Sunday, November 7, 2010

problem fixed

You may have noticed that for the past month, all the images are missing on my blog.

Without boring you with the technicality of the internet, I will just say they are all fixed now. Thanks to "Strider" and "Icez".

I have sort of taken a break from jewelry work, and really focused on sewing. You can view my latest Seattlecosplay.com

;) enjoy and have a great holiday season!

-Anna

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Life in transition

I have been moving, sometimes it seems like at the speed of light.

I have moved back to Seattle ;) What's ahead of me is as mysterious as traveling on a uncharted misty sea.

But I am very hopeful that I will continue to create, to make all things beautiful. In the mean time, please contact me if you have any special orders or questions.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Hello summer!

Summer is finally here. I have been busy playing in my garden and setting up for the farmers market. This season, I feel very aspired to be the best that I can be!

On the jewelry making side, I have taught a few classes and had so much fun meeting all the ladies learn new techniques. I started collecting inspirations and pictures of different types of jewelry types. There seems to be alot more gemstone jewelry this season, I have got to let some of my older beads go. :) The challenge is to find vendor sources to buy gemstones, while still fitting our everyday budgets.

Finally, the farmer's market has started 5/2, please come visit us every Saturday morning! ;)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Amber Necklace


This is a Baltic Amber pendant, intricately Wrapped with Square sterling silver wire. The Bail is big enough for you to slide on to most Necklaces. Suspended on a earthy hemp cords and accented with Sterling silver beads.


18" Necklace w/ 3" Extender - SOLD
Please allow 1 weeks for the creation of this Pendant

Friday, December 19, 2008

Azurite-Malachite Stone Pendant


This is an Grade AAA Azurite-Malachite stone Pendant, intricately Wrapped with Square sterling silver wire. The Bail is big enough for you to slid on to most Necklaces.

Pendant - $35
Please allow 2 weeks for the creation of this Pendant

Sterling Silver Turquoise Necklace


This is an Grade AAA Blue Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Pendant, intricately Wrapped with Square sterling silver wire. Suspended on a earthy hemp cords and accented with Sterling silver beads.

18" Necklace w/ 3" Extender - $55
Please allow 2 weeks for the creation of this necklace.

Friday, December 5, 2008

events

Hello everyone,

This Saturday and Sunday I will be at an Artisan Holiday Bazaar at The Mightly Tieton.
Please come see me and check out some new pieces I have been working on.

The address is 608 Wisconsin Avenue, Tieton, WA

Tieton is a emerging artist community located just 15 miles outside of Yakima.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Stocking Stuffers!

For this Holiday Season, I have these GREAT stocking stuffers for the Ladies on your list!

Matching set of Stretchy Bracelet and Sterling Silver Earrings - $10

Colors are customizable to your needs! Made with Czech Glass beads and Sterling silver Earring findings.



These are Darling little Charmed Stitch Markers for Knitting or just as little charms anywhere you see fit. Made with Metal and Czech Glass beads, they are sold 3 in a set - $6




Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Columbia Basin Herald Newspaper's article

I feel very honored and fortunate to be featured by an article in our City's Newspaper. Thank you all so much for your support and encouragements! I hope that next year I will enter the contest again and continue to design more beautiful jewelry!

The link of the articles is :http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/articles/2008/11/25/basin_life/bl.11.24.08.txt


-Love, Anna


This is the Article in whole:

Designing: Moses Lake
Posted: Monday, Nov 24, 2008 - 04:50:34 pm PST
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By Cameron Probert
Herald staff writer


Women's clothing designer starts jewelry design

MOSES LAKE - Anna He thinks women's fashion should be 80 percent function and 20 percent spice.

And she should know.

The 29-year-old fashion designer, who moved to Moses Lake in April, spent most of her life designing clothing. She worked for Eileen Fisher in New York and for Nordstrom in Seattle, until her husband started working for REC in April.

She said it is nice to take a break from the big city. She has time to work on her own projects, such as starting a jewelry design business and entering competitions.
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"Now I finally have time to focus on my own designs," she said. "I never had time before because the end of the year is when you have to execute the designs for the next holiday season."

He recently was the alternate adult winner in the Washington Make It With Wool Contest, for a jacket and dress she made based off of a 1952 Butterick pattern.

"I thought it was really elegant," she said. "It was one of their best selling patterns in the 50s."

The contest, which is sponsored by the American Sheep Industry and the American Sheep Industry Women, requires people to make clothing from wool. She heard about it after she went to speak at one of their events in 2004.

"A lot of the reason for the contest is to inspire these teenage girls to sew," she said.

He is enjoying the change from Seattle and New York to Moses Lake, she said. She started designing jewelry and selling it during the farmer's market in Moses Lake and through her Web site, www.BonVogue.com.

"People all know each other, which for me is something totally new," she said. "There's a lot of culture and a lot of community here in Moses Lake."

She designs everything from earrings to necklaces, He said. Now she is accountable for more than the design - she also acts as the designer, manufacturer and salesperson. One of her customers from the farmer's market stopped to talk to her during the interview.

"Everybody needs some spice in their life," she said. "I remember which earrings she bought from me. Getting feedback like that is something new ... (Customer service) is something I really have to learn too."

He is planning on adding instructor to her resume as well. She is holding classes at Big Bend Community College in design and teaching HTML.

"There's so many hidden talents here in Moses Lake," she said. "Somebody just needs to get them out."

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Picasso Drops

A blessed return of my beloved Picasso colored beads! These are Gemstone multi colored beads with the same finish. So they will match many outfits while the sterling silver beads adds shine and a touch of earthiness to the look.

Together with a treasured collection of Bali silvers and Delicate silver chains, this is the spotlight set for 2008's Holiday season at Bonvogue.

Necklace is 18" w/ Spring Clasp and 3" extender

Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings - SOLD



Topaz Cluster Set

During my travels, I found these topaz colored faceted pearls. Faceted pearls are Fresh water cultured pearls dipped in crystal glass to seal in the luster then finely polished to give the faceted finish. Adding to the texture of the pearls, I mixes Swarovski crystals and Bali silver flat beads.

Necklace is 19" w/ Sterling Silver Toggle

Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings - $60



Pink Pearls

Blushing Pink pearls are like a innocent dream. Interlaced with pink Swarovski crystal and silver links, this set is perfect for everyday wear.

Necklace is 17" w/ Lobster Clasp and 3" extender.

Necklaces - SOLD


Petite Pearls

These Petite treasures are perfect for a teenager's first set of pearls. Free formed silver links and clustered petite pearls give a modern new twist to the traditional pearl strands. Matching earrings also have beautiful clear crystals quartz drops.

Fresh water pearls, Sterling silver, and Clear crystals quartz

8" Bracelet,-SOLD
Earrings - SOLD


Icy Drops

Made with chunky Clear Rock Quartz, this is a impressive set. A easy to wear versatile necklace that can be worn as a 2-strand 19" princess length necklace or a 38" single Opera length necklace.

All sterling silver findings adorned with Swarovski pandant and hand crafted Bali silver findings.

Necklace, 8" Bracelet, Earrings- SOLD


Retro Link - Teal glamor

This set is made with Glass Pearls, Brass links, and Czech Fire Polished Glass. 2 separate necklace for wearing together or individually.

Choker length necklace is 17" w/ Lobster Clasp - SOLD
Opera length necklace is 25" - $15


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jazz Blue

This is wonderful Deep navy stone is called Gold Stone. It is an man-enhanced stone with specks of metal inside. Is has a shimmering effect when you move. I have emphasized the stone even more with intricate Bali bead caps and Swarovski jet crystals.

Necklace is 18" with 3" extender.

Bracelet, Earring, 2 tier Necklace set - SOLD

Suddenly Rose!

Flirty magenta rose colored Swarovski crystals, Flower shaped Cultured pearls, Bali silver and sterling silver findings completes this look.

Necklace is 18" with 3" extender.

Bracelet, Earring, 2 tier Necklace set - SOLD


White Pearl Lotus

Calm serenity is the inspiration behind this set. Hand knotted with silk cords, Sterling silver Lotus flower pendant and Bali silver spacers, precious A grade white pearls.

Necklace is 18". Bracelet is standard 8".

Earring, Bracelet, Necklace set - SOLD


Holiday's colorfest

Swarovski crystal takes center stage in brilliant Jeweled tones.

Necklace is 18" with 3" extender.

Earring Bracelet, Y Necklace -SOLD


Celtic Crystal Falls

Beautiful combination of warm Fall Topaz and Green Swarovski crystals, Sterling Silver Filigree charms.

Necklace is 18" with 3" extender.

Earring, 2 tier Necklace set - SOLD


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I won!!

I am really excited to share a wonderful News. I have won the district level of the competition and will be advancing to the state competition this coming Saturday!

My husband took some pictures of me sashaying across the room. Here are two best ones. ;)

Of course I Handmade the matching jewelry to go with the retro styling.





11/2: UPDATE: I also won 2nd place at the State level. ;P thanks for all the support! This ensemble has been fun to sew and I look forward into entering next year!

There are some changes I have made from the original pattern to fit my needs.
*For the jacket:
  • I inserted the shoulder pad inside the lining and the shell fabric. For those who also sews, this means to leave ONE inseam of the sleeve open for the insertion.
  • The puffy cuffs and patch pockets are on bias. Because my fabrication is a checker plaid, cutting the parts in bias shows off the pattern and style more.
* For the dress:
  • I changed the pipping to be 1/4" instead of 5/8". Because of the boldness of black and white contrast, thinner pipping is a lighter look.
  • I also fully lined the front, and upper back of the dress.
  • Instead of over lapping the center front, I opted for a kissing closure.
  • I smoothed out and reshaped the top front of the wrapped around for a more fluid look.

This is the article featured in our city newspaper. ;)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Updates

Sorry that I have not been updating my Jewelry pages. I have been making new items, and they are available to purchase in the Saturday Market. Although the market season is ending on the 25th.

I am going to enter the Make It Yourself With Wool Completion this year. Sort of getting back to my roots. I have a few yards of wonderful light weight stretch wool fabric, and I am making it into these:



The jacket will be the B style, have a checker pattern to it and the dress will just be all black with white trimmings.

Monday, September 29, 2008

I am back!

Hello everyone, I am back from vacation. It was alot of fun!
Las Vegas is such a lavish place. ;) I took some photos to share. ;) Enjoy!




Friday, September 5, 2008

Away - Just a quick note about being on vacation. I will be away until 9/23, with no internet access. Please email or comment me with any request, and I will try my best to reply you. Thank you!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Katrina

This set is called Katrina. Katrina is a Dear friend of mine. Her website is here: http://www.katrinawalker.com/

She has beautiful red hair, regal posture and been my inspiration for as long as I know her.

This set is made with Swarovski Crystals beads, spacers, and drops. 14K Gold filled Beads, and vermeil Sterling Silver findings. Vermeil is a process of gold plating, except it is much thicker than regular gold plate, so it will last much much longer.

Necklace - SOLD, Bracelet - $25, Earring - SOLD




Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Roses on Snow

Opal Glass, Garnet clusters, Bali silver drops, and Swarovski Crystals.

Necklace - SOLD

Rope Necklace

I used short lengths of delicate Chains, alternating with breathtakingly beautiful bloody red Cathedral Czech crystals. It is an impressive 50" long. Enough to wrap around twice. Or wear as a loop for a sultry look.

Necklace - Sold

Karelia Necklace

Karelia - Swarovski crystals and sterling silver.
Necklace - SOLD, but I can make something similar

Eileen's Wedding

Eileen's Wedding - These two options for my beloved best friend Eileen's September wedding.

14K gold, Rudy Chalcedony and Blood Ruby Brioletes.


Sterling Silver, Ruby Chalcedony, Watermelon tourmaline, Cubic Zirconia.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New business card

Hard to believe, but I have nearly finished giving out my business cards already! I remember when I first ordered the business cards, I thought I will never never finish them.

Anyways, here is the re-vamped look:

Monday, August 25, 2008

Trio Garden

This is my version of the color triangle - complimentary colors of Blue agate, Yellow Glass and Red Garnet.

The chain is a tiny heart shapes connected together ;P Very darling.

Necklace is $30, Earring is $10, Bracelet is $15 - Set is $45
I saw a bib styled necklace in a magazine. I just have to create my Version. All the incredibly sparkling beads and drops are Cubic Zirconia.

Antique Allure

These are the last of my Swarovski Components, and what else can match the sparkle and more colorless Cubic Zirconia drops.

Necklace is SOLD, Earring is $15 - The set is $50
On my birthday back in Jan.,my husband took me to a tiny bead store in Kirkland, Washington. I found these Beautiful (& pricy) chain. I could only afford 2ft of it.
So I dangled these TINY AB polished Beads on it. I think the effect is wonderful. Very delicate and did not take away the light heartedness of the chain itself. I have to think about what to make with the balance 20 inches now. ;)

SOLD

Friday, August 15, 2008

Picasso Glass crystal necklace

Picasso Glass crystal necklace - $25