Saturday, February 13, 2010

New name?

So I'm flirting with the idea of changing my store name, just so that it encompasses MORE... I don't work solely with silver, although it's still my fav... But I think I'm going through a mini-revolution. I'm discovering the value of other mediums, such as copper and even gold! Shocking, I know!

So far here are a few of my ideas and their pro/cons:

Metal Enso - keeping the Enso word for continuity; it's still a cool word with great meaning.
Enso Jewelry Design by JC - ...for those that have no idea it's a jewelry store...a little long tho.
Metals by JC - to the point?
JC (or JCM) Metals - letting go of Enso b/c people cannot pronounce it!
JCM (or JC) Jewelry Design - sounds too serious?
Metallic Adornments by JC (or JCM) - too long??

More later...can't think's late!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

She Bible

So I had no idea that one of my absolute favoritest (is that word?) design team opened up a store in SF! WOOHOO! She Bible makes the cutest dresses and tops... Trek to the city anyone? I love this, part of their fall/winter collection:

Just check out that cowl! I must kiss whoever invented the cowl neck. Beats disgusting turtle necks anyday. (I mean, hello? There is a reason why it's called that.) Anyways, this coat looks so incredibly warm and stylish!! It's made of fleece, proving that this fabric has more potential than the forever-recurring Old Navy jacket. I already own a few of She Bible's classic dresses and classic minis. I think I will try to save up and buy this bad boy! Now if only I could look like her...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Ok, so I've been a tad delinquent that last few months, but I'm back! Now that the crazy start of the school year is over, I can spend a little more time thinking about new things for the shop. Stay tuned for some new pieces. I am expanding my repertoire with some metalsmithing that involves a torch! Watch out!! :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009


As part of the Etsyblogger monthly requirement, we get to visit and write about the month's Featured Etsyblogger. This lucky duck gets to bathe in the all the glory as hundreds of busy Etsybloggers write about his/her's store! So, this month's lucky duck is....drumroll please...... Createathought! Yay!, and congratulations!

If you browse the store, you'll find a plethora of paper goods as well as fun and inexpensive rings, or as she puts it "Naughty Secretary Jewelry." HA! I really like the rings, and you know that I'm partial to jewelry in general. Createathought's prices are super reasonable, if not even downright cheap! You ain't gonna break the bank on a bauble or two of hers. Check this one out.

This ring is exactly like it's namesake, bubbly and cute. I would definitely wear it. I also like this one:
I like the fun moons trapped inside the heart. It's called "I heart the moon." So if you haven't visited Createathought's store, be sure you do!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summer Fun!!!

So, I've recently become a member of the EtsyBloggers community. They have a few requirements that must be met on occasion...kinda like homework! Here is my first blog entry for their "Blog Carnival"--basically a biweekly topic we choose to discuss.

The week after school gets out in mid-June, my husband and I are going to have our belated "real" honeymoon to Maui! YAY!! I was married last October, and it's pretty hard to take a honeymoon during the school year... especially when your wedding date falls within conference times. Luckily, I had some incredibly understanding parents, and they were extremely flexible. The school district, not so much, but that's a story for another day :)

We did get a few days after the wedding to ourselves, and we went up to Mendocino. However, we really wanted to take another trip this summer. We thought we'd do Europe, but it was so expensive at the time. While peeking at Expedia, I found an incredible hotel, airfare, car rental deal in Maui that I could not pass up. Thus, here we are many months later, and we are that much closer to it!! I have never been to Maui, and my husband has never been to Hawaii period. We are super excited about it, so if anyone has any great suggestions, please let us know! We plan to do some snorkeling, of course. We're going to be tourists and snorkel this crater off the coast called Molokini. We're also doing a zipline with Skyline Eco-Adventures in northern Maui, which I'm secretly terrified about. :P We still need suggestions on food and other fun activities, so if you're a pro, let us know!

As for after, there's the Etsy biz that I plan to work on--new types of necklaces, bracelets, rings perhaps. :) I am also planning a mini trip with my girlfriends to Vegas, just for some fun! We figure that we'd better get it in while we're still young without "responsibilities!"

In retrospect, my summer plans seem pretty fun--ha ha! I don't usually have great plans, so I am definitely looking forward to a month and a half of relaxing time for just me!

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