Full Moon Update

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls”

-George CarlinĀ 

Last night was the full moon, it was a night of magic, setting intentions, and meditation. The evening was all about self care. I started the night with the rose moon bath bomb from the Summer spell box handmade over at Witch Baby Soap. Afterwards, I started a ritual known as 55×5, basically setting intentions by writing them out fifty five times for five days. Mind over matter. It works for me!

Today we again ventured over to the Scarlet Sage Herb Co., where i sampled their delicious “scarlet” tea (which was delicious!!) and purchased two amethyst chunks to make into necklaces because I have SOLD OUT of them! *throws confetti* It always makes my day when people love the items I make

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Afterwards, the shop assistants and I wandered down the way to get some ice cream, but the shop was closed for another thirty minutes…. so I drug them to the thrift store… which they also love, where I found some pretty great items! A vintage glasbake bowl, a corningware dish with a detachable handle, and a milk glass soapdish from Avon shaped like an owl!

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The whole premise of my company is to repurpose, and reuse as much as possible. Sure I make my own findings, but I use a lot of things like sea glass, vintage beads and jewelry that has been broken, and rocks from various sources. It means so much to me to waste nothing. The majority of my set up was handmade from scraps by my partner in his garage. He used old fence panels, scraps from people remodeling their houses, and who even knows what to make my tables and sign. I have also used a lot of vintage glassware my dad owns in my display. These days I am using a ton of driftwood as well!

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Overall, this full moon has been fantastic! Tonight I do homework, study, and upload more items to the store! Don’t forget my etsy sale! Spend $25, and use code “supersale17” for 40% off your entire order! Find me here: Turquoise T-Rex

 

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Here comes the rain again

Tomorrow it is supposed to rain, so today we did all the big things that needed to be done. Mostly this meant waiting around for things to happen… the shop assistants grew restless, and tired of having to “be patient”

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She was over my shenanigans

We finished up the errands, and meandered on home… where I struggled to parallel park my van. Oh, San Francisco parking… I love to hate you. Haha!

Once we were parked, I made lunch for the now starving assistants, and shut myself away to work for a bit. Magic happened!

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petrified wooden slices from Madagascar, and amethyst druzy chunk

All three are available in my shop right now – Turquoise T-Rex, where I am also having a huge summer sale to move inventory! Spend $25, and code “supersale17” gets you 40% off! This kind of deal is pretty darn amazing! I will be adding to the shop over the next week, so keep an eye open for new items every day!

For now? I am off to tuck the shop assistants into bed. They had a long day.

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Meet the Maker: Hot Fox Jewelry Co!

When I first ventured into the world of being a maker, one of the first things I realized, was that I wanted to be supportive of other makers. I have made it a mission to promote my friends whenever possible, and so the idea of featuring my friends in my blog was born!

My first feature, is my friend Rory’s business Hot Fox Jewelry Co. Rory started making jewelry as a pre-teen when a friend of her mother’s gifted her a large box of materials after discovering she liked to make dioramas. She would then gift the jewelry she made, but then took a break from making jewelry during her teen years.

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When she had her daughter, the call to pick up her craft came again in order to make her own pieces to wear so she could save money.

“Really, that was the beginning because I was a waitress and people would ask where I bought my jewelry and I’d tell them I made them. I started to do custom pieces for people. Initially I had an etsy shop called Black Cherry and sold items through there. Around 2010 I started to get my pieces into stores in Victoria, BC and was doing pretty well. Then I moved out to the wild country and stopped for a few years completely. I just started back last year as Hot Fox Jewelry Co.”

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Image of her instagram feed

As a child, her mother had massive amounts of jewelry. She would sneak in and try them on. Her influence is heavy in Rory’s work. Her mother’s best friend made custom leather purses and belts, and would let Rory hang out while she worked. Other things that have inspired this glorious maker are the work of Renee Lalique, nature and wildlife, and the occult. One of my favorite pieces of hers was a beautiful necklace of strung wooden beads, featuring an evil eye amulet and quartz crystal points. In fact, the first piece I purchased from her was a hand panted leather necklace with an evil eye charm.

Much like myself, Rory does not plan anything when she sets out to create. She gathers her supplies, spreads them out, and let’s inspiration take hold. Ideas grab hold of her until she makes them, which is a feeling I know well! I have spent many nights staring at the ceiling, haunted by a design I HAVE to make! but at the end of the day, she makes things she would wear, and they are all simple, and beautiful!

My second purchase from her was a design that literally haunted my dreams. As soon as she posted it, I knew I had to have it! I had dreams about it. I was obsessed with owning this piece… and thank goodness I was able to snag it before anyone else! I laugh at how badly I wanted this… but just look at it!!! So glad this lovely piece is mine forever!

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I am blessed to call her friend! Her work is so inspiring, I hope that we are all inspired by each other, continuously!!! Makers gonna make! And lift each other up!

Rory’s business can be found on Facebook and instagramĀ 

Sunshine, thrifting, and overall happenings

“In the long dusks of summer we walked the suburban streets through scents of maple and cut grass, waiting for something to happen”

-Maud Hart Lovelace

 

Lately I have been obsessed with collecting vintage pyrex. I have a friend who posts about her thrift store finds, and a couple of them were amazing pyrex pieces. I am addicted. I have become a hunter of diamonds in the local resale shop. I have, actually, found three amazing pieces! The blue mixing bowl from the primary colors set, and two matching Glassbake serving dishes.

After my last visit to said thrift store, the kids and I wandered towards the grocery store, where we happened upon a sizable sidewalk sale. Now, living in San Francisco, we see these all the time, and I generally walk by without a second thought. Something seized hold of me as we were walking up, some uncontrollable urge to look. He had an entire table of vintage pyrex! I added a blue amish print dish, and a solid blue dish to my collection. He had a small pink gooseberry bowl with lid that I very badly wanted, but I am trying to control myself as we are touring with my boyfriend for the next few years, and have to keep our belongings to a minimum. I also picked up some relaxation tea, and essential oil for stress from my favorite store the Scarlet Sage Herb Co.

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After we came home, I decided to be productive and add things to my etsy store. Take a look for some deals on post earrings, geometric hoops, and crystal goodness.

 

and now I am studying, while doing laundry. Life is good. Have a great week everyone!
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