Posts tagged “jewelry

Back to School Ramblings

‘Tis the season to dust off that old book bag, scramble to find enough cash for textbooks, and pray to the Uni gods that your professors don’t take attendance.

Uh, well… that time actually came and went for me a few weeks ago but I just found this video buried in the inter web of my Youtube where I had had every intention of posting it, but you know… school happened.

The good thing about school happening though is that Yadumu dropped our Back to School Line! Check it out here!

Anyways, I hope y’all have been having a wonderful back to school season. Imma get back to procrastinating on my homework now…

Peace ; D


Hi My Name is…

Whenever I find a new blog, I always bounce straight to their About Me section. I don’t know what it is (my mother says I’m too nosy), but I like getting a sense of the person behind the blog. Maybe it’s because I’m reading into their personal lives so I want a first date before we begin our official social media relationship. Who knows? All I know is that after reviewing my current About Me page, I realized it:

A)     came off sounding a little lackluster, and;

B)     I sound like some pretentious philosophical hipster (not that there’s anything wrong with being a hipster, mind you);

C)      And finally, it tells you nothing about me…

So on that note, I decided to let you guys in on five fun/random/interesting facts about myself.


First of all: Hi, My name is Taylor but I much rather prefer to go by Kalhu (shhh, she’s my femme-bitch online alter ego, lol)

And here are 5 fun facts about me….

1) I’ m a Uni student, currently studying Africana Studies and International Relations and Diplomacy. So far from the arts right? (But back in the day, I used to be an art major though).

2) I spent the majority of my childhood in Germany but I’ve lived everywhere from Florida to Oregon. 15ish different moves to over 12 states and countries and I’m only 20. I feel so blessed!

* fun fact, I grew up in a town called Angerbenden. It literally translates to angry elbow : D

3)  I LOOOOVE JEWELRY! I don’t know if that conveys the depths of my adoration, but I cannot go without jewelry. If I ever leave my house without, at least, a pair of earrings on all of my friends will give me the side eye and put a wide berth around me. They already know I’m having a crappy day. But never mind that, I think that’s only happened maybe 3 times in my *kidult life. I don’t play when it comes to my jewelry. Obviously so, as evidenced by my jewelry line Yadumu Jewelry.

 *I refuse to call myself an adult yet. Sometimes I feel like Peter Pan and “never wanna grow up!”

               4) Hmm, this is getting harder and harder but I guess I’ll let you in on a little not-so-secret secret. I am a die-hard foodie! I love food, especially cooking; so you’ll probably see a lot of good eats on this blog. I also have a passion for Slow Food; taking the time to appreciate real food through luscious home-cooked meals. It’s the exact opposite of Fast Food. Y’all should definitely look into it. It puts a whole different perspective on your relationship with food.


This is what I had for breakfast this morning. Homemade yogurt topped with organic honey and fresh pomegranate-yum!

5) So this is my free for all clownin’ around answer but I’m ambidextrous. I am dominant in both my hands equally. Nifty little trick, right? It especially came in handy in high school with all those long ass hand written essays teachers used to push on us. Y’all remember those, right? What a pain.

Tada! This is me in a nutshell.

Now I want to learn more about you guys. Leave a comment and tell me 5 interesting things that describe who you are!

Peace ; )

Goodbye Monday, Hello Rest of the Week

Let me start off by saying that today has been a crazy productive day. I’m quite proud of myself, if I do say so myself. What i’m most proud, excited, geeked about is Yadumu Jewelry’s FIRST DAY OF SUMMER SALE!!! Check it out below!

Welcome to the Halik Circus. Home of every oddity that could ever be imagined to fit into tiny glass vials. So come one, come all to enjoy the show.

Yadumu Jewelry is running a 2 for the price of 1 deal. So you get 2 Halik Necklaces for $25

Buuut, if you like our FB page, you get an extra discount: 2 for just $20! We wanted to show our FB fam a little love. : D

Here’s a little sample of the goodies. I just can’t help but love these little kisses. They’re so cute, we had to bring them back for another season.

P.S. The word Halik is the Tagalog word for Kiss.

Hope you enjoyed! And don’t forget to check out the Sale here.

Oh and before I forget, we also made a little video vlog about these special cuties. Will post it as soon as we finish editing. Stay tuned!



The Women’s Book

Today has been wholly eventful and craaaaazy busy. Yadumu Jewelry attended The Women’s Book Launch Event. Now let me tell you somethin’ somethin’ about the Women’s Book. It is an annually printed directory connecting all of the women-owned and operated businesses in the Columbus and Cincinnati metro area. Seasonally, they print a magazine highlighting some of the most powerful women in and around the Columbus area. Now that you have a little background, I can get into the dirty details and y’all will understand why I’m practically drooling right now!

Tonight was ridiculous! There were so many powerful women at the event tonight and my position as a volunteer had me smack dab in the middle (rubbin’ elbows even) with them. I met the founder of Cheryl & Co. Cookies (her company is single handed-ly responsible for my freshmen 15). Doneri met the CEO of Bob Evans’ wife! I met the VP of the Executive Board for Limited Brands.

And most importantly of all, the 2 ladies who pulled the whole event together and made magic tonight. Drum roll please!

Toni Cunnigham

Brilliant and Beautiful woman! She coordinated the event while still staying fly and looking as beautiful as ever!

And the woman of the hour: Takeysha Cheney

This is the woman, who 4 years ago had a vision of bringing professional women together.  Fast forward to today and she has created a network of women that spans all of the previously mentioned ladies and more. This women is puttin’ in werrrrk!!! And she has further  inspired me to keep up the hard work on this crazy idea called Yadumu Jewelry, because a few years ago the Women’s Book was just a crazy idea, but now it is a full fledged empire. I’m so proud of her! And I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be involved with an organization such as hers! : D

So all gushing aside (I really do have girl crushes on all of these women though, lol), here’s a quick picture of what Doneri and I wore. It was a Little Black Dress Night.

There will be more pictures coming soon, even some professional pictures too!


Taylor  : D

It’s been too long Mi Amour…!

So let me start off by saying that 10 days without the internet really forced me to become a lot more efficient with my life and time. It was kind of refreshing actually! But now it’s back to the world of technology, which is both a curse and a blessing. It had to happen sometime though, and what better time than the day before classes start, blah….

So here’s what’s been going on with my life since I’ve been M.I.A.

I moved into a new apartment with Doneri, so now Yadumu Jewelry has an official work space. We no longer have to lug 30 pounds of supplies across campus between our 2 apartments just to get work done. It’s all in one!! Which is supremely convenient but that means twice the mess, so y’all won’t be seeing any pictures of the apartment until we get everything straightened up. ; )

Buuut… we had a photo shoot!!! It was amazing. We got to work with a lot of talented and crazy creative people.

The beautiful ladies of  Strand Cafe put in werk and created some beautiful hairstyles, nails, and makeup for the shoot. Thank you to Raven for some bad ass nails, Kelly for the most glamourous makeup around, and most of all the owner of Strand Cafe and the flyest chica of them all Chris for making this (as well as the slammin’ hairstyles) all happen. We love each and everyone of y’all.

Shout out to the beautiful Abby Walters for these pictures. You were a joy to work with and we absolutely love ALL of  your body of work. check it out by clicking on her name.

Look at those sexy lips!! Werk it Kourtney!

Monet, our little sun baby, you shown girl!

Also, shout out to Rashida for doing the videography and taking some awesome behind the scenes videos. And thank you thank you to our resident Ms. Jay, Brandon, for your invaluable aid as our creative director.

Also, (shh, it’s a secret) we have some potential new interns, Elizabeth and Nadiyah!!! Free Labour!!! Check ’em out.

Dude throwin up the deuces is Michael. He’s a crazy talented artist who we will have the pleasure of working with in the future.

What else is going on in this crazy life of mine is that I’m planning a fashion show! It’s a fundraiser for a retreat for black women and I’m really excited about bringing together a fabulous group of females for the cause.

This past week has been a crazy one, but not as crazy as the upcoming week will be, but I promise to keep posting regularly because I have a lot of exciting news to share! : D

Busy Bee part 2

Okay, so here’s the rest of the goods.

Isn’t it beautiful!! It’s Yadumu Jewelry’s display at the boutique Jeans, Jackets, and Jewels.

And here’s another shot of the boutique. It really is an amazing boutique, ran by this amazing chica below this.

This is Kim, the owner. I’ve mentioned her in a previous post because she’s from Chicago!!! She graduated from Columbia College and everything too, so I had a feeling from the start that this would be a wonderful match and so far it is!!

These are some of the candies I hand delivered to la boutique. They were all made with crazy amounts of love, and I can’t wait for each and every one of them to go home with new adoring owners. Cause I know I adore them and just want to spread the joy of some good old fashioned jewel candies.

p.s. Did I mention that I’m stoopid tired, so excuse any of the soppy writing or poor grammar…

g’night chickadees ; D