Friday, April 9, 2010

Fans Album!

If you've bought a piece from me and would like to be included in my 'fans' album on Facebook, please send me a photo of you wearing your lovelies! I will be giving out 20% off the next item to those who do! is the email to send pictures to!

I'd prefer a picture where I can see your smiling face :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

New Items and a view into my work station!

I've been a busy busy girl, and luckily so has my boyfriend. He put together the bed above my desk, then put the lights on attached to the bottom of the bunk bed. Now my work station is bright no matter the time of day!

See all those wonderful little gray organizers? Those save me tons of time looking for things. I'm a maniac when it comes to organizing, and could spend hours upon hours reorganizing things just for the heck of it.You can't see it really, but on the right under neath the bed is a rack attached to the wall; that's where I hang my rolls of ribbon, chain, and wire! So handy. The chair is a reclaimed dining room chair from a set my Mother was going to throw out. I spray painted it purple (one of my favorite colors) and it's been mine ever since. On the left of the desk is a wooden organizer for all my pliers, snippers, mandrels, wire straighteners, bead reamers and other tools. Again, very handy for my organized self. I love my work station, even if it is PACKED!

One of my newest pieces, incorporating an upcycled belt buckle for the center piece and gorgeous 4mm garnet beads for the necklace itself. I love how vintage it is and how intricate the belt buckle was!

The idea for these earrings came to while I was watching the movie Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightening Thief. This was actually the start of my Olympians series, and I have finally found the right component to make these earrings the way I wanted! They're made from green blue tiger's eye, delicate sterling silver chain, and a sterling silver fish hook. I love how the tiger's eye shimmers and changes in the light!

This is a HUGE opalite briolette that I bought specifically for a custom order. The buyer wanted a piece that reminded her of 'thorns and roses' and was made with an opalite piece. This piece ended up being my very first complicated wire wrapped piece, and I believe it came out pretty well. I'm going to be practicing more and learning new techniques and keep expanding my horizons on this though.

This is a little history: When I first started flylikehermes, this little guy was going to be my logo! I drew him and colored him and was going to use him foreverything. Then I realized that while the name is flylikehermes, the designs are much more adult than my drawing. My current logo was made by my best friend, Cassie Resendez. She makes logos, designs banners and avatars, and is brilliant with color, shape and design.
This is the design she made for me! :)
I love love LOVE the customized f she made, the little wing on the left was my idea, and Cassie made it perfect! If you're interested in getting a custom logo or design, go see her at her Etsy.

I love Spring, and the weather is getting better and better. I'm riding my bike to work all the time now. What are you doing now that it's spring?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

More beautiful pieces for spring!

I've been a busy busy girl.
Jacob finished putting the bunk bed together over my work desk, and put the lights up over the desk so that I have fantastic lighting now. It's amazing, and I'm so happy.

Here are some of the pieces I've made this week!

Aphrodite Earrings

I am so glad spring is here! It's amazing because I can take photos at 7pm, and the light is still great!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

More Olympians!

Meet Zeus in necklace form, and Hemera!



Monday, March 1, 2010

The Olympians

New Series of gorgeous jeweled neck, ear and wrist beauties coming up!
Here's the first one!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It's my Birthday and I'll blog if I want to

So, I'm 25 as of 8:30 pm tonight...officially.
That is a quarter of a Century folks. If I live to be 100, my life is officially 1/4 over...

And I'm pretty excited about that. I'm past the awkward teenage years (even though the acne occasionally rears it's ugly head once again), and into the fun mid-20s where life is all bridal showers, careers and babies...

Wait what?

Most of my friends aren't even out of college, but friends online in other states are in the process of getting married in the next year and looking to have kids and buy houses, and and and...I'm feeling a bit left behind, but I think I've got it figured out.

When I was 16, I thought by the time I was 26 I'd have a house with the white picket fence and dogs playing in the yard, a great career in animation, be married to the love of my life and have my first kid on the way.

Yeahhhh that's not happening. But you know what? I'm not really dissapointed. I love my job, I love my house, I love my boyfriend, and I'm loving being free enough to go on the adventures I want to go on and see the sights I want to see before settling down and having kids.

I also love my crafting. I've been dedicating a ton of time recently to making jewelry, and haven't been posting anything (bad bad me). I'm getting ready for a show in April that a local coffee house is holding. They've invited me to have a showcase there filled with jewelry! How awesome is that huh? So the boyfriend and I are in the process of building the case that the jewelry will go in, and once it's done I'll post pictures!

For now, I leave you with some cake!