Monthly Archives: January 2012

Business Cards by Moo

I received my business cards in the mail the other day. I ordered them from Moo, which is a fun and easy-to-use printing company that lets you use your already uploaded images on flickr, facebook, smugmug, picasa, even etsy. You can also upload from your computer or use moo’s predesigned images. I pulled about 50 flickr images to use on my cards. The satin finish on the cardstock makes it fancy!

Here’s the backside with my basic contact info.

The mini-moo cards make it easy to show off a nice variety of my pics. It makes passing out business cards fun since each person can decide which image they want. I have to admit, I already had some moo cards, but I foolishly didn’t proof the content close enough and let a typo pass by. Ugh. Any ideas on what to do with defunct business cards?

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Bira Bira Kanzashi

I’m extremely fortunate with all the great jewelry and accessories I’ve inherited from relatives. I was the only granddaughter in my family, so my grandmother passed on most of her jewelry to me. And my awesome aunt gave me her collection of kanzashi, traditional Japanese hair ornaments often worn by Geisha and Maiko (geisha apprentices). I hope to eventually photograph all of these treasures. Here is one of them, the flashiest of them all, the bira bira kanzashi.

It has colorful rhinestones set in 3 metal fans mounted on tightly coiled springs. They sway with your movements, catching the light on the faceted crystals.

Dangling below are the metal “bira” strips, which make an ever-so-gentle clinking sound when you walk.

This would be perfect to wear to a wedding or some other fabulous event. Maybe it’s time to grow out my hair again.

Want to get your own? There are lovely kanzashi hair ornaments created and sold on Etsy. I really like this fabric flower one; it would be so lovely to wear for Valentine’s Day!

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Happy New Year!

Here’s to happiness and new adventures in 2012!

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