January 23, 2012

Valentine's Day Gift at Black Feather

 a. Pink Agate -Sunset Earrings
 b. Pyrite stones with ruby red glass heart stones - Heart and Pyrite Earrings
c.  Turquoise on Vintage Chain
 d. Pyrite stones (fool's gold) - Pyrite Earrings

Valentine's Day is about 3 weeks away and I listed a few pieces from my shop that I thought would be perfect gifts to give to your mom, girlfriend, sister, or yourself for Valentine's Day. These are my favorite pieces from the shop, so much that I re-created a few so I could have one of each.

I also wanted to give you a little something.
Just in time for Valentine's Day I am giving 10% off in my Black Feather shop with promo code: heart2012

And as a gift for your February purchase I am giving you a free pair of earrings until Valentine's Day.

January 19, 2012

New in the Shop - Sneak Peak

I am in love with pyrite stones, they are so stunning! They are very earthy, so I wanted to incorporate them in many of the pieces I am creating. I wanted to share with you a sneak peak of what I am listing in the next few days in the Black Feather shop.

The matching Pyrite and Black Cross bracelet.

And my two new necklaces: The one on the top is called "The Ruins" and the bottom necklace is called "North Meets West".

And for my rock'n roll girls out there, I made some really fun new pieces, like my "Worship" earrings.

I hope you like the new pieces.

Thanks for stopping by!

January 18, 2012

Stop the Censorship

Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.

The Senate will begin voting on January 24th.

The video above does a very good job of explaining the current concerns. For my fellow Etsy sellers this could mean that if one shop in Etsy is violating a copyright or trademark that the entire Etsy site could be shut down and blocked. Currently, right Etsy works with sellers that may be infringing trademarks or copyrights. They have their own rules that work very well.

Send an e-mail to your senator today: http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/

January 15, 2012

weekend recap - pancakes and jewels

This weekend was relaxing and productive all at the same time. Don't you just love weekends like that?

We got to see some friends, went to a great hockey game, and over the weekend we got some things done around the house.

We were in the mood for some chocolate chip pancakes and nothing starts a lazy weekend morning better then chocolate chip pancakes and tall glass of milk.

So, I made some whole wheat chocolate chip pancakes. I opted for whole wheat flour instead of white flour and they tasted great and they are much better for us. I use this flour for whole wheat chocolate chip cookies too, and I taste no difference! Really!

I also created some new pieces for my Black Feather jewelry line. This line has been so much fun and its been keeping me busy, I keep thinking of new ideas.

What's great about many of the pieces I am making is that I am able to incorporate my art, culture and I can still use inspirations from Dia de los Muertos. I am loving these skull beads, which I am using as charms for bracelets, necklaces and earrings.

This weekend, the weather looked gorgeous, but it was freezing, so we stayed in most of it and ate burgers and watched some action movies.

I hope your enjoying this beautiful weekend!!

January 9, 2012

birthday cards

I just recently celebrated my birthday! We went out to my favorite restaurant for some yummy Italian food, and I ended the night with a large piece of tiramasu for dessert with a little candle in it for me to blow out and wish upon.

My birthday falls on the first week of the New Year. I like to think the New Year is in the spring, like many Asian cultures believe, because that's when new life begins for animals and plants.

Either way, I wanted to create some goals, not just for the New Year, but to celebrate another year I had on this earth, which I am so grateful for.

A few of my goals for this year are, learning how to play the guitar, training in Martial Arts, and traveling to a country or state that I have never visited before.

I've been busy working on my Black Feather line and creating new jewelry, which I have been having lots of fun doing.

I, also added new pieces to the Peachy Cheek shop. In observance of my little birthday, I made some sugar skull birthday cards and handmade envelopes using some of my favorite sugar skull designs I have illustrated and painted. 

Thanks for stopping by!!