Tuesday, 18 August 2015

ROM Suprise

This summer I wanted to visit some of the places I may not usually visit, like the Royal Ontario Museum. I had no reason to visit in the past, so I really had not been inside the ROM since Elementary school. Unfortunately I did not give myself a lot of time to explore, and I did not look at the map before I started to wander.  I spent a lot of my time in the other exhibitions of the museum, but then my husband peeked in the gallery map and told me they had a Gem exhibit. So the last 15 minutes were exploring this room.

I love working with rocks and minerals and my jewelry has slowly shifted to selling these pretty pieces. The Rom Gem exhibit has so many beautiful pieces which I tried to take photos of with my crapy old cell phone. I did the best I could do.  I definitely will be returning to the ROM in the fall for another peak so I can get a longer and better view of these incredible gifts from the earth. If you are in Toronto and you love Rocks and Minerals then you have to check out this exhibit.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Summer Catch Up

What a wonderful summer I have been having! The weather has been great and I have had the time to get out. Check out my Instagram for photos and to see what I have been up to, like my trip to the ROM, Center Island, Brickworks, and more. I know I have been missing from my blog, and I have been posting most of my photos on my Instagram page just because it has been a bit easier for me to keep up with.

I have been adding a lot of new product to my LOVE n LAVISH shop for back to school and gearing up for the busy Christmas rush. I also have been teaching myself a bit of metalsmithing, and my goal is to have some beautiful copper and silver rings made for you, and listed up in my shop for Christmas time. Check out my shop for my current stock.

I hope you have a great weekend and I thought I would share that I am going to be holding a Giveaway in the next day or two, so stay tuned!

What is your favorite healing stone and why?

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

What's New in June

I hope that you have been enjoying the beginning of summer. We have been getting a lot of rain, but there have been some nice sunny hot days to enjoy, like today.

I have been updating my shop slowly and even changing my stock a bit. Here are some fresh new items in my shop, such as a personally hand sawed boho cactus, lots of healing stones with some real beauties like the Emerald and Lapis and Citrine I have added.  I will be adding a few more bracelets to my shop, but right now I have a stunning blue stacking bracelet and a lovely ceramic yoga OM encircled by a lotus flower. I hope you see something you like from my shop, and if you do, please enjoy this 25% off coupon : Instagive25  shared here on my blog and Instagram.  Also if you are wondering where I have been and why my blog entries are so sparse, check out my Instagram page and you can see much more of what i'm up to.

Sunday, 10 May 2015


It is long overdue, but I am excited to be having a Giveaway for these two beautiful necklaces. Enter to win both of them, a wire wrapped Citrine and Amethyst!

Please make sure that if you are the winner I will be able to contact you easily through Facebook or leave your email and a comment here below in the comment section. You could win both of these beauties, so repost and share as much as possible for more entries. Ends June 5th, good luck!

To enter head on over to my Facebook page and :

1. Comment & Like this link and follow Love n Lavish on facebook , share the photo too, it is optional
2. Follow my Tumblr http://lavishjewelry.tumblr.com/ and reblog a few pics you like
3. Follow me on Instagram and repost my Giveaway photo on your own page and tag as well. Info will be on my instagram as well https://instagram.com/lovenlavish.etsy/
4. Follow on Pinterest and Repost this link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266345765439313047/ and leave a comment below the photo
Ends June 5th and it is open world wide!

Saturday, 28 March 2015

A Touch of Spring

Each day I see just a hint of spring around the corner. I'm looking forward to longer warmer days where I can get out with just a light jacket and sit outside on a patio with a coffee.  These pretty resin pieces pictured above will be the last that will be making for a long time, and you can find these spring inspired pieces in my Storenvy shop Fauna and Forest. I'm not giving up on my plant/flower jewelry, but finding more possibilities. In the future I will have glass pieces which will be more customized in shape and size. I actually can't wait to get started. I do hope you will checkout these amazing pieces which I recently added to my shop, because they will look so pretty paired with a spring dress or top.

As for my last post, nothing has really been solved yet. I did get a little relief seeing that a few things have been ruled out, so hopefully I can sleep better at night now. A change needs to occur, a change for the good.

Sunday, 22 March 2015


This is not my usual entry. It will be vague and you may not understand exactly what I am talking about, but I have to write about it a little. For the past little while I have been worried about the future and what it holds. I think I assumed it would be a path that is expected, but within the last 6-9 months I have realized that what I assumed my future will be, well it may not come to light. What if the future is a lot more difficult, sad, and lonelier then I expected. How strong am I? I know we adapt, and I am strong, but when I imagine a future I expected could be shattered with some bad new, well it is keeping me up at night.

By the end of the week my life could change drastically. Someone may have the answers we have been waiting for, but will that make me happy or sad? The sad thing is I can't share how I am feeling with anyone, not yet. If it was said out loud I am afraid that I might scare them as well, but I am worried. What if the path to come is so much scarier then I ever dreamed? How strong will I be?

Sunday, 15 March 2015

As New As Spring

Wow, where have I been? I just noticed how long it has been since I wrote on this blog, and it has been quite long. Life kind of got in the way with some family members health issues, plus my shop was non stop from Christmas time to the end of February. I am finally getting a breather and making time to give you a new entry.

I am so excited to feel a bit of spring in the air. In Toronto the snow has melted, but the sky is grey and gloomy and I think we will get more rain then snow from now on. I love spring because it finally feels like a new beginning of the year. I can get out again, go for a run and get myself in better condition for the summer. I will be sourcing out new plants for my botanical jewelry which will be getting a face lift this year. I thought I would faze out all of my resin plant/flower jewelry altogether, but I just can't do it. I want everyone who buys a necklace to get an even more unique piece that can last for many many years. So, stay tuned for those pretty pieces to come out in April and May. Right now I am working on some really pretty resin pieces which will be fairly priced because I am fazing them out.

I also will be giving my dream of being a metalsmith another shot. I signed up for a intro to Jewelry class in April and I look forward to learning new techniques, and being inspired to see how far I can go. Yesterday there was a Gem show in Toronto, and I bought a few new beautiful Cabochons that I will be making rings and pendants out of. I saw pictures last month of the Tuscan Gem show in Arizona ,and the Toronto Gem show did not compare by a long shot. I wish that in the future I will be able to get out there, even though I am sure I would want to bring everything home with me.

I promise to write in this blog sooner then later. You can also find me on Instagram where I do post new picture very often, especially with the nicer weather coming.