Sunday, September 17, 2017

Crazy For Fringe...


If you know any of my past designs, you know by now that I am just "crazy in Love" with all things fringe and tassels!!! I just love the way it puts a rock-n-roll, contemporary spin on vintage and antique pieces. I've created three statement pieces this week using some fine antique English and French pieces and have decked them out with some fringe and tassel flair! Here's a peek at the latest pieces I've created that are sure to channel your inner rock star...


















These new pieces will be available later today in my Etsy shop. Come and visit me there. Have a great weekend everyone!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hurricane Prayers...

Gulf Of Mexico, East Pass and Destin Bridge going onto Okaloosa Island Florida

Hi everyone....hanging in tight with the approaching hurricane. Luckily we are in the top western most quadrant of Florida, sooooo,....so far so good. But, still worried for my beautiful hometown and in total prayer mode for South Florida. I love my home state of Florida and we have dealt with hurricanes for many, many years. I remember evacuating when I was just a little girl on many different occasions. One of the few good things about evacuating is we always evacuated with fellow family members which ensured some good and nervous 'family times' spent together. Today, on this particular hurricane, we are battening down the hatches, staying put, and holding on tight. 
Oh, and of course, saying  lots of prayers too! But, in the meantime, I have jewels!!! Jewels coming tonight to the Etsy shop...


Brooches and earrings! Brooches are so awesome in the fact that they are so versatile. Wear them on a
 t-shirt to jazz up a casual look. Wear them on a blazer lapel for fall chic-ness...or attach them to a chain to turn them into a quick and fun necklace! Here's a little peek at what I have got going for this week...























Keep all of Florida in your prayers everyone!
 I will post any exciting hurricane pictures we might experience on my Instagram page.
Stay safe everyone!!!


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sweet Baby Steve...


I'm a little late posting today, because, to be honest, I have had an incredibly rough week. On Tuesday evening my sweet little chihuahua Steve's breathing went downhill very fast. By the next morning he was in an oxygen tank at our vet's office. We lost him the next day and I've been beside myself with grief and sadness. My heart is completely broken and I am so devastated....so I will be taking a few days off to try and mend my broken heart and mourn the loss of my little Steve. Be back soon...and remember to spend quality time with those you love now....never take it for granted....precious Life is fleeting...


I love you sweet Steve...I will see you again at the Rainbow Bridge!!!


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Breakin' Out The New Stones...


Hello Blogland...keepin' in short today as I am headed to my best friends birthday party! I will be posting some pics of all the fun on my IG later today, so come take a peek at the festivities there. As for now, I wanted to share my latest pieces from this week that feature some of those yummy new stones I scooped up at last month's incredible gem show...The necklace shown above has the most incredible blue moss aquamarines dangling from it!

...And my new St Hubert Medallion necklace features these incredible shabby golden pearls, smokey quartz and some awesome rubies that I found there. At this particular show, there were tons of gorgeous rubies, which I found unusual because I had not been able to find any 'good ones' in a while....


....I just love this old antique French St. Hubert medal. Love, love, love that it features a deer and a dog on it's facade....




...and check out theses long faceted glass panels I found at the show...


Amazeballs!!!

And one more little photo of the piece I created for my best friend's birthday...She loves "beach jewelry" so I tied vintage in with the beach (not easy to do, mind you), but voila' here is the finished treasure...


Will be putting the newest pieces above in my shop tonight. Come and see more photos of them there! 
Happy Weekend everyone....and to all my Texas friends, please keep safe! You are in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Memento Mori Collection...


Good day blogland!!! I have a new collection to debut today...it's my very special Memento Mori collection. Wikipedia describes Memento Mori as this: 
Memento mori (Latin: "remember that you have to die") is the medieval Latin Christian theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits. It is related to the ars moriendi ("The Art of Dying") and related literature. Memento mori has been an important part of ascetic disciplines as a means of perfecting the character by cultivating detachment and other virtues, and by turning the attention towards the immortality of the soul and the afterlife.



Memento mori pieces were extremely popular throughout the 16th to the early 19th centuries and were often found in religious pieces, such as rosaries, chaplets and shrines.
Here is a peek at my Memento Mori inspired collection that will debut later today in my Etsy shop....
























Thanks for checking out my latest collection. Come visit more pictures of them in my Etsy shop later this afternoon. Happy weekend everyone!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Fall Ear Candy...


Just finished up some one of a kind horn earrings for this week's shop offerings. Horn is the perfect accessory for fall with it's rich, warm, brown and gold tones and it is just so beautiful paired with vintage elements. Here's a little look at what I've been working on this past week...










All of these will be available starting early this afternoon in my Etsy shop. And stay tuned, because I have more pieces geared for Fall coming in the days ahead!