Sunday, May 22, 2016

Mountain Run...



Just getting back in from a quick trip to the mountains...had to check on a few things and do a bit of summer maintenance on our happy place. I never knew how much work a little 'chalet' in the woods could be!
We did get to enjoy some really lovely weather in between the tasks we had before us....


The picture and arrow below (taken from the highway in the valley below us) shows how hard we are nestled into the side of the mountain and it's dense tree line. We are up about 3500 feet elevation.


The hot tub was one of the projects on the agenda...and wow this thing is a lot of up keep...after the fix, we thought we would take a dip and enjoy our hard earned effort to get it back up and running!


...I've also finished some earrings for this week's shop listings...








These will be available in my Etsy shop later today! 
Happy Weekend Everyone!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Patriotic Pieces...


 Managed to get a few pieces finished this week even though a few hurdles got in my path...and by that I mean the 'always fun' computer meltdown and the very scary occurrence of a sick little fur baby.
The new pieces this week are gonna be some great "go to" jewels for all of your presidential election celebrations and parties, and they are just great all around pieces for the inner "Patriot" that resides in us all!








... I will be listing these early Sunday as I have to scoot out of town at the beginning of the week 
 for just a few days.
So come join me early Sunday morning to see more pictures of them. 
Happy weekend everyone!



Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day Shop Sale...


Happy Mother's Day to you all!!!!
 Whether you are a mother or not, come celebrate with me today in my Etsy shop, as I am offering a storewide sale of 15% off and free shipping (as always) for all domestic shipping. Some good deals are to be had, and some new pieces will be there too. Here's a sneak peek at what I'm bringing to the roundup today....
















Have a wonderful and happy day everyone....
See you this afternoon over at the shop!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

This Past Week...


Had a wonderful week this past week having lunch with the 'families'.... and by that I mean my family and this cute little goose family that lives on the bay by the restaurant we had lunch in. These mama geese had tons of little ones with them, they're hard to see but most of them are floating off in the waves. And those mama geese were very protective of there babies....didn't even think about getting any closer than this!


My mom and my sister having lunch and celebrating my mom's retirement from 30 years in a hard labor camp, and by that, I mean, WalMart...



I also got to work in my flower garden this past week....



...and I couldn't help but notice that my roses are 'kickin' bootie' this year!!!



...I've had this same rose bush in my flower bed for many years, but this is the first year I've had this many beautiful, velvety blooms on it...




I was also able to try our neighborhood's newest pizzeria. They specialize in New York style pizza, which I am totally crazy about.....So Good!!!



I really loved the pizzeria's cool urban decor... Check out those light fixtures though!!!!


...And I have some new pieces finished up with lots of antique beaded cut steel elements...












All of these new pieces will be in my Etsy shop later this afternoon. 
Hope you all had a lovely past week too!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Some Statement Pieces...


Just finished up three new stunning statement pieces and all will be coming to my Etsy shop this afternoon.
Here's a closer look at them....













I've also been acquiring some fabulous old pieces these past couple of weeks that will be used in some upcoming designs. Check out the middle brooch...it's from the Georgian era and it is absolutely breathtaking in person!




Just look at the old world craftsmanship of the brooch's foiled stone settings...


I am so thrilled and excited to offer up a design created with a treasure of such beauty from the Georgian period, so stay tuned for this one!!!



Happy Sunday Everyone!!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Cuff Love...


Happy Spring Sunday everyone! Have lots finished up this week and coming early this afternoon to my Etsy shop. A whopping 9 pieces this week, so I will be starting early today in listing them.

I found a beautiful bounty of antique tortoise and horn cuffs on my recent trip to North Carolina...so I got down to some serious designing business with them...





...I also have a few pair of earrings coming today...









...and some beautiful antique glass orbs on vintage watch chains will be available at the shop later today too!













Hope your weekend is going fabulously! 
See you for more pics and info on these pieces later today at Etsy!