Saturday, July 28, 2012

Exquisite French Embroidery...



Well another week has flown by down here in jewelry-land and I have managed to finish some special orders, do a little jewelry shopping, create some more delicate and fun layer pieces for my Etsy shop, and the most exciting thing....find the newest pieces in my upcoming jewelry designs....










...and those new pieces I am talking about would be these....




GORGEOUS, antique, turn of the century French embroidered yummy-ness...













...these exquisite pieces will be the feature elements of my upcoming jewelry designs. Bracelets, earrings and  and a few necklaces coming soon!!! I cannot wait to get started designing with these beautiful French tapestries and embroideries from the past.
See you back here real soon with the fruits of my labor!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sweet Little Faces...



Just posting a few little sweet portrait pieces that I have been working on this past week. The above portrait pendant is very special to me. I found it "fleaing" on my first trip to Paris.















Another Eiffel Tower Wrap was ordered and finished this week also....


...whew...this was A LOT of necklace to create!




I just love filling lockets with gorgeous old clip art. That sweet vintage birdcage image is compliments of the 
"Graphics Fairy". Drop by her blog and check out all of her beautiful images.





some sweet little faces coming to my Etsy shop this weekend!


I wanted to share one more thing with you this post.
 My adorable, talented hubby at what he does best....


...playing the guitar!
I'm such a lucky girl to have my very own "Rockstar" for a husband. 
And such a talented one at that!

Have a great week my friends, see you back here very soon.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

One Crazy Week...


Well, it has been one busy and hectic week down here in sunny Florida. The tourists are here and my local locations are booming with business. So much so, that I have spent most of the week re-stocking them.
Although, I am not complaining..... I am so happy and blessed to be busy! 
It's a very "Good Thing"!
I also have been busy with some special orders, trying to get my new Tumblr site launched and stocking a new boutique location I just acquired in the next town over. 

Here a few "dainty" little pieces I created for my new location "Ivy" a pretty little ladies boutique in Ft. Walton Beach....







...and this custom order for a sweet lady from France...



...just look at these gorgeous old crucifix and crosses she left me to work with...


...look at all of the wonderful old details these beauties behold...




I hope she will be happy with it....I know I would love to have it for myself! LOL
Stay tuned my friends, will be back tomorrow with some new earrings coming to Etsy.
Until then...Au Revoir!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lovely Layers...


I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July this past week. I had a great time, took the day off and spent most of it at the beach with good friends. It was pure heaven! We ate, drank, laughed, swam (while getting our toes nibbled on by little fish) and had such a wonderful time. The water, weather, and time spent with good friends was just DIVINE! The little flag above was our beach blanket's patriotic marker and reminder that  we actually had a chance to stop and celebrate our country for the day.

My designs this week are all about the beautiful look of layering, which is a look I happen to love when I wear my jewelry.



Layers of sterling chain and rosaries....


...the most beautiful hand-knotted black glass Victorian beads...


....little French souvenirs and rhinestones....


...an art deco locket filled with vintage Parisian pictures..


...exquisite vintage French mother of pearl...



...bits of antique watch chains and garnets....





...an old floral crucifix...


...detailed vintage lovely holy medals....




...sweet little pieces of faceted tourmaline and gold creamy pearls....




...and an antique French souvenir book from Lourdes....


....all make up this weeks delicate 'layers' of wearable precious  relics....



My "Lovely Layers" collection coming tomorrow to my Etsy shop.

And be sure to check out my Cherished Relics store this week, I have just listed some bronze and sterling watch hooks for all you talented jewelry makers out there.
Have a great week ahead my friends!