Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Propeller Clothing

propeller clothing ltdI am excited to announce that you can now shop Sleepy Moon Design at Propeller Clothing located in beautiful wine country Penticton BC.

In their own words "Propeller (propel her) Clothing Ltd. is an exciting addition to the Okanagan shopping experience, with the latest in sustainable and eco-friendly Canadian made fashions from some of the hottest established AND up and coming designers in the country. Unique to the Okanagan-Similkameen valley, with it’s entirely Canadian collection, Propeller showcases a constantly evolving collection of over 30 featured Canadian designers of women’s clothing and accessories."

And one of those designers being me! So if you live in the area or are a wine lover and are taking a wine tour through the Okanagan valley. which I recommend by the way. Definitely stop by Propeller for some local fashion and fun!

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Colours of The Season

While out and about this weekend I really noticed the transition from summer to fall represented in peoples wardrobes. The bright colours are slowly dying down and the muted fall hues and warmer tones are making an appearance.

This treasury represents the transition from summer to fall.

fall fashion

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Studio Makeover

This weekend I have taken on the big project of replacing my work table legs with more sturdy ones. This whole job includes taking everything off of the desk so I can take the legs off. Above is the many tools and knickknacks that live on my work table.

In this photo you can see the wimpy little legs that were drilled into a hollow piece of wood which was my table.. yeah not so sturdy!

Here is the new and improved work table with secure legs that are also useful storage! You can never have to much storage especially at arms reach. Inside the desk is my son. He is pretending that it is a taxi.

Speaking of storage at arms reach here is my new favourite drawer with all of my most used tools perfectly accessible.

And here is the finished product! :)

... Unfortunately the other side of the room is still a huge mess being full of the things I didn't feel needed to go back to the desk. So off I go back to work on that.

Friday, August 27, 2010

I Want to Play With Fire

I know what my next learning venture is going to be! I am finally going to teach my self how to solder sterling silver. I feel that I am limited to what I can do in some aspects without being able to solder metal. Like for instance I can make wire wrapped rings, but they really are not what I want to make. I have these visions of pieces of jewelry in my head, but I need to know how to solder to make those visions come to life.

So that is why I am taking the plunge and I am totally ready to play with fire!

The ring photographed above is an example of my frustration and me playing around with ring designs. It is pretty in the picture, but doesn't quite work in real life. I just need to get that one more tool and I could do it properly.

Can you tell I spent the day shopping for new tools?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Oh How I Love These

handmade sterling silver dangle earringsThese earrings feature a ruffled looking sterling silver dangle that is both sleek and quirky. The light creates shadows on the earrings so they are very playful as they dangle amongst you hair. Are you as excited about these earrings as I am? They are so fun to make and each earring is slightly different then the other so there will be no two exactly alike.

Check out the ruffle earring in my Etsy shop.

This lovely layered necklace features a layer with a sterling silver wave that is hand cut, formed and given a satin finish. The top layer features a faceted amethyst briolette wire wrapped in sterling silver and hing from a rolo chain.

You can check out the layer necklace on Etsy.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Shades of Gray

From gray to grey it is the perfect colour for basics. Check out some of my favourite staple pieces in grey. gray shoulder bagThis super chic bag is made by Bayanhippo. Everyone needs a bag that you can wear with anything! This is it!

wall artThis embroidery hoop wall piece is made by Moxie Doll. Love the simple yet quirky look to this. It would look great in my studio!

button wrap by cloe angusButton wrap by Cloe Angus. This wrap is ten different pieces of clothing that I want in ONE! It can literally be worn several different ways. Check out the Cloe Angus website to watch a video of the million different ways you can wear this wrap.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bubbles on the Beach

I loved this video of massive bubbles that almost look magical. It reminded me of this one necklace that I made last week. The conceptual drop pendant. It almost looks like a big bubble in the midst of being blown.

sterling silver bubble pendant

Saturday Deals

Today's Saturday deal is a popular ginkgo leaf necklace with your choice of gemstone. Gemstone choices are Garnet, Turquoise, Mystic Quartz and Moonstone. There is sure to be one you will fall in love with. This necklace is regularly 42.00 and I am offering it to you today for only 25.00.

Get the Ginkgo Leaf Necklace today.





Thursday, August 19, 2010

Outfits I Can't Afford

My wish I had outfit for today...

orange wrap shirtThis oh so comfy looking wrap top from sand maiden comes in several different bright and fun colours. It would be a perfect staple for this coming fall season!
gray pencil skirtAnd to go with the top a simple and sleek grey pencil skirt made by Tasi Fashion with super cute detailing at the bottom hem not to mention the super comfy fabric the skirt is made out of.
handmade flatsWere would a girl who can't stand walking in heels be with out her flats! (sandals maybe?) These sophisticated and feminine pair of flats made by extraseed are the perfect complement to the orange wrap shirt and pencil skirt.
raw gemstone ringLast, but not least is this amazing silver geode ring made by Lex Luxe . The ring features an amazing druzy agate geode set in sterling silver.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bracelet Goodness

labradorite bangleIf you have used the shop sections in my etsy shop before you might have noticed a lack of bracelets. Well I think it is now time for a change! We all need something to pair with with your necklace and earrings right?!
gemstone dangle braceletWhile playing around in my studio I happened to make the gemstone charm bangle pictured above. Now I am not a bracelet person, but I really love this bracelet! In fact the one in the picture is now mine and you can also get one just like it in my Etsy shop.

I have plans for more fun bangles with more shiny gemstone charms and even some hand cut silver charms as well. That is more than likely what I will be working on today. Along with an order for a new store that will be selling Sleepy Moon jewellry. But I am not going to tell you which store yet! It's a surprise.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pussy Willow Bracelet

As I mentioned before I have been working on a pussy willow necklace, but it isn't a necklace any more it is a bracelet!
pussy willow necklaceThe bracelet features a pussy willow branch that I hand cut out of brass. I gave the brass an aged look for a more natural feel to the piece.
nature jewelryThe rest of the bracelet features a strand of tiny faceted hematite rounds. I wire wrapped each gemstone individually which takes quite a lot of focus and time. Which brings me to the reason why it is not a necklace any more, it's a bracelet... As I was working away at wire wrapping the vision of a bracelet and less wire wrapping I would have to do popped into my head. I do think that this piece works better as a bracelet in the end and my shop is in need of bracelets!

Check out the necklace in my etsy shop.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Starting Off The Week With Creative Inspiration

cherry photoPhoto by: elr104
yellow flower photographyPhoto by: Urban Design

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Treasury and Saturday Deal!

Today I made this treasury: Mysterious Blue and Innocent White

etsy treasury
And in other news today is the first time I am holding a special Saturday deal. From now on every Saturday I will take a popular item and put it on sale.

Today's item is the tiny peridot drop necklace which is August's birthstone. This necklace is usually 29.00, but today you can get it for only 20.00!! But get it before it is gone because there are only 4 left. Get it Now

tiny peridot drop necklace

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sterling Silver Heart Necklace

Wear my heart around your neck,
Take it wherever you go,
My heart is yours... so please be careful.

handmade sterling silver heart necklaceSterling Silver Heart Necklace
Made with a hand cut sterling silver heart that dangles from a sparkly
and feminine sterling silver rolo chain.

anniversary giftThe heart is simple and light, which is perfect for everyday wear. It is also very classy in it's simplicity and would look great for a fancy night out!
You can find the sterling silver heart necklace in my etsy shop.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fall Anticipation

I don't know about you, but I am eagerly awaiting the cooler fall months. The months where I can truly wear anything! Jeans, sweaters or tanks it doesn't matter because it is that perfect temperature to layer! :) I love layers!
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