Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Desert Day 1

Hi everyone! Oops I've been a little lax on the blogging! Summertime always seems to get in the way of any additional screen time! Today I am hobbled by a foot injury and basically bound to a reclined position so what better time to catch up on a little blogging! I have been meaning to post the photos from the Rome leg of my Italy trip from last year, but A) somehow those photos will not load each time I try and B) It seems so long ago! I'll figure it out one of these days.

In the meantime here are some pics from my trip to Palm Springs and Palm Desert this Spring. 
My friends K and A asked me to join them on their trip and I jumped on it immediately. It was late-Winter and I was in the middle of the semi-annual One of a Kind Show craze, so I went without knowing a thing about the area or what we would be doing on this trip. Sometimes I think knowing nothing is the best way to visit a place.
K and I have known each other since the 8th grade but we have never taken a trip together so this was a nice treat.
As soon as I arrived, I got a chance to check out the Parker Palm Springs. If you know me, you know I love a good vintage find, mid-century modern style and loads of colour, so this place was just my kind of scene.
I mean, look at this giant owl macramé hanging!
I felt right at home.
Coming from a lingering Toronto Winter, it was so invigorating to feel the warm California sun and catch sight and scent of vibrant flowers.
 Got us some delicious cocktails and tacos at poolside immediately!
 Helps to have a grown up version of a lemonade stand! 
Monique V Chan
 I need one of these swinging wicker chairs at home.
Within moments of arriving in Palm Springs, I knew I would enjoy this trip! Every corner was picturesque and chilled out and it was just what I needed! More photos are to come from the rest of our trip. Off to bed to rest my foot for the night and catch some quality zzz's.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Bracelet of Hope Silent Auction

This is a special piece that was made for Bracelet of Hope, an organization aiming to help end the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Lesotho. Bracelet of Hope sent me a selection of these colourful wooden and fabric beads. They are handmade by HIV+ women in Lesotho. I had fun playing around with them and creating this piece with a signature MoonRox twist. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and hope that it will be well received.

It will be available for you to bid on at their silent auction tomorrow at the Women to Women event at Apartment 58 in Guelph, Ontario.

Have a lovely weekend friends! 



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Breezy Bracelets

(Photo credit: Joseph Saraceno)
These sweet dainty bracelets are perfect little pastel additions this Spring. I've been wearing my Breezy Bracelet stacked with other bracelets and it's been my go to when I just need that tiny bit of sparkle even on the most casual of days. I even wore mine poolside on my trip to Palm Springs! Cant go a moment without some jewels!
Choose from 5 sweet colour combinations. Check out the website for more!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Spring blossoms

I had am amazing getaway to the desert. Snuck away with some friends and had the greatest time. I went with no preconceived notions of the Palm Springs/Palm Desert area other than the fact that my sister enjoyed her visit many years back. As soon as I arrived I fell in love with the architecture, the kitschiness and the beautiful and varied terrain of the region. I'll have to share some of my many many photos soon. This reminds me that I never did finish up my Italy posts from last year. I still need to post the Rome photos. I'll catch up one of these days!

In the meantime, I got back to Toronto just in time to catch all the spring blossoms pop up around town. I love this time of year in Toronto. Everything is fresh and the brightest green and all the flowers are emerging. Here are some snap shots from outside Robarts Library at U of T. Yes, I was a little over zealous and took a few too many photos! They were just so perfect! Like pink fluffy cotton candy pom poms in the sky!

I'm feeling excited for warmer temps and super refreshed and inspired from my little getaway. My brain feels like it's working better too!

Hope you have a great week!


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Noble Choker

(Photography by Joseph Saraceno.)
A new choker for Spring! Chokers have been a fashion staple of late. Love them layered with other necklaces too! Our Plush Velvet series has been so popular and we have now added a new satin choker with sparkling Austrian crystal pendant to the MoonRox Collection. The Noble Choker comes in 5 rich colours.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Collection for Spring/Summer 2017

(Photography by Joseph Saraceno.)
Sunny days and sweet floral breezes are upon us and I cant get enough! The MoonRox Collection for Spring/Summer 2017 is now available online! Please take a look! Hope you like the new pieces for the season!

This is the Frolic Necklace. It debuted at the One of a Kind Show last week and proved to be our bestseller. It's a Y-style design that can be we worn with a casual tee or a formal gown. It's one of my faves for the season and will definitely be working its way into my wardrobe!

Check out all the fresh arrivals in the "New" section of the website!

I'll post more images in the days ahead!



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Doodle doodle doo!

Before I made jewellery for a living, I was all about every art and craft and would always have a couple cameras on me and several cases of markers and pencils. I have childhood memories of doodling on all dinner napkins at every restaurant we ever went to. These little creative moments have gotten a little lost over the years when you make things with your hands as your job. So I have been happy to put some colours on paper and play around a little. I had been trying to do a doodle a day. So fun! Got a little too busy with getting everything prepared to launch the Spring/Summer Collection and the craze of the One of a Kind Show, but I'm getting back on it now. I've been posting them in Intsagram stories, so follow along @moonrox_ca.

Thank you!

MoonRox at #OOAKS17

The One of a Kind Show wrapped a week ago already! It is always so busy leading up to the show and the days after as well. I have been meaning to express a huge thank you to those that came to the show, whether to peruse the wares or just to say hello!

A super sweet and charming lady that has become a favourite regular customer remarked that she is sinful as she picked out a set of jewels for herself. She then mischievously stated that you cannot be kind without being sinful. I don't think she would mind if I told you that she is at a more mature stage in life than I am, so I gladly soaked up her warm vibes and wisdom. Thanks to all of you that came by and committed your own sins and picked out a piece of jewellery or two for yourselves. Also, a special thank you to my always supportive friends and family that never hesitate to step forward to lend an extra hand! I have the best people around me!
MoonRox at #OOAKS17
The days post show have been busy but chilled out. I have been catching up with friends, organizing post craft show, working on shipping out orders and finishing up a website update. The new Spring/Summer Collection will go live on the site on Monday, April 10th. You see all the pieces pictured here and much more! 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Two more days at the One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale!

Two more days to come down to the Ex to check out the One of a Kind Show
#OOAKS17 #OOAKDiaries
Here is a photo of our sweet happy booth! Come visit us and try on some jewels at Booth Q-24. The Show closes on Sunday. 

I can hardly believe that March is minutes away from its end! Where has the time gone!? 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

One of a Kind Show

Photography by Joseph Saraceno
The One of a Kind Spring Show starts tomorrow! Had a couple glitches on set up day today, but all is good and we are super excited to show you the new collection! Come visit us at Booth Q-24!

Use coupon code ETX2VF4P to save $1 on the cost of tickets online! The online tickets are $2 cheaper than the at the door, so you save $3!

Off to make a few more pieces and get organized for the next 5 days at the show. Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 17, 2017

One of a Kind Show Ticket Giveaway!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

It's the perfect day to give away tickets to the upcoming One of a Kind Show! There are two prizes up for grabs. First prize winner receives a pair of tickets and a $25 Gift Certificate to shop at the MoonRox booth. Second Prize winner also scores a pair of tix!

To enter, visit our Facebook and Instagram pages and look for this image. A winner will be drawn at random on Monday, March  20th, 2017 after the contest closes at 3pm.

If you just want to get some tickets and get 'em now, buy your tickets here and use coupon code ETX2VF4P to save!

Have great weekend! Might have to sneak off and imbibe in a green beer or two! Cheers!


Winterstations 2017

Took a rainy afternoon to visit this year's Winter Stations installations with Ashley, owner of one of the shops that carry MoonRox. Ash has sold my work at TWBCo for at least a decade and has become a friend. You might recognize her from when she helps out at the One of a Kind Show. The weather wasn't ideal, but we enjoyed the competition entries and tried to ignore the damp cold chill!
'Flotsam and Jetsam' 

'Buoy Buoy Buoy'
Lovely pastel view from atop the lifeguard chair.

'The Beacon'

'Midwinter Fire'
(Heard a few days later that this installation was destroyed by vandals, plant thieves and actually set on fire. What is wrong with people!?)

'Collective Memory' 
An interactive display made of bottles ready to be filled with messages.

Some green on green on green!

'The Illusory'

Love a good field trip! 
Check out the Winter Stations at Kew Beach on until March 27.
Thanks to Ashley for the company and for half of these photos!


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