently sold these fun pieces:
Also I'm currently working on a wedding commission for a bride in New York having a Hawaiian themed wedding. Once that is completed I will post pictures.
Hope you are all doing well! I've been trying to visit everyone's blogs..some I have gotten too and some I haven't. It's always fun to read your blogs more then it is to make my own though ;-)