bumblesea


what the
06/12/2009, 4:22 pm
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woke up to find my polyvore set… on their official blog? didn’t believe it was really their blog for a second. so I went to polyvore.com, clicked on “blog”. and yeah, there it is.

update: bumblesea’s on modish?????????? best day ever. thank you jena!

too much bragging, not enough eye candy!

kelvingrove park by wil freeborn

kelvingrove park by wil freeborn

the small things by wil freeborn

the small things by wil freeborn

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bzzzzzzz
06/11/2009, 10:37 am
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interview’s out in print and online as well. I don’t look like a quadruped but I am biting my lip in the photo. daryl must’ve heard moths and lichens as my inspiration instead of moss and lichens? haha… thank you daryl and james! and of course the ever lovely jean.



summertime
06/10/2009, 5:38 pm
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I’m so relieved that the site is up and looking the way I imagined it. added a few new necklaces, including the hatched necklace everyone seemed to love. check out the new lineup:

new pendants on bumblesea jewelry

new pendants on bumblesea jewelry

looks much better with sixteen designs up, but I still need more. I think part of the reason why the last jewelry line was so successful is because I had a bit over fifty designs. I need to step up my game and stay patient. my alexa rank has jumped 18 million points since the launch. my ranking is still terrible right now but it’ll get better over time. 18 million in a few weeks isn’t shabby. and the buzz interview comes out tomorrow! I am so nervous, I know they’ll end up publishing a picture of me looking like a quadruped.

last night was a consisted of my favorite girls on earth, making fresh mojitos, fawning over iron chef, and roasting marshmallows over a candle. I love that I’m able to run bumblesea from wherever I’m living at the moment. for a while I felt like a nomad. but I’m so happy to be home, I don’t know if I could ever leave. I know once it gets cold again I’ll be grumbling about how I should be living in austin, TX. but this summer has been great so far.



heart handmade interview

marichelle from heart handmade interviewed me a few days ago, it’s up on the blog here!

her wire + fabric work on her etsy shop, wunderlust,  is adorable. always makes me happy when a talented artist digs my jewelry.

coz I said so by wunderlust

coz I said so by wunderlust



j.mo vs polyvore 2.0

I’MMA WHOOP YOU REAL GOOD

black and white polyvore set by bumblesea

black and white polyvore set by bumblesea



before and after
06/06/2009, 9:21 am
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I finally gave up on my ghetto lightbox and took photos of the jewelry in natural light instead. looks so much better now. buzz photographer is coming over in a few hours and my workspace is still a wreck. running on one hour of sleep, one cup of coffee, anxiety.

margot necklace before

margot necklace before

margot necklace after

margot necklace after



what I’ve been up to
06/04/2009, 1:40 am
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I’ve officially hired an intern! her name is jean, she’s a journalism major and she’ll be the slaving away doing my work while I drink pina coladas all day. a few hours after we met she had already convinced buzz to feature bumblesea. I was amazed at how many people applied for the internship but I’m sure I made the right choice.

I know I’ve been talking about this forever but I’m finally done taking better photos of the jewelry. I’m in the editing/finishing stage right now and I’m pretty happy with the results. the hatched necklace and a few other new designs will be added to the site in the update as well.

some plans are in the works to make recurring (possibly weekly?) blog posts about DIY projects. I am tired of the majority of the content on here being shameless plugs for bumblesea. I’m also compiling a list of all the talented artists and designers I’ve met/discovered in the independent and handmade community to be featured here. if you want to be featured you can always email me to be considered.

there are a few other interviews being arranged in addition to buzz, I’m happy that everything is falling into place for the new line. I’ve picked the worst possible time to turn bumblesea into a luxury brand but I’m feeling more comfortable with it as I go on.

my mantra for the week, via flickr:

YES ! by twisty331

YES ! by twisty331