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 :)