Thursday, April 28, 2011

Upcoming Natural Hair Meetups For May!

Here are the events where I'll be vending for the month of May. If you're in Chicago or the Chicago land area, please stop by. And if you're not here but know someone who is please let them know about these events. And if you're not in the area you can always stop by my etsy shop at And please note that these events are devoted to natural hair but all are welcome to attend. They'll be plenty of vendors with great products for sale.

When: May 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Where:Christ Temple Cathedral (Reception Hall)
62 w. 111th pl
Chicago, IL
Cost: $5 ($10 after May 1, 2011)
Note: Please register and rsvp on the Chicago Naturals website. The first 25 people to register and rsvp will receive a generous goodie bag
Here is what's on the agenda for this meetup:

* Styling Technique Demonstration
*Mini Hair Runway Show
* Hear styling tips from a mother who transitioned her daughter's hair from relaxed to natural.
* Beauty Self Esteem Discussion
* Shop with great vendors
*Free Parking
*Photographer Available for Mother Daughter Portrait
*African Dance Performance

When: May 28, 2011
Where: Little Black Pearl, 1060 East 47th Street, Chicago, IL 60653
Cost: $3 
Please rsvp HERE
Note: Natural hair discussion will be from 11am-12pm. Vending will commence immediately after discussion. If you're not interested in discussion you can arrive at 12pm. Also please bring gently used hair products that you no longer want for the swap table. 

I will not be vending or attending  these next events due to travel but they sound awesome! They are both hosted by the Mane Source.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Automatic-The Pointer Sisters

One of my FB friends posted this last night and I watched it about 5 times. I used to LOVE this song as a kid and it brought back some good memories. And please disregard the awkward wardrobe and dancing - It was the 80’s.

RIP June

Newest Additions To My Etsy Shop! (Pic Heavy)

I've been busy making lots of new jewelry. Here are my most recent additions to my etsy shop! Take look and let me know what you think.
 Brass and Labradorite Ring





 Large Antiqued Copper and Citrine Ring



Large Green Blue White and Brown Agate and Copper Chain Necklace







Gray Moonstones Dangles and Gold Triangle Earrings


Simple Faceted Rectangular Smoky Quartz Earrings

Large Hammered Antiqued Copper Disc Earrings


Black Gold and Silver Circles Hand Painted Wood Earrings With Recycled Glass Cabochon






Black Aqua blue and Gold Hand Painted Wood Disc Earrings



Gray Moonstone and Brass Disc Earrings






Green Malachite and Brass Chain Necklace












Large Faceted Blue and Black Fire Agate and Gold Chain Necklace












Wood and Silver Chain Earrings









Large Agate and Gold Chain Necklace

Large Moonstone and Brass Ring

Brass and Amazonite Ring

Large Amethyst and Brass Ring

Brown Tab Shell and Silver Hoop Earrings

Citrine Yellow Cubic Zirconia and Silver Chain Earrings

Amethyst Purple Cubic Zirconia and Silver Chain Earrings

Multi Dangle Sterling Silver Earrings

Ocean Jasper and copper Earrings

Monday, April 18, 2011

BGLH Spring Naturals Chicago Meetup 2011

I vended at the BGLH Spring Naturals Meetup this pass weekend and it was fab. There were so many beautiful ladies with wonderful natural hair. And lots of  awesome vendors selling everything from jewelry and hair products to t-shirts and buttons. I've vended at BGLH meetups several times before and it's always a good time. And I'm usually so busy selling my jewelry and talking that I really don't get a chance to take photos or make twitter and facebook updates. Luckily, there are plenty of others who do take pics and make videos like the one below. And I must mention that that video was made by OneMeNaturally who has a really cute Etsy shop with great button earrings. Check out her shop and enjoy the video. Oh, and I'm not in this vid-I just wanted to give you all a glimpse of the event. Enjoy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Save Rumble Arts Center!!!

The Rumble Arts Center ( located in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood) is facing possible takeover by Cash America which wants to put a pawn shop in Rumble Arts' place. Please sign THIS PETITION to help prevent the closing of this center. There will also be a few town hall meetings where supporters of Rumble can express their opposition to Cash America. HERE is a little more information about the meetings. Please support anyway you can!

Spotted At: Shecky's Girls Night Out in Chicago!

I was invited by Shecky's to cover the Chicago Girls Night Out Event for their Spotted Series. Check it out HERE and please feel free to comment  and share on fb and twitter!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Check Out My Flickr Photostream!

Copper Amethyst RingChrysoprase and copper earringsOrthoceras and Antiqued Copper necklaceAventurine Sand Dollar EarringsWirewrapped Sterling and Rock Crystal necklaceMalachite and Wood Necklace
Blue Green and Brown Agate NecklaceWood and Chunky Chain EarringsCopper and Carnelian EarringsOcean Jasper and Gold Feather EarringsOcean jasper and Silver Feather EarringsBrass and Carnelian Wirewrapped Ring
Brass and Amethyst Wirewrapped RingBone Seed and Copper Bead BraceletPurple Amethyst and Hammered Brass Disc and Chain NecklaceZebra Jasper and Rock Crystal Briolettes Gold Filled NecklaceLarge Magenta Pink Wire Wrapped Capiz Shell EarringsLarge orange wire wrapped Capiz Shell Earrings
Large Blue Wire Wrapped Capiz Shell Earrings14 karat Gold Filled and Garnet Red Cubic Zirconia Briolette Earrings14 Karat Gold Filled and Amethyst Purple Briolette EarringsRecycled Leather Agate and Brass CuffGreen Calcite and Antiqued Copper NecklaceYellow Calcite and Antiqued Copper Necklace

Shecky's Girls Night Out in Chicago!

This post comes a little late but  Shecky's Girls Night Out  is tonight and tomorrow night
( April 6th and 7th) here in Chicago. This event will take place at The Great Hall at Chicago Union Station from 5pm-10pm. Tickets are all sold out for tonight's event but you can still get tickets for tomorrow. I'll be there tomorrow so if any of  you plan to go please let me know - I'd love to meet ya!