Friday, August 27, 2010


I have a question for all of you, my readers.  What inspires you?  What makes you feel like you could make anything - or one thing?  The most beautiful thing in the world too.  At least it will be to you.  And that is the important part.

I look at the things I have made, dream of the things I hope to make, and wonder where all of the creativity is supposed to come from.  Even though I love what I do, I often feel like I am missing something, the something that makes a product or company go from good to great.  But - I am still trying and pushing through it.  And the light at the end of the tunnel is that I will have not one, but two, completed collections ready for you by Christmas time for all of your gift needs.  =)

Something I like to do for inspiration is wander through the many beautiful items I find on Etsy.  I came across some really beautiful ones recently and thought I would share it with you:

- Awesome fall candy!!!  It would awesome anytime but they are fully customizable and look scrumptious!

- A new shop on Etsy with some great looking rings!  I love the strong silver look to a bunch of these pieces and am excited for this vendor!

- Couldn't help but laugh at this one!  =)  If I had a reason to hang it, I definitely would put a sign like this up!

- This was the sweetest thing!  I love it and will definitely be gifting this to someone soon!  =)

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Some exciting news!

Hey everyone!

So I thought I would let you know about some things that are in the works for Sense and Sensibility that I am very, very, excited about.

1)  We are revamping our look.  =)  I am looking for a look that is representative of what kind of jewelry we make and what inspires us.  You can see a little peek at the Etsy site where the banner is getting a facelift that looks great so far!

2)  New collections!!!  You have already seen my girlfriends collection that is inspired by women in my life and now that we have that one ironed, I have two more in the works and I really hope you will like it!  Since my first collection was based on people, the next two are going to be drawing on inspiration from places.  And that is all I am going to tell you right now.  =)

3) New items being added to Etsy.  I have been a little busy this past month but I am getting back into the swing of things and my Etsy will be catching up also.  =)

Thank you for your continued reading!  I really appreciate it!

Have a beautiful day!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Some thoughts on color

Alright everyone.  I'm putting this out there for everyone to know exactly what I think:


I had the privilege of selling my jewelry at a fundraiser for a wonderful woman who could really use our help (if you are interested in knowing more about what I'm talking about, check out the fundraiser item on my Etsy).  As I was talking to the someladies who were looking at my jewelry, the topic of color came up.  My displays a generally colorful and my jewelry definitely favors bright colors in classic combinations.   One new friend, Andrea, said she knew that she wore "boring" colors but couldn't help it - that was what she liked.

Here is an honest opinion for ladies out there who think they need to keep up with the latest and greatest fashions and color palettes: your favorites are the latest and greatest for you.  Regardless of whether you like hot pink or a mousy grey, you will wear what you like the best.

But in addition to the fact that you are most confident in what you are most comfortable in, color is just another tool in your fashion arsenal.  While the "season" system is not always the most accurate, it does give women (and men) the understanding that certain colors look better on you than others.  HOWEVER: this does not mean that those other colors will look bad on you.  Simply that you will have strengths and weaknesses in complimenting your skin tone or eyes or shoes or jewelry or whatever the case may be.

So next time you stand in front of your closet and think, "Man, I have a lot of black (or white or fill-in-the-blank with the most popular color in your wardrobe)" change it into something more like, "Hmm...this little black dress would look awesome with some teal shoes and matching clutch" or "That grey shell and cardigan could have more variety with some red jewelry."

The secret to colors is to have variety and the ability to mix things up.  So instead of tossing that plain blue t-shirt, layer it with another tank top or put a scarf on or a necklace that adds color.  You probably have more options than you know already in your closet.  Go and have some fun with mixing and matching!
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