Today is a Luna Lovegood kind of day

“I think I’ll just go down and have some pudding and wait for it all to turn up – it always does in the end.”

-Luna Lovegood

At the start of this new week, I have vowed to make it magical, to take every step and make it into an adventure. With my show coming up on saturday, all I can think is “This will be amazing, even if its not as profitable as I would like”. I will be beside the ocean, listening to the birds and waves. I will be with my youngest child, listening to her laughter and watching her socialize with customers.

My life is so good. I am so thankful!

I have added a section to the shop called “steal of a deal”, it will soon be full of affordable, and quality, items! This section is exempt from my coupon code!

Use code “happymothersday” for 30% off all the other sections in the store!!!

now, i am off to spend the day hiking in the woods!

Hello from sunny San Francisco!

Apologies for the long break in writing! Life and business have been busy, busy, busy! In August, I enrolled back into college! It had been thirteen years since I last was in the classroom! Luckily, I am able to do all of my course work virtually, which allows me to continue to travel with my little family. But, fear not! I have been busy creating many new treasures since I last updated! Check out my shop!

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Copper, brass, and raw gemstones are the current spotlight in my work. I love making minimal, and stunning, pieces. Things that can be worn day to day. My personal favorites at the moment, are the art nouveau brass hoop earrings I just started making. Simple, yet elegant!

On one last note, in honor of mother’s day, I am having a 30% off sale! Use coupon code “happymothersday” at checkout!

Thanks for reading, and have a great day!!!

Long day

It’s been a long day. I’m finally sitting by myself after a day of chasing a rambunctious toddler, working through mounds of schoolwork, researching for expanding my business, and preparing to travel back to Houston for a few weeks. I’m exhausted. I gravitate towards this candle on the hard days. It’s a Lapis luzali, frankincense, and myrrh candle by Vudu Creations. Not only does it smell divine, but the calming effects of all these elements combined leaves me feeling relaxed and warm. 

So now that the toddler is in bed (supposedly asleep!) I’m going to brew some tea, and settle down for the new American Horror Story. Good night lovelies!

From the beginning 

Turquoise T-Rex has always been a labor of love, and of the frustration of trying to provide for my children, while also being home with them. Childcare is terribly expensive in the U.S., and I wanted their childhoods to be filled with memories of us being together. 

In 2008 I started experimenting with bottlecaps I had collected and resin. If you think working with bottlecaps is easy… think again! There is so much that goes into making sure the cap is prepared and cleaned for usage, preparing and pouring resin, waiting for it to cure, fighting air bubbles and accidental spills. It’s a lot! I stuck with it for a while and had the support of a good friend (who still does amazing bottle cap jewelry Bombshell Kitty) to keep me going! I very quickly ventured into beading, and have since left my days of bottlecaps and resin behind. 

Back then my company was known as Splendid Owl. I had no idea what I was doing (some days I still feel that way!) and I did not put much effort into my business. It quickly fizzled out. Luckily I had friends who are in the local art scene and they invited me to vend at their gallery. Small steps in the right direction! 

In the summer of 2015 I found myself traveling the west coast with my partner. We landed in San Francisco where we stumbled upon the Crucible. The world of metalsmithing had opened its arms to me. I was hooked! So many ideas! So much inspiration! 

I still cling to my original ideology of reusing, and upcycling, as much as possible. I break down vintage jewelry, include found objects, search beaches for sea glass, and buy crystals from local, small businesses where ever I travel. It is important to me to try to treat the earth with as much love as possible.  My name then became Turquoise T-Rex. I tell people it’s my favorite color and favorite dinosaur, which is true. 

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