Wednesday, December 30, 2009

a year's end.

a new year's
chance to begin.
This past year has filled all of us with memories. It is all of our joys, griefs, good times and bad times, that has brought us into this moment for another year, another beginning. Yes, many things might stay the same or dramatic changes will be in store for us, yet one thing will definately remain. We all share in this search for happiness, peace, and fullfilment. More importantly, as some of us might think we have reached all of our goals, it simply cannot be true. Life does not have a finish line. Many of us do believe that death is or isn't that finish line, but we can all make sure we do completely live until that moment comes when we are we are facing it.

I feel that 2009 has not been easy for many of us and that is okay, because a new year does give us some hope and of course, opportunity.

And so, a few last words to share that have meant so much to me this year:

  • Live well, breathe deep, and keep on going.
  • Respect is the greatest currency.
  • This moment is your life.
  • A great idea, backed by great passion, will make a difference.
  • And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count; it's the life in your years.

From all of us at Hovey Lee, we wish you a very healthy, peaceful and joyous new year.

"to the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty,

and in the same field, it beholds, every hour,

a picture which was never seen before

and which will never be seen again."

ralph waldo emerson

dove $45.00

make a wish for peace, dove pendant with handcrafted brushed texture.

silverplated on reclaimed brass.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Twenty Four Things..

Well I know they say its 24 days of Christmas.
THE 24 things I LOVE MOST.

(and in no particular order)
1. Tyler, my brother: who inspires me every day and I without doubt couldn't live without.

2. Luc, otis & lola : my laughter stems from their souls. My most loyal companions that I have yet to love thus far.

3.the teachers I have had in my life: and I meet new ones every day.
4.the way the day looks once rain is over: the wind on my nose.
5. The few friends that continue to support me: and consistantly surprise me in their unconditional love for me as family. you know who you are.
6. A crescent moon: it's quite beautiful.
7. The way words can flow like the grand canyon: rivers and waves of emotion; unkept.

8. My best friend and her children: because they have become a part of me.
9. Butterflies in your stomache: we never really know what will happen next.
10. Girlfriends and memories: because childhood will never fully leave any of us.

11. Jacuzzi time in the rain: nothing has ever felt so refreshing.
12. Jog-a-thons: big pops and no class; no brainer.
13. Falling down: because when I'm up, I'm up.

14. Accomplishing my dream of running my own retail store... and at 20 years of age: hey that's just a load off my back.

15. Setting new sites: furthering my horizons: fall is my favorite season, new york is my favorite state.
16. Learning to never settle: the guy will get it when he's eatin your dust.
17. Heavy and I mean heavy, music: no need to say more.
18. Roadtrips with friends: the desert is a beautiful thing through the backseat window at night.

19. Collecting things I cherish: as I go; along the way I say...
20. Being girly: never ceases to jumpstart a little confidence..

21. A long long drive down PCH: its my favorite way to vent.

22. Sleeping by the ocean, like camping on birthdays when we were just kids: there is nothing like dreaming by the sea of mystery.
23. Sharing good times with the people I love most: it's only going to get better and bumpier.

24. the inspiration i get from Hovey Lee and her magical creativity with precious stones and recycled metals; there is beauty in everything.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thoughtful & Thankful: a Thanksgiving Holiday

Kinishba II
ON SALE for a limited time!
Sumptuous turquoise surrounded by gold seed beads.
Accents with faceted clear quartz and a long jet bone bead.

For me, this time of year means a variety of things. Above all of those things is family, which for me, includes my best friend Logan. That being said, it goes to show that family does not always mean they are a brother, sister, father, cousin or mother. I feel that you might now always need a holiday to find a reason to show your love and appreciation towards your loved ones, however it is a very good place to start!

When I was growing up, Thanksgiving with my family was very special. My mom slaved in the kitchen for hours and hours on end. The smell of her candied yams and baked brie always drew me out of my room and down into the coziness of my brothers' castles made out of our couch pillows, the hazelnut coffee brewing, pumpkin pies baking at 375 degrees and my father scrambling to keep all of us giving our mother a helping hand.

My mother and I never could wait for the pumpkin pies to dip our fingers into the cool whip, treating ourselves to the delicious whipped heaven. I would get caught dipping my head in the freezer and it's not because I didn't know how to handle the heat in the kitchen. Instead, it was my favorite way to eat that cool whip that I craved all year long. To this day, it is still my favorite way to eat it.

As I got older, I found a love to be behind the camera, so I was in charge of capturing the moments on my camera and the family video camera. My brothers and I loved finding new ways to annoy my father and I think he secretly enjoyed the attention from us. Now, we all still make sure to give thanks to each other, to ensure we toast to another year of love, support, health and laughter.

And so, until next year, don't wait to give thanks to your loved ones for without them, we would fall short as individuals, lose pride in the idea of teamwork, possibly lose touch with where we came from, and more so, give up the opportunity to find happiness in someone's joy.

Nightshade $36.00
This new collection of bold cocktail rings made of sterling silver wire
and generous sized frosted midnight, skyblue and amber glass.
Glass beads size vary from 15mm-20mm. Sterling silver wire band.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

fall fashion frenzy

as the cold weather comes in to southern california,
i am hoping to get as much use out of my wool and maryjane boots this season as humanly possible. no matter how much fighting, pulling, zipping and unzipping i find myself doing this time of year, there is one thing i know to always be true. Finding what jewelry to wear is always easy. For fall and winter of 2009, Hovey Lee is introducing new pieces and this collection is all glam, all class and zero effort.
From Victorian inspiration from the early romance periods to modern glitz that is bold, daring, and still feminen.

Divine Design

There's never a better time to get involved.
We are getting our pieces together for this great event benefiting Project Angel Food!

100% of proceeds from the sale directly benefit Project Angel Food's mission to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses.

Hovey Lee @ Sassy City Chicks Sample Sale

Come see our new Fall c o l l e c t i o n
have a custom ring made on the spot

This is one of the most exciting holiday sample sales in LA!!
Do not miss out, we cannot wait to see you there!

WHO: Hovey Lee Holiday SAMPLE SALE hosted by Sassy City Chicks
When:10:00AM Sunday, November 22nd
Where:Marina Del Rey Marriott: 4100 Admiralty Way, Los Angeles, CA

Event information and more details here

From our Fall/Winter 2009 c o l l e c t i o n...

my my m o d e r n . . .
glamour, glitz, glam.
New from the fall/winter 2009 collection
"Gotham" by Hovey Lee.
they're the rebel in you.
Gotham $40.00
Mod, free formed with a cut-out and rounded corners hang

from reclaimed silver ear wires to create a pair of fun
and funky earrings. Part contemporary, part retro,
the highly polished genuine agate gives them a bold look.
Drop 1.5" from ear.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hovey's interview on

Adding jewelry to your outfit can be tough, especially when the seasons are changing. Jessica asked Hovey on how to accessorize this fall.

What are the hot acessories for this fall?
I’ve incorporated a number of victorian inspired charms, vintage and heirloom pieces in my collection this fall. I was going for a sort of period look; minimal use of colors, hip but not trendy. The baseline principle is to work with quality, sustainable materials like reclaimed metals, and not waste anything in the process.

How should we wear these trends?
Individualism is important. What you wear, especially jewelry, should reflect your personal taste and not a trend. View jewelry as a gift, whether a gift from someone or for yourself, and a trend becomes irrelevant.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall in Love

Fall collection is out and going fast!
Pieces featuring repurposed vintage charms and reclaimed metal.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Remembering Abigail

Twelve years ago we lost our dear friend Abbey to breast cancer. In this month of October we are celebrating her brave life and many others who struggle with the cancer. Partial proceeds of the Rosa earrings and all other pink pieces on will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Abigail Lavine, co-founder of 8-Track Heaven, died on April 1, 1997 at 11:07 a.m. Abbey had been seriously ill since being diagnosed with cancer. She received the best in care during her last months from her husband Scott and died quietly at home.

Monday, September 21, 2009

when all else fails.. love yourself right.

Gold Weave II $88.00
A sublimely unexpected combination of delicate femininity and edgy cool.
Wired gold metal and fresh water pearl approx. 1.5" long, on 18" goldfilled chain.

These days I am seeing more and more singles that appear to be okay single.
I know I am.
I definitely feel that the next relationship I fall into, will definitely be better than the last, because until then, I am taking the time to focus on myself. Seek out wants and needs that I have been putting last while ensuring everyone else I care about is first, ahead of me. So, as we go into this fall, remember when I say how good, actually how amazing, it feels when the weather starts to get a bit colder, and all you have is you, your book and the sound of the rain.

Hello fall, this year, I won't be fallen like the leaves.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Photo Contest! Win a new Hovey Lee piece!!

Hi friends!!
How do you wear Hovey Lee jewelry? We are collecting fan photos and need your participation!

Nothing gives a better testimony than our customers wearing and showing off our work. Wear your fav Hovey Lee piece, have your buddy take a snapshot and email it to, or post it on our facebook page. We'll be handling out gorgeous prizes to participants! C'mon, you can help us do this!!!

ps. Your pictures may be posted on or other Hovey Lee pages. Winners will be announced at the end of the month.

Maria Menounos wearing Hovey Lee

Check out the latest photoshoot in CocoEco Mag's anniversary issue Access Hollywood host Maria Menounos wearing our Copperfrilli ring and Gunmetal Cone bracelet.

Friday, August 28, 2009

weddings and more weddings.

"Campbell VIII"
The latest addition to the Campbell collection
features open rope embossed handwork and delicate floral design.
Large teardrop shape measures approx 1.6X2".
Made with reclaimed brass metal.

i have quite a few friends attending weddings every weekend this month, some of course, even on the same weekend. so love is in the air. fresh beginnings and a handful of "firsts". give your miss lovely a true treasure to treasure.

This sassy 16" delicate "y" style necklace features multi-color spinels suspending along the 4" tail.
Simply divine.
Teardrop spinels approx 8mm tall and may contain natural inclusions.
Your necklace may not look the same as in photo due to the varied colors of the gemstone.

Hovey Lee Custom Wedding pieces now available.
Perfect for any bride, bridesmaid.. or future bride.

Show her how much you love her.

contact me on facebook and i'll help design youre one of a kind gift.

Ashley Blair

Create Your Badge

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

beating flowers into the mud.

Beauty is everywhere.

Sometimes we just get so consumed with whats on our to-do list, we forget to find the time to sit back and watch.

The beauty is a variety of things.
Starting simple.. the beauty in the way moss grows.I can't help but wonder how beautiful the tiny creatures living down there know it is.

I love the way moss adds texture and color to the shadiest places.

Beauty in the smile of a child being a child;
oh how I feel like those days were just yesterday.

The way the sun looks when it casts colors
and creates shadows upon a mountain.

and the way the eyes of a beautiful soul
make your insides hum with warmth.

All around us: the beauty we need to stop and enjoy from nature every day.

see the world how hovey lee sees.
natural beauty. handmade.
available by going here

be true to yourself and be free.
to see more photos by this photographer click here

Friday, August 7, 2009

as summer comes to an end..

i remember the first day of summer.

june 21st. i could not wait to spend all day every day at the beach.

all summer long, with family and friends.

roadtrips, bombfires, and even purple sand..

a great friend and i traveled very far... but

we found what we were looking for..

and so, with night after night,

of gazing at that big old' moon,

the nights are cooling off quicker,
and the days are starting to feel a bit shorter.

and so she was swimming in the water,
flourescent blue and golden-like.

green leaves turning to gold,

seasons change,
and so do we,
and i do not mind a bit.