Friday, August 31, 2012

Just in Time to Welcome September...

 Things have been busy in my studio and let me tell you I am loving it!
I have quite a collection of new and exciting pieces that I think
area absolutely "ooh la la!"
And, I am so looking forward to September.  It is one of my favorite
months as it beckons in tastes of fall.  I for one am ready to break out
the sweaters and leather boots!

Here are some of the new pieces in the shoppe now.

You can see everything here and so much more.  Do stop by and if you are 
liking what you see please like me on facebook.

Merci beaucoup!!

Have a happy weekend!



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Beautiful Giveaway from Nathalie Causse...

Nathalie at Lumiere Du Matin photography is giving away one of her 
gorgeous photography prints to a very lucky winner.  Nathalie lives in 
France and her work is stunningly beautiful.  Click the link here to 
find out all the details and they are very easy!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Keeping Creativity Fresh...

It was a busy week.  Besides the daily grind I accomplished getting some
new pieces done for the shop.  For me creativity is a funny thing.
Some days it's so easy and the ideas just flow.  Other days I can stare
at all the findings and such in front of me and not have a clue as to 
what to do with them.  That's when I have to get up and walk away from it all
and step back into it the next day.  That usually works too.
It was a good week this week.  :)

 I love this bracelet.  I attached a vintage rosary crucifix to a french
steel cut shoe buckle, attached gorgeous blue aquamarine rondelles 
and links from an oriental bracelet.

These dangle earrings are a pair of vintage buttons I picked up at the
Portabello flea market in London.  I mounted them to scalloped edged
jewelry settings and added brilliant labradorite and 
chalcedony briolettes.

Everyone loves a loaded charm bracelet and this one is loaded with 
lots of vintage "charm".  I've added vintage coins, religious medals
and other findings.

And this beautiful necklace depicts a little bit of Paris past.  The vintage
photo frame pendant holds a photo of the Eiffel tower from a time long past.
It hangs from a former vintage sparkling rhinestone pin.

The necklace is made up of vintage mother of pearl rosary beads,
gorgeous iolite and aquamarine semi precious stones and antiqued
gunmetal link chain.  Love!

It was a good week!  :)  
You can see all these pieces and more in the

I wanted to share a photo with you of the sunset over the lake we go to
in northern Wisconsin.  The colors are so soothing and awe inspiring.

Have a wonderful week!



Friday, August 3, 2012

Gemstone Theme...

Happy Friday!  Things have been so crazy here.  My hubby and I drove
to a family reunion in North Dakota.  Had a great time seeing all my cousins
and other family members that I haven't seen in over 30 years.  We got home 
and moved our daughter into her new apartment.  And now I'm getting ready to 
do a show this coming Tuesday where I'll show my jewelry and hope to do 
a little selling too.

Here are some of the newest pieces in the shoppe.  I have a little bit 
of a gemstone theme going on with these pieces.  I love Labradorite.  
The overall grayish color with breathtaking flashes of blue are
so amazing and versatile.

These vintage inspired crucifix earrings sparkle and
are so stylish.

Here I used Labradorite with vintage watch fob chain pieces, added
vintage faux pearl rosary chain and a vintage 1944 coin with tiny 
wildflowers.  I love the way the sparkling gray gemstones accent the 
aged gold watch chain links.

These little ones are so sweet.  I've strung sparkling labradorite rondells in a 
oval on oxidized sterling wire and added two teeny tiny vintage religious medals.

Really looking forward to the event/show this coming week.
I'll post pics next week.  You can check out all the new pieces here
and more in the shoppe.

Have a great weekend!!