Relaunch Coming Soon!

I made it to Ottawa! But I am currently ‘homeless’. I am staying with a relative of my husbands so I don’t have much with me at this home…just the tools I need to work on current orders.

I managed to start taking some photos of my new work and I am excited to reveal some on Facebook, check them out here.

Lots more in production (LOTS) including more amazing shark teeth jewelry (I have loved sharks since I was 12) and lots of nice castings from natural items from the sea like seahorses, sea stars, shells, and some fish parts!

I will post some pictures of my trip to Georgia and the Carolina’s too! Such a beautiful holiday with lots of good food, I miss the shrimp and grits already!

More Jewelry in the Making

Still piles of work on my bench waiting to be finished…I want to stock up on ready to ship items for my relaunch. I am working on taking photos of the items that are finished!

Next month I will be getting more tiny seahorses, starfish and shells that I will cast along with some new walrus ivory! Everything is ethically sourced. The seahorses are farm raised and died of natural causes, the starfish are found washed up along the beaches of Florida as are the shells.

Broken English Blog

I was browsing through my list of favorite blogs this evening and came across this post:

I did a double take because the loose diamond slices in the photos look exactly like the lot I had custom cut for me back in 2010. I clicked through the post to see if there was any credit given to either me or my supplier that cut the goods for me…nothing was found.

What is the protocol for using photos without permission? I always though the source should be given credit, don’t you think its only fair if using the photos for commercial gain?

I left a comment on the site hoping to hear something back soon!


Working with castings is a blessing. The piece is almost ready to go! I say almost because it still needs to be tumbled, cleaned up, assembled and cleaned/finished again.

I never took any formal courses in gold or silver smiting so I kind of make things up as I go along. Of course they are logical methods but I am sure I am missing out on some tips and tricks that could really help me out.

Next month I am going down to the US so I plan to do some research and see if I can get a hold of some good books. The Internet is a valuable resource but good information is hard to find. Once I compile some great tips I will be sure to share them on my new website and blog in the works!

Here is another sneak peak to some things to come:

Work in Progress

My shop is closed while I study, try to pack up for the move and re-launch my jewelry! I have been hard at work and its finally paid off big time today. I picked up the first castings of objects that I have been collecting over the years.

Shells, tiny findings, charms and the most special tiny sea horses! I will also be getting a new shipment of the most gorgeous fossil walrus ivory. Attached is a sample of 3 of the 8 new colors and patterns!

ps. the black smudges were the prices that I had to cover, they are not part of the ivory!

New Stones

I have been working really hard over the last couple weeks trying to get my shop ready, my studying organized and my packing started!

My husband got a great job offer in another city so we are moving to Ottawa in less than 2 months.

Here is a sneak peak of some of the few stones coming in! Lots of new jewelry will be in the making…I just hope I can get everything up before I have to move!


I have closed my jewelry store for a few weeks so I can focus on studying for the GMAT exam. Its months away but I need to prepare and do really well!

Also, it gives me an opportunity to makeover my shop. I need to take better pictures and there will also be a new theme to my jewelry. I felt like I was all over the place before, with no direction, no style to call my own.

I have finally decided on my theme, the ocean! I grew up by the sea and used to spend several hours every weekend just relaxing by the beach. I can’t believe I have survived in Canada for so long! I used to collect seashells, little crabs and snails and bring them home with me and build miniature beaches in an old lunch box. I used to be so adventurous and even got an open water diving license when I was in high school. When I came to Canada to start my undergraduate degree I forgot my home (which is still Dubai). I am excited for this line and hope you come back to visit to see my progress!

New Theme

I have been contemplating about what to do with my shop for some time. I feel like its become too disorganized and there is no ‘theme’ to my jewelry. I thought over it the last several weeks and finally figured it out!

My Etsy store, website, facebook page and blog will be undergoing some major makeovers in the next couple months, stay tuned!

(and that includes the jewelry too :))