Friday, November 22, 2013

Ola in A Little Known Shop

The time is here Olabirds!! I'm so very excited to report, Holiday Ola pieces will now be in stores.

Starting in Anaheim CA starting December 1st!

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You can find dreamy Ola treasures at A little Known Shop in Anaheim, one of the cutest little creatives shops in Southern California. LIKE the facebook page for news on events and workshops with their neighbors at The Makery in Community Socal.

A lot happening in this cute walk of shops, truly a unique retail environment that you'll love!



Stop by and see new pieces at the last event of the year!
Handmade Holiday!!



 Organic Hemp SnowBunnies Necklace

 Heart to Heart Post Earrings Falling Star Earrings
 Only Available at A Little Known Shop Anaheim CA


Love and Light, 




Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Winter Pantone 2013-14

To my Ola gals,

I cannot say enough how appreciative I am to have supporters and fans as awesome as my Ola birds! I'm currently designing, working on new metal pieces and sourcing crystals and gems that make you shine! The studio has been busy...and a bit messy! In the next couple of weeks, pictures will be shared and I would love your feedback on the new Ola treasures. Comment below, facebook, email or tweet me! :O) I love hearing from you all.

Ola will have a new Winter 13'/14' line out on October 20th and I have a big surprise featuring new additions to the Ola Etsy store. I hope you enjoy my offerings to come!



Peace, love and light!

Leslie

 prefer pantones a?

or pantones b? 


Leave your comments here or on FACEBOOK! 


Friday, July 26, 2013

Meet Your Makers, Santa Barbara CA - Market Dates!

Happy Friday Olabirds!
Just a reminder I'll be in Santa Barbara the following dates and hope to see you there. :)

July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24, September 07, September 21


The market starts at 10am-3pm and is also open EVERY SATURDAY through September 21st





Visit this link! http://www.meetyourmakers.org/ola-culture/



Thursday, July 18, 2013

this weekend on the coast!

It's almost Friday Ola birds and I hope you are lovin this summer!
Be sure to stay tuned on facebook and twitter for the latest in events with Ola, lots happening! 

If you're in the Santa Barbara area this Saturday you should stop by MYM's sustainable design and artisan market! We were there last weekend! The artists, vendors and the sights are really a must see! Everything from handmade wedges straight from the source in Spain to local and organic high quality super foods from Sun Potion. They're also having a workshop working with Save The Mermaids on how to leave only your footprints and be plastic free! 

If you happen to be a little closer to me in Santa Monica this Saturday, come craft and design with us at West Elm Santa Monica! Even if you're not too close, make a day of it and stop in, I want to see you . ;) 
Ola will be co hosting a mini DIY workshop showing  DIY greeting cards + decorative office accessories with the aahwesome ladies of Pretty Pink Ponies. 

See you this weekend, cheers!! 







Sunday, July 14, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

it's show time!

It 's sum-ma, sum-ma, sum-ma time! (dancing in my chair) Can you tell I'm hyped?
I am loving the gorgeous weather, time spent with family and new & old friends. The warm weather is bringing out bright smiles and hott tans! ;) Starting with July, Ola gals will be soaking up the sun in San Clemente and Santa Barbara! Talk about scenic locations right?! I cannot wait!

Shop local and get crafty with us during the next two events!!! I'll have new one of a kind designs, summer hair accessories and very cool new displays I look forward to sharing.

See you there Ola birds!!! I look forward to it :)





I spy the artist series necklace above^^

 

check out OC Night Owl Creatives, show your support for local arts and crafts shows! 




Meet Your Makers for sustainable design and artisan markets! very cool collective,  check out their blog and events!
http://www.meetyourmakers.org/


Sunday, June 9, 2013

AS-part 2

Happy June Ola birds! Summer is on the way!!
In early May I released some exciting news about working with a small group of very talented ladies for an Ola artist series collaboration of beautiful one of a kind, hand made jewelry and accessory pieces. http://olaculture.blogspot.com/2013/05/artist-series-part-1.html

The first of many will be up this week of June 10th! Visit the Etsy store for the new sweet flavors of this summer season. I'll be updating the facebook page and blog with pictures and some promo codes on twitter but you must stay tuned!! :)  Trust me, you'll want to! This season is filled with pretty summer details and bold color that I hope you'll love!

I was able to sit down this weekend with my friend and artist to chat about her works to come, including new designs with Ola! A series of gorgeous hand painted pretties will be framed in a beautiful energy filled copper frame and chain. I'll be working on pictures and pieces today ready to add tomorrow and all week long. :)
This a great chance to get to know the super cute artist behind tealDOT. Meet Lynnei...

Lynnei of tealDOT Art

 tealdot.blogspot.com


When did you start painting? 

I started painting about 3 years ago. However, I have done different forms of art for years. I started ceramics in high school and continued through college. I have also done some sketching over the years as well as digital art. I never thought I would be able to paint but finally decided to give it a go and fell in love!


Why did you start painting? 

Whenever I would travel and see beautiful scenery I would always say "I wish I could capture this moment in a painting". I have always felt that paintings can capture something even more momentous than a photo. I never did anything about it because I truly didn't think painting was something I would be any good at. I finally decided to take a landscape Chinese watercolor class and I had a knack for it. I was obsessed! From there I decided to try other types of paint and haven't looked back! :)


How would you describe your inspiration/style? 

I tend to be led by my emotions so I am influenced by anything that provokes a deep feeling. I may be inspired by laughter, rage, couples in love, tragedy and so much more. I think everything is an opportunity. Since I love painting landscapes I am also extremely inspired by nature. I would describe my personal style as more whimsy than realistic. I am very free form since I have no real training. I do what works for me.

What is in your studio that you can not work/ live without?

I don't actually have a "studio". I paint in my living room with an easel and all my supplies on my dining room table. I usually have photos for reference if I am painting an actual place or animal. Otherwise I just need my paints, brushes and canvas!

What is your favorite DIY project? 

I love DIY projects! I have two favorites. The first is a set of tile coasters I made for my mom and MIL. I used alcohol ink to color the tiles, printed my favorite photos and glued them to the tiles. After the were dry I used resin to create a glass like finish. They turned out great! My second favorite DIY is a canopy I made for my daughter's nursery. I used a foam ring, colored tissue paper, pins, mosquito netting and ribbon. I covered the foam ring with tissue paper balls and pinned them. I then put the ring into the mosquito netting and used ribbon to secure it. I hung it over my daughter's crib to create a fun, fairy tale like look to her room.

What is a new DIY project that you are dying to do?

Silk-tie Easter eggs! You cut up printed silk ties and wrap them around eggs. The eggs are then boiled. When the tie is removed, the design is supposed to be left on the shell. I have seen it done and they turn out beautifully!




Why collaborate with Ola? What can we expect from the collaboration? 

What I love most about Ola is that it is genuine to the core. Leslie doesn't compromise quality to make sales. It's about art, beauty and femininity. When I was approached to be apart of the artist series I felt incredibly humbled and honored! I think my whimsy nature will fit well into Ola's style. Expect to see pieces that are colorful, fun, and girlie! 

What can we expect next from tealDOT? 

tealDOT is a work in progress. It is life. I hope to continue to collaborate with Ola to bring you more fun pieces. I will also continue to paint and hopefully begin selling paintings in the near future. I am also a crafty girl and want to explore many different creative outlets! Check out my blog tealdot.blogspot.com to follow me on my creative journey!

-Lynnei Seto Cuautle 



Saturday, May 25, 2013

Pica, Korean Magpie

Happy Weekend Dolls! I've been working hard on a new look for our sweet Ola bird and have some great news, she's here and she's spreading her wings! ;) 




















Magpies deliver good news, and some say when a magpie is chattering, visitors are coming! The most famous painting related to a magpie is one from a Korean folktale with a magpie is chirping to a tiger. The magpie represented good news and the tiger symbolized good luck. 
Ola has a new look! What do you think of our sweet little magpie?
*please do not share or download this image.All rights belong to Ola 







*I do not own this image, please follow link to view





peace and light, 
Leslie

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Artist Series - Part 1



The new Ola artist series is on the way, coming July 2013
I'm so happy to share this project with you all, Ola will be collaborating and mixing with a few talented artists for this summer and winter line. You will find one of a kind boutique pieces online on Etsy or a show near you! I've always admired artists that are able to accomplish such beauty with just canvas and brush,
so I knew I had to incorporate original art into this seasons designs. There was a calling ;)


While designing a few statement pieces, I took some 'inside the lab' pics while Ola's very first AS artist mixes and blends color pallets for the season.
PS. pics are loaded and shared on my twitter feed and the Ola Facebook page! 'Like and Follow'!






This did not happen purposely but all of the artists happen to be strong beautiful women! Grrr! ;)

Our first gorgeous Ola gal will be announced in just a couple weeks! I hope you enjoy this journey and I know you will find a new favorite artist along the way. :)


 Designs are coming to life in the Ola studio!
antique brass vintage bee charm
sun kissed Swarovski crystals




Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Summer Fun and New Updates


Summer is almost here, I can hear the festival music and see the tan coming in! :)
The weather is changing and those grumpy winter faces seem to almost disappear~
I'm being proactive this summer, no excuses! I want those rays!!
I have 1 summer trip planned as well as a few weekend getaways I hope to add along the way. I even kicked off the season beachside/poolside at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas! Bring it!
I hope the warm weather has put a smile on your face as big as mine. :)

At Ola, new designs, new series, new seasons and a new location! I also just had a birthday this month so I feel like a new woman, another great year with endless possibilities! Rooar!
Expect pretty feminine details, trendy and bold colors, festival worthy hoops and a few hard to resist charms!

Sunny California has the vibes right, great things are in the works and my creative wheel is turning.
Stay updated on this blog or Facebook and Twitter!





A new series of Ola and designs will be announced this weekend, with pictures and write ups to follow, I have been working on a very cool project so I look forward to sharing with you all. :)


A hint? If you love painting and the arts, your gonna want to stay tuned.

In the meantime, please check out the Etsy Ola Store! Spring Sale still happening! $11 pieces!

Love and Light
Leslie



**all images were found on pinterest. please do not duplicate!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sale Alert

Sale Alert!

Starting now at the Etsy Ola Store!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/OLACULTURE




find clues for free shipping and the entire store is now 40% off! Yaaahooo!


pieces from 7.99-19.99



see more one of a kind pieces at the Etsy store!