Thursday, September 20, 2012

Premier of "What Inspires You" Betty Morales

So I have been looking for ways to spice up my blog. Well this blog is supposed to be about motivation and inspriation, so I wanted to see what inspires you. I wanted to feature different people on their inspirations and motivations of the day. This can consist of a craft to finding a way to better yourself. I'm very excited to introduce my first crafter:
Betty Morales!

 Betty Morales is an Etsian that sells unique handmade items varying from dolls, jewelry, bookmarks, to clay! I like to call that an all around artist! I asked Betty to choose an item that she considered her favorite from her store. Her response, "I don't really have a favorite item because I have a connection to all of them!" I think that is amazing to feel so involved and connected to each and every one of your creations that it is hard to determine that one favorite. So if Betty had to choose one she chose.......drum roll.........

Rag Doll
This is a cutie! So I asked Betty a few questions:
1) Why did you choose this piece to be featured?
2) What inspired you to create it?
3) How long have you been crafting?
4) What would you like the internet world to know about you or your art?
Her responses were from the heart. "I chose this piece to be featured because it is a fun and cute piece that I am pretty proud of. When people think of my shop, I would like them to think of fun things that are visually appealling and that they could either see themselves using or giving away as a great gift. I think this doll sends that vibe." - I agree! "I had a lot of leftover material at home and I wanted to make something cool with it. Since leftover material is often referred to as rags, I thought a rag doll would be a perfect project for the material!" - It's great to find inspiration in something as simple as leftover scraps, and create this beautiful doll! "I have been crafting since I was a child. One of the ladies I used to spend a lot of time with from my church kind of lit that fire! Whenever my sister and I would go to her house, she had some fun craft for us to do. Since then, I have always been a "crafty" person. But I only recently decided to try to sell my crafts." - We can often surprise ourselves with what we are able to accomplish by just one push from one person. "I would like the internet world to know that my art is a piece of me. Even if I finish a piece quickly, I put some of me into creating it. I put a lot of care and pride into anything I create and I hope that shows in the pieces that I produce. I also hope that people can get some sense of my personality from my pieces because I try to incorporate that as well." - I absolutely have a respect and understanding from where Betty is coming from. Every piece of jewelry or doll or whatever it is that we make is made with a piece of us!
I absolutely enjoyed reading about what Betty thinks when she's crafting! We love to share what we've created to the world, only to continue to inspire others!
Check out Betty's store at:
Come support us handmade crafty people on Etsy, and maybe we can inspire you!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Took a little break :)

So I have been MIA for a couple of weeks. My schedule has been crazy but now everything seems to be going back to normal. Just last week school started. I am pursuing a Masters in Information Assurance at UMUC. Being out of school for two years has really taken a toll, but I am up for the challenge. I have had to put the jewelry making on hold as least until I could catch up with life. I also picked up some crochet. Finished my first scarf yesterday :) I think I will start adding a new section to my shop! Nothing better than a little diversity!

So this is short and sweet. I'm just glad to be back and writing!

Stay tuned :)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

We Are Family!

I love my family for everything they do, everything they are, and everything they strive to be. I'm an island girl, born in NY, but origin is Puerto Rico (shout out*), and because of this we have family whom still reside on this beautiful Island -------->

Unfortunately we go many years without seeing family, going on about ten for myself. Thanks to all of the wonderful Social Media sites out there....Facebook, Twitter, and even the ancient Myspace, I can see my family that live thousands of miles away. I can see new members of family and become a part of their life's journey. With family being so distant, I truly hold on close to the family I have here. We had two beautiful and wonderful additions to the family last year! They light up my days and crack me up! They are only 11 months and 1 year, each having their very own personality to last them a lifetime! My nephew and niece (who are cousins! which was a crazy time because they were born 5 weeks apart from eachother!) are such great fun! They are my babies (even though not literally mine) but I make sure to show them so much love and care, as well as our family here! I can't imagine not having them be this close, and I never take that for granted!!

These little angels are what inspired me to make a jewelry piece that any mom, gma, aunt, etc. could hold almost in the palm of your hand!

This is an adjustable Vintage personalized bracelet that holds an image of your loved one to keep for yourself or send as a gift to someone who isn't too close to home. It is an acrylic based (or Resin) curated jewelry piece. Other styles are available, such as rings, necklaces, and bottle cap keychains for the men!
Feel free to message me at my Etsy site (now located at the top of my blog) for more information on pictures and requests!
Now that I've shared a heart-felt moment with you all, it's time to dig into a crab feast I'm hosting at work!!!
Until the next!! Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Is it Fall already?

'Tis the season for, not for Christmas (we're not quite there yet, 125 days til Christmas Day, but who's counting?)....welcome back allergies! These past couple of days have been a little rough trying not to let the allergies beat me! Anywho, enough ranting. But 'tis the season for Fall colors, leaves turning, pumpkin patches, and warm pie! All of these colors, smells, and tastes can really start inspiring someone to do something new, original, or maybe even old. Family recipes getting passed down, mmm grandmas baked apple pie, always a classic. Or being in the spirit to create something brand new!

So I started thinking, ok well all of these colors are known (orange, red, sangria, yellow, etc) for a Fall scheme, but what can I do that's new?? Well here it is!

Ruby Red Earring & Necklace set.

I added this because I thought the picture looked cool.


 I started with the Red, no specific reason why, I think I was just attracted to the way the bead looked. This is such an elegant piece but still so simple to wear with anything, anywhere! Don't worry about finding earrings to match your necklace, because it already comes as a matching set! 
Guys this is a perfect gift for the special lady in your life! How do I know, because I loved it! And yes, that is me being completely biased to my own work. But, I would have liked it off the shelf at a boutique store just as much!
Ladies, this is a great addition to your outfit! It's great for dinner parties, weddings, events, etc. It just screams, wear me. :)
Check it out on my Etsy site:
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to say hello and let me know, What Inspires You? You might see your story on my blog!! ;)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Back To School

Hard to believe how fast Summer has flown by. I already feel the temperature changing, and the Sun sleeping in a little bit longer. The cool weather does feel amazing. Driving to work with the windows down and listening to awesome music is a pretty good way to start the day.

In the spirit of the first day of classes, I was thinking of a few friends who are teachers and I wanted to create a little something for them, and of course anyone else (like myself) that have to wear ID Badges to work. So I made a couple of Lanyards that are unique, and you have to know, no one else at work would have the same one! These Lanyards are for anyone who doesn't wear a lot of jewelry, or people who do wear jewelry and want to spice up that work uniform/outfit! These Lanyards can be made for children or teens that also need to use ID Badges to wear at school, from elementary to college!

Red Beaded Lanyard

This Lanyard is made with dark red beads and translucent glass beads that give an extra umph to any outfit. Be bold and make a statement with just one piece!
Wooden Beaded Lanyard 
This Lanyard is made with multiple tones of brown wooden beads with golden translucent beads. This is a little more simple, yet it really is a gorgeous wear.

Custom orders are available, whether it;s a favorite sports team, or school colors! Just message me your request :)

Have a great start to a new school year, and for the rest of us have a great day!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fun in the Sun

Wire wrapped Earrings

Turquoise Rocks
Fun in the Sun. I love summertime. I was born in June, so it was meant to be. I love all of what the summer has to offer when being inspired to create a lovely piece of jewelry. From the buzzing bees to the beachy sands. Even just walking through fields of grass can inspire something so beautiful to wear everyday!

These earrings were inspired by the bees of the season. It is a wire wrapped with a 20 gauge silver wire, portraying an illusion of a behive with a brilliant yellow glass drop bead. These earrings can be worn with anything, whether your feeling coordinated or you want to add a little something to your outfit to make you stand out!

My second inspiration I wanted to share with you today are these earrings that dangle with beautiful turquoise rock beads hanging on a silver chain. When I think of summer I often think of beach, islands, romantic getaways, and vacation time! These earrings are perfect for any such occasion!

Please see my store for further details on these and other selections of jewelry I have made:

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Happy shopping!!