Monday, January 30, 2012

Branding Advice

I am trying to decide if I should keep the name Modern Nature Jewelry or change it to Modern Nature Studio. Which name do you like better?

Ever since Etsy gave the option of changing a shop name, I have been pondering this move. My brand name is Modern Nature. That name was taken (but never actually used) on both Etsy and as a domain name, so I went with Modern Nature Jewelry. I was deciding between that and Modern Nature Studio, but my husband convinced me to go with jewelry.

When selecting a blog name, I went with Modern Nature Studio. I know that being consistent with branding is best, but I wanted it to be about my creative world, not just my jewelry.

I would greatly appreciate your advice, please tell me which name you think I should go with. Any other suggestions are welcome too. Thanks in advance!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Morning Fog

Two days ago, I awoke to a mysterious yet beautiful fog that was rolling across the lake. I couldn't help grabbing my camera to take a few shots...even before I had coffee! The only thing that can get me moving faster than coffee in the morning is a photo op!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Meet My Bead Soup Block Party Partner!

I am ultra excited that my name was drawn to participate in Lori Anderson's 5th Bead Soup Block Party! Aside from really looking forward to participating in this creative blog hop event, I have an awesome partner! Lori partnered me up with the uber talented Karyn Lewis Bonfiglio of Plus Size Bangles.

Karyn is an illustrator, writer and jewelry designer!  I am beyond thrilled to have such an inspiring partner. I love the natural elements that she uses in her designs and the way she plays the colors off one another.

One of the pieces in her Etsy shop, titled Autumn Acorn Necklace.

Her new digital painting and my personal favorite, Dawn Beach Lattice.

I am anxious to select a bead soup for her and even more excited to see what she will send me! 
Stop by on March 3rd for the reveal of my Bead Soup creation and a list of participants. This is going to be fun! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A New Year, A New State!

My husband and I are starting the new year off by packing, packing and more packing as we make our way from Maryland to northern Virginia. We have been orchestrating this move for over a year and the pieces have finally fallen into place!

So my studio, a once (mostly) organized space is looking sad as it's contents make their way into boxes, many boxes. I am convinced that my beads and supplies are multiplying! No matter how many boxes I fill, I don't seem to make much of a dent in clearing the room!

I promise to post again once we are in our new place. It may be a few weeks, but I am excited about our new home and our new adventure of living in Virginia!