Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Exciting News!

Noaki Jewelry has just been featured in Beth Helmsetter's blog. Beth is one of LA top wedding and event planners and her expertise has been featured in numerous wedding publications. Check it out...and while you're on her blog take a look at some of the events she's put together. Just stunning:

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Greetings from Telluride!

As you probably guessed by the title of this posting my husband, 2-year-old son and I are in Telluride, Colorado -- and, yes, my beads, vintage jewelry and tools all traveled here too. We've done loads of hiking, blown 'daddy-lions' for our son and stopped at plenty of antique stores in the surrounding mining towns.

We walked into one shop that was so packed with rocking chairs, stained glass and crowded shelves of ceramics that I hard time getting to the counter where all the jewelry was stashed. And when I did I actually had a little trouble breathing because I was so excited by what I saw -- some ornate Victorian rhinestone shoe clips that I've been searching for for a very long time. (I know, it's the sign of a sickness. I couldn't stop staring at the pair on the ride back to Telluride)

Anyway, I've had this mini-creative explosion and have made more than a dozen earrings, necklaces, hair pieces and bracelets that I'll post over the weekend when we get back to California. And in response to inquiries for more wedding pieces, most of them are!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Beach Wedding

I've been working with this really lovely bride, who is getting married on one of the most stunning parts of the California coastline. I got so inspired and carried away by what she wanted that I ended up making four pieces! I'm sure she's not going to wear them all so some will likely be up for grabs soon.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Jewelry Pictures

Here are some of my favorite pictures from a recent photo shoot in San Pedro by the very talented Sheila Garvey. Sheila has such a sharp eye for detail and her photographs have an intimate quality that I just adore. She also provided great direction to our model and my sister Megan.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Stepping off a cliff

So after years of encouragement, I'm finally getting a website together. Good grief, I'm nervous and yet excited too. The first page is up though don't bother clicking on anything since it's not functioning yet.

Thanks to Sheila Garvey for the amazing photography and Lawrence Lam, who is putting together the site! Take a look: www.noakijewelry.com