Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cutest Find Ever!

Just purchased this cute scrabble tile pendant for a friend of mine! Check out Stef and Mark's great quality and variety of scrabble pendants on Etsy at www.HomeStudio.etsy.com

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The world of Jewelry Making and being a Mom

Sometimes I think I'm just plain nuts, trying to put some of these intricate little pieces together while I have kids punching their lights out and screaming in the other room. The long nights working on my Etsy site, dragging myself to bed at 1 a.m. only to be woken 20 minutes later. Not to mention cataloging and packaging, every piece making sure there are no peanut butter stains or little hand prints on my finished products. It makes it all so worthwhile when someone buys your piece and says "there's nothing else out there like it!" A sigh of self-satisfaction, and a little encouragement feeds my creative soul! Here are a few more pieces just posted to my Etsy shop...please stop by or let me know what you think. www.makaleka73.etsy.com

Friday, December 2, 2011

Yard Sale This Weekend

So I decided it was time to clean out the garage I think I'm going to put up some of my vintage clothing for sale, they seem to be sitting too long on my etsy shop. I think the biggest problem with my clothes at this point is that not very many people are a size 6-8 anymore. Of course unless you're in Junior High! So anyway, I'm sure if my clothes were a size 14-16 they'd be gone by now. Anyway, hoping I can get up early enough seems like lately I can't get going until at least 9 a.m. especially if the kids have had a bad night were they've been up all night. We'll see. Maybe I'll see some of you tomorrow...if you are not local, I'd be more than willing to give you my yard sale price on any of my items just email me..... makaleka73@yahoo.com....

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Steampunk Madness

Putting together a steampunk piece is almost like putting together one of those 1000-2000 piece puzzles with similar colors that make your eyes cross, yet you can't move from your spot at the table until you get that piece to fit just right! You can spend hours and hours on it, pure, giddy, crazy steampunkish fun! So we had a little steampunk fit this last weekend and made some rings check them out at my etsy shop!

My little bambina modeled for me! Here's a few more pieces we've put together;
I love those gears!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

So we had a great day at Roses and Rust! We sold a bunch made a ton of new friends and I'm hoping to go back next year! Everyone was so cool, there was one lovely lady who came around with free cheese and crackers during the day, and then at the end of the day she offered us some apple cider or red wine it was just so nice of her! Wish I would've found out who she was I'd send her a thankyou card or a necklace or something. The only bad thing, I forgot my camera! So I couldn't take any pictures of our booth, but I think it looked okay. We purchased a few frames and stands from our neighbors shabby chic and vintage finds, and we were able to put together a nice display. All in all it was fun! And my team and I had a great time putting it together and offering our one of kind pieces! Thanks to Toni for working so hard setting up (oh and watching my brats get wet in the water fountains), and of course our artist elite, Debbie!  Well, I'll be posting a bunch more of the latest creations we have at our etsy shop at least 5-10 new pieces per day...depending on how many diapers blow outs and little disasters I have during the day!

Monday, October 3, 2011

I'm Back!

I took a few months hiatus from the blogging world, but I'm back with exciting new stuff! So what happened in the meantime??...Just life...I got some gorgeous tomatoes from my garden, never completed it like I wanted but I had my nephew do some work and cleaned it up a bit. Kids started school, and I'm actually loving the cold weather! Finally I can quit feeling like I'm going to melt...Anyway, my exciting news is this weekends show: Roses and Rust! October 8 at the Gover Ranch in Anderson. I'm just bursting at the seams! I can't wait to get out there! I have a little preview of the stuff we have available. My team and I have been working round the clock to make custom jewelry, so there is something for everyone. Check out these awesome designs! oh and I'm glad to be back...hope you'll follow me.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Puffy Eye Morning

Last night I watched the movie My name is Khan, it's basically a love story about a man with Asperger's Syndrome, he's Muslim and what happens to him after 9/11. I cried so much my eyes feel like they're going to pop out of my head. Anyway, great movie but you need at least 2 1/2 hours and I would recommend an entire box of Kleenex!

Moving right along... I made a couple of rings last week for Wedding season...take a look:
Here's a couple of other ones I did that I thought turned out pretty well:

Check out my esty shop www.makaleka73.etsy.com for more cute items...