Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Aberdeen Peach Pearl Anklet

Aberdeen Peach Anklet, originally uploaded by la Naváa.

The regal Aberdeen Peach Anklet is made with glass pearl looking beads in peach and white colors.

Sterling Silver flower shaped bead-caps adorn this noble piece.

Time to show off those sexy ankles ladies!

Only available @ la Naváa - the Beautiful on Etsy!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


I have a number of projects going on right now. So I thought I would give you a little sneak peak as I may not complete, take pics and list them as quickly as I would like. Recently, my day job turned into a night job too. I've been working overtime to help out, but I'm afraid it's cutting into the quality time I have with my beads. :(

Ok, so I'm super excited about these great purple glass rounds I found. They have a great little faint swirl design, I'm stringing them on a white leather cord to allow the beads to speak for themselves.

I've come across a few more round glass beads similar to these, only a little larger and aqua in color. I plan to use a similar design for this necklace.

I also have some great Jasper stones which I will be threading on multiple strands. I cannot wait!

These and many more to come soon. If only there was more time in the day! Thanks for staying turned!

PS... I have something special in the works.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Artisan @ Heart

I've always loved making things, even as a little girl. This was very different from my mother, however. My mom was always the one to buy, not make, which is just fine with me though. Obviously, it takes both to make the world go 'round! :)

My mother's life long bff, Barb, is a very talented crafter. She would make the cutest little sewed figurines and items. She would give them as gifts to my mother (pumpkins, Christmas elves, little kitties, embroidery, tiny dolls, the list goes on). I remember always being awed by them, wishing I could make something so cool myself. Barb's daughter, Brianna, and I would joke that we should switch moms every once in a while. Brianna like my mother, preferred not to be one making these neat little novelties.

Last time my mom and I ventured to Wauwatosa to visit Barb, I saw the cutest little merry men sitting atop a door frame in her house.

Brianna, does your mom know about Etsy? She would be a real hit! I'm sure of it!

While I wish I had learned to sew like Barb, a dear friend of mine taught me how to bead. I adore making jewelry. It's a thrill to work with the different types of gems and pearls that were created by nature. And all the vibrant lamp-work beads, and intricate silver pendants created by my fellow artisans. Ahh, if only I had such talent... and time!

Working with clay has always been a life long dream for me. Throwing a beautifully shaped vase or container on the wheel, or molding an ornate hand-formed bead to use as a focal piece of an eye catching necklace would really be a dream come true. Perhaps someday; I'm always aspiring for more.

But in the meantime I'm pretty keen on piecing together necklaces into works of art! ;)
PS... My Etsy Hearts go out to:
Arbor Artisan Sterling Silver Tree of Life by SweetRockCandyBeads
Herb Pots by 30kellys
Ceramic Sunflower Necklace by kylieparry


Sunday, May 9, 2010

In honor of Mothers: 15% off sale

To all the Mothers out there, I bid you a happy day! I love my Mother dearly, and to honor her and all the Mothers out there, I'm going to give you 15% back on your orders today, Mother's Day 2010.

Upon checking out, enter "Mother" and I will credit you back 15% of your total items purchased.

Get shopping: go to:

Does anyone have a super story to share about their mother?


Sunday, May 2, 2010

la Naváa's Facebook page turns 100?

Sure hope so! I created the la Naváa Fan page on Facebook a few months ago, but until I started posting my new jewelry items on Etsy, the Fan page wasn't that active. A few of my dear friends signed up as fans after I added some jewelry pix to an album on my personal Facebook page. And because they are so awesome, some of their friends signed up as la Naváa fans as well!

I feel like the Facebook Fan page will be very helpful in communicating important la Naváa info,
like new items, sales, etc. Hopefully others will feel the same and it will grow...

I'm aspiring for 100 fans this month, and when we reach that I think we should celebrate with 25% off! Sounds like a good idea, right? I think so too.

Here we go, on to 100!