Saturday, March 28, 2015

Donation to Diabetes Research

I'm sending these pretty 9mm bullet with bling stud earrings off as a donation for a silent auction to fund diabetes research. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. Their goal and missions is to progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes from people's lives and eventually a world without type 1 diabetes. More info can be found at jdrf.org



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mixing Metals

I love mixing different kinds of metals. Especially the kinds with a lovely age and patina. It makes my heart go pitter patter! I just created a few necklaces using antique cabinet keys and vintage brass numbered stampings with a dash of sparkle. They measure about 19" and are on my favorite antiqued brass rollo chain with an old time clasp. Now available in my Etsy shop.










Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Personal Memorial Keepsake

Hey friends! I am offering my Facebook fans a chance of a free personalized memorial adornment. I will be continuing this throughout 2015. Pop over to my Facebook page for specific details. Here is a necklace I made for my cousin. My uncle Frank, her father recently passed away and she wanted a special keepsake from a photo, his ashes and some tiny agates. Here are some pictures of the process. I think it turned out nice. 














Tuesday, January 27, 2015

One Love

Sharing a pair of hand cut, shaped and stamped rustic brass earrings. I stamped "one love" onto them and they dangle from brass rollo chain. What is your one love?




Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year

As we move into 2015, I have done a lot of reflecting the past few months and realized I have a pretty sweet deal in life right now. I have great family and friends, and a career that still interests me and allows me to pursue my passions and create in my spare time. I know I haven't posted on my blog in awhile, but that doesn't mean I've given up! I'm sharing some photos from the last few months of things I've made. I hope 2015 brings more inspiration and creativity. Happy New Year!
Twin bullets wrap strand necklace


Alice In Wonderland

Button rings

Multi-strand necklace

Vodka decanter necklace

Scotch decanter necklace

Grateful hand stamped earrings

Soaring bird necklace

Bullet crosses with bling

Bullet crosses with bling

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New York City Trip

recently returned from an awesome trip to New York City for my brother's wedding in Central Park. Prior to my trip, I had happened to find a wholesale jewelry sales located in Manhattan not far from where we were staying. After seeing a few pics online and emailing one of their associates I knew I had to check this place out. It was a jewelry pickers paradise!! My best friend Shantell joined me and we hunted for treasure for several hours. Even for me, a seasoned hunter, I was overwhelmed with the 5,000 square foot place. There was so much to look through. At one point Shantell was almost buried alive when a stack of boxes fell on top of her! We laughed and continued on. I did manage to get quite a large haul though, which I will show some pics of in a later post. The place I went to was called CJS Sales and it is wholesale only, so you will need your business credentials if you go. A few tips, they sell by the pound, wear good shoes in case you step on something sharp and gloves would of come in handy. Overall, I had a fantastic vacation and the wedding in Central Park was lovely. 

boxes full of surprises!


the biggest pile of vintage chain I've ever seen

boxes of chain

me with the pile!

Shantell digging for goods!

I really wanted that giant ball chain but it was too heavy

Shantell finding treasure

selfie

so much fun!

Jordan and Nycole-congratulations!






Saturday, June 14, 2014

Triple Layered Necklaces

Hi friends! It's been awhile since I shared anything. With the warmer weather finally here my days have been full to the brim. I have had some studio time recently and made a few new designs which I'm sharing with you today. Each is a unique triple layered charm necklace made with sparkles and vintage charms.  Enjoy!
Stamping "tweet" and vintage bird with blue sparkle
Shotgun shell casing

Ex Voto heart

vintage keys