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what i’ve been up to: origami earrings, moving, and food

Hi friends, it’s true – I’ve moved again. It seems like that’s becoming a pattern in my life as of late, doesn’t it? Personally, I’m ok if it stops here πŸ™‚ It’s been wonderful seeing things and traveling, but I’m ready to be in one place for a little while and really focus on LeeMo and myself. I never really realized how exhausting it was to move so much – it’s become so second nature in my life to have to pick everything up and go somewhere new that I never really thought about how draining it all became.

New places are very exciting, yes, but there’s finding work, establishing yourself (business and personal), as well as just getting to know the new place you’re in. So far, I’m loving Bend. When I left Portland, I was convinced that I needed something ridiculously urban like Osaka. After a year in Osaka and being shoulder-to-shoulder with just about everyone in the city… I’m ok with not living in such a crowded place. Vernal, UT…. that was way too few people. And definitely not enough culture or food or creativity for me there. It was a great experience and I met some amazing people, but I think Oregon just keeps calling me back. Even when I was trying to decide where I wanted to go to school while in High School, I knew Oregon was it for me. So much so, in fact, that I only applied to UO. Thank goodness I got in – otherwise where would I be right now??? That’s something fun to think about, but perhaps for another post πŸ˜‰

It’s been a month since I’ve been in Bend, and it’s pretty great so far. I got a job within a couple of days of moving here (www.carstickers.com), I got my earrings into a boutique downtown (Lotus Moon), I’ve met some fabulous people and even went to a bonfire πŸ™‚ All in all, I’d say that’s a pretty good start to my new life here.

Don’t forget – LeeMo is a great gift for the holidays πŸ˜‰ FREE shipping on all domestic orders through Christmas Day with code HOLIDAY2013. Buy multiple pairs and get a discount! Refer 5 people and get a free pair for yourself. I mean, come one, guys….. who can say no??? πŸ™‚

Here’s a fun parting gift… I made an Origami pendant lamp over the weekend (pictures coming soon), but took a quick break for a quick selfie:

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LeeMo and Crave Jewelry Design Trade

So we all have an Instagram account, let’s be honest. Sometimes you “meet” really cool people and sometimes people just like your photos. I was fortunate enough to meet Jaci, of Crave Jewelry DesignΒ through Instagram. I’ve been a fan of her work for some time now, and I finally mustered up the courage to contact her and see if she’d be interested in doing a trade. Luckily, she liked my earrings enough to want to do one – and we communicated and set up a little exchange πŸ™‚

Check out the AWESOME pair that she sent to me – in cute little packaging and everything!

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Thanks for the trade, Crave!

LeeMo featured on Smart N Snazzy

I just wanted to say thanks to Lia over at Smart N Snazzy for posting about LeeMo Designs πŸ™‚

 

You can check out her post here.

 

Thanks again for helping me spread the word about my paper diamonds πŸ™‚

LeeMo Spring Cleaning Sale

It’s that time of year, folks – spring cleaning! Out with the old and in with the new πŸ™‚

In honor of making room for new, exciting things, all LeeMo earrings have free shipping through my Etsy Shop until May 11th – now’s your chance to grab that gift for Mother’s day πŸ˜‰

Use code SPRINGTIME at checkout.

Happy spring, all!

updates + features

Ok, folks… I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged. To be fair, I was moving across the Pacific Ocean back to the States πŸ™‚

It’s true – I’m back in the States! Japan was wonderful, and I loved every second of it, but I was ready to be back in the states and start on a new path. I decided to relax a bit in Vernal, Utah (random, I know) – and I made a friend here who happens to be a fashion blogger!

She was wonderful enough to feature a pair of LeeMo Earrings on her blog, which you can check out here. Her style is adorable – and it’s always great to see how people pair different types of items! Go check out her Facebook page and become a fan, now!

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handmade origami earrings: polka dot edition

Hi all!

It’s been a crazy few weeks here – wrapping up at school, finding a 2nd job, finding a summer job… I’ve taken a couple of days for myself to spend some time with LeeMo, as it’s been a few weeks.

I found some amazing paper the other day while I was shopping and couldn’t wait to make a pair of earrings with it! Check em out:

It was fantastic to get my hands on paper again πŸ™‚ I, like every other girl in the world, have been obsessing over sherbert colors, and have been loving on the pastels and pops of soft but bright colors. These will be a great addition to almost any outfit that’s “in” right now!

They are for sale here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/105311432/ayano-washi-origami-earrings

all things paper

I had the pleasure of being featured on a blog called all things paper. Ann discovers and shares amazing art all made from paper! Being obsessed with paper myself, I fell in love with her blog immediately.

Check out the great post she wrote about LeeMo here,

http://www.allthingspaper.net/2012/07/leemo-origami-earrings.html

Thanks again, Ann!