Archive for January, 2011

The color experts over at Pantone have announced Honeysuckle as the color of the year for 2011!

The experts say that this encouraging, uplifting color “emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor.”  According to PANTONE executive director Leatrice Eiseman,Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going—perfect to ward off the blues,.”.

Honeysuckle is already popping up in apparel, accessories, and home decor trends.  I’m pretty excited about incorporating this vibrant color into my jewelry this year.  I’ve already got a shipment of beads coming my way with some honeysuckle-colored stones that I can’t wait to play with!

Check out some of these Honeysuckle colored items that ETSY members are offering:


Vintage Gardenia Top by zelaya

Make it a Light Morning by ajawin

Romantic Wrap Top by Lirola

Poppies by Aufilde

Poppy Bouquet Ring

Mum Tote by yorktownroad



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2010 in Review

By the looks of my blog over the past few months, it looks as though I’ve dropped off the face of the earth…

Rest assured, I am alive and doing quite well!  Here’s what’s been keeping me away from the blogging world:

A new job:  In June, I started working nearly full time at a local non-profit organization, EPIC.  I’m the client services director at this pregnancy information clinic.   This new job is keeping me quite busy, but it has also been quite rewarding!

In addition, I’ve started teaching science classes to a group of home-school students in our area.  I am LOVING working with my students and sharing my passion for science with them!  It’s priceless to work with such a great group who are so excited about learning and experimenting!

Pregnancy:  Shortly after starting my new job, my husband and I found out that we’re expecting our first child!  We’re THRILLED about this new adventure in our lives!  Pregnancy has slowed me down a bit – it is helping me to prioritize and set more realistic goals for myself.  I can’t wait to meet my little one – only a few months left!! – and I look forward to seeing how being a mommy will help me to learn and grow!

Creating and selling jewelry:  Yes, I still do this!  Over the past few months, I’ve focused mainly on custom orders and selling at home shows.  Making jewelry is still a passion, and I plan to pursue it and continue to add to my skill set in the future!

Stay tuned for a little preview of what’s in store for KaraAnnisJewelry in 2011… And I’ll have a little more opportunity to plug into the blogging world in the months to come!

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