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I’ve got the Bug! April 9, 2009

Lulubug Bee
I’ve got the Lulu bug and these pieces are at the top of my wish list! My newest finding on Etsy is Lulubug Jewelry! The artist behind Lulubug Jewery is Sue Urquhart. Her pieces are beautifully organic and inspired by nature. She gives us a little peek into the going ons of her business and her life on her Etsy profile.
lulubug berry

My name is Sue Urquhart and I named my business Lulu Bug (who is one of my sweet Shar-peis) because my last name is hard to pronounce and even harder to spell!

My day job has been in jewelry design and manufacturing for over 15 years, in both casting and fabrication. I recently discovered Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and I’m now excited and inspired to be making my own jewelry again with this new material.

I take my own artwork and make etched brass plates which I use to print the textures and images onto my pieces. The possibilities with PMC are endless – inspiration can be found everywhere for interesting textures, forms and images.

I’ve always found inspiration in nature. I especially love birds – they are found on every continent, and no matter where you are, if you stop and look you can find bird life. I enjoy just watching them go about their business, and they never fail to bring a smile to my face.

I’ve been riding my bicycle to my day job lately, and find it’s the best time to dream up new things to make. What looks like a bunch of dry weeds when zooming by in a car actually turns out to be beautiful shapes and forms when you’re going by at bicycle speeds. Just slowing down and taking a look around outside every day keeps the ideas flowing.

I’m fortunate to live in an area (Sonoma County, California) that still has an abundance of natural beauty. But there is beauty to be found everywhere, if you just look at things a bit differently. I try to express that in my jewelry.

lulubug tree

Check out her blog :)

 

Juiced up keys April 16, 2008


When I was a young 80s girl trying to make it through the 4th grade in San Clemente CA I attemted to follow many of the trends. And one, if you remember, was the crazy massive amounts of keychains. I had like 50 keychains and not surprisingly, no keys. They would dangle cheerfully from my backpack full of My Little Pony, Rainbow Bright and Care Bear plastic happiness. Alas… no keys.
I am happy to say that I have moved on from the massive tangley lump of plastic key parafanalia to a simple fruity Strawberry Lanyard With Dangle Leaf by Bloody Bunny hailing from Berlin, Germany.

This is by far one of my favorite Etsy purchases! I almost want to buy another just in case mine gets lost.