Sunday, July 13, 2014


It is almost going to be our fourth month after opening the store.  Can't believe how fast time has passed. 

Since we have opened our doors, we have been making little  changes like making a window for the door and making our edible plant garden in the front.

It's getting hotter and some days are more humid than others. But the sunsets are really pretty. Yesterday,  it wasn't cloudy and rainy and we saw a glimpse of the sky. the store was more orange like the sky. 

In the photo you can see the sky reflected. 

Every week we change the jewelry on the dress form. This is this week.

Long lapis necklace by Mityl. Long necklace with golden sculptural piece by Steven Hanna. Carrot necklace by Corinne Simon Jewelry. 14k melody necklace by ileava. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

We're open !

Our store is now open!!

Opening day we recieved so many flowers it was really amazing!
It is one of the customs in Japan when a new business opens to send flowers. This way people passing by know that the store is new. First time to be in a position to receive them though and I just love flowers~
Another custom is to give these flowers to the people who came to your store as to share the good luck. 

Interesting Japanese cuatoms!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

new door

It is getting a little warmer day by day and plum blossoms are in full bloom. Love it when I get a whiff of the scent.

We are at a new chapter for ileava. 
We are going to open our very own store!

This is the door that will greet me everyday and everyone who may be curious to see what is in this little store.

We found an antique door and fixed it up a little and gave it a fresh coat. Now it looks really warm and welcoming.

Can't wait for all this to come together. Although there is a lot to prepare still~

Thursday, February 6, 2014

why do I love rings so much?

I  started wearing rings, a lot of rings in high school.
As I started taking jewelry classes and was done with college, I realized that I was ruining my rings by wearing then next to each other. I really like those clinking sounds that all my silver rings made...

Now I don't wear them next to each other but I still really really like rings.
There are few rings on both hands that I wear all the time but the rest I change up more often.

This is my recent ring that I made. 
Another ring that I wouldn't mind having myself ... I think this new ring is going to go on my pointer finger. 
It is the tallest and largest ring that covers your finger among the rings in ileava. It is another version of the ring I made a while ago, here I have both on.

It feels almost like metallic lace covering your fingers.

Love rings!