Sunday, February 22, 2009

Wedding Jewelry Pieces

After finding a wedding photo of a woman wearing beautiful ruby satin shoes for her wedding, I decided that I wanted a splash of color on my feet as well. I ended up finding the exact pair as the one shown in the picture and soon set out to make jewelry to match. The first thing I made were a pair of earrings made with white pearl coins and garnet beads. Since I'm not into matchy earring and necklace sets, I made a bracelet to go with the earrings. I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.

Oh, and I finally took my mini torch out of it's packaging and started making my own headpins that were used in the bracelet. I'm totally making all of my silver headpins instead of buying them.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Etsy Front Page

Just found out that my Rose Cameo Ring on an Etsy Treasury Team treasury made it to the front page this morning. This was beautifully curated by galit.

Also featured in this list are:
Lirola, angiemuldowney, Waterrose, funwallart, beyondtherockz, ellembee, NYLightMetals, jeremisavoie, elementclaystudio, tyarkoni, poketto

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Pieces

After a bit of a creative rut, I've finally created some new pieces. If it's not already in my jewelry shop, it'll be there soon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Getting Organized - Shoes

If you read my previous post about getting a designated jewelry workspace, then you know I took a trip to the Container Store. As an Asian household, we don't wear our shoes in the house. Honestly, if I weren't Asian, I think I'd still take my shoes off, because it just makes sense. Why would you want to trek in all the dirt and crap from outside all in your house? Anyway, since we don't wear our shoes in the house, we needed a place to store our shoes by the front door. We didn't want to leave the shoes on open shelves because it just does not look pretty, so we bought some cabinets. They work great, but there weren't enough shelves for all of our shoes. All the shoes would kind of just pile on top of each other and some would get smushed. So I bought some of those clear shoe storage boxes to store the ones that I don't wear as frequently. This way, I can see the shoes in the box and place the more frequently worn shoes on top of them.
I have to say, it works out pretty well and I need to buy a few more, as you can see from the second shelf from the bottom. Unfortunately, I can't fit my tall boots in there. If you're wondering where his shoes are, we have his and her cabinets.

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Wedding Treasury

I've had wedding on my mind, so my latest treasury is all about it. I hope you like my list. The hair clip in the lower left by Mikiye, is the one I bought to wear.
decadentdesigns, GoldenSilhouette, JakeLieberman
redrubyrose, SLAphotondesign, bobbijordan
elainehaydonjewelry, Lindentreephotograph, sjengraving
Mikiye, samitschler, studiometalsmith

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy V-day!

The fabulous businesses on Ponce in Decatur is having a sidewalk sale, and I'll be there selling my creations at great prices. There'll be mimosas, pink lemonade and cupcakes, so if you're in the Atlanta area, come on by! For those of you who don't live nearby or can't make it, I am offering a special for purchases from my shop. Just mention Eviva at checkout, and you will receive 20% off your total purchase which will either be refunded to your account or receive a discounted invoice.

Happy V-Day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Toilet-Sink Combo

Sounds scary right? Well, I saw this in the pages of Dwell magazine and just had to share. This would've been perfect in many of the NYC apartments that I've been in, and the people at Neo-Metro have done a nice job of designing this great space saver. You can have the toilet facing left or right to fit your bathroom.
Image courtesy of

Cost? About $4700. Hmmm, I think if you live in a tiny NYC apt, you probably can't afford this toilet, and those who can, probably live in a decent sized abode. A bit ironic, don't you think?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday Treasury Team Feature - House of Mouse

Anna is from the Netherlands and is the owner and creator of The House of Mouse. She creates the cutest mice characters, and I just had to share it with you all.
She has created Star Wars mice, special occasion mice, jobs and professions, the list goes on. So please do go check out her shop. She also curates some beautiful treasuries on Etsy.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Getting Organized - Jewelry Desk

At the start of this year, I was going through a creative rut and channeled my energy into organizing some things around the house and in my life. I was determined to get a desk for my jewelry tools and supplies, so that I could move off the dining table and free it up for G's cooking endeavors. While browsing the internet for desks, I decided the best thing for me would be a secretary desk. That way, I would be able to hide the messy contents of my "jewelry bench." Ikea had the perfect one, the Alve Secretary Desk. For this desk, they have a storage bench where you can put hanging files and such, and fits perfectly under the desk. I was so excited to find all this, because I didn't have a dedicated space for my jewelry. I was constantly taking out my supplies, then putting them away. It was fine when I first started, but my supplies and materials have grown so much, that I really needed to do something about it. And the best part of this is that I found the desk on Craigslist for $80! Score!
I also bought a slim storage tower to put beside my desk and multi-drawer cabinets, seen on top of it, all from the Container Store. I do think that stuff from the Container Store can be a bit pricey, but I couldn't find anything else that would fit so perfectly in my space.

There is also an add on cabinet from Ikea which fits above the desk, that I plan on purchasing in the near future. Those multi-drawer cabinets are great, but not very pretty. So the cabinet will hide it all very nicely.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Boutique Sale

It is the best sale Ever! I've been busy gearing up for this weekend's sale, with a lot of new pieces available for the first time. If you're in the local Atlanta area, you can find me with Eviva Shoes. Don't forget that Valentine's Day is coming up, so I invite you to come shop for your sweethearts! Hope to see you there!
Mention my blog, and I'll give you an extra 10% off. Happy shopping!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Meet Chloe

Chloe is one of my 4 nieces. So far, all little girls in our family's next generation, and they're all adorable. Well, I knit a little bolero with some Habu yarn that I dyed myself. I wasn't sure how big it was going to turn out, since the yarn was a bit thinner than the one used in the pattern. So after I finished it, I thought it would at least fit Chloe, since she was about 3 months old when I sent it. Well, it turns out, she's a very healthy baby, so the bolero is a bit snug. But here she is modeling the sweater. Look at those cheeks!
I have plenty more of that yarn, so I'll just have to knit a larger one. :)