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.

 

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.

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

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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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