Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Zooey Deschanel and Jessica Alba

OMg. I almost forgot to post the earrings that I chose for Zooey Deschanel and Jessica Alba.

I made a larger sterling earring with a unique shape and a crystal bead dangle for 
Zooey to match her classy but a little quirky style.

Eclectic styling for Zooey!

These Flourish earrings in sterling were perfect for Jessica's bold and feminine style!
Something feminine, yet bold for Jessica!

What do you think? Do you agree? Both women are gorgeous and I'm so excited for them to own a pair of A.W.E. earrings!



And, again, thanks to my awesome team, The Artisan Group, for making the connections and allowing us the opportunity to be in touch with these awesome celebs! Valerie (and Nikki) you ROCK! :)

xx deb

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Inside Scoop : Diane Perry

It's time again for the Inside Scoop! Get to know Diane Perry of Catcophony Wearable Art a little better by reading her responses to my fun, and unexpected, questions.

~some photos Diane wanted to share~
Shop: http://catcophony.artfire.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Catcophony


My signature color(s): forest green/copper  
3 things in my handbag right now: Weight Watchers Calculator, business cards, coupon cards for my website
The superpower I would love to have: Leap tall buildings with a single bound? faster than a locomotive? X-ray vision? No, I think invisibility would be the best  
I get inspired by: Nature is a big inspiration. I live out on five acres and it's all around. But if truth be told, inspiration hits me at the oddest times in the least likely settings. 
What I’m reading: Usually any good mystery or science fiction, but right now I am revisiting the Old Testament  
If you could live anywhere you wanted (money's no object), where would it be? There are so many choices--of the places I have been, half a year in Hawaii and half a year in Tuscany
Where do you see yourself/business in 5 years? Successful--I hope to further define my line and consistently make a living doing what I enjoy.
Favorite Reality TV Show: Survivor 
If you were forced to only have 1 make-up item, what would it be and why? Mascara--I look younger and rested with it on
What's your favorite item you've ever made? Actually, its the copper embossed and dyed earrings that I made for the Academy Awards press bags that are in GBK Productions Gift Lounge. My vision was a good one, but the outcome was spectacular. I am making more for the holiday shows I am doing and working in other metals (brass and tin). The effect is like an impressionist painting on metal.
 
Thanks Diane! 
I feel like we know you just a little better now! :)
~xo 
   
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Etsy Love : Jannio

I'm a hat freak! I wear mostly newsboy style because they seem to look best on me, but I love all styles.

These hats by Jannio are absolutely awesome. Super creative while still being wearable! Browse through her shop, Jannio, you'll be impressed, I promise! :)

Jannio - Cute details.



Jannio - Love the texture!!

Jannio - Cute front, wait till you see the back! (below)

Jannio - The Back! OMG, I adore this :)


~xx~ deb.


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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Celebrity Alert!

Amazing news! I'm one of several artisans chosen to be included in a special "swag bag" to be given to a couple of amazing celebs! Who are they, you ask?..

Only the amazing Zooey Deschanel and Jessica Alba!

I'm just giddy thinking about the fact that in a couple of weeks they'll both be trying on a piece of my jewelry! --o.m.g. wouldn't it be amazing if Zooey Deschanel wore my jewelry in her new series New Girl? That would so Rock.

Anyway, here's a photo of both beautiful ladies. My jewelry looks great on brunettes, hope they think so too! :)

Zooey Deschanel & Jessica Alba

xx deb.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Favorite Song! Get Some by Lykke Li

I Love this song by Lykke Li. Haven't heard of Lykke Li? You are totally missing out, she is awesome.


Lyrics:

Don't pull your pants before I go down
Don't turn away, this is my time
Don't make demands, I don't take none
Just say a prayer that it gon' get done
Don't pull your pants before I go down
Don't turn away, this is my time
Like a shotgun needs an outcome
I'm your prostitute, you gon' get some
Like a shotgun needs an outcome
I'm your prostitute, you gon' get some

Go ahead, go way low, where I can do no harm
Go ahead, go way low in my honey lovin' arms
Go ahead, go way low, where I can do no wrong
Got you around my finger like a lonely lover's charm (like a lonely lover's charm)

And 'cause I can go, I'm gon' go west
Just like a man, I'm the fortress
Like a shotgun, I can't be outdone
I'm your prostitute, you gon' get some
Like a shotgun needs an outcome
I'm your prostitute, you gon' get some

Go ahead, go way low, where I can do no harm
Go ahead, go way low in my honey lovin' arms
Go ahead, go way low, where I can do no wrong
Got you around my finger like a lonely lover's charm

Go ahead, go
Go ahead, go
Go ahead, go
Go ahead, go
Go ahead, go!
Go ahead, go
Go ahead
Eh!

Go ahead, go way low, where I can do no harm
Go ahead, go way low in my honey lovin' arms
Go ahead, go way low, where I can do no wrong
Got you around my finger like a lonely lover's charm (like a lonely lover's charm)
Like a lonely lover's charm

~xx deb.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Inside Scoop : Emma Maudsley

It's time again for the Inside Scoop! Get to know Emma of Sock Monkey Emporium a little better by reading her responses to my unexpected, but fun, questions.

~some photos Emma wanted to share, read about them, by #, at the bottom of this interview~





Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/SockMonkeyEmporiumUK
FB: www.facebook.com/SockMonkeyEmporium
Blog: www.blogspot.com/SockMonkeyEmporium


My signature color(s): Purple and Teal  
3 things in my handbag right now: Purse, Hairbrush and Business Cards  
The superpower I would love to have: Invisibility......or supersonic sewing!!!  
I get inspired by: my children and their imaginations  
What I’m reading: The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory  
If you could live anywhere you wanted (money's no object), where would it be? Cornwall.....or Scotland..... BOTH!!! 
Where do you see yourself/business in 5 years? Hopefully still making enough to support myself and my kids - maybe having someone do some of the basic sewing to speed me along 
Favorite Reality TV Show: Strictly Come Dancing 
If you were forced to only have 1 make-up item, what would it be and why? I don't really wear it so I'm not fussed day to day. For a night out it would be mascara as I make the effort to put my contacts in and I like my eyes :D  
What's your favorite item you've ever made? My 1st ever monkey - he looks bloody awful but if I hadn't have made him then I wouldn't be where I am now. He is sat on a shelf keeping an eye on the newcomers! 
Emma's photo stories: 
#1 Eiffel Tower - had wanted to visit Paris all my life and finally got there Summer 2010 - just me and my daughters :)
#2 Owls - beautiful birds and we had a group visit for my daughters' joint birthday party this summer
#3 my 1st monkey - not a reflection of my current work HA!
#4 my hobby - cross stitching - not something I get much time for at the minute :(
#5 my daughters - my inspiration and reason for getting out of bed :D 
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Thanks Emma! 
I feel like we know you just a little better now! :)
~xo 
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Etsy Love : TreeHouse 28

I want one of everything in this shop! --I think I'll start with those awesome long, sexy arm warmers! :)


TreeHouse28 - I adore this top!

Treehouse28 - LOVE these arm warmers and that hooded top!
Treehouse28 - Gorgeous Look!



~xx~ deb.


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Friday, November 4, 2011

Inside Scoop : Melissa Arnold

It's time again for the Inside Scoop! Get to know Melissa Arnold of Sahetah’s Jewelry a little better by reading her responses to my unexpected, but fun, questions.

~some photos NAME wanted to share~
Shop: www.SahetahsJewelry.com
FB: www.facebook.com/sahetahsjewelryfanpage
Blog: sahetahscrazedwritings.blogspot.com


My signature color(s): Purple  
 
3 things in my handbag right now: mascara, handmade earrings from my shop, 3 pounds of small change  

The superpower I would love to have: The power to change people. Why? Because I think that’s the only power that could stop animal abuse.  

I get inspired by: Spending time with my best friend who is also an entrepreneur and talking about business really gets me inspired. We are motivated by what each other is doing and we help each other out. It is great having that kind of support around. We can come up with great and fun ideas.  
 
What I’m reading: What I’m waiting to read is the final book of the Wheel of Time series by the late Robert Jordan. Best writer there ever was.  
 
If you could live anywhere you wanted (money's no object), where would it be? Right here, cuz I take care of my grampa...but if ‘he’ was willing to move, we’d move to florida by the beach as a nice retirement for him. 
 
Where do you see yourself/business in 5 years? I would love it if my business was my main job because it was doing well. I don’t want it to be horribly busy as I would love to have time for family, but certainly something I can dedicate a few hours of each day to. If I had family members to pitch in with deliveries and packaging, that would be amazing. I would still love to do craft shows. Hopefully have a beautiful set up that looks like you just walked into a shop in the middle of a craft show. I just love meeting the people who love my work, talking to them and hearing their stories. I always want to keep that part of my business. 
 
Favorite Reality TV Show: Kitchen Nightmares, or Whale Wars...but that could be considered a documentary. I don’t actually like ‘reality shows’. Kitchen Nightmares really opens you up for what is going on in the kitchen and how your food is being prepared. If the food don’t look right or taste right, you start to wonder if the fridges look like anything that Chef Ramsey has discovered on Kitchen Nightmares. 
 
If you were forced to only have 1 make-up item, what would it be and why? I rarely put on makeup, and even then just a little cover up and some mascara does the trick. But if I had to live with one, I think it will have to be the cover-up.  
 
What's your favorite item you've ever made? That is an easy choice. The Cinderella book that I have had since I was a little girl is my favourite item of all time, and I may be far out grown those children’s books, but that book is here to stay.
 
My parents would never buy me toys or books unless it was from a thrift store. While walking through a mall with my parents and great grandparents we stopped at a small bookstore. I instantly fell in love with the Cinderella book as I loved the movie, but didn’t own it. It was the fairy tale ‘I’ wanted, but my parents would not buy it for me. I didn’t put up much of a fuss, but I was certainly sad. My great Grampa saw me with the book that I was squeezing, and bought it for me hushing both my parents. I remember thinking something like ‘My Grampa must love me if he’s buying this at a real bookstore!” And I have taken care of the book ever since. 
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Thanks Melissa! 
I feel like we know you just a little better now! :)
~xo 
   
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Inside Scoop : Tara of Taradara

It's time again for the Inside Scoop! Get to know Tara of Taradara a little better by reading her responses to my unexpected, but fun, questions.

~some photos Tara wanted to share~





Shop: http://taradara.etsy.com
FB: TaraDara
Blog: http://taradaramadeit.com


My signature color(s): Anything vibrant!  I love color and it's certainly reflected in my work.
 
3 things in my handbag right now: Wallet {made by me}, my iPhone, sunglasses
 
The superpower I would love to have: The power to control my boys when they're at their height of rambunctiousness {is that a word?}
 
I get inspired by: Magazines and other artisans
 
What I’m reading: I'm reading multiple books ... Wordpress for Dummies, The Martha Rules, and I always refer to my handy The Handmade Marketplace
 
If you could live anywhere you wanted (money's no object), where would it be? British Columbia, Canada {that's where I'm from}
 
Where do you see yourself/business in 5 years? My boys will be in school full time, so I see myself pouring all of me in to my business during their school hours.  I will maintain my integrity to always be there for them and not let my business get in the way of time with them {they're only young once and I don't want to have any regrets!}.  I see my business in full bloom in 5 years ... or whatever God has planned for me.

Favorite Reality TV Show: American Idol, of course!

If you were forced to only have 1 make-up item, what would it be and why? Mascara ... eyes always seem to pop just a little bit more with it on

What's your favorite item you've ever made? My son's quilt.  It was made of his receiving blanket from the hospital, fabric from my mom and my mother in law.  He will always have a part of us with him with this quilt and we will keep him warm while he sleeps.
 
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Thanks Tara! 
I feel like we know you just a little better now! :)
~xo 
 
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