Tuesday, December 11, 2012

CSFootprints going on vacation!

CSFootprints is going on a mini break! My Etsy shop will close at the end of the day on December 14th. If you've got orders to make, now is the time!

I plan to reopen the shop for a few weeks in January, however, I will no longer have a space to make my jewelry starting February 1st. My fiancee and I are currently looking for a bigger home, so until then, CSFootprints will be on a temporary hiatus.

If you have any special requests, you can contact me at footprintsbycs@gmail.com.

Have an awesome holiday and keep shopping!

C

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Triad Rings!


This ring was first made as a custom order but I really loved it and thought it be awesome to make a couple more for my shop. The silver and brass versions are now both available and there are only limited quantities!
You can find these here and here

Friday, November 23, 2012

Holiday Shipping Dates!

 Studio mess at its best just in time for holidays...


OK, here are some IMPORTANT dates for your holiday shopping:

Within Canada:
Purchase by December 14th

United States:
Purchase by December 10th

Everywhere Else:
Purchase by November 30th

If you absolutely need something faster, please let me know and we can work something out.

On the other hand, it's my birthday day today and it is probably my most memorable one because I am now engaged to my best friend!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Featured in Flare Magazine!

 I wanted to share the best news of my life: being featured in FLARE magazine, my ultimate favorite Canadian fashion magazine!
My favorite X Cross Brass ring (seen in my picture below) has been featured on one of the models! Even being mentioned in this magazine is an honor and I have my good old friend Cory to thank for wanting to use my ring for his shoot. I had to hold this news to myself for over two months and could only believe it with my very own eyes when I saw the December 2012 issue of Flare on store stands.

 Sigh.


I feel weird being mentioned a few words away from Dior, Lanvin, Marni, etc considering I'm just an engineer who makes jewelry in her apartment studio :S

Oh well.

WHAT A GREAT FRIDAY! TGIF!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Holiday gift picks

Can you believe it's almost Christmas? I'm actually making a Christmas gift list which is insane, because I don't even know where October went...

If you are stumped on what to get your friend or lover, these adorable Large and Small Meteorite Sterling Silver rings will definitely add some bling to their everyday outfits. I love them so much because they kind of look edible and are super comfortable to wear.



And lucky for you these will be individually wrapped, all ready to be given as a present. How convenient is that?

You know what I want for X-mas? These awesome Crochet Boot Cuffsin dark gray. 

Also, another item in my wish list is this beautiful Himeli:

Friday, October 26, 2012

Last October showcase happening tomorrow!

This Saturday October 27, 2012 I will be at 627 Queen Street West for Showcase Saturday. It's going to be an awesome time to be downtown since it's Halloween weekend but don't forget to pop and check out CSFootprints jewelry. There are a couple of new additions to my collection so come in and cozy up to some latte while browsing through some good old handmade treasures. PS, also this is perfect time to get a head start on Xmas shopping...

Here's a flashback from last weekend...

 Hope to see you!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

rings frenzy



I've been making alot of rings lately and cannot stop wearing all of them! I wear these interchangeably to work everyday because they are so comfortable and easily mixed together.

On another note, here's a very awesome post from Victoire here.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Showcase Saturday!-Oct 20th

Here's a couple of snapshots from the Showcase Saturday on October 20th at 627 Queen Street West. It was fun meeting everyone along with the other local artists. I especially want to thank my friend Asyera for being my helper for that day~I couldn't have done it alone.
It was kind of bad weather but it was still alot of fun and I definitely can't wait to do it again this Saturday October 27th! That's right, if you missed CSFootprints last weekend, you can find me again this Saturday October 27th. There's alot of jewelry pieces that you haven't seen yet, so make sure to stop by!

You can find more pictures here on 627Queen Street West's Facebook page.

Monday, October 15, 2012

SHOWCASE SATURDAY THIS WEEKEND!


WHAT: SHOWCASE SATURDAY

WHEN: OCTOBER 20, 2012 from 11-6
 
WHERE: 627 Queen Street West, Toronto

WHO: ME! Along with tons of other local artists!

WHY: Because I would love to meet you and you will find tons of exclusive jewelry that haven't been posted on Etsy yet (oh my!) 

 So if you're in the Toronto neighborhood this weekend, come and say hi!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Reminiscing.

My dad decided to take my boyfriend and I flying at the Ottawa Flying Club last weekend in Ottawa and I got to take some pretty cool photos. I was very impressed with my dad's smooth take off and landing too! It was probably the best time to fly because you could see all the beautiful fall colors from the trees. I can't even describe it in words.
 
I love visiting Ottawa for one good reason: BRIDGEHEAD vanilla bean soy latte. Heavenly. Enough said.  

TGIF.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The process.

How was everyone's long weekend? Mine was pretty great because it was filled with lots of food, lots of family time and great weather.

What's been going on this week? For me, mostly catching up on admin stuff and finishing off a few orders. .
I'm also currently working on a very much delayed custom ring which starts out as a block of solid purple wax. I definitely want to wax carve more often and will probably dedicate more time to create a series of lost wax casted rings/pendants/earrings.
...it's almost ready to be sent of to be casted! 

Friday, October 5, 2012

GIVEAWAY WINNER!!!

 
I am extremely happy to announce that the winner of my first giveaway ever is...JANE LEE!

Congratulations on winning "The Roma", one of my favorite necklaces. Please email me your address so that I can send it to you~~~

Thanks to everyone who participated in my giveaway. To the next 100 sales perhaps???

Have a great Thanksgiving weekend and eat loads of turkey!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

LAST CALL FOR MY GIVEAWAY!

Thanks for those who have participated in my giveaway. It's not too late! I will be doing a random draw tomorrow night, so if you haven't participated yet, you still can!

Meanwhile, this is happening:
I am just a few days away from finishing my package for Victoire.

If you're in Ottawa, don't forget to check them out :)
Yay for long weekend!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

100th sale GIVEAWAY!

I'm so happy because I just reached my 100th sale and because of this special occasion, I'm going to do my first GIVEAWAY! The lucky winner is going to receive one of my favorite necklaces
 "The Roma."

To participate in the giveaway, show me some LOVE!

Here's what you can do:
-Leave me a comment naming one CSF jewelry that you really like and don't forget your email address!
-for an additional entry, follow CSFootprints on Twitter
-for an additional entry, like CSFootprints on Facebook
-for an additional entry, follow this blog

This giveaway is open to everyone until next week October 3rd~GOOD LUCK!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

what's up.

What has been going on is tons of stuff. Lucky for Torontonians, I decided to keep selling my jewelry at 627 Queen Street West, probably until Christmas, so if you're around Queen/Bathurst area make sure to take a peek. There will be several Showcase Saturdays in October as well and I plan to be there in person! Here's a chance for me to emerge from behind the scenes and actually speak to customers face to face vs emailing, instagraming, facebooking, tweeting, etc.

Another project that's been keeping me busy is making pieces for my inventory at VICTOIRE in Ottawa~Yes yes! One of my favorite stores while I lived in Ottawa will be fully stocked with CSFootprints Jewelry starting the beginning of October. It's been alot of work because there will be LOTS of goodies for the store.


My favorite part of this months was receiving the most wonderful gift of all~ Remember my post on my lusting over Score and Solder terrariums?  Well I got my very own S&C table dodecahedron!


 Sigh. And yes it as and even more beautiful and well made in person. Can't wait to fill it up with some lovely things.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The roll of film.


I'm extremely happy that my roll of film turned out better than expected. I love finding pictures that I took months ago because it allows me to remember and appreciate that specific moment.  For more pics, you can always check out my Flickr.

These pictures were taken with a Nikon F-501 which is now my new best friend since my Canon AT-1 went capoote. There are a couple of shots from my LOMO fisheye as well in the mix.  None of these pics were edited because I think that the beauty of film photography is raw imperfection which makes it perfect for me.

I also realized that if you ask a complete stranger if you can take a picture of their dog, 99.9% of the time they will say yes. I'm not sure who the 0.1% of the population will say no to having their awesome dog photographed, but I'm sure they do exist.

I hope everyone is having a great week! Boo to almost going into October and definitely boo to the cold weather. If you want to keep warm, have you SEEN Scout & Catalogues new fall collection? Totally eyecandying their wool scarves for this chilly weather... This crazy talented woman's gonna make me go broke for realz.