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After the sparkle, and new designs from the heart

The aftermath of the wedding sparkle has been a bit, well, not so sparkly.  I didn’t realize how exhausted I was.  And it didn’t help that I returned to the inevitable mountain of paperwork and past-due orders, with boxes upon boxes that needed unpacking, full of contents that needed re-stashing.  Talk about out of the sunshine, into the clouds.  Things went from happy and cheery to back the grindstone rather abruptly.  But I forged through and have to say that married life has been fantastic thus far.  We are happy and in love, and that’s a beautiful thing.  But it doesn’t give me the re-energizing that I needed.  I’ve been trying to take it slow for the past few weeks, and I am realizing how much I needed to do just that.  I slept for about 14 hours lastnight, and I just don’t do things like that!  So I am trying to be easy with myself.  No forced strenuous workouts, no forced late-night torch sessions, no jewelry making if I’m not in the mood.  Just trying to get the important things done, take some time to read relax with my husband (that word still feels strange), and make time for lots of sleep.  I’m doing a cleanse and taking some homeopathic tonics to support my adrenal system, and I can feel my energy returning to me.  I think some good times are around the bend.

The months ahead hold something very exciting that I can’t quite share yet, but I know that I will need lots of steam to make it up the hill.  I’m like the little engine that could, but I know that I need to conserve my resources.  We have some changes coming that are going to be a challenge, but an exhilarating one.

In the meantime, I’m working on a new line for Fall and Winter.  I’m only scratching the surface of where I want to go with this, but the creative energies are flowing.  It took me a while to get back into the groove of things, after being away from the torch for over a month.  I have a few wholesale orders going out in the next week or two, and at the same time will expand upon these ideas.  Divali is also in a few weeks, on October 17, and I hope to get a sale together to celebrate.  I’ll keep you posted here.  In the meantime, here are a few new pieces to tickle your fancy and tempt your imagination with ideas of things to come.  These pieces are reminiscent of work I have made in the past, very whimsical and vibrant; but there’s more to these than the ones before.  These are the kind of pieces that seem to elicit a response from many people that makes me realize we all need more of this vibrance in our lives.  ”Oh, those are so cute for little girls,” or “Oh, that necklace is perfect for a teacher.”  Bah humbug.  We all have an inner child, and that inner child loves bright colors and whimsical shapes and hearts and flowers.  We are only as old as we feel.  In these tough times, we need things to make us smile, and this jewelry is sure to do just that!
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I’m off to tick some things off that to-do list.  Back again soon, feeling rejuvenated and renewed-
Carter

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Posted in Uncategorized by Carter : September 29, 2009 - 1:53pm


The wild wild west

We’re making our way back home and have been stopping at lots of fun places along the way.  We went a good bit out of the way to go through South Dakota, somewhere I have always wanted to go.  I have some obsession with the wild wild west; cowboys, buffalo, prairie lands, and crazy rock formations that seem to leap out of the ground.  Since we know how hectic life is, we decided to take this chance to head north and take a route we’d never take otherwise.  Yes, we were supposed to be back in the office last week.  But I guess one of the benefits of being the boss is that you can do as you please.  So we’re taking our merry time, and we’ll get there when we get there.

Yesterday we stopped in the Badlands National Park and at Mount Rushmore, and I was as impressed as I thought I would be.  I have long had an obsession with Mount Rushmore, and it was so exciting to see it in person.  I can’t really put my finger on where the obsession came from; I think it has something to do with the grand scale of this monument, and the fact that it’s so out in the middle of nowhere.  I can’t imagine what it must have been like in the 1920’s when the carving was done.  Here are some pictures of our journey.  And the journey continues …

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Posted in Uncategorized by Carter : September 10, 2009 - 10:01am


My first post as Mrs. Seibels Singh!

I’ve been busy as a bee doing lots of things besides making jewelry.  I had one of those Once In A Lifetime events to take care of: my wedding!  It was a beautiful occasion, colorful and festive, joyous, full of love.  What an amazing thing to be surrounded by so many people who love us.  It was quite a feat to pull it off, but I am very happy with the way it turned out.  We had family and friends come from all over the world and descend upon Asheville, NC.  Our wedding took place at Hidden River, a small, family-owned farm.  It is a beautiful spot, quite serene and natural.

We are still glowing in after-wedding bliss.  We’re making our way back across the country now in the truck, with fun stops along the way.  We’re in Cincinnati now, staying with Saki and Liz from Saki Silver.  We’re heading out in just a bit, on our way to Bad Lands National Park and Mount Rushmore.  These are two spots that I’ve always wanted to see, and the time is right and we’re going right by, so we’re going to stop and take in the beauty.  And we’ll be back in California later this week.

Here are a few pictures from our wedding.  It was such a special time.

Our rehearsal dinner setting

Our rehearsal dinner setting

Walking down the aisle

Walking down the aisle

The whole gang

The whole gang

My henna and the sparklies Aveesh gifted me.

My henna and the sparklies Aveesh gifted me.

Me and my cousins

Me and my cousins

Our first dance with Finn!

Our first dance with Finn!

Our cake

Our cake

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Posted in Uncategorized by Carter : September 7, 2009 - 8:29am


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