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Been Gone Too Long...

Hello beautiful people!

I know it has been a long time since I posted anything.  I swear I have
been a busy bee.

I had homework and then one thing led to another.  I really do not know where the time went but I am back.  

I had a post all ready to go but I just had to share what I completed today.

I am working on a new design and talk about STRESS!

Back in the day when I was in Africa I killed a snake.  On accident mind you.  So we ate the meat and let the bones dry and ended up with this...
Just kidding!
I did not kill a snake but I acquired these from a very cool dude.

I was going nuts and ended up with this as a design yesterday.
I was not feeling the design 

But my friends voice kept saying to me.  Kalaya you have to finish it no matter what!
Does not matter if you do not like it, just finish it.

I tell you what.  It is hard to finish something you are not liking.  So I walked away from it yesterday and then a friend commented on FB on how she liked where I was going and to let her know when I was finished because she was 

This is what I needed to hear to push through this work.  I went back to the bench and started working.  There was a lot of.
You should have riveted that first and that was dumb.  Hahahaha!!!  
Only one earring mind you. My mind just could not handle doing a pair at one time.  After I decided to work on one earring it became easier to breathe.

The earrings are a little heavier then I would like but it is not too heavy.  If I make another pair (highly doubt it) I will use 22 or 24 gauge metal.  Lot of my pieces are one of a kind.  This will probably be it.

On another note.

I will be participating in a group show called
Fertile Ground
18 artists exhibiting their works.  Here is a sneak peak of my new piece.
You will have to come to the opening.
Friday, April 17th
5 - 7 pm
to see the piece in its entirety.
It is called
Ancient Message.

Hope you can make it out.  I would love to meet you IRL (in real life).



  1. I like what you've done with the snake bones and the rough stone in the earring. I actually believed you about eating the snake and letting the bones dry......:D

    1. Hahaha!!! I try to keep it entertaining. :) I forgot to mention that the rough stone is African glass. Thanks Cinnamon for your kind words. I still have to make the matching pair.

  2. Whoa that is awesome! You are so creative
    -Jenna <3
    Check out my blog and follow! The Chic Cupcake


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