Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Nat Von Photography Photo Shoot

I am very stoked about the gorgeous photos sent to me courtesy of Nat Von Photography featuring some of my Petal Cove pieces! Check out Nat Von's Facebook page for more examples of her stunning work, and be sure to keep an eye on my Petal Cove Facebook page as well, because I'll be adding more photos from Nat Von Photography as they come in.

Below is a blonde bombshell, modeling the Nautical Sweetheart set by Petal Cove. This is an example of the 31 sets I am giving away on along with all the other amazing goodies in these amazing gift bags! Be sure to head here to enter!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Mal Pearson Giveaway Is Here!!!

So the much anticipated gigantic giveaway hosted by Mal Pearson, EleventhGorgeous, and Alexandraaxo has launched! Today is day five of this amazing contest, so let me give you a little info on it.

There are a total of 31 gift bags filled with awesome goodies from all sorts of companies, including my nautical sweetheart sets! Below is a list of all of the products being given away in each bag:

Berry Perry - Berry Ball
Affinitas - Packaged Panties
Red Apple Lipstick- 1 of 3 lipsticks in Red!, Plum Sexy Crazy, Mauve Me
Hollywood Fashion Secrets - Hollywood Fashion Tape
CND - Plum Truffle Collection Nailpolishes
Petal Cove Jewelry - Nautical Sweetheart sets
Lush - Jilted Elf Shower Jelly
Concrete Minerals - Mineral Eyeshadow (All Different Shades)
The All Natural Face - Mineral Eyeshadow (All Different Shades)
Teez - 1 of 10 of Hair Products
The Card Shower - 5 Coco Chanel (Notecards)
Motives - Collagen Core lipsticks (all different shades)
Kusmi Tea - Kusmi Tea Detox Tins
Lime Crime - Nymph Magic Dust Eyeshadow

The icing on this giveaway cake is that for every 1,000 entries, Mal will be donating $100 to Compassion International, which is an amazing organization that benefits children in 3rd world countries.

This Giveaway is so easy to enter, and you can enter one time a day, every day throughout December.

To enter, go to

Also, for a peek at the goodies, check this video out!

Wishing everyone lots of luck!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Petal Cove Color Pallete

I have been asked on several occasions about what colors I have to choose from, so I created this color palette for my shop. Of course, these are not the only colors I have- I can custom mix all kinds of shades, but this is a great example of the wide range of colors available, and the most common ones I use. My current favorites are hot pink, shimmery gold and jet black. How about you?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mal Pearson Giveaway!!!

I am so excited to be participating in a 31 day long giveaway on!! All through the month of December, the fabulous Mal Pearson will be giving away one amazing swag bag a day filled with lots of goodies, including Petal Cove original Nautical Sweetheart sets! Check them out!!!

These Nautical Sweetheart sets are shipping out this week! Keep an eye out for more details on how to enter! In the meantime, be sure to check out her amazing website filled with lots of tips, beauty finds, giveaways and more at

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Earrings for Sensitive Ears

Growing up I have always had very sensitive skin. I was always frustrated with the limited selection of earrings for people with metal allergies- and even the earrings I did buy that said they were for sensitive ears always ended up giving me rashes anyway. I stopped wearing earrings altogether, as even gold and sterling silver would cause reactions.

Recently I discovered the joys of titanium, a nickle free metal that is very gentle, even on sensitive skin! Allergic reactions to titanium are possible, but they are rare. Isn't that exciting!?!

Now off to create more special earrings for all the sensitive ears out there!

P.S. Check out the very first pair of titanium earrings in my shop:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Jewelry for a Good Cause

I was contacted by LJR Arts Academy to see if I would be willing to help with their fundraising efforts. They are a non-profit organization that offers free art classes after school for middle and high school students! As passionate as I am about art, education and non-profits, I was so happy that they had contacted me! I am very excited to be able to contribute something for a program that is so important.

With all the budget cuts, the art programs are the first to go from our schools. Having worked with the school district for so many years, I appreciate the need for what LJR does! I will be creating two lots for their holiday fundraising raffle. I will post pictures of the unique pieces when they're complete. I sense this is the first of many opportunities for me to use my jewelry for a good cause. How awesome is that!?!?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


When I was going to the University of Riverside, California, I dabbled in entomology. I have always had a love for insects and bugs and all kinds of creepy crawlies (except for crickets... something about them creep me out). I resold most of my textbooks, but I could not bring myself to part with the book from that class. I still have it and I use it for inspiration when my creativity needs a boost!

I whipped the book out the other day and was completely inspired by the butterfly section. I ended up making a monarch cane, which proved to be very versatile!