How to Make Fresh Rose Hip Tea

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I love drinking tea when I’m in my studio making jewelry. I find it so relaxing and it helps me stay focused and hydrated!

When you go for a walk, you might see some of these brightly coloured ends on rose bushes. They are the fruit of a rose, and appear after the roses have bloomed. They are high in Vitamin A and C, and have plenty of health benefits. You can use rose hips to make jam, syrup, juice, and even facial astringents. I’m using mine to make tea, which I think is the most common way they are used.

Step 1

Cut off the ends of the rose hips.

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Step 2

Cut into smaller sections and scrape out the seeds. You can discard the seeds or plant them! Rose hips can vary in size so you might not need to cut yours into smaller sections if they are on the smaller side.

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Step 3

After chopping up the rose hips into smaller pieces, put them into a loose tea strainer. I used about a tablespoon for a single cup of tea. Pour boiling water into your cup and let it sit for about 7 minutes. I like to add a bit of honey to sweeten it. Healthy, tasty and natural!

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Sundog Craft Fair

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Things have been really busy with the production side of Soulfari as I sold almost everything at the Sundog Craft Fair in December.  I wanted to post something about it as it was such a great experience!  It was my first time there and the other vendors were so supportive.  It was so wonderful to see old friends and meet new ones.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

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Channelling Your Inner Blue Steel

We’ve been really busy these last couple of weeks doing photo shoots all over Saskatoon, SK. The models who were featured in our late summer campaign, Michelle and Kaitlin, were really fun to work with and looked great!  Stacie Carr Photography was really creative and had a great eye for producing a polished image.  Rochelle Haubrich did the hair for the first photo shoot and she was able to create the exact look we were going for, with her own unique touch.  Blaine Rene also worked on the first shoot and did the makeup for our models.  We were amazed at her talent -she puts the artist in makeup artist!

Stay tuned to see more shots in our upcoming campaigns!

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Here are some behind the scenes photos from our first shoot:

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Stacie snuck me in for a quick photo!

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Model Search -Be the Face of Soulfari Jewelry’s Summer 2014 Campaign!

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Do you feel comfortable in front of a camera? Have you ever thought about modelling? Want to win $100 worth of jewelry from a fierce new jewelry company?

Now is your chance!

Soulfari Jewelry is searching for two female models who embody the spirit of our company.  We are an independent jewelry company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, that specializes in unique, high-quality pieces that stand out from the crowd.  We value creativity, sincerity, beauty, and a sense of adventure.

Soulfari Jewelry has assembled a dream team of women to provide you with an awesome experience!  On Sunday June 15th, you will start the day by having your makeup done by professional makeup artist, Blaine Rene, artist education manager of Sephora in Saskatoon.  As well, your hair will be done by Rochelle Haubrich, owner of Rock Paper Scissors Salon.  We will adorn you with pieces from the Soulfari Jewelry Summer 2014 Collection, and fashion photographer Stacie Walker of Stacie Carr Photography will photograph you at various locales around Saskatoon.

You will also get to take home $100 worth of jewelry from Soulfari Jewelry!

————————————-How to Enter!——————————–

Email your answers and pictures to:  info@soulfarijewelry.com

1. Full name, age (must be over 18), height (any height accepted, it’s just to know sizing)

2. Tell us why you’d love to win this contest.

3. Send 2 head shots (one straight-on, and the other more of a side profile).

4. Send 2 photos that show more of your whole body.

5. Let us know that you are available Sunday, June 15th from 11am -6pm.

No professional experience necessary.  Two winners will be chosen by a panel of judges from Soulfari Jewelry to be featured in the upcoming Summer 2014 campaign.  Models must be over 18 and live in Saskatchewan to apply.

Contest closes Tuesday, June 10th at 11:59pm.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 11th at 5:00pm.   

 

The Dream Team (left to right in the photo)

Stacie Walker is a fresh new lifestyle photographer who is making her mark on the Saskatoon photography scene quickly with Stacie Carr Photography. She loves taking photos of people and adding a creative edge that makes them stand out.

Sarah Anderson is the owner and designer of Soulfari Jewelry.  Using high quality materials, she makes unique jewelry with a of heart and individuality.  She finds it thrilling how women are to make each piece their own personality when they wear it.  

Blaine Rene is the make-up artist education manager with Sephora Saskatoon and a Western Canada Sephora educator. She loves the concept of enhancing our natural beauty on the outside with inspiration from our internal beauty.

Rochelle Haubrich is a stylist and owner of Rock Paper Scissors Salon. She has been in the industry for 8 years as a hairstylist. She is an educator, hair enthusiast, and a Red Seal certified journey person. She loves her job and it shows through her commitment to advancing her education in the hairstyling industry.

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Lotus Collection Fall/Winter 2013

Introducing the Lotus Collection!  These pieces are an eclectic mix of semi-precious stones, shell, coral, bone, hand-blown glass, and metal details.  Each necklace features a lotus drop pendant.

See them in person at The Bassment jazz club Saskatoon SK, on Thursday, Nov 21st from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

http://soulfarijewelry.com/event/

 

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Terrarium Necklaces!!!

I am really pumped to get these out!  They are living terrarium necklaces, complete with sand, activated charcoal, and a little Fern Moss buddy for you to take with you wherever you go.

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Aug 3rd, 2013 – DIY Dyeing Feathers

I was doing some spring cleaning in my studio this afternoon and I came across some yellow feathers I had purchased a while ago. (I have nothing against the colour yellow, but I just had a lot of it!) I thought I could hand dye them along with some white feathers I had, so I could have a bunch of custom colours to work with while creating various pieces.  I love colour and it is definitely a big part of my inspiration.  It was cool to see the yellow feathers change into emerald greens and golden browns.  It was my type of afternoon! xo, Sarah

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Presenting Soulfari

Welcome to the newly-minted Soulfari website!

It has been work in progress for a few weeks and with the help of some great friends and fantastic family, the new site is launched and ready for action.

In the next few weeks we will be adding the ability to buy all of your Soulfari products through this website. I’ll be updating my product line through here periodically, so keep checking in for more to come.

Can’t get enough of Soulfari?
Well you can also follow us Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram

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