Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New piece and Child's Play Update!

Hillary created a piece for The Dec eSMArts Challenge which was themed "winter". Unfortunately, eSMArts in its current form has shut down and Hillary no longer has access to the blog to run the challenges from. However, Hillary still wanted to share her piece with everyone.

This piece will be listed on Artful Unity within the next few days. This piece is made of real pearls and sterling silver.

Also, Hillary Wanted to let everyone know how the fundraiser for Child's Play went: We raised $20 for Children's hospitals! Thanks to everyone who helped!

We hope everyone had and continues to have a great holiday season! See you in the new year!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

"How a Piece of Jewelry Leaves it's imprint"

Yesterday we featured a fingerprint ring from Rock my World Inc.
We found out that Etsy recently did a feature on her and wanted to share it with you.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Hillary Won this month's eSMArts Challenge! You can see what she had to say about winning here.
You can see her explanation of the inspiration behind the piece she created here. We are utterly thrilled and cannot describe how giddy Hillary is! Thank you to everyone who voted!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Piece for the eSMArts Challenge- "Exactly"

Hillary created this new necklace for the eSMArts monthly challenge. This month's theme was ribbon and Hillary's piece fits the theme well, but it is based on something deeper. Here is what she had to say about it:

"Why would you cover up something so beautiful? Why hastily wrap fabric around something that is already perfect? Why mask the amazing sparkle?" Because it's what I do in real life. Why?
I don't know. What I do know is that hiding is tiring and it mostly just hurts me. I'm beautiful and sparkly and amazing just like my pendant: Creativity, compassion, dramatic tendencies, mistakes, extra 35 pounds and all. It's all beautiful. Keeping it in is a lot of work. Keeping it covered is me telling myself it's wrong or that other people's definitions of beautiful matter more than mine. I'm so tired of living behind this "fabric". I don't think I've said that enough: I'm tired and it hurts; And it's lonely.

I love people. I love hugs. I love talking. I love; alot. But mostly I worry about what other people will think if I reach out to them, I hide and I push people away. I don’t always know why. Sometimes, it’s just plain habit: No matter how hard I try, I run and hide, create drama, or just sit silently when what I really want to do is sing and dance and run through the snow naked. I am a little crazy. It really can be a wonderful, beautiful, happy, complicated crazy. But usually, it’s just defensive and short under the guise of trying to appear normal. I should be happy that I am not normal. What I am is beautiful. Perhaps one day I will make another pendant about myself and it will not be a hazy blur of gems with a little sparkle peeking out here and there. I believe it will be twice as beautiful as this one.

Thank you for listening to my story.


Monday, December 7, 2009

eSMArts updates and challenges

eSMArts announced their Santa Giveaway winner!

The eSMArts voting for the October/November challenge is up. The last day to vote will be Wed 12//09 at midnight EST. Look on this blog in the next few days for a detailed post on the piece we entered.

Next Month's challenge has been posted and the theme is "winter". Check the eSMArts Blog around the first of January to see the beautiful creations of the team members.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

New Piece to be donated

Hillary made a new piece and wanted to show you.

She will be donating this lovely lady to a local children's charity