Monday, June 23

boho gems for sale*

boho gems (click for larger view), canon digital rebel xti

I returned home from time away with a deep urge to de-clutter, simplify and Zen-ify my home. Typically projects like this overwhelm me but I am choosing to clear out one room at a time, one section at a time, one breath at a time. I promised myself not to rush through it and be very mindful of what I truly need and what I don't. I have come to realize that I thrive more in an environment that feels open and free...with a lot of space to twirl around at will. Lately, as stuff has piled up high around my desk and shelves, it has caused a clutter-ish feeling inside of my head. I suppose this is all part of me paying attention to what feels nourishing in my life and I am learning that simplicity is where my heart feels most calm.

Soon after my leap from the corporate world to owning my own creative business, I sold handmade boho style jewelry. Then photography as a profession stole my heart. My intention with clearing out my studio is for it to be photography focused. Hence, I would like to let go of all of my gems, sterling silver and pendants so that they can be brought out into the world by another creative soul.

I spent the evening organizing, laying them out in front of me, whispering words of gratitude for the path these dear gems directed me to on my journey.

I have quite a lot of stock, as well as an organized shelf cubby to go with. If you are at all interested in purchasing my stock as a whole, please email me at denise (at) bohophoto (dot) com. Every single piece is new and has never been worn. I hope to find them a home soon.

My stock consists of:
  • Pendants of all types (Serpentine, Jade, Bone, Carnelian, Porcelain, Wood)
  • Sterling silver charms, lobster claws, toggle clasps, wire, spacers, etc.
  • Beads: Carnelian, Chrysophase, Agate, Serpentine, Rhyolite, Jade, Glass, Coral, Wood, Vintage, etc.
  • Storage cubby
  • Jewelry design book
update: they've found a home...with a wonderful woman in France. her story touched me deeply and since this is such an emotional step for me, i knew it was meant to be.


Blogger Imelda said...

[SELFISH MOMENT]Nooooooo.... I always hoped that one day I would own a boho zen pendant. :-( [/SELFISH MOMENT]

Back to work now.... ;-)

June 24, 2008 at 1:37:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

I totally get the declutter urge/need. Good for you taking it slow one step at a time:)

I think this is a fabulous start love.

I need to do the same;)

also I am flipping out in love with your new photos up on flickr.

love you

June 24, 2008 at 5:56:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Marianne said...

What a wise move. I looked at them when I was at your house recently and smiled at the remembrance that they first brought me to you, and entertained for an instant the thought of asking if we should make something together. But instead we make images together, and it was right. And you are right. Letting go and moving forward. Someone else will take the next step on their path with these.

June 24, 2008 at 7:34:00 AM PDT  
Blogger kristen said...

i completely understand being overwhelmed with the big picture of de-cluttering, i think it's why i'm inert when it comes to my own home.

what a brave step this is, to recognize something you love, but it's not your focus anymore - i know your gems will find the right home.

June 24, 2008 at 9:09:00 AM PDT  
Blogger mccabe said...

it is a good thing these found a home-
because they look SO fun in that photo!
very tempted, and i don't even bead anymore.

i also need to declutter
and am kinda overwhelmed with other stuff
at the moment.

a little bit at a time-
your progress is inspiring.
good work d!

hope you had a great trip...
the photo below is so peaceful.

mccabe xx

June 24, 2008 at 12:43:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

I totally understand that need to declutter!
We literally just finished with the process of donating all of our belongings and moving onto an RV to find our place in the world.
Hopefully it is setting up a healing community in VT.
Since we've been on the road I've had to wait weeks at a time to come by and check in with your beautiful words, but it is always worth it!

June 24, 2008 at 3:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Toni M Photography said...

Oh how I wish I read this ealier. I, like you need to so declutter, but it's taking me so long to get even through a few boxes of Uni and teaching stuff, that it's hard to find the movtivation to get going. Maybe that's why I found your post this morning, to spend the day de-cluttering once more. Thank you for this lovely, inspriational and motivational post.

Wishing you the loveliest of wishes for your continued journey of photography,

with love Toni

June 24, 2008 at 4:10:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Darlene said...

wow Den...that was fast
one less thing(s)to be concerned with...

...did you tell her that they come including boho magic?

:) love you sis
xoxo dar

June 24, 2008 at 5:04:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jennifer/The Word Cellar said...

I'm so glad they found a home. And I'm so intrigued by this mysterious French woman. Perhaps she would like to share her story with your readers, non?

June 24, 2008 at 9:42:00 PM PDT  
Blogger kelly barton art + design said...

very nice!

June 25, 2008 at 5:09:00 AM PDT  

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