Monday, December 29


The end of the year always brings more reflection for me. I like to look back and mentally note how far I've come. The challenges I've faced, the hurdles I've overcome, and the victories I've celebrated.


My personal life had some major, life altering, almost life shattering events. Things I will carry with me for the rest of my days, and situations that changed me to the core.

Maybe changed is the wrong word.
More, solidified my outlook.

I've always known life is too short.
We all do.

We never know what the next year,
or day
or hour
or minute will bring.

This year made all of that so much more real.

I'm done saying "life is short."

This phrase, it's not just words.
It's not something to say when life gets you down.
It's not something to think when you're at your wits end.

"Life is too short" is a verb.
It's a thought process.
It's a way of life.

I choose to live with no regrets.
I choose to live "life is too short."


On the business front, last year brought the skills and knowledge I need to be successful.
I took time to develop, to become this person, this artist.
Now I'm all polished up and ready to shine.

Looking back remembering where I was, and how much I've grown and changed.
I feel proud.
I feel accomplished.

As a small business, sometimes it's hard to recognize where you've come. There's no one to pat you on the back or  hand you a bonus for your hard work. Celebrating the victories can get pushed to the side.

Ultimately I can say that I've run a successful business for over 4 years.
Something I built with my own 2 hands, my head, and mostly my heart and soul.

I'm so thankful for what I have,
my job,
what I do.

This work, it's heaven.



Next year I really hope to put my new skills to good use. To make choices that are significant, and important, and to forget the rest. Leave it on the table.

2015, I'm ready for you! Bring it!



There are so many ideas I have for the new year. I'm working on pieces behind the scenes that I just can't wait to show you. In the mean time, I'm clearing out space for them in the shop by having a huge CLEARANCE SALE! The items are already marked down in price. Somethings as much as $40-$50 off! Get them before it's too late!

Shop here. 

With the changes Facebook has made over the last few years, it's no longer feasible to do free shipping for Facebook fans. This will end as of January 1st, 2015.

I do appreciate you all so much, and I'll instead be looking to put this money back to you with better pricing, more giveaways, and more!

♥ Carin

Wednesday, December 3

Stack It Up

I'd love to stay and chat today. I have so much on my mind. 

But unfortunately, I have more on my plate. 

Christmas crazy has taken over the studio. Tis the season for stacks of orders, coffee soaked bellies, and sleepy eyes. 

I'll have to wait to share more with you. 


For now, I couldn't help but post this amazing necklace I just listed. 

A thick slice of elk antler was topped off with a stunning Peacock Mine turquoise cabochon. 
I love how the 2 layer together and play off each other. 

These two pieces were made for each other. The exact shape and size to compliment one another, but not overwhelm. 

I hung 2 sterling silver feathers which have been pressed with an actual feather impression. 

The back is adorned with a howling wolf silhouette. 

Available here.