Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It's going to be a colorful summer!

Bright and summery bib style necklaces.
(click the images above to see more).
So much going on in the shoppe.
Be sure and let me know you stopped by!



Saturday, March 24, 2012

It's All About the Layering...

We all have a lot fashion sense and we all know what looks great on us.
A lot of that knowledge comes from trial and error, watching the trends
and selecting what we like from those trends.  But trends that we choose can also be
choices that are timeless and that will get us through several if not many seasons
of blissful wearing.  I embrace that idea and so does my wallet.  :)
The idea of layering jewelry is really coming on strong this season.  And a what 
really makes it click for me is adding new pieces to my existing pieces for a totally
updated and new look.
Bracelets are a GREAT place to do this.

Basic white beads and shimmering rhinestones.

Leather with basic beads and turquoise.

Gold and silver, leather and string...

...and color, color, color, color!
I just launched a new line of semi-precious stones and ceramic and
glass beaded bracelets in my shoppe.  The colors are rich, citrusie and almost
mouthwatering and the style is SO easy to wear and layer.  

Citrus Jade with a single pave crystal charm

Jade with a tiny pave crystal charm.

Jade and coral pink colored shell with pave crystal charms.

High quality polished ceramic beads with solid sterling silver charms.

Black onyx and Jade with pave crystal charms.

Beautiful turquoise blue czech handblown glass beads with 
pave crystal charms.

Color, texture, size.  Mix and match them all.
Layer and have fun!
I'd love you to stop by the shoppe and see it all.
Let me know what you think.

Have a great weekend!!



Monday, March 19, 2012

My Sweet Maison...

I've really never talk about my other etsy shop, My Sweet Maison.  I started it 
about the same time as my jewelry shop 
but recently I have refreshed it with new things.  I love making things that are 
french inspired for home and gifting.  I've completed a few things recently 
and wanted to share them with you here.

Decorative box with tiny bird ephemera.

Decorative bottles with vintage french labels 
and vintage jewelry findings.

Chalk board signs for baskets or other other containers.

Chalk board gift tags.

So please stop by My Sweet Maison and I hope you
like what you see!



Sunday, March 11, 2012

Write This Down...

Just this past week I saw this statement in a publication.
And I couldn't have said it better myself.  The look of a "vintage inspired"
piece of jewelry is unique and stylish.  But I myself am "inspired" by
"vintage jewelry".  It is the style component making up my entire 
line of handmade jewelry.  In today's world of mass produced products
I love being able to make a product that is absolutely one of a kind.

Each piece has a vintage jewelry finding that has been
combined and styled with new jewelry elements.  I would 
love you to come by and check out what I have at
and then let me know what you liked.

Have a great week!



all images via pinterest and French Feather Designs.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Gorgeous Spring Inspiration...

I know I've been MIA lately.  I just don't juggle a lot of things well.  I have to prioitize so much of each day either to family (#1), my business (#2), and then taking care of me (#3 but this should be #1 I think
according to Oprah).
But I did want to share with you some gorgeous decor ideas.  
I love the easy, casual feel they give off.  Kind of the way I want
life to be right now.

I hope you have a great rest of your week.  I am using my relaxing "me" time
from 9-10 p.m. to catch up with all of you on your blogs.  
Let me know how you all fit in time to post so beautifully and regularly 
on your blogs.  I would really love to know.  :)



all images via Cottage Style Spring/Summer 2012