Thursday, August 19, 2010

A few simple ways to add green in your day..

A go green attitude is more than just a way of thinking, it consists of many lifestyle changes. Some of these changes are more obvious than others, but none the less, just as important.
I have come up with a few simple ways to add green to your day.

#1 Hovey Lee.

Cage $138-

A beautiful cage you want to be in...this organically formed bracelet with pink pearl pods creates a bracelet with an unusually striking elegance.

Strung on elastic allows fitting for any size wrist.

#2 Hovey Lee.

Vanna III $40-

Gorgeous jumbo and smooth recycled green glass drop wrapped in gold plated wire.

#3 Hovey Lee.

Cocktail Gumball $52-

Gumball rings on recycled wrapped copper wire band! A chic alternative to the silver and gold with different gumballs and sizes available: cultured pearls 10mm, rose quartz 15mm, and green agate 12mm.

and finally

#4 Hovey Lee.

Green Envy $320-

A daring design with faceted green garnet draping down from sterling silver chain. 16" long plus extension chain.

Hovey Lee Designs will be the most luxurious eco conscious part of your green life style. With several new pieces throughout the year, add these pieces to your personal collection without ever feeling guilty.

Monday, June 28, 2010

3 pieces for every day of summer...

we would love to hear from you!
tell us what hovey lee pieces you are wearing this summer

Friday, June 11, 2010

about the designer: who is hovey lee?

As a child Hovey adored her mother's great sense of style and always loved the visits to tailors and jewelers. She was also enchanted by the eclectic designs and custom furniture her father, an interior designer, created for their home. Hovey has a degree in music as well as library science, but jewelry making has been apart of her life since her teenage years. With the constant encouragement and support from her friends and family, Hovey launched her own jewelry line in 2005 and instantly captured the attention of both the fashion and art communities. She was selected by Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion as the accessory designer that same year.

Hovey's collection is inspired by both design forms and by world cultures. She studies the essential design elements from different ethnic styles and fuses them with her California sensibility to create a stylish, interesting and fresh look.

If you have always dreamed about jewelry making
and aspire to have your own collection one day,
send no more than two of your own designs to hovey lee.
let us know you've sent them via our facebook fan page.
the winning fan will be entered to win a very special
one on one jewelry 101 with hovey lee!
go ahead, send us your designs,
we want to see what you've been working on!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

like bees make honey.

darwin once said, "it is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. it is the one who is most adaptable to change."

inspired by hovey lee's humble achievement to change the way eco-friendly products are viewed, i cant help but think about all of the change i have noticed in my life and around it. so here i am, to write about it. oh and here is something for those of you who are about to read this. update your facebook status with a hope, dream or wish that you have, for your future, no one elses'. (if you comment back on this blog or our facebook page, you will automatically be entered to win a hand crafted hovey lee piece.) go ahead, be selfish!

looking back over the past few years, the word change would be an understatement. i have loved and i have lost. i have cried, screamed, and fought- to only win and lose some. i have gained new friends and i have let go of old ones, and right now, is what is most important. never knowing exactly what the future holds, we all might have some idea as to where we are leading ourselves; if we continue what we are doing now it will have a direct influence on our futures. so the big question is, what are we doing?

we can all only speak for ourselves, but i really don't mind stating a view observations. for starters, we are doing less and complaining more. we are finding the better bargain and not what is best all around. we are substituting with artificial flavors and colors and light. we are finding the profit point for our company's opposed to the most profitable point for our consumers. we are listening to ipods and iphones and ichats and not listening to each other. our connections have become most recent updates on several social network sites. we would rather send people instant messages and mixed signals than to be ourselves and show who we are, for real, in person, flaws included; sorry no photoshop. i believe for many its become a disguise, a lucid dream, a mask to cover and sweep under the rug the realness. and for me, i cant help but step back. living in a treehouse cottage helps me with that. but it also helps. and so here i am talking about change. be inspired by the little things and the little people in your life.

i aspire to publish a book one day.

go to to see more pieces like reema, photo shown above.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

sonja III

a new collection that worth boasting about.

The Sonja Collection
by hovey lee

a jumbo rough cut sodalite with gorgeous natural veins
accented with citrine marquise and white topaz.
On two different gold filled chains
with tourmalines near the clasp.

Sonja II
a raw but polished slice of rich tone apatite
with gorgeous natural inclusions accented with
gold pewter and wood beads.
On delicate textured goldfilled circle chain
interlaced partially with fine cabled chain.

Sonja III
This necklace can be worn summer to fall,
featuring red dyed horn lead with wood bead
accents on delicate textured goldfilled circle chain
interlaced partially with fine cable chain.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

a delightful day at the farmers market...

One thing I love most about southern California are the fantastic farmers markets. A tented parking lot never
seemed so appealing. From fresh fruits, flowers and vegetables, to nuts, breads, and of course tons of artsy treasures by local artists and crafters.

The sun is always shining bright, the wind showers you with kisses of plumeria and an ocean breeze. So what could make a Farmers market even better? Hovey Lee of course!

Hovey Lee will be showing at the
Playa Vista Farmers Market & Crafts
this Saturday, February 6th 2010 from 9am - 2pm.

We will be showing the first Saturdays of each month
from 9am-2pm at 6400 Seabluff Drive, Playa Vista, CA

come enjoy the day and support our local farmers & artisans!
We can't wait to see you there.

This is located in the parking lot adjacent to Concert Park Square.
Enter Playa Vista from Lincoln via Bluff Creek or from Jefferson Blvd via Concert Park Drive, right across the street from Home Depot) for more detailed information about the Playa Vista Farmer's Market please click here

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

pieces to fall in love with..

Live Love $48.00

Hasu $40.00

Lois $88.00

First Sight $48.00

Angel Love $88.00

Saturday, January 16, 2010

time travel.

Time machine $58.00
Entering the time machine to the past,
this reclaimed metal brass charm necklace
features bird, flower and oval picture charms.

distance equals time, in this place.
we can travel too.
seek a better you, a stronger individual
capable of enduring the pain, of this place.
extraordinary human qualities
that build walls made of concrete and old memories.
skyscrapers that actually touch the sky
travel up and away and far from, this place.
we can travel too.
we can travel.
we can.