Monday, July 20, 2015

Boho Jewelry

Long Beaded Necklaces / Long Pendant Necklaces with Silk Tassels

I have recently become very enamored with silk tassels. I love wearing a luxurious silk tassel as a pendant and enjoy sliding my fingers over the soft silk tassel. I find this calms me on those stressful days.  Here are a few of my recently added "Long Tassel Necklaces" - made with SILK tassels - only the best for my customers.

"Long Beaded Tassel Necklace" with Black Silk Tassel 





 "Long Beaded Tassel Necklace" in Mint Green and Pearls:
Note: this one is 2 necklaces in 1. Each 30" long





Below is what I call "The Happy Necklace" featuring a multitude of colorful faceted beads, gemstones, gold charms and a bright green tassel pendant.







To see these necklaces and more, visit www.ViaLoveDesigns.com

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sunday Drive - Crazy Winding Road Scenic Drive - Bay Area Back Roads

Family Outing - Sunday Drive to Mt. Hamilton / Lick Observatory


So last Sunday, day after 4th of July, we decided to do an impromptu Sunday drive. We hopped in the car (Steve and I and little Winston), and drove toward Del Valle, which is a state park in Livermore. We knew there was an amazing, hilly, winding drive out that way so we headed out to explore. The further we drove, the more winding roads we encountered and hills that just kept going and going and going-- beautiful undeveloped land. (the drive: from Del Valle Road, turn left on Mines Rd to Hwy 130, San Antonio Valley Rd. to Mt. Hamilton)




















Along the way we passed Ruth's Barn...I SO wish we had gone in! This is perhaps the FUNKIEST yard sale 'shop' I have ever encountered. Also, don't miss "The Junction Bar & Grill". A great place for a pit stop. You can sit outside and enjoy a coke with a few bikers or two.




Ruth's Barn


Ruth's Barn Yard Sale
The Junction Bar & Grill

 After nearly an hour of driving we discovered Mt. Hamilton and the Lick Observatory, which was closed, unfortunately. However, we enjoyed walking around the many observatories and the breathtaking views surrounding this location. NEVER have I seen such a view in the Bay Area!



View from Link Observatory 

I love the shape of this tree.


View from the observatory
Dormitories next to the observatories







Little Winston, my Toy Maltipoo, who accompanies us on our road trips.

Winston and me at Mt. Hamilton

View from the Main Laboratory

Lick Observatory

Steve managed to capture this bird flying over my head!

the bf.



To finish the day off we continued on to the San Jose / Milpitas area and stumbled upon this WONDERFUL Greek Restaurant called, "Mikonos Grill". Very casual but great food!...Loved their Spanokopita. The boy friend had their lamb/chicken kabob. 













Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Gold St. Benedict Coin Bracelet - Friendship Bracelet

After I created the colorful "Beaded Chain Coin Charm Bracelets" last night at 1:30 am (shown below), I decided to make a white one, then a gold one, then I thought, "how pretty 3 would look together" so I made another white beaded bracelet. Once I had them on my wrist I was so excited, I started taking pictures of these bracelets (it's now 3am). I adore these Gold St. Benedict coins! Must say, I am pleased with how these bracelets turned out. The White/Gold combination just feels so right for summer--fresh and pretty. These are sold individually, or you can purchase all 3 for a discount.  You will find them at ViaLove - HERE

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. xo






FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS - Colorful Beaded Chain Coin Charm Bracelets

These new "Beaded Chain Coin Charm Bracelets" are so fun to wear ~ and at $30 a piece, who can resist such fun! I love a few worn together or one just by itself to give my outfit a pop of color. The 'blue green' is a very popular color. I personally love the orange paired with the the blue green and/or light blue. Faceted cut glass beads are wire linked together and feature a beautiful "Gold St. Benedict Coin" charm which dangles from the bottom. I can make these bracelets any length if you prefer a tighter fit.  To see all the colors I have available, click HERE.