Monday, January 21, 2008

So much to do

Got back from my trip last night. Costa Rica is the land of my dreams. I would love living there - and would move, if I could. Raw nature and beauty, no artificial sweetners if you know what I mean.

I returned from my trip determined to get back to some form of raw-ness. I loved everything about the Caribean coast, I especially loved the food. Everything was fresh, tasty, unprocessed. I felt so healthy there- we both did! My husband and I said we would give organic / unprocessed foods a good try. Both committing to making our food - using good ingredients, locally grown if possible. Life is too short to not be picky about our food!

As my first quest, I made a loaf of whole wheat bread. It was nice knowing exactly what every ingredient is and being able to control what my food is made of. Oh, and before I forget, it is delicious!! We had a warm slice of my bread, with a little butter - yum!

New projects I am working on in the studio are rings! I decided to give adjustible rings a try and see how they work.

Thanks for looking! xoxo

Friday, January 4, 2008

Far between...

For the most part, I thought this would be a good place to talk about projects I am working on. Things that I like and that influence ideas might also find their way here as well.

However, there may not be much room left for getting things off my chest.

We'll see how this goes.

How about an intro? My name is Monica, I live in Southern California with my husband, a cat and a dog. I own a business named Urban Bead. I sell jewelry and art pendants that I make myself. I also sell vintage beads and findings. You can visit my store: to see what I am talking about.
In addition to this, I also have a day-job, I work part-time as a program manager for a non-profit organization in Los Angeles. Although I love the organization dearly, I look forward to the day when Urban Bead is such a success, I can leave my day job and do what I really love full-time. Speaking of time - I am also a full time student at a local liberal-arts college. I am going to B school, finishing up my last year - cheers to that!
I hope that my blog enables me to interact more with my customers and make friends with peeps who have an interest in crafting, jewelry, art, ETSY, etc.
Thanks for looking!