Saturday, December 11, 2010

I'm back! Lots of new stuff + Pro Macarons!

HI EVERYONE! I'm done with finals!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Such a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. It's time for me to really focus on YOU! I'll be spending the next couple of day getting all the US Christmas orders finished and shipped-- thank you all for your patience and understanding, I realize I cut it kind of close this year :(

I did update the site tonsssssssss. I added a lot of simpler earrings, all ready to ship.
I did make all these ear-wires myself! I was itching to try something new, so I thought I'd make my own hooks =). They're bigger, rounder, just a slightly different style from the regular french hooks. Here they are!

^ Only one of each pair for now, sorry!

More of these gemstone carved flower earrings :)

During my week of studying for finals, I'd always take a few minute breaks ever so often, and I'd work on these necklaces:

Made with freshwater pearls and SWAROVSKI bicones-- all wire-wrapped in sterling silver, so yes, this is a pretty high end piece, and it'll last you a very long time.... will make a wonderful gift for that special someone! ;)

And finally, some more peacock color themed earrings:

It took me FOREVER to find a pair of pearls that were relatively the same size and pretty uniform.

New coupons are up!

In macarons news, I went to a bakery (Le Boulange, Lafayette, CA)

... and picked up a couple for myself....
They're $1.50 each, but I find them well worth it :P

My selection:

Vanilla, Caramel, Coffee, Chocolate, Passion Fruit.
OMG LET ME TELL YOU: pro macarons are amazing. these guys are such a pain in the butt to make, I feel like if they were easier to find, I'd just buy them all the time instead of making them. The passion fruit one was AMAZING.

Oh man, om nom nom nom nom

Oh boy oh boy, so what are you all doing for the Holidays? Meeting with family? Is anyone going anywhere?



MissPukku said...

Omg!!! The earrings are sooo pretty!!! <3

I'm so jealous! My finals start on Monday and don't end until Friday of next week! =(

InsideOut Elle said...

yumm passion fruit and caramel look so good ^_^!

I'm going to be with my family this holidays~

KIMB! said...

omg i am loving titantic earrings! i think that's the color, right? D: i purchased titantic heart pendent and it was so pretty :) i never tried macrons before ): and i live in CA! now you mention it, hopefully, i can find those sweets :) :)

Stacey said...

Your carved flower earrings are so pretty. I love the pop of colors, such genius combinations!

Clover said...

woaaaaaaa...the new stuff is amazing!!!
so pretty!!!

London's-beauty said...

They look good!! *nom nom .. ^_^

Soo said...

I like your new hooks! the necklaces look pretty too.
I don't know what I'm doing for holidays just yet. I hope I can go to Chicago to visit the boyfriend but I don't know just yet (we're both broke). if I don't end up traveling, I'll just be at home with the fams.

what're you doing for the holidays? anything special?

also, I've never had macarons before but that passion fruit one looks amazing~

MeiBelle said...

jewelry and food pornnnnn

*does Homer drool*

Tammy said...

I love the new hooks you made, Lisa! They look so cute and original :)

Jamie said...

While I love reading your blog, I also don't because every time you post up new work, I want it all. XD There are so many pieces I am eyeing. Good thing I got a part-time job again. /willbebrokesoon

Ok, that's it. I'm going to go find a French bakery... now. MUST. TRY. MACARONS.

~Lisa said...

Love your new pieces!! The earring hooks look very interesting.

Those macarons look good! I've never tried any before, I must be missing out on a lot =P

CATHLEEN said...

love your new jewelry. I've actually never seen those types of earring hooks before. interesting.
$1.50 for macarons so cheap! I had some just the other day for like $2.50 each. <-- first time eating too!

Cindii said...

Looks really yummy!!

kassia said...

*droools* mm.. those macarons look so amazing!

I absolutely love the black heart earrings to gorgeous.