Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What will be Will be.

Well, Fall is here and for me it’s bitter sweet; beautiful green flowering summer is over and lovely throw-your-windows-open weather is here for better or worst. If you live in Kansas then you’ve probably got my drift, yes and there’s going to be a lot more ‘drifts’ just around the corner… winter: That’s the ‘bitter’ part on my mind right now. I’m trying to remind myself to live in the present and enjoy each moment, even if it’s -30 degrees.   And so I’m going to plunge into this beautiful and fleeting time of year, make some delicious jewelry for you and take what comes at me!

I’m not planning on adding a distinctly ‘seasonal’ feel to my designs this autumn/winter. But it does seem to happen; you’ll see little bits of warm fall colors in my up and coming jewelry pieces. And for winter… well I haven’t decided what ‘feel’ I’ll be going for. Last year they were rich and opulent, with lush fabrics and vintage crystals.
Here’s a favorite from last years’ holiday collection: A gorgeous chartreuse velvet pinwheel with a tuft of soft gray tulle and a vintage rhinestone earring is the main feature with layers of vintage chain and pearls.  
This year I’m starting of Fall with warm tones; brass and carnelian orange are lovely for autumn. This darling locket pendant necklace just hit the shop featuring the said fall colors, but honestly I didn’t mean it to be solely for fall.  Even though I have favorites for different season I like each piece I make to be an all year favorite. 
And remember Nana’s beautiful vintage rhinestones? They are now beautiful earrings! Timeless and elegant yet simple, check them out in my shop for all the details!

 And just to whet you accessory appetite here’s a sneak peek of some upcoming earrings soon to be in the shop! My sister says they have a Spanish Renaissance type feel. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Old gems and new listings

I'm scheming up many new delightful pieces and I thought I'd share with one with you:
These fabulous vintage gems dwelt amongst my Nana's button jars for years and years and I remember always admiring them whenever I came across them when in search of a button or trim. Not sure if you can see from the pictures but they are a beautiful light amethyst color. Sublime!  And now they're mine! Thank you Nana! 

I have a juicy little plan for them.  They are going to become gorgeous heirloom quality earrings with a Victorian feel; I just purchased lovely antiqued brass setting for them, made in America no less! I anxiously await their arrival!  And the best part is YOU will be able to acquire them if you so choose! I will let you know as SOON as they are in my shop!

Oh, and THIS is my newest piece; just made it to the shop yesterday. What do you think? 

 That’s all for now. Come back soon!   Cheerio!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Day One

Happy birthday my first blog post! Awwww, isn't 'e cute?!

I hit a very glorious landmark in my etsy shop today,( even if it's rather pathetic... ) I made it to 30 item inventory! Yay! This is the latest piece.

 The center piece is a vintage rhinestone buckle, very cool! Coming up tomorrow will be, oh I just give you a sneak peek! :)