Sunday, March 30, 2008

Cherry Blossoms

Here are a few photos I took today in Washington DC. It was a beautiful day in a wondeful city!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New Work!

Since my "everything i do doesn't have to include lucite" revelation- I have been dying to work on this group of pendants. The idea comes from historic ornamentation that i have adapted, and scaled down to a wearable size.

These pieces arnt finished yet; they still need to be polished, tumbled and oxidized. When they are completed one side will be dark and the other size will be high polished silver, so they are reversible. Bonus! I have MANY more ideas along this line, and im excited to keep pumping them out!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Giving a Gift?

I now offer a customized gift wrapping option on all orders I receive!!

In a time crunch? Don’t feel like wrapping a gift? Bad wrapper?? No problem…we’ll take care of that for you!! Your order will come in a in a traditional jewelry box that has wrapped in one of the beautiful papers shown, and tied with a lovely matching ribbon. There will be no receipt or price included in the order.

I will also include a gift tag with your name and special message (if you choose).
Please include any message you would like sent on the card, and address you would like your order to be sent too in the “notes to seller” section of checkout. Otherwise, all packages will be sent to the buyer.
Sunday, March 23, 2008

100th Post

Thank you everyone for your warm birthday wishes! I have had a wonderful week- and weekend celebrating with friends and family!

Friday I visited the American Visionary Art Museum to view the PostSecret exhibit i learned was on display. There were hundreds of postcards mounted on the walls (photocopies actually...bummer) in all the stairwells featuring a secret that had to deal with faith or god. I was hoping for a wider range of subjects, but was still glad to got to see some of the postcards in person.

I have also been busy creating new letters to post in my shop tonight, as well as getting another handful of pieces ready to finish. Im really looking forward to some updates, and I hope you are too ;)
Exciting news- In a few days you will be able to find my work at Violette, in Seattle Washington. From their blog, it looks like Violette is a supercute boutique with lots of great clothes and accessories. If you live nearby, be sure to stop in!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

From Me to You..

If the name Jordan Catalono means anything to you, this is for you!
Monday, March 17, 2008

One More Thing...

I almost forgot...
Remember these pieces- my calligraphy initial pendants...

I have decided to put them into production! Next week the letters L, S, and C will be available for immediate shipping. All other letters are available as well, but will require 2 weeks for delivery!

Any other letter suggestions??

Happy Monday!

Another week has started, and surprisingly- Im looking forward to this one! I have so many new ideas swirling in my head, and i cant wait to work on them! Im bound and determined to get my catalog done this week, and apply to another handful of spring and summer shows. Also, Casey and I will both be celebrating our 25th birthdays this week, and im really looking to celebrating with family and friends over the weekend!!
I got 4 new silver frames made for my lucite pieces this weekend, but haven't had the time to rivet them together yet. Maybe tonight....!! But i did find time to make the earrings pictured above to match the floral framed pendant I made earlier this week. These aren't EXACTLY how i want them yet, but they will be available soon in my shop. Im contemplating some faceted stones dangling from the bottom, but haven't worked out the details on that yet.
Can you tell im thinking very seriously about planing a vacation.... Im SO ready for summer!!!
I'll try to post as often as possible, but I hope you all have a Happy Monday, and Happy St. Patricks Day too!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Something to think about...

If you haven't read Annie's latest blog post about her experiences at SNAG, here is the link. It made me sad, and made me question where i belong in the field.

Then jump over to Megan's blog for a very inspiring response to Annie's post. I think she's right! Does it have to be one or the other??
Monday, March 10, 2008

Keeping up!

I seem to be having trouble keeping up with things these days. I feel like there are never enough hours in the day! C'est la vie...

Here is an image showing my semi-excuse for not being as productive as I'd like. Yep, you guessed it...were moving! We have barely started packing for the move in one month, and we have A LOT of stuff... yikes!

But... Im happy to say that i did squeeze some work time out of the weekend, and this is what i came up with! I LOVE the new idea, and cant wait to keep working with it, and fix some kinks. But you can count on a lot more work coming out of my studio in this style!

The bottom picture is a piece i made in 2007, and shows you where my idea started. Im still not sure rivets are the way to go in the new pieces, but i think they add some visual i said, kinks need to be worked out. I also plan on making some pieces without the lucite for a little variety. (I had to remind myself that "not EVERYTHING i make anymore has to have lucite")

Also look for more work including the new floral pattern shown above.

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Here is a peek at some sketches of new designs that should be out soon! It feels SO good to be excited about new designs again, and im looking foward to getting them made.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend...dont forget to turn those clocks back tonight!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Still Alive

Just checking in, and letting you all know that I'm still alive. We have had a few beautiful days here in Baltimore, and Im lucky enough to have a job that lets me get out and enjoy them.
Yesterday I took the boys to Fells Point where i took this pic on my new AMAZING phone, and today we spent some time at the park.
Sorry I dont have more fun stuff to share, but hopefully soon...