Aloha from Hawaii

So I'm just starting out with knitting and crocheting. I also do beading (jewelry)...lmk what you think.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Grandma!

So this bracelet is what I made for my grandma. She has 5 children so I created a crystal ball with birthstone colors, using Swarovski crystals.  I wasn't feeling inspired for a couple of days and then this one just hit me. Hope she likes it!

 Sorry about the orange-tangerine, it sticks out like a sore thumb in the photos, but when you actually look at it, it's really nice and there's a fire/ice as the 3 center crystals, kind of a red/orange (like the fire/ice rose).

Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

tear drop chandelier earrings

I went to the Douglas trade show this past weekend and saw these tear dropped shapes and decided that these would make gorgeous earrings, and I think they do make pretty stunning earrings.

I will have both for sale on my store.

Below are two (2) different types that I made. The first one is gold toned (gold plated base metal) with white opaque and clear rounded swarvoski crystals, with a few white opaque bicone swarvoski crystals as well.  The chandelier is within the tear drop shape. I think this contrast is so beautiful and the right shine makes it absolutely stunning. And the second one is a silver tone (silver plated base metal) with gray and clear rounded swarvoski crystals.  I feel both are something you can wear everyday if you wanted to, or for those special occasions as well.

Top Drilled Swarvoski Crystal Bracelet (Mineko bracelet)

This bracelet was spotted by my mom and she wanted me to make her one, which I did and made a few extra. Here are some pictures that the link to my website where I will be selling these.

This is a purple top drilled Swarvoski crystal AB-gives it extra shine and shimmer- (which are way more expensive then side drilled) with silver crystal encrusted findings in between.

 Top: on white background
Bottom: on black background

This is a rainbow of top drilled Swarvoski crystals.  I used the same silver crystal encrusted findings.  

Enjoy! And as always let me know what you think.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

crochet infant (girl) headband

So I've just learned how to do this and think this is so cute.

If I have a girl I'm making tons of these for her. I'm not too into accessories, but these are a must have, so cute!

One of the reasons I actually really like this is because of the fact that the flowers are interchangeable. I made them so you can change the color of your flower anytime you want to any color you want. That's a great feature.

I've made the headbands in 3 different sizes: S-6", M-6 1/2" and L-7 1/2".

Honestly, I've tried this on my son, just to see how the fit is...he's 18 months and his head is on the larger side so it fits all the way up to 18 months, as far as I can tell.  And it'll fit on newborns and younger than 18 months as well.

I am selling these on my store, take a gander and as always, let me know what you think.


goddess headband

So I came across this online tutorial ( for a "goddess headband" and immediately fell in love with it. It's so quick to make and I had these applique flowers lying around that I made TONS of and added it on for a little something extra and it looks pretty good (in my opinion).

These actually tie around the back for custom fit. It's so nice, my bangs and layered hair stay out of my face and I feel good wearing it, since it's something I made :0P

I will have these for sale on my store, please take a look and as always please let me know what you think.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Take a look see.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New crochet lap blanket

So I've just recently started working on this lap blanket here and there. I've started making it for my mom (with some of her favorite colors) but can't decide if I want to keep it for myself because the time I'm making it is a significant change in my life. But either way, I'll most likely give it to my mom :0)

This is a crocheted Catherine Wheel design. I learned it on Go figure huh? A lot of the crochet and knitting I've been learning online via and other websites that give free patterns.

This is supposedly the front and the one below is the back, but either way looks pretty nice.

Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Debating if I should make and sell online, only bad thing is this takes a lot of time and yarn...

Monday, April 11, 2011

New Items!

So I've haven't been making new things lately, but I've recently had some time to make a few things. I hope you enjoy.

This is a silver colored phone charm. It has Swarvoski crystals and some silver (sparkling) findings.

This is a black colored phone charm.  It also has Swarvoski crystals and silver findings as well as some black circular charms that I just love but have not been able to incorporate them in my jewelry/bead making yet....till now.

Here I have some beautiful gorgeous white pearl & Swarvoski earrings.  These look like they would belong on a princess for her wedding day. I was just feeling the white and clear Swarvoski crystals.

I used AB Swarvoski crystals in all the above because it gives it more of a shine and shimmer that the regular crystals don't give. It's really hard to capture the shine in the crystals but I tried.

Please let me know what you think and below each picture is the link to my store for purchase.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Making of the Dream Catcher Baby Blanket

Here are the patterns that I've made. I actually have 4 more pieces to make, then I will knit all of them together and I'm done.

I'm currently making this as a baby shower gift for my brother and his girlfriend. I hope they like it. It's my first one, and I'm really wanting to keep it for myself and my son....but I've made it for my brother, his girlfriend and their baby.

Thank you to Susan B. Anderson for this wonderful pattern.

Let me know what you think of all these. Thanks for looking.

This pattern is the Basket stitch 

This pattern is the Check Square stitch

This pattern is the Pennant stitch

This pattern is the Horizontal Dash stitch

This pattern is the Blackberry stitch

Here are all 5 patterns together. Once I have made all 25 squares I will then knit together to make a 5x5 baby blanket.  I will post pictures once I have completed it.

Thanks for looking and please any feedback is more than welcomed.  Thank you for looking. GOD Bless!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Stuff v 2.0

 I also made these the other night. I used 3 white fresh water pearls and graduating them to make a phone charm. I used the braided gold cord for the phone strap/lanyard.  Also in this phone charm are the gold platted findings, I think that these kind of tie everything together.

Don't forget to let me know what you think of these.

Thanks for looking.

New stitch markers

I was trying to capture the shine and bling of the Swarvoski crystals but I can not do it justice.

These are gold toned with Swarvoski crystals.  The bottoms are apples with the Swarvoski crystal inside it. Thought it was cute and very different.

These stitch markers are for size US 7 (max).  These will be for sale on my shop. Take a look.

The PERFECT purple earrings!

This has been in the making for a while and I have not been able to finish, due to being so busy and having a crazy hectic schedule.

I had finished one side but needed to finish the other side.  And TADA!!! It is finished.

I was debating long and hard, and I will not be selling these.  This is for my private collection :0P

I will however make something similar.

New Stuff v 1.0

So I decided that I needed to add more things to my store. So I decided to make more things to add. I wanted to do something a little different but simple. PHONE CHARMS.

Take a look at these and tell me what you think of them.

Below is a Floral Glass bead with Swarvoski Crystals.  I wanted it to be simple yet elegant. It has gold braided landyard/strap with gold tone findings.

The one below is a green glass bead also with Swarvoski crystals.  It has a black landyard/strap with silver tone findings.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm featured!

So I received an email from 'lilpenny' regarding me being featured on's BNR. I was so thrilled. It may not be a big deal but it is to me!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's OFFICIAL 2nd ed.

So I also made this scarf for my mother. I got the pattern and information from Susan B. Anderson. Excellent teacher and easy to understand and learn from her tutorial videos.

This will also be available online on my shop as well.

This scarf was fast and fun to make. It called for thick and bulky yarn and size 17 circular knitting needles and size 13 dpn's.  What's makes it even better is it's easy to care for: machine washable.

To be honest, I never knew how to do ribbing (knit and purl stitches) and I-cord and braiding, I knew knit and purl but the technique...I never knew existed. This is my 2nd project that I've ever done with knitting and completed. I have tons of incomplete projects. So I'm pretty proud of myself. I almost didn't want to give it up, but it went to my I know it's in good hands and I'll see it from time to time....put to good use.

Please leave me comments on what you think, much appreciated.

Thank you for looking and have a blessed day!


I've officially got myself on  I'm so excited and will be even more excited when someone buys my stuff. lol. 

Here are the links to my things that I am selling...and some pictures:


A lot of times, I wish I was here...*sigh*

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This is ME

This is a picture I took while driving out to Laie, Hawaii (across island drive for my husband and I). I was trying to be creative and give a little about me without giving it away completely. lol, I don't know how I did so you tell me.
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Besides I don't know if people want to necessarily look at me...I'd prefer to look at my work.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Purple Swarvoski Crystal Bracelet

I made this a while ago for my mother. She requested this and bought the swarvoski crystals herself, gave me an idea of a pattern she liked and I made it for her.

If interested, let me know and I can try to get color you want and make you one within a week. As soon as I get my etsy account up and running, I will let you know (if you let me know you're interested) then you can purchase from there.