My mom makes jewelry. She has been making it for years. We had a business together for a little while called Cattina (her name is Cathi, my name is Christina) and we would make things together and sell them by having parties in people's homes. I made things from chunks of turquoise and strands of silver, glass beads in earth tones, real rustic stuff, and she made more whimsical things, along with the natural stones, glass and eclectic beads. I don't know why I stopped. I think it had to do with me beginning to think of every piece as potential money instead of something I was just making because I enjoyed it. My mom never lost sight of the joy of it though and she just continued making more and more things. The bracelet I am wearing is from her. It's really really great stuff and she never asks for very much, just that the people who wear her things love them. I eventually pushed her to start her own etsy store so that she could reach a wider audience since all of her friends (and their friends) have been showered with her things. Check it out if you are interested.
My outfit is a little eclectic today. I know right? A scarf in the summer, but its so light weight and sheer that it just works. The weather has been a little weird this week anyway.
Shirt: gift from a dear friend
Boots: gift from an ex girlfriend (Its like I have to balance the karma of these two friends lately wearing gifts from both at the same time. Its totally subconscious I assure you)
hat, scarf, purse: thrifted