LWM ~ Old Stuff, New Stuff

Been listening to some older stuff this week, especially Lyle Lovett's album Pontiac. This song is from that album. . . (and, I just gotta say, I LOVE his hair!)

Wearing - The weather's been cooling off a bit again, so it's been back to boots (instead of sandals) and warmer skirts, like this thick, knit one I thrifted a couple of months ago.

The necklace is hand-painted lace from a fellow maker I met last month at the Apple Blossom Festival in Sebastopol. Her shop can be found here: Spee-Sheez. The woman who is the creatrix behind this brand is a truly lovely spirit, and one I hope to connect with again in the future. The earrings are an old Tangleweeds design.

Annnnd. . . Making! I've been scheming up some new designs, which aren't ready for sharing just yet, but I've been making dozens of my River Rock bangles and Curves rings. You guys have pretty much unanimously declared these designs as two of your favorites this year, which is probably why I'm constantly finding myself almost out of stock on these two designs. In preparation for fair season I'm busting out tons of these!

It's felt good to be back at my workbench this week. (Last week I was busily catching up on lots of admin. details.) I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! And don't forget about Mother's Day on Sunday if you have special moms in your life to honor. 

Music Festivals, Kids' Birthday Parties

Life has been full of lots of little celebrations lately. My nephew, Chase just turned 2. I went to his birthday party on Saturday. On Sunday Jeff and I went to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco. In some spare time last week I also managed to check out Lauren Napolitano's art installation at Redux in Alameda (see photo second from the bottom). And of course, there's been lots of jewelry making in the midst of all of this. 

I'm leaving for Boston next Thursday and will be gone for a week. Looking forward to a vacation, some time to step back from the work and get rejuvenated for the holiday season. My Etsy shop will stay open while I'm gone, altho there will be a slight delay on shipping those orders out.

Also, we just had a full moon eclipse in Aries last night! Pretty powerful medicine for letting go of unnecessary baggage. . . And being an Aries myself I can't help but feel it's significance. Ya know, even if you don't take all of the astrology/moon phase/chakra stuff 100% literally they're all really great tools for slowing down and thinking about and reflecting on where your life is going. 

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Spring, Skirts, Bangles

This week's Listening, Wearing, Making. . . 

I've been obsessed with Buena Vista Social Club this week. There's something about their music that is pairing really well with the gorgeous spring weather we're having here in the bay area. 

Wearing. . . As I already mentioned the lovely spring weather, it's been calling for sandals and gypsy skirts. 


Making. . . Lots of bangles! I'm so glad to have bangle designs as part of the Tangleweeds collection finally. I love bangles myself and on the days when I put more thought into my dress I like to wear lots of them! The "clinky" sound they make is like music throughout the day.

My day is full-to-bursting, so I better hop on over the the workbench while it's still early. But you know I'll be heading outside for a lunch break just to soak up more of this beautiful weather!