Thursday, May 17, 2012

Let the Music Do the Talking

I was so saddened today when I heard that Queen of Disco Donna Summer died this morning!

As a child, I found her "On the Radio - Greatest Hits" album in my mom's collection, and within a week, I'd played it at least 50 times. I choreographed dances to "Bad Girls", sobbed my way through "MacArthur Park" and did my little-girl best to seem sexy as I imagined my first kiss to "Love to Love you Baby".

Music is and has been one of the most important parts of my life. In my jewelry design, inspiration comes most often from nature, followed closely by music and song lyrics. My pieces began to have a split personality, and I realized that I needed to give the music a little respect, and I opened my newest Etsy shop, Crazy Daisy ROCKS! in 2011. I have to give a shout out to my bff / sister Magic (also named for a song), who came up with the perfect name.

Crazy Daisy ROCKS! lets me tap into my wild side. Where Crazy Daisy Designs is elegant and timeless, Crazy Daisy ROCKS! turns music and rock-n-roll culture into jewelry and personal adornment.

Here is a selection of items from my Crazy Daisy ROCKS! View or purchase HERE
Unchained Melody necklace
Heart Like Fire necklace
I Can See For Miles necklace
I Want To Be Sedated belt buckle
Dust N Bones belt buckle

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

La Luna Sonriente (the smiling moon)

My husband's big, beautiful family believes in making a wish every month when they see the moon "smile". The rules are very specific: it has to be a new moon, only one or two days into the cycle when the moon is just a sliver. 
Last week, I was happy to not only get to make a wish, but also to capture the smiling moon from the upstairs balcony of my home. I shot it through the railing, and I noticed a bonus: that's Jupiter underneath the smiling moon!

In keeping with the lunar theme, here are some of my moon-oriented jewelry, all of which I made by hand in my Las Vegas studio. Click on the captions to go to my Etsy shops for more details or to make a purchase.

The moon from the balcony of my house
Full Moon Fever ring
Promise Me the Moon and Stars bracelet
Moon Drops bracelet
Imagine adjustable ring