Monday, February 28, 2011

The Grandiose Tiger Eye Gem Collection

Tiger Eye is a well loved gemstone by many.  Its colors are extremely versatile and the stone itself is very strong and dense.

The vertical luminescent yellow and brown alternating bands that resemble that of a tiger give this Quartz stone the name: Tiger Eye.

I recently put together a Tiger Eye collection called Tigre d’olive. I came across the most beautiful Tiger Eye Gemstones through a friend of my mother’s. This truly grandiose assortment gems consisted of the most extravagant faceted nuggets and colossally lustrous Tiger Eye beads I’ve ever seen!

Being so thrilled to work with them, I instantly began pairing them with beads and baubles. I came up with this Feline Fatal combination that compliments each other greatly.
The Tigre d’olive line consists of a dynamic combination of Tiger Eye Gems and exquisite Cats Eye beads. I find it interesting that Roman solders used to wear Tiger Eye as protection when in battle believing that it was "all seeing." I suppose this intermingled duo I created would have been sought after by the greatest of kingdoms... :)

The strong and striking Tigre d’olive collection is not for the faint of heart!

Find the full line including Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings my Jewelry Shop on Etsy.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fabulous in February

The month of February is fabulous with colors of royalty: Amethyst

A popular gemstone, Amethyst is a purple hued Quartz mineral.

The unique and intense color of purple has been known to adorn nobility; early monarchs were enthralled with Amethyst due to this.  Since purple dyes were scarce and pricey back in the day, Purple was reserved for those who could afford such luxuries (ie, Royalty).  Naturally occurring Amethyst gems were used to in the crowns, scepters and jewelry of Kings and Queens. 

Here are some of my lovely creations crafted with February's finest:

la Naváa's Passion Collection: now available in my Jewelry Shop on Etsy.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Announcing February's Contest

For February 2011, la Naváa will be giving away a personalized Initial Gift Box of the winner's choosing!  FREE!

New to la Naváa are these colorful, funky gift boxes in hot pink, white, black and purple.  Each box has a hand-stamped initial in a elegant font and is wrapped in Polka Dotted ribbon.  My Gift Boxes are hand-folded, origami style using 100% recycled paper.

To Win:

Comment here on la Naváa's Blog
• or on la Naváa's Facebook wall
• indicating your box choice (1, 2 or 3, as seen below)
• and the initial of your preference

Contest closes Feb 28th at 6pm CST.  The winner to be drawn via

Once announced, the winner is to privately provide the mailing address as to where the prize should be sent.

Best of luck to everyone who enters!


PS... Check out my new Giving... with♥ Etsy shop to see all me new Gift Boxes and other paper gifts!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Custom Creation :: Hot Chocolate

It's been awhile... too long actually.  It's been about a month since I sat down and wrote to my fellow bloggers.  I have an excuse though, I've been keeping busy!!

Recently, I've been working on custom creations: Baby Showers, Bridal Showers and Weddings... oh my!

My most recent creation is that of one for a shower with a pink and chocolate theme.  It was quite fun working with all the pink satiny ribbon, and scrumptious looking chocolate colored papers.

labchic6, of Etsy, contacted me looking for the perfect favor boxes for her sister's shower.

I hand-looped each bow with a rich pink ribbon, and hand-folded each of the chocolate colored origami style favor boxes. 

I'm pretty pleased with the turnout!  Hopefully labchic6, her sister and their guests will be pleased too!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Love² :: Double the love

Love² :: Double the love, originally uploaded by la Naváa.
New from la Naváa's Giving with ♥ shop:

Note Card & Gift Box sets. This Love Hearts set consists of 8 Hand-folded cards and matching purple envelopes.

"love" is hand-stamped in purple atop lilac purple hearts. The set of cards is packaged within their matching gift box... also handmade.

la Naváa Handmades Paper goods are for giving... with ♥

Just one of many gift sets!