Posts Tagged ‘copper jewelry’


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START SOMETHING YOU LOVE. This is my 2011 wish for you. Start this year with gratitude. It always pays off. Start this year with passion. It always pulls you closer to your highest self. Start this year with joy. It’s good for your health.

Life is short. Start something you love…

A book. Yoga. A new journal or diary. A skrapbook to document the amazing things instore for you this year. Take photos. Write. Organize. Build something. Paint. Host a weekly/monthly meet up with someone you love. A new friendship. A book club. Dinner. A blog. A new attitude. Take a class. Enroll in an online course. Sketch. Draw. Sew. Run. Cook. Dance. Grow. Start something you love…

Happy Birthday Wishes to one of my oldest & dearest, Chris!!!

One Love, walk good, you gotta be startin’ something…

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Recently, I had the pleasure of creating these one of a kind Charm Lura™ pendants for a long time classmate and friend (from the high school years). I love making Mommy necklaces as they carry a special vibration and purpose. I incorporated Jamaican limestone inside of the charms and added swarovski pearl, amber and czech glass for “sparkle”. A huge fan of yellow, Melissa naturally gravitated toward the warm, yumminess of copper and amber.

It is especially good fortune (krafty karma) to design and create pieces for creative folks. As a mom and crafter, Melissa, knows the significance and value of hand made, intentional, lovelies. Melissa is the owner of  Lullababes, Hip Blankies for the Next Generation. If you know any expecting mommies or toddlers who’ve recently lost their blankies, Melissa’s handmade hipster blankets rock! Lullababes blankets are thoughtful, unique, loving gifts. You can learn more about Melissa’s crafty success and purchase her handmade blankets here.

Charm Lura™ pendants make fabulous Mother’s gifts and necklaces, or bracelets. Here is a photo of the alternate sides of Melissa’s charms. She chose to include the birth years as well as names in her one of a kind ila blu piece. Melissa, I wish you the best of everything (especially crafty aspirations) this coming year. In joy!

One Love, walk good, Happy New year!

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In the end, Love is all there is… What an amazing year! Full of creativity, connections and custom adornment. This is the last post of 2010! The picture above says it all. A recent commission for a dear friend’s mother, Love is all there is. If we practice nothing else let us practice love. May love be the foundation, and fountain for every word, choice, thought and action this coming year…

I feel blessed beyond. I am grateful for the fabulous folks that light up my days and life. Thanks to all of the readers who come here for building something blu into something real. Stay tuned for the next phase of branding (site and blog overhaul). For now I leave you with a list of a few of my favorite posts this year. In joy.

What’s your favorite? I’d love some feedback!

Finding one shoe in the dark: From the 33rd Parallel

Ode to Moms and Housewives

Never Go to bed Angry: Lessons From the Rock

Ten Reasons Every Day Should be Father’s Day

You Are Never Alone

Ghetto Love


One Love, Walk Good, in to 2011…

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Indeed it’s the busy season. And it occurs to me I have yet to show you any of the recent custom orders I have created, shared and adorned. I am particularly fond of Charm Lura™ pendants (featured above). I so cherish the bending, filing, twisting, infusing, sanding and shining of these precious little charms, amulets and talismans. Each radiates a story and energy of it’s own. It’s almost as though the pendants come alive. I incorporate botanical findings, text and various elements to articulate the intention/s of the client. A charming way to personalize the jewelry experience…

This is a sublime and lovely way to adorn yourself and/or your loved ones. Especially if you have a soft spot in your heart for Jamaica.  Charm Lura™ pendants are a fabulous and personal way to carry your intentions, aspirations, goals and a little piece of the rock with you. Even better, these pieces are totally customizable, color, text, elements, semi precious stones, etc. What’s your inspiration?

Have you finished up your holiday shopping?

Why not do something different this year? One of a kind, handmade in Jamaica, blows doors on China mass production. How fun for the recipient. Something to look forward to in 2011. Give voice to somebody’s dreams, aspirations and intentions when you gift them the opportunity to design their own statement piece of jewelry! Consider an ila blu gift certificate to gift yourself or a loved one. And for a limited time only, receive a free adornment session with the purchase of an ila blu gift certificate for $100.00 or more. A truly transformative experience. Recipients engage in design process via skype, email or phone to guide the creation of their ila blu statement piece/s. Together we design meaningful adornment to bring growth and joy to the wearer!

Still not convinced? Don’t worry you can win ila blu adornment! Yes for free!

Sign up to receive messages when I post and participate in ila blu jewelry give aways. The last give away for 2010 will be with in a couple of weeks. The winner will receive a $100.00 gift certificate redeemable for an ila blu adornment session and piece of ila blu statement jewelry! I know right! Awesome! And free! Don’t hesitate, go to the top of this blog, and look in the right hand, side bar, you will see a sign up form. Remember, the only commitment you are making is to receive email messages re: new posts. No obligations. Then keep your eye out for the post title “Give Away Post” (this shouldn’t be too hard, i.e., once you’ve subscribed to something blu, you receive an email every time I post). Make sure to leave a comment on the Give Away post for your chance to win this awesome jewelry prize and consultation!!!

One Love, walk good, back to the studio…



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Fall has been quite a fall for many this year. Transition is definitely in the cool autumn air. Perhaps it’s already freezing where you are. Perhaps you’re still where it is warm and sunny but your heart is frozen and in need of warmth. Two dear friends shared with me this week that they are “getting divorced”. These two friends live on the east and west coasts of the states and don’t know each other. Yet, each is for me a shining example of strength, femininity and motherhood. Each is starting her life over. Again…

It has been tough to swallow their newfound facebook “status”. Mainly because I am so fond of each of their husbands. I thought for sure they would last. I am grateful that my friends felt safe sharing their news of life upheaval, or as someone recently described it to me “rebranding”. I want to send love, blessings for the changes, hope for a brighter day and healing for all of the hearts living this transformation.

I ‘ve had a piece of unfinished, jewelry, a talisman of sorts, on my studio shelf, at eye level, for almost a year now. A bit of an anomaly, the piece never arrived at it’s inspired and intended destination. Only a couple of broken bits of it’s originally much larger and graceful form survived a studio accident. And in it’s decrepit state it was rendered design unworthy. But never mind that. What’s more important: I didn’t have the heart to let it go. Hmmmmmmm.


Salvage the Precious was born.

That the little pieces would mean something. Could be sewn together again, but different. Sewed apart. Embraced and moved on to. Something new. Transformed. Translucent. Light shining through the cracks…

So that’s it folks. With some genuine inspiration, I salvaged the broken, design unworthy, piece of hand crafted, fine silver. I left her with a few scratches as her imperfections are her own. Gorgeous in their own right. The necklace unifies three pieces, the fine silver pendant represents the single self, prior to marriage. I added a heart to the pendant to represent the heart that loved her way into marriage. Rose quartz with a touch of copper helps stimulate the change process, the heart that loves it’s way out of marriage is mended with unconditional, universal love.

My dear sisters/friends/confidants, you will never again be the same. May the dark, cold winter of your heart await the coming spring with passion and the curiosity of children. May you love and be loved everyday. May you recognize the love that comes to you in so many ways. May the coming year bring for you a better day.

One Love, walk good, salvage the precious…

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Life is precious and to be cherished and embraced with great care. May you always be surrounded with a mystic golden light. May the arms of the divine surround you in a bountiful and earthly fashion. May flowers bloom in your eyes and where you live. May you b guided by love. May your words continue to reflect the great oneness that each and every one share. May you share and be shared with. May you live in the mystic. May gratitude dance around you. May the rythym of your heartbeat resonate throughout the universe. May life, love and laughter be your closest acquaintances… Always and in all ways. Love Life and may you be loved!

I am ecstatic to announce the winner of the somethingblu/ilablu give away. Gwendolyne Guzman One of my favorite people in the whole, wide world is the winner! Gwen, an international citizen and globally mobile individual is an amazing woman! We have only spent 5 or so hours in the actual presence of one another yet maintained contact since the blessed day of our first meeting. Gwen, will receive this Cherish Life, Charm Lura, Copper Revival Series necklace! Thanks to Random.org for their integer randomizer. 🙂

Have you ever met someone and known in an instant that you were always and would always be connected? If you haven’t yet I hope you do soon! I was blessed to meet this special sista on a very small airplane. We instantly vibed in a powerful and eternal way. She always leaves the most beautifully written comments on this blog. I am grateful for her acquaintance, friendship, uniqueness and love connection to the island of Jamaica. I wish that you all could win but am tickled that Gwen did. 🙂 Congratulations lovely Queen!

Oh and all of you are winners. I offer all participants a 10% discount on any ila blu purchase/custom order. You know who you are. Now order a custom piece or save your discount for the grand opening of my etsy boutique (opening when the rebranding is complete) which will be soon, soon, soon! I will email participants a code word to use for custom order or shop launch. Save it in your email for later or use it for a piece now!

One Love, Walk Good, I NY

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Here it is folks. The Give Away Post!!! I hope you are as excited as I am. I’m about to board a plane to New York City! I will be checking in to see who is leaving comments. You will have a few days until I announce the winner from NY! So let the comments fly. It is a gorgeous day to drive to MoBay. The sea is reclaiming her magical turquoise color . And we are hoping bouts with unstable weather developments are over for the season.

Injoy, a trinity of pendants, from Charm Lura Collection/Copper Revival Series.

Little copper bezels filled with infinite goodness. Each and every vessel is infused with love and meaning, folklore and prowess. Trinkets, Talismans, Lovelies. Call them what you will for they add a new layer to your adornment wardrobe. They can be piled on together with varying chain lengths. Or worn as sweet and lovely reminders all by them selves. I love that they seem to blossom in my hands through the creation process and come out with personas all their own. Insert big smile and satisfaction and gratitude for my favorite tools, my hands. 🙂

So my lovelies,

I am off to the city of my making with an open and serendipitous heart…

One Love, Walk Good, ready for take off…

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Okay so. We are getting closer to another island give away. Well, not the whole island, but at least a little piece of it. I am undecided as to relinquish a piece from the Charm Lura or 357 collection What do you think. Earrings? A necklace? No, really, I’d love to know. Help me decide will ya? Have a look and comment as to which type of piece you would love, love love to have. And thanks to Brenda Wright for a couple of the photos above!

Remember you have to signup for this blog to qualify to win an ilablu jewelry give away.

So sign up already would ya! It’s right over there, there, in the right sidebar where it says sign up now!. Conveniently the only side bar on this blog. For now.  Type your email into the box! Don’t forget to read the give away details!:)


Subscribe to somethingblu.wordpress.com (sign up box can be found in the right) hand sidebar. Don’t worry I don’t spam. The only commitment you are making is to receive an email every time I post. Which can be a really good thing if you like my adornment work and would like to win/own a piece.

Pay attention to posts and look for the final Give Away Post. You will recognize this post because: The post title that day will include the words: “The Give Away Post”.

View the “The Give Away Post” and picture and leave a comment on the “Give Away” piece of jewelry. You must leave a comment, no matter how simple to qualify to win. You can say “nice piece”. But feel free to be creative, kind, or adoring. 🙂 I will enter all participants (those who comment), into a digital randomizer to determine the winner.

Wait, pay attention & hope that your name is posted as the winner!!!

Hope you win!

One Love, Walk Good, soon come…

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So. I know that you have waited. Patiently. For a very long time. Waited, that is, for me to break out the goods. As in, the jewels, adorning artifacts, sweet pieces of metal, bead love. At last, a fine specimen. Fancy that.

Meet Miss Omega Sterling aka: Miss Omega S., Collection: 3*5*7*, Species: Necklace. One of a kind. 19 inches of sterling silver, steel and copper (hand formed) links celebrate the feminine. Steely confidence and elegant sensibility compliment wardrobe choices from dawn to dusk. Miss Omega S. enhances any complexion, elevates the everyday and revels in the fete. Indeed. She awaits her proprietress…

This ila blu lovely is still available. Inquire within.

And a special give thanks and big ups to Brenda Wright and Michele Yapp for styling and photographing my latest. 🙂

One Love, Walk good, a storm has arrived…

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