Cupcake kit by Meri Meri.  So cute!

A giant cupcake turned carousel- so creative, Williams Sonoma.

Inspiration for my wedding cupcakes, via Martha Stewart- of course.

Well, those are adorable. Snickerdoodle cupcakes, via Martha Stewart.

Cuppies, via Yes, Please.

Enter to win a cupcake kit from Saint Cupcake!

And while you’re there, enter to win $200 in free jewelry from me!

Welcome to my new WordPress blog!

And now, a giveaway at The Bright Side Project:

One lucky winner will receive a $200 gift certificate to Marlo Noel. For a chance to add some beauty to your jewelry box, please answer the following question by March 1, 2010.

This is a photo collage of Marlo Noël Jewelry used for the Bright  Side Project giveaway

Just visit The Bright Side Project to enter:

What piece(s) of jewelry in Marlo Noel’s Etsy shop would brighten your day? How would you wear it or who would you give it to?

Go now and make sure I get 300 comments to win an ad on their site for March!

Love this one- the Asher. Champagne citrine (notice the new shape?!), London blue topaz (also new shape!), sky blue topaz, and smoky quartz, 18″- $78.

The first is like a retired Beanie Baby. I’m not sure how, I just think it’s funny when people compare things to Beanie Babies. Actually, I’ll tell you how. The smoky quartz stone above is really pretty, but the angle of the top of it is not something I was prepared for, and most were too wide to wrap. On these stones the wire just bunched and said, “no way, Jose.” I think the ones that worked went to the stores, and maybe I kept one. A new version of this necklace is available without so much wire wrapping at the top. 36″- $68.

The second was made with Valentine’s day in mind, and although it’s not in my Etsy shop, it is available at Jenni B. in Monrovia and Dreamy in Encinitas. Or just email me and I’ll make you one. Rose quartz and rhodolite garnet, 18″- $48.

These I only have one picture of, which is why they’re not on Etsy. I kind of like them, though, so maybe I’ll have to make another pair and stage a photo shoot. Black tourmaline and sapphires, $98.

The above bracelet and earrings are London blue, white, and sky blue topaz, champagne citrine, and smoky quartz. The whole blue and brown thing. I tried taking some artsy shots of the earrings in our Christmas tree, but that was a disaster. Looks like the lighting still wasn’t great for the above pictures…Earrings- $98, bracelet- $198.

This necklace is a version of a necklace I made and sold at the LA County Fair years ago, before I started photographing my jewelry. Now it’s called the Mabel, and it’s $298 if anybody’s interested. Adjustable from 16″-18″.

Pendant Necklace and Drops

On the left is a custom pendant I made for someone- a birthday gift for her from her. It’s similar to the Avery necklace, with mint quartz, green sapphires, and headpins I made myself! The heart clasp isn’t actually part of it, just holding it for the shot. On the right are earrings I made for a bride last fall. Keishi pearls, white topaz, and rhodolite garnet. I think they ended up being about 2.5 inches, and went nicely with her very drapey orchid bouquet.

Some fancy 60’s yard sale furniture- a la Marcia Brady.
Some framed paper from Paper Source- and a wonderful wall of stripes (like a circus tent, get it?)
Thanks, Ryan :)
My proudest achievement- a pennant banner originally made for Maribel’s shower (also kind of circus-y). Actually that chair rail is my proudest achievement. Do you know how I feel about chair rail and crown moulding and wainscoting?

My lovely Anthro lamp which matches the smaller one in the living room, and my very favorite cliche poster- which I now own two of.

Here’s what our room looked like last week. if I ever get around to ironing (and starching, judging by the picture above) my new duvet cover and sheets and pillowcases, I’ll post pictures of what it looks like now. Although, it took me about a year for these pictures, so don’t count your chickens.