Monday, July 26, 2010

My earrings will be made of gunmetal,copper,brass,silver,stone,glass and vintage findings from my years of collecting.
All will make great gifts and they are moderately priced.

I have finally started listing my new line of earrings on Here is a sample of what is available for purchase.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Congratulations: Sheena won the book about Sarah.

Another give a way in August: Stay tuned in to see what it will be.
Hint: Handmade item

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Faces of Turquoise

One of my designer earrings in turquoise at

My daughter arose the love for turquoise in my designing life and I have been researching the colors of turquoise. I did not know how many there were and how rare some if it could be.

I have been working with the red and blue with some earrings designs that can be viewed and bought at It really stands out and I can see now why she loves it so much. These are just some of the colors and shapes of modern designs.

Turquoise can make your jewelry very casual or very dressed up. Using it with vintage items gives it a very elegant look and style. Using it with brass or copper especially the gunmetal or fired red metals gives it that casual go with anything look.

However you use it in yours designs, turquoise is great in any color or style. Many shops sell turquoise and handmade jewelry at Give it a look and maybe experiment with a style to suit you.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I just finished making these for my new shop

Watercolor and handdrawn abstract dandelions and queen's lace florals. They are mounted on thin fabric and ready to mount to cards,notes,or books. I also am having a great sale at Closing this store with buy one and get one of lesser value for half price. Second item is free shipping. Please convo me before placing order so prices can be totaled for you.

Don't forget the book drawing in one week. Comment under book to enter.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Shabby Chic Christmas

Shabby Chic Christmas for Sonia:Start making now and you will be ready for the Holidays>Guess she knows now what mom will be working on.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Just discovered these prints from Angie Lewin. These are some of my favorites but there are so many more to look at. Just google the name and you can site see for a while.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oh, what a wonderful surprise find at a yard sale.
Handblown milkglass vase with this beautiful turquiose stripe . It is in great shape. It is not old but I only paid a buck for it.