February 07, 2003


I don't meet many Japanese women I can really relate to. Probably a cultural thing, an age thing, and just personality. And although Yuki and I actually don't hang out that much since we're both really busy (and she works weekend and nights), I like her and admire her. She's got spunk.

She recently teamed up with a friend of hers, Ayana Inoue, who is a jewelry designer. Ayana makes jewelry and Yuki does everything involved in selling it. Here is an example of one of their rings.

I visited their store because I'm going to help translate some sections of their website. The store actually houses 3 jewelry artists and the owner of the store works with leather in addition to metal. He has traveled all around the U.S. and basically taught himself a lot of southwestern crafts. The store is full of beautiful Native American style bags and rings.

I enjoyed hanging out there not so much because I'm interested in jewelry making per se. It's just cool to see a bunch of people doing whatever they're really into. I'm so used to meeting your average 'salary man' or 'office lady' so it was nice to see that this group could make a living pursuing their art.

Posted by Mie at February 7, 2003 06:49 PM

That's a beautiful ring. By the way, I created a feed to Livejournal. I hope you don't mind. :)

Posted by: pocky at February 8, 2003 04:30 AM

I love links. I'm fascinated by the connections people are making AND how these online communities then translate to real life connections too. Thanks!

Posted by: Mie at February 17, 2003 09:57 AM
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