Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Something blue!

Of course neutrals go with everything, and I'm  a huge fan
of black, black, white and more black, but sometimes,
just sometimes what you really want is is a perfect little pop of color for spring.

Our Arden earrings are long, but lightweight; a mix of rose gold and bright cobalt.
Just a little bit of bright to make your day.

Snag these beauties in our Etsy shop before they get away!

Monday, April 3, 2017

a perfect match

We've got a little something new in the shop!

Our FLOREAT lace necklace and earring set is full of romance
and perfect for spring.

In the past we have done jewelry sets by custom order,
and we are regularly asked for recommendations about
pieces to wear together, so we decided to go ahead
and make some.
The FLOREAT set is our first ready-to-order set and 
we hope it will be a hit.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

white owl jewelry sale

Psst! It's spring time and it's sale time.
Although today in Michigan it's looking a lot more like winter,
the warm weather is coming.
We are still celebrating with our little SALE.

Get 15% off with coupon code SPRING2016

(coupon code is good on our website and etsy shop too)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

by special request

Custom ombre Muse bridesmaid necklaces

One of the nice things about having a handmade business
is that we can often take special requests.
Sometimes it is as simple as a custom color and sometimes it
ends up being a special collaboration.

Some of our recent custom color requests for our Muse lace necklace have got us inspired.
These came out so beautifully
we're considering adding these colors to the shop.

Friday, April 1, 2016

paloma fringed choker

We have been working on some new pieces,
and there will be some boho inspired fringed pieces coming to the shop.

The Paloma necklace is an extra wide dramatically fringed choker
that we are really into this spring.
And *bonus*, if you are really feeling the need for fringe, it's got a bracelet made to match.

Get 15% off  with coupon code SPRING2016

also available in our etsy shop
rasa black fringed cuff here

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Easter morning I got the best surprise-
My neighbor gifted us a beautiful bouquet of pussywillow branches tied in ribbons.
Of course pussywillow branches are a popular spring decoration,
but they are also widely used in Palm Sunday customs and Easter decor.

Traditional German Easter postcard

I love the soft velvety gray/purple blooms, (called catkins).

Suddenly the house feels like spring, and I love walking past these beauties every day.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


I'm not really an Easter/spring decor kind of girl,
but once a year I like to bring out our heirloom Pysanky.
Intricately painted by my great uncle William Hanischuk, they are so
beautiful and so delicate.

Here's a little fascinating background of Pysanky, (from trusty Wikipedia)

"A pysanka (Ukrainian: писанка, plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist (batik) method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.
As in many ancient cultures, Ukrainians worshipped a sun god (Dazhboh).[citation needed] The sun was important - it warmed the earth and thus was a source of all life. Eggs decorated with nature symbols became an integral part of spring rituals, serving as benevolent talismans.
In pre-Christian times, Dazhboh was one of the main deities in the Slavic pantheon;[citation needed] birds were the sun god's chosen creations, for they were the only ones who could get near him. Humans could not catch the birds, but they did manage to obtain the eggs the birds laid. Thus, the eggs were magical objects, a source of life. The egg was also honored during rite-of-Spring festivals––it represented the rebirth of the earth. The long, hard winter was over; the earth burst forth and was reborn just as the egg miraculously burst forth with life. The egg therefore, was believed to have special powers.[3] "
So we are very lucky to have these beautiful,
and possibly benevolent magical objects passed down to us.
Once a year we take them out and admire them,
and I secretly stress out about breaking them before they are put away again
for another year.