Every once in a while, you have one of those weeks...

Every once in a while, you have one of  weeks... one of those LIFE AFFIRMING, AMAZING things happening, opportunity FILLED weeks... and it's SUCH a blessing. And you sit back at that end of the week, and you think "Goodness. I'm so thankful that i'm on the right path'. 

This week was NOT one of those weeks...

HAH just kidding! It totally was!! 

I mentioned Story NYC a few months ago when they carried my onesies! Well, once a month they have a pitch night, and i was determined to talk about my brand AND my book!

And it went SWIMMINGLY!!!
I'm so thankful! I don't exactly know what this means yet with Story NYC but i am very excited for the possibility!

Being a nervous, scared, but VERY ambitious girl is working to my advantage! KEEP WORKING HARD! Seriously!! Things with come to fruition when the timing is right!! 

And THAT is my encouragement this lovely Friday!! 


Opperation Become Human. :)

Okay, so obviously if you've read the past few posts of my blog then you know that i'm having a rough time right now. For the past two weeks i've just been this emotional lump. This is such a crazy process, and has been much more tramatizing them i ever imaged. I never quite realized how much i relied on Riley. I had no idea how helpless i could feel. I used to be such an indipendant person. I loved alone time, but still rejoiced time with friends and family. Where did that girl go? I lost her.

Artistic Tea

But alas, after finally getting the closure i needed, i realize that life will go on. It just has to. So...today is day one of "Opperation Become Human". (otherwise known to me as OBH) I have been running eronds all day today, bringing jewelry to shops that ive been needing to replenish all month, and going to a coffee shop just becuase i want to.

My day has actually been pretty wonderful. Here's the run down.

Pumpkin Tea.

*Went to bed with the feeling "I can finally look in the mirror and see a girl who knows everything will be okay."

* Actually slept.

* Woke up, cleaned a bit, and ate breakfast. (mmm good breakfast, vegan corn chili)

* Went to the gallery i used to work at and talked to the fine ladies there. Dropped off "Jenipher Lyn" jewels.

* Made plans with a friend to have lunch and go to the museum tomorrow. Yay!

* Drove to the coffee shop and finally got some work done. (FINALLY!!)

* Randomly sold a harmonica to a nice gentleman who works at the coffee shop.

* Picked up a very nice consignment check from a lovely indie shop i'm in.

* R&R. Relaxed and Read magazines at B&N, just for me, nothing to do with Cherry Runway.

* My friend is coming over in ONE HOUR! to spend time with me and have dinner. Hopefully i'll make her go for a walk with me. :)

* Picked up my mail. Which has been empty for days. Today was a wonderful mail day though!

- The beautiful journals for a craft swap with the talented ladies in my online class.

- A really sweet note from two of the gals. Thank you so so much Laura and Ashley!

- A free sub coupon for Firehouse for my birthday.

- A consignment check from the gallery! Surprise surprise!

- A Bed Bath and Beyond coupon. (always fun, especially with all the gift cards i have from there)

Yummy Cookies

I think that pretty much sums up my day. Today was a bright one. Tomorrow may be a hard one. I don't know really..i just know i need to lift my chin, realize it's all just going to be okay, and live my life.

I leave you with a quote from my room mate Josh...

People are going to live their life. You just have to live yours. - Josh

Yay! I'm "Flourish"ing!!

I was recently e-mailed by lovely lady named Vanessa asking if i would be an artist in her shoppe. Flourish Boutique is in South Bend, Indiana. Her shop just opened a few months ago and is doing quite well already! All of the other artists that are apart of her shop are delighted and told me i should be honored to have been contacted by Vanessa. Flourish has an abundance of handmade creations ranging from fine art, clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and home decor.

Although I'm really weary of consignment after some of the other fiasco's I've encountered, I'm still very excited about this opportunity. Vanessa seems extremely put together, had a well written contact, and everyone had so many nice things to say. It was an offer i couldn't refuse. I sent off a selection of my jewels on Monday. Below is just a few to make an appearance.


Mytini, Or Yours

Not Your Mother's Pearls

Leopard Lampwork Love

Tensha Pearl

and matching earrings!

Play Me A Ditty

I'm so excited to be a part of Flourish. I hope my jewelry Flourishes. Har har. :)

Hope your having a peachy holiday season so far!!

Cross Your Fingers.


I was asked to make some jewelry prototypes for a very prestigious store in my home town. This is one of the first prototypes i made for them, and am working on a couple portfolio pages for them. I think this necklace would do wonderfully there, and am crossing my fingers!! that they accept me. Cross yours too okay?

Beware Consignment

Oh, Give me a Hand. -- a "handy note" from me.

Okay, just like may other artists i know, i am hoping to pursue this field as a career choice. In order to do so i am trying to hustle and talk about Cherry Runway consistently to become more well known. So when i am accepted or approached by a brick and motor shop that is willing to sell my designs, i am stoked!! The fall back though, which incase you didn't already know of, is that when you hand over your goods, you really don't have a say what they do with them.

Consignment seems like a great idea. Don't get me wrong, I am still quite pleased when i am able to consign my goods, but in some cases it seems like a waste of money. First off, you foot out the bill and time and give someone/someplace your items for free, based on a contact that you hope they will sell your merchandise. Sometimes your goods will be put in the back and not even be put on the floor for days, weeks or months. Sometimes they were never put on the floor and just sent back to you after a while. Unless you visit this place frequently, you really will never know.

I've been a shoppe in South Florida for about 6 months. I was extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to see at this particular place. I was told that i should call once a month and put my name on the consignment artist list, and someone will call me with an update. I've called once a month for the last five months, and have not received a single phone call back. When i called their shop yesterday, the women i worked with "no longer worked with the company" and the girl at the register had never heard of me or my jewelry. So, i went in for a personal visit. When i got there, a women lifted a small crumpled paper bag and dumped out my jewelry on the counter to compare it to my invoice. $400.00 wholesale, of my hard earned time and money was sitting there tarnished and uncared for. It made me sick.

So please learn from my mistake, check out a store very carefully before you hand over your goods. It may seem like the opportunity of a lifetime, but may end up as a waste of your time.