The Big Summer Sale

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Have you ever watched your favorite store so closely that you hoped and prayed for a big break sale? I know I have! I am the type to check that website everyday until I get my sale. And because of my persistence and patience, I have purchased some amazing fashion items at great and almost rock bottom prizes.  Not only do I check the web pages, Facebook is so good at advertising all of the items I have looked at online.  I have even received emails with those item reminders.  Isn’t that funny!  Well, today is your big break on those Catilla designs that you have hawked so closely to get but just wished that the price was just right for you. Here it is, The Big Summer Sale.  Now, these prices might change again to their normal price after the summer sale is over. So— if you really want it, don’t hesitate to indulge. I have made that mistake so many times.  I have eyed something and then hesitated on getting past the shopping cart but only to have regretted not getting it.  Or maybe I have walked away from my cart for a bit, and BOOM, the item SOLD! I know that feeling all too well. But hopefully that won’t happen today.  Enjoy the sale! Cat.

 

Loving All Nautical Things

There is something about the ocean that inspires me to design.  I guess I find serenity in the sounds of the waves and the stillness of the sand.  So many tiny treasures lie beneath its grainy surface. I find pleasure in the simple things in life. A great magazine read while tanning beneath the sun’s hot and beaming rays. I wonder why I love the color yellow, shiny and bright like the sun. Its color brings warmth and laughter to my heart and I find myself drawn to gold metals. The color blue, but just not any blue, but the depth of navy, reminds me of nautical nights by the shore and a midnight stroll.  I find beauty in the natural things and pretty in the simple. IMG_7740

 I AM DRAWN TO ANYTHING THAT'S NAUTICAL IN TEXTURE AND STYLE.

 IF IT HAS A STARFISH, I AM LOVING IT! 

 I USE THEM AS PROPS TO MAKE COMPANY NEXT TO MY FRESHLY MADE JEWELRY DESIGNS 
 DURING PHOTO SHOOTS. 

I GUESS I AM A LOVER OF ALL THINGS NAUTICAL! CAT. Starfish Stud Earrings64667_HR

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Joy in the Simple

Finding time to design is difficult.  The ideas do not flow, often times my workspace is crowded and my day is full of other to do lists. At times, the feeling to design is not there. I find myself pushing through and working too hard at getting and idea across.  But at the end of the day, what does bring joy and satisfaction, is the wonderful news received by a satisfied customer.  This is what I received today in my inbox:

Hi Cat,
You and your Mom’s beautiful crochet pieces arrived in perfect condition. I am very pleased with them, and would like to thank you so much again for the superb design and finished neckwear. They are as lovely as I pictured, and I cannot wait to wear them. I will write a positive review.
Best wishes,

Your Customer.

Now that is simple joy!

 

 

A Cup of Coffee and a Box of Beads will Suffice

Give me a cup of coffee and a box of beads, and watch me make jewelry.  I wish I could sit in front of my bead boxes daily and design my fingers to the bone, but that is not possible.  So many new ideas pass by my mind daily and there is just not enough time to jot them down.  So much for the idea that was left undone! The truth is that life goes on.  Firstly, I have a family to love and care for and secondly, I have a business to run.  Many people may wonder that designers have it wonderfully and are just designing to their heart’s content. But that is not the case.  Independent designers like many Etsians that I am familiar with and myself, we are sometimes just that, independent.  We run the show completely. Our tasks are designing, to photography, to website designing, to shipping and handling, to blogging and social media, and so many other to do’s that are not mentioned.  I design because it is in my blood stream and when I finally set out to design a new collection, I engulf myself in it completely and wholeheartedly. So if you happen to buy one of my designs, just know that there is more to that purchase than a pretty piece of jewelry.  Lovingly, Cat.

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