Sunday, July 15, 2018

A Stickpin Obsession...


Hello friends of jewelry and all things handmade! I've been doing some antiquing (one of my all time favorite past times!) and stumbled upon an amazing collection of antique stickpins....well needless to say, I went a little crazy. The ones pictured here are just a small fraction of what I bought. I plan to learn how to turn these fab little treasures into rings and pendants in the near future. So stay tuned for a slight turn on my jewelry design offerings....





I also have three new pieces for this week's shop update. There is no design cohesiveness to these latest three pieces, because, that's just what happens when I travel with only a small portion of my design elements! So here's a little peek at what I've worked on while away and coming today...












Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to. Hope you all are having a great Sunday! Come join me in my Etsy shop later to catch more info and pictures on the newest designs.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Creative Mountain Air...


Hello everyone...reporting from my favorite getaway spot and I do have a couple of pieces created over the last couple of days and ready for tonight's shop listings. Light and summery pieces that were inspired from my happy place! I have really been desiring to create since I have arrived up here in this fresh mountain air!
I have been enjoying the sunsets (each day is so different)...



...and taking my baby girl for some fun Blue Ridge Parkway mountain hikes...



...and just enjoying this beautiful mountain weather....



 Here are the new pieces that I have just finished and coming to my Etsy shop tonight. Or you can always inquire about them earlier through my email, Etsy or Instagram pages...










Happy summer everyone!
 Hope you are getting to partake in something fun and relaxing too!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

More Lover's Eyes...


Hi my blogfriends! I have been having so much fun with these Lover's Eye pieces lately that I decided to make some necklaces with them too. I have three new pieces coming to the shop tomorrow that feature these wonderful old symbolic eyes...









...and because I am wandering off to my happy place today...



All of these will be available first through my Instagram starting today...then they will make their way to my Etsy shop late tomorrow afternoon. 
Please come see me over at Instagram to get the earliest details on them or to claim first dibs...


Happy July Ya'll!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

A Lover's Eye...


Hello blog friends! I've been staying busy this past week designing a new collection of Georgian Era inspired Lover's Eye pieces....and I have to admit, this collection was so much FUN!
For those of you not familiar with Lover's Eye jewelry...these were pieces of jewelry designed and created during the 1700's for sentimental reasons of spouses, loved ones, or children and were worn as brooches, pendants, lockets and rings to commemorate or celebrate that special loved one. The elaborately painted eye also symbolized the watching over of the wearer by the eye of whom the piece was depicted of. They were usually always hand painted on wafer thin ivory in watercolor by very the talented artists of the day. There is so much symbolism in this antique style of jewelry which makes it so very special and coveted. I have 
now re-created some pieces in my latest collection at some obtainable and affordable prices.
Here's a sneak peek...












Most of these pieces will be available in my Etsy shop later today...
Some have already been spoken for so if something catches your "eye" feel free to reach out to me and check on it earlier than my shop update!
And coming up next weekend....some Lover's Eye necklaces and maybe a ring or too!
See you soon!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Creative Healing...


My beloved Bear passed onto the Rainbow Bridge this past Monday morning...
my heart is so broken!!!
He was a major part of my life for 17 years and 8 months...and I feel as if I've lost a part of my heart. 
I do want to thank you all for your kind comments and prayers via Instagram and emails. Your kind words and thoughts have meant so much to me and have helped brighten these past several days. Another thing that has helped during this heartbreaking time, is still being able to create.
Art really does SAVE my friends!!!...
I have been able to create a few things this past week and it has helped keep my mind and heart busy without doing too much 'dwelling' on the heart-wrenching reality of my loss.


Here are some new pieces I have to offer for this week's shop offerings...




















See you back here very soon with an Etsy shop announcement.
Etsy is in the process of changing some things, and I don't like it!
Be back with some news about it soon.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

My Sweet Bear...


Hi jewelry friends...I have been on a real emotional roller coaster these past few days as my beloved Pom, Bear has had a series of debilitating strokes over the course of the last few days. I am so saddened in the fact that he may be headed to the Rainbow Bridge very soon.
No new jewelry designs today, I will try to be back soon. Be sure to hug your fur children with extra love for me today....and cherish every precious moment you have with them!



Be back soon.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

A Cameo Bounty...


Bonjour mon amis! I'm bringin' on the cameo game strong this week!
I have three new/old necklaces that feature some real gorgeous (and exquisitely detailed) cameos coming to the shop today. I am serious...these cameos do not disappoint!!!














...I'll also have a new pair of earrings in  the shop today too..










 These new pieces will all be available early today sometime right after lunchtime.
Come see more photos of them in my Etsy shop.
I'll also be showing what they look like on the neckline.
Happy Sunday everyone and hope your week ahead is full of the good stuff!