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Traditionally, flowers have significant meanings attributed to them. In times past, folks gifted flowers with intended messages. Red flowers and particularly roses can symbolize, passion, desire, red hot, love, and energy.

This vermillion beauty is definitely a dose of sexy. Worn as a hair adornment or on a blouse, purse or shoe, as a fascinator, a pretty drop of red goes a long way. This simple accessory can take your winter blahs to fabulous! I am a huge fan of hair adornment and head dressings. Honestly they make my day! More often than not, I clip a little beauty into my big ol’ bun o’ hair (natty dreadlocks minus the dread) to pull my look and self together. It adds such a cheerful element to my face and outings. Often a conversation opener and always an eye catcher!

I am so loving and inspired by my recent floral explorations. I think I am almost ready to offer them for sale. I feel myself blooming in new directions with this craft that draws on so many of my gifts. It is challenging and gratifying and eco savvy as I am incorporating primarily reclaimed fabrics. Yay!

What do you think?

Might you consider adding one, two or three, of these to your wardrobe experience?

One Love, walk good, hope your day is red hot!

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Paint, digital and textile media are running things in the studio this week. Today I am featuring infamous, studio patron goat, Luma. She is not entirely random, I am after all, a capricorn. And this is my goat.

I’m over at StudioJRU again for Sneak Peek Studio Friday! Lots going on in this lil studio as of late. I am occasionally blessed with flash floods in the form of creative brain surges (i.e., ideas). The last few days have been a consistent onslaught of artistic imaginings. Inspiration doesn’t sleep. I lay awake visioning, untangling, planning, problem solving. I am practicing inhaling gratitude. It is at the root of everything. Sincere, humble gratitude for life, breath, sunshine, greens, time to create, fruit, my hands, my family…

But perhaps most of all this week, I am grateful for the abundance of the ilaful, strikingly beautiful, color saturated, coat of mother nature that dances daily across the horizon.

Super excited about branching into flora adornment, head dressings, blooms of color, etc. Above is an example of my recent explorations and musings with floral creations. I am currently focused on durability and the versatility of wearability. Ideally, accents and accessories of this fine blend can be worn as brooches, hair pins, or clips, etc. More ideas and lovelies soon come.

It’s the last week of painting class and I’m already missing it. I thrive on the consistency and challenge of keeping up with assignments, community encouragement, feedback and all. I am still catching up as I find painting time slips away into the oblivion. The thing is the only way to do it, is to do it! So I’m gettin’ busy with many mediums but most of all paint. I have a long way to go. And I am thrilled to be painting often. 🙂

 

In the meanwhile, I am wishing you a fabulous weekend. Full of color, floods of inspiration, rest and relaxation, and anything that you find beautiful!

One Love, walk good, living in gratitude, especially when things get sticky…

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When I was a little girl I had a friend. He was a little boy and we got along famously. I can’t recall his name. Not for sure anyway. I think it was Tommy. He was a few months older than me. And when you’re five, a few months make a big difference. He knew things, lots of things. He told me he knew how to fly. Tommy said he would share his secret with me. One day.

Now this was way back in the days of making cardboard cameras out of Carnation Breakfast Bars boxes. I believed in the power of cardboard cameras. Back then, I believed I could fly. I believed in Tommy. Over the course of a couple of weeks, he did share his secret. It turns out, Tommy had a magic ring. A ring with a propeller on it. If you made the propeller spin fast enough the ring had the power to pull you up into the sky. The ring could make you fly.

I remember day dreaming about said ring. Sooooooo, magical. Eventually, Tommy promised to give me the propeller ring. I was gonna fly. The promise gave me new purpose in life. I had never been so excited to get to school. Every day I hurried to the playground to find Tommy. So sure he brought the propeller ring for me. I can’t count how many times Tommy forgot that ring. I never lost hope. This went on for weeks (maybe months); Tommy forgetting, me dreaming.

Tommy never brought the magic ring. Although, just before he moved away he gifted me with another ring. Beautiful it was but lacking magic. Silver with a blu rectangular, faceted, stone. I don’t know if it was blu glass or aquamarine. It was huge. I used scotch tape and meticulously wrapped the ring to make it hold firmly to my tiny finger.

I don’t know what became of that ring. I do know the little girl that lives inside of me still believes in cardboard cameras and Tommy’s magic ring. I still believe I can fly. Maybe not like Super Girl, but I can soar. And so can you. Here’s to the power of intention. Spin your ring and reach for the sky.

You never know, you just might fly…

One Love, walk good, off to soar…

 

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Happy Holidays to one and all! I hope you are still feeling the joyful holiday vibe! I am thrilled to announce the winner of the December ila blu give away! And although we can’t all be winners, all of the time, I do have a treat in mind for those of you who participated but did not win this time around. I will share in full detail later this week. So stay tuned. So many thanks for all of the upful and positive comments regarding my jewelry and this little ol’ blog. And big ups to Random.org for the technical savvy and random determination of the winner!

Emily Allison, the poetess, prolific prose, phenom, of  True for Now will receive a design consultation and one of a kind piece of ila blu adornment! I look forward to speaking with Miss Emily Allison so we can dream and design her statement jewelry. I adore Emily Allison’s blog and was thrilled to have discovered it some time ago. Do take a moment to bless and bliss out your eyes, heart and soul with her blog. Reading her prose I felt as if I was unearthing some long lost piece of myself. Her writing is stupendous, haunting, simple, complex, anthropologic, ancestral, juicy goodness. And I am deeply curious as to what we will design together! Something Fabulous no doubt!

I am grateful that you dropped by to be a part of this offering and community! Give thanks and praise! Any resolutions, solutions, transformations or aspirations rising to the surface for you as the New Year rapidly approaches? I’d love to hear. I am inspired by your dreams…

One Love, walk good, all is calm and quiet….

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Happy Holidays from the Rock. Welcome to the Give Away Post! I am celebrating my centennial post (the hundredth something blu entry) with a $100 ila blu gift certificate. I am especially joyful to share the most valuable gift I have yet to offer. The lucky winner of this give away will receive a one of a kind jewelry experience. The certificate is redeemable for a custom adornment session in which we will co-design and infuse a signature, piece of ila blu adornment!

Featured above is Talula, a one of a kind, 3 5 7 Mini Bundle™ necklace. Infused with phenomenal prowess. She echoes the brilliance of the Caribbean Sea.

I want to give thanks to all of you who have accompanied me on this journey. In January, I set out to be a better, blogger. I wanted to post more frequently, generate better content, and create a readership and following. I couldn’t have done this without each and everyone of you. I am grateful and smiling. Because I did it!!! Today I celebrate the generosity, kindness, wisdom and community that we have formed in this little corner of the virtual world. ila blu is growing! Practice Love.

Remember to comment.

Stay tuned! I will announce the winner the day after Christmas.

One Love, walk good, celebrating something blu’s centennial post! Woot! Woot!

 

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Monday Again? Feeling whelmed? I am generally a fan of Monday. Apparently this is not true for everyone…

I am hoping that I can inspire your Monday with a reminder to sign up for the ila blu $100 adornment Give Away! Don’t miss this chance to gift yourself with the opportunity to win! If you received this post as an email, no stress, you are signed up already. For those of you yet to sign up, you have a few more days until the “Give Away Post”! I am posting the instructions here once again. Make sure to leave a comment on that post in order to be entered in the drawing for a $100.oo ila blu gift certificate and complimentary adornment session.

Guaranteed to make you smile!

GIVE AWAY CRITERION

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.

Stay posted 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!!!

One Love, walk good, hope your monday is a good one…

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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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I know right? I am beyond generous. I can’t help myself, I want to share my gifts with you. As many of you know, I live in Jamaica. Things aren’t always easy here. I know a lot of folks have an extremely difficult time making ends meet. The general consumption tax (sales tax) here is 16.5% or more. Imagine…

So I feel it necessary to share my artifacts of adornment through various give aways. I host give aways here on my blog, something blu, and at boutique shows. People always feel so grateful to win. And what a delightful response from folks when their tiny ila blu package comes in the mail, or occasionally, delivered by yours truly! I so love the experience of giving and generosity is abundant in this season. I don’t want to miss out on the fun!

I am hosting yet another ila blu give away for you my lovelies. The rules are the same as always. I am sure you’ve caught the drift by now. If you are new to the something blu community take a couple minutes to read the instructions that follow. And make sure you sign up (it’s free) for this blog, on the right hand side bar, so that you will qualify on the give away date. See more on give away criterion below.

I am especially joyful to share the most valuable gift I have yet to offer. The winner of this give away will receive a $100 ila blu gift certificate. The certificate is redeemable for a custom adornment session in which we will co-design a signature, ila blu piece of adornment! Yay! So make sure to sign up and pay attention. Look for the final give away post, leave a comment and cross your fingers!

I am so attentive lately to how what I wear makes me feel. Adornment is a special treat and has infinite potential to change our mood, outlook and confidence. Have you ever had a case of the blues and decided to put on your favorite outfit/jewelry anyway? Do you notice your best loved adornment and a smile can change the way you look and feel and the way folks perceive you! This is why I love to create handmade, one of a kind, intentional jewelry. I believe that stones, seeds, metals, components, carry with them a history and a message. These components can be intentionally blended, mixing their histories and prowess’ to offer great visual and emotional impact. Jewelry has the power to evidence memories, intentions, experience and meaning for it’s owner. So I am giving it away!

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

GIVE AWAY CRITERION

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!!!

*Adornment featured: Goldina Ra 3 5 7 mini bundle™ necklace and Lady Jane statement ring.

One Love, walk good, embracing the giving spirit…

 

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You know that Etta James Song, At Last? This is the soundtrack that accompanies this post and the long awaited launch of my ila blu Etsy Boutique ! I am bubbling over with joy to announce the boutique launch. I have waited too long. And alas, have sorted out shipping issues for the jewelry currently listed in my etsy shop. Please take some time to browse. Don’t be surprised if you see something listed that you and yours simply cannot live without!!! Remember! If you adore any or all of my designs mark them with a heart in my shop to increase  ila blu boutique ratings!

I am thrilled to share this shop link with you today, although there are only a handful of pieces listed. My boutique doors are wide open and we await your gorgeous faces, input and  fine taste. I know you will find something perfect for the holidays, a gift for yourself (you know, to wear to all the fabulous parties you will attend this festive season). Or if you must, perhaps a gift for someone else…

What a better way to support the handmade movement and one of your favorite designers (yes it’s me!!!), than to purchase an ila blu design for you and yours this holiday season. There are several necklaces to show off my 3 5 7™ and mini bundle™ collections. ila blu designs are guaranteed to draw compliments and attention. A sure fire way to gift original style, ila blu designs are one of a kind and limited edition productions. Designed to compliment  a world of complexions, ila blu jewelry, is eco savvy, chic, classic, bold, and perfect for any and every occasion.

Stay tuned! I will offer custom adornment gift certificates next week. This one of a kind, limited time offer will include a custom designed charm lura™ pendant (necklace, bracelet, or ring) or a custom designed mini bundle™ necklace and adornment session. Through a brief  verbal exchange I translate your affirmations and intentions into a one of a kind, statement, signature piece of ila blu jewelry. A treasure. New years resolutions can be embraced and expressed through ila blu custom adornment. Client guided, personalized adornment. Infused with intention.

Reasons to purchase a custom, one of a kind, ila blu design and adornment session

  1. I will only offer 33 complimentary adornment sessions. After the 33 adornment session trials, a consultation fee will be added to custom orders.

  2. Totally unique jewelry and gift idea.

  3. Think of all the compliments you will receive upon gifting friends or family with ila blu!

  4. Think of all the compliments you will receive wearing one of a kind ila blu designs to holiday engagements!

  5. Rumor has it ila blu adornment transforms lives!!!

  6. You look gorgeous in ila blu!

  7. ila blu designs are infused with intention to remind you of the intentions and affirmations you aspire to achieve!

  8. This is an eco savvy, socially responsible, cruelty free gift to or from you!

  9. If you participated in the ila blu give away you can receive a 5% discount!

  10. Adornment sessions with ila blu designer S.B. Lyngo (me) are an exceptional experience resulting in deeply loved, personal, co-created, heirloom quality, jewerly designs.

 

If you participated in but did not win the most recent ila blu give away, check your email for a 5% discount code. Copy and paste the code at checkout to receive discount! Code can also be used for gift certificates, available next week. If you don’t receive the code and know you participated check your spam. If you still didn’t get it contact me at s@ilblu.com.

One Love, walk good, celebrating…

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