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


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

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.

I promise to update this blog

stressed about the launch of bumblesea 3.0. I want everything to be perfect for the release but I’ve been using that as an excuse to not make a new website for several months now. I’ve decided to go ahead and launch the site and make some tweaks later. my CSS skills are ten kinds of terrible but I’m slowly gaining an appreciation for it. not quite as scary as I thought.

goal launch date was set to may 1st. oops.

a bit of inspiration for the day:

opossum earrings by junipermoon

opossum earrings by joonipermoon