July 2, 2010

Stocking up at the LA Jewelry District!

Knowing it would be one of my last times in LA for awhile, I made SEVERAL trips to the jewelry district to stock up for my Fall Line and whatever is to follow thereafter! I went a month before we moved and stocked up... but then went back a few weeks later and stocked up again... and after making the 200 necklaces sale, I went back when I was in town one last time and fully stocked up - again! That makes 3 full stock up trips - which resulted in these:
::ah!::
::pearls!::
::and gemstones!::
::and turquoise!::
::and crystals!::
::and findings - oh my!::

In addition to stocking up on jewelry for my fall line, moving cross country, planning my hub's ordination, and making those 200 necklaces I mentioned last week, I made sure I didn't forget one of the most important tasks on my list -- an outfit (and coordination jewelry!) for myself to wear to the ordination event! I found a chic pink dress with a high collar early long before the event and the move (on sale at Macy's!), and topped it off with my hub's black tie as a sash and some CUTE Steve Madden shoes! I knew I needed to make a fun and bold necklace to coordinate. During one of my many re-stocking trips downtown, I spotted some pearls and immediately knew what to do... here is the final outfit! (Sorry that picture to the right is ghetto-tastic, it's the only one I have of the whole outfit)!

Sue's necklace looks like mine - because I custom made it for her last year!

And on a final note, I finally got a job here in KC! I will be serving as a chaplain at a large Trauma Level 1 hospital downtown - and the best part is that it doesn't start until September! Which means I have between now and then to totally tackle all these supplies I have accumulated and make a killer Fall Line! Yeehaw! Here are a few previews of the line, in a semi-4th of July fashion!
Yee-haw Cowgirl It Up necklace on Etsy

The Chuck: All-Star necklace on Etsy

Happy 4th of July!

12 comments:

  1. Your outfit is fantastic, and I really want to roll in those beads. You know what I mean.

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  2. What stash! They are sooo colourful. Love your necklace and outfit :) T.

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  3. First of all, I love your cranberry and yellow raisin necklace from the ordination - looks fabulous!

    And the colors for your fall line ... I think I'm in love. I'm also thinking I might need to commission you to make me a necklace that replicates the colors we're going to have in the nursery (turquoise, lime green and orange). Thoughts?!

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  4. First, congratulations to you and your husband! I'm from Los Angeles and I think I know the district you're speaking of--off of Santee Alley right? I get a lot of my doll supplies there as well. Isn't it wonderful that they've put a bathroom in that place? And I've been to the wholesale bead stores there, too. I don't make jewelry but it sure does tempt me. They all look candy and I run my fingers through most of it which irks the owners.

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  5. great scores! LOVE the LA jewelry district! I am lucky to live here again! whenever i live too far from it I start to REALLY miss it ;)

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  6. Love all the deep colors on the necklaces.

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  7. Lots of pretty candy, I mean beads!

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  8. love, LOVE the chuck taylor necklace.

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  9. Oh my, that is a whole lotta bead goodness!! And I know you'll design fabulous pieces with them! :>

    When I first saw the pics, I was scouting out your necklace, 'cause I *knew* you would design something uber fabulous for yourself....and you did not disappoint! Love all that dancing color and love that you used Hans tie as a sash!

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  10. I'm sooo jealous of your gorgeous finds! Have fun playing with it all :)

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  12. Every designer necklace looks nice. Last three product is stylish necklaces. And your colored gemstone beads jewelry collection is all lovely and beautiful.

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