Friday, July 26, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A little bit of vintage.

 A custom order for my Aunt Mokko ~ Sterling and aubergine amethyst beads.

A few small pieces showcasing some vintage finds - czech glass beads!  
Tiny, gorgeously hued and absolutely delectable, faceted just enough to catch that warm, afternoon light.  

Available in golden tangerine and an icy, midnight blue.

xo Blue Gnome

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

And The Winner..

I apologize for the delay posting this..yesterday was an exhausting day and after the wee monster finally went to bed, I crashed out as well.

With Leo's help, we've randomly selected a!  
Thanks to his little, sticky toddler fingers, we've selected not one..or two..but three names!  And though I thought briefly of having a re-draw..aww..what the heck, my motivation to get to the shop has been a little on the low side lately and I'm looking forward to creating something new with you!  (For those of you whose names have been drawn..please contact me via email and we can start creating something just for you.)

A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to write, I loved hearing about your inspirations, your loves..and who/what makes you the best that you can be.  

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

xo Blue Gnome

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


My parents went home today..I'm feeling a little homesick and a lot blessed for the love of all my family and friends I can count on matter the geographical distance.  
I'm also feeling pretty lucky and thankful for all your purchases and support.  
You allow me the creative outlet to keep me keep me from losing myself completely in this sometimes overwhelming role of motherhood. 

So as a thanks to all of you who have taken the time to read, comment or just "like" my postings of my work, I'd like to create something just for you.

I would love to hear about your passion..what/who makes you get out of bed every morning, who makes you tackle the highest of mountains with no caution of failure.  There are no "best" or "worst" comments, I'd just like to hear from you!  Your name will be entered in a random draw..and the chosen entry will be awarded a custom piece, created just for you.  Earrings..a necklace or a ring, I'd love to collaborate on a piece together!

Entry closes Sunday will be drawn on Monday.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

xo Blue Gnome

Monday, July 8, 2013


 Danaus ring - sterling & garnet

Danaus ring - sterling & gaspeite

A reminder to stay light of heart.

xo Blue Gnome

Storm Clouds

I woke up this morning feeling groggy despite my earlier then usual bedtime last night, as if hungover from an overindulgent, long sleep. Though the skies this morning look like the sun may win the battle over the dark storm clouds that have lingered here the last few days, the ground is wet and the air, heavy and still.

The air conditioner has been working overtime this week, temperatures soaring into the high thirties and low forties with the heavy blanket of humidity, the trees and plants loving this hot, wet weather have grown monstrous transforming the city into an urban jungle of sorts.

Though the sun is starting to filter through the clouds, I'm finding it difficult to shake the heaviness in my limbs, my joints are stiff and creaky, my heart a little sad.  
How we take for granted the life we live today, the assumption that we will forever be surrounded by our loved ones and we assume that others feel the same.  
Then out of the blue, a curve ball 
something happens that douses you with an ice cold splash of reality.  
Life is change and nothing, good or bad, will last forever.  
And as some take precautions to protect and guard what they feel like rightfully theirs, I am left feeling sad and hurt that the very people who I trusted and thought as my own don't feel the same.  
I'm told that I'm feeling emotional over nothing..that taking it personally makes no sense.  
And though I agree that logically it's no surprise, 
all I know right now is the feeling of bright disappointment and uncertainty.  

A vulnerability is setting in that I have never felt before, a sense of regret that I've laid all my cards on the table, unknowing that some have held theirs back.  

I can feel my walls being built back up.  
Instinctive self-preservation.  
I'm fighting it right now because my walls are strong and sturdy and once they're built, they will take too much time and painful effort to tear down again.

I think today will be a day of quiet resolution.  
A day to gather my thoughts and climb out of this hole I've unknowingly sunk into.  

I need to listen to my heart, it has a lot to say today.

xo Blue Gnome