Sunday, April 13, 2014

Treasure Seeking...



I've been at it again! I've been out shopping and feeding my addiction for vintage jewelry!!!
I found these sweet pieces yesterday at one of my favorite little antique haunts in the next town over....










...do you notice the common thread in all of these pieces?...


Gorgeous jewel tones!!!! Stay tuned for some color in my upcoming designs!


I also attended our local bead and gem show and found these gorgeous treasures....



....rubies and pink tourmaline...some of my faves!!!



Fantastic silver vintage tribal beads from the Middle East....



...yellow chalcedony that looks like lemon drop candy and azure blue amazonite....



I also found some beautiful coral strands.. which is always the perfect color and stone for summer....








...and my summer designs wouldn't be complete without rich, creamy, decadent pearls








I just fell in love with the beauty and quality of these sweet gems from the sea.


I also finished a few pieces this past week that will be available later this afternoon in my Etsy shop.
These pieces are all about tassels. Whether it's a vintage pearl tassel,


...an old metal Victorian tassel...


...Deco rhinestone tassels...


...or gorgeous gemstone tassels...


...they are my current design obsession and there will be lots more to come in the days to follow. I just love the elegant, fluid flow they give my designs and they are a lot of  fun to make!


Happy beautiful weather days everyone!!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Trinkets And Treasures....


Hi all you jewelry lovers out there! Hope your week has been going well. As for me, just finished up my latest collection called "Trinkets and Treasures". These are all new pieces clustered with antique and vintage charms, baubles, relics, and amulets. These pieces are perfect for summer and t-shirt attire! They will make their way into my Etsy shop early this evening. 
Here's a little preview....



































...and some of the staff here in my studio after all the jewelry makin' this week...


...Precious isn't he? (while he's sleeping) LOL.

And speaking of treasures....



I received two new pieces of clothing this past week from my favorite clothing designers from London, Bolongaro Trevor....



I like to call their look "Victorian Rock-N-Roll"...



...just look at the beautiful details they put into their pieces...



do you see something interesting woven into their lace?



Go HERE if you want to see more of their edgy, cool clothing.
And if you decide to order from them, they have the friendliest and most helpful staff to assist. This is so very far and few between in today's marketplace!



Thanks for stopping by mes amis and have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sacred Places...


My designs this week all feature the most holy and comforting of places as their centerpieces..... famous, historical churches. I call this series of sweet jewels "Sacred Places".... here's a little preview...


There's St. Paul's Cathedral...





and Leek Church in Staffordshire England...mind boggling that this church dates back to the middle ages!


















And then there's a piece that celebrates the famous Parisian holy site of Le Sacre Coeur...







Come see and read more about these new pieces featuring these sacred and famous churches tonight in my Etsy shop.
Au Revoir!