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 travels...my 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).

Onward...

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 :)









12 comments:

  1. I certainly would like to be able to preorder one of those Sedum pots.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Beth! I am still figuring out what to offer for pre-orders and your input is helpful!

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  2. I love the tiny succulent pendants!

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  3. I just love everything you do. Your photography always puts your pieces in the best light, literally and figuratively! I do adore the way those winged things look like the insect collection that I had to do in 8th grade over the summer. Always impressed by you! Enjoy the day. Erin

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    1. Thank you Erin! You always have the most thoughtful comments.

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  4. Just for input purposes, I also would love to see pre orders available for the tiny succulents. Getting one of your pieces is such a treat Kylie. The quality and attention to detail is amazing and every aspect of the way you run your business is top notch and much appreciated. Thanks for sharing your incredible talent with all.

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    1. Thank you for the input and kindness, Karen! Much appreciated :)

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  5. Please please please allow preorders for moths. I love them so much. I love all of your pieces but the moths are just per the top special.
    Looking forward to your next update!

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  6. I like the succulents in pots also. How much would they be?

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  7. Kylie if your planning on doing those moths again I'm hoping and praying for pre-orders LOL I will just DIE if I miss another one of your updates! I love your work 💘!

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  8. Kylie if your planning on doing those moths again I'm hoping and praying for pre-orders LOL I will just DIE if I miss another one of your updates! I love your work 💘!

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