Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bracelets And Some Fun...


I had a wonderful week this past week filled with new creations and some quality time spent with friends and family. Here's a little glimpse at my week in pictures...


















And I had some fun boating with dear friends this past week....



I finally was able to get out and enjoy the water...our beautiful Florida waters...
so, I took a selfie to prove that I was actually there and not just dreaming it up, LOL...




great weather and fun was tolerated by all!

And just look at how gorgeous my Sushi dinner was this past Friday night...


...it was so pretty, I almost couldn't eat it. But that only lasted for a half a minute, then it was gobbled down in record time! Oh well, at least I have pictures to share with you :~)



...and this sweet sight just makes my heart sing! The lil' ol' spot stealer!!! Precious isn't she? Even though she did steal my side of the bed....and my pillow!



Come join me in my Etsy shop tomorrow afternoon to see more of my new bracelets and designs from this past week.


I sincerely hope your week was as delightful as mine! See you all again very soon.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sacred Souvenirs....



New pieces are coming this afternoon that feature beautiful French religious treasures from far off holy places, here's a little preview....



























Come see more of these pieces early this evening in my Etsy shop. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon with a summertime fun report!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Vintage Nature Tokens...


Back from my mountain break and been busy as a bee making new pieces this past week! Here's what's coming to my Etsy shop, tomorrow early evening....






















Hope everyone is staying cool and having fun these mid summer hot, sunny days!!!
See you back here real soon with more finished pieces from the jewelry bench!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth To You...



Hope you all are enjoying this 4th of July and getting to partake in some patriotic festivities...




as for me...




...having a wonderful time at this year's festivities with friends and the family.
Happy 4th to you all!!!
See you in a few days with some new designs.




Sunday, June 28, 2015

An Obsession...


I wanted to share with you this post an obsession of mine...
Vintage and antique rings!
I have been collecting them for many years and my collection has grown wild. I don't know what possesses me to crave so many of these sweet little finger jewels! I only have 10 fingers to display them on and, really, actually 9 if you were to exclude my wedding ring finger. 
Here is a little peek (and some of my faves) into a small little part of my collection...


 This antique black jet glass cameo is huge and so much fun to wear....


The thing that fascinated me most about the ring below was the workmanship that went into the details underneath the ring. A part of the ring no one ever sees but the person who wears it....


A gorgeous sterling religious bird ring taken from an old religious casting...


...an Edwardian beauty in aqua...


I LOVE anything moss agate!
 And this old Victorian gold agate piece does not disappoint. Just look how the agate glows and comes to life in this ring...


A Deco blue topaz beauty....love the clean bezel setting in this one....


One of my very favorite rings that I happen to wear all the time, a stunning rock crystal Georgian gold band, circa late 1700's...


...look at the way the crystals are set, old school style, with beautiful scrolled engravings on the shank...




...another favorite of mine....a sterling, circa mid 1800's, dove ring that I found on one of my trips to England. Love, Love, Love, him! He is very special to me....


My favorite stone...Rubies!
I nearly fainted when I found the old gold Victorian men's ruby ring, pictured on the right....
The angels were singing the day that gorgeous gem was found!


Two sweet little Victorian butterfly wing rings....


An old pocket watch ring. The domed gold piece was molded and banded from an old man's pocket watch part. Interesting and very unique....


A fun old sterling filigree ball ring...




...prong set brass and art glass, circa 1930's....

...and a few whimsical pieces that feature cute little critters...






Taking a short break from the bench this week to celebrate America's birthday. See you back here real soon with a report from my mountain happy place!