Friday, October 31, 2008

Holiday Shopping Boutique - Buy Handmade & Save

Join us at Devine Memories Saturday, November 8Th, 2008 from 8am - 5pm, and shop 'Handmade' this holiday season
Here are just a few of the Local Artist participating in the event:
and a few artists from the Scrapbook Design Team
check back for the updated list
Here are just a few of the pieces that will be at the show...I will have a huge selection of gift items and pieces to dress up your holiday season!

Thanks for stopping by and checking us out! Trisha

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Custom Bridal Order

I had to share these photos of a recent custom bridal order I completed for a customer who contacted me via my Etsy shop. I love how they turned out, luckily she did to! So, now I need to find more of the smaller freshwater pearls so I can offer them on my site. I would love to offer them in the 14kt gold filled (shown here), the sterling silver, and the oxidized sterling silver. I will keep you updated when they are available.
Thanks again for stopping by,

How do I design my creations?

I've been asked this a few times, and I realized I get my inspiration from so many things. It's hard to summarize. I might see a bead, a color combination, a page from a magazine, read up on some of my favorite blogs, see other artists creating and producing; these things just get my creative juices flowing. I can stay up late into the night with a fresh pot of coffee, and I have to force myself to go to bed.
Like anyone shopping for their favorite things, I get so excited browsing the endless pages and websites of beads and bead supplies. And there are always new items to look over. Believe it or not each bead is different, in shape, color, texture, size, and function. Most of the time I buy beads because I like the look of them, it's not until I am sitting in front of my work space that I actually figure out what I am going to use them for. And even then it might take me a few times of pulling them out and matching them up with other beads in my collection before they are actually used in something.
Take for instance a bracelet I was working on the other night. I had bought these really cool Swarovski Hexagon Clear Crystals with a top hole, I knew I wanted to use them in a bracelet, but originally I purchased them to maybe use as charms on a necklace or in a pair of earrings. Well, I thought they would look great strung on with clusters. So, after about 3 hours that took me into the wee hours of the early morning...I finally had my finished I just hope someone likes it as much as I do; ha, ha. In my eyes it turned out gorgeous...but that is just me talking. I just love the white Swarovski Pearls, Blue Chalcedony, and the clear crystal hidden in the back ground. It's a pretty thick bracelet, but so gorgeous. I will have it posted sometime this next week. I haven't taken any pictures of my new items. So, at this time you can only imagine what I am talking about.
There are so many things that inspire me and motivate me to dig in and create something, whether it be a whole collection or just one piece. I just know that I am doing something that I truly enjoy and it is just an added bonus that some else likes my creations enough to spend their hard earned money on them.
So, unless it is a custom order, most of the time I am just creating on the whim.
I hope you will enjoy this post...I'm not the best writer but I'm trying to improve.
Have a great Thursday!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Custom Bridal Order

I was contacted by two Maid of Honors for the same wedding, via my Etsy shop. They decided to go with different earrings. Here is one of them...she liked the style but wanted different colors. The original pair of earrings was Amethyst, Brown, and Silver Freshwater Pearls, so we changed it up a bit and added the Pink Jade Faceted Rounds, Swarovski Brown Pearls, and more Smoky Quartz Faceted Rounds. The other pair you can view here
To read her comments go here It's TiptopLollipop

Thanks so much for contacting me. Trisha

Long week-

OK - I have to admit that after Blissfest I was pretty tired, but then at the last minute I decided to participate in the East Valley Art Guild Art Walk. I met some pretty amazing artists. I consider my jewelry business my hobby. I love to make jewelry, whether as a business or not, I would be making jewelry. It's just what I when you met people who paint amazing pictures and when you talk to them and they can tell you all about them. It's pretty darn cool! I met a lovely couple that helped me with my lighting for the night. I do not have the postcard in front of me, but when I do I will give you all her info and you will need to stop by her site to look at her amazing paintings! And believe me they were such a friendly couple. It was great to meet them.
The Blissfest was a great event. I can't get over the cupcakes- the cake walk. So, I have decided to make cupcakes for my daughter's birthday. I want to make those really big ones! They were so gorgeous. I'm hoping to participate in the next blissfest. If you have a moment check out the blog about the event. They have even posted pictures of the event. If you look really closely you can see me in the first pic-
Better get going- very tired - we finished our closet overhaul.
Have a great Monday!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fall Blissfest, Mesa Arizona Tomorrow!

All right, the last night to finalize everything and drink lots of coffee tomorrow!
Very excited- I made quite a few pieces this past week. I am really looking forward to tomorrows event!
I guess you could say I am really tired...I just want to make something new for me to wear tomorrow. The car is packed and I am heading up to bed.
If you live in the area and you are looking for something to do tomorrow, come on down to main street in Mesa, between 8am - 5pm...there are a ton of things going, prizes, drawings and lots to shopping to be had by all!
I will post pics this weekend. I am so looking forward to this event!
Have a great evening! sleepy T

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Home Jewelry Shows


A sweet friend of mine hosted a home jewelry show yesterday and I just wanted to say a Big THANK YOU!!! The turn out was great, the food was so yummy! and everyone left with some new gems for themselves or gifts for others. It was great to see ladies who had attended the last home jewelry show my friends had.
I will be very busy this next week making new items for the upcoming show. I will try to post pictures of the new goodies that will be available this coming weekend at the Fall Blissfest in Mesa, Arizona.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Halloween Scrapbook Page Kit for Devine Memories

So, I had a first...some of you know that I am on the Devine Memories Scrapbook Design Team...well, one of the last challenges I had was to do a page kit. If you are unsure what that buy a kit that has all the pieces along with a photo to show you the end take it home and assemble it. You still get all the fun of making a page and adding your own pictures, without having to come up with a theme...I'm sure your asking why it was a challenge...try walking around the store trying to come up with an idea that is appealing to everyone, and that you can't layer the photos, that you can make 10 times over. I struggled. But if you click here you can see the completed kit on the Devine Memories Website. This month I am part of the 3 person challenge...3 people from the design team receive the same kit and come up with their own ideas on what the end result will be. If you browse through any Creating Keepsakes Magazine, they have a section in there doing the same thing but they can only use the supplies given to them. We have the option of adding what ever we want, and I think we each received one item different.
Better get going, have a private jewelry show starting in a few hours.
Have a great weekend! T

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fall Blissfest in Mesa, Arizona Oct. 18th!

I'm really getting excited about doing my first event of the year! I have some new pieces I will be rolling out that day that will not be available on my website or Etsy until after the show. I'm so excited about them, but I just don't have the time to get them up. So, if you are around please stop by my visit the booth, we would love to meet customers in person!
Read more about the event here.
Please email me if you have any questions! T

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Fashion Jewelry Pieces from Bead Trends Magazine

These are just a few pieces that were part of the spread in the Bead Trends Magazine. I've been working on adding my new jewelry pieces to my website. So, if you do not see them on the site yet, check my Etsy shop. I've been working on some new pieces using smoky green, grey, black, oxidized sterling silver, milky white beads- I can't wait to get the pictures taken and add them on...that said I might not be able to get them loaded until after the Fall BlissFest in Mesa, Arizona. Have a great week! T