Summer Solstice

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Happy Summer to you!
The sun is out, birds are chirping, and new beads are on their way... (at a snail's pace). This little boy has kept me very busy. There are bugs to find. Paths to follow. Marshmallows to roast.

Previous pre-orders are now listed in my shop and new pre-orders are available.
Bird totem stacks. 5 bird beads in unique, matte hues, in graduating sizes. Choose from an earthy green flock, or a summer sky mix. I will have more color options available at the shop update, but for my sanity, I am limiting the pre-orders to two choices. $54 (reduced for purchasing a set!).
(earthy green flock)
 (summer sky flock)

Tiny potted succulent charms. Available in dark (brown pot) and light (lighter pot). Wire loop for hanging. $22 each.

To pre-order, please email me or FB message me with your name, contact info (best way to get back in touch) and items/ quantity. Thank you! 

The path less TRAVELED...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The path less traveled is unpaved. There is no gift shop. Time, and human hands, have not yet eroded its 'wildness'.

There is a consistency throughout our favorite places (and experiences) are on the path less traveled. There is a sense of 'no one has stood here before'- of discovery.

Hiking down into a volcano crater, not another soul around...spelunking deep within a cave strewn with ancient Mayan pottery...swimming to nowhere, in a school of reef fish...

I aimed to capture that essence in my latest collection. Discovery. Raw simplicity. Organic forms, that nature has already perfected.

Costa Rica is an inspiring place- it's brimming with life and color, lush landscapes and treasures to be found. I harnessed that energy. These beads were in my 'wheelhouse'- earthy, with intricate glazing. The collection was characterized by unique surface treatments- layers and layers of matte, rustic hues that melted and danced in the kiln. Detailed carving nods to folk-craft that is found throughout Central America.

This collection has a lot of soul and I really enjoyed making it. I can't wait to see these beads brought to life in your jewelry designs. Please share. Thank you to the moon and back, for your kind words and support! If you missed this collection, you can still view it in my portfolio.

Packages are bundled up and will be shipped out today (Wednesday).


Next, I will be creating a re-stock order for Lima Beads. No official shop update over here. But, I will be taking pre-orders for birds on a wire pendants. Please email or FB message me with pre-order requests (specify quantity and a good way to reach you). They are $16 each.

After that, I am thinking chirping birds and sunshine! SUMMER is here (almost)! It's my favorite time of year and my beads will be singing. I will be doing pre-orders for a few items- stay tuned. Nothing official yet, just a few past designs to get ideas flowing :)

Inspired by...Costa Rica

Monday, April 6, 2015

A preview of my sample firing, and a glimpse into the heart, soul and inspiration of my new collection. The collection will launch (and become available for purchase), in a couple weeks. 

If interested in a sloth pre-order, send me a message. $18+ shipping. No other reserves will be taken (thanks for understanding!). More from our trip on my personal blog: enchanted & wild

Inspired by lush landscapes. Moss. Fiddlehead ferns. 
The path less traveled. 

Simplicity. Formed by the hands of mother earth.
A primitive palette, perfected with time.

 Discoveries on the forest floor. Scavenged stones. Sleepy Sloths.

 Mountains and birds, with a tribal touch, and a nod to folk-craft.

Follow the progress of the new collection on Facebook or via Email.

adventure awaits

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Just a quick post in between frantic packing and list making and doing 100 loads of laundry...

Thank YOU for a fantastic last update. Please share what you make with your owls! Seeing them strung up and ready to wear, always makes my day. 

We are leaving this frosty tundra and heading to the warm tropics! A much needed break from reality. 
My shop will remain closed until we return mid-March. I will have a few destash bead bundles up for grabs...and then a tropical, Costa Rica- inspired bead update with loads of new designs...including the mossy stones and sloths! (pictured below). 

I'm not sure how much I will be posting, but if you'd like to follow along...instagram @kylieparry