New Product: Beaded Flower Headband

29 Sep

Hello! How are you enjoying the first days of Fall? Weather cooling down, pretty leaves on the ground…

This time of year always makes me want to try something new. Headbands! This is my first headband, hand-beaded with a double strap and flower which is one of the most recent.

Lots of new stuff in the shop lately!


Russian Matryoshka Doll Jewelry

24 Sep

After a bit of a creating break, I’ve holed myself up in the attic studio to create some new pieces under the skylights. I bought some fun new beads too. Like these awesome little matryoshka dolls! Reminds me of a set that my grandmother kept on top of her piano when we were kids. Occasionally we would be allowed to take them apart…

Message me for a discount if you’re interested in buying the set!

More fun new stuff in the shop.

And I was interviewed the other day. How cool is that?

And hey, thanks to all of you who helped me reach my goal of 100 Facebook fans by the end of September! Shall we go for 200 by Halloween?

New Dangle Gemstone Earrings

20 Sep

I haven’t posted new products in the shop in quite a while, but I made these earrings yesterday – wire-wrapped gemstones in clear, pink and white. They’re pretty long – 9cm – and elegant, a change from the chunky playfulness of the guadua jewelry.

I also made two new necklaces which I haven’t photographed yet. Both include guadua. They should be up on Etsy later today sometime!

DIY: Earring Holder Cards

12 Sep

I needed to come up with a way to display my earrings for Made in Mogotes, something a bit different, something colorful. This is what I did:

1. Set up a table in Word with squares about 3.5 inches long by 2.5 inches wide.

2. Find a photo, import into Word, make 50% transparent then copy and paste into each square. (Mine is a photo of parents in Colombia, but it didn’t show up very well in the photos)

3. Write business name and website on the bottom of each square.

4. Print cards and cut with a paper cutter so the edges are perfect.

5. Use different colored scrapbook paper and hot glue the printed cards to a piece that matches the pair of earrings.

6. Trim the edges so you can see a slice of the scrapbook paper behind the cards.

7. Poke pin-sized holes at the top of each card.

8. Punch a hole in the middle with a hole punch for hanging.

9. Insert earrings.

10. Admire.

Here’s what I came up with. Apologies for the photo quality. I took them at night with bad lighting and a flash would have left more glare on the earrings themselves since they are varnished, but you get the idea!

What do you think? 

Mini-Moo Cards

10 Sep

So exciting! My mini-moo cards for Made in Mogotes have arrived. They came packed in a nice white box and I got a red felt holder along with them. I chose a bunch of different designs. Now to distribute them…

Do you use Mini-Moo cards? What do you think?

Features and a Photography Shop

9 Sep

I’m sitting on my parents’ front porch right now. I’m wearing long sleeves and yoga pants. That means Autumn is coming. One of the trees around the corner has already changed color. My favorite time of year.

This time always inspires me to start new things and last night I decided why not open a sec on Etsy shop for my photography?

So I did. It’s called Photo Larks and is by no means complete, but there’s a handful of shots up there – a couple people shots, but mostly street shots of colorful walls and graffiti in London. I’m going to be adding a lot so keep coming back to check it out if you like what’s there.

The new shop link:

I’ve also posted a bunch of earrings on the Made in Mogotes shop.

In other news…

Thanks to some fabulous fellow Etsians, Louise and Lil’Jazz, Made in Mogotes has been given a bit of attention this week.

The shop has been featured on both of their blogs. Any re-tweets or FB posts appreciated!

Louise Knits – September 8 and  a Lil’Jazz Collection – September 4


A New Tag

6 Sep

I’m working on a tag to be embroidered and sewn into the insides of the fique bags.

What do you think of this?