Color Punch Bangles

Enjoy a pop of color and add some fun to your summer.  These vibrant and fruity colored enameled bangle bracelets are sure to add some punch to your wardrobe.  www.catillajewelry.comBangle ColorsBangle Colors II

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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!

 

 

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.

The Cozy Cotton Collar

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As the crispier and colder days approach, I find that this is the perfect time to get cozy with the soft cotton knit neck wrap. Lovely and beaded handmade crochet collars that add a touch of warmth and color to any top.  Some of these are already available at my main store and more will be added soon. Find these at http://www.catillajewelry.com.

I Have a Fishbone in My Ear

Fishbone Pearl Earrings
Fishbone Pearl Earrings

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I am always searching for unique components to design my jewelry.  I must say that these are super unique in that they are designed with matte satin gold tone fish bone chain and white glass nugget pearls.  These earrings are trendy and fun.  They are definitely worth looking at.  These lovely earrings are available at my store at www.catilla.etsy.com

Special Gifts for the Giving

Owl Locket Chain Watch Necklace
Owl Locket Chain Watch Necklace

My most cherished time of the year is approaching soon. While I have been working my fingers away creating new jewelry pieces that are unique and one-of-a-kind items for sale, I am also excited about the giving part.  Sometimes giving can be a bit of a task, but when you think of the joy that others experience in the receiving, giving becomes even easier and natural to do.  I truly believe that the giver receives much more joy than the receiver.  When you think of the gifts you need to give this year, think of Catilla’s unique pieces that are made with lots of love and joy.  www.catilla.etsy.com, www.catillafresh.etsy.com, www.catillaknits.etsy.com

Lovely Holiday Gifts
Lovely Holiday Gifts

I Just Need Pearls

Sometime pearls is all a woman needs.  When I think about my hectic schedule and lifestyle, there are only a few items I really need to have.  I always need my mascara and it has to be Clinique.  I am totally a Clinique girl at heart. I must and really must have concealer for my tired eyes and dark circles.  I also need to wear a lip gloss and oh I must not forget, a pair of pearl earrings.  Sometimes pearls is all I need to dress up my face and hair do. Catilla Fresh has the prettiest pearl earrings for on the go dress up.  Take a look at these new babies that are coming soon at the shop…. www.catillafresh.etsy.com

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Just Pearls

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