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


quartz crystals, putting them under your pillow
06/05/2009, 5:57 am
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the official soundtrack for summer ’09

(don’t let your grandma hear this, unless she appreciates the fine art of F-bombs)

summer 09 mix

summer '09 mix

new order – age of consent
clinic – the witch
white town – your woman
jim noir – key of c
lcd soundsystem – someone great
beanie sigel vs jay z – glock nines (ratatat mix)
animal collective – summertime clothes
soul coughing – screenwriters blues
gorillaz – stop the dams
modeselektor – dark side of the sun
jim noir – what you gonna do
atlas sound – river card
mark ronson vs ghostface killah – ooh wee
the unicorns – 52 things
le loup – we are gods we are wolves
test icicles – what’s your damage (alan braxe & fred falke mix)
the dodos – the season
röyksopp – poor leno (istanbul forever mix)

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

new business cards
05/29/2009, 8:07 pm
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I’m in love. the quality is great. of course right after I forced myself to update the blog even though nothing had happened UPS decided it’d be a good time to drop these off. two blog updates in one day? I’m out of line.

jewellery business cards by bumblesea

jewellery business cards by bumblesea

I’d rather be tweeting
05/29/2009, 4:25 pm
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so I’m, what, a bit over two weeks into twitter and I’ve already amassed 2081 followers. most of the referrals to this blog and bumblesea are coming from my twitter account. certainly beats hawking products on myspace.

weather’s great, zucchini’s growing. I’m getting everyone I can to play badminton tonight. can you tell I haven’t gotten any work done lately?

I want to grow a little moss garden but every time I attempt to it dies off. I’ve tried transplanting clumps and this method. what am I doing wrong?

small world by caddis fly

small world by caddis fly

and in the time it took me to write this tiny update, eight people have added me on twitter. add add add.

zebra boyshorts + lettuce
05/27/2009, 4:38 pm
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finally took some photos of the boyshort swim trunks I had custom made by enhancedance on etsy.

zebra + lettuce by bumblesea

zebra boy shorts + lettuce by bumblesea via flickr




plus organic deer tongue lettuce and arugula that I grew. I adore my little green bowl.

05/25/2009, 11:35 am
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photo of one of the newer silver pieces. pure silver, pigments, india ink. I don’t even wear jewelry and I think I’m going to make one of these for myself. not available for sale yet but it should be up within a few days.

hatched pendant by bumblesea

hatched pendant by bumblesea