Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I just got word that I will be a part of the Lollishops.com crew! After applying two weeks ago...no wait, thinking I applied, when in fact Amir shut the computer down as I thought I sent it...I realized that I did not, and sent in a new application and Miss Sadie Lou contacted me with the great news!
LolliShops is a juried, online selling venue for talented artists, collectors of vintage and art supply vendors

YUMMMMY....can you even stand the sweetness of that ornament?

Leaving So Soon...

It's true. I may have to go! My personal website is in the final phases of it's temporary finish...sounds crazy, right? Well I have to websites- thehandoffatimadesign.co, and shopfatima.com
shopfatima.com will be ready shortly and then my goal is to have the first site i mentioned up and running. i was lucky enough to snag a great web designer named Taylor Johanssen who made a lovely template for me. If I cluster my blog into my new webby, i think it will be less confusion for my customers and visitors. What do you say?
Please wish me luck either way. I also wish that I was the "prettiest girl with a kebab"...Check it>>>>>

...."you're a legend Dave!"

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I love fall.
Fall brings many good memories to my being. A good New York fall that is brisk and crispy always tingles the senses in an awakening way. Fall is when my husband and I reached a very deep point in love before we were married, fall was when we first found out we would be parents, it was then the season that I learned the logistics of being a mother, and in general, I have so much childhood nostalgia of fall. I happen to ADORE Halloween, and I am dying to go to Mexico for Dia De Los Muertos. This fall I will be trying to deal with the crazy weather global warming has introduced to my hometown...to my mother earth as well, but I will really be in love with those brisk and crispy days because they are a treasure for certain!
I have so many new designs that I need to upload into the Etsy shop the problem is, now that the sun disappears so early I never make it in time to snap pictures. I know that it's possible to make a light box, but I really love the quality of natural light in my photos. I am no stellar photographer to begin with, so I need all the enhancement I can get.
I did a ridiculously exciting craft shoe in Washington DC called Crafty Bastards on September 28...it was just fabulous. The bad thing is...I designed a TON of new material and did not photograph it and now all the one of a kinds are out in the world with their rightful owners, but all I have is a memory...To any of the wonderful people I met in DC, if you have a picture of you in you The Hand Of Fatima wares, please feel free to send them this way!

Here is a design of a newbie in the shop...and a little picture of Amir playing in the leaves..I hope he too has good memories of this season when he's older.

Hello Friend.

Hello Friend...the great words of Little Bill (My older son's favorite show on Noggin...well top 5).
Today is the first day of my new blogging life. It has been very hard to blog...well do anything these days. I am happy to be busy, but between the kids, community work, trade shows and building an independent website...it's hectic here. I think I have decided that in this blog we will talk about not just my indie jewelery endeavors, but all indie artists, art, music, life, fashion, style, and well, whatever you want to! I am happy to let you into my life a bit and my eyes are wide open to look into yours.

There's a nifty brothel token necklace for you to wonder about from my Fall collection.