Monday, August 9, 2010


Forest Green-Gold Earrings -- Dew and Grass, Rain and Glass -- Our Summer SALE Benefits Sierra Club's Efforts in the Gulf  I love FALL!  Isn't it the BEST?  When we left Kansas last week, I could only fantasize about it, with summer still scorching earth and skin.  Now, here in LA, fall is something that is as fleeting as our rainy season, so I decided I'd make my own autumn.  It's definitely the best Treasury I've made, and one of the nicest I've been a part of.  PLEASE check it out, and leave comments!!!

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Hoping your autumn rocks!

xo xo xo xo xo

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Wires Make the Earrings!

The Wires Make the Earrings

Lately I've expanded my selection of ear wires, and in so doing, lifted my earrings to another level of prettitude.  

Etsy's Betty Brite ( hand-crafts most of these truly lovely sterling silver wires (many of which are available in gold as well).  Here are some of these fabulous wires at play, clockwise from top left:
1) Bent Loop Wires on Jade with a Cherry on Top Earrings; 2)Fleur de Lis Headpins (decorative beading wires, w/standard sheppard hook ear wires) in Sunflower Sparkle Earrings;  3) "Super Cute Spiral Wires" with Venetian Lantern Earrings;  4) Bent Leaf Wires on Aidan's Atherium Earrings (these wires, named for the tiny "leaf" detail at the bottom, start out straight, and I bend them once their beads are in place. Very modern, very chic); and 5) Small Leaf Wires,with Urban Jungle Earrings.  ~  Above right, French Hoops highlight the Purple Majesty Earrings (not yet listed, but available for order).

Here are a few more pictures of Betty Brite's Wires.  We're happy to replace the wires in any of our existing earrings for any of these (a small charge -- usually around $4 -- may apply), and welcome custom orders integrating these styles:

            il_fullxfull.156708987.jpg "Cute Bent Spirals"

Simple Spirals -- Must special-order; allow an additional week for delivery
                          "Flattened Sterling Wires" - Must special-order; add an additional week for delivery

Friday, August 6, 2010

New at Williea & Lu : Red Hot LAVA and Glowing Lanterns -- Red & Black Earrings

A couple of things I've been working on:  The first include little cubes of lava rock topped with super-shiny, opaque, blood-red Chinese Crystals...MMMMM...I'm burning up...

Now cool down in the breezy evening, when only stars and streetlights light the sky.  Oh yes, and these romantic lanterns, crafted from Venetian Glass, sparkkkkkly crystals, and  gorgeous, handmade sterling silver wires...

Oh So Pretty...Luz Designs

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SALE - Entire Shop - Buy 2 Get 1 Free - Blue Belles and Unripe Berries
SALE - Entire Shop - Buy 2 Get 1 Free - FuschiaLuz designs is so popular, they certainly don't need a boost here, but these designs are so day-brightening and unique,  I had to share with you . . . And they're having a BUY 2, GET 1 FREE sale, so before I even got out of bed this morning I had 3 pairs of earrings coming my way!  Here's what I got:SALE - Entire Shop - Buy 2 Get 1 Free - Jollies (Yellow/Blue)                                

Monday, August 2, 2010

We're Leaving Home...

Tomorrow we return to LA, with heavy hearts.  This has been a memorable summer, though, and I can't remember a time when I've been more in love with this town.  Lawrence Kansas will surprise you!  I will miss the sound of the cicadas, the smell of grass and rain, the taste of fresh peaches and blueberries.  I will not miss the heat, and I think it's a good thing that today it's 104 in Lawrence and 74 in Los Angeles, to make the transition more hopeful.

I am anxious to get to the studio, to play with the treasures I picked up here, and to create whatever I can that reflects the colors and feels of the heartland and the Jersey Shore.  Home IS where the heart is!

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