Nailz Did! [An-Hella]

•August 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

We call this “Oriental 80’s.”

Full Moon out, reflectin’ on life, talkin’ about girlie ass shit, borrowing clothes and jalapeno cheese tamales at Casa Don Juan.

PS That Habanera sauce done kicked my ass to the curb!

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Libra Libra Ya’ll

•August 22, 2010 • Leave a Comment



Libra

Your element: Air

Your ruling planets: Venus

Symbol: The Scales

Your stone: Opals

Life Pursuit: To be consistent

Vibration: Unsteady

Libran’s Secret Desire: To live an easy, uncomplicated life. :

Description:

Every adolescent Libran’s fantasy is to find the Prince or Princess of their dreams. As their lives unfold, the experiences, false starts, dramas, broken hearts and disillusionment they encounter seeking this personal Holy Grail, often shapes their futures in the most extra-ordinary manner. Love and love-lost makes a big difference to the Libran although their often happy-go-lucky appearance against all kinds of odds may not reveal this as fact.

Librans can switch off from the world around them and during these periods much more occurs on the deep innermost levels of the Libran’s psyche, than their closest companions imagine. Many Librans after establishing a lifestyle that somehow falls short of their childhood dreams, manage to conjure up a most independent life and keep up an image of being dedicated to a “close relationship”. They can escape into obscure role playing – and often this makes them extremely successful business people. When it comes to romance and love, Librans can be difficult to fathom yet in business many Librans discover they can not only be creative, but it provides an opportunity to express the more diverse sides to their personalities. Their charm can win jobs and provides powerful friends. But in both work and play, looking for peace and harmony, Librans often say “yes” when they should be saying “no”.

It is a sad fact about many a Libran’s personal or business lives to say – many would have faired far better had they remained alone! But for those Librans who do find their secret dream and meet up with their Prince or Princess, that’s another story! You’ll find them living in some exotic, distant beautiful place, probably running the local bar or restaurant, designing the beach or ski gear, looking wonderful, sipping cocktails and finding life to be the total paradise they knew it could be. What Librans always have to remember when looking to fulfil their dreams is they should never undermine their own integrity and hold out until their dreams do come true – not simply take whatever is offered.

Reach

•August 21, 2010 • Leave a Comment

“You will be as focused as a blade of grass whose only joy in life is to reach for the Sun and GROW.” -J. Austria

Le Wink

•August 20, 2010 • Leave a Comment

“Charm is a way of getting the answer ‘yes’ without asking a clear question.”

~Albert Camus

FATIMA

•August 13, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I’ve always found it extremely challenging to create necklaces but I’m quite proud of this one. =)

SOLD!

FATIMA NECKLACE
Dyed coral branch, amber colored hydrothermal glass chips, faceted jet glass and golden hamsa hands w/ antiqued brass chains. Lobster clasp w/ adjustable length and flower charm.

In Arabic culture, the “hamsa hand” is also known as the “hand of Fatima.”  Quite a fitting name for this piece as it looks like a rosary.


My “Business”

•August 13, 2010 • Leave a Comment

For some reason, I can’t help but feel  a bit offended or annoyed when people refer to my creations as my “business.”  Yes, I sell my creations.  Yes, I profit some dough.  Yes, I apply my keen, logical side when it comes to my “business” aspect.  But by referring to it as a “business,” or worse my “product” (yes, I’ve gotten that a few times) I feel like one misses the point of my creations.

For one, it’s not my livelihood.  Let me elaborate.  I purposely choose not to depend on my creations to feed my stomach and pay my rent.  Rather, it is to feed my soul and pave my spiritual path.  I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if I did and oh my goodness, how  much that would stagnate my creativity!  I suppose people can’t help but speak in that kind of language, especially with how commercialized everything is and how materialistic our generation is.  We live in a country of Capitalism for goodness sake!

Appreciation photo from Miss Jacqueline Schneider, San Diego, CA.

Often, people make suggestions that I should do this or do that and really push my “product.”  That they know maaadddd people that would luuurrrvv my stuff.  That I should sell in this boutique or follow so and so’s business model.  Most often, I am suggested in the direction of an aesthetic  and mission statement very different from mine.  It’s like, “are you even paying attention?”  All annoyances aside, I am grateful for the well wishes of “success” but success for me and my creations is not necessarily seeing my creations out on the streets on every person and buzzing up every single blog, selling out in every store.  Nope.  Honestly, INDIGENOUS EARTHLING [hand.krafted] isn’t always for everyone.  It depends on what kind of creative phase I’m in and all these different kinds of individuals.  On another tip, it’s quite challenging enough for me to keep my inventory stocked enough to keep up with the humble following I already have.  It’s not that I have some HUGE demand.  But I create when I have excess energy of myself and I don’t make anything twice.  Again, it is not my livelihood.  I have a career as an Esthetician that I apply myself equally as detail oriented which keeps me sane and keeps me fed.

Now if I really wanted to make this whole INDIGENOUS EARTHLING [hand.krafted] thing big, I’d strategize to make pieces that sell and duplicate them.  Make sure everyone would wanna rock them.  BUT, that’s just not my thing.  I create to meditate.  I take the time to photograph each piece so I may remember them and admire those pieces of me.  I take the time to connect with each pieces reflection by giving them names, which in turn is a study of history, culture and spirituality for me.  Each of those stories and details are hand-written in purple ink on hand.krafted paper which yes, I made by hand and include with each creation.  They are then carefully gift wrapped in tissue paper and put into pretty red Chinese New Year envelopes.  Now how would I entrust some boutique or another to take that much loving care and intent?

Don’t you see?!  All this hand.krafted lovingness is not just ‘coz I’m trying to sell a whole bunch of “product!”  It is because I am blessed and that humbles me.  I’d like to share that with other beautiful energies.  Aside from a small chunk of change, the ultimate reward is connecting with each individual at each event I vend, each person I connect with online, each friend that touches my heart and inspires me.

So what if I don’t sell a whole bunch, hanging off of every girls’ lobes.  I make some weird shit sometimes!  I much rather have pieces find intimate, spiritual connections and be cherished as treasures.  That’s beyond fashion.  That’s beyond trend.

UNIVERSOUL LOVE,
The Indigenous Earthling J’me

Mia Mama!!!

•July 26, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Bangle set created for my Sistar Mia Mama of MeeshMeesh De Signs.  Celebrating her Earth Strong, born under the Cancer Sign!  Radiant goddess, creatress of jewelry, she is an  inspiration and reflection.

UNIVERSOUL ❤

Art by Mia Ante.