Thursday, October 18, 2007



Why is ECO Fashion so popular?
Eco-fashions don't involve the use of harmful chemicals and bleaches to color fabrics—and are made by people earning fair wages in healthy working conditions.

13 ECO Fashion sources:

1. GAIAM-Gaiam is a health-conscious, environmentally responsible lifestyle company whose goal is to bring LOHAS to the mainstream. The Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) concept is centered on the idea that our own health and happiness is connected to the health of our planet. Taking a holistic approach to our content and product selection, we encourage wholesome lifestyle choices with healthy, green products for your home and body.

2. The Green Loop-is an online fashion store whose stated mission is "an alignment of style and sustainability, a fusion of aesthetics and ethics." They have a good selection of men's and women's clothing from a variety green fashion labels such as Loomstate, Stewart+Brown and Nui Organics.

3. BOLSHIE-Bolshie clothing is where you can buy clothes with attitude, and our attitude is that organic, fairtrade and recycled is best - for people and for planet.

4. Charmoné- Charming shoes, in harmony with the earth.
Our mission is to create beautiful, luxurious, sexy shoes that are also sustainable and cruelty-free. Every shoe incorporates European design and quality while using only animal-free, eco-friendly materials. We believe no one should sacrifice their style conscious just to serve their social conscience. Charmoné is focused on compassionate design.

5. Linda Loudermilk-Eco-designer for eco-conscious celebrities such as Jane Fonda, Debra Messing and Jennifer Beals, Linda Loudermilk merges high fashion skills and environmental awareness with the wonder of earth-generated textiles made of sasawashi, bamboo, sea cell, soya and other eco-fabrics such as EcoSpun®. EcoSpun® is recycled plastic beverage bottles that have been melted and then turned into a filament that is spun and re-knit with cotton to form a soft and fleecy fabric.

6. NaturevsFuture-Naturevsfuture® is an artistic expression of organic futurism via clothing. Blending innovative, sculptural design with natural & sustainable fabrics naturevsfuture® is designed with an eco-conscious approach. NVF acknowledges the increased environmental concerns & the need to preserve & respect our earth while advancing.

7. Project Alabama-Designer Natalie (a.k.a. "Alabama") Chanin founded Project Alabama in 2000. Her line of handmade chic items ranges from recycled T-shirts to painted-on eveningwear. Chanin uses local seamstresses to create all designs and does her part for the environment by recycling T-shirts and other items. In 2005 the label will introduce a new line of its celebrated T-shirts at more affordable prices and is one of three finalists for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Fashion and one of 10 designers up for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

8. Toby Pomeroy-Toby Pomeroy’s art has always drawn upon global influences and principles of sustainability. Conflicted by the intolerable impacts of conventional precious metals mining, Toby asked the nations largest gold suppliers and refiners if they would provide pure gold and silver derived entirely from reclaimed sources. They agreed, and this ground-breaking initiative became Toby’ Pomeroy’s source of 100% reclaimed gold and silver.

9. ADILI-Adili is the Swahili word for 'ethical and just'. As a company Adili believes that it is possible for fashion to be both stylish and made in an ethical and just way; in a way that gives rather than takes from people and the planet; in a way that upholds the dignity of those along the supply chain.

10. EQUA- Equa is a women's wear boutique based in Islington's Camden Passage. We are dedicated to providing fashionable women's wear that has been produced under the principles of fair trade.

11. OF THE EARTH-Of The Earth is always finding new ways to integrate our eco-conscious ideals into our wardrobe. We are the designers and manufacturers of stylish fashion using organic cotton, merino wool, cashmere, silk, linen, ramie, hemp, tencel, soy, bamboo, recycled H2O bottles and other alternative and organic textiles. The Company is in the process of seeking certification for all organic fibers, processing mills and factories. Of The Earth is vertically integrated from farm to finished goods.

12. TERRA PLANA- Terra Plana means Flat Land. It looks like we live on a flat land but, as with Terra Plana products, there is a more subtle truth.
Terra Plana makes a variety of sustainable products fitting into one of three concepts:

21st Century Artisan

Exemplified by the core of the Terra Plana range. Combining an understanding of classic shoe making with passion for modern techniques and materials.


Our sub brand Worn Again spearheads our innovation in using recycled materials.


As much as we love and realistically need shoes, there is a lot of evidence that suggests barefoot is best for our bodies. Vivo Barefoot and Dopie are two concepts we have developed to meet our barefoot needs.

13 Under The Canopy- Style! Quality! Organic!

Ethics, in short, have become fashionable!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


ODE MAGAZINE REPORTS THAT DAIRY COWS apparently enjoy pop tunes like people do. Wisconsin saxophonist Franz Braun regularly plays open-air gigs to a moo audience who crowd around and respond with record amounts of tastier milk.

Monday, October 1, 2007


Sunday-September 30,2007
Here are some pictures from the grand opening. I have a little outpost of my jewelry "Soho beads" at "Geronimo's Outpost".

As you walk in the door you are greeted with Chef Andrew Selz's display. Chef Selz is a celebrity chef and the former Presidential Chef at the White House. He prepared his award winning crab cakes for the grand opening at Geronimo's Outpost and will be selling them here. The crab cakes are delicious!!!!

Chef Andrew Selz talking with Carol Wheeler (Photographic Artist) and a guest.

Penscola's finest wine specialist Richard Liveakos hosted an exculsive wine and champagne tasting compliments of Staccole Wine.

Fran stands in front of the large selection of French and California wines along with Champagne's available to buy.

Pictures of all the wonderful guest that attended the Grand Opening!!!

"SOHO BEADS" My little outpost in the store!!!

David & I

Angelika Simmons(owner of Geronamo's Outpost) with Charlie Knight.

Debbie (Angel's Garden) and me (Soho Beads).

Mary (Mary Om's Creations) and Ann (Blue Tropic)

One last look of the night from "Venus In Paradise". The boutique inside of "Geronimo's Outpost"
A wonderful evening of exceptional food, awesome wine, and great friends getting together for a fanatastic grand opening event!!!

Geronimo Feather Earrings

We had our GRAND OPENING at GERONIMO'S OUTPOST Sunday night and I created designer handmade one-of-a-kind "Geronamo Feather Earrings" exclusively for the occassion. Here are some of my wonderful creations:

perfect for this fall with all your leopard print outfits!

Feathers are the rage this fall!!!

Lovely and so incredabily soft!

I had so much fun making these earrings. Look at the wonderful colors in these creations:


Saturday, September 1, 2007

Paris Luna!!!

The band Paris Luna was playing here on Pensacola Beach at Paradise Bar & Grill and I got to meet them. The lead singer Heather loved my jewelry so I gave her the piece I had on and she then asked me to design a piece of jewelry for her. She is going to promote my jewelry. How awesome is that. Speacking of awesome, Paris Luna is just amazing! Heather gave me one of her CD's and signed it for me. What an exciting night. Here is the piece of jewelry i designed for her.

Friday, August 17, 2007


The winner of the FREE Earrings for the month of July is:
Robin Vines Smith
The earrings have been mailed to her..
Thanks so much to everyone who entered the contest!!
Remember to look for upcoming events!!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I am not the only creative person in my family. My sister Liz also designs and makes jewelry. She was recently featured on the blog "A Bead Boutique".
Here is a picture of some of her jewelry and what A Bead Boutique had to say about Liz Junueau and Archipelago Jewelry:

Liz Juneau is one of our regular customers at A BEAD BOUTIQUE. She stopped by yesterday, and I always ask what she's working on. Liz is getting ready for a show this weekend. The pieces above are a small sample of some of her work.

The piece on the left is a print that she has framed and soldered. It is beautiful. The earrings in the bottom, center, are similar. They are great! Her work is very unique! The earrings in the top, right are made from beads she purchased at the RORY RAKU SHOW a few weeks ago. They are the small, raku do-nuts with leather knotting. The earrings are eye-catching. Liz always creates beautiful, one of a kind jewelry! Keep it up!

Thursday, August 9, 2007


1. Number ONE on my list of my most favorite flowers is The Bird Of Paradise.

2. I just love tropical flowers. So next is Ginger.
3. Of course, I will never ever turn down receiving a dozen of Fire & Ice Roses for Valentine's Day!
4. For Mother's day I am a big tulip fan!
5. Now when it comes to buying flowers to add a little something extra in the house I love Astroemeria beacuse they last so long and are so pretty.
6.. One of my favorite flowers I use to love to pick from my grandmother's garden is Tiger Lillies.
7. And who doesn't love orchids...
8.Another way to my heart is a dozen of red velvet roses...So Special!!
9. Large Gerber Daisys in bright colors on my desk always brigntens my day!!!
10. I think a field of RED Poppies is gorgeous!!!
11. I love Purple Iris Flowers in the garden.

12. Orange roses are another one of my favorites.
13. And I must not forget there is nothing like the flower (weed) my granddaughter picks out of the yard for me. :) She did give me a flower for my birthday..(She pulled the flower out of my garden, roots and everything..) Nothlng like having beautiful grand children!!! :) :) :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Etsy :: Conversation - ETSY WIDGET

Check out this AWESOME ETSY Shop!!!
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Monday, August 6, 2007

Meeting Online Can Be Easy!!!

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007


It would not be right if I did not feature some of my favorite artist on ETSY and Jody of 1ofmykind is one of those amazing artist. She has spent the summer adorning stars in Hollywood such as, Fergie, Jessica Alba and Anne Heche to name a few, with her jewels.
This is what Jody has to say about her work:
I stand by my workmanship for life...1 woman, 2 hands, a pile of pliers, passionate about my work as well as supporting others on their OWN artistic journeys. May you tread a new path in lieu of walking the footsteps of another as creativity cannot be echoed, imitated, taught nor is simply an innate quality of being human. Click your heals you're already there :)
Here are a few of her gorgeous pieces that are in her shop:

Go ahead JUMP IN! These classic droplets will take you anywhere you want to go this summer.

Elegant droplets emulating the aquatique crystals of an Art Nouveau chandelier. Simply stunning and unforgettably 1ofmykind.

Fairy Dust Flutterbling Butterfly Ring
This bewinged creature sits atop your hand to remind you...
it's what you have lived that makes you who you are
and who you are phenomenal!

A long standing 1ofmykind favorite as featured at Steelo, (Bucktown) Chicago (2003-2007)

As seen here on Supermodel Marissa Miller :)

Meet my new favorite :)

My Dragonfly Series meets my Stained glass series and kinda like chocolate and peanut butter, it's working for me. I LOVE this!

Antique Czechoslovakian golden topaz and aquamarine glass jewels corseted 1ofmykind bronzed brass French tooled filigree and a 1ofmykind bronzed brass repousse dragonfly.

Radiant for real! This antique Czech jewel will glow in black light so..... RAVE on :)

1ofmykind jewelry is simply stunning, unforgettable, and impeccably designed!!!!!

Friday, July 27, 2007


I just joined Blogvertise!!! I am going to earn money with my blog. YEAH!!! All I have to do is talk about different advertisers products and services in my blog. I love to talk so this will be FUN!!!
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Once your account is registered you will then add your blog for review and approval.
Once approved you are then emailed task and new assignments to write about in your blog. When the task is assigned to you all you have to do is mention the website in your blog and provide at least 3 links to the website in your blog entry. How easy is this???
You do not even have to endorse the website's products or services, just mention it, discuss it, or relate to it somehow in your blog entry.
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Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things About Myself!!!
1. I design and make unique one-of-a-kind jewelry. Some old (vintage reconstructed), some new (modern & trendy), but always Strong! Sexy! and Soooo Stylish!!!
2. My favorite saying: Dare to be different! Stand out in the crowd! Wear SOHOBEADS JEWELRY!
3. I just got married in Feburary for the 3rd time. My first marriage was 20 years. My second 1 year (my husband died).
4. My husband & I have 7 grandkids between the 2 of us.
5. I work 3 jobs. I have my own jewelry business (Sohobeads), I work for a Mary Kay district manager (bookkeeping), I work at a shop on the beach where I sell my jewelry (Geronamo's Outpost).
6. I live in paradise!!! FLORIDA
7. I walk every morning at 5:30 am. I need to loose weight and get in shape!!!!!
8. I just turned 48 on July 1st.
9. My favorite movie of all time is: PRETTY WOMAN...It is one of very few movies that I will watch more than once.
10. I am a girly girl. I love to keep up with fashion. I love to shop!! I love to dress up!! I am most definitely not a t-shirt girl!!
11. I am a cajun, originally from Louisiana, I love to cook!! Love crawfish, boudin, and cracklins!!!
12. I love all types of music...jazz,cajun,blues,reggie,country,symphony,christian,top 40,and rock n roll.
13. My favorite number is SEVEN!!!

Hope you enjoyed reading and learning a little bit about who I am...
I just joined Thursday 13!! You should take time to give them a visit...

Thursday, July 26, 2007


It is time for the July Pcagoe Challenge. The theme this month is: SUMMER MEMORIES!!! Please go vote for your favorite piece.
Here is some of the pieces in the ETSY treasury. My entry is Rainbow Beaches.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

SUNDAY- The FIRST Day of the WEEK!!!!

Each day this week I am having a theme!!
Today is First!!!
Jesus rose on the first day (Sunday), The first day (Sunday) is the Lord’s Day!
Today can be the FIRST day of the rest of your life!!
GOD should be FIRST in your life!!!
So shall the last be first and the first last. For many are called but few chosen
Seek ye first the kingdom of Heaven and all things will be added unto you.

Famous Quotes:Before an individual can be saved, he must first learn that he cannot save himself. M. R. DeHaan, M.D. (1891-1965) American Bible teacher

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Famous First Kiss Quotes:
It was brief, swift, and then it was done. It was a professional job. I needed to be kissed, and I was kissed.
Actress Uma Thurman

This girl said "Yes" when I wasn't ready. I kissed her lightly and got so dizzy I had to sit down.
Actor Antonio Banderas

The first kiss I had was the most disgusting thing in my life. The girl injected about a pound of saliva, into my mouth, and when I walked away I had to spit it all out.
Leonardo DiCaprio

If you kiss on the first date and it's not right, then there will be no second date. Sometimes it's better to hold out and not kiss for a long time. I am a strong believer in kissing being very intimate, and the minute you kiss, the floodgates open for everything else.
Jennifer Lopez

First X-ray

In 1901 Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen was the first recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics, and he truly deserves his place in history because his discovery revolutionized the medical world. A series of experiments helped him notice that barium platinocyanide emits a fluorescent glow. Combining his observation with a photographic plate and his wife’s hand, he made the first X-ray photo, and thus, made it possible to look inside the human body without surgical intervention.