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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Wild Flowers on my Hair

Flowers are always pretty on your hair but these wildflowers are more than just pretty. They are absolutely intriguing and wild.  These red and blue colors are just perfect for the 4th of July. We are so excited to have launched our new website store along with our Accessories collection and Home Decor collection which are new add ons to the store.  In our Accessories you will find pretty flower hairpins, starfishes and handmade keychains.

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Dalmatian for Spring

I just had to have these dalmatian glass beads when I saw them.  Even before designing these earrings, I already knew which other bead and metals I would use to combine with these fun and unique speckled beads. The lower bead is a round Amazonite Stone bead.  It is a semi precious stone.  The lovely soft pale green color matches well with my dalmatians. I used light rose colored brass metal components to connect these beads together.  These are not at the store yet but will be there soon. catillajewelry.etsy.comDalmatian Amazonite

What’s New Sand & Sea

I am really enjoying these simple and playful beachwear necklaces.  These are my latest creations from my workbench and are already available at the store. I’ve designed these with exquisite quality wood beads, ceramic and cotton cord. They are so lightweight and so cool for hot days.  www.catillajewelry.etsy.com.

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!

 

 

Cozy Threads for Spring

A ball of fiber and a handful of tiny seed beads are my new found treasures for designing these comfortable and useful wraps.  You can use these as necklaces, chokers, bracelets and anklets. The choice is yours! Summer will be here sooner than  you think and I’ve already added a few of these colorful cozies at the store.  www.catillaknits.etsy.com2016-02-18 12.38.54

Wood & Recycled Fiber

I know it is a bit early for these new designs but I do reside in Miami where it is always summer. Since I do need to prepare early for my new seasonal collections, here is a sneak peek of my “Sand & Sea” Summer Collection.
I really love this collection because of the exquisite natural wood beads I’ve used and also the recycled silk fabric.  Let me tell you a little bit about this fiber.  This new Fair Trade Recycled/Reclaimed Sari silk is made in a small co-op in northeast India by the women working in the factories. These are the remnants of fabric that has been used to design silk clothing. It is gathered and sewn together to create strands of silk ribbon. It is not perfect but that is what gives it its uniqueness. Nothing is left to waste!
I am loving this beach wear collection!
Here are a few photos of the first ones that are already at one of my stores. www.catillajewelry.etsy.com.

 

Color Block and Stack It

Catilla Color Block Stackable Bracelets

If you are into color and fun, then you will love these new bracelet designs.  I have finally begun to release these beauties.  They are beaded, flexible, two colored, and eye catching.

You can’t wear just one! Stack them with other colors according to your liking.  You will find the first ones in my Etsy shop at http://www.catillajewelry.etsy.com.