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Yes I know.  I have been off the blogger for awhile.  I swear I've been working!  ;)

I have been busy trying to find my own path and I think I have finally found it.
Ha!  A lot of "I"'s in that sentance.  
So that being said, what exactly have I been doing?

Participated in an Upcycle show at RHINO Gallery.

In this show we were to use at least 75% recycled material.  This piece was 
inspired by the 43 students of Ayotzinapa that were taken on September 27, 2014 and presumbly met a violent death at the hands of corrupt officials and a drug gang. . The initials of all 43 students were etched into the .38 caliber casing.

I cried after comleting the piece.  It was so powerful to me.
Designed and made earrings.
Astro Earrings
Sugar Skulls
Did a commission.

Annnd made one big pendant.
Louisiana Opal, sponge coral (grandma's), oxidized silver, 14KY, 22KY
Am I having fun yet?  

You're DAMN right I am!

I was so stressed out for the last probably two months.  Worrying about not having enough inventory for the market.  Worrying that no one will purchase my pieces.  Worry...worry...worry.
Which was NOT good for me at all.  I could not stay on that path.

I was beginning to hate being in the studio but now I am having fun.

Of course this all can change because I veer from my path often.

Well, that's it for now.   Have a great Tuesday everyone!



  1. You've been busy! Ghosts is a thought provoking piece - I did read the story about the students in one of your other posts and I think what you've made is like a piece of folk art.
    I love the stone in the ring. Is it garnet? Love the colour anyway and the opal in your massive pendant is beautiful :D

    1. Hi Tracy! I don't know what the stone is in that ring. The client gave it to me to set. It sure is pretty though. You should see the opal in the sunlight. It's amazing. Thanks for reading. I was hoping you'd see this post. :)

    2. Oops. I also meant to say, thanks for all the kind words. :D

  2. Namaste Kalaya! Lots of "I"s is exactly what I have been going through! I am a new follower of your blog actually, your pieces are actually quite inspiring from real things. Where do you get such inspiration from?

    1. Thanks Navneet for reading. Inspiration comes from everywhere around me. Even people I meet for a brief moment. :) Namaste


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