Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
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
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.