Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Styles To Check Out...

Life can be so unbearably busy.  I/we have so many things going on day after day
that I truly cannot manage to squeeze much more in to each day.
Blogging is one of the things that always suffers.  I am so envious of 
all of you who some how manage to put a new post up every single day.
I wish I could.  I won't even get into my crazy life of school, volunteering,
my son's hockey, creating and designing my jewelry, photographing, editing,
writing copy, meal planning, appointments, snow storms....ok, I think
I just did get into my crazy life!  Well, my hat is off to all of you who
can blog every one to two days!

I have some new designs up in the shoppe for you to see.

These razzle dazzle earrings are made from vintage brass findings.  I have 
hand wired amazing and extremely old roman coins.  They are over ten centuries 
old!  The gorgeous colored sparkles are tiny chalcedony, London blue topaz
and citrine gemstones.  I really love these.

The center piece on this necklace is a vintage Infant of Prague religious medal
that I have surrounded with old rhinestone necklace links.  It hanges from an old brass
rosary center and a strand of restrung gorgeous aqua blue vintage rosary beads.

In honor of St. Patrick's Day I designed this necklace.  The pendant is 
a wonderful old dress clip.  The necklace is made up of old brass jewelry links,
aged brass chain, green rhinestone flower shaped jewelry findings 
and stunning 1920's  beveled green cut glass links in their 
original settings.  Each link is exquisite!

These are also perfect for the season as emerald green is the color
to wear.  These are beautiful vintage former clip on earrings that I have
removed the backings from and hung them from pyrite and pearls with a
very old rhinestone set rondelle in the middle.

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week.
If any of you would like to share with me how you manage 
to fit blogging into your schedule everyday I would really
love to hear!  I could use some helpful tips!!




Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Just Because....

Just a little bit of spring I shot.
Hyacinth bulbs blooming in my sunny window.

They smell incredible!

Have a wonderful week!



Sunday, February 17, 2013

My Intensions Were Good, But...

My intensions were there, to write a new post tonight,
about new jewelry designs that I have finished but are not 
yet up in the shoppe.
But it has been a long week and I am so tired.
So to bed I must go 
and sleep.

I wish you sweet dreams.
I will see you in the coming week!
Do check back!



Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Sale In The Shoppe...

I am having a Valentine's sale in the shoppe.
Monday, February 11th through Thursday, February 14.
Everything is 15% off when you use coupon code
at checkout.

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!!



Sunday, February 10, 2013

Longing For A Flower Room...

Come February I am always longing for warmer weather and
more sunshine.  It gets me thinking of the garden that lies just
outside the windows, sitting dormant, also waiting for warmer days
to arrive.  And as thoughts of a summer garden full of flowers fill
my head I can't help but think of how much I would love to have 
a flower room.  A room where every open space would be
occupied with aged pots, vintage ceramic vases, a copper watering can,
and framed vintage botanical prints.

Tiny potted plants would sit on the window sill and small vintage
iron planters would line the shelves.

Because in a flower room it would always be summer.

Have a wonderful week!!



all images via pinterest

Monday, February 4, 2013

Brights and Pastels For Spring...

I have really been in a "color" mood.  Brights and pastels to be specific.
Whether it be a statement piece or simple, single style layering
necklace, color has been speaking to me.  I wanted to show you some
of the new pieces that I'm talking about and that are in the 
shoppe now.

This vintage spun sterling silver butterfly was what inspired the color
in this necklace.  I wanted to capture the colors of a flower garden so I
used pink and lavender zircon and citrine gemstones along with jade and moonstone
beads, old rhinestone spacer beads and wonderful silver rosary beads
etched with a floral design that have lots of gorgeous patina.

These wonderful old religious medal pieces are so simple for just 
wearing alone or layering with another necklace.  I have taken vintage
religious medals and surrounded them with old rhinestone chain links
and attached them to an oxidized silver filigree backing.  Old vintage rosary beads that
have been restrung and old rosary centers highlight the pendants.  
I just love them.

I had to pair these great oxidized silver puffed hearts with the fuschia 
pink umba sapphire faceted rondelle beads.  I added silver 
oxidized jewelry links.

This beautiful find is a vintage women's watch fob with a rose gold
tone casing and stunning pink coloring in the center.  Two tiny flowers
with a purple/lavender cast are depicted.  I have attached it to a vintage
rose gold tone pin (with the pin backing removed) and assembled a necklace
of pink and lavender zircon gemstones, fresh water pearls and old
rhinestone necklace links in the shape of tiny flowers.  An old watch
chain finishes the piece.

I hope you enjoyed these great new pieces.
Please stop by the shoppe to see more photos of them
and lots more.

Thank you for stopping by.
I always love to hear from you so do leave a comment.  :)