Tuesday, April 26, 2011

me, a minimalist? not usually.

not usually the minimalist type
...i'm a girl that's crazy about color, 
pattern, texture, blooms, etc. 

my workspace, normally, 
a mess with ribbons, feathers, stones, inspirational 
tear sheets, magazines, books,
an abundance of color, beads and chain everywhere,
all nestled in
 beautifully-patterned bowl, cups and plates.


but lately, i'm drawn to really simple lines 
and shapes in clothing, 
art, architecture, design and jewelry. 

this new 'feeling' has been influencing my workspace.


the top photo shows my studio desk
a week ago, a flurry of inspiration;
the bottom photo, my cleaned off table,
all beads, chain and findings are now tucked safely 
in plastic bags and drawers for easy review.

the large, wooden, farmhouse table is now a clean slate
just a simple bowl {a reminder to take my antibiotics twice a day}, 
a few pens and work tools. everything else has it's own place.

while life seems to be more chaotic than ever 
and i'm on total overload with ideas and designs,
i felt compelled to cleaned up my workspace, 
organizing and categorizing everything in it
not sure, honestly, 
how long it will stay this way, but for now, it feels like
i'm making room for fresh ideas to come to life.

what does your workspace say about you?
does it change as your creative process changes?
do you work better in a mess or a streamlined area?


Monday, April 25, 2011

life is beautiful.










a collection of beautiful things.
life is beautiful.

source unknown for cupcake liner jar. 
please advise if you know.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Please vote for 

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Simply click "Yes, definitely". 

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

tenthings. and heidi klum.



i love heidi klum. 
her beauty, her self confidence...
her loving relationship with her husband and family.
so i was really excited to see 
that we have more than family values in common,
we are in the same magazine!


yep, that's right...heidi is in this month's
Good Housekeeping and so is

check it out...page 23!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

just bake.



sprinkled with flour.


creating something with my hands, for me, fills an emptiness.
sometimes making a new, super pretty piece of jewelry 


satisfies that space, 
sometimes i just need to bake.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

wedzu.

If you know someone getting married, 
please tell them about Wedzu. 
Wedzu is all about weddings. 
especially, indie, handmade, 
awesome weddings.

recent Tenthings. Jewelry. news from Wedzu:



Christine and Nicola, the lovely ladies behind The Pretty Blog. 
chose Tenthings. Jewelry. Drops of Jupiter 

as one of their favorites on Wedzu! and here 
Tenthings. Sweet Pea made an appearance: inspirational post:
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