Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Roses & Peonies---Fairy Princess Tutu Costume No. 3

Here's the 3rd and final Fairy Princess Tutu Costume.

Pinks, Fuschias, and whites are wafted together. I loved making this one...it's so girly girly.

I glue gunned on silk flower peonies to the elastic waistband and the headband. To the simple tank top, I hand stitched a matching silk cherry blossom and a white pearl bead center. The magical slippers were adorned with silk leaves and matching pink silk flowers.

Peaches and Cream Fairy Princess Tutu Costume---No.2

Peaches & Creme

the silk flowers at the waist

clouds of tulle and netting

matching hairband and slippers

little Princess slippers

Here's fairy princess costume number 2. I call it "Peaches and Creme". The colors are so pretty together. When I was at the fabric store, I just stared at the bolts of tulle and netting and then started pulling several that caught my eye....and Peaches & Creme was born.

My Bridal Jewelry Collection

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Another Saturday at Kapiolani Community College's Farmer's Market

A shot of the different vendors...rows and rows
lots to choose from

Jimmy and I are trying to eat more greens and fruits and more organic. So, we went to our favorite Farmer's Market at Kapiolani Community College (KCC) on Saturday. Using my trusty little cell phone, I was able to capture shots from our little market expedition.

There are a lot of plant and orchid vendors
so many different varieties of orchids to choose from

I think these are called Spider Orchids
(ooops, my camera is not focussing properly)

Here's another color variety of the orchid

There's a LOT of Local fruit and vege vendors
I think we have found our favorite vendors

We bought fresh sweet Local pineapple, papayas, cantaloupe, baby bok choy, bananas, butter leaf lettuce...I can't remember everything else. The cantaloupe was supppppper sweet. I left it out for a couple more days until I could Smell the ripe cantaloupe. Ice cold and creamy...LoVed it!

Ogo (or seaweed) vendor from the local Buddhist Temple
Seaweed is very good for you to eat as it has loads of different nutrients
I bought some and made pickled sweet Ogo which Jimmy and I ate every night

Here's a shot of all the tourists and local people
sitting on the curb and eating their lunch
or just taking a breather

There's a lot of tourists that visit the market along with a LOT of locals. I swear, it's like going to an awesome fair. There's lots of stuff to look at, buy, and eat. Bring some good walking shoes b/c there's several rows of vendors and you'll be there for a minimum of 1 hour...if you know what you want already.

Jimmy carrying our 2 bags full of fruits and veges

We always bring our trusty little reusable market bags which we got from Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. That way, vendors do not have to use their plastic bags b/c we just put our finds right in our bags. Stay Green.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Gemstone Jewelry Pieces Added to My Collection

Golden Yellow Citrine and Smoky Quartz
Faceted Briolettes Gemstones Earrings

Just in time for the holiday season, I've added new beautiful semi=precious stone earrings to my shop. If you love the look of a gem, then these are the ones for you.

Please come into my shop----Stacy's Designs 88 (at stacysdesigns88.etsy.com)----and check them out for yourself.

Van Gogh Sapphire Sky Blue Chalcedony

Gemstone Briolette Earrings

Romantic Mediterranean Sea Deep Aqua Chalcedony
and Apatitte Rondelle Sterling Silver Earrings

Metallic Speckled Labradorite

Heart Shaped Briolette Gemstone Earrings


Light aqua green and deep aqua teal chalcedony.
fresh water pearls Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings

Pele's Tears

Tourmaline, Fresh Water Pearls

Sterling Silver Long Dangle Earrings

Moss Aquamarine Faceted Briolette Gems

Dangle Sterling Silver Earrings


Mystic Pink Topaz Briolettes
with Neon Aqua Rondelles Gem Earrings

Mediterranean Sea Deep Aqua Teal Chalcedony
Faceted Briolette Earrings

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fairy Princess Tutu Costume

The Fairy Princess Costume

Don't you Love tulle and netting? I love creating with it. Who can resist the amazing colors that they come in? Looking at them makes me feel like being a kid again and pretending. Okay, since I can't dress up and prance around in a little tutu (or can I?), I volunteered to create fairy princess costumes for my BFF's 3 little girls.

The first tutu costume was made especially for Tami, the youngest. I played with blues, fuschia, and whites and wove in ribbons. The tutu came out surprisingly full...very full. After creating the tutu skirt, I glue gunned on a variety of silk flowers to the tutu. To tie them together, I hand tacked on a matching aqua gross grained ribbon to the fuschia top.

As this is Hawaii, Tami can wear comfortable slippers (flip flops) while trick-or-treating. I embellished her slippers with matching leaves and flowers.

And to complete the fairy princess look, I created a super cute headband with matching leaves and flowers.

If her sisters like what they see, then I will create different colored but similar fairy princess costumes for them also.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Designs-----Gemstones

Faceted Rubies from India
Shades of Rich Pomegranates

My Mother and Child Ruby Necklace

The trend now is wearing a very delicate chain with a small something something. On a buying trip, I was lucky enough to find these wonderful faceted rubies from India.
LoVe the pomegranate red rich color.

Rubies are one of the few precious gemstones.

Tiny swirls adorn these petite ruby earrings

Here are some Delicate chain necklaces with a twist to keep it interesting yet simple.
Faceted tourmaline in different shades of green are so pretty, fresh, and natural.
The Aquamarine is clear with a tint of light green.

the Yin Yang Necklace
Tourmaline and Aquamarine

with sterling silver
gold filled chains accents

Moss Aquamarine and Pearls

For those who want a necklace with a bit more pizzazz, I wirewrapped fresh water white pearls to form a chain to highlight this gorgeous moss aquamarine.

All these lovely necklaces and earrings can be found in my shop----Stacy's Designs 88.
Please stop by and take a closer look.

P.S. Right now, I'm having a HUGE XMAS SALE in my store to make room for my new designs. Shop now and Save BIG on your Xmas shopping.


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